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Penguin_101_1
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Aug 04, 2004 10:34 |  #76
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LowTechMan wrote:
Ok my last post here. I promise to stop spamming this thread.......... unless I find more cameras :twisted: :lol:

The first camera below is my old Minolta SRT202. That's the camera that really taught me what you can do with a camera, perhaps even more importantly, it taught me what I wished I could do with a camera. Yes I believe that it taught me a few things. I wish I had time to dig through the boxes of prints, there are photos of everything from burning houses to escaped circus elephants running on the streets. It got me a free ride in the police car to follow the rampaging elephants when the cop thought I was with the newspaper.

The biggest lesson I learned was to ALWAYS have your camera ready!

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Just some group photos below, cheers!

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Neat camera! ( I hope I don't get in trouble for saying this but I like the older Minoltas)
Rampaging elephants?? If you had time I would like to see pictures of rampaging elephants. How come nothing like that happens around here?




  
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Aug 04, 2004 15:02 |  #77

( I hope I don't get in trouble for saying this but I like the older Minoltas)

ROFL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That line almost slipped by me, you're quite sneaky. :lol:

The elephants, 1979 I think, leaving my apartment walking down the stairs of the porch I glance to my right to see an elephant run at full speed through the intersection a block away. If there was ever a time in my life that I had serious doubts about what I had just seen this was it!

I ran back in to get my camera with my 80/200 zoom. By the time I got back down it had circled the block and was now in the street next to my apartment building. Cops started showing up, then the circus elephant truck. It bolted again and one cops told me and a newspaper photographer to get in the squad car so we could follow. I assume the long lens made me look like a professional even though I was a straggley haired kid. They ended up shooting the packaderm with tranquilizing darts but before he went down he climbed in the circus truck on his own. Rumors were that a kid threw something at one of the elephants which started everything rolling.

Below is the only thing I could find on the web about the incident. This is on the local university website as a trivia question.

" The last time a circus was held in Griswold Center, the elephants stampeded. The horde injured one spectator and slightly damaged a door frame as they made their escape to wander around town east of campus before being captured. What was the date?

A. March 31, 1979
B. July 27, 1981
C. June 15, 1977
D. Feb. 14, 1980"

As for the pictures, it would take days to find. Most of my prints dissapeared in a divorce years ago but I do have most of my old negatives. There you have it, always have your camera ready........ you never know. :lol:

A. March 31, 1979.. yes final answer. :)




  
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Aug 04, 2004 15:12 |  #78
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Thanks for blowing up the text so everyone can see it :wink:

That is quite a story. :lol:




  
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Aug 11, 2004 09:36 |  #79

My first camera I have ever owned was a HP C200 1MP. I payed $500 CAN for it about 4 years ago  :o I used it for a website that I had called pureimports.com and I've taken over 2000 pictures with it and it still works today 8) I gave the camera to my parents after I got my G3 :D

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Sep 07, 2004 03:45 |  #80

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Jan 07, 2005 23:21 as a reply to  @ J___'s post |  #81

This thread has been moved from Recycle Bin to Talk About Photography.


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Jan 07, 2005 23:24 |  #82
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It lives!!!

I did a search when I say the "Your first Camera" thread and remembered this. There are a lot of new members so I thought I would give it a bump. :)




  
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Jan 08, 2005 02:28 as a reply to  @ Penguin_101_1's post |  #83

Lacking the time, or ability, to locate and photograph all of these, I'll just list the cameras I've owned, in semi-chronological order (memory, and all that):

First, given to me by family friends, was a Kodak Instamatic 105 which took 126 film cartidges and used those cute flash cubes.

Then I sort of took over my father's Kodak Retina IIb which he wasn't using any more.

When I got more serious about photography I bought a Canon A-1. This is the only camera I've ever owned that I don't have any more--sold it to a friend who developed an interest in photography.

Then came a Canon F1n, followed by another F1n as a second body. Misspoke in the last paragraph: The A-1 was sold. An F-1n was stolen in the Philippines, along with a 300mm f/4 and the huge motor drive attached to the body.

Somewhere along the way I acquired a Hasselblad 500C.
A Minolta 16--my tiniest camera.
An Omega 4x5 view camera.

Then EOS struck.
Started with an EOS 1 and an EOS 630.
Then a second EOS 1.
And a second 630
And a 10-S
And an A-2E

And a Nikon F3 (so I had a body use use when borrowing a 300mm f/2.8 which I couldn't afford).

Later I bought a Contax IIIa that a friend had sitting in a closet. Its 50mm f/1.5 is still probably the sharpest 35mm lens I've ever used.

Then when the digital revolution was getting into full swing I went and bought a Mamiya 7II, an awesome piece of equipment, but hasn't seen heavy use since I went digital.

Digital started with a Canon G3.
Followed by another G3.
And then a 10D.

Now I lust for the 1DS MkII....


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Jan 08, 2005 05:23 |  #84

Here is my first digital camera, for the man who had everything. It is the famous Sansui CT0110 combination digital camera/color television. If you out shooting and got bored just a flip of a switch and and you were watching Miami Vice in living color. The camera was manufactured in April,1996. http://community.websh​ots.com/album/24666428​3bEsoDF?495 (external link)


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Jan 08, 2005 07:57 |  #85

I had a "Brick", too. Got it in a PX for $30. Not sure what happened to it - may have traded it in for an Argus SLR which is what REALLY fueled my interest in photography. Imagine actually being able to SEE what you're going to get!!!
Here's one that I bought for $35 in 1975 from a guy at work, a Nikon S2 "Black Dial". I didn't really want it, but bought just to shut the guy up + I thought a quiet cam might come in handy some day. Now I see it listed used for between $800 & $1,300 so I may convert it into a "L" someday. ;)

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Jan 08, 2005 15:32 |  #86

Great thread that brings back lots of memories. Mention of the Speed Graphic...I used one in high school photography class in 1957-60. It was a wonderful camera, and we loaded our own film packs. I also saw a Konica TC in one post (had one until a garage sale a couple years back), but no Kodak Brownie or Ansco Automatic that I had as a kid.


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Jan 08, 2005 18:24 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #87

sparker1 wrote:
Great thread that brings back lots of memories. Mention of the Speed Graphic...I used one in high school photography class in 1957-60. It was a wonderful camera, and we loaded our own film packs. I also saw a Konica TC in one post (had one until a garage sale a couple years back), but no Kodak Brownie or Ansco Automatic that I had as a kid.

Guess you and I are about the same age (as well as a couple other old goats who hang around here). I also was in high schoold during those years and also used a Speed Graphic on the school newspaper.


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Jan 08, 2005 19:42 |  #88
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Does anyone keep these cameras in their bag for backups?




  
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Jan 08, 2005 20:44 as a reply to  @ Penguin_101_1's post |  #89

Penguin_101_1 wrote:
Does anyone keep these cameras in their bag for backups?

I thought about it, but I'm afraid my bag(s) just aren't big enough.:lol:
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Jan 08, 2005 20:50 |  #90
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I see: 8 SLRs
3 P+S
3 Rangefinders (2 may be SLRS)
6 Flashes
22 Lenses (all)




  
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