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I was just given an old film SLR, worth selling? OR keep it and shoot a few rolls?

 
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Aug 06, 2012 10:51 |  #1

I was just given an old Minolta XG7 film SLR with MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 lens. It also came with a Rexatar 80-200mm f/4.5 lens and a flash unit. All are in excellent condition and look new.

I understand, in it's time, it was not a high-end body. Would it be worth my effort to try to sell this? and what, if anything, is it worth?


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Aug 06, 2012 13:14 |  #2

You could probably get around $120 for it, but personally I'd keep it.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:23 |  #3

They're fun. I have a few and now stuff like becomes collectors items displayed in my office.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:35 |  #4

I'll probably end up keeping it.

I just put new batteries in it and it appears that everything works like it should.

So. What type of film do I get for this? I know 35mm, and I know probably 400 ISO speed, but other than that I'm clueless. Get cheap stuff just to mess around with?


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Aug 06, 2012 14:43 |  #5

Whatever speed you're comfortable with. I bought this at walmart for $8, but if you want it cheaper and are patient:

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Aug 06, 2012 21:23 |  #6

Keep it, this digital thing is a passing fad. when it ends, you'll be ready.




  
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Aug 06, 2012 21:43 |  #7

Triple A wrote in post #14821647 (external link)
You could probably get around $120 for it, but personally I'd keep it.

On what planet? It's a $30 outfit at best.

Shoot some film, and have fun with it. When you're done with it, donate it to a local high school's photography class.


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Aug 06, 2012 22:32 |  #8

KirkS518 wrote in post #14823754 (external link)
On what planet? It's a $30 outfit at best.

Shoot some film, and have fun with it. When you're done with it, donate it to a local high school's photography class.

Thats the plan. Just picked up 3 rolls today. :-D


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Aug 06, 2012 23:22 |  #9

KirkS518 wrote in post #14823754 (external link)
On what planet? It's a $30 outfit at best.

Shoot some film, and have fun with it. When you're done with it, donate it to a local high school's photography class.

Quick google search gave me that price. Upon further investigation I've seen similar kits go for $30 and some go for $160.


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Aug 07, 2012 00:54 |  #10

Shoot black and white!


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Aug 07, 2012 09:05 |  #11

Better yet, shoot IR!!!

If you do, and find a place the develops it, let me know.


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Aug 11, 2012 21:20 |  #12

If it was me I'd get a good tripod and some low ISO film for scenic/landscape shots. Film is not very "forgiving" for higher ISOs. And, if you want to get good-sized prints from your 35mm film, you don't want graininess, or the softness that comes from either a higher ISO or shooting without a tripod. I have nice 11x17 prints from 35mm film shots, but looking at them with a critical eye I could have done much better if I had used a good tripod and a lower ISO (my "typical" film was ISO 200).

I'd grab some B&W as well as color film as well!


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Aug 12, 2012 03:43 |  #13

rick_reno wrote in post #14823669 (external link)
Keep it, this digital thing is a passing fad. when it ends, you'll be ready.

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