The Polaroid 600SE Was Called “The Best Instant Film Camera”

If there is anything out there that is easy to lust after, it’s the Polaroid 600SE. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re rangefinder cameras that have sharp glass and can take various film formats? More importantly, the camera is heavily supported by the hacked and modding community. And you can take the dive in with this simple Polaroid 600SE available at the Rare Camera Store.

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This Nikon S3 Rangefinder Is a Special Limited Edition, and It’s Beautiful

There aren’t many of these cameras out there. For the record, the Nikon S series of cameras aren’t spoken about that often. The reason why is because they’re super hard to get your hands on. Once you’ve got one, you’re not letting go of it for sure. And in the Rare Camera Store, we’ve got a Nikon S3 Y2K edition. Trust us folks, this is a truly special one!

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This $1,800 Leica 50mm F2 Is One of the Best Leica Lenses

It’s hard to not like the Leica 50mm f2 Summicron-M lens. We’re not talking about the apochromatic version. Of course, there’s nothing like that magical Leica “pop” that an apochromatic lens gives. Instead, we’re zoning-in on the non-apochromatic version. Small, affordable, and filled with character. I mean, you don’t know bokeh until you see what this lens can do. And the Rare Camera Store has this lens for $1,800 over at Blue Moon Camera’s website.

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This Mamiya 645 AF Kit is a Great Way to Get into Medium Format

If you’ve ever wanted to get into medium format cameras and have a single one to stick with you, then this is it. Lots of photographers say that you should get a 6×7 format camera. But the truth is that you can still make great work with a 645 camera. As a matter of fact, everyone that touts the 6×7 format would probably not mind owning a Contax 645. But if you’re not ready for that sort of plunge, there’s the Mamiya 645 AF in the Rare Camera Store. It’s in great condition, and photographers have used the lenses to do fantastic photos.

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This Carl Zeiss 500mm F8 T* Has Really Cool Bokeh for Good Reason

When you hear about a lens like a 500mm f8, you usually don’t think of Zeiss. Indeed, Canon created two lenses with similar designs recently. Those lenses are the Canon RF 600mm f11 and Canon RF 800mm f11. They’re what’s called reflex lenses. These are one of these “if you know, you know” types of situations. That should be enough to make any veteran photographer salivate. While we would’ve never guessed Zeiss made one, the Carl Zeiss 500mm f8 T* indeed does exist. This too was a reflex lens. Zeiss and reflex lens together in the same sentence? That’s the cherry on top of the sundae! And there’s currently one in stock through the Rare Camera Store with Blue Moon Camera. Curious as to what a reflex lens is? We’ll explain this and the really cool bokeh effect.

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This Voigtlander Bessa II Shoots 120 Film and Has a Pretty Rare Lens

It’s truly hard to beat the look of some vintage medium format cameras. Take for example this Voigtlander Bessa II. Lots of folks love shooting with their Mamiya RB67 and Pentax 67. But why not go for 6×9 format instead? Well that’s what the Voigtlander Bessa II is. This beauty is a 69 format rangefinder camera with a pretty fast f4.9 lens. To translate to 35mm parameters, that’s a 45mm f1.9 equivalence. What’s more, this is a pretty rare lens. However, it still has all the great rendering of a medium format camera. 

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Looking for Vintage Lenses from the 90s? We Found a Bunch at Great Prices!

The 90s are back! These lenses were made in the 1990s and have all the character and render that you’re craving for your camera. Of course, these lenses are fantastic for anyone shooting film or that wants a vintage look. Of course, they’re all designed for SLR film cameras. With that said, lots of these mounts went on to get new life as DSLR cameras. So they’re easily adaptable to your mirrorless camera if you choose. But that’s not all! The Rare Camera store has listings on a bunch of fantastic cameras. Take a look with us!

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This Leica 35mm F1.4 Lens and Its Beautiful Bokeh Can Be Yours

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Good news, folks! This lens is still available for purchase! Once you’ve drunk from the fountain of Oskar Barnack, it’s hard to turn back. I myself own a few wonderful Leica items, and my main camera is arguably a Leica these days. But you don’t need to do the deep dive for the camera. In fact, the safest way into the world is to develop a love for their lenses. The Rare Camera store right now has a great Leica 35mm f1.4 in M-mount in for sale. It comes with a special lens hood that lets you put a lens cap right over it. And at the same time, this is also one of my personal favorite lenses for the Leica camera system.

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This Kodak B Ordinary Camera Is a Rare Collector’s Piece

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Today, we’re excited to show you a collector’s camera. Lucky for you, it’s not as pricey as most. And if you choose to actually use it, you’ll have a totally unique experience. The camera is the Kodak B Ordinary. (For the record, I hadn’t even heard of it either.) If you had told me about it, I would’ve guessed that it was a bigger Kodak Brownie. But that’s not the case. It was sold during the late 1800s, and had a few pretty great features for the time. 

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These Four Vintage Cameras Come in Really Cool Colors

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The awesome thing about certain vintage cameras is that they can be refurbished. And often when they’re refurbished, they can come in some pretty awesome colors. But these four over at Blue Moon Camera are pretty exceptional! There’s a fully mechanical Rose Gold Minolta SRT 303B. There’s also an SRT 201B in Rose Gold. Then there’s the Pentax KM in Blue. And finally, there’s the Minolta SRT101 in Red. You can check out each of these cameras at their according links. Each are available at great prices and provide you with a totally unique look.

Get Your Hands on One of the Best Contax Cameras Ever Made

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If you’ve heard of the legendary Contax 645, then you’ve probably wondered about a 35mm format version. The true variant would be the Contax N1, but the Contax NX is almost the same camera. We’d know; we reviewed it! We all know that film camera prices are going up because they’re so in demand. But the Rare Camera Store has one right now at a lovely price. What’s more, you get a lens with it! 

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