I have 2 old SLRs, a canon AV-1 and a nikon F3. Really enjoyed taking shots with these cams before, but the arrival of the digitals changed everything. Now, they just sit in our dresser, collecting dust. I am not really into collections... I wonder if they can be traded- in for digitals.. and who would be interested in these cameras nowadays?
as for me, i'd keep those cameras. they're both pro cams as of the year they were released and until now. You'd still have a lot of good time taking shots with them, more versatility. of course the digital age is taking over, but still they would be around. If film cameras would be obsolete, Nikon wouldn't have invested on making the Nikon F6.
I too like digital now, my film camera is also sitting (but not collecting dust... i clean it always). I'm looking for a buyer but a little bit hesitant since i might still be able to use it if client demands for film.
So your camera, you could just sell it if you really don't like to collect. If no buyer, best place is to sell it on second hand shops. I'm still interested in those cameras. For the mean time, just use them and have fun with it. Someday, those cameras would be a collectors item.
I don't know what Nikon was thinking...launching a new film SLR
But I guess you are right, I should just sell them old cameras. At least by selling them, I guess they could still have good use in the hands of others.. maybe a second life .... maybe turn camera money to bike money hehehehe
i have 4 manual film cameras. 2 canon ae-1 program , 1 nikon fm and 1 nikon fe. both nikon broke, they are just waiting for resurrection. i do use them. Sometimes i teach basic photography to those who are interested for free. Since my style of teaching basic photography is hands on, i let them use them. Keeping this cameras is justifiable enough for me. I also use them in conjuction with my point and shot digicam. Digicam are simply energy sucker. So this manual cameras usually save my days.
I like nikon f3. sell it to me hehehe. i just hope i can afford them.
rorschach try to buy digital SLR... they're now cheap in the market and offers you a stunning array of options for your taste.. as they say the greatest shots are on films... but the truth is its going to nowhere na because of technology... try nikon D50 or canon eos 350D since you're a great photographer, great cameras at a reasonable price...
Selling used film SLR is no sweat..finding a buyer is the problem.. But somewhere, sometime you'll find one.. If you don't have a DSLR (yet) as of now,continue using it just so you would not loose your touch in photography...
Trade-ins of such for a DSLR has a very low probability but possible. I've asked lots of dealers of their opinion on it...very few are interested to engage in such deals..
My trustred Canon EOS 3 and 5 are now resting (not In Peace) in my home for quite sometime now..No client on these yet. Am now shooting with a 10D, 300D, and 20D. Hopefully a 1D Mk II N next year..badly needed for my work.
Many say film will still be around for long..let's hope..but will the manufacturers of chemicals, et. Al. to develope films still produce in large amounts? They all depend on the buying market. Lots of consumers now prefer digitals. Compacts or SLRs..
But, just hold on to it..you'll find use of it...
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2006 16:25:16 GMT 8 by Bismarck
Go to Quiapo and visit the camera shops like Watson's, Henry's, Avenue, Meyer's.
Ask around how much your cameras are worth selling.
Some of the shops might be willing to put your equipments on display and might just be able to sell them off for you.
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