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Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by jssaraiva, Dec 17, 2016.
Um, I bought a Canon FD 300mm f/4L... but don't actually own any FD mount bodies
That would be a lens I would like to have for my T90 kit.
Last week got my first ever Leica, M3 with summarit 50 f1.5. With help from Brian here i got lens to operate without squeak. Goin to put some Kodak colorplus 200 through it.
Here it is the Trip 35. It's a great condition, and it seems work fine although I think I need to replace the light seals. I might run a cheap roll of something through it to see if there are light leaks. It's a small and lightweight beauty, what a lovely camera!
That is a beauty
I just picked up a Konica III in excellent condition. Running some film through it now. The camera is as old as I am, but in much better shape. ;-)
Well ... I just laundred my favourite light meter Thankfully, it's nothing too fancy, but I just love the no-frills Sekonic L-308S (I'm trying to dry it out as we speak - but I don't have high hopes).
So I guess it's a good moment to show a recent acquisition: a Gossen Sixtino in full working order. No batteries, still quite accurate, small, light and durable.
It wasn't bought this week - but it'll save a couple of current rolls now, I guess.
EDIT: Actually, the Sekonic seems to have survived the torture test! It appears to be working - and certainly has never been cleaner ...
More like 2 weeks ago, but I got the Canon Sure Shot 70; possible replacement for the Olympus Stylus Epic.
I didn't realize that it would be DX only (so is the stylus, and somehow I missed that too). Anyway, supposedly if there is no DX marking the camera will set itself to ISO 100, so, I put in a roll of EDU 100 and shot a test roll. It came out terrible, very over exposed. Next, I scratched some DX marks on another roll of EDU 100, and this roll came out pretty good. not great, mind you, but okay. The camera itself is quite nice. a little bigger than the Olympus, but quieter: less groaning when starting off. And no light leaks! For 14 bucks I won't complain.
Indoors with flash:
Next I'll try a roll of ISO 400 (with DX). I think faster shutter speeds will be a benefit.
I picked up this nifty little rangefinder. Should be a help with my Olympus Six folder. it looks like new, but must be from the early 60s at the latest, since the company address doesn't have a ZIP code.
I checked it against a tape measure, and it's right on out to 30 feet, then starts to get a little long. I don't need to worry though, because the instructions say I can mail it to the company, enclosing 50 cents, and they will repair and recalibrate it for me.
It doesn't end, does it? I just bought a Nikon F80 . Well, the price was right and I am sticking to this explanation. I wanted a F100 but not many come up at an attractive price, but it's a pro camera it why. Besides, I prefer dials to buttons and menus. Why are F80's so cheap? Are they really not nice cameras or something?
Bought a Yashica MG-1 last week and just got it back from a CLA today.
Thom usually has great reviews of old Film kit as an old Film pro-shooter (actual useful insight) - he rates the F80 and notes the differences (scroll down or ctrl-f to the F80 entry) - Concise Film SLR Opinions | byThom Filmbodies | Thom Hogan
This post could have been written by me
I have 3 F80 right now. I don't really use them often since I've started using medium format (I now prefer smaller 35mm gear to pack all the stuff) but I also don't understand why F80 aren't more successful. This is a camera that should appeal more to digital Nikon shooters that want to make a few film rolls every now and then, since it can use G lenses and the layout and ergonomics of the F80 are just like a D90, for instance.
The only downside for me if not using AA batteries, I've been on the look for a grip, but costs almost the same as the body and has no vertical shutter button. The viewfinder is also not as good as the F90(x) or F70, but it was designed for AF lenses.
I read a couple of reviews beforehand, and I think many of the cons that people were talking about don't really apply to me, for example weather sealing; I would never take the camera out in the rain or falling snow, so not an issue for me. One other was the max shutter speed of 1/4000, not an issue as I don't shoot sports or fast moving objects. I think it will work well for me. I am so happy to have a grid in the viewfinder, which I find lacking in many SLRs unless one changes focussing screens.
Sold my Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Got a Yashica Electro 35 GX !
Lol no, It never ends. While I have the F100 and love it, the F80 is smaller and lighter. At the prices they are now it's almost criminal not to own one except for one thing. They will not meter with Nikon manual glass, that was the deal breaker for me. About half my Nikon lens are manual focus.
Ah, I see. Smaller and lighter works for me as it must fit into a purse. I have two Nikon lenses, one came with a gifted F601, a 60/2.0D, and I bought a classic 50/1.8 AF lens recently, which I think works with this camera.
Yep your good to go with auto focus lens but in true Nikon fashion they put a gotcha in a camera that would otherwise have been an instant buy for me.
In fact, this carried over to the otherwise very competent D90 - I think the whole "enthusiast" line was affected until quite recently ... That's why I was looking for a F100 for a while, but frankly, apart from potentially shooting G lenses, there's no true advantage of my trusty F-801s (yes, I know the F100 is the much better camera - but I'm talking about my usual way of shooting and possible advantages, or rather, the lack of ...). Nowadays, I prefer the FE line anyway - just enough automation to make shooting easy, but otherwise as classic as they come ... Anyway, have fun with a couple of very fine cameras indeed (F100 and its less ambitious siblings).
A film selection imported from Aussie. I see the prices of Agfa have started to climb - I ended up getting another 4 in addition to the 2 in this picture. Should do me for a couple of years at my shooting speed. I'm keen on trying the Fomapan 120.