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  1. grooski

    grooski TPF Noob!

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    Me and a buddy of mine went downtown to go see if there would be a camera store or a antique store. There was no camera store but the was a antique store with like 9 old cameras. They were mostly being sold for 20 dollars. They had zeiss that was selling for 80 though. Would it be a good idea to buy one, not for using of course, but just for a collection? Since most of them were only selling for 20 dollars.
     
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    All depends on what they are and what condition they are in.
     
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    I say use them.

    Get the models/numbers and do a search to get more info. Check Ebay to see what they are going for there. Most of the time, but not always, I find that Ebay is cheaper than antique stores/flea markets by about half.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do me a favor and take a list of what are they selling, post it back here and I'll tell you how much they're worth. Check also their condition, mechanically and optically.

    There are old Zeiss cameras that sell for less, not all Zeiss were created equal.
     
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    My bf brought home an old Brownie Hawkeye yesterday to use as a movie prop. Of course I took a liking to it and am thinking of keeping it. The $8 price tag suits me well. Anyway, I'm looking it over, pop it open to check it out. And there's a roll of film in it! :shock: 620 Kodacolor-X, process C-22 it says. It looks totally ancient. So what are the odds I could get this developed and get any negs out of it? :D
     
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    process C-22? I'd say about zero chance :lol:

    There is a lab in Colorado that does some old processes, I think. I can't remember the name, but it might have "Rocky Mountain" in it?
     
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    i would buy them and try to fix them.

    if not, it's a great decoration to your home especially when your hobby is photography.

    put them near a frame shot of yours...
     
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    Yeah, I worked with them, they're based in Aurora, CO. I had some 120 KR-14 (Kodachrome slides) that I wanted to be processed, sent it to them and got them back after one year, still not done. Otherwise they're ok. :lol:
     
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    Heh, I got a great old 2-1/2 Rolleicord for free from some garage sale and it works great!

    Old cameras can still be useful.
     
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    Lucky!! :evil: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Heh, finding film is a pain, and now that I have a working 35mm SLR again (Nikon F 8) ) I'm trying to sell it. I'm not asking much, either.
     
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    You can get E-6 developed in C-41 so why not get the roll done with C-41 and see what happens? Nothing to lose but a couple of bucks! :D
     

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