Film The 35mm film cameras I do not use

Landshark

PhotoDog
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SoCal
Real Name
Bob
Bored in the office the other day as well as a few months ago, I decided to shoot the film cameras, I may have used or not used in the past but will probably never shoot with again. The vintage 35mm part of my office camera collection.
The first ones were shot with a Ricoh GXR in January.
This is an Ansco camera one of the earlist 35mm cameras, I found it years ago while working South Africa

this next one was my first real serious compact the Nikon 35 AF
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that was replaced by a Contax TVS
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then came the Contax TVS II
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the Stereo Realist
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Landshark

PhotoDog
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SoCal
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Bob
Thanks Luke, depending upon on how one looks at obsessions I still also own and occasionally shoot with two vintage and one semi-vintage 35mm systems, 2 bodies each with a small assortment of lens for them, Nikon SP, Nikon F and Contax G2. I guess I like my cameras.:eek:
 
Location
Milwaukee, WI USA
Real Name
Luke
And then I look at the cameras in your signature for fun and for work........ at some point it goes from being a personal collection to a museum. I've seen this a lot (albeit in a different hobby) in my line of work when a lunatic record collector passes away and I get the call and arrive on the scene and see crate after crate, and shelf after shelf and room after room of carefully selected records (or cameras....or whatever someone collects). When you live with it, it doesn't seem so odd or so fantastic because you accumulate it over time. But you have a nice collection there and thanks for sharing it. (And let your kids know where to take it should something unfortunate happen).

I'd love to see more some time....... any time.
 

Lightmancer

Legend
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Sunny Frimley
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Bill Palmer
Noooo...

PLEASE set them free! Sell your unused cameras to somebody who will give them a new lease of life. I'm on a long train journey right now, on business. In my briefcase is a 1929 Leica (upgraded I to Ii) with a 5cm nickel Elmar. I use it every week and carry it regularly. I also have a 50 year old M2 and a Rolleicord of similar vintage - I delight in using them all.

We don't own cameras like this. They just reside with us until they are ready for their next adventure. Don't let them seize up on a shelf - please!
 

Boid

All-Pro
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Bangalore, India
Real Name
Rajiv
Wow! And just today I discovered two film cameras in mum's cupboard. I wish I had found any of these instead of the Yashicas I did find. My dad had pretty much the worst taste in cameras.
 

ajramirez

Hall of Famer
Location
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Real Name
Antonio
Bob,

Beautiful set of cameras. I too have a number of film cameras that will probably not see a roll of film again (at least not in my hands), but none as nice as your Leicas, Nikons and the Contax. I would take the M3 and M4 out for a spin more than every once in a while, though, and the III's as well.

Thank you for sharing!

Cheers,

Antonio
 
Wow! And just today I discovered two film cameras in mum's cupboard. I wish I had found any of these instead of the Yashicas I did find. My dad had pretty much the worst taste in cameras.

With a few exceptions, the Yashica 35mm cameras are quite good. What models did you find?

As far as collecting film cameras: there are many more film cameras than people that want to use them. I have a LOT (~200?) of cameras, cannot use them all. Repair the ones that I like, even if they do not get more than a roll of film through them. Otherwise, Many would end up in someone's trash or the junk bins at a thrift shop.
 

Boid

All-Pro
Location
Bangalore, India
Real Name
Rajiv
With a few exceptions, the Yashica 35mm cameras are quite good. What models did you find?

No really, these are the worst Yashicas ever devised by man or beast. One's "fully automatic" with no controls of any sort apart from ISO, that Dad bought for me. Really bad build quality, feels like a toy holga. Here's a picture I found -

http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/44677045/yas2.jpg

I can just about imagine the camera salesperson giving dad the spiel about how everything is automatic, and one just has to press the button and the camera does the thinking for you, etc. And my dad sagely nodding along thinking "yes yes, even my idiot son will be able to make pictures out of this without hurting himself"

The other is Yashica 108 SLR with a 24 - 85mm, 3.5-4.8 lens. It could have been the FX3 or the TL Electro 35 or a Pentamatic, but no such luck. It was this -

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(Not posting images on purpose, because it will pretty much ruin this gorgeous thread)
 

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