These days, it seems like everyone is a photographer. Humans are taking more photos today than ever before, and most of us are using the same cameras and lenses as everyone else. If you’re looking for inspiration or just a way to stand out from the crowd, film & vintage cameras are the answer. We’ve gathered the strangest and most unique film cameras that are sure to keep you snapping for years to come.
Holga Twin Reflex Medium Format Camera
The Holga is one of today’s most popular vintage film cameras. This twin reflex version adds an extra element of nostalgia by adding twin lenses and a top-down viewfinder that is sure to astound and confuse your human subjects.
Diana F+ Complete Camera Kit
Another staple of modern-vintage film cameras is the Diana. The F+ version of this camera comes with a custom hotshoe for an onboard flash, which opens up a whole new arena of creative possibilites in all lighting situations. This complete kit also comes with an array of lenses and filters, including fisheye and telephoto lenses!
Fujifilm Instax Neo Classic Instant Camera
Fujifilm has done a fantastic job modernizing the world of instant film and picking up where Polaroid left off. These cameras ooze with style and they’re great for parties too. As an added bonus, you don’t have to pull out your hair or empty your wallet looking for film!
Mamiya RZ67 Pro Medium Format Camera
Since the dawn of black and white fashion photography, Mamiya has been a name synonymous with quality and class. This was the camera used by top fashion photographers to capture the greats like Marilyn Monroe and Aretha Franklin, and is still considered one of the highest quality iconic cameras on the market.
Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera
Look familiar? This is the classic Polaroid Land Camera that Instagram used to model the icon for their famous app. If you’re looking for a gift for the hipster in your life with a love of all things vintage, this is it. It’s also extremely easy to operate and tons of instant fun.
Pinhole Camera Kit
This cardboard pinhole camera is a perfect example of modern creativity blended with age-old technology. It comes in a flat cardboard unit and requires a bit of assembly, but that’s half the fun! You won’t get an amazing image that’s ready for print in National Geographic, but you will have a ton of fun for a very low cost of entry.
Canon AE-1 Film Camera
The Canon AE-1 is considered by many photographers to be the best film camera ever made by Canon. It’s also cheap and there is a huge variety of available lenses and accessories. The AE-1 was Canon’s best selling camera when it was first released, and also the first to come with a microprocessor inside. This camera has many of the features you’ll find on your digital SLR camera, like Aperature Priority and Shutter Priority modes.
Leica R7 Film Camera
Specializing in only the highest quality parts and technology, Leica is the Cadillac of film cameras. The R7 is one of Leica’s cheapest cameras that are currently on the market, but hey – it’s still a Leica! This camera boasts a relatively high shutter speed range and crystal clear viewfinder and lens.