Show your film cameras

edmsnap

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Messages
462
Location
Edmonton, Alberta
There's already a thread for this, but it hasn't been touched for 3+ years and most of the photos in it are dead-links, so I figured a reboot would be okay. :smile:

I was just playing around instead of organizing my piles of junk today and took some snaps of the cameras that I grew up on:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


My very first camera: a Kodak Brownie. Bought by my grandparents in the early 1950's, it shot 127 film and took the childhood pictures of my mother. When I found it in storage as a kid, it still had a box of what was then very old film and it became mine.

Eventually, I inherited the Kodak Instamatic X-15, a 126 film pocketcam with a fixed 43mm, f/11 lens designed to ensure everything from 4ft to infinity was in focus. It was cheaply-built plastic that made horrible sounds! But as a kid, I was completely fascinated by the Magicubes as they'd fizzle, bubble, and self-destruct for you when you needed a flash ☺.

I inherited the Canon AE-1 from my dad when he tired of the heavy equipment and moved on to compacts. It still works flawlessly and was the most user-friendly camera ever. Packs a lot of sentimentality.

My first camera that I got myself was the Canon New-F1. They didn't call it "the tank" for nothing. It took bumps, tumbles, scrapes, knocks, and every other type of abuse. It was too complex for me at the time so I didn't fully appreciate it until many years later.

My final film camera was the Canon T90. Still the best feeling camera in my hands ever. There was absolutely nothing it wouldn't do. Professional in every way and defined what Canon would do going forward, despite it being the end of the FD line.
 

biomed

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
Aug 22, 2013
Messages
2,689
Location
Seattle area
Real Name
Mike
Nikon F2
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Voigtländer Vito B
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Yashica Electro 35 GSN (I have two of these)
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Cosina Voigtländer (top center - Bessa R4M, lower left - Bessa R3A, lower right - Bessa L and assortrd lenses)
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Canon EOS IX (My only remaining Canon film camera. I kept this APS camera more as a curiosity than anything else)
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Zorki 4 with Jupiter 8 50/2 ( I have this 1957 version and a 1962 also. These two years are significant In Soviet related events: 1957 for Sputnik I and 1962 for the Cuban missile crisis. Both work and take good photographs)
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


I also have a Nikon FE2 and some other assorted 35mm cameras. I have a small collection of Kodak and Ansco folding cameras.

Mike
 

qppoiz

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Mar 24, 2013
Messages
71
Location
NJ
Long time lurker, first time poster here!

I got into film photography when I decided to find a Minolta legacy lens to adapt to my GF5. Well, the lens, a 50mm MD Rokkor-X, came with an X-700 attached to it (all for $10). Turns out the camera worked very well. It was super clean. I ran some film through it and just fell in love with the results I was getting. After some more purchases and sales I ended up with these two:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

The AE-1 Program had the notorious sneezing sound when releasing the shutter, and the Yashica-A had some very sticky shutter blades. Both are now in good working order. I also have a Kowa Six MM, currently being sold. The thing takes amazing shots, but it's by no means an easy camera to lug around!
 

marcr1230

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Nov 28, 2013
Messages
183
The Olympus Gang:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

LowriderS10

Monkey with a camera.
Joined
May 19, 2013
Messages
2,521
Location
Canada
I have a ton of film gear (Soviet Zenits, tons of FD Canon including the first AF lens made by Canon, T90, AE-1/AE-1Ps, a Zorki, Voigtlander, etc), but don't have any decent pics of them (except this one)...one of my favourite cameras, a rare all-black AE-1 Program...mint, with the original leather case! :)

<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tamasv/6733921957/player/530e6dd166" height="554" width="1024" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
 

tonyturley

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Nov 19, 2014
Messages
934
Thought I'd revive this rather than make a new thread. I'm currently running a roll of expired Kodak Gold 200 through this setup. I haven't used film in around 20 years, and it is kind of cool returning to my roots. This camera is an early version without a meter, so I've either been using Sunny 16, or using my E-M5 to meter. That may not be entirely accurate, but it is fun.

TT
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Johag

New to Mu-43
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
4
Location
Gothenburg, Sweden
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
Joined
Apr 4, 2010
Messages
5,086
Location
Aotearoa
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Jeece

Mu-43 Rookie
Joined
May 7, 2015
Messages
23
Location
Granby, QC, Canada
Nothing spectacular, and haven't been used in years, Yashica FX-103 with 50mm 1.9 ML. I already ordered a lens adapter for my E-M10 when it comes in. :)

Pic lacks DOF, was shot years ago with my Canon S2:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom