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02-11-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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SCREW interchangeable lenses...

I'm probably not the first, but I just realized that interchangable lenses used to make a lot of sense (one body, lots of lenses) but today they are unnecessary. I've picked up a number of great Pentax film bodies while acquiring lenses and just realized that if I put some light seals in 'em they can each have a different dedicated lens on 'em.

I just bought a big hard Samsonite suitcase, in good condition, at a thrift store for $1.67 and a big roll of foam from Hobby Lobby and I'm going to put my Spotmeter V and all my film cameras in it with a different lens on each one. (I'm planning on shooting mostly B&W and doing my own processing). Throw that big baby in the back seat of the car and off I go.

Spotmatic 500 with Super Takumar 28mm f3.5
Spotmatic with Super Takumar 35mm f3.5
Spotmatic II with Super Takumar 50mm f1.4
Spotmatic II with Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 or Tomioka 55mm f1.4
Spotmatic II with Super Takumar 135mm f3.5
Chinon CE-4 with Super Takumar 150mm f4

A little over the top?

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Hardly over the top, just lacking in variety

The problem comes when you want to take 3 or 4 focal lenghts with you on a hike...
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Hardly over the top, just lacking in variety

The problem comes when you want to take 3 or 4 focal lenghts with you on a hike...
Fair enough. I forgot the Z-1p equipped with the 17-28mm fisheye zoom.
Hikers trim grams anywhere they can. If I was a big hiker, I think I'd be taking Pentax-Ms and a light body over Takumars & a Spotmatic.
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I normally keep 2-3 film cameras with different lenses on in my bag, an extra MX or ME Super hardley adds any weight.

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You have to finish off all of those rolls of film in the separate bodies to get to the shots you really wanted for any given excursion. My solution is a Pentax sling bag with two film bodies and up to 5 lenses.
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True, but if you roll your own from bulk (which I do) you can make 10-12 exposure rolls, if you want to without a big penalty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cheekygeek Quote

I just bought a big hard Samsonite suitcase, in good condition, at a thrift store for $1.67 and a big roll of foam from Hobby Lobby and I'm going to put my Spotmeter V and all my film cameras in it with a different lens on each one. (I'm planning on shooting mostly B&W and doing my own processing). Throw that big baby in the back seat of the car and off I go.
. . .

A little over the top?
Be sure to put at least 2 reusable silica gel packs in that suitcase!

As far as over the top, I have some lens sets matched to bodies. I have some auto-taks based around a Pentax K and some Super Taks around a couple of late SV bodies. I also have some S-M-C and SMC lenses for a Spot F an chrome ES.
I am trying to scientifically determine if CBA drive LBA or if LBA drives CBA or alternatively, what came first the lens or the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cheekygeek Quote
True, but if you roll your own from bulk (which I do) you can make 10-12 exposure rolls, if you want to without a big penalty.
If you process it yourself that's fine. However it costs just about as much to get a 12 exposure developed in most labs I've been to as a 24 exposure does.

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What we have here is a serious case of OCD.
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What we have here is a serious case of OCD.
Then there is no cure.
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Then there is no cure.

So, who wants to be cured?
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So, who wants to be cured?
My wife wants me cured. Although, I'm not ocd. I just like to collect things.
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