RayPettit
Topic Author
Posts: 602
Joined: Sun May 26, 2002 9:04 pm

Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:21 am

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
 
2912n
Posts: 1978
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2001 2:12 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:36 am

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
 
Ljungdahl
Posts: 887
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2002 2:10 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:41 am

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

Johan (Ljungdahl)

 
wietse
Posts: 3630
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2001 12:49 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:43 am

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
Wietse de Graaf
 
manzoori
Posts: 1459
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2002 7:08 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:45 am

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
Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
 
aloges
Posts: 14842
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:38 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:47 am

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.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
2912n
Posts: 1978
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2001 2:12 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:52 am

I must say tho that it is more the user of the camera than the camera itself.  Smile
 
Skymonster
Posts: 3428
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:53 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:00 am

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
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots
 
APP
Posts: 502
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2000 7:11 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:05 am

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.
 
Staffan
Posts: 3879
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:21 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:06 am

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

Staffan
 
crank
Posts: 1524
Joined: Tue May 22, 2001 11:42 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 1:18 pm

I'm using a Nikon EM (1979), and it recently started to show how old it is  Sad
 
n949wp
Posts: 1398
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2000 3:45 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 1:27 pm

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
 
ckw
Posts: 4586
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:26 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 5:15 pm

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
Colin K. Work, Pixstel
 
Granite
Posts: 5026
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 5:55 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:18 pm

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
 
voodoo
Posts: 1959
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2001 12:14 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:45 pm

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.
` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
 
jettrader
Posts: 580
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:45 pm


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
Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
 
jwenting
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:12 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Wed Apr 09, 2003 11:50 pm

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...
I wish I were flying
 
Guest

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:19 am

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!
 
jwenting
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:12 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:10 am

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
I wish I were flying
 
Guest

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 2:01 am

Oh, I've still got it, but it'll be on Ebay before long. You know the email.  Big grin
 
ericbelgium
Posts: 74
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:24 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 2:37 am

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 avatar
blackbird1
Posts: 225
Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:40 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 9:38 am

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
I'd rather be flying!
 
Jacek
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2001 8:10 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:52 pm

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
 
L-188
Posts: 29874
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Fri Apr 11, 2003 2:13 pm

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.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
UTA_flyinghigh
Posts: 6304
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:46 pm

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:33 pm

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 ???)
Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
 
KAL_LM
Posts: 492
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2001 8:58 am

RE: Do You Still Use An Old Camera?

Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:24 pm

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
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests