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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:18 AM   #21
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I don't how many people have ever seen one of these Kodak cameras. It's a 50th anniversary film camera, which I believe took 120mm film.

By the way, Kodak's 50th anniversary was in 1930.


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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:13 AM   #22
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Hey- I have something like that...!
And used 620 film.... apparently...!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:07 PM   #23
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My first "good" camera was a Minolta x-700. I went through several film cameras, then went digital with a Canon digicam (forget which one) and currently shoot with an "outdated" 5 year old Canon 1dIII. What's scary now is how manufacturers have managed to drive prices back up. I don't relish replacing any of my lenses so hopefully they hold out for another decade at least.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:41 PM   #24
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The first camera I used for real pictures was a Yashica TL super. It was lent to me by my friends dad who had no use for it anymore since he had a Polaroid!

A few years later I found myself working for Minolta cameras USA headquarters in Ramsey NJ. There I was able to buy just about anything Minolta for pretty cheap but still quite a sum of cash in those days. (early 70's)
About every 6 months they would sell off all the repaired cameras that people would not claim or refuse to pay the repair bill. I also got to use some demo color film developing stuff they sold as well. That was cool beans in those days. I also was able to get tons of expired film that seemed to work ok to me.
I had a SRT 101 and 201 and XE-5 with lots of lenses.
All that stuff was stolen when my apartment was broken into.

I have a Canon S-95 now and while it is ok I miss the film days to a certain extent, but not the 20 lbs of stuff to haul around
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 1:06 PM   #25
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Hey- I have something like that...!
And used 620 film.... apparently...!
Haven't seen one of those for years. I remember my parents gave one each to my sister and I when we were kids. It's been so long since I was a kid I don't recall much more than that.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 1:15 PM   #26
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This is the model Kodak I had. It had a brown leatherette type coating on it. I was a young boy back then. It was actually my sister's (older than me) first camera and she handed it down to me when she got a Kodak with a regular viewfinder for Christmas that took the smaller flash bulbs.

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A very elegant camera,James...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 2:34 PM   #28
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If my memory is correct, it took pretty decent pictures for its time. I don't believe it was very expensive either.
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