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Kodak M38 35mm Film Camera with Flash (Scarlet)
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Kodak M38 35mm Film Camera with Flash (Scarlet)

B&H # 2629454 MFR # DA00237
Key Features
  • 31mm 1 Element Optic Lens
  • Manual Film Winding and Rewinding
  • On/Off Switch for Flash
  • Accepts 24 x 36mm Film
Item Condition :
$1495
Used Savings 42%
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Nikon N55 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Kit with Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 G-AF Lens - Silver & Black
$11995
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Nikon N60 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body (Champagne)

B&H # 2608889 MFR # 1712
Item Condition :
$5995
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Nikon N80 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body

B&H # 2619169 MFR # 1776
Item Condition :
$7200
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Nikon N8008 AF 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body

B&H # 2622344
Item Condition :
$7995
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Nikon FA 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera Body (Chrome)

B&H # 2619612
Item Condition :
$14995
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Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera

B&H # 2616062 MFR # 2017209
Item Condition :
$21995
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Canon AE-1 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera (Chrome) with 50mm f/1.4 SC Lens

B&H # 2565152
Item Condition :
$22995
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Nikon FE2 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera Body (Black)

B&H # 2564351
Item Condition :
$28995
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Nikon F4S 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body with a DA-20 Action Finder)

B&H # 2619009
Item Condition :
$34995
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Nikon FE2 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera Body (Black)

B&H # 2616181
Item Condition :
$39995
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Nikon F3HP 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera Body

B&H # 2613348 MFR # 1691
Key Features
  • With DE-3 High Eyepoint Viewfinder
Item Condition :
$49995
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Nikon F5 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body with DP-30 Finder

B&H # 2620257 MFR # 1795
Item Condition :
$59995
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$99995
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Leica M6 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body (Black)

B&H # 2621328 MFR # 10404
Item Condition :
$2,99995
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Leica M6 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body (Platinum) Anton Bruckner Kit

B&H # 2600477
Key Features
  • Rear & Collectable Camera Only 200 Made
  • Engraved Anton Bruckner 1824-1896
  • Platinum Plated Body
  • Includes 50mm f/2.8 Elmar Lens
Item Condition :
$10,99900
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Leica M6 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body (Platinum) Anton Bruckner Kit

B&H # 2600473
Key Features
  • Rear & Collectable Camera Only 200 Made
  • Engraved Anton Bruckner 1824-1896
  • Platinum Plated Body
  • Includes 50mm f/2.8 Elmar Lens
Item Condition :
$10,99995
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Leica M6 .85 Black Paint Body Oresundsbron Edition

B&H # 2261456
Key Features
  • #4 of 150 Made
  • Manufactured in 2000
  • Rare and Collectable Camera
Item Condition :
$11,99990
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Leica M6 Jaguar XK Rangefinder Camera Set with 50mm f2.8 Elmar-M Lens

B&H # 2600480
Key Features
  • Rare and Collectable Camera
  • Number 47 of 50 Made
  • Has English Green Leather on Camera
  • Engraved Jaguar XK 1948-1998
Item Condition :
$14,99990
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Shopping for Used 35mm Film Cameras

35mm film cameras offer a similar degree of resolution to many digital cameras. The grain, color rendition, and dynamic range of film combine to create a pleasing result that's subtly different than digital. Although few manufacturers still produce 35mm film cameras, there are many used film cameras for sale.


Film for 35mm Film Cameras

35mm cameras use a cassette that provides 24 or 36 exposures. The cassette design lets users easily load the film. After it's exposed, film winds back into the cassette for processing. Numerous film laboratories process film, while enterprising photographers often develop their own. Some labs scan the negatives and supply digital copies.

Photographers can choose between black-and-white negative, color negative, or positive slide film. The ISO rating of film varies between 20 and 3200. Low ISO film has better contrast and smaller grain than high ISO film.


Choosing Used Film Cameras

There are two types of 35mm cameras: SLR film cameras and rangefinder cameras. SLRs have similar features to DSLR cameras. They use an optical viewfinder and mirror arrangement to view the image through the lens. SLRs have integrated through-the-lens light meters and accept interchangeable lenses. Common brands include Nikon, Pentax, and Canon.

Rangefinder cameras use a separate viewfinder, which makes for a smaller and lighter camera, although it's necessary to adjust for parallax when taking close-up photos. Interchangeable lenses are available for some types of rangefinder cameras. In many ways, they're similar to mirrorless cameras.


Finding Lenses for 35mm SLR Film Cameras

Each type of camera has its own lens mount. Old Canon 35mm cameras usually use a screw type, while newer ones have a bayonet mount. In some instances, mounts are compatible with modern lens types, and in other cases, it's possible to purchase lens mount adapters. The optical quality of many old lenses is good, and some are better than modern lenses. When shopping for used lenses and lens accessories, remember that autofocus systems may not work on older cameras, so ensure you can manually set the lens aperture.


Useful Accessories for 35mm SLR Cameras

Low to medium ISO film gives the best photographic results. This means you may need to use low shutter speeds when taking photos in poor lighting conditions, such as indoors, in the shade, early in the morning, or at dusk. One solution is a solid tripod to avoid camera shake. Alternatively, invest in used digital flash and accessories such as off-camera strobes or continuous lighting. Fortunately, many flashguns are compatible with film SLR and rangefinder cameras, although you may need to get a hot shoe adapter.


Many photographers have realized film photography isn't dead, and that it actually complements digital photography. Find out for yourself by perusing the selection of used 35mm cameras for sale at B&H Photo and Video.