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    Post World's oldest camera fetches nearly 600,000 Euros at auction

    The world's oldest commercially-produced camera, an 1839 Susse Freres wooden box daguerreotype unit, sold at auction in Vienna on May 25th for 588,613 (about US$792,000 at current exchange rates).

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    Default Re: World's oldest camera fetches nearly 600,000 Euros at auction

    itz so big itz almost impossible to bring around...n from the pic it looks like itz made frm wood...cool...

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    Default Re: World's oldest camera fetches nearly 600,000 Euros at auction

    Quote Originally Posted by messenjah View Post
    itz so big itz almost impossible to bring around...n from the pic it looks like itz made frm wood...cool...

    What do you expect a camera from 1839 to be made of? Plastic?

    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    What do you expect a camera from 1839 to be made of? Plastic?

    Well done!
    Carbon fiber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    What do you expect a camera from 1839 to be made of? Plastic?

    Well done!
    Haa haa haa....

    For those of us old enough to remember the days of film and further back.....there was a time when cameras weren't completely plastic. Even the simple Kodak disc had metal bodies.

    There was a time when press photogs were lugging around a medium format collapsible camera. And that WAS the portable camera of its days.

    Everything is getting smaller - cameras, cars, salary (no thanks to GST increase - well, maybe only civil service salary is the exception to this rule) and even housing.

    Very soon, our next generation would think eggs are made in the supermarkets.

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