A&P Sometimes, working at a camera store is fucking awesome.

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  1. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    A really nice old lady came in today and was like "My husband had a big box of cameras in the basement, he died a few months ago, and I hate to think that all of his stuff will go to waste.. Would you guys like this stuff?"

    So she dropped off 4 35mm cams and 2 8mm video cameras, 3 light meters, 4 flashes (one for each camera), a bunch of old school bags, filters/etc etc..

    My coworkers don't really care for film stuff, they're noobs, so I basically got to pick what I wanted. So I got all this stuff for free, it's pretty neat too :wiggle:


    Olympus PEN-D, with Zuiko 37mm f/1.7 lens. This thing takes half frames, so you fit twice the amount of a roll's advertised exposures. Great for snapshots and stuff.. just not for huge res prints.
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    Rollei 35. This is the smallest mechanical 35mm camera EVER made. Has a Zeiss 40mm f/3.5, which is pretty badass. The lens actually retracts into the body for sturage, so it's basically pocket sized :bowdown:
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    Canon Autozoom 814 Electronic with a 7.5-60mm f/1.4 macro lens :bowdown: Highly sought after in good condition. 12fps with a 40fps slow motion setting.
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    It's all in so so close to absolutely 10/10 condition, all works great. I shot a roll of film through each, the only one which will be hard to develop is the 8mm.. getting hard to find that, but I have 2 friends with 8mm cams who've done all the research and have the contacts :)
     
  2. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    awesome. pics of actual items?
     
  3. ok_computer

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    Are they not showing up? I just took those.
     
  4. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    They work for me.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    I was going to say... "those seem to be the actual items"
     
  6. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Sorry, I meant "are those actual pictures of the items?"

    I know they're showing up
     
  7. ok_computer

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    Maybe my professional white printer paper backdrop fooled him :mamoru:
     
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    Nice! Where was the Rollei made? There were 2 factories IIRC.
     
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    Germany, not Singapore

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    Very nice! When I was working at a camera shop, my greedy ass Scrooge of a boss would have just taken all that shit and made us sell it for him to profit.

    All of that stuff looks like it's in amazing condition. :bigthumb:
     
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    A guy that works at my local ritz scored a 70-200 vr the same way... just makes all the bs you put up with suddenly worth while
     
  13. Bloke

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    damnit all my camera store has is thousands (litterally) of new filters in thier dollar bins.
    i asked about trade ins but he said they always sell the same day. is that double speak for the shop employees keeping them?
     
  14. f/2.8L

    f/2.8L New Member

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    That's kick ass that she'd do that!

    I'm never lucky enough to be on the receiving end of such a cool deal.
     
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    I like the pics
     
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    Lucky!
     
  17. Lol McRofles

    Lol McRofles Lollers OT Supporter

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    That 8mm is hot, how much do they go for in mint condition?
     
  18. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    that looks like some badass stuff. Nice score
     
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    Film does nothing for me...
     
  20. adamlewis88

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    Ive got to say...This does nothing for me :hs:

    If it was a nice view camera or something, Id think it was awesome.
    However, Im glad it made you happy.
     

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