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01-15-2015, 01:23 PM   #2611
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QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
Go for it Jean! It'll probably double in value in ten years. Maybe.
Nope. Not me. I don't do Leica (yet) ... just wanted to share some evilBay p0rn. J

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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Hi.
It took some time to gather the family for this shoot. This is, I thing, every member of the 50’s gang that I own.
Thank you for giving me something to show to my fiancee, to prove that my own gear addiction could be a lot worse.
01-17-2015, 08:59 AM   #2613
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Anti-p0rn here ...

Not one, but two showed up cheap at the thrift store with cases ... never seen a Gevaert "Gevalux 144" before. (x-post)

01-18-2015, 09:54 AM   #2614
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Anti-p0rn here ...

Not one, but two showed up cheap at the thrift store with cases ... never seen a Gevaert "Gevalux 144" before. (x-post)


Like cold showers!


Those cases look like they were never opened . . . probably for the same reason . . .

01-18-2015, 10:47 AM   #2615
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Like cold showers!

Those cases look like they were never opened . . . probably for the same reason . . .
Hey, they'll make an excellent pair of bookends once I load them up with lead shot ...

Also, there's a camera shop in Germany that want 69€ (OBO) for one ... so maybe I can pawn one (or both) off at the next swaps. Yeah, right.

The next swap for me is on Sunday, Feb. 1st. Salut, J
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Don't want to take up the whole thread with pics, so I'll just cross-link this, but I just posted a thread with a bunch of pics from my recent trip to the Surplus Shed. Definitely porn for anyone into tinkering with gear!

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Once again, the charity shop comes good. £30, Miranda Sensorex with 50mm and 28mm lenses, waist and eye level viewfinders, teleconverter, extension tubes, filters, flash, tripod, I could go on...

Remarkably, the meter works and after some working back and forth the apertures have freed themselves up. So delighted, it's beautiful.



And Jean, those Gevaert things are cute. Useless perhaps, but cute.

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I'm not sure if this qualifies as 'gear p0rn' . . . . but it was a thoughtful Chirstmas Gift from my eldest daughter.




It's a lot of plastic bits to cut out - reminds me of assembling airfix model aricraft kits when I was younger - but without all the glue



And 'konstruction' is not without its hazards



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If they made one off them with a K-Mount I'd buy it. Or even M42 would do.
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From this week ... a working, but cosmetically challenged MX with a nice 50/1.7 ... for a fiver at the thrift store.






The oldest yet from the thrift store ... a Voigtlander Jubilar (1931-1934) with a case and most of an instruction manual in French.

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Wow, great deal! Have you tested the Flash x-sync port/flash shoe? I've found that on 3 of the past 4 MX bodies I bought, the entire circuit was broken, not just the connectors to the shoe. I've seen a lot of complaints about the meter going, but in my own experience, the flash problem is much more common but maybe isn't as noticed because people aren't necessarily using a flash with their camera.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
From this week ... a working, but cosmetically challenged MX with a nice 50/1.7 ... for a fiver at the thrift store.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Wow, great deal! Have you tested the Flash x-sync port/flash shoe? I've found that on 3 of the past 4 MX bodies I bought, the entire circuit was broken, not just the connectors to the shoe. I've seen a lot of complaints about the meter going, but in my own experience, the flash problem is much more common but maybe isn't as noticed because people aren't necessarily using a flash with their camera.
Salut dc .. Nope I have not gotten that far and thanks for your heads up.

I just put new batteries in it and the meter looks OK and the inside of the MX is very good. I would say that the seals have been replaced before because they look almost new despite the exterior. This MX has been around the block a few times.

I should test the shoe ASAP, because there's a swap on Feb. 1st and I will try to trade this one away for some other Pentax gear (or other, better etc. ...). I am not going to keep this one because I already have a very, very nice MX that I sent to Eric a way back.

Time to fill the trunk again and go swappin' again J
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Hi, if there's any french guy around here, there's a wonderfull set of pentax K lenses on a french well known sell/buy website (including K 50mm f1.2, K 28mm f2, K 135mm f2.5, they all seem in very good state). I phoned the seller, so many people phoned her it went from 150 euros to 450 euros in an hour. To my knowledge it's still selling at this price though I think it's worth much more. My heart started beating when I saw the price at 150. But as a student, I don't have that kind of money and i'm out of the game so, here's the link : Pentax asahi k2 Image & Son Haute-Garonne - leboncoin.fr

(By the way, I allowed myself to post this since I think it's a one-time-a-year offer type and it is obviously some wonderfull Pentax gear even if I am not posting the photos myself.)

@ Jean Poitiers : Seems like the offer has been closed, yes. A shame I didn't save the pictures ... I sent you the phone number and email adress of the seller if you are really interested. Anyone : feel free to send me a PM to ask the same, maybe it's not too late. Obviously I won't disclose the contact information publicly here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Karénine Quote
Hi, if there's any french guy around here, there's a wonderfull set of pentax K lenses on a french well known sell/buy website (including K 50mm f1.2, K 28mm f2, K 135mm f2.5, they all seem in very good state). I phoned the seller, so many people phoned her it went from 150 euros to 450 euros in an hour. To my knowledge it's still selling at this price though I think it's worth much more. My heart started beating when I saw the price at 150. But as a student, I don't have that kind of money and i'm out of the game so, here's the link : Pentax asahi k2 Image & Son Haute-Garonne - leboncoin.fr

(By the way, I allowed myself to post this since I think it's a one-time-a-year offer type and it is obviously some wonderfull Pentax gear even if I am not posting the photos myself.)
Merci bien ! Thanks for the "heads up", but the announcement has been dis-activated ... too bad. I did not even see it while it was "alive" ... Salut, J
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I went to the photo club swap at Aulnay (France) this morning and picked up a few Pentax things quite cheap ... a working nice ME with a M 50/1.4 was 10€, but the lens has "cleanable" fungus issues. The working SP 500 with S/Tak 55:2 was 10€ also ... with the 5€ flash shoe thrown in as a freebie.

The LX stickers and 3 manuals (in English, go figure ?!) were 3€ total. All from the same seller.

Picked up a lot of other goodies, too. Happy camper overall. Worth the 2.5 hour round trip. (xpost)





A few snaps of this small club swap ...










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