Classic film cameras from my personal collection & photo apparatus for sale

1 Superb Rolleiflex 3.5 medium format camera kit; click here!

2 Nice, solid Zorki 35mm classic rangefinder; click here!

3 Immaculate Olympus 35SP rangefinder camera kit;  SOLD

4 Olympus 35RC classic pocket rangefinder camera kit; click here

6 Complete 35mm/120 film and print developing kit; click here

7 Photographic paper & other darkroom supplies; click here

8 Pentax Auto 110 miniature camera kit; click here

9 Beautiful miniature Olympus XA camera kit; click here

10 Selection of Olympus Trip 35 cameras; click here

11 Yashicamat 24 medium format camera kit; NOW SOLD!

12 World famous RODINAL developer..yes, its true! click here

13 High quality Voigtlander Vito II vintage camera; click SOLD

14 Yashica Electro 35 high quality rangefinder, excellent, click here

I now accept credit/debit card payments via Google Checkout

Hi, folks! Rather than just keeping adding to my posts here every time I decide to offer a camera for sale, I have left this page permanently as the first one you come to when you come to my blog; it shows you what I am offering for sale without you having to navigate all round the blog just to find out!

A new refinement to the blog is how you can make your purchases — you can either purchase your camera by emailing me directly on harsum888 at yahoo dot com, or leaving a comment here on this blog OR you can click on that photo of an Olympus 35SP camera, just on your right hand side of the blog here, right underneath the world map….that’ll take you to my store on, OR you can make your purchase via my Etsy and CQout stores, too. Click any of the links on the main page that you come to when you search for my blog….any of those links will take you to my other stores online.

Anyway, besides buying a camera here, you’ll find some really great stuff to tickle your fancy, ranging from news or tidbits about famous photographers, unknown photographers, film and digital camera news, 35mm film reviews, and lots, lots more. I usually aim to post at least once a day, but failing that, depending upon what tasks the wife has lined up for me, at least once or twice a week!

Aside of that, I will also talk about film noir, writing, my other love, street photography, and also on the odd occasion, anything that really bugs me. We’re all allowed to rant and rave about things in this world!

I try and arrange regular street photography sessions here in Vancouver BC as well, so please do keep dropping in regularly. The most recent street shoot went really well and was enjoyed thoroughly by all concerned…thank you for attending!

Other than that, I hope you enjoy reading this blog, and in the fashion of that famous phrase “me casa, su casa”, this blog is my blog….and your blog; if you don’t like anything in it, or feel there’s something missing, well, please let me know by your comments. I’d really appreciate that.

Oh, and a very, very warm welcome to the blog!         🙂

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A very warm hello to you all…!

It’s been a very long time since I posted on here!

Apologies for that…life tends to get so busy, sometimes we don’t even have enough time to scratch our heads!

Fast forward to now….I can’t recall if I mentioned it last time, but due to personal reasons, I have had to move back to the UK, at least for awhile.

So it is on a rainy, dull and quite chilly Saturday morning that I am typing this, whilst sipping that world famous staple of English life…a cup of boiling tea!

As far as cameras are concerned, I have been unable to indulge in my pastime for a long time, again due to pressures of work etc.

I do hope to get back to it soon though!

Today is also #WorldBookDay apparently, or so #Twitter says……. !

As you may recall, books have always been my other favorite pastime, so I am again endorsing it by saying we should all read at least 1 book a year, if at all possible!

Last time I counted, I have read approx 60 or so books in 18 months…..yes, I know….crazy!

I also need to thin out my collection of film cameras soon too…so watch this space for good, solid working vintage cameras I will be offering!

Until then, take care and be good!


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Today is…#WorldPhotoDay !!

Hi everyone!

Today is World Photo Day…how very fitting for our hobby!

So let’s not forget film and film cameras.

Yes, use digital, but don’t forget to use film, too.

As always, I carry my favorite camera, an Olympus Trip 35 loaded with good quality film, usually HP4, ready for shooting at a minute’s notice!



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Hi everyone! Yes, I’m still around….!

Just saying hi to all my followers and those interested in film photography, art and all the other things that make life so interesting!

I’m still around, so please do keep dropping in or airing your views via your messages to my blog here…I promise to answer every message personally!


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Just wanted to introduce another talented individual…


Some time ago, I came across a young photographer, who loves using film cameras.

Her name is Laura and is on her blog as and also on Instagram as http://www.instagram/vintagecameras

Join her….she’s on a trip to Australia and the Far East with her friends at the present! Lucky Laura!


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On offer, my favourite film camera!

Hi folks!

Hope you are all using as much film as possible, as if we don’t, what little there is, will soon come to a halt, if the manufacturers see a decline in demand.

With that in mind, I have on offer my favourite film camera of all time, the Olympus Trip 35.


Fully refurbished, with brand new fitted for life light seals, and brand new custom coverings too. It comes with a new green filter, for dramatic monochrome shots. I will even throw in a FREE film for you.

Everything listed above comes to you at $74.95……see it here

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Nothing at all to do with photography, but interesting…

It’s a new year just started, so I thought I would post something that we all may find soothing to our troubled minds.

You may recall, and I think I did mention it on the blog at some time or other, that I spent a few years in India, learning ancient yoga and meditation from a wise old guy, or sadhu.

He explained to me about something that we all suffer from now and then….worry.

He said, every single human being on the planet, bar just a few handful of enlightened souls, are troubled by worry….money worries, health worries, sexual worries, status worries, emotional worries, worries about what has happened, worries about what may happen…even worries about worries.

And it is only the human mind that is worried, he said. Animals are not worried. Because animals do not possess such an intelligence. So in general, the higher your intelligence the more you worry.

Animals can be driven mad, not by themselves, but when they come under the control of humans….a dog permanently chained to a wall, a caged bird, a chicken who never sees daylight in it’s whole life…these will all be driven mad. Otherwise, animals do not go mad by themselves, as they do not worry.

And the world’s asylums and mental hospitals are chock full of people who have been driven mad, or become severly ill, the main cause being worry.

Every human has a limit to how much worry he can stand, just as everyone has a limit to how much weight he can lifet, before damaging himself.

When our worries reach such an extent that we breach our limits, society classes us as mad, or requiring mental help.

So what is the answer, I said?

Stop worrying, he said! Because something that will not happen, will not happen…and something that will happen, will happen.

Very cryptic answer, I must admit, but so logical if we think about it!

So the moral for 2016? Let’s not worry!

But how to be free of worry, I asked?

Be still, be quiet, he said.

But how, I asked? Everytime I try, my mind just doesn’t stop whirring.

Stop trying, he said. Just sit. Look at your thoughts as if you are observing them from a distance. Then, during any period ranging from a few seconds to a few hours, there will come a time when you will sense a few spaces, between your thoughts. A pause naturally ocurring within your mind, before another chain of thoughts begins.

That space, that pause is the magical thing that all humankind is searching for…no need to live in a cave or a mountain…it is all there inside you and always has been.

Once you start recognising those spaces, they will magically become longer and longer and longer…until such a time, when your thoughts will naturally decrease in length, whilst the spaces will increase.

Again, rather logical…and something I can profess has changed my life positively.






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Bye bye 2015…welcome 2016…!

It’s been a long time since I posted on here….as if you didn’t notice!

Hopefully, 2016 will be different.

I’m planning to assault your senses with loads more stuff about photography, cameras, and life itself, coupled up with the odd angry rant now and then, too!

So without further ado, I wish you a belated Merry Xmas!

As they say, the past is gone…the future has untold riches as yet not uncovered, so….let us all look forward to 2016…!


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Nothing to do with film cameras…

Butterfly on Aster

Today’s comment from me has nothing to do with cameras or film!

I may have commented on the subject before, but recently I read somewhere that if the happenings in that economic powerhouse that is China, are anything to go by, we may well meet the end of the earth and its living things, not by nuclear explosions, but by the disappearance of bees.

Wholesale usage of pesticides in China has now shown the true cost…all of the bee colonies in the Sichuan area have been destroyed and plants are now pollinated by hand, at a cost of an estimated $3 billion a year, something which was being done for free by Nature.

And at the lowest level, it is all being pushed by greed. Companies such as Monsanto are allegedly the ones who are spear-heading the use of, and bringing out ever-increasing chemicals that reap huge profits for them, but at what cost?

Sure, the dinosaurs managed to exist for 135 million years, so we have a long way to go, but you get where I’m coming from.

So how can we give a helping hand to Nature? Simple. I plant flowers in my garden that encourage bees to browse. Those of you who havent got gardens, flowering plants can be grown in window-sill pots too.

The number of bees coming to visit your plants may be small, but remember, if we all do the same, things will help exponentially.

Remember….No bees, no plants…no plants, no animals…no animals, no more man…

Which plants should we grow? Here’s a small selection of easy-to-grow plants:


Marigolds (bees and butterflies)
Dahlias ( bees and butterflies)
Sweet violet
Wallflower (bees)
Forget me not (bees)
Alliums (bees) 
Bluebells (bees)
Foxglove (bees)
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Long time, no speaky!


Howdy folks! Yes, been a long time since my last post.

Truth is, I just moved house, and as you know if you’ve ever moved…settling down takes a helluva toll on you! I’m still living out of boxes partly, waiting for the day when I will finally decide where my furniture is to go!

My cameras? Just one simple answer….please don’t ask! I know they’re there, safe and sound, but at the moment, thinking about them will only complicate matters!

I hope to start posting regularly soon….touch wood!


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Three very nice film cameras that deserve your attention!

It’s funny, isn’t it, when you hear hi-fi enthusiasts singing the praises of their new valve-operated amplifier and their Garrard 401 turntable with SME 3009 tonearm? I for one am one those guys, too….I believe the sound you get from digital CDs is nowhere near that we used to hear from old valve set-ups. Well, transfer the same enthusiasm to film cameras and it’s the same old story again. That fab almost infinite tonal range, the grainy shots reminding you of greats like Brassai, etc. Just cannot be beat! So with that engaging idea in mind, I’ve chosen 3 film cameras that are my favorites, amongst 100s more! 1415138818525_film photography gq magazine november 2014 02 My first favorite is the unmistakeable Leica M6…aside of the screw lens Leicas, this one is refined and way simpler and cheaper than modern day Leicas. Look to paying around $1500 for a used one. 1415138818529_film photography gq magazine november 2014 03 The next one I like is the Canon AE1…very much cheaper, but just as good at taking superb shots as the Leica above. Very easy to use, solidly constructed. Around $100 including lens should bag you a very good one. 1415138818531_film photography gq magazine november 2014 04 The final favorite of mine is this Contax…the final word in film cameras and worth every cent of around $850, which is the price they are going at presently. Oozes quality and workmanship. Buy your film camera, whichever one you like or can afford, take your shots, and actually begin to love and handle the prints that arrive from the film processer, rather than just scrolling past them on a measly little LCD digital camera screen! 😉

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