Purma Special

Purma Special

At first glance, this camera appears too big for its britches. In classic, hulking 1930s Bakelite this 127 fixed-focus camera is a bit on the portly side. But there’s a reason for that, which we’ll get to in a minute.  With its Beck lens , it’s not a...
Argus C3

Argus C3

Here’s a retro review for you! I once had more Argus C3s than you could shake a stick at. I’m having so much fun, revisiting these old reviews. There’s new stuff toward the bottom of this page. Like, a lot of new stuff. Ha! Argus Cameras. They’re...
Birdseye Camera

Birdseye Camera

I had some fun with the Birdseye camera today. Took my friend’s eagle sculpture out for a photo opp. (That’s at the bottom of the page.) The original review is here: Cam McCubbin sent the Birdseye to me, all the way from Canada. It accepts 620 film, so I...
Thunderbird

Thunderbird

 The Thunderbird Camera… named after “The American Classic”. Long after receiving this camera, I happened into a small fortune of c41 127 size film. Thought I’d blast a roll through the Thunderbird. I was shocked to find that this camera...
Univex Uniflash

Univex Uniflash

Made in the USA by Universal Camera Corp, this little bakelite camera accepts those special Univex #00 film rolls. I used 828 size film and just kind of jammed it into the battery compartment. I kept having to open it in the dark bag to advance the roll, but it...