vintage camera

Watch to see how a 30+ year old VHS camcorder holds up in 2020

Jul 9, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

It seems that retro-looking music videos and even short clips on Instagram have been all the rage lately. Sure, you can add a filter to…

The Jollylook Auto is a “modern vintage” folding instant film camera

Jan 28, 2020
John Aldred

Those old folding film cameras are great. I’ve used a bunch of them over the years, and love when I get the chance to take…

A stash of hundreds of Soviet cameras discovered in a Kazakh warehouse

Jan 14, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

Fans of vintage gear are always happy when they find an old film camera in flawless condition. But what about finding hundreds of them? There’s…

This 60-year-old Kodak ad will put you in a Christmas mood

Dec 23, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

If you enjoy vintage camera ads, here’s one that’s perfect for “the most wonderful time of the year.” In this video, you’ll see how Kodak…

This 1972 Polaroid ad is as informative and nostalgic as it gets

Dec 2, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

I love vintage ads. While they are often hilarious and cringeworthy, there are some gems that are actually quite informative. This Polaroid SX-70 ad falls…

This photographer uses saw and resin to turn vintage cameras into trippy sculptures

Aug 27, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Us at DIYP love repurposing old and broken stuff. After all, that’s what DIY is all about. Photographer Fabian Oefner repurposes old cameras in a…

What it’s like to shoot a video with a 100-year-old lens from World War I

Jul 25, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

In 1912, Eastman Kodak first introduced Vest Pocket Kodak, a tiny camera that was barely larger than today’s smartphones. It was a camera of choice…

Why the godfather of sports photography switched from Olympus to Canon. In 1976

Aug 27, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

In the past couple of years, we’ve heard of many photographers switching from DSLR to mirrorless. Some of them have gone the other way around,…

This Russian spy camera is cleverly disguised as – a camera

Aug 7, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

From vintage golden rings to lifelike animals, hidden cameras come in many interesting shapes, sizes and purposes. But in a recently sold collection of Russian…

This guy proposed to his photographer girlfriend with a huge camera tattoo

Jul 24, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

We’ve seen some cute, romantic and totally epic engagement photo sessions and ideas so far. But here’s an idea I haven’t seen so far, and…