What’s A Good Camera To Buy?

I get asked every now & then, “what’s a good camera to buy?” One of my cousins recently asked me for a recommendation on a good point & shoot camera. I gave him a list after doing really quick research, but I ultimately never really know what to say to anyone who has ever asked me for camera recommendations.

Mirrorless Cameras

What’s A Good Mirrorless Camera?

For my advice on investing in a camera, click here.

*DISCLAIMER* I have not personally used every camera listed below. I created this list of cameras that I’ve often seen being used among the users I follow.

There are so many reviews out there aside from the ones I’ve listed. Research is everything; Google is your friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

Point & Shoot Cameras

What’s A Good Point & Shoot Camera?




For my advice on investing in a camera, click here.

*DISCLAIMER* I have not personally used every camera listed below. I created this list of cameras that I’ve often seen being used among the users I follow.

There are so many reviews out there aside from the ones I’ve listed. Research is everything; Google is your friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kodak EKTRA Camera 1

Kodak EKTRA Camera 1

I came home from a birthday celebration in Sacramento for Jeremiah’s auntie to this thing sitting on my shelf. I noticed it once I got home. I said, “What is this?” So I asked my mom what it was & she said, “Oh! I got it an estate sale. I had one of those cameras when I was in college. I was always taking pictures of my friends with that small camera. You know those small film? It’s from that camera.”
They definitely don’t make film for this anymore, but it’s the thought that counts! It’s still nice to have it up for display. Now another one has been added to my growing collection ๐Ÿค—

More info about this cameraย here.

Kodak Star 435

Kodak Star 435

I got this 35mm camera months ago, but I never posted it because I was waiting until I finished the roll to show what came out from it.
When I was going through old family photo albums in November 2017 – December 2017, I found a photo of my dad holding me as a baby on the escalator at Universal Studios. He had this same model camera hanging around his neck. I hopped on eBay, found it, & bought one.

 

Needless to say, I’m glad it actually works & I like the results!

 

 

 

 

 

Because it’s a point & shoot, you can tell in some of the photos that it’s out of focus. We probably stood too close or not far back enough from the subject.

 

 

 

Ha! I probably should’ve taken off my hat ๐Ÿ™ˆ

 

I absolutely love the look though! It definitely looks super old school. I’m sure with photoshop, Lightroom, or several smartphone apps, you could achieve the same “old school film” look, but I love the feeling of getting real film developed.

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t seem to look that great during overcast weather. If anything, it actually makes the photos look even older (?). I’m not sure if that even makes sense, but I love how it looks in sunny weather like the photos above when we went to Disneyland this past April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camera: Kodak STAR 435
Film Type: Kodak Gold 200

Canon Sure Shot TELEMax

Canon Sure Shot TELEMax

Last month I was thrift shopping for my Halloween costume & came up on this baby! It was only $3.99, so I thought, “Why not!”
So far, there is literally almost no cosmetic wear!

It even came with a camera case & camera strap.

Can you tell how there are almost no signs of cosmetic wear? Whoever the previous owner was, they must’ve taken great care of the camera, but I can’t confirm that yet as I have yet to take photos with it.

There was also a battery still inside, but there wasn’t any trace of battery corrosion, so my only guess is that it was taken care of or properly stored?

*ADVICE* Even if you properly store your film cameras, it is never a good idea to leave the batteries inside because you could develop battery corrosion or permanently damage your camera. It is always advised to take the batteries out of any film camera when it is not in use.

Thankfully the battery needed for this camera wasn’t hard to find unlike my Minolta SR-T 202 or Minolta X-370? (I can’t remember which one had a battery that was hard to find as they are rarely sold in stores).

I bought the battery at Walgreens & replaced the old one.

Once I replaced the battery, the camera started right up!

Since I got this last month, I didn’t want to shoot with it yet. I wanted to finish the roll from my fisheye which you can see here. Now that I finished my Fisheye roll, I can’t wait to start using this! I’m taking it out this weekend, so I’m crossing my fingers real hard & hoping that the camera fully functions & the photos turn out well!