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Poll - Would you buy a brand new film camera?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Liam Clifford, May 18, 2017.

  1. Paul Manuell

    Paul Manuell Member

    Cheers for that, well explained and easily understood. Very surprised at such short exposures with such a small aperture, so I've definitely learnt something there.
  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    In lower light exposures can easily go into many minutes. I think my longest was about 15 minutes. However, with fast film like HP5+ it's all quite flexible - set up, read the light, expose, move on and repeat. If you know the exposure is long it can be a painstaking process of making sure you get the set-up/composition right, as you don't want to have to wait around for a safety shot. ;)
  3. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Hi neil, :confused: Well, I did have a mosey round eBay and a few dealers (such as Teamwork) and was surprised at prices. No decent field cameras - apart from Linhofs (Oiy! The prices!!) - to be found, either, and that is what I'd want, a field camera. I've tried lugging a Sinar Norma around 'in the field' a little.

    The film revival is definitely gathering pace. Sensible for me would be s/h Fuji GX680 (to get some tilt & shift correction) but I'd have to spend more on that than I'd get for not buying the Intrepid and for selling my 5x4 lens, darkslides and film. Then I'd want more lenses for the Fuji ... o_O . Anyway, I have another slight complication. May have to start a Thread for this one. Cheers, Oly
  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    If I had the money to shoot 5x4 less casually, I'd like a Walker Titan XL Wide 5x4. Don't want/need folding, and they are tough.
  5. William Parker

    William Parker Well-Known Member

    I don't think i would as there are so many good usable classics on the market.
    Roger Hicks likes this.
  6. AJUK

    AJUK Well-Known Member

    I would be interested in a new film compact that had a fast lens and built-in VR. About 8 years ago Fuji did make a modern film compact the Natura S that had a 24mm f.19 lens, today it goes for stupid money on eBay selling for more than a Contax T2, so there is a market out there for one.
  7. Paul Manuell

    Paul Manuell Member

    I own a Pentax 645NII. It's my second one after the first one developed a fault that was seemingly irreparable as nobody would take a look at it, not even Ricoh UK. I absolutely love the camera but realise it only has a limited shelf life, so yes, I would 100% buy a new one if it was made.
  8. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Another poll thread comes back to life ... but the question should be 'would you buy any new camera?'.
    With so much good condition stuff available secondhand from reputable retailers, my answer is no.
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I had a Fuji film compact 12 years ago that was a really nice camera. Do (have) any compacts had a lens based stabilisation system? I thought they were all sensor based.

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