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Business / Philosophy of Photography Taking pics is one thing, but understanding why we take them, what they mean, what they are best used for, how they effect our reality -- all of these and more are important issues of the Philosophy of Photography. One of the best authors on the subject is Susan Sontag in her book "On Photography."

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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
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Bad Camera and Camera-related ads

Facebook's ingenious ad algorithms are showing me photo t-shirts every day.

This one is absurd, not a camera or t-shirt I would wear.

Of course, it's backwards. But what camera is depicted?

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Looks like the hideously malformed offspring of a Zeiss Contarex Bullseye that had congress with a Texas Leica...
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Yes looks like some kind of Franken-Hybrid.
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Nikon FM2 or FE2.
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I see mostly a Nikon FE/FM, perhaps some Canon P and Olympus OM. The lens looks like a modern Nikon autofocus variant.
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My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred with several mongrel camera bodies from hell.
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Aside from that my other pet hate is t-shirt ads that are just a pic of someone wearing what was obviously a plain shirt with the logo or image they are using photoshopped on.

Which is what that appears to be in fact!
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It's Manufacturers Hanover's AnyCamera.

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I was going to say there is no bad camera or camera ad, only a bad camera or camera ad context, but I have been proven wrong.
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Aside from it being flipped, it looks like a genuine (x-ray?) Nikon FE/FM, with an AF Nikkor lens attached.
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If that oblong patch on the lens between what could be the aperture ring and the focusing ring is meant to be the plastic bit covering the distances, then it seems to be in a funny place.
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Very interesting indeed.
Still, my favorite part s this old one:
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My personal fave - definitely a bad, distasteful ad, highlighting the fact that the Leica M4-P is....Canadian!


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