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Ideas for adding value to your spotmatic...
Posted By: Arjay Bee, 01-22-2017, 02:00 AM

Here is an interesting idea for the Spottie on your shelf...

Spotmatic Correspondent...

I have no connection with this item or seller - just saying...
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01-22-2017, 05:11 PM - 3 Likes   #16
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I can't help but feel there should be some bullet holes in it to give a more visceral impact to the cameras presentation.

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I can't help but feel there should be some bullet holes in it to give a more visceral impact to the cameras presentation
That would be the 'war correspondent' model and command an extra $50 per hole.
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That's got me thinking I should send my well-worn K1000 to Chrysler for some Corinthian Leather.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Topsy Quote
Well, I guess that's one way to try and get some cash out of scratched up bodies.. Asking for that much though is a bit daft.
Not if the Australian dollar has undergone a drastic devaluation that we haven't heard about.

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Ya gotta love the seller's abject ignorance of the meaning of the original term.

A "Correspondent's" camera is a very worn camera used by a widely traveling journalist who corresponded with their distant paper or publisher.

A "Correspondence" camera is WTF!
I say unprecedented, Trump say unpresidented, let's call the whole thing off. This is not only the post-truth era, it's also the post-correct-spelling era.

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QuoteOriginally posted by goatsNdonkey Quote
That's got me thinking I should send my well-worn K1000 to Chrysler for some Corinthian Leather.
Great idea! But make sure you ask for the "soft" Corinthian leather for the true thickly cushioned luxury. They might have a few rolls leftover in the storage room.
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Aaaah, Ricardo Montalban! He had this effect on some people...

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Corinthian Leather
That would be a very expensive upgrade - I think currently there is a moratorium on the harvesting of leather from Corinthians.
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Just received advisory (as you all probably have) that price has dropped by $195 "for a limited time" so if it was a little steep before it is now a more "reasonable" price

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That would be a very expensive upgrade - I think currently there is a moratorium on the harvesting of leather from Corinthians.
Parts of the Bible we'll never see:

3 Corinthians 1:1
And behold there was weeping in God's church, for all the Corinthians had been harvested for their leather.
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they warned me about flashbacks, but wasn't expecting this!
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it is relisted

The Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP + Super-Takumar 50mm/1.4 lens Correspondence Kit! | eBay

Hilarious. I should list one on eBay and call it the the 'builders model' (note: camera has suffered multiple blows from a sledge hammer - it still works though)
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I was thinking of doing my 2005 Acura RSX with that finish!

I'll do the interior in the black Kangaroo leather and sand the outside of the car for that "worn" look.

Phil.
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and sand the outside of the car for that "worn" look
a few minutes with a disk sander and you'll be all done... especially if you choose areas on the vehicle that neve get touched by hand or worn by pebble, You could go for a bit of hammer hail damage as well. :-)
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You could go for a bit of hammer hail damage as well. :-)
On the underbody.
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