Wonderful short video about an old time camera repair man

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    Oh well.
     
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    Nice, but I don't speak Italian and I can hardly read the yellow subtitles.
     
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    Nice :smile:
     
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    Pure poetry!
    Thanks for posting
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    Nice one! Thanks for posting!
     
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    I would love to see a documentary program about the legendary Martin Forscher, Professional Camera Repair, in NYC, and the many custom modifications, etc. performed for client professional photographers. He holds a number of patents on photographic inventions.

    "He got his start as a camera technician working with one of the greats of photography -- Edward Steichen -- in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

    "I was hired because the man recruiting for Steichen thought I knew a lot about cameras," he said. "The fact is, I didn't know anything. They sent me up to New York to buy tools. I got back and locked myself up in a room. I got a brand-new Rolleiflex off the shelf and stripped it down completely, took every screw out of it. I put it in a box, shook it up and spent three weeks putting it back together."​
     
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    Great short video. I particularly like "If I could talk to a camera, I would thank her."
     
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    At least the lounge isn't the cesspool the soapbox is.
     
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    I didn't even know we had both, because I never visit either. I waste far too much time on the on-topic forums as it is!
     
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    Thanks for posting that!
     
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    I enjoyed that - thanks!
     
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    As we got no "history" forum I posted quite some historic things of the industry in the Lounge.
    Where by now it got deleted...
     
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    Fascinating. I wish the video was longer, imagine how many anecdotes this man could tell us.