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Nasty cameras

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by carlosfm, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    This should be fun.
    Please post some nasty "pseudo" cameras.
    That kind of junk that doesn't provide any sort of pride of ownership.
    Just to clarify, here's an example of the breed:

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    OLYMPIA OY4040 MOTOR DRIVE-FREE FOCUS 1:6.3-RED EYE REDUCTION-SELF TIMER
    What a freakin' ugly duck. :biggrin:
    Here's a link with more pics from this beauty:
    http://www.todocoleccion.net/camara...-reduction-self-timer~x31300475#sobre_el_lote
     
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  2. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Wait, what??! :coco:
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  3. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    "Olympia", lol
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Wow. That is really a find. Are those buttons or indicator lights in front of the shutter button? And that particular shade of plastic was quite a choice. I'll be on the lookout for more of this breed to share.
     
  5. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Hey, this sort of counterfeit camera "brand" has a wiki:
    http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/"Olympia"_camera

    LOL. The tripod is too good for this.
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  6. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I have no idea what are those red buttons for.
    Good question!

    PS: can there be anything else at this level?
    Quote, from the wiki: "They have fixed focus, poor-quality "optical" lenses; and while the aperture may be adjusted from (nominally) f/6.3 to f/16, there is a single, non-adjustable shutter speed."
     
  7. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
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  8. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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  9. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Sorry, but this comes high on my list:

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    Or maybe this:

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  10. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
  11. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Back to the old stuff.
    Another... huh... "SLR", the Naikei 1000-X
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  12. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
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  13. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Yeah, Olympus made some weird stuff on the early digital camera days.
    Actually, except the digital SLRs, which looked like proper cameras, most early digital cameras looked... "digital" to me.
    Awkward, ugly.
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  14. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I always likes the Dimage.

    I had the pleasure of using one of these odd-looking things for awhile:

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    The thing really did take nice images, and they held their value for a long time.

    Here are a couple I took with it:

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  15. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The abundant use of plastics starting in the 80s was definitely the low point in camera design!
     
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  16. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Would that make the abundant use of metal and wood in the 1880s the high point? :p 
     
  17. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member


    How very dare you.... :eek:  :rofl:
     
  18. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Ha, I wonder in a decade or two, if the cheap mass-produced plastic look will make a style comeback? :D 
     
  19. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
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  20. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

    230
    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Wow, an optical lens! Great find!
     
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