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Show your Old Cameras

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by noelh, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. 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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  2. Uh oh, camera p*rn...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5404162073/" title="P1311745-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5404162073_9b725b58d9_z_d. "P1311745-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    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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  3. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    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.


    20100906-P1030251.
     
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  4. Chriscross3234

    Chriscross3234 Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Dec 28, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    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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  5. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    455
    Sep 21, 2010
    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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  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    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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  7. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
    Just one of my Barnacks

    LeicaIIf.
     
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  8. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    892
    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KJ2KEzkOcu4iDvRd-7jg9Q?feat=embedwebsite"> family. "459" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/manuel.viet0/OLYMPUSEP1?feat=embedwebsite">OLYMPUS E-P1</a></td></tr></table>

    Missing from this family snapshot is my XA :doh:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1v5k1JdenGejGIjVNcxO6w?feat=embedwebsite"> xa-color. "600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/manuel.viet0/OLYMPUSEP1?feat=embedwebsite">OLYMPUS E-P1</a></td></tr></table>

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

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cLSOCV4d_9Pe4SZpG8wz-w?feat=embedwebsite"> focasport. "800" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/manuel.viet0/OLYMPUSEP1?feat=embedwebsite">OLYMPUS E-P1</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/WqztabhYy6fAhAV3NkhEsQ?feat=embedwebsite"> fed3. "600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/manuel.viet0/OLYMPUSEP1?feat=embedwebsite">OLYMPUS E-P1</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PtdLOqIFP6Gv45967NHlGA?feat=embedwebsite"> canonetNewQL17. "600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/manuel.viet0/OLYMPUSEP1?feat=embedwebsite">OLYMPUS E-P1</a></td></tr></table>

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

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    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.

    1000996.

    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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  10. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    892
    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    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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  11. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    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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    --Warren
     
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  12. gracefruit

    gracefruit Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Dec 23, 2010
    central scotland
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    An old Olympus Trip. I'm still searching for an old Pen.
     
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  13. 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.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5444549671/" title="IMG_3244-PPR Canon Demi C 50mm f2.8 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5444549671_dde031274d_z. "640" height="426" alt="IMG_3244-PPR Canon Demi C 50mm f2.8"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5444549247/" title="IMG_3247-PPR Canon Demi C 50mm f2.8 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5444549247_621f441932_z. "640" height="426" alt="IMG_3247-PPR Canon Demi C 50mm f2.8"></a>
     
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  14. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    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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  15. aw614

    aw614 Mu-43 Regular

    122
    Mar 19, 2011
    My two cameras, my dad's SRT Super and my trusty old nikon coolpix that served me well for many years
    P4141409.
    P4141410.
     
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  16. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
    My Barnack shelf queens

    Casioshelfqueens.
     
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  17. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    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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  18. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

    292
    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    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.

    yashica.
     
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  19. BrianK

    BrianK Mu-43 Veteran

    309
    Jan 20, 2011
    Lansing MI
    Vito CL

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  20. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    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..