new member here....
new member here. just sayin hi!
have loved photography my whole life. recently i got in to devloping film myself and scanning it. not the greaest of equipement, but works for me.
as for cameras, right now i got a minolta XG-m that i love, and a ww2 robot luftwaffe camera that i bought as an investment, and i can seem to bring my self to sell it!
i find myself draw to street photography, and found out that i love the vintage stuff, before electronics.
i find my self wanting a zorki 1 camera, with the collapsable lens, but dont like the f3.5. the robot on the other hand, is auto and has an f2...... arrg.
im probly going to sell the robot lufewaffe and get another camera, but not sure witch one.....sigh.
anyway, just saying hi!
Welcome to APUG. You will find no shortage of opinion and advice on which camera to buy and what to do with it.
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
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Hello and a warm welcome to APUG.
Hey, you sound like you have become infected with the film bug. It is a great one to have, I can tell you. Welcome aboard. Don't be a stranger. Don
Nemoskull, welcome to the madhouse: you will find, over time, the meaning of GAS and why an elmar beats a tessar but not a sonnar: and a Heliar beats them all, except a Summilux. You may become obsessed with hunting the Russian 85 f1.5 or the Olympic Sonnar or the 35 f2.8 Summaron. Take my advice and just take pictures and don't obsess about stuff
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Welcome to the forum.
Do you have a Messerschmitt to go with your luftwaffe camera? That would be so cool!
It's nice to have another FSU camera admirer around. That way when the time comes that I need to scrounge for parts . . . I know who call. ;-)
I don't know how you plan to acquire your Zorki 1, but I have had all-around good experiences with the Ukrainian and Russian vendors that I've used through eBay. Their ratings seem accurate. I had one vendor even include a nice postcard of the Museum of Art in Kiev in a package. I thought that was nice. I'm currently waiting on a Zorki 4, and hope to see that in a couple weeks. I can understand your interest in the Zorki 1, and I should add one my to collection also. That would make a collection of two.
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Welcome. How many lenses do you have for the Minolta? To keep GAS cost down for now you could keep with Minolta....you know.....expand the collection.
Boy have I been in your shoes.........
Nikon F5, Nikon F4S, Nikon FA, Nikon FE, Nikon N90, Nikon N80, Nikon N75, Mamiya 645 Pro, Mamiya Press Super 23, Yashica Lynx 14e, Yashica Electro GSN, Yashica 124G, Yashica D