It all began in 1978...(...) I do not remember if I had at the time some pocket money or if my father paid, but the invoice attests it: I bought on July 18 at the “Continent” superstore a "Zenit E" with it's standard lens "Helios 44-2".In the user's manual was the list of the lenses made for Zenit, and the idea of collecting them was born...Read the article
My name is Thierry HACQUARD, I was born in 1959, and I have a technician diploma in photography.see here my "CV"
This site is not that of a museum, so do not be surprised, rather than find a detailed data sheet for my toys (some exist), often to find their little story.
Most of my collection comes from there. Initially, I collected the lenses then the collection has expanded to cameras..
Initially my first bayonet cameras, plus a few others arrived there by chance..
The Pentax, around my first Spotmatic. And others, arrived there at random of the opportunities.... And the digital cameras I actually use.
Rather than disperse them in "national" pages , I grouped the subminiature cameras that use 16mm film. So there is a French, Japanese, Soviets.
(western)Germans, American, Franco-Anglo-Swiss, Chinese.
It looks like a carryall? there are some too...
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