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    Suggested lenses for Italy trip?

    I'll be using XP2 as I've ended up with three rolls of the stuff so want to get rid of it and may as well use it for practicing. I'm only using B&W film as I will be using my DSLR for colour shots.
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    Suggested lenses for Italy trip?

    I'll be visiting Italy in the spring and will be taking my Pentax K1000, I only have 50mm and 28mm lenses and was wondering if this will be suitable for the trip? I'll be taking a mix of landscapes, architecture and people so are there any other lenses I may need? I'll be using Ilford XP2 400...
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    Photography opportunities in Italy?

    Thank you for the replies, I'll check out some of the recommendations. I'm really quite excited as it'll be the first time I've been away in over ten years! Any recommendations on language books so I can have a go at a bit of the lingo?
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    Photography opportunities in Italy?

    i will hopefully be visiting Italy in the spring and was hoping you fine people could suggest areas of photographic interest please? I will be based somewhere in Tuscany and will be visiting Pitigliano which looks absolutely beautiful, so where else should I visit? I'm not too keen on large...
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    Possibly a stupid question.

    Thank you chaps, that link was very helpful.
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    Possibly a stupid question.

    When I look through my Pentax K1000 with 55mm lens unless I am in pin sharp focus there is a rippling effect, what is it called and what causes it please? It's only in the centre of the viewfinder.
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    Advice on Pentax K1000

    The new camera has turned up and is in fantastic condition, it's bright and clear through the viewfinder which is in complete contrast to the first one. All works fine and dandy, hopefully I'll get out with it soon and enjoy using it.
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    Advice on Pentax K1000

    Whoops, I've just gone and bought another K1000! This one has just been fully refurbished and has 6 months warranty, that will ease my mind if anything goes wrong with it. I'll put the other one away and have it serviced at a later date,
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    Advice on Pentax K1000

    Thank you for the reply and advice. There is no window in the viewfinder just the light meter. I really like it for its simplicity and everything about it works as it should it's just the light seal inside that has gone and it needs a damn good cleaning. I'll give Miles a bell and see what's...
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    Advice on Pentax K1000

    Thank you for the reply. I've changed lenses but it still looks hazy and there seems to be a couple of dirt specks in the viewfinder. Could anyone please advise me on how to properly clean the cameras internals if that is at all possible? Thank you. Edit: It's buggered! The specks turn out to...
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    Advice on Pentax K1000

    Hi all, I've recently purchased a Pentax K1000 and am in need of a little advice. Looking through the viewfinder it looks quite hazy/milky (sorry, not sure of the correct terminology) is this normal? The centre is clear but the surrounding area that is hazy makes it hard to see if I am in focus...
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    So what film camera/bit of kit have you been obsessing about today?

    For the past couple of days I have been obsessing over the Leica R5 or R7 SLR's, I can see one in my future!
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    Leica R series SLR's?

    I just can't help but think I need a Leica 35mm SLR in my life particularly either an R5 or R7, do any of you fine people have any experience with these cameras? I've found a site specialising in Leica's based I think, in Switzerland who ship world wide and their stock seems to be in great...
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    Epson V550 vs V600?

    I've had a look on the Plustek website and according to their spec sheet the 8200i se works with Win 10, a bit more pricey but no more than the price of a night out so could be what I'm looking for. Thank you to you all for your help and input.
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    Epson V550 vs V600?

    Thank you for your reply, I think I'm edging towards getting a Plustek mainly thanks to @FujiLove for posting that link to Vuescan. Why their products don't support Win 10 naturally I don't know?
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