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04-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #301
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Well, it ain't a Pentax, that is for sure! Leica III? No. The slow shutter speeds are wrong. I vote for Canon III.
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Canon IVSB (or something very close)


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canon ivsb (or something very close)


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Awesome! Which are your favorites?
That's like asking which one of your children is your favourite.
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bingo!
I handled one a few years back...very nicely made and very, very smooth in operation, but with a viewfinder every bit as squinty as the one on my FED-2


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Here's one I got back after two years with a camera tech. Can anyone figure out the model?
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Canon 50/1.4? (Looks big on the camera, but I'm thinking not the 1.2 as that would look enormous on a IV SB.) Just to be clear, are you saying the camera was with the tech for two years?! If so, care to name names? I think that would be someone that I might like to avoid if the turnaround time is like that...unless there was a REALLY good reason.
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I just bought this on eBay with a Sigma lens for 42. The model designation is a bit obscured but it's a MZ-3, a sort of minor upgrade to the MZ-5N, and quite rare, I understand. The seller kindly threw in two cassettes of Kodak Gold 200 and two of Kodak 400 colour negative film. It's years since I last used film, but I'm really looking forward to trying this camera out. My last film camera was an MZ-5, so I know what it can do. I'd love it if Pentax were to make a DSLR that resembled it, full-frame or otherwise. It's a real retro-king!
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Canon 50/1.4? (Looks big on the camera, but I'm thinking not the 1.2 as that would look enormous on a IV SB.) Just to be clear, are you saying the camera was with the tech for two years?! If so, care to name names? I think that would be someone that I might like to avoid if the turnaround time is like that...unless there was a REALLY good reason.
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Yes - a Canon 50/1.4. The camera was given to me with a Zunow 50/1.1 (1st model) with a broken trim ring and jammed focus (likely by a set-screw from the trim ring), that required a complete tear-down, re-laquering of the element edges, etc. The Zunow is a very rare lens, and this was the only Leica tech I'd trust with such a restoration. I knew this would disrupt his normal income stream, so told him to fit it in when he had the time. The Zunow is still in process - having the new trim ring plated. All of the work he has done is excellent.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I just bought this on eBay with a Sigma lens for 42. The model designation is a bit obscured but it's a MZ-3, a sort of minor upgrade to the MZ-5N, and quite rare, I understand. The seller kindly threw in two cassettes of Kodak Gold 200 and two of Kodak 400 colour negative film . . . .
That seems like good value.

Excellent 'user name' for a fella from Gloucester, too
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Excellent 'user name' for a fella from Gloucester, too
But, as you've probably guessed, I'm "in" Gloucester but not "from" there.
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FA50 f1.4 Exposed

Here is a different take to spice up this thread...


(Snapshot using my iPod Touch - sorry for the low quality, but it tells the story.)

...an undressed FA50 f1.4! If this isn't gear p0rn at its WORST, I don't know what is!

This poor thing got knocked on its front and cockeyed the focus helicoid so it would not focus properly. This belongs to my daughter, and my son-in-law bumped it, so she came crying to me, her dad, to fix it. Well, I tried! Sure, I got it disassembled, and the focus helicoid now works properly, but I got carried away and TOTALLY stripped the thing down - MISTAKE! I can't get the aperture blades to fully open to f1.4, so off to Eric it went this morning (not in this condition, but in re-assembled condition). It's worth having Eric perform his magic on it though since it is such a nice lens. My daughter is a semi-pro photographer and uses this lens extensively in her home studio for portraiture.

Lesson learned - stay away from FA series lens repair, and stick to old manual lenses!

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This belongs to my daughter, and my son-in-law bumped it, so she came crying to me, her dad, to fix it. Well, I tried! Sure, I got it disassembled, and the focus helicoid now works properly, but I got carried away and TOTALLY stripped the thing down - MISTAKE! I can't get the aperture blades to fully open to f1.4, so off to Eric it went this morning (not in this condition, but in re-assembled condition). It's worth having Eric perform his magic on it though since it is such a nice lens. My daughter is a semi-pro photographer and uses this lens extensively in her home studio for portraiture.
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You're a good Dad.
Thanks - I try (but sometimes fail...).
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Thanks - I try (but sometimes fail...).
That's part of the gig. Especially with girls.
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That's part of the gig. Especially with girls.
Not just me then, my two girls work out at more than double the expense and grief at times.
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