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11-30-2023, 11:25 AM   #31
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I think the MX is probably the last one I would part with. Maybe ME super next (so small and easy, slightly smaller than the MX as I remember). I like them all!

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The Konica III is a looker
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11-30-2023, 03:53 PM   #34
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Depends. Which, if any, have been recently serviced?

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Another vote for keeping a Spotmatic, especially in view of your "excess" of M42 lenses.
I find the stop-down metering in a "true" M42 body so much more intuitive than fiddling around with an adapted K-mount camera ... but that's what I grew up with, so I may be biased
My ME Super is jammed and I have no experience with the other cameras mentioned, so I'll not comment there.
Enjoy
So you still use the meter on the Spotty? All three of mine work but I didn't trust them. Maybe because the damn needle takes its time to decide where to stop.

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QuoteOriginally posted by titrisol Quote
You said you had a KX, which is all the K-1000 wanted to be in the same shape
Way better viewfinder, light meter and DoF preview and mirror lock-up


And the lightmeter can be turned off, and the shutter release locked
No need to convince me. I much prefer the KX. I guess I shouldn't be surprised about the K-1000. This group knows its stuff and doesn't care about what is trendy.
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Me super is my fave, followed by spotmatic. never had an mx tho

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Depends. Which, if any, have been recently serviced?

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Only the MX.
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So you still use the meter on the Spotty? All three of mine work but I didn't trust them. Maybe because the damn needle takes its time to decide where to stop.
Yes, I use a 312 zinc-air hearing aid battery in an appropriately sized rubber ring.
I was a little apprehensive at first, but a few metering comparisons with my Weston Mk.V showed the readings to be spot on ... or at least, certainly close enough for conventional b&w film.
Slow it may be, but definitely more convenient than a separate meter
I use the Spotmatic simply because it's a nice camera to use, also it came with an OEM right-angle finder, which can make those low-level and "arty" wide-angle and fish-eye shots so much easier
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Yes all of mine work well compared to a sekonic and the DSLR
I use standard silver batteries (394) since the 1980s
Also, the ones I sent to Eric came back with such batteries

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So you still use the meter on the Spotty? All three of mine work but I didn't trust them. Maybe because the damn needle takes its time to decide where to stop.[COLOR="Silver"]
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I thought the ME Super was new technology for its own sake.
It was ahead of it's time, wasn't it. Another first for Pentax in the industry - first SLR with a manual mode not to have a shutter speed dial. I quite liked it to be honest. I traded my ME Super in on an SFXn. Then they went the other way with the MZ 5 which I'm pretty sure was the first auto focus SLR to have a shutter speed dial.
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The Konica III is a looker
Wow - what a beaut! Dammit, now I want one
12-01-2023, 11:07 AM   #43
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The Konica III is a looker
I love the Konica rangefinders. I have the Konica II, and I've purchased a III once but it was in need of repair that I couldn't do. The IIa is also a nice model.



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It was ahead of it's time, wasn't it. Another first for Pentax in the industry - first SLR with a manual mode not to have a shutter speed dial. I quite liked it to be honest. I traded my ME Super in on an SFXn. Then they went the other way with the MZ 5 which I'm pretty sure was the first auto focus SLR to have a shutter speed dial.
The MZ/ZX5 was released around 1995 I think. I bought one new and I still have a working one. The Nikon F4 was 1988 and has a shutter speed dial. The MEF was 1981, but only had 1 lens with AF, though you did get AF assist in body.

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The N2020 (Nikons 1st AF camera)had a speed dial which was lost in the N4004
The F3AF and F4 kept the speed dial as a "pro" feature

Canon EOS didnt have dial, nor did the Minolta Maxums.


QuoteOriginally posted by tonyzoc Quote
[/COLOR]The MZ/ZX5 was released around 1995 I think. I bought one new and I still have a working one. The Nikon F4 was 1988 and has a shutter speed dial. The MEF was 1981, but only had 1 lens with AF, though you did get AF assist in body.
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Yes all of mine work well compared to a sekonic and the DSLR
I use standard silver batteries (394) since the 1980s
Also, the ones I sent to Eric came back with such batteries
I baought an SP [1000] and I put a 387/392 battery in with an o ring and I've tested the meter against known standard, and it is acurate.
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