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What to do with 35mm camera?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dx379, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. dx379


    Jul 9, 2008
    Tulsa, OK

    I have a 35mm Canon Rebel G that just sits in its case. Has a couple of zoom lenses, filters, flash etc. I have no use for it anymore and don't know what to do with it. Is there a market for it these days? List it on craigslist perhaps??

  2. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Do you have any papers on your desk that are likely to fly away in a breeze?
  3. Put it on craigslist. I've been thinking about getting my dad a film camera. He's really old (like almost 70) and having to explain to him the workings of digital is too much. I'd rather have him just point, shoot and print.

    Though I plan to get him a Nikon at some point and probably get him a 35 or a 50 lens.
  4. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    Maybe he has a door that needs to be held open all the time?
  5. dx379


    Jul 9, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    LOL :tongue:

    Now I just need to come up with a price for it all! No idea where to start.

  6. I don't know where KEH got their price from but I picked one up for $20 for my daughter. A friend of mine has a Canon Eos A2 with a 28mm f/2.8 lens and an 85mm f/1.8 usm lens for $200 including a nice bag and several filters.
  7. dx379


    Jul 9, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
  8. scooptdoo

    scooptdoo Guest

    man their prcticaly worthless.unless you have a top of the line f5 and even then 500 bucks tops.a rebel or say a nikon n70 80 are 75 doller camers retail so a camera store probably wouldnt take it for free!film is dead as we once knew it.
  9. you can donate to some photography classes for kids(i've it somewhere)
  10. What he said. Donate it to a school and take a write off.
  11. KEH is obviously in business to make money, but it's just to get an
    initial idea of the price range. You can probably look at finished auctions at E-Bay too...

  12. I agree that film is dead as we once knew it, but I am still are having a lot of fun with film and film cameras...
  13. Wait until the world runs out of energy. All digital photos will be wiped from existence and analog shall come back and rule them all!

    It'll be a Mad Max apocalyptic photographic future!
    :eek: :biggrin::tongue:
  14. general


    Apr 30, 2005
    For Johathon

    I was surprised and disappointed to find that you can't learn something new after you become 70 or older. I guess I will have to get rid of all this professional Nikon gear since I am 76.
  15. for now my n80's will back up this d300 on trips

  16. Whoa! 70 is old??:smile: Me thinks it is the new 50:biggrin: As for learning something new as we mature, that has been shown to sharpen and revitalize the mind, Check out Geriatric 1927, a star of You Tube, heck he is only 81.

    Oh as for the OP, yep a door stop comes to mind.
  17. Connahhh


    Oct 27, 2007
    Im very dissapointed in all the film is dead posts, here and elsewhere. When digital has enough megapixels to match a 8x10 view camera, the lattitude of black and white, and memory cards that you can splash around in developer, then yes. At that point, film is dead.
  18. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    I think that you have some overly optimistic ideas about the (lack of) energy required for making those analog films... :smile:

    Not to mention transportation, developing (with water of the right temperature...), etc.
  19. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    I had a 35mm that I was going to part with ... until several people offered me between $125.00 and $275.00 for my mint F5 in the box.... I laughed and decided to keep it.
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