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Re: This question is backward from what I see asked most often. What I want to do is find a modern l

I can see your point of view.  

 

But I've done some cost analysis on film in the past.  While the particulars will vary, I found that the cost of buying the film plus the cost of paying for processing worked out to somewhere around $15 per roll.

 

Shoot 10 rolls of film... there goes $150.

 

You can see that it wouldn't take much before that becomes a the greater financial expense.  The cost of "buying" the film camera is lower... but the cost of "using" the film camera is ultimately higher (unless you vary rarely use it.)

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: This question is backward from what I see asked most often. What I want to do is find a modern

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I'm with you on the math, and believe me I've considered that.

Consider also that we do from time to time put digital image files on a CD or thumb drive or SD card and go get prints for a live, hard copy photo album, or for family members like my dad who I know will NEVER own or operate a computer. You have to add that cost to your equation.

Remember also that I still have five 24 exp./rolls of film and a 36 In the camera. The math is still in my favor for a little while.

But in any event, that takes time to play out, and right now I need the $$ more immediately.

I may very well end up paying more in the long run to do it this way. But right now I need the $$ worse. Besides, I forced myself to research and learn some things that I should have educated myself on years ago.

My asking this forum was never intended to substitute for educating myself, but to supplement it, to seed my searches if you will.

Thank you
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Re: This question is backward from what I see asked most often. What I want to do is find a modern l

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You can get Canon EF 35-135mm USM Lens for around $90 or less on ebay. Or if you want wider version then get the EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM for the same price.

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