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Which cameras were used prior to Apollo 11?

Which cameras were used on the missions prior to Apollo 11 ? I know that the moon landings used Hasselblad medium format.
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Where is the best place to get my beloved Rollei serviced?

My father gave me a old MF Rollei a few years ago. I've taken it everywhere I travel and gotten some great shots out of it. I know film is much more expensive and quickly going out of "style" as the ...
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Was there a film camera that was silent?

With digital cameras, when there is no mirror, an electronic shutter can be used to more or less eliminate any moving mechanical parts. That way, a camera makes little or no noise, making it useful ...
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What camera defect would cause a shot to be exposed on one half of the frame and not the other?

I've posted before about my crazy old Canon Model 7 rangefinder camera that I got recently. After a brief episode with lens repair, I've gotten a few rolls developed, and some of the shots didn't come ...
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Could I do glass plate photography myself domestically?

Hi I recently came across the works of an old photographer named [Jean Gilletta](http://www.past-to-present.com/photographer.cfm?lastname=GILLETTA_. He worked in Nice, France around the turn of the ...
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How to remove mold from an antique camera box?

I have a Kodak No. 2 Bulls-Eye, Model D. antique camera from around 1897. When I opened it up I discovered that there are spots of mold on the black interior box inside the camera body. I am concerned ...
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Upgrade from D3100 to D90

I have had a Nikon D3100 for some time and I think that it's time to upgrade :) I have looked at Nikon DSLRs (because I have Nikon lenses) and I need help. Firstly I thought about D5100, but it ...
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Which Polaroid camera is used in the Instagram logo?

Below is the logo of the app "Instagram". Does anybody know which Polaroid camera they used for it?
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What should one look for when buying a used film camera?

I'm planning to buy a used Nikon F5. I've no experience with a film camera and i want to know what all should one be careful of before buying a used film camera and more specifically an F5. Thanks.
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Are the two generations of Canon PowerShot S100 related?

Looking around for an answer to another question, I noticed that the brand new successor to Canon PowerShot S95, S100, shares model number with PowerShot S100 from 2000. Is this intentional (e.g. the ...
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Where can I find B&W film for an Imperial Satellite 127 camera?

Recently I was given an Imperial Satellite 127 camera as a wedding/moving away gift. I was pretty excited about it since older cameras have always interested me, but I've not ever owned one. Also, I ...
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What are battery replacement options for the Olympus OM-1?

A friend of mine gave me a beautiful OM-1 with some lenses. The only caveat is that I don't have any batteries for it. The camera takes mercury batteries. I was wondering if there are any options to ...
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Servicing a Voigtlander Bessa from 1929 - how to open the lens assembly?

I recently acquired a Voigtlander Bessa from 1929. It works but there's a dead insect into the lens assembly (between the glasses) and some fungus/dust. I'm trying to open it to remove the insect and ...
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Which terms accurately describe the lens mount on a Canon 7?

I've gotten a used Canon Model 7 rangefinder camera from my grandfather. I'm given to understand that it's a reasonably cool old camera, and the 50mm/1.4 lens isn't too shabby either. I am ...
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Where do I find replacement parts for Agfa Billy Record cameras, from the 30s and 40s?

I have an Agfa Billy Record 4.5 folding camera, which I believe to be from late 30s, and would like recommendations on the best online place to find replacement parts. Would anyone be able to help me? ...
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What kind of a Polaroid 600-camera is this?

Please help me with this! I know it's a Polaroid 600 'cause the model and the film it uses. It has a yellow "live for the moment" logo in front of the cam (see the pic) and behind the flashbar. Also ...
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How can I trigger an off-camera flash with a Polaroid SX 70 or a Yashica-Mat?

I am interested in shooting pictures with off camera flash. I have a Polaroid sx 70 and one medium format Yashica mat 124. I was wondering if is it feasbile to shoot with off camera flash with one of ...
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What is the value and age of this pre-1967 Ricoh 35 mm camera? [closed]

I have a Ricoh 35 mm camera that has not been used since 1967. I am unable to find a value for it or an age. The body is stamped # 36530 and the lens is tagged # 70573. Can anybody help me determine ...
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What battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?

I recently bought a Canon Ex EE (1967) but there isn't a battery. I read from the manual that it used PX625(1.35V) but there isn't any available now. I do not want to buy zinc-air cells. There are PX ...
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How do I fix a stuck Rolleiflex Tessar 3.5 shutter?

I have owned this Rolleiflex for six years. Used it a lot in Switzerland to shoot film, all good. Then moved to Singapore (constantly moist) and after a year without shooting I decided to try again, ...
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What was the price of a brand-new Praktica Super TL 1000?

I've recently found a Praktica Super TL 1000 in a second-hand shop and bought it for a small amount of money. The light sensor doesn't work but with some tuning of the manual settings I'm getting ...
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How to restore and use my Yashica 35 G?

I have recently acquired a Yashica 35G, originally because I just thought it was pretty. Now that I've given it a good inspection though, I'm wondering if it might be usable. The mechanism checks out ...
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Can I fix inaccurate (sticky!) shutter speed on Canon FTb?

I had a Canon FTb come in today and decided to test it out. When firing off a some shots, I felt the faster shutter speeds were accurate; however, I noticed that anything 1/4s or slower was ...
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How might the flash mode affect the exposure program on a point and shoot film camera? (Agfa Optima Sensor Flash)

I have purchased an Agfa Optima Sensor Flash camera. I've googled and had a read around, including the manual, and have figured out for the most part how I can expect the metering program to work ...
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Can anyone identify the silver rangefinder-style camera in this advertisement?

Is the camera depicted in this photo a real camera? Can you identify it?
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Why do I see no photos on my film?

I've got Smiena 8m. I have put ISO100 film in it and it appears that there are no photos on that film (I have checked it in /almost/ darkness). What might be the problem?
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What vintage mechanical camera looks like the Fuji x20?

I'm looking for a mechanical vintage camera that also looks like the Fuji x20. I want the price to be below 100 euro. I looked on google for a decent full-mechincal and fully working vintage camera ...
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DSLR recommendation, question about old Canon 35mm film Camera & lenses [closed]

I'm in search of a new camera and I've been reading reviews, researching the last couple of weeks. The choice is daunting to say the least. There are so many models, types etc not to mention all the ...
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Weird sticky liquid on old tripod (+10 years)

I found my Dad's old tripod in the garage. It is more than 10 years old and it's still in perfect condition. The problem is that there is a weird sticky liquid all over the top of the tripod near the ...