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    Question Does anyone buy 35mm slr's anymore

    I have a really nice 35mm slr that I never use anymore. Are these things just dinosaurs of the camera world now or are the worth anything for resale? If they have any value, where would be a good place to unload them. I have looked on ebay, but there seems to be a lot of unsold cameras there.

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    we've given most of our film cameras away.
    theres always the few that are rare, or collectible...or Leica's.
    quite a few medium format cameras are still worth a few bucks.





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    Depends on what you have. A Black Nikon F2 with eye-level finder, goes for a premium. A Nikon N70- goes for about $20. I paid a lot more for the N70 than I did the Black F2 with eye-level prism.

    This forum has an active collector's forum and film forum. You might try the classified ads here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixmedic View Post
    we've given most of our film cameras away.
    theres always the few that are rare, or collectible...or Leica's.
    quite a few medium format cameras are still worth a few bucks.
    Yeah, I kinda figured as much. Too bad. Thanks for the reply.

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    I usually see a few of them in the local classified. People listing a camera/lens/flash/bag...for about 50% of what (their mom/dad/husband) paid for it 15 years ago. Of course, they could probably only get 10% of their asking price.

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    Man the pricing on this stuff is sad!!
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    Very few people want these things , times changes and so does technology
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    If you have a Minolta Maxxum, then you can get a some money from the lens. I bought a Minolta Maxxum 70 to 210mm to use on my Sony A55. Some photography classes in college require their students to start out with a film SLR sometimes you get a buyer that away.
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    Very few 35mm SLR cameras have value ... especially if build between 1970 to current.
    It's the old stuff that is in demand ... or the very unique.

    I sold my film stuff years ago ... and now I can buy it back for a fraction of the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB View Post
    Man the pricing on this stuff is sad!!
    Minolta 35mm cameras | eBay
    I still shoot film, so it's not so sad for my bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhop View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BigB View Post
    Man the pricing on this stuff is sad!!
    Minolta 35mm cameras | eBay
    I still shoot film, so it's not so sad for my bank account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB View Post
    Does anyone buy 35mm slr's anymore
    Camera makers still make and sell brand new film cameras:

    Nikon's entry-level FM10 - FM10 from Nikon

    Nikon's pro grade F6 - F6 from Nikon
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    Only the best of the best have any value, but film is still popular, especially with the new hipster crowd. I think it may even be gaining in popularity compared to a few years ago.

    Personally I only shoot digital for wildlife and sports, due to speed and iso performance. Everything else is shot on film because it still looks better in my subjective opinion.

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