I just got a dignette for $7 cdn. It is in beautiful cosmetic condition but the shutter is stiff and the aperture blades seem stuck closed. I hope I can get it working. I suppose a 7 dollar camera is a good first project in case I blow it. lol
Photography addict with a serious case of GAS. Several 35mm cameras including a Pentax P3, A Nikon FM, Canon T70, and two FEDs (3 &5) A Koni Omega Rapid 100, Kiev 6C, Richter Reflecta II, Lubitel 166, ATOMS AIGLON, Ciro Flex.
I found a Retina IIIc with the Heligon f2, everready case, 35mm and 80mm lens elements with the plastic cases, and the viewfinder for those two elements, all in beautiful condition. The rangefinder is bright, shutter speeds sound about right, and the cosmetics of all are excellent. At the same shop I bought a dry-mount press in good condition. Happy camper, am I!
* I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
* My favorite cameras: Mamiya C330f, Nikon S2, Hasselblad SWC, 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.
I bought a used 645zi 11 years ago, it was my first MF camera. It's a beautiful camera. Over the past few years the LCD has finally reached a point where it's unreadable (a very common issue on this camera). Fortunately there is a workaround so that you can set the iso, so all is good except I can't tell how many shots are left.
A friend just gave me back a Mamiya 220 I sold him about 30 yrs ago. It needs a CLA any suggestions on who to use? I can't wait to shoot with this thing again it was one of my favorites. Some of my best was shot with it, the Pentax 645 I bought to replace it just never had the same fun to it.