26 November 2014

Fascinating Online Archive Showcases More Than 10,000 Vintage Analog Cameras

Irwin Lark ‘sardine can’, 1940

If you are into vintage cameras, Collection Appareils is a fascinating online archive that showcases more than 10,000 different kinds of analog cameras from the history of photography.

French camera collector Sylvain Halgand has been running the site since 1999, and owns a personal collection of 1,800 cameras.

Each camera featured is accompanied by a photograph and a short write-up of its historical and technical data.

Follow Halgand on his Facebook page to learn more about these vintage camera.

The Argus C3 Matchmatic (1939-1966)

Haneel Tri-Vision, 1946

Compagnie Francaise de Photographie Photosphere no1, 1899

Argus Lady Carefree, 1967

[via Laughing Squid, images via Collection Appareils]