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03-16-2016, 04:41 AM   #4051
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Where did you come across the black K? Some sellers are not reliable.
Australia - has a perfect record. Text says black picture says silver - I expect it is silver. eBay won't let me claim refund until 03/24 but it isn't a problem.

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The issue seems to be resolved. The camera is on its way. I had asked whether the camera is black but it is silver and I knew it. Looks beautiful.
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Latest "collection" acquisitions ...

Remember that boxed black Spottie that I recently acquired? Well, the seller emailed me to say that he was selling off his Pentax collection, so I grabbed the four below after he sent me a few images. There were a few more SLR's, but I did not want to be greedy ...

- the ESII is the "worse cosmetically", but OK. No meter ... the SMC Tak 50/1.4 attached is excellent,
- the K2 is unmarked and looks like it has never been used and same for the K 50/1.4 ... the mirror bumper looks brand new,
- the black MX is very nice and seen some action due some minor brassing on the bottom and the M 50/2 is excellent,
- the black ME Super is unmarked and like new as well, even with the protection film on the bottom, but the K 55/1.8 has front element fungus (oh, well) ... the bumper looks new here, too.

All for 225€ total including registered postage. Not bad ... not bad.

A few more maybe for Eric soon, once I eliminate some non-Pentax gear to raise some cash ...


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You forgot to mention something about my 6x7 ... apparently the 1/1000 speed works despite the seller's words otherwise.

I got curious and dry fired it at 1/1000 several times without any visible problem and also shot an image at 1/1000. A bit overexposed at infinity since I was at f/2.8 outside, but it was a quick second test roll ... the curtail seemed to function fine just like the dry fires ... go figure.

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The Agfa Clack (such an amazing camera when used right)


One of the cheapest in my collection but one I keep coming back to
03-16-2016, 02:13 PM   #4056
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The issue seems to be resolved. The camera is on its way. I had asked whether the camera is black but it is silver and I knew it. Looks beautiful.
I found it on ebay and yes, it looks very clean. Nice copy.

Glad you got it solved.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Latest "collection" acquisitions ...

Remember that boxed black Spottie that I recently acquired? Well, the seller emailed me to say that he was selling off his Pentax collection, so I grabbed the four below after he sent me a few images. There were a few more SLR's, but I did not want to be greedy ...

- the ESII is the "worse cosmetically", but OK. No meter ... the SMC Tak 50/1.4 attached is excellent,
- the K2 is unmarked and looks like it has never been used and same for the K 50/1.4 ... the mirror bumper looks brand new,
- the black MX is very nice and seen some action due some minor brassing on the bottom and the M 50/2 is excellent,
- the black ME Super is unmarked and like new as well, even with the protection film on the bottom, but the K 55/1.8 has front element fungus (oh, well) ... the bumper looks new here, too.

All for 225€ total including registered postage. Not bad ... not bad.

A few more maybe for Eric soon, once I eliminate some non-Pentax gear to raise some cash ...

Nice catch! Congratulations
03-16-2016, 02:53 PM   #4057
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Latest "collection" acquisitions ...
Congratulations, you are a master of acquisition.
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The Agfa Clack (such an amazing camera when used right)
Funny name. Is it the shutter sound that's given it it's name? :-)

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Funny name. Is it the shutter sound that's given it it's name? :-)
I actually do not know, but I hardly think it is the shutter as it is a fairly quiet design, similar in design to the shutter assembly found in most box cameras.

It had a sibling in the Click model

Thus Agfa had a.click clack line of simple consumer cameras offering a 6x6 or 6x9 format option.
The early ones (like the one in the picture) had all metal bodies where as the newer once were made from plastic.

here is a picture of a newer plastic version of the click:
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This is what I'm shooting for the next few days...

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This is what I'm shooting for the next few days...
Colton, Not the worst tool for shooting some film!

Enjoy!

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This is what I'm shooting for the next few days...
No, no,no. That does not look right. Silver lens on black body. No.

Listen, send me that awful looking silver AF thing and I will replace it for free with a manual K 55/1.8 that I just acquired.

Black on black. There. Fixed that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Colton, Not the worst tool for shooting some film!

Enjoy!

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It is a great camera

QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
No, no,no. That does not look right. Silver lens on black body. No.

Listen, send me that awful looking silver AF thing and I will replace it for free with a manual K 55/1.8 that I just acquired.

Black on black. There. Fixed that.
Hahaha...
I think they look great together...
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This is what I'm shooting for the next few days...
A friend of mine has a black KM which works fine but looks beaten to hell with lots of brass showing. I love it. K.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
No, no,no. That does not look right. Silver lens on black body.
Of course, the original Leica and Contax cameras (1920s - early 30s) all had black bodies and silver (nickel) lenses. Classic look!
On the other hand, my cameras of the 1960s had Chrome trim bodies and black lenses - also classic.
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