Why Collect Vintage Cameras

Why do people collect cameras with no intention of using them? Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair. Some collectors do enjoy using their vintage cameras. But for most collectors, buying classic and antique cameras is more about the joy of owning and admiring something special and different, while researching and learning about its place in the history of photography.

from AmateurPhotographer

Collections as Unique as the Collectors

Here, at Bahoukas Antiques, we’ve had a wide variety of collectible and vintage cameras over the years. We also have a number of folks who check back every year or so to see what new items we’ve collected. Those collectors range from the ones who love the ‘look’ and have special displays in their homes or offices, while others actually use them.

Vintage Camera

This 4×5 Graphic VIEW camera is intriguing and beautiful. Stop by to see this as well as a variety of other collectible and vintage cameras in our shop.

variety of collectible and vintage cameras at Bahoukas Antiques
variety of collectible and vintage cameras

Looking for Film?

Do you wonder where in the world you might purchase film for an old camera? Worry no more. Chat with George and he can help or read an article from ExpertPhotography.

Stop by today and browse the shop. We’re here and, yessirree, we’re watchin’ for ya!

“Cheese,” Pinholes, and Cameras

No, we’re not talking food – but cameras!

Yes, we’re living in a world full of selfies. Smiles that are so practiced that we’ve nearly forgotten what a great, spontaneous smile actually looks like. But stop by our shop for a great history of photography as you browse our vintage camera collection.

Over the past year or so, here at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we’ve acquired a surprising variety of antique, vintage, and collectible cameras. Whether you’re a photographer who loves to collect vintage cameras or someone who just loves how they look as unique decorating items in your home or office, we have a wonderful selection to choose from.

In researching the collecting of cameras, we found this most informative blog post on “How to Start a Camera Collection” from the blog Amateur Photographer. CLICK HERE to read a great post and maybe tickle your ‘collector self’ into considering a small camera collection.

Vintage cameras available at Bahoukas Antiques
Wonderful variety of vintage cameras at Bahoukas!

Here’s a short video that gives you a bit of camera history as well as the joy of collecting.

Did You Ever Make A Pinhole Camera?

Many can remember, as a kid, making a pinhole camera from an old shoebox. Did you ever do that? Have you shared that with your kids or grandkids. In today’s busy, techie world, it might be fun to share this simple project with a youngster in your life while teaching them a bit about how our eye and brain work to give us our vision and the pinhole camera is a great example.

Vintage Fun

Stop in today and browse our wonderful variety of cameras. Add to or start your collection today!

Of course, as always, we’ll be watchin’ for ya. Stop by and say ‘hello’ and share your favorite collectibles! You might just discover an addition that “you’ll just have to purchase!” See you soon!