Re: A Blast from the Past

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mort, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Mort

    Mort Guest

    Russell D. wrote:
    > This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    > photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    > was a kid.
    >
    > http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >


    Hi,

    Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S. Army.

    Times sure have changed.

    Regards,

    Mort Linder
    Mort, Sep 24, 2012
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  2. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    > Russell D. wrote:
    >> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    >> was a kid.
    >>
    >> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    > leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S. Army.
    >
    > Times sure have changed.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Mort Linder
    >


    Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It had
    just gone up from fifteen cents.

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 25, 2012
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  3. Mort

    Rob Guest

    On 25/09/2012 11:49 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    >>>> was a kid.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    >>> Army.
    >>>
    >>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Mort Linder
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    >> had just gone up from fifteen cents.

    >
    > Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    > Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >

    What's more it was at this price for many years preceding 1971
    Rob, Sep 25, 2012
    #3
  4. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    >>>> was a kid.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    >>> Army.
    >>>
    >>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Mort Linder
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    >> had just gone up from fifteen cents.

    >
    > Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    > Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >


    Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(


    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 25, 2012
    #4
  5. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/24/2012 11:58 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>> said:
    >>>
    >>>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this
    >>>>>> when I
    >>>>>> was a kid.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    >>>>> Army.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Mort Linder
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >>>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    >>>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    >>>
    >>> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    >>> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >>>

    >>
    >> Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(

    >
    > In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    > car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you will be
    > looking at $1M+.
    >
    > See what your $4200 buys you today!
    >


    Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 25, 2012
    #5
  6. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/25/2012 1:17 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-09-24 21:23:45 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 9/24/2012 11:58 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>> said:
    >>>
    >>>> On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>> said:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>>>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>>>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this
    >>>>>>>> when I
    >>>>>>>> was a kid.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>>>>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    >>>>>>> Army.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Mort Linder
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >>>>>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    >>>>>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    >>>>> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    >>>
    >>> In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    >>> car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you will be
    >>> looking at $1M+.
    >>>
    >>> See what your $4200 buys you today!
    >>>

    >>
    >> Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.

    >
    > Eat your heart out!
    > < http://db.tt/3sN2nr2E >
    > < http://db.tt/kcPzpMfC >
    >

    You really had to remind me?

    the difference between you and a vulture:
    A vulture would wait until I die, before it eats my heart out.


    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 25, 2012
    #6
  7. On 9/25/2012 10:04 AM, PeterN wrote:
    > On 9/25/2012 1:17 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    >> On 2012-09-24 21:23:45 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>
    >>> On 9/24/2012 11:58 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>> On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>> said:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>>> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>>> said:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>>>>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this
    >>>>>>>>> when I
    >>>>>>>>> was a kid.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>>>>>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    >>>>>>>> Army.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Mort Linder
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >>>>>>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    >>>>>>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    >>>>>> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    >>>>
    >>>> In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    >>>> car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you
    >>>> will be
    >>>> looking at $1M+.
    >>>>
    >>>> See what your $4200 buys you today!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.

    >>
    >> Eat your heart out!
    >> < http://db.tt/3sN2nr2E >
    >> < http://db.tt/kcPzpMfC >
    >>

    > You really had to remind me?
    >
    > the difference between you and a vulture:
    > A vulture would wait until I die, before it eats my heart out.
    >
    >

    I don't know how you come up with $1000. As far as I know, a new Cord,
    in 1937, cost $2600 in dollars of the time and this would be about
    $40,000 in present day dollars. I wish people would adjust historic
    prices for changes in the CPI.

    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.
    James Silverton, Sep 25, 2012
    #7
  8. Mort

    Mort Guest

    Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    >>>> was a kid.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>


    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    >>> Army.
    >>>
    >>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Mort Linder
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    >> had just gone up from fifteen cents.

    >
    > Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    > Upstate NY in 1971. :-(


    Hi,

    I must be older than you guys. I remember, "fill your tank for $1.-".

    Mort Linder
    >
    Mort, Sep 26, 2012
    #8
  9. Mort

    Mort Guest

    James Silverton wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.
    >>>
    >>> Eat your heart out!
    >>> < http://db.tt/3sN2nr2E >
    >>> < http://db.tt/kcPzpMfC >
    >>>

    >> You really had to remind me?
    >>
    >> the difference between you and a vulture:
    >> A vulture would wait until I die, before it eats my heart out.
    >>
    >>

    > I don't know how you come up with $1000. As far as I know, a new Cord,
    > in 1937, cost $2600 in dollars of the time and this would be about
    > $40,000 in present day dollars. I wish people would adjust historic
    > prices for changes in the CPI.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)


    Hi,

    In 1938, when a friend opened a new car dealership, the mechanics earned
    $12.- per week, and the Service Manager got $25.- per week. The subway
    was 10 cents, as were the neighborhood movies, and for $1.50 one could
    buy a steak dinner. That was all before Washington started printing
    funny money.

    Mort Linder
    Mort, Sep 26, 2012
    #9
  10. Mort

    tony cooper Guest

    On Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:19:18 -0400, Mort <> wrote:

    >James Silverton wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.
    >>>>
    >>>> Eat your heart out!
    >>>> < http://db.tt/3sN2nr2E >
    >>>> < http://db.tt/kcPzpMfC >
    >>>>
    >>> You really had to remind me?
    >>>
    >>> the difference between you and a vulture:
    >>> A vulture would wait until I die, before it eats my heart out.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I don't know how you come up with $1000. As far as I know, a new Cord,
    >> in 1937, cost $2600 in dollars of the time and this would be about
    >> $40,000 in present day dollars. I wish people would adjust historic
    >> prices for changes in the CPI.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    >
    >Hi,
    >
    >In 1938, when a friend opened a new car dealership, the mechanics earned
    >$12.- per week, and the Service Manager got $25.- per week. The subway
    >was 10 cents, as were the neighborhood movies, and for $1.50 one could
    >buy a steak dinner. That was all before Washington started printing
    >funny money.
    >
    >Mort Linder


    My first job after completing my undergraduate degree in 1960 was at
    the Chicago Tribune at a salary of $75.00 a week. That encouraged me
    to attend graduate school at Northwestern.

    Tuition at Northwestern was much higher than tuition at Indiana
    University. At IU it was $110 per semester for a full load. I forget
    how much it was at Northwestern, but it was more.




    --
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    tony cooper, Sep 26, 2012
    #10
  11. Mort

    Trevor Guest

    "Mort" <> wrote in message
    news:50630ee6$0$1249$...
    > In 1938, when a friend opened a new car dealership, the mechanics earned
    > $12.- per week, and the Service Manager got $25.- per week. The subway was
    > 10 cents, as were the neighborhood movies, and for $1.50 one could buy a
    > steak dinner. That was all before Washington started printing funny money.


    Gee that steak dinner was expensive on a $12 per week wage! I'm glad it's a
    lot cheaper now relatively speaking.
    Of course if you want to bring camera's back into it, a decent one was out
    of the reach of most workers, even a box brownie was an investment for most
    people.

    Trevor.
    Trevor, Sep 27, 2012
    #11
  12. Mort <> wrote:

    > In 1938, when a friend opened a new car dealership, the mechanics earned

    [...]
    > buy a steak dinner. That was all before Washington started printing
    > funny money.


    What are you complaining about?

    There's a country, where they had a nice gold backed, gold
    standard currency, worth approximately USD 0.25 (which was
    also gold backed).

    A bit later, people used the paper money to heat the house: wood
    was more expensive ... and the money on some days was halved in
    value between morning and evening.[1]

    Then a new currency came out, which converted 1,000,000,000,000
    of the old currency to 1 of the new. Again, worth was
    approximately USD 0.25.

    Which soon enough was exchanged (usually) 10:1 for yet another
    currency. 90% of your savings gone.

    That currency has also been replaced by yet another one.


    Funny money anyone?

    -Wolfgang

    [1] However, there have been worse cases. Like prices doubling
    every 15 hours --- average over a whole month!
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 27, 2012
    #12
  13. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/25/2012 10:57 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-09-25 07:04:48 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 9/25/2012 1:17 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2012-09-24 21:23:45 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>> said:
    >>>
    >>>> On 9/24/2012 11:58 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>> On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>> said:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>>>> said:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>>>>>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this
    >>>>>>>>>> when I
    >>>>>>>>>> was a kid.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>>>>>>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the
    >>>>>>>>> U.S.
    >>>>>>>>> Army.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Mort Linder
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >>>>>>>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five
    >>>>>>>> cents. It
    >>>>>>>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    >>>>>>> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    >>>>>
    >>>>> In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the
    >>>>> same
    >>>>> car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you
    >>>>> will be
    >>>>> looking at $1M+.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> See what your $4200 buys you today!
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.
    >>>
    >>> Eat your heart out!
    >>> < http://db.tt/3sN2nr2E >
    >>> < http://db.tt/kcPzpMfC >
    >>>

    >> You really had to remind me?
    >>
    >> the difference between you and a vulture:
    >> A vulture would wait until I die, before it eats my heart out.

    >
    > Just to twist the blade a little bit more.
    > < http://db.tt/RYAgaZd2 >
    >


    Nice try, but mine was a sedan.

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 27, 2012
    #13
  14. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/25/2012 11:05 AM, James Silverton wrote:
    > On 9/25/2012 10:04 AM, PeterN wrote:
    >> On 9/25/2012 1:17 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2012-09-24 21:23:45 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>> said:
    >>>
    >>>> On 9/24/2012 11:58 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>> On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>> said:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <>
    >>>>>>> said:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Russell D. wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    >>>>>>>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this
    >>>>>>>>>> when I
    >>>>>>>>>> was a kid.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    >>>>>>>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the
    >>>>>>>>> U.S.
    >>>>>>>>> Army.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Times sure have changed.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Mort Linder
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    >>>>>>>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five
    >>>>>>>> cents. It
    >>>>>>>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    >>>>>>> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    >>>>>
    >>>>> In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the
    >>>>> same
    >>>>> car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you
    >>>>> will be
    >>>>> looking at $1M+.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> See what your $4200 buys you today!
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Heck my '37 Cord only cost $1,000. Sure wish I still had it today.
    >>>
    >>> Eat your heart out!
    >>> < http://db.tt/3sN2nr2E >
    >>> < http://db.tt/kcPzpMfC >
    >>>

    >> You really had to remind me?
    >>
    >> the difference between you and a vulture:
    >> A vulture would wait until I die, before it eats my heart out.
    >>
    >>

    > I don't know how you come up with $1000. As far as I know, a new Cord,
    > in 1937, cost $2600 in dollars of the time and this would be about
    > $40,000 in present day dollars. I wish people would adjust historic
    > prices for changes in the CPI.
    >


    I bought it used. It had been up on blocks since sometimes in the 40's.
    The owner's son, who was the original was an MIA in WWII. I paid the
    asking price, and I forgot how much to the mechanic who got it back on
    the road. But IIRC it was under $100.

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 27, 2012
    #14
  15. Mort

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:58:51 -0700, Savageduck
    <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    : On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    :
    : > On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    : >> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    : >>
    : >>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    : >>>> Russell D. wrote:
    : >>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    : >>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    : >>>>> was a kid.
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Hi,
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    : >>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    : >>>> Army.
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Times sure have changed.
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Regards,
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Mort Linder
    : >>>>
    : >>>
    : >>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    : >>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    : >>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    : >>
    : >> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    : >> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    : >>
    : >
    : > Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    :
    : In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    : car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you will
    : be looking at $1M+.
    :
    : See what your $4200 buys you today!

    A D800 and a D800e.

    Bob
    Robert Coe, Sep 29, 2012
    #15
  16. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/28/2012 10:50 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    > On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:58:51 -0700, Savageduck
    > <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    > : On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > :
    > : > On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > : >> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > : >>
    > : >>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    > : >>>> Russell D. wrote:
    > : >>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    > : >>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    > : >>>>> was a kid.
    > : >>>>>
    > : >>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    > : >>>>>
    > : >>>>
    > : >>>> Hi,
    > : >>>>
    > : >>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    > : >>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    > : >>>> Army.
    > : >>>>
    > : >>>> Times sure have changed.
    > : >>>>
    > : >>>> Regards,
    > : >>>>
    > : >>>> Mort Linder
    > : >>>>
    > : >>>
    > : >>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    > : >>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    > : >>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    > : >>
    > : >> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    > : >> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    > : >>
    > : >
    > : > Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    > :
    > : In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    > : car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you will
    > : be looking at $1M+.
    > :
    > : See what your $4200 buys you today!
    >
    > A D800 and a D800e.
    >
    > Bob
    >


    do YOU MEAN "OR"?

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 29, 2012
    #16
  17. Mort

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 01:47:27 -0400, PeterN <>
    wrote:
    : On 9/28/2012 10:50 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:58:51 -0700, Savageduck
    : > <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    : > : On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    : > :
    : > : > On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    : > : >> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    : > : >>
    : > : >>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    : > : >>>> Russell D. wrote:
    : > : >>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    : > : >>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    : > : >>>>> was a kid.
    : > : >>>>>
    : > : >>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    : > : >>>>>
    : > : >>>>
    : > : >>>> Hi,
    : > : >>>>
    : > : >>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    : > : >>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    : > : >>>> Army.
    : > : >>>>
    : > : >>>> Times sure have changed.
    : > : >>>>
    : > : >>>> Regards,
    : > : >>>>
    : > : >>>> Mort Linder
    : > : >>>>
    : > : >>>
    : > : >>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    : > : >>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    : > : >>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    : > : >>
    : > : >> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    : > : >> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    : > : >>
    : > : >
    : > : > Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    : > :
    : > : In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    : > : car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you will
    : > : be looking at $1M+.
    : > :
    : > : See what your $4200 buys you today!
    : >
    : > A D800 and a D800e.
    : >
    : > Bob
    : >
    :
    : do YOU MEAN "OR"?

    Yeah, I wasn't thinking clearly. The D800 is around $3000, not $2000. So make
    that two 7D's and a decent lens. :^)

    Bob
    Robert Coe, Sep 29, 2012
    #17
  18. Mort

    PeterN Guest

    On 9/29/2012 10:24 AM, Robert Coe wrote:
    > On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 01:47:27 -0400, PeterN <>
    > wrote:
    > : On 9/28/2012 10:50 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    > : > On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:58:51 -0700, Savageduck
    > : > <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    > : > : On 2012-09-24 20:45:49 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > : > :
    > : > : > On 9/24/2012 9:49 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > : > : >> On 2012-09-24 18:36:01 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    > : > : >>
    > : > : >>> On 9/24/2012 4:44 PM, Mort wrote:
    > : > : >>>> Russell D. wrote:
    > : > : >>>>> This is from a couple years before I became really interested in
    > : > : >>>>> photography but I could spend hours pouring over stuff like this when I
    > : > : >>>>> was a kid.
    > : > : >>>>>
    > : > : >>>>> http://www.retronaut.co/2012/05/seers-camera-catalogue-1961/
    > : > : >>>>>
    > : > : >>>>
    > : > : >>>> Hi,
    > : > : >>>>
    > : > : >>>> Thanks for the memories. That Nikon SP, with 50 mm. F.1.4 lens and
    > : > : >>>> leather case, was $150.- in the European Post Exchanges of the U.S.
    > : > : >>>> Army.
    > : > : >>>>
    > : > : >>>> Times sure have changed.
    > : > : >>>>
    > : > : >>>> Regards,
    > : > : >>>>
    > : > : >>>> Mort Linder
    > : > : >>>>
    > : > : >>>
    > : > : >>> Not really, if you use my hot dog index.
    > : > : >>> In 1961 a hot dog at Nathans was no more than twenty five cents. It
    > : > : >>> had just gone up from fifteen cents.
    > : > : >>
    > : > : >> Damn! ...and I still remember 19.9 ¢/gal gas at a Hess station in
    > : > : >> Upstate NY in 1971. :-(
    > : > : >>
    > : > : >
    > : > : > Gas prices have exceeded the hot dog index, as have car prices. :-(
    > : > :
    > : > : In 1969 You could have had a Shelby 427 Cobra for $4200. Today the same
    > : > : car if intact, would start at $200K+. With a good provenance you will
    > : > : be looking at $1M+.
    > : > :
    > : > : See what your $4200 buys you today!
    > : >
    > : > A D800 and a D800e.
    > : >
    > : > Bob
    > : >
    > :
    > : do YOU MEAN "OR"?
    >
    > Yeah, I wasn't thinking clearly. The D800 is around $3000, not $2000. So make
    > that two 7D's and a decent lens. :^)
    >
    > Bob
    >


    Heck, I could get a D800e, and have enough left over for a nice weekend.


    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Sep 29, 2012
    #18
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