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#1 StormSurge

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:04 PM

I'm pretty sure these are what I used to capture my Activision scores, unsuccessfully.

 

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#2 The Professor

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:21 PM

Back in the day, the best way I found to document scores were with Polaroids

 

 

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#3 RickR

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:03 PM

Kodak Instamatic camera!!!
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#4 StormSurge

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

Back in the day, the best way I found to document scores were with Polaroids

 

If I remember correctly, my father didn't get one of those until I had moved on to the NES. He's a late adopter.  ;)


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#5 Clint Thompson

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:47 PM

I remember adopting a broken camera somehow and the top cube wouldn't spin perfectly square so the flash would go off when taking a picture. I was a kid at the time but figured out holding or forcing it straight would allow it to flash. I learned this while looking directly at the flash cube - spots everywhere lol... lesson learned - don't look at flashing objects or bright lights while attempting to get them working again haha...


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#6 RickR

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 07:51 PM

It's fair to say we saw a revolution in the camera industry.  Over a 10 year period, the complete death of film cameras with a shift over to digital technology.  Industry giants Kodak and Polaroid brought to their knees.  Film processing -- dead. 

 

It's not like our retro gaming habit.  We can still play as long as we have a working console and carts.  With these old cameras, you can't even buy film anymore.  And if you could, who would develop the pictures for you?  Or finding these flash bulbs.  Good luck!

 

Typewriters are another example.  But even those took a lot longer than 10 years to go away.  And you can STILL buy a brand new typewriter today if you wanted one. 

 

I tell my kids all the time..they don't know how good they have it.  We used to snap pictures and have no idea how they turned out until you developed and film (two trips to the store!) a few weeks later. 

 

Revolution!  Change for the better.


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#7 Clint Thompson

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:36 PM

I still have a Polaroid 600 and you can still buy extremely expensive film for it today. It doesn't really make sense to do so outside of nostalgic bursts and fun but it's there.


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#8 StormSurge

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 09:52 AM

There are times that I wish that today's photo tech was around when I was young. So many wonderful memories would be preserved forever. There are other times when I'm grateful that today's photo tech wasn't around to preserve some things.  ^_^


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#9 Arenafoot

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 03:52 PM

took my pictures with this one..........

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