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04-13-2020, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hello! from Rochester, England...

My very first Pentax post After twenty years of shooting digital, I wanted to get back and start processing my own film again on a budget, so I had to find a camera to shoot some film! On ebay I picked up a Honeywell H1a with 50mm f2 Super Takumar for about 40, it looked in really great condition in the images, but when you finally get your hands on it, you find out it's not so in great condition The seals will need replacing, the mirror looks like it's been wiped with some sandpaper, it's still ok but had I known, I might had gave this particular item a pass, but I love It, I love the design, the size and how solid it feels, and I have not seen many Honeywells over here in the UK. On ebay again last week, I just picked up an SP1000 with a 50mm f2 Takumar SMC (50) as a back up for the Honeywell, the seals and mirror foam are shot and will need replacing before any film can be loaded. Now I'm looking for the right foam and battery for the SP, and then hopefully I can start shooting some film... Looking for all the bits and pieces right now...

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Welcome from another film shooter in the UK.

Do a search on here for Jon Goodman as his seals are the best. Not sure what battery your camera needs but if its geared for old style mercury cells Jon can hook you up with a battery adaptor to fit hearing aid batteries as a replacement. His are more expensive but much better than the cheaper ones on ebay believe me.

Good to see another person getting back into film......its addictive and two years ago when I came here I had a single Pentax Kx picked up in a charity shop......now I have a cupboard full of vintage film cameras.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
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Astro-baby, that's what happened to me in a charity shop, although it was a Zorki 4k, and after a good clean it's been great. I keep seeing things about Jon Goodman and his kits, but I can't seem to find his website for some reason. I just purchased this from ebay, Camera repair light seal foam *BUMPER PACK* for all classic and vintage | eBay Looks like there is everything I need for all kinds of seals and mirror dampers... Can't wait to get started!
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Jon doesnt have a website but if you search for him on here you will find his contact details.
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Welcome from someone who was born just down the road in Upchurch. But that was a long, long time ago and now I live about as far away as it's possible to get.
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