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!
My husband and I have over 600 cameras. It was a great opportunity to showcase some of them.
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.
We had a detailed database of all our collected cameras, including assigning specimen numbers, and tagging and cataloging every lens case and body.
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:
“A” is for A: The Univex Model A.
“B” is for Brownie: The Kodak Brownie.
“C” is for C3: The Argus C3 – AKA ‘The Brick.’
“D” is for Dynamatic: The Voigtlander Dynamatic.
“E” is for Exacta: The Exacta and Exa cameras from Ihagee.
“F” is for Falcon. It’s also for the Nikon F.
“G” is for Graphic: The Graflex Graphic and Speed Graphics.
“H” is for Hit, and for the Erneman Haeg.
“I” is for Instamatic: The Kodak Instamatics.
“J” is for Jiffy: The Jiffy Kodaks
Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1