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09-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #3406
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It is a handful when mounted to a small body like the Super Program. Adding the Winder MEII helps a little. I should note that at 860g and 150mm length it is about the same size as other comparable zooms in its class, though a little heavier than most. When compared to current model 70-210/2.8 from Tamron and Sigma or even the FA* 80-200/2.8, it is both small and light
Sounds awesome. In that class I've a Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5 Macro zoom... Nearly unused cosmetically and optically, including the case even. It was practically free with a beatup MX lot I bought about 2 years ago for which I really only wanted the focusing screen and MX winder, then sold the MX (it was reasonably in good shape but was my 3rd). I've really only shot with the Vivitar a couple times. I should break it out.

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The first two are cross-posted to the "M" series thread. My new 35mm f/2.8 arrived this morning so I did a comparison with it's faster brother, shot with the M 50/1.4 except the last one which was the 35mm limited.
The M 35mm 2.0 is one of the only lenses I've let go and regretted. Awesome tiny lil guy.

09-23-2015, 01:46 PM   #3407
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My first real film camera, (SLR) was an MX. I had to sell it, but I did buy another SLR later, the P30t.
Some time ago, after getting several digital SLR bodies, I got another MX and a couple P3 bodies.
The MX really needs a CLA, and I have never shot it. The P3n and P30t are loaded with film and I shoot them fairly regularly.
Some days I think about getting out of 135 film entirely, as I prefer the 120 film. I dunno. I am conflicted.
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Welcome Aboard! taken with Pentax K-x and Pentax-M 35/2 by Jason Doss, on Flickr
Sorry to rub it in, chickentender. :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
My first real film camera, (SLR) was an MX. I had to sell it, but I did buy another SLR later, the P30t.
Some time ago, after getting several digital SLR bodies, I got another MX and a couple P3 bodies.
The MX really needs a CLA, and I have never shot it. The P3n and P30t are loaded with film and I shoot them fairly regularly.
Some days I think about getting out of 135 film entirely, as I prefer the 120 film. I dunno. I am conflicted.
I'm sure there's room for both 120 and 135 in your days. Live and let live.

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Welcome Aboard! taken with Pentax K-x and Pentax-M 35/2 by Jason Doss, on Flickr
Sorry to rub it in, chickentender. :-)
S'all good. I've a number of new friends to keep me company... But I do miss that thing when I'd like a similar FOV and don't wanna take along the larger and far more expensive 31 with me.

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The Fed2L has arrived:



Besides the rangefinder completely off, the scratched lens, the selftimer jammer and the shutter which remains open on B everything works fine.

This one :



On the other side is the usual tiny and capable Praktica B variation, everything works just fine, unfortunately the lens isn't great but I got everything for 6 plus shipping.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Besides the rangefinder completely off, the scratched lens, the selftimer jammer and the shutter which remains open on B everything works fine.
Filter ring?

You may find this of interest...

http://www.pentax-manuals.com/repairs/fed2service.pdf

...and...

Classic Collectable Cameras The FED 2

...and...

FED-2 shutter repair (many distracting garbage popups and such)

...and finally! Issak S. Maizenberg "All you need to know about the design and repair of Russian cameras"

I will get you a good link for the Maizenberg book.



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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Filter ring?

You may find this of interest...

http://www.pentax-manuals.com/repairs/fed2service.pdf

...and...

Classic Collectable Cameras The FED 2

...and...

FED-2 shutter repair (many distracting garbage popups and such)

...and finally! Issak S. Maizenberg "All you need to know about the design and repair of Russian cameras"

I will get you a good link for the Maizenberg book.



Steve
Good stuff. I'm gonna need'm too. Between the 3 Soviets I now have in the past few weeks, I nearly have one that works well and shoots enjoyably.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Good stuff. I'm gonna need'm too. Between the 3 Soviets I now have in the past few weeks, I nearly have one that works well and shoots enjoyably.
I have been lucky with soviet cameras, this is the only one with serious issues, all my soviet RFs besides the Leningrad are very reliable.

Edit: they made me do it!



After Alan Smithee and his girls, this time I blame Colton...entirely.




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I have been lucky with soviet cameras, this is the only one with serious issues, all my soviet RFs besides the Leningrad are very reliable.
I really really like the (older) Zorki 4 that just arrived to me... It's quite beat up but in that just-enough-to-be-loveable sort of way. The glass on the Jupiter 8 is nearly flawless - not even cleaning marks can I see and it's of the same older vintage as the camera but the lovely purple coating is entirely intact... The whole package would have been perfect of for a more regular-use camera (what I was after in this one) except for the damn focus ring. "Focus ring work smooth and just as it should" is apparently how you describe a ring with grease so old and worn that half the time, turning it with any gusto, starts unscrewing the lens from the mount. *sigh*

All that said - I just last night scanned in the first two rolls for the Fed 2E and the Kiev 4M.... results far surpassed my expectations.
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This just in...

MIOJ Konica I w/ Hexar 50/2.8
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This just in...

MIOJ Konica I w/ Hexar 50/2.8
FUN! I nearly bought one of those about 3 weeks ago! Let us know how you get on with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
This just in...
Lovely condition by the looks of it. I wish I could justify expanding into yet another brand of classic range-finders.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
FUN! I nearly bought one of those about 3 weeks ago! Let us know how you get on with it.
QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Lovely condition by the looks of it. I wish I could justify expanding into yet another brand of classic range-finders.
The build quality is exceptional. Everything is so smooth operating and solid feeling.
It's a beautiful camera.

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After Alan Smithee and his girls, this time I blame Colton...entirely.
Excellent choice of camera.
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Here's the EOS 630 and 50 1.8 STM I got a few days ago.







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MIOJ Konica I w/ Hexar 50/2.8
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Lovely condition by the looks of it. I wish I could justify expanding into yet another brand of classic range-finders.
Just seeing that picture of the Konica has been enough to trip me into buying a Konica S that I have been eyeing. I believe it is from 1952 but can find nothing on it on the Net. Like my Canonet S, it seems rare.
Edit. Looks like the camera came out in 1959 not 1952.
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