It is also my understanding that Petri's are difficult to repair and that parts are few and far between. Fortunately, I don't make my living with this so if/when it dies I'll just keep it for the fond memories. All my little rangefinder really needs is a good CLA to remove ancient lubricant; I was going to send it off this past winter but for some reason never got around to it.
Originally Posted by BrowniesAreCool
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”
— Hunter S. Thompson
2x Contax 139Q, one used from time to time, the other being kept as a backup
1x Contax S2, used almost every day (a recent acquisition)
3x Contax RTS II (of which one is currently disassembled and awaiting assembly), all used more or less regularly
1x Contax RX (currently disassembled due to a small flash-related problem), to be used intensively in the future
2x Yashica FX-D, never used (hopefully to be used by my daughter when she grows up slightly)
1x Yashica FX-3, rarely used
1x Practica Nova, never used and never to be used
1x Zenith EM, never used and never to be used
1x Zenith E, never used and never to be used
1x Minolta Hi-Matic F, never used, at least at the moment
1x Praktica BX20, never used but will be shortly
2x Pentax 645, one is used regularly, the other is kept as a backup
1x Pentax K-x, used every day
I could probably do with one Contax RTS II, the S2 and one Pentax 645, but I feel that I need redundancy in case anything goes wrong that I can't fix. The K-x is a very nice thing to have, but digital hasn't enthused me. I take it as a necessity nowadays, like a computer or mobile phone.
3x Olympus OM-1n.
1x Olympus OM-2sp.
1x EOS 650.
OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
Rolleicord Va: Humble.
Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.
Two more than I had yesterday. A Minolta Hi-Matic 5 and a Cosmic 35 have now joined my fleet.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
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If I ever get my hands on a 110 cartridge, I think I'll definitely use the Pocket Instamatic 300. Apparently it has a 3 element Kodak Anastigmat, which is pretty good for a camera of it's class.
I also might see if I can pick up a Petri Bayonet-M42 adaptor, seeing as M42s are going cheap at the moment, and Petris are a lot harder to find.
You Keep Track???
You folks actually KNOW how many cameras you have? And what is a camera. View camera without a lens counts?
Wow,,, must go count. Of course, I'm not sure I even know where they all are :-( Lets just say more than a dozen,,, that way if the wife reads this she won't get too excited ;-)
Exchanged one and got another since this morning. F5 went away due to electronic issues, F2AS returned to the stable, and a Minolta Maxxum 9000 appeared.
APUG: F4, F3HP, F2AS, Nikomat FT2, Nikkormat EL, FT
Nikkors: 18-55/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (f/D2x), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2.8 AI, 50/2 AI, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 55/2.8 Micro AIS, 85/1.8 K, 105/4 Micro AIS, 180/2.8 PC
- My flickr stream
Cameras I own and use:
Cameras I own/rent that I don´t use and intend on selling/giving back to owners:
Canon AE-1 Program
A polaroid cam
Pentax ME Super
Olympus XA2 (2)
Olympus XA (2, 1 is broken I think)
Toys/trashcams (listed from bad to worse):
Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim
Image Fusion Split Cam
No name four frame multilens camera
Bratz(TM) disposable toy camera (that wasn't)
Polaroid Sun 600SE
Several homemade cameras including a 35mm pinhole camera and a 5x7 fresnel lens camera.