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    Check out this retro bad boy!







    Found it in the back of an Admin office. I think its pretty cool. Took my a minute to work out where the wind on and shutter button were.

    Someone has even glued on a piece of paper with different weather conditions and photo styles and what type of f stop you should use!

    http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Super_Frankarette

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    that will fetch a fortune on ebay!!!

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    From what i can see on the wiki's it might be from 1959....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    that will fetch a fortune on ebay!!!
    Nah, i think they are still quite common....

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    A fiver bid is the only one I could find on Ebay (at this time) with a bid. Some wanting £20 but no takers.

    Wouldn't get too excited yet, maybe in another 50 years time and a sudden dwindling of their numbers in a suspicious theft spree might help.

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    lol! I think its a nice little find though! Very retro...

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    Actually thought you had found a purple one for a moment... then realised it was the reflection

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    My late grandfather used to have the exact same model. I used to be fascinated by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Actually thought you had found a purple one for a moment... then realised it was the reflection
    lol i wondered if someone would notice that!

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    I've got tons of old camera kit in the loft - worth sweet bugger all really.
    I bought a Canon SLR lens converter so it fitted on my DSLR - it worked [ you have to set the camera to manual mode which does not bother me as it spends its time mainly in manual or aperture mode ] but it was such a faff to get on and off it was not worth it. Shame as I had some stunning old SLR lenses.
    Last count I have about 5 old cameras - and funny thing is on a clear out the other day I found the first point and shoot digital I got which took a huge 1 mega pixel picture if memory serves me right - thing cost me 400 quid !!



    I got it to see how good digital photos were at the time and was VERY disappointed !!

    Thing is now I would never go back to film.......
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    I remember my dad buying some kodak camera years ago. Cost about the same. God it was a brick!

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