My First Camera

My First Camera

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The Kodak Junior II in the centre was my first camera, bought by my dad from a local second hand shop in the '70s, together with the Brownie Model D for my brother; an attempt to keep our sticky little hands off his prized S1a! The Bantam was aquired from a family friend in the '80s, but I never managed to find any 828 film to run through it.
21/12/2014 - 00:17Crossed-up
CategoryStill Life
Shutter Speed1/20
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 21/12/2014 - 08:21
You showed us a piece of Historyof Beautiful History


Link Posted 21/12/2014 - 16:21
A fine collection. I love old stuff.
Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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Link Posted 21/12/2014 - 19:38
How things have changed, for the good or bad is up to the individual


Link Posted 21/12/2014 - 21:00
Simon, thank you so much for showing this!
I had a Kodak Junior II when was.... Well let's say, about 50years ago.

I dropped mine overboard on a canoeing holiday up the River Wey, from Kingston Upon Thames to Guildford. It was no more....

Your posting has brought many happy memories of my first camera!

Thanks again,

The more I look, the more there is to see!


Link Posted 22/12/2014 - 00:43
Nobody mentioned the sympathetic (and effective) use of B+W.

This reminds me of the first ever photo that I took - with a Brownie - It was an absolute classic with a factory chimney sticking out of my friend's head.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link


Link Posted 27/12/2014 - 18:11
Impressive to see that they appear to be in great condition which is more than I can say for some of my non-Pentax cameras! The Pentax collection can be seen here

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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