new film in old SLRs

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Troy Piggins, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    G'day. Caught up with my folks over Easter, and my father was
    going to get rid of an old SLR he had stored in a box for years.
    I said I would like to try to resurrect it. I'm a newbie to SLR
    cameras - I bought a digital SLR for my girlfriend and we were
    going to do a course together sharing the same camera. WHy share
    when we can both have SLRs?

    The camera is a Praktica MTL3. He had no manual, but a 50mm,
    80-200mm and a wide-angle lens. Have no idea if it is/was a good
    camera.

    I found a manual online and have printed it out. Seems the
    camera was released in 1978! Hopefully still works. I'll buy a
    battery for the light meter (I think that's all it's needed for).

    Anyway, my question is a dumb one. The film. It's a 35mm
    camera. Went to Coles tonight, and they sell 35mm film - Kodak
    200 and 400. Will those work? Or do I need to go to a camera
    shop and get special film? Which one better? At first I just
    want to buy a cheap roll just to make sure the camera works.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 10, 2007
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    Mike Warren Guest

    Yes, those films will work. I'd only put one roll through it first to
    make sure the camera still works.
     
    Mike Warren, Apr 10, 2007
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Mike Warren is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    Thanks Mike.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 10, 2007
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    Wise Old Man Guest

    The shutter speed may no longer be particularly accurate perhaps ?
     
    Wise Old Man, Apr 11, 2007
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