Show your Antique Equipment.

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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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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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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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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.
 
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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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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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Very nice collection, was the Hasselblad in working condition for that price?

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.
 
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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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Just found this old one,


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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.
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Here's my antique equipment.

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

Genuine Kodak wood.
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Here's my antique equipment.

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Well, to listen to some folks on the internet, you would think it was antique...

LOL
 
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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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Here's the only antique I have, photos feel like antiques too...:eek:

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