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03-05-2019, 04:37 AM   #1
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hallo from holland


I'm getting into photografie and im in love with it!! im not the person to spend money on something if there is a way to do it better and cheaper. so i bought a sony A5100 for cheap but the lenses are expensive and i decided to use the lens off of an old camera that i got from my neghbour aqbout 10 years ago. i played with the camera a lot when i was a child but it somehow survived my careless handeling. its a praktica camera with a pentacon 50mm lens with f1.8!!! its a great lens for portrets and its vary compact but it has 1 problem, its always zomed in. when i want to take a photo of 2 people i have to step 3 meters back. so i decided to buy a nother old lens and i looked on marktplaats (the dutch ebay) and I looked for other old cameras, becouse if you buy a seperate lens its 5x the price. i found an ad that sayd something like "vintage camera with old lens" for 15 euro's. i picked it up and it turned out to be an old pentax mg with te SMG pentax-m 35mm-70mm f2.8-f3.5. the camera is sort of working, but the lens was mint. the camera has a wierd thing that when i push the levar it 2/3 times clicks imedeately but the miror doesnt move. it works randomly and sometimes 1/2 contantly.

i wanted to ask if therte were any lenses to look out for?
And does anyone know what could be the cause of the malfunction of the camera?

thanks in andvance,

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