Went into London Camera Exchange and saw they had a Pentax ME Super for £5.00. Chap told me it was faulty as the mirror kept sticking to the gooey foam around the focusing screen. No problem to fix so I bought it. Now I need a K mount lens or two.
The everready case for my Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35 arrived today. A few scuffs needing some shoe polish, and a fatigued "hinge" where the front cover attaches to the body case. A good leatherworker can help me here. But...for $4.00! When and where might I hope to find this item, for an expensive camera produced for only a few years? KEH are good folk.
I was gifted by an old friend her late Father's early Leica M3 DS with a nice 5cm f:2 collapsable Summicron, a 9cm f:4 Elmar, and 3.5cm f:3.5 Summaron along with a Leica meter MC. It's a little rough around the edges, but works very well and I tested the shutter and it is pretty close to speck on most of the speeds. Now I just have to shoot some film.
Couple of weeks ago I threw in a Nikon N5005 in my KEH order. Thought I'd try out one of Nikon's least loved bodies-for 12usd, why not. Shot a roll of neg film, and everything came out well. But it's hard to override exposure-can't override DX coding and there's no exp comp. No way to attach cable release or remote cord. There's no display of shutter or f stop in viewfinder. And no metering with non cpu manual focus lenses. It's a minimalist body, the "EM" of the AF era. It does have some good features-timer, AE lock, AF, built in flash, uses AA batteries, and dirt cheap nowadays.
Pentax's 645, ME Super, Spotmatic II
Minoltas SRT 102, SRT 202, Maxxums 7000 and 7000i
Canons A1(X2), EF, TX, FT QL, EOS 630
many Nikons-black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS N90s, F4E, N2000, N6000, N6006, Nikomat FTN, N5005