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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    You make the sign like this £,( its shift and next to the dollar sign Jason), it was a fortune in 1958 when I was a young marine it was around five years pay.
    Only on a UK Keyboard, don't tell me you thought all keyboards are equal Ben some like ours are more equal than others, I struggle to use my wifes Turkish keyboard they have letters we don't have and an i with no dot as well as one with

    There's never been a best film camera because they have so many different uses and some are better than others in some circumstances

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    1200 pounds sterling was, I believe, quoted at USD 2.80 per pound at that time (1958). And that $2.80 was in SILVER!

    In 1958 minimum wage was about 50 cents per hour but that 50 cents (in silver) is now worth about ten US dollars today. You can get $10 from any reputable coin dealer for a silver half dollar (which is more than the $7.50 minimum today). - David lyga

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    Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
    It looks like a 1950s concept design for what film cameras might look like in the year 2000. Pretty ugly and elaborate looking thing.
    Overly complex design. That's why Nikon won the fight.

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    Reminds me of The Simpsons when Homer was in a shop looking at 'The World's Best Jacket'.


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    The price is ridiculous of course. However, every collection (no I am not a collector) should have one as it was the first with a coupled meter.

    For those that think it is overly complicated, you should take a look at my first 'serious' camera outfit which was a Periflex. Nevertheless, I did make a number of very good images with it.

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    Sorry folks but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I always thought the bulls eye Contarex was the most butt ugly camera ever. Then Canon pioneered the 'slightly melted plasto-blob' look with their introduction of the T-90. Many modern DSLR's now copy that look, ugh! My idea of the best looking camera is the original Nikon F with the non metered prism. It just looks right. All that is essential with no ungainly protuberances, clean and purposeful. Thirty eight years ago I chose Olympus OM as my 35mm SLR because of the small form factor and weight and the OM-1 is nice clean looking camera, but the Nikon F is my favorite looking camera even though I have never owned one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pen s View Post
    'slightly melted plasto-blob'
    That's the best description I've seen yet
    And the sign said, "long haired freaky people need not apply"

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    Looks like it would scare the crap out of a young child.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

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    "Absolutely gorgeous pictures can be taken with this camera and is a photographers dream camera."

    I wonder why it hasn't sold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    "Absolutely gorgeous pictures can be taken with this camera and is a photographers dream camera."

    I wonder why it hasn't sold?
    Because just about everyone knows that you can't buy film any more. Didn't you hear that film is dead? You deef or sumpin"?
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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