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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!

A rather odd message….


I must tell you about a message I received on my blog here from a new reader. I do not know whether it is from a male or female person, which I will explain below. The person, whom I will … Continue reading

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Hey! Hello!


Hi and a very Happy New year to all my friends here! Let’s all hope that 2022 is better than the past few years. For myself, things began to go downhill in January 2019, and as we know, Covid19 started … Continue reading

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An artist whose work leaves you astounded!


As regular readers know, I always try to post interesting material on here besides photographic stuff So today, I want to tell you just a little about a lady whose work I noticed when I lived in Vancouver Her name … Continue reading

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Old-school Voigtlander Vito. Solid engineering!


Hi guys! Just thought i’d chat about one of the best cameras I ever bought, and which allowed me to learn all about that magical and mysterious thing photographers call DOF….or Depth of Field. Most photographers who have all-singing, all-dancing … Continue reading

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Legendary Olympus Trip 35 available-fully refurbished


Why are people all over the photographic world fussing about theOlympus Trip 35? One of the reasons is the quality of results it produces and the ease of use.And funnily enough, you don’t need to spend $$$$$ to own one … Continue reading

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Good day, hola, kalimera, ni hao, friends!


A very warm hello to all my long-standing friends and followers! I do apologise profusely for not posting as often as I used to in the, what I call, the Good Old Days! The world is a roller coaster as … Continue reading

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To shoot before you think….!


So says Dado Moriyama, that doyen amongst street photographers. His photographs are mostly very high contrast, blurry, shadowy, grainy but spontaneous. He always says the first thing new photographers need to do when they have their first camera…is to get … Continue reading

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Yes! I’m now a biker. But I don’t belong to a gang!


Hi! Good to be back! Hope you guys and gals are all ok, too? As I mentioned yesterday, I finally overcame one of my long-held fears or neuroses…that of owning and riding a motorbike! Can you believe I now have … Continue reading

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A very warm hello to all my friends and followers!


One word….Hello! I don’t know what to say, or where to start really! What a time we have all been through, and in some cases, are still going through as we speak. Our lives have been turned almost upside down. … Continue reading

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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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