We will be featuring camera reviews, tests, and of course only the best vintage cameras for sale. As content grows keep posted for new articles & listings.


From SF to Big Sur with a Rolleiflex SL35

Today I am going to show you some images from SF & Big Sur shot with a  Rolleiflex Sl35 and Kodak Ektar Film.  If you have never shot with Carl Zeiss lenses, you need to get on it.  Kodak Ektar film is the world finest grain film and produces excellent negatives with high contrast & […]

Why am I a photographer?

The year was 2000, I got on the bus early…as usual. I preferred time to myself after being caged with a bunch of 7th grade lions. Clutched in my hand was my mothers pentax 35mm camera from the 1970′s. As usual I made my way to the back of the bus. I reached my hand […]

DIY Polaroid Emulsion Transfer on Watercolor Paper

Equipped with Impossible Project instant film and a Polaroid SX-70 Camera, capturing nostalgia is not finished without the emulsion lift transfer on watercolor paper. This process is done by ripping the Polaroid apart, wiping the glue off the back, heating the Polaroid in hot water to remove the emulsion & transferring to watercolor paper carefully […]

Who am I?

I am a Professional Photographer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the world renowned Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. I love vintage cameras and scour the marketplace for these priceless heirlooms. I test all of the cameras that I buy & provide any necessary adjustments before I put them up for sale. Occasionally, I cannot fix a camera and I state that openly and honestly; this is also reflected in the price.

John Sargent Barnard is a direct descendant of the impressionist, John Singer Sargent, the most successful portrait painter of his era.  Like Singer, John captures the essence of an individual and shines a window into the soul.  Timelessness, strong visual elements, and classical themes are very evident in John’s work.

Enjoy looking at these beautiful and priceless antique cameras. I hope you become a client.

Check out my portfolio @ http://johnsargentbarnard.com

John busted my cherry wide open on Etsy. He was an ideal candidate with helpful tips and communication the entire time. I will use him again, as should you


Everything including the light meter is in perfect working order. Got the camera in less than a week. Definitely recommend Cool Vintage Cameras if you’re looking to get into analogue photography.

Christopher Ceradoy

Such a fantastic camera. The item shipped earlier than expected and was packed with great care. I will definitely be coming to this seller next time I buy a vintage camera!

Brandon Campbell

I was extremely happy with the condition of my camera as well as how quickly it was delivered! I would not hesitate to purchase from this shop again in the future!

Julia Sullivan