I've just come from a trip to The Sleepy Poet (a big antique shop on South Blvd in Charlotte, NC). Monique and I discovered a booth absolutely full of old Kodak cameras, and not just Instamatics but several Pony 135s, a few Retinettes, a Bantam, and other Kodak 35mm and 120/620 cameras, as well interesting gems like Canon, Yashica and Ricoh 35mm rangefinders, a Kowa 35mm SLR (no lens), a Mamiya C330 with three lenses, a Fujica 35mm SLR with a 50/1.4, and a bunch of old Weston and similar handheld meters. There's also lots of other miscellaneous stuff. Anybody else have suggestions about antique shops with decent collections of film gear? I think the reason there is so much in this particular booth is that photographers don't generally buy their gear from antique shops.
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