Zeiss Ikon Ikonette
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My Notes:Another Trevor camera and a real beaut. Considering its age, it is lovely condition and a nice example to use.  It’s only had one outing so far but now that I have a handy, 120 to 127 film cutter, … Read More

Olympus AZ-330
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My Notes:Being from 1990 this camera is much newer than others in the project however it epitomises what this project is about.  It was donated to the project by a friend (thanks Rhonda) who told me that it was her … Read More

Kodak Bownie Six-20 C
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My Notes:Bought on eBay for a whole A$21.50 this one is in beautiful condition and even had it’s original box.  It uses 620 film so I re-spooled a 120 film in a dark bag onto a 620 spool (the film … Read More

Neoca 35
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My Notes:I picked this up from Trevor who bundled it with my Spotmatic for an extra A$15.  I think he was keen to steer me away from viewfinder cameras towards rangefinder models.  However for a while I thought the rangefinder … Read More

Coronet Rapide
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My Notes:An eBay “sold as seen” buy and this Birmingham made camera is in really nice condition but as you can see it has some light leaks.  It was hard to frame when using and the leaks can give some … Read More

Pentax Spotmatic SP
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My Notes:This was another camera from Trevor but this time it wasn’t one that he was selling on his table.  This time he had purposefully set this one aside for me as it was a camera that I “must have” … Read More

Fototecnica Tennar Junior
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My Notes:Well I’d had a successful run with my camera finds up till now but I would have been naive to think it would continue.  Firstly this wasn’t what I though I’d bought from eBay, The auction had two pictures, … Read More

Ricoh 500
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My Notes:My 2nd ever camera for this project and bought from Trevor again.  I liked the style and it was my first use of a proper rangefinder.  It was a bit tricky to get used to as you needed to … Read More

Braun Paxina 35
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My Notes:Well we were right off to a bad start with this one.  An impulse eBay purchase and as soon as I opened it I realised that one of the spring loaded dials underneath the camera that keeps the spool … Read More

Useful Links and Guides
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This is just a start and I will keep updating this page with useful links.  Also please check my photography based blogs HERE Guides to B&W Developing   Instructables – Developing B&W film at home MelbourneStreetPhotography   Helpful shops (if … Read More

Olympus Trip
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My Notes:I still remember watching the comical Olympus Trip adverts with David Bailey (see HERE) with my Dad and even though it was aimed at the masses, the Trip was still too expensive for our household.  Of course now that … Read More

Lubitel 166B
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My Notes:I was about three cameras into my project and was looking for the next type to buy.  Just by chance my nephew (a talented photographer  – Barry Mountford) posted a picture that had a Lubitel 166 in it.  I … Read More

Balda Micky Rollbox II
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My Notes:I mean seriously how cute is this ! It’s another camera bought from Trevor at the hospital auxiliaries stall for A$60 and it just fits in your hand.  Another 127 film camera and the one time I’ve used it … Read More

Yashica Minister D
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My Notes:Another eBay purchase for a whopping $30, this is a very nice 60s rangefinder.  I didn’t have a battery in the light meter when I used it but instead used a handy iPhone app to help me out.  The … Read More

Retina II
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My Notes:When I first started the project and started looking at vintage cameras I came across a review for a Retina and firmly put it on my list.  Although I try and keep these cameras affordable, my lovely wife bought … Read More

Develop film at home
Developing B&W at home for the first time
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Note: This is still in draft format and may end up being a permanent page as I work things out.  i.e. I’m still working on it but thought I’d get it out there.  Also remember I am just starting out … Read More

Vest Pocket Kodak
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My Notes:Well this was the camera that started it all (see HERE).  I was buying it to sit on a shelf and look nice before a seed was planted that it might be able to be used.  The rest as … Read More

VitoB
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My Notes:This was an eBay Australia purchase and I think I picked up a fantastic bargain at only A$25.  It’s a utterly lovely cute camera that weighs a ton and feels like quality because of it.  It was my first … Read More

So what’s this all about then?
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Hi, I’m Lee and let me start by saying that I do not consider myself a photographer or an artist.  I am at the start of a learning curve and am sharing my journey.  Nothing I write in this site … Read More

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