Jacksonville’s Airport – 1947

I believe this image is from around 1947 – I’m not positive about the exact date but there are many signs that it’s at least the late 1940s. Eastern Air Lines operated DC-3’s until about 1953.

This picture was taken at a local Jacksonville hotel which had on display a series of historical photos of J’ville back in the day. The image is of an Eastern DC-3 parked on the ramp in front of the Imeson Control Tower at the Jacksonville Imeson Airport.

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This colorized postcard was made from that image and was a well-known postcard of the day depicting Jacksonville. I believe the title on the card is wrong as the airport was not known as the Jacksonville Municipal Airport post World War II.

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Make note of the Sailor walking towards the building (lower left) – a common site around the airport as Jacksonville is a “Navy Town”.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris

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Neon Message – well, OK then

Street views 2.25.2019

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Samsung Galaxy S8+

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to take a peek in my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some outstanding cameras and accessories. – Chris

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Discs in a lift… 2.27.2019

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Samsung Galaxy S8+

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to make a visit to my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some rare cameras and accessories.  – Chris

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In the Shop – Sigma Minolta AF Zoom Telephoto Lens (digital ready)

In the shop today we’re featuring a super nice Sigma-Minolta 60-200mm AF Zoom Lens set.

Sigma-Minolta AF Zoom Lens 60-200mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Lens

More pictures and details at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

– Minolta “A” Mount
– SN 1016845
– the lens can be adapted for use on digital cameras (Sony)
– this is a high-quality lens built well
– perfect for everyday use
*The condition is overall outstanding with the optics being
super clean.
*Some minor specs of dust. No mold, no fungus, no cleaning marks
that I can see.
*The lens functions perfectly. The aperture blades are clean
and snappy, the lens mounts securely, the focus is smooth
and spot on.
*The set includes the original Sigma leather case, lens hood,
the original Sigma 52mm front lens cap, instructions, and a Sigma rear lens cap.
It’s a one owner lens that has never been offered for sale before.

I’ll mail this wonderful lens anywhere in the US via USPS Priority Mail for a flat $10.95 – I’ll mail it almost anywhere in the world where there’s tracking to your doorstep. Just message me for a quote. Thanks, Chris

 

Sigma-Minolta AF Zoom Telephoto Lens

Sigma-Minolta AF Zoom Lens 60-200mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Lens with the original Sigma case, lens hood, instruction sheet, and the front and rear lens caps. It's a gorgeous lens set that's been super well cared for and it shows. It covers a nice range of focal lengths from 60-200mm. It mails anywhere in the US for just $10.95 via USPS Priority Mail. Mails worldwide with a few exceptions. Please contact for a shipping quote. Chris

$22.00

Happy SUNday! – Disney Magic

It’s always a fun time for us in the Magic Kingdom –

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The Liberty Belle – the Magic Kingdom’s iconic riverboat awaits passengers to embark from Liberty Square. In the background is the Haunted Mansion and to the left is Tom Sawyer Island.

Remembering a fun trip to Walt Disney World in early 2014.

Have a beautiful day! – Chris & Carol

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Yashica’s New Factory – 1972

Yashica opened a modern factory in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture in October 1972. They moved from their previous factory location in Shimosuwa (within 2 kilometers or so).

Here’s a picture of the factory taken on or near opening day. This image was “found” inside a Photax Catalogue from 1973/1974. Photax was the exclusive importer for Yashica products in the U.K.

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Image captured from the catalog (by me).

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Current view of the same location which is now occupied by Kyocera. If you look closely you’ll notice that the overall boundaries of the complex haven’t changed or expanded past the original walls. The front drive and entrance to the Kyocera facility are basically the same as it was back in 1972. Of course, Kyocera purchased Yashica in 1983 and by 1986 the Japanese brand Yashica was killed off.  The present-day users of the name Yashica have no ties to the once proud Yashica Company.

For more about the history of Yashica’s factories please visit my previous post here.

As always, thanks for stopping by! Be sure to also stop by the “gift shop” at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some amazing deals on some vintage photo gear.

Chris

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In the Shop – Fabulous Yashica D Set

In the shop today we’re offering this beautiful Yashica D twin-lens reflex set – complete as if it left the factory yesterday! A true time machine that’s in full working condition (tested) featuring crystal clear Yashikor (made by Tomioka) lenses. This wonderful set is available here first – it’s not available in the shop yet.

Payment button at the end of the post. I’ll mail this set anywhere in the US for free! That includes full insurance and tracking. I’ll ship worldwide with some exceptions. Please message me for a quote first.

What’s included –

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The Yashica D camera (1965 model), the original presentation box and the outer shipping box, the instruction booklet, the Yashica lens cap, all guarantee papers as well as the camera dealer’s customs forms, the inner packing material including the very hard to find plastic bag, a silica gel pack, and of course the Yashica brown leather camera case.

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The camera is a joy to use and unlike other more complicated medium-format cameras this one is “fall down” easy to shoot with. It features a simple to use knob for advancing the 120 film (12 exposures – 6x6cm), easy shutter cocking, and clear accurate focusing. The aperture and shutter speed is changed by the two thumbwheels on the front of the camera and the settings are visible from above in an easy to see window. This camera is perfect for the discriminating collector and/or the active photographer who enjoys using a vintage camera (54 years and counting). It does have a few small marks in the paint, some dust visible inside the viewing hood but absolutely no corrosion, no lifting of the leatherette and no issues with the optics. The presentation box does have one small tear in the cardboard and the lid is a bit discolored (see pic below).

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The camera and lens serial numbers match the box and the guarantee papers. The set was purchased in England in the summer of 1967.

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Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to own such a beautiful (and complete) set of this classic from Yashica.

Yashica D Complete Camera Set

Classic Yashica D twin-lens reflex camera set in nearly new condition. The set includes the camera, case, lens cap, the inner and outer boxes, all papers and the instruction booklet, and all of the factory packing materials. The camera is fully functional, the lenses are crystal clear, and the set is complete right down to the matching serial numbers. Shipping in the US is free. Shipping worldwide with some exceptions - please message me first. Thanks, Chris

$395.00

In the Shop – Yashica D Presentation Box

In the shop today we have a bit of a collector’s special. I’ve listed one of my early Yashica presentation boxes – those colorful boxes that were often tossed when new so 60 years on it’s getting harder to find these fun collectibles. They add instant appeal to your collection.

Stop by our shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for complete details and additional pictures of the box. It can be purchased here or in the shop.

Vintage Yashica D Presentation Box

Vintage Yashica D presentation box from the first run of these iconic cameras (1958-1963 or so). Later boxes (1964 onward) were radically changed to a more modern style. This box represents the earliest days of Yashica. The colors are unique - a pinkish gray with the letter 'D' in yellow, green, and black. It is missing one of the lids end flaps which could be easily duplicated by the serious collector or left as is. The box is solid and complete otherwise. For additional details and pictures pop on over to the shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com You can purchase this item here by simply clicking on the payment button or buy it in our shop. Shipping in the US is via USPS Priority Mail for $8.50 and I'll ship basically worldwide - just ask for a quote before ordering. Chris

$19.75

Yashica’s First Radios – 1959

Most people don’t realize that Yashica made a wide range of electronic and electrical items in the 1950s.

Although I’m not sure that these were completely assembled at Yashica’s factory in Nagano Prefecture. They were known as a maker of fine twin-lens reflex (TLR) film cameras during much of the 1950s, but Yashica made and sold 8mm movie projectors and editors as well so it would seem logical that they would make some early consumer products – in this case, the Yashica YT-100 and the bigger and more powerful YT-300.

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The YT-100 on the left and the YT-300 on the right

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Not often seen together as these have become extremely hard to find 60 years later

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The last time these two were photographed together as the YT-100 sold yesterday to another collector. Thank you for your purchase and enjoy your radio!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to stop by my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for a fantastic collection of neat camera stuff! Everything’s on sale at 10% off too!

Chris

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