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10-08-2014, 11:27 AM   #2071
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QuoteOriginally posted by JuanEstrada Quote
Hi, I would like to share this with you... One is for the latest found and one is my olympus collection.
I really like the OM4T's metering. I think it's aperture priority metering capability is only second to the LX but the spot mode is definitely a big plus! Nice Zuikos too!

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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Very good. I have no Olympus, but just spent a fair bit on this, the first Nikon SLR. I am not a Nikon guy, but I do appreciate quality, which this beast has in plenty.
The Nikon F is up there in terms of successful first releases especially if you compare it to Canon's first SLR - the Canonflex!

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QuoteOriginally posted by JuanEstrada Quote
Hi, I would like to share this with you... The person I rent my apartment to, is offering to buy it from me. We met about 5 years ago and only until a last week meeting, I took my minolta x-570 with me and when he saw it, he said something like: "Oh, you like photography, I used to shoot too. I have some stuff in my closet you could like." And I was like: " show me, show me, show me, show me, show me..." He had two cameras, a om 40 that he showed me first with a 21mm f2 in like new condition, and 2 days later we met again and showed me a om4t just like new, he borrowed me those two and a 35mm f2.8... Well I hope you enjoy this.

One is for the latest found and one is my olympus collection.

From left to right:

135mm f2.8
35-70mm f4
Olympus OM-2N with 50mm f1.4
50mm f3.5 Macro
Olympus OM-4T with 35mm f2.8
24mm f2.8
21mm f2

All zuikos.
Wow, I've fancied trying Oly gear for some time but none has ever come my way

A 21mm f/2 - wow!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
A 21mm f/2 - wow!
a dreamy lens I'd love that a FA ltd like that
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Very good. I have no Olympus, but just spent a fair bit on this, the first Nikon SLR. I am not a Nikon guy, but I do appreciate quality, which this beast has in plenty.
I love both my Nikons, the small one and the big one.


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QuoteOriginally posted by JuanEstrada Quote
Hi, I would like to share this with you... The person I rent my apartment to, is offering to buy it from me. We met about 5 years ago and only until a last week meeting, I took my minolta x-570 with me and when he saw it, he said something like: "Oh, you like photography, I used to shoot too. I have some stuff in my closet you could like." And I was like: " show me, show me, show me, show me, show me..." He had two cameras, a om 40 that he showed me first with a 21mm f2 in like new condition, and 2 days later we met again and showed me a om4t just like new, he borrowed me those two and a 35mm f2.8... Well I hope you enjoy this.

One is for the latest found and one is my olympus collection.

From left to right:

135mm f2.8
35-70mm f4
Olympus OM-2N with 50mm f1.4
50mm f3.5 Macro
Olympus OM-4T with 35mm f2.8
24mm f2.8
21mm f2


All zuikos.
Looks like someone needs an Adaptist Multi-Mount
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QuoteOriginally posted by JuanEstrada Quote
Olympus OM-4T


BTW, there are circuit boards that drain the battery quickly but some OM4T's may have been updated with newer boards that didn't consume as much juice. If you put the switch on battery test and it stops beeping in about 30seconds then you have the newer board.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
I love both my Nikons, the small one and the big one.


The F2AS fetches a pretty penny!
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
The F2AS fetches a pretty penny!
Yes and it's difficult to procure, in the previous pages there are more pics of the camera and my small review. I consider myself lucky: I got that one that looks brand new (chromed Nikons aged better than black ones, you can see in both my cameras and the F here as well with a Nikkor Ai 50 mm f1.8 for 260.

For the FM, I assume I was lucky, I got it for 30 INCLUDED the 50mm f1.4 Pre-Ai converted to Ai standard by Nikon itself, now I swapped lenses because the small "Bulldog" looks better with the shorter lens while the bigger f1.4 is more suited for the bigger camera.

However they are both excellent performers, I shouldn't say it here but I prefer the FM to my MX and the F2 is as iconic as the Pentax Spotmatic, the K series, the 80s Canon F-1N and the various Leica M3,4 etc...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
I shouldn't say it here but I prefer the FM to my MX and the F2 is as iconic as the Pentax Spotmatic, the K series, the 80s Canon F-1N and the various Leica M3,4 etc...

The mid 70's was very transitional for Nikon and Pentax - as well as others. Nikkormat FT3 (and EL2) were the last of the line moving to the smaller and lighter weight FM and FE. Pentax introduced the new K-Mount and the M series. The era ushered in more electronics and more compact designs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Nikon and Pentax - as well as others. Nikkormat FT3 (and EL2) were the last of the line moving to the smaller and lighter weight FM and FE. Pentax introduced the new K-Mount and the M series. The era ushered in more electronics and more compact designs.
Terrific comparison! Evidently the appearance of the "compact" SLRs like the FM and the MX (even if I consider the Spotmatic the first of the line, SLRs before the Spotty were all big and heavy) caused the near extinction of the rangefinders, not the professional SLRs like the Nikon F,F2, Minolta XK, Canon F1s etc...the FM can handle 70% of what the F2 can but it's more conceivable and you appreciate it when for instance you walk in London for eight hours looking for "casual targets".

Still, in the 80s the "professional" SLRs were still big....my F-1N in "full metal jacket" armour (motordrive, AN finder and 50 mm F1.2) is almost as heavy as a Kalashnikov.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Terrific comparison! ...
Agreed ... and reminds again me how compact my MX really is. Even the OM-2 seems so big (tall) next to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Still, in the 80s the "professional" SLRs were still big....my F-1N in "full metal jacket" armour (motordrive, AN finder and 50 mm F1.2) is almost as heavy as a Kalashnikov.
The beginning of the 80's saw the near simultaneous introduction of the three kings - Nikon F3, Pentax LX and the Canon New F-1. The Nikon and Canon releases were expected cycles of their predecessors but Pentax was unexpected. Pentax delivered an interchangeable viewfinder SLR that was much smaller and lighter than its peers without sacrificing build quality and loaded it with features that are still unequaled today!



BTW, is that Kalashnikov a "plasticized" version that made it lighter than a fully loaded F-1 . . .

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you appreciate it when for instance you walk in London for eight hours looking for "casual targets".
Even though the LX is small, I have appreciated the weight of the MX+40mm pancake when walking around with it!

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As I stated I'm not a great fan of the MX, I prefer the Ks and the FM as "lightweight" cameras, however here there a couple of crappy cell pics of my two kings:





In all their beautiful weights, both with their 50 mm F.12.

Sooner or later I'll get an LX but they're expensive, and the Pentax A 50mm f1.2 costs like the two cameras above put together.
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I don't think I've posted this one yet...Plane Jane shot, but here it is.
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I don't think I've posted this one yet...Plane Jane shot, but here it is.


The MX was my gateway camera. That huge bright viewfinder opened my eyes to the manual focus world!
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