As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Vintage Kodak Instamatic
Put down the smartphone and pick up a real camera that uses film cartridges. For $15.95, this lovely vintage Kodak Instagram could be yours. Released in 1965, the retro case comes equipped with a leather carrying bag. To get snapping, visit Krrb.com/finediving?auto=format.
Photography Light Meter
Get the best possible light at any photo-shoot with a secondhand light meter. The analog device hails from the 1960s. For only $8 this valuable piece of equipment artfully encased in leather could be yours. Visit Etsy.com/shop/BoutiqueGal?auto=format to pick it up.
Vintage Camera Flash
A mid-century photography flash is a great collector’s item for any shutterbug. Made in Japan, the $18 device’s striking design will set you apart from all the other paparazzi. Visit Etsy.com/shop/cozystudio?auto=format to grab this accessory before it’s gone just like that shot that got away from you.
Hasselblad Cameras have been around since World War II and were even used to document the first trip to the moon. This collectible is in mint condition and valued at $2495. To get the 501CM with a waist level finder, visit Collectiblecameras.com.
Vintage Tripod Mount
Whether you have a DSLR or a simple digital point and shoot, a sturdy vintage tripod mount will help you lose the shakes. Available for $75, this model will keep any shot steady as she goes. Get your retro mount at Myworld.ebay.com/kornerknickknacks?auto=format.
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