Film What Film Cameras do you use?


Jul 7, 2010
The Leica Mini is a 35mm full-frame film camera. Has a 35mm F3.5 Elmar on it, very sharp. "No Frills", but has a large viewfinder with brightlines. when I brought it home from the camera shop, my wife took one look at it and announced "Oh, you bought a new camera for me."

I've been tempted to get one of the Minox M3 look-alike digitals.


MINOX DC DSC Digital SpyCam 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Black | eBay

But the one above is the closest that I have seen to a film Minox. Looks to be the same size as my Minox EC, and smaller than the Yashica Atoron Electro.

I'll ask Nikki to try it in her jean's pocket when it arrives...


Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
That is a beautiful look - and a lovely photograph... It's either one from the old days or you have a great collection of magazines that you keep out.:wink: Seeing that radiator cover brings back so many memories, as well. Very good memories, I must add. Thank you.

Do me a favor and stop by our Welcomes and Introductions forum when you have the chance, ferdhart. And, in the meantime, welcome to Serious Compacts!


Jul 24, 2010
USA: CA and NY

I haven't shot film since 2007. The last film camera I used was my Plaubel Makina 67, a folding 120 roll-film camera. When folded it is flatter than an old polaroid camera, it fits easily in a brief case or winter coat pocket, making it a compact camera.

My most modern film cameras is my Hexar AF Classic. I enjoyed it's stealth immensely.


Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, VA
My one remaining film camera is my old Pentax SP500, a stripped down Spotmatic. I bought it when I was 15 so it has sentimental value. I should run a roll of B&W through it an develop it in the University's darkrooms. Hmmm. . .


Jul 7, 2010
That is a beauty, hope you use it. The Nikkor 3.5cm f1.8 is one of the best wide-angle lenses ever made.

Now you need a 5cm f1.4 to go with it!


Oct 20, 2010
Wouuw! The Plaubel would be my dream - even there is no MF scanner, but I would buy it.....

Here in Germany there are among others two very well known artists:

"Campino" lead singer from the 'Tote Hosen' (dead trousers) and Wim Wenders, the film guy who made 'Paris-Texas' and others.

Both made a movie with Campino as an actor, playing a photographer, title "Palermo Shooting" BTW Dennis Hopper is the Death when I remember well.

Look at the guys camera....

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Jul 5, 2011
New Hampshire
Well I broke down and bought one of my all time favorite cameras today, do not know how much it will be used, But I just could not resist, it is one of the 2500 units Nikon made in 2005, a brand new in the box Black Nikon SP, with a 35mm F1.8, has a roll of trix in already.
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Bob, That's a beautiful camera. Hope you'll use it frequently. I picked up an old Leica M4-2 for sentimental reasons a few months ago, Haven't used it enough yet but hope to give it a workout once the Single in January is over.

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Jul 15, 2010
Speaking of film cameras, I am definitely getting old and have still too much stuff. Since I thought I might start shooting some film again, I went to look in my storage closet for a Minolta ambient light meter that I was not sure if I had sold or not. Well I could not find the Minolta but I did find a Gossen Luna Pro F I never knew I had. So overall a good day for film


Jul 24, 2010
USA: CA and NY
Stupid question - are these cameras stored in a dehumidifier of some description? As by appearance it looks like my electric oven in the kitchen...with the elements on! :eek:
Your observation is correct. I staged the photo using my kitchen oven. The cameras were photographed when the oven was cool. A second photo was taken with the heating elements and the oven lamp switched on. These two images, taken with a Powershot S90, were "fused" together using photomatix, an HDR program. (I never learned how to learn photoshop)

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