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Nov 09, 2017 00:42 |  #1

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Nov 10, 2017 10:21 |  #2

I must be missing something. There are any number of high quality 35mm film cameras in good condition on eBay or Craigslist for less than $100. Why would people pledge £350 (US$450+) for this? Is it a hipster status symbol or am I missing something?


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Nov 10, 2017 10:30 as a reply to  @ mcoren's post |  #3

I'm missing it too. But then I can't imagine why anyone would want to go back to shooting film.

And you're right, ebay is full of Nikon and Canon film cameras.


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Nov 10, 2017 10:33 |  #4

Just a company trying to cash in on the popular film retro market right now.

I can't imagine someone into retro film stuff, whatever label you want to give them, caring at all about a new item to do what the point was, which is to use an old item, like an old film camera.

That price is straight silly. But, someone out there will buy it and think its cool.

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Nov 10, 2017 10:40 |  #5

The picture output samples absolutely suck. At least try and take a decent picture to push your idiot retro mistake.


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Nov 10, 2017 10:53 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #6

"I can't imagine why anyone would want to go back to shooting film"......because it's still fun!;-)a


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Nov 10, 2017 11:14 |  #7

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"I can't imagine why anyone would want to go back to shooting film"......because it's still fun!;-)a

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Nov 10, 2017 11:25 |  #8

It IS fun, but I choose to have that particular kind of fun very rarely :)


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Nov 10, 2017 12:13 |  #9

saea501 wrote in post #18493368 (external link)
I'm missing it too. But then I can't imagine why anyone would want to go back to shooting film...

Whelp, roughly 7 billion folks on the planet; they can't all be just like you.


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Nov 10, 2017 12:17 |  #10

Most likely a scam in my opinion ... ... At best an idea whose time will never come.


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Nov 10, 2017 12:18 |  #11

sjones wrote in post #18493436 (external link)
Whelp, roughly 7 billion folks on the planet; they can't all be just like you.

Nice kick in the balls. What a lovely response.


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Nov 10, 2017 12:48 |  #12

saea501 wrote in post #18493438 (external link)
Nice kick in the balls. What a lovely response.

You might want to reconsider your barb; the original one: That is, you can’t imagine ANYONE wanting to shoot film. This statement reflects positively on film shooters how?

Anyway, want a more in-depth response, read:

http://27-303.tumblr.com/post/31​017936386/film (external link)

I wrote this five years ago. I’ve been meaning to do a rewrite, but until then, I hope this helps you imagine why someone else might want to shoot film.

In response to the overall thread, as a film shooter, I reckon I’m encouraged to see any film-related item added to the market (even gimmicky), after watching so many things vanish.

The camera is unique in its modular design; will people care about this; I don’t know. But if you all don’t think Nikon, Canon, and the like aren’t doing their own thing to exploitatively lure in naive consumers, then a grasp on reality might be recommended.

Oh, and I hope we all realize the immutable fact that DSLRs are now ‘retro.’ Take it for what you will…

Anyway, I’m out of this thread; said all I need to in the link above; gets tiresome trying to defend choice.


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Nov 10, 2017 14:02 as a reply to  @ sjones's post |  #13

Lighten up, chief.

You're way overthinking this.


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Nov 10, 2017 14:08 |  #14

Not for me.. but i could see someone who is really into film wanting it..

Ive started messing about with film. It's a different photographic experience than digital..
But if think I'd rather get a contax of some sort over this..


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Nov 10, 2017 14:22 |  #15

I've thought about going back to film (well, more just add it as a side project, fun). I shot film in the 80's and 90's. Got my first digital Kodak in the mid 90's. Been digital ever since. Too convenient.

I think if I were going to look at film again these days, for the money, I don't think I'd want to mess around with 35mm. I already have that, but digital. Same FOV. Same lots of things. I just can't review photos and I'm limited to how many I can take. And sadly, most people shooting film and sharing their images have to scan them at some point... so, all kinds of mixed feelings about bothering to do all that just to make them digital anyways. I think if I were to get into film, I'd probably look at the inexpensive film medium format stuff. It's cheap. It's different.

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