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08-30-2020, 05:05 AM - 1 Like   #61
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A new unused AF400T flash unit in the UK


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PENTAX-AF400T-Automatic-Electronic-Flash-Unit-in-...EAAOSwFAdfQlCZ




08-30-2020, 11:16 AM   #62
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Nice one. The capacitor in old flashes have a way of going bad. This can usually be rectified/reconditioned by putting in a fresh set of batteries and waiting for it to charge up. I wonder if a never used flash will have this issue after sitting in the box for a decade or two.
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I wonder if a never used flash will have this issue after sitting in the box for a decade or two.
It depends on the capacitors used. Depending on the materials the capacitor can dry out or leak regardless of being used or not. Finding a replacement capacitor of the same values or at least within 10% is not difficult. The hard part is finding one with physical dimensions close enough to fit.in the case or on the circuit board.
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This is a Linhof Technika Press 6x9. It is very rare and therefore very expensive. It is also mint but with signs of normal use. That's a little confusing but what do I know?

It seems to use film sheets, i.e. take a shot and change film. No roll film here. No light meter either. Manual focus as well. Obviously intended for real photographers. Wimps can stick to their Nikon F toys.

Makes you wonder about modern reviews that criticize the lack of automatic eye focus...



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A teleconverter with a built-in helicoid for close up work? Interesting...




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09-17-2020, 03:28 PM - 1 Like   #66
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Doryu Camera Pistol

This should create a stir at a public event. The ad says the flash cartridges even look like bullets. Yours for 12,830

@RARE@ Doryu 2-16 Flash Camera Pistol Subminiature Camera w/leather case | eBay


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09-18-2020, 02:29 PM   #67
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Doryu Camera Pistol

This should create a stir at a public event. The ad says the flash cartridges even look like bullets. Yours for 12,830

@RARE@ Doryu 2-16 Flash Camera Pistol Subminiature Camera w/leather case | eBay
They literally took a firearm and mounted a spy camera on the muzzle! Sounds crazy at first blush.
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Interesting, perhaps it was intended for use in firearm or law enforcement training. I think the Japanese air force had something similar in the WWII era - a movie camera with the form factor of a machine gun that was intended to be used for training aerial gunners.

Edit: indeed they did. There was one on ebay for USD5000 some time ago.





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An actual realistic price on Facebook...but I don't buy electronic SLRS now...

It's got the winder, 50/1.7, 35-70 & 80-200

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I am sure that there is a good reason for this, but I will never know.


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An ME Super with 50mm f/1.7 is not very interesting, I know. However, one that is realistically priced at about USD35 is worth a post.

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From the days when super telephotos were big and heavy. They also had rack and pinion focusing. This is the Takumar 500mm f/5.

Optically, it is not the most sophisticated - two elements in one group - but it did the job.



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Pentax Refconverter on Ebay :

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I suppose this is what a well-off communist spent his money on in the cold war days.

That's a camera in the middle and a cable release at the bottom. At top right there is something that looks like a film canister, but what are the other items? Lenses?





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Apparently for use with an endoscope.

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