1950's 35mm camera's

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  1. tonycommander

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    Hi all, having got halfway through cleaning out my late grandfathers house, we have found a really nice looking 1950's 35mm camera and 35,50 and 90mm lenses.. with a few other bits and pieces in a nice old sturdy bag.

    anyway - it is actually this camera Agfa Ambi Silette which means nothing to me, and is perhaps a camera thats more suited to becoming a doorstop than anything else.

    What I would appreciate though is an idea of it's worth (im off to ebay soon to see if i can find any for sale )..

    and whether there is actually a market for old 35mm's any more?
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    Did you consider taking some pictures with it? I inherited a couple from the same era and working on a project to recreate some of his images with the same camera in the same places 60 years later.
     
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    You often see old 35mm cameras in flea markets for a few quid. I suspect some people buy them as ornaments but there are still people taking pictures with vintage film.
    If you're going to sell it then I might be tempted to stick a roll of film through it, perhaps take some family portrait snaps? If you can sell it as tested and working then you might be able to get a bit more for it and the prints would be a nice momento.
     
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    hmm, some interesting ideas here... thanks all for replying with some good stuff...
     
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    Up to this year I was using old film cameras & projectors & up-cycling them into lamps. I started about 3 years ago, then everyone & his brother got into it & the market dropped out. I still have a stock of un-started projects, from a 1935 Bell & Howell cine camera to a couple of 50's Polaroid land Cameras. You can see a couple here.
    Polaroid 700 Land Camera Conversion.

    Bogey Special Kodascop E Lamp2

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