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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!

Happy Anniversary to……Us!


Hello and hope everyone is ok in these trying times? Not to put a miserable tone on things for you, but I lost 4 people amongst close relatives, some due to Covid19, some possibly had it but were undiagnosed until … Continue reading

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Oh, well…it’s heavy enough to use as a doorstop, or a weapon!


Sometimes, especially in commerce, it’s better to do nothing but look at the latest and best products, make notes, and then design something that incorporates everything all those products had, but with perhaps things that they didn’t have. If you … Continue reading

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Your source for camera coverings!


Hi. I keep getting lots of emails about camera coverings which I am able to supply to give your camera a brand new fresh look.   So here is the link that gives you the lowdown on what is available! … Continue reading

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Good day, friends! I present the Pentax K1000!


Hi everyone! Long time, no speaky! The Covid19 thing has certainly brought major changes to our lives and our behaviour, for sure! Personally speaking, I have never been so paranoid in my life before. On the rare occasions when I … Continue reading

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Just to say..


  A quick hello and warm hugs to all of my friends here! And to make sure you are all safe and well. I have received quite a few requests for information on photographic products recently, certainly more than I … Continue reading

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Hope you are all well and safe?


Just checking to see if you are all ok? This is my 4th week in lockdown…..I started self-isolation 4 weeks ago due to a family member being sent home by employer for self-isolation. When I mentioned that to my employers, … Continue reading

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My friends….


Yes. That’s right…my friends. That’s how I feel right now, in our time of need. Even though we are all 1000s of miles apart, I feel we have a special kind of bond in this crazy world of ours, that … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider….oops! No, I mean..


The Amazing Rollei 35 range of film cameras..real film, real cameras! You may indeed have read about these tiny 35mm cameras before, and I remember I myself have sold several of these beautiful cameras on here too. So. Tell us … Continue reading

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Nothing to do with photography..!


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If Only….


Hi guys! As before, I have at times used this blog to vent my feelings and have the occasional rant! Today is just such a day, too. I happened to be chilling out as you do on a Sunday morning, … Continue reading

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