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Cinematographica: Collecting Vintage Film (Movie Cine) Cameras and Projectors

Dutch collector's site, including a list of more than a thousand vintage movie cameras, projectors, etc. with their date of manufacture.

Graflex.Org: Speed Graphics, Large Format Photography, and More

A splendid site dedicated to promoting the use and preservation of Graflex Speed Graphics and other classic and large-format cameras.

Comprehensive Guide for Camera Collectors (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Written for the camera collector and photography buff, this comprehensive collectors guide and history takes a novel approach to both the instruments and the image. Illustrated with over 500 color photographs, this volume moves from the camera obscura to digital imaging, with major developments in cameras in-between and the many of the images captured with them.


Nikon Historical Society

The Nikon Historical Society is based in Chicago, USA, and has over 400 members worldwide. The Nikon Journal, published four times a year, concentrates on the history of Japanese photo equipment from the perspective of the Nikon Camera Company. The web site is an extension of the Nikon Journal, with many articles and other features. A valuable resource.

Walker Mangum's Kodak Collector's Page

This website contains images and information about a collection of Eastman Kodak cameras, equipment, advertising, and other Kodakabilia.

Cameras at Ruby Lane

Find cameras in the leading online mall for antiques and collectibles.

Grays of Westminster

A UK dealers site - exclusively... Nikon.

Lionel Hughes Photographica: Antique Cameras

U.K. dealer's site selling worldwide by mail: early and antique cameras, magic lanterns and slides, pre-cinema, optical toys, stereo, cine, kaleidoscopes, daguerreotypes, photographic books - with a large number of 19th and early 20th century items and occasional rare earlier items.

Pacific Rim Camera

Dealers in collectable cameras, with a catalog of over 10,000 items. Additional features make this site a superb resource: an online guide to collectable cameras, glossary of terms, books, lists, etc.