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Forgotten Glass

By TyChee    
OK...I'm totally switching gears from my Native American theme tonight. I was cleaning out my dungeon this morning and I ran across this collection of old Nikon gear that has been sitting there for years and years. I was supposed to be cleaning up, but I started playing around with this stuff on my desk and the next thing I knew many hours had passed, my dungeon was still a mess, but I ended up with a frame that captured a little bit of photo history.

I wish I knew more about this lot. To the best of my knowledge, it is from the late 60's or early 70's. If anyone can identify the vintage, please let me know.

I guess I'll finish cleaning up tomorrow.

PS: Looks best viewed large.

Tags: Cameras General Nikon f Flash and lighting

Voters: DolphinLady, tonymarq, ChiliMan and 10 more

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tonymarq 17 1 United States
24 Sep 2006 2:21AM
Hi Ty excellent capture on this vintage equipment! Kind of puts things in perspective when you really think how far we have come in photography but bet dollar to donuts that those oldies can still take an excellent pic. Recently i inherited some old cameras from my late father in law and two are trully classics as one is an old 1932 kodak box and then an old circa 1950's wind up movie camera! Wonder how they did it without PC'S. Great nastalgic image Ty!

stay well and thanks always!
ThePres 16
24 Sep 2006 2:29AM
Nice set!
chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2006 4:44AM
still looks in top shape, even if it is nikon lol
Pogs 16 13 England
24 Sep 2006 8:17AM
Lovely composition. Great nostalgic shot
bunbeam 17 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2006 8:52AM
great shot.. love the lens reflection
thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
24 Sep 2006 11:11AM
Hi Ty,You got some cool equipment there.You use Nikon,do the lenses interchange with you new stuff.Usually it's the bodies that change but the lenses interchange.That is one brilliant shot,love the reflections,detail,lightin,exposure,the way you have the whole lot out including the tripod.Magic composition.Sorry i can't tell you the vintage.Take care.AnnSmile
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
24 Sep 2006 5:56PM
Ty, History has it's place in any media and you have captured this lot so well.

DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
24 Sep 2006 7:24PM
Hello Ty,
This is wonderful.....
They look like new.
Love the way you've presented them.
A classic.
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
25 Sep 2006 12:48AM
Thank's everyone! I was going for a catalog look. I found some more interesting toys in my basement over the weekend. I'm sure I'm be playing with them soon. Smile

ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
27 Sep 2006 2:47AM
Oh my...I love this shot! So full of sentimentality. Love the equipment too!...WOW.

19 Oct 2006 1:34PM
Wow this takes me back, you can almost feel the quality!
18 Mar 2007 10:08PM
I really like this shot. I love the way you've caught the light in the lenses and the lighting on the background. I can't help you with the model sorry.

I have just one niggle with the whole shot... there appears to be a few marks or smudges on the camera body just around the "F" and "Nikon" below the hotshoe. If they couldn't be physically cleaned off I'd be tempted to PS them out. Just my opnion of course Smile


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