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05-19-2015, 12:34 PM   #2896
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QuoteOriginally posted by EJMzagsfan Quote
I found a voigtlander vito 2 for 10 bucs at an antique store, it took me awhile to figure out the shutter wouldnt work without film inserted. It seems to work well, but I didn't change the light seals in my hast so the results aught to be interesting at the very least.
I have one of those. The shutter quirk worked to my advantage because I thought it was broken and the antique store owner sold it for $20 instead of the $40 he was asking for it.

I unscrewed the front element and cleaned the inner one and must have screwed it on wrong and messed up the focus. All the pictures I took with on my test roll was out of focus. And it tore up the sprockets when I was winding the film back into the canister. Currently mine is just sitting there looking pretty until I can find money and someone to fix it.

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More "low buck" p0rn ... for a fiver (see lens cover) from my thrift store and in great shape. (xpost)
I've had some lovely images from my Lubitel 2. There are a few pictures here. Sometimes it looks like there is a light leak, but I now suspect it might be light bouncing around inside. Mine was cheaper than yours... I got it for free!

Best wishes, Kris.
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I can't remember if i have shared some of my non-Pentax pieces of kit i have. Anyways here they are.
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And a few more while i'm here...

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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
I've had some lovely images from my Lubitel 2. There are a few pictures here. Sometimes it looks like there is a light leak, but I now suspect it might be light bouncing around inside. Mine was cheaper than yours... I got it for free!

Best wishes, Kris.
Salut Kris,

Thanks for the link. Very nice images and that makes me (even more) want to shoot a bit with this Lubitel.

Too bad that my thrift does give stuff away for free ... Cheers, J
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I've always been intrigued by the Vito II. Never realized how small they were until seeing the one in your hand. Smaller than my Vitessa T.

$10.00 seems like a good deal!
Keep in mind I have large hands, but yea it's small especially folded up, certainly something that will fit in a good size pocket. It seems like a really nice camera minus the uncertainty of only using zone focusing.
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Here is some old Pentax history from the 70'ties. Many have the KX as their favorite k-Mount from that time and really like the performance of this camera. It was produced from 1975 and to 1977. There was the standard chrome version and a black version. But it was also possible to purchase a motor drive version as a special order. According to what I have found, the motor drive version is not very common.

The ergonomics of this package isn't the best. It is heavy, about 1,8kg, and the gun style trigger on the battery grip is weird. It is possible to detach the battery grip and attach it to the motor via a special cable. Does anyone have such a cable?

Well enjoy, I really like this setup.
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I love the back of the Retina. Nice collection!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Here is some old Pentax history from the 70'ties. Many have the KX as their favorite k-Mount from that time and really like the performance of this camera. It was produced from 1975 and to 1977. There was the standard chrome version and a black version. But it was also possible to purchase a motor drive version as a special order. According to what I have found, the motor drive version is not very common.

The ergonomics of this package isn't the best. It is heavy, about 1,8kg, and the gun style trigger on the battery grip is weird. It is possible to detach the battery grip and attach it to the motor via a special cable. Does anyone have such a cable?

Well enjoy, I really like this setup.
The motor drive is similar to, maybe the same as the one offered for the LX
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I love the back of the Retina. Nice collection!
Agreed. That back is quite classy. TFS, J
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Agreed. That back is quite classy. TFS, J
There's the term that I was searching for ... "classy".
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QuoteOriginally posted by cameraniac Quote
I love the back of the Retina. Nice collection!
Yeah i agree with the others too. Its just a classy camera all over.
Because the lens folds into it i don't use a carry case and its so small it fits into the palm of your hand. Fits in your pocket easily.
Compact and very classy is exactly how i would describe it. (Just found this photo on the net to show you what i mean and its size.)

I have 3 of them. The one in the Photo is one i have done some test shots through, and i sill have to do the other 2. When ive worked out which one i want to keep, I will be selling the other 2.
If anyone is interested they can send me a message (Located in Australia if that helps.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
The motor drive is similar to, maybe the same as the one offered for the LX
On the KX motor Drive. It is derived from the motor drives of the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic and ES cameras. It is called the Motor Drive II. All motor drives that came after this (K2 DMD, MX and LX) had a totally different motor drive system.

What I'm looking for though is the motor drive version of the KM. Now that is VERY rare.

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QuoteOriginally posted by seventhdr Quote
On the KX motor Drive. It is derived from the motor drives of the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic and ES cameras. It is called the Motor Drive II. All motor drives that came after this (K2 DMD, MX and LX) had a totally different motor drive system.

What I'm looking for though is the motor drive version of the KM. Now that is VERY rare.

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I wish I could find the motordrive for my K2DMD but it's basically impossible.
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Yeah i agree with the others too. Its just a classy camera all over.
Because the lens folds into it i don't use a carry case and its so small it fits into the palm of your hand. Fits in your pocket easily.
Compact and very classy is exactly how i would describe it. (Just found this photo on the net to show you what i mean and its size.)

I have 3 of them. The one in the Photo is one i have done some test shots through, and i sill have to do the other 2. When ive worked out which one i want to keep, I will be selling the other 2.
If anyone is interested they can send me a message (Located in Australia if that helps.)
I had no idea that the Retina was that compact. Thanks for posting the picture.
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