Holga, Toy, Charity Shop, Car Boot and other Bargains (film only please)

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I went to a couple of car boot sales today and completely struck out. The only cameras I found were APS and even know I like bulk loading odd ebay films, I'm not going to go down the rabbit hole of working out how to hand roll APS film, I did that with 110 and 16mm subminiature cameras, too much time. I did hit a few charity shops and found this for 50p.

A lot of the SLR's I shoot feel a lot like shooting digital and don't slow me down, as people often say with film. It's always fun to shoot toy cameras and oddities as they feel different and the images they produce range from questionable/kind of interesting to yeah I kind of like that.

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I went to a couple of car boot sales today and completely struck out. The only cameras I found were APS and even know I like bulk loading odd ebay films, I'm not going to go down the rabbit hole of working out how to hand roll APS film, I did that with 110 and 16mm subminiature cameras, too much time. I did hit a few charity shops and found this for 50p.

A lot of the SLR's I shoot feel a lot like shooting digital and don't slow me down, as people often say with film. It's always fun to shoot toy cameras and oddities as they feel different and the images they produce range from questionable/kind of interesting to yeah I kind of like that.

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Interesting camera - take a look at https://www.lomography.com/magazine/27228-imagetech-3d-fx-three-eyed-alien-mutant-camera to see the effects it will do with a little computing assistance
 
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Not a car boot but at Leek open air antique and collectable fair (on every Saturday) a Canon Demi EE17 in working order for a Tenner.

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So a Shutter Speed priority automatic aperture or fully manual half frame - f/1.7 30mm lens and focus icons in viewfinder (scale on lens). Had been fitted into a Akarelle leather case
 
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Car boot sale find. I've never shot one of the pop series and from the look and feel it very much feels like a cheap point and shoot, but it was 50p and I've always liked Hexanon branded slr lenses.
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Car boot sale find. I've never shot one of the pop series and from the look and feel it very much feels like a cheap point and shoot, but it was 50p and I've always liked Hexanon branded slr lenses.
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I had one of those (I might still have it somewhere in fact). The battery compartment on mine was corroded making normal use impossible, but I found out that, as it has a fixed shutter speed, by using various ASA settings and having the flash switch on or off, you can control the aperture manually and effectively use it with Sunny 16 settings.

I only ever shot one roll through it due to the faff involved, but it was nice and sharp.
 
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Car boot sale find. I've never shot one of the pop series and from the look and feel it very much feels like a cheap point and shoot, but it was 50p and I've always liked Hexanon branded slr lenses.
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I seem to recall those go for a few quid on eBay, especially the red ones, so if you don't like it then you can probably turn a good profit on it.
 
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I had one of those (I might still have it somewhere in fact). The battery compartment on mine was corroded making normal use impossible, but I found out that, as it has a fixed shutter speed, by using various ASA settings and having the flash switch on or off, you can control the aperture manually and effectively use it with Sunny 16 settings.

I only ever shot one roll through it due to the faff involved, but it was nice and sharp.
That's good to know. This one had a battery leak at some point, but I've cleaned it out with isopropyl alcohol and its working fine. Good to know its sharp, I quite like these type of fixed focus cameras for shooting family/friend stuff as they are basic/near impossible to screw up. I've made up a little 10 exposure roll of Eastman Kodak Double X and the same of Vision 3, so it will be interesting to check out the results.

I seem to recall those go for a few quid on eBay, especially the red ones, so if you don't like it then you can probably turn a good profit on it.
That's always nice to know. I sold a lot of cameras a few months back to fund a Leica Q2 and a 50mm Summilux for another camera. Its crazy what some of the point and shots go for now. Charity shops have cottoned on to camera prices now, as you mostly see all their stuff on ebay.
 
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I seem to recall those go for a few quid on eBay, especially the red ones, so if you don't like it then you can probably turn a good profit on it.
Looks like they sell for £30-£50 . . .

I have a Yashica T4 that I bought for 50p. I really must get around to developing the test roll, before the bottom falls out of the Hipster Point And Shoot market.
 
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Looks like they sell for £30-£50 . . .

I have a Yashica T4 that I bought for 50p. I really must get around to developing the test roll, before the bottom falls out of the Hipster Point And Shoot market.
YouTube and Instagram has pushed up anything with a Carl Zeiss or Canon logo. The Canon AE-1 Programs and Pentax K1000 I've sold got bid up to a silly price. Anything Contax, the Olympics XA line has been getting pushed up, Nikon F100 is going up for some reason. Bessa R stuff has just gotten silly, same as the Xpan, Pentax 6x7 too. It's all YouTube and Instagram hype.
 
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Nikon EM with the 50mm f1.8, £7 and a Holga 120, boxed with all the gubbins and a roll of film for a fiver, i grabbed that without looking, should have looked closer cos there were 2 batteries in that had leaked and it was full of acidic dust. OOOPS, nearly binned it but out of annoyance i thought i might see if it'd clean up, so a few minutes later with a pack of anti bac wipes it's as bad as new and working and even flashing. I also picked up a minolta 35mm compact with 6 rolls of expired neg film for £4.
I left a tatty Yashica for someone else. I really like the Nikon and will probably even use it.
 
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Another £1 find (Canon AF35M), needs a bit of a clean but fully working. Anyway f2.8/AF/Manual ISO in a point and shoot is always nice.
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I bought an AF35M II for a quid last year. It was very sharp. I sold it on though as the slightly primitive focus lock function was a bit of a faff and it was louder than hell in use. Nice camera though.
 

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Saw a Gnome pixie at the bootie and immediately thought h'mm now who would be the sort of member that would use and enjoy it...well fishy fish is into Holga it could be him o_O:D
 
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Picked up an om20 with 50mm 1.8 lens for a tenner from a charity shop. Change of battery’s and seems to be ok so will see how it goes.

taken the first few shots and wondering if i have lined film up over mirror correctly, will find out in due course I guess.....
 
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Picked up an Olympus AF-1 for £1.00 from Cash Converters. Unfortunately it takes a DL223a/CR-P2 battery which isn't cheap.

I also have a Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7 for my Contax 137MD awaiting collection and a Pentax SMC FA 50mm f1.4 on the way. I also have a Pentax MZ-3 with 35-80mm on the way.
 
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I guess the colour enlarger I brought on Saturday qualifies.
It came with all the filters a 50mm lens, focus finder, frames & a tray for £5 :jawdrop:

The 400mm/5.6 AF prime I got at the same time, may be a film era lens but I'll probably only use on digital...
 
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The Pentax MZ-3 and SMC-FA 50mm f1.4 arrived today. It has a roll of Fuji Velvia 100 loaded and when I put the batteries in it shows frame 1 so it looks like it's unused. The camera was sold as untested but works fine.

I don't think I've shot a slide film since the 80's. So we'll see how it goes.
 
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Almost forgot, I also picked up a Tamron SP 28-135 mm f4-4.5 Adaptall-2 model 28A lens while I was out. I got it from Charles Eagle cameras in Sunderland for £49. It came without a mount but it has a rear cap and he went and found me a case for it. It's not a Tamron case but it looks brand new.

He also had several mounts but they were all ones that I already had more than one of.
 
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