Skip to comments.THRIFT SHOP FREAKOUT
Posted on 09/17/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Most of the junque at the thrift shop today was either terminal or overpriced. I'll let it sit until they get tired of looking at it!
I found this little guy way back in the showcase, it works!
Pony 135 Production: 1950-1954 Film format: 135, 24x35mm frames Shutter: Kodak Flash 200 1/25 - 1/200 (M sync only) Lens: Kodak Anaston 51mm f/4.5 - f/22
Can't lose for 3 bucks!
What does it do?
You will soon lose - when Kodak stops manufacturing film.
How many megapixels ?
And how many mega-pixels does it have?
The Chinese will be making film until Hell freezes over!
Where do you plug in the download cable thingie?
I think I copied the wrong link. Sorry;(
Keep in mind the digital point and shoots use tiny sensors and the popular DSLRs use APC format, all smaller than 35mm frame size.
I just got it because it's part of history.
Most kids these days pay 3 dollars for an app to replicate the images you get from that!
I’ve got one of those, complete with leather case - so it is actually worth $3.
I LOVE the little Leather Jacket!
First thing I bought with my first paycheck (about 11 yrs old) was a Kodak Brownie - later I moved up to a Minolta. Think my ex-spouse pawned them all.
Retired to a terrific wild-life area - you have motivated me to buy a classic camera. If I can remember the F-stops & speeds. Have missed some golden opportunities on the wing and in the water.
Someone really took care of it, it's pristine.
I wish I was!
Boy, quality in manufacturing back then sure shows now.
I have a little Kodak kids box camera somewhere.
I usually get about 4 years use out of a digital camera and they aren’t worth repairing.
You are so right.
There is a part of me that wishes it was still 1958.
The Italians as well...
I have a very elderly Yashika 35mm given to me years ago by my first son-in-law, who said it had been his mother’s. I have no way to tell how old it is. The rim of the lens looks like it has been dropped a few times, and it has a complete case. Haven’t given it much thought through the years, but I know it still works. I should look it up online.
Sometimes, stuff like that is vastly superior to the stuff that’s commonly available today.
Look at old audio equipment. The old JBL’s, the Marantz stuff...
You would really have to search long and hard to find anything today that even comes close to the quality back then.
And durability as well.
Looks good.... Yer gonna have to scan in a pic from it when ya get time an film developed.
Looks like a great deal.
Fuji's still making film. We'll probably be able to buy camera film beyond when the last 25 watt incandescent bulb has disappeared. Unless Congress butts in, of course.
“Boy, quality in manufacturing back then sure shows now.”
MADE IN U.S.A.
Wow, that’s great!
I had one very similar to that one years back. It was handed down to me from my brother when he bought a real camera (i.e. an SLR).
It wasn’t very sophisticated, but it did take decent pictures.
I have two of those. One cost $5.00 ten years ago, the other was left to me by a deceased relative.
A few years ago, I got a Brownie Starflash, an exact duplicate of the one my Mom & Dad gave me for my 6th or 7th birthday. It’s still in the original box with the original Eveready batteries (white with red/blue lettering), a few flashbulbs, and a very old roll of 127 film.
Old cameras are neat!
I've got plastic bins down one wall of my bedroom full of cameras in all stages of repair and parts and so many old Minolta lenses I can't lift them all at once..
That’s Three in the same auction for under $10.00! 8)
Excellent find - that baby’s mint!
Looks to be about the same vintage as the old Argus that my dad used to use back in the 60s to photograph us kids growing up. I’ve got that one in the curio cabinet along with a couple of his other old cameras and lenses.
I haven't got hard up enough to watch TV yet!
I learned long ago that the best news sources in the world are right here on FREEREPUBLIC.
Freepers usually know what's happening before anyone else does.
#3.00 . . . found it online with a retail price of $436.00.
They are worth something!
They are worth ‘preserving’ for the enjoyment of future generations!!
I collect Really Old and some really nice things that others would have thrown away and never given a second thought.
It’s a shame that we live in such a ‘throw-away’ society today.
I have a Tiffany vase that someone gave to a Salvation Army way back in the late 60’s.
If I remember correctly, I paid $3.00 for it .. That vase today is valued (insurance) at $15,000.00.
If you’re savvy and know your stuff .. You CAN find such deals, even today because the younger generation, just don’t like “Old Things”! LOL
Good on you!
I had a pristine Olympus SLR with expensive lens, sitting on a galley counter while we were sailing. I guess we healed, the camera slid off and into the trash bucket.
Many beer cans were later flipped into the bucket, but long after tossing the trash bag into the dumpster I realized that my $1,000 camera was missing.
I gave away the rest of the $thousands of of various lenses for that great camera.
Now I’m point and shoot, Canon ELPH.
Good luck with your find!
Nice. Most people wouldn’t know a real camera if it walked up and snapped them in the arse.
This is just a part of it, doesn't include the Sony DSLR stuff and Pentax lenses and several bins full of works in progress. something always needs repair, LOL
It’s a paper weight!!!
Along with my Fuji IS1 IR, this is my favorite camera:
I always wanted a Hasselblad medium format [fat chance] because I loved the waist level viewfinder.
That thing has an every-level-viewfinder that swivels.
[it was a spin-off of the Sony F828s and F717s with a swiveling body...still have the F828...a real workhorse]
It takes great photos but Sony only made it for about a year and went back to rear mount VFs.
I don’t know why.
The DSC R1 now usually sells for more used than I paid new.
There was obviously a demand for them but Sony dropped them anyway.
I don’t understand that “logic”.
I have a Hasselblad 503 just sitting in a case. I can’t sell it and I can’t use it.
Thanks for the ping! Ive seen a few of these here and there but am not an owner. That looks pretty factory to me. :)
Will this be a shooter or a shelfer for you?
Keep it dry, don’t let the fungus get it.
I picked up a very nice baby Grey Rollieflex at a local thrift store but it was expensive, I think $20.
I can’t shoot them all, just play with one at a time. I’ve got 4 or 5 not working most of the time, hunting for parts.
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