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Seeing vintage cameras in old movies always intrigues me.  I have couple of screenshots of Run for The Sun where Jane Greer is holding  what is obviously a rangefinder of good quality. Can anybody spot the brand and the model? It is probably German as the movie predates the rise of Japanese cameras. I hope I am not violating some copyright law.(Fair Use perhaps?)

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On 11/27/2023 at 1:12 PM, Ricochetrider said:

Conversely, I’ve been noticing more & more  “old” (ie: film) cameras in NEW movies! 
No examples come immediately to mind but it seems a strong trend. 

Recently noticed Rooney Mara in the 2015 film "Carol" being handed what looks like an Argus C3--period correct for the mid-50s setting.

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I don’t have a photo but I believe Melinda Dillon’s character in Close Encounters was using a Rollei rangefinder. There were also several Nikon F2’s with motor drives and at least one with a 250 exposure back.


Rick H.

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