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12-22-2014, 07:53 AM   #2536
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When I was a teenager I wanted the A1 because it had more modes than my ME Super with just manual and Av. Now I have a K-3 and what happens? I only use manual and Av... I think I probably wanted an amp that went to 11 too...

Cheers, Kris.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IHS Quote
Ah...Looks good! The search begins...Thanks.
I have the grip for my Z-1p and (while I must admit that I almost never use the Z-1p these days) it makes the body just perfect for my big hands. It actually has one extra function: it has a metal base plate that fits with an obscure quick release system that must be even more rare. And an unintended extra: it covers that part where the bottom plate of the Z-1p tends to break next to the battery door.
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Here's my 645N, with 75/2.8. In the mail today arrived a 150-300/5.6 zoom (I have a 45/2.8 and the Macro 120/4 already).



Not shown, but in reserve for when I'm bored enough to photograph them, I have a K1000 that I bought new at Fox Talbot in the Tottenham Court Road in 1976, and an ME Super that replaced it sometime in the early 80's (and another ME Super that KEH sent me when mine went a bit wonky), along with my wife's SF-1 from the late 80's (yes, and a spare that KEH etc), my SF10 (ca. 1990) because I was jealous of hers but not willing to spend so much—and which I never use as it is DX speeds only—stupid! Also on the shelf is an Olympus Pen FT, two Nikon FM3a's, a Nikon F6, a Leica M7 and an MP. In medium format a Bessa III, Fuji GSW645, Fuji GA690III, Rolleiflex 2.8GX, Hasselblad 500c, and I have to confess to having a Graflex Crown Graphic on the way. Lenses? Don't start. I'm sick and I know it. Please don't ask about scanners...or my freezer that is dedicated to film, and don't ask about digital cameras either. I have given away, to deserving individuals, a Bronica RF645, Leica M5, Olympus OM-1 and OM-2n. (Alright, that irritated me enough to write that I went back to KEH and have another OM-2n on the way...) Before all these, I started with my brother's Olympus Trip 35, a 1960's Praktica Nova, then a Praktica LLC (or was it an LTL? Stop-down metering anyway) and a Rollei 35. Those cameras went by the wayside in part exchanges.

I wonder why the SF1 gets so little love? It's clunky and ugly and the autofocus is slow, but it takes a lovely picture fairly reliably. That's why I replaced my wife's failing example with a $25 KEH version earlier this year. I still enjoy it and it does things like this without trying:



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12-23-2014, 12:11 PM   #2539
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I have an SFX, SFXn and a couple of SF7s. Safe to say I like these '80s tanks! The second SF7 was about 7 with a Sigma 70-210mm zoom which has a horrible sticky mess where the grip should be, but the camera worked perfectly after dusting. I'm keeping my eyes open for an SFX eyecup as the n model's is missing.

Also have the AA battery grip for the SFX/SFXn, and the AF240FT flash. I'll get a photo of the complete outfit sometime.

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I primarily shoot film. I am interested in street photography and till recently my main walk-around camera was k1000 with 43mm limited. I now use Z1-p with 43mm limited. My backup kit consists of Pentax Spotmatic F with SMC Takumar 55mm.
I own Pentax K1000, Pentax Spotmatic F, Pentax Z1-p, and Pentax PZ-1 .







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Welcome aboard and nice gear!
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
When I was a teenager I wanted the A1 because it had more modes than my ME Super with just manual and Av. Now I have a K-3 and what happens? I only use manual and Av... I think I probably wanted an amp that went to 11 too...

Cheers, Kris.
This is an experiment because I never had an "automatic" camera, and I'm curious to see how it behaves, I chose this one instead of the T90 because at least it has just one program...and the owner's manual is 50 pages slimmer.

However, this is my humble Leica collection seen by my LX, it appears anyway that the DOF was unsufficient, the M3 and the IIIb are a little blurred.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
This is an experiment because I never had an "automatic" camera, and I'm curious to see how it behaves, I chose this one instead of the T90 because at least it has just one program...and the owner's manual is 50 pages slimmer.

However, this is my humble Leica collection seen by my LX, it appears anyway that the DOF was unsufficient, the M3 and the IIIb are a little blurred.
I am pretty sure just having one Leica+lens already pushes it over humble let alone a collection . . .

Beautiful cameras and lenses!

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The Nikon 35Ti was an interesting p&s due to its analog display and aperture priority preferred mode. Unfortunately, every now and then the display will require a reset as they would no longer respond correctly.

These were taken on Kodak Portra 400 using the Olympus OM-4T.





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Wow, cool camera. I wasn't familiar with this model...

QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
I am pretty sure just having one Leica+lens already pushes it over humble let alone a collection . . .

Beautiful cameras and lenses!

---------- Post added 12-24-14 at 11:31 AM ----------

The Nikon 35Ti was an interesting p&s due to its analog display and aperture priority preferred mode. Unfortunately, every now and then the display will require a reset as they would no longer respond correctly.

These were taken on Kodak Portra 400 using the Olympus OM-4T.

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Wow, cool camera. I wasn't familiar with this model...
If you're curious more info -> Nikon 35Ti & Nikon 28Ti Quartz Date (QD) compact cameras
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Christmas tree arrangement . . .

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That 35ti is really cool. I want one. Unfortunately, they seem to be pretty pricey and I've hit my limit on photography related things unless I one, can get another job, or two, makes some money with said equipment. Neither of these is realistic.
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The Nikon 35Ti was an interesting p&s due to its analog display and aperture priority preferred mode.
Very nice looking camera! Is it powered by steam? It looks like something a steampunk photographer might like.
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Christmas tree arrangement . . .
Nice one, Les ! Happy holidays to all. J
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My family can't figure out what to get me for my birthdays/Christmas anymore, so they usually hand me money and let me get what I want. This year I decided to spend some of the money on a Rolleiflex. This little guy arrived yesterday. If I didn't know what year it was made, I would not have guessed it was a 60 year old camera. The film spool in it is a metal Kodak one, and from the info I found, they stopped using metal spools since at least the 70s. I'm guessing it was stored in its case for a long time.



Here it is next to my Yashica 635. I'm going to have to get used to the ergonomics of the Rolleiflex, since the film advance and focus knobs are all on one side on the Yashica. The attention to detail in the Rollei makes it feel a little more substantial than the Yashica, but that's not to say the Yashica isn't a competent camera.

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