RayPettit 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..
N949WP 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.
Ckw 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 ) 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.
NonRevKing 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 )
Blackbird1 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:
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.
Jacek 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'.
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.
KAL_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.
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?