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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 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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A member of the public quizzes me over my camera!


Hi folks! Been a while since I posted on here, so let me tell you about something that happened recently whilst I was out on the street taking shots. A gentleman walking across the other side of the street saw … Continue reading

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Another classic camera offering for you!


I have talked about the fabulous Olympus 35SP many times before here, so I won’t bore you with superlatives…just Google it and the web will throw up thousands of pages about this classic. So you will be pleased to read … Continue reading

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A look back into the days of old England!


During my recent visit to the UK, I was walking around downtown London taking shots with my film cameras, when I came upon some very odd looking street lamps. Little did I know that I was looking at lamps that … Continue reading

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Originally posted on ArtiZenImages Maureen Medina Fine Art Photography :
” The more things that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!” ~ Dr. Seuss Go Far…..

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A site for sore eyes…!


Just recently, I received a follow on here from a young lady who has a fascinating ability to write really wonderfully ethereal stuff! So I mosied over to her blog, and found an even greater point of interest….it’s her Tumblr … Continue reading

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A very Merry Xmas and a Happy and peaceful, healthy New Year to you all…!


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A view of downtown Vancouver that may disappear soon…


The other day, I managed to catch a glimpse of something that may not last very long in that part of downtown Vancouver called the DTE…the downtown east. Sure, the area has it’s problems…substance abuse is rife…as is homelessness and … Continue reading

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