I recently came across an old camera (the one with films) when I was looking for a second hand phone to buy for my brother who badly wanted to play Pokemon Go on his phone but unfortunately, his phone isn’t smart enough to let him play. Anyway, my curiosity arose when I googled film photography and displayed series of blogs regarding Lomography. So with a few clicks here and there, reading each article that I found, I suddenly wanted to try this. (FYI: I don’t own any camera as of the moment. The ones I use are my cousins’ properties. All I have is a phone camera.) This has led me to watch videos in YouTube teaching film photography for beginners. Upon asking questions to some professional photographers through their emails, I suddenly had the urge to buy and own a film camera. I then found a group in Facebook Lomomanila Marketplace that consists of lomography enthusiasts. There, I found good deals for second hand cameras. YET, I still don’t know what actual camera to buy. The cheapest second hand SLR that I saw in that group costs around PHP 1,000 – PHP 3,000. Too bad, they’re already sold, but I still researched about the camera and I think it could be enough for beginners like me.
These are the cameras I came across:
I honestly don’t have any ideas on how these cameras differ except from the articles that I’ve read through google. Also, I recently talked to someone concerning my plan on learning film photography who suggested that I try to look for old cameras in Hidalgo Street. He said that I could score a good deal in many camera shops around Hidalgo.
So, as usual, I goodled Hidalgo Street. Lo and behold, I realized that I was there three days before I came across film photography because my usual transportation was disrupted by some technical failure, so I took my plan B. There were many articles that says people can really get good deals from Hidalgo but I wasn’t really sure if they were talking about vintage cameras or if they were talking about Digital Cameras.
I am planning to squeeze some time in my schedule to visit Hidalgo Street and look for for an old camera but in great condition. Though I probably would buy around December because I have to re-new my passport first!
Please, please, if ever you came across this post and have some suggestions for a newbie like me, leave it in the comment box below! or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would take (and I’m desperate) for any suggestions from the ones who already has experience with film photography 🙂 Tsaka ko na iisipin ang film na gagamitin.
Don’t forget your suggestions!