Showing posts with label camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label camera. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Anscoflex II Camera

Anscoflex II by matthewpickard
Anscoflex II, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
This vintage pseudo-TLR camera was design by Raymond Loewy. Although this is a rather noisy shot, I quite like it. This unit has a lot of character and some damage, but still neat. I don't know how people made images with these type of cameras -- hard to hold and focus.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Historic Camera Feature

Via Flikr, my shot of the Imperial Mark 27, was featured on the Historic Camera website. Pretty neat!

Check it out.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Sun Valley Camera Bag

Sun Valley Camera Bag
I bet you could also fit your lunch here, if not your camera in this vintage Sun Valley camera bag.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Entry

This is fun. On Flickr I had added the above camera, a Kalimar AW-10 to the pool. One of the editors then submitted it to You can read about it here.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kalimar AW 10

Kalimar AW 10 Kalimar AW 10 Kalimar AW 10

Decided to reshoot this camera one time before I got it up for sale. I now have some studio space at work which is allowing me not only shoot their products in some relative comfort, but my stuff as well as time allows.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Photo

Photo Kit

On Flickr I was invited to share the contents of my kit from Mike Duck of Since I shoot products for catalog and web, my kit is configured primarily for that purpose. The cheap Cowboy studio triggers are a life saver while being able to preview low res pictures on my iPad (RAW files are saved on the SDHC disc inside the camera) are both time saver and productivity enhancers.
1. Canon EOS 7D with battery pack
2. Canon EFS 17 - 85mm
4. Canon EF 75 - 300mm
5. Quantaray 28 - 90mm
6. Canon 580 EX II Speedlite
7. Cowboy Studio Triggers
8. Canon IR Transmitter
9. iPad with Eye FI SDHC wireless transmitter
This photo is posted on My post is here. There's a mess of other stuff I could have included (and in my bag) but left it at the primary components. When I can get around to it, I think I am going to photograph my Pentax Kit (i.e. film kit) and submit that in the future.

Browse over to, or visit their Facebook page, and compare your kit to other photographers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model with Kodalite Midget Flashholder

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model with Kodalite Midget Flashholder. This camera was manufactured in May 1957 according to the code "YORS" on inside of camera. Shot in my home studio and from my collection.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Skina • Hannimex Praktica • Russian Federal

I found this trio shot of European cameras from my collection. I shot this with my Rebel XT a few years back. Did some work in Photoshop to make it a high key black and white.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fed Flash

Fed Flash by matthewpickard
Fed Flash, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
Bakelite Fed Flash 35mm camera manufactured by Federal Manufacturing and Engineering of Brooklyn, NY. Shot in my home studio and from my collection.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Polariod Sun 600

This is a Polaroid Sun 600 camera. I think I found this specimen at a local Milwaukee thrift store.

Again, this photo was shot in my home studio.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pentax ZX-M

Pentax ZX-M

I bought this camera off of ebay and then sold back on ebay when I felt that I no longer needed it. The camera never really worked and I really only bought this camera because I wanted to collect Pentax cameras. Now I don't. (Although I do love my basic Pentax K-1000 and still shoot on it.)

Poetic justice I suppose.

Shot in my home studio with a Canon 7D and Bogen 200b Monolight from the 80's.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spartus Full-Vue

Spartus Full-Vue by matthewpickard
Spartus Full-Vue, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
I recently opened the back of this camera to find by surprise, a roll of film spooled on it. Of course, the film got all exposed. I wonder what was on it?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Classic Point and Shoot Camera

From The Design Tracts

A classic designed camera I found on one of my antique camera buying sprees when I scoured the resale shops for my then ever-expanding collection.

A co-branded Bell & Howell and Cannon Cannonet 17 point and shoot which I shot in my home studio some months back.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Product Photography and the Home Studio

From The Design Tracts
This is one of my favorite shots and of one of my favorite old school SLR -- the essential Pentax K-1000.

I love old cameras. They are one of my favorite subjects to capture and shoot.