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Old 04-06-2012   #1
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Worldwide Camera Spotting

Hello fellow RFFers,

I just had an idea for an RFF photo project for everyone to participate in. I am sure many of you know the great tokyocamerastyle website, where John Sypal regularly posts pictures of cameras that he spots around Tokyo. The site has been inspirational to many similar projects around the world -- keeping track of them is rather difficult.

So here's my suggestion: let's do a Worldwide Camera Spotting project here on RFF! Every RFF member that spots and photographs an interesting camera somewhere in the world can share their pictures here, for everybody to enjoy. (A bit like the "Let's see your ..." threads, only that you don't share your own, but somebody else's camera.) Since everyone on RFF can participate, the thread can potentially cover much more than one single site run by one single person.

Most interesting will of course be pictures of the cameras in context with their users, but I think we shouldn't limit this just to street shots. If you see a nice camera in a store and take its picture, you can share it here as well.

What do y'all think? I, for my part, would love to see what kinds of cameras you guys/gals run into all around the world -- new, old, analog, digital, 8mm, 4x5 inch ... whatever catches your attention, please share it here with everybody!
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To set a good example, I make a start with this giant Leica III flanked by a number of Leica M's that I spotted in the showcase of Foto Gregor in Cologne, Germany last year.

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To set a good example, I make a start with this giant Leica III flanked by a number of Leica M's that I spotted in the showcase of Foto Gregor in Cologne, Germany last year.

What's up with all the prices?
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What's up with all the prices?
Ah, yes. That's Foto Gregor. They're big, and they price their stuff accordingly. A fun place to go salivating over gear, but I'd never buy there.
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Well ... here we go ... Shinjuku (Tokyo):

Nikon meets Nikon

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Old 04-21-2012   #8
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First time I spotted these two I was on a hike along the Busan Coast in South Korea, no camera on me.
Second time, On the beach . . .

Busan, S.Korea 2012
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Old 04-22-2012   #9
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Thanks for sharing, guys! Keep 'em coming!
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At a local camera store window:

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NYC, being the photogenic city it is, attracts a lot of photographers with interesting cameras:

Rolleiflex (can't discern the model)


Leica M9


Large Format (can't discern the model)


Pentax 6x7/67


Canon AE-1


Nikon F3HP


Hasselblad XPan


Leica M6


Leica M7
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Old 04-25-2012   #12
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Seems to be Rolleiflex day today :-)
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The LF is a Toyo 45 field camera. Looks like a 90mm lens
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SDC18593 by pinkarmy-the-other, on Flickr

LEICA Geosystems 30x 140mm Finefocus lens

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Old 05-28-2012   #16
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Awesome bag!
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Old 05-28-2012   #17
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At the Frankfurt Zoo yesterday: Leica S2 with selfmade R->S adapter and APO Telyt-R 400mm f/2.8 lens. Apparently, the image circle of the R-mount telephoto lenses is large enough to cover the S2 sensor.



The gentleman using this combo had made the adapter himself, and allegedly has already contacted Leica bout it, as he sees a market for adapting R lenses to the S2. Awesome!
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