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My Father's Toy

My father had this Soviet made camera before I was even born. It accompanied us on family vacations and delivered memorable images, to be later printed. Completely manual and analog, it came with a spring loaded thumbwheel, to advance the reel once a shot was taken. My elder brother did get to use this camera and during his university days, he was routinely developing his reels. At that time, I still found the camera quite heavy and therefore, did not get to use it.

 

Sadly today it is not in working condition, although I cannot say that it is beyond repair.

 

I am sure some of you SCers would have seen/used this generation of cameras. I wonder if any of you would find it convenient to post images of your own toys?

My Father's Toy

My father had this Soviet made camera before I was even born. It accompanied us on family vacations and delivered memorable images, to be later printed. Completely manual and analog, it came with a spring loaded thumbwheel, to advance the reel once a shot was taken. My elder brother did get to use this camera and during his university days, he was routinely developing his reels. At that time, I still found the camera quite heavy and therefore, did not get to use it.

 

Sadly today it is not in working condition, although I cannot say that it is beyond repair.

 

I am sure some of you SCers would have seen/used this generation of cameras. I wonder if any of you would find it convenient to post images of your own toys?

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jul 2014, 00:28
I am not intending to post pictures of my toys, Ayush...wrong audience!




[grin]
Ayush Basu: Well not "those" toys, Ray... grin
Thats a good idea,Ayush,unfortunately mine are 5000 miles away,( well, cameras anyhow, smile ), but when I get back, I'll try and remember to do that.
Ayush Basu: Haha, understood... thank you for comment Frank
i like your selective focus on the name of the camera Ayush...
our first camera was a Kodak Box camera... my son wanted it so i gave it to him... he has since lost it....petersmile
Ayush Basu: My first camera was a box camera handed down as well, I shot 3 reels and cannot recall where it went, Peter.
Nice use of the focus on the name. Nice shot.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Michael.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2014, 06:27
Happy memories Ayush. I don't know where my old cameras are now. I suppose I should take a look
Ayush Basu: Quite understandable, I lost my first one. Thank you for the visit Chris
I used to have one of these Ayush. Built like a soviet tank but the lens was actually not at all bad!

I have got a few old cameras. I will have to get around to photographing them!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 31 Jul 2014, 08:34
Old cameras are wonderful objects to collect Ayush. I have ditched all my old cameras...sadly.
Nice shot Ayush, I like the focus point! My brother has a Praktica film camera, which was my introduction to photography; I'll try and dig it out, if he still has it smile
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 31 Jul 2014, 09:50
We are a house full of cameras Ayush, not all of them working!

This is a fine photo.

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