A Viceroy is a royal official who runs a country, colony or province in
the name of and as the representative of the Monarch (Wikipedia.) It is
also the name of a cigarette and has been since 1936.
It occurred to me today that nobody names their cameras anymore. You
know what I mean. The names have been replaced by number-names like D50
and EOS 60D
Modern DSLR's should have names that are appropriate like Fivethousanddollarswithoutalens
or simply Whathefuck?!
It's not simply a product of the digital age, this lack of camera
names. Few manufacturers named their film SLRs either. There's the FTb
. The F-1
. The R-4
and on and on.
Some did name their cameras though - Spotmatic
. Sounds like a
really cool trivia game. Let's get together, drink some tea and think
up some named film SLRs !
The winner gets a pack of Viceroys.
Haking, Halina Viceroy's
manufacturer (Hong Kong,) named all of it's cameras. Haking was
founded by Dr. Haking Wong in 1956. There are twelve different Halinas
in the Wong Arsenal.
Among those names are: The Halina
, (there's no Junior.) The Halina Baby
and others. I don't
know what the significance of Halina
If you do, that's too bad.
sound pretty classy. Much
better than, say, The AE Wong
Naming a camera implies that it kind of sucks I guess.
I don't know why it says "Hakings Super Reflex" on my Viceroy
The F8 Double Meniscus doesn't focus but it does have three iris
openings. The camera takes 120 film.
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Randall's - Ludlow MA
Peeling Paint - I don't remember where
Looking north on The Quabbin Reservoir near Gate 3A
Shoreline at Quabbin Reservoir near Gate 3A
Route 21 - Ludlow, MA
Arista EDU 400 in HC110(H)