It is understandable that some avid collectors with the money to burn will want to collect a piece of the history that comes with proper provenance, but what we can’t comprehend is, why would anyone sell a so-called “piece of history” that has questionable provenance at an auction house kind of pricing. Such is what the purported Amelia Earhart’s Leica Camera is doing on the world’s market place, eBay. It was sold by a user who go by the handle of lockesboy (AKA Ian Macdonald) and the asking price? A princely sum of 50,000 English pound. Continue reading Leica Camera Purportedly Own By Amelia Earhart’s Is On eBay For £50K
Books on camera/photography are a dime a dozen, but nothing teaches you the basic principles of photography better than a book that’s literally a camera. This Book Is A Camera, published by Museum of Modern Art, is exactly that. It is a book on camera and it is also a camera. In other words, this is a working camera that resides in a pop-up book. Novel! In addition to providing the hardware, AKA a pinhole camera, this book also explains how photographs are made possible through the intrinsic properties of light. Now, we all know the theory, but there isn’t a better way to demonstrate that well-known theory through practical demonstration. Continue reading What Can Teach You The Basics Of Camera Better Than A Book That’s Literally A Camera?
If you are still holding on to vintage cameras that has a film holder on the back, we have an exciting news for you. A Taiwan company called Rezivot Lab has designed a special accessory that will turn vintage medium- and large-format cameras into instant cameras. Yup. Instant gratification has arrived to these almost forgotten forefather of cameras. The Rezivot Instant Film Processor, as it is called, is an add-on accessory for film camera that will turn your shots into instant print, output on Fujifilm Instax wide or square films. Basically, it will turn any compatible film camera into a Polaroid camera, or Fujifilm Instax camera, if you will. Continue reading This Attachment Will Turn Vintage Film Cameras Into Instant Cameras
While Yashica is back in business with a camera with faux film, an Italy company wants to turn actual analog film cameras into digital cameras. The product called I’m Back, is an add-on device that goes into where the film would normally go into, thereby taking over the job of capturing images. Instead of film, the attachment supposedly enables the camera original optic to shoot and capture images onto a 16-megapixel sensor which are then save onto a SD card and images are then viewable on an LCD display or on your smartphone attached to the camera as part of the setup. Continue reading I’m Back Wants To Turn Your Old Film Cameras Into Digital Cameras
Now, we all know that pinhole camera is perfectly capable of capturing image. After all, that was the basis behind how a camera works, but do you know that a bunch of straws can also do the same too? Yup. Straws. The thing that you use to suck beverage contained inside a drinkware. I never knew it could be done, but the fact is, it did, as proven by the late artist/photographers Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes’ ‘Straw Camera’. Originally created in 2007, a whopping 32,000 10-inch black drinking straws packed densely into a wooden frame served as the “lenses” of this ‘Straw Camera’, guiding light to a photosensitive paper found behind the straws. Continue reading This Camera Has Drinking Straws For Lenses And It Actually Works!
Badly taken photographs are often referred to as “potato quality” which I thought is an insult to the starchy, tuberous crops because potatoes are actually much sought after as far as gastronomy is concerned. Seriously, you don’t find other starchy crops turned into French Fries, do you? Thus, I rest my case. Granted, the look does leave much to be desired. That, I can’t argue. Anyways, one Albany, Western Australia-based amateur photographer, Colin Lowe, took “potato quality” a little too literally by cobbling up a pinhole camera made out of, you guessed it, potato. Continue reading Awesome DIY Pinhole Potato Camera Literally Takes “Potato Quality” Images
Wow. This vintage mini 35mm camera could very well be one of the earliest known wearable tech cos’ it can be worn on the wrist like wrist watch too. Created by one Austrian chemical engineer, Rudolph Steineck, this mini analog camera was first came onto the market in 1957 in Switzerland and it had three models before production ended in 1996. As you can see, the camera can be use as a regular camera, but it is also wearable on the wrist when use with the accompanying wrist band. This particular camera was posted by Redditor catchoooo who inherited it from his (or was it her?) grandfather. Whether the camera is still functional or not is unknown. Continue reading This Vintage Mini 35mm Camera Was Probably The First Wearable Tech
Everyone era has the gadgets of its time and if you ask your father or grandfather, he will probably tell you Super 8 camera, first manufactured in 1965 by Kodak, was the gadget of their time. And as fate would have it, you probably would too. But you probably won’t go gaga over one made in the 60s; you will likely do so over the 2016 version. Yep. You heard that right. Kodak is going all-out old school by rebooting the iconic 8mm film camera which it helped make famous. Announced at this year’s CES, the camera took a page out of Kodak’s history, echoing the look and feel of the original as interpreted by renown industrial designer Yves Behar. And yes, it will shoot video on real film in cartridge form, which will cost between $50 and $75 a pop. Continue reading Kodak’s New Gadget Is Actually A Super 8 Camera That Shoots On Film
we have, at one point in time, been exposed to the fundamental of imaging through DIY pinhole camera, but those examples your school teacher once taught you, were merely child’s play. with the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit, you will have another chance to do it right and this time, you will get to immortalize the images the pinhole camera captures on medium format or 35mm film. made from recycled cardboard, the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit comes flatpack with the required parts die-cut and ready to be popped out for assembly. except for a teeny weeny bit of glue required to fix the film advance knobs, the rest of the build is virtually glue-free, held together by split pins, and can be put together in under 30 minutes. Continue reading VIDDY Is A Working, Flatpack Pinhole Camera That You Can Put Together In 30 Minutes
we are all familiar with classic analog cameras. you know those that gobbles up 35mm films? however, one thing that you may noticed about these retro shooters is, they look pretty much like their modern counterparts clad in black and all that. not quite as retro or pretty, does it? this is where Retro Wood Paneled Cameras by Anchors & Anvils comes in. if you are already into 35mm cameras, then you already know the awesomeness associated with it and now you can take your love for the past to the next level with these classic imaging gadgets wrapped in the wholesome goodness of authentic mahogany and American walnut wood. actually, the product images pretty much speaks for themselves. don’t you think so? Continue reading Retro Wood Paneled Cameras by Anchors & Anvils