Vintage Camera Wish List

Hello Lovelies,

I have a pretty excessive vintage camera collection but there are still a few cameras out there that have evaded me. I thought it would be fun to put together a list of all of the cameras I hope to one day add to my little family of cameras.

Here are the cameras I hope to one day own.

Argus C3

Argus C3

Argus C3

The Argus C3 is a 35mm camera originally made by Argus from 1939 – 1957. I love the look of this camera. I’ve found it sold anywhere from $3 – $100, depending on condition and knowledge of the owner. I think it would be an amazing edition to my collection. I’ve tried to purchase one twice from two different sellers on Ebay but have had issues so I am still waiting for one to add to my collection.

Argus Lady Carefree Elite

Argus Lady Carefree Elite

Argus Lady Carefree Elite

The Argus Lady Carefree Elite was produced in the 60s but I can’t find much more information on it.

Beacon Two-twenty Five

Beacon two-twenty five

Beacon two-twenty five

This wonderful little camera was made from 1950 – 1958 by Whitehouse Products Inc. I found one on Ebay and they were asked $299.95 which is a lot more than I can afford to spend.

Cmeha Smena

Cmeha Smena

Cmeha Smena

This little beaut is a 35mm camera made in the 1970s in Soviet Union. They are relatively inexpensive but most I have found on the internet come from outside the country.

Coronet Midget

Coronet Midget Camera

Coronet Midget Camera

This tiny little camera took 16mm film and was made from 1934 – 1943 in Birmingham, England. They were a giveaway in a breakfast cereal. I wish I found one of these in my cereal!

Imperial Mark XII Flash in pink

Imperial Mark XII Flash

Imperial Mark XII Flash

The Imperial camera was made in a ton of different colors and I would love to get the pink version. It takes 620 film and was made in the 1950s.

Kodak Flashfun Hawkeye

Kodak Flashfun Hawkeye

Kodak Flashfun Hawkeye

The Kodak Flashfun Hawkeye was made between 1961 – 1967. It took 127 film and costs about $15 today. They came in a few different colors and I would love to get one in red or green.

Kodak Petite in blue

Kodak Petite

Kodak Petite

This camera is beautiful! It was made from 1928 – 1933 by Kodak and originally cost $30.

Kodak Rainbow Hawkeye Vest Pocket in pink and purple

Kodak Petite Rainbow Hawkeye

Kodak Petite Rainbow Hawkeye

This is similar to the Kodak Petite with the exception of the color. I can’t find too much information on this camera so I hope that one day I will be able to find one for myself.

Leica

Leica

Leica

One day I hope to own my very own Leica camera. The company was originally started in 1849 by Ernst Leitz. The company has created a strong brand and even today they make new cameras. They are very pricey so this will be a purchase I will have to save for.

Imperial Official Girl Scout Camera

Official Girl Scout Imperial

Official Girl Scout Imperial

This is basically the same camera as the Imperial Mark XII Flash but with a different face plate. I love the Girl Scout history behind this piece. I’ve seen their price today range from $15 – $50.

Polaroid SX-70

Polaroid Sx-70

Polaroid Sx-70

This is by far one of my favorite Polaroid cameras. It was made from 1972 – 1981 by Polaroid. Thanks to the Impossible Project you can now buy film for this camera!

Rolleiflex

Rolleiflex

Rolleiflex

Rolleiflex cameras were made for professional photographers. The different models used a range of different film formats like 117, 120, and 127. They are beautiful cameras and today you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 – $2,000. I will definitely need to save up if I ever want to welcome one of these bad boys into the family.

For one reason or another I haven’t been able to add these cameras to my collection. The most common reason is that I can’t afford to buy it. I try to keep my purchases under $20. That makes the fancier cameras a bit more difficult to find in my price range. I hope to one day have a designated area with cabinets and shelves to display my collection. Right now they live on a bookshelf I bought to house them. It works but I am quickly running out of space.

I hope you enjoyed my little vintage camera wish list.

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Cutie Cameras’ Choice Cuts: “The Goonies”

One of my favorite movies by far is, “The Goonies.” This movie has action, adventure, drama, romance, and comedy; everything I could ever want from film.

The Goonies

 

 

The neighborhood of Mikey Walsh and his friends is in danger of being turned into a golf course unless they can find a way to raise enough money to stop the construction. It seems as though hope is lost until Mikey stumbles upon a mysterious map leading to the famous One-Eyed Willy’s treasure. The kids, known as the goonies, decides to head off to find the treasure and save the neighborhood. From there mayhem and adventure ensue.

Fletch and I are big fans of this movie and even took a trip over to Astoria, Oregon to visit a few of the filming locations for our anniversary. The town is absolutely beautiful. We visited the jail that the bad guys break out of in the beginning and we visited the Walsh house. A very nice woman lives there and gives tours of the house.

Astoria

This is the map replica I bought in town when we were visiting the jail, now the Oregon Film Museum where you can learn all about the different movies shot in Oregon.

For now I leave you with a song inspired by this wonderful movie.

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Cutie Cameras’ Choice Cuts: “Paris When it Sizzles”

Audrey Hepburn plays Gabrielle Simpson in this 1964 movie with co-star, William Holden playing Richard Benson.

Paris When It Sizzles

Richard hires Gabrielle when he needs assistance with writing his new screenplay, “The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower.” With only two days left before his deadline, the pair get to work. The movie bounces back and forth between the screenplay and the duo writing and discussing the direction of the story. I love the creative way they move the story forward. It has action, adventure, drama, and love. Everything a person could ask for in a single movie! I don’t want to give anything away so I will leave you with the trailer in hopes it will further compel you to see the movie.

Check it out and tell me what you think!

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Cutie Cameras Choice Cuts: Singin’ in the Rain

Today I want to recommend the wonderful movie, Singin’ in the Rain.

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I absolutely adore this film. The singing, dancing, character development, I pretty much love everything about it!
The movie follows two best friends, Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, as they attempt to make it big in the movie industry. Don rises to the top of silent film stardom along with his on screen love interest, Lina Lamont while Cosmo valiantly stands by his side. When silent film is threatened by the introduction of talkies, the two, along with Kathy Seldon, cook up a plan to save their film.

I enjoy watching older movies because I enjoy the innocence of the time. They wanted to show off the actor’s talent, not their skin.
It was a wonderful time in cinema.

What is your favorite movie?

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Cutie Cameras’s Choice Cuts: Harold and Maude

Today I want to share the movie Harold and Maude.

I will warn you.
This movie is crazy, disturbing, and all around wonderful.
It describes the relationship between a young man, Harold, and an older woman, Maude.
Harold is constantly faking his own death to attract attention.
Maude distracts him from his obsession with death and teaches him to live.
Their relationship is certainly not conventional but their love breathes new life into Harold.
He was just a teenager but, because of Maude, he learns lessons about life that completely alter his perspective.
If you can look past their age gap you will see this movie for what it truly is.
An amazing movie.

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