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Here’s part of the story behind Robert Capa’s famous D-Day landings photos, fumbling lab technicians and melted emulsions and all:

A wide angle 4x5 film camera built to support a Schneider Angulon 90mm f/6.8 lens that sells for US$99? The best bit: it’s a brand new Kickstarter project. Love seeing new film camera projects like this!

I know it’s been a long time since the last post, but Kwanghun Hyun’s series of Heartbeat cameras (he uses watch movements to power the timing mechanisms) are simply stunning. 

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This cardboard Nikon F is on sale on Etsy right now for US$150

Nuff said. 

Nuff said. 

Rest in Peace, Margaret Thatcher (13 October 1925 - 8 April 2013). You were one tough lady. (Magnum

Children watch the story of “Saint George and the Dragon” at an outdoor puppet theatre in Paris, 1963. (LIFE

First Ever Pre-Production Nikon F On Sale For US$370,000

A rare Nikon F camera, believed to be the earliest pre-production version of the company’s first SLR, has gone on sale in London today for £250,000.

The Black Nikon F carries the serial number 6400077 and was one of around 100 pre-production units offered to photographers and journalists for testing, before being released onto the general market in 1959, according to Nikon dealer Grays of Westminster.

Speaking exclusively to Amateur Photographer (AP), the store’s founder, Gray Levett explained that the camera was discovered overseas by Japanese camera expert Toni Kowal.

‘It is an almost unbelievable find and, to the best of our knowledge, the earliest black body to have ever surfaced on the international market,’ said Levett.

‘Not only is it one of the first Nikon Fs, but it is also fitted with a rare cloth shutter, which [Nikon] changed to titanium as soon as commercial production began…’

Read more at Amateur Photographer