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  1. steve_lyt

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    i got a lopro backpack camera bag with a lenns bag for £3 , that eas a bargain , and also a kata sling bag for £4
     
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    Great find and a very good price (y) Hope you find using it as good now, as you did 20 years ago. (y)
     
  4. Ebilpirate

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    A decent little haul from a family clear out:

    Eos 3000n with ef 35-80 f4 - £2 quid on batteries later and it seems happy enough. I'll run some Kodak gold through it for a test. Quite fun to play with, I've never used canon kit before.
    Ricoh XR500 with Rikenon 2.8 28mm. - sadly this has taken a tumble, the filter ring on the lens is bent and, worst of all the ISO setting dial / and rewind knobs have been knocked off. Sadly I think this is unusable. Which is a pity. I love the feel and look of the thing.
    Kodak pocket 1. - I seem to be stocking up on these folders
    Trip XB40 - compact.
    Kamala bag
    Body glove bag

    I like that ricoh so much that I am very tempted to get a functioning unit, but I understand these p mount lenses can get expensive.
     
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  5. freecom2

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    A Pentax 50mm f/2 costs about £10-15 on eBay, so with your 28mm, you have a nice wide and normal lens kit for very little outlay. As for an XR500, not many of them come up on eBay - but other similar Ricoh K-mount bodies are cheap, and the lower end Pentax M bodies (MG, MV, MV-1, ME, ME Super) will fit the bill perfectly.
     
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    Just be careful not to mount any Ricoh lenses on any AF K mount bodies or the infamous Ricoh pin will come into effect. The pin on the Ricoh lenses basically allow it to communicate the aperture to the Ricoh body electronically, unfortunately this pin also sits on the mount where there is a slight little depression in the camera body for the AF version K mount and you can end up with the lens stuck permanently on the body. Just thought I had better warn you.
     
  7. excalibur2

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    A zoom for low light, h'mm how do I fit it to a Isus 870:-

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  8. RaglanSurf

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    Chuffin' eck Brian, where on earth did you find that? It's not another Denham car boot bargain is it?
     
  9. Cezar

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    what the hell... what are the specs on that?
     
  10. excalibur2

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    It's an Angenieux TV lens 18-180mm zoom 1:2.2, the guy just wanted to get rid of it for £1..the thread size is about 74mm and would need a long tube eventually stepping down to 42 mm, and then there is a high risk nothing would be in focus or even seeing full view, tomorrow I'll put my camera up to it (without a lens) and see.
    Might be more suitable for a large format camera if you can get around the weight problem which is 20lbs as it is with that sq collar

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121069377584?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
     
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    Thats designed for a 16mm camera and is most likely a C mount lens, if you mount it on a 35mm camera then there will be severe vignetting. What you've got there is actually worth quite a bit looking a at prices that they've sold for online.
     
  12. excalibur2

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    H'mm oh well......if I sell it, it would need a wooden crate to post :eek:
     
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    Our local tip has an Olympus 35 ECR for £10. I had a quick look through; the rangefinder patch is visible but faint...
     
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    I'd give it a miss personally. You'll just get frustrated with it.
     
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    There is a tip here on how to brighten your rangefinder from Rick Oleson http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-165.html
     
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    Picked up another box camera last weekend, a Six20 Popular Brownie. £3 including the very important metal 620 take up spool. Sharp as you expect! But I have seen some reasonably priced 620 folders that I've avoided due to the price of a take up spool and the hassle of reloading a 120 spool.

    I decided to set my self a mini-project using it and instead of rerolling I just snipped the lip from the 120 spool. Worked well, one frame got a little bit of light leaking on to the rebate but not on to the frame.

    Project: http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=5601673
     
  18. vladimir

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    My latest Oxfam find: a minty Pentax ME Super, together with a generic Cosina f1.8 50mm lens.

    I found it languishing at the bottom of a basket full of plastic toy cameras - and right under it, joy of joys, a lovely little Olympus MJU II! The whole lot was mine for £15; £5 for the Oly, and £10 for the ME. "I think its a fair price, don't you?", asked the old lady behind the counter. Yup, fair price indeed. I was pretty chuffed with my latest find, to say the least!

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  19. excalibur2

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    Nice find at the bootie yesterday all mint and boxed were:- Minolta 28mm f3.5 with two hoods etc and 200mm f4.5 and Minolta focusing rail without bellows....the lenses were the older ones maybe for SRT models.

    Well I bought the focusing rail for £6.50 and am using it already as shown in the pic, but she wouldn't accept my offer of £12 for the two lenses....OK maybe I was stupid not to go a bit higher but I already have fifteen 28mms and four 200mm primes.

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    ...fifteen 28mm's?! I was worried that two (a Nikon and a Pentax) would be overdoing it slightly...
     
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    ...yes it's too many, but I can't resist good lenses going for peanuts ;)
     
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    I've got such fond memories of the ME super as my first upgrade from a Praktica. Lovely little camera
     
  23. excalibur2

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    Well I thought I had cured my GAS.., but at the bootie I was looking at the lens on a Zenit E and it was a Helios 44-2 (good lens) and with it was a Galaxy 135mm H'mm....anyway the guy said "all for a £1", well I said "that's a bargain, but I'd just be greedy as I'll probably never use em"...anyway continued looking around and eventually went by the same seller again and he still hadn't sold them...well GAS kicked in and I bought them and was amazed everything worked, well the meter is about a stop out.
     
  24. vladimir

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    The Zenits were built like tanks, in true soviet fashion - mind you, the quality on them was sometimes a bit hit and miss... I remember my dad had one of those when I was little and he used it extensively; many years later, I dug out the camera and guess what, it worked like a charm. In fact, I kinda like the way the Helios renders. So much so that I was considering buying a K-mount lens for my Pentax :)
     
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    The meter might not be out, as on the far left, all the asa etc settings are confusing I'll have to get the manual to work that one out...also I have no idea what the button is for in between the shutter speed dial and film counter. :thinking: Anyway if the sun comes out will put the lenses on my Pentax M42 and see what results they give, and if anyone is passing my house they can have the body to borrow for a few years.
     
  26. Steve Smith

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    Kodak box Brownie at a car boot sale last week for £1.


    Steve.
     
  27. vladimir

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    Aye Steve, the ME is a little gem. Really compact and unobtrusive (smaller than an OM-2n!), and what's more, the shutter sound is really sweet! It feels like a genuinely well engineered piece of kit, and those Pentax lenses are not to be sniffed at either.

    Interestingly, I found out not too long ago that for a while it was the camera of choice of Willy Ronis.

    Here's a sample image straight out of the ME - no Photoshop or other kind of digital jiggery-pokery. If I remember right, the film was some cheapo Kodak Gold.

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  28. vladimir

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    Confusing? Hehe, that sounds like a Russian SLR! If I remember right, my first camera was a Smena-8 and it was supposed to be aimed at young people (or at least to get them interested in photography). All I remember is that it was very fiddly and hard to use - and I'm saying this from the point of view of a 9 year old :D. The Zenit is no different. The Russians could have made some really cool cameras, but unfortunately they never bothered. I suppose if your main aim is to spread socialism among the nations, making cameras isn't a priority, eh?

    Good luck with your Zenit - if you have a chance, post an image here so we can see the results? As for me, I left the old brick to my dad, who was pleased as punch with it. Occasionally I get a fixation with Ruskie gear and scour The Bay looking for a nice FED or Zorki, but but so far common sense has prevailed :)
     
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    Hi Vladimir, love my ME, bought new in around 1976! I can see you are enjoying yours; lovely "decadent" image... If you see one, grab a MX as well for a bit more manual experience; the shutter sound is not so nice (cloth rather than metal), but it's just as nice to use.
     
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    I find that understated "whoosh" of the MX cloth shutter quite nice (y)
     
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    Your ME is quite a bit older than I am! I love that, the thought of an ancient camera happily chugging away, oblivious to its digital cousins (whom I suspect are nowhere near as sturdy).

    ...as for the MX, what can I say? You're a bad influence: there I was, trying to convince myself I have quite enough cameras until you come along and tempt me with its all manual capabilities and so on :). Truth is, I was looking at MX's but I was slightly put off by the price; I also remember somebody telling me the viewfinder information isn't the best (just three LEDs). The KX on the other hand.... If I happen to find one at a decent price and in reasonable shape I don't think I'll be able to refuse!
     
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    The MX has an awesome viewfinder. It has a large, clear aperture read-out (better than most of the Nikon aperture readouts), indicates shutter speed (and what direction the higher and lower shutter speeds is at), and features 5 LEDs for exposure.
     
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    ^^^ What he said! ^^^
     
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    Thank you for clarifying that for me! It genuinely sounds like a lovely little camera; I'm probably going to sell some of the stuff I don't use to finance the new toy...
     
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    Putting the film in is weird on the Zenit e.....Had to look at the manual and that showed a different spool, anyway it said insert film leader under the spring..WTF what spring? So changed to my close focus spectacles and it's so thin but still couldn't get the leader in...the only way was to lift the spring up with a screwdriver and then do it...so either it's a stupid design or I'm stupid not knowing the quick way without a screw driver.
     
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    The rewind know is a bit of a funny one, also with the film leader you probably will have to wind the shutter on a little bit so the 'spring' is in a right position and ones you will start winding on further the film should catch on tight.
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    (note how you put the film leader in towards the film canister rather than away)
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    I am very much a fan of my ME Super, unintrusive and weighs bugger all, so it is always in the bag!
     
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    Thanks Cezar..the Zenit is in really good nick and the light seals are ok, so if the shutter speeds are ok might use it more as it's a tough camera to shove in your backpack and not worry whether it gets scratched, dented, stolen or dropped.
     
  39. ChrisR

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    Not entirely sure how much of a bargain this is, but somehow I found this fourcorners site (US but will deliver internationally) still selling 3 varieties of Ektachrome from $9! See http://www.fourcornerstore.com/collections/35mm-films (there is also some 120 stuff).
     
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    I've just ordered one of their grab bags. Even with shipping, it comes out at £2.50 a roll. Bargain. Wonder what will turn up :) Shipping was only $8 too, for anyone curious.
     

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