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02-27-2009, 02:58 PM   #1

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Ok, so here's my story... In the early 80's I owned a K1000. I had won it in a raffle and I wasn't really into photography but I kept it for quite a few years, using it for the usual kind of "happy snaps". I eventually sold it when I was short of cash.

Then about 5 years ago, I got into photography as a serious hobby. I've got quite a lot of Canon DSLR gear which I'm not ashamed to admit (even here) that I really love. I particularly enjoy B&W work and I had the urge to buy a cheap film camera and run some B&W film through it. I had good memories of the size and build quality of my old K1000 so I went for a ME Super. This cost me a reasonable 33 UKP ($24) and came with the 50mm f/1.7 lens. Then some very kind person on a UK forum gave me (completely free of charge) his 135mm f/3.5 lens. He said he would never use it again and wanted it to go to a good home.

I bought a couple of rolls of Ilford XP2. I've shot the first roll and had it processed. I think I was expecting results that were in the "Cartier-Bresson " league. I was a little dissappointed. I think most of the shots were overexposed and I need to experiment with the second roll.

Anyway, there seems to be lots of great advice and information here and I'm sure that I'll have quite a few questions to ask.



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02-27-2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Then some very kind person on a UK forum gave me (completely free of charge) his 135mm f/3.5 lens.
This lens is from an era where it was still difficult to make sharp telephoto lenses. It won't blow you away with resolution. If your images are soft, after checking the focus, I'd try another lens.

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