The camera of the Vietnam war

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The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby Niner » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:07 pm

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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:24 pm

I didn't have one in Nam, but I did have one later. Most of my family photos were taken
with one of these in the '70s. Then I got real fancy and bought a basic 35mm camera, before
going digital.

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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 am

Never had one. I think at that time I was using a Russian 35mm in one of those smelly fake leather cases. This looks familier :shock:
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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby joseyclosey » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 pm

Was that the 110 cassete Robert, or did that come later ?
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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby Niner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:25 pm

Joe, it used a drop in cartridge that contained film that produced square negatives that were 28x28 mm. Not the 110.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/126_film
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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:27 pm

Joe..... This is the smaller 110 film you mentioned.
"It was introduced by Kodak in 1972."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/110_film

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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks for clarifying Gents, I can't remember the camera I had but it did take the 110 cartridge. I must have bought it in 72 as I have pics taken then in Cyprus. Here's one of them.
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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby Niner » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:45 pm

Joe, the 110 produced a small negative that was decidedly long one way and short the other. In your photo the camera was held long way up and down. Perhaps a scenic landscape would have inspired a long way left and right. The 126 Instamatic made square negatives so it didn't matter about the axis of the camera. And... the negatives were bigger... slightly smaller than a 35mm negative.

The 110 was probably inspired by the idea that you could stick one in a pocket without the thickness that was always there in the 126 because of the thickness of the plastic cartridge.

Here's an example I took a lifetime ago. It's of an ACV... air cushion vehicle... being used as a ferry.
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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:23 pm

By Oct 1970, I was a PFC...................................Proud Fucking Civilian.... :mrgreen:

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Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:41 am

My mistake Robert, I just checked the original photos and I reckon I must have been using a 126 camera.
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