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What are people doing with 35mm film SLRs

 
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Sep 26, 2011 18:34 |  #1

I've got a 20+ year-old minolta SLR with a couple of lenses that I barely used. Are these a dime a dozen now.


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Sep 26, 2011 18:49 |  #2

One of the neighbor kids is using an old Nikon of mine for a film photo class. You can donate to your local junior college for their film classes.


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Sep 26, 2011 19:17 |  #3

Larry Johnson wrote in post #13167139external link
I've got a 20+ year-old minolta SLR with a couple of lenses that I barely used. Are these a dime a dozen now.

My wife teaches high school art and film photography is one of the students favorite classes. You can donate it to her. ;)

My first and only film camera was a Minolta SRT2 with a 50 and a 135 Rokkor lenses. Used it for years and years....




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Sep 26, 2011 21:12 as a reply to Kronie's post |  #4

One of my granddaughters had to have a 35mm film camera for a college class so she used my old Minolta SRT101 kit.


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Sep 27, 2011 06:22 |  #5

yes that sounds like the best idea, just donate it to a local school or charity as there is little interest in them unless they are rare or sought after by film photographers.


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Sep 27, 2011 06:23 |  #6

Funny, I just bought a new 35mm film camera. A Voigtlander Bessa R3A. I make photographs with it.


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Sep 27, 2011 08:17 |  #7
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Sep 27, 2011 08:35 |  #8

I have purchased used Olympus E-P1 for around $200 so I can use my old FD lens but I am not using film body anymore.


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Sep 27, 2011 12:27 |  #9

I have a Yashica FX-3 Super thing sat on the shelf. Every now & then it catches my eye & I say to myself ''I must run some film through that soon......''
I have a 50/2.0 for it aswell which sortof compliments my favourite 5D2 & 50/1.4 combo too :)


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Sep 27, 2011 13:24 |  #10

They make great paper weights. ;-)a


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Sep 27, 2011 13:27 |  #11

I'm guessing taking pictures with them.


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Sep 27, 2011 13:29 |  #12

Numenorean wrote in post #13171762external link
I'm guessing taking pictures with them.

Seems like a good idea.

In all seriousness, the one thing you do have to watch out for with old-ish film cameras is light leaks. The seals don't last forever.

But otherwise, pick up a roll or two of Kodak Portra or Ektar, or even some Fujichrome Velvia, and go see what film can do.


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Sep 28, 2011 02:22 |  #13

edge100 wrote in post #13170188external link
Funny, I just bought a new 35mm film camera. A Voigtlander Bessa R3A. I make photographs with it.

Totally different story. At the moment, film SLRs and film rangefinders might as well be utterly unrelated products, as the markets for them are polar opposites. The film SLR experience is one that can be replicated digitally for incredibly little money these days (used 20D for $175, anyone?), but the rangefinder experience can't. If there were a few affordable digital rangefinders out there, the price of film RF bodies would probably drop quite a bit (well, except for Leica).

By the way, I really really really want an R3A!


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Sep 28, 2011 04:10 |  #14

I have a 15 year old Minolta 35mm myself...I was going to throw it in (as a mandatory thing) along with my Konica-Minolta 7D when I get off my butt and sell it.


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Sep 28, 2011 05:37 |  #15

cptrios wrote in post #13174916external link
Totally different story. At the moment, film SLRs and film rangefinders might as well be utterly unrelated products, as the markets for them are polar opposites. The film SLR experience is one that can be replicated digitally for incredibly little money these days (used 20D for $175, anyone?), but the rangefinder experience can't. If there were a few affordable digital rangefinders out there, the price of film RF bodies would probably drop quite a bit (well, except for Leica).

By the way, I really really really want an R3A!

Totally agree.

The R3A is a great little camera, but a totally different experience from an SLR. It's taking me some time to get used to it. Nevertheless, I can see why rangefinders are so popular for certain types of photography.

I blogged about the R3A hereexternal link.


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