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    Since film cameras are so durable I haven't spent much on them for the past 30 years. However, yesterday I did splurge and buy a like new Canon P&S to keep in the car. It cost $2.00 USD. A new battery for it is much more expensive.

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    Consumer 35mm 50€
    Rangefinder 35mm 50-100€
    Professional 35mm 300€

    I'm a student, I'm poor.

    P.S.: Anyone got a Nikon F5 for 300€?

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    Really depends on the camera. I'd spend £700 on a good film camera more quickly than I'd spend that money again on the Nikon D80, which I only use when people oblige me to. Just bought a Hasselblad 501cm on ebay for a frankly bargainous £420 - this is surely the time to buy into this market. While my D80 is already apparently obsolete, neither my Mamiya 6 nor my new Hassy will suffer. Luckily the economics work for me too - I develop my own b/w and have a good place near my work that can turn round develop-only c41 120 roll film in an hour for a decent enough price.

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    I don't think I would spend more than $100 for a 35mm SLR. I don't need fancy metering. I have something much nicer, a spot meter and my brain. Medium format, large format however, I'm perfectly happy to drop $1000 on something. The thing is i don't ever want to own a camera I can't afford to replace inside of a month or two. I shoot my cameras, I abuse my cameras, they are going to die. With any luck they are repairable. I actually feel sorry for my exakta, it doesn't deserve it, but... tough luck for him.

    I honestly see no need to ever buy new. Used, 40 years old, but freshly rebuilt, new curtains, hey, i'm all there. Older is just as good. I'm a geek, very right brained, but photography is my left brain outlet, and I let it have its way on the gear. You know what, it doesn't care what camera it is using. My right brain just wants something it can trust to function and not get in the left brains way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkpilz View Post
    Consumer 35mm 50€
    Rangefinder 35mm 50-100€
    Professional 35mm 300€

    I'm a student, I'm poor.

    P.S.: Anyone got a Nikon F5 for 300€?
    How about $250 USD + Shipping? Check KEH.com, search Nikon F5. The BGN grade ones are $250 or so, and those show good signs of use, but are still in great shape. I bought mine there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    How about $250 USD + Shipping? Check KEH.com, search Nikon F5. The BGN grade ones are $250 or so, and those show good signs of use, but are still in great shape. I bought mine there!
    Wow, thanks a lot. I will definitely be buying mine from there!

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    Right now, I'd like to buy the enlarger I've been saying I'm going to buy for months now, a nice 150mm lens with shutter for my 4x5, a Packard to use with the two lenses I have that don't have shutters, and one of those wee Petzval-type lenses that Jim Galli loves so much. I'd be happy for quite some time with this and some film.

    All in all, probably about $600 worth of stuff, most of it spent on the lenses.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    There are times I can't resist a trade.....

    A few months ago, I grew tired of the fiddlyness of my Leica M6. I had a 35mm 'Cron, 28mm f1.9 and 75mm f2.5 Voigtlanders to go with it.

    My local camera dealer had a Nikon F100, NB?? power-winder, a 24mm f2.8 Nikkor and a Bronica SQ-B (prism finder and plain WLF) with an 80mm PS-B and 150mm PS. All absolutely mint. I threw in an old Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 'one-touch' and a few quid and we did the deal.

    I don't really care too much about the financials as I am delighted that I have a really neat F100 that I can use with most of my other Nikkors as well as the Bronnie (for which I've just recently got my hands on a well-used but functioning 40mm PS).

    The M6 was a bit of a 'one-trick pony' for me. Despite the fact that I'd lusted after one for many a year, when I finally got it, I found loading it to be a real pain and I've fallen out of love with rangefinder focusing - especially when in a hurry.

    The simple answer to the question is 'not much' as I prefer to do a trade for something I've wanted / never owned before.
    Paul Jenkin (a late developer...)

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    I'm nearly seventy, and don't want or need any more cameras, I greatly enjoy what I have, however I have had most of my cameras for more than twenty years and this year, since I have had the majority of them for more than twenty years without being serviced, have had them CLAd and spent about £750 they are like new now, I hope that film is available for another twenty years, and I am around to use them.
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    If I had the money, I would probably get a Nikon F6. It would work with all the Nikon lenses I have for my D80. I also have a Topcon RE-Super which I bought in 1968 when I was in the Navy. I have a number of lenses for it. I still use all my cameras. My latest acquisition is a Kodak #3A Brownie Folding Camera which takes size 122 film. I have a few rolls of VerichromePan and a few rolls of Verichrome which I will put through the camera when i figure out how I am going to develop it. Also have a Toyo View which I am learning how to use. I will be retiring soon, so I may have a little more time to get things done. I need a source for the old film, that stuff is hard to find. Kodak stopped making size 122 in 1972 or so.
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