The $100 camera...

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  1. Pixeldawg1

    Pixeldawg1 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Picked up this bad boy for a Benjamin yesterday. It is a model S with a 135mm F3.5 lens. The shutter isn't working, but I plan to get it repaired and use the camera. Thrilled to have this.

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    What's a Benjamin?
     
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    I'm guessing it's American slang for a $100 bill. I think I've heard it before & it ties in with the thread title.

    Nice camera, you don't often see Nikon Rangefinders.
     
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    Benjamin Franklin has been on the US $100 bill for quite some decades now
     
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    Ah, got you now. I'm not familiar with the graphics of the US Dollar but yeah, that makes sense now. Cheers for the clarification ;)
     
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    Here in LA we call them bucks. As in, "Most motel rooms are about a buck a night."
     
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    Don't forget "C-Note".

    Nice Nikon.
     
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    There is an old reference to a sawbuck. I never can remember if that is a $5 bill or a $10 bill. The reference is way before my time but I think I once saw it on an episode of McHale's Navy.
     
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    A sawbuck is $10. A fin is $5.
    A $20 bill is a double sawbuck.
     
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    About what era are these slang terms from? The world war II era? Or earlier than that? Or the 1950s?
     
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    OMG this thread took a turn.

    Even if it doesn't work it is quite decorative.
     
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    It looks like it was stored nicely. Nice find
     
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