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Old 01-15-2012   #201
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My oldest users are a Moskva 4 and a FED 2, both from 1956.

Haven't had the opportunity to shoot the Moskva lately though.
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Old 01-15-2012   #202
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Mid 1940's Kodak Brownie TLR. Don't use it as much as I do my 1954 Leica iiif RD with 5 cm collapsible Summicron from the same year (shown in my avatar). I shoot dozens of rolls of Tri-X through the Leica each year.

Just a few snaps
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Old 01-15-2012   #203
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1960's Voigtlander Vitomatic IIa is the oldest I have. Heavy critter.

Canon EOS1v + f1.4L 35mm USM
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Old 01-15-2012   #204
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The oldest one I have is a Meopta Flexaret II, which ought to have been made in the late '40s sometime. And yeah, I've at least run one roll through it, should make time to take more photos with it some day. It performs decently, I guess.

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Old 01-22-2012   #205
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IIIc, from 1947. Still functioning...

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Old 02-06-2012   #206
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It is also my first camera I got.

Ferrania ibis 6/6
A simple collapsible 6x6 P&S from around 1960.
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Old 02-06-2012   #207
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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   #208
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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   #209
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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.

Rick - "If you're gonna shoot, shoot! Don't Talk"
Loaded with film: Leica IIIc

Latest Toys: Paterson Orbital tank, Rollei 35S
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Old 05-12-2012   #210
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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.

Leica M4 | 35mm f2.8 Summaron
Mamiya 6 | 50mm f/4
Kodak Retina IIc | 50mm f2 Xenon
Olympus XA4
Nikon FTN & FE2 | 20mm f4 AI | 35mm f2.8 AI'd | 50mm f1.4 AI'd

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZF.2 | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | Nikon 50mm f/1.8G | Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8G | Nikon 85mm f1.8G | Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 SLII APO-Lanthar
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Old 06-05-2012   #211
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Nowadays my oldest camera is the early-number Leica II from 1932:

Click the picture to read all about it!
Cheers, Johan Niels

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Old 06-05-2012   #212
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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   #213
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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   #214
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Yes, a circa 1937 Retina Type 141.
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Old 06-05-2012   #215
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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   #216
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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.
"The only substitute for Tri-X is more Tri-X"

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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   #218
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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.

Life is Grand! ~~~ Dan
~ M9, M6 TTL & MP ~ Mamiya 7 II ~ GF1 ~ K5IIs
~ Rolleiflex f3.5 with Carl Zeiss 75mm Planar (type 4) ~
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Old 06-13-2012   #219
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Nikon 2001
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