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Anybody else still have film camera brochures?

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by pixelpuffin, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Was rummaging in the loft today and stumbled upon a dusty sealed storage box.
    Couldn't recall what was hiding inside..so opened it

    Jeez, Stuffed full of old film camera brochures, mostly 35mm, but plenty of Mamiya, Bronica not to mention large format cameras too.
    I honestly thought these had been chucked out long ago.

    Anybody else still got theirs?
     
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  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I have some Mamiya 645 brochures, as well as some for the Contax G series, both cameras I really liked. I couldn't carry the 645 around nowadays anyway. Fujifilm CSCs come quite close to the Contax in concept, light. compact, well built and with excellent prime lenses available.
     
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  3. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I got the contax G series along with all the other contax too.
    It became a habit of mine back then...call in for film, paper etc and grab the latest brochures I didn't have!!
    I've got a folder for each brand - lol

    Maybe worth hanging onto??
     
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  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Have a look on ebay, sure I've seen some there.

    S
     
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  5. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Lots, especially Leica.

    Cheers,

    R,
     
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  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I've found quite a few on line. They're on my iPad as PDFs.
     
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  7. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    More instruction manuals than brochures - though I'm sure I have a few. Must look up the Voigtlander Brillant before I try to load film - it has an automatic counter, and I really need to know how it works first!

    Adrian
     
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I was at a camera swap meet a few weeks ago and saw a boatload :D Almost picked one up for my MX ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  9. Barry Reid

    Barry Reid Member

    Binned mine from back in the day when I actually bought a camera but I got a few now, Contax and Yashica ones mostly but I do have a couple of Pentax Brochures as well - They came with my recently Nostalgia purchase of an MX.
     
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  10. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    I've got most of the Minolta ones as I've got most of the Minolta cameras , autofocus and manual focus .

    When I'm looking at buying another camera I'll track down the brochure to have a read up on it .
    I prefer that than reading it online .
    So I've got several Canon , Nikon and Contax brochure's too .
     
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  11. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I carefully stored my Pentax MX, Pentax 50 mm, Vivitar 19 mm and Tamron 28-200 mm for 7 years after buying a my first Pentax DSLR in 2008, before finally deciding to part-exchange them for a nice used lens. I always thought I might use them again, but the death of Kodachrome made that extremely unlikely. I have also abandoned ever finding a DSLR as simple to use and the MX: the best compromise is my K5 on manual exposure and the default settings of the 2 control dials changed so that the front one controls aperture and the rear one shutter speed.
     
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  12. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I brought back out my MX last summer and have been using it, fairly, steadily since, Barry, :) ... although, truth be told, more steadily during the better weather ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  13. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Sounds a wee bit like me, Chester, I had the Vivitar 19 which I scored one of my more "infamous" Vancouver pics and I still have the Pentax/Tamron 28-200 which
    before my "regular" lens for my IST*Ds which I purchased in November 2004 :eek:.

    As for a MX equivalent, I really hate to bring another brand into the mix, but, of the current models out there, I'd say the Fuji XT-1, 2, 10 or 20 and pop on the Fuji 35/2 and betwixt the two of them, they have the shutter speed dial and aperture ring :D

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And the Fujis are nice and light and not bloated and overweight like some DSLR's.

    S
     
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  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Bloated and overweight can be nice too. :cool:
     
  16. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    I have instruction booklets for the following film cameras :
    Canon EOS300, EOS620, Canonet GIII1.7 and a Bauer C3 super eight cine camera

    I do not know where the cine camera (Probably the attic) is but I have the rest. The EOS620 was pretty dreadful but the others are very good.

    Somewhere I might have a manual for my Bronica but I don't know where

    Undocumented: Agfa Silette, 1884 tailboard and various box brownies
     
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  17. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I resemble that remark :D

    Jack
     
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  18. Barry Reid

    Barry Reid Member

    My parents are downsizing at the moment and in a box they handed me yesterday I found brochures for the Minox range, the Contax T2 and Leica Minilux. Most interesting was a ‘Contax News’ brochure with a load of G1 and G-series lens reviews.
     
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