What pretty cameras were there?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by casioculture, Apr 3, 2006.

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    casioculture Guest

    Just out of curiosity, what cameras were made that you would describe
    as pretty?
    casioculture, Apr 3, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

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    Ric Trexell Guest

    Just offhand the ones that come to mind were the Marlyn Monromatic, the
    Brittney Spearsoflex and the Hallie Berryinstamatic. Yeah, that should do
    it. Ric in Wisconsin. P.S. If you have one of these, I'd like to get my
    hands on one.
    Ric Trexell, Apr 4, 2006
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    casioculture Guest

    Haha. Before I read the rest of your sentence, I'd actually right-click
    googled for the Marlyn Monromatic!
    casioculture, Apr 4, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ric Trexell wrote:

    The spelling was "Marilyn Monromantic"

    The product line was shut down under mysterious circumstances. It is
    rumored that JFK used one several times at the White House and the the
    end of the line was somehow connected. Despite the trendy "Jacket
    Bouviyama" to which he had pledged a life long dedication.
    Alan Browne, Apr 4, 2006
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    Sarah Brown Guest

    Rolleiflex E/F cameras without the light meter look really beautiful, IMO.
    Sarah Brown, Apr 4, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Why would a sad, middle aged man like Mike Henley want to own a
    "pretty" camera?

    Does Mike Henley think that a "pretty" camera might help a sad, middle
    aged man like him entice young girls back to his home?

    Just out of curiosity.
    Tony Polson, Apr 4, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Sounds like it's worth a shot...
    Matt Clara, Apr 4, 2006
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    Cheesehead Guest

    At the local camera collector's sale every year I look adoringly at the

    20s/30s vintage Kodak box folders with the beautiful red bellows.

    Then there's the new Ebody 4x5 & 8x10 bodies with nickel hardware.
    They're really pretty. (And priced like it.)

    The Nikon F4 had some nice lines, as did the Pentax LX. Smooth,
    well-engineered, but not harsh. Yet still neither was too outstanding.

    Leica, it's ok. Lots of tradition in the design, but nothing really
    outstanding today.

    Few items today have nice cosmetics, nothing like a piece of B&O
    audio eqipment. Elegance is gone. It's all just so much techno-stuff.
    (Though I was tempted at one time by an anniversary 'Blad with red

    Cheesehead, Apr 4, 2006
  14. IMHO,

    The Hasselblad 503CW Gold Supreme is a dream come true.

    It is a complete 503CW with all visible chromed details plated in 24
    carat gold. It is finished in an elegant burgundy coloured leather
    helensilverburg, Apr 4, 2006
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    Sarah Brown Guest

    Oh yes, those are incredibly cute.
    Sarah Brown, Apr 4, 2006
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  17. Exakta and its descendents (up to the mid Varex IIa models).
    The original Pentax Spotmatic (without the flash shoe).
    The black version Rolleiflex SL-35E
    Zorky 3

    The Rolleiflex TLRs, the Leica Ms (Esp. the M3) and the Nikon F with FTn
    Photomics have fantastic looks, but are more "striking" than "pretty".
    Chris Loffredo, Apr 5, 2006
  18. The Gold Limited Edition LX was gorgeous in a gaudy kind of way.
    Graham Fountain, Apr 5, 2006
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    Cheesehead Guest

    Gaudy is right. Personally ...
    I'd rather have one of those gold-plated Schneider large format lenses.

    Cheesehead, Apr 5, 2006
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    Cheesehead Guest

    And there's Cesar (on PDML).
    He gets snake skin put onto each of his LX bodies.
    Pretty to some.

    Cheesehead, Apr 5, 2006
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