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    A 35mm Camera at WalMart

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    I know that the availablity of new 35mm gear pretty much slim compaired to 4 or 5 years ago. I went to WalMart tonight to drop off some Kodachrome and Super 8 film for send out and I saw a box that said 35mm camera. To my suprise for $200 they had the 35mm SLR that Vivitar is currently offering. It came with a camera body, 50mm lens, Flash and Camera Bag. I know the camera may not be anything amazing, but I think it is a big step with film. I have heard some good things about this camera.....
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    walmart, the high cost of low prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    walmart, the high cost of low prices.
    Ya, who knows how many local labs they helped put out of business..
    Now they are dropping their in-house service.

    /rude gesture

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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    Ya, who knows how many local labs they helped put out of business..
    Now they are dropping their in-house service.

    /rude gesture
    A lot of them were also using Qualex, so now they have no film service. Hopefully the small local lab that was able to hold on will regain a bit from that.

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    I just find it nice that a 35mm SLR is that available again.
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    Interesting.

    Relatedly, I have noticed that the Nikon F6 is now $2399 at BH Photo, $400 more than its price of $1999 just a few months ago. While the price increase may be due in part to foreign exchange rates, I wonder if it is not due in part to increasing demand. Indeed, the F6 is presently on “Back Order” at BH Photo.

    Perhaps something is in the air . . .

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    Was that a Vivitar V3800N? I bought one of those on eBay a while back. It was advertised as used, but looked brand-new when I got it. It only had the body and 50mm lens, though, not the flash and camera bag you mention. Anyhow, I like mine. As you say, it's nothing special, but it works fine for me when I don't want auto-exposure, a power winder, or other advanced features.

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    The Nikon FM10 jumped like $50
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerk151 View Post
    A lot of them were also using Qualex, so now they have no film service. Hopefully the small local lab that was able to hold on will regain a bit from that.
    most of them use fuji labs + dwaynes ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    I just find it nice that a 35mm SLR is that available again.
    *****

    FWIW, I believe it is made in China.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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