Old Cameras in Old Movies

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    "Straßenbekanntschaften in St. Pauli" (Street Acquaintances in the Red Light District) West-Germany 1968

    Technika 70 on Rekord Profile tripod (in use by erotic photographer)
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    Technika 70 Press (in use by forensic photographer)
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    "Für Mord kein Beweis" (No Evidence of Murder) GDR crime-movie 1978

    2nd series Praktica L or alike model used in forensic photography at corpse locality:

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    Praktica Super TL3 plus Praktina w. winder (!!!)
    In the scene she is even cocking the winder.

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    I think that sometimes the person who is responsible for providing props is actually a camera enthusiast.
     
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    For the movies I hinted at, I would not say so, unless the movie is about photography. In one movie it seems to have been a case of product placement.
    In the last movie I hinted at all the photo scenes are of no interest to the plot at all. Thus for no obvious reason one character was depicted as (semi-)professional photographer sporting even two cameras the same time. That one was a brand-new, the other an old one makes senses as the old one was the only spread winder camera and it was a scene with action.
     
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    Bill Murray with a Brooks-Veriwide in Ghostbuster II.

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    Leitz Panphot photomicroscope


    "Achtung! Feind hört mit!" (Warning! Enemy is listening!) Germany, spy/propaganda-movie 1940

    Intro-cene at research lab of german wire manufacturer.

    As a side note: the hallway of that lab is emmitting "invisible rays that are´destroying the silver layer of any photographic exposure".

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    Osram Vacublitz flash-bulb

    used without reflector, in B-mode with triggering the bulb at its holder.

    (from sam spy-movie from above)

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    The camera used for spying

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    So nice - this one was made by Plaubel with a Schneider lens. Would like to have one ...
     
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    Bolex H16 F25
    with horizontal grip and Gossen Lunasix meter with hardcase

    "Das Wirtshaus von Dartmoore" (The Darmoore Tavern) West-Germany, crime movie 1964


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    Mamiya Press Camera
    w. rollfilm back and (likely) Elektronik Cornet flash

    forensic photography at corps location

    "Der Kommissar" episode "Der Tote im Regen" (The dead Man in the Rain) West-Germany, TV crime series 1969

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    Debrie Parvo L

    "The Man with the Movie Camera" USSR , 1929

    The title says it all...
     
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    Paillard-Bolex H 16 Reflex-2 with at least two Schneider lenses, the RX Xenon 25-1.4 and the Tele-Xenar 75-2.8. The third and actual taking lens is too little visible.
     
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    Yes, the Bolex finder is a reflex finder. The photos I looked at for comparison have the wrong caption. My fault not to have realized that. (Better to check with original ads, broshures or manuals...)
     
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    2 filmlights driven by 2 battery packs
    (I am unaware of the make, maybe someone knows)

    Used on location as fill-in for fashion photography with Rolleiflex TLR.

    "Der Kommisar" episode "Kellner Windeck" , West-Germany , TV crime-series 1971

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    Exakta Varex
    w. WL finder and unidentified electronic flash

    Used for forensic crime scene photography.
    At oblique downward photography a WL finder gets impractical. One at least could hold up the camera above ones head, with the lens facing down. Instead the photographer in this case used the plain frame finder. Hard to imagine at about 1m focusing distance even with flash. Hard to imagine anyway at a crime scene not using a prism finder, or in this case have both finders at hand.

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    The movie shows further:

    Land camera model 80
    Leitz Panphot photomicroscope
    Goldmann-Herlangon ULF camera in portrait studio
    Praktina
    Praktica FX with unknown bulb flash
    Meopta Optirex epidiascope
    another electronic flash w. generator
    Meopta Multifax 6x9 enlarger
    Meopta Axomat 35mm enlarger
    several scenes outside and inside walk-in photo-studio

    In the introductory scene the protagonist seemingly packs both Type-120/127 and -135 films, but only got one camera with him... (But one of the boxes has a weird text, so I might be complety off.)



    "Strach" (Fear) crime movie , CSSR , 1963

     
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    Here the Land camera model 80 from above czechoslovakian movie:
    Used by a police detective himself at corps location.

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    The camera is not operated right, but instead the film chamber is opened and a ready-made positive is taken out !

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    I am certain Dr. Edwin Land saw this movie and was influenced to develop integral film for the SX-70 nine years later.
     
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    But I better not imagine someone from Linhof of Gitzo watched "Peeping Tom" back then....
     
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    A Rolleiflex SL66 and an uknown SLR appear in a Yugoslavian film ''Ima ljubavi, nema ljubavi'' from 1968.
     
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    For the unknown SLR I think I am very clos by saying Minolta SR-7, though at the left side of a the cover that seenms rather a circular cap, than a rectangular bulge as in the SR-7.
     
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    In "Thunderball" James Bond uses an early Nikonos I to shoot underwater pics, although he uses it wrong, it doesn't really shoot rapid fire pics when you push the rewind knob.

    It also does not, as shown later in the film, double as a radiation detector, nor will the lens fall off if the bad guy just slaps it out of the pretty girl's hands.

    But: Nikonos.
     
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    I dunno, l thought it was Minolta too, but the top of the prism housing looks more like some sort of Canon, maybe FX.
     
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    The SR-7 has an unique circular light meter on the right side of the front of the camera.nt lever.

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    Not unique as the Canon FX has got the same.

    The only difference between those two cameras in context of that still is the cap at the left small side.
     
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    I'd say it's a Canon FX because it is possible to perceive the black plastic hot contact for the flash at the top-back of the pentaprism, near the front of the photographer. Also, the hinge of the Minolta pentaprism is not visible and the slight greyish circle on the pentaprism seems to be the capital C of canon (with a bit of fantasy :smile: ).
     
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