I noticed when cruising their site yesterday thatThese days I mostly limit myself to auctions from the nearest regional site, that way if I win something I can drive by and pick it up, saving the sometimes slightly onerous handling and shipping fees.
Pricing is left to individual locations and regional centers, and sometimes seems arbitrary. I don't mind $10 so much for shipping/handling but balk when it is sometimes twice or three times that.I noticed when cruising their site yesterday that
there isn't anything close enough to me for lower or no shipping.There actually are a couple, one I could drive to and a few where shipping wouldn't be too restrictive.
I stopped by the local GW yesterday, someone there is very proud of their gear. They had one of the third generation silver Maxxum lenses there for $40, it's worth maybe $20 if it works. They had a few other camera related items too, all overpriced.
I also went to an independent thrift shop. They had a Maxxum 300-something, one of the later cheap models. It had a 35-70 first generation lens which I would like to have if I knew it worked. A bag, a weird handle and a 28mm lens which was possibly a Canon mount with broken aperture for $15. The only thing I may have been interested in was the 35-70, and while it was in decent shape cosmetically, I passed. I may take one of my Sony bodies in and test the lens.
Have you seen this? It splits 120 into 127 and 16mm. One roll of inexpensive film makes two rolls of expensive film. I am seriously considering one. It even spools the 127 for you. The 16 is a bit more difficult, but there are tutorials.
I have his FAK616 adaptor kit, works great. Was thinking of asking him to make Minolta-16 cartridges but then I found this: https://filmphotographystore.com/collections/minolta-16-subminiature-film/minolta-16Have you seen this? It splits 120 into 127 and 16mm. One roll of inexpensive film makes two rolls of expensive film. I am seriously considering one. It even spools the 127 for you. The 16 is a bit more difficult, but there are tutorials.
Yeah, I've searched all over. I wish 110 was so easy. He sells a reloadable 126 cartridge. I asked if he ever considered making a 110 in the same manner, no response.I have his FAK616 adaptor kit, works great. Was thinking of asking him to make Minolta-16 cartridges but then I found this: https://filmphotographystore.com/collections/minolta-16-subminiature-film/minolta-16
Yup, won't be offing my digital kit any time soon, but these are a pleasant diversion. I'd really like to play with Super-8 and 16mm movie film but the scanning costs are way too high for casual "playing around" with.The high cost of film, especially the exotic type and sizes, is what keeps me liking my digital more each time I look to see the prices. I have a bunch of frozen 135 Fujicolor film but I have one roll in a Nikon FE and it has been in there for about 2 months without one shutter release. I still have stock on c-41 dry powder developing kits and a couple of E-6 kits but I doubt I will use them----but one never knows so I will keep them. I have a Minolta 16 which I barely used in the past, I used a Minox in the service and for a time had a Minolta 110 SLR but I tired of the novelty when it came to getting them developed and especially when scanning them.