GERMAN CAMERAS ARE THE BEST: Jap Cameras Are Toys

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Gordon Moat, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Gordon Moat

    Gordon Moat Guest

    Why is it that all the best cameras were made in Germany and not
    Japan? Because Aryan blood is thicker than Teriyaki sauce. The true
    white race is the master race. That is why Leica and Hassleblad blow
    Canon and Minolta into the piss sewer.

    WHITE POWER!

    Gordon Moat
    NAZI Symphatizer
     
    Gordon Moat, Jul 26, 2004
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    imbsysop Guest

    looks like your mental evolution as well as your technological one
    stopped at that time too .. get that fish braincell asap ..
    TROLL !!!
     
    imbsysop, Jul 26, 2004
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  3. This is clearly not Gordon Moat posting.
     
    Chris Loffredo, Jul 26, 2004
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  4. You clearly need a geography lesson.
    Hasselblads are not made in Germany.
     
    Gordon Hudson, Jul 26, 2004
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    And Hasselblad is Swedish. Perhaps you meant Rollei or Minox or Linhof,
    etc.
     
    Bob Salomon, Jul 26, 2004
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    Paul H. Guest

    Normally I don't respond to trolls, but this time I couldn't pass you by:

    Hasselblads are so piss-poor that most people refer to them as
    "hassle-bladders."

    ******************************
    Actually, Hasselblads are wonderful non-German cameras, but I couldn't let
    such a pun go to waste! Who knows when the next opportunity would arise?
     
    Paul H., Jul 26, 2004
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    k Guest


    um.. German cameras like this one?

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11717&item=3829281319&
    rd=1


    thanks for your input...

    funny, the oldest Japanese film maker (predating Kodak) is still in business..
    and their cameras outsell everyone elses. Funny, so do their cars! and their
    stereos.. in fact most things!


    how odd!
     
    k, Jul 26, 2004
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    kosh Guest


    hmm I thought Leica were happy to put their name on a camera manufacturerd
    by Minolta, leica the CL
     
    kosh, Jul 26, 2004
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    Nostrobino Guest

    I don't know about that. Let's see the viscosity numbers.

    Anyway, neither fluid would serve any obvious purpose in a camera.

    Where does that leave all the Minolta-made Leica CLs and Leica SLRs based on
    the Minolta XD series bodies?

    I doubt it.

    What's a "symphatizer"? An electronic device that produces symphonies?
     
    Nostrobino, Jul 26, 2004
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  10. Who would that be? Certainly not Fuji...

    "In a small Japanese village located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Fuji
    Photo Film Co., Ltd. was founded in 1934." (from
    http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/AboutFirstsHistory.jsp)

    George Eastman died two years before that.

    Ah, must be Konica:

    "1873 Sales start of photographic and lithographic materials"
    (http://www.konicaminoltaeurope.com/company/history.html).

    So Konica beat Eastman by five years. But, of course, not with film,
    which was 1885. And it came from Rochester.
    Do what? Outsell the U.S.? Not by quite a margin.
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Jul 26, 2004
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  11. Huh...I used 'em for over 30 years with no problems. Guess you don't
    know shit.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jul 26, 2004
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  12. The lenses are (Zeiss and Schneider), and the bodies are derived from
    an original German military design captured during WWII. Early lenses
    were sourced from Kodak.

    http://teacher.ru.orebro.se/jnl/Millenium/Hasselblad.htm
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Jul 26, 2004
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    The Dave© Guest

    Nor did you read his entire post.
     
    The Dave©, Jul 26, 2004
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  14. What camera is made in Germany? Leica's are made in Portugal..
     
    Darrell Larose, Jul 26, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    How distressing! I thought they were made in Japan.
     
    jjs, Jul 27, 2004
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    Thom Guest

    Old news but I guess not to him. Leitz/Leica made the move to
    Portugal in 1973. They set up a plant at Vila Nova de Famalicão, near
    Porto while they were making the R3. They shut down the German R3
    line after 2000 bodies (500 in black) were made and moved it south.
    Most all Leica photo gear is made their now.

    The facilioty is quite large actually and they also moved all their
    Swiss factories there.

    THOM
     
    Thom, Jul 27, 2004
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    Thom Guest

    Nope, the German Bosses didn't like Saki and PORT is made just down
    the raod at Porta.

    THOM
     
    Thom, Jul 27, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    The German aerial camera and Victor's first camera look very much the same
    to me. Victor's was a 70x90mm sprocketed film format. That's not exactly MF.
    His civilian model was completely different.
     
    jjs, Jul 27, 2004
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    kosh Guest

    assembled in.....

    hmm what was that big thing I was standing in with Leica on the side?
    It was in Wetzlar and Solms..... any ideas then?
    funny people in white caps with screwdrivers wandering around...... no?
    what about those big machines polishing glass......
    must be a big lens cloth factory!

    kosh
     
    kosh, Jul 27, 2004
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    kosh Guest

    <snip>

    and BMW's are now manufacturerd in Russia.

    It still fundamentally comes down to the owners. Are they trying to make
    something decent, or scrap?

    I know if I was in a head-on I would prefer to be driving a BMW made in
    Russia, rather than a Holden made in Australia!

    kosh
     
    kosh, Jul 27, 2004
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