Like most people in 2017 I got behind the new fad of "old being the new". All the people I follow on Instagram were posting these really cool pictures and using the hashtag, #35mm. I'm not a photographer and I do not claim to be but I really wanted to give these cameras a shot. My friend in New Orleans was always posting pictures using her so I texted her and retained about 10% of the information she said.
I found my camera on Ebay for about $100 and I love it but the prices ranged from about $50 and up. I just chose the one I did because it came with extra lenses, a strap and a case. If you are looking to buy used make sure you read ALL the information and make sure it is a "working"/"functional" camera.
Trial and error is the best way to learn on these cameras.... trust me
1. I use FujiFilm 400 film and I buy it on Amazon Prime!
2. This is the video I use when I forget how to load film....
3. Basically I had to learn how the camera works without knowing what any of the words like aperture even meant. Here is what I do.
4. This is the video I watched to learn how UNLOAD the film.
5. Where I send my film to get developed.
I send all my film to get developed at Old School Photo Lab because they are fast, sweet and the pictures come back super fast. You can get prints sent back AND digital copies emailed to you. FREE SHIPPING THERE AND BACK.
Tip. I watch a lot of youtube videos on YouTube on a channel called, NegativeFeedBack that I LOVE. He gives tutorials, talks about film, shows different tips and is overall super useful.
HEre are some of my recent attempts