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Every camera featured on this site is personally owned by one (or both) of the contributors. And further each of these cameras was purchased in need of various degrees of repair. To us a pristine old camera just doesn’t have the attraction…or mystic…that one with a few scrapes and scratches possesses. There is an old saying about two kinds of interesting people: Men with a future and women with a past. Indeed, it is their past that makes these old cameras so interesting.

Neither of us are in the camera repair business; nor do we wish to represent ourselves as experts. We are definitely not. Simply put, we think old cameras are fun to tinker with but they are not economically feasible to have repaired.

We both shoot Canon EOS but enjoy the feel of fine old metal cameras in our hands. But frankly, it is very difficult to find a perfectly working camera 30+ years old. So we simply found ones we liked, learned about them and revived them. Information on cameras this old is hard to locate. We know! We’ve looked. Now we wish to share what we have found.

This site is totally non-profit. We ask for nothing but we would appreciate your sharing any knowledge/photos/tech info you may have, not only on the cameras presented here but on any you may think we might be interested in. Both of us, of course, have other old cameras not displayed. What we have to share are:

newspapers/magazines/poster ads
photos
instruction manuals
repair manuals
personal experiences