Originally Posted by andrew.roos
Ok, cool, i'm glad the battery is easy to get.
As for the lenses, i'll probably just ask them when i get there...see what they have instore at the camera exchange.
i will write down these two flashes and ask the person when i phone up to make sure they still have the camera instock before i go, if they sell either of the two.
Thanks so much, you have been a great help :)
Please let us know how it turns out, and post some pics to the gallery!
Casey, the FE2 would be my choice of the two bodies you mention. I have an FE2 body, plus a couple of F3 bodies, the FE2 has a very user friendly match needle metering system.
I would suggest you may learn a lot about pricing and what is around, by going to your local newsagent and picking up the latest Photographic Trader, number 156 for $4.75. You cannot miss it, it is an A4 Yellow covered publication and based in Australia. The current edition came out last week.
Casey, Welcome to APUG, if you in Melbourne I have a very nice looking Minolta X300 and 50mmf2 with 200x flash you can have for $15.00 (which will go to the charity shop that my mother works with)
Originally Posted by SMBooth
I am very interested, i live in the Dandenong ranges...but if you have paypal ( or i can do a direct deposit) i could pay you then you could send it (i'll pay for postage)....
Well let me know, thanks again, from Casey.
Hi Casey, and welcome to APUG. I'm also from the east side of Melbourne, but not quite as far out as you. Did you know that there is a Melbourne APUG get-together on May 27? You'll find the details under the thread "Melbourne APUG get together - MAY 2012".
I also have an FE2, along with an FM2N, an FE, a couple of FMs, and several other Nikon bodies. The FE2 is one of my favourites. With regard to batteries for the FE2, you might prefer the silver SR44 which has a longer life than the alkaline LR44. Both of these are also known as S76 and L76 respectively. However, instead of two of those I prefer to use a single lithium 2L76, also known as CR1/3N which has the longest life of all. They are all pretty easily obtainable. The one drawback of the FE2, and the FE, is that it is battery-dependent for its shutter operation and you could get caught short in the field if the battery goes flat. Simple solution: carry a spare battery.
Hey, Thanks for the welcome :)
Originally Posted by wotalegend
Thats 3 days before my b'day...i would love to go but it is going to be too far to get to...maybe next time.
I now have a film camera (thanks to SMBooth) it's a Minolta X-300, I'm so excited, Soon i will be taking photos...can't wait! There's a lookout near me which has a nice landscape...i actually like people shots but i thought i would start with something that doesn't move :)
Well bye, from Casey.