Those Yashis have a real interesting look about 'em.
Latest acquisition was earlier this month. A nice clean F5 for $250. Traded three pre-AI Nikkors that I had lying around, plus a flash and some other small items for it. Got the cost down to $125+tax. Was able to keep all of my Nikon bodies, which is unusual for me. Usually wind up trading something away, then replacing it within a few weeks with an identical item (or the exact item that I traded away).
With respect to the Nikkors, they all were duplicates of what I already owned. I try to get pre-AI Nikkor lenses that can accept an AI conversion ring. The 135 I traded was a little too early to have a ring available for it. The 28 was a donor lens, sourced for the AI ring that was installed on it. Same with the 50 that I traded away.
APUG: F3P, F2AS, Nikomat FT2
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D2x), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2 AI, 35/2 O, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 85/1.8 K, 105/4 Micro AIS, 180/2.8 PC
'tax gear: Spot II, 55/1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar
- My flickr stream
It's been one year since my latest acquisition (F3HP). I like my F2S better, but the two cameras are functionally similar to one another, which is nice.
Today, I lost another ebay auction for a Nikkor 15/5.6. The damn thing had fungus in it, but nonetheless, I watched in horror as the bids kept inflating the price. I'm especially heartbroken because the seller was local to me and I was able to handle the lens in person. They wouldn't let me make a cash offer, though; they showed me the door instead.
Does anyone else lust after a 15mm? I might have to go the Voigtlander route.
The last camera I purchased (Nov. 2012) was an Ansco Memo 35mm 1/2-frame from about 1927. I believe it's the 3rd version with the plate behind the shutter release. A friend of mine, I recently discovered, had the D-shaped film cartridges I had been searching for for several months. I couldn't believe my luck, so, I purchased 2 of them and will soon be trying out this little beauty very soon.
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A Tougodo Meisupii J. Takes non-perforated 35 mm film with backing paper. I shall try to codge up some film using ordinary 35mm stock to see how the camera goes. Clearly not a daily user!
I see that your has the nonfocusing Cinemat lens? These are very cool cameras. Leather over wood.
Originally Posted by FilmSprocket
I have shot with mine but haven't processed the film.
Last edited by elekm; 04-23-2013 at 06:56 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: Looked at the photos ...
Just picked up a Kodak Signet 40 off ebay. It's in wonderful condition and should be a lot of fun to shoot.
Yet another folder - an Ercona 6x9/6x6 Folder arriving from a APUG member.
Yep, this Ansco Memo camera has an Ilex-Ansco Cinemat f6.3 lens. No focal length is listed on the lens. A U.S. Camera (April 1965) magazine article lists the focal length of the Cinemat f6.3 lens at 30mm while Brian Coe's book, "Cameras: From Daguerreotypes To Instant Pictures", lists the same lens at 40mm.
Originally Posted by elekm
Anyway, I received your PM, Mike. Thank you!
Last edited by Marc Akemann; 04-23-2013 at 11:25 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: Added the name of the camera in question so the post makes sense.