Post by belgiumreporter on Jan 23, 2017 10:29:34 GMT -5
Lately, whenever i buy a "classic" camera, be it online or a garage sale or whatever, more then oft its from people disposing of all the analogue gear they have laying around.
So to get the interesting canon or nikon i have to take along the flash, tripod, set of cokin filters everready case and whatever in the 60ties seventies or eighties was considered camera gear you needed to haul around.
For some time now another phenomenon is raising it's head, namely the disposal of scavenged,mostly amateur or entry level slr bodies, where the lens is missing. The lenses have been sold seperatly because now with the existance of allmost any adapter you can think of, they can be put to good use on mirrorless or even Dslr's. So in every lot there's a F50, Eos 500 and others like them, with no lens and a dead battery. Due to all this my heap of camera scrap keeps on growing as nobody wants them, the way things are going i am afraid the day will come i'll have to pay money to our local recycling plant to be able to dispose of my "dead" bodies...I've come to the point of thinking using them for target practice or maybe as some sort of arty flower pots, if any of you got any creative suggestions do let me know!
The same thing seems to be happening with "old" third party (tele)zoom lenses with maybe the exeption of extreme wide aperture examples.
In my hometown (Utrecht) there is still a store which sells 24x36mm film... Actually, they sell the film with a free camera... I give away my "rubbish" (Plastic fantastic zooms, even entry level SLR's like the Canon 3000 and the likes). The shop will fit them with a kind of glass and sell 5 rolls of film! To be honest, for one roll you get a P&S, 5 rolls or more a SLR... We are Dutch...
Well, Utrecht is a city filled up with all kinds of students, and this re-use is a kind of hype here...