So, my first 35mm SLR was a new chrome body SRT-101 I bought when I was 15. I worked all summer to save the $200 to buy it.. $20 more for black in 1973, but I they were sold out the day I went to buy one so I got a chrome one.
I graduated to a Minolta XE-7 as a second body in 1977 which are only black (finally I got one!). A year later, decided I needed to go Nikon. My first Nikon, a black F2A and a black FM, and sold the Minoltas off. The leap to Nikon from there up till last year when these came back to me.
After 40 years, I finally have now, what I originally intended to have then. I have both a black SRT-101 and SRT-201 now.
I picked up over time, the 35mm F2.8, 50mm F1.7 and 100mm F2.5 Rokkor-X's to go along with it, which I only dreamed of having in my camera bag. It is like an old friend has come back into my life. I always liked using the SRT-101, a very simple camera to use.
It takes me back to a simpler time and I like using it as much now as my other old friend, a black Apollo Nikon FTN and a Nikomat FTN, which I have settled with for my long term Nikon 35mm film setup.
Last edited by kreeger; 03-01-2014 at 11:15 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Nice story Kreeger!
It is always nice when one realises his/her teenage dreams.
Not a new camera, but I finally managed to acquire a Nikon Series E 135mm F2.8.
Fed 2, 4, 5
Zenit 11, 12XP
Olympus OM-1 MD, 2x OM-1N, OM-2N, OM-2SP, OM10, OMG
A bunch of Nikons
Realizing as in "understanding" and realizing as in "achieving", indeed!!
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Just received from the UK a Canonflex RM with 50mm F/1.8 - 50 years old, but in virtually new condition and fully working, though I still have to check the seals.
$190, plus shipping. It's usually $55 for the return shipping. He recommends using a USPS Medium Flat-rate box to send the camera, since it's actually the cheapest way of doing it. Also, consider sending two cameras. He has a bit of a backlog right now, so doing two cameras might be beneficial. Re: the F2AS, I wholeheartedly recommend having him upgrade it to the heavy-duty ring resistor. One of my DP-12's has already been done. My other DP-12 will be done in a few weeks. Sending some items he had delivered to my house over to him and will put the DP-12 in the box with his items to be shipped over.
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My newest old camera is not 35mm. It is a Voigtlander Vitoret 110 - and I have found a source of 110 cartridges for it - one is loaded at the moment and I am half way through the 24 exposures.
Not a camera, but a Pentax Lightmeter V at the flea market for 10 dollars. New batteries and it fired right up, and very accurate. KEH has a bargain one for 199.00 usd. J, yea
Got a Minolta SRT 101 for 5.00 usd plus tax today. Very good condition and the light meter works. I'm really trying to cut down on GAS.
My lastest 35mm camera buys? Uhm....
I bought a black Leica II (1932) from a friend
And I was given a broken Robot II that I have had restored and bought a lens and cartridges for.
A Nikon F4 to add to my collection.
NAS sufferer with far too much Nikon kit.