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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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.
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I know I'm going to catch he-double hockey sticks for this, but, let's see here...
After the chrome F FTn, scored another late F, this time a black one with MD plate, a lens, bunch of filters, etc, for $88.66, plus ship (sold the chrome F to Ralph). Then, came four F2 bodies (three black bodies, one chrome - two of the black bodies got rehomed, along with the chrome body, the third black body is my backup F2 and was the second most expensive of the three, at $102.50, plus shipping - sold my F5 to cover it and a second MD-2/MB-1 drive combo), a Nikomat FT2 I owned earlier in 2013, a black Nikomat FTn that promptly had to be replaced after it was dropped at the post office and suffered damage as I was walking out the door with the box in my hands (so make that two black FTn's), a couple black Nikkormat FT2's, one of which became parts, and the other has become what the Nikomat FTn should've been in 1967-74 (same as an FTn, but using PX76 batteries), and a couple FM2n's. Once I've paid Sean, I will let the less-nice FM2n go, even though it doesn't have a notched film gate where the shutter is.
So, yes, I continued to buy bodies. Am I remorseful about it? Nope. Do I care that I went against what I said earlier? Nah. It's NAS. I got it.
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
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Here's my new/old Edinex 35mm. It loads from the bottom like a Leica.
Minolta Hi-Matic F, enjoying very much so far on the first roll.
All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.
I have a new Canon F-1 with the AE Prism waiting for me at the post office.
"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
My very first 35mm camera, bought new in the mid 70's. I loved it and have purchased 3 or 4 more over the years, all of which had the same problem. The black wire in the battery compartment gets corroded. They used acid flux. Sometimes it can be soldered back together at the battery contact, sometimes it's the other end, requiring a complete disassembly.
Originally Posted by kb3lms