A National Geographic Find

Happy Christmas.

Happy Christmas all. I hope you woke up to a bevy of incredible camera gear. If not, don’t worry as the sales are here. I am going to be looking at the Olympus Pen F and the Oly 17mm 1.8 lens. Time to flex the credit card.

I have spent this Christmas in the Pelorus Sounds, in the far North of New Zealand’s South Island. My Street Photography has been non-existent as there are no roads there at all. The holiday was a good time to reflect on my goals for next year, more on that later. While thinking of the future, an opportunity arose to look at the past. My father-in-law had purchased a bundle of old National Geographic magazines, with issues going back to the 1950’s. I could not resist recording adverts for older cameras. How far the gear we use has come, although the latest and greatest camera equipment still does the same thing.

Historic Camera Adverts.

Just for fun, here are some of my favourite adverts. I would love to have the chance to try these out on the Streets (and I may have the opportunity with one of them!).


April 1958

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