Category Archives: history


As one of the Founders, I would like to Welcome to the first Parisian museum entirely dedicated to iconic cameras. Nested within the mythical Studio Harcourt, this one-of-a-kind museum invites you to a fascinating journey through a century of photography. Discover some of the most iconic cameras ever produced through an experience that’s aesthetic, playful, informative, and […]

 The Ultimate Guide to Camera Restoration and Repair

Kodak cameras - brownie autographic - brownie reflex - vestpocket 127 autographic

Introduction Welcome to our comprehensive guide on camera restoration and repair. We at Vintagelens advise on restoring vintage cameras to their former glory. With our expertise and attention to detail, we are dedicated to helping you revive your beloved camera and relish in the joy of analogue photography. In this guide, we will provide you […]

The 19th century was a pivotal time in the history of photography

Holland camera Amsterdam Field view camera 18x24cm + brass lens

. During this period, various inventors and scientists developed new technologies and techniques that would lay the foundation for modern photography. One of the most important figures of this era was William Henry Fox Talbot, who in 1839 introduced the Calotype process, which used paper coated with silver iodide to create a negative image that […]

Dave’s Retro Video Lab: Jim’s Old Vintage Video Camera

Panasonic Colour Video Camera WVP-50E + SABA Video Recorder VCR6073 (VHS-C)

  Panasonic Colour Video Camera WVP-50E + SABA Video Recorder VCR6073 (VHS-C)

The Miracle Camera

Ferrogian Paulo : Ferro GF 81 (Ring Camera)

The Miracle Camera from Stefano Giacomuzzi on Vimeo. Bout the builder of the Ferrogian Paulo: Ferro GF 81 (Ring Camera)

Film Is Having a Resurgence

Minolta XG-1 + Petri 35-105mm

How kodak lenses were produced

EASTMAN KODAK JIFFY + Kodak vest pocket

  Rochester Precision Optics This is a great historical film for any optics or camera buffs. In 2005, Rochester Precision Optics was formed after acquiring the assets and intellectual property of Kodak Optical Imaging Systems. This business was originally known as Kodak Hawk-Eye Works. It was established in 1912 for the design of optics after […]

History of camera shutters

In the past to make an image you needed a camera, a lens and some film. In the 1900s film was not as sensitive as in the 20th century. Therefore a lens cap was sufficient for opening the lens and closing the lens as the shutter speeds were more than 5 seconds. Later on, films […]

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94

Robert Frank

Mr. Frank one of my heroes in photography, best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Here you can see him with one of his favourite cameras the Olympus MJU-II  

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