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cal32


Sep 29, 2010, 6:52 AM
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Hi,

I'm looking for a light quality plastic film camera to take climbing. It'd be nice if it wasn't fixed focal length but that's probably not going to happen I guess. If I have to choose single focal probably want about 35mm or 40mm.

I'm aware of the holga cameras however it sounds like inherent to those is being forced to take a certain style of impressionist photograph, due to their light leakage. Not what I want, looking for a normal camera.

Any suggestions thanks


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The diana mini is a much more reliable camera. Also plastic, and very lightweight. A 35mm toy camera classic.


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cal32 wrote:
Hi,

I'm looking for a light quality plastic film camera to take climbing. It'd be nice if it wasn't fixed focal length but that's probably not going to happen I guess. If I have to choose single focal probably want about 35mm or 40mm.

I'm aware of the holga cameras however it sounds like inherent to those is being forced to take a certain style of impressionist photograph, due to their light leakage. Not what I want, looking for a normal camera.

Any suggestions thanks

To use while climbing? A Holga would be a giant pain in the ass. No need to use a plastic body roll-film cheapy, film cameras are basically a useless commodity nowadays for most people. Browse the local camera shops for a deal on something compact that has been checked out.

I found a Petri Color 35 for $40 that was an awesome climbing camera until it got swiped.

Or go straight to Ebay - look for a an Olypus Stylus Epic maybe? I'm certain I could find a really decent film camera for $10.


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I'd go with a classic range finder, though collectors keep those prices high. Something similar to a Canon Canonette (sp??) or Minoltas version or any version (Rollei??) would work just fine.

Also, the Olympus OM series or the Pentax MX (fully mechanical internals and shutter, nothing relies on batteries except the light meter) would be great compact cameras.

I don't see much point in taking a plastic camera when you can get a real camera and real optics for not much these days. Plus, something like a Canon Canonette is a quality piece of engineering that you will probably enjoy having around as we move to more disposable electronics.

If you want something really cheap that I can vouch for from personal use, the Pentax Super Program (Super A internationally). Light, small, and pretty much free. These things go for about $7-30 from reputable used dealers and/or ebay. You can usually get one with a bag of lenses for under $50. It will shoot full auto, aperture, shutter, and manual modes, and has most of the bells and whistles except for mirror lockup.

Just my 2 cents if a holga style camera is a little more artsy than you want!


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