Our Story

Cameras from collector to collector.

There is no other name in the world of photography that stands for the right instinct for cameras, than that of Peter Coeln. For more than thirty years now he has dedicated himself to photography and photo technology. Be it a camera for the Daguerreotype process from 1839 or a Hasselblad Lunar Pilot, one of the few cameras which went to the moon and back, Coeln had them all and successfully brokered them to the right customers.

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Our Origin

A life where image-making is everything.

It all started with fast cars. The fastest to be precise. And a Asahi Pentax Spotmatic used by sixteen-year-old Coeln to take one of the last pictures of F1 driver Jochen Rindt before his death. It’s this photo which triggered a unique success story, beginning with a studio for ad photography going all the way to founding the world-famous Leica Shop as well as WestLicht Museum and OstLicht Gallery.

With Coeln Cameras customers worldwide can now profit from Coeln's instinct – true to the motto for which he has been known in international photography for decades. 

Our Guarantee

Your favourite piece in one piece.

Whoever is willing to pay the best price for the best vintage cameras wants them to be delivered safely and in one piece. This is why at Coeln Cameras we only work with the best. Our prime partners for the international shipping of our unique cameras have been approved in a longtime selection process to make sure, that your objects of desire also arrive in the desired condition.

Our passion

A life for photography.

Viennese Museum for Photography with outstanding photo exhibitions & a unique camera collection.

Viennese Gallery for Photography & online shop with extensive holdings of hundreds thousands of photographic prints & photobooks: from vintage prints to cutting-edge contemporary works.

Photography & Photobooks auctions since 2009. Big personalities in front of and behind the camera as well as significant moments in recent history.