Screw-base bulb flash

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  1. nickrapak

    nickrapak Member

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    I recently stumbled upon a substantial cache of older screw-base flashbulbs, mostly 22s. I am looking for a flashgun to put them into, but I can't seem to find one that the star wars fans haven't jacked the price up on. Ideally, I am looking for one with a 7" reflector for under $30. Does anybody know of any brands or styles that could be this cheap, or am I stuck paying $100 for something I could have got for $10 at a yard sale five years ago?
     
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    I was kind of hoping that whole light saber thing was dieing down, guess not, huh?
     
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    Sadly the destruction of so many has driven up the price in the photo camp as well. They are getting pretty rare. I think your best bet is as you mentioned, yard and garage sales where the seller doesn't realize the value.
     
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    Blerg. It's about time to start making our own. Shouldn't be hard: alkaline batteries, standard household bulb socket, jack for flash sync cable.
     
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    You can still find Graflites on eBay for $50 but you may need some patience.
     
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    That was fast...I just found a Graflite 3-cell for $30. Turns out the guy didn't know he had a star wars fan's wet dream. Either way, it's one more saved from the fanboys.
     
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    Thanks, Nick. Tools should always be used, never enshrined.
     
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    pardeescamera on ebay has a complete unit with reflector $40.00 buy now. 12-14-10