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elwoodprints

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Old film camera stuff
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:45:44 AM »
If anyone's doing the whole move from film photography to digital and wanna get rid of your old equipment - give me a shout - i know I could make use of it - though kinda broke so not sure how much I could pay!
Anyway you can drop me a line! :)

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 02:44:10 PM »
Are you interested in anything modern? I have a  not now used Minolta Dynax 5 about 5 yrs old and in good order bar a few scratches. Works 100% and comes with a seperate dedicated auto flash for those long distant shots or when using bounce flash. (Hot shoe connection - flash made for Jessops)

Here is the first link to one which gives spec and reviews.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Minolta-DYNAX-35mm-Camera-28-80/dp/B00005V4X1

Reasonable offer accepted and living in Belfast.

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elwoodprints

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 11:42:39 PM »
Nice camera!  I used to use a Minolta, great durable cameras!  I think I'm looking for something more manual though! But will look into the specs - thanks so much!
Hopefully someone else will see this as well so if I don't take it - you'll get someone who'll just love it!
Many thanks!

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 09:26:26 PM »
"I think I'm looking for something more manual though"

Nikon F Photomic and a Nikkormat from the early 1970s.

50mm f1.4 lenses, 200mm f4.0 telephoto, 28mm and a "flash/film speed linked lens" (I can't remember the specs).

Slide copying adapter and bellows attachment  . great for really close-up work.

I'm not saying anything is "for sale", but is this equipment in demand?

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elwoodprints

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 11:41:21 PM »
hey you!

Yeah maybe the camera bodies but snap on the lenses!!!
You thinking of selling?

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 12:03:41 AM »
hey you!

Yeah maybe the camera bodies but snap on the lenses!!!
You thinking of selling?

Both the F Photomic and the Nikkormat are the FTn models.

Nikon F Photomic FTn
    Cadmium Sulfide (CdS). Two mercury (PX-13) batteries. SAI.
    Sensitivity: ASA 6-6400, EV 2-17 (ASA 100)
    Aperture Coupling Range: (f/1.2-f/5.6) - f/32
    Nikon F Photomic FTn, introduced in 1968, discontinued in 1974.

Mine is all black.

 

I'm not intending to sell.  I was just curious as to their popularity, and how they stand in the modern (digital) camera market.

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elwoodprints

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 06:45:08 PM »
They're lovely!!!  Their still popular with me though I've been watching film cameras on ebay and apart from the big dogs - F5, F100 etc they're not selling so good!
But what does that matter!  You just enjoy using them!  I have an old FM - not even selling for 50quid now!

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 07:45:05 PM »
I have a small, playing card sized, Canon digital camera.  It's much more convenient than carrying "a bag of sugar" around to take snapshots, and it fits in a shirt pocket.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 11:22:10 PM »
I have a NIKON ZOOM TOUCH 800 --- cost $530 in1992.

37- 135 mm.  It takes great photos, but weighs just over 16 ozs.

Am now using a Digital Cannon A 570 IS, much lighter, and takes great photos.

My Wife lost my really good fully manual Nikon, when she was shopping, no she is not blond. >:(
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2008, 12:05:02 AM »

I bought a Canon Mini 220 photo printer.  It takes only postcard sized paper, which I can get quite cheaply in Tesco, but it produces excellent prints.  Much better than my Epson A4 colour printer. 

And it's easy to use.  My wife just connects it to the computer and mains, and prints all the photos she wants.  I'm very pleased with the results.

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2008, 09:00:34 PM »
That's great!  I bought what was supposed to be a really good canon printer/scanner but it's really tempormental and eats ink like candy floss!!!  Notice that model's not being sold anymore hmmmmm....
I did buy a wee point and shoot digital but it was so small and handy that I lost it!
Still shooting with my old manuals but they're old and don't always work the best, thus looking for someone else cast offs!!!

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2008, 09:09:24 PM »
I see the historians are a bit concerned about the rise of digital photography.  There won't be all the shoe boxes of old photos stored and forgotten about in the attics.  I've got old photo prints of great grand parents, and possibly older, that these days will just be deleted.

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Re: Old film camera stuff
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2008, 09:57:22 PM »
Why worry :P

" They say " that the end of the World is nigh, there wont be anyone

there to look at photies ;D ;D
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