It’s no secret that I love old cameras and vintage lenses.
So what do you think about a market spanning several streets with just cameras, lenses, accessories, books, prints, wetplate portrait takers, buying, selling….. it’s insane…. well enter the fotografica market in Doesburg.
This has been the second time we visited and in all honesty it’s really something we plan our holiday around, unless we really don’t have another option we are there. The cool thing is that you can literally find anything. For a few weeks I’ve been looking for a rubber eye piece for my leica R7 and although you can find them online the prices are often insane also due to the added shipping costs. On the fotografica it took me not more than 15 minutes and a sales person from Germany just opened up a box…. and voila how many do you want….. bingo.
Now I can spend a lot of letters on it, but I always believe that images speak much clearer… do beware…. I have a lot, for the simple reason it’s impossible to just capture this with 3-4 images, it’s not even possible with the amount I shot but I picked some things out that I really liked to share with you guys. So take some popcorn, grab a soda and join me for the Fotografica 2018 Doesburg.
All images were shot with the Huawei P20 Pro and edited in Lightroom, I’ve mentioned it before but this phone is just amazing when you use it in the pro mode on 40MP RAW. It’s the first phone that I call my camera that can make calls….. normally I would have brought my Sony A7RIII but sometimes shooting on a market just works better with a phone.
As mentioned it was not only cameras, there really is a mix of very old cameras but also prints, like these.
I Always call these the magic lanterns, and they are so cool to look at.
Maybe one day I’ll get one 😀
I didn’t by any film, because somehow…. I don’t really trust this kind of display in the bright sun, but to be honest 1 euro each is not that bad, and maybe you get some funky results.
Don’t you just LOVE these colors.
Of course we all need some energy to shoot…..
Yes the P20Pro can even shoot with a reasonable DOF. (this was not done after the fact, it’s really the way the camera shoots.
Oh… and I love the front camera in the picture.
I dare you to take time and not find what you’re looking for.
Not all cameras are serious thought, isn’t this cute as heck.
One of MANY booths… Annewiek finally admitted that I don’t have a lot of cameras…. although the way she said it… doesn’t really comforted me….mmmmm
Also loads of darkroom material… although in all honesty I don’t really knew this one. It’s an automatic Dial camera????
Oempf….. a dream next to each other…. Voightlander, Rolleiflex and Leica…..
Some light reading for the evenings….. 😀
And all in such fine condition…. and I’m not talking about the legs… which I actually just saw now while typing this.
Colorfilm timer… I still remember my grandfather using one of these, or similar (it’s a long time ago)
Still best camera ever build in my honest opinion. I own one and it will be the last one I ever sell if I ever stop shooting.
No it’s not a portable crematorium or heater…. it’s a very predated projector (I call them magic lanterns, and I actually believe it’s the real name)
This guy actually did good business LOL
Doesn’t this just move you?
This is such awesome stuff.
Realize that in the old days this for people was PURE magic and could transport you to a totally different world….. the times we still had imagination.
I just don’t know why exactly but Leica has a real draw on me.
I use a R4 and R7 (R4 is for sale actually) and they do render images beautifully and look great (and that viewfinder is awesome) but still I do think there is way too much price expansion on these cameras, it’s almost like it’s gold….. (yeah I know it’s obvious)
Who doesn’t like brownies….
I always tease Annewiek a bit by asking her if she wants a brownie……
Again some really cute bears and cameras.
I actually really liked this idea.
This guy was selling old lenses and cameras with clocks inside….
We had to leave rather early so I didn’t walk back but I would love one… think about making one myself now but with a digital clock.
Also loads of stereo photography stuff.
One of my “idols” Brian May (from Queen) is actually pretty involved in this stereo photography stuff.
I never did it myself… maybe one day.
In that period people really valued photography.
Look at the framing and the interior, isn’t that just awesome
Although in all honesty… it did call up more a memoriam feeling than a wedding, what do you think?
LOVED the girl on the portrait, just amazing. That period of photography was just awesome.
I think a housing for underwater photography.
I still remember my very first strobe, I was REALLY young then.
It indeed had little bulbs that only worked once… now a days we would say “what a waste” at that time we just threw them out… unbelievable when you think back about it. My second one was better by the way that one you could rotate.
Now don’t think I’m that old (I’m only 47) but I was brought up in a family of very enthusiastic photographers.
Special editions, in funky and cool colors.
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