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04-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Pentax Auto 110 Haul

I was not using my best judgment late at night on eBay, and just received another auto 110 set. I already had a working body and 24mm lens, but this was more exciting: another body, a working flash, a 20-40mm zoom, a 18mm and what I really wanted, the 70mm lens. And as it turns out the 18mm is the "pan-focus" version, which is less common although I am not sure if it is more useful. So now I just "need" a regular 18 and a 50....

Well, that and some way to use the darn things. Amazon had one roll of 110 film at a closeout price of $40 - yikes! The Frugal Photographer is better, but still not cheap. And I don't think I can get it developed around here. What I would really like to do is play with these things on digital. It looks like micro 4/3 is the way to go there, but I know nothing about those systems. Anyone with any suggestions?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
What I would really like to do is play with these things on digital. It looks like micro 4/3 is the way to go there, but I know nothing about those systems. Anyone with any suggestions?
I don't have any suggestions, but using these lenses on micro 4/3 is sounds like a no-brainer to me. The question is whether there is a workable adapter available. (Be prepared to see the value of these tiny lenses skyrocket now...)

Typed the above and then did a little Google work...

Pentax 110 70mm on m4/3 - Rangefinderforum.com

Apparently there is an adapter!


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With no aperture ring Pentax Auto 110 lenses are probably not the best choice for reuse on digital anything.
A better use would be for film using a Pentax Auto 110 camera as designed.

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Here in an Adelaide camera store there is a Pentax Auto 110 Super, with the 18 f/3.5, 24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/2.8 and the 70mm f/2.8 - could be fun, I have considered getting it for the historical importance because it was the only interchangeable lens SLR camera in 110 format.


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I'm glad to see continuing interest in the Auto 110 it was my first slr and I have affectionate memories of it (including buying the70mm in HK on our way into China in 1984.) I've even gotten over the fear of manual focus that teeny-tiny view-finder inflicted. ;~)
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I was using my 110 this morning taking hand held shots of my easter cactus in bloom. I didn't care for the 18mm w/close up lens so I switched to the 50mm with close up. I have a 24mm too. I hunger for the 70mm and 20-40. A working flash would be nice too. Oh my ... I feel my LBA temp. rising.
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Don't forget the Soligor teleconverter. A must for the 110 completist...

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EyeSpy, where do you get film? Maybe I'll order a few rolls. It's amazing to handle these little lenses, they are so small and yet so well-put-together. They would not be IDEAL lenses to use on digital, of course, but the micro 4/3 option is tempting just because it would be fun in the hand.

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Well, I've got some film on the way. Eying MFT bodies... seems the Panasonic ones are twice the price of the Olympus ones, and none are "cheap". Maybe we'll see how those rolls turn out first.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
EyeSpy, where do you get film? Maybe I'll order a few rolls. It's amazing to handle these little lenses, they are so small and yet so well-put-together. They would not be IDEAL lenses to use on digital, of course, but the micro 4/3 option is tempting just because it would be fun in the hand.
The supplies are getting low.

Used and New Cameras and Equipment for Sale: Blue Moon Camera Inventory

110 Pocket Instamatic film in the Frugal Photographer catalog

Blue Moon also develops it as does Dwaynes.
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The supplies are getting low.

Good news! According to the ADOX website they will begin manufacturing 110 film again in the near future:

http://www.adox.de/english/ADOX%20Films/page9/page9.html

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Nick, I purchased from an English seller on ebait. I don't remember thirty rolls? With exchange rate + shipping the average was better than the prices here in the U.S. That and they were basically the same age/brand. Lucky Brand. Does anyone know who manufactured Lucky film?
p.s.OK, now that you know my source I get a 10% finders fee. Minimum one roll of 110.
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