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About Folding Cameras

The history of the camera is fascinating, especially if you consider the vast technological advances over the past 50 years. During the early 1900s, cameras were becoming more easily accessible, and the vintage folding camera was the dominant style between 1900 and 1945. An antique folding camera typically used 120 or 620 film size, and the now-commonly-used 35mm did not appear until after World War II. A vintage folding camera needed a pair of bellows to produce a blast of air in order for the camera to operate. After World War II, cameras no longer needed a pair of bellows to operate, which allowed them to become smaller and more portable, but many companies still kept the folding design. Kodak is one such company, and the Kodak folding camera design can be seen through many decades. If you are interested in a vintage folding camera, the best place to start your search is on eBay. It has a large selection of reliable sellers who offer many different folding camera types and styles, so it is easy to find a vintage camera to meet your needs.

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