Happy to be a Ukulele Asked: What is a good, old camera?
What is a good camera from the 60's-70's?
(Please do not say to just get a digital camera and edit it to make it look like an old picture, I'm looking for the real deal.)
That's awesome you're looking for the real deal.I am sick and tired of all this fake sh*t!
There are hundreds of quality vintage cameras to choose from, but after trying hundreds of models (I currently own around 40 working cameras that I use regularly) hanging out with other film shooters for 10 years and seeing both what is used the most often and what actually continues to keep working here are my top recommendations in no particular order:
Nikkormat FTn (cheap)
Nikkormat FT2 (cheap)
Nikon FM (moderate price)
Nikon FE (moderate price)
Nikon F (expensive)
Nikon F2 (expensive)
Pentax K1000 and K1000 SE (cheap to moderate)
Olympus OM-1 and OM-1n (cheap to moderate)
Canon FTb (cheap)
Olympus XA (cheap)
Olympus 35 series (moderate to expensive)
Canon Canonet series (cheap to moderate)
Leica (anything by Leica!very expensive)
Kodak Retina series, most regularly usable being the IIIc (moderate)
Minolta 7s (cheap)
Yashica Lynx, Minister and Electro series (cheap)
Twin Lens Reflex:
Rolleiflex and Rolleicord (anything by Rollei, very expensive)
Yashica Mat 124G (moderate)
Mamiya C330 (moderate)
Agfa Silette, Solina, (cheap)
Voigtlander Perkeo (moderate)
I highly recommend making yourself familiar with the following stores for buying any of these cameras:
For purchasing film, check out:
And for information check out:
That should keep you busy!I would suggest getting a 35mm camera that you think looks good from this list (based on a little Googling and simply buy one from a suggested vendor (not eBay or Craigslist where they are usually broken and cannot be returned) then just shoot away and experiment!Have fun!
Please email me any tyme with any questions regarding vintage cameras and film photography!
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