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I have used one of my favorite old cameras as a prop in several photos ........ what are some of your favorite props??

My Leica M4 with its timekeeping pals :001_rolleyes:






 

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Mr Eng,

the camera does make a good prop, those photos are just great.:thumbup:

I have not as yet, but I have an old camera or two I had thought of trying, I'll need to now just to see what I can do. you have given me a project, it will be good practice.:thumbup1:

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BTW, how old is that Leica? a buddy of mine has several....
 

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how old is that Leica? a buddy of mine has several....
Its not that old, i bought it new in 80 i think :blink:
Also had a M3 double stroke with an f2.0 50mm collapsible Summicron and i had to let it go to help pay for a work camera at the time.
I should have never sold it :crying:

PS. dont call me mister, that was my dad .......... jeff will do for me :thumbup1:
 

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I remember those Leicas Jeff. They were a bomb ( meaning expensivo ) over here and probably most places too.

Don't suppose you still use it do you?........ other than for a prop I mean ;)


Be well pal


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I actually do have a really old camera that I used as a photo prop once...can't find the photo though at the moments. :mad:

I am however a big believer in using props. I think knives work well in watch photos:





Flowers can work well:





I love using pens too!





Cell phones....



Car keys....



Sometimes rings or other forms of jewelery:



Sometimes the best shots combine lots of props! :biggrin:

 

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All my 'old' cameras have been sold or gifted away.:crying:

I had a Brownie Hawkeye that I gave to a female friend heading off to photography school. I even had unexposed film for it older than me ("Please develop by xxx xxx 1967...") I have not seen her, or it, since.

My CANON F-1's (I think I had five or six over the years) are all gone. I still have the original dealer booklet from when I was looking at my first one...

I have a Polaroid Land Camera somewhere. I have to hot-rod the battery compartment, as it uses some strange battery not found on this planet any longer (except for land-fills). That uses the same film as the microscope in work, so film is easy to get (but not cheap). THAT camera takes BREATHTAKING landscape photos. I only use B&W film in it, in homage to Ansel Adams who dragged a large format all over the world to remind us not to destroy what we have...

Anyway, now the oldest camera I have is an EOS-1v... Not terribly romantic I'm afraid.

I do have plenty of knives (my brother-in-law is a collector) and guns of all shapes, sizes and vintage. I just don't have that many watches!:lol:
 

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Great shots John :thumbup::thumbup:

I will have to try using some knives, i think i have that same spyderco that you used though mine looks like its been through i war :scared:

I also have a cool Tim Herman knife that would look great, now i have a project :001_rolleyes:
 

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........... and guns of all shapes, sizes and vintage.
Oh i think i can do guns as props:001_smile: i have a few of those :lol::lol:


Not really a prop, just a snap with the point and shoot.


Wrist shot :wink:


With my friends at the ATF :w00t:
 

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Really fantastic shots everyone! :thumbup:
 
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