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HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS!
self | June 19, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 06/19/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

This little beauty, along with a nice bag of goodies, came as a gift.

I'm going to start learning to sleep standing in a corner, I'm running out of space for a bed.

Canon AE-1 Program, 1981

CANON AE1


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: camera; canon
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1 posted on 06/19/2012 5:41:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

NICE!


2 posted on 06/19/2012 5:44:03 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

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3 posted on 06/19/2012 5:44:03 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Do electric trains count?


4 posted on 06/19/2012 5:45:26 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Analog’s good and versatile. Thinking about getting a battery for my old Nikon.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Pharmboy

Yeah, but I sure don’t have room for any trains in here!


6 posted on 06/19/2012 5:48:48 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Shucks, I had to get in my chest cuz’ I thought your canon was the same as mine.

mine’s an AV-1. takes good pictures, tho. 35mm.

Have a blessed day

Blessings, Bobo


7 posted on 06/19/2012 5:49:49 PM PDT by bobo1 (i)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Oh man! I had that same setup many years ago. What an awesome camera the AE1 Program is!! Still a solid performer 40 years after it was introduced.

PS: I have not been able to find the Minolta flash I promised you. Have no idea what happened to it. Sorry.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 5:49:57 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
That's an excellent camera! Does it use that quaint medium we know as film or is it digital? I have an array of old cameras, a couple from the 30's, a Pentax Spotmatic, my first SLR and an array of other devices. Now I tend to use my phone to take pictures more than anything else. It's better than any of the cameras I own.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 06/19/2012 5:50:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My brother had one just like it. It was the first real camera he bought. He loved Canons.
He has some Hasselblads{spelling,damn}. But that AE1 is the most cherished thing he got.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Speaking of ‘analog’, If I get you another old Cannon AE, will you get me an old Fairchild 670 Compressor (Audio)? Heck of a deal! ;)


11 posted on 06/19/2012 5:55:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConorMacNessa
It's 35mm. I shoot a lot of digital but I really love the old SLRs. I started out to collect Minolta stuff, then a Pentax sneaked in, and since then it's out of control.

I try to keep everything working but still end up with some junkers.

This Canon is pristine, needed a tiny drop of lube but nothing else.

12 posted on 06/19/2012 5:56:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I used a T-1 in high school for yearbook pictures and envied the upperclassmen who were assigned the AE-1 in the school’s inventory. :) I have an F-1 around here somewhere.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 5:57:57 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (The private sector is doing fine.)
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To: Squantos

This has your name written all over it.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 5:58:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

He who dies with the most toys is just that.....dead!


15 posted on 06/19/2012 5:59:25 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wait a sec...

That’s one a them old fashioned FILM cameras! I threw mine out cuz they told me no one makes film anymore. What am I missing?


16 posted on 06/19/2012 6:00:46 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Plenty of film around, just ordered some.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 6:02:31 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow! Can you get the 100 exposure backlid? My photo club had one, and that extended roll was great on Prom night....


18 posted on 06/19/2012 6:07:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

really

what about developing it? who does the developing? I heard there’s no more kodak film and no one left around to do the developing and the EPA won’t let you sell chemicals anymore.

I had a yashica with a built in light meter. No auto. tons of lenses. All screw in type...not bayonette. I had all the developing equipment. My dad even made his own emulsion. He had a one gallon jug of pure mercury...still half full.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 6:07:42 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My wife is an avid Photographer. I have bought her three state of the art cameras, one top of the line Pentax DSLR, a Canon point-and-shoot and a Nikon DSLR with auto zoom.

Despite the heavy artillery, she still takes the old Pentax SLR film camera on vacation, and invariably shoots 8 - 10 rolls in a week to ten days. (That’s in addition to all the shots with the new stuff.)

She gets some really great shots with the old film camera.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 6:08:19 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I, too, have a soft spot in my heart for the old SLR's. When I started using them, in 1969, the pentaprism and focal plane shutter were state of the art. I bought my Spotmatic in Japan while I was in hospital at Yokosuka - took some great shots with it if I say so myself. During my undergrad days I was working as a Research Assistant at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. I had the use of a Nikon Photomic FTN, and later an F2. Also a humongous Polaroid copy camera with light table. I was working in the Nuclear Medicine Department making images of tumors and preparing illustrations for lectures, etc. Had many a great day with the F2, which I was allowed to take home every day. So much different today!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 06/19/2012 6:10:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I always thought that the man who sends the most genetic material to the next generation wins.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 6:15:37 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“I’m going to start learning to sleep standing in a corner, I’m running out of space for a bed.”

One word: hammock.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Sawdring

Not when it comes to child support payments :)


24 posted on 06/19/2012 6:17:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I have two old SLR's and BOTH still work fine. One is a Minolta XD-11 (does double exposures has shutter and aperature priority modes) and the other is the XG-7 (aperature priority only) from the same company. I bought them in 1978 and 1980. I have 2 lenses. 50 mm F1.4 and 100 - 500 mm zoom F8. Have at least 30 filters. I used the one last summer on my vacation.

My new toy is the Nikon D7000 with the 18 - 200mm VR II F 3.5 lens plus a 35mm f1.8 lens for low light. One of the fastest focusing cameras on the market.

25 posted on 06/19/2012 6:24:24 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Men and their toys. Can I vent?

My husband had to built a 4 car shop behind our 2 1/2 detached garage (because 2 1/2 car space is not enough) for the hot rods he builds from scratch. He also hunts; which means bows, a safe the size of my car-not really, but huge and heads of dead animals. (which I made him move to his shop) . Of course there is always a new and better guns he has to have. He fishes so he has a boat, rods & reels and all the fixings. He is on USA hockey board as VP for the Midwest so he has books of rules, rosters, registration, books, trophies, ???.....plus hockey equipment. He has 4 computers for work, hockey, play....

I barely have room for my shoes. Ok, I feel better.

26 posted on 06/19/2012 6:27:10 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Where does the SD card go?


27 posted on 06/19/2012 6:34:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL!


28 posted on 06/19/2012 6:45:27 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
I heard there’s no more kodak film and no one left around to do the developing and [...]

There's still Kodak, Fuji, and maybe a few others (Ilford?) around. What you can't get any more is Kodachrome, a slide film (the recently discontinued Kodachrome traces its lineage back to the late 1930's).

I bought an Argus C3 from eBay a few years ago, as a representative of my first 35mm camera; Dad had more or less turned it over to me in the late 50's.

This latter-day C3 still had a roll of Kodachrome in it. A couple of years ago when the one remaining Kodachrome lab announced that they were shutting down that process, I sent the roll off to them. A couple weeks later I got it back undeveloped, with a note explaining that the sprocket holes were too torn up for them to run it through their processor. So we'll never know what was on that last roll.

29 posted on 06/19/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very nice.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 7:09:22 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Linda Frances

At least he is not spending it all on wine women and song!


31 posted on 06/19/2012 7:24:57 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: scottteng

I did not mention his wine collection and blackberry whiskey from Colorado.


32 posted on 06/19/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Forty-Niner

She who dies with the most fabric wins!


33 posted on 06/19/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I hear those old contraptions used something called “flim” whatever that is.


34 posted on 06/19/2012 7:36:23 PM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: Pharmboy

Yes. And HO cars with the skinny tires. Johnny lightning makes friction cars and the bodies snap right on. You need skills to get the drift right. Not like those new magnet cars.


35 posted on 06/19/2012 7:41:50 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: mamelukesabre

I have some in my freezer.


36 posted on 06/19/2012 7:44:09 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: shibumi

I heard on the radio that some company bought all of the flash cube polaroids and is selling them refurbished for $400.


37 posted on 06/19/2012 7:47:48 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I want a new Microsoft Surface with Ivy Bridge board


38 posted on 06/19/2012 7:48:32 PM PDT by montag813 (Stop the Obama Amnesty. www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Sawdring

“I always thought that the man who sends the most genetic material to the next generation wins.”

If true, the assorted, sordid trash in ‘Da Hood’ won.


39 posted on 06/19/2012 7:49:46 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Linda Frances

As long as he doesn’t golf ....


40 posted on 06/19/2012 8:40:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: svxdave

“She who dies with the most fabric wins.”

LOLOLOL I know gals that will all tie for first.....Tie breaker is the one that still sew on an old Singer Featherweight! Preferably one that rates a 9.....

www.singer-featherweight.com


41 posted on 06/19/2012 10:16:07 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
You must have a really nice camera to take a picture of a really nice camera.
You win!
42 posted on 06/19/2012 10:28:39 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax
SONY ALPHA A200
43 posted on 06/20/2012 3:21:56 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mamelukesabre

There are labs all over the place, just do a search. Film will be around for a while. Fuji and others are making plenty of good film.


44 posted on 06/20/2012 3:26:08 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: scottteng
At least he is not spending it all on wine women and song!

At least it doesn't take up space

45 posted on 06/20/2012 3:29:29 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wonderful old SLR! I have three of them: 1) AE-1 Program silver body 2) AE-1 Program black body 3) AE-1 silver body. Also have a nice A-1. All the power winders, flash, some lenses, etc. Most in great condition.

My first SLR was a Miranda Auto Sensorex EE that I bought out of the AAFES catalog. Took a lot of photos of planes and flight ops when I was aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43).


46 posted on 06/20/2012 5:09:40 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: smokingfrog

No golf. He had a bad experience golfing and hasn’t golfed since.


47 posted on 06/20/2012 5:46:51 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I almost bought an AE-1 setup like in your pic.

But after talking to the Pros at Helix Camera in Chi, I found that the body of the AE-1 was made of 'plastic'. The first Canon or any 'top grade' brand to go that way.

So finding that out my decision was then pretty simple -- go Nikon. I got the Nikon FE and the MD-10 Motor Drive. It's been Nikon Only since then. And that was for any camera in our family including a point and shoot 35mm for the wife (which she still uses).

Plus there was one other difference between the AE-1 and FE that was pretty important to me. The Canon AE-1 was Shutter Priority, the Nikon FE was Aperture Priority. And controlling Depth Of Field was (and still is) everything. But the AE-1 'Plastic' Body sealed the deal for me for Nikon.

Not that the AE-1 or Canon is bad, many pros still use them(1).

It's kind of like in the field of music and electric guitars. The 'fight' over Gibson Les Paul vs Fender Stratocaster and which is 'better' will go on forever among players.

48 posted on 06/20/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: Condor51

Lots of cameras use polycarbonates instead of metal castings. If you drop one of each on the sidewalk the plastic frame just might suffer less damage. In a salt air atmosphere like I live in plastic wins. The shutter priority issue only exists in auto mode, it’s not a big deal for me.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 9:19:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I like.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT by lysie
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