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Our Ginger Fuhrer says that he could still code up a simple game idea in Amstrad Basic, while I'm your man if you ever need to rebuild the suspension on an Austin Allegro (1750 Equipe version). This stuff doesn't leave your mind - tell us about obsolete talents you still have.

(, Thu 30 Jun 2011, 17:04)
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This morning I removed the old film from and loaded a new ISO200 Fujifilm into a
1967 Nikkormat. I have several bits of kit for it, including a 1:1 macro lens, a bellows, and a tripod that weighs nearly as much as your mum.

I can't wait to get shooting with it.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 9:20, 9 replies)
Happy Candlemas, Vaggie

(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 9:31, closed)
Oo. The peasants' Nikon F.
Have you checked the shutter speeds? They're notoriously sticky.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 9:35, closed)
Well - my dad's kept it in decent nick ever since he bought it brand new.
There's no reason for me not to do the same.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 9:37, closed)
If you wire a photodiode to a microphone jack
and pop the diode inside the body and the stick the jack up your jacksie ... or into a computer ... then you can accurately measure the shutter speed as a pop in any old audio recording software. You can probably find some wiring diagrams on The Internet.

/top tip for the day

edit: does this tip count as obsolete knowledge? it doesn't contain any cheat codes

edit edit: diagram: watersmurf.homelinux.com/photo/diy/shutterspeed.html
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 9:42, closed)
I'm going out right now
to buy myself an old camera, just so I can try this.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 9:45, closed)
Older yet.
I've got a 1954 Argus C3. So there. The thing is so old it was made in the USA. It still works.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 18:08, closed)
Older still...
I recently bought an rather battered looking Rolleiflex Standard (http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/entry_C28.html) for peanuts at a fleamarket...

Got the first roll of film back a few weeks ago - pictures came out perfect :)
(, Wed 6 Jul 2011, 21:33, closed)
I love my Nikon gear
Film and digital, but somehow you feel like you're doing "proper" photography when you have to do a bit more work.

My Werra ( cameras.alfredklomp.com/werramatic/ ) certainly fits the bill for that!

It's a shame no-one uses Chortleberry anymore...
(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 8:01, closed)
Well, my camera's so old
that I have to draw the pictures. In chalk. On a cave wall.
(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 11:01, closed)

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