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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!

Just wanted to introduce another talented individual…


Hi! Some time ago, I came across a young photographer, who loves using film cameras. Her name is Laura and is on her blog as http://the-perks-of-being-laura.blogspot.com and also on Instagram as http://www.instagram/vintagecameras Join her….she’s on a trip to Australia and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Nothing to do with film cameras…


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 … Continue reading

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Long time, no speaky!


Hey! 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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A beautiful Rolleiflex 3.5 Tessar is on offer!


You may recall me talking about my …umm…rather largish collection of cameras? Well, the time has come to sell one or two prized specimens off due to lack of space. I have already mentioned my Nikon F is available, and … Continue reading

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If like me, you are a film camera user, you will have heard all about the workhorse called the Nikon F. It is said that this is the camera that has been causing Leica to lose money ever since it … Continue reading

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Why I never rely on digital or cellphone cameras!


Let’s face it, every Tom, Dick and Harry is now a photographer! Technology has made a mockery of people who have spent their lives perfecting the art of photography, in whatever niche they find interest, whether it be street shooting, … Continue reading

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