A guide to buying film cameras

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A guide to buying film cameras

Post by melek » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:22 pm

This is on the "I Still Shoot Film" site on Tumbler.

I STILL SHOOT FILM’S GUIDE TO BUYING USED AND VINTAGE FILM CAMERAS

I think we ought to put our collective heads together and write our own guide - minus sarcasm. OK, maybe a little sarcasm is allowed.
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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by Julio1fer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:38 pm

I do not like the "still" part in this site name...

The guide is not that great. It is amusing to find Cape Cod, MA. or tourists markets in Paris being called obscure places.

Mike, if you lead with a guide outline, this could be an interesting project. No lack of knowledge about the matter in this forum.

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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by Philip » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:14 pm

This guy's notion that you should buy *all* the working cameras you see is a little off the wall. But something I regularly tell the young people I talk to about cameras is that if they see a cheap lens whose aperture seems not to be stuck, and whose largest f/stop is f/2 or better, get it. And if a camera has an f/1.4 lens on it, it's very probably worth getting if everything works. I've never regretted buying my fast Canonets or Yashica Lynxes or the G.Zuiko-lens Olympus cameras.
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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by melek » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:28 pm

OK, I know how we are going to do this.

We'll use this collaborative online tool called Samepage.io. It allows multiple people to access and edit a single document.

What I need is for everyone who is interested in this to send me their e-mail address via PM.

I'll add you to the invite list on the document.
-Mike Elek

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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by Philip » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:08 am

Mike, I got an email this morning that may have been to this end. I didn't understand it and deleted it -- it seemed to have a lot of html-like code and urls. Was that an invitation to Samepage?
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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by melek » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:37 am

That was an e-mail newsletter from the site, which apparently causes some browsers to not display correctly. Briefly, it says that if you want to join this project, send me your e-mail address via PM. Don't post your e-mail address here.
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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by LarryD » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:59 pm

I can supply quite a few photos of cameras.
If we all saw the world the same no one would need a camera.

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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:38 pm

Yeah, it was all wonky on Firefox. No photos would display, and type was running all over the place. Haven't had the time to read it yet, been taking photos of P-51, B-17, B-24, and B-25 airplanes, and tomorrow too.

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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by LarryD » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:03 pm

It was wonky on Chrome also.
If we all saw the world the same no one would need a camera.

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Re: A guide to buying film cameras

Post by r.reeder » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:51 am

melek wrote:OK, I know how we are going to do this.

We'll use this collaborative online tool called Samepage.io. It allows multiple people to access and edit a single document.

What I need is for everyone who is interested in this to send me their e-mail address via PM.

I'll add you to the invite list on the document.

Just sent my email address. Thanks.
- Rich Reeder, Mesa, Arizona.

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