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Old 02-13-2019   #8521
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Succumbed and bought a 50mm Summitar f2 with early aperture settings for my III.

Now just need to wait for delivery as the shop has a week off!
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Old 02-16-2019   #8522
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Finally found a used ZM Distagon at a reasonable price
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Old 02-16-2019   #8523
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Oh boy, it's been a good month. Bought one of Stephen's new CV21 f3.5 lenses, and yet another M9, replacing the one with the bad sensor that I sold. I thought I could do without one but I seem to have been wrong......
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Old 02-16-2019   #8524
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Old 02-16-2019   #8525
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I have been following the thread on Takumar lenses with great enthusiasm.

I already had two Spotmatics (a II and an F), an H1a, and four Takumar lenses, but inspired by the thread I bought the following:

1. An 85mm 1.9 Super Takumar, with original lens caps and lens hood (my favorite focal length, already arrived) and

2. A 105mm 2.8 Super Multi-Coated Takumar, with original lens caps, lens hood, and hard leather case (on its way).

Now, I just need a CLA for the Spotmatic II (passed down from my father) and I'll have a Pentax kit to vie with my Minoltas and TLRs.

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Old 02-16-2019   #8526
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One LTM-M4/3 adapter and one M-M4/3 adapter. Can't have too many of them.
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I wa looking for a ltm 50 to play with, end up with a nokton 50 1.5....
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Old 02-19-2019   #8528
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A shutter speed tester for my smartphone (up to 1/1000), several plastic trays and a safety lamp for dark room use, Kodak Hypo clearing agent, and a 4x5 contact printing frame.

Most of these are signs that I'm preparing to use & develop J. Lane Dry Plates. First three (9x12) loaded in their holders
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A shutter speed tester for my smartphone (up to 1/1000), several plastic trays and a safety lamp for dark room use, Kodak Hypo clearing agent, and a 4x5 contact printing frame.

Most of these are signs that I'm preparing to use & develop J. Lane Dry Plates. First three (9x12) loaded in their holders
"A shutter speed tester for my smartphone (up to 1/1000)"
Would that be an App??
and if so what one.
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Old 02-20-2019   #8531
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"A shutter speed tester for my smartphone (up to 1/1000)"
Would that be an App??
and if so what one.
Yes, you need an app (mine is simply called Shutter Speed). But the app only with the smartphone uses exclusively its microphone, so you can try to check the speeds by the sound of the opening and closing of the shutter. Usable with leaf shutters at slow speeds, but much more difficult at increasingly faster speeds and with focal plane shutters. So this tester is a light meter plugged to the smartphone, converting the light impulse to sound. Much more easy to use. And it's cheap.
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Old 02-20-2019   #8533
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Something you don’t see everyday! A Mint++++ Ansco Automatic Reflex f 3.5. Really an amazing camera it feels and operates as new, this is a late production camera. I’d like to upgrade the ground glass to a pro hasselblad screen...
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Old 02-20-2019   #8534
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Got the currently trendy (Infinity) Olympus Stylus f3.5 -- first in the line. Seller had said the front cover was "very difficult to close." For $26 delivered, I figured it might be off track, or gritted up, or, something I could easily fix. ALL I had to do was put a battery in it. Apparently, the battery had been run down or removed with the cover open, thus lens slightly extended. I'll test it next week -- hoping the lens has not been messed up by errant attempts to close the cover.
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Old 02-20-2019   #8535
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Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright from blurb.com so I can put together a photo book.
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Old 02-20-2019   #8536
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Last week a Leica TL2body to upgrade my T (may sell that here shortly), and this week a Nikon FA with lens- bought it on a lark from a member here in the classifieds. I love the Nikon FA, I will now have 3 of them. The FA and the F4 are the only Nikon bodies that I have multiples of.
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Old 02-22-2019   #8537
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Leica R4s with Summicron R 50mm - not yet figured out how many cams but I think it's a 3 cam.

I really don't know why I bought it but I did.
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Old 02-22-2019   #8538
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A load of 16GB SD cards, I would have preferred 8GB but they were over twice the price. Given how cheap cards are now I am using them as a write once download and then keep as a back up. At £4 each not that different from the price of a roll of film.
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Old 02-22-2019   #8539
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Old 02-28-2019   #8540
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Old 02-28-2019   #8541
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An autographed copy of a close-up/macro photography book by Mike Moats:

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28mm Elmarit-M 11606. It'll be here tomorrow (maybe).
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Old 02-28-2019   #8543
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Old 03-01-2019   #8544
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Well it's official, I'm now a Nikon fan: after getting two 35s (35/2.5 and 35/1.8 both in LTM) in the last few months, I've just added the 8.5cm / f2 (black) in LTM as well. Pretty soon I'll be habituated to the Nikon aperture direction and will have forgotten the Leica-Way. Now I just have to find the right Nikon 50 to make the turn to the Dark Side complete.
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Pre-ordered the Ricoh GRIII, pix to follow.
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This:
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minor cosmetic blemish, does not affect function (above f.9):
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Old 03-02-2019   #8548
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I bought a new laptop...my old one is too old...it still does what I want to do but it's old and falling apart...a hinge is broken and the battery doen't hold a charge, DVD player doesn't read discs...
I'm just not thrilled with having to learn a new system, but I'm happy I bought it...
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FWIW, this was the dirtiest camera I have ever bought. Now I need to find someone to sort out the shutter and someone to tackle the ERC...


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I like that David!

Apart from the Canon EOS650, I found a very nice nickel Elmar 35mm f3.5 and a Summicron R 35mm f2. I think and I keep saying this, this completes what I want and need by way of lenses and bodies.

I need to track down a reasonable 35mm finder for the Elmar - my Russian turret finder just overwhelms the Leica III - it is much more in proportion with the M3.
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came wrapped in this:
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minor cosmetic blemish, does not affect function (above f.9):
Chipped lens #2 by Mark Bakovic, on Flickr
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it even came with extra bits (the tube and screws at the front of the "group photo") - it had been adapted to use for enlarging with a custom iris-tab-holder-thinghy and blocked collapsawhatsits. Biggest issue is actually not the divot in the flint but the mangled front crown retaining ring: it's cross threaded and too mangled to extract with my spanner, so the element has ~0.5mm play. test photos will go in the 50/3.5 Elmar thread when they're developed & scanned!
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Red and Skylight filters in Bayonet 1 for my YashicaMat, 2 rolls of HP5 35mm-24 to test some cameras that need DX coded film and Heico Perma-wash from B & H.

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Bought a 20 year old Polaroid SprintScan 35 Plus for EUR 35 and a few bucks shipping.

My old PowerMac G4 loves it with an old version of VueScan, took a few reboots and Tadaaa! it was working. Pretty impressed with the 2700dpi and the thing is FAST!

Now I need to find an extra film strip holder, it came with only one and they are flimsy...
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Modern Enlarging Systems Model 2 on DII 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

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Modern Enlarging Systems Model 2 LED Enlarging Head on my venerable 4x5 DII
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Calumet Archival Print Washer 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

This is the Calumet Archival Print Washer I just bought for $250. Weighs a ton when empty, takes seventeen gallons to fill. Mine needs a bit of work but appears OK, 30 day return at the store where I purchased it. I will replace all the clear tubing, and the top right overflow "T" appears bent, maybe it dosen't leak?? We will see soon. This unit will archivally wash twelve 16x20 fiber prints, or 24 8x10s in one go. This was a $650 print wash in it's last years in the Calumet catalog. I think it was made by Gravity Works? A Thing of Beauty in my opinion............

The compartments are sealed so you be almost done washing a set of prints, and then drop in another print freshly loaded with fixer, it won't contaminate the other washing prints. Very cool

The Guy with the sink says his wife wants him to keep it for wet plate. So back to building a custom wood sink............

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Bought a 20 year old Polaroid SprintScan 35 Plus for EUR 35 and a few bucks shipping.

My old PowerMac G4 loves it with an old version of VueScan, took a few reboots and Tadaaa! it was working. Pretty impressed with the 2700dpi and the thing is FAST!

Now I need to find an extra film strip holder, it came with only one and they are flimsy...

I had that scanner too. A real workhorse that I loved. I don't know where mine is today....I think I got rid of it when my various computers (upgrades) stopped supporting SCSI. For a while I had an Adaptec 4920 PCMCIA card to be able to use that scanner. Eventually those slots were eliminated from modern computers as well.

I'm happy and impressed you have a working solution. That scanner will serve you well. I even once replaced the little fluorescent tube in mine to keep it going...an easy job. Well made scanner.
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a 4x5 double plate holder for my Rochester Premo-B camera. Now I will be able to take 4 pictures in each trip, either plates or film (with sheaths)
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Knowing its flaws and that I only shoot stills, I bought a Canon RP. I already have some Canon EF glass and I like its small size and light weight.
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