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The Digiscoping and DSLR Bird photography Resource. Your Guide to Buying Old Film Cameras. With the boom in digital cameras, used film equipment has been dropping in price and increasing in availability.
Many people switch over to digital and decide to get rid of their old film stuff that they’ll probably never use again. This is good news for anybody wanting to get into film — cameras and lenses are insanely cheap (though, not the ones shown in this first photo!). The cheap old film cameras are fun to use and great to experiment with. If you currently use a digital camera with all the bells and whistles, I’d suggest looking into a fully manual film camera from the 50′s, 60′s, or 70′s. There’s a huge selection of these cameras out there, and most of them are still in great working condition. Here are some things to think about when looking for a new used camera.
Before you start looking for that old film camera, you should probably have an idea of what you’re looking for. One way to start refining your selection is to choose a type of camera. Ken Rockwell. I AM Nikon. My Interest in Photography and My Camera Equipment. I first got into photography at the age of 12 in 1962 when I was introduced to the subject by a teacher at school who ran a photographic society.
I can't remember receiving too much instruction but a group of us got together and tried B&W development in the school's dark room. I was hooked from the word go, what a magical process! I can't now recall the first camera that I used but I guess that it was a Kodak Brownie 127 borrowed from my parents, as I still have some dreadful 127 negatives and remember the name Brownie. Clearly I needed to buy a better camera. A friend's uncle was a keen amateur photographer and he passed on the intelligence that the Halina Paulette 35mm camera was a good starting point for people on a very limited budget, so one came my way.
Later, while still at school, I started work as a barman at a local working man's club and that enabled me to save up for a single lens reflex (SLR) camera. How do I find the 20D? Why have such an assortment of cameras? FILMO MOVIE CAMERA 1930'S. Vintage Bell & Howell "FILMO Sportster" MOVIE CAMERA, 1930's This old 1930's Bell And Howell Filmo Movie camera was really really small for it's time period.
As you can see, it had adjustments for weather and lighting conditions. This camera was also know as the "Double Run Eight. " It was a popular camera for private-eyes in the early days of obtaining surveillance footage because of it's really small size. If you had one, you had a world wonder of cameras in it's era. Check Out What's New In Investigative Gear Review Current State-Of-The-Art Spy Cameras Review Current State-Of-The-Art Covert Video From The Ralph D. Main Investigative Gear And Equipment Menu Main Book, Manual And Investigative Training Subjects Menu Return To The Spy And PI Vintage Pages Copyright: 2006, Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc.