07-31-2014 06:06 PM
Olympus Stylus Epic. $2 at the thrift store. Bottom of battery door is broken and battery door won't stay shut. A little piece of clear tape and problem solved. New battery and loaded up a roll of fuji200. Works great! Man, this thing is SMALL!
08-01-2014 02:21 AM
Was a good used camera day for me yesterday. Picked up a Canon T90 and later in the day a Pentax ME Super. Both in great shape and not a lot of $$$ spent, just a lot of time. Film is waiting to be developed, in the morning.
08-01-2014 07:08 AM
Just picked up a 645n with the 75mm and 120mm A lenses this July. It will be a good lightweight compliment to my MF arsenal.
08-01-2014 07:19 AM
A Leica IIIb, Summar 50mm f/2 lens and MOOLY motor drive
08-01-2014 05:56 PM
Nikon EM, like new
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08-01-2014 08:23 PM
My latest GAS cramp - a Canon T90
I thought I'd finally gotten over my longing for a Canon T90 after buying one at eBay some years ago that had a defective display, which the seller claimed came back to life after I returned it to him, and later getting one that worked fine, but I made the mistake of putting away without removing the batteries [I know better, but did I do better? NoooooOOOOOoo]. It worked for a roll and a half after I cleaned up the leakage residue and battery contacts last summer, but then quit for good. I sold it off last summer as a parts/repair lot, followed by the 300TL Speedlite I used with it, figuring that the EF and AT-1 bodies I have should be enough.
My GAS has been fairly well controlled the last few months, but when I saw the eBay auction for a T90 described as working and having a small bit of oil on a shutter blade, I couldn't resist [I have a light touch with 91% alcohol on a cotton swab]. I matched the seller's opening bid, and had no competition for it.
Delivered yesterday [Thursday, July 31], this T90's cosmetics are EX+, close to mint, and the while the mark on the shutter blade is from wear, not oil, the shutter and electronics are all working as they should. I ran a 24-shot roll of C-41 through it, shooting a few frames with a handy EZ420 Speedlite in place of the departed 300TL, and all seemed OK from loading to rewind. Since York Photo has been giving ten day turnaround of late, it'll be a while before I'll know if all is well.
08-02-2014 03:24 AM
Just picked up a 1939 Voigtlander Bessa Mk1, all looks good condition no visible problems but will find out when I run a roll of 120 through it today at our local Village "Memories of Bygone Days" Fair.
08-02-2014 03:44 AM
Nice one! The EM is one of my favourite camera. I just used it almost exclusively for a year. It can be very flexible.
Originally Posted by vlasta
Fed 2, 4, 5
Zenit 11, 12XP
Olympus OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2N, OM-2SP, OM10
A bunch of Nikons
08-02-2014 10:28 AM
I just bought a Kiev 4M (the Soviets' Contax III clone), with its Helios-103 53/1.8 lens, from a random guy on Facebook. The selenium meter seems to be working well, but I'll be testing it out later today.
08-02-2014 06:41 PM
Just got my first leica camera. It's a double stroke m3. I'm really impressed at how smooth and well built this camera is.