I looked into it and it was known as a Twin-lens reflex camera wiki mine wasn't quite as groovy as the picture:
|"Rolleiflex camera" by Juhanson|
I made this page as many people have asked me what camera I used for the pictures on this site. The original pictures were mostly taken with my trusty old Pentax SFX-n (35mm) SLR. My job used to be scanning and I have scanned about 90.000 images in my time, so I know a few tricks. Yes the older pics on this site were scanned in!
My first decent camera was about £250 from Argos in 1990/1, an Olympus, this was a compact camera with a lot of bells and whistles, it actually looked like an SLR. It was stolen when my car was broken into in Norwich. Then I got the SFX, it was a shop display item, I offered them cash, and initially they said no, but finally gave in. That was on 29/4/92 for £245
|Pentax SFX-n SLR|
The scanner was a cheapie and cost £20-30 as I say I know a few tricks to get the best out of it. I used to scan straight into Photoshop. They were all saved for web on medium quality setting. Then I had a new scanner Cannon Canoscan 3200F which provided some great results.
The switch to digital 2004
|Fuji Finepix M603|
Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera (18-55mm Lens) 2007
On 23/07/07 I got this for £320: much better having a 'real' camera again. I still have this camera and a 3 in 1 printer/scanner. Mainly I use my mobile phone camera for snaps and the Nikon for more serious stuff. I am really impressed with the Nikon and the phone. The Nikon takes great pics and the phone is a most impressive camera and takes the worry out of taking the Nikon places if it is not needed. The Nikon is a 6 megapixel and I have the image setting on max and fine. I know the D40 is getting a bit old, but I have no plans (and funds!) to upgrade.
In Ecuador when I was volunteering in the rainforest I was tortured by not being able to photograph wildlife very well, it was a big step but I invested in a 300mm zoom lens (Nov 2011 for £255.99) I hope if I can sell some photos it will pay for itself, though it is of such a benefit to conservation to have the lens. I find 300mm fine, without the bulk in my luggage and the worry of a bigger lens. It has image stabilising built in so no need to carry a tripod around. As the camera is set to max quality I can then zoom in / crop to an area on the computer if the subject was too far away. It is heaven to get the results.
|Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm|
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