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These are from an era when Sony still designed beautiful products.

 

Olympus E-M10 + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8. Table tripod, natural light only.

 

 

Sony WM-DD33 Cassette Walkman, around 1990

 

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Sony MZ-R30 MiniDisc Walkman, around 1997

 

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Nice product shots. 


There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. - Ansel Adams

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