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    A 1958 Leidolf Wetzlar Unimark II for $15 at an antique store. It's a pain finding any information on this camera, apparently it isn't very common.

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    Some time ago... at a yard sale:
    An Agfa Silette, non-RF, non meter, "zone focuser". Shutter works well after some exercise. Came complete with leather case (a diaster - I had to CARVE it off!), and an Alden 74 Bulk Loader containing a length of PlusX.

    Total cost: $US 1.00.

    ONE Dollar.
    Last edited by Ed Sukach; 03-05-2009 at 03:20 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Spel errer.
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    I bought a Kodak 35 at a garage sale not long ago. (Same place I bought the Yashica D from). It was only $10 and still works but I plan to put it in my collection rather than using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I'll participate, but only if you (the moderators) hear my plea!

    The thread title should read: "My most recent 35mm film (not SLR) camera purchase". Otherwise, the correct answer is something like "11:54 p.m."

    Matt

    P.S. If you could fix the title to the "latest" SLR thread too, I would be doubly greatful
    I thought this was referring to the film itself for the longest time.
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    I bought a bunch of cameras today and included in the lot was a little Minox 35 GT with a 35mm 2,8 lens.

    Since this camera does not fit in the SLR or Rangefinder category I figured I would revive this old thread. I had heard about this camera through the web but never thought that I would come across one especially in such good condition. The young man I bought it from had originally posted another camera on CL. I ended up buying not only that camera but also the Minox, two Konicas and several lenses and an 8mm movie camera. I had a busy day and I can't wait to put some film in this little gem and see if it lives up to it's reputation.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Those 35mm Minox cameras are tack sharp. The company bought Leica glass and did their own lens making. They knew how to grind a lens. Before knowing it was Lieca glass, I used to remark how close my Leica and Minox looked in results when shooting comparitives. It was especially noticable with transparencies. In competition, those who could tell a Leica made slide kept mistaking the Minox for a Leica. Yes, old timers could tell the difference and wereright as to being Leica (or Minox) about85+% of the time.

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    I'm still trying to get it to work as they don't make the PX27 battery any more. It came with four LR44 batteries installed but I have not been able to get it to work consistently. I made a cardboard tube to hold the batteries together but it still isn't working and yes they are showing consistent voltage when I test them. I am going to buy some fresh ones today to see if that will help as I am wanting to try this camera out.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    Contax with a Sonnar 1.1.5 ans a 135 for contax rangefinder
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    bought an Olympus XA at a yard sale for US$2.50.... didnt work. risked $2 on 2 a76 batts, still no work... then I slackened all the visible screws without taking the case off.... and click!, wind, Click!..... rangefinder and exposure meter dead on!!!!!

    I really appreciate the mechanical craftsmanship of the cameras from 1929 to 1984. When the polycarbonate bodies came in, I lost interest (mostly... the XA is fine).

    David

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    Minox made an adaptor for the non-ML models to hold the LR44 batteries. It may still be available from Minox part deptartment as I assume it was eventually included in all models produced until a few years ago when they dropped the models. The non-ML series did not have the shutter problems of the ML series and reported to be quite reliable. I had an ML including all the accessories but finally gave up on it after the replacement shutter went south and I was not about to bite the bullet for a second repair that sost almost as much as the camera cost new. It is the one camera I do miss as I could have easily have lived with it as a main camera and sold off everything as I got older.m

    Latest non-SLR 35mm purchase was earlier this year. A thrift store Canon AF35M. Have just finished the first roll through it so do not know how well it is working but, to date as a camera, it is noisier than my Bronica with the auto wind and rewind/ Hopefully the lens is as good as they say so I feel justified in using it. I do not like the lack of a meter lock, same issue as the non-ML series Minox cameras and the pre-focus system is not just unusual but, as weird as it gets.
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