Monday, October 22, 2007

Glass, Brass, And Chrome

A lot of people are fascinated by "old" film cameras. I picked up this mid 1950's vintage Voigtlander Vito CL at a yard sale for $5. The meter still worked as did the shutter, and the Color Skopar is a nice sharp lens.

Lately I've been getting some upgrades and repairs done on the house. which means frequent visits and inspections from the building department, making sure that everything is done up to code!
We chatted for awhile about old film cameras and the way things used to be, certainly longer than we chatted about the house repairs, and then it was hurry off to the next inspection! For information about that camera go here: http://www.marriottworld.com/vito_cameras/vitocl.htm

The title of today's post is from a book that was recently re-released:
Glass, Brass, And Chrome: The American 35mm Miniature Camera
By Kalton C. Lahue. (Reprint edition-2002 by University of Oklahoma Press. Originally published in 1972). Soft-cover, 5 1/2 x 8", 347 pages, ...

A few weeks after this photo was taken I dropped the camera. I was sitting down and the camera fell perhaps two feet onto the carpet. It was in its leather case. Neither the shutter nor the meter has worked since...

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