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09-12-2023, 12:49 PM   #3316
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Sold 3 items, has 50% feedback. Interesting.

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403 for a detritus-covered doorstop - think I'll pass. Mind you, you could take it to a zoo and complain a monkey took it and damaged it ....
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Looking for a 49mm lens and a 52mm lens? This guy has got you covered.



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Looking for a 49mm lens and a 52mm lens? This guy has got you covered.

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Some sellers just look at the first number they can see on an item. I'm waiting for the day when a motor vehicle is advertised giving the registration plate as the make and model.
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praktica camera In A Case With Extra Long Lens And Flash . | eBay

I have enquired about the 'extra-long' lens, but as yet have received neither response or reply.
09-21-2023, 02:47 PM   #3322
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praktica camera In A Case With Extra Long Lens And Flash . | eBay

I have enquired about the 'extra-long' lens, but as yet have received neither response or reply.
If you want a much better Praktica (BX10 or BX20S, with winders!) with a decent 50mm and a70-210 Sigma (and a wide-angle Sigma zoom if you want it!) for a very decent price ( which will be a lot cheaper than that BCA - the lowest of the low in the Practika bayonet range!) then don't hesitate to PM me as I don't know what to do with them, but I don't want to throw them away!

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praktica camera In A Case With Extra Long Lens And Flash . | eBay

I have enquired about the 'extra-long' lens, but as yet have received neither response or reply.
Not to make an Ass out of U and Me, but probably one of the F4 zooms like the 70-210 or 55-200...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
If you want a much better Praktica (BX10 or BX20S, with winders!) with a decent 50mm and a70-210 Sigma (and a wide-angle Sigma zoom if you want it!) for a very decent price ( which will be a lot cheaper than that BCA - the lowest of the low in the Practika bayonet range!) then don't hesitate to PM me as I don't know what to do with them, but I don't want to throw them away!
Thanks for the offer, but I am not seeking a Praktica - it was just the description that caught my eye. I suspect that, far from being an 'extra-long' lens, it is a 70-200 telephoto (or thereabouts), as @boriscleto suggests, which is extra to the standard lens on the camera. Still seems somewhat overpriced, though, as do several of 'his' other items ('his' as unsure of gender, and did not want to ASS U ME anything !).
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
that BCA - the lowest of the low in the Practika bayonet range!
I know nothing about Practikas other than that I was advised against them when was buying my first SLR. That one looks like it has a single manual speed (working without a battery?), Bulb, and is otherwise Auto only, but at least it has exposure compensation and a Judas window for the aperture, which is more than the Pentax MV had (the lowest of the Pentax SLRs at the time). Does it have other disadvantages? Interestingly it seems to have the same hot-shoe contact layout as some of the Olympus SLRs of that time, with the ready contact ahead and to the right of the central trigger contact.
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I know nothing about Practikas other than that I was advised against them when was buying my first SLR. That one looks like it has a single manual speed (working without a battery?), Bulb, and is otherwise Auto only, but at least it has exposure compensation and a Judas window for the aperture, which is more than the Pentax MV had (the lowest of the Pentax SLRs at the time). Does it have other disadvantages? Interestingly it seems to have the same hot-shoe contact layout as some of the Olympus SLRs of that time, with the ready contact ahead and to the right of the central trigger contact.
Having owned most of the Practika bayonet (and quite a few of the M42 mount) range over many years, I'd love to know why you were advised not buy one!

In all those (probably nearly 30) years, and having put a LOT of film through them, I never had to spend a lot of money on buying one nor did I ever have a mechanical or electronics failure - the only "complaints" I could ever consider making was that they all had very noisy shutters, and that there was a limited range of lenses available for the bayonet bodies!

PS: I did own a s/h BCA for a short time but soon traded it as it was so "limiting" by comparison with the other bayonet body that I already had.

PPS: Anyone wanting a decent bayonet body or lenses should PM me ASAP as I may have to junk them soon!

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09-22-2023, 02:59 AM   #3327
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I started off with a Practika Nova 1 back in 1969, then briefly a Zodel, Practika MTL3 and MTL5 (a problem I found with these was that if, after the last exposure, the lever had not reached the end of its travel, rewinding the film did something to the shutter and it ceased to work. The only cure I found was to depress the rewind button on the base and complete the lever travel before rewinding the film). A friend got a Pentax Super ME, and I got a Cosina CT1G in the hopes I could borrow her K-mount lenses. No. So, I traded in my Practika kit for K-mount lenses, then worked through Cosina, Chinon and Ricoh before starting my Pentax collection which I still have. On the way, I also got the camera I had lusted after for many years, Nikon F, 2 F2s and an F3. Now, alongside my Pentax K3, I have a Nikkormat and another F2, plus multiple K-mount and Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses with Nikon and Pentax mounts.
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Slap a Pentax lens cap on a Takumar Bayonet and you have a Pentax Takumar! Now you can ask the same money that the real deal SMC version is worth. Job done.



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09-22-2023, 06:18 AM   #3329
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
Having owned most of the Practika bayonet (and quite a few of the M42 mount) range over many years, I'd love to know why you were advised not buy one!
They said they knew someone who had heard someone else say they were not reliable. I expect none of them knew what they were talking about, but neither did I know anything at the time. Then my boss recommended Olympus (which he had) but when I looked at those they seemed weird, so I looked around more and liked the look of Pentax.
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Just why anybody would pay USD250 for this lot is beyond me. To make it worse the description says that there are two replaceable lens cameras, but I only see a Nikon F90. It does look very sweet and there are is a nice Nikkor 75-300 to go with it. I can't make out what glass the camera is wearing for this shoot.



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