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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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