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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!

Meet one of the last bohemians of Vancouver city!


Bohemian. What is that? I mean, you hear that word so many times, maybe in a pub, club or just about anywhere when talking with friends and colleagues. Well, strictly speaking, a bohemian, as quantified by a dictionary, is this: … Continue reading

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The film camera that takes fotos with light from a single candle? Aw..come on..!


Yes! That was the marketing spiel used when the Yashica Electro 35 first hit the streets way back in the 70s. And indeed, the spiel was backed up by actual shots taken with the camera, where the only light was … Continue reading

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Enter into the SpaceLab…..!


Recently I decided to do some posts about shops and businesses that interest me in and around the Vancouver downtown area. The first post was about the quirky bookshop that is called Spartacus, based in the Strathcona area of VanCity … Continue reading

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For sale…Olympus 35SP and Olympus 35RC


I’ve been talking with friends about one of my favorite cameras recently, the Olympus 35SP rangefinder, and one that is getting rarer nowadays, as more and more people realise what stupendous qualities it has been built to. There is simply … Continue reading

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A reminder of years gone by…


I saw this vintage caravan parked in a side-street where I was shooting in the downtown east area of Vancouver. Really felt incongruous compared to the newer, more modern cars and buildings around. :)    

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Amazing photography….


Recently I heard of a remarkable man and his work with the most abundant substance on earth…water. Arik Kfir is based in Israel and works as a policeman for his living, but in his spare time, he transforms into a … Continue reading

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Coming soon….


Coming very soon….two of the most iconic film cameras to come out of the Olympus stable! I will be offering a beautiful and high quality Olympus 35SP, the only rangefinder camera with a spot metering facility, and it’s brother the … Continue reading

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Olympus Trip is everybody’s favorite!


I have always been a staunch user and collector of the Olympus Trip 35. It doesn’t need me to tell you how fabulous it is….there are literally thousands of pages devoted to it on the internet. And so far, since … Continue reading

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Who’s that girl….?


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Do come into my bookshop everyone…


My love of books should by now be very obvious to all my regular readers. I make no bones about it….I am a serious bibliophile (hmm…sounds like an indecent word, doesn’t it!), and have been ever since I could read … Continue reading

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