35mm Camera Scanning https://shotonfilm.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/35mm-camera-scanning/
Here are some pics I took of the last big(ish) storm we had here :) Taken from the beach a few minutes walk from our house. Long exposure with a Nikon D7000, post-processed in Adobe Lightroom. ^.^
17 years ago, who'd have thought that in 2107, would have no terrestrial TV and no landline, but shoot mostly film.
Shelley Sometimes shows how to shoot Instax Mini (relatively easily) in a Fujifilm GW690 http://www.shellysometimes.com/blog/2017/4/22/instax-mini-and-the-medium-format-cameras
Strictly speaking, a camera is just a means for forming an image on a surface in relative darkness. Anything else you add is a refinement.
Mechanical cameras are like mechanical watches; they have soul. More importantly, they can be serviced and repaired.
There is one camera that is the best of both worlds: the Nikon FM3A and it's probably the zenith of the camera maker's craft.
It has both a mechanical and an electronic shutter. If the electronics or battery fails, you retain 1s-1/4000s and Bulb, losing only metering, AE and long auto-exposure speeds.
And yet, the devaluation will lose you much sleep.
This is not investment advice but... learn from my experience.
The longer I collect, the more I enjoy mechanical cameras.
Electronic cameras make practical sense because they offer consistent exposure and offer other automations.
But all film cameras are aged or aging. Electronics are mostly as reliable as mechanics, but once a custom electronic part is done, its probably game over. Examples:
Lens servo on a Contax T3
LCD on a Ricoh GR1
PCB on a Nikon F3
Analog dial on a Nikon 35ti
This is not investment advice but...
It's lazy and dumb to sell camera lots. Only do it if you need to sell junk and it's not a profitable use of your time to sell individually.
Indeed, it pains me to say it, but most cameras are worth more in parts than as a whole, especially broken and scruffy cameras.
You may think you're adding value by assembling a complete collection but you aren't.
"Buy individual cameras or systems and use them!" - says me, the hypocrite.