The rarest existing analog cameras

Throughout the history of photography with analog cameras have been very peculiar designs, which are outside of any convention. Son Many camera manufacturers whose designs…




The rarest existing analog cameras

Throughout the history of photography with analog cameras have been very peculiar designs, which are outside of any convention.

Son Many camera manufacturers whose designs are based on more typical of the analog era devices. One example can be found in Fuji, company that has undertaken to award a style vintage to products such as Fujifilm X30 or X100T.

The retro is back in fashion, and that is something that is also present in the field of photography. Above all, it is the market for cameras without mirror which is handling arouse nostalgic feeling connected to the world image, since conventional DSLR usually keep betting on typical industrial designs to which we are accustomed.

Researching the Collection appareils , one of the largest libraries of analog cameras , can notice some very distinctive designs, which are detached from the currently associate with cameras. So, among all his catalog we can find some gems of the analog era that despite showing the mechanical limitations of time, still worth admiring devices. I tried to make a selection that I found most intriguing, but surely there are many more

Doryu 2-16

 Doryu 2-16 pistol camera

Although it seems a gun, what we see does not shoot bullets but photographs. The Doryu 2 -16 is a camera-shaped automatic pistol that incorporates a 16mm film . As shown in Camerapedia in his bedroom they could save blisters magnesium to shoot emitted a flash of flash . In principle, they were designed for police documentasen some of the altercations in which they looked involved, we do not know if designing a camera-shaped lethal weapon is the best choice.

Albini Alba

Alba_Detective

This is a camera-shaped case designed for detectives . Therefore, it is built of wood and has different details to try to go unnoticed, which took it over is another matter. Powered by photographic plates in which the image is recorded from outside. Likewise, you can also open to clean the lens and recharge up to 12 plates inside.

Artima Photo-Miami

 Collection Appareils

Collection Appareils

1950 is a camera with a look that mimics the ceramic . This is an English version of a distributed model above. As we can see, the operation of this seems very simple, is to aim and shoot. Also, the viewer is elevated above the device, so that it would take to correct the deviation of the frame .

Automatic Radio Mfg Tom Thum Radio Camera

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Collection appareils

Currently live in an era in which we seek to combine multiple functions into a single gadget. However, this concern is not current, even in the 40s were those who were trying to create a multitasking device . Although technological advances of the moment not allowed wonders about it, what we see is a camera that simultaneously exercises radio functions.

Foca Gastrophot

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Collection Appareils

At first it may seem a normal camera, only aluminum built. However, it could be connected Gastrophot scope with electronic flash to explore the inner chambers of the human body. Thus, the flexible probe served as a conductor to transmit images to the 35mm film camera I had.

photosphère

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Collection Appareils

The photosphere is a small chamber constructed of metal capable of imaging in a size of 8 x 9 cm . According to product advertising, it was designed to be transported to tropical regions, perhaps oriented explorers and adventurers. That is, a GoPro of the time.

Gap Box 6 x 9

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Collection Appareils

It is a very similar case to that mentioned above, only that this time the design attempts to pass much less unnoticed, so it would not be a camera highly recommended for detectives. If you look even has a coating imitating lizard skin , like an expensive handbag in question.

Irwin Lark

Collection Appareils

Collection Appareils

For more than obvious reasons, these analog cameras have been dubbed as “sardine cans” . It was built in 1940, and his body is completely of metal. As with many of the above, the display is moved and at the time of the decision must take into account the deviation of the frame.

Ambrosio

Collection Appareils

Collection Appareils

It seems that Ambrosio was one of the first analog to use 35mm film cameras. Cast aluminum construction causes appearance evokes what could be a weapon. Furthermore, it was equipped with a 50mm lens and only available Two speed . Automatic and bulb mode


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July 25, 2015

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