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Aging Gracefully - Voigtlaender vintage camera by Eric Strijbos
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This is not one of my own, but a quick, close-up shot on a vintage camera fair that I liked, without any serious postwork. The owner – at that time, it sold quickly – put a lot of hard work in making it look this goods, he loves 1930s and 1940s vintage german camera, which represent the summit of camera technology in their time.

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vintage, camera, german, voigtlander, voigtländer

I’m a travel writer and photographer from the Netherlands, having published more than a dozen of Dutch-language books about a range of European destinations, and a selfpublished photobook about Tuscany ( http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2324435 ). I use RedBubble to sell square travel photos and calendars.
A more general portfolio: ericstrijbos.daportfolio.com
My website (with some of my books): www.ericstrijbos.nl
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  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 4 years ago

    Love the effect. I have this vision in my head for my first camera, Yashica that I still have.. love film cameras!

  • So do I, more and more. And now I only need the time to use them and try them all out. :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 4 years ago

    Got a soft spot for old camera’s too. Nice shot Eric.

  • Thanks, Peter! It was a pleasant surprise that this strikes a chord with people who have a heart for photography.

    – Eric Strijbos

  • damien-c
    damien-cover 4 years ago

    I trade it for my 50 year old Kodak Retinette.:B

  • Ahhah.:D If you’re serious, you may prefer to keep your Kodak and just buy one like this. What baffled me when coming in contact with the vintage market was the affordable prices for many cameras. The guy who sold this one is a friend of mine and he’s specialized in cameras like this one. I can ask him to look or give advice what price you should pay for it.

    – Eric Strijbos

  • damien-c
    damien-cover 4 years ago

    Eh, if you read this http://rumpelshitskin.deviantart.com/art/F10000... you can see I am not going back to film! The only thing that would probably make go there again would be a Leica M6. What are the prices for those there?

  • I can’t remember having seen one, but I’ll keep my eyes open for it next tine around. :) We weren’t there that long.

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot and dof, the b/w and subject gives this a definite nostalgic feel :))

  • Thanks very much Trish!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 4 years ago

    excellent

  • Thanks, Scott!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • PhotogDad
    PhotogDadalmost 4 years ago

    Gotta love the oldies but goodies. I still shoot film myself, both 35mm with a older Nikon and 120/220 with a older Mamiya. Very good shot. Excellent work

  • For ages I had a Flexaret as decoration in my room, but recently I was looking for a 120 camera and suddenly it dawned on my I could actually use that half-forgotten Flexaret. It turned out to be my grandfather’s. I have also some 35 mm oldies, but my favorite is a Pentacon Six that I bought recently. It has the clunky charm of a big freight train engine. :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • rob castro
    rob castroalmost 4 years ago

    mouth watering goodness imho… greatly captured ;-)

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinalmost 4 years ago

    wonderfully done! love it! :)

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