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17 Signs That You Were Alive Before the Age of Digital Photography

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How do us elders separate ourselves from those who only know what it means to upload? Here are 17 tools and toys you’ll immediately recognize if you still remember the heyday of Kodak. Bring on the nostalgia.

1. You loaded your own sheet film

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2. You know what this is

bulk_film_loader

3. You own one of these

changing-bag

4. You know what the Photoshop icon is based on

dodge

5. Your film was so slow, you needed one of these

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6. Flash isn’t something you install on your computer

flashcubes

7. You thought this bokeh was cool

Donut_bokeh

8. You know what this is

splitprism

9. You used one of these

1200mm

10. Or these

f4250frontview

11. And a whole bunch of this

polaroid-print-coater

12. You were suckered into buying one of these

kodak-disc

13. “110″ isn’t just a number to you

pocketfilm-110

14. You displayed photos with these

carousel

15. Or these

light-table

16. Using this

loupe

17. These don’t remind you of Michael Jackson

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SHAMON! Aren’t you glad we have digital?


About the author: Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and Co-founder of PhotoShelter. Allen is a graduate of Yale University, and flosses daily. This article originally appeared here.