A Nikon F manufactured in late 1971 with standard type 5 prism and a 35mm f/2.8 Nikkor-S.
Minolta SRT 202, 45mm f/2, 135mm f/2.8, 80-200mm f/3.5.
Going to shoot some film again after many years. Also continue with digital.
This morning I bought a Rollei 3.5F at a very good price from a local pawn shop complete, surprisingly, with a one year warranty. It seems to be working perfectly, but I still have to develop the roll that I have just put through it. Since it is around 25 years since I owned one I had forgotten what a pleasure it is to use the camera.
I was given a Canon sureshot yesterday by someone who has gone digital
I just picked up an OM-2sp off that nameless auction site.
I had one before, but the light meter was toast. This one promises to be perfect. I hope so. While I don't dislike the OM10 I use as a second body, I much perferred the feel of the 2sp.
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That sounds identical to the Nikon F I picked up a few months ago. I love this machine.
Originally Posted by Lamar
Leica M2 / Hasselblad 500CM
I actually bought it several months ago at a car boot sale for six quid (GBP £6), but I ran test film, and was convinced that the bellows were perished, although I goofed with not enough developer stock in the tank. An Agfa Isolette I. Circa 1954, not particularly high quality lens, the budget of it's stable, but hey, a good condition folding medium format camera. I recently thought I'd give it another chance, and was surprised to find that the bellows were fine. Now it's replaced a Lubitel as my back up medium format camera to my Bronica SQ-A. Hey - it fits in a jacket pocket, and it's medium format. Great condition, pocketable 120. Certainly get's the looks on the street.
I was recently asked to sign a street petition, and to have my photo captured on an Iphone as I did so. I agreed, if they also took my photo with my camera. Imagine their eyes when the camera unfolded...
Other than that, last purchase was of a mint Olympus XA2 with A11 flash unit, in it's Olympus jewellry style case, from a charity shop for £6 again. Already had an XA2, but it was so pretty in that case.
Next week I will get a Nikon F4s. Mine died some time ago, so I looked for a new one. I love to use this camera (look & feel).
I hope it is in good working order, as promised.
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My favorite cameras: Mamiya C330f, Nikon S2, Hasselblad SWC, Fuji GSW690 II, 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.
Today I bought a working Nikon FM just to get the 50mm F:1.8 series E. It's newer and cleaner than my current FM!
Took the broken 50/F:2.0 out to swap over the skyliight filter and found the problem, So today I went from zero working Nikon 50mm's to two.
-Yesterday morning i bought a Leica R4s with Elmarit 35mm f2,8III and motor drive R4, trade with a nikon 85 1,8d.
-I have in the past R3 and i am sad i sale, always i remember those filling when i pick up the camera to my eyes! Many camera past from me but no one can give the solid filling of a leica, a hand made excellence, even if you tern a knob you understand is something deferent.
-I shoot a roll in the city and i develop to check and all is fine. Then i scan to see the quality that i miss all this years.. what a tonality and 3d look.. perfect balance of sharpness, not over corrected as japan lens with hards out of focus. I have now to find a good deal for a 60mm 2,8 makro, i have this in the past and is the best macro that i try.