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    Where to get a dead SLR?

    Heya,

    I would like to get an SLR for an evil purpose. It is best if it doesn't work, since it won't work when I (OK, when my son) is done with it. Anyone know where to look? eBay? KEH?

    Matt

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    Matt, I have an old Pentax 35mm slr that is in need of repair. The film advance is jamed and it had been sitting for several years.

    If you are interested pm me your information and I send it to you.

    Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by MattCarey View Post
    Heya,

    I would like to get an SLR for an evil purpose. It is best if it doesn't work, since it won't work when I (OK, when my son) is done with it. Anyone know where to look? eBay? KEH?

    Matt
    "He who expecteth nothing,
    Shall not be disappointed." Robert Willingham, 1907

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    Just go to your local camera dealer and ask if he has any Nikon D-100's left. :o

    It was a "top shelf" DSLR only three years ago. Now it is just about worthless.

    Other "early issuse" DSLRs wll also meet the above criterion.

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    OK, now I feel really stupid. :o I just checked and I can't find the camera. My wife informed me I threw it away or traded it several years ago. I don't remember that but she has an iron clad memory and mine is questionable.

    If I do find one and I pm you and save myself the public embarrassment. :rolleyes:


    Sorry

    Gary
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    I just sold a broken Nikon FE on eBay... surprisingly I got $31 US for it. It was pretty but it had an electronics problem.

    KEH often has nonfunctional cameras on special. You can easily find them on eBay too.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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    KEH sells broken cameras as is. They have some sort of Minolta for $3. Of course, I would recommend waiting until you have something real to buy so you don't have to spend $10 to ship a $3 camera. They have an as-is section where the cameras are listed separately from the ones that work.

    Edit: I just realized that I have some sort of broken piece of crap in the garage. A few, I think. I will PM you.
    Last edited by Paul Sorensen; 04-07-2007 at 12:43 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: added info

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCarey View Post
    Heya,

    I would like to get an SLR for an evil purpose. It is best if it doesn't work, since it won't work when I (OK, when my son) is done with it. Anyone know where to look? eBay? KEH?

    Matt
    I have a Canon A1, complete with a battered case, lens etc. It works, but sometimes the shutter is slow to release. The speeds seem fine, just the release button doesn't seem to "catch". Is this the sort of thing you'd like? It'll be cheep like the little birdies

    cheers eh?

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    I have a Bronica S2 that I haven't used in a little while. Is this dead enough for you?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails s2.jpg  
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Yard sales and estate sales. Also check at the Goodwill stores. They usually have all sorts of broken cameras.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    KEH has an "as is" section on the back of their catalogs where they list SLR's like an inoperative Leica R3 for $149, an Olympus OM1 for $33.00, a Pentax K2 for $39.00, etc.

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