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Discussion of diving methods and equipment available prior to the development of BCDs beyond the horse collar. This forum is dedicated to the pre-1970 diving.
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:00 pm

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Nikonos 35mm Underwater Camera
- Bought this from a friend in High School for $75... Around 1970, I think I'm the 3rd owner. Mechanism levers up with the neck strap connectors and seals with an O-ring all the way around. Lens also seals with an O-ring and comes off and on with a lift and 1/4 turn. Removing the lens unlocks the mechanism to be levered out. Pretty ingenious camera design.
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:04 pm

I still have my Nikonos II setup. I haven't used it since 2005 when I went digital. It did the job, but had several short comings. By guess and by golly focusing, really picky sealing system, really expensive lense options for a start. I'm all into vintage, but even my DA is a good performer by modern day standards. The pre Nik V leaves a lot to be desired. I just can't justify it. If anybody wants to buy mine, PM me for details.

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:08 pm

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Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:11 pm

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Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:16 pm

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanx 4 posting those blk/wht pix those really rock hopefully I myself can shoot a few wiht mine . Thanx to Steve he helped me out choosing the right film. Again thanx best
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Aileron
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:30 am

Gorgeous stuff guys! I started drooling when I saw the Cousteau gear...simply Amazing!
Thanks for sharing!!
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:21 pm

How about a couple of restoration shots. This is my latest cap depth gauge and SPG.

Before:
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And ready to dive again after a little TLC:
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:48 pm

VERY NICE Herman!
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Awesome work Herman! 8)
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:26 pm

Nice work!
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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:05 am

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:30 am

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Best regards

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Re: Vintage Equipment Photo Section

Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:30 pm

Eh, nice narghilé set Niels :D

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