Junk Store Camera FAQ's:
Here is a list of answers to the most frequently asked Junk Store Camera questions.
I don't know what your camera is worth.
For more information, you may want to check out my Incredible Links! page.
1.) Where can I get film for my old camera?
Film For Classics, PO Box 486, Honeoye, NY 14472 (716)624-4945. Very nice folks. Always prompt service. They carry sheet film, 126, 127, 620, 828, 616 and I don't know what else.
Freestyle has 127 film.
You can also roll your own 620. Check out Doug Wilcox's 620 page.
2.) What is the value of my old camera?
Eight bucks, tops. Another way to find out the approximate value of your camera is to poke around eBay a bit. See what they're going for. You can also sign up for membership at www.camprice.com (Tell 'm Marcy sent you.)
3.) Where can I get odd sized film processed?
If anyone knows the answer, please let me know. I process all of my film myself. I know Rocky Mountain Photo Lab does outdated film processes (like E4 and C22, or whatever its called). They're located at www.rockymountainfilm.com
4.) How do I open my box camera?
Stop right there! Don't break it! Check out my Box Camera 101 page!
5.) What about developing this Efke stuff?
I use standard D-76 to process my Efke film. The info page that comes with the film doesn't give development times for D-76, but its the same as Ilford ID-11. That's 8 minutes @ 68 degrees. I also generally stare, transfixed, at the tank during development, chanting "turn out...turn out...turn out..." My powers in this area are strong, though I also believe them to be finite. That's why I try to reserve this technique for my client's negatives...the stuff I get paid for.
Sometimes folks ask, "Marcy, where do I begin with all of this photography stuff?" Well, I gotta tell you, that's a tough one. Hey! Here's some recommended reading. Below is a sample of two magazines that I admire. . Also, check out SHOTS . I love SHOTS.
Photo Techniques Magazine Comparatively the best "commercial" photo magazine.
World Journal of Post Factory Photography Though not necessarily camera-related, I can't praise this publication enough!
As the factory-made materials of modern photography fade from view, hand-applied media, new and old, take the field. The World Journal of Post-Factory Photography brings you 48 pages of information, inspiration, and news about this world-wide movement, from facts and formulas to personalities and history.
"A great combo of technicalia and artspeak. I don't recall a publication that blends these two seeming opposites so well."
"Seventeen is the world's most popular magazine for the modern teenage girl. Every month, you'll read about the hottest fashions trends for teens, beauty and style tips, relationship advice, and the latest news on today's biggest heart throbs. Staying cool has never been this easy!" [Yup. It ain't a typo. SEVENTEEN. Keeps my finger on the pulse. Answers that ever asked question "Is he boyfriend material?" -MM]
I really, really don't know what your camera is worth.
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