RIGHTEOUS photoblog by Spence Wetjen
Super 8

Taking a break from retro photos for a few posts. This is a closeup photo of a classic Super 8 hand held camcorder. These cameras were most popular from the late 60's to the early 80's. While this particular model of camera has gone out of favor, the Super 8 film format is still used today in professional circles.

This camera has a simple elegance to it. Its a classic design thats expressed through thin lines, polished silver, rich black leather and texture. Contrast this with modern electronics like the Apple 3G iPhone. Black, glossy enamel finish, polished silver trim, no discernible texture. Interesting. ...s