Antique cameras

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  1. MrChips

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  2. PackratKing

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    First camera in the family I remember, is one of the Brownie Hawkeye... circa 1952... It is / was phenomenal in the results it could produce... My Dad and I attended the 1960 winter Olympics in Squaw Valley California. We took a ride on a ski lift to the top, and he shot the whole valley below...
     
  3. Brownout

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    Guess my Cannon AE-1 is an antique now.
     
  4. #12

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    My mother had that model 2A in 1950. I used to know where it was.

    What are the archeologists going to find when all our photos are on rusted out computers? Meh. They will probably say we prayed to the computers.
     
  5. boatsman

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    Do any of you remember plate cameras?
     
  6. wayneh

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    I recall playing with the 2A Brownie, but I don't think my parents put any film in it for me. My folks had gone to SLR cameras by then. I still have one of those old light meters one had to use to set the exposure.

    I still have my mom's old 8mm camera as well, and a projector for the film. No audio.
     
  7. gerty

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    When was the last time anyone saw a flash bulb... Then again when was the last time anyone looked for one...
     
  8. wayneh

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    I still have a couple of those 4-bulb, rotating flash cubes! I've saved them all these years to use "someday" as a type of firework, I guess. I have a grandson now - he's 2 - so maybe it's time to use them up.
     
  9. jgessling

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    See some flash bulbs regularly at the local weekend fea market. Is there anything fun electronic wise that can be done with them? I've got a vague memory of something. Anyone?
     
  10. wayneh

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    Besides the obvious?
     
  11. Wendy

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    Launching rockets when clustering engines.
     
  12. tracecom

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    I missed this thread back in January, but enjoyed it today. Like many of you, I have a lot of photos taken with Brownie cameras. I think my Brownie was sold at my late mother's estate sale a few years ago.

    ETA: If my Brownie was an antique, what does that make me? :eek:
     
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  13. Wendy

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    Alive?
     
  14. tracecom

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    Now, that's funny!

    BTW, I showed the thread to my wife and she rummaged around and found a Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model. It's in excellent condition, so I may run a roll of film through it just for nostalgia.
     
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