Have film camera prices stabilised?


ilovesaabs

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 15:51
I was wondering if your paths had crossed Mike...
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Mike-P

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 15:55
ilovesaabs wrote:
I was wondering if your paths had crossed Mike...

Mmm, I was a bit concerned he was built like Rocky as well but luckily he refunded me almost instantly so I didn't have to go find out in person
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walkeja

Link Posted 24/02/2017 - 11:55
walkeja wrote:
When is Kodachrome coming back?

It was a flippant comment seeing as Kodak is no longer in business, but as John Riley says, probably the best colour film ever and a good one to learn photography with as once the shutter button was pressed, that was it, no going back, image could not be changed as it had to be sent away to be processed.
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JAK

Link Posted 24/02/2017 - 11:59
walkeja wrote:
walkeja wrote:
When is Kodachrome coming back?

It was a flippant comment seeing as Kodak is no longer in business

Err, no! When did Kodak cease trading then?
http://www.kodak.com/VN/en/corp/Press_center/Kodak_Brings_Back_a_Classic_with_EK...
Should you research it you will find that in September 2013 "the company emerged from bankruptcy having shed its large legacy liabilities." (Wikipedia.)
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 24/02/2017 - 12:06

walkeja

Link Posted 25/02/2017 - 11:02
JAK wrote:
walkeja wrote:
Quote:
When is Kodachrome coming back?

It was a flippant comment seeing as Kodak is no longer in business

Err, no! When did Kodak cease trading then?
http://www.kodak.com/VN/en/corp/Press_center/Kodak_Brings_Back_a_Classic_with_EK...
Should you research it you will find that in September 2013 "the company emerged from bankruptcy having shed its large legacy liabilities." (Wikipedia.)

Shows that you can't even trust "The Times".
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JAK

Link Posted 25/02/2017 - 17:22
walkeja wrote:
Shows that you can't even trust "The Times".

What do you mean?
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Jetsam1

Link Posted 25/02/2017 - 18:59
I think it has made a little comeback as the film cameras do give you a very different experience to a DSLR. Still like DSLRs though. But seeing Ferrania start up and Ilford staying strong I just need to save up a little more to get back into practice but it seems to be around for the long term anyway. Even at the level of smallish scale specialists.
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walkeja

Link Posted 28/02/2017 - 11:18
JAK wrote:
walkeja wrote:
Shows that you can't even trust "The Times".

What do you mean?

It was in "The Times" that Kodak was out of business!
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JAK

Link Posted 28/02/2017 - 11:31
walkeja wrote:
It was in "The Times" that Kodak was out of business!

The moral here is that you can't believe all you read or perhaps its been taken out of context and led you to misunderstand.
John K

womble

Link Posted 28/02/2017 - 22:12
pschlute wrote:
I got lucky on ebay last week and bought a Super A + Takumar macro zoom for £36. I will be lucky to get a fiver for the zoom, but the Super A is... well.... just super. Apart from a missing cover for the winder connection on the baseplate, it looks like it was unboxed yesterday. Absolutely mint. Works like a dream too. I have always wanted a Super A and am over the moon with this.

keep looking George, there is one out there somewhere with your name on it.

I don't believe it has a winder cover. I thought the same when I got mine to find that they didn't have one unlike the ME Super etc.

K.
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pschlute

Link Posted 01/03/2017 - 06:26
womble wrote:


I don't believe it has a winder cover. I thought the same when I got mine to find that they didn't have one unlike the ME Super etc.

K.

Ah that is interesting. Thanks.
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johnriley

Link Posted 01/03/2017 - 09:35
There should be a cover for the winder connection, it would be very vulnerable without one. Every Super A and Program A I have owned has had one in place.
Best regards, John

pschlute

Link Posted 01/03/2017 - 11:02
johnriley wrote:
There should be a cover for the winder connection, it would be very vulnerable without one. Every Super A and Program A I have owned has had one in place.

mmm the plot thickens.

That does make sense to me john. I did try the screw cover from an old ME and that does not fit. I did have a look on ebay for a Super-A being sold for spares, but all of them have the cover missing...perhaps they were all fitted with winders and the covers are all lost down the back of the proverbial sofa.
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johnriley

Link Posted 01/03/2017 - 11:16
Quote:
perhaps they were all fitted with winders and the covers are all lost down the back of the proverbial sofa.

Winders were in "in thing" at the time, so that's entirely possible. It would be very sloppy to sell a camera with an exposed connection.
Best regards, John

Algernon

Link Posted 01/03/2017 - 11:40
Just had a look on ebay and all the one's I looked at including a mint one with the plastic bottom protection still in place hadn't got any cover. Looking at one of my Super-A's the hole isn't threaded, just stepped.

The Super-A Manual shows the bottom on one shot and that hasn't got a cover.

EDIT:
None shown on the parts diagram or in the catalogue..
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/RiceHigh/media/Web%20Linking/Xitek/Super_A_Explo...
http://forum.xitek.com/thread-327773-1-1-1.html


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Last Edited by Algernon on 01/03/2017 - 12:06
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