80s-90s pictures?

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  1. C0o1smo

    C0o1smo TPF Noob!

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    where can i find something like an archive of photos from the 1980s or 1990s? for some reason, i like those ones taken with cameras that have the old dates in the corner of the screen. could anybody help me?


     
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    spiralout462 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can add a date stamp on pretty much any 35mm camera. Make your own archive, I'd say.
     
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    Talk to anyone over the age of 35. I'm sure they will have some lying around.
     
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    Since I didn't like the date messing up my photos, I always turned that function off.

    My new camera can make a new date if I choose.

    Sort of an up-to-date date, as it were.
     
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    Stradawhovious Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Many modern cameras can add a date stamp.

    Figure out how to do it with yours, crank up the ISO and go find a bunch of folks with mullets to shoot. VOILA! Instant 80's archive.


    On a funny note, One of my friends got married about a decade ago and asked their "photographer friend" to photograph the wedding.

    She left the date stamp enabled.

    The camera was set to the wrong date.

    I find it hilarious. My friend... well... not so much.
     
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    man, this is one interesting fetish.
     
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    I find it telling that it's described as a time stamp on the "screen" and not the print ;)

    I remember that phase of developing and printing when the time stamp appeared on the print. It was kind of handy, but I much preferred the time stamp on the back. I've got boxes of prints from the 80s and 90s but I couldn't tell you if any of them had the stamp. I also don't feel like going through them to find out.

    So, I have to ask...what is so interesting about this? Is it the time stamp itself, the "look" of the photos, the sort of anthropological/voyeuristic interest of seeing the "olden days"...?
     

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