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08-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #571
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QuoteOriginally posted by Louicio Quote
Let me get in on the PZ action lol (although mine is labelled as a Z)
Nice bit of kit.
I have (just acquired) a Z-1 also, but the mirror motor gear went out with my first shot

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Strange, it's still here... maybe you need a bigger target:
Smashed the screens on both the laptops and still cannot reach it ... I give up, better go buy one ... J
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Nice bit of kit.
I have (just acquired) a Z-1 also, but the mirror motor gear went out with my first shot
That's a bit rough. Are you going to fix it up? Seems like a waste to let it stay broken?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Louicio Quote
That's a bit rough. Are you going to fix it up? Seems like a waste to let it stay broken?
Z-1 and PZ-1 bodies are likely very hard to get repaired. If they are not, I need to know who fixes them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Louicio Quote
That's a bit rough. Are you going to fix it up? Seems like a waste to let it stay broken?
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Z-1 and PZ-1 bodies are likely very hard to get repaired. If they are not, I need to know who fixes them.
I doubt I'd be able to find anyone to repair it, and if I did, I don't know that I'd be willing to spend a bunch of money on it.
They're great cameras, but unfortunately they're not worth much.
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I doubt I'd be able to find anyone to repair it, and if I did, I don't know that I'd be willing to spend a bunch of money on it.
They're great cameras, but unfortunately they're not worth much.
Maybe pick up another broken one for cheap and see if Eric can repair it? or DIY?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Louicio Quote
Maybe pick up another broken one for cheap and see if Eric can repair it? or DIY?
Eric does fix more than just Manual Focus bodies, though he doesn't advertise the fact.
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The Pentax MF, their only half frame SLR (strictly speaking it is a medical camera, meant to be used with endoscopes/gastroscopes and the like)




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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
I doubt I'd be able to find anyone to repair it, and if I did, I don't know that I'd be willing to spend a bunch of money on it.
They're great cameras, but unfortunately they're not worth much.
If you're not keen on getting it repaired professsionally and don't mind parting with it, I would be happy to pay postage and use it as a project repair job for my next short break from work/uni? I am quite the fan of them, since it was the first real film camera I picked up and shot with since taking up photography
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That's a pretty nice piece of equipment Paul, have you tried mounting a lens to it and using it?
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Some of the cameras I own or have owned.

This collage is made up of all the cameras I currently have photos of. Some of these I no longer own, and I'm missing a few photos of cameras I currently own or used to own.
I have shot at least 1 roll of film with every camera here (other than the few digitals there), many of them have seen 5 or more rolls of film in my use.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Some of the cameras I own or have owned.

This collage is made up of all the cameras I currently have photos of. Some of these I no longer own, and I'm missing a few photos of cameras I currently own or used to own.
I have shot at least 1 roll of film with every camera here (other than the few digitals there), many of them have seen 5 or more rolls of film in my use.

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What? No Zenit? No Zorki?

Nicca? You have/had a Nicca? How was it?


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That's a pretty nice piece of equipment Paul, have you tried mounting a lens to it and using it?
No, never tried it. Apart from being half frame it should give the same results as any other camera. That said, it would be challenging to use as the prism has a large spherical bulge on the bottom which distorts the view (but not the focus). Speeds are Auto and 1/4.
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What? No Zenit? No Zorki?

Nicca? You have/had a Nicca? How was it?


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I have a Fed 3, doesn't that count?

That's actually a Neoca 2s. It was actually a pretty cool camera with a decent though not stellar lens. It was fairly well made and worked well, though the finder was quite small. It had a funny shutter cocking mechanism. Film advance and shutter cocking were accomplished via a double strock of the wind lever. The second stroke would finish advancing the film and then move a lever on the body which would push a lever on lens which cocked the leaf shutter.
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That's actually a Neoca 2s.
So it is! Your description of the cocking mechanism brought a smile to my face.
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