Old is new again?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Savageduck, May 16, 2011.

  1. Savageduck

    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, May 16, 2011
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  2. Ah, yes, just as with audio in which there is still a market for
    "classic" gear from the past - and even new LPs are being made
    (you know, those big 12" black disks that are played with a
    stylus running in a groove...! ;-). BTW, for those interested
    in some mint-condition (and some not so mint) Nikon gear, I have
    some listed here --
    < http://www.donferrario.com/ruether/fs.htm >
    A friend also has a Minolta and a few lenses - or if you really
    want to go "unique", a Pentax 110 SLR with some lenses...;-)
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, May 16, 2011
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    GMAN Guest

    GMAN, May 16, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Well I still have 4 very functional 35mm's. My father's Argus C3, my
    K1000 + some lenses, a Yashica Electro35, and a Pentax 35AF.
     
    Savageduck, May 16, 2011
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    Peter Chant Guest

    I'll have to get a replacement battery and get my Electro out. Why anyone
    bothers with toy cameras (Lomo etc) when there are excellent bits of older
    kit I don't know.

    Pete
     
    Peter Chant, May 16, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest


    Yup! The brick.
    That was the camera Dad used for the family shots in the late 40's &
    50's. It was also the first 35mm I ever used. It was my introduction to
    B&W filters and the darkroom.
     
    Savageduck, May 17, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    I used to make my own developer and hypo by adjusting formulas in my
    Chemical Rubber Handbook. 35th edition. I still refer to it from time to
    time, although it has been updated many times. At on point I toyed with
    the idea of making my own gelatin glass slides, but as a child I
    couldn't afford the camera to put them in.
     
    PeterN, May 17, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Maybe I won't sell my Bronica, baby Rollei or Yashicamat TLR. I even
    have a Bolex 8mm camera.
     
    PeterN, May 17, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    I've got about 14 film bodies, most acquired to get lenses attached to
    the camera. But, I still like shooting black and white and still have
    a darkroom. It is a lot of work and I don't see many people going
    that far if they've never used film before, but I have definitely seen
    an influx of younger people at specialized historical photo shows, and
    antique markets known for having old photo gear.
     
    RichA, May 17, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    Hang on to the 8mm lens(s) you might have. If Nikon or Pentax release
    new mirrorless cameras with small sensors, the 8mm lenses could
    become as valuable as 16mm lenses have become.
     
    RichA, May 17, 2011
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    PeterN Guest


    ROFLMAO
    You sure know a lot about photography.
    An 8mm Bolex is camera that uses 8mm movie film. It is not a lens
     
    PeterN, May 17, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Let's see. Rich's response to that is going to be, "Of course it is an
    8mm movie camera, I knew that! I was talking about the lenses which
    that camera came with."

    Sigh!
     
    Savageduck, May 17, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    I tried to ignore that. But, $40K just cannot buy knowledge, can it?
     
    George Kerby, May 17, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    You mean that most excellent Ÿ6.3 turret set?
     
    George Kerby, May 17, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Mine did not have the turret. I saw one on sale recently for 99 cents.
    About the time I could afford the turret Super 8 had just come out so I
    got a super 8 with zoom. The lens quality was not as good as the Bolex,
    but it was just for movies of the kids.
     
    PeterN, May 17, 2011
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    K W Hart Guest

    I've got about 14 film bodies, most acquired to get lenses attached to
    the camera. But, I still like shooting black and white and still have
    a darkroom. It is a lot of work and I don't see many people going
    that far if they've never used film before, but I have definitely seen
    an influx of younger people at specialized historical photo shows, and
    antique markets known for having old photo gear.


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    I have over 400 35mm SLR bodies and over 600 lenses for them. I use all of
    them in rotation. I sometimes shoot B&W, but usually color because of the
    ease in locating film. I process & print the film in my (wet) darkroom.
    Most of the young people who have seen me using this equipment either
    question that film is still available, or they want to check the display on
    the back of the camera and are amazed that there is no screen.
     
    K W Hart, May 17, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    Wow! 600 lenses ...

    Do you take any special measures to prevent fungus attacking your
    lenses? Or are you fortunate enough to live in an area where the
    humidity is low?
     
    Bruce, May 18, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, May 18, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I think he understood that 8mm format is half of 16mm format, which is
    half of 35mm format. I dunno if there are any decent 8mm movie lenses
    though...
     
    Paul Furman, May 18, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, May 18, 2011
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