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Old 09-20-2011   #176
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1949 Kiev in the foreground. I do use it, but quite rarely.
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Old 09-20-2011   #177
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My oldest camera is a No.2 Brownie, a model I believe went out of production in 1933.


And here's a recent image from it...

Sphinxes by Antony J Shepherd, on Flickr
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Old 09-21-2011   #178
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My Rolleiflex 3.5 B is by far my most used camera.
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Old 09-21-2011   #179
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This gets used every now and then, lovely pics... From 1961.

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Old 09-21-2011   #180
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Here is an update from my former post (now deleted):

"Because it is quite uncommon, I put my oldest on camerapedia: http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Mars_Camera but I don't use it. The oldest I use isn't even my first batch Leica III (1933) but the Zorki 2 from 1955, because I like it better than the Leica."

This year, 2011, I sold the Leica III and the Zorki 2. The oldest one in use now is a Leica II from 1932 factory converted to a IIa synch.
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Old 09-24-2011   #181
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My oldest is still rather young, a 67x Nikon F with F36 motor drive from 1959.
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Old 11-16-2011   #182
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Canon VI-L. Barely older than my Canon P, both see regular use. Both from 1958.
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Old 11-17-2011   #183
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I've a 5x7 Seneca View which dates to the 1920s that gets used very occasionally. The '36/'37 Leica IIIa gets used a bit more often. There's a gaggle of post-WWII cameras I use a lot - Kodak Medalist, Speed Graphic, Leica IIIc, 1953 Rolleiflex 2.8C - I use these in place of modern film cameras.
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Old 11-17-2011   #184
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The oldest camera I have is Kodak No.2 Box Brownie (1930s).
after 4 years I guess I can update that with:

Vest Pocket Kodak (post-WW1, early 1920s)


Scan doesn't do the 127 format negative justice.


Kodak No.2 Autographic folding brownie (with poor bellows)

Another poor scan
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Old 11-17-2011   #185
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Contax ii 1938
I use it every week, beautiful camera

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Old 11-21-2011   #186
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I've a 5x7 Seneca View which dates to the 1920s that gets used very occasionally.
I would LOVE to see this!

I have a 1904 Seneca View 5x7 seen here:


Seneca View 5x7 by pdexposures, on Flickr

Still use it from time to time.
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Old 11-21-2011   #187
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KW Reflex Box - 1933-35. 6x9cm on 120 film.

http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/Images/C53.JPG
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Old 11-21-2011   #188
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My oldest Lens is a CC Harrison from 1851, and yes I use it. My oldest camera is an 1890s Rochester Optical Co, and yes also. More than half the fun is using the old equipment.
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Old 11-21-2011   #189
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Yesterday I purchased a pristine 1917 Kodak Autographic 1A with the Anastigmat 130mm f7.7 lens. Everything is perfect. Hard to believe this camera is 94 years old! Even came with the original engraved stylus. (for recording text images on the film)

I have not yet taken my own pics of it, so here are a few snapshots from the seller.

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Old 11-21-2011   #190
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My oldest is either a Kodak No. 2-C Folding Autographic Brownie or a Kodak No 3A Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye model B, both post 1917. The 3A is in working condition but needs a bllows, the 2A has a broken lens and shutter, but is in very good condition otherwise.

My oldest working camera is this Yashica YK, Yashica's second fixed-lens rangefinder (1959), and a very pretty camera:


Yashica YK by Greyscale3, on Flickr
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Old 11-21-2011   #191
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Mine is a Rochester Optical 8x10 "Ideal" View Camera that was probably made between 1890 and 1897, but possibly as late as 1903.


Rochester Optical 8x10 "Ideal" View Camera by Zane's Photography, on Flickr

I have a "Turner-Reich" Anastigmat f/6.8 Series II No. 5 lens

My new Lens by Zane's Photography, on Flickr

With a second set of elements from a "Turner-Reich" Anastigmat f/7.0 Series II, that allows me to build five different lenses.

Extra lens elements by Zane's Photography, on Flickr

I've so far only shot using trimmed down 8x10 Ilford Paper. The holder itself is intended for dry plates, but I've created shims for it Unfortunately it turned out to be a bit less than 8x10, so the kodak film sheaths intended to allow you to use sheet film in plate holders won't work. At some point I plan to get a new camera back built that will allow the use of modern film holders.

Second 8x10 Shot by Zane's Photography, on Flickr
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Old 11-23-2011   #192
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Old 11-24-2011   #193
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I must update my info here as my oldest camera is now a Butchers Watch Pocket Carbine from approximately the mid 1920s. Not used it yet but in theory I could as it takes 120 film. My oldest used camera is also about to change from my 1960 Rolleicord Va to an Agfa Isolette I.

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Old 12-06-2011   #194
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my oldest is a Zeiss Ikoflex TLR 850/16 "coffee can" with Novar 4.5 lens, 1934-37.

It still works. The images are as expected bluer than fashionable now.
Must use it again soon.
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Old 12-27-2011   #195
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Leica III from 1935 with Summar 50mm f2.0 from 1937
FED S with FED 50mm f2.0 from 1941

Both in use on a regular basis, the FED S and lens have recently been CLA'd by Yuri at Fedka.com. Smooth as butter, no telling these babies are 70 years old.
Things have changed since 2009.

Nowadays I'm shooting a Leica II in black paint and nickel with a nickel Elmar 50/3.5 from 1932.

Leica II and uncoated Elmars by Johan Kuiper, Portretteur.nl, buzzardkid, on Flickr

Also own a Zeiss-Ikon Box Tengor from the early 1930s, still has the customs led tag on it.

Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor 1934-1938 by Johan Kuiper, Portretteur.nl, buzzardkid, on Flickr

The 1941 FED-S still is present but now has a 28/4.5, the 50/2.0 Summar clone it came with and two different types of 100/6.3 with it.

FED S with FED 100/6.3 and FED 50/2.0 lenses by Johan Kuiper, Portretteur.nl, buzzardkid, on Flickr

All get regular exercise.
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Old 12-30-2011   #196
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My oldest is an Argus A2F from 1940 inherited from my grandfather:


1940 Argus A2F by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

I have used it, but the image quality is not good enough for regular use:


Venta de pasillo by ramirezaponte, on Flickr


Check cashing by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

My oldest usable camera is probably my 1953 Kodak Signet 35:


1953 Kodak Signet 35 by ramirezaponte, on Flickr


La reja II by ramirezaponte, on Flickr


Cielo negro by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Old 01-12-2012   #197
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My oldest camera was 1939 Contax II. Since about a week ago, it is 1935 BP Leica III, you can see lower. I have no use for cameras I can't shoot. I have about 40 cameras, and all of them are shootable. I cycle through all of them.Sometimes I use some of them for extended period of times, but I derive a lot more pleasure from changing them. I prefer them to be fully mechanical.


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Old 01-12-2012   #198
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Mine is a circa 1928 Kodak 1A Autographic. I load 120 with spacers for a panoramic.
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Old 01-14-2012   #199
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Old 01-15-2012   #200
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The oldest one I've got is 1938 Leica III and I still use it regularly. It's one of the smoothest Leica I've ever used as well.
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