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When did you last buy a new fim camera?

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by AJUK, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. AJUK

    AJUK Well-Known Member

    When I say new, I mean brand new, and is feature they could add to a film camera to make you want to buy a new one?
     
  2. huwevans

    huwevans Not Really Here

    That would be about five years ago, I think - Nikon FM3A. Today's film cameras (those that are left) aren't lacking anything from my perspective - there haven't been any technology advances in the last twenty years or so that I either want or need. They'd have to cut lots of things out to get me excited. I'd quite happily buy a current Mamiya 7II if I had the money for it and the requisite lenses though. And I did think for a while that I might find myself buying a Zeiss Ikon, but on reflection I decided I'd rather go back to a Contax G2, if and when my priorities lean that way.
     
  3. AJUK

    AJUK Well-Known Member

    Your moderating late, then again I can't talk, I'm stil here, im off now anyway!
     
  4. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

    I have never bought a brand new film camera. :eek:

    And as the only new film camera that Nikon are still producing is an F6, I won't be buying one anytime soon! (Much prefer my F5!)
     
  5. pilliwinks

    pilliwinks Well-Known Member

    Last year, a 5x4 field camera. There are no extra features that I can think of that would make me want to buy a new 35mm camera, unless by "new feature" you included no autofocus, no built in winder, and no battery dependence. I can live with a built in meter, although I haven't seriously used a camera with a built in meter for years.
     
  6. daveish182

    daveish182 Well-Known Member

    Canon AE1P in the early 80's
    If you could add a medium format and large senser digital back to 35mm Canon FD i'd be very happy lol or maybe auto film develop??
     
  7. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    Earlier this week. A Minolta disposable.
     
  8. robc

    robc Well-Known Member

    About 18 months ago....Canon EOS 33V
    It is well loved and is currently my most used camera (my DSLR gets next to no use) but I have learnt pretty much all I can get out of it so I am looking to upgrade to an EOS 1V HS as soon as possible - so in a couple of months I will be buying another brand new film camera.
    R
     
  9. Ben78

    Ben78 Well-Known Member

    About six months ago - a Mamiya RB67.
     
  10. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well...discounting disposables and various compacts, the last film camera I bought brand new was my EOS 100 in 1992 or 3. But I have bought a Contax 167mt more recently that was NOS (new old stock), I suppose. There is nothing I can imagine that they could add to a new film camera to make me buy one - I will just maybe continue to hoover up used ones instead, although even that's unlikely as I reckon I have the film cameras I really want now - in the AF SLR world, there's simply nowhere else to go.
     
  11. Matt_Hunt

    Matt_Hunt Well-Known Member

    March last year, Nikon F75.

    Think about changing it for an F80 now.
     
  12. Iloca

    Iloca Well-Known Member

    The only new film camera I bought was an Olympus OM10, bought around 1980 (pictured in my gallery). There's nothing that they could add to any current 35mm film camera that would make me buy one. I recently bought a used OM4, for me thats it, nothing needs to be added (unless as someone mentioned above a 'Digital Back' :cool:) nothing needs to be taken away. The only new film camera that I would like is a Wista 5x4 Field Camera. :D

    Richard
     
  13. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    The only new film camera I've bought was the F80, I got it just after it came out.
     
  14. Woolliscroft

    Woolliscroft Well-Known Member

    Late 2004: a Pentax 67II, Oh and AP very kindly gave me a Leica MP last spring. As for new features, like Huw I have found most of the new features of the last 20 years to range between useless and a real pain: e.g. DX coding, auto focus, plastic bodies. cameras with no manual film winding.
     
  15. AlfChamings

    AlfChamings Well-Known Member

    F80, three years ago. Unlike some, I do like some of its features (although I do still like my FE2 and FA). The adjustable programme mode - turn the thumb wheel to alter the aperture - is better than aperture priority in my view because you use it when you have time, but if you don't have time, you still get the shot, albeit you could have a better setting - which you might then get if you have time for a second shot.

    What I would add: the big things they missed off: can't meter with manual lenses - like my macro; no mirror lock up. Still use a manual body for these.
     
  16. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Nikon FM in '81 or '82 (can't recall which)

    Like Alf it's more likely features that are missing would rule a camera out of the running rather than anything new would attract me. As far as I can tell other than having lots of electronic gubbins stuffed inside dSLRs don't seem to have any features that you can't find on any half decent film box...

    :)
     
  17. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

    :eek:

    I was born in 1982.
     
  18. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Musta been a good year............... :D
     
  19. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

    :D :D :D

    :eek:
     
  20. stephanj

    stephanj Well-Known Member

    Bronica Rangefinder this time last year. Which on reflection astounds me. I actually bought something brand new! Crikey, the Jessops used service must have had a bad week.
     

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