Jump to content

Repairing vintage camera

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Ocean waves

Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:38 PM

Hi everyone

I was after some opinions ...

My husband has lots of canon gear, main camera is a 5D and he has a number of lenses. He takes photos for his own enjoyment.  From a family member he was given an old yashica camera. I believe that it does not currently work. Would you guys think getting it repaired on the sly would be a good surprise or given he has all the current gear, an expensive exercise for something that would be used once in a blue moon?


Edited by blue sky, 15 January 2017 - 12:44 PM.

#2 Ocean waves

Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:43 PM


#3 limakilo

Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:40 PM

I would get a quote.
Is he interested in shooting film?
As a camera addict I have about 12 old film cameras here that I dream about fixing. If DH did one for me as a surprise, I would love that.

#4 Caribou

Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:22 PM

I've seen similar before. the colours would be much different to what you get on a canon, but sometimes the colours you get out of a film roll can create more intense, warm, provoking photos.

I think your DH will have fun with having it on hand.Can't say for sure he'd use it just as much as a modern canon, but he may feel some settings require an old fashion touch to it.

I think it comes down to how much it will cost to repair. and where to get the film from!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


'My parenting style is Survivalist'

A helicopter or tiger mum, I am not.

8 mums reveal their favourite nappy bags

We asked a bunch of mums which nappy bags they love the most.

Why you shouldn't bother throwing a big first birthday party

If you're feeling the pressure to host an all-out, over-the-top shindig for your baby's birthday, I hereby grant you permission to throw the rules out the window.

The 24 baby names on the verge of extinction this year

If you're on the hunt for the perfect baby name and don't want a chart-topper like Oliver or Olivia, then do we have the list for you.

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Meet the baby born from an embryo frozen for 24 years

Experts say little Emma is a record breaking baby.


Top 5 Articles


From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.


Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.