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03-03-2009, 05:02 AM   #1
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I started shooting and processing / printing b/w in the mid-70's with a Zenit E I bought with money from vacation jobs. Since 1978 I have been a Canon FD user - still have a T90, A1 and a brace of FD lenses. I sorta fell in a hole in the mid-90's and until now I haven't shot any b/w. Just lots of colour print and digital.

I was inspired to get back into it on a trip to Japan last October when I was given two cameras that belonged to my later father-in-law. A Yashicamat 124G and a Pentax S2 which both needed a full CLA and then some for the S2. In fact the S2 now sports new shutter curtains and a new sync bar which was made from scratch here in Australia. I am very impressed with the build quality of the S2. Feels like it was hewn from an alloy billet. Mechanically it's very smooth and although my A1 is well serviced the wind on feel and shutter noise seem agricultural compared to the Pentax.

I have since bought a nice Spotmatic SP and 28mm and 135mm f/3.5 Takumars to round out the outfit. TTL metering on the Spotmatic will ease things when I use it alongside the S2.

So I have lots of catching up to do and it will certainly be more fun with forums like this to share and learn from.

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Welcome to the forum! Sounds to me like you have plenty to share!
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Welcome to the forum, sounds like you could be that handy repair guy we all want as a pal.

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