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    Congratulations on your good fortune! (and inquisitive nature)

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    Awesome findf, especially with that 2.8 cm lens!

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    Would you like to double your money? I'll even pay shipping and PayPal fees. Oh, and kick in 3% for APUG.

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    Congratulations!
    Certainly beats my antique mall finds.

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    Congrats... always dream of finding a garage sale/pawn shop bargain.

    However I only have a story of woe... years ago my wife and I drove 2000kms (one way!) to help her parents clean up/out her great Aunts house and belongings after she had been moved to a high care home. Amongst the years of junk was an early Leica of some sort. Although I knew it was something 'special' it got put in a box and that was the last I saw of it. Various trinkets got distributed to family members but that camera never surfaced again

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    Great find!

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    I've been having a sort of lust affair with the old Canon SLRs - the FTQL just feeling like some primitive art to me. I've found it's the fast speeds that die - the shutter curtain can no longer keep up. Which is a drag, wanting it as a walkaround camera with fast film.

    Might have to look into those Mamiya SLRs that use the pentax screw mount... those are pretty too. Unless I can find a Voigtlander Vitomatic... now that's a beautiful camera and I love the size.

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    So of course, getting a great deal isn't enough for me. Now I'm scouring ebay looking for lenses and all sorts of other goodies... I've already gotten a BC-5 flash gun and I'm starting to look at picking up a 5cm f/1.4 (or possibly the voigtlander 5cm f/1.5, depending on price and such) and a 13.5cm f/3.5.

    Overall, the thing is pure joy to shoot with. I find myself picking it up just to handle it and examine it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajuncc View Post
    So of course, getting a great deal isn't enough for me. Now I'm scouring ebay looking for lenses and all sorts of other goodies...
    I find that to be perfectly acceptable and expected behavior! It's really a joy to think about the age of an "antique" camera, wonder what sort of things have been seen through its viewfinder, how many thousands of images it may have made... and still be using it vs. having another knick-knack on display. (I am the same way about old guitars... two very dangerous interests to have!)

    Isn't it odd though - for years, running around with an old metal SLR would lead people to say "He must be really broke! Digital is so cheap now!" Or "Can't you afford a smart phone?"

    It's swung around now, to where an old-school camera is getting a "coolness" factor. And don't Fuji and Leica make digitals that have some of a classic rangefinder look?

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    ive never reallypaid attention to the nikon rangefinders. I just looked at the sale prices and they are all ove the place. Is the SP a good model?
    Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

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