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    Posted 8 years ago

    rniederman
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    It might be hard to believe, but my interest in cameras did not start with early wood and brass apparatus. My first 35mm camera was an Olympus Pen S 1/2-frame, and over time I moved into better gear.

    Here’s an example of the kind of stuff I lugged around. Shown here is a Nikon F and Photomic FTn finder with a 200 – 600 mm Zoom-Nikkor gracing the body. Yep ... it’s as heavy as it looks but definitely a good shooter back in the day.

    Later I graduated to larger format cameras up to 11 x 14 inches. In other words, this is a small camera from my point of view. It’s not worth much but I keep it around for sentimental reasons.

    Those were fun days and I occasionally miss the smell of darkroom chemistry.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Phil!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio50!
    3. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Nikon? Me too Rob. All the best people used Nikon.
    4. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, officialfuel!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Eric ... no arguments from me!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Bootson!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, petey!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, geo26e!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      What type of photography were you doing back at the time you were using this or the large format cameras?

      David
    11. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, David! I shot freelance for a while (35mm stuff) and then freelanced architecture photography shooting a 4x5 Cambo with several lenses. I also shot art photography using 6x6 cm, 6x7 cm and 4x5 through 8x10 inch formats. Also dabbled in 11x14.
    12. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Sounds like you've had an interesting & varied career.
    13. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      What a beautiful lens.
    14. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Roycroftbooksfromme1!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    16. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, antiquerose!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Moonstone!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Lots of nice pictures are being posted lately and discussions of cameras being used. I posted this a couple years back and thought it would be interesting to resurrect ... it was one of my favorite 35mm 'shooters'. I still have the camera and a couple lenses, interchangeable ground glass focusing screens, etc.
    20. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, antiquerose!
    21. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Windwalker!

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