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PostPosted: June 13th, 2017, 1:14 am 
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I spotted this 1960's classic camera in a second hand shop. I got it for £5.00. When these cameras came out in 1962 they cost around £280. That's a lot of money by today's standards. It all appears to be working OK, but I will need to try it with a film.

I must say that the feel of the camera is wonderful. Excellent engineering. As you see, it's immaculate.

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That's a nice find and possibly one of the earliest built-in flashes in a mainstream make

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Thats not the flash; that window is the light meter

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fredk wrote:
Thats not the flash; that window is the light meter

Oh well, there you go! My old Braun doesn't have one built in (or flash for that matter!)

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What a brilliant buy Chuck, it brings back memories of my film photography days, I still have most of my darkroom gear and one of my MPP enlargers- haven't used it for years and probably never will now. Memories!

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Brilliant find.

I'm an old school photographer and love the traditional layout and controls of the old 35mm cameras, hence my current two favourite cameras are these two, both have all the controls where you would expect on a traditional camera, plus the benefit of being digital.

Having said that, the camera that sees most action in my collection is on my iPhone, especially for quick images on this forum.

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PostPosted: June 16th, 2017, 11:15 pm 
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A beautiful old Kodak that. I still have my wet film cameras. Two Practicas, a Pentax and a Minolta. Must dig them out again.
My Dad haf a Kodak just like yours. It was s no go area for me and my sisters, definitely 'DO NOT TOUCH'
Thanks for sharing.

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Gregers wrote:
My Dad had a Kodak just like yours. It was s no go area for me and my sisters, definitely 'DO NOT TOUCH


That's excellent advice that all dads give to their offspring but unfortunately they don't often follow. I recall one of my Birthdays long long ago when I had talked lots of photos of my TR7 and a Birthday cake in the shape of the TR7, when I finally had the film developed all was lost as it had all been exposed to light, a quick investigation revealed that my young daughter wanted to know what the inside of my camera looked like and had opened it with the film still in. :twisted:

I loved 34mm and still have several Canon SLR's but digital now wins hands down, I only know two shops in Somerset that still sell 35mm and I can't see them stocking it for much longer :sad:

Having said that if I had seen that Kodak camera at that price I would have snapped it up as they are so tactile and make excellent ornaments.

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A couple of nice old cameras there, Splash.

I still have my Nikon EM with loads of lenses and filters. Also my Olympus OM10.

I still have my really early cameras. 110 cassettes and large roll film Ilford. All complete and in their cases.

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