Stravinsky

Birmingham City Centre, now and then

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Birmingham, taken from the same spot at the top of the Rag market car park in around 1975 with a Zenith EM (I think) and June 2017 with a Canon 5Diii

The only difference was I had to take the shot from wherever there was a gap in the wire grid fencing that has been put up there sadly to stop people jumping 

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Another interesting comparison of a changing skyline.  Bang on with going back to the same spot.   

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Thats an interesting comparison, and I have to say what an underrated camera the Zenith was back then, I wonder what they would produce today in digital?

 

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1 hour ago, THELONGMAN said:

Thats an interesting comparison, and I have to say what an underrated camera the Zenith was back then, I wonder what they would produce today in digital?

A lot of the Soviet-era cameras were copies or evolutions of the high-end German models from Leica and Zeiss, as a result you have most of the know-how at a fraction of the price. 

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I thought the Rotunda was "for the chop" when I left Birmingham about 10 years ago.  Did it get saved at the last minute or is it just awaiting the dynamite?

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12 hours ago, JamesT said:

I thought the Rotunda was "for the chop" when I left Birmingham about 10 years ago.  Did it get saved at the last minute or is it just awaiting the dynamite?

They wouldnt dare remove that! :6_smile:  they were happy enough to knock down buildings like the old library and Snow Hill, but the Rotunda would be a demolition too far.   It's been renovated and is now apartments

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12 hours ago, JamesT said:

A lot of the Soviet-era cameras were copies or evolutions of the high-end German models from Leica and Zeiss, as a result you have most of the know-how at a fraction of the price. 

I had a Yashica,, which was a good camera for the money, the went on to Canon.

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2 minutes ago, THELONGMAN said:

I had a Yashica,, which was a good camera for the money, the went on to Canon.

I had a Practika, then a Pentax ME Super before moving on to Canon.  Ive regressed as I have a Franka Solida in my camera cupboard waiting for me to pluck up the courage to use it 

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50 minutes ago, Stravinsky said:

I had a Practika, then a Pentax ME Super before moving on to Canon.  Ive regressed as I have a Franka Solida in my camera cupboard waiting for me to pluck up the courage to use it 

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This was my first camera and I've still got most of the negs.

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6 hours ago, Stravinsky said:

 Ive regressed as I have a Franka Solida in my camera cupboard waiting for me to pluck up the courage to use it 

There's  a Moskva 5 in the post between the Ukraine & the UK with my address on it right now.

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