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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 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!

Spoke too soon….!

Hi guys! Since my last post, all hell broke loose, and i ended up getting blasted by that thing that always gets most of us during these cold winter days…the FLU bug! At least, that’s what it feels like, but … Continue reading

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YashicaMat or Rolleiflex ?

Just replying to a reader who asks which is the better of the 2 medium format cameras! Well, I would be diplomatic and say…both! That’s to say, both cameras are able to give you fantastic photos, and at the end … Continue reading

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Hello everyone!

Hello and a very very belated Happy New Year to all my friends and followers on here! Special mention for my long-term friend Marina! Well, well….what a year 2019 has been! Ups and downs…that’s life. I am still around as … Continue reading

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A new reader asks about the Olympus Trip 35!

Hi guys and girls! Hope you are doing well? Amongst 100s of requests, I have had an email from the following person asking for advice about the Olympus Trip 35, a camera that is particularly close to my heart! Here … Continue reading

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Beautiful fully refurbished Olympus Trip 35 for sale! Complete with filter, lens cap and case!

Hi again folks! I have just finished refurbing another beautiful Olympus Trip 35 for you! Check it out on my Twitter here Any questions or queries, feel free to drop me a message on that twitter account or here if … Continue reading

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Another beautiful Olympus Trip 35 for sale to you!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well and looking forward to another year of shooting film with your favorite vintage camera? I certainly am! But for you and anyone who is looking for a faultless film camera so simple that … Continue reading

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storm coming

Originally posted on Marina Kanavaki:
Yes, you read that right! After summer’s first warm days, a thunderstorm with high winds darkened our city sky! Not complaining of course as I am very fond of rain [especially in summer!] – very…

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Offering this lovely #OlympusTrip35!

Hiya folks! Long time, no speaky! I apologize profusely for not posting on my blog for a very long time! Usual excuses….no time! I promise to try and post regularly if I can now, as I’m actively looking for another … Continue reading

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A very warm hello to you all…!

It’s been a very long time since I posted on here! Apologies for that…life tends to get so busy, sometimes we don’t even have enough time to scratch our heads! Fast forward to now….I can’t recall if I mentioned it … Continue reading

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Today is…#WorldPhotoDay !!

Hi everyone! Today is World Photo Day…how very fitting for our hobby! So let’s not forget film and film cameras. Yes, use digital, but don’t forget to use film, too. As always, I carry my favorite camera, an Olympus Trip … Continue reading

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