Where can I buy/rent an old-fashioned camera?
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Chziime
Registered: Sep 19, 2010
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For a short film I am shooting in January, one that takes place in an undisclosed-yet-"older" time in Southern Italy (in reality, Princeton, NJ...), I need a camera as a prop. It must be something that looks intricate and would take time to set up. The 1900s cameras obviously would work best, while a 70s film camera would probably look too modern, still. Is there a place I can borrow one of those large, boxed flash cameras (like the ones they used to use to take school photos)? My guesses would be photography studios or antique shops. Also, a very cheap, wooden tripod.

Thanks!!



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Sounds you want a large-format camera. I don't know anything about rental places for this sort of thing in the States, but try asking over on largeformatphotography.info/forum.



ken.vs.ryu
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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Go to a local camera shop?



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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More like "go to a local antique shop" or "second hand". I dont remember seeing large format camera in camera shop..

At least not here..



ultrapix
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
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Country: Italy

If you wish change location, and move here in Italy, I could loan you almost any kind of ancient camera, for free; so, the place would look more realistic



Chziime
Registered: Sep 19, 2010
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Haha, whoa! Thanks. Where in Italy, I'm curious? Too bad I have no budget. It's supposed to take place in Calabria, just because I want kind of a spaghetti western look to it.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
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Antique shops, ebay, Craigslist, KEH,etc....



ultrapix
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
Total Posts: 661
Country: Italy

Chziime wrote:
Haha, whoa! Thanks. Where in Italy, I'm curious? Too bad I have no budget. It's supposed to take place in Calabria, just because I want kind of a spaghetti western look to it.



I live in Umbria, in the middle; the best place for spaghetti western look is Sardinia, BTW



HansenTsang
Registered: Feb 22, 2008
Total Posts: 620
Country: United States

Don't forget to check out the members belonging to a local camera/photography club.