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10-10-2014, 04:32 PM   #2821
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WHOA...that belongs in a museum! Kudos on not defiling a virgin! Incredible find...Congrats!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Moe49 Quote
This Electro Spotmatic found me a few weeks ago.





I say "newest" because this camera kit appears to be "new in box" condition. I doubt it has ever been loaded with film. I have a few other Pentaxs that are 'younger' than this one. I have been on the lookout for a nice Electro Spotmatic, because I really like shooting with my ES and ES-IIs, but I had no idea I would find one this nice.

Every one of this camera's functions seem to be working properly. The electronics in this camera are working fine, a common problem with these 1st run Electro Spotmatics. The electronic shutter speeds change with varing light and aperture settings. The manual shutter speeds sound right, ...

I will preserve it in this condition, store it carefully, and not take it out and make it a "used" camera.
Luckily, I have a couple of chrome ES-IIs, with fairly fresh CLAs, that I load up regularly with Extar 100.
I think I am going to continue to be 'un-bearably pleased with myself' for a few more weeks
Beautiful copy!

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10-11-2014, 12:02 AM   #2823
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That's a beautiful camera, but I don't think you should store it away and never use it - that's what new Leicas are for.

I think you should use it, but obviously treat it with the care it deserves.
10-11-2014, 12:52 AM   #2824
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I'd like to try an MZ-3 but they're very rare.
AFAIK the difference between the MZ-5n and MZ-3 is just that the first has a flash sync of 1/100 the second of 1/125.

Or is it something else ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
AFAIK the difference between the MZ-5n and MZ-3 is just that the first has a flash sync of 1/100 the second of 1/125.

Or is it something else ?
5n has top speed of 1/2000, MZ-3 has 1/4000.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Moe49 Quote
This Electro Spotmatic found me a few weeks ago.

"Newest" purchase, and I also say "newest" because this camera kit appears to be "new in box" condition. I doubt it has ever been loaded with film. I have a few other Pentaxs that are 'younger' than this one. I have been on the lookout for a nice 'working' Electro Spotmatic, because I really like shooting with ES and ES-IIs, but I had no idea I would find one this nice.

Every one of this camera's functions seem to be working properly. The electronics in this camera are working fine, a common problem with 1st run Electro Spotmatics. The electronic shutter speeds change with varing light and aperture settings. The manual shutter speeds sound right, ...

I will preserve it in this condition, store it carefully, and not take it out and make it a "used" camera.
I have an ES & ES-II with fairly fresh CLAs (Thanks Eric!) that I load up regularly with Extar 100.
After finding this camera, I think I will continue to be 'un-bearably pleased with myself' for a few more weeks
Stunning find! K.
10-12-2014, 01:48 AM   #2827
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
5n has top speed of 1/2000, MZ-3 has 1/4000.
Thanks Colton. 1/4000s would be nice, but I wouldn't say it's worth the usual price difference between the two models.

I've run a few rolls through my second M-5N recently and I've enjoyed it a lot - more than I expected for an AF camera. I don't think I'll be leaving my manual cameras any time soon though.
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My new-to-me K2DMD. I haven't used it yet as I am going to send it to Eric first for some TLC.


K2DMD (1) par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity


K2DMD (2) par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

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That K2DMD screams to be used.
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
My new-to-me K2DMD.
Lovely! the one I still don'r have.
10-12-2014, 07:43 AM   #2831
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
My new-to-me K2DMD. I haven't used it yet as I am going to send it to Eric first for some TLC.
K.
Nothing like a refreshed camera! Nice lens too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
My new-to-me K2DMD. I haven't used it yet as I am going to send it to Eric first for some TLC.


K2DMD (1) par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity


K2DMD (2) par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

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Very nice, the lens as well!

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10-12-2014, 10:36 AM   #2833
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Must....resist....the ....temptation....Ugh. (I want one) That's such a great looking camera. Congrats!
10-12-2014, 09:14 PM   #2834
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
My new-to-me K2DMD. I haven't used it yet as I am going to send it to Eric first for some TLC.
K.
Kris, I don't know if you saw the review of the M42 version of this lens from an October 1975 Modern Photography as it talks about just how special it is. I am not sure which version you have but the K mount version looks like the same except for the mount. Makes me want one even more now!


Full res version -> http://www.fototime.com/7D4B70FA0236704/orig.jpg
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Great looking camera? Nah the K2DMD reminds me of a riced up honda civic with a shopping list of stickers down the front quarter panel. :P
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