vintage camera

How to give vintage lens a new life with the world’s blackest black

Jan 24, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the world’s “blackest black” by now. It started with Vantablack, and some darker substances have been invented since. Mathieu Stern has already experimented with one, using it as a backdrop. But this new project is even better, as Mathieu improved an old vintage cinema projector lens with the blackest material. It made the image quality so much better, and Mathieu shares the process in his latest video.

Flashback to the future! The Godox Lux Cadet is a new “retro-style” flash

Nov 29, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

Godox announced a new retro-style strobe, the Lux Cadet. It’s a new camera flash that will be the perfect pair-up to either a film camera or any retro-looking camera

Yul Brynner’s personal Leica cameras sold for over $3 million at an auction

Nov 28, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

In a recent auction held in Vienna, Austria, two Leica MP cameras owned by legendary actor Yul Brynner sold for over €2.76 million (around $3.03 million). Brynner personally used both of them, and they’re considered to be among the rarest and most sought-after Leica cameras in existence.

How I converted a 103-year-old Zeiss lens to autofocus M-mount

Nov 27, 2023
Jim Headley

Recently I was rummaging around in a box of old cameras, and I stumbled across a cute little Zeiss lens that I didn’t even know I had. It was a 5cm (50mm for you youngsters out there) f: 3.5 Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar. I researched its serial number (in the 411,000 range) to discover this little lens was manufactured in 1920, that’s 103 years ago.

Canon researches interest in retro-style camera body

Oct 27, 2023
Alex Baker

Canon is gauging interest in reviving some of its most iconic camera models with a modern twist. According to The Federation of Independent Photographers, Canon…

Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE DIY pinhole camera kit shoots Instax square film

May 31, 2023
John Aldred

Jollylook’s journey has been quite interesting. From its initial cardboard origins in 2017, we’ve now arrived at its latest release. This time, it’s a square…

How I shot a HDR tintype with a super-fast lens

May 11, 2023
Markus Hofstätter

When shooting wet plates, you deal with a very light-insensitive process (about ISO 0.5). So most wet plate artists want to get their hand on…

Reviving a Legend: Repairing a Mamiya RB67

Mar 30, 2023
Anthony Kouttron

I had the Mamiya RB67 and Pentax 67 on my medium-format wanted list for many years now, but I simply could not justify the price…

This rare Nikkor-N 1.1/50mm lens to be up for auction in June

Mar 13, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

A very rare Nikkor-N 1.1/50mm lens will soon become available for you to buy. Introduced in 1950s, this is one of only 200 of these…

2,000 vintage cameras and lenses discovered in old storage unit

Mar 10, 2023
Alex Baker

A boss asked his employee if she would clean out an old storage compartment for him after a tenant had moved out. He said that…