Cameras EVERYWHERE! A to Z reflections

April is always a fun month with the Blogging from A to Z challenge. Last year, I blogged about Paleocene mammals.

This year, I went with cameras!

Cameras
Cameras

My husband and I have over 600 cameras. It was a great opportunity to showcase some of them.

Go see what others have gained from the 2014 A-to-Z challenge!

It’s been a long time since I’ve really looked at the cameras. We started collecting when we were newly married and collected furiously until our son was born nearly 10 years ago.

Since then, we’ve picked up a few cameras here or there, but we’ve really done nothing more. We had purchased a domain name (paleopix.com) and started developing a web-site.

That stopped.

We had a detailed database of all our collected cameras, including assigning specimen numbers, and tagging and cataloging every lens case and body.

No more.

Then life… The realities of careers and special-needs parenting. We actually thought we might have to liquidate the collection.

Just a few years ago, I started blogging in earnest again. This year, the A to Z challenge was a chance to re-examine the old camera collection, and I have enjoyed it. I hope you did too!

The Challenge this year mostly kept me writing. The last six months or so have been among the most difficult of my life, and I feel badly that I did not go around to visit many other challengers this year. But I kept writing, and it gave me a goal. Otherwise, I might not have written at all.

Next year will be better. I’ll zip around and see what others are blogging about. I may yet do some of that this year too. The linkys are still live. It’s never too late!

Here are the cameras we showcased:

Univex Model A
Univex Model A

“A” is for A: The Univex Model A.

Every one is a Kodak Brownie.
Every one is a Kodak Brownie.

“B” is for Brownie: The Kodak Brownie.

Argus C3 Matchmatic
Argus C3 Matchmatic

“C” is for C3: The Argus C3 – AKA ‘The Brick.’

The Voightlander Dynamatic
The Voightlander Dynamatic

“D” is for Dynamatic: The Voigtlander Dynamatic.

Ihagee Exacta Model B
Ihagee Exacta Model B

“E” is for Exacta: The Exacta and Exa cameras from Ihagee.

The Falcon Special
The Falcon Special

“F” is for Falcon. It’s also for the Nikon F.

The Graphic 35
The Graphic 35

“G” is for Graphic: The Graflex Graphic and Speed Graphics.

The Hit camera
The Hit camera

“H” is for Hit, and for the Erneman Haeg.

Kodak Instamatics
Kodak Instamatics

“I” is for Instamatic: The Kodak Instamatics.

Two Jiffy Kodaks
Two Jiffy Kodaks

“J” is for Jiffy: The Jiffy Kodaks

The Agfa Karat 6.3
The Agfa Karat 6.3

“K” is for Karat, and Kandor

Polaroid Land Camera - The 800
Polaroid Land Camera – The 800

“L” is for Land Camera

The Univex Mercury CC
The Univex Mercury CC

“M” is for Mercury

The Nikomat FT
The Nikomat FT

“N” is for Nikomat

The Agfa Optima II S
The Agfa Optima II S

“O” is for Optima

The Perfex forty-four
The Perfex forty-four

“P” is for Perfex

The Olympus Quickmatic EES.
The Olympus Quickmatic EES.

“Q” is for Quickmatic

The Retina I Type 126
The Retina I Type 126

“R” is for Retina

The Steky camera
The Steky camera

“S” is for Steky

The Taron PR, by Nippon Kosokki
The Taron PR, by Nippon Kosokki

“T” is for Taron

The Univex Uniflash

“U” is for Uniflash

The Vitessa N
The Vitessa N

“V” is for Vitessa

The Winpro Syncro Flash
The Winpro Syncro Flash

“W” is for Winpro

The Minolta XG-A
The Minolta XG-A

“X” is for X-GA

The Yunon YN 300
The Yunon YN 300

“Y” is for Yunon

The Zorki C
The Zorki C

“Z” is f0r Zorki

 

Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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