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So where have you spotted a film camera?

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

  1. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    There's an advert knocking about at the moment for some Birds Eye chicken product or other which features a group of paparazzi - all of whom appear to be equipped with Zenit film cameras. You see a chap right at the front of the pack with a Zenit with a Minolta flashgun on top of it, while the photographer behind him is using, again a Zenit, but with the cyrillic lettering on the prism (that looks like XHNT with the 'N' the wrong way around).

    The advert also uses the classic sound of a number of Nikon MD-12 motor drives while showing the photographers - despite the fact that none of the cameras have drives fitted.

    Cheers, Jeff
  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The backwards N is an I in The west. The H is an N.

  3. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    Over the past couple of months:-
    1. Window advertising panel in Edinbrough Wool Mill - pretty young woman with Canon r/f'r.
    2. Tilley hat registration site young woman with Cannon 7T
    3. Telegraph w/e 'Sport' photo of Casey Stengel (baseball) looking up to heaven with his bat over a shoulder and some
    chap in the background with a Nikon r/f''r.
    (OMG - I'm going 'geeky' (or summat )).
  4. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    The opening titles of the James Bond film Licence to Kill start and finish with an Olympus OM-4 Ti fitted with a 50mm f1.4 Zuiko lens.

    What can I say? It's Sunday afternoon, it's raining and there's a Bond film on telly...

    Cheers, Jeff
  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I really shouldn't post during the adverts...

    Well, now we're and hour and half into the film and Bond has just been given a Hasselblad (503CX?) that converts into a sniper rifle and a Polaroid (SLR690?) that takes x-ray pictures (oddly enough, an x-ray picture of a portrait painting on a wall shows up in the final picture as a skull...how does that work? The Polaroid also shoots lasers out of the flashgun which I've sometimes though could be a useful accessory!

    Cheers, Jeff
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    So gthat's where it comes from! The Hassy is on display in the Camera Cafe in London's museum.

  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Neither of my Hasselblads convert into a rifle. Probably my fault for staying with 1st and 2nd generation 500s. :(
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  8. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    It's been suggested that I should get a gun carriage to transport my Hasselblad around!

    Cheers, Jeff
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  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A gun carriage that size could be mistaken for a cannon.

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  10. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd take this opportunity to nag you (again!) about bringing those Hasselblads back into use, Andrew.

    There are only two ways to stop this nagging: either start using them (and provide evidence by posting results), or just give them to me! :p ;)
  11. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Not quite the same but a while back I was with some friends and one of those tourist buses went past and a friend said "I bet Lesley can name the camera that giraffe on the side is holding"

    And I replied "Can't tell the model but it's a Nikon DSLR"

    (Red trim under the shutter button)
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Goodness me, the Serengetti comes to London for holidays!
  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Not sure what the camera in Ooglies is based on, but it certainly appears to be a film camera...
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It looks like an Olympus OM10 or such like
  15. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    A Canon AT or similar?
  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    On reflection I reckon you're right. :)
  17. Mike40

    Mike40 Well-Known Member

    Am currently in Rome and boarded a number 3 tram from the Colloseum to Trastevere......a small school party (6) of young teenagers clutching Kodak disposables and not a smartphone in sight.......if only one stays with film it’s a win
    Take care
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  18. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I've just watched an episode of the BBC's 'Summer of Rockets' drama set in 1958. A Zorki range finder with a 'zoom lens' was loaned to a novice who shot 3 rolls of monochrome film and apparently got every shot in focus and correctly exposed without using a light meter. And the camera appeared to have a viewfinder with a ground glass focusing screen like that in an SLR - no sign of a rangefinder double image that changed to a single one as the focus was adjusted. He was also given a longer (135 mm?) lens to use, but no viewfinder for it (I think they fitted in the flash mount on top of the camera body).

    So much attention paid to clothes, cars, furniture ...
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  19. Mike40

    Mike40 Well-Known Member

    Uffizi gallery, Florence this morning young chap with Olympus OM2.....then, in Boboli gardens, oldish chap (well, slightly younger than me) with wife, two daughters and assorted grandchildren and he’s doing the full directorial bit with a Nikon F5 and a bag full of lenses.......cross between Monsieur Hulot and Mr Bean with increasingly agitated Italian conversation.....enjoyed every moment.

    Take care,
  20. David Loxley

    David Loxley Well-Known Member

    My first impression was 'Johnny 5' in drag from the "Short Circuit" series of films.

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