Re: Your Great Garage Sale 35mm Find?
Ah, I did not get that doing it as long as the battery is working is important to you. I don't know about the Olympus;
Originally Posted by Les Sarile
I'll give it a try tonight with my om4ti
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A definite case of ignorance hurting!
Originally Posted by Steve Roberts
The 35mm and 50mm are both pretty sought after by digital users as well as film. I wouldn't expect to get any single item from that list for £50.
My most recent ebay finds:
Pentax Spotmatic with ERC, original strap and Super Takumar 50/1.4 with original front cap - £7 (almost mint apart from a dent in the top plate, the lens is perfect now I've de-yellowed it).
An auction which just read "Asahi Pentax Jessops". Emailed the seller and found that it included a KX with 55/1.8 lens, so paid £26 including postage reasoning that the lens alone was worth the risk. On arrival I find the camera and lens with original crinkle-finish lens cap, also a Vivitar 75-205mm f3.8 and a Jessops-branded multi dedicated thyristor flashgun. Everything just needed a good clean, the KX is now going through a test roll.
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Your Great Garage Sale 35mm Find?
While it doesn't really qualify as a garage sale find... A coworker came up to me last week and said, "I hear you like old cameras. You can have this, I use my phone for pictures now." Inside the case was a Canon AE-1 Program, with a 50mm 1.8 and 100-300mm zoom, both by Canon. Along with a Canon flash.
I'm definitely going to have to spread the word that I like old cameras, even further. ;-)
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Of course battery is important for aperture priority autoexpose and I have been able to achieve 4minutes with my OM4Ti.
Originally Posted by gliderbee
Or others will try to sell to you their very rare prized antiques for a lifechanging price too . . .
Originally Posted by ambaker
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Originally Posted by ambaker
Nice! Canon sure sold a lot of those AE-1s. Great cameras.
Voightlander with box case filters etc for $10 put it on ebay and got $290
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Originally Posted by fstop
In the past month or so I've picked up two Olympus XA's both working and a Nikkor Series E 50mm. All from thrift stores.
-Ive been looking for a good working XA for quite some time. And here i got lucky twice. One must be a more recent date, because even the seals are in good shape.
Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
To the average person, that old XA (or XA4) looks just like any other old compact film camera (which you can't get film for any more!) So £1 or $1 at an outdoor sale is all they expect from it.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
At a local Goodwill store (charity shop for those over the pond,) a rather used Olympus Stylus for $1.50. Put in a battery and a roll of cheap film and just got the film back from the drug store last night. Works perfectly! Very spiffy pocket camera and whomever designed the outer shell did a wizard job of fitting it to the human hand.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”
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