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09-04-2008, 12:43 PM   #16
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The gang's all here...

The M viewfinders do seem to be the best. I love all these old bodies. My last roll was through an SF1. My most recent pickup was an MX, I hope to run a roll through that soon. I have a ME Super and Super Progam as well, but the MX seems a little more solid. I wish I could combine the best attributes of all of them. Funny how each one has one little character flaw I'd change. The most glaring ones for me are lack of depth-of-field preview on ME Super, and I wish both it and the Super Program offered 1/2 steps for EV comp. For MX, I sort of wish the meter showed +/- 2EV instead of 1EV.

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I had my ME super CLA'ed a couple of months ago. I ran a roll of cheap b&w film in it, and everything was perfect. Until I ran out of film... I wound it back, and when it stopped winding, I figured the film was all wound up, I opened the back, but the film wasn't wound up all the way! so I ruined my first roll, ok... last week I put in a fresh roll, finished it just today. when I wound it up, the film tore inside! Again, I thought it had finished winding the film , so I opened it, voila... ruined film again. I just put in another roll a few minutes ago, any tips how to rewind the film properly after?
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Make sure you push the button on the bottom all the way in, and just in case keep your finger pushing it in while you rewind. On some cameras you might feel it revolving as you rewind. If this still doesn't work, you'll have to resend it to the CLA'er to fix.
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Leadbelly, I have had the same thing happen to me, so I know the feeling.
Nesster is right. Keep holding the button and make sure it is all the way up. You will be fine....

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... double post...

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@nesster and jgredline: Thanks for the tip. I just finished my roll, and pressed *firmly* on the button, making sure I was still pressing it every couple of winds, and I was able to fully rewind the film! Whew. I guess my finger slipped or relaxed just enough to make the spool stop turning the last time... thanks! Here are a couple of shots from that roll...





I love my ME Super!!!
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Wow, leadbelly...What kind of film did you use. Those are excellent...
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Thanks! I forgot the type, but I remember it was one of the cheap, consumer Kodak color films... ISO 400. I'll try to look for the box somewhere...

edit: Couldn't find the box, but it was color yellow and blue. I checked the negatives, and the side of it says "GC-9 Kodak 400." Hope that helps... I want to know what kind too since I want to use the same film again haha...


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They came out good. Almost like digital
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Hehe and just like digital, I think out of the 36 shots, these two are the best! haha... I'm "shooting" for a 50% keeper ratio... better brush up on my skills!
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I will tell you what. Since I have been shooting film, I would say that about 90% of my film images are keepers and about 80% of my digital. I am also shooting about 400% less digital as well...
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Exactly jgredline! When shooting film, you tend to think out each shot more, resulting in a higher keeper rate! I reckon, if it wasn't for SR, my keeper rate using digital would fall drastically!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
I have one, but don't really use it as I don't find a need for it. If I want high-speed shooting I'll use the K10D.

Still, I'll try to remember to test it this evening and I'll let you know if it makes a noise or not (feel free to PM me to remind me if I don't do it ).

As I'm not using the winder, if anyone here wants it, please PM me an offer.

I have recently started using the ME Super's big brother, the SuperProgram, and am impressed with the first roll of film I've shot through it. I like the solid thunk of the mirror slap, and shooting with it has been a simple pleasure, making me relish each shot. I used Kodak BW400BN, and am thinking I should get a yellow or orange filter and some real B&W film for it.
I was looking into getting the SuperProgram, but as the ME Super can do Aperture Priority, then that would be fine for me.
How do you feel the two cameras compare ?

(I don't mind, if I can't use A-lenses. I plan on gettting the M 40 mm pancake, and have a K 50/1.2 that I don't use often on the K10 D.)

QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
I got my first roll of film in years developed over the weekend, so now I qualify for admittance here

I'll start a thread on "the other forum" with some of the pics from that roll. Maybe this evening...
Do you have a link to the shots ?



Leadbelly, those are some sweet shots.

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As for me; after much searching, I was able to locate the lens I have been dreaming of for my ME SUPER....I could not believe my luck when I found one in great condition....Here she is.





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Javier, with the 40 pancake to boot! Hooo Haaah!
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