Classic Rangefinder Cameras are High Fashion

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  1. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    http://www.ispot.tv/ad/Aw1c/jos-a-bank-veterans-day-sale-suits-sportcoats-and-sweaters

    It turns out that Kodak Retina cameras are the real fashion statement these days. This guy is using a Kodak Auto III. Now if he were really cool, he would have a folder- a Kodak Retina IIIC. remember- a Good Selenium cell Meter lasts forever. The actor in the commercial is even checks the shutter speed, uses the focus tab, and shutter release on the right side of the lens.
     
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  2. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    It adds to the overall class and prestige.
     
  3. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    "... even checks the shutter speed, uses the focus tab, and shutter release on the right side of the lens."

    We can probably thank the cameraman of the shoot. "No, no, no, that's all wrong. Let's practice, do the following ..."
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    nikki_april2001_1a.
    (Kodak Retina Auto III, ~2001. Nikki's Winnie the Pooh tree hugging phase)


    I'll bet he did the commercial just to use the camera...

    The Schneider Xenar on it is good. But... The Xenar Special 5-element that I converted to Leica mount is better.

    I've seen some classic camera used in ads and commercials of late.
     
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