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About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!

Hey! Im still here guys! Dont go away!


Despite what youre all thinking, no, I haven’t jumped off the Lions Gate bridge here in Vancouver…nor have I fled the country…nor have I defected to the Soviet Union…(it doesnt exist any more!). Im still here, but snowed under with … Continue reading

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My second camera!


We all have our own tales to tell of our very first cameras that our parents allowed us to handle! In my case, it was the family Yashicamat twin lens camera, an instrument that was kept locked up safe and … Continue reading

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Another look at an up and coming artist!


Hi folks! Been away from my blog for a while….reason? Nothing special, just so much to do and so little time to do it in! Anyways, I thought you’d like to look at some new work by a guy I … Continue reading

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Foncie Fotos! No, not THAT Fonzie!


With a name that still manages to catch everyone’s attention, you can be sure that this person would be instantly recognised anywhere he went! Only thing is, this Foncie was not the same kinda guy that we’re all used to … Continue reading

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World famous Rodinal developing kit!


Rodinal. If you’re a hardened film camera enthusiast, I need say no more! Rodinal….keeps for years. Pin sharp negatives. Contrasty. Everything. Period! I have it….NOW! In a NEW package that eliminates oxidisation due to air coming into contact with the … Continue reading

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Nothing to do with cameras but…


I sometimes post completely unrelated items on here…regular readers will know that! Today, I’m passing on something that may be of use to you if you, a friend or a loved one is suffering from eczema. My friend was such … Continue reading

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Make either of these, or both, yours!


In the world of classic film cameras, no other cameras are such fun to use, and produce stupendous results, than these two here! My own considered opinion of course! I’m way biassed! Make either or both of them yours TODAY! … Continue reading

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Finally..found time to sit down and get the paints out!


Regular readers will recall that the last time we talked about painting and drawing, was some 18 months ago if I’m not mistaken! Wow! So finally, yesterday I surprisingly found time to get my watercolors out and try and give … Continue reading

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Peter Scoones–underwater photographer extraordinaire!


As a child, I well remember watching documentaries on British tv about the natural world. This was during the days when black and white tv was the norm..old VHF sets with rotary tuners and those well-known set-top aerials with 2 … Continue reading

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More interesting books to read…


I usually list new books on my page that deals specifically with this…but people seem not to look a that page, so I’m posting details here as well! This is a selection of books that I have read recently and … Continue reading

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