Kodak Retinette 35mm folding camera

The Kodak Retinette series was a simplified and cheaper version of the Kodak Retina camera and was made between 1939 and 1966 during which time the design changed from a folding to a solid frame camera. The version in this post is a Retinette type 017, which was the last folding version made. Kodak Retinette Images My Kodak Retinette Camera I bought this camera a few weeks ago in an untested condition for £10. The cosmetic condition is quite reasonable for […]

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Ensign selfix 20 medium format camera

This Ensign Selfix 20 camera was made in the UK in the early 1930’s by Ensign & Co, and takes 8 pictures on a roll of 120 film, each picture being approx 6cm x 9cm. Ensign Selfix 20 Images My Ensign Selfix 20 Camera I picked up this camera from eBay for only a few pounds and bought it because I’d been impressed with the quality of my Selfix 1620 and wanted to see what other cameras made by Ensign […]

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Voigtlander Bessa 66 medium format camera

The Voigtlander Bessa 66 is a very compact, 6cm x 6cm, folding camera which takes 12 pictures on a roll of 120 or 620 film. It was made in Germany sometime between 1938 and 1941. Voigtlander Bessa 66 Images My Voigtlander Bessa 66 Camera Unfortunately my camera has a small amount of damage. There should be a fold out yellow filter attached to the front of the lens but it’s been snapped off sometime over the course of the last […]

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Agilux Agifold 120 film camera

This Agilux Agifold camera is unique in my collection by being completely and wholly made in the UK. I believe every other vintage camera I own has all, or at least some parts (shutter normally) made in Japan or Germany, but every part of the Agilux was made in a factory in Croydon. Agilux Agifold Images My Agifold Agilux Camera I bought my camera with a couple of known faults. The rangefinder view was apparently quite dull and difficult to […]

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Ensign Selfix 16-20 medium format camera

This Ensign Selfix 16-20 camera is one which I managed to get quite cheaply because it was mis-advertised. The seller on eBay had listed it as ‘Epsilon Ensar Anastigmat Camera’ and there were just two pictures, but by looking carefully at the pictures I could see that the camera was a Selfix 16-20 which I knew would be worth more than the £8.71 I eventually paid for it. Ensign Selfix 16-20 Images My Ensign Selfix 16-20 Camera When I received […]

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Agfa Isolette V (Jsolette)

I’ve been thinking lately about the cameras my Dad used to collect and I used to play with when I was a boy – quite a lot of them were box cameras and most of the rest were folding cameras. I suspect in that large collection he must have had an example of the subject of this post, which is an Agfa Isolette V. Agfa Isolette V Images My Agfa Isolette V Camera. This is another eBay purchase which I […]

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