View Full Version : Anyone going to the swap meet Oct. 16th (sunday)?

10-10-2011, 01:12 PM
I have a good condition N8008 and Olympus XA2 I'd love to parlay into some Neopan Acros 100, E-6, or new Portra (any speed.) Or perhaps a red, orange, or yellow filter (52mm)? Or maybe a good quality grain focuser?

or a big film changing bag?


10-10-2011, 03:01 PM
I may try to go. I missed the last one and was cranky :)

10-11-2011, 02:00 AM
I'll be there! :)
Can't help with the items you're looking for though, sorry.

Does anyone else think maybe they could do a better job advertising this event? I only discovered it by accident last year, on Craigslist of all places. Anyway, a link with all the details is here for anyone not familiar with it:
(see, I'm doing my part!)

Derek Lofgreen
10-11-2011, 10:49 AM
Heck yah, see you guys there.


10-12-2011, 04:05 PM
I'm planning to go. I have reason to believe toromike will be there, too.

10-12-2011, 05:13 PM
Indeed I will be, barring anything unexpected. It's from 9am-3pm, so what time are you all thinking of going?

Derek Lofgreen
10-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Probably around 10ish for me.


10-13-2011, 05:29 PM
Shoot, can't make it. I was hoping to look for some 46mm and series VI contrast filters.

10-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Alas, I cannot.

10-16-2011, 02:02 AM
Should be there between 10-11am. Will be wearing my APUG T-shirt!

10-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Lot of scenesters today. Good sign for resurgence of film I suppose.

I bought nothing. I was hoping to get a decent grain enlarger. Not a lot of darkroom stuff compared to last show.

Derek Lofgreen
10-16-2011, 06:49 PM
I ran into Mike, that was cool. Overall it was pretty fun to go. I didn't find anything I was looking for, next time perhaps. It was cool to see all sorts of great and wacky film gear there. Good times.


10-16-2011, 08:17 PM
Yeah, it was good to catch up with Derek there. I had this crazy notion that it might be held outside (under tents), so came with some Rollei Retro 80S loaded (shooting at ISO 50) in my little Contax. Needless to say, I didn't bother shooting many pictures. I snapped a couple, but I'm sure it will be a blur-fest.

10-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Sorry I missed it guys. Looking forward to the Spring sale :)

10-19-2011, 04:17 PM
I didn't make it to the swap meet, as we were in Chicago visiting our daughter. But I did get to a showing of Ansel Adams's Museum Set with her fiance. I was interviewed by a guy from the Tribune who was doing a story about the exhibit. He saw us gesturing and talking with our noses almost touching the glass and mistakenly assumed we knew something about photography. We also visited Century Camera, the oldest camera store in town, and he made a good start on a relationship with a couple of the crusty old guys who work there. That is good luck for him as he's just been bitten by the B&W bug and I hear they can be a pretty impatient with people who don't know what they're talking about.