edit: actually, wait, cut that, that shit's in india. i'm gonna go with a GSN instead. i've learned my lesson from ordering overseas, shit comes in FUCKED up.
edit edit: actually, scratch that. going for the GT again, this one is in great condition, and relatively cheap. the shipping is reasonable, and it's within the U.S. the only issue is that i'm bidding for this mutha fugga, and i will not lose.
bought the yashica.
now, we play the waiting game.
I was thinking of getting a film camera just for messing around and i found that on ebay there is actually a lot of choice for under £20, any make or model that you guys recommend? I would like being able to change the focus point manually as well as the apperture and such so I think an SLR with manual focus lens is essential, other than that just anything that is good for a newby?
Oh something else I forgot to mention, one thing I dont like about film is that it sometimes looks like the photo is 50 years old, I know that this depends on the settings and whatnot but anything I should keep an eye out for?
Camera wise I like using Zenits they are sturdy all metal and all manual.
Another good option is a Praktica, again all metal and all manual.
This is a good Praktica
If you do bid on that one I will swap a Praktica strap for the one that comes with it.
Actually I looked again at that auction its body only :(
I'll take it you are in the UK, If so I'm sure I could find you a camera in your budget from my lot of cameras
Just tell me the budget and I'll sort out a camera.
Right then. One day I'll get rid of some of my cameras
Got another Canon T90 today in mint condition with original eyecup for 35 euros. So now I have 2 T90s
picking this up on Monday:
Why must film be so expensive, it cost me £6.95 for a roll of Ilford XP2.
Niche market I guess.
The only two shops that sell film in my town both charge about £7 for the Fuji and Ilford C41 films. I think I'm going to have to go back to buying off the internet.
You're dutch right? You can always buy Hema-film! :P
I would like to try some of this Dutch film, it can't be more expensive than what I could get at jessops. Even with postage.
Cheapest on ebay is £5.86 for 24exp
£6.86 for 36exp
While I'm on the topic of over-priced film look at the bloody price 5 packs of polaroid film will go for
Though, the Polaroid kinda makes sense, as it's not made anymore and some people can be crazy about things no longer in production.
Lucky you... I haven't been able to find a roll of 620 film for my Brownie for under $20...
You know what's bad about selling old polaroid film (and polaroid film in general)? At least half of whatever lot you buy will be expired, unless you're buying from the Impossible Project. Then it's just expensive.
By now I think all polaroid film must be expired, I don't know when the stopped production but the latest dated pack I've seen is 2009. And impossible project film is £20 for 8 shots IIRC
Impossible Project... It serves the niche market by producing small batches of film every year, and then when it's gone, it's gone until the next cycle. That's why it's so expensive, and people pay a premium for it.
Unlike the days of yesteryear, Polaroid film is no longer a dime a dozen commodity.
On another note, finally pushing myself along to get supplies and start developing this stuff myself. Just won a tank and some reels on ebay, now to get the rest from B&H... Bankruptcy here I come!
In the bigger cities you get free developing coupons with that.
My local Walgreens sells a 4-pack of Fujicolor Superia 400 for $10. I think they sell a 4-pack of Kodak B&W 400 for the same price also.
Edit: Gentlemen, was considering investing into a film scanner. Any ideas on which I should get?
Well, just bought a whole bunch of developing chemicals and supplies, let's see how well this whole learning to do it myself thing goes...
Just curious, what's everyone's favorite film to use?