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>>3935292...I wouldn't be taking that thing underwater though. Ikelite 2-lock systems are really easy to flood even at an optimal condition. Is the camera a 50d by any chance?
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>>3935283Not really fitting, but got my dad's old Nikkor 50mm 1.8I like it, but it's a bit of a pain in the ass for everyday use since I have to use it completely manually with my D3300.
>>3935311Forgot image. It's the AI-S pancake version I'm pretty sure. This one in the image.[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Image-Specific Properties:
>>393530120d w/Sigma 24 1.8, and if you re-do all the seals on it, it's fine. I've already had it underwater and it only leaked on one button seal on the back and I re-did that and it's fine. The two main seals I conditioned with Honda Shin-Etsu grease made for cars and they held underwater.
>>3935283>Nikon F2 Photomic with a Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 + Nikkor-S 35mm f/2.8 + some goodies>250 EurosI know it's expensive compared to few years back but I made my money back from the extras that were included with the purchase.
>>3935310The inflation of brittle plastic point-and-shoots is perhaps the most ridiculous.
>>3935447The "digishit" ones or the old film ones?
>>3935447You should see what Canon AE1s go for in college towns
Canon rangefinders are cheap, all considered. Might pick up a 7 and 35/2 soon
>>3935311>>3935315That is a pain, you should get a Zfc
>>3935483Those look very nice, but I'm honestly not a very big fan of mirrorless ones. I will probably go for some used full frame DSLR when it's time to upgrade. Like the D800 or something.
>>3935283I have never gone to a thrift store to look for cameras because I don't want to* buy a broken camera* buy a dirty gross cameraand I am not naive enough to think I would have good enough luck to find a good deal on something clean and working in my area.
What is thriftstore/pawn shop camera shopping like? Camera stores I'm sure everything will work, but thrift stores and pawn shops, something tells me they won't even check it out before slapping a price on it.
>>3935695I always take some batteries with me so I can test stuff, sometimes you can get a real bargain but there might be broken stuff as well.
>>3935695Hit and miss, do like this guy >>3935711 and bring shit to test. Camera shops go through everything usually so you pay more but you get something built like a brick shit house that will shoot for decades.If you can't fix cameras, go to a camera shop. A lot of flea markets/pawn shops and thrift shops charge inflated eBay Buy It Now prices and not Sold Prices for shit that hasn't been gone through, so if you're going to pay, go to an actual camera shop. Scalpers regularly patrol almost every single thrift shop and pawn shop daily to get anything they can flip on eBay. I bought a Kiev 4 from a local thrift shop for like 40 bucks and the next day someone came in from one of the big cities and bought every single camera in the store and they were on eBay for hipster tax money a couple days later. I know for a fact a few of those cameras did not work and they were being sold as-is for CLA'd prices.
>>3935695>something tells me they won't even check it out before slapping a price on it...and that's a good thing.Because it probably makes it cheap.For lenses and such, just look them over and see if you see anything wrong, cameras can be harder of course. But many places, at least here in Sweden, actually check the stuff beforehand, and if they didn't it will be marked as "unchecked".I have personally pretty much only seen older film stuff though, not any F mounts for my Nikon, some Canon. But most seem like just older kit lenses.
I fucking go to second hand and buy all the cool cams and sell on ebbayThen i buy cheese doodles and fat
There's a flea market nearby that sells pure junk. Second hand clothes, stolen electronics, stolen bikes, used hand soap, old toys, worn shoes, just pure shit. There was a lady selling boxes of broken camera stuff, old broken lenses, obliterated rusted camera bodies, etc., everything for one dollar. Found three film cameras in okay-ish condition. Bought them, tried them at home with batteries and only one of them works. A Canon AF35M. I still haven't developed a roll yet so I don't know if it's any good but it advances the film, rewinds, light meter works (dunno if it's accurate yet), flash is broken. But I have my first film camera finally. I'd get sick looking at film camera prices on eBay so I'm really happy to have found this. Can't wait to try out cool film stocks.
>>3935447>The inflation of brittle plastic point-and-shoots is perhaps the most ridiculous.Nah, point and shoots have gone 4-10x. That film that was $1/roll in 2008 is easily 10-20x now.
>>3935802in absolute terms you're talking about a few dollars increase vs a few hundred, order of magnitude is important
>>3935802>>3935447It's not inflation, it's price fixing based on assumed income amount of the buyer
Probably my best ever find. > Deceased estate auction> Agent guy selling off all the stuff with 20 or so pictures of all the stuff. > bunch of boxes bundled on the floor> Notice a lens collar... a reversed lens collar.....A fucking reversed lens collar> Call up the guy and ask for more pictures. > He wont be on site till the auction next week. > I pledge $185 for the box and its contents. He agrees. > Arrive to the auction an hour early. Pay $185> Item marked as "Telescope" It's a Sigma 300-800mm>Hasn't been touched since at least 2003> Electronics need an update and doesn't communicate with some camera bodies. displaying an 'Error 01' >Lens is fucking immaculate. Not a blemish. It was taken out of its case when they inspected the stuff and marked it off as a 'telescope' Despite this, the lens is fairly soft compared to today's glass, and shit is heavy to haul around on hikes. For $185 and a bit of extra post work, I'm not complaining. Sadly I no longer have this lens, I barely used it and needed the cash at the time.
>>3936025>the lens IS soft>I needed the moneyWas. Was soft. Nigger. NIGGER.
>>3935914$60 for 60 rolls to $1200 at $20/roll$30 for stylus epic to $250you're not gunna make it anon.
>>3936026ayo, y u finna winna dinna mad whyt boi? yo, girl's tiny Sonygger A7 III is *Built* for my BBC (big black camera [lens]) ....with the correct lens adapter and tripod gimbal head she can't *resist* the 300-800 zoom range at a constant f5.6 that STARTS where most telephoto zooms end. >pic related, my lens and your lens. (probably a 70-200 lmao, go take portraits whyt boi lmao)
>>3935695Thrift store junkie here.Camera buying can be hit or miss. Naturally you don't go "I want a Contax, let's see what Goodwill has." You get what they got, if they have anything. Sometimes you see a "your free gift for subscribing" camera for $15. Sometimes you find an Olympus Mju:2 for $5. Sometimes the battery compartment is caked in akaline battery leak. And sometimes you find a roll in them forgotten by the last owner.Highlights of stuff I've found. In all, I probably paid around $100 total for these.XA in boxMju:2, two of themShit ton of Stylus Epic 80sNikon 35TiNikon Lite Touch AFSekonic L-358 light meterSeveral HolgasSuperheadz Ultra wide & slimNishika N8000, new in box. Sent that guy straight to eBay.Pic, some cameras I have lying around. Vivitar is in plastic because it had a pretty bad battery leak. But it's so delightfully cheap looking I want to get it cleaned up.
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>>3936061Nice haul anon. I love that bright red voltorb-ass Holga. There's no telling how many Chuck E Cheese birthday parties these cameras have seen.
>>3936061Why do you get all of these? To resell or just to collect? I don't really get buying all these "newer" budget film cameras.
>>3936084Not him but I think it's a cool thing to collect. Relics of a time that's entirely obsolete, but one we can remember.
>>3936041>ara ara, 70-200-kun ~<3
>>3935447>he got priced out
>>3936068uh oh ive stepped on someone's toes :))))Anyway, i got this dumbass camera for a tenner which needed a lot of service.
>>3936041Hearing a lot of bragging there, buck. But you seem to forget that it's all about girth. Look at a real f2.8 next to your girl for a second. Simply. Can't. Compete.Now get the hell out of my swamp![EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Image-Specific Properties:
>>3936084Little of the former. Mostly the latter. I love all the shapes, sizes, layouts, and features these P&S cameras came with I’ll sell them sometimes like the Nishika, For that, I’m content with owning a used one w/o packaging. And I sold off all those Epic 80s during the pandemic last year.>Elmo somehow broke somewhere between the thrift store and home. That really bummed me out.[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Camera SoftwarePolarr Photo EditorCamera ModeliPhone 12 miniEquipment MakeAppleSensing MethodOne-Chip Color AreaImage-Specific Properties:Image Created2021:09:06 14:12:47Horizontal Resolution72 dpiImage OrientationTop, Left-HandVertical Resolution72 dpiFlashNo Flash, CompulsoryExposure ModeAutoF-Numberf/1.6Image Height800Lens Aperturef/1.6Exposure Bias0 EVMetering ModePatternScene Capture TypeStandardFocal Length4.20 mmColor Space InformationsRGBImage Width800Brightness0.5 EVWhite BalanceAutoExposure Time1/57 secExposure ProgramNormal ProgramISO Speed Rating500
Worth getting a used D610 for $700? About 9000 exposures. It's from camera store so is tested.
>>3936477In Sweden, Europe btw.
>>3936245...I... I kneel
>>3936480Sweden is not part of Europe.
Ebay tips? What red flags do you look for in a used lens listing? Sometimes they say "there is some internal dust but it does not affect photo quality!" Do you believe that? Some listings just say it's tested and works fine with no indication of dust, haze, scratches, or fungus.Would you ever order a lens from a seller who does not accept returns?
>>3936783Really curious to know where you think Sweden is. Africa? Antarctica?
>>3937569I don’t like to buy a lens on eBay unless I can see a light being shined through it somehow. There are some kinds of haze and fungus that don’t show up otherwise. I also don’t like to buy if the seller mentions any internal problems at all.
>>3937569Doesn't eBay rape sellers for trivial problems, can't PayPal give extra protection? Like if a seller says there's no problem and you find out there is eBay will force them to repay? Haven't done this myself, but from what I've heard they pretty much always side with buyers.
>>3937571It's its own landmass.
>>3937609It's not like it's actually part of a peninsula attached to the Eurasian continent or something. You're absolutely right, it's actually an island. If you ignore geography.
180 USD for this. Did I get fucked? It's what I get for being impulsive.
>>3937609this is a fucking retarded take god damn>Japan is not part of Asia>Philippines is not part of Asia>UK is not part of Europe>Madagascar is not part of Africa
>>3937609>>3937615It's actually Hyperborea https://youtube.com/watch?v=v9l82rgYXHE
>>3937609>It's its own landmass.I can't think of any reasonable reason anyone would choose to argue this other than as trolling, so I'm not going to bother responding anymore.
>>3937620What is it?
Anyone here that have replaced a shutter? May be able to get a D610 for cheap, but with a broken shutter. Wondering if it's viable to bet on that the chinks can deliver a working shutter and that I'm able to replace it.
>>3937569A little dust on the inside of the lens won't affect things beyond the character of Bokeh wide open. A lot of dust is a problem. Generally, stick to this advice (>>3937575) and don't buy glass you can't see through.
>>3937620>>3937759Is it a Pentacon?
>>3937620Take pictures with it. I will say that I don't really like using preset aperture lenses like that, though, because it can be easy to move the aperture preset ring when you're trying to hold the stop-down ring against a detent, but that just depends on the strength of the detent.
You guys ever buy stuff from Japanese ebay sellers? There's tons of them. Seems like half the lens listings are in Japan. Do you have to pay extra for customs or whatever?
>>3937920I do. Haven't had any bad experiences. One sent me an origami crane with my lens which is a tradition that started as a token of friendship and respect after World War II.
>>3937923Omg that's so nice
>>3937615>>3937622>>3937757The culture, traditions and mentality of the people is so different from the rest of europe that you cannot bunch them together
>>3937926Would you all please shut the FUCK UP about FUCKING SWEDEN? NO ONE GIVES A SHIT. jesus christ.
>>3937575>>3937791>>3937923Alright that's the feedback I was looking for, thanks! Just bought a 60mm 2.8 Nikkor Micro lens on ebay from a Japanese store. Just the AF version, no AF-D, so it's the 1989-1993 model. The deal was too good, I had to pounce. We'll see what condition the lens is really in but it looked pretty fine, and yes it had several pictures peering through the glass itself. Not that I'm expecting a mint lens or anything, I just want something cool and cheap to take close up pictures of bugs and frogs.
>>3937927A lot of people seem to care.
>>3937923Lol I just got the same actually.>>3937920Ordered from several of them - always positive experiences. These are the ones with hundreds or thousands of reviews though.
>>3935283Found this clean AE-1 on my uncle's closet I should use it, but I'm used to shooting in aperture priority
>>3938051This is my concern with film cameras too, I'm spoiled. Feel like I would fuck up a few rolls trying to get used to it. That's a really great camera though.
>>3937934Holy shit it's fucking mint condition. And it was $50 less than the other listings for rougher lenses, and it shipped instantly. Based Japanese sellers. This is the only way to buy gear for me forever.
What's a good and trustworthy website where I can buy some used lenses?
>>3939269Honestly Robert's Camera in Indianapolis is decent and has an eBay. Picked my Df up there and a few lenses. Their used department is pretty based and they don't charge hipster tax
>>3936084I also buy every meme point and shoot I find at the thrift shop. I usually have it in mind to sell them, but once I put a roll through and confirm the camera works I always decide to hang on to it in the event that one of them breaks. There's nowhere to get these repaired and they are expensive.
>>3936025Did you make a profit when you sold it?
>>3939264I have absolutely no idea how to use this thing and I know the depth of field is way too narrow, but it's already so much fun to shoot with. Super sharp. Now I just need a better camera that can work the autofocus and has IBIS.[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Equipment MakeNIKON CORPORATIONCamera ModelNIKON D5500Camera SoftwareVer.1.02Maximum Lens Aperturef/4.8Sensing MethodOne-Chip Color AreaColor Filter Array Pattern18126Focal Length (35mm Equiv)90 mmImage-Specific Properties:Image OrientationTop, Left-HandHorizontal Resolution300 dpiVertical Resolution300 dpiImage Created2021:09:14 12:48:32Exposure Time1/320 secF-Numberf/4.8Exposure ProgramAperture PriorityISO Speed Rating100Exposure Bias0 EVMetering ModePatternLight SourceUnknownFlashNo Flash, CompulsoryFocal Length60.00 mmColor Space InformationsRGBImage Width2992Image Height2000RenderingNormalExposure ModeAutoWhite BalanceAutoScene Capture TypeStandardGain ControlNoneContrastNormalSaturationNormalSharpnessNormalSubject Distance RangeUnknown
TAIR 11-A 135mm f/2.8 = 30 eurobucksPentacon G.D.R. 135mm f2.8 = 50 eurobucksNikon 105mm f/2.5 AI-s = 120 eurobucksKilfitt Makro Kilar E 4cm f2.8 = 185 eurobucks>>3937620You overpaid. Should've got a Tair or a Jupiter instead. But it has a great value for portraits, 15 blades is a killer feature.>>3939288>and I know the depth of field is way too narrowNice double digits. That's why you need to shoot at f/16-32 + flash.[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Equipment MakeSONYCamera ModelILCE-7RM3Camera SoftwareAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 10.2 (Windows)Maximum Lens Aperturef/1.0Image-Specific Properties:Horizontal Resolution72 dpiVertical Resolution72 dpiImage Created2021:09:14 21:00:51Exposure Time1/30 secExposure ProgramAperture PriorityISO Speed Rating2000Brightness-5.7 EVExposure Bias-1 EVMetering ModeCenter Weighted AverageLight SourceUnknownFlashNo Flash, CompulsoryColor Space InformationsRGBRenderingNormalExposure ModeAutoWhite BalanceAutoScene Capture TypeStandardContrastNormalSaturationNormalSharpnessNormal
>>3939341Yep, been shooting more with it and figuring that out fast. In the market for a cheap flash now.
>>3939277>they are expensiveAre these some good point and shoots? Pretty sure I've never seen one over $15.
>>3939700I have a Minolta Zoom 110 and and an Olympus Infinity Stylus. The stylus has a sharp 35mm lens with a max aperture of 3.5 that's pretty fast for a point and shoot (picrel) and the going rate online is over $100. The Olympus mju II is the successor to mine and goes for about $350 because it has a faster max aperture of 2.8 and weather sealing. Apparently Kendall Jenner appeared on a talk show a few years ago and talked about her Kontax T2 and now those go for $1000 used. The Kontax is a fantastic point and shoot though because it allows for aperture control and manual focus and has a very sharp lens. It's compact and is made of metal not plastic. Are these cameras good? Yeah they take great photos. They're overpriced in the current market though though. That's why anons coom themselves when they see one for sale at Savers for $5 because the staff assumes they are just a shitty 90s camera.[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Equipment MakeNORITSU KOKICamera ModelEZ ControllerCamera SoftwareAdobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)Image-Specific Properties:Image Width3024Image Height2005Number of Bits Per Component8, 8, 8Pixel CompositionRGBImage OrientationTop, Left-HandHorizontal Resolution72 dpiVertical Resolution72 dpiImage Created2021:09:05 17:23:13Color Space InformationsRGBImage Width1080Image Height716
>>3935711Which batteries do you take? Do all cameras take the same battery?
>>3939820Good rule of thumb for batteries, 4 AA's, rechargeable of course so you can verify they're good by just charging them.2CR5 and CR123 are the two common lithium batteries cameras took in the 1980s. PX625 for Canon AE1. LR44 for Nikon and most 1980s SLRs.
Man. Son of a bitch. I was holding out for a Nikon D500 but a guy on Craigslist is selling a D7500 for 500 fuckin dollars, less than 10k shutter count. I don't think I can deny this deal. That's half of what I could get a D500 with 100,000 shots for. I've seen this guy, too, he had it for $600 a couple weeks back, and $700 a few weeks before that. He's pricing it to sell and it still hasn't because everyone except me wants a mirrorless.I think I have to buy it. For $500 I can live with fewer focus points and one storage slot. I'll miss the illuminated buttons though.
got an OM-1 body for $30 at a local camera shop. Fullfunctional, just needed some light seals. Then I bought a Zuiko 50mm 1.8 on ebay for $40. Also bought a 1966 Yashica Electro 35 in great condition from the same store for $22. Same deal, fully functional, just needs light seals.Worst thirty buy: my first camera, an Albinar MS-2 (rebranded Chinon CM-5) with 28mm 2.8 lens for $60 off of etsy. I didn't know any better. It's still a great camera, though. Recently got a 135mm 2.8 lens for it for $10. K mount has its benefits
>>3939820>>3939822CR2 is another common battery size. Sometimes you'll also see CR123A, effectively the same as a CR123.
>>3939851Update, I bought it. $500 for what is basically a mint condition D7500. I feel like I stole it from the poor man. Didn't even attempt to haggle, it would have felt like an insult. This thing is a dream to operate, I'm in love[EXIF data available. Click here to show/hide.]Camera-Specific Properties:Image-Specific Properties:Image OrientationTop, Left-Hand
>>3940376>$500 for what is basically a mint condition D7500>no AI fingera waste
>>3940376>D7500i don't understand whats so special about it.how does it differ from a d500?
>>3940468the D500 is good
>>3939798Should check Swedish auction site Tradera, seema to be quite cheap there. Don't know if it's any specific models, but probably not as much "hipster tax" here. Quite a few ships in the EU I think, or that you can ask dor international shipping.
>>3940467>no AI fingerWhat's an AI finger?
>>3940477The AI coupling finger used for aperture feedback from the lens that's on every FX body, the D500, the D7000, the D7100, the D7200, and not the D7500.
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>>3940484What a retarded decision
>>3940468It was half the price of the cheapest used D500, that's what's special about it! I really was not going to get this camera and I WAS going to hold out for a D500, but hey man the price is right. I have sifted through all the endless lore of this godforsaken camera and here's what I've learned. It was obviously compromised on release to not step on the D500's market and it caused people to turn against it and urge buyers to stick with the D7200, or jump to the D500. The value for a brand new body was not the best. It was kind of a side-grade, some better features, some weaker features. And since release, this attitude still exists and it's impossible to find a single boomer thread anywhere talking about this camera without comparing it to a D7200 or a D500. But fuck man, this listing was cheaper than a used D7200. This is in the D5600 price-range. When it's a good deal it's a good deal, so I snatched it up, and I so far I absolutely love it. But hey I look forward to posters checking my exifs and recommended a D500 from now on anyway.>>3940467>>3940480I'll do my very best to find a way to live without this critical feature.