My collection is online!

A long year of lockdown will finally have been enough to update 166 cameras’ and 44 lenses’ pages, translate all those to get a bilingual website, go through image modification for a bunch of the oldest pictures…

My collection is finally online on! Click below and check it out now!

Click to access my new Collection site!

Still here? Here is a bit more about what’s there:

  • A vintage cameras collection, obviously, but not only. The pages contain technical informations for each camera, and links to other references on my site or Sylvain Halgand’s
  • A vintage lenses collection, along the compatible cameras.
  • A bibliography, mostly in French, that has been of help in identifying and learning the specificities of all the listed items.
  • An advanced browsing experience, allowing to go from a camera to its maker, from the maker to its lenses, from the lenses to the compatible cameras, etc., brought to you by the magic powers of Omeka S.

Like all collections, this catalog will constantly evolve. I already have 4 new (fun) items waiting to be introduced.

This is also an amateur’s work, so use it with caution. Please feel free to point out the errors you’ll encounter: comment here or contact me through my social accounts.

Bonne visite !

Using Omeka S to manage your collection

This article is a follow-up of an older one 🇫🇷, where I wondered myself what software I should use to manage my cameras & lenses collection. Back then, I explained I chose Omeka, an open-source solution developed by the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, and broadly used by cultural institutions across the world.

Logo OmekaReally, that was well meant and I totally wanted to catalog all my cameras but, actually… I never saw this through to the end. I stumbled on the lack of dynamic linking between items and dynamic list of properties.

Add to this my own lack of motivation, procrastination and the song of all those sirens/cameras calling on my shelves, and you’ll understand why I did not pushed further.

But everything changed at the end of 2017, when Omeka S was released…

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