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Chris

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35mm?
« on: September 23, 2010, 01:25:30 PM »
I was at Walmart the other day and saw a couple Canon Rebel K2 35mm on clearance for $99. It is a kit with 28-90mm lens. I considered buying one just for fun and nostalgia because it seemed to be a pretty good bargin. I know I wouldn't use it often because I've always been bad with film. I probably still have some in a box in the basement that has never been developed. lol I had looked at them a few years ago when they were quite a bit more expensive.

Would it be a fun toy or just a waste of money that could go toward a dslr and lens? idk. hopefully someone will buy them before I go to walmart again.   :D
 

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Re: 35mm?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 06:55:06 PM »
The only film camera I would consider spending money on would be one of the "classics."  A film camera will be more of a curiosity than something that is useful.  I have a Nikormat that my father-in-law gave me.  It's a cool camera and I marvel at the engineering prowess it took to design the camera way back then; however, I never use it.  It's just too much hassle to buy and process film, and I can do better with digital.

I'd save your money for a dSLR or better lens.

Keith

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Re: 35mm?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 06:08:06 PM »
I forgot to mention...
I was talking to my dad the other day. He said if I ever want to give film a try I could use his Olympus from the late 70's early 80's. He had it out recently, put some batteries in it and it still works great. I know he has several lenses for it, from wide to telephoto but not sure what. He has a flash for it too. I wish I could remember what model it is.

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Re: 35mm?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 07:00:14 PM »
If it's one of the OM series it's a classic.

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Re: 35mm?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 08:30:51 PM »
Just got off the phone with dad. He called tonight so I asked him. He thinks it's an OM 10 but will have to look to be sure. They're  in Mississippi tonight, were in New Orleans for a few days and I think they went to Chicago before that. Lots of miles but 2 years ago they drove to Alaska. I think he said they put 11,000 mies on the truck that month.

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Re: 35mm?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 05:05:44 PM »
Hello Chris,

I live in New Orleans (Warehouse District). If you want and have time, we can meet up......has to be after 6PM though because of work. My cellphone: 504-237-8066.

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Re: 35mm?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 09:01:58 PM »
Thank you Jaime for the invitation. It is my dad that was in New Orleans though, not me. He's back in St. Louis tonight.
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