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03-23-2016, 01:35 PM   #4081
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QuoteOriginally posted by edmundrt Quote
I've got a lovely Exakta Varex IIa with a 50mm f2 Pancolar that I picked up a while back. It has the wrinkliest shutter curtains I have ever seen but someday I'll get it fixed and running properly again.
I almost bought one like that, but as with yours the shutter was not right. Still though, I was impressed with the camera overall with the exception of the shape. I would need some sort of grip for my hand size.


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That does bring back memories, although I cannot make out if is an "S" or the semi-automatic "K."
The rewind knob is chrome on the Ap and S. It is black on the K.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I almost bought one like that, but as with yours the shutter was not right.
It seems to be a common problem with Exaktas as almost every one I've ever seen that hasn't been refurbished has had wrinkled shutter curtains. Whatever they made them with, it hasn't held up well to time.
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Yes, they're very susceptible to wrinkling and also to pinholes - held up to the light, mine looks like Swiss cheese. When I see one going cheaply I might pick up one of the later Exa bodies to use my Pancolar on - it's too good a lens to see it go to waste on a shelf.

Also, on the gear p0rn front, I have something very rare and exciting winging its way from Japan as we speak...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
The rewind knob is chrome on the Ap and S. It is black on the K.
So the pictured one is a model "S" just as mine was.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
So the pictured one is a model "S" just as mine was.
I don't know screw mont cameras but mine has not "S" engraved on the top and the shutter speed is 1/500 so I guess it is a AP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Juventino Quote
I don't know screw mont cameras but mine has not "S" engraved on the top and the shutter speed is 1/500 so I guess it is a AP.
Both S and Ap have 500 as min shutter time. But since it lacks the engraving, it must be the Ap. Although I have seen a photo of an S without the engraving. Because one more item distinguish Ap from S and that is the shutter speed sequence.

The S follow the more industry standard for speeds, 500, 250 125. The Ap had 500, 200, 100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Both S and Ap have 500 as min shutter time. But since it lacks the engraving, it must be the Ap. Although I have seen a photo of an S without the engraving. Because one more item distinguish Ap from S and that is the shutter speed sequence.

The S follow the more industry standard for speeds, 500, 250 125. The Ap had 500, 200, 100.
Thank you for this information. I will check it when I come back home.

Update: It has these 500, 200, 100 shutter speeds, so it's an AP.

It's nice to see that most of film SLR followed this design


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This is what I've been shooting with for the last couple of days, loaded with Acros.


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Hi, My name is Jussi and I'm a gear collector. Two weeks ago my step brother gave me his Olympus OM-1n with the 1.8 50, the super rare 28-48mm f/4 zuiko, and the common 75-150m f/4 zuiko.

I have put film in the camera, good Tri-X, but have not taken any photographs. I have not mounted the zuikos on a NEX either.

Yesterday, I woke up from a nightmare: I was using the OM1, or sometimes it was a ST605, or a Spotmatic; a manual metering camera where you have to turn the meter on. I dreamt I forgot to turn the meter on, and when I turned it on and attempted to meter, I could not see the needle. I tried, against the northern sky, taking my glasses off, nothing. I tried it with the cameras I mentioned, just to make sure, and I could not see the meter needle on any of them.

And I am sitting here putzing around the internet and scanning 40 year old negatives, instead of being out taking pictures.

I have had color film in my Rolleicord for months now and have not taken a photo with it.





Clearly, I am not in recovery
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Hi, My name is Jussi and I'm a gear collector. Two weeks ago my step brother gave me his Olympus OM-1n with the 1.8 50, the super rare 28-48mm f/4 zuiko, and the common 75-150m f/4 zuiko.

I have put film in the camera, good Tri-X, but have not taken any photographs. I have not mounted the zuikos on a NEX either.

Yesterday, I woke up from a nightmare: I was using the OM1, or sometimes it was a ST605, or a Spotmatic; a manual metering camera where you have to turn the meter on. I dreamt I forgot to turn the meter on, and when I turned it on and attempted to meter, I could not see the needle. I tried, against the northern sky, taking my glasses off, nothing. I tried it with the cameras I mentioned, just to make sure, and I could not see the meter needle on any of them.

And I am sitting here putzing around the internet and scanning 40 year old negatives, instead of being out taking pictures.

I have had color film in my Rolleicord for months now and have not taken a photo with it.





Clearly, I am not in recovery
Which is a shame because you have taken some great photos. Fit that 28-48 to your new OM-1, head over to Manhattan and don't come back until you've finished the roll....

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Which is a shame because you have taken some great photos. Fit that 28-48 to your new OM-1, head over to Manhattan and don't come back until you've finished the roll....

K.
I think I could finish a roll in about five minutes flat in Manhattan....

If it were 6x6 then maybe ten.
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My grandfather's 6x9 Kodak Vollenda...and a recent pic with it (after cleaning).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Hi, My name is Jussi and I'm a gear collector. Two weeks ago my step brother gave me his Olympus OM-1n with the 1.8 50, the super rare 28-48mm f/4 zuiko, and the common 75-150m f/4 zuiko.

I have put film in the camera, good Tri-X, but have not taken any photographs. I have not mounted the zuikos on a NEX either.

Yesterday, I woke up from a nightmare: I was using the OM1, or sometimes it was a ST605, or a Spotmatic; a manual metering camera where you have to turn the meter on. I dreamt I forgot to turn the meter on, and when I turned it on and attempted to meter, I could not see the needle. I tried, against the northern sky, taking my glasses off, nothing. I tried it with the cameras I mentioned, just to make sure, and I could not see the meter needle on any of them.

And I am sitting here putzing around the internet and scanning 40 year old negatives, instead of being out taking pictures.

I have had color film in my Rolleicord for months now and have not taken a photo with it.





Clearly, I am not in recovery
My story is similar, Jussi. I have four rolls of film on the counter, all undeveloped. The beautiful Mamiya Six purchased last summer still sets on the shelf with only two shots taken on its first roll of film. The Olympus XA also has a zero-shot roll and the same is true of the Zorki 4K. I don't know how long that roll of slide film has been in the Yashica-44 and perhaps the greatest sin of all is that a half-finished roll has been in my new Bessa R3M for several months. Well perhaps not the greatest sin. There are half a dozen 4x5 sheet film holders loaded and ready to shoot in the Chamonix that have not been touched for well over a year.


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(...are there any promising pharmaceuticals out there? I have been checking out FM2A prices...a nice OM1 might do though )
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Thank you for all the encouraging words. They mean a lot. But seems I have not sacrificed enough to the camera gods.

When I took my OM1n out to the park, I discovered the flaky shutter stuff had started all over again. The progression of this disease was - 1) mirror stays up, the thing locks up 2) mirror starts to flap but the first wind simply triggers the shutter, and the second one works except the mirror stays up. Then repeat. 3) As though magic when I had the camera at home three weeks ago, the shutter and mirror were working flawlessly. Not this time.

So OK, I have a good working OM2n and I can put the 28-48 on it this morning on my way out, some tri-x and there's a nice storm going on till noon. Only some idiot (that would be me) had left the meter on and the battery was flat, and I didn't have time to find and put in the new one.

I have the Rollei with me, and I have my emergency roll of 120 B&W at my work desk. I fear to try.

Steve - I have found I have enthusiasms that change over time and some things end up on hold till my attention comes back. In my case I hooked up my iPhone to my JBL's and started exploring Amazon Music and Spotify.

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My grandfather's 6x9 Kodak Vollenda...and a recent pic with it (after cleaning).
That is a sweet, excellent photo from the heirloom. What it should be all about.
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