I always like 35mm manual cameras. I am a DSLR user as well but there's something about the old school SLR cameras, or the regular 35mm cameras, that the DLSR cannot replicate. You can digitized an image to have that 35mm film quality look, but that would be just bogus. 35mm film processing is like a dying art. And there's not much Photography Lab Stores as it used to be. There are drugs stores, but they usually have drugstore owned 35mm films, rather than the high quality standard 35mm films. It's really not that hard to learn it. If you are used of the DSLR camera, all you gotta do is learn how to use the Focus and Aperture. Loading is pretty easy, just be patient. The rest are common sense later. It's also cool to hear the real manual sounds of a SLR camera than the digital effect sounds.
This box arrived yesterday from eBay.
The seller sealed it pretty good.
Camera's Sling Bag, Camera's Strap, and some 35mm Films.
Camera Bag's Strap, Manual, and Etc.
Some Films included. 400 Speed. Only 12 Exposures. Sorta like Practice Films.
And there she is… It's a Minolta x700. Built in 1981. Got it on eBay for under 150 bucks. The lens is a regular Minolta 50mm 1:2. Missing lens cap, and no UV filter or any filter to protect the lens. I'll get that later.
I already owned a Honeywell Spotmatic Minolta and that too is an awesome camera. Just lately I've used some expired 35mm films. Most of it turned out okay. It has that experimental quality. You can check them out in my Flickr account.
It came with a zoom lens Vivitar 85-205mm 1:38. Wow.. it's sorta heavy. This is the part where I'm glad how these metallic lenses evolved to plastic DSLR camera lenses as far of weight goes.
It's even heavier… what a difference man. Well, will see what it does...
1982 Television Commercial:
Some samples of what the camera can produce. Please do click on the photos to link you up to the photographers who posted them:
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