Went into London Camera Exchange and saw they had a Pentax ME Super for £5.00. Chap told me it was faulty as the mirror kept sticking to the gooey foam around the focusing screen. No problem to fix so I bought it. Now I need a K mount lens or two.
The everready case for my Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35 arrived today. A few scuffs needing some shoe polish, and a fatigued "hinge" where the front cover attaches to the body case. A good leatherworker can help me here. But...for $4.00! When and where might I hope to find this item, for an expensive camera produced for only a few years? KEH are good folk.
I was gifted by an old friend her late Father's early Leica M3 DS with a nice 5cm f:2 collapsable Summicron, a 9cm f:4 Elmar, and 3.5cm f:3.5 Summaron along with a Leica meter MC. It's a little rough around the edges, but works very well and I tested the shutter and it is pretty close to speck on most of the speeds. Now I just have to shoot some film.
Couple of weeks ago I threw in a Nikon N5005 in my KEH order. Thought I'd try out one of Nikon's least loved bodies-for 12usd, why not. Shot a roll of neg film, and everything came out well. But it's hard to override exposure-can't override DX coding and there's no exp comp. No way to attach cable release or remote cord. There's no display of shutter or f stop in viewfinder. And no metering with non cpu manual focus lenses. It's a minimalist body, the "EM" of the AF era. It does have some good features-timer, AE lock, AF, built in flash, uses AA batteries, and dirt cheap nowadays.
Pentax 645, Pentax 6X7MLU, and many Nikons-F2 Photomic F2AS FM2N N2000 N6000 N6006 Nikomat FTN