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07-12-2012, 05:49 AM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
Isn't that one of the cameras that focuses by moving the film plane (possibly also the pressure plate) to focus??
Not the Contax RTS but the Contax AX can auto focus using the existing manual focus lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
Isn't that one of the cameras that focuses by moving the film plane (possibly also the pressure plate) to focus??
My first 35mm camera also moved the film plane to focus. It was an early 1950s Stereo Realist (3-D) slide camera that was quite a fad back then. It used 2 lenses at normal eye spacing, and so moving the film - with the pressure-plate springs allowing the motion - made more sense than trying to sync the two lenses. I used it into college, 1964, and then got a Pentax. Of course, NOTHING was autofocus back then.
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I got a lead on a 645 film i might try and aquire this weekend.

Also been wanting a P6 and an Auto 110 latley too...
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MZ-M, 5n, 6, 7 (x2), 50

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This is the list of working cameras - except for the Pentax K10 which is still being repaired. It's digital as well, as is the NEX and the Canon G3. I just pasted the list.

Pentax K10
Pentax MG
Pentax S1a

Minolta XD7 ( black )
Minolta XD7 ( chrome )
Minolta 7000i
Minolta 5000i
Minolta 7000
Minolta 7000
Minolta HiMatic F rangefinder

Canon AE1P
Canon EOS600
Canon G3
Canon Ixus

Zorki 4k

Practika MTL50
Practika MTL5

Rank Aldis ( Mamiya 4B )

Voightlander Bessa
Voightlander Perkeo

Sea and Sea Motormarine 2

Sony NEX 5

Samsung Vega 140S

Unnica rangefinder

Zenit B
Zenit E
Zenit EM

Chinon CE-5

Olympus OM1
Olympus OM 30
Olympus XA2

Mamiya C3

Kodak Coronet.
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Just my little K1000.

Wow, so jealous of everyone's collections!
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Picked up an original 645 today for 2,940 yen (about $35). The tag said it was broken. I asked what was wrong and the clerk said they put fresh batteries in it and nothing happened. (I start to get interested!) I ask if I can have a look and find that the exterior is in pretty good shape with just a few scratches. I turn the power on and see that all the menu settings are accessible. (More good news) I then pull off the body cap and see that the mirror is stuck in the up position. (Interest rises dramatically!) I turn it over and see that the little tool for manually dropping the mirror is there. (I'm liking this!) I ask the clerk for a coin, unscrew the tool from the base and screw it into the side of the body while the clerk looks on with a curious expression. Then I hand crank it until the mirror drops. I open the back, turn it on and guess what? It works perfectly. The clerk looks surprised so I quickly say, "That's a good price. I'll take it!" Some days it's just plain fun to visit used camera stores!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by revdocjim Quote
Picked up an original 645 today for 2,940 yen (about $35). The tag said it was broken. I asked what was wrong and the clerk said they put fresh batteries in it and nothing happened. (I start to get interested!) I ask if I can have a look and find that the exterior is in pretty good shape with just a few scratches. I turn the power on and see that all the menu settings are accessible. (More good news) I then pull off the body cap and see that the mirror is stuck in the up position. (Interest rises dramatically!) I turn it over and see that the little tool for manually dropping the mirror is there. (I'm liking this!) I ask the clerk for a coin, unscrew the tool from the base and screw it into the side of the body while the clerk looks on with a curious expression. Then I hand crank it until the mirror drops. I open the back, turn it on and guess what? It works perfectly. The clerk looks surprised so I quickly say, "That's a good price. I'll take it!" Some days it's just plain fun to visit used camera stores!!!
Damn, what a bargain!
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QuoteOriginally posted by revdocjim Quote
Picked up an original 645 today for 2,940 yen (about $35). The tag said it was broken. I asked what was wrong and the clerk said they put fresh batteries in it and nothing happened. (I start to get interested!) I ask if I can have a look and find that the exterior is in pretty good shape with just a few scratches. I turn the power on and see that all the menu settings are accessible. (More good news) I then pull off the body cap and see that the mirror is stuck in the up position. (Interest rises dramatically!) I turn it over and see that the little tool for manually dropping the mirror is there. (I'm liking this!) I ask the clerk for a coin, unscrew the tool from the base and screw it into the side of the body while the clerk looks on with a curious expression. Then I hand crank it until the mirror drops. I open the back, turn it on and guess what? It works perfectly. The clerk looks surprised so I quickly say, "That's a good price. I'll take it!" Some days it's just plain fun to visit used camera stores!!!
Good score, I'm not surprised however that the store didn't know what the issue was, lately all you get are clerks not someone who actually knows anything about photography
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I was actually a bit surprised as that particular store has employees who are generally pretty knowledgeable, but they definitely missed the mark on this one!
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