New addition to the "family"

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  1. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Got a new one at an estate sale this weekend so I thought I would take a shot of it and it inspired me to get the "family" together. A couple were useful but they are mostl just for fun sitting on the shelf.

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    I probably paid too much for it ($20) but think it is pretty close to the true value..

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  2. bigtwinky

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    Nice collection! I've always wanted to start a camera collection like yours, but I need to be spending the money on my current camera

    Nice pick up too...estate sales can be golden
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well I have actually only paid for a few of them. The Bronicas were of course paid for since they were my main wedding cameras and I paid not much for the Minolta when I bought it while I was still using film. A coupleof the older cameras were had for about $3-$5 at estate sales but other than that this one at $20 was my most expensive. By the way even the Speed Graphic was free.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    wow... I'll have to start heading back to these Estate sales.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Remember also if you are known as the "family photo guy" all of your friends and family that have old cameras gathering dust in their closets will think of you. I am sure alot of people here can attest to this. I know every time someone comes across an old camera in mine they always give it to me.
     
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    :thumbup:

    I've received many cameras this way. Relatives digging through the closet/attic pulling stuff out that grandpa used 60 years ago, etc.


    Nice find, JIP. And I recognzed that X-700 right away...my first real camera.
     
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    Nice! So, which lens you have on the Kine?
     
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    I see two cameras I have, that being the Argus and the Canon TLb.

    If you are going to use the TLb, it's a good camera but check your meter accuracy, I found mine to be a little over two stops off.
     
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    Is that Pacemaker a 3x4 or a 4x5?
     
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    Try thrift stores, I go into them all the time. Today in fact I went into a new one and they had TONS of Polaroids from the ones that look like they have that rubber boot coming out of them, sx-70s, to new onesteps all for about 3-2 bucks each, they had an old pentax, and since I walked into there with my AE-1 a lady who worked there said they sell them with lenses all the time for $30 bucks. Another thrift store my friend bought a canon IV SB2 for $6, and a nikomart for $4. Im amazed at what they sell for next to nothing and mostly at good to near mint condition, it must be a lot of people ditching their old film cameras for digital.
     

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