Archive for November, 2010

The description reads:

With compact bodies and simple functionality, classic 35 mm cameras paved the way for both amateur photographers and professional photojournalists everywhere. The first was prototyped in Germany in 1913 and went into production as the Leica in 1924. Our collection of found cameras crafted by a variety of mid-century German and Russian manufacturers have become vintage icons, making them perfect for display. Each one is unique; let us choose for you.

  • Each bears the rare character and timeworn beauty of a vintage piece.
  • Cameras are usable as well as decorative.
  • Catalog / Internet only


So let me get this straight.  You can fork over $149 and let Pottery Barn choose the perfect vintage camera to suit your perfectly vintage-inspired abode. And lo! not only are they great for display, the cameras are actually “usable.” For those of us just a tad too lazy to pop over to ebay and find these exact same Zorki 4K cameras for less than half of what PB is charging.  I guess the extra surcharge covers their curation fee.


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