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Any advice on beginners vintage cameras?

Postby sama1998 » Mon 15 July 2013 / 08:43 am

Hello everyone! I am new to camera collecting and using vintage cameras. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on cool cameras to get. I already have a sx-70 model 1 and two other 70's cameras. I would also love any advice anyone has to offer. Thanks!!!

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Postby 3rdTrick » Mon 15 July 2013 / 13:29 pm

What a cool question. I don't know where you are but here in USA we have yard sales and tag sales. I often pick up old rangefinders and folding cameras usually for $5 - $10. Old Polaroids are plentiful and I was looking to collect the whole set of the folding bellows type but I ended up just sticking with the metal bodies. You seem to be interested in the 70s and SX-70 cameras. There were several cameras in the SX-70 lineup and you could look for all of them. There is a good listing on this site:

http://www.polaroid-passion.com/polaroid-cameras.php

Get some Impossible Project film and start shooting your SX-70. When people see you with it they will often have a similar camera they want to get rid of. Many times people just give me a camera when they know I like them. When you pick up an old camera, research it well on the internet and you will learn about those special elusive models in each series. Have fun...
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Postby sama1998 » Mon 15 July 2013 / 16:42 pm

First thank you for the advice! I live in the US and got all three of my current cameras at a yard sale. I have also carried my camera around and have been told that they would give me a camera. I do want to get some stuff from impossible but I just don't know if my sx-70 works yet. The other two I have gotten work perfectly but the sx-70 is much more fragile than the others. But I guess I won't know until I get the film! But I do have one question in one of the other cameras I got I found a Kodachrome-12 8mm. Magazine with side one used up. Do you happen to know a place where I can get this developed... Or is there a projector? Thank you for your response!!!

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Postby 3rdTrick » Mon 15 July 2013 / 19:38 pm

I think you are outta luck with the Kodachrome. The last lab to develop it gave up a few years ago. I think some people are developing it as B&W but not sure if that even works. I use pack film and not SX-70 but there are many people on here who do and can help you with it. Give the Impossible films a try.
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Postby sama1998 » Tue 16 July 2013 / 02:46 am

Lol thx


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