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post #91 of 175
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Regarding film, nobody has taken in consideration that in 20 years when formats change, you might not be able to properly access information that was stored in formats no longer used. Thus, pictures taken with digital cameras might not be accessible in 20 years, whereas film can last 20 years without any problems. Jon.
i don't know. the physical format may change, but the compression methods like RAW, TIFF, and JPEG may not. and if they do, it's pretty easy to convert from one format to another. like j, i learned on film and do wish digital slrs had been more affordable back then. i couldn't afford to shoot more than a couple of rolls per week. did anyone here ever play a computer game called 'lemonade stand'? anyone here have an atari 2600? kids today and in the future won't know the joys of playing with toy guns, or better yet, toy water guns that looked like the real thing. do they still sell nerf balls?
post #92 of 175
There is also the sound that the traffic lights made when changing colors.
post #93 of 175
Shellshock I love your icon.
post #94 of 175
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Originally Posted by dusty
Shellshock I love your icon.

hahaa. i know, right??
post #95 of 175
Dictionaries

Fountain pens

White dog shit

Having to dream up endless schemes to get some money (Odd jobs, paper rounds, litter picking, car washing, wading through ditches to retrieve golf balls to sell back to the golfers, caddying, carrying your own body weight in clubs)

The terror of nettles

The relief of a dock leaf

Going to a library

Finding and eating berries
post #96 of 175
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
How about games like Oregon Trail and Number Munchers?
Hell yeah! There was another game that I played around that time that about being a slave and escaping to the north for freedom. Just the other day I thought about that game and how awesomely irreverent it would be to make a game that allowed you to play the opposite side, i.e. catch slaves. Slavecatcher would be a good name for it.
post #97 of 175
eek, how did I manage to forget nettles, Nonk! *scratch scratch* ... What else... Rations in school and food from FAO/UN. Rarity of a/c.
post #98 of 175
What about free milk in school (Thanks Maggie, milk stealer)

Polio kids with leg calipers (where did they go?, we had 2 in my year at school alone)



I have just realised that my responses to this excellent thread make me sound as if I was brought up in Victorian Britain, not the seventies. As was marvellously displayed in the recent BBC comedy drama " Life on Mars" , the seventies really were a different planet. (Any US based fans of British tv should definitely search this one out, it is hilarious, although as it is so based in pop culture I do not know how well it will travel)
post #99 of 175
Selling lemonade at the end of the driveway to make money, or having a rummage sale of your old toys for the neighborhood kids. It felt good to make a buck or two!
post #100 of 175
RE: Oregon Trail

Big ups.
post #101 of 175
Milk boxes on the porch.
post #102 of 175
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Has anyone mentioned Lego yet?

Legos are great, but they're still around. I was in a really cool Lego store at Downtown Disney at Disneyland last year! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to play with my old Legos.
post #103 of 175
This will help explain that picture...

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post #104 of 175
I saw a guy on the street the other day with an artificial hand attachment. I am assuming he lost his hand in Iraq. I had not seen an artificial hand since I was a kid, when I saw many disfigured vets from WWII and probably Korea in my home town. I just figured that everybody used latex hands now and I just didn't notice them.
post #105 of 175
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Originally Posted by j
I learned on film, and I have to say, I really wish the current state of digital had been around back then. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on film and processing, so I was stingy with my pictures, and I think I could have learned a lot more back when I had the time and enthusiasm if I could have taken hundreds of shots for free rather than being picky and undoubtedly missing out on some good pictures. I did learn a lot anyway, but I think I would have stuck with it and become much better if it hadn't been so expensive back then.
I dunno--I had similar woes regarding income and film supply, but it forced me to consider my shots more carefully. I'll concede, though, that I missed several opportunities as a result, and I suppose I'll never know whether the ability to take more shots would have made me a better photographer--I guess hard drive (and floppy) space was at such a premium that it might have been even more limiting: anyone remember when a 10 Mb hard drive cost something like $5,000?

Also, I feel (rightly or wrongly) that I don't have nearly as much control with digitals, and that I have to shell out a ton of money to get a model with exposure control comparable to my trusty ME Super.

But, related to the topic:

  • Manual-focus SLRs
  • Manually advancing your film (crank or wheel)
  • ASA numbers
  • 1/125 sec flash sync speed
  • The 1/2000 sec "barrier" for shutter speed (broken by Nikon in the FE-2)
  • 110 cartridge film
  • Kodak Disc film (15 exposures, IIRC)
  • "Hippie" camera straps
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