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KidNorway
11-06-2007, 08:54
I was adviced to try this forum out by the guy I got my Leica from. About three weeks ago I saw an ad here in Norway at a local photo forum from this guy selling a Leica M6, a Zeiss Planar 50mm (ZM?) and a Coolscan LS-50 for - guess how much? Less than a $1000! He wanted to sell it to someone under 20, and tada! - There I was! Since I was away on a school trip, he held it for me for all those weeks, and today I met with him and picked it up.

It is sooooo nice! I can't wait to scan my first roll. Now I need to find some B&W film... That's not so easy here in Scandinavia. Anyone know where I could try?

Tuolumne
11-06-2007, 09:00
And they say film isn't dead! :)

Congratulations on your cool, bargain deal. And good luck on your hunt for film. I live in New Jersey where it is still easy to find. B&H and Adorama just across the bridge, not to mention the Web everywhere.

/T

ibrando
11-06-2007, 09:03
Congrats! And welcome to the forum...

Cheers,
Brandon.

KidNorway
11-06-2007, 09:18
Svein Jarle(wordpress) sold you all that for under 1000$ wtf?? He he. Congratulations. All his stuff was in super shape as well. Try www.farvelabben.no (http://www.farvelabben.no). They stock all the films you need.
You know him? :confused: Wow. I think it had something to do with getting rid of the stuff. He had some other stuff there as well, but I think it was sold - he was packing a lot of stuff when I dropped by. At least there was a huuuuuuuuge Leica 50mm lens (Noktolux?). That was going to Japan. A bit heavier then my Zeiss:D

Thanks for the link - just what I needed!

hans voralberg
11-06-2007, 09:35
Noctilux. You're so lucky, I'd have fly all the way to Norway for something like that lol. He needs to get rid of anything else ?

Jarle Aasland
11-06-2007, 09:35
Congratulations. What a deal!

Get your Tri-X from http://www.fotoimport.no - great service, highly recommended.

Enjoy!

Hilsen
Jarle

KoNickon
11-06-2007, 09:39
Really a spectacular deal for you (or anyone) -- welcome. Have fun with it!

ocean7
11-06-2007, 09:42
Nice deal!

But you can't beat the member on fredmiranda.com who said this morning that he found a DS M3 with Summilux and leather case in a thrift store for... $5! Yes! Five bucks! And the guy is asking if it was a nice deal!

cmogi10
11-06-2007, 09:56
He wouldn't sell all that to me at that price!


*stomps off*

Seriously, congrats, can't help you out with the film but post scans soon.

cmogi10
11-06-2007, 09:56
And they say film isn't dead! :)

Congratulations on your cool, bargain deal. And good luck on your hunt for film. I live in New Jersey where it is still easy to find. B&H and Adorama just across the bridge, not to mention the Web everywhere.

/T


I love finding people on the internet that live like two towns over, small world. hah

Tim Gray
11-06-2007, 10:08
Crap. I've spent about... $1800 on a similar setup.

Great deal and enjoy it!

hans voralberg
11-06-2007, 10:44
This is getting really off topic but, how's the winter landscape in Norway ?

Tuolumne
11-06-2007, 10:47
I love finding people on the internet that live like two towns over, small world. hah

San Francisco and Englewood, NJ?

/T

cmogi10
11-06-2007, 10:55
Well...
Ridgewood, up until a couple months ago.

KoNickon
11-06-2007, 11:08
I'd love to visit Norway sometime, and I'd very much like to see the aurora borealis. And here (northeast US) I think the sun is now pretty well down by that time as well -- or maybe it's just my imagination.

I'm still shaking my head at the M3 SS for $5 -- but then, it's not a single stroke. :)

hans voralberg
11-06-2007, 11:24
Yeah I plan to visit Norway for Christma

shadowfox
11-06-2007, 12:33
Hans Voralberg... where have I heard that name before ...???

hans voralberg
11-06-2007, 12:36
Most probably in a very old game called Siberia, I like the character so I use that as screen name, not my real name though

grainhound
11-06-2007, 13:27
For Fuji film online, the link below is my fav. Dirk is another good guy & his delivery is fast.
http://www.unicircuits.com/shop/

EmilGil
11-06-2007, 13:51
Well Kid, I know who you bought it from and I'm sad to see him leave. He's a very nice chap.

When it comes to buying film, I think www.fotoimport.no is your best bet for traditional B&W. You can also try www.photax.se and www.fomafoto.no

MartinP
11-06-2007, 14:05
This is getting really off topic but, how's the winter landscape in Norway ?
Here is the link to a handy webcam on the Hardangervidda, at the highest railway station in Norway no less !

http://www.bt.no/kamera/article147.ece (http://www.bt.no/kamera/article147.ece)


It is cold-ish, but will be nicer for outdoor sports in January or so. That might have changed a bit in the last 15 years since I was skiing there, due to the climate changes ?

Jarle Aasland
11-06-2007, 22:16
This is getting really off topic but, how's the winter landscape in Norway ?
It's a long country. Depends where you are. Plenty of snow many places, very little (almost nothing) elsewhere.

Jarle

maddoc
11-06-2007, 22:39
At least there was a huuuuuuuuge Leica 50mm lens (Noktolux?). That was going to Japan.

Noctilux going to Japan !? But unfortunately not to me ... :(

Good deal you made ! Congrats !

cheers,

maddoc

Bill58
11-06-2007, 22:45
You're lucky--when I was under 20, I didn't have $1,000.....or even close to that.

Lance
11-07-2007, 00:09
Congratulations on the good deal. In the long run all that matters is you have got a Leica for life. Enjoy.

I heard good things about http://phobatec.de/. Good prices relative to Denmark at least. I have not bought there myself yet though.

varjag
11-07-2007, 00:24
Now, I feel really good am over 20.. congrats :)

Spider67
11-07-2007, 02:50
Cool! It's nice to have some of these things before you are over 40! Enjoy the camera and write about your experiences!

shadowfox
11-07-2007, 07:25
Most probably in a very old game called Siberia, I like the character so I use that as screen name, not my real name though

That's what I thought! I was afraid that I'd offend you if that's your real name :)

Beautiful game, very cinematic.

Sorry to the OP, didn't mean to hijack the thread.

rogue_designer
11-07-2007, 07:34
...and I'd very much like to see the aurora borealis. And here (northeast US) ...

Sometimes we get lucky - here in Chicago a few years ago, after a solar flare, we got a pretty good show over the lake.

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs10/i/2006/082/f/a/Aurora_over_Chicago_by_rogue_designer.jpg

hans voralberg
11-07-2007, 13:50
Wow I have no idea it's possible to see aurora in Chicago :D Very nice pic

enochRoot
11-07-2007, 15:45
Wow I have no idea it's possible to see aurora in Chicago :D Very nice pic

no supporing pic, but when i was a senior in high school, we had them all the way down here in columbus! pretty good display too! never again since then though (and it's been 15 years).

maddoc
11-10-2007, 06:40
The Noctilux is actually still for sale as it turns out, but it is a LN 1.2 with boxes and everything:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Is it a Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 from the first series with hand-polished aspheric elements ? As I remember these go for about 10.000$ or so ...:eek::eek::eek::eek:

hans voralberg
11-10-2007, 07:50
Damn why there's no proper fleamarkets where I live

EmilGil
11-10-2007, 09:36
I can't believe the deals Svein manages to find! A noctilux for $250?!

maddoc
11-10-2007, 17:46
Yes. He found it at a fleamarket. The price?????? 250$ :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:This was a couple of weeks ago. Methinks Im gonna go to some fleamarkets in the future.
Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 for 250$ !? ...:eek:

Here are no fleamarkets ...:bang::(