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Show Off and Share Your Old Camera


Show Off and Share Your Old Camera


Oldest Camera: Dave G. Kodak Model 3A camera
Oldest Nikon Camera: Derek T. Nikon Nikkormat FTN 35mm camera
Oldest Digital Camera: Howard R. Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera

With the arrival of all the new cameras this fall, Wolfe’s thought it would be nice to see your favorite classic old camera. Bring your old camera by Wolfe’s during our Nikon Z open house on 9/25 or in the days following. We will make a picture of you and your old camera. Our plan is to share the photos in the store and on social media. We will be awarding a $50 gift card to the winners in 3 categories.

Categories: Oldest Nikon camera, oldest camera of any type, and oldest digital camera.

Print this form pdf-icon-sm.jpgand bring with you.

Small print contest rules: Employees and families of Wolfe’s not eligible. Identifying the precise age of similar cameras is difficult. Decisions of our judging panel are final.

chad-with-six-16-brownie-special.jpgChad Sidesinger - Wolfe's Camera Shop
This Kodak Six-16 Brownie Special was introduced in September 1938 and was discontinued in July of 1942. Its original price was $4.50. I consider this to be my “first camera”. In 1974 I was headed off to Boy Scout Camp Jayhawk week long camp for the first time and asked my dad if I could take a camera with me. He had me take this camera and a few rolls of film to camp. Just this past year while proudly showing off this camera on a shelving unit at home my 10 year older brother told me that he took this camera to “camp” as well! This camera has been in our family for a long time.





me-and-old-camera300x200.jpgBrad Schlyer - Wolfe's Camera Shop
While this Yashica D Twin Lens Camera isn't very old but it is special to me.  My father used this camera when he worked at a small town newspaper.  He used it to shoot all kinds of pictures including sports, car wrecks and social events.  I remember him using it to shoot my aunt's wedding.

The Yashica-D is a medium format film TLR camera made by Yashica and produced between 1958-74. This is an early model as it is equipped with a coated three-element Yashikor 80mm f/3.5 viewing and taking lenses. Later models were equipped with bright 80mm f/2.8 Yashinon viewing taking lenses. This camera does not have a light meter so a hand held meter is required. My father was pretty good at guessing the exposure and I never saw him use a hand help meter.

When I was young, I remember taking pictures with this camera and then using the darkroom at the newspaper office to develop and print them.  It started my love of photography and darkroom work.  I would later go on the shoot a Yashica Electro 35 rangefinder, a Canon AE-1 SLR and a A-1 SLR.