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Voigtländer Bessamatic

When I picked up this camera the first thing I noticed is the West German craftsmanship that existed in the late 1950s and 60s. The Bessamatic is noticeably heavier than most SLR’s of its time, but feels just right. The camera is extremely easy to operate, especially with the built-in selenium light meter that requires […]

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