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I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 21, 2021 07:53PM
So... I'm cruising around this Roku channel with travel videos (mostly crappy ones.... the occasional gem...).
And there's this one; "His Camera is 100 Years old (He Took My Portrait)"
[www.youtube.com] (I had to search YouTube for the same video from the crappy Roku channel...)

Gotta say, it looks like the worlds oldest Polaroid... since he sticks his hand up the camera's skirt to dunk it in the developer and fixer INSIDE the camera... in a little tin, and jug with the side cut off...

That camera has definitely seen some stuff... He's been taking portraits with it for over 60 years.



Paul F.
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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 21, 2021 08:11PM
I enjoyed that a lot. Thanks
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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 21, 2021 08:24PM
Development inside the dark box of the camera is ingenious.

That said, this was probably common in the tintype days.



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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: lost in space
Date: February 21, 2021 08:31PM
That was really something. Thanks.



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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 21, 2021 09:35PM
Is it safe to eat?
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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 21, 2021 09:55PM
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space-time
Is it safe to eat?

Being mostly wood, I don't care to taste it. winking smiley



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: spacescape
Date: February 22, 2021 06:28AM
Neat... Thanks for sharing.
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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 22, 2021 06:40AM
Dude has a website (edit: not his per se, but dedicated to the camera and project)


[www.afghanboxcamera.com]



Hurts like a bastid...



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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 22, 2021 06:42AM
My friend does this with an older view, or "box," camera.

The feeling of antiquity is really the old lens that is used, that gives a unique vignette and barrel distortion, and narrow depth of field.



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: I guess I have to stop complaining about having an old digital camera now? (100 year old camera...)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 22, 2021 12:56PM
I’d never seen a developing lab inside a camera like that, Edwin Land’s film stock notwithstanding. Apparently I share a similar affliction as this guy, i.e. acquiring old Japanese SLRs.
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