Carry on Spying…..submini cameras and film saga

Didn’t get much done today….all hell seems to have broken loose with the weather here in London today…since morning, it’s been rain, wind, more rain, wind….

Sat around and watched  an old school TV film called Carry on Screaming, that my dad recorded probably decades ago on VHS video…(yes, he still uses VHS!). Anyways, a hilarious film, with the usual characters common to Carry-On films. That’s where I got the idea of the title for this article!

Anyways guys (and gals!)..just came across some very interesting findings regarding 16mm film for these cameras. I normally don’t make a habit of downgrading anybody here…that would not be gentlemanly as they say….but where the circumstances of my readers are at stake, then I think it’s only right to sound the warning sirens. We all know that 16mm film is only supplied by specialist companies and almost all of them, as far as I know, are reputable people. But there’s apparently a supplier based in the USA called Al Doyle, who trades as SubTimes on that big auction site whose name I will not give publicity to…but you know which one…;)

In short, Al is a crook, so please, please DO NOT buy your films from him…you will only regret it later! I’ll be posting more info on here about the most reliable sources later……meantime, here’s the link to more info about this guy……

Buyer beware!


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 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 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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