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The Thriftster: Vintage Photography Magazines


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Look at what I scored for $1 a piece.

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Flipping through these vintage photography magazines, I was taken in by the ads for the “Overwhelming Favorite!” and “The camera you’ve been dreaming about!” These cameras cost $150+ in 1951. I’m no inflation expert, but that seems like a pretty penny.

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And then there’s the amazing “16 pages of COLOR!”

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It really makes me appreciate the history of photography even more. Look at how far we’ve come. I sometimes think I take the ease of color and the instant gratification of digital for granted. It’s good to be reminded from time to time exactly how lucky I am to be alive to see the digital revolution.

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It does feel good to be free of the hassle of mixing darkroom chemicals … even though I would wear it in cologne form any day. Love that smell. What. That’s not weird! OK, maybe a little.

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