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03-13-2015, 06:31 AM   #2701
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QuoteOriginally posted by utak Quote
Here's another size comparison. The large, and diminutive, Takumar 35mm's. The Auto-Takumar 35/2.3 and the Super-Takumar 35/3.5. Taken by a Macro Takumar 50/4 preset. Three of the great Takumar lenses.
Yes Three great lenses. I would love to have that Macro lens.

03-13-2015, 09:53 AM   #2702
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Picked up a very nice S-M-C Takumar 105mm f/2.8. I was surprised at how small it is.
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I finally got a K2 that appears to work! I've had one sitting around for 18 months while I try to decide if it's worth the expensive CLA it needs to get it working. This one cost less than the CLA, plus it's black! The only downside is the ISO dial is much worse. I need to look into instructions on loosening it up, I'm sure I saw them when I bought the first one.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I finally got a K2 that appears to work! I've had one sitting around for 18 months while I try to decide if it's worth the expensive CLA it needs to get it working. This one cost less than the CLA, plus it's black! The only downside is the ISO dial is much worse. I need to look into instructions on loosening it up, I'm sure I saw them when I bought the first one.


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Nice camera! You might want to rethink the strap though.


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03-17-2015, 04:38 PM   #2705
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ISO ring is more about technique than stickiness. I thought the ring on mine was stick but it needed more finess than force plus a small drop of light machine oil between the rings.
03-18-2015, 09:19 AM   #2706
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ISO ring is more about technique than stickiness. I thought the ring on mine was stick but it needed more finess than force plus a small drop of light machine oil between the rings.
It depends on the camera. The ring on my other K2 moves nicely with good technique but this one's terrible. Any tips on taking it apart enough to get the oil in the right place (and only in the right place)?
03-18-2015, 11:34 AM   #2707
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Just won this.
Burke and James Watson Press Camera | eBay
Did a considerable amount of research and discovered that this animal will do exactly what I want it to do.
I will need to build a new lensboard and install my schneider convertible 100-165 and it is likely the 75 will fit that same shutter. If not I will get a shutter it does fit.
The real cool stuff happens on the front standard, swing, tilt, drop rise shift. Most people want this in 4x5 but MF 2x3 with todays films is much easier and cheaper, Yeah, I will have to cut 4x5 film down but I have that tech already.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
I will have to cut 4x5 film down but I have that tech already.
Can't you just use a roll film back?

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Can't you just use a roll film back?
I could, if I had one. I am used to using film holders, and they allow a freedom to change film without having multiple rollbacks. The processing is a bit more involved, but not prohibitively. From what I read, to use a rollback that would fit a Graflex miniature, there is some modification of the back itself needed. I have a rollback for a 6.5x9 that I don't use for my AVUS, I doubt I would use one on this. Cutting 4x5 to 2x3 is not all that hard. I have thought about cutting 120 film to fit as well, but I am not sure how to deal with the curl.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
It depends on the camera. The ring on my other K2 moves nicely with good technique but this one's terrible. Any tips on taking it apart enough to get the oil in the right place (and only in the right place)?
JIS screwdriver, put rings in the central position and be careful. My copy did have grit in the rings so an oily rag made a big difference after a quick wipe over. The K2 is a beautiful piece of machinery which I like better than the kx for some reason.
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Hello everyone! I would love to share with you our definitive film collection.

Curiously, they are all M-3's but the Pentax:

Mamiya c33 (with blue dot 80mm f2,8 and cameraleather.com red snake skin leatherette)
Leica M3 (with Elmar 9cm f4 stock, want to get the 50mm f2)
Olympus OM3 (handmade by me in blue leather with the zuiko 21mm f2, I also have the 24mm 35mm and 180 f2's and am looking for the 28mm f2 and the 85mm f2)
Pentax LX (which is undergoing a makeover in white leather. with the 40mm f2.8 M, )
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03-21-2015, 02:35 AM   #2712
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Friday's thrift store p0rn ... a "UFO" and a Frenchie

Just for fun ... yesterday's thrift store acquisitions among other stuff.

An excellent French "Demaria Lapierre Telka XX" with box ... never seen one before and from my Google search, it's relatively rare.

And a "UFO" ... Unidentified Film Object. From Googling the lens, I found an image that matches it to a "Vario Reporter" ... still not sure here.



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I'm Brazilian, pentax lover and analog passionate with rusty english skills! My day job is in advertising industry.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Julio França [dx] Quote
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Nice gear and welcome to the forum!

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Yes, you have good taste in gear. Welcome, and keep shooting film.
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