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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.
  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

  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


    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

  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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