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ON-LINE CAMERA RESOURCES
Before photographic apparatus was made of plastic and metal, beautiful cameras were hand-crafted of finely polished woods, brass and leather. The golden age of wood cameras lasted from the birth of photography in 1839 to the early part of the 20th century
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This site is a free-content encyclopedia of camera information, a repository of information about all still camera brands and models.
G'day, my name is Holger Schult. I am the founder and curator of Camerasdownunder.com. The passion for all things photographic runs the family. Both my sons have played with cameras from the early years of their lives and as the digital revolution arrived they become increasingly fond of the old mechanical nature of the cameras they grew up with. It has been a win-win situation of me over the years as my sons financial support for my collecting has allowed me to enjoy my hobby and allowed them to continue being ‘exposed’ to cameras from the pre digital era and in many cases to cameras older than all of us.
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Collecting vintage movie equipment is a neglected area amongst those interested in movies, photographica and memorabilia. It appears that amongst the millions of movie fans few are interested in the equipment with which in former days the magic of the screen was created.
From 1870-1930, an explosion in field camera design occurred in the United States. Rival firms patented designs for beds, reversing mechanisms and plate-holders at a breakneck pace. The result is documented here: a database of wood and brass wet-plate and dry-plate field view cameras manufactured in the United States between 1870-1930. Leather-covered hand and stand cameras have not been included; a database of them would have an even greater number of models and variations.
ON-LINE COLLECTORS GROUPS
Formed in 1976, The Australian Photographic Collectors Society Inc. is an Incorporated not-for-profit Australian Society dedicated to the Collection and Preservation of Photographica.
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Their Mission. To promote and support the field of photography through collecting, sharing and preserving images and equipment, and to provide educational experiences to all with an interest.
The Photographic Historical Society began over 40 years ago as a club for photo-historians and camera collectors in Rochester, NY USA. It has grown to an organization of several hundred international members who share an interest in the history of photography, and in the collection of its images and artifacts.
The Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC) was formed October 23, 1974 to advance the knowledge of and interest in the history of photography, particularly of photography in Canada. From its inception, the society has held monthly meetings in the Greater Toronto Area, published a journal, Photographic Canadiana, and hosted the Photographica-fair each spring (later expanded to a fall fair and a summer trunk sale).
Founded in 1973, the Society seeks to preserve and promote the heritage of photography, as well as the use of classic cameras and processes, through publications, monthly presentations, trade shows, outreach to the photographic educational community, and the Web.
As the premier historic photographic collecting organization, the Daguerreian Society brings together a diverse community united by a common interest in and passion for all types of early photography. Our international members include top museum curators and scientists, photo collectors and dealers, photo historians, photographers and artists, students and teachers, and contemporary practitioners of antiquarian processes. We invite anyone that loves 19th-century photography and its processes, history, impact, and aesthetics to join.
The Internet Directory of Camera Collectors (the IDCC) is a casually moderated membership group with a singular broad area of interest: collecting, preserving, and using antique and classic cameras.
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