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    I'm having another spell

    Trying to fight it, but I'm getting weak. Scoping out the EBAY and around for several pieces of junk to make a proper camera out of. I'm a believer in using on-board parts, but sometimes they're not there. What do I need another camera for? Why do I have to keep making chicken salad out of.... nevermind. I'm just so darn good at it. When I get done with one, I've got everything dead on the money.

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    I'm just so darn good at it. When I get done with one, I've got everything dead on the money.
    Even more interesting if you would be more specific and show what you've done...

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    That would be like posting a selfie?

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    Well, I'm grateful for the little reaction. I've re-worked several Nikon pieces in the last 2 weeks, and even "earned" a free F2 Photomic for myself out of the batch. I did the work as a favor and don't want the "free" camera. I'd rather buy my own. So it's settled--I'm going to find myself an 80 dollar Nikon FTn body that I don't have to work on. I want to shoot pictures with it. I want one that I never took apart. My Grandmother had an expression: by the time she caught the chicken, killed it, cleaned it, and cooked it, she wasn't hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Well, I'm grateful for the little reaction. I've re-worked several Nikon pieces in the last 2 weeks, and even "earned" a free F2 Photomic for myself out of the batch. I did the work as a favor and don't want the "free" camera. I'd rather buy my own. So it's settled--I'm going to find myself an 80 dollar Nikon FTn body that I don't have to work on. I want to shoot pictures with it. I want one that I never took apart. My Grandmother had an expression: by the time she caught the chicken, killed it, cleaned it, and cooked it, she wasn't hungry.
    But an 80 USD Nikon may be like a chicken - as my last one needed a lens and shutter repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    But an 80 USD Nikon may be like a chicken - as my last one needed a lens and shutter repair.
    Been scrolling through the listings, and these people put these crazy buy-it-now prices that they'll never get, or the put their initial bid at some price above what they'd get if the auction started at a dollar. In other words, there's 914 listings of nothing. I figure I'll just keep using the free F2 from my buddy till something opens up. I really don't want it. The microprism won't stop "shimmering" at infinity and there's a dent on the front corner of the DP1. I figure it's probably been dropped and knocked the lens mount out-of-whack.

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    Well I won my F. For 71 bucks. Pretty neat, huh? When it gets here I'll swap the strap eyelets off an F2 carcass, freshen up the meter calibration if needed, and get out there and shoot that bad boy.



 

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