Collecting Cameras New and Old.
Collecting cameras can be fun and inspiering, cheap and expensive. Like the most valuable camera to me is my first camera I got when I was 12 and it will never be for sale in my lifetime. With internet it has been very easy to find what you are looking for, ebay is an amazing place to find the rarest and best.
Old cameras you can find in pawn shops, flee markets, garage sales etc. Even some camera stores have old cameras for sale, I once bought a cool green Leica copy for 50 Euro in a camera store in Budapest. Cameras are so decorative and can be a great prop, it can also be a good investment. Like with all collecting it is usually best to collect 2 or more of something, that way you will be able to let go of one, and help finance the one you want to keep. To many collectors get stuck with all they buy because they can't let go of anything. I do know it's not easy to always get two of many cameras.
One great kind of cameras to collect is toy cameras, it's amazing how much it is to find, a kind friend of mine got me a digital Barbi about 10 years ago. Pink and all :-) His name is Michael Gilbert son of famous photographer Al Gilbert of Toronto, Canada. Some years ago he had an exhibition in The Photography Hall of Fame with 40 or so images displayed next to the toy camera he had taken them with. What a fun project, we need to keep photography FUN if we want to be our best as photographers.
I know I talk to much, so I will post a link that is great for camera collecting. Collectors Weekly.
If you want to see a fun online collection with great links, then go to my Pinterest gallery called "Cameras" the gallery have 1104 images and growing full of fun, rare, old and new cameras. I also have a gallery called "People with Cameras " which have 497 pictures in it,. This kind of collecting is even FREE and always available. Enjoy!
Underneath is an example of cameras some fun, some cool, some rare, but all enjoyable.
Kenneth the Crazy Viking.