WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE FILMM.IO
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Thousands of young people buy their vintage film camera from filmm.io - the right way.
FIND YOUR FILM CAMERA
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HOW TO BUY FILM CAMERAS IN SINGAPORE FOR BEGINNERS
We've seen many new film camera enthusiasts end up with defective and overpriced film cameras. It doesn't need to be that way. Here's how we do it at filmm.io:
1. Film-tested cameras
Unlike digital cameras, film cameras don't have a review mechanism. The only sure way to properly test a film camera is to use real film.
Many sellers in Singapore test their film cameras with a dummy roll of film, because testing with real film is expensive. But without it, you can't check functions like the exposure, autofocus and lightleaks. At filmm.io we film test all our film cameras.
2. Price Match
While you will want to avoid suspiciously cheap secondhand cameras (hidden defects), it's important to avoid overpriced ones too - especially for entry level film cameras.
In Singapore, no one can compete with us when it comes to film camera prices. If you can prove lower prices elsewhere, we will match it, with a 42-day quality-assurance warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping is SGD$5 for registered mail and SGD$2 for normal mail.
For registered mail, we will be using Qxpress. Delivery is usually 1-2 working days. The camera will be delivered right to your doorstep and you will be able to track the mail!
For normal mail, we will be using Singpost. Delivery is usually 5-7 working days. The camera will be delivered to your letterbox. It will not be trackable
99% of what we sell are preloved. However, we have rigourous testing procedures by our professional to ensure that our cameras are of top quality before we sell them. All our cameras are film-tested, and you can view the test shots before purchasing!
As of Dec of 2020, there are only a few companies still making film cameras. With Nikon discontinuing the F6, the only company making film cameras now are Leica which start at about SGD$1.5k for the body alone and the lens would run you another SGD$1k.
The other cameras being made new are toy cameras, which do not have a great quality. The lenses are not the best.
Date imprint function allows one to print the date on the negative. However, many of the date functions on cameras stop at 2019. So as of Jan 2020, the date backs on many of these cameras are useless now as they are unable to imprint the actual date on the film.
However, we do sell cameras with the date imprint function. DM us for more information and we will be glad to help you!
We have a 40 day warranty policy! For full details, please check out our Store Policy here.
You would have to develop and scan the film at one of the labs and they would send you a file that you can then download to see your photos!
We recommend developing at Whampoa Color Center due to the amazing service and fast turnaround time (in our experience, it is one day!). the other options are Triple D and Konota labs. There addresses can all be found below.
WCC: 272 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329723
Triple D: 175 Bencoolen Street #01-07 Burlington Square, 189649
Konota: Peninsula Plaza (Peninsula) #01-26, 111 North Bridge Rd, S 179098
We do not recommend developing at the photo labs found in malls as they are much more expensive and take a much longer time to give you back the images.
Please DM us on Instagram at @filmm.io and we will be more than glad to help you with your query.