Your most recent RF purchase

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  1. elekm

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    OK, have at it.

    By the way, my most recent RF purchase was a barn-door Voigtlander Vitessa with the f/2.0 Ultron.
     
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    Konica C35 V, Yashica MG-1 and GS and a Minolta Hi-Matic 9.
     
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    2 Petri 7S, and 2 Petri 1.9 . Turned them into 2 working cameras.
     
  4. Brian Legge

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    Picked up a Retina IIIc (little c) after stumbling across one for $10. Total impulse buy but at that price, I couldn't refuse. I remembered hearing something good about it but hadn't really looked into the camera before. What a marvelous sharp little fellow! Some pictures are here.

    I also just picked up a Industar 22 but the front element cleaning marks give more glow than what I was hoping. I don't mind the look but i already have a lens which produces a similar one. I'm still hoping to find a cheap LTM collapsible in decent condition.
     
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    Fuji GW690 III - haven't used it yet though ... been lazy :sad:
     
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    Send it over I'll help ya! :D
     
  7. JimCouch

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    Rollei 35 RF w/the Rollei 40mm f/2.8 Sonnar. Purchased primarily to get the lens. Sold the body after playing with it for a week or so, the lens now resides on my CLE.

    Jim Couch
     
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    The most recent was a Konica II with a bunch of accessories, all in wonderful condition.

    I shot a couple of rolls with it, and it performed very well, but I decided it wasn't for me.

    It now has a new home on the other side of the world.

    The second most recent is a Canonet GIII 1.7 that is likely to stay for a while.

    Of course, there is always the Retinette in my avatar...
     
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    Another Canon P. It had a Canon 50mm/1.4-lens attached to it which I was after. I will probably sell the body later.
     
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    Voightlander Nokton 35/1.4 for my Leica M2. :smile:
     
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    My most recent was a Ensign Commando, but I have a Retina 11 coming any day, and a retina 11c(small c) in the next week or so,Richard
     
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    I have purchased and still own and use the following analog rangefinders:

    Argus C3 35mm format with 35mm f/4.5, 50mm f/3.5, and 100mm f/4.5 lenses
    Minolta Hi-Matic 9 35mm format with fixed 45mm f/1.7 lens
    Canon Canonet QL17 G-III 35mm format with fixed 40mm f/1.7 lens
    Fuji GW670 medium format with fixed 90mm f/3.5 lens
    Fuji GSW690 medium format with fixed 65mm f/5.6 lens

    My last one purchased; however, was many years ago.
     
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    I have a Yashica GSN. Oh and also the Crown Graphic i have has a really nice rf on it. Works great!
     
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    I knew this would take off like a case of the farts at a chili cooking contest.

    Let me know how the Nokton is working, I was thinking about one for my Bessa R.
     
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    Cosina Compact 35E; the black version... just finished my test roll, waiting it to come back from the lab.
     
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    Olympus 35RD.

    Well, ok, it was given to me, but it did cost me £80 to actually get it working again.
     
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    A very nice Wray Optical hot-shoe mount range finder in a leather case. While it was way off calibration and miss-aligned vertically when bought it's nice and bright and now surprisingly accurate. It's turned my 6x17 into a range finder camera :D

    Ian
     
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    I just took delivery of a black Zeiss Ikon ZM matched up with C Biogon T* 2.8/35 ZM - pretty nice setup so far...:smile:
     
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    My 1953 4"x5" Pacemaker Speed Graphic has a rangefinder and is a folder, so I decided to add this post.
     
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    I got lucky. Stumbled upon a used Bessa R3M 250th Anniversary edition with 50mm f2 Heliar on KEH.com.

    The price was right. Should be arriving tomorrow.
     
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    A Leica M2 for cheap. With a Canon 35/2 it's a quiet, compact 35mm shooter.

    Also a Nikon S2 with 50/2 and 35/2.5. Still getting used to this camera (it's not quiet).
     
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    Where did you get the repair done ?

    I just got a 35 SP from the local auction house, apparently a bit scarce and the 7 element 1.7 Zuiko lens has quite a reputation.
    Near mint cosmetically although shutter appears to be jammed :sad:
     

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  25. Brian Legge

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    I found a 35RD at a... 'giant shed of cameras' sale. It had oil on the blades just like most 35RDs. I sent it to http://www.zuiko.com/ for repair. It came back in excellent condition. I was very happy with the work.
     
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    Voigtlander Vitessa T, with 35/3.4 Skoparet, 50/2.8 Color-Skopar, and 100/4.8 Dynaret--all with caps, cases, and hoods. Plus Turnit 3 viewfinder, Kontur viewfinder, Voigtlander filters, and lots of manuals, brochures, original import certificates, etc.

    All in like new condition. Everything just glows. Even had the plastic diffuser for incident light readings and original Voightlander snake chain neck strap.

    Somebody bought the whole kit new, used it a few times, and then put it in the closet. It was embarassingly cheap--sometimes fortune smiles on you . . .