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Postby pointman » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:04 pm

All of the pictures I have sent in from the Nam days were taken on my Fujica Compact 35. Can't remember if I got it on the "trailer" PX that was at Ben Luc or from the PX at Tan An, but I carried it throughout my 6/31st days. Thinking I paid about $35 in Script.

Carried it in a plastic bag, but probably soaked it several times. I am going to get some 35mm film this week end and see if it still takes a decent shot. In those days at Ben Luc, seems like only B&W film was available, which explains a lot of my pictures in that medium. But maybe it was cheaper and I was trying to save a buck.

Anyway, the "old pal" goes to the only grandson someday. Betting with the film, it will still take pictures... Let you know.
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technical

Postby pointman » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:32 pm

For you tech wizards,

s/n 7018393
accepts;
din asa
24 200
21 100
16 25
12 12

fstops:

A, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22

distance:

0.8 - infinity

lens:

38mm/2.8
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At least you had a "real" camera

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:21 pm

I had one of those Kodak instamatics using 126 cartridge film. The negative was actually larger than a 35mm negative, which was good in a way. Too bad it isn't around as a film size any more. And I bet a good many guys had one like it. It was a good camera in that when it got wet it could be dried out and still function. I think they sold for about $15 back then.

I brought mine home and eventually it got pitched. Wish I still had it though. I had a cartridge of film that never got developed that was also pitched.

Found a close relative pictured online.
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Canon SLR

Postby pointman » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:33 am

On the way home from Japan bought a duty free, PX priced, Canon FT SLR . Even there it was over a hundred dollars. I considered a Nikkon, which was the top of the line and was priced like it, but bought the Canon instead. I used this camera up to the electronic age, when I bought a Canon S400, and since an SD1000.

My wife had a point and shoot 35mm Canon and now uses an SD1100. I guess I have stuck to the Canon and had good luck.

This one will probably go to the grandson as well. Hope he can find 35mm film by then. I always turned my nose up at other sizes, saying that they come and go, but 35mm is forever. Not sure now.
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Yep....sad end of the trail maybe

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:35 am

I have a few shares of Kodak which really hit the skids before the big Wall Street mortgage finance bomb. I bought some shares for 22.44 a year or two ago and as of yesterday Kodak is worth 2.24 a share. That's a bigger percentage loss than Ford and some other stock I am watching sink out of sight along with it.

I like Cannon too. However I have more Pentax cameras, including two digital ones that I actually use now days. I had this photo for a collection topic at my other site.
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3d

Postby pointman » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:12 pm

I got a little crazy one day and sent off for a 3D camera made by Vivitar. It uses 35mm film and regular developing. Inside that hood are two mirrors about 2-1/4" apart, that take two angles of the shot and put them together. I have a viewer for it, but you can also look at the picture crosseyed and get the 3D also.
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3d pictures

Postby pointman » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:18 pm

samples
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Camera

Postby jtier » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:03 pm

I had one of those Instamatic cameras also. I took many pictures with it.

It went to the bottom of the river in my water incident with all my gear.

I never got another camera I don't know if the PX didn't have them or whatever. I do remember that film was always tough to come by so I was using a place in Palo Alto, CA. that would send me back a fresh roll if you prepaid for it.

I wish I had bought another camera because I have no pics of Gettysburg or from the end of my tour.
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Floyd wanted me to post this for him.

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:12 pm

Until I get my feet wet this is what I'll have to do.This is the type camera I used until my wife needed tires for her car and I sold it to a guy going on R&R.If you could add this info on the forum I would appreciate it.Floyd E. Most of the pictures on the site were taken with that camera.
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Polaroid photos lasted longer than I would have thought

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:26 pm

At least the only one I have in my collection has lasted as good as the regular processed prints..maybe a little better than some.

Somebody, can't remember for sure who, had a Polaroid camera and took a picture of me to sent home to my girl. He charged me a $1 as I remember. Can Giouc, about February of 1970. Back PSP covered deck of Alpha HQ barracks.
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Camera

Postby jtier » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:22 pm

Niner where did ya get those designer glasses? :lol:
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Designer?

Postby Niner Alpha » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:50 pm

They were regulation issue frames.

Pretty tough too as I remember. Used to collect bug juice finger prints in the plastic frames though. :lol:

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