Camera Collecting

The following information concering camera collecting is available at this site:

Photographs and brief descriptions of Unusual Cameras.

Information about a reprint of the Zeiss 1938 Hauptkatalog.

The following articles in PDF format are essentially reprints of articles previously published in SHUTTERBUG    magazine between April 1993 and June 1994. To view these articles you will need to download the files and open them with Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from the Adobe Web Site). The PDF plug-in for Netscape will also allow you to view the articles in Netscape, but the early beta versions would not allow one to print.

  • Kalbledr.pdf (90k), LEANEKALB-The Calf-Skin Leica: A Lesser LUXUS, LHSA Viewfinder Vol 27, No. 1, 1994. This article describes a rare version of the Leica I (A) which has factory-applied calfskin body covering rather than the normal 'vulcanite'.
  • Copyright Notice

    The contents of the above portable document format files (or printed versions thereof) are copyright Harold M. Merklinger of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. With appropriate attribution, either to "Harold M. Merklinger" or to "", personal or not-for-profit use may be made of these materials. That is, providing individuals or organizations acknowledge the source of the information and do not charge for its use or distribution, they may copy and use the materials provided. Without the express permission of the author, the material may not be used in or included with printed or formatted-for-computer records offered for sale. Individual photographers, professional or amateur, are free to make personal use of this information in their work. Information on how to contact the author is provided at How to get these books.

    See Also Photo Shopper's information on Collecting Cameras., or

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