Back2Film Syndrome


I thought I would share some background on the disease I have contracted for film cameras. It all started with buying a decent example of a Yashica FX-D 35mm film camera. This was my first camera which I bought not long after 1983 – due to the leatherette finish absorbing moisture from you fingers which ruined the grip and visual appeal.  A decent example was a struggle to find . But eventually after a long look I came across a lovely refurbished one. It was joyous – once in hand it felt like it had only been in a box in the cupboard for the last 35 years – it felt exactly how I remembered it . One thing led to another and I started to pick up a few others that I had fancied. The more I bought, the more I saw and the more I learned the spiral had begun. I started to pick up a few bargains, keep the best versions and sell on the others. Anyway it got completely out of hand I hit 97 cameras and ran out of space. So now I sell them online via my ETSY shop Back2Film. This blog was to show you some of the models that have passed through my hand – I have most of the well known classics – so please have a look at Back2Film and if what you fancy, is not there drop me a line I am sure I can source what you are after. Enjoy

3 thoughts on “Back2Film Syndrome

  1. Huh! Loved my first Pentax SLR (don’t remember the model but bought it in ’73 or ’74). Even had some nifty lenses for it. I would love to go back to that super simple, easy to use camera, but not about to go back to film. Not a trade I’m willing to make these days.

    1. Hey I can see why you would love the Pentax – I recently sold a Pentax ME Super, love the size of it just not the top plate arrangement. Although I do have a Pentax MX which I love to bits – so compact and robust.

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