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Hi! I'm responding to your post on Rebollo_fr's Talk page; although he did a great deal of work on the wiki, he's not very active here now. Thanks for your interest in Camera-wiki! It looks like you already know the basics of how to write in the wiki, add links etc.; I see our bot Botscura has added some links to useful Help pages above if you need any more advice about that.
Regarding your scans; we don't host any images in the wiki itself; the vast majority of them are links from Flickr (just a few from other sites, I think). Many of the photographs are taken by wiki editors themselves; others are used if they're suitably licensed under the Creative Commons system, or when we have specific permission to use them (we take this as implied when someone adds the picture to the Camera-wiki pool in Flickr). The pictures in the pool include quite a few scanned advertisements. I think uploads to Flickr need to be JPG files.
Copyright is worth considering, though. If your scans are to be considered Japanese, the relevant image-rights category is Camera-wiki.org:Japanese document in public domain, after 1946; the text of that page is a little out of date; it says 1958, but documents need to be fifty years old, so as late as 1963 is ok now. However, we'd need to be confident of that date; you say you assume they're from the early '60s, and I don't think that's good enough without some evidence. Also, we don't add every available image to the articles; it's supposed to be an encyclopaedia. If you think the adverts are useful or interesting additions to a wiki article, by all means go ahead and add them.
- These are the ads: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13087467@N05/sets/72157633224517621/
- First off, welcome aboard, Jörg! Ok, these aren't ads per se but company brochures (it's Werbug in German, but under ad(vertisement) we in the English-speaking work understand what you would call a Anzeige (in a Zeitung or Zeitschrift). Anyhow, that fact it's a company brochure makes life a tad easier as an in a magazine for example, the ad would also covered by the copyright of the magazine publisher. But from what I can see, I don't think they add a lot as an image, BUT, they add context, and so I would put them as a link on the bottom of the Sun page ...also, if have time and inclination, it would be good to have seperate scas fo each of the lenses (and text) on your image Sun_Werbung2-page-003.--Heritagefutures (talk) 05:12, 13 April 2013 (PDT)