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Another look at that copy camera in Doctor Who “The Crimson Horror” (2013).
A really interesting camera; evidently a whole plate copy camera. What I can’t quite work out is the panel on the side. Is it a a ground glass? Reflex focussing perhaps? It would be useful in a camera mounted in this manner.
“A Most Unusual Camera” - The Twilight Zone, season 2, episode 46.
Fred Clark, as Chester, is seen in this 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone, holding a magical camera that can photograph the future.
There’s a lot of photography in evidence in the latest Doctor Who episode, “Hide” (S07E09).
At one stage we see the Doctor in a darkroom watching black and white prints being processed. Later, when he gets back from a quick jaunt through time with a borrowed Nikon F he has a slide show using a Kodak Carousel projector, with the sonic screwdriver serving as a remote.
It’s not clear how he got those slides processed and mounted so quickly. I suspect something timely-wimey happened.
A time-travelling Nikon F in Doctor Who, Season 7, Episode 9, “Hide” (2013).
The Doctor travels through the entirety of Earth’s history, past and future, with a borrowed Nikon F Photomic FTn. I always knew it was a rugged camera.
Doctor Who uses a Nikon F Photomic FTn.
Episode 9 of the new Season 7, “Hide”.
Cameras belonging to the character ‘Ansel’ in the X-files episode Quagmire.
The Hasselblad is easy to pick, but the two SLR’s are more difficult. The camera mounted on the motor drive (which itself looks like a Nikon MD-11) is possibly a Nikon FM or FE.
In one picture the lens cap is on!
Father Ted shooting with a Nikon F90. Unknown lens, possibly a 500mm Tamron.
It’s interesting to note that the “Nikon” branding has been taped over, but the model number, which clearly identifies the camera as a NIkon, is uncovered.
The F90 (N90 in the US for some reason) was an autofocus 35mm SLR camera manufactured throughout the 90’s. It was at the time a bit of a stop-gap measure to fill a hole in the Nikon line-up - a rapidly autofocussing SLR. Te pro model of the time, the F4, had sluggish autofocus, and Nikon was losing customers to Canon. The F5 came a little later, and fixed the problem.
That “holo-imager” again, in Star Trek Voyager. I think the lens is cracked!
In season 5, episode 4, “In the Flesh”, Chakotay (Robert Beltran) is seen using a holographic imaging device. Veteran actor Ray Walston also plays a major role in the episode as an alien facsimile of his usual role, that of Boothby the gardener at Star-Fleet Academy.
A Canon 35mm point and shoot camera in Father Ted.
Ardal O’Hanlon as Father Dougal shoots a photo using what appears to be a Canon SureShot camera in Episode 21 of Father Ted, “the Mainland”.