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    Good morning;

    First, I was able to watch as John Nikon F acquired his latest chrome Nikon F without a finder, although there was discussion of a viewfinder to be located later. We were very close to the hour for the shop to close at that time.

    And now for my confession: I do not really know what I have. Honest. Yesterday there were handed to me two (2) cardboard boxes with about half a dozen 35mm film camera bodies, and somewhere around 35 or so lenses in various mounts, types, brands, configurations, sizes, and condition. Some of them might even work. I don't know. I have not yet had a chance to see what is in there. This was one of those "get these out of here for me" type of deals.

    It is a terrible thing to become known as someone who likes old cameras. You get offered all kinds of things. I may need to add onto the house for storage.
    Enjoy;

    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."

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    Nikon F4s, bulit 1995, good condition, to be used wirh my tamron adaptalls for S/W

    My first (nondigital) AF, motor, matrix monster.... But i use it with MF lenses anyway...

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    Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/16. Pre-war, I think, with the 4.5 lens, but a shutter that only goes to 1/175.

    Just delivered by a friend of my wife, whose husband found it at the dump! The lens was a bit dirty, but it seems in excellent shape, came with a case and shutter seems to work fine. Bellows like new. I need to pick up some FP4 from the store on Monday to try it out...

    Edit: The slow shutter speeds are too slow. Looks like I have some cleaning/relube to do Wish me luck, I have only done this once before on a Yashica GSN...but it did work when I finished, so here's hoping :-)
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    A collegae gave me his old Konica Autoreflex TC with a Konica HexanonAR 50 mm F1.7 lens. It's like new.

    It needs new batteries so I have to find a replacement for the 2 Mercury batterirs PX625, to get the lightmeter operating.
    But since it is a fully mechanical camera I can already use it.

    I have never used a Konica and I wonder how this lens will perform.

    See: http://www.buhla.de/Foto/Konica/eTCHaupt.html
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Mamiya C330f, Nikon S2, Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T, Nikon F4s, Olympus Pen FT, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    I have never used a Konica and I wonder how this lens will perform.
    I can say with confidence that all normal lenses are better than average performers.

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    So I had a perfectly good Nikon F with a plain prism as well as an F2A and F3 but wanted F2 plain prism too so I kept an eye out for that. Was checking out my local CL and spotted yet another F also with a plain prism and thought maybe I could use it to trade for a plain prism F2 since it was offered at a great price - one of those investment options. Just as I got it, a plain prism for the F2 also came up! Now I am not so sure I want to get rid of the second plain prism F since I am not one of those catch and release types.


    Besides being good picture takers, it also provides compositional symmetry . . .

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    I've heard of people getting rid of cameras because they have too many. I'm not sure what "too many" would mean for me.

    My latest purchases were from Goodwill.com. Got a very nice Canon T70 and a not very nice Yashica MG-1 Black body.
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    What's your latest new old camera ?

    A Canon EOS 3. Nice camera. I'm currently using a borrowed lens, and it's a joy to use.

    I've been a Pentax and Leica user for a fairly long time now, and it's strange to take pictures with this camera, because of how easy it is. We shall see if I end up liking it or not. It sure is fast, for better or worse.
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    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Thomas, have you had luck getting the eye controlled focus function to work? I've tried many many times in many different conditions of light and never been able to have it recognize my eye movement with or without my glasses on.

    Also, yes, it is very easy to make images with that camera. Gets out of the way very well, once familiar with it's workings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater
    Thomas, have you had luck getting the eye controlled focus function to work? I've tried many many times in many different conditions of light and never been able to have it recognize my eye movement with or without my glasses on.
    I have not tried, and doubt I will. That metering system eats batteries like crazy. What I like about it is the spot metering in the viewfinder, point it at the area of interest, meter, shoot. That's how I plan on using it. The bright red indication of being in focus is exactly what my eyes are in need of.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    Also, yes, it is very easy to make images with that camera. Gets out of the way very well, once familiar with it's workings.
    I find this to be a little bit disconcerting almost, that it is so easy to take the pictures. Every time I release the shutter I wonder what I missed, and whether I will ever learn to notice it. As it feels today, I much rather use the Pentax, but I know that in low light situations I'll be wanting the Canon again. It's a compromise to me.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh



 

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