Sunday, November 21, 2010
Picture of the week 11/15/10 Glass, Brass, and Chrome
I wound up with the collection above piece by piece. Flea markets, ebay, camera stores... when I had time and money I'd spend time collecting stuff I found on the cheap. The Nikkormat was Nikon's entry level line. They are built like tanks, actually, but had less features than the F cameras. You can see they had no hot shoe for a flash but they had two pc sync's (bulb and electronic flash) and you could get an accessory cold shoe. The shutter makes a neat little crunch sound right before the shutter actually fires. It's a specific Nikkormat thing. That groovy case has a metal plate in the bottom with the same lens mounting that the camera bodies have. You mount the lenses, in this case three spares, to that plate to keep them organized. Pretty cool system but the case loaded with a body and lenses is pretty heavy. The photo didn't take too long to do but I'm very happy with it. It has a very 70's magazine ad sort of look to it. This stuff is going on ebay as I have just too much stuff.