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Well, one answer might be.....
Old 05-25-2012   #481
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I'm beginning to really wonder why we go through all the trouble of inventing 35 megapixel cameras, vibration reduction, Photoshop, zoom lenses, $5000.00 + lenses when some of this work is so scary good.
How is what you are suggesting going to line the pockets of Corporate CEO's with multi million dollar annual salaries?
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The second one genuinely looks like something that doesn't exist anymore, if you get what I mean...
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I already responded to this, but just occurred to me...
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I'm beginning to really wonder why we go through all the trouble of inventing 35 megapixel cameras, vibration reduction, Photoshop, zoom lenses, $5000.00 + lenses when some of this work is so scary good.
If you want to see truly scary, go back and go through some of the old shoeboxes of pictures your parents and grandparents stashed away. In the case of your grandparents, many of them took pictures with these old folders. Also, many of them were just grabbing snapshots, and not particularly good at photography.

Now, that's scary when you see how good many of those old photographs and negs look even today.

I know my grandpa was not patient enough to be called good at taking pictures. His tactic was, "Ok, everybody stand over there by the sign, and smile." CLICK! "OK, now back in the car!" RRRRNNNNHHH!
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If you want to see truly scary, go back and go through some of the old shoeboxes of pictures your parents and grandparents stashed away. In the case of your grandparents, many of them took pictures with these old folders. Also, many of them were just grabbing snapshots, and not particularly good at photography.

Now, that's scary when you see how good many of those old photographs and negs look even today.

I know my grandpa was not patient enough to be called good at taking pictures. His tactic was, "Ok, everybody stand over there by the sign, and smile." CLICK! "OK, now back in the car!" RRRRNNNNHHH!
I think we should get some of us, me included, to post what we think are the best of our parents and grandparents pictures from before the '60s when they were using folders and box cameras or whatever.
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I think we should get some of us, me included, to post what we think are the best of our parents and grandparents pictures from before the '60s when they were using folders and box cameras or whatever.
Okay, I'll start with some photos my father made in the 1930's. The negatives are 6x9 cm, the camera might have been a Bessa (not sure, though). Subtitles are the original notes my father made.


"An der Werra"


"Zeltlager mit Dampfer"
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"Allendorf"


"Egon mit Radfahrergruppe" (Egon is my father, third from left)
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Hornby Island 1949-Kodak Brownie Box camera



The princess Norah at the little dock on the Island.





Row boat and collection of "summer cabins"





Man on Log boom.





Fishing boat and log boom.

These pictures were taken the summer of 1949 on my Mom's old brownie Box camera. I still have it.
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"Lübeck"


"Lübeck"
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I think we should get some of us, me included, to post what we think are the best of our parents and grandparents pictures from before the '60s when they were using folders and box cameras or whatever.
But my father had a TLR. Unfortunately, all those old photos I liked to look at as a kid, are long gone. Sigh!

You know, I had not thought about it, but those old photos are part of the reason I have had a life long love of photography. It may also explain why I like old cameras so much, of course, that may just be that I am now old....
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I think we should get some of us, me included, to post what we think are the best of our parents and grandparents pictures from before the '60s when they were using folders and box cameras or whatever.
i took the liberty to start an own thread for these. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=119994


i think it's better this way, then have all the box cameras and 35mm film pictures in the vintage folder thread.
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i took the liberty to start an own thread for these. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=119994


i think it's better this way, then have all the box cameras and 35mm film pictures in the vintage folder thread.
Good idea!
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"Lübeck"


"Lübeck"
Thank you for posting. This pic shows the Marktplatz (market place) and famous gothic Town Hall of the North German town of Lübeck. Something is written on the tents (?) that are put up there, it looks like "Weltfeind" ("enemy of the world") to me. I think the Nazis used that expression when referring to communism. Could it be the 1930s and part of some Nazi propaganda show? The busses in front seem to be unrelated, there is a signpost saying "Lübcker Stadt-Rundfahrten" ("Lübeck City Tours").
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Okay, this is becoming interesting, with a quick search I found an article in German newspaper "Westfälische Rundschau" titled "Racist Propaganda and War-mongering" that reports that in 1936 the Nazis started an anti-communist propaganda roadshow titled "Weltfeind Nr. 1 - Der Bolschewismus" ("Enemy of the world no. 1 - Bolshevism"). This is a quote from the mentioned article (translation done by me, sorry for any corrupt English):

The re-militarization of the "Reich" was orchestrated with an anti-bolshevic campaign lanced by the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda which started with a hate-stirring propaganda exhibition titled Enemy of the World No. 1 - Bolshevism alongside the Nuremberg Rally on Sep. 8, 1936. Two months later a similar propaganda show (only produced on a much bigger scale) started in Munich. Both [exhibitions] toured the country like a traveling circus and were shown in various cities.

[the original quote for German readers: "Die Remilitarisierung des Reiches erfolgte vor dem Hintergrund einer vom Propagandaministerium lancierten, antibolschewistischen Kampagne, deren Auftakt auf dem Nürnberger Parteitag am 8. September 1936 mit der Hetz- und Schandausstellung "Weltfeind Nr. 1 - Der Bolschewismus" begangen wurde. Zwei Monate später eröffnete in München eine vergleichbare, aber weitaus aufwändiger inszenierte Propagandaschau. Beide wurden, einem Wanderzirkus gleich, in verschiedenen Städten gezeigt."]

This is a picture posted in the quoted article that shows the trucks there were used for the roadshow with the "Weltfeind" logo, very similar to the one seen in the picture from Lübeck:
http://www.derwesten.de/img/incoming...0051402318.jpg
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Thank you for posting. This pic shows the Marktplatz (market place) and famous gothic Town Hall of the North German town of Lübeck. Something is written on the tents (?) that are put up there, it looks like "Weltfeind" ("enemy of the world") to me. I think the Nazis used that expression when referring to communism. Could it be the 1930s and part of some Nazi propaganda show? The busses in front seem to be unrelated, there is a signpost saying "Lübecker Stadt-Rundfahrten" ("Lübeck City Tours").
Yes, must have been in the late(?) 1930s. It's a pity my father did not note the date in the list of his pics, he just wrote "Lübeck".
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Just went through some pages of this old thread - and I'm AGAIN amazed by all those old folders. Quality photos they can deliver, plus pics from them seem to have some other quality. I get this feeling like when I look at the paintings. Not sure how to explain, but it's a very pleasing experience. Thanks for posting, everyone!
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I have just found out how much more fun a folder is than a Fuji 690

My second film with a recently acquired folder.

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This are nice shots, cardenal and kiteboy!

I assume it is not only more fun to use but also to carry arount...



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Just went through some pages of this old thread - and I'm AGAIN amazed by all those old folders. Quality photos they can deliver, plus pics from them seem to have some other quality. I get this feeling like when I look at the paintings. Not sure how to explain, but it's a very pleasing experience. Thanks for posting, everyone!
I too am amazed by the quality of the pictures from these old folders. My own ZI Nettar 510/2 dates from before WWII, and was given to my mother in 1939 when she left the employ of the well known London (UK) Photographic firm, Wallace Heaton. The Camera went with her to the Bahamas in 1940 and to Canada in 1949. In 1958, it was replaced as the family 'user' by a Japanese 35mm. It sat in the closet until my parents home was sold in 2000, when I took it with me for my new camera collection. In a camera store, early in the new century, I saw some 120 film and decide to try out the old ZI. I've been using it ever since. No service, no CLA; nothing but a 60+ year old camera that still takes great pictures.

I think I'll just buy more of these things. My local toy shop (Camera Trader in Ottawa) seems to have a lot. I'll be able to give them to my grandchildren.
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A day at the beach

This is an homage to Ian Macdonald - a photographer's photographer ( http://www.ianmacdonald.co.uk/ ).

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