A mint Canon FT for my museum,25euros, and a well (ab)used Canon F1new for use... 60 euros...
When my old F1 is back from service, I have both then for the first t ime...
In the Continuing Saga of The Confessional Booth Ramblings, here is the latest disclosure. And it is a doozy. I really fell off the wagon this time.
Once again, it is Saturday morning. Yes, I am standing in the line for the Confessional Booth. Again. It's pretty long today. Well, for what I did, it will not make any real difference. I am going to be here for a while. . . .
Ah. My turn now.
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
Yes, Father, I am here again, and I am afraid that I really did it this time.
Well, it all just seemed to "happen." I am not really sure how it all came together and added up, but it did. And now I am here and I think that I need to talk about it. It all started with a trip to one of the nicer camera pusher's store, and they had received the equipment from an estate, and I do like to support the memory of the fellow who died and to provide his family with something that fairly represents what his equipment was worth, but I think I may have over done it, and I came out with a Nikon F with the Photomic FTn finder and a nice NIKKOR-S Auto 50mm f:1.4 lens in a really nice looking brown Nikon case, a KMZ Zenit-EM black body with the MOSKVA 1980 Olympic Games logo and a Helios-44M-2 58mm f:2 lens, a Minolta XE-7 with the MC ROKKOR 50mm f:1.4 lens, and a 1941 FED 1d 'Leica look-alike" with a FED collapsible 50mm f:3.5 lens, all in good condition leather cases, and there were two Tamron lenses in there also. But it gets worse. That is not all that I did. I was in another camera repair shop, and the guy just handed to me a Canon EOS-620 with the comment that; "It might even work." For free. When I bought and put in a 2CR5 battery, it did work. Then I went back the next day to buy from him an Asahi-Pentax "auto 110" cartridge camera kit with three lenses and an electronic flash, and he had sitting on his counter top a Minolta XD-7 with the MD ROKKOR 50mm f:1.4 lens and a Minolta MD ROKKOR 80-200mm f:4.5 zoom lens and the Minolta auto 200X electronic flash, that he had just taken in that morning, and he said that he would make me a deal that I could not refuse. He did, and I didn't. So that is seven (7) camera bodies and twelve (12) lenses. I think that was all of them. Father, I think that I may need help. I do not seem to be able to control it any more.
Father, THAT MUCH ?!?!?! You want me to do that much? Well, yes, you are right. I really did it this time, didn't I? And, yes, Father, I can see that if it reaches the point where it costs me something and I start to feel it, then I am more likely to do something about it.
Yes, Father, I will be all right. I just do not feel very cheerful right now. Thank you, Father. See you next week. I guess.
a very penitent Ralph
in Latte Land, Washington
Ralph Javins, Latte Land, Washington
When they ask you; "How many Mega Pixels you got in your camera?"
just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."
Ralph, you need to find a church without a confessional.
Originally Posted by Ralph Javins
I just purchased another Contax Aria. When my other Aria went in for repair recently, I realized that it would be good to have an slr that I can easily carry around during the summer months especially. I already own the Contax RX, but I use that (along with the Aria) during the other 9 months of the year.
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Ralph, this is not a confession. It is righteous bragging. Drop the pretense of confessing and just belly up to the bar and let loose with your bragging.
Originally Posted by Ralph Javins
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.
Another F3P to add to the F3HP, which is currently wearing a DE-5 prism and an MF-6B back... Should be at the post office tomorrow (Monday) waiting to be picked up. Also have an AS-17 waiting there. One that looks to have never been used and is still in the box. I did subtract a few things, though. Nikomat FT2 is gone, as is the chrome FM2n, and the F4. Added a 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor AIS, and a 50/1.4 Nikkor-SC.
APUG: F2AS x2, F, FM2n, Nikomat FTn
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D200), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2.8 AI, 50/2 AI, 50/1.4 AI, 50/1.4 S, 55/2.8 Micro AIS, 85/1.8 K
- My flickr stream
Ansco Speedex Junior, with original box & manual. Free gift from co-worker.
Managed to straighten it a bit and a roll of film put through it on a bright sunny day confirmed that there were no unofficial paths for any rogue photons to reach the film.
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
"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.
Just arrived Saturday, 7/13, an Olympus Pen VF camera. Very early manfacture, made by a subcontractor, Sanko Shoji, probably right before Olympus took over production in June, 1960.
Partially disassemblled to clean viewfinder and also replaced light sealing foam on removeable back. I short loaded some Pan F and, when it cools off enough to live will complete roll and examine results.
The Copal X 2 blade shutter runs fine, the lens is very clean and I can hardly wait to see results. A another little half frame beauty. (Hey, my ID is 'pen s' after all.)