Buying your 1st film camera can be tricky especially if you don’t know how to evaluate it. Here are a few tips to help you avoid buying a lemon from Pushing Film’s Nick and Hashem.
In this video, they discuss things that you should look out for when buying a film camera. The duo of film photography enthusiast cover pretty much everything from the shutter and battery all the way to the lightmeter.
Watch the video below.
One thing they forgot to mention in this video is to check the viewfinder. Since most film cameras are old, chances are there could be fungus building up inside or there could be problems with the focusing screen. Make sure that it’s clean, clear, and functioning well so that you would have an easier time getting that crisp shot.
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In addition, if you’re deadset on buying a particular camera despite problems, you may want to ask the availability of replacement parts or you might find yourself buying a donor camera.
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