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09-15-2011, 01:54 PM   #1216
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Cheap Simple DIY Strap Ring Protector ZorkiKat ???????? ??????????

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sluggo Quote
Lovely!

Do you have a source for those little leatherette wrappers designed to protect the top plate from the strap rings? I haven't been able to find them online, but it might just be because I don't know what they're called, or if they even have a name.
Any good auto parts retailer should have an assortment of O rings to choose from in a wide range of sizes..
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Any good auto parts retailer should have an assortment of O rings to choose from in a wide range of sizes..
An O-ring wouldn't do it. That's a perfectly round rubber toroid.

What he needs is blank gasket material...or just a sheet of un-sticky leatherette. Try talking to Cameraleather.com about the leatherette.
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So I have decided to feed my recent LBA to the extent that I can on my limited budget. I went to pick up a ZX-50 with a Quantaray 70-300 macro zoom and an F series 35-80 zoom for $40. When I get there, the couple selling it offer to sell me a PZ-1 with a (I think) F series 70-210, a nice flash and *surprise surprise* an F 50mm 1.7. I didn't have enough cash on me to buy everything, so I offered them $15 for the 1.7. To my shock they took it. So I got three lenses and a ZX-50 for 55 bucks. I figure my luck is going to come to an end at some point and something bad will happen, like dropping my K200D in the toilet or something.

I'll get some pics of the new stuff shortly.


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Wow, an amazing deal! That 50mm is very nice, especially for $15
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QuoteOriginally posted by Don From The Radio Quote
So I have decided to feed my recent LBA to the extent that I can on my limited budget. I went to pick up a ZX-50 with a Quantaray 70-300 macro zoom and an F series 35-80 zoom for $40. When I get there, the couple selling it offer to sell me a PZ-1 with a (I think) F series 70-210, a nice flash and *surprise surprise* an F 50mm 1.7. I didn't have enough cash on me to buy everything, so I offered them $15 for the 1.7. To my shock they took it. So I got three lenses and a ZX-50 for 55 bucks. I figure my luck is going to come to an end at some point and something bad will happen, like dropping my K200D in the toilet or something.

I'll get some pics of the new stuff shortly.
That is a nice deal, but I'm wondering why you didn't get the PZ-1 instead of the ZX-50.
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That's a beautiful kit Hermawan.

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Just off the repair bench, ready for its test roll...


I guess when the gray paint starts to wear off the edges of the plastic top cover, you can't call it "brassing," can you.
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Just off the repair bench, ready for its test roll...


I guess when the gray paint starts to wear off the edges of the plastic top cover, you can't call it "brassing," can you.
I've seen brassing used as a universal term for finish wearing off the high spots of an object regardless of material, so yes.
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That is a nice deal, but I'm wondering why you didn't get the PZ-1 instead of the ZX-50.
The ZX-50 was the one I originally came to get. The other stuff belonged to a family member. I'm going to return this week and get the rest. He's also found an ME Super with another fast 50 lens.
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[responding to the OP's invitation to introduce my film Pentax]

K1000, purchased new thirty-some years ago; still have it, still going strong. Came with the 50mm f2 kit lens.

A couple weeks (months? don't remember) later, a couple paydays apart, I bought my Pentax 135mm f3.5, an Albinar 80-205mm M lens, then an Albinar 28-80mm A lens.

I knew nothing of LBA back in the day, was making rational choices re: building a flexible battery of affordable lenses over a reasonable range of focal lengths.
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ME so super...

I am mostly a lurker here and enjoy everyone's camera pr0n very much. I have been remiss by not returning the favor, so will now start to remedy that. A few months ago, I got this ME super SE. It was a thrift store find. The SE has a 45-degree tilted split-image RF in the centre of the VF. This may be the best VF I've seen on an SLR. (Then again, I haven't any Olympus OM kit, nor an LX.) I once read a post somewhere, probably here, saying the ME Super with an M42 adapter in it is the best screw-mount camera ever. I might agree! This camera is a nice balance of AE modernity and classic solid build (the latter even more so with a Super Tak mounted).



It cost USD 18 with the bog-standard 2/50 lens. I would assume that was a good kit lens at the time (other than being 1 stop short of fast in order to be affordable), but I'm finding it pretty unsharp. I don't know if I've got a rubbish example or what. It looks perfectly clean. Back to the camera: It appears in pretty good nick, and is fully functional, except that I found when I went to shoot my first film that the film door was a bit off kilter on its hinge and had a distressing proclivity to flop open mid-roll! This lost me many a shot from that roll. I have fixed it by ever so slightly bending inward the latch (or is it the catch?) on the door, and now it seems to stay shut except when opened intentionally. (What a concept.)



I've got something more classic arriving by mail soon (hint: the adapter won't be required for M42) and promise not to take as long after arrival to post that one.

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And the collection grows....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Argenticien Quote
It cost USD 18 with the bog-standard 2/50 lens. I would assume that was a good kit lens at the time (other than being 1 stop short of fast in order to be affordable), but I'm finding it pretty unsharp.
Nope...it was the cheap kit lens at the time and a distinct step down from the M 50/1.7 that was not a whole lot more expensive. Your Super-Tak is a much better option.


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