Old Cameras in Old Movies

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    Argus C3 - Captain Sky & The World of Tomorrow.

    The story is about Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) who is facing a terrible choice, she has only 2 exposures left and is encountering dozens of subjects which could give her eternal fame. Polly Can’t stop thinking about the next scene, and so, during her adventures, she discards flying fortresses (literally), giant robots, the mythical city of Shambhala, dinosaurs and a space rocket/Noahh ark 2.0. While running for her life, she tripped the shutter, wasting a precious shot on the ground (a classic), and when finally she decides to fire her last exposure, she forgot to remove the cap thus hammering the last nail in her dreams of glory. Don’t be like Poly, think about the scene before your eyes and always bring an extra roll.

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    Did you like that movie.?
    I have a feeling i am in the minority, but i thought it was very good.
    I realize that Computer Generated entertainment is nothing new at this point.....but i thought they used it in a rather clever manner. The acting was very good and so was the plot.
    The idea of using Digital Electronics to delve into the realm of Pre-WW2 Buck Rogers worked nicely.
    Just good entertainment...IMHO. :smile:
     
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    It performed poorly in the box office. For some reason. But as long as it pleases the eye, what else is there? It's a nice example of retro sci-fi themes film.

    And besides, both Blade Runners were poor in terms of finqncial income but you can take any major scene from there, print and hang on the wall as a piece of fine art.
     
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    Not a movie, but a short-film from 1965 by 17yo Guido Pieters on photographer Jaques Huinck, both from Maastricht:

     
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    What kind of Canon cameras they used in the movies Harrison's Flowers of 2002? I know it's EOS cameras but don't know which model.
     
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    Michael Caine in Alfie
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    I can't read the name.
    I think there's a camera in the Italian Job as well.
     
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    The camera is an AsahiFlex, the first Japanese SLR and perhaps the first mass-produced SLR with an instant return mirror. The lense is probably the 58mm f2.4. I can't see whether it has the slow-speed set on the front panel, a la screw mount Leica, which would mark it as the IIa model. I have such in my custody. It is a small jewel.
     
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    We had the same question on he same camera from the same scene before.
    (posts #54-62)

    This thread is getting long. Good so.
     
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    I loved the scene with the P-40 flying between buildings and when It dives into the ocean and transform into a mini-submarine.
    However, it would have been better without Gwyneth... and Polly should have been Joe's wingman instead of being an airheaded opportunistic deadweight.
    Here's the original short, if you are interested. (Polly is a brunette and uses a Press Camera :smile: )
     
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    Thanks.....that was a cool video...Never seen it. :smile:
     
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    I recently saw “Mr Hollands Opus” on tv again, in the story his wife is a photographer and there are scenes in thier apartment where half the room is a darkroom setup and there is a view camera on a tripod in the background. I couldnt find any film clips showing that to post but its a moving story worth watching even without the cameras.
     
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    Nikon F & motor drive - Scorpio (1973)

    There's a 15-second sequence which focuses on this camera, and in which the photographer makes an unrestrained use of the motor drive.

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    This is interesting. I noted almost no Contaxes. Too German? Maybe the Contax Claw is not sexy enough? Lotsa Leicas.

    Famous people with cameras

    Found this one amongst them:

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    Another famous person with a camera:

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    Not from movies... The second one is german too. A west-german Nizo, already in sober Braun-design.
     
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    "Bullitt" - The movie is a "classic", but equipment was contemporary, and the scene from the hospital when Robert Vaughn leads reporters to the victims room - Rollieflex (?) and Honeywell Strobonar (65D?).

    A later movie (1993) - "The Pelican Brief", Denzel Washington character uses a Nikon F4 (s?), with a 300mm f/2.8 AF Nikkor.
     
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    I know. It is a derivative to the OP, but the line about the Contax Claw not being sexy enough tied it back to the movies. I thought it better to post here than to start a new thread.
     
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    Midsomer Murders Season 10 Episode 6: A Picture of Innocence

    A digital versus film murder mystery with all the cliche arguments from both. Not an old movie, but tv episode filmed in November/December 2006.
    Plenty of different film cameras and formats, with a Nikon D2 variant for digital.

    https://www.netflix.com/watch/70187727?trackId=14170286&tctx=2,0,11d362ae-1a59-4fd6-bbc8-a2248dade1a5-32045360,e6d2f647-37e3-4ac1-8643-e5dc51a3bdd4_98983699X3XX1535856859716,e6d2f647-37e3-4ac1-8643-e5dc51a3bdd4_ROOT

    A trailer


    I posted this before finishing the episode. It's hilarious, if you have Netflix, you have to watch it!
     
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    Full episode for free, enjoy the start:
     
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    Hi,

    nice find.
    But that Rolleiflex makes strange noises when setting time and focus. ;-)

    Greetings
    Jens
     
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    Well, it's a movie... we should be prepared to be fooled... But that sound is impressive, these peole know how to patch-up reality.
     
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    Stealth (2006) - Leica M6

    Used by one of the main characters, when they are on leave in Thailand.
    Sorry for the potato quality, it was on TV and I used my phone.
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    Before seeing the movie Operation Finale - good film, BTW - we saw a trailer for Welcome to Marwen, in which the protagonist uses an Asahi Pentax film camera. Sorry, couldn't tell which model. Here's a link to the trailer, if anyone's interested:
     
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    Ancient poster, it is not geeeky. I'm far from geeeky and love seeing cams in movies.

    Here is an old 8mm nudie film from the beat generation era. It is NSFW and that means it has nudity. It if from my small gauge film archive which encompasses many hundred of reels of 8mm and 16mm films. This film was done on a Wolverine film scanner. It is a low quality transfer, but the Wolverine only costs $300, so for the $, I guess it does a decent job.



    I have another movie called Bushman's Holiday that is fantastic for cams. It was made under the guise of being made for artists studying the nude form. A camera freaks delight. Have some more with old film projectors, old Bolex cams and things like that. But I need to get them digitized and it cost $180 per reel for 2K. I hopefully will be digitizing myself in a few months. cine' film is a lot harder to deal with than still photography.
     
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    Something I rewatched last week no one here has heard of.
    There were scenes with Hassleblads. 61pu8KTxOUL.jpg
     
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