With your fingers (digits)
Originally Posted by waltereegho
Yes this ist true, I only have 3 of them, all I payed the full new money back in the analog days, I will never sell them! I do them only use 2-3 times a year so!
35mm SLRs are so inexpensive these days. Anyone shooting a lot of 35mm should have a box of SLRs to choose from
"Modern inconveniences". Get an all manual, mechanical body which accepts whichever lenses you like using.
Originally Posted by Focus No. 9
If there is no water nearby to toss it in, perhaps you could shoot it?
By using all the digital dexterity and patience and finesse you can muster.
Originally Posted by waltereegho
Digital. Made easy.
.::Gary Rowan Higgins
A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
If only, but like all consumer goods it's about convincing people who have stuff to be dissatisfied with it and buy more, and I'm afraid if photographers designed them with the practicality s of picture taking in mind and not the gee whiz factor of cameras with nine metering modes that impresses the general public they wouldn't sell many.
Originally Posted by cliveh
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A few things to try with your T50 and T70:
1) Press battery check button (clears errors on the T90)
2a) Depress and release stop down lever
2b) Remove and reinstall lens
2c) Lock/unlock aperture ring
3) Open and reclose battery door
4) Reload film
I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
Whatever that's supposed to mean.
Well, the original Leica was designed by a photographer and is solidly aimed at practical picture taking.
Originally Posted by benjiboy
That is also what many people criticise Leicas for: lack of "features"...
M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa
The Leica has all the features it needs. What it lacks are useless complications.
Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut
You forgot "5) Toss the piece of crap in the rubbish."
Originally Posted by flatulent1
Eschew complication - get a pinhole or a large format box camera. Then all you need is a watch with a sweep second hand to track the time. Or get a little more sophisticated and get a modern large format camera that takes interchangeable lenses with built-in shutters. Then the problems you're having will never plague you again, and the others that occur will still be infrequent, easy to work around, and in large part, your own fault for forgetting to do something. And there's almost zero depreciation curve if you buy used, so if something does break, it's almost always worth fixing.
If you insist on sticking with 35mm, get something with known reliability, like a Nikon F/F2/F3, a Minolta XK, or a screw-mount Pentax. I'd include my own favorites (Contax 167mt/RX, Contax G1/G2) but the glass is pricey and many folks don't fully trust them - dunno if the reputation is deserved or not - I've never had to get the G's fixed at all, and the one 167mt I had to have fixed just needed the focusing screen clip replaced. I took the Contax SLRs to a lot of challenging environments including tropical jungles in Belize, Thailand and Cambodia without a hitch. The G's have been around the US, to Argentina, Puerto Rico and Spain with no problems aside from normal battery replacement.
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