Choosing your first film camera

  1. Having a quick look on YouTube or Google for a review of the camera, see how it operates and view sample images taken with it.
  2. Double checking what that particular camera model goes for on eBay when sold in similar conditions. I would do that by looking at auctions that have been completed (sold!) and not the ones still active. That ensures you are not getting ripped off!
  3. Make sure the camera is in working condition:
    (a) If you’re buying off eBay you can’t really test this yourself, but you can still read the conditions, review the photos for any physical damage with a special attention to the lens for instance. You should also ask the seller if the camera has been tested and in working condition.
    (b) If buying in person, you will have the opportunity to look at the physical condition of the camera yourself. You can also ask the seller for a quick demo, try it out yourself or bring with you a friend that knows about these things.
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Point and Shoot Cameras
  • Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) Cameras
  • Range Finders

Disposable Cameras

Point and Shoot Cameras

SLR Cameras

Range Finder Cameras

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