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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Statements like this make me tired.

    Back in the late 70s you could buy a new car for $4,000 or so. So that $200 now equals about $800 - $1000 in buying power.
    Back in the 1800s you could visit William Henry Fox Talbot and John Frederick William Herschel and get some good Cyanotype tips first hand.
    And play with Oscar Barnack as a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Back in the 1800s you could visit William Henry Fox Talbot and John Frederick William Herschel and get some good Cyanotype tips first hand.
    And play with Oscar Barnack as a child.

    (Sorry, couldn't resit, won't happen again...)
    Or talk to the guy who designed the Dagor... Oh wait...nevermind.

    Actually your statement isn't annoying at all. What bugs me about statements such as the one I quoted is they take no account of reality (in the form of inflation). How hard was it to come by that $200 in 1979?
    Last edited by E. von Hoegh; 03-16-2013 at 11:38 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Facts and rational thinking can stop certain things but online whining isn't one of them.
    I am sure that 40 years from now people will complain how good and easy we had it in early 2000s.
    So, without further ado:
    To them, right now, I say BOOOOYAAAAAAAAAA MWAHAHAHA TOUGH LUCK

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Statements like this make me tired.

    Back in the late 70s you could buy a new car for $4,000 or so. So that $200 now equals about $800 - $1000 in buying power.

    Yep in $200 in 1976 money = $795.66 in todays money. Conversely speaking $48.51 in 1976 money = $200 in todays purchasing power. So that Nikon SP was not really all that cheap. Plus I remember spending what amounted to a whole months pay on a Nikon F2AS when I was in the Army. Back when I could have bought the then brand new F3HP for less money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Carter View Post
    Unless I can find a Voigtlander Vitomatic... now that's a beautiful camera and I love the size.
    I found the Vitomatic II for 30 Euros in Regensburg. they seem to go for pretty reasonable prices around here. I love the II, havne't tried the I, though.

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    My Vitomatic II is my go-to rangefinder - I paid less than £20 for mine which seems to be about the normal price in the UK. I have had two Vitomatic I s and both quickly developed jammed shutters - the Vitomatic I is not a rangefinder, mind.

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