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#1 by David Ollerearnshaw , Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:58 am

Just done a conversion to see how much a 4 x 400ft would cost now. Price based on £80 in 1977 you would have to pay £449.28 in 2016. Quite frightening.


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#2 by Eivind Mork , Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:05 am

Yes. But that time there was no alternative. If you wanted film at home, this was it, and you would be the coolest kid in town. Now you are just a crazy collector trying to explain why old film is wonderful and worth a crazy price.



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#3 by Andrew Woodcock , Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:48 am

There's still no alternative if it's film you like the look of.

You're right of course David,but £80 in 1977 was frightening!
When I started my apprenticeship in 1982, a time served skilled man then in my trade had a top line before deductions of £98 and this was a slightly better than average wage for the area and trade in Manchester at that time.


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#4 by Tom Photiou , Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:10 pm

It's quite mad isn't it, i remember struggling to buy my first brand new feature Texas chainsaw, my grandad lent me the money and it took me some months to pay it all back, all £99.00 Thinking about it now it was,(and still can be) a very expensive hobby, but then so are all hobbies, this one is very unique though. If anyone said to me just a few months ago you'll be getting into 16mm by now i would have laughed as we were meant to be concentrating solely on 8. But once i got that machine back up and gave it a very quick going over and saw it in action i was hooked again.
Got my trusty 1200HD all set to be returned after a good going.

I think £80 in 1977 would have been about 3/4 months wages for me then, i was 16 and on real crappy pay. (not much better now)


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#5 by Andrew Woodcock , Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:38 pm

I was on two pounds a week as a paper boy!😀😀😀

Still managed to buy some out of date silent K40 though and a very basic Halina camera. Ha ha.


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