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Manufacturer:Model Manufacture years Serial Number Date acquiredPrice PaidComments
Argus: Argus C3 camera  Argus: Argus C31939-1966  4/30/17American Classic. Hefty, solid. In Exc condition. Had a CLA/Rebuild ($60) done and had the rangefinder and lense cleaned by Zacks 5/2017.
Beier: Precisa II camera  Beier: Precisa IIc1954  4/28/2017Gift from friend Steven Piechoczek, after a visit to Poland. Camera is in VG condition, and lens is VG-E with clean glass. Meritar 7.5cm f3.5 lens by Ludwig.
Canon: Canon 7 (Chrome with 0.95 50mm lens) camera  Canon: Canon 7 (Chrome with 0.95 50mm lens)1961-1964  12/2018Acquired at auction, Clars in San Francisco, winning bid was 1,900 plus buyers premium. Camera in Excellent condition. Lens in excellent condition. No caps, lens case only. Original Canon UV filter.
Canon: Canon VI-L Chrome camera  Canon: Canon VI-L Chrome1958-1960  9/2017Purchased via eBay, primarily to get the Serenar 35mm f2.8 lens that accompanied it. Camera body in VG condition.
Hasselblad: 500 C/M camera  Hasselblad: 500 C/M1970-1994  4/2018Acquired Flints Auctions, UK, with two Zeiss lenses (below). Camera in Exc-Mint condition. Added a prism finder/meter later.
Houghton: Ensign Selfix 16-20 camera  Houghton: Ensign Selfix 16-20c1950s H11779 Auction purchase, VG condition, needs service. 16-20 Type II version with Ross 75mm Xpres f3.5. Original box, manual, invoice and financing paperwork. Very dated exposed film included with just two barely discernible photos
Ihagee: Exakta VX IIa (Exakta Varex IIa) camera  Ihagee: Exakta VX IIa (Exakta Varex IIa)1957-1961  12/2017Farmer Auctions, Virginia. Like new condition, probably never used. But lens was stiff, required an overhaul. And shutter was dried and perforated, CLA'd and shutter curtain replaced. Now it's perfect, albeit expensive.
Ihagee: Kine Exakta I (square viewfinder) (before war edition) camera  Ihagee: Kine Exakta I (square viewfinder) (before war edition)1937-1940s  6/10/17Westlicht Auction. Exc-Mint condition.
Kodak Eastman: Medalist I camera  Kodak Eastman: Medalist I1941-1948  
Kodak Eastman: Medalist II camera  Kodak Eastman: Medalist II1946-1953  
Kodak Eastman: Retina Reflex (025) camera  Kodak Eastman: Retina Reflex (025)1957-1958  8/29/2015Mint, w a 2016 CLA/rebuild by Frank Marshman. Feels great in your hand. Heavy, German construction, excellent optics w the Schneider glass (50mm f2.0). Takes excellent images.
Purchased from Bruce Bousquet (Jax Camera). With case, original box, manual, plastic wrap, and merchandising tag still intact. Added 35mm Schneider lens. Case shows slight wear, lens exc condition, no flaws.
Kodak Eastman: Retinette IB (037) camera  Kodak Eastman: Retinette IB (037)1960-1963  2/2016Purchased 2/2016 from a charity in the UK, in VG condition with the Rodenstock 45mm f2.8 lens (VG). A very nice 1B. CLA/serviced by Zacks 2/2016. Case in G condition also, with hood. Cosmetics are excellent but the shutter and aperture coupling is a little loose. But are they supposed to be coupled?
Konishiroku (Konica): Konica IIIA camera  Konishiroku (Konica): Konica IIIAc1958-1961  Like this rangefinder with its nice fast Hexar f1.8 (Exc-Mint). Takes nice images. Solid build and has a slightly taller profile than say the Nikon S2 or Leica. Acquired it from a dealer in Japan via eBay; camera had been fully serviced/cleaned (2015) and is in Exc-Mint condition. Case is worn but functions well. Have accompanying hood (G) and yellow Konifilter (VG-Exc). Film advance lever a little tight.
Konishiroku (Konica): Pearl IV (4.5x6) camera  Konishiroku (Konica): Pearl IV (4.5x6)c1958  6/2016Petite but substantial in your hand. Takes vertical 4.5x6. With UV filter, both body and lens in near mint condition. A very nice folder, in Mint condition. Need to find a case/strap for it. Acquired from Flashback Camera, Japan.
Leitz: Leica IIIg camera  Leitz: Leica IIIg1957-1960  3/25/2016E condition. F2.8 Elmar 5cm lens in E condition also. Both body and lens CLA's by Mark Hama. Looking for a screwmount wide angle
Leitz: M2 (chrome, lever rewind) camera  Leitz: M2 (chrome, lever rewind)1957-1967  Received as a xmas gift 2016. Already had an early Summaron 35mm f3.5 to match up. Exc condition, extremely nice camera. Fits nicely in between my IIIg and M6 in the collection. Like the 35mm frame lines in the finder and the sleeker front (than the M3). Acquired from Flashback Camera, Japan.
Leitz: M6 camera  Leitz: M61984-1998 7/04/2010 7/04/2010Love using this camera. Solid, quiet, with quick metering. Feel very confident with this one and find it hard to use digital with it available. Excellent optics (of course) and great images.
Owned with Elmarit 28, 50 and 90mm. Inherited. Value est 4,500. Camera in VG condition cosmetically, works completely. Lenses exc condition, no flaws. Original box, manual, warranty and case.
Mamiya: Mamiya M 645 camera  Mamiya: Mamiya M 6451975  1/1980A great portrait camera, nice bokeh.
A gift approx 35 yrs ago, and I've taken great people shots in those years with it. Own a complete outfit: body, 80mm f2.8, 55mm f2.8, attachable key-grip, and prism finder. Exc+ condition, lens all in exc+ condition, body recently serviced.
Minolta: Minolta Super A camera  Minolta: Minolta Super A1957  5/2019Acquired at auction, camera in reasonable condition, G-VG, could be VG-E with a cleaning and repair. Needs new film advance. Has nice Rokkor 50 f1.8, VG-E.
Minox: Minox 35 ML camera  Minox: Minox 35 ML1985  7/04/2010Nice little unit. Good flash unit also, attaches seamlessly atop camera. Takes good images. Convenience and the quick shot were the priorities here. Inherited this one, value approx $150+. Camera, flash, leatherette case, and manual.
Nikon: Nikon F (eyelevel, chrome) camera  Nikon: Nikon F (eyelevel, chrome)1959  6/2016Early 640xxxx model from 1960, Exc condition, w Exc+ cond 5cm f2.0 lens (see below). Have added other non-AI Nikkors: a 2.8cm f2.0; a 10.5cm f2.8; a 13.5cm f2.8. Added an early F light meter also, and a case. Acquired from Westlicht June16 auction. CLA, Zachs Camera, Oct 2016.
Nikon: Nikon F2S Photomic camera  Nikon: Nikon F2S Photomic1973  Picked up this Exc++ F2S body on eBay for $250, pairs well with all four of my existing non-AI lenses (28, 50, 105, 135). Should be an easier user than my collectible F.
Nikon: Nikon S2 camera  Nikon: Nikon S21954-1958  11/21/2015A classic rangefinder. Like its solid feel, and has a great retro look. Have an f1.4 5cm Nikkor lens, original issue, and added a f2.5 3.5cm Nikkor lens. Case (worn) and fan flash assembly included. Purchased from Westlicht in Vienna, Nov 2015.
Rollei: Rollei 35 Classic Titanium camera  Rollei: Rollei 35 Classic Titanium1992  7/04/2010A cool little camera, gets a lot of comments due to its appearance. Slightly difficult to use given that you "guess" at the focus. Camera in Exc+ condition cosmetically, works completely. Lens exc+ condition, no flaws. Original box, manual, warranty and case. No flash.
Rollei: Rolleiflex 2.8 F camera  Rollei: Rolleiflex 2.8 F1960-1981  8/11/2015Perhaps my favorite. Takes time, practice to master the "backwards" nature of looking down and framing through the ground glass. A classic that takes great images, and starts conversations. Purchased on eBay from a dealer in Prague Czech Rep. Camera originally from Garry Scroop collection, auctioned ~2012 in Adelaide AU. Exc condition, does not appear to have been used much. 80mm Planar f2.8 lens, exc condition no flaws. Quick release case. Added strap, lens cap, green, orange, red, and R2 filters (add'l $300+/-). A beauty. CLR by Harry Fleenor Oct 2016.
Rollei: Rolleiflex T grey camera  Rollei: Rolleiflex T grey1958-1975  4/2020Early model probably 1958. Excellent+ condition, likely to need a CLA, slowest speeds are sticky. Acquired Chiswick Auctions, April 2020. Lens clean/clear, case the mint condition.
Sanei: Samoca 35 Super camera  Sanei: Samoca 35 Superc1956  12/19/2016Acquired this ornamental little rangefinder from a vintage goods store. Basic rangefinder with a sturdy feel. In Exc condition, body probably a 2- on a 1 to 6 scale; had it overhauled and CLA'd, works well now, all glass clear and clean
Universal Camera: Mercury II (Mod CX) camera  Universal Camera: Mercury II (Mod CX)c1945  8/20/16Acquired my Mercury II at Kraft Auction's 2016 Summer Auction, Lebanon IN. Camera in excellent shape, probably 2 on a 1 to 6 scale. Frank Marshman did a overhaul/CLA; the camera looks and works great.
Voigtländer: Prominent II camera  Voigtländer: Prominent II1958-1960  6/2020With the Nokton 50mm f1.5. Both in near Mint condition. Acquired a pair of Prominents (I and II) at Flints Auction. The Prominent I had the Nokton, and the Prom II had an Ultron. Swapped lenses, selling the Prominent w Nokton f2.0.
Voigtländer: Vitessa (Type 140) (Vitessa L) camera  Voigtländer: Vitessa (Type 140) (Vitessa L)1954  2/18/2016Acquired at auction 2/2016 at SAS in the UK. Camera is in Exc-Mint condition, and the case is essentially new/unused; the strap remained wrapped in original paper. With original box (worn). Camera functionality is quite different, with the barn doors, plunger, and the synchro-compur shutter, and is taking me longer to learn.
Yashica: Electro 35 GSN camera  Yashica: Electro 35 GSN1975  8/2016Mint condition, special order from Mark Hama Ltd. With mint condition case. Nice simple rangefinder, substantial in your hand. Aperture priority is fine; no indication of shutter speed makes for a little guesswork when shooting. Added the wide and tele lens kit.
Yashica: Yashica-Mat 124 G camera  Yashica: Yashica-Mat 124 G1971  11/2017Nearly new TLR acquired at auction in UK (SAS) Nov '17. Lighter build than the Rolleiflex, but well made nonetheless.
Zeiss Ikon: Contaflex (TLR) camera  Zeiss Ikon: Contaflex (TLR)1935  5/20/17Acquired from Windsor Auctions in primarily a household furnishings sale, this was the only camera offered. Upon arrival camera appeared to be in good condition, but was in need of cleaning and servicing. Otherwise it was surprisingly clean. Sent it to Frank Marshman who did a complete rebuild and cleaning. Camera is beautiful now and fully functioning. Lens is the 50mm f1.5 and is a little dusty; it might need additional work. Meter works!
Zeiss Ikon: Contarex I "Bullauge Bullseye" (10.2401) camera  Zeiss Ikon: Contarex I "Bullauge Bullseye" (10.2401)1959-1966  4/2017Mint. With original box. Case with three mint filters, lens hood (50mm), and plastic cases for all. Zeiss Planar 50mm f2.0 lens (Exc). Purchased at LP Foto auction, Stockholm.
Zeiss Ikon: Ikoflex Favorit (887/16) camera  Zeiss Ikon: Ikoflex Favorit (887/16)1957-1960  8/2018Two of these in Exc-Mint, with cases in same condition. Acquired from Clars Auctions, San Francisco. Tessar 75mm f3.5 also in exc-mint condition. Meter working accurately. Both CLAd 1/19 by CameraWiz
Zeiss Ikon: Ikoflex Ic (886/16) camera  Zeiss Ikon: Ikoflex Ic (886/16)1956-1960  8/2018Exc-Mint, with case in same condition. Acquired from Clars Auctions, San Francisco. Tessar 75mm f3.5 also in exc-mint condition. Meter working accurately
Zeiss Ikon: Super Ikonta (C) 530/2 camera  Zeiss Ikon: Super Ikonta (C) 530/21933-1936  9/15/15Very fun to use, and very manual. Bring your meter of course. Gets comments and starts conversations. Timeless and elegant. Takes more time for shot setup, but takes great images. Big negatives. Non-coated lens, so consider your light source, direction, etc.
Purchased from petrakla via eBay. Camera in VG/E condition, beautifully restored and serviced (CLA). Tessar 105mm f4.5 uncoated lens in exc condition, no flaws.
Zeiss Ikon VEB: Pentacon Six TL camera  Zeiss Ikon VEB: Pentacon Six TL1966  9/29/18Excellent condition, with 80mm Zeiss. Acquired at auction. Works well, film advance poorly designed and often results in overlapping exposures. Waist level viewfinder w ground glass, no prism finder.


Manufacturer:Model Serial Number Date acquiredPrice PaidComments
Angénieux: Pentacon Six TL camera  Angénieux: 28mm f3.5 Retrofocus Type R11 (Exakta)789625 11/23/19Mint. Leitz Auction 11-2019, needs a lens cap. Lens in Collectiblend photo is mine. Added mint Lens later
Canon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Canon: 35mm f2.8 Serenar (SM, chrome, w/finder) 9/2017Exc condition. Do not have the Canon finder.
Canon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Canon: 50mm f0.95 (no finder)10300 12/2108Excellent condition, some dust, but no fungus, haze. See above Canon 7 description for more info.
  Krasnogorsk: 85mm f1.5 Helios-40 (M-39) 11/2019
Leitz: Pentacon Six TL camera  Leitz: 21mm f3.4 Super-Angulon (BM, chrome) 2/17/2017Exc condition lens with hood, both caps, exc finder (val~$350), and both original makers boxes. Great pickup at auction.
Leitz: Pentacon Six TL camera  Leitz: 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M (BM, late) 7/4/2010Exc+ condition. Great lens, go-to wide angle.
Leitz: Pentacon Six TL camera  Leitz: 35mm f3.5 Summaron (BM, early) 
Leitz: Pentacon Six TL camera  Leitz: 50mm f1.4 Summilux (BM, black, 1969) 7/4/2010Very fast, excellent lens. Shows some use though. Otherwise works like a new one.
Leitz: Pentacon Six TL camera  Leitz: 90mm f2.8 Elmarit-M (BM, black) 7/4/2010
Nikon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Nikon: 105mm f2.5 Nikkor-P Auto (early) 11/2016Mint condition, with cap, hood, and domed case.
Nikon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Nikon: 135mm f2.8 Nikkor-Q Auto Exc+ after CLA by Focal Point. Purchased on eBay, lens was dusty and had fogging. CLA brought it to exc shape. Works great.
Nikon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Nikon: 135mm f3.5 Nikkor-Q.C (BM, black) 11/2017Nearly new condition, perfect glass.
Nikon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Nikon: 28mm f2 Nikkor-N.C Auto (AI) 6/2016Exc+ cond lens, purchased in person at B&H Superstore NYC. Good used inventory, you can inspect it prior to buying, and they'll ship for free w no sales tax (out of NY)
Nikon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Nikon: 35mm f2.5 W-Nikkor-C (BM, chrome) 6/2015
Nikon: Pentacon Six TL camera  Nikon: 50mm f2 Nikkor (AI) 
  Schneider: 35mm f4 Retina-Curtar-Xenon 9/2015Excellent glass, takes nice images w the Reflex.
Zeiss, Carl: Pentacon Six TL camera  Zeiss, Carl: 120mm f4 Makro-Planar CFi T* (Hasselblad) 9/2018
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