Olympus
OM 1

Japan 1972 – Compact – 35 mm – Infrequent. The Olympus OM-1 was presented in 1972 and was then called the Olympus M-1.   Since Leica’s flagship rangefinder cameras are known as the M Series, Leica complained about the name of the M-1, forcing Olympus to rename it OM. Nikon had made the 35 mm … Read moreOlympus
OM 1

Canon
Canon A1 – 87/99

Japan 1979 – Compact – 35 mm – Infrequent. The Canon A1 hit the market in 1978 and very quickly became legendary. The Canon A-1 is a historically significant camera and was the high technology standard bearer of the landmark Canon amateur level A-series SLRs (Started with the Canon AE-1 in 1976) It was the … Read moreCanon
Canon A1 – 87/99

Polaroid
SX 70 – 76/99

United States 1975 – Instant – SX-70 – Infrequent. If there is one device that marks the entry of Polaroid in everybody’s life, it is the SX-70. Launched in 1975 it was a revolution both inside Polaroid and for the entire photographic industry. Polaroid research and development budgets for this project were enormous. The production … Read morePolaroid
SX 70 – 76/99

Pentax
Auto 110 – 46/99

Japan 1978 – Subminiature – 110 film – Infrequent. Launched in 1978, the Pentax Auto 110 was a very exciting camera, causing quite a stir among photography fans.  It was indeed a (super cute) miniature version of a 35 mm interchangeable lens reflex. Pentax engineers were the first to release a 110 reflex, equipping it with … Read morePentax
Auto 110 – 46/99

Kiev Arsenal
Kiev 30 “John player special”

Kiev 1978 – Spy Camera – 16 mm – Infrequent. Starting in 1978, Kiev Arsenal embarked on a unique endeavor by crafting a distinct version of the Kiev 30 subminiature camera, cleverly concealed within a pack of “John Player Special” cigarettes. Market as a KGB spy camera designed for clandestine activities within the United Kingdom, … Read moreKiev Arsenal
Kiev 30 “John player special”