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User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4208 times:

I was out at the weekend at a vehicle rally and spotted a guy with an old Practika. During the 1970's I used one of their old LTL's which was a cheap way of taking decent shots with telephoto ability, as it was an SLR.

Just wondered if anyone still uses a 70's camera, as decent shots are still possible.

I'm aware that many of you may not have even been born then but I'll still ask the question..

Ray

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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4154 times:

I still carry my trusty old AE-1 along with film in it just in case....It is just a backup now, but still produces.  Smile

User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 908 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4144 times:

Every single A.net photo wearing my name, is shot by an ole' Canon AE-1...

Johan (Ljungdahl)



User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4140 times:

never had one... Smile in this game for just over a year now. I do carry around my "old" EOS300 for safety and for K64 in the future.

Wietse



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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4132 times:

Depends on what you mean by old... Mine's a 1987 vintage Nikon F-401s.

Not by choice you understand... just the finances won't stretch to a DSLR  Sad

Rez



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8725 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4131 times:

It's a little off topic, but about one year ago, I used a Kodak Retina for two rolls of b/w photos in Norway...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

However, my father is uses a Yashica, don't know how old it is, and the photos aren't bad either.



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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4118 times:

I must say tho that it is more the user of the camera than the camera itself.  Smile

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4112 times:

I still have a Canon AE-1 - trusty old thing, produces nice results which if I haven't used it for a while sometimes amaze me. Ahhh - they don't make 'em like that any more! Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4100 times:

I'm using a Nikon N6006 (F601 in UK) that I bought in the US in 1991. Up until then I too was using an AE-1 Program. Wish I'd kept it as a back up, It served me really well.
APP.


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4101 times:

I have two old Pentax Spotmatics from the end of the sixties, use them from time to time.

Staffan


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

I'm using a Nikon EM (1979), and it recently started to show how old it is  Sad

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

The oldest one I have is a 1951/52 vintage Leica IIIf, on which I just finished a roll of b/w this week. Of course it is heavy (for its size) and cumbersome to use compared with all the latest whiz-bang electronic wonders, but it is fun in its own way.

'949


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 745 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

Well I've still got my '79 vintage Canon F1 - though I don't use it much these days. Great camera - has a spot meter (which my DSLRs don't  Sad) and will even take pictures with no batteries (if you dispense with metering). One thing I do notice with these older cameras is how dark the viewfinders are compared with current models.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
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Hi all

I have a few old camera, Canon EOS1000, Practika MTL7 or something along those lines......and a mint condition Box Brownie.

Do they still manufacture films for the Brownies?

Even though having the digital, I'm tempted to get some print film and use my current lens set up on the EOS1000

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Olympus OM-2n with Tamron manual focus 70-210.
Not that I bother scanning/submitting photos  Smile.
Perhaps I will now that I also have a Fuji S602.



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User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4018 times:


Hi all,

Another Canon EOS300 owner here. Rarely gets used these days but ready for a few slides should I see something rare.

Build like a tank, meter is very accurate, simple to operate, cost me next to nothing second hand.  Big thumbs up

Regards,
Dean



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

I'm still using an old Minolta X300. 20 years old, newest lens is about 15 years old.
The only shot I ever sold was taken using that camera...



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Up until a week ago I was using my old Minolta X700, my first "spotting" camera. My new D30 just retired it. It's still in excellent shape, with a great Sigma 70-200 lens, and lots of accessories. (cough cough  Big grin)

Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

you traitor, buying a Canon!  Wink/being sarcastic

If you still have that Minolta, it's time you came over and gave it a good home with me. My X300 is a bit shy around my new Nikon F100  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Oh, I've still got it, but it'll be on Ebay before long. You know the email.  Big grin

User currently offlineEricBelgium From Belgium, joined Mar 2003, 77 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

Hay Ray,

If you have the time, and all the rest of you photographers too,  Innocent, you can check out my series here on Anet.

Every single pictures was taken with a Praktica MTL5B, camera was around $100. I only used second hand lenses, my cheapest one was the 24mm, $25  Wow!

If taken some of my best slides with it yet, I had numourous publications, some were used on posters etc. I even won once third price in an international aviation photo competition  Wink/being sarcastic

My basket is almost filled now to enter the digital age  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I think it will be a Fuji S2 or Canon 10D

greetz, Eric Coeckelberghs


User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3873 times:
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Most of my shots on airliners.net are taken with my good old Canon AE-1, it is still working fine for me.
Some of the newer stuff is taken with my new Canon EOS30, especially approach shots of military jets due to the much faster winder/motor.
Gerhard



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User currently offlineJacek From Poland, joined Nov 2001, 61 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Most of my photos at A.net up till the beginning of February was taken with an 18 years old Praktica BC1 (made in DDR). It's a second-hand camera for about $80. My mostly used zoom (Tokina 4.5/75-260), also second-hand, was less than $50. Aviation photography need not to be expensive, as some was trying to tell here, and at the 'other site'.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Now I still use it as a backup for my Pentax MZ-5n, but I'm thinking about shifting it to a manual K-mount camera, for lens compatibility.

Jacek


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

I am currently using a Pentax H1B which is what the Spotmatic replaced and a Zenit-B from the USSR.

Amazingly both mount the same lenses.



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3627 times:

Yes, in fact one of my cameras just turned a year old  Laugh out loud (anybody in the market for a heavily used Minolta Dynax 5 with a Tamron 28/80 lens ???)


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User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

my Ricoh (stop laughing!) is over 10 years old and still going strong. I miss my original Pentax (from the early 80s I believe), but too many things went wrong and it had to go. A real shame though, it was a fine piece of equipment.

regards,
Tom



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