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    Just bought a canon eos 600d.

    Came with a 18-55mm lens but I've got a 55-250mm on order. Hopefully I'll get some nice images with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I've got a 55-250mm on order
    I have never taken the 55-250mm off my 1000D in 3 years. Great lens for the money.

    Only use the camera for nature and sport.

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    I got an early model 022 1954 Kodak Retinette for taking black and white selfies.

    Schneider Kreuznach lens and Compur–Rapid shutter. One of the first shutter mechanisms to have 1/500.


    I like the metallic 'clink' noise it makes when the leaf shutters ping open and closed.

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    Did you get any film with it, Looper?

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    ^No film yet Nev. Just playing with the buttons and levers at the moment.

    I used to develop my own black and white years ago* so it would be fun to do it again.













    *the dodgy stuff that could not be handed in at the chemists (thank the lordy lordy for digital photography)

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    Picked up a 1961 Agfa Optima Compur for taking some grainy over-saturated 1960s colour photos

    It uses the same shutter mechanism as the 1954 Kodak but is a technological quantum leap forward in photography. The worlds first fully automatic point and shoot 35mm camera.

    It has a built in rangefinder and selenium light meter.



    I would describe the shutter noise as more of a 'plink' in comparison to the Kodak's 'clink'

    I thought the Retinette was heavy compared to modern compacts but the Agfa is a tank. You could beat an assailant to death with it in a tight situation.

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    Next up in the camera time we machine we go back to the 1940s with the Ross Ensign folding 620 roll film camera, being ably handled here by Miss Surigao Del Norte of the little red suitcase who arrived unannounced and unbidden this weekend.



    Perfect for those sepia shots with the blurred corners. One of the first folding cameras to come with a viewfinder built into the body. You can see the DNA of the modern camera starting to emerge from the box era.



    But cameras are all about selfies as any lady will patiently explain.



    And the Ross Ensign does not disappoint.


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    Not a shred of modern DNA in this behemoth Kodak No 3A Autographic from 1903

    This was one of the first folding bellows step forward from the original rigid box camera



    You thought the databack was invented in the 1970s but this 1903 camera had a databack. There is a rusty old metal stylus (still attached - lucky as most are lost) and there is a door that opens and you can scratch the date and notes onto the film using the stylus without spoiling the negative due to the coating on the back of the film. If you have seen old B/W pics with dates and writing in white along the bottom it was done using this stylus just after the exposure was made.



    The negatives are the size of postcards and it dwarfs the Ross Ensign



    Shutter still releases like clockwork 120 years after it was built

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    The Asahi Optical company in Tokyo released their first pentaprism model, the iconic Pentax, in 1957

    It would define the form factor of the modern SLR for decades. Nikon and Canon brought their versions out in 1959



    This is the Spotmatic update from 1964 which was the first SLR in the world to offer Through The Lens metering.

    The design was such a success that Asahi changed the name of the company to Pentax



    This one has the original and famously razor sharp Takumar 55m f/1.8

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    The T70 came out when I was 15 just when me and my pal at school were going through a photography craze and had bought an entry level East German Practika TL5 SLR to shoot with.

    While other lads were drooling over shoplifted porn mags we were drooling over glossy camera magazines.

    At lunch time we would go and buy a bag of chips and then spend the rest of the lunch hour with our tongue stuck to the window of the camera shop where the shiny T70 was on display.

    The first SLR with LCD panel and 8x16 bytes of ram for doing AE calculations.

    So, 37 years later, it was fun to get hold of this one with 2 lenses and in mint condition and perfect working order. It looks like it just came out of the 1984 shop window. And that Sigma 70-210 was an expensive item also featured prominently in the glossy mags of 1984



    Has shutter priority program mode and makes a cool motor wind noise after each shutter release - which is made by an actual motor and not a digital phone sound effect.

    If you scroll down to page 9 in this issue of Popular Photography from August 1984 you can see some worrying drool stains in the bottom right corner.

    Popular Photography - Google Books

    ...at least I hope it is drool

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    Absolutely gorgeous Voightlander Vito B from 1956 celebrating the optical company's 200th anniversary.

    They started out manufacturing opera glasses in Vienna the same year that Mozart was born and evolved into a photographic company in the 1800s and are the oldest and longest lived camera and lens manufacturer in the world.



    This example came with the original box and manual (in German)

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    Another iconic camera brand that has fallen by the digital wayside.

    1963 Yashica J3 with built in light meter on the right, which is coupled to the shutter setting and ISO setting via some cunning prehistoric analogue jiggery pokery.



    This arrived in quite grubby condition.

    I was surprised (and slightly disturbed) at the amount of pleasure I got from cleaning it.

    I initially intended to give it a light going over with rubbing alcohol and a cloth but 2 hours later I was still engrossed in the task of cleaning every recess, nook and cranny in its delightfully proportioned frame with cotton buds and a toothpick.

    Probably should of video-ed the process for hardcore you-tube vintage camera fetishists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous Voightlander Vito B from 1956 celebrating the optical company's 200th anniversary.
    All photos from my childhood were shot with a Voigtländer Vito 2 which my father bought a year before I was born.
    It was a no-no for me to touch which of course made it more interesting until I once was caught red-handed not being able to close the camera after having folded it out.

    My own first camera was a Minolta SRT-101 with its standard ~ 50mm lens + a cheap short range tele.

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    Great stuff Looper, although I am sure that is faint praise coming from someone who's sole camera & video device is a Samsung mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    looper, nice photos but you need to get your horizons horizontal.

    most cameras will have a " virtual horizon" display in the viewfinder.

    Those tasteful proportions look familiar... Is Taxi a closet clairvoyant?


    Look what arrived in the post today....


    I have lusted after an RX100 since their debut but could never justify the monster price tag they commanded.

    But with the advent of top notch phone cameras I was finally able to to tick this legend of the camera bucket list.

    Picked up a mint example with a leather case, 2 batteries, 2 external chargers, spare rigid screen protector and the seller even chucked in an unadvertised 32GB Class 10 SD card - all for $135

    So I am now the proud owner of the Camera of the Year* (Olympus OM-D E-M5 right) and Compact Camera of the Year* (Sony RX100 left)


    *2012 (I am practising the art of delayed gratification)

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    I have lusted after an RX100 since their debut but could never justify the monster price tag they commanded.
    congratulations on your purchase, its a fabulous little thing, mine is a series 4. it fits in a shirt pocket and the only drawback is the lack of telephoto, the series 4 goes from 28 to 70. but its a fast lens, has an integrated flash. the menu options are staggeringly adjustable. but once set up to your liking and you have become familiar with its buttons and dials it is very easy to use and adjust, and the pics are of an excellent quality.

    i bought a small grip that fits on the front to the right of the lens that makes it easier to hold, and there are some useful apps to download onto it to add extra features. time lapse, ultra slo mo etc., in body editing suite.

    adhesive screw threads are available too that attach to the lens enabling filters and wide angle adaptors to be used.

    i sold my nikon bodies and lenses after i bought this and have never looked back.

    david d busch's book SONT CYBERSHOT DSC-RX100 IV (isbn-13 978-1-68198-126-0) will unlock all its hidden secrets and make navigating the menus and setting it up a doddle.

    enjoy.

    p.s. the photo of the camera and i posted was uploaded from google.

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    p.s.

    you might find these pages useful when figuring out the cameras many menus and setting options.

    rx100 m1,2,3,4,5,6; RX1r; General Topics. my threads in one place
    Started Aug 3, 2018 | Discussions thread
    rx100 m1,2,3,4,5,6; RX1r; General Topics. my threads in one place: Sony Cyber-shot Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Schneider Kreuznach
    I grew up going to school in Bad Kreuznach. Amazing.

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    I just bought a Akaso brave7 sound is crap but have an external microphone, which is brilliant, was going to buy the DJI action 2, which is around 16,000 baht got the Akaso for 3700 baht and does a decent job for what i want it for

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    Canon EOS 60D, Nikon D3500 and Nikon Z 50.

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