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    WTB: really cheap 126 camera...

    ...for an experiment. Must be working and clean. I have some film to trade as well if anyone would rather that than money.

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    Deleted. I misread 126 as 127. Sorry!

    Even when 126 film was still available everywhere, I got my X-15's in thrift stores for a dollar.

    Then again, a dollar is worth less now, especially in a thrift store.
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    Will a Kodak X-15 do? It's working and clean (but not pristine). It even has a repair sticker inside it (I can't believe someone actually paid to repair an X-15!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maderik View Post
    Will a Kodak X-15 do? It's working and clean (but not pristine). It even has a repair sticker inside it (I can't believe someone actually paid to repair an X-15!)
    Thanks for the offer I may take you up on that. I just remembered I saw one at a flea market a few weeks back so I'm gonna go see if it's still there. If not I'll let you know. Thanks!

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    I found a Ricoh 126 SLR with a 100 f2.8 lens on it in an antique shop and I have been secretly wanting one. Apparently you can still get 126, it's pricey though but you can get it.
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit / B+M 135mm Zeiss Tessar + Compur Deckel
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    I have a Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic F gathering dust on my shelf:


    Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic F by Greyscale3, on Flickr

    I would consider a trade for 35mm color print film.

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    Don't let them gather dust! The film is now gone, yes gone. Frugalphotographer used to carry it but their supply of Ferrania Solaris 200 - 126 is now gone but you can still shoot 126! Buy some 126 cartridges off eBay and some bulk unperforated 35mm film from Ultrafineonline (APUG sponsor!) and re-spool that into the 126 cartridges. Works great! I got 100' of Kodak Portra 160NC (says Gen 2 but its Portra 160NC) for $24; this is over 30 rolls of 126-24! You can reuse the backing paper again and again and if it tears you can cut down 120 backing paper. I cut the finger off my Instamatic 500 so it winds fine without trying to make the single perforation of 126 film. Without holes you get the true 28x28mm square image of 126 -- I know many people like the sprocket hole effect but not me, I'd rather capture an image, not holes...
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