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12-20-2007, 06:25 AM   #16
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Wow!!! Whenever I'm in a VV , I always keep my eyes open for any camera equipment as well. Never seen anything like that.

12-20-2007, 04:35 PM   #17
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I have never seen anything remotely related to photography in our local Value Village. That was a great find.

EDIT: That was odd. I corrected the "photographer" to "photography" early this morning and it didn't work. Go figure.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Chako Quote
I have never seen anything remotely related to photographer in our local Value Village. That was a great find.
At the Value Village in Sudbury there are plenty of cameras, but most are really cheap, ultra-plastic P&S or Polaroid type. That Pentax kit is definitely an anomaly.
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some day I will post a list of stuff I have picked up in the Value Village / Good will / Sally Ann type store over the last couple of years.

he are a couple of examples

ME Supper / 50mm f1.4 $ 4.99
Minolta X700 3 Minolta Lenses $ 29.99
RolliCord TLR $69.99
Spotmatic 50mm f1.4 $24.99
Canon QL17 GIII Kit $14.99


and the list goes on I think around 40 cameras to date. No I don't work for or know anyone dose work for the above listed stores. And I don't live in my car driving from one to next. Just been lucky I guess.

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40 cameras! WOW! Lucky for sure; but you do live in the GTA which has a population base of over 5 million. You get all the high-class Value Village stores there.
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Jeff I think your right. I've checked around here (Moncton, Halifax) several times and even talked to the store clerks about what they get. Same junk here. My guess is that in the GTA people are cleaning out closets and since the population is so much larger the chances for a 'find' are that much greater. Maybe in smaller areas people try to sell their stuff instead of giving it away to the charities who pass it to VV.
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You would think it worked the other-way-round. Smaller towns-people are kind-hearted, city-folk are more apt to try to make money instead.
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Maybe so JC. but in the smaller areas there are fewer, if any Pentax dealers, so less gear.

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I'm close to crying lol. Oh man.. must prevent LBA relapse.
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was out shopping today and couldn't stay out of the bargain shops. No Pentax stuff today only these little gems









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Quite a catch there! The Yashica T4 Super with the Zeiss lens retailed for $379 when new! $5.99 is a steal for that one. Reviews say that it is sharp and contrasty. Load it up with film and give it a whirl.

What is that middle one? Does it take 120 or 35mm film?
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The middle one is a Paimex E35 made in China. 35mm, 32mm f2.8 lens, Zone focus. From what I have found it's a copy of the Hanimex 35 Micro Flash.

As to the Yashica T4 I had a pretty good Idea what it was when I picked up off the shelf. Interestingly enough it came from the same store as the Ricoh 600mm lens I bought last week.
It will most likely go to ebay or somewhere to fund more Pentax gear.
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