Voigtlander Vito 35mm Folding camera

The Voigtlander Vito is a 35mm folding camera fitted with a Prontor II shutter, a Voigtlander Skopar 50mm f/3.5 lens and was made just after the second world war in about 1947. Voigtlander Vito Images My Voigtlander Vito Camera I bought this camera from ebay for about £5 which is a reasonably good price to acquire a Voigtlander. I think the reasons the camera didn’t make more were because the seller described it as an ‘old camera’ and not a […]

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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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Kodak Retina IIa 35mm rangefinder folding camera

This is the first part of my review of the Kodak Retina IIa 35mm rangefinder camera. I’ll cover the use of the camera and show some sample pictures in the next part – in this part I’m going to describe the Retina and also my particular copy. Kodak Retina IIa Images My Kodak Retina IIa Camera I wanted to buy a Retina ever since I stumbled across Chris Sherlock’s retinarescue.com site a few months ago. I would recommend any camera collector visit […]

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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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