People tend to look at me funny when I tell them I collect cameras, and I can't really blame them. After all, I've been living on this earth for well over 40 years and never gave a thought to vintage cameras until just a few years ago. Now I wonder how I could have missed them! Then again, I guess I never really had any exposure to most of them. My knowledge was limited to the common cameras that were available in my time - the Kodak Instamatics, the Polaroid SX-70s. Of course, I had seen TV shows with old-time photographers hidden under a cloth, exploding flash powder in hand, and black & white movies with press photographers popping out spent bulbs, but still never gave it any thought. Eventually, of course, I did begin to discover all of the amazing variations out there, and have become captivated by them. Similarly, the people who give me looks when I tell them I collect cameras usually go from being perplexed to being fascinated once they've actually seen some of them.