Random keyboards, lovingly photographed

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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 18:14

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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Muirium
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13 Dec 2013, 18:47

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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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 19:02

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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Muirium
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13 Dec 2013, 19:09

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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photekq
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13 Dec 2013, 19:10

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.
Lock keys from a G80-1191 keyset
#' key, <>| key and enter key from the 1501HAD
Esc key from clack factory
Rest of the keycaps are from a 3000SAU (ansi dyesubs)

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Muirium
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13 Dec 2013, 19:28

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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7bit

13 Dec 2013, 19:36

Did you find it that way in the junk yard?

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webwit
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13 Dec 2013, 19:46

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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 19:52

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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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 19:54

webwit wrote:Image
That's a 3D render! (certainly lovingly made, but not a photo)

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photekq
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13 Dec 2013, 20:01

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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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 20:12

(a repost, but I think it's worthy of oogling... doubleshot, ALPS - in a notebook)

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TRS-80 Model 100
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nathanscribe

13 Dec 2013, 20:25

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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 20:34

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IBM 3278 - beam spring
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nathanscribe

13 Dec 2013, 20:35

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 21:08

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 21:08

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tinnie

13 Dec 2013, 21:09

HaaTa is going to spam this thread. ^^

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 21:11

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IvanIvanovich

13 Dec 2013, 21:11

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Cherry ESA-3000HASRO

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 21:12

tinnie wrote:HaaTa is going to spam this thread. ^^
Hah, wasn't going to...
I'll post some more later.

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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 21:15

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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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 21:19

HaaTa wrote:Image
That almost looks pornographic.

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kint

13 Dec 2013, 21:20

nathanscribe wrote:terminal pic
Just my worn eyes or is this blurry :?:

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mr_a500

13 Dec 2013, 21:45

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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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 22:37

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 22:42

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 22:44

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And no, that Q is not incorrect...the keycaps only go on one way...

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 22:45

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 22:46

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