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    Finally found a great Nikon F4s to replaced the one I sold several years ago. I do not even remember what I just had to have that made me sell it Learned my lesson, hopefully.
    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    I love my F4s. It's a confidence-inspiring camera.
    My blog / photo website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

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    An "Older" 35mm SLR Camera with a Trend Establishing Heritage and some History

    Good morning;

    Many might say that I am going backwards.

    An early Ihagee Kamerawerke, Dresden, East Germany (DDR), EXAKTA VX-1000 with a Meyer-Optik, Görlitz, DDR, Domiplan 50mm f:2.8 lens, has come to live here with all the other cameras. And this camera came with some of its own personal history, in addition to the trend establishing form and heritage set by its grand-father, the KINE-EXAKTA back in 1936.

    This particular camera had been given to a then young man while he was still in school back in the late 1950s by his father. It replaced a 120 or 620 roll film camera that the fellow had been using photographing plants while studying agronomy in school, but the school had classroom projectors only for 35mm slides, so he needed another camera. His father gave him this EXAKTA VX-1000. Just a few years ago, the gentleman gave the camera to the young man who had become his son-in-law, but the camera did not work very well by that time. The son-in-law has passed it on to me, knowing of my liking for film and older cameras. Now it will go to one of the remaining EXAKTA qualified camera technicians for a CLA to restore the very slow and not-quite-reaching-all-the-way-across-the-frame opening curtain on the focal plane shutter.

    It is nice to have an older camera that has both a technical history due to its design and heritage, but there is also some real personal history associated with this specific camera. That makes it very interesting.
    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins, Latte Land, Washington

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    just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."

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    When you've got the Exakta serviced and working again, take a nice portrait of the young man that hold on to it for over 60 yrears.

    Bert from Holland
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    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: 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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    Good morning, Bert;

    I would love to be able to do something like that, and, if it were possible, I would travel back across the United States to Pennsylvania to take that photograph with that gentleman who had become venerable. Yes, keeping an EXAKTA VX-1000 for 60 years is remarkable. Unfortunately, he died one year ago on 2013 April 01. Now I cannot thank him for keeping the EXAKTA VX-1000 intact for all those years.
    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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    Hi Ralph,
    I'm sorry to hear that. But at least you can honor his memory by keeping his camera in good condition, give it a good use and pass it on to your grandchildren in due time with a great history to go with it.
    And if his wife is still alive, you might send her a picture you made with the camera as a thank you.
    Anyway, enjoy your camera!!
    Bert
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * My favorite cameras: 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 Copyhat View Post
    The F4 is a solid piece of gear - I like mine a lot!

    Where are you going to? Fanø, Blåvand, Gilleleje and Skagen seems to be popular places for tourists in the summer. Maybe we can join up and shoot F4's together?
    Hi Søren,
    We're going to the isle of Funen. Is that near your place? I have to check in what town our house will be. See also my thread about visiting Denmark: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum189/...h-denmark.html
    We wanted something close to the sea. But as someone pointed out, anywhere in Denmark you are within 50 km from the sea.
    An interesting country it must be!!
    Bert from Holland
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: 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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    Just bought a beautiful Nikon F2 Photomic with Nikkor-S 50mm F=1.4, and Nikkor-Q 135mm F=3.5 lenses. I like it so much that my F3HP is now on permanent loan to a close friend.
    Yashica-Mat 124 G

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Hi Søren,
    We're going to the isle of Funen. Is that near your place? I have to check in what town our house will be. See also my thread about visiting Denmark: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum189/...h-denmark.html
    We wanted something close to the sea. But as someone pointed out, anywhere in Denmark you are within 50 km from the sea.
    An interesting country it must be!!
    Bert from Holland
    I live about 100 km from the western end of Fuhnen, but will be close by in my holiday as my Grandfather's yacht is located in Kolding.

    Indeed very interesting, hit me up on my mail where on the island you are staying: sorenhammer@msn.com

    Sent from my LG-D802 using Tapatalk
    Søren Hammer
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    In response to the Canon thread and its material questions I grabbed a Canon AE-1 Program.Intially I was going to by junk bodies but decided that since I have a few lenses I would get a good user and shoot some film with it.
    APUG: F, F/FTN,F2,F2A,F2AS,F3,F3HP,FA,FE,FM,FM2,FE2,XK,XM,XD, XD-5,XD-7,XD-11,XE,XE-5,XE-7,SRT101,SRT102,XG9,XG7,XG1,XG-SE,XG-M,X700,OM-1,OM-1n,OM-2,OM-2n,OM-4,F-1,F-1N,AE-1P,R5,500C/M,SCII
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