Photographica Camera Show - Oct 2014:
Twice a year the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE) hosts the Photographica Camera and Image Show. Sellers around the area set up at booths and sell cameras, vintage images, darkroom/studio equipment, accessories, and pretty much anything else photo-related! It’s my second time at this show and it never ceases to amaze me what I can find. Up for sale are mostly vintage film cameras ranging from dirt cheap point and shoots to expensive TLRs and medium format cameras. There’s also an abundance of lenses and accessories like lens caps, filters, and cases. Show-goers also love looking through ‘dollar table’, where piles of camera related knick-knacks are sold for a buck a piece.
After a few hours at the show, I managed to snag a Ricoh 500 G compact rangefinder (it was on my wish list), a few rolls of expired film, and a steel film developing tank with reel. I had a great time talking to sellers and discovering different treasures at the show. I’ll continue to keep coming to Photographica as long as I’m in the area!
Faneuil Hall | North End