[Photos] Random keyboards, lovingly photographed

I thought it would be nice to have a thread just simply for the oogling of beautiful keyboards - for the times you don't need to document or disassemble a keyboard, but just to post a lovely photo. I'll start with this:

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Victor 9000 keyboard - 1st version, Keytronic foam & foil
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Mysterious matrix.
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Are we supposed to let on what keyboards they are? I recognise yours, of course.
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It doesn't matter. As long as it's beautiful, lovingly photographed and keyboard related.

That switch shot certainly qualifies as "lovingly photographed". Nice.
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Thanks. Tipro's can be beautiful, too. Especially once I've a top notch set of caps on it. Besides, you reminded me to make some site banners out of those shots.
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I'm not sure if this qualifies as 'lovingly photographed'. I've never been good at photography, but I certainly tried my best. You be the judge :lol:
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It's a G80-1501HAD.
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Rest of the keycaps are from a 3000SAU (ansi dyesubs)
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Your picture's not too shabby, Photekq. Certainly looks just as moody as the natural lighting here this time of year. The keyboard seems well dressed, too.
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Did you find it that way in the junk yard?
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photekq wrote:I'm not sure if this qualifies as 'lovingly photographed'. I've never been good at photography, but I certainly tried my best. You be the judge :lol:

It's lovingly enough. :D

I'm not a good photographer myself. I just take pictures in a half-assed way and hope something comes out nice.

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DEC VT100 keyboard - "stackpole" switches
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webwit wrote:Image

That's a 3D render! (certainly lovingly made, but not a photo)
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Muirium wrote:Your picture's not too shabby, Photekq. Certainly looks just as moody as the natural lighting here this time of year. The keyboard seems well dressed, too.

Indeed. It was a very moody day. About 2 minutes after I took that photo it started raining. The keycaps are quite odd since they come from 3 different boards, but the dyesubs are heavenly to type on and the windowed locks look great. The HAD caps are necessary, unfortunately. They're also quite yellowed as you can see in the photo. Despite this being the cheapest board I've owned, it's by far my favourite. I even prefer it to a Model M.
7bit wrote:Did you find it that way in the junk yard?

:lol:

Psst, hey dubsgalore! Post some of your photos!
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(a repost, but I think it's worthy of oogling... doubleshot, ALPS - in a notebook)

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IBM 3278 - beam spring
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tinnie wrote:HaaTa is going to spam this thread. ^^

Hah, wasn't going to...
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tinnie wrote:HaaTa is going to spam this thread. ^^

I hope he does. He has some of the most beautiful keyboards. (...the lucky bastard ;))
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HaaTa wrote:Image

That almost looks pornographic.
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nathanscribe wrote:terminal pic

Just my worn eyes or is this blurry :?:
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This one is old, taken with a cheap camera, but I think it's the first keyboard I "lovingly photographed".

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Kaypro II - SMK vintage linear switches
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And no, that Q is not incorrect...the keycaps only go on one way...
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