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11-17-2017, 11:59 PM   #10921
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This week I bought a bottle of Kodak photo-flo as I've almost finished the bottle I got when I first started shooting B&W film and developing it myself (2012, I think).

I also bought a new tripod head for my Slik as one of the levers came off and got lost while we were walking in the mountains last week.

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Finished installation and adjustment of the settings of our new Samsung 32" Smart TV. What a difference in picture quality from our 1991 25" GE CRT television!
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Went to a car boot sale and a book and "antique" shop that a friend pointed me at - he'd seen a few cameras there.

Ended up with
Kodak 620A folding camera (6x9 on 620 film)
Agifold folding rangefinder (6x6 on 120 film, incorporates a nice working rangefinder and an extinction meter)
A Zenit E and a Zenit 11, both working well and with Helios 44-2 lenses, one very good and the other with a dented filter ring
A Praktica TL1000, working but the silvering of the prism is defective, with a very good Pentacon 50mm/1.8
and a Canon Eos 300 35mm body with a good working 28-90mm AF lens



Total cost was £80 (and a negligible amount for some lens and body caps and cable releases I've added), hopefully I'll double that if I can bring myself to part with the folding cameras.
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The Agifold may be a user, the Kodak probably is not because 120 film is still readily available, re-winds to 620 spools not so much.

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My latest - the Lester A. Dines 105mm 2.8 macro with ring flash kit arrived last night. You know you've found a special lens when it measures focus by how many teeth you can get in the shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
The Agifold may be a user, the Kodak probably is not because 120 film is still readily available, re-winds to 620 spools not so much.
You're probably right - the Agifold is a much more interesting and potentially useful camera, the Kodak is more in the "nice ornament, shame about the film" category.

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My latest - the Lester A. Dines 105mm 2.8 macro with ring flash kit arrived last night. You know you've found a special lens when it measures focus by how many teeth you can get in the shot.
You're not kidding

Kiron / Lester A. Dine 105mm f2.8 Macro Lens Reviews - Miscellaneous Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

that's a serious hunk of metal and glass, even without the flash. About twice the size and weight of a medical 105mm Nikkor I used many years ago.
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By order of mrs m I am now in the ‘Dark’ period for purchases until 2018.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Finished installation and adjustment of the settings of our new Samsung 32" Smart TV. What a difference in picture quality from our 1991 25" GE CRT television!
Yep.

Television has come a long way from CRT black and white screens powered by tube chassis to the flat picture like devices of the 21st century.

The Telescreen has arrived.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marcus Rowland Quote
that's a serious hunk of metal and glass, even without the flash. About twice the size and weight of a medical 105mm Nikkor I used many years ago.
It's hefty, but it balances pretty well with the K-1 and battery grip.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I am now in the ‘Dark’ period
Is it full of terrors?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
Is it full of terrors?
I’m quite certain there will be some LBA withdrawal tremors between now and January. I sneaked a PM under the wire on an LX Motor Drive and Power Grip, and when the seller responds that’s going to have to last. That and the K24/3.5 with hood that recently came from a certain seller
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
That and the K24/3.5 with hood that recently came from a certain seller
You're welcome! (and so is your money)

Too bad you won't be taking that surplus tripod off my hands...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
You're welcome! (and so is your money)

Too bad you won't be taking that surplus tripod off my hands...
Beautiful lens and totally different character than the K24/2.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
By order of mrs m I am now in the ‘Dark’ period for purchases until 2018.
SWMBO has placed an indefinite (infinite?) hold on any more photographic acquisitions for me. I empathize with you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
By order of mrs m I am now in the ‘Dark’ period for purchases until 2018.
QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
SWMBO has placed an indefinite (infinite?) hold on any more photographic acquisitions for me. I empathize with you.
there seems to be a trend going on here

some times you just have to wait your time
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