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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    And the trip to the chemist, with the two week wait for photos to come back........

    Up until the “Express:” service, that was still 48 hours to wait! :eek:
     
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  2. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Two types of flash cubes. Battery activated then the later Magic Cubes which used a piezo trigger. I have a collection of these cameras. Except for a couple of models they were optically awful. I do have some 126 cartridge film though. Might crank one up.

    By the way you can still buy film and I have a 100+ year old camera you can still buy film for!!
     
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  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the old farts club Mark!
    PS Old farts are required to drink red wine daily!
     
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  4. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    A bit the way at the moment!
     
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  5. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Does dark ale then a whisky, rum or port night cap count Alpal?
     
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  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Whatever spins your wheels!
     
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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    120.
    Used in 1920s fold out cameras as well as medium format SLR of 1980s.
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not as old as some :p

    What about the flash bulb holder than fanned out -

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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Kodak Box Brownie -

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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, the old movie cameras -

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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    T'was my first camera.
    Cheers
     
  12. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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  13. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    My top of the line Box Brownie (620 film this time - available but it takes some effort)

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  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I was amazed at the resolution from box brownies.
    Guess large film helped but must have been quite good lenses.?
     
  15. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    They were glass and, yes, the bigger the negative the better. I have the neg. from my grandmother's wedding in 1922 and it produces an outstanding image. Thankfully it's not nitrate film.
     
  16. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Wind them up every day!
     
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  17. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    The special treat on shopping day - pie with chips and a banana split for dessert!
     
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  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder if these were the forerunner of Food Courts in shopping centres ....?
    I have memories, as a kid, of having lunch at a David Jones cafeteria in Sydney...it was a very flash school holiday treat and probably the only reason my Mum took us to DJ’s at the time .
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  19. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    I picked up this beauty on the weekend - I think it has been used once - still in the packaging and with instruction booklet.


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    This is the one that I am still using - it's still working fine but I know one day it will go to the great appliance storeroom in the sky.... :(

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    I didn't realise until I got this home that it had the original price sticker on the front - I worked for Waltons from age 16 to 19 in the early 80's and my mum also worked for Waltons as a traveller from the mid 70's. Unfortunately, it was in our area and if anything happened involving me at school, she knew about it by word of mouth before I got home.

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  20. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    So many things are cheaper now comparative to the average wage. (Yes, l know all the moot arguments)
     
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