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Old 15th March 2021, 04:43 PM
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Hi Terry, there are 2 Harman cameras out there.

The EZ35 is motor-wound, the cheaper one on Urban Outfitters isn't.
Both are pretty basic- no real image control. I'm torn between thinking it is a (relatively) cheap way for new users to experience film, and worrying that in use these 'introductory' cameras represent such a limiting experience they fail to win over converts.
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Wow! I think I maybe rich, I have about 20-30 compact cameras which I bought for 1-10. My intention was to do a project using a different camera for every week of the year. Saw a site where a chap had done this called 52 weeks or something like that.
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Hi Terry, there are 2 Harman cameras out there.

The EZ35 is motor-wound, the cheaper one on Urban Outfitters isn't.
Ah, that makes sense, and re-looking at the two different pages carefully, I can now see the rewind lever on the non-automatic camera.

Thanks for pointing that out.

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48 - now way. Lat P&S I picked up was an Olympus Trip at 20 from a charity shop. Works perfectly.
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What is flash?
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I've started this post twice already, so third time lucky.

48 for a 35mm point 'n shoot feels expensive because we're old farts. Back in the 80's 48 would buy an auto/manual rangefinder, with a good lens and decent build quality. Something like a Ricoh 500. Today, the same amount buys you a second-hand 35mm SLR with auto-everything, flash, multi-mode metering, zoom lens, and super fast shutter. By comparison the EZ35 looks over-priced.

My favourite 35mm camera is my Minolta XD7. From memory it was about 250 in 1980. The Bank of England inflation calculator tells me that equates to about 1000 at todays prices.(yes!! I looked twice) Suddenly, the 'mint' XD7s on eBay which are now selling for 150-200 pounds look more sensible.

As film users I think our view was distorted by the big film camera dump which went on as Digital came storming in. At one time Ffordes had pages of MF gear going really for a song. Maybe we forget that back in the 80s and 90s amateurs almost all shot 35mm for a very good reason. Only pros could afford the kind of kit most of us now seem to have available to us.

ps- in researching 1980s prices I have discovered that in real terms a bottle of whisky is now slightly more affordable. Who'd have thought!
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I paid 40 for a Canon sureshot ace recently and I'm sure it's better value than what Harman are selling. I like the waist level viewfinder particularly.
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