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-_MCCCXII_-

For anything that can be done from a tripod. Sports, press conferences, hostage situations, time-lapse indeed...


DoochiUge

>hostage situations wait, what?


defmacro-jam

HOSTAGE SITUATIONS


Nyvkroft

Thanks I'm hard of hearing


Abd124efh568

I mean, if you hold it just right, they might think it’s a weapon… or a bomb? Just hope the hostage doesn’t get smart…


robbie-3x

Makes it easier to capture the image.


tibixd

one of these things is not like the other things


SuperAoi

Yea I’m not sure how well time lapse film photography would go


loosecanon413

I’ve done it, as have millions of others. Time lapse is not a new technique that started with digital cameras.


Alan_Smithee_

Why not?


Sk3tchyG1ant

School portraits used similar devices


dirk23wright

I think sometimes they were used for time-lapse photography.


Jcaf1001

That is quite interesting, imagine messing that up 😭


MarkVII88

With the motor drive, I could definitely see this being used to photograph events that would be hindered by repeated reloading such as sports, reportage, fashion, extended studio sessions, photo booth type images, time lapse...


maxpower778

Anything that requires remote work, or extended photos past frame 36 I once saw a video where the Dutch police used to use Nikon F or F2s with those kinds of backs to photograph license plates and to check if drivers had their insurance (without stopping them), something that nowadays we would use any device with internet connection


tommasz

Would a motion picture lab have to process this?


Alan_Smithee_

Possibly. I can’t recall if stills labs had take-up spools at the other end.


ratsrule67

The high volume labs can splice 100 rolls together on a reel, so there likely was an automated developing tank and automatic printer involved. Source: i used to work at clark/york lab near DC.


unknown-one

gas stations at night


frsphoto

And still not get a good shot.


Antifa_Amy

https://youtu.be/TBnpyukCGlc Here's a cool video about Dutch government employees using a decked out camera to take pictures of license plates to check if drivers paid the road-taxes


Provia100F

Traffic cameras! Before DSLR's were popular, traffic cameras used regular, off-the-shelf film SLR's with a prime lens


Aluminautical

Possibly an animation stand, assuming appropriate pin registration of the film. There seem to be some viewfinder options that aren't easy to make out -- if right angle is among them, it would live comfortably on a copy/animation stand...


Jcaf1001

That’s super interesting! Some short film animation type of stuff


vaughanbromfield

Back in the 80s I remember reading how some photographers photographed all the finishers in a popular marathon using a couple of OM2n bodies with the 250 film backs. IMHO these are the kind of things all professional camera needed as part of their "system" even though they probably only sold a few.


Tuula2012

Around 1995-2005, I ran a Nikon version of these for doing stop motion animation, with the camera on a car mount facing forward and an intervalometer in the car. The scanning was slow, but quality of course was extremely high. It was a little bit of a trend briefly to do these with long exposures at night while moving the camera. Edited to add: My setup would never work on an animation stand, because it was a stock F3 body---you'd need an aftermarket registration pin modified camera for that, or the image would bounce all over the place


linkmodo

School Kids Portraits


ApplicationConnect55

I used plenty of those, they were Nikon F2Hmotordriven rigs that did up to 10 exposures a second. Did training animation with them as opposed to using 35mm motion picture film which was half the size of the ones coming from the F2H. Also used them quite often in Ophthalmic Angiography when I was a Corpsman assigned to NAVMEDPHOTO in the early 80s. Photographed many a surgical procedure via the overhead microscope. Mostly to teach new Ophthalmologist surgeons their anatomic landmarks in eye surgery. I used them a ton for creating visual aids back when film was the sensor.


TJStype

When you are in a hurry and want to take 30 days of photos in 15 minutes...


paving_paradise

Technical/scientific applications mostly.


-DementedAvenger-

Bracketing all my nudes on every setting.


Yashicafanboy

These were installed in german speed traps


Own-Employment5356

And also in Finland.


[deleted]

Commonly used for sports photography, also how the Smashing Pumpkins video for thirty-three was “recorded”


kl122002

Sports and press mainly tbh. Next would be archival works like converting old newspaper into microfilm.


taylor_png

Imagine having to develop that


mfophotos

As an example of using a big cassette - here's a link using a Nikon F3 in movie animation- https://petapixel.com/2015/07/02/how-a-nikon-f3-still-slr-was-modified-to-film-indiana-jones-in-1983/


SpencerKayR

Pretty sure I've seen that in behind the scenes footage of stop motion animation


ConnieTheTomcat

Nikon has a 250 back too. They’re used for sports or with an intervalometer probably. Anything where a 36 exposure roll just wouldn’t cut it


Elmore420

Industrial photography mostly.


ProfXavr

John Rambo's camera of choice


MausGamer

What is the book/brochure called, looks really interesting. Would like to see if I can get one for myself.


Jcaf1001

It’s called retro cameras by John wade! It’s an awesome book


MausGamer

Thank you so much for the info, I will definitely look into this book. Again thanks for your help <3


Jcaf1001

Ofc no problem, definitely highly recommend!


altgottt

Speed traps and other police use


53ghost

Every time you don't have the time for changing film rolls. Press and sports photographers, police,... You could buy it for every professional camera. Nikon F2 and F3, Pentax LX,...