1953 Ford F-100 serves as test subject for 4 old film cameras
Cameras from 1916 USA, 1937 Germany, 1954 Japan and 1968 USSR capture this old street-parked Ford truck in Denver
My love of using finicky old film cameras to shoot automotive subjects continues to grow as I find more and more ancient photographic equipment for cheap. And the long-neglected 1953 Ford F-100 parked on a Denver street serves as a convenient test subject when I revive a long-dormant camera that cost me $9.
Last spring, I braved the strongest blizzard in Colorado history to photograph this truck with a 1920s Goodwin box camera, and since that time I have tested four other old cameras on the same subject: an American Kodak No. 00 Cartridge Premo from 1916, a German Agfa B-2 Cadet from 1937 (technically made in New York, but by a German-owned company), a Japanese Ricohflex Model VII from 1954 and a Soviet FED-2E camera from 1968 (based on a 1930s Leica design). If that’s not enough F-100 photography for you, earlier galleries are provided for your enjoyment, below.