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    I think grayhoundman will go through the whole thing for something under 50 bucks. He makes the camera like new with a new battery adapter, light seals, POD, etc. I don't want to speak for him but his price is very reasonable.

    Jeffrey,
    The guy behind the counter must have pixels for brains. The GSN is one of the best ever produced fixed lens rangefinders. Perfect for the first time rangefinder user.

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    So glad to find this thread. I inherited my late father's GSN & took it to a photog course I was taking about 2 years ago & the guy told me it was junk! I didnt believe him so I ran a roll of film through it & most of the shots came out great, but I dont know anything about rangefinders so this will be a treat to learn. Plus it was my dad's love of film that got me hooked.
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    I'll add http://www.photoethnography.com as a resource.
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    Hi! I just found APUG the other day, so this is my first post. I just had to pipe in on this since I have some small experience with the Electro 35. (I have restored and sold 15 or so on eBay, and currently have another 15 waiting for their turn...)

    Pay no attention to the man behind the counter!!! The Electro 35 is, indeed, one of the finest cameras ever produced, IMHO. It has one of the sharpest lenses out there, and will shoot rings around the vast majority of plastic digital crud out there! Stick with it!

    By the way, I could also help you out with a POD replacement, light seals etc. Send me a PM if you need some help in that regard.

    Glad to be aboard! This is a great site!!

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    Hi, I'm the originator of this thread and I wanted to thank you all for your input and I also wanted to report back to you after shooting my first roll of film in this camera. I must say that I am utterly AMAZED!!! I put in a roll of Ilford XP2 Super (ASA 400), but I set the ASA at 250, which is the way I always shoot this film ( I got this tip from an APUG forum). I must say that these photos were some of the sharpest and clearest I've ever shot. I'm going to enlarge several of them to 11x14's and hang them in my home. The camera is easy to focus and every shot was perfectly exposed (so I guess the POD is okay). The door has a little "play" in it which made me concerned about light leaks before I got my pictures back, but I looked closely at the edges of every print and I saw no evidence of light leaks. On this particular photo outing, I also took my Minolta auto-focus SLR and the Yashica beat it hands down in picture quality and sharpness. I recommend getting one of these to anyone thinking of getting their first rangefinder. According to other posts in this thread, some of them may have problems with the POD or light leak issues, but I guess I got lucky.

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