Can someone help me find this camera?

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  1. Heinz Heinzelmann

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    Hi guys and gals,
    I wanted to ask if someone can help me find the camera that was used to take the pictures of Leia on the Beach from the Rolling Stones Magazine? I know that they got taken by Aaron Rapoport, but I don't know what camera or lens he used. The colors look amazing! And yes, I mean the original images, not the digitaly processed ones.

    Since I was asked to remove the pics, here is a link to the images. I hope this is okay now.
    Carrie Fisher in Slave Leia Bikini Beach Photos [Rolling Stone 1983]


    P.S.: If this forum is for Digital photography only please delete the post. If this post is in the wrong category please move it or delete it.


     
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    Today, any camera can probably take those pictures... just depends on the photographer.

    Considering they were taken in 1983?, I'm assuming a fairly high-end film camera at the time? No clue. What film? No clue.
     
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    Yeah, I know, probably even a phone camera could take these pics, but I like old cameras :D
     
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    Call him:

    Aaron Rapoport
    323.459.5315

    If these were taken in 1983 and square ... I strongly suspect a medium format camera, most likely a Hasselblad.
     
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    Maybe a 500C/M? I just googled it and it says that this one is the most common
     
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    If you don't want to call him ... here's his email:

    aaron@aaronrapoport.com

    Yes, a 500 C/M was extremely common for commercial/studio work. The images looks like slide film, but digital enhancement could have been employed to a negative.
     
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    Oh, I completly overlooked the phone number... Couldn't call him anyways, I'm from Europe... But I'll maybe write him an E-Mail tho
    Thank you anyways!
     
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    Did you try looking up back issues of Rolling Stone? I doubt the article would necessarily mention what camera was used (or anything about the photographer or the shoot for that matter) but you'd probably at least see a better quality image and see what was originally published. Contacting the photographer like Gary suggested is probably a good idea.
     

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