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Ringo Photographer

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:30 am
by Philip
Interesting shots by Ringo of the Beatles in 1964, and of Ringo with his Spotmatic. In picture #8, George is shown with a camera in his hand too. Anyone know what it is? The lens barrel reminds me of Russian cameras but it has me stymied.

http://people.com/music/ringo-starr-bea ... folio-2017

Re: Ringo Photographer

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:11 pm
by PFMcFarland
It looks like some plastic 828 model with a viewfinder.

PF

Re: Ringo Photographer

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:56 am
by Philip
:) !

Re: Ringo Photographer

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:09 pm
by Julio1fer
I have a feeling that it is a Canon RF.

Re: Ringo Photographer

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:30 am
by PFMcFarland
After further research, and getting some help on another forum, it's looking more like a black Asahi Pentax Spotmatic. It has two PC connections on front for bulb and electronic flash, and the Meter On switch can just be made out on the upper side of the lens mount.

PF

Amended: It's an SV, not a Spotmatic. I've been told that at the time the photo was taken, the introduction of the Spotmatic was still months away. That, and there is no battery cover on the bottom (the SV had no internal meter). So I take it that is not a meter switch I see in enlargements of the photo, but may be the bottom edge of the aux meter that clamped on top of the prism housing.

Re: Ringo Photographer

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:36 am
by Philip
Well done, Holmes!

Re: Ringo Photographer

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:28 am
by Bennybee
Interesting. As a Beatles fan I must have that book!