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My second attempt at a camera collection. My first collection was in the early 2000's in which I bought anything I could afford all over ebay, mostly, and lost purpose and burned myself out, completely selling off the collection a few years later. Now wiser with more disposable income, I am more wary and judicious about what I spend for my camera collection. With the new Sony cameras and their remarkable viewfinders, I find myself buying a lot of vintage lenses that have a remarkable quality to them. I prefer Pentax, Zeiss, and Voigtlander lenses which I use with my a9. I also own a Leica camera, and that tends to make one collect little bits and pieces of Leica gear. I can’t explain it, but every Leica owner knows what I’m talking about. For camera bodies however,I try to stay away from SLR cameras, digital cameras (don't want to collect batteries and chargers), Polaroid cameras (never used one), Kodak cameras (my experience as a Kodak user does not endear me to them), and box cameras which I find rather dull. I find myself attracted to smaller cameras with crappy formats like the 110 cameras. I also like cameras that have something unusual about them, either in design or operation. Lastly, support your local non-profits by buying cameras at their thrift shops or rummage sales; nothing feels better than feeding your collection and giving to the community at the same time!
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Cameras

Manufacturer:Model Manufacture years Serial Number Date acquiredPrice PaidComments
ADi: Wet 110 camera  ADi: Wet 110 none 4/24/2017In LN condition. Thrift store find. Both camera and flash are "Made in Japan." A plastic, yellow with black trim, very small 110 format underwater camera with flash. Camera is all mechanical with a "sports" viewfinder mounted on top of the camera, and flash is mounted on the side and is powered by 2x AAA batteries. All plastic construction, with two settings for the shutter speed: All sun and cloudy/flash. Almost no information on this camera on the web, similar to those small 110 novelty cameras but better constructed to keep out the water, I guess.
Asahi: Pentax Auto 110 camera  Asahi: Pentax Auto 1101979-1983  2012In EX+ condition. Bought at a small collectibles show. Came with wriststrap, 50mm f/2.8 lens with lens cap, 24mm f/2.8 lens with both caps, 18mm f/2.8 lens with both caps, Auto 110 System manual (printed 9/81), 110 winder (BGN grade), AF130P flash (EX+ grade), Leather case (UG condition).
Canon: EOS 500 N (EOS Rebel G / EOS New Kiss) camera  Canon: EOS 500 N (EOS Rebel G / EOS New Kiss)1996  10/12/2014In EX+ condition, bought from a Japanese seller on eBay. I bought this camera because I learned photography on this camera in Japan, so I have the "New KIss" version. This a film camera! It has three focusing points and that awesome EOS mount so it can use a very wide range of high quality lenses. I used my camera until it broke. I bought this camera with only the strap, English Rebel G manual, and correct body cap.
Canon: EOS 7D camera  Canon: EOS 7D2009  2015Bought from a local authorized dealer. I use this camera for work as a News Editor. It is okay for that work, I prefer my fullframe EOS-1DX, however. The higher ISO range in this camera is pretty noisy, unusable except for small pictures.The frame rate at 8 frames per second is pretty good, though.
  Honeywell: Visitronic 915  3/19/2019In EX+ condition but inoperable because meter is dead. Prototype camera (1 of 10 produced). Comes with a Zeiss Tessar 40mm f/2.8 lens.
Leitz: Q (Typ 116) camera  Leitz: Q (Typ 116)2015  6/7/2019In EX condition. Bought as a travel camera and is an excellent companion for that. Produces astonishing pictures. Must take care to cover the speaker and mic holes on the top of the camera to keep out the dust. Now that the Q2 is out, these Q and Q-P cameras are much better priced.
Olympus: Olympus Pen EE camera  Olympus: Olympus Pen EE1961-1963  2/23/2019In LN- condition, although inoperable due to a dead meter. May only have been used 2 or 3 times. Mine came with the very rare lens hood, a tiny sliver of a flared ring. Set is complete with manual, OEM case, hood, and lens cap.
Pure Digital: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation) camera  Pure Digital: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation)  2009Bought new from Best Buy in 2009 as a vlogging camera. 720p HD video, which back in the day was the bomb. By 2016, the matte coating on the outside had deteriorated into a sticky mess. Removed all of it with alcohol and Mr. Clean Magic eraser to exposed the black plastic underneath. Anyway, contains an 8 gig hard drive for about 2 hours of on-board memory for recording, and a cool flip-out USB arm for easy downloading. No way to expand that memory though. A red light on the front would light up when recording. I guess our cel phones have replaced this technology now. Still, I have a sentimental fondness for this camera and I'm glad it still works and still has the videos stored in its memory. Came with a stylish wrist strap, cloth case, and "Flip" rechargable battery. However, camera runs best on fresh disposable AA batteries (2x).

Lenses

Manufacturer:Model Serial Number Date acquiredPrice PaidComments
Asahi: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation) camera  Asahi: 18mm f2.8 Pentax-110 2012In LN condition. Bought at a small collectibles show. Came with lens cap and rear cap. These are the only interchangeable lenses manufactured specifically for the 110 film format. So amazingly tiny with a 30.5 filter size. Some people have been successful using this lens with a micro 4/3s system.
Asahi: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation) camera  Asahi: 24mm f2.8 Pentax-110 2012In LN condition. Bought at a small collectibles show. Came with lens cap and rear cap. These are the only interchangeable lenses manufactured specifically for the 110 film format. So amazingly tiny with a 25.5 filter size. Some people have been successful using this lens with a micro 4/3s system.
Asahi: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation) camera  Asahi: 50mm f2.8 Pentax-110 2012In EX condition. Bought at a small collectibles show. Came with lens cap but no rear cap since it was mounted to the body. These are the only interchangeable lenses manufactured specifically for the 110 film format. So amazingly tiny with a 37.5 filter size. Some people have been successful using this lens with a micro 4/3s system.
Tokina: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation) camera  Tokina: 90mm f2.5 AT-X Macro (Nikon AI) 6/17/2019This is the lens they call the "Bokina." In EX+ condition. As a macro, it is very sharp and field corrected. It also produces a gorgeous bokeh in the right conditions, hence the nickname "Bokina." Without the 1:1 adapter though, only produces a 2:1 magnification. Very easy to manual focus. Came almost complete with w/ 1:1 macro adapter, caps, adapter insert and case. Only missing the exclusive hood.
Zeiss, Carl Jena: Flip UltraHD (2nd generation) camera  Zeiss, Carl Jena: 75mm f1.5 Biotar (Kine-Exakta, chrome, late) 3/4/2019In EX+ condition. Bought on eBay. I ended up with two of these lenses due to delirious bidding. Both of them have very fine and clean glass of them. What you read about the bokeh of this lens is true, it produces remarkable photos. Very sharp in the center with dramatic focus fall-off in the shallow depth of field. This lens is meant to be shot wide open and very rarely go smaller than f/2. Although aluminum, the lens is fairly heavy. But still one of my favorite portrait lenses that is pretty easy to focus on the Sony a9. Mine came with correct unmarked OEM caps, unused leather case, and box.
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