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.