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Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media If you are a photographer, it's difficult not to appreciate movies too. In this forum you can discuss movies, as well as the cameras used in them. What camera used in what film / TV show etc has long been a topic of discussion at RFF. Whether the Exakta and 400mm Kilfitt lens in Hitchcock's Rear Window or the Nikons in Eastwood's Bridges of Madison County, cameras are tools which reflect the time and technology of the film.

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James Bond uses an OM1
Old 09-02-2015   #1
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James Bond uses an OM1

Daniel Craig with OM1, by Greg Williams for Esquire.

I bet he keeps a Minox in his pocket, too.
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He may use whatever camera he desires, but when he trades in the Walther PPK he looses his "00" ranking
Okay, maybe the P99 is acceptable on occasion
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I heard the British Secret Service had a funding issue
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I knew Bond had brains.
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Funny, I thought he used an M3 with 50mm Summicron. He did, in one of the stories.
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In the film, From Russia With Love, James Bond uses a Rolleiflex T II TLR in which is a hidden tape recorder which Bond uses to record his conversation with Soviet cipher clerk Tatiana Romanova.

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What is that case on his Rolleiflex T? Has there been such a leather case for the T?
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Only if would like to hide tape recorder in it.

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Only if would like to hide tape recorder in it.
Ahha! Silly me!
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You can actually get cases like those from Luigi.
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I wonder what he had hidden in his Trilby
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Bond should use a Polaroid Land Camera Model 250. Now this is a cool camera. He can create instant prints with a 007 imprint on each image.
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Bond should use a Polaroid Land Camera Model 250. Now this is a cool camera. He can create instant prints with a 007 imprint on each image.
those pictures could pay for his pension!
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Don't think he ever used a camera (but he did contact print a 35mm negative) but my favorite film spy is George Smiley as played by Alec Guiness. The two British TV series, Tinker Taylor...and Smiley's People are my favorite fiction spy representations.
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I'll second that, zuiko85... superb series.
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007 with an Olympus!

'M' would not be pleased.
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Didn't he also have a Blad that became a rifle..?
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I wonder what he had hidden in his Trilby
We'll never know, because he kept it under his hat.

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Roger Moore used a Nikon to launch his rockets . .
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I feel a little better about my OM4t and M5 now.
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I'll second that, zuiko85... superb series.
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Can I third that?

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Funny, I thought he used an M3 with 50mm Summicron. He did, in one of the stories.

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Daniel Craig with OM1, by Greg Williams for Esquire.

I bet he keeps a Minox in his pocket, too.
In his POCKET?

Wimp.

A friend who actually worked in this line of business favoured a Rollei TLR. After all, with a Rollei you can pretend you're just a happy-snapper, because no-one would be stupid enough to try to conceal a camera that size. With a Minox you look guilty as soon as they find it.

Another favoured spy camera was a Tessina on a wrist strap. MUCH bigger neg as compared with the Minox (14x21mm instead of 8x11, over 3x the size) and far more versatile.

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Perhaps someone else mentioned it, but the Olympus 4ti is on the title roll of "Licence to kill". Don't think it is used anywhere in the film though.
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Didn't he also have a Blad that became a rifle..?
Yes, that's right. It was in one of the Timothy Dalton films, so, Licence To Kill or The Living Daylights. I think it was Licence To Kill, from memory.
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Bye a firearms collector I was shown a Tele Tessar with a one round Rifle in the bottom, very well built for a Screw Leica. No story if it was used as rifle.
The Tessina was popular by Climbers too since it was a light TLR.
The Minox had it´s place since Zapps Gerät for Micro Dots.
Real Spys used 6x6s, Hasselblad was built as a Field spy tool first, Contaxes and Leicas.
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Craig is the worst Bond ever but seems to use one of the best cameras ever
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