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07-14-2017, 06:43 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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I have a serious mental illness

I just spent $133 (after shipping) to buy "Over 15 Pounds of Film Cameras and Accessories" on shopgoodwill.com...

Based on 6 terrible pictures and basically no description...

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Now I know there is a K1000, a P3, and a ZX-5 (I think), all three seem to have lenses. I'm sure the K1000 & P3 have 50/2s. But I can't tell what is on the AF. There is at least one other lens in the lot, but I can't tell what it is. There is a Lomography camera in there, a couple Vivitars, a couple 8mm movie cameras...But I'm insane...

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If you find a cure, please let me know what it is so I can avoid it!

What a wonderful haul!
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What a wonderful haul!
Well, maybe. I have to wait for it to arrive before I can say that...
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How often do you see photographic gear sold by weight?
I hope something works!

6 terrible photos?
I think the one of the light meters is meant to be impressionist; if so it is pretty good!

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How often do you see photographic gear sold by weight?
I hope something works!
On shopgoodwill all too often. Some of the stores just put everything in one listing with no description, just a weight. Others will now break out every single piece, including expired film rolls, and sell them individually...

Most impressive are the listings of like 200 Skylight filters...
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[snip] But I'm insane...
I think that's already established. You bought a Pentax!
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That is why I have to avoid that site at all costs. I'd end up with a thousand pounds of crap and I'd probably be out a wife... It's an in-curable disease I swear.
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Good luck, hope there's a gem or two in there. There's a cool strap anyway.

QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
How often do you see photographic gear sold by weight?
I hope something works!
Every day on shopgoodwill, problem is they have not discovered USPS flat rate shipping (this haul is probably way to big anyway).

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Only four of the US Shopgoodwill locations ship to Canada; the Canadian location is in my home town, so I don't have to worry about all of that temptation. Whatever is on the AF has a maximum aperture of f4. Looks like FA series.
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That's funny.
Back in my art school days I used to buy clothes at Goodwill by the pound.
I know the disease well, 9 film bodies in the last 4 or 5 months. Hard to resist when it's so easy to find so much like new equipment virtually free, or absolutely free.
Maybe we should start a confessional thread to lighten our collective guilty conscience.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I just spent $133 (after shipping) to buy "Over 15 Pounds of Film Cameras and Accessories" on shopgoodwill.com...

Based on 6 terrible pictures and basically no description...

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Now I know there is a K1000, a P3, and a ZX-5 (I think), all three seem to have lenses. I'm sure the K1000 & P3 have 50/2s. But I can't tell what is on the AF. There is at least one other lens in the lot, but I can't tell what it is. There is a Lomography camera in there, a couple Vivitars, a couple 8mm movie cameras...But I'm insane...
Is that a fisheye Holga?


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You are not alone!
I have a problem with buying camera equipment that often comes in bulk too. Sometimes it is a waste of money but other times..... well my wife still thinks it is a waste.
Recently bought a monopod with a missing quick release plate...and another with no head on it. Hopefully the tripod/monopod head (a Z frame thing coming from China) will be just the thing for them. A Canon Rebel XT, a Canon 20D (in the post) and so much more that I will not list.
One "lucky" buy included a pinhole camera kit, unopened in box, shown here with about 1/3 of the lenses I am sorting into keep, throw or give away (due to haze, fungus and mechanical problems) and the biggest pile...sort out at a later date.
This taken with the Canon XT, an old 28-80mm from the early 90s, well it's all got to be used.
Luckily my wife doesn't go into my shed (fear of spiders) or she would see that I also have 6 (old electric) lawn mowers and only about 200 sq metres of lawn!

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Is that a fisheye Holga?


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Lomographic Fisheye Number 2...$50-60 new...

I think this lot came from a hipster who got bored

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Yep, certified 😀
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Yep, certified 😀
Who? @boriscleto or the hipster?
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