technology and cameras,

Started by alfred, March 08, 2022, 07:59:24 AM

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alfred

To day many of us have a mobile phone and many phones have a built in camera, going back in time when in those early years many people had a box brownie camera , ......do you remember them  and yes although they were a cheap camera with gave nice photo  then they were what most people, had or could afford,


today with the modern cameras , the  pictures are very sharp , where as in the old days the poor old box brownie wasn't as sharp especially if the picture was taken looking at some thing distance, and yet they did the job,


Q; did you ever have a camera all those years ago and if so what photo's did you like taking,

Scrumpy

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Sam bought a Polaroid Instamatic camera in the late sixties.. We were newly married..
What fun we had with it..  :wink: :grin: :grin:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Michael Rolls

but of course the phone is in my pocket
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My first camera was an AGFA Isolette II that my Dad bought in Aden in the late 50s. He gave it to me when I was about 10 years old. I still have it and it still works just fine. I have a collection of about 30 film cameras and 8 digital. And an iPhone 12 ProMax.
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klondike

My father used to have the sort of Brownie(?) camera that you held at waist level and looked down to the prism on top of it.

As a boy I bought several of the foldout cameras from junk shops. Mostly as curiosities rather than to take pictures.
This sort of thing...


As a young adult I had a cheap 35mm camera and took many pictures. I had no problems with exposure and focus but for some reason never had an eye for composition and still don't. I take snapshots not photographs unfortunately.




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Michael Rolls

Whoops - in my post #2 above 'almost as much' should read 'almost half as much'
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Michael Rolls

Gets weirder - the post has disappeared! It read:-

had my first camera - a box Brownie - as a birthday present from an aunt or uncle - I would have been nine or ten. Had a camera, often more than one, ever since. Used to be a 'serious' photographer - at one time I earned almost as much doing weddings and the like as I did from the day job (which shows how poorly paid was the day job!) but now I'm just a happy snapper, and for several years now the phone camera has been used way over 90% of the time. There was a time when, if I left the house a camera was round my neck or in my pocket (Leica II with collapsible f2 Summar) - now the proper camera rarely gets taken out of the cupboard
Mike


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Michael Rolls

come to think about it - I must have pressed 'remove' instead of 'modify' without realising
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Michael Rolls

must have done - if there is a way to spread confusion I will find it!
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klondike

 :grin: :grin: :grin:
I just confused you more by removing my post suggesting you may have hit remove when I saw yours which you'd entered while I was typing.

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klondike

I used to have a full size 35mm DSLR together with several lenses. Then moved over to a smaller DSLR still with several lenses then to a big zoom compact. The reason being the DSLRs weren't much good at photos when I'd left them at home. The high zoom compact developed an annoying fault and I've never replaced it as I always have my phone in my pocket. A not-so-good picture beats no picture and I'm not keen enough to hump a camera around these days.

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Michael Rolls

That's about how I see it
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Anyone else ever own a 4x5? I had one, I think a Burke and James from memory? To be honest, I never used it as a camera. It was dirt cheap - even back then who wanted to lug a thing that size around? - but it had a good lens and I used that and a bit of 'inspired' wood and metal work to create an enlarger for 120 negs as I couldn't afford to buy the lens and condensers needed to allow my existing enlarger to cope with negs bigger than 35mm
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Quote from: Michael Rolls on March 08, 2022, 12:11:37 PM
Anyone else ever own a 4x5? I had one, I think a Burke and James from memory? To be honest, I never used it as a camera. It was dirt cheap - even back then who wanted to lug a thing that size around? - but it had a good lens and I used that and a bit of 'inspired' wood and metal work to create an enlarger for 120 negs as I couldn't afford to buy the lens and condensers needed to allow my existing enlarger to cope with negs bigger than 35mm
The biggest I had - and still have and use - is a Fuji GW690 - 6x9 format - I love it!
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Michael Rolls

Just a titch!
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