Nikon is sometimes referred to as 'the dark side', so within that scope it makes sense that Earth's own dark lord uses a Nikon too. The photo-op occasion is from his visit to a squadron of ancient Mig-15s in Chosun, flown by some unfortunate female pilots.
Is a miniaturized pigeon camera a classic? I think not, I suppose he meant 'old' instead. Interesting tidbit: The only company of those listed still in existence today, is the Czech-American Meopta, makers of a wide range of optics. Their Pankopta camera listed here is a panoramic one, meant mostly for airborne operations. A functional A+ grade one, fetches sums above $100K
"One of the negative things about technological progress is when something that was originally intricate and mechanical becomes a ubiquitous piece of cheap technology. This happened in the 70s with watches and more recently has happened with cameras. A modern day spy camera is not that interesting, but the miniature ones here are, similarly the wide range of hardware solutions create much more design diversity in early cameras, from the giant 900lb box camera to the . . . read more
To be precise, it is the camera used by Mr. Stallone in the 'Expendables II' flick. From the auction's description:
"This is really a brand new camera it was used in Expendables II by Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross) once and returned to the prop master right away. There are no scratches perfect condition. It comes with a Leica m 35 mm f/2.5 Summarit 35mm Film Digital Rangefinder Lens with lens cap .
Also included are a camera strap, a battery charger an auto charger a wall charger cord a USB cord and a carry bag. Included are both manuals including the one signed by my brother. As an extra bonus i'm including the DVD of Expendables II. Where you will see this camera taking pictures of Jet Lee and Jason Statham. This is 100% original and will come with letter from me Frank Stallone on my letterhead. . . . read more
Jenny Smedley is (oh boy) among other things, 'a past life therapist, an angel consultant, and UK's leading expert in the subject of past life'. Also, according to her, she is known by many people (not me, promise) as 'the Angel Whisperer'. Where others see a typical lens/filter flare, she-and her readers, see angel sightings, check out the hilarious (or sad, depending on your viewpoint on modern society) details in the screenshot to the left.