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Marcio Faustino

Posts: 2778

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

I have been using Adox Golf for my street photographs. It is 6x6 but I can carry in my jacket pocket. It also works superb in studio.

https://www.thecamerasite.net/03_Folder_Cameras/Images/Adox-Golf-FU.jpg

https://www.marciofaustino.com/uploads/1/6/4/6/16464874/hamburg787_orig.jpg


Recently I got this one:
https://i.imgur.com/VQfN2WS.jpg

I shot a roll as test and looking at the negatives it seems to work very well. I still have to scan the images though.

Theses old cameras are silly cheap and they work very well.


An other one I like for photoshoot voigtlander bessa I 6x9
https://forum.mflenses.com/userpix/20102/5_bessa_II_color_skopar_2.jpg

https://www.marciofaustino.com/uploads/1/6/4/6/16464874/md-nesselhaut-sep2016-014_orig.jpg

https://www.marciofaustino.com/uploads/1/6/4/6/16464874/lucka-sep2016-057_orig.jpg



When people ask me why do I photograph with such old cameras, my answer is "why would I not?"

I love them. smile




So tell me, what old cameras have you used to take photographs or for photoshoot?

Feb 10 17 02:17 pm Link

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Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 32172

Dearborn, Michigan, US

My old cameras are resting in the closet.   smile

Feb 10 17 04:16 pm Link

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Connor Photography

Posts: 8539

Newark, Delaware, US

I just started to shoot a Leica IIIf with 5 cm f2 lens a week ago.  But the f-stop is stuck at between f2.8 and 4, so I have to use shutter speed to get the proper exposure. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQHLVjuA6Qa … fotografie

I have been thinking to get a Adox, but most of them on eBay are from Germany.  I can't read Germany so I don't know what I am buying......LOL

Feb 10 17 04:31 pm Link

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Roy Hubbard

Posts: 3140

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, US

I use my Mamiya RB67 and Sinar F2 as often as digital.

Feb 10 17 04:37 pm Link

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Nostalgia Studios

Posts: 139

Yuma, Arizona, US

Leica R4S, 21/4, 35 Summicron and the 90 Summicron shooting FP4+

Feb 10 17 09:39 pm Link

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Brooklyn Bridge Images

Posts: 12221

Brooklyn, New York, US

Dont think RZ67 really counts as old ??
I have a Pentax67 that's semi old I guess
Old cameras have character
New stuff is soulless and consumerism driven

Feb 11 17 12:10 am Link

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PhotoKromze

Posts: 252

Delhi, Delhi, India

I am planning to use my Agfa Click III on an upcoming trip! Currently getting it back into shape smile

Feb 11 17 12:40 am Link

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R.EYE.R

Posts: 3382

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Fuji GW690 III

Feb 11 17 12:48 am Link

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Marcio Faustino

Posts: 2778

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Brooklyn Bridge Images wrote:
Dont think RZ67 really counts as old ??
I have a Pentax67 that's semi old I guess
Old cameras have character
New stuff is soulless and consumerism driven

Cameras from late 80's and 90's are not that old.

I agree about old cameras having characters.

Feb 11 17 04:12 am Link

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Gabby57

Posts: 469

Coppell, Texas, US

I shoot with several Super Ikontas, a speed graphic, graflex Super D, and occasionally an RB67 far more than digital over the last few years.  To each his own.

1934 Super Ikonta w. PanF:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/615/21237125411_928b02e526_c.jpg

Feb 11 17 06:36 am Link

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Cover ready

Posts: 387

Miami Beach, Florida, US

My Canon 35 mill film camera cuz I Like it.

Feb 11 17 06:57 am Link

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testingphotography

Posts: 216

Seattle, Washington, US

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2330/31993556143_1bb25020a9_b.jpg

My Hasselblad SWC from 1966

This was shot in Yosemite National Park on Kodak Ektar 100 about Dec. 22, 2016

Feb 11 17 08:18 am Link

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Ionalynn

Posts: 298

San Francisco, California, US

I have a mid 1920's Ikon Zeiss.

Feb 11 17 08:22 am Link

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Marcio Faustino

Posts: 2778

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

testingphotography wrote:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2330/31993556143_1bb25020a9_b.jpg

My Hasselblad SWC from 1966

This was shot in Yosemite National Park on Kodak Ektar 100 about Dec. 22, 2016

This is impressive.

Feb 11 17 09:13 am Link

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testingphotography

Posts: 216

Seattle, Washington, US

Thank you Marcio

Feb 13 17 06:41 am Link

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goofus

Posts: 410

Santa Barbara, California, US

S'all I use is 'old cameras' and esp 'old lenses'

a century studio 8x10 with a circa 1878 Lens

a 60's  (maybe) Linhof 5x7 with a (just) postwar Heliar

an RB67 with a brass barrel lens glued onto a shutter

even my fuji x has a 90 leica lens on it or a 50 canon screwmount lens

Feb 13 17 12:01 pm Link

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Jim Burns Photography

Posts: 51

Batavia, New York, US

I use my Haselbland 500c/m a lot but just used my RZ67[img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2353/32731403402_15b2122717_b.jpgSit with Me by jimburns.org, on Flickr[/img]

Feb 13 17 02:21 pm Link

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Mikey McMichaels

Posts: 3266

New York, New York, US

No old cameras, just old lenses.

Schneider 50mm, Pentax 50mm Macro, Pentax 6x7 105mm, and a Nikon 43-86mm known for being the worst zoom Nikon ever made!

Feb 13 17 04:02 pm Link

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Marcio Faustino

Posts: 2778

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Mikey McMichaels wrote:
No old cameras, just old lenses.

Schneider 50mm, Pentax 50mm Macro, Pentax 6x7 105mm, and a Nikon 43-86mm known for being the worst zoom Nikon ever made!

why you shoot with the worst zoom Nikon ever made?

Feb 14 17 12:07 am Link

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Chris Macan

Posts: 12859

HAVERTOWN, Pennsylvania, US

I use my Toyo 810G regularly,


https://www.chrismacan.com/cameras/Bessa-R_0213-s.jpg
And my Voigtlander Bessa-R from time to time.

Feb 15 17 07:35 pm Link

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Art Silva

Posts: 9719

Santa Barbara, California, US

Nikon FE
Hasselblad 503cx

I tend to use old lenses on digital mirrorless bodies.

Feb 18 17 11:39 am Link

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Doug Ross Photographic

Posts: 19

Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nikon F3; with motor drive and nifty 50! And loving it - going back to film slows me down - and makes me think more.  :-)

Feb 25 17 05:13 am Link

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Bill Tracy Photography

Posts: 2322

Montague, New Jersey, US

I dug out an old Nikon F built in 1964 with a 50mm f1.4 that is just as old or older.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Sadie-JoAnn-Struble/n-ZtpSdw/i-vRfDkTs/0/X2/i-vRfDkTs-X2.jpg

I just got a Mamiya RB67 that I can't wait to get going with.  I think it was made in the early 70's.  I only have a 65mm lens for it so far, which is equal to 32mm in a 35mm set up, I believe.  I have a 250mm on the way which is like a 120mm which should be great for headshots.

Feb 25 17 01:20 pm Link

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David T Thrower

Posts: 88

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I use a Mamiya RB67 as my main camera. The body is the original pro, so circa '70-74. The lenses (65mm, 90mm, 127mm, and 180mm) are the C variants, so at least a little newer.

Mar 20 17 10:10 pm Link

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fotopfw

Posts: 872

Kerkrade, Limburg, Netherlands

I still use a Linhof Technika from 1955 (as old as I am), a very solid field view camera, 4x5".
https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/170321/02/58d0f2b50589b.jpg

Film: Kodak Vericolor III (4106) negative 4x5"

Mar 21 17 02:37 am Link

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Thomas Van Dyke

Posts: 3094

Washington, District of Columbia, US

One thing I have to admit is the ground glass on my Nikon F3 delivers a brilliantly bright and high contrast view to my eye... I never cease to be amazed at how I've now grow to accept as normal the viewfinder image my Pro body D3x as wonderful when compared to the diminutive view through a prosumer DX crop body viewfinder...

Those where the days my friend when a photo craftsman with manual focus could instantly lock on to their subject with ease and finesse...  Putting my vintage 50mm f/1.4 on the F3 is akin to having one's cataracts surgically removed... smile 

Street Scene (Editorial)

Film:   TriX ASA 400 shot at ISO 400
Developer:   D76 1:1
Illumination:   Heavy Overcast

Camera:   Nikon F3
Lens:   50mm f1.4 AI Nikkor (manual focus)

[img]https://www.restonstudio.com/gallery/Fgallery39-6.jpg

Even my lowly vintage Nikon FE mated to a 50mm f1.4 AI lens yields a crystal clear view on it's ground glass...

[img]https://www.restonstudio.com/gallery/Fgallery66-4.jpg

Old it may be but try to replace it and we shall see... words of wisdom given to me so long ago...

Thanks to all for sharing...

Mar 21 17 05:53 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 22219

New York, New York, US

There are a few I use...

https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/170322/14/58d2f0d069a44.jpg

Mar 22 17 02:49 pm Link

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Robert Kildare

Posts: 94

New York, New York, US

I shoot often with a Rolleiflex 3.5f--Planar version.  I use a Leica M3 with a 50mm non-asphr Summicron.  And occasionally a Super Ikonta and Speed Graphic with a Voigtlander Heliar 150mm.

Mar 22 17 03:23 pm Link

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Frank Lewis Photography

Posts: 13981

Winter Park, Florida, US

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/162410369359_/Vintage-Pentax-ME-Super-Camera-ASAHI-SMC-PENTAX-M.jpg

It has a roll of Tri-X in it pulled to ASA 200. About ten more shots to finish the roll.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3849/14899659205_d97e0a1d4a_c.jpg_12_0015_SR408 Over Lake Underhill.2 by Frank Lewis, on Flickr
A photo from about a year ago.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2940/14482196995_fa630f2e2d_c.jpgEx-Spanish AT-6 over ISM by Frank Lewis, on Flickr
A Spanish Harvard taken about forty years ago with the same camera. Flying over Kissimmee Airport.

Mar 23 17 05:48 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 22871

Orlando, Florida, US

I used one o' these  .  .  .

https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5065052364_6f93d17dd0.jpg

.  .  .  ta shoot this  .  .  .

https://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110221/09/4d62a6a60d061.jpg

.  .  .  still one o' my favorite cameras ta work with  .  .  .  who says old is bad thing  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Mar 23 17 11:19 am Link

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the lonely photographer

Posts: 2102

Beverly Hills, California, US

Mamiya RB and RZ 67's   the poor mans Hasselblad...

Mar 23 17 12:49 pm Link

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SayCheeZ!

Posts: 19345

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I'm not using any old cameras, but I purchased a Sony a7ii mirrorless and have fallen in love with photography again because I'm able to use my collection of about 20 vintage lenses, 25 years old being the 'newest' among 'em!

... and I LOVE manual everything!

Mar 23 17 02:14 pm Link

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Le Compte

Posts: 4

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

Main LF: Linhof Technika IV, built in rangefinder and good upper body workout (I rarely use it on a tripod).
For my older/more esoteric lenses I use a pre-war Speed Graphic: focal plane shutter and easy 4x4 lens plate. But you have to focus on the ground glass.

My favorite Nikons are from the '80s, the F3 I couldn't afford then…
A Moscow 5 of unknown age, but it's a copy of a 1950s Zeiss. I have some other folders I have used (Kodaks from the teens) (OMG! that's a hundred years old now!). My Kievs only look old, though.

Home-built 14x14 that is basically a 150 year old design.

Mar 23 17 06:10 pm Link

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Zack Zoll

Posts: 6308

Glens Falls, New York, US

My LF is a Tek IV as well. I had a Tek III and it was great, but needed a total overhaul and new bellows. The non-standard plate wasn't an issue (I only use one lens),  but getting a modern lens with a large rear element in there required taking off the back, and screwing the two lens halves together with the plate already on the camera. The cost of service was only a hundred or so less than upgrading to a good condition IV, so I did that. If my bellows didn't need replacing, I'd still be shooting a Tek III.

Most of my current work(Hometown, USA on my site) was shot with a Yashica-Mat 124-G. I also used a few old model Hasseys, Rolleis, and MamiyaFlexes for that series ... But since everything is shot in BW at f/11 or so on 400 film, I sold the more valuable cameras and kept the light and compact 124-g with built-in meter. I know the other cameras were better, but not under those circumstances.

I find that under those conditions, the only disadvantages of older cameras are flare(use a hood!), extra weight, and clunkier operation. I do miss not having to take off my tripod plate to change film, but not enough to buy another camera.

If you shoot people, old cameras are awesome - not only are people a lot more likely to let you take their picture, but they often volunteer. Unless you're at a party or fundraiser or something, nobody volunteers to be photographed with a DSLR.

Mar 24 17 04:27 pm Link

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Zack Zoll

Posts: 6308

Glens Falls, New York, US

Oh, there was a short time when I ran around with an 1894 Zeiss on my A7ii. The results were surprisingly good, but the Instagram look wasn't for me.

Mar 24 17 04:31 pm Link