My Cameras

Canon T2i

The Canon EOS 550D is an 18.0 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, made available in 2010. It is known as the EOS Kiss X4 in Japan, and as the EOS Rebel T2i in the Americas. It is part of Canon’s entry/mid-level digital SLR camera series. It was succeeded by the EOS 600D (Kiss X5/Rebel T3i), but remained in Canon’s lineup until being discontinued in June 2012 with the announcement of the EOS 650D (Kiss X6i/Rebel T4i).

Horizon 202

The Horizon is a mechanical swing-lens panoramic camera. It is manufactured by Krasnogorsky Mechanicheskiy Zavod (KMZ) in Krasnogorsk, Russia, better-known for their range of Zenit cameras. The main characteristic of this camera is its rotating lens that takes in a 120° panorama as the shutter button is pressed. The current (2015) models label as Horizon Perfekt and Horizon Kompakt.  In 1989 Zenit introduced the Horizon 202, featuring the same basic Horizon mechanics and principles, with its tooling and optics updated with the latest technology. Designed by P.A Tikhomirov and supported by Italian technical firms Manfrotto and Silverstri, this item was favoured by Lomographers approximately 10 years ago, and became the tool upon which we initially built our panoramic archive and business.

Canon AE-1 Program

The Canon AE-1 Program is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera that uses Canon’s FD mount lenses. It was introduced in 1981 as the successor to the Canon AE-1, five years after that camera’s introduction. The major difference was the addition of the Program AE mode first seen in the A-1. This mode sets both the shutter speed and aperture automatically—albeit with a slight bias towards the shutter speed setting. The user focuses the camera and then presses the shutter button. For those desiring more control, the AE-1’s shutter priority auto-exposure and full manual modes are still available.

Canon AE-1

The Canon AE-1 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was manufactured by Canon Camera K. K. (today Canon Incorporated) in Japan from April 1976 to 1984. It uses an electronically controlled, electromagnet horizontal cloth focal plane shutter, with a speed range of 2 to 1/1000 second plus Bulb and flash X-sync of 1/60th second. The camera body is 87 mm tall, 141 mm wide, and 48 mm deep; it weighs 590 g. Most are black with chrome trim, but some are all black.  The AE-1 is a historically significant SLR, both because it was the first microprocessor-equipped SLR and because of its sales. Backed by a major advertising campaign, the AE-1 sold over one million units, which made it an unprecedented success in the SLR market.

Minolta X-370

The Minolta X-370 was one of the best entry-level single-lens-reflex (SLR) cameras of its time.  It is very simple to use and maintain and is a fantastic camera for beginners and experts alike.  It sold from June 1981 to June 1990.  It offeres sutter speed adjustments from 1 – 1/1000 of a second.  I have attached a Tokina AT-X 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 zoom lens.

Argus C3

The Argus C3 was a low-priced rangefinder camera mass-produced from 1939 to 1966 by Argus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The camera was the best-selling 35mm camera in the world for nearly three decades, and helped popularize the 35mm format.  Due to its shape, size, and weight, it is commonly referred to as “The Brick” by photographers.  The C3 was constructed primarily of Bakelite plastic and metal castings.  The design features an unusual but simple diaphragm shutter built into the camera body, so the camera can make use of interchangeable lenses without the need for a complex focal plane shutter.  The rangefinder is separate from the viewfinder and is coupled to the lens through a series of gears located on the outside of the camera body.  The profusion of knobs, gears, buttons, levers, and dials on the camera lent it a “scientific” look that was found in customer surveys to be one of the things buyers most liked about the camera.  The C3 was principally designed by Dr. Gustave Fassin.

Ansco Shur Shot

This is a 6×9 rollfilm box camera mad in 1948 by Ansco.  Ansco was a photographic company  founded in 1842 (pre-dating Kodak in the photography business) based in Binghamton, New York, which produced inexpensive cameras for most of the 20th century.

Brownie Target six-20

the Brownie Target six-20 is a box rollfilm camera manufactured from July 1947 to May 1955.  It used 620 film with a picture size of 2 1/3″ x 3 1/4″.  Brownie was name of a long-running popular series of simple and inexpensive cameras made by Eastman Kodak.  The Brownie popularized low-cost photography and introduced the concept of the snapshot.

Kodak Junior Six-20 Series II

Manufactured between 1937 and 1940 by Eastman Kodak Co. A folding camera for 2-1/4×3-1/4 inch negatives on 620 film. It had a octagonal shutter face and a “self-erecting” bed (i.e. the lens and bellows would expand and align properly and lock into place when the camera was opened). The Series II added a very clever quick release bar (black, right under lens/shutter assembly) to fold it up as fast as it unfolded. It has a Kodak Anastigmat 100mm f/6.3 lens set in a No. 0 Kodon T-B-25-50-100 shutter. It had both a reflex finder (which could be turned for portrait or landscape photos) and a side mounted sports finder.

Canon Auto Zoom 518

This is a super 8 film cartridge camera manufactured by Canon around 1967.  It features an electronic zoom with a 9.5 – 47.5mm f/1.8 lens.  Its filming speeds are 18 fps and slow motion (approx. 40 fps).