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  1. GrahamT

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    Great info Chris, many thanks.
     
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  2. mothdust

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    That's exactly how it works, yes.
     
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  3. Manwithacam

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    Oh? I just buy more cameras and keep the others, giving them away just doesn't sound right to me. Unless someone is giving them away to me, then it's ok.

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  4. mothdust

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    I like to maintain the illusion of a streamlined and efficient collection, even if I'm only fooling myself.
     
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    oooh, that's nice.
     
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  7. Mr Badger

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    But it's only got one lens? :confused:

    Very nice all the same, will look forward to seeing the results from it. (y)
     
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    So far........ :D
     
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  9. Mr Badger

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    No, I meant it can only wear one at a time!

    Actually, I imagine you know exactly what I meant, so don't go telling Mrs Snap it was me that goaded you into buying a wide angle and medium tele for it. Well, not till after the September meet anyway! :D
     
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    Mrs Snap knows that he doesn't need any goading into buying more stuff :rolleyes::mad::bat:
     
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    As the saying goes: "He who dies with the most toys wins!"

    However, by the looks of that baseball bat the final 'toy audit' might be a tad closer than Andy anticipated! :runaway: :exit:
     
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  13. Andysnap

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    Lol, correct, i've even got the beard. :D
     
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    h'mm not much good if you are dead :D
     
  15. Andysnap

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    Ah Brian, ever the optimist. :D
     
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  16. GrahamT

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    The Fed has arrived two days early and, it appears, in great condition for its age.

    There are mo marks on or in the lens, the light meter works and all the mechanics feel surprisingly smooth. No dirt in the film compartment and the iris and focus is smooth. Rangefinder works, thankfully so does the diopter adjustment so I can use it without scratching my glasses to bits.

    I know it has been a long time since I used one of these but it all came flooding back. Apart from remembering how heavy it is. It does have the brown leather case which is a bit scuffed but not too bad

    Looking forward to getting a film through it to give it a proper test.

    [​IMG]Fed 4-1 by Graham Thompson

    [​IMG]Fed 4-2 by Graham Thompson

    [​IMG]Fed 4-3 by Graham Thompson
     
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    I have one of these I got in the 80s, it was my only rangefinder for years but I didn't use it much once I got my Praktica BX20 kit.
     
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    I've just loaded mine with XP-2 and was relieved to see that the frame counter does work. I had noticed it wasn't moving without film in the camera and was hoping that was the only reason.
     
  19. Manwithacam

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    I'm guessing Colorado Upfront is down to predictive text it's Color Ultron isn't it?
     
  20. Andysnap

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    Yes, I have changed on flickr.... bloody annoyed I didn't spot it before posting although I thin it might be the name of my next band. :D
     
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  21. GrahamT

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    I think it was around 1978-1980 when I got mine, that and the Zorki 4 got used quite a bit, more the Zorki, even though I had my Zenith SLR at the time. I think it was these two cameras that set the rangefinder or at least style in my mind. It got a bit expensive in the late '80s though as I got a Leica with 35mm, 50mm and 135mm lenses from a camera shop in Sheffield. Oddly, I never got on with it and traded it in a few months later.
     
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    That was my first 35mm camera which I bought new in about 1974. As you say a great lump but a good camera. If I remember correctly, don't you have to wind the film on BEFORE setting the shutter speed?
     
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    You can edit your posts after you've posted them. I have a few times using the Tapatalk app.
     
  25. GrahamT

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    You do indeed have to wind on/tension shutter before setting the speed.
     
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    Nice camera comrade
     
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    In a moment of deja vu (for this thread) I seem to also have bought a Minolta kit to get hold of the 50mm lens included with it.

    I picked up a Minolta SRT Super with MC Rokkor PG 50mm f1.4, MD Rokkor 28mm f3.5, Vivitar 80 - 205mm f3.8, generic flash, tripod and a super snazzy old school case. All for the princely sum of £30. The seller told me that it probably hadn't seen the light of day for at least 20 years. Fortunately the lenses are still nice and clean and everything seems to work alright, it's just a bit grubby.
     
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    I got a Minolta SRT-101 with the Rokkor PG 50/1.4 a couple of years ago for £4.99. I think I have the f2.8 version of the 28mm, that was about £15.
     
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    And I thought that £30 was a good price if only for the lens. Ebay completed listings have been anywhere from £50 to upwards of £100 for the 50mm f1.4.
     
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    Haha I'm not planning to, at least not just yet. I'd been looking for one for a while so the price comparison was just to justify my purchase. It looks quite substantial on the front of my XD7!
     
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    It's my only other f1.4 lens. I also have a Pentax Takumar 50mm that cost me £1 from Cash Converters. I bought a Spotmatic to put it on.

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    Now, I'm thinking it's time I gave some of my Minoltas a run out again, and I've just loaded my Rolleiflex with XP2 Super and my AE-1 with Fuji Superia X-Tra 800.

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    Has anyone bought from Mr Cad? They always seem to have an insane amount of stock on their site. If I search for "Hasselblad" I get 33 pages of bits to look at!
     
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    I've bought from them in the past, not the cheapest place to buy from but they do carry a lot of stock. They are open to a little haggling and as they're London based I've only ever bought in person so can't comment on their mail order service.
     
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    I've bought mail order - although the order was placed by telephone as I couldn't work out how much the postage would be. The goods (two LF lenses which appear in a post somewhere in this thread) arrived very quickly (next day, I think) securely packed.

    As to prices - it must depend. When I was looking at the price of FP4 in 10x8, they were the cheapest I found. And haggling - well, when I appeared undecided, they threw in another item for me, so it must be worth a go.
     
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    I had slightly fallen out with my 35mm SLR's in favour of rangefinders but now I'm looking forward to getting out with my Minolta's again.
     
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    They often have great deals on film, it's just being on the ball when they announce it, I got a good deal on a lot of Portra last year and some outdated Kodak Elite Chrome.
     
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    I've bought from them before, a Pentax LX that was faulty. I'd be wary of the working condition of stock, to be honest. I got a refund, but it was a shame the camera didn't work in the first place.
     
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    Cheers guys and gals :) I'm not planning on buying anything from them at the mo (I'm after an acute matte screen for the Hassie which they don't have), but every time I go on their site they have a shed load of stuff so I've always been curious what they're like!
     

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