Just a short note to introduce myself to the forum. I bought a box of "stuff" at an estate sale last summer and in the bottom of the box was a Yashica TL Electro X. I took it to the camera repair guy here locally and after a clean, adjust and repair for $40, I have run about 100 shots through it, making all the rookie mistakes, having fun and finally learning about SLR cameras at 58 years of age. I have been reading books, asking questions to some guys even OLDER than me and have been surfing the'net.
The camera came with a 28mm Vivitar wide angle lens. When I told the repairman that I wanted to try to do close up photography of my antique radios as I restore them, he set me up with the 67mm Series 1 Vivitar macro lens. Then in the course of wandering thru the second hand stores I have picked up a Vivitar 2x1 converter and a 50mm standard (I think?) lenses.
Finally I have a small assortment of UV filters and caps. Last Sunday was my first big photo expedition as I spent almost 4 hours at the North American Open sled dog races. I found out how long I could be out in +10F weather before the camera would slooow down. I went thru two rolls of 36 exposure film (1 Kodak 200, 1 Fujifilm 200). I am also on a learning curve with some of my computer skills and so it looks like downloading photos is something else to learn and when I get to that point, I'll send in the photo of my 1958 Grundig Model 6099 or one of my Zenith Transoceanics.
This site looks interesting- thanks for your work. Steve