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    Quote Originally Posted by pen s View Post
    My "finds" come few and far between.
    OK, now I will finally be able to again sleep at night.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pen s View Post
    My "finds" come few and far between. And besides $15 for the older Luna Pro is not a steal, OK but not great. My last find was more than 2 years ago when I found a "jammed" Canon QL17 GIII also for $15. Really clean externally I found they had it set on 'auto' with no battery installed and naturally the shutter would not release. I took a chance that the meter was ok and when I walked the few blocks home tried it out with a #675 hearing aid battery and the meter functioned correctly. Of course I had already checked the manual control and found it within nominal limits.

    So keep searching, go early after opening, check often and you'll have a better chance of a good find.
    I found a Canonet QL17 GIII not jammed for $3. It looks very nice. Shutter speed accurate. The foam is sticky but can be fixed easy.

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    Recently I've been reacquiring samples of the camera gear I grew up with and assembling a little diorama. It's sort of a timeline of my own path as a photographer, starting in 1968 with a borrowed Argus C3. My favorite is the little green book 'Amateur Photography' that I originally got at Radio Shack, which taught me the basics.

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    Cute, Mike.
    My blog / photo website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

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    Leica mini II, Leica Z2X, Olympus RC35: 10 euros each. Keeping the Leicas, RC35 goes on big auction site - probably will pay off all 3 cameras until the end of auction. So probably 2 Leicas for free !

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    Hey! I still use two of those! The C-3 I bought new after the holidays in 1957, and the A-1 I bought in 1981. Cool display, like the camera mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    Cool display, like the camera mounts.
    They are cheap security camera mounts. Only $1.30 each from Monoprice.com

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    I found four Folmer Graflex wood frame 4x5 sheet film holders at... $2.00 each. All very serviceable once I swabbed away the grunge.

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    I've had better luck at the swap meets in the area than I have any of the thrift stores, but I've found some good stuff at the thrift stores too. GIII Canonet for $10, XA for $5 or nearly that, nice Bogen tripod+head that I still use for $5, another one I sold: got it for $10 or $15, so paid for the other. Passed on an XA2 for $15 which was a mistake. Lots of wacky prices on stuff lately: beat up, non-working (film transport nor RF) Yashica RF for $85 was one recent low point.

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    Picked up a black paint Minolta srT-102 with MC Rokkor-PF 58mm f/1.4 lens at a local shop for $15 last week..

    My new avatar is the shutter speed dial on it..
    Leicarfcam aka Colyn

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