I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
RR, I've heard the Real Camera Company in Manchester is good. I've also bought quite a lot of stuff from Mr Cad and Ffordes. The 6.50 Trip was in D.Palmer's in Bridport btw.
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
Already in my possession, a Canonet QL19 with the sticky shutter problem. It was cheap and I kind of got it because I wanted a QL17 III but kept getting out bid. I did not realize it was was stuck and I'd have to spend time fixing it. I am not really the best person to fix these sorts of things. If I have to do more then basics, it ends up broken. lol.
Waiting for it to arrive, a Minolta Hi-Matic F and a Yashica Electro 35 GSN. I don't know if either work but I paid under $20 each shipped.
Ancient Burke & James 4x5 press camera! $20, with a semi-working lens and a couple film holders. No light leaks, just needs new leatherette! The viewfinder and rangefinder were trashed, but looking at stripping it down and using it for climbing and backpacking. Rotating back is sweet!
New-ish convert to film.
Pentax MX for 35mm
Bronica ETRS for 645
This week I found a Minolta camera I did not know existed. Yes, it came home with me. This one is the Minolta X-9; a plastic body with a microprocessor Aperture Priority shutter speed control system for the cloth focal plane shutter that runs from 1/1000 second out to 4 seconds, along with a fully manual mode with a "B" setting. It takes the Minolta ROKKOR manually focusing lenses in the Minolta SR-MC mount, but it does know about the SR-MD mount variant; the manual says do not lock the MD lens at the minimum aperture. You need to select the lens aperture setting yourself for the aperture priority system. I knew about the Minolta Maxxum 9 or Dynax 9 or Alpha 9; I have one of those. Somehow I just missed this simpler lighter weight model.
Yes, it is a plastic body, and it does feel like one. However, I am impressed with how well this little camera works.
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."
Was given this FT and 55 P Micro Nikkor from my aunt last week. Her father was a photographer and this was his personal camera. Everything works well, already got a new seal kit and hope to get it cleaned up this week. This thing sure is a brick! My first Nikkormat, and I already know I am going to enjoy this one!