Old Cameras in Old Movies

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    Vicky Geil (Kim Basinger) with a Nikon (FE/FE2/FM2/FM2n?) in Batman (1989).

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    With what looks like a F2a viewfinder.
    In this scene, you can see the F number changing and the match-needle moving as she take pictures. I thought it was a nice touch.

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    and here we have Bob holding an Olympus AZ-4 Zoom which is IMHO the spirit animal of the 80s.

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    "11 Uhr 20, Teil , Mord am Bospoprus" , west-german TV crime movie , 1969

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    I looked at that photo for three days before I saw the camera.
     
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    Vicky Geil means fucking horny in German.
     
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    Linhof Super Technika III

    sported on Heligoland Isle 1955:
     
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    Dawe's Universal Camera

    "The Vicious Circle", crime movie, UK, 1957:

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    View through Minox C finder

    "Zwei Leben", episode of west-german TV series (1976)

    @13:30 (@ 8:27 scenes at photo-store, assistant giving wrong information)
     
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    Those are optima senors...
     
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    Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now

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    Probably has been mentioned, but Lawrence of Arabia has several cameras in different scenes with the reporter. Singing in the Rain also has quite a few. Has been mentioned, but worth mentioning again; the Speed Graphic in The Godfather pt 1. In the other two movies there are also several cameras.
     
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    Here's Fred Astaire in Funny Face (1957)

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    Not surprisingly we had some photographers here being the bad guy, but a being the good guy and proving it by a self taken photograph, in a way..., is new.
     
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    I MAY HAVE THAT BESELER ENLARGER IN MY BASEMENT :smile: IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S BACKWARDS? THE CHROME BRACES FACE TO THE REAR NORMALLY? MAYBE JUST BEING A PROP THEY CHANGED THINGS UP A BIT. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE STUDIO SETUP, THOSE BEAUTIFUL ROLLIES AND OF COURSE BE AS COOL AS FRED ASTAIRE. BEST MIKE
     
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    Now that's a very interesting way of using a TLR, like a periscope.
     
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    I saw press photographers doing that in the 1950s. When I had a TLR in the early 1960's I tried it a few times. It was a well known way to shoot over crowds.
     
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    Not a camera this time... but that Pentacon guy with bowler hat pointing at you. In some ads he asks "Do you know what is sharp?"
    In German "sharp" also means "sexual attractive". I guess that graphic from that ad found its way onto many east-german appartment walls.

    Here to see cut-out and mounted next to the dressing table of enfant-terrible Solo in "Solo Sunny" , GDR, 1980:

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    I never understood the idea behind that guy-w.-bowler-hat, as in that period in Germany such was the icon for the British.
     
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    Heh. Slang can be funny. Similarly, the French "avions de chasse" doesn't always refer to fighter aircraft...
     
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    The character Irving Radovic in Roman Holiday used several cameras to get pics of Audrey Hepurn acting un-princesslike. A crown/speed graphics, not sure of the model. Also, a cool Echo 8 lighter camera http://www.vintagephoto.tv/echo8.shtml . Elsewhere, he uses other cameras others might be able to identify.
     
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    Hasselblad 500 with pistol grip:
    "La Ragazza Fuoristica" , Italy , 1973
     

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    its not really an old movie but the down home good ol' boy favorite smokey and the bandit II
    with everyone's favorite lawman burford T justice played by jackie gleason himself ... :wink:
    the opening sequence shows someone with a nifty camera, maybe a mamyia press camera
    or graflex xl or something similar that looks like a big square with a round lens ..
    if you plan on watching the movie .. it really pays off being about 15 and 1980 and getting a
    feed bag of popcorn for $1
     
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    You like big-head flashes? I do...


    soviet Norma FIL-101 [GN(m) 24] w. 300V battery pack (manual set slave flash)

    Pentacon Six w. metering prism

    "Sicilian Defense", USSR, 1980 (a forensics based detective movie)

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    The Guide Number is 24 when the flash is switched off; when it's on, it's 900.
     
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    I do not understand.
    This is a slave flash with only about 70Wsec. There are two master flash versions, without the synchro-cell. One has the same output, the other about GN(m)36.
    All three have a portrait-lens reflector setting too.
     
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    Merely a joke. That flash appears so typical of Soviet brute-force design, that I wouldn't be surprised if it could knock birds out of the sky at 50m.
     
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