Everyone wants a James Bond camera now..!


Hot on the heels of my article about 16mm subminiature cameras, there’s been a huge response from readers asking if I have any for sale!

Old school: David McCallum (L) and Robert Vaughn in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in 1966

Well, there’s good news and bad news….bad news is I don’t have any at the moment….good news is I’m visiting my friend in the UK soon who has a massive collection of subminiature cameras and who’s willing to off-load some of them to me.

That said, I know there is a strong following for these cameras..their size, uniqueness (!), precision quality etc ensures that, but if you do go ahead and buy one, you must also be prepared to fork out cash for processing and buying the film..unless like me you have your own rudimentary darkroom setup where you can process the film yourself.

There may also be the hassle of buying 16mm film in bulk and reloading it into the tiny cassettes for your submini camera.

So, if you’re prepared to put up with all the above, possibly more, welcome to the world of James Bond, Man from Uncle and so on!

I’m busy preparing another article on this submini subject as we speak…it’ll be posted quite soon, together with an offering of some submini cameras and film.

Meantime, as if you didn’t already realise, it’s getting perilously close to Xmas time, so please be prepared for lulls in my article posting….Xmas is one time when everything else in life takes second place….;)

 

all photos flickr.com

 

 

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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!
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