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THRIFT SHOP FREAKOUT
self | Sept 17, 2011 | swampsniper

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

PONY 135

Can't lose for 3 bucks!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: camera; film; kodak
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1 posted on 09/17/2011 3:17:26 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

pinglist


2 posted on 09/17/2011 3:19:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What does it do?


3 posted on 09/17/2011 3:23:23 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You will soon lose - when Kodak stops manufacturing film.

http://wwwin.kodak.com/eknec/documents/09/0900688a80cb6d09/pr200910_discontinued_products.pdf


4 posted on 09/17/2011 3:23:37 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How many megapixels ?


5 posted on 09/17/2011 3:24:19 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: bigheadfred

And how many mega-pixels does it have?


6 posted on 09/17/2011 3:25:19 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: sodpoodle

The Chinese will be making film until Hell freezes over!


7 posted on 09/17/2011 3:26:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Where do you plug in the download cable thingie?


8 posted on 09/17/2011 3:27:22 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ha Ha;)

I think I copied the wrong link. Sorry;(


9 posted on 09/17/2011 3:28:43 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's full frame 35mm. It is actually possible to get a big picture.

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.

10 posted on 09/17/2011 3:30:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Most kids these days pay 3 dollars for an app to replicate the images you get from that!


11 posted on 09/17/2011 3:32:41 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve got one of those, complete with leather case - so it is actually worth $3.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 3:33:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I LOVE the little Leather Jacket!


13 posted on 09/17/2011 3:35:04 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.

thx
sod


14 posted on 09/17/2011 3:35:26 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Where do you put the SD card?

:)

15 posted on 09/17/2011 3:37:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: sodpoodle
I was about 8 years old when this camera was made.

Someone really took care of it, it's pristine.

I wish I was!

16 posted on 09/17/2011 3:40:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Boy, quality in manufacturing back then sure shows now.

I have a little Kodak kids box camera somewhere.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 3:40:55 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great find!!


18 posted on 09/17/2011 3:42:54 PM PDT by pamlet
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To: Chickensoup

I usually get about 4 years use out of a digital camera and they aren’t worth repairing.


19 posted on 09/17/2011 3:43:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You are so right.

There is a part of me that wishes it was still 1958.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 3:47:21 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The Chinese will be making film until Hell freezes over!

The Italians as well...


21 posted on 09/17/2011 3:51:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 3:51:49 PM PDT by redhead (Never Forget. Never Forget. NEVER FORGET!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Picture here.
23 posted on 09/17/2011 3:55:19 PM PDT by redhead (Never Forget. Never Forget. NEVER FORGET!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Nice catch! I found a manual for the camera in .pdf format here.
24 posted on 09/17/2011 3:56:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


25 posted on 09/17/2011 3:57:09 PM PDT by djf (Buncha sheep: A flock.. Buncha cows: A herd.. Buncha fish: A school.. Buncha baboons: A Congress..)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Looks good.... Yer gonna have to scan in a pic from it when ya get time an film developed.

Looks like a great deal.

Stay Safe....


26 posted on 09/17/2011 4:00:11 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: sodpoodle
You will soon lose - when Kodak stops manufacturing film.

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.

27 posted on 09/17/2011 4:01:45 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: Chickensoup

“Boy, quality in manufacturing back then sure shows now.”

MADE IN U.S.A.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 4:04:38 PM PDT by CGalen
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow, that’s great!


29 posted on 09/17/2011 4:05:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 4:10:28 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Looks like the camera my parents gave me when I started to show an interest in photography. They bought it 2 years before I was born and took it throughout Europe. Tried to teach my daughter basic photography using it, however since it wan't a PhD camera (Push Here Dummy), she quickly lost interest. Sad, she didn't realise the best processor for picture taking was between her ears. I still have the camera, the hand-stiched leather case, and it still take great pictures. Found a place in Texas to clean/oil this camera and the 120mm Ikon-Ziess Twin Lens Reflex that my Dad gave me just before he died.
31 posted on 09/17/2011 4:13:43 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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!


32 posted on 09/17/2011 4:14:32 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Fresh Wind
It's not like I needed another camera LOL.

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..

33 posted on 09/17/2011 4:14:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Three, in great shape for under $10.00 here: Kodak Pony
34 posted on 09/17/2011 4:21:35 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: freejohn

That’s Three in the same auction for under $10.00! 8)


35 posted on 09/17/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


36 posted on 09/17/2011 4:25:21 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: freejohn
They aren't worth much except as toys. At least I saved on shipping. I picked up enough paperbacks to keep reading for a while, got a lot of time on my hands.

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.

37 posted on 09/17/2011 4:26:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I love good buys . . . I went into our local thrift shop a couple of weeks ago and found this . . .

PONY 135

#3.00 . . . found it online with a retail price of $436.00.

38 posted on 09/17/2011 4:30:48 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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


39 posted on 09/17/2011 4:37:46 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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!


40 posted on 09/17/2011 4:40:37 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Nice. Most people wouldn’t know a real camera if it walked up and snapped them in the arse.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 4:43:35 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Noob1999
PENTAX ME SUPER SE

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MINOLTA XTSI, MINOLTA 3200 I

MINOLTA X9

PANASONIC FZ30

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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

42 posted on 09/17/2011 5:00:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: bigheadfred

It’s a paper weight!!!


43 posted on 09/17/2011 5:02:25 PM PDT by ontap
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Along with my Fuji IS1 IR, this is my favorite camera:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscr1/

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”.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 5:02:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have a Hasselblad 503 just sitting in a case. I can’t sell it and I can’t use it.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 5:03:52 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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?


46 posted on 09/17/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: Loud Mime

Keep it dry, don’t let the fungus get it.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 5:05:05 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I picked up a very nice baby Grey Rollieflex at a local thrift store but it was expensive, I think $20.


48 posted on 09/17/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I have a vision...


49 posted on 09/17/2011 5:10:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean

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.


50 posted on 09/17/2011 5:10:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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