My latest 35mm film (not SLR) camera purchase

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Galah, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Galah

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    Hi all,

    I know there is already a "latest SLR" purchase thread.

    Well, this is a latest 35mm (non-SLR) thread.

    OK, today, I risked Aus$4-00 and lashed out on a "Polaroid PZ 3000 AFD" (a plastic fantastic), at a charity shop, apparently in very good aesthetic and "mechanical" condition :smile:, with an original little velcro bag and lanyard, and a fuctioning battery (due date of 2014!:surprised:). Only time will tell if it actually functions or whether I "blew" my $4-00 (like I once did on a Pentax MZ50, recently :sad: !)

    I can't seem to find any web references to this item (except for a few trying to sell if for more than Aus$4-00 :tongue:)

    So, has anyone heard of it and, if so, can anyone make some comments or observations about it? (Please)
     
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    Well my most recent purchases at a thrift store are an Olympus stylus epic with the 35mm f2.8 for $2.50. Waiting for the batteries to arrive. An Olympus Ace E with the 45mm F2.8 for $20, waiting to get the first film back. I also picked up an Olympus XA2 with the A11 flash for $4.50. Finally I picked up a Durst M601 enlarger with the color head for $15. Whenever I visit my daughter I make the rounds of the thrift stores in the area. Yesterday I saw a Canon EOS 2A, body only for $10, was tempted but resisted. Here in my area I not found anything in the thrift stores worth buying.
     
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    My last two purchases have been Konica Hexars AF One in black w/stealth mode and one in silver without stealth mode. I love this camera, especially for street photography.
     
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    non-slr purchase was a Canonet GIII QL17 for $2.
     
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    I bought a back-up Olympus XA some 15-20 years ago. Never needed it, since my original wouldn't stop working.
     
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    Good morning;

    Oh, boy. This one is a little embarrassing. Around a month ago, I bought a Zorki 4K rangefinder with a Jupiter-8 50mm f 2.0 lens from a fellow through the APUG classified ads.

    I actually had it at home and I was testing the shutter speeds on the camera tester. (Yes, the speeds did wander a bit.) I was nearly finished when the dreaded Russian Camera Shutter Lock-up happened. I am still not sure how I did this. Another knowledgeable fellow in such matters has suggested a procedure to try before I begin to dismantle the camera. When a quantity of spare time arises, I will try his procedure.
     
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    I'll participate, but only if you (the moderators) hear my plea!

    The thread title should read: "My most recent 35mm film (not SLR) camera purchase". Otherwise, the correct answer is something like "11:54 p.m."

    Now that the pedantry is aside, my most recent purchases were ones that I gave as gifts. A nice Canon Sure Shot for my Dad, who is having trouble with seeing the focus aid in his Retina IIIc, and for my wife, a tiny little AF Yashica P & S with a zoom lens that has 28mm at the wide end (that one is always in danger of being borrowed by yours truly).

    Both of these gifts were bought new, from a store that bought up the stock of another store that went under. They were both just $29.99 CDN.

    The most recent 35mm film (not SLR) camera purchased by me, for me? The Retinette 1b you see in my avatar.

    Matt

    P.S. If you could fix the title to the "latest" SLR thread too, I would be doubly greatful :smile:
     
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    The Olympus Stylus Epic was a bust. Installed battery & film and it just wound the film to the end. Never did fire. It was only $2.50!
     
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    My most recent 35mm film (not SLR) camera purchase was a Nikon S2, from the mid '50s.
     
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    Just got a nice Olympus Mju II (AKA Stylus Epic) for £6.50 from Ebay.
     
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    A Canon Sureshot 130U for $10 on Ebay. Almost new!
     
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    Leica IIIa from the mid 30's with a Summar.
    Loaded it first try, first negs look good!
     
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    My latest non-SLR purchase was a Minolta AF-C off of ebay for $28, much less than they usually sell for. It's a little bit worn but everything seems to work well.
     
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    An XA 2, a couple of month ago, should be a lovely little camera, has to wait untill I am back in Holland, though.
     
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    A Burstein Applebee BA "AUTO" EE-1 fixed lens rangefinder, for $10. 1.8, 45mm lens. Everything seems to function properly, although I haven't had a roll of film in it yet. From what little I've been able to find on the web, there weren't very many made. Probably a rebranded Taron, since the two manuals are identical except for the covers.
     
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    A Zorki 4, Free from my father as he had two of them and only wanted one (for his home museum!).


    Steve.
     
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    Ther last 35mm none SLR camera I bought was a Minox 35 GT about twenty years ago, I still have it and use it regularly mainly for street shooting, it has an amazing 35mm f2.8 lens that is better than the lenses an many SLRs .
     
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    The last one was a Minox 35 GT http://www.misa-photography.de/minox_35_gt.htm that was about twenty years ago, I carry it all the time in my pocket for street shooting mainly, the 35mm 2.8 Minotar lens is amazing, and would give a lot of SLR lenses a run for their money.
     
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    Sorry folks, I duplicated my post, please ignore the first one
     
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    A 1958 Leidolf Wetzlar Unimark II for $15 at an antique store. It's a pain finding any information on this camera, apparently it isn't very common.
     
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    Some time ago... at a yard sale:
    An Agfa Silette, non-RF, non meter, "zone focuser". Shutter works well after some exercise. Came complete with leather case (a diaster - I had to CARVE it off!), and an Alden 74 Bulk Loader containing a length of PlusX.

    Total cost: $US 1.00.

    ONE Dollar.
     
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  24. Wade D

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    I bought a Kodak 35 at a garage sale not long ago. (Same place I bought the Yashica D from). It was only $10 and still works but I plan to put it in my collection rather than using it.
     
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    I thought this was referring to the film itself for the longest time.
     
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    I bought a bunch of cameras today and included in the lot was a little Minox 35 GT with a 35mm 2,8 lens.

    Since this camera does not fit in the SLR or Rangefinder category I figured I would revive this old thread. I had heard about this camera through the web but never thought that I would come across one especially in such good condition. The young man I bought it from had originally posted another camera on CL. I ended up buying not only that camera but also the Minox, two Konicas and several lenses and an 8mm movie camera. I had a busy day and I can't wait to put some film in this little gem and see if it lives up to it's reputation.