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HuubL
12-12-2006, 10:10
Some of us have their age indicated in their details. Others have their portrait as avatar (although others have anothor one's portrait:) ). I wonder what our ages are. What age groups are we in?

I'm older than most of my classics (however still wore diapers for most), and younger than one or two.

Ash
12-12-2006, 10:12
I'm younger than practically all my cameras. At 19years and 4months, pretty much everything...apart from my gal... is older than me :D

Gid
12-12-2006, 10:16
My age is available for all to see and my avatar is a recent self portrait:eek: I must shave this weekend.

Screwy
12-12-2006, 10:17
Middle aged I suppose at 46 ,still younger than the majority of my cameras though :D



Paul

rogue_designer
12-12-2006, 10:23
31 - and counting

DavidH
12-12-2006, 10:24
42 - and having more fun than ever...
Currently drinking a cold beer by a pool in Florida..."tis the season.." and all that...
:)

Oh - my avatar - surf running in South Africa back in June...just the best fun...

arbib
12-12-2006, 10:31
Age posted in details.
But all my camera's except the Contax IIIa Prewar are yonger than me.

at least my age group has the highest %'g of RF users. A PLUS...I think :)

Kim Coxon
12-12-2006, 10:36
Didn't we do this a year ago? :eek: It must be the short evenings. :D :D I am a year older than I was last time. :rolleyes:

Kim

dmr
12-12-2006, 10:40
I grudgingly admit to having passed the big-five-oh, but I sure do not feel it and some say I don't act it either. :)

BillBingham2
12-12-2006, 10:51
47 and counting.

I'm older than all my SLRs, both of my Ms and most of my M and LTM mount lenses.

My S2 is older than I and a few lenses (S, LTM and a few Ms).

All my 4x5 stuff is older than I.

My wife is 5 yrs younger!

All in all, I am doing OK.

B2 (;->

HuubL
12-12-2006, 10:54
Didn't we do this a year ago? :eek: It must be the short evenings. :D :D I am a year older than I was last time. :rolleyes:

Kim

Oh, sorry, I wasn't here last year. I checked if such a poll was in the archives but didn't find anything.

But then again, some of us don't get a year older in one year Kim...:)

bsdunek
12-12-2006, 10:58
OK, 67

Some of my cameras are older than I am too! Hopefully all the film in the freezer is younger. We need to defrost the thing, and one never knows what will be found at the bottom.

My 'Child Bride' or "Trophy Wife' is five years younger than I am. Life's great! :cool:

Kim Coxon
12-12-2006, 11:01
That's allright. I'm too old to have a paddy but I'm old enough to get cranky. :D

Kim

Oh, sorry, I wasn't here last year. I checked if such a poll was in the archives but didn't find anything.

But then again, some of us don't get a year older in one year Kim...:)

colyn
12-12-2006, 11:03
I'm older than some but younger than others...

Ossifan
12-12-2006, 11:10
40 - it seems like a nice age, too. I'm just happy to be alive and to be able to afford a nice hobby.

Best,
Alex

HuubL
12-12-2006, 11:18
We are at 7,7,7,7 for 20-60 years right now. Pretty even spread.

scorpius73
12-12-2006, 11:33
im 33 and counting. would be nice to be 22 again though. what a year! :D

SCOTFORTHLAD
12-12-2006, 11:40
My age is shown,and it's getting to be a little to heavy for comfort,but not too old to stop me from getting silly from time to time about accumulating more stuff!!

Tell me that's a good sign and not just a senior moment.

Brian.

dazedgonebye
12-12-2006, 11:44
Wow...very even distribution so far.

raid
12-12-2006, 11:47
I am of the same age as my Rolleiflex 2.8D.

Yes, the age distribution is close to that of a Uniform distribution.
This shows that RFF members could be of any age between 20-60, with an average age of (20+60)/2=40.

Suddenly, I am older than the average! Statistics sometimes is not good ...


Raid

popstar
12-12-2006, 11:49
I'm glad to see pretty even distribution too.

Just for the record, I'm 35. Funny how that seemed old 15 years ago, but not so much anymore... :p

Valder
12-12-2006, 11:53
Over there to the left. ;)

Only thing I own that is older than me is my 1964 John Deere 110 RF tractor.



Popstar, I remember when I was a kid and my first grade teacher asked us to figure
out how old we would be in the year 2000 I thought 35 was sooooo old and it
seemed so far away.....


Darrin

quizzard87
12-12-2006, 11:54
haha, i'm the only one under 20?

AGN
12-12-2006, 12:02
Didn't we do this a year ago? :eek: It must be the short evenings. :D :D I am a year older than I was last time. :rolleyes:

Kim

Kim,

Maybe this is what you remember. I think your right.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16461


Art

Andrew Touchon
12-12-2006, 12:22
Some of us have their age indicated in their details. Others have their portrait as avatar (although others have anothor one's portrait:) ). I wonder what our ages are. What age groups are we in?

I'm older than most of my classics (however still wore diapers for most), and younger than one or two.

Older than dirt. :D

Kim Coxon
12-12-2006, 12:23
That's the one. :D
Less than 4 months ago. :eek: Doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself. :rolleyes: Maybe I am not a year older after all!

Kim

Kim,

Maybe this is what you remember. I think your right.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16461


Art

HuubL
12-12-2006, 12:24
Kim,

Maybe this is what you remember. I think your right.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16461


Art

Yep, that must be the one. Let's see if this one fills up similarly. Should be so, I guess.

jorisbens
12-12-2006, 12:42
haha, i'm the only one under 20?

No, there are more of us :cool:

19 here

flashover
12-12-2006, 12:51
I am 35 years younger then my Leica. Although I think it's in better condition then it's owner.

OldNick
12-12-2006, 12:59
I'm slightly older than my two Barnack Leicas, at age 76. I don't like to recall my age, so it is not in my avatar.

Jim N.

Robert
12-12-2006, 13:02
A nice mature group, at 53 I fell at home.

bobkonos
12-12-2006, 13:42
I turned 53 on December 4, so I am the age/era of my Leica IIIF Red dial and Nikon S2 chrome dial. I would like to track down a Leica that was made the same day I was...

minimicrite
12-12-2006, 13:45
30, just turned last week. Which group does that put me in, 20-30, or 30-40? I think I'll take the second.

edit: December 4, for me, too, bobkonos! What are the odds!

Mike Gallagher
12-12-2006, 13:55
Well I'm 18. I doubt anyone younger than that is going to speak up so I'll just assume I am Rangefinderforum's genius baby.

Nikon Bob
12-12-2006, 14:33
Checking in at 53. I hope the check out is a loooong way away.

Bob

Oh Two
12-12-2006, 14:39
My first 35mm rangefinder was a Certo Dollina II purchased by my old man in 1938 who taught me photography/darkroom skills. My first enlarger was made from a Speed Graphic 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 attached to a home made condenser fashioned by my grandfather. I can't remember not having a serious photographer in the family, but I do remember watching my prints emerge from under a ruby red at the age of eight.

I'm old enough to have *** pooed SLRs like digitals are *** pooed by some today.
I made the choice between a Nikon F and an M4 1967. I still have the M4 (which I traded 'up' from and M2-R). My first SLR worthy of keeping is a Canon digital. Go figure; I'm a slow learner who invests wisely.

I see a film revival kicked off a by a rangefinder movement. What's old is new again, and what takes a tad bit of skill to master gives the greatest amount of freedom, speed, control, and expression.

bobkonos
12-12-2006, 15:09
"December 4, for me, too, bobkonos! What are the odds!"

Cool! Glad to know another December 4 birthday person. I saw that a Steve Hoffman and I have the exact same birthday as evidenced by the announcement I saw on the RFF on December 4. So I'd say the odds are pretty good.

Birthdays fascinate me: it is the one thing you really cannot change.

SDK
12-12-2006, 15:52
Nice to see a crop of 20-30 year olds.

Most of my cameras are much younger than me (1965 manufacture date), all the RF's are. I do have a nice Burke & James 8X10" view camera my grandpa William C. Austin bought for group portraits for his commercial photo business in Brevard, NC. I never knew him, as he and my maternal grandmother Mildred were killed in a 1953 auto accident by a truck driver abusing Benzedrine. Still it's nice to use something he did, though I've not got too many good negatives out of it yet. It's hard to get reliable development of big color negatives.

mw_uio
12-12-2006, 16:33
I was made in 67 !!!


Cheers
Mark
Quito, Ecuador

I am searching for a Yashica or Olympus rangefinder that is cheap.

gb hill
12-12-2006, 17:51
I"m 39 and holding! But my wife says i'm 47. But shes just jealous because I'm younger than she is. I dare not tell her age though for sanctitys sake:D

plummerl
12-12-2006, 18:42
I am of the same age as my Rolleiflex 2.8D.

Yes, the age distribution is close to that of a Uniform distribution.
This shows that RFF members could be of any age between 20-60, with an average age of (20+60)/2=40.

Suddenly, I am older than the average! Statistics sometimes is not good ...


Raid

I'm a year older than my Rollei 2.8c which just had a CLA. I wish I could have the same done to me!

reagan
12-12-2006, 19:05
I just turned 43 nine years ago. All my cameras are brand new. Film is never going to die. My wife says I live in denial. I don't believe her.

dadsm3
12-12-2006, 19:16
I'm 48, three years younger than dad's M3 bought in 1955. That's me on the right in 1965, taken with the same M3 and Summarit I still use today. I'm assuming it was Kodak 100ASA film of some kind.....I always remembered yellow boxes, I don't know if Tri-X was out at that time. I also vaguely remember a huge white Braun electronic flash and an even bigger recharger for it.....it must have been cutting edge back then when a lot of people were still using bulbs. I recall blazing movie lights when he took indoor regular 8mm films, and getting a backhand when I took apart his MC meter to 'fix' it. Maybe that's why I'm a member here, so many dim childhood memories include photography.

sf
12-12-2006, 19:41
25 on November 1st.

pvdhaar
12-12-2006, 21:31
At the moment I post this, there have been 115 voters. What amazes me most is the even spread across ages from 20 to 60. I'd have thought that RF's and interest in them would be most prevalent amongst those who are 40+, that is, those who've experienced photography before the proliferation of SLRs..

IGMeanwell
12-12-2006, 21:49
25 ... for a couple more months

Trying to enjoy my youth as much as possible

Nachkebia
12-12-2006, 22:44
Next thing you know, you will start asking people their sexual orientation.. :D

pvdhaar
12-12-2006, 23:14
Next thing you know, you will start asking people their sexual orientation.. :D
You mean like 'Are you sexually oriented? Please tick 'yes' or 'no' ?? :D

Will
12-13-2006, 00:45
I"m 39 and holding! But my wife says i'm 47. But shes just jealous because I'm younger than she is. I dare not tell her age though for sanctitys sake:D

I am 26, and my girlfriend told me I am still like a child; but then my hair dresser said I looked like 32. Family still call me by my childname (since age 0).

The oldest lens I got is a 1951 Prominent Norton (Silver Ring), fellow a 1955 CZO Sonnar.

arevalo
12-13-2006, 01:45
20.



Turning 21 July of next year.

Mark Wood
12-13-2006, 01:55
Old enough to remember when you could walk into a photographic shop and buy Kodak Panatomic X, Agfa CT-18 and Ilford 935 cassette refills off the same shelf as PX-625 mercury batteries - and I'm only 42!

mfunnell
12-13-2006, 03:13
Younger than my M3 and Zorki 4. The same age as my Zorki 6. A lot older than my Hexar RF.

...Mike

SCOTFORTHLAD
12-13-2006, 04:12
My age is shown,and it's getting to be a little to heavy for comfort,but not too old to stop me from getting silly from time to time about accumulating more stuff!!

Tell me that's a good sign and not just a senior moment.

Brian.

Coincidentally our eldest is 39 today!!Very happy days,but slightly sobering. for Dad.;)
BTW he takes a good photo,but has gone over to digital.

johne
12-13-2006, 04:30
I too wonder if Mango got a letter from the Queen. The question is, which one? At 78 I remember Lillybeth driving an ambulance for the cameras.

To Mango: Salute!
Johne

HuubL
12-13-2006, 04:50
141 pollers now. C'mon babyboomers, the yups take over :rolleyes:

edlake
12-13-2006, 05:54
:D I'll be over 60 in 2 months! I don't have any cameras older than me but I do have one that will be 50 next year!

rbiemer
12-13-2006, 09:18
25 ... for a couple more months

Trying to enjoy my youth as much as possible
I am enjoying my youth so much more now that I'm past it! I hated my teens, disliked my twenties, don't recall much of my thirties, and have started to like and know myself in my forties. The fifties are going to be a blast!
Rob

reagan
12-13-2006, 09:55
141 pollers now. C'mon babyboomers, the yups take over :rolleyes:It takes us babyboomers a little longer than it used to ;) but I'm sure they're on their way. Lookin' for ya! :cool:

loon
12-13-2006, 10:01
The youngens are winning

edodo
12-13-2006, 14:07
-I was born 45 years after my Leica IIIa was made (1936)

Athena
12-13-2006, 14:53
Perhaps it should be noted that this poll seems intended to ascertain the chronological age of those responding. These results may not correspond to the mental age of the same respondents! :D

YES, THIS IS A JOKE (or a lame attempt at one)...

NIKON KIU
12-13-2006, 16:12
Interesesting,
Here is the results from the last poll:http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16461


View Poll Results: Please state your age in earth-years
10 to 19 19 3.60%
20 to 29 99 18.75%
30 to 39 129 24.43%
40 to 49 109 20.64%
50 to 59 106 20.08%
60 to 69 50 9.47%
70 to 79 12 2.27%
80 to 89 1 0.19%
>90 3 0.57%
Voters: 528


Us old guys may not be as quick as you younglings but we'll vote :)

Kiu

Sylvaticus
12-13-2006, 17:41
(Exakta+Fed+Minolta)/2 is a discouraging overstatement, but who cares, this ageist poll stops at 60 so I'm disqualified anyway. Can I vote twice in one of the other agegroups?

OldNick
12-13-2006, 17:56
What happened to the 30-40 age group? The last poll formed a better statistical bell curve.

Jim N.

DougK
12-13-2006, 20:16
36 and holding...

OldNick
12-27-2006, 13:23
36 and holding...
Glad you are holding. It still looks as if the thirty-somethings are under-represented. Does this mean that they are all saving for college tuition rather than spending for cameras?

Jim N.

NL2377
12-28-2006, 20:46
just turned 20 a month ago... I was 18 or 19 when I joined, though...

krnt
12-29-2006, 11:12
I`m 59 and still rocking with my Lieca.
/krnt

cameosis
12-29-2006, 11:17
me: double triple, hehe.

JonathanA
12-29-2006, 11:36
It's nice to be in that 4.98 %!

I'm 17 and I'm not too surprised that there aren't many under 20. There is really only one other person my age (that I know personally) who shoots film still...and she happens to be my girlfriend haha.

AusDLK
12-29-2006, 11:50
>Next thing you know, you will start asking people their sexual orientation..

That could be interesting...

Superbus_
12-29-2006, 12:55
I'm 36 years old. Good age to begin rangefinder photography. :))

350D_user
12-29-2006, 13:14
"I'm 37, I'm not old"

PhotoChrisis
12-29-2006, 13:18
37 as well. I'm beginning to feel old.

_____________________
Leica CL
Contax G2
Arca Swiss F Line 4x5
Howtek 4500
Epson 4000

Alex Krasotkin
12-31-2006, 03:41
36...This a great age!

peadarceiteach
01-02-2007, 21:00
50 on the 15th. Born in Germany just like.....
"man, she better get me something good."

zpuskas
01-03-2007, 16:12
The distribution of the age groups is a good omen.
Fifty-eight and I can still press a shutter release!

J-Paul
01-03-2007, 16:38
52....ONLY !!:rolleyes:

fishtek
01-03-2007, 18:54
64 and enjoying my 2nd childhood greatly!

Don

holsed
01-03-2007, 19:18
i'm 24 this year! I could only afford a cheap rangefinder at this age. How sad!

Spyderman
01-04-2007, 01:58
22.

Photography addict since 18 :)

Rangefinder addict since 20 :D

Robert Price
01-07-2007, 19:48
38 years and getting younger.

dee
01-08-2007, 08:33
OOPs !
Autisic glitch makes ''me'' sort-of like a child in a frightening grown up world , which my Leica / zorkis seem to calm a bit ; someone, in the 50s must have let me play with a Leica II or II , 'cos it's real/familiar... ''I'' even seem to be too high/wide/heavy, etc ; like my head is stuck at 6 or so, but a very experienced 6 with many decades trying to copy what adults do ! It still seems unreal having all these grown up toys , but fun too ! So , 6 going on 60.

jonasv
01-08-2007, 08:37
still 19 for a few weeks, picked up rangefinders shortly after I turned 19, photography a few months earlier.

ICU
01-08-2007, 08:45
Just turned 40 last week.

amateriat
01-10-2007, 19:59
And I turned 51...just now...

(Just call me "Roswell")


- Barrett

kbg32
01-19-2007, 16:11
I was born the same year and month that the Hamilton Watch Company introduced the first electric watch.

Eelco Amsterdam
02-04-2007, 01:54
Elvis Presley wirstwatch :<) 1955 56 57 ?

Pistach
02-04-2007, 02:08
62. Looking forward to retire and shoot fulltime (well almost)

Tom Harrell
02-04-2007, 07:29
I'll be 64 this coming June! Wow! Time really flies doesn't it! Seems like only yesterday I was a kid and had my whole life ahead of me! I must say it has been exciting and I have seen a good portion of the world! I sure have met a lot of interesting and good people in my travels! I am happy to report that of the places I have been I could always find something beautiful about them and some friendly folks! Now that I am retired (as of June the 1st, 2006) I look forward to this forum! This forum is full of good folks who willing share ideas, photos and solutions to problems. Everyone keep up the good work and keep those shutters clicking!

Regards,
Tom Harrell

JCT
02-04-2007, 10:07
I'm 44 -- virtually the same age as all of my Leica gear and my Rolleiflex. I am also looking forward to retiring and shooting full time. But putting the kids through college wil delay that a tad ;) .

JT

soulkitchen
03-16-2007, 18:25
Luckily "40 is the new 20" so I'm good.

darrylasher
03-16-2007, 19:39
45, but I read at a 47 year old level.

ForeverUnknown
03-16-2007, 23:04
19 as of last January. Long way to go...

mdcarma
03-18-2007, 12:49
14.4444
Celsius:D

kazarau
03-19-2007, 01:52
Hi, I am Ungku and 52.

Bobfrance
03-19-2007, 03:20
36.

I still feel like I'm 18.
So why do I feel a mid life crisis coming on?

Grumpy Old Man
05-08-2007, 00:43
Every woman is fully entitled to be 20 or 21 on her next birthday - it just depends on the base.

PikesPeak
05-08-2007, 09:51
Old, but not ancient

Charlie
05-08-2007, 09:53
:eek: 53 today, although my name is missing from the Happy Birthday list.
Charlie

sepiareverb
05-08-2007, 14:02
Who set up this poll?? I'm way too high in the list- how about adding 60-70, 70-80 and 80+ categories.

Retina2a
05-09-2007, 07:57
Exactly 4 years older, to the month, than my Contax IIa V17016 and 52 years older than my M6TTL

candie
05-09-2007, 21:32
become 30 - eleven times ;-) - on next sunday (13th of may) - my lynx 14e is in the same age (maybe some years older or younger) - so time goes by ;-)

umana
05-26-2007, 06:37
I am well inside my 65th year YOUNG ! :-) Well, my avatar shows me in a
self-portrait took at the mirror, in London, UK, in the particularly special year 1968.

I formerly posted my age in the profile details... Then I removed it, feeling
embarrassed to be the YOUNGEST ! :-) Ciao, Luigi

mcgrattan
05-27-2007, 02:14
I'm 35, which as another poster has said, once seemed old but doesn't anymore.

Matt

GoodPhotos
06-10-2007, 05:44
I'll be 40 in October.
Doesn't seem possible.

HSI
06-10-2007, 18:14
Man I feel young.
:)

mfogiel
06-11-2007, 06:42
I thought I'd better grab the opportunity to say that I am 50 now - who knows what will happen in the future !

TNRL
06-12-2007, 01:51
19 -- Im still a happy teenager..

My camera is younger then me (a bessa R2 from .. 2000?), and both my lenses are older then me (summicron-m 50mm from -82 and teleelmarit-m 90mm from -86(?)).

My avatar is very recent, taken by my father. Im holding my R2 with my 50mm.

potomo
06-23-2007, 03:04
23 the 9th of june!!

BillBingham2
06-27-2007, 12:36
Very interesting distribution, we appear more normal that I know I am!! Perhaps it's the size of the data sample that helps.

B2 (:->

Finder
07-03-2007, 09:51
Simply add the ages of my anastigmats and divide it by the age of my flatbeds, multiply that by the number of enlarger objectives I have and subtract the number of glass plates I have shot, and you know how old I am. Or simply stick me in fixer and my age is half the time it takes me to clear.

HuubL
09-12-2007, 22:48
There's a future for RFs: the young ones win!

Just checked my old poll. Sorry for the bump:)

photophorous
09-13-2007, 08:53
Why do the age groups overlap? I just turned 30, and you made me think about whether I should be in the 20-30 or 30-40 group. I didn't have to think about it for too long though.

Paul

erikhaugsby
09-13-2007, 09:54
There's a future for RFs: the young ones win!
So we are good for something, after all! :p

DrLeoB
09-13-2007, 10:33
I'm the same age as my Leica IIIcK which was traded to LeicaTom.....

Mr_Flibble
09-13-2007, 12:40
Only my SLR and my Digicam are younger then me :)

30-something...

gavinlg
09-15-2007, 07:51
Well, I'm 20 in October. Time seems to go quicker as I get older which probably isn't a good thing.

gavinlg
09-15-2007, 07:59
Whats amusing is the lack of younger guys and girls on the forum - I suspect other places like "photography on the net," "Nikonians," "FM forums" etc have a much higher amount of younger people than older people using them.

I take it as a good thing. Almost everytime I sign on to POTN or FM forums for a quick scan I see something along the lines of:

"Help - My Canikon is backfocussing! - What should I do?"
or
"Is my 24-105 f4L sharp?" with pictures of a vase, indoors at night, handheld at 1/30, with 15 100% crops
or
"Will more megapixels make my photos better?"
or
"My D40 is too noisy!" following suit with some badly underexposed shots brought back up in lightroom.

It's also probably the reason I choose to spend most of my internet time on this forum - the people are experienced, genuine and we're all on the same playing field.

literiter
09-17-2007, 13:49
I've been 29 now for,....... I forget how many years.

But all my friends are really old. Like really, really old!

Vickko
09-17-2007, 17:11
Just turned 48. Two more years to work and freedom. Freedom to find another job.

...Vick

angrylittleboy
09-17-2007, 17:53
27 here :)

dmr
09-17-2007, 18:04
Well, now they are saying "60 is the new 40", so if that's true, I'm still in my 30s and will be for some time. :)

alternatve
09-17-2007, 18:06
18, and one month!

johne
09-19-2007, 04:30
79
johne:)

Little Prince
09-19-2007, 18:42
28 here. I note that DMR is still trying to remain mysterious :).

ully
09-24-2007, 07:00
Older than dirt.

BigSteveG
09-24-2007, 08:26
Wow...this poll really says something about the popularity/re-surgence of RF photography. I was at a local camera shop last week examining a NOS hexar (just for fun), and the saleslady made a funny comment. "I see you do photography the real way...with a rangefinder."

amateriat
09-24-2007, 14:35
Works for me too, and has for a long time. Just a few too many bikes.:)

Gary One is too many, and three, not enough... :D


- Barrett

kuzano
10-26-2007, 19:18
Born during the "brown shoe war". Wish I had had the foresight to ask my dad to liberate some of those fine German camera's, since he was there anyway. But, alas, I have been buying my own cameras since the 1950's (new). Should have kept a few.

rlightfoot
10-27-2007, 04:28
Well, I was born in the mid eighties. This generally seems to make me one of the youngest people around who's interested in collecting old gear or shooting fully manual...

Most photographers my age are obsessed with the latest electric toys from Canon and Nikon, to the exclusion of anything in the rangefinder world.

bottley1
10-27-2007, 14:44
56 and never grown up

womby68
10-27-2007, 15:29
39 and... never grown up!!!

yaadetgar
10-31-2007, 05:52
Well...I'm 24... Not the youngest, but close to that, I guess...Yaad

simplethings
11-30-2007, 19:27
I'm 22 years old. :-) Got a 1 year old and another one on the way! *shields my M4* They're not taking it away from me!

infrequent
11-30-2007, 23:30
23 but getting older each passing moment.

MickH
12-03-2007, 03:04
As you can see from the details on the left I am currently 51 and (according to Mrs H) one of the oldest adolescents around.

BTW the Avatar IS me, not a self-portrait though.;)

sweathog
12-03-2007, 03:31
Myself, I'm 20, but I have been told I look anything from 18 through to mid-thirties.

LeicaTom
12-03-2007, 03:47
Just turned 44 today.......

Tom

jpiseminger
12-03-2007, 07:37
A happy and shutter-snappin' 70.

jpiseminger
12-03-2007, 07:52
Glad to find someone else who appreciates fully manual! Isn't it ironic that you need at least a basic knowledge of the "manual" skills to successfully operate the new electronic gear?

JonathanE
03-08-2008, 09:53
Thirty-two today.

crawdiddy
03-08-2008, 11:44
34 in hexadecimal.

harry01562
03-08-2008, 12:30
Just about the age of the Hansa, which I can't afford, because I wasn't a rock star who could still go on a tour.... but I do have 16 other Canon RF's to play with, plus more 50's than any sane man should own, and soon tro add another one!

Harry, soon to be 74

kknox
03-08-2008, 20:37
I'am so old I used flash bulbs, then flash cubes.

Nando
03-08-2008, 22:47
Same age as my Pentax MX - 32.

ernstk
03-09-2008, 03:27
51 today, but it doesn't seem right that I'm that old...

Ernst

literiter
03-18-2008, 06:47
There ain't a whole lot of us geezers out there, yet. Time will change this I'm sure.

GaryMc
03-19-2008, 10:45
40 and feelin 20 lookin like 30 and actin like 10!!!!! or so my wife tells me.

eric rose
03-19-2008, 11:42
Interesting that the majority who responded are under 30 but most who have posted are over 45. Ummm....

igoesmyth
03-21-2008, 13:38
47 yesterday and I believe that i am a few months older than my Canonet but younger than the C3 my dad used on his honeymoon (that still shoots even after he gave it to a 12 year old to experiment with!!!!)

pevelg
03-21-2008, 14:06
Almost 23.

Zenjitsuman
03-22-2008, 20:06
I am glad I am old enough that when you add up the time I have owned my Leica kit and the expected years I have left that I will not have to worry about film being scarce. Some of you under 30 guys will have lots of gear to choose from in 20 years but will you have lots of film to shoot?

an10awiz
03-22-2008, 21:00
73. I consult 32 hours a week. Photograph 18 hours and what is left my wife uses.

mknawabi
03-23-2008, 01:42
18 and 7 months. youngest member, perhaps? :D

sreeja
04-04-2008, 02:16
I am in between 20 and 30.I am 24 years old.What is the purpose of this thread?

Henryah
06-08-2008, 15:00
Been around since the Speed Graphic days, 68 and feeling fine. My oldest camera is just a year yonger tthen me. Both of us in working order. Age is one of these things in life you cant
avoid,so enjoy it while you are at it!
Henry

hugivza
06-11-2008, 02:04
Born in the Northern Winter of 1942, I have a Fed I which is older than me just. Like others ,I am still working 50+ hours a week, travelling to strange places, and enjoying life to the full. Yes I am fatter and slower, but I still get around the tennis court and swim and walk our dogs. It is the best time of my life this far out.

DNG
04-03-2010, 12:18
56
But just the other day, someone said I looked 40ish :D:cool:

t.s.k.
04-03-2010, 20:09
I'm close to the same age as both my M2 and M3's.

It's nice to see so many younger (kids:)) interested in rf's here (hopefully analog).
That generation might just be the ones to save film.

Keep on shooting!

merciless49
04-06-2010, 14:14
Just happened upon this thread, and since I'm a few days shy of 30, I'm still in the 20-30 age group! Still analog, due to memories of negatives/prints that serve as reminders of a bygone era. Slowly moving towards digital, since I'm having most of the film developed and scanned so they can be uploaded to the web. Other than that, no DSLR (yet) or digital-RF. I believe all my cameras are older than me except for a few P&S's and an SLR.

Mohan
04-06-2010, 14:44
Just turned 23, I don't own an analogue camera that was built in my lifetime.

fefe
04-06-2010, 17:27
33, many of my lenses and some cameras are older than me but that's not hard :)

JustPlainBill
04-06-2010, 18:09
Hi,
I turned 70 today. My oldest camera is a #3A Autographic Kodak Brownie. Also have a ore WWII Kodak Retina II and recently acquired a Rolleicord I. My newest camera is a Nikon D 60.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill

tcline
04-06-2010, 19:27
I am 24. Started with film at 18, developing, and printing myself from my Canon EOS 3, Pentax ME Super SE, Canonent QL17 and Yashica Electro 35 GSN, became bored, bought a 20d at 20 and a good collection of lenses then picked up my M8 and CV 35 f1.2 at 23.

Rangefinder photography is where my heart lies.

Neare
04-06-2010, 20:39
20 now. Started photography and moved onto film all whilst I was 20 too.

AMATEUR YEAH!

Gregoryniss
04-06-2010, 21:50
19 right now and loving film photography with my m3! I hope i will never see the day that film is discontinued.

SimonSawSunlight
04-07-2010, 04:07
turning 22 this summer. I like how we have a bit of all ages and generations here.

paulfish4570
04-08-2010, 07:15
58 and will be 59 next month. i am retired from newspaper editing but i work full-time/part-time as a school janitor for spending money. my pension does not start until i am 60. i spend too much money on photography, but man, i am enjoying my return to a hobby i once loved so well. by the way, i am now only 18 pounds over my high school graduation weight, and my knees and hips much appreciate every pound lost.

Finder
04-09-2010, 08:14
I share a birthday with David Cassidy. I also know who he is. I will be 46 this Monday--although I had to do the math to check.

DougFord
04-09-2010, 11:02
Good Lord willing, I'll be 54 on April 13th. :)

JeffGreene
04-09-2010, 13:26
I'm an official senior citizen in New York, but three years away from being declared one here in PA. :D

Finder
04-10-2010, 08:57
I'm an official senior citizen in New York, but three years away from being declared one here in PA. :D

New York does that to people.

Steve M.
04-12-2010, 13:43
No wonder I feel tired. I'm nearly 420 years old!

In dog years.

CopperB
04-19-2010, 05:27
Exact same age as my M3. That'll put you in the ballpark. Hehehe...

frko
04-25-2010, 22:39
18 and 7 months. youngest member, perhaps? :D

I just turned 17 :)

Cheers, Jost

x-ray
04-26-2010, 06:35
Interesting poll. I would not have guessed 50% are under 40. It's funny to think I've been using leicas professionally longer than 50% of the group has been alive. A sales friend at my local camera shop said the majority of their film users are now under thirty.

scarletfawth
04-26-2010, 10:01
32 with high mileage, good engine but a bit of rust in the joints. Once warmed up, runs fine.

JohnTF
04-26-2010, 10:12
I think I am over due for a CLA, but I did not buy my Avatar new. ;-)

Regards, John

Krzys
05-04-2010, 03:25
......I am 19

jsrockit
05-21-2010, 07:16
36 years old...

Chris101
05-21-2010, 08:11
Just wondering: If you're 50, do you put yourself in the 40-50 group or the 50-60 group? :)


Depends on how you feel.

Chris101
05-22-2010, 00:02
Fight it Dan, fight it. I'm on the 60 side of 50 too, but you'd never guess it by my behavior!

gb hill
05-22-2010, 18:05
55 and I have just become a grandfather!
Congratulations!! I also became one in December.

marnicq
05-23-2010, 13:46
18 and lots younger than most of my cameras, I think the only cameras that are younger than me are my Hexar RF and my Horizon S3 U-500 (:
(and pretty new to this forum)

David Charlwood
05-23-2010, 13:46
Today is my 73rd birthday and I am still buying Leica gear. That makes me either an enthusiast or a fool - you decide!

Ducky
06-08-2010, 15:37
I am three and one half years older than when I first voted in this poll.:)

Spavinaw
06-08-2010, 15:53
Older than yesterday.

rbiemer
06-08-2010, 18:09
I am enjoying my youth so much more now that I'm past it! I hated my teens, disliked my twenties, don't recall much of my thirties, and have started to like and know myself in my forties. The fifties are going to be a blast!
Rob

A bit less than three weeks 'til I'm in my 50s and, so far anyway, I still agree with this.
Rob

karlori
06-26-2010, 07:21
As my signature says younger than the M6 and older than the M7... :)

srichmond
08-30-2010, 10:59
i think i've shifted an age bracket since i first answered this poll

alexnotalex
08-30-2010, 12:38
40 this year, and a decade younger than all my rangefinder kit.
Maybe i'll start a "which Leica as a birthday present" thread...

Alex

film nut
08-30-2010, 13:05
I'm 63, but feel like I'm 25 until I do some yard work. I'm surprised that there aren't more people in my age bracket since so many on this forum are film and rangefinder users. That's what I started out with and then went to slr's and now I have both.

Mike

smile
09-12-2010, 18:34
27 already

SimonSawSunlight
09-13-2010, 02:44
22 and it's going too fast.

johnnygulliver
09-13-2010, 03:02
I'm as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth...

bizarrius
09-13-2010, 03:38
twenty four. :D

Pirate
09-13-2010, 04:07
Turned 40 this year, so I'm looking towards the next ten, and the pictures of the last ten :D

TareqPhoto
09-21-2010, 17:47
I am 30 now, will be 31 next year, i was 29 last year, hehehehehe

eddie1960
09-23-2010, 12:08
past the 5-0 mark this year, all my current usable gear is younger than me (though in the case of the russian stuff the designs are older) i do have an unusable old polaroid (was my granddad's in the 50's no film or I'd use it and a broken brownie (the very first camera i used - my moms ) kicking around that are older than me

paulfish4570
10-02-2010, 19:17
I still am 59 - for seven months ...

zigzhang
10-02-2010, 22:01
16. Do I qualify for the top 5 youngest rff members?

Richard Berter
10-20-2010, 17:47
I am 62 my minolta al-s I got when I was 16 I used today will be 46 an still working

macfiend
10-20-2010, 18:16
Old enough to know.
Young enough to learn.

Alpacaman
10-20-2010, 21:17
I hail from the fine crop of 1994.

Brian Legge
10-20-2010, 21:31
Caught the last month of 1979.

caperunner
10-20-2010, 21:54
Mumbledly mumble.. OR every day is a bonus.

intense
10-20-2010, 22:17
quarter of a century :)

LKeithR
10-21-2010, 00:05
Yup, I'm definitely one of the older ones here. But what wisdom I have to share--if only I could get someone to listen. I've been a shooter since the 60s, pretty consistently till the mid 80s when my family and business began to occupy all of my time. I drifted away from photography--except for P&S kind of stuff--till about 3 years ago when I bought a Pentax K10D. Since then I've accumulated way too many cameras and lenses. I love digital and have made the transition very well--for an old f*rt--but i also love to experiment. I have a number of older MF lenses for my SLRs and my favourite camera (at this moment) is probably my Leica Digilux 2.

My admission to this form is a Bessa L with a nice little 21/4 Colour Skopar. It froze up on me a few months ago and I've kept putting off sending it in for repair. A couple days ago I was browsing a thread on the Repair forum which mentioned the Bessa L shutter lockup issue and, after doing a little digging I found enough info to encourage me to go ahead and repair it myself. I just put it back together tonight and it now works like a charm. I also removed the rewind lever and filed off the shutter lock tab so now i don't have to unlock the shutter before taking a shot.

I was surprised by the poll results showing the number of younger people on this forum. I would have thought that most of the "youngsters" would be off playing with their hi-tech digital toys so I think it bodes very well for the "craft" of photography that so many of them choose to spend their time here. Very heartening...

ashfaque
10-21-2010, 01:40
27+

I don't remember if I've posted on this thread before. Sign of getting old!

p.giannakis
10-23-2010, 00:29
27 years younger than my IIc....

skibeerr
11-09-2010, 13:26
Four years older than the first time you asked.

smiling gecko
11-09-2010, 13:55
welll...i keep telling my wife i'm middle-aged...hee hee hee, yeeeah.:p

breathe, relax and enjoy.
sg

silverbullet
11-10-2010, 04:39
In December just one year in front from this:

http://www.links2love.com/love_lyrics_125.htm

The years passed too fast....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/169584109/in/set-72157594175682729/

Luddite Frank
11-10-2010, 04:48
Old enough to have actually bought 120, 620, 616, 116, and 127 roll-films all at the local drugstore ( and they weren't expired!) !

:cool:

ebino
11-10-2010, 04:58
Had I served in the roman army of pre Marian reforms, I'd be a Princeps.

eddie1960
11-10-2010, 11:34
Had I served in the roman army of pre Marian reforms, I'd be a Princeps.


you didn't? :D

Red Robin
11-26-2010, 12:49
at 60 I'm older than ALL my rangefinders. I own a Bessa R but 99% of my work is with a Canon P. Having a forum like this really has given me a head start. Things in the pre-computer world of photography must have been much harder. My first real camera was a Brownie Hawkeye.. At 14 I moved up to a Kodak 110 . Now it seems that i have moved backward. The P's are, right now, just perfect, for me. :cool: Red R.

Kent
11-27-2010, 10:24
If I was a Leica, I would be an M4. ;)

Richard G
12-02-2010, 02:02
Me, an M2, but two years younger than mine. I have neither a button nor a lever and definitely no rewind. Top cover thinning, vulcanite intact, rangefinder perfect. Mechanically A1. Both of us.

chrismoret
12-03-2010, 04:39
Just a '65 guy with a '86 M4-p and a '92 GW670III. :-D

ElectroWNED
02-03-2011, 14:41
almost 25.... ugh

barnwulf
02-03-2011, 15:25
My Leica II is a few years older than me and has had an overhaul. I have had to have more frequent repair as the years go by but I am still going just not quite as strong as I was 30 years ago. Jim

JeffGreene
02-03-2011, 15:33
Tomorrow my age counter to the left increments by 1. :(

gekopaca
02-03-2011, 22:50
I'm 45 and 3 kg too much.
I try to eat salads and fresh fruits, but I prefer a good saucisson

Chris101
02-04-2011, 07:15
Happy Birthday Jeff Greene!

MC JC86
02-18-2011, 06:02
25 as of the 4th.


Quarter Life Crisis Time

serg-k3
02-18-2011, 06:35
I'm not yet fifty-four years. :)

bwcolor
02-19-2011, 18:05
I'm sixteen plus some number.. but for the last number of years I just can't remember what comes after the '+'.

Gibbo
03-16-2011, 03:06
I'm new here and I am currently 52 :)

mangie
03-16-2011, 10:14
I'm 65! - I did wonder why the poll divisions stopped at "over 60"?

mangie

zauhar
03-17-2011, 14:15
I'm 51, but pleased to see that the largest group is 20-30.

I hope a significant number of you are using film. ;-)

Randy

Steinberg2010
03-23-2011, 03:28
I just graduated (~two weeks back) into the second youngest bracket... feeling old already...

randolph45
05-24-2011, 17:33
yeah that last group suits me fine. Got my name tattooed under my watch band so I know who I am:rolleyes:

kbg32
06-02-2011, 10:51
Princess Caroline of Monaco and I share the same birthday. The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch. I got that as a gift for my 50th birthday.

paulfish4570
06-02-2011, 11:27
well, now i am 60, the same age as my IIIF. where is back alley's old-dude club? i need to get listed ...

randolph45
06-02-2011, 11:27
OK, 67

Some of my cameras are older than I am too! Hopefully all the film in the freezer is younger. We need to defrost the thing, and one never knows what will be found at the bottom.

My 'Child Bride' or "Trophy Wife' is five years younger than I am. Life's great! :cool:

And your ears are cute too!

nonuniform
08-24-2011, 11:44
I'm still a little younger than dirt, and luckily many of my cameras are at least as old, if not older, than me.

The person in my head is still 15. It's just my body that has to deal with reality.

AndysRollei
08-24-2011, 12:18
In June this year I turned 19 years old.

seanathan
08-24-2011, 12:29
I'm old enough to have started on film, young enough to have used digital for the majority of my photo experience, and smart enough to have started shooting film again. ;-)

22, but that number seems to change every year around November 11th-ish

exe163
08-24-2011, 12:29
I am 20. Reading this thread makes me feel young again!

Jani_from_Finland
08-24-2011, 14:18
33 if i remember correct

clicker
09-14-2011, 13:29
Leica IIC would be about right.

seakayaker1
09-14-2011, 13:58
. . . . . a couple of month shy of 60 . . . . .

I thought I would vote now before I reached the bottom of the list.

nighstar
09-14-2011, 21:10
wow, there are more of us 20-30 year olds on this forum than i thought. :)

and i feel so old at 26..................................

deerstalkr
09-14-2011, 21:50
Barely nineteen and I feel as if the mid-life crisis is just around the corner.

_tom
10-23-2011, 10:08
"the past is a finite resource."
Turning four in a couple of days - thanks to a severe heart attack. Lucked out.
Honestly, I'm ten times as old but mostly I feel much younger.

clachnacuddin
10-23-2011, 11:19
40 today! Does this mean I can go out and buy a sports car and blame it on a mid life crisis? :rolleyes:

BobYIL
10-23-2011, 11:30
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105059&page=3

Regards,

Bob :D

Bruno Gracia
12-09-2011, 00:59
27... young men.