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Show your Antique Equipment.

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by eL eSs Vee, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. I did a couple searches and was surprised to find that there wasn't a thread for antique cameras. If there already is one, I missed it and I appologize.

    Show your antique cameras (including very early digital) and accessories; any vintage, any format.

    Here are a few from my collection.

    One of two that I have.
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    And my favorite - I found it in a pawn shop last summer. $550.00.
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  2. tomtodeath

    tomtodeath

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    Jan 11, 2007
    new jersey
    Very nice collection, was the Hasselblad in working condition for that price?
     
  3. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    I don't know how far back you need to go to call a camera antique but in these days of digital maybe this one will be called antique by some :


    I've had it for just about 2 months now and I loooove it :

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    Another 35mm camera that I really enjoy using ( though these days I haven't touched it because of the Leica loving ) :

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    Saddly I didn't find this at a pawn shop for the same price :

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  4. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Here is some of my 'tique stuff:

    One of the first *substantial and affordable* ballheads c. 1976:
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    My view camera from the early 20th century:
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    A c. 1960 fisheye attachment lens:
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    I guess this is the first shutter priority, auto-exposure rangefinder:
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    My workhorse lightmeter from the 70s:
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    And it looks like this is not such a rare meter after all:
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    I wish I had a Hasselblad to show off, but I do have this instead, from 1975:
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  5. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    This weird gear doesn't surprise me at all coming from you Chris :tongue:
     
  6. Cool stuff! Love this thread. Wish I had anything to share. I've been scouring garage sales, etc. just looking for any antique photo-related gear... don't even care if it works. Just want to decorate my studio space with some of it. Thanks everyone for sharing.
     
  7. Two more cameras. It's late, so I'll post more later.

    Kodak Duaflex III. 620 format.
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    Kodak Bantam. 828 format.
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  8. mhcfires

    mhcfires

    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    Have a few things. My Topcon from 1968.

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    Mamiya C3:

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    Brownie Target Six-20. I still use this camera. Have to respool teh film onto 620 rolls, but it it worth the effort.

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  9. Thank you.

    Nearly working condition. I had to send it in to have the shutter operated on. Unfortunately, it also needs an adjustment. I photographed some friends, and in a full-length shot, when the viewfinder is sharp on the subject, the image, when exposed to the film, is nicely focused about ten feet behind them.
     
  10. There's some really nice equipment showing up in this thread!

    Here's an old Kodak lens. Yes, it works, and it's auto-cocking!
    I think the body is brass, and I'm not sure which is older; this lens or my tripod from 1914.

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  11. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    That's indeed some great looking old gear, it really makes me want to hunt at pawn shops or markets near by …
     
  12. jomike

    jomike

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    Jun 7, 2008
    Surrey. England
  13. Just found this old one,


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  14. Old enough?

    I had a 35mm camera in the late 50's when I was in high school but somehow misplaced it years ago. This is a picture of my first SLR. I purchased it sometime around 1977 when my kids were five or six years old. I think that 31 years qualifies it as an antique.[​IMG]
     
  15. Here's my antique equipment.

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    Well, to listen to some folks on the internet, you would think it was antique...
     
  16. No cheap plastic here.

    Genuine Kodak wood.
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  17. We all have the right idea! And yes, Medic, I did include digital in the initial post! :biggrin:


    Carry on . . .
     
  18. Gary Mayo

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    LOL
     
  19. I've got an old wooden Kodak from the 20s around here somewhere I think, but this is the next oldest one. A large format (it produces 9"x9" negs), Fairchild K-17 aerial camera. The camera was built in 1942, the film magazine I have for it was made in 1943. I haven't been able to determine what aircraft or squadron it was originally used in, whether it stayed in the USA, Europe, or the Pacific - but I'm working on it. The camera has nearly 17000 exposure cycles on it's original 153mm B&L lens.

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  20. dweikum

    dweikum

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    Apr 15, 2007
    Oakland, CA
    Here's the only antique I have, photos feel like antiques too...:eek: 

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