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noelh

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Blustery day pushed me indoors. The Lumix 20mm was itching to be used. There must be a few members of this forum that have some really cool older gear. Time to show it off in B&W. None of my old gear is anything real exciting. Just old spanning the first 5 decades of my life.

GF-1 + 20mm, f16 @1/25 ISO 400 jpeg B&W Dyn mode.
 

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Uh oh, camera p*rn...

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Canon Canonet G-III QL17 Rangefinder

shot with Olympus E-P1 + Zuiko 4/3 35mm f3.5 Macro + Olympus FL-36
 

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Here is my first camera, which my dad gave to me when I was a teen. He picked it up in the late 1940s/early 1950s when he lived in Belgium after WWII. It had no rangefinder, so I had to guess the distance. It had no meter, so I had to guess the exposure using the guidelines that Kodak used to enclose with film (until I purchased a small Sekonic light meter). It was a great camera to learn photography with. Oh yes, the lens fits on my m4/3 cameras with an adapter.


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Chriscross3234

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The camera that started it all... This is actually my fathers camera that I found about half a year ago and it's what got me started into photography. I was just amazed at what great condition it was as well as learning how the camera and lens actually worked. This camera has literally been around the world, used by my father when he served in the US Navy. Eventually I'll have to get an adapter for that 50mm f/1.4...

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periflex by corfield, england

Two of my periflex cameras - both with the unique periscope rangefinder and exchangeable viewfinder.
It's a longer sequence for composing a picture... but it works!

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[ periflex 1 version 2 1954 by corfield - england - with lumar lens 50mm | 1:3.5 ]


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[ periflex 1 version 3 1955 by corfield - england - with retro-lumax lens 35mm | 1:3.5 ]

read: the Corfield Story
 

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My Rollei. Its been to the Himalayas and back about 50 years ago (not by me I should add). Still works a treat and takes great pics. Hopefully my EP1 lasts as long :smile:

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Just one of my Barnacks

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Missing from this family snapshot is my XA :doh:

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I have also a couple of more or less odd RF :

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(this is a plain, non-GIII early canonet QL17L, made in Japan)
 

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Mamiya Press Deluxe (1962)

This is my much loved Mamiya Press, a 120 rangefinder focusing roll film camera with inter changeable film backs and lenses. It's shown with a 90mm f/3.5 Mamiya Sekor lens and a 6 x 9 roll film back together with a 6 x 7 roll film back. Not shown is the ground glass focusing screen or the extension tubes.

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The 90mm lens equates closely to the 20mm fitted to the GF1 shown alongside for size comparison. The Press is not exactly a pocket sized model, however I did use it for street photography back in the '70's, was asked on occasions if I was a press photographer :smile:

Barrie
 

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This is my much loved Mamiya Press, a 120 rangefinder focusing roll film camera with inter changeable film backs and lenses. It's shown with a 90mm f/3.5 Mamiya Sekor lens and a 6 x 9 roll film back together with a 6 x 7 roll film back.
What I really like in those kind of cameras is the way the functions are visibly split and connected in just the necessary way to perform the expected duty. Compared to embedded designs we've come to expect nowdays, this "industrial" packages are wonderful pedagogic instruments to explain the basics of photography.

I'd love to have one myself.

Cheers,
 

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Here is one of my old Nikon F2 bodies: Nikon F2 Photomic with a Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4.

This was taken with a Nikon D100 dslr:

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Canon Demi C half-frame interchangable lens camera. This one is fitted with the 50/2.8 lens which looks the business but works like a short telephoto on a half-frame camera. The standard lens for this model was a 28/2.8.

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What I really like in those kind of cameras is the way the functions are visibly split and connected in just the necessary way to perform the expected duty. Compared to embedded designs we've come to expect nowdays, this "industrial" packages are wonderful pedagogic instruments to explain the basics of photography.

I'd love to have one myself.

Cheers,
Yes, there was a young lad on the yearly digital photography course at the field centre where I volunteer and I took this camera in to get him to understand f numbers and depth of field, from his reaction things became much clearer for him.

Barrie
 

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My two cameras, my dad's SRT Super and my trusty old nikon coolpix that served me well for many years
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greyelm

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My Barnack shelf queens

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Y'all have old cameras worth looking at. My "old" cameras would include the illustrious Kodak Instamatic (110), a Polaroid, and a Kodak Disc. :rofl:
 

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My dad passed away back in February. In his belongings we found a moldy case with this camera in it. There was a big Honeywell flash as well. Perhaps when I'm bored I'll hook it all up. This camera was used when he was a police photographer back in the 60's. He kept it when they switched to 35mm.

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Vito CL

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Alanroseman

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I'm really enjoying this thread...

Unfortunately I've never saved many of my early cameras. I managed to keep my original 35mm, the Konica III rangefinder, and recently recovered my first SLR a minolta SRT 101.

I wish I had access to one of the many medium format cameras that I owned over the years... and I really wish someone would post a Rapid Omega...

I loved my 6x9 Rapid with the wonderful positive crank on the lower right corner...

I think I'm Pining..
 
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