I came across this site last night while I was looking around on the world wide web. Ilott Vintage sells the most amazing refurbished vintage cameras, cameras that I have never seen before, that I didn’t even know existed. I think current camera companies should take a look at what the designers of the past thought were beautiful and bring some of it back to the future. Wood veneers, leather, brushed steel, amzingness.
I would kill for one of these cameras, but alas they are quite pricy for little old me… Have a look and tell me I’m not wrong about how nice they are.
– We collect and restore select vintage rangefinder cameras and then use these cameras to create the images in our gallery. We espouse the romantic ideal of pre-electronic photography – when photographers had to know what they were doing to take a great photo.
We take great care, time and pride in refurbishingeach camera that we acquire for our studio. All cameras pass the same rigorous tests before we take them out on assignment. We replace leathers with premium quality wood veneers tailored to each camera for a unique, elegant appearance.
No two cameras are exactly the same, that’s why we continue to restore cameras rather than rely on the collection we already have. We love the mystery of not knowing where the cameras have been before, who has used them and what photos they might have taken.