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So where have you spotted a film camera?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gray1720, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    Last Friday evening( I think ).
    'Heartbeat', on tele', wherein David was using what looked like a Canonet or a Minolta Himatic.
    All was quiet, in the scene and David took a photo'.
    The rattle and clatter which accompanied this was worse than that of my old Miranda F
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    There was an episode of The Adventures of Abney and Teal recently (called, of all things, The Camera) which featured a Polaroid type camera similar to the one that appeared in an episode of Shaun the Sheep - instant development (ie a couple of seconds) and a never-ending film pack!
  3. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    They must have used the smartphone "shutter sound"......
  4. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    Nah, John.
    My wife has such a 'phone.
    This lot sounded more like a mix of broken glass and lumps of iron being tipped on to a concrete pad.
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  5. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Ah! A Praktica L shutter sound.
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  6. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    Lying on the floor of our local newsagent/post office.
    The tabloid front of TLS.
    A print of 'Self portrait of Solzhenitsyn' Holding what looks like, probably a Russian copy of, a Leica 3 (a or b) with and Elmar f3.5
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  7. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Saturday evening in the cinema. The film was based on the life of Gerhart Richter, the german artist. At one point his wife poses in the nude and he snaps her with a TLR - well, we're talking about the mid-1960s here.

  8. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Yesterday evening's documentary (a repeat I assume) on Les Dawson showed him taking a picture of his wife with a NIkon F.

    Cheers, Jeff
  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing: ever since June 1967 I've wanted a Black Nikon F with a plain prism and the f1.2 55mm...

    SLR Magazine 1st issue.jpg

    (Apologies to the magazine staff) :D
  10. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    The one Les Dawson was using was chrome with the Ftn prism (the same as mine) and I couldn't make out which lens he had, but I certainly know what you mean about the black one with the plain prism and the 50mm f1.2, it's very tempting.

    Cheers, Jeff
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  11. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I saw an elderly Praktica around the neck of a visitor to The High Line
  12. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    The 50/1.2 is nice, but I prefer the 58/1.4. I've had both (sold in moments of weakness/ foolishness/ poverty, as usual) and if I could have one of them back, it would be the 58/1.4.

    Still have two plain-prism Fs, though.


  13. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I quite like my 50mm f1.4 Nikkor-S - in the early 2000s I'd wanted one for quite a while but they were selling for upwards of £130 in the UK. You can imagine my surprise when I walked into a camera shop in Indianapolis and saw a case full of them priced at $50 each - which was around £30 in proper money at the time. I can't quite remember how much they were charging for a mint condition Nikon F3 with MD-4 motor drive, but I recall that the entire rig cost less than the motor drive alone did in the UK...so I bought the lens and the F3.

    Cheers, Jeff
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    If I felt confident the I'm Back was ready to buy I'd go for the right F and lens but I'm holding off on any more film cameras until then.
  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Saw a Pentax ME Super in Central Park
  16. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    This (Monday Dec 10th) afternoon, a K1000 w/a 50/2, the exact same kit I had 33 years ago :eek: ... ;) and,
    then, sold her a Sigma 100/2.8 Macro lens :) Film wise, the forthcoming movie, "Marwen" has a lot
    of photos of a Spotmatic :)


  17. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    The Haunting of Hill House - polaroid.
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  18. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    The hipster in today's ePhotozine Christmas comp heading appears to be using a Zenit EM or some such suitably retro item...

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  19. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    I see one every day.......it's no big deal....
  20. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    To-day on the Internet Explorer site news thread
    A 'preview' from 'PopSugar' (magazine??. for 'The New Royals'
    In the series 'The Crown'
    Ben Daniels who plays Anthony Armstrong Jones
    Holding a Leica M2 or M3

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