On these pages you'll find my collection of vintage cameras and some information on how to fix them, as many of these showed the signs of age and long neglect and it seemed wrong to leave them in that state. Note that this site is, and probably will always be, a work in progress.
If you want to comment on anything on the website or perhaps want to know more about how to fix certain cameras, please feel free to contact me at:
Recent updates (19.6.17)
My name is Cees-Jan de Hoog and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am a keen but at best gets-lucky-sometimes amateur photographer, a vintage camera collector with little direction other than taking quantity over quality, and a self-taught camera repair man with reasonable success but unable to keep up with the growing collection. But it keeps me busy and out of trouble, mostly.
As I have a scientific and analytical background, you'll probably find these pages reflect that. I like numbers, categorising things and understanding how things work and came to be. My artistic side has suffered heavily during the last years whilst I focussed on the technical site of photography, but you can find me on Flickr as
I service and repair old cameras for a fee, please click the camera repair link for info.
Recent updates/additions (click item to visit):
Kodak Medalist and Medalist II
Goldammer Goldix 4x4
Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35
Rodenstock Citonette (Welta Perle)
Kodak Retina S2
Altissa Altix IV Yugo
Voigtlander Vito B with Skopar f/2.8
Adox Adrette I
Bencini Koroll "S"
King Regula I.Po
New section on changes during Regula II series production
Berning Robot I
Konica Konilette 35
Corfield Periflex 2
Corfield Periflex 3a with Retro-Lumax 28mm f/3.5
Iloca Ia 'Made for Navy Service'
Kodak Retina II with Rodenstock Heligon
Meritar 50mm f/2.9 for Altix III
Adox Adrette I
Fujita Kalimar Reflex
Ihagee VP Exakta model B
Iloca Quick-B with Westar lens
King Regula Miniking-LK
Kodak Retina IIIc Ausf II
Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic
Kodak Vollenda 620
Leidolf Unimatic 707
Minolta Repo v1
Minolta Super 'A'
Zeca Goldi (6x4 variant)
Zeca Goldi (3x4 variant with Leitz Elmar)
Ihagee Exakta VX500 with CZJ Flektogon 50/4
Semi Minolta II
Wirgin Edinex with Xenon
Akarelle (first version)
Steinheil Quinon for Paxette SLK
Photavit 828 with Xenon
Mamiya Magazine 35
Kodak Brownie 127
Kodak Retina (type 118) with Carl Zeiss Tessar
Zeiss Ikon Icarette I