Hello! :) I hope you were having a nice weekend! :)
Flo and I went to a family party, because my grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and the whole family came together! :) We had a super lovely weekend, time passed by way too fast, we ate a lot and spent lots of time outside.
Lucky me: my grandparents still had some old cameras made in the German Democratic Republic which they stored on their attic, my little cousin got one of them and I got the others. <3 I’m in camera heaven!!! :) I love everything vintage and those cameras are an amazing treasure!!
This one is an old Ercona 2 camera, made in the GDR around 1956. It’s a medium format camera for roll films with a picture size of 6×6 and was made in Dresden. Can’t wait to try it out and to see if it still works. Too bad that the rolls of film are so expensive, but this camera is sooo special and is even more beautiful when displayed in a pretty way.
My grandma also had one of those old agfamatic 5008 macro pocket camera which have been produced since 1977. Too bad that I can’t use it anymore, but it’s also perfect for decor purposes.
This one is my favourite: my new Praktica 4 camera. Those cameras have been produced between 1960 and 1964 with quantity of only about 30500 units and were made by Pentacon in the GDR. This camera belongs to the first generation of Praktica cameras and is a single-lens reflex camera with a picture format of 24x36mm and can be used with normal films which are available everywhere. Luckily, I found an old manual on the Internet and even took a few photos today, can’t wait to get them developed and to see if it has worked. :)
Last but not least, I got this super big Sigma Macrotel lens.
Wow, I still can’t believe that I got all those amazing vintage treasures, the cameras are awesome, not to forget the pretty, brown leather cases. I love those, I wish I had such a case for my digital SLR. :)