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Boxes of 35 MM Cameras Send Residents Dumpster Diving in Manhattan

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One Manhattan company's trash sent people digging for treasure Thursday.

The corner of 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue turned into a dumpster-diving extravaganza when word got out that someone was throwing out boxes of 35 mm cameras.

There was, however, one catch to all the madness.

Q: None of it works?
Lou McGinty, owner, Kuper Camera Corporation: No. It was all defective. Junk. Old junk.

One person: You're not going to use this.
Another person: You're not?
First person: Of course not.
Second person: Why's that?
First person: It's expired. You're never going to find the film for this camera.
Second person: Oh, it's film?

"A couple of Nikons and some nice 35 mm," said one person.

"One of the cameras I got was a Nikon Zoom 800," said another. "I saw it on eBay. It had a value of $159."

"My son's birthday is March 29," said a third. "That's all I'm thinking about."

The owners said that they've tried to sell the cameras to wholesalers or on eBay for many years without any luck. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP