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20 Mar 2020 1:30AM
I am amazed that you still have the technical info on your photo from 19784....and it is a terrific photo. Where is your model now?

Peter
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
20 Mar 2020 1:47AM

Quote:I am amazed that you still have the technical info on your photo from 19784....and it is a terrific photo. Where is your model now?

Peter


Hello Peter! Unfortunately I lost the model (Liana was her name) as I left Thessaloniki, where I studied, at 1977. And really, many times till now, I've wondered the same thing... As for the technical info, I always had notes, something like EXIF, on the envelope with the negatives.
Dimitris
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
20 Mar 2020 4:39AM
Wonderful creative portrait effect Dimitris , I still have a similar filter used on my Pentax me super years ago. PS : would make a great album cover.
Ian
20 Mar 2020 7:04AM
great image and the amazing thing about it that it dates back to the non-digital age
20 Mar 2020 8:03AM
Excellent Dimitiris, have one of these filters somewhere,
Fred.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1840 England
20 Mar 2020 9:19AM
I've got one or two filters like that, too... Including, I think, one that predates the Cokin range!

I remember that Ricoh, though I've never handled one: the viewfinder was switchable, I think, so that you could use the camera looking down into the top - though whether it was as good as a proper waist-level finder I'm not sure.

HERE's a picture of the camera top.
20 Mar 2020 9:59AM
A wonderful and compelling image, Dimitris.

RichardSmile
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 10:06AM
Interesting to see how things were done in the past.
Lovely model - wonder where she is now.
KateGrin
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
20 Mar 2020 11:55AM

Quote:I've got one or two filters like that, too... Including, I think, one that predates the Cokin range!

I remember that Ricoh, though I've never handled one: the viewfinder was switchable, I think, so that you could use the camera looking down into the top - though whether it was as good as a proper waist-level finder I'm not sure.

HERE's a picture of the camera top.


Exactly this was the camera, which had also a switch to select "Average" or "Spot" for the lightmeter, very useful for me. The top viewfinder was useful when the camera was fixed on a special stand for making copies from books, where the lens was looking towards the table, having its axis on the vertical level. That time it was a very frequent work to the university, for making slides. Also, for capturing unknown portraits, without looking at them... The shutter speeds were from 8 sec to 1/1000 sec. And a big advantage, M42 lens were used with this camera.
Have a good day John
Dimitris
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
20 Mar 2020 12:04PM
Lovely work!
20 Mar 2020 2:36PM
Very skillfully handled, Dimitris, excellent work.

JohnSmile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 3:57PM
Beautifully worked Dimitris.
Peter
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 4:23PM
A wonderful image Dimitris.
Lynne
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 6:09PM
Something to treasure.Smile
ivor
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 767 England
20 Mar 2020 8:28PM
Those filters were ingenious in that the effect is purely optical.
I'm sure I've seen this type of effect on old Top of the Pops episodes fom that period.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1840 England
21 Mar 2020 2:44PM
The camera was ingenious, too... Very unusual. Thanks, Dimitris!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2020 6:31PM
Different and very creative ...
Isabel GrinGrin
25 Mar 2020 7:21PM
A very cool filter and shot Dimitris .... I hope she has had a happy life ...
Cheers Walt

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