Competitions & Prize Draws

Win a Leica M4

3 years ago today I launched this blog. I never had any expectations, I just felt like writing about my experiences with cameras I liked shooting with. After a little bit of time, I got a bit of momentum with it, and soon started enjoying the film photography community that it became a part of.

It wasn’t long before I started taking it a little more seriously, but even then I never expected it would be where it is by the end of the third year. I now have thousands of people visiting the website every day, a few of whom contribute posts for me regularly. Frankly, it’s wonderful, and I couldn’t be more happy with how its all turned out!

One thing that started happening more and more as the site began to grow was all people getting in touch to tell me that they would donate money if I provided such a facility. I didn’t, and somehow the idea made me slightly uncomfortable. That was until I figured that rather than donate to me, people could donate to a cause. I decided that cause would be raising money to buy a Leica M4. Once the cash was raised and the camera bought, the idea was to  review it and give it away to someone else in the film photography community.

A couple of weeks ago I found a nice looking M4 for £530. I mentioned on social media that I’d found the camera and soon the final £100ish of contributions I needed flowed in and I met my target of £400. The camera was bought, and it arrived with me about a week ago.

A couple of days later I realised the blog was about to turn three – What better time could there possibly be to launch the competition to win it?!

Before I talk through the details of the competition, I just want to say thanks to everyone who has supported the blog over the years, all the people who have contributed content, and latterly all the people who have, and continue to contribute to the pot to buy cameras!

Win a Leica M4

Right, to the business bit! How to win the Leica M4. Just like the last time I gave away a Leica, I’m doing a film photo competition. Also like last time, I’m doing a budget-camera photo competition…

I want to see a photo you have taken on a 35mm compact point & shoot camera. To make it a little more interesting, the camera must cost and be worth no more than £10! I don’t mind what film you use, or how you process it, scan it etc, as long as the camera is worth no more than a tenner!

There are plenty of cameras that cost as little as this. I have reviewed a fair few of them myself, and invariably manage to get pretty decent photos. Examples include Olympus AF-10 SuperCanon Prima 120, Ricoh ff90, Minolta AFZ, Olympus mju-iii etc. If it is autofocus, autoexposure, made in the late 70’s, 80’s or 90’s, is predominantly plastic bodied and regarded by many people as a bit crap, you are probably on the right lines!

The idea is about harnessing and or defeating something that is bit on the basic side to take a photo that belies the cameras nature! If you are unsure about a camera, ask me in the comments section below, before you enter!

Deadline:

Fortunately, because I need enough time to write my review, I’m going to give you a long time to enter. The deadline for entires is the 19th of July. That’s two months. Enough time to buy a camera, take a photo and enter it if you don’t already have a camera.

The rules:

I have a strong idea of what I am looking for, so as I say, I am going to be really strict with these. I hope I am leaving no grey areas but if any come up I will add to these and tighten them up as I see fit.

  • The photo must be taken with a camera bought for less than £10 (or the equivalent in your local currency).
  • The camera must not be worth more than £10 if you were to resell it. So no charity shop bargain Contax T2’s please!!
  • The camera must be a 35mm point & shoot camera like the examples above – if its made of plastic you are probably on the right lines!
  • The camera must be autoexposure or fixed exposure! (exposure compensation is fine)
  • The camera must be autofocus or fixed focus! (as long as is no way of adjusting focus it’s fine)
  • Only one photo to be entered per person!
  • The photo must be taken this year!

Please remember this is supposed to be fun. I know it is a really nice prize, but all this is supposed to be about a reflection of how positive the film photography community is! If you don’t shoot with these sorts of cameras usually, go out and buy one. There are millions of them on ebay, in charity shops, at car boot sales etc. Find one, load a roll and take some photos – you never know, you just might enjoy yourself more than you expect!

What I am looking for:

I’m looking for a good photo – both objectively and subjectively speaking. I want to see an image that belies its origin as being taken with a cheap camera. There are some really great automatic point & shoot cameras out there that can be had for next to no cash at all. I want this to be a celebration of just what these sorts of cameras are capable of.

How its going to be judged:

The photos will be judged by a few photographers who I have I worked with on other competition projects in the past. Whilst I will have a part in the short listing process, the final judging process will be based on the collective decisions of a group of 5 or 6 people who only know each other through social media. In the past we have found that this removes any possibility of bias winning out, and the end result is always completely fair.

I will be asking the judges to consider objective and subjective quality of the images and value of the camera. Lower valued cameras will have an advantage if the judging comes down 2 favoured images.

How to enter:

Just enter you first name, surname, email address, the details of your entry and upload a photo – simple as that!

I can only accept JPG files, I’d like them to be 2000px maximum on the long edge, and please keep them less than 300kb, tops!

Just so you know you will also be added to my list of email subscribers. My main reason for taking your email address is to make administering the competition easier. If you don’t like/want my email updates, I’d recommend waiting until the competition is finished before unsubscribing – though you can of course unsubscribe at any time.

Competition is Closed

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207 Comments

  • Reply
    Paul Needham
    May 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Hi Hamish, I can’t see a closing date. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Mamie
    May 19, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Can I use my Superheadz Ultra Wide and Slim plastic camera to join? Thank you!

  • Reply
    Rasmus L
    May 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Great prize! I might just take part in this game 🙂
    I have two clarifying questions: is it strictly 35mm or would say an old 120 box camera be okay? Second. I is it strictly af, or are the ‘focus free’ compact cameras fine for the competition?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Yes, only 35mm
      I will allow focus free cameras as long as they are the plastic type 80s-90s tpye

  • Reply
    Mark
    May 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Do disposable cameras qualify?

  • Reply
    Blanche Llanes
    May 19, 2016 at 11:48 am

    May I use my Canon Prima BF-90 to enter your contest? 🙂

  • Reply
    Seven
    May 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Hamish! Is an Olympus XA ok? Thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      no, sorry

      • Reply
        Seven
        May 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm

        How about a Yashica T2?

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    Mike B.
    May 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Does the XA3 work for the contest? Or the Canon Sure Shot WP1?

    This is an awesome thing you are doing, your blog is a regular destination for me on the web.

    Thank you!

  • Reply
    Jonathan McNickle
    May 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Does the camera have to have a fixed focal length or can we use one of the compact super zooms that were so prolific in the 90s.

  • Reply
    Giovanni
    May 19, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Hello! Can I use my old Yashica T4? Thanks!

  • Reply
    Ren
    May 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    A rangefinder isn’t a point-and-shoot, is it?

  • Reply
    Aaron
    May 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I’ve got an old Konica u-mini AF laying around that I got for free a couple years ago. Will that work? It’s plastic and auto everything.

  • Reply
    Thomas Preuß
    May 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Hi, Konica C35 AFII?

  • Reply
    John Sok
    May 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi hamish its a shame my yashica t4 is excluded, but I think I have some contenders from a Canon sureshot A-1, then waterproof camera covered on this blog, Is the Canon sureshot A-1 cheap enough, I got for 15 usd.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      The sureshot A1 is pushing it a bit – they tend to go for a lot more than that don’t they?!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      I’m going to allow the A1

      • Reply
        John
        May 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm

        Yes I know, but thanks for accepting it. After all Sureshot A-1 and WP-1 are the same.

  • Reply
    Ren
    May 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Can 2 participants share 1 camera? My friend and I wants to join but neither wants to buy new camera as we are both saving for new lenses.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Yeah, as long as its not worth more than £5

  • Reply
    Mikael
    May 19, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Olympus Stylus Epic/ mju 2 – is it ok to use ?

    • Reply
      Mikael
      May 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Also, Is Minolta AL-C ok ?

      • Reply
        Hamish Gill
        May 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

        What sort of camera is an AL-C – link me to a picture of it, I cant find it

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      No – they are worth way more than £10!

  • Reply
    Sandy
    May 19, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Can I enter with Nimstec 3D Accuprint? If yes, can I post it as .gif or just a single photo or can be layed out all of the 4 frames?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      I’ve updated the system to allow gif

      • Reply
        Sandy
        May 19, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        So 3D .gif from Nimstec is allowed? Cool! If not I will use Konica Pop-10 or Canon WP-1 😉

        • Reply
          Hamish Gill
          May 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm

          in terms of the camera value, i’ll let it slide – I cant really imagine an animated image winning though, if I’m honest

    • Reply
      Mikael
      May 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Sorry, AF-C I meant.
      Thanks

  • Reply
    alvaro anguita
    May 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    how about a smena 8m? =D

  • Reply
    Zerihun
    May 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Is it okay to use Konica Minolta zoom 130c date? Cheap camera got it $5usa

  • Reply
    Ren
    May 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Can I use 35mm Lomo TLR Camera? I found one on Amazon.com at $10.59 😀

  • Reply
    Ren
    May 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Oh, sorry. It has to be point-and-shoot. Right.

  • Reply
    Aukje
    May 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    The M4 looks immaculate! Can website contributors join? If so, does a Minolta Riva Panorama qualify? I bought it for a bit more, but it is a plastic automatic point and shoot.

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    Michael Tervanen
    May 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Already posted this but I have a very beat up olympus mju II, lens cover broken off, light leaks, dirty lens forever. It lives in my back pocket and I landed some rocks on it while hiking. Couldn’t sell it for 3 euros on a fleamarket, but its my tool. Hope these beat-up ones qualify, if not you should make a competition for those of us who buy a camera because its good enough but cheap enough to not care and keep with all the time!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Sorry no – I get where you are coming from, but it doesn’t quite fit

  • Reply
    Fredrik
    May 19, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Hi!
    Is the Olympus tripp 35 ok?
    I haven three and I bought the all for less then £10

  • Reply
    ivan
    May 20, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Hi! Don’t mean to be stubborn for asking, but…
    Holga 135?
    AGFA Optima Sensor 335? its pretty old and basic 😛
    Kalimar MX?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

      I’d just about let the holga and Kalimar through on the merit of their crapness – not the afga though as its a fairly decent zone focus camera

  • Reply
    erwin gerardo yañez calfante
    May 20, 2016 at 3:31 am

    hola, puedo participar con una pentax k1000?? o una horizon perfekt ??? saludos desde chile

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 8:34 am

      “hello, I can participate with a pentax k1000 ?? or horizon perfekt ??? greetings from Chile”

      Hi, no sorry, one is an SLR, the other is worth a lot more than £10

  • Reply
    Andrew Tran
    May 20, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Is Olympus Stylus Infinity (Mju i) alright? I know someone posted a photo taken with an Olympus Stylus, I just wanted to make sure!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 8:32 am

      It’s right on the edge of acceptable – if it comes down to the wire between two photos, the final arbiter will be the value with the cheapest winning. In short, I’d say its more risky to go with a mju 1 than some other cheaper cameras

  • Reply
    Yaniv
    May 20, 2016 at 8:11 am

    can i use Diana Mini 35mm Camera? it cost more then 10$, But because it For Hipsters, the camera and the lens are from Plastic

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 8:30 am

      yes, I’d make an exception for the 35mm diana

  • Reply
    Frank Lehnen
    May 20, 2016 at 8:41 am

    ….just saw the question I intended to ask answered in the submissions: Is a disposable camera OK? Guess yes!

  • Reply
    Jaffar Alhaddad
    May 20, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Can I use Kodak single use film camera?!
    This competition sounds FUN!

  • Reply
    Edward
    May 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Nikon L35af not counted? =(

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 10:35 am

      No sorry – they are worth far too much

  • Reply
    Christopher
    May 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Great entries so far! It’s a pity I can’t submit my €3 Canon EOS 650 😉 Even a new battery was more expensive than the body.

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    Ken Hindle-May
    May 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

    The long closing date might actually give me enough time to shoot something and enter! I don’t think I’ve shot anything with a camera cheap enough this year. I put a roll through a Mju II Zoom 80 Panorama (decent camera, I’ll review it eventually) and promptly sold it for £30, rendering it ineligible!

    Now I’m wondering if I can stomach putting a roll of Portra 400 through a Holga K205 (cat camera)!

  • Reply
    Laurence
    May 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hi, would a Samsung AF slim be accepted? Ive seen one cheap but don’t really know much about it.

  • Reply
    Neal
    May 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Hi

    Can I use a Canon MC (micro compact?)
    it was in grandma’s closet for many years and it does work, I’ve been looking for an excuse to test it out.

    Cheers
    Neal.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Very much borderline – but I have let one through, so crack on! 😉

      • Reply
        Neal
        May 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

        Much appreciated! I’ll load a film in the morning and hopefully get something worthy

  • Reply
    Lila
    May 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Hi there, nice offer and nice blog too!
    Can I join with a Nikon analog camera F75 or a Smena Symbol? Greetings from Oslo.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Hi, no, sorry neither fit the guidelines

  • Reply
    Fredrik
    May 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Agfa Optima Flash Electronic Sensor?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      That’s a zone focus camera, so no, sorry

  • Reply
    Edwin
    May 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hello! For the competition, would you accept below:
    1. Hand made diy pinhole camera?
    2. Fixed focus and exposure plastic toy camera, which I got it as a free gift?
    3. Double exposures?
    Thanks!

  • Reply
    Michael Rennie
    May 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    What about an Olympus XA?

    If not I’ve just bought a £8.99 Canon AF35J/ Sprint from ebay that will surely be suitable!

  • Reply
    Daniel Fjäll
    May 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    So many great submissions so far. I wouldn’t want to be the judge in this competition.

  • Reply
    Eduardo García
    May 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Can I use a Kodak KB20?

  • Reply
    Alun
    May 21, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Would an old Olympus Trip fit the bill? It’s the only compact I own. Prices seem to fluctuate a bit – some go for a fiver, some sell for ten times that.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 21, 2016 at 6:32 am

      No sorry, its a zone focus camera – I’m looking for photos from plastic cameras which are commonly disregarded

  • Reply
    DangNguyen
    May 21, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Just submited my entry, but is there any way that your blog confirms it was submited successfully? Because when I looked back there wasn’t any confirmation (a pop-up note or sth like that) so I’m a bit confused.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 21, 2016 at 6:32 am

      It says “thank you for you entry” where the form used to be

      • Reply
        DangNguyen
        May 21, 2016 at 7:02 am

        Wow, dont know how I missed that. Haha. Thank you for approving my entry. Great contest, great challenge.

  • Reply
    Oswaldo
    May 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Do photos have to be from 2016? Or can i submit something thats less than a year old(but from 2015)?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

      2016 would be preferred, though date is of lower importance in the requirements you still may be marked down in the final judging process for submitting a 2015 photo

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    Christian
    May 21, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Can I use any of these : Minolta AF-C, Samsung AF-Slim, Olympus AF-1, Yashica AW-mini, Minolta Hi-Matic AF2?

  • Reply
    Kyle Lang
    May 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Hi!
    I bought a Minolta Weathermatic 35mm point and shoot for $10, would I be allowed to shoot with that for the contest?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 21, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Yes, I think so, they might go for a little more sometimes – but they are in the area

  • Reply
    Raven
    May 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Can I use Minolta SRT101?

  • Reply
    Adrian Morgan
    May 22, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Olympus Zoom 105?

  • Reply
    Jimmy
    May 22, 2016 at 4:14 am

    How do you know what types of cameras contestants use ? Is the contest worldwide?
    Thank you.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Its one of the questions in the entry form
      yes it is

      • Reply
        Jimmy
        May 23, 2016 at 12:58 am

        I mean how to prove the photo was taken by a P&S camera not a SLR?

        • Reply
          Hamish Gill
          May 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

          You tell me it was shot with a point & shoot and I trust you are not lying or make a judgment based on what I see… If people want to cheat, so be it, but I choose to think that most people will approach this honestly

        • Reply
          Ferris
          May 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

          any experienced photographer can tell the difference. might be more difficult for an ammeter.

          • Hamish Gill
            May 23, 2016 at 9:57 pm

            You say that, but I reckon I could show pictures taken with compact cameras that I’ve bought for next to nothing that would fool you – equally, some SLR lenses are rubbish.

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      Adrian Morgan
      May 24, 2016 at 8:14 am

      My guess is Hamish will rely on the investigatory powers of the CIA to conduct forensic analysis of each photo and match it to the appropriate camera.

      Either that, or just rely on people being honest.

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    Mikael
    May 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Hi again.
    I have to ask you again if the Minolta AF-C is ok to use _ I asked further up and got a no but see you have said yes to another questioner.
    I just want to make sure it’s ok so my contribution does not get thrown in the trash,
    Thanks for this competition _ had so much fun already with the Minolta Hi Matic AF2 I bought for this purpose ( for less than 3 pounds)

  • Reply
    Fortes Odair Nelson
    May 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Hello dear, does an pentax zoom 105R count ?

  • Reply
    Roy Jr. Loyola
    May 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Hi! Is a Fuji Quicksnap Flash Disposable Camera allowed?

  • Reply
    Yaniv Rozen
    May 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    hello why my image is disqualified ?

  • Reply
    Christos Theofilogiannakos
    May 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    You’re such a patient man, dude.

  • Reply
    Odair Nelson
    May 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Hello does the Revue 400 L also work ? Sory i have to decide what camera i will use.

  • Reply
    Marc
    May 24, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Hi, I got a vivitar EZ 35 plastic camera (focusfree). I hope this is all right? 😀

  • Reply
    DangNguyen
    May 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Didn’t know that Minolta AF-C is approved, to me it’s kind of a really decdeent camera. People used to compare it with XA’s.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 25, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Have I said yes to AF-C somewhere? I didn’t mean to if I have – too many questions!

      • Reply
        DangNguyen
        May 25, 2016 at 9:16 am

        Yeah you say yes to it along with 3 others from a comment up there. I’m just curious cause I’ve had an eye on AF-C for a long time but couldn’t even afford one. Haha.
        AF-D would be more suitable, wouldn’t it?

  • Reply
    Phillip Bearshield
    May 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I posted my entry a few days ago and i don’t know if it went through. Could you tell if it went through? Thanks !

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Hi, it did, but the Stylus Epic is worth way more than the £10 limit, sorry.

  • Reply
    Phillip Bearshield
    May 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I bought it for 99 cents haha oops! alright thanks! Cool contest by the way!

  • Reply
    Brandon Bogardus
    May 25, 2016 at 2:38 am

    I’m just blown away with what can be done with a thrift-shop camera. Maybe I need to stop lusting for a Leica?

  • Reply
    Nathan Harwood
    May 26, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Hi – can I enter with an Argus c3?

  • Reply
    Fortes Odair
    May 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Hello,
    What about the Olympus Is 10?
    Samsung AF Zoom 105S

  • Reply
    Thomas Böttcher
    May 28, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Johannes’ stuff is brilliant! Check out his other work https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonbase/19147352279/

    • Reply
      Finn Schmitt
      May 30, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Nice shot, but why lie about when it was shot? Uploaded on July 1, 2015, taken on 02/02/16?

  • Reply
    Daniel Fjäll
    May 29, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Haha, poor Hamish. You’ve caused quite the stir here. I’ll get my film back this week and hope I can contribute to these fantastic entries.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 30, 2016 at 8:05 am

      haha, yeah…
      Good luck with your entry

  • Reply
    Francois
    May 31, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Wow, sure is a success!
    My pick:
    1.Spencer
    2.Seth
    3.Aukje
    4.Isaac
    5.Simon

  • Reply
    jules
    May 31, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Hamish Hi. Are you okay with me using a canon sure shot 105 for the contest entry?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 31, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      yep 🙂

  • Reply
    Ilko Randzhev
    May 31, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Hello!
    I see that my photo isn’t up here so i guess you think that the camera is too expensive, but in the same time here are pictures taken with Oly stylus ( oly mju) series that cost a lot more then mine oly superzoom 70g. In my part of the world (eastern europe) most of the compact cameras cost little to no money with exception of the contaxes and the yashica’s. Event the mju is about 15-20 USD so i think that the entry photo is taken with cheep enough camera. If you still stick to your decision just tell me to add something else.

    All the best!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Nope, I just had got around to adding it – your in the running now

  • Reply
    Clémence
    May 31, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Hey Hamish,
    It’s been 24 hours since I’ve send you my picture to participate but I don’t see it in the list. I just wanted to know why? Just to know what rule I broke. 🙂

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 31, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      The trip 35 is a manual focus camera, sorry

  • Reply
    Clémence
    June 1, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Oh okay haha, that makes sense

  • Reply
    Christopher
    June 1, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Is a half-frame autofocus camera (Konica Recorder bought for €5 recently) okay, or does it have to be a full-frame 35mm one?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Sounds fine to me

      • Reply
        Christopher
        June 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

        I’ve submitted my Venice photo.

      • Reply
        Christopher
        June 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm

        Any rules I’ve broken? It’d be great to take part!

        • Reply
          Hamish Gill
          June 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

          I can’t find it? When did you submit it?

          • Christopher
            June 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

            Thanks for including, I posted under my non-internationalized name Krzysztof. Sorry for the confusion!

  • Reply
    Amaury
    June 1, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Hi. I`ve submited a photo but I can`t see it anywhere on the post. I have to wait or what happened?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Approved now 🙂

  • Reply
    Philip
    June 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Hi. Just wondering if Olympus Am-100 qualifies? Really cheap looking camera, but has some zone focusing buttons, which does not seem to make any difference when pressed 🙂

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Yeah, that’d be fine!

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    Roy Jr. Loyola
    June 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Hi there! Would just like to ask if a Canon Autoboy 3 or Olympus Trip 100R qualifies? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      yes

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    Jordan Morris
    June 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Hey Hamish, I sent in a photo the other day and was just wondering if you received it? Big fan of your site!
    All the best, Jordan.

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    Julien richefeu
    June 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I have just submit my entry. By the way, I have already won since I bought a nice Yashica T5 for less than £3 during my search for a new point and shoot camera . I unfortunately cannot use it for the contest but it is already always in my bag. Thanks a lot Hamish! 😉

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      David S. de Lis
      June 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Amazing luck, then! Ah, the envy… 😉 Good luck!

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    Robert Stevens
    June 10, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Hey, would a Pentax Zoom 90 WR qualify? And out of curiosity, how can we check the value of a camera before we shoot with it? And also, what if the camera was 5, but the batteries were 10?

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      Hamish Gill
      June 10, 2016 at 11:15 am

      yep

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    Cooper
    June 10, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I’ve Just submitted a picture but I am sure Pablo will win, big up for that Image!

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    Oliver
    June 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Hey Hamish, I’m sure you’re sick by now of questions about what cameras qualify, but I was hoping you could tell me if a Horizon Focus Free HZ 35 will work? I was just given one for free and dont know the actual value, but it seems like it could be less than a tenner. Please and thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 10, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      yep, looks suitably crap 😉

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    KitKat
    June 11, 2016 at 3:55 am

    I saw a picture where the guy mentioned the camera’s cost of 49 euro. How did that photo get accepted?

    Also, I ‘ve always felt that kid/pet pics are manipulative. You can’t look at a kid/pet picture and analyze it from any point of view other than how cute the subject is. And kids/pets are always cute.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 11, 2016 at 9:50 am

      You don’t need to worry about the final judging process, that will be done later.

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    J Clark
    June 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I’m guessing that either you’re completely snowed under with fabulous enties, or mine was booted for some reason. In any case, thanks for running another competition. It got me out into the sunshine and shooting again ?

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    Mike
    June 19, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Hamish, thanks for doing this great contest. I currently don’t own a crappy/low tier point and shoot, so I’ve been trying to find one. What about the Konica Pop mini? Also found the Pop 10 aka Tomato, but it seems to sell for more only cause it’s red. Would a Canon Sure Shot Z115 be alright? Also, is the contest open internationally? Thanks in advance.

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      Hamish Gill
      June 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Sorry for the slow reply – I’d say any of those are fine really. And yes, it’s international

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    Michael Rennie
    June 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I actually love my we Canon AF35J/SPRINT, glad I entered if only to find this ace wee camera. Just posted a load more shots from it on the Flickr group.

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    Omar
    June 23, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Hey Hamish,

    I noticed my photo has not been posted 🙁

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

      I just havent been checking every day

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    Ken Bryson
    June 25, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I found a Canon Classic 120 (same as the Prima 120) of your review. Seems like fun to shoot. I know it has various shooting modes but is it okay for the competition?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 25, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Yep

      • Reply
        Ken Bryson
        July 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Hi again, I entered my photo yesterday but it hasn’t shown up yet. Was it not eligible or something?

        • Reply
          Hamish Gill
          July 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm

          its in

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    Ken Bryson
    June 25, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Cool! Thanks for the quick response.

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    Thanasis
    June 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Hello, I have an Underwater Disposable Waterproof Mini 35mm Film Camera. It’s a plastic underwater film camera. Is it okay for the competition?http://www.ebay.com/itm/Underwater-Disposable-Waterproof-Mini-35mm-Film-Camera-Brand-New-10-Colours-/201560864924?hash=item2eedf6b89c:g:5YEAAOSwYmZXDdxr

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Yep

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    Michael Rennie
    June 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I loved my sub £10 camera I wrote a blog post about it, and now I want to send it to you (yes you!)

    Have a read and get in contact if you’re interested.

    http://www.badbeaglephotography.com/blog/2016/6/28/simple-pleasures

  • Reply
    Chris Wessells
    June 30, 2016 at 2:25 am

    You accepted my photo, but I don’t see it on the blog? Should I resubmit?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 1, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      I can see it…?

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    Michael Rennie
    July 1, 2016 at 8:32 am

    So my Canon AF30 is going on it’s travels, I’ll be sharing the best 3 images from each custodian. Message me here if you are interested in getting involved: http://www.badbeaglephotography.com/blog/2016/6/28/simple-pleasures

    God speed little black brick.

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    Johan Adermalm
    July 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Looking forward to this. Will a Chinon Bellami qualify? http://goo.gl/2OWmUK

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Manual focus isn’t it? – if so, no

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    Ken Hindle-May
    July 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Finally caught by with my developing & scanning. I went with a Canon Sure Shot Supreme in the end. Prices have actually started to creep up over the past couple of months, but the majority still go for under £10 on eBay so hopefully that’s okay. I’m not surprised they’re on the up as I’m quite impressed with what I got out of it, although it does have a couple of major idiosyncrasies. I’ll review it once I’ve shot some colour.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 7, 2016 at 5:51 am

      Looking forward to seeing some shots! 🙂

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    Sandy Pirouzi
    July 17, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Rollei Prego Micron? Non Zoom ver.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 17, 2016 at 8:23 am

      No sorry – too valuable

      • Reply
        Sandy Pirouzi
        July 17, 2016 at 8:31 am

        ok, how about post process? how far it can go? color balance, contrast, invert to bw, crop?

        • Reply
          Hamish Gill
          July 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm

          within sensible limits

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    Mehrdad
    July 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Hamish,
    don’t want to discuss this only curios why my entry is not listed. Fujifilm disposal Ace camera should at least pass the $10 term.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Because I have been slow in updating the page

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    Bryan
    July 18, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Is converting color image to BW will affect any judgement?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 18, 2016 at 8:06 am

      All factors will affect judgment

  • Reply
    Britt Rutan
    July 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I’m just trying to make sure the photo I posted went through?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      looks like it

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    Loreman
    July 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Hi, Just submitted a photo of a beach here in Philippines. Hope it went through. Thanks!

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    John henson
    July 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Great prize but only just seen competition today on Facebook ,so I hope my effort gets in

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    Keith McGovern
    July 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I submitted on the 19th (deadline day!) Am i too late?

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    Manfredi
    July 19, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I think that there are a lot of cameras here (like the first Mju) that are priced over the price limit …anyway I’ll try with a Vivitar CV35 found at home.

  • Reply
    Petar
    July 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Hamish, just checking if my Canon MC was too expensive or the photo sucked?

  • Reply
    Stephen
    July 19, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Hamish , it was a bit of a rush I know, but has my pic made the cut?

  • Reply
    Gergo
    July 20, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Hi, there was a late entry yesterday. Camera used: Minolta Hi-Matic F. Was that entry qualified?

  • Reply
    Neal Thorley
    July 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I also got in an entry right before closing.
    Can you confirm if eligable.

    Canon MC – Street art pic

  • Reply
    Beau Walters
    July 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Bummed I missed the deadline. Is there anyway I can submit a few days late? I have a shot from an expired disposable that would be perfect! Pretty please?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Afraid not, we are well into the judging process now

  • Reply
    gabi lamberti
    August 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    when and where will the winner be announced?

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