Thanks for the link. The camera on TV prog was brass not nickel. Note no timer for the shutter, stays open as long as bulb is compressed.
This was the Golden Hind on Sunday (Replica No.2 below). The first replica I remember seeing was in the 60s while on holiday with my Mom and Dad. This was originally made for TV and featured in the 1960s TV series Sir Francis Drake. (A very memorable series for me - Mom always bought my school shirts a couple of sizes too big (to grow into) so I had very baggy sleeves which I thought looked rather like Captain Drakes!). Happy days!Alan,
I well remember the Brixham replica from certainly pre-1980 and thought then that I wouldn't like to go to sea in it! Shame about the parrot & the monkey - always the innocent that suffer.
my dad had a old brownie. for years. great toolKodak Brownie was all we used in the 1950s I still. have a Canon tele lens etc. One big problem I do have is that we took in the 60s 70s etc a lot of SLIDES loved to spend hours playing them on the round cartridges on the wall at home at night. Now we have to have them converted to PC discs a real pain
loverly picThe Casio camera seen in #8 was bought in 1999. It used AA batteries and old style Compact Flash memory cards. It was too large to fit in my pocket when visiting the grandkids so I bought a compact and the Casio lay unused. Recently I put some new batteries in but a message showed 'need to format the memory card' and it would not.
It took quite decent close-up photos as shown below.
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If you set up our modern day camera on a sliding locking mechanism, have a white background, shoot on a bright but cloudy day, you can shoot a hundred or more in a short time, load memory card straight into photo program or view on PC straight away. Lens not shown extended, due to having to have 2 cameras to take shot, one battery was flat.Kodak Brownie was all we used in the 1950s I still. have a Canon tele lens etc. One big problem I do have is that we took in the 60s 70s etc a lot of SLIDES loved to spend hours playing them on the round cartridges on the wall at home at night. Now we have to have them converted to PC discs a real pain
devonjim I totally agree with you about The Repair ShopThis story has a tenuous Birmingham connection!
Being somewhat ham fisted I enjoy watching the TV programme "The Repair Shop". I greatly admire the skills of the craftsmen and women. I have owned cameras for nigh on seventy years but until today I had never heard of a Telephot Button Camera. This evening's programme featured such a camera made at the beginning of the C20 which had been used by a street photographer on the Lickey Hills (the Birmingham connection). The camera had been made in Blackpool by The British Ferrotypie Co.
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Not even sure if this qualifies as a film camera as it produces the image as a positive and so reversed.
thanks our mauricePete,
You can still get 35mm film, but with a bit of difficulty and it is quite expensive. You can still send it away to pro labs to be developed, but many of the keen types still using film tend to develop there own. But similarly the chemicals are now quite expensive and not easy to come by. Quite a few of the guys on here https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/ still use film and will be happy to point you in the right direction.