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Posted at 02:55 PM in Cameras, old | Permalink
Ouch... Looks like a nice Century studio camera and stand. The bellows are even in better condition than mine. What a waste!
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 03:25 PM
I love the Steampunk look, cameras and computers. How can I not love this?
Now if only my pocketbook were in love with its price. Oh well...
But is it Art? (just kidding)
Daniel Fealko |
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 03:47 PM
Man, why didn't you say you like steampunk stuff? :) Now, even if it's not a portrait camera:
An eight feet tall computer case.
A mockup of a steampunk workstation and a steampunk flatbed scanner.
A Victorian all-in-one PC. Kinda steampunk iMac. :) But it's particularly attractive.
And 17 steampunk computer mods, including some of those mentioned above.
There's such stuff galore. There are even steampunk USB drives. I don't think Messrs. Gibson and Sterling knew what would happen when they wrote Difference Engine.
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 03:52 PM
I have one of these beautiful Century 1's looking for a stand and this fellow goes and mucks it up with a computer? It's not even ergonomically suitable for working! A hanging offense in my book... but his neck is already crooked from looking at that display.
Ed Kirkpatrick |
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 04:00 PM
Very good but I do hope that a genuine antique piece of photographic kit wasn't butchered to make it!
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 04:17 PM
Interesting idea, but I wish they could take a picture worthy of the camera/desk they are trying to depict.
Alex Vesey |
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 05:00 PM
You're right, I do. And $5,000 actually seems like a pretty fair price. But I'm REALLY attracted to that keyboard...
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 06:43 PM
I'm not sure whether to love it or hate it. I mean, it looks like a perfectly good bellows!
David A. Goldfarb |
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 07:45 PM
Heck, I thought he had made a digital back for it ;>)
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 08:59 PM
John Brewton |
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 09:49 PM
That is so Cool!
Debbie Hartmann |
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 11:05 PM
That's pretty cool--very Victorian. Here's my object of desire: a midcentury-modern PC
Saturday, 13 February 2010 at 11:18 PM
If they have to restore it, why not restore it as a camera?
Dennis Ng |
Sunday, 14 February 2010 at 12:08 AM
I'd rather see someone taking pictures with that cool old camera...
Sunday, 14 February 2010 at 12:08 AM
Oh, that's wonderful! (Now the room around it needs to be re-done...)
Sunday, 14 February 2010 at 01:45 AM
A lovely studio portrait camera which was so well made that it lasted a for over a century.
It is now fitted with a computer keyboard and a display that might last half-way through the current decade.
AR Yue in Austin, TX |
Sunday, 14 February 2010 at 07:41 AM
Beautiful! Where's the Apple?
Sunday, 14 February 2010 at 12:49 PM
I really really do not "get" the whole steampunk thing. And why use a studio camera to mount a monitor in it? Seems like a total waste of a historical object...
Isaac Crawford |
Sunday, 14 February 2010 at 02:56 PM
Another case of make something look like something else. Waste of resources both camera and computer. Like fake stone cladding on a plywood house. Cheesy.
Mike O'Donoghue |
Monday, 15 February 2010 at 10:52 AM
"More power, Igor"
Roger Bradbury |
Monday, 15 February 2010 at 10:56 AM
Why should I or anyone else love this? It's hideous for functionality and design. Maybe good for an internet cafe.
Don Bryant |
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 at 11:32 AM
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