Thrift Shop Cameras

This past weekend we drove to Bennington, Vermont to get some film developed at a local lab. But we also visited the local thrift stores. And I found some amazing things.

Specifically I found an old film SLR, a Mamiya/Sekor MSX 500 with two different prime lenses; and a Polaroid Impulse SE instant camera (one of those with a sonar-based auto-focus), both in working order albeit with some scratches and grit that needed cleaning. All in all, I paid less than twenty dollars for all of it! My lomograph gallery will shortly be augmented with the addition of these old-timers.

Don’t underestimate the value of thrift shops. Some of the things you’ll find will truly amaze you.

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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