Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,940   Posts: 1,557,460   Online: 883
      
Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 87
  1. #31

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    775
    Images
    28
    marc...

    Awesome advise I never considered. I should be doing that anyway.

    Thanks everyone else for the advice. I have a lot to think about and there's a lot of good advice and experience floating around.

    ...Jordan.

  2. #32
    jimgalli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tonopah Nevada
    Shooter
    ULarge Format
    Posts
    3,404
    Blog Entries
    2
    Images
    155
    Yashica Electro 35. Under $20.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

    http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com

  3. #33
    John_Nikon_F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Duvall, WA, USA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,462
    Images
    2
    All three of my latest Nikomat/Nikkormat bodies have been $30 or less, including shipping. Yes, they've all needed refoaming, and at least a couple need some meter work, but they are useable as is. Got two black Nikomat bodies (an FTn and an FT2), and a chrome Nikkormat FT3 that I just got off the 'bay. Needs to have the baseplate swapped with one that will let the battery cap come out without a torch.

    -J
    APUG: F2AS x2, F, Nikomat FTn
    DPUG: D200
    Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D200), 20/3.5 UD, 50/1.4 AI, 80-200/4.5 AI, 85/1.8 K, 300/4.5 ED AI

    My FB - My flickr stream
    My SmugMug

  4. #34

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    119
    If you may need to use your camera as a self defense weapon, I recommend a Koni-Omega. Just advance the film once and from the sound of it your opponent will think you have chambered a round in your .45 Auto. They should leave you alone then, if not use it as a club.

    I'd just use my Nikon equipment and get the job done with cameras that I know work and that I know how to work.

    Wayne

  5. #35
    Rick A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    north central Pa
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,057
    Images
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne R. Scott View Post
    If you may need to use your camera as a self defense weapon, I recommend a Koni-Omega. Just advance the film once and from the sound of it your opponent will think you have chambered a round in your .45 Auto. They should leave you alone then, if not use it as a club.

    I'd just use my Nikon equipment and get the job done with cameras that I know work and that I know how to work.

    Wayne
    You bet, and when you're done clubbing them with it, it'll still work like it should.

    Rick

  6. #36
    Anscojohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,727
    Images
    13
    I second the sound of the Koni-Omega; its usefulness as a weapon; and its servicibility after bashing the skull of some malefactor.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

  7. #37
    Joe Grodis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Wyoming, PA (USA)
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    201
    I came across a Fujica 35-EE at a local flea market with case, flash, and a bunch of Kodachrome in the little aluminum containers. All was had for $10 (USD) The camera is built about as durable as a hockey puck. I was VERY surprised of the fine photographs it produced. To date it is the cheapest camera I own that takes excellent pictures!
    ------------------------------------
    -Joe
    RB67, ETR, ETRS, F4, F5, FM3a, A1, AE1,
    Bronica-S, Mamiya-7, Yashica TLR, & many many Range finders
    ------------------------------------

  8. #38
    Jeff L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Toronto ON
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    494
    If you have a Contax you might consider a Yashica FX-3

  9. #39

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Near Tavistock, Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor.
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,035
    Beware, though. I bought a knackered Spotmatic for a boat trip where it could easily have ended up in the Thames estuary. It didn't, but I've since grown to love the camera and would have to buy another trasher if circumstances demanded it!
    Steve

  10. #40

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    826

    Sleeper 35mm cameras

    I have a number of Cosina-made Vivitar SLRs. They are V4000S and V4000 models. These have K mounts, are light and cost very little. There are any number of decent K mount lenses which don't cost to much to go with them.

    Finding a capable and inexpensive film camera today is not that difficult. The issues you bring up about how the camera might be damaged or stolen are more troubling. It's one thing to have to take pictures in an environment which is cold or got or rainy or has rugged terrain. In these circumstances, assuming no downpours, I might use a cosmetically less attractive Nikkormat or Canon FTbN. The cameras work well but are not cometically perfact so a few more scratches wouldn't bother me. The fact that your camera might be stolen is another issue altogether. If you could know that this theft would involve only the camera then you could make a dollar calculation. If you could be harmed in the process of this theft then I have to wonder why you would want to go to this kind of place at all. I grew up in NY City and there are still areas in it which I wouldn't go to on a bet. There must be some interesting places you could go to take pictures which don't involve a high probability of violence. This part of your posting doesn't have to do with cameras or photography. It has to do with judgment.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin