08-27-2014 12:27 AM
Could NOT resist the force, so I ended up with a Nikon F5
08-29-2014 12:27 PM
Could not resist the Zeiss Ikon Contessa folder, should be here next Wednesday
08-29-2014 02:57 PM
F100 for $100 in like new condition except finicky meter mode switch.
09-02-2014 10:37 PM
The background story....Went in to one of those antique malls where various vendors have a small section. Noticed one had 50% off everything in glass case. That's when I spied the Olympus OM1 original box. Inside was the camera/case, 50mm 1.8 lens, filter box, manual, lens catalog, Kodak Kodacolor II instructions, battery package, warranty paperwork, cash register tally and charge card receipt....all dated June 10, 1975. This camera had more than likely one roll of film through it. It's been in this time capsule for nearly four decades! Not a mark on it. The rubber? shoulder pad was still in the package. All shutter speeds sound right. Light seals are goo and leatherette is lifting on one edge. Price?.......$50.00. Couldn't resist.
09-03-2014 06:33 AM
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09-03-2014 07:14 AM
A Nikon F Photomic FTn with a Nikkor-H.C 50mm F=2, and a Nikkor-S 35mm F=2.8.
09-03-2014 07:50 AM
A Konica FT-1 Motor -- so I can use my Exakta-mount Schneider Xenon 50mm f/1.9 via an adapter.
And I have a Nikon F2 w/50mm f/1.4 on the way.
I've got to quit buying cameras!
09-04-2014 06:58 AM
Another Nikomat... Not sure why I keep grabbing them. *shrug* Nice cameras, but almost no resale value, therefore, usually not worth repairing.
APUG: F2AS x2, F, FM2n, Nikomat FTn, FT2
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D200), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2.8 AI, 50/2 AI, 50/2 K, 50/1.4 AI, 55/3.5 Micro PC, 55/2.8 Micro AIS, 85/1.8 K, 105/2.5 K, 135/3.5 QC
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09-04-2014 03:00 PM
Nikon Chrome F2S with a Series E 1.8/50. Had to reset the meter lever, as someone had fingered it past the stop, and it wouldn't match up with any lens prong. It was mostly pristine, with just some dust under the finder. And I've already moved that Nikon lens to it's proper EM mounting. Meter, shutter are both working fine. The curtains are in fine shape too.
09-05-2014 07:02 AM
I have three 'new' cameras - Minolta X-300s, Minolta Dynax (Maxxum) ( SPxi and an Olympus Mju Zoom 115. They were my mother's cameras which I have now inherited. The Dynax Spxi works well - it needed a new battery - and had a Kodachrome film inside it. The X-300 tells me the new batteries I installed are flat so I suspect a fault. The Olympus also needed a new battery and is working well.
All three have sat unused for the best part of a decade as my mum was ill for a long time and not able to use them. I am going to take the Kodachrome to my local lab (Snappy Snaps in Lincoln) to see what they can do with it.