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What cameras does Elvis have?
Old 06-30-2012   #1
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What cameras does Elvis have?

Can anyone identify the cameras and/or lenses in this image?
I believe it was taken in 1957, the year Jailhouse Rock was released.

I thought the good folks on this forum who are familiar with 1950's era cameras might know the answer.

If the attached image is too small, I can provide the link to see a larger image.

Thanks.

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Old 06-30-2012   #2
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Here's a link to the image, which may make it easier to ID the cameras:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blast_o...st/5677142088/

Have fun with this "blast from the past"

Thanks for your help in identifying the cameras/lenses!

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Old 07-01-2012   #3
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Rolleiflex f3.5 (not sure which model), Leica M3, and what whatever the heck that camera is on the far right...
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It looks like a Rolleiflex Automat with one of the 75mm f/3.5 lenses, a Leica M3, and a Nikon S2.
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Old 07-01-2012   #5
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Apart form the Rollei, I see two Leica M3's, the left one with a collapsible Summicron. The lens on the right M3 I cannot identfy, it may be a Canon 100mm.

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Apart form the Rollei, I see two Leica M3's, the left one with a collapsible Summicron. The lens on the right M3 I cannot identfy, it may be a Canon 100mm.

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I agree, two M3 cameras and a Rollei TLR.

Too bad lovely Judy Tyler passed away so soon after that photo shoot in a car accident.
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This is one of the cameras:


Elvis Museum by varjagg, on Flickr

This is what his personal photog been using:


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I'm pretty sure that Elvis had whatever camera that he wanted.
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I reckon the same goes for women, too.
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... more into cheeseburgers I understand
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I reckon the same goes for women, too.
Sheila Ryan, one of Elvis's girlfriends, went to the same high school that I did. She later married James Caan, and is the mother of Scott Caan. Man, that girl was hot, hot, hot. As were her sisters.

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Looks like a baby Rolleiflex to me, or then Elvis had huuuge hands

edit: had a second look - I might actually be wrong about the camera
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... more into cheeseburgers I understand
I believe fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches were his weakness.
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Old 07-01-2012   #15
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I have to go with the Baby Rollei. Look at the light colored skin.
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I believe fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches were his weakness.
wow ... now that's a vice that comes with it's own penance
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He appears to have a unique style of looking through the finder and tripping the shutter.

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I must admit that I didn't quite expect, when I asked the question about Elvis' cameras, to see a picture of a half-naked lady in the thread

Thanks for everyone's input. I pretty much suspected that at least one of the cameras was an M3, mainly because it looks like the one I own, but didn't know about the others.

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Somebody should have told him not to hang the cameras so they bang into each other, but then he wouldn't have looked like a "pro."
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It looks like a Rolleiflex Automat with one of the 75mm f/3.5 lenses, a Leica M3, and a Nikon S2.
I think that's right, Or it could be a Contax IIa, but the chrome doesn't look like Contax.
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Somebody should have told him not to hang the cameras so they bang into each other, but then he wouldn't have looked like a "pro."
Well, if it got scratched he could just buy a new one.
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Not sure about the Rollei, but it looks like a M3 and a Nikon S2 to me..I can see a rapid wind lever..no Contax ever had that.
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I think he currently shoots with a Nikon Df.
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Saw him last week at the mall, sure that he has moved on to an i-phone
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...recently spotted Elvis at the flea market with one of those 'photographing chimps'. The beast was toting a speed graphic fwiw.
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The picture below an M6 or later (1984+), and Elvis was long gone before it came out (1977). Nice vintage mic, though.

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