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Old 01-22-2012   #201
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IIIc, from 1947. Still functioning...

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Old 02-06-2012   #202
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It is also my first camera I got.



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Old 02-06-2012   #203
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The oldest camera I own is a Leica M3 from about '56. I bought it to use it so yes, it gets used.
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Old 05-11-2012   #204
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Lyraflex TLR. It was my first TLR, shot a roll or two but that was a few years ago. Might start using it again!
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Old 05-11-2012   #205
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I recently acquired a Kodak Autographic Vest Pocket, Special camera with an early body. Manufactured in the UK and comes with a Taylor, Taylor and Hobson f/6.5 lens. My oldest camera (1915).

Bellows are shot, and a leaf spring is missing inside the film compartment, but nothing that can't be fixed.

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Old 05-12-2012   #206
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I have a really bloody old Voigtlander 6x9 folder from about 1923 I think. Also a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from around the early 1930s but I'll have to check and post some photos.

Have I used either of them for more than one roll of film? Nope.
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Old 06-05-2012   #207
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I own the Thornton Pickard Hythe Mk III training gun/camera that takes 120 film, shaped like the Lewis gun, even with the drum magazine. It was used to train aerial gunners in WW1, so that would put it about 1917 or so.
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Old 06-05-2012   #208
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The Leica IIIa Jesse generously gifted me from 1939, works as good as any modern camera only the viewfinder is a tiny bit tricky to judge compositions with sometimes, am thinking of buying a seperate finder.

A bookshop near me has a Kodak Bull's Eye Brownie 1896 model camera for £25, I am tempted to buy it but will modern film fit in it? I dont want it just for decoration

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Old 06-05-2012   #209
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Yes, a circa 1937 Retina Type 141.
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Old 06-05-2012   #210
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a 1930 Leica.1 converted to 3 & a 1934 Leica.3, both used without hesitation and enjoyed. the rest of my *occasional regulars* are 50's Zorkis.
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Old 06-05-2012   #211
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My oldest used to be a Leica M2. It is definitely a user.

But now I have a Zenit-S, a Yashica 44 and a Yashica 44a that are all older. The 44 I have used once. Actually a pretty lovely little camera.
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Old 06-05-2012   #212
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1898 Seneca City View 5x7 w/135mm Kodak Wide-field Ektar from the '30s. The combination takes beautiful photos!

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Old 06-05-2012   #213
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Oldest camera I have is a 1969 Rolleiflex f3.5 with Carl Zeiss 75mm Planar (type 4).

From the listing above I feel like a young man again.
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Old 06-13-2012   #214
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Old 12-02-2014   #215
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I have a couple of Contessa-Nettel cameras (pre-1929) and two 9x12 press cameras. I sort of think there is something older, but I can't recall off-hand.

I have a lot of prewar cameras and a pre-1929 Box Tengor. I know that I have a Kodak 1A Autographic or something like that and a huge honking Kodak.
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Old 12-02-2014   #216
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I think this is my oldest: a prewar Kodak 35.
Unfortunately the lens is slightly hazy, so I have not shot it. Mechanically, it is sound. I should probably run a roll at some point.
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Old 12-02-2014   #217
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An Ikonta 520, 1937? No younger than 1938. Nothing wrong with its bellows or Tessar.




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Old 12-02-2014   #218
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I have an old Kodak Brownie somewhere - circa 1924 (?), otherwise a 1930 Leica 1 converted to II.
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Old 12-03-2014   #219
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My oldest camera is Brownie No. 2, model F, from 1929-31. I still use it. Currently I have some expired Fomapan 100 loaded in it.
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Old 12-03-2014   #220
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My oldest working (and still in use) camera is the Box Brownie Nr 2 Model D. Inherited from my wife's great grandmother. It is an early one (has model C clasps), so most likely from 1914. The viewfinder mirrors could do with resilvering, but I still manage to get shots like this from it:

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Old 12-03-2014   #221
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I have an 1898 Kodak Panoram that was modified for 120 film spools I still use.

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Old 12-03-2014   #222
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I'm sure I passed comment on my oldest users in this threads earlier days, but I just thought I'd mention how nice it was to see other people using No2 Brownies. They are a pleasure all in themselves.

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Old 12-03-2014   #223
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Yes, my Leica I No.52783 sees regular use.

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These days I also have a Kodak No.1 Panoram. but it's probably from between 1900 and 1903.
It's a little scruffy but it works
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Old 12-03-2014   #225
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My oldest is a nice 1934 nickel bp III with an 11 o'clock 50mm Elmar f=50mm no sn and no infinity lock (1928 or pre) and a nickel 35mm Elmar no sn f=3.5cm bell knob (1932?). Both lenses are mintish with near perfect glass. Brought these babies 13-15 years ago and it took some time to find at fair prices. Three years ago I found a new set of nickel slow speed dial, knob and screw for US 15 to replace the worn knob and screw that came with the camera.
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Old 12-03-2014   #226
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My oldest is an Old Standard Rolleiflex from 1933; it's cosmetically beat up from what I guess may have been an extraordinarily interesting life, but works perfectly. I use it frequently - I love the look the uncoated Tessar gives with Ektar.



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Old 12-03-2014   #227
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Oldest camera I have at present is a Robot II made in 1940, upgraded to IIa spec when I had it overhauled last year:


I don't shoot with it too often, but it's always fun when I do.

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"Shadow Selfie" ...

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Old 12-03-2014   #228
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1930 Leica !! Black Nickel, 1934 Nickel Elmar.
Still in use, with film in it now, fits so easy into a coat pocket,


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Old 12-03-2014   #229
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Rarely but the Reflex-Korelle does see a roll from time to time.
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Old 12-03-2014   #230
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The oldest one I use is a 1937 Zeiss Ikon Maximar 207/7 135/4.5 9x12 plate camera.

Zeiss Ikon 9x12 Plate camera with 2 film holders by Earley Photography, on Flickr

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Scanned paper negative from a 9x12 Zeiss Maximar by Earley Photography, on Flickr
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Not as old as some in this thread, but this is the oldest camera I have:

Sony A100 | Minolta 70-210/4 | 90mm | f/5.6 | 200iso

Unfortunately it is non functioning, maybe I should send it to a repairer as it is my dad's old camera.
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Old 12-03-2014   #232
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Nikon F around 1968

Amazing camera!

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Leica still works fine
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Leica still works fine

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Leica still works fine, times two
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Leica still works fine, times two

Same here. My Leica II from 1932 is my favorite basic 35mm shooter.

On the other end of the time scale - my Bessa R is a close second with regards to use due to its built-in metering.
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Possibly a 1st year [D 56676] 1953 Contaflex I with a 45mm f/2.8 Tessar, Synchro-Compur MX shutter with speeds that the 1st version used.... B-1,2,5,10,25,50,100,250,500 and looking down on the camera from a neck strap, the scale runs from B to 500 L<R, the 2nd update (B,1,4,8,15,30,60,125,250,500) runs from B R>L

But, I have to wait for the 3rd sound in the shutter to sound... at 1/25, it is like a click, clack, (shutter opens and closes), then one last click after it closes, that is bit sluggish at slow speeds. Not sure what the 3rd click is, but, I must wait to hear it before I can tension the shutter again.


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I haven't used it in a few years as 127 film is getting harder to obtain, but my Mom's old Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro from 1942 still makes nice pictures.

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Kodak vestpocket Series 3 (1920's ?).
This was the first "collector" camera I bought.


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Like a few others, it was a '32 IId black/nickel with 11:00 Elmar. Loved that camera. Today, pretty sure it is my '57 M3DS.
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My Leica II, which I most recently used this week, started out as a Leica I(C) in 1931. It was upgraded to its current looks in 1950 according to Leicashop. Here it is with the 9cm Elmar from 1934.



Richard, that is an absolutely gorgeous II. Wonderful. I've been looking for such an Elmar for a while for a light-weight kit. Currently I use the quirky 2,8cm Hektor as wide.

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1930 Leica !! Black Nickel, 1934 Nickel Elmar.
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