Welcome to my little, but growing camera collection. I have been slowing gathering cameras since 2003, buying, selling, and trading them whenever I see a good deal. I inadvertently started to collect vintage cameras because I wanted a low-cost way to try different types and form factors beyond the 35mm SLR. The first vintage camera I purchased was a Canonet QL17 GIII, which I bought because I wanted to try a rangefinder. This was followed by a Ciroflex TLR since I wanted to give medium format a shot. Once I bought these two vintage cameras, it just made sense to keep buying more, so here I am today with several bookcases full of cameras. I collect them because I enjoy both using vintage cameras and learning about the history of the photo industry. I collect TLRs, SLRs, rangefinders, box cameras and more, with no particular focus. My main criteria is that the cameras are in working condition and use film that is still available, which means primarily 35mm and 120 (and respooled 620) . I haven't tried large-format cameras yet but would like to in the future, and perhaps even dabble in plate cameras someday. At the moment Rolleis, Leicas and the such are out of my price range, so most of my cameras are towards the lower end of the price scale.
The oldest working camera I have is a Vest Pocket Kodak which was produced from 1915-1926. I used to have a few older cameras but they were not in good working condition or used discontinued film so I passed most of them on. I have cameras from every decade of the 20th century.