Davide Caniatti

Vintage cameras, legacy lenses, Foveon & more

Bessa R - Unboxing a 2000 camera!

A new-vintage camera is opened for the first time 20 years after its fabrication.

2020 was a challenging year for many, so it seemed right to end it by giving myself a small treat. I was lucky enough to find one of those so-called “mint with box” cameras on my hands. I know that behind these words often lies a scam, but in this case, the shop was not lying, and the device was brand new. By new I mean never opened, still wrapped in cellophane, and without ever taking a roll.