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Antique cameras

This community seems pretty much dead but I guess it's the best bet for the question that I have:

What has been your luck with finding cameras that work at thrift and antique stores?

I recently came across an antique shop that had a whole section of vintage cameras (old brownies, polaroids, etc.) but before going crazy and buying tons of cameras that might not even work I decided to do a little researching. So, anyone that actually still reads this community, any tips for buying and using antique cameras? Or are they solely for collection purposes?

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Hi, I just joined this community since I figure it really fits the photo taking style I have... which is using a piece of shit camera.  I love just taking pictures of random things and downloading it onto my computer... and await  for the surprise of what I took.

Here is an example of crappyness

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hi, i'm new.


5 new "junk" cameras for a total of $8
  • suntone mm-251 35mm
  • vivitar pn2011 35mm
  • olympus infinity stylus 35mm auto point&shoot
  • capital kx100 35mm
  • game boy advance camera

    i got the capital and the suntone to mess around with pinhole photography. i also bought some toy binoculars to see if i could attempt making a lense...haha, well i'm going to have some fun with it at least.

    the vivitar, olympus and game boy advance are just going to be good times.
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    Hi there

    Here are some polaroids by me - shot on an EE100 using a mix of 669 and Fuji FP-100.

    Double exposure on FP-100c.Collapse )

    Chandelier on FP-100c.Collapse )

    Broadway at midnight on 669.Collapse )

    Mount Adams Hydrant on 669.Collapse )

    My thoughts are that the Fuji film is a lot more modern - it's colours are more modern and it dries faster and without any ripples from peeling. But the 669 has a lot more charm, and responds more interestingly. These were shot in New York and Cincinnati, and it was very cold in both places, so I'm not sure I was developing things for the optimum time, but all the same the pics were a lot of fun to take.

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    My mom bought me this at the local thrift shop (in a big briefcase with tons of flash bulbs (they look like they are from the 50's) and old film cannisters). It's an Ansco Super Memar... does anyone know anything about this type of camera? I don't have much experience with cameras outside of digital ones... so anything anyone can give me would be a great help lol. ;)
    (sorry for the poor webcam image... the digital camera's batteries are recharging. ;P)
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