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God Bless People Who Give Up Film for Digital, or Why I Love My New Praktica BX20

Best. Bargain. Ever.

Received the Praktica BX20 in the post today, my official ‘Last Camera’ (see previous blog post). There was not much bidding on this package on a certain internet auction forum, so I got something of a bargain-not just the camera but what was obviously a serious camera user’s complete collection, including a nice range of ten Cokin filters with filter mount (lots of room to experiment now), the camera itself, two very nice lenses (wide angle and macro), a rubber lens hood, camera strap, shutter cable, nice leather lens bags, and a whole canvas camera bag that it all came in. All in great nick, for £48, which you might pay for one of the lenses alone. Inserted battery today and camera itself seems to work A-OK, going with Kodak Portra for the first roll. The declared reason for the sale was that previous owner was moving to digital, but I guess he might still be disappointed with the price-for what he got, he could barely buy a very basic mobile phone. But hey, the collection is now in good hands and will definitely be USED. This may well also be the single best bargain I’ve ever got-all in all, not a bad way to bow out of the camera collecting business ;-)

written by alex34

2 comments

  1. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    I am not normally a jealous person, but I am green with envy. I hope that you share your results soon.

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  2. chipmunk

    chipmunk

    Nice! Can't wait to see the results :)

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