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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    250 exposure back. They've been made for many cameras including, in alphabetical order, Canons, Leicas and Nikons. The back holds a lot of perfectly normal 35 mm film.
    And Pentax MX and LX. And Minolta XK. And Olympus OM. I suppose Contax RTS, also. I think that's all.

    Nikon made a 750 exposure back, too. It takes a full 100 foot roll.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    250 exposure back. They've been made for many cameras including, in alphabetical order, Canons, Leicas and Nikons. The back holds a lot of perfectly normal 35 mm film.
    indeed - about 8 meters of film - and also a big unhandy electric motor attached.

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I reckon I'll be keeping this one and running a role of film through it at some point soon.

    It's a heavy lump of metal though. I can't see myself carrying it around on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundabout View Post
    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I reckon I'll be keeping this one and running a role of film through it at some point soon.

    It's a heavy lump of metal though. I can't see myself carrying it around on a regular basis.
    Well, it's excellent for personal protection, too. Swing that sucker by its strap at a malefactor, and its combination of weight and sharp edges will dispatch the miscreant forthwith.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Those things are built tough - and they leave quite a mark when dropped on one's foot. :o
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    I kind of like the mechanical-age construction of the Topcon bodies; it inspires confidence, and feels like it might also damp mirror vibrations. You do have to be careful not to get sucked into the camera's gravity well, though.

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    The only thing I did notice, is that that rewind lever is a bit wobbly (up and down). It is very smooth and seems to function well, but I'm wondering whether this is a potential problem?

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    Be careful when buying lens, Topcon made 2 lines of cameras, the RE 2 used the same lens mount as the Super D (a side note the Super D was used the Navy for a few years in the 70s) and a consumer level with leaf mount shutters, the lens are not interchangable.

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    There are lenses for early Topcons like Topcon B 'Auto Topcor'
    There are lenses for the RE Super/Super D and RE-2/D-1 'RE Auto Topcor'
    There are lenses with leaf shutters for Auto 100/Unirex 'UV Topcor'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundabout View Post
    Thanks for all the comments everyone. I reckon I'll be keeping this one and running a role of film through it at some point soon.

    It's a heavy lump of metal though. I can't see myself carrying it around on a regular basis.
    The cure for that is to get an 8x10 view camera, and go hiking with it. After several long hikes with the 8x10, tripod, some filmholders, a lens or two, some other accessories, lunch, and etcetera, carrying that tiny featherweight 35mm won't bother you a bit.

    The Topcons were/are great cameras and deserve more recognition than they get.

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