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#1 Ocean waves

Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:38 PM

Hi everyone

I was after some opinions ...

My husband has lots of canon gear, main camera is a 5D and he has a number of lenses. He takes photos for his own enjoyment.  From a family member he was given an old yashica camera. I believe that it does not currently work. Would you guys think getting it repaired on the sly would be a good surprise or given he has all the current gear, an expensive exercise for something that would be used once in a blue moon?


Edited by blue sky, 15 January 2017 - 12:44 PM.

#2 Ocean waves

Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:43 PM


#3 limakilo

Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:40 PM

I would get a quote.
Is he interested in shooting film?
As a camera addict I have about 12 old film cameras here that I dream about fixing. If DH did one for me as a surprise, I would love that.

#4 Caribou

Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:22 PM

I've seen similar before. the colours would be much different to what you get on a canon, but sometimes the colours you get out of a film roll can create more intense, warm, provoking photos.

I think your DH will have fun with having it on hand.Can't say for sure he'd use it just as much as a modern canon, but he may feel some settings require an old fashion touch to it.

I think it comes down to how much it will cost to repair. and where to get the film from!

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