I visited the Parkes radio telescope in 1973 as part of a high school excursion. I had my first camera - a Nikkormat FTn, with me, and shot this Agfacolor slide.
The camera had been my dad’s. He used it only briefly. It had been given to him for his job but he never got the hang of using it and preferred to use a simpler camera. He worked in management in Queensland Railways and his work took him all over the state. When I was about 12 I read the manual and figured out how to use it so he gave it to me. Within a year I was processing prints in the bathroom at night.
Sadly I no longer have the camera. I foolishly sold it in the late 80’s as it wasn’t working and I wasn’t using it. I had become enamoured of the Olympus OM system. A few years ago I bought another one just like it, which I shoot a bit, but it is mostly a memento.
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This photo on flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hojucandy/2805107083/
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My son shooted with a Pentax 6x7 inherited from a dear friend and good photographer from England . Thanks Jan!
Andrea inherited this camera from Jan when he died and shot that photograph with the roll that was inside the camera.
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If you are a photographer (from complete amateur to pro), or would like to be one, I was contacted today (well, technically yesterday) to see if I wanted to take part in a project that Roca Danare and Xavier Kat have set up. The project is a really nice idea, it is photos taken…
Thanks for promoting the project!
Hi, I’m called Nadia and i’m from Swiss
These pictures were taken with a Olympus OM40.
This is the first camera of my mom. It’s a very pleasure to shoot with and think that my mom did the same a few years ago.
This is a photo taken with the Chinon 35mm that I inherited from my Dad. It’s one of my most prized possessions. He loved photography and shared that love with me.
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Ok, long story for this. This Camera originally was owned by my friends dad who was a convicted armed robber in Leicester in the early 80s and this camera was apparently one of the only things he owned in an honest manner. My friend inherited this when his dad died, and when we became good friends he knew that i loved photography so gave it to me on a long term loan. My friend sadly would later succumb to injuries and illnesses that he had gotten in a major accident years earlier and passed away. The camera was given to me as a gift to remember him by.
The camera was first lent to me to take photos on my first trip to America (San Fran) where i was overwhelmed by the amount of eccentric people and characters on the streets. I was amazed and loved it so much and that years later i am still taking photos on the streets of people who just stand out from the norm.
These photos are two of my first ever shots in San Fran showing a cross dresser who walked past me, i was lucky enough to get the shot. Two minutes later i heard a commotion, it was the same guy sprinting down the street after stealing a tips jar which also managed to get a shot of incredibly. These photos remain two of my favourite.
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