12 Classic Cameras That Look Nothing Like Cameras

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The dvent of digital photography has transformed how we view the world around us. The breadth and scope of our image capture devices has exploded. But not even the most ingenious action cam can compare to the sheer audacity of these awesome rigs collected by our friends at Ooobject.

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Be sure to also take a look through these industrial movie cameras, 14 film shooters what look like bullet shooters, and 20 8mm cameras (that may or may not have been used in that terrible Nic Cage movie).

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Rectaflex Rotor 1952


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Bell & Howell Clockwork Movie Camera


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Giant 900lb camera 1900

In 1900, George R. Lawrence built this mammoth 900 lb. camera to take a picture of a train.

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Dr. Neubronner's Miniature Pigeon Camera

Used for aerial reconnaissance during WWI


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Meopta Pankopta Panoramic Camera, 1962


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Nicca Nicnon Binocular spy camera


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Stereo Photosphere camera, France 1890


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Houghton Ticka, watch camera 1906


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Demon Detective Camera 1880s


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Cane Handle Camera Ben Akiba by A. Lehmann, 1903


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Williamson propeller powered airplane camera

Camera attaches to the bottom of airplane; propeller provides power for film advance.

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French Revolver Camera 1882

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sgtyukon
sgtyukon

A Bell & Howell like that but with a turret and three lenses used to be very common. Before video tape, every TV news crew used them.