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Time again to help the homeless... camera.
Old 11-04-2018   #1
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Time again to help the homeless... camera.

Edit: The Olympus goes to lynnb. Perhaps there's something else here that tickles your fancy.
Edit 2: MX and 35-EE have new homes. Minoltina is still available.

Other waifs and strays:
- Pentax MX with SMC-M 40mm f/2.8. Meter kaput; all else working and not too ugly. Fitted with plain matte focussing screen and some no-name metal grip. - goes to Prest_400.
- Minolta Minoltina AL-S. Meter also dead, all else OK. Very pretty little camera. VF a little dim, so best for daytime use, but RF is accurate and shutter working at all speeds. - BernardL claims it.
- Fujica 35-EE (like this). All working, even the meter and autoexposure system. Really a cool camera. - to tuanvinh2000.

Dear all,

Once again I must seek your help in rehousing a homeless camera. Today's needy soul is an Olympus OM-4 Ti. Hasn't been used in well over a year, battery is dead, but I'm pretty sure it's still fully functional. Black paint, cosmetically tidy with wear mainly to the edges, all coverings intact, and all glass and seals tidy. It'll come with a Vivitar Auto Wide-Angle 28mm f/2.5, and my thanks for preventing it going to waste.

I'd like to give priority to someone who a) hasn't had a camera from me before, and b) can pick it up from near Tower Bridge during the working day (a is more important than b), but I'll take all enquiries into consideration.

Oh, and price? Let's see... how about a post with photos taken with this combo? Seems reasonable to me.
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Oh, and price? Let's see... how about a post with photos taken with this combo?
So, you want to give away this combo to someone who already owns it?
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I'll happily give it a new loving home, and pay the postage! Deal, with the photos.
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So, you want to give away this combo to someone who already owns it?
Applicants should also be able to grasp the idea that payment can come after receipt of items.
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Old 11-04-2018   #5
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Applicants should also be able to grasp the idea that payment can come after receipt of items.
LOL! I know someone who'd love it, but getting a payment out of him would take a decade or more, if ever ...

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An OM4Ti? After the small death of my OM-1 that's now at home, it'd be fantastic to make company to a house lacking a classic SLR. Or I could circle it to a student here, I'm getting into more student communities lately.

You remind me I should go and take a look at the work I did with the OM1 and Zuiko 28mm 3.5 = Neat combination.

It's a good excuse to fly towards London indeed, heh.
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Dear ruby.monkey,

hmm... since one of my daughters now has a Nikon with a 24mm lens, I know the other one would also like to have a fine manual SLR with a wide angle

What do you like more: sports photography or nature?
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I can pick up from tower hill, and I can offer a darkroom print in return!!!

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Old 11-04-2018   #10
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After getting an OM-1 that has absolutely and rudely defied me as I try to fix its metering system, I'm really intrigued to try another OM System camera. I've already got two lenses that can go into its new bag... a 50mm f1.8 and a Zuiko zoom that I found in a bag of miscellaneous camera bits at a thrift shop.

Please send it to me and I'll give it a good home.

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How about selling it and giving the money to a homeless charity. Then we'll send you a print for free
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Because I don't want to go through the hassle of selling, and I'm quite happy to give money to charity anyway. The next caretaker, of course, is free to do as he pleases with the camera.

lynnb asked first, so I think it fair that lynnb gets the camera. For everyone else who expressed an interest - many thanks and have a look at the opening post to see if any of the additions might sugar the pill.
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Thanks heaps Jean-Yves, much appreciated! I've PM'd you my address, please let me know what postage costs and your PayPal so I can reimburse you.

I've ordered my first roll of new Ektachrome 100, so that's what I'll put through it. I'll post images from the roll either in this thread or a new one.

Again, many thanks for your generosity.
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Dear ruby.monkey,

I just woke up because my 6 y/o son kicked me out of bed, and now I discover your amendment

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Edit: The Olympus goes to lynnb. Perhaps there's something else here that tickles your fancy.

Other waifs and strays:
- Pentax MX with SMC-M 40mm f/2.8. Meter kaput; all else working and not too ugly. Fitted with plain matte focussing screen and some no-name metal grip. [...]
I'm prepared to adopt this waif and stray

A meterless camera, this is probably even better for my other daughter than a metered one!
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Thanks heaps Jean-Yves, much appreciated! I've PM'd you my address, please let me know what postage costs and your PayPal so I can reimburse you.

I've ordered my first roll of new Ektachrome 100, so that's what I'll put through it. I'll post images from the roll either in this thread or a new one.

Again, many thanks for your generosity.
Congrats, Lynn.
Great move by Jean-Ives!
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Dear ruby.monkey,

I just woke up because my 6 y/o son kicked me out of bed, and now I discover your amendment

I'm prepared to adopt this waif and stray

A meterless camera, this is probably even better for my other daughter than a metered one!
Hi Sumarongi,

'fraid that Prest_400 beat you to it; but the Minoltina is still available - same focal length, much prettier package.
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Hi Sumarongi,

'fraid that Prest_400 beat you to it; but the Minoltina is still available - same focal length, much prettier package.
Good morning dear Jean-Yves,
just before she was walking out of the door for school my daughter in question informed me that she just wants to have the Retina Reflex S that I've bought very recently. Thank you anyways
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I'll be happy to pay the postage (France) for the Minoltina (really pretty) and post the "best of" from the first roll before end of 2018 year. If still available.
It will keep company to my 7SII.
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I'll be happy to pay the postage (France) for the Minoltina (really pretty) and post the "best of" from the first roll before end of 2018 year. If still available.
It will keep company to my 7SII.
It's yours. Please PM me your address.
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Did you check your PM inbox? I provided that information on Tuesday Nov 6, and asked what was the shipping cost, but have not heard from you.

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Old 11-21-2018   #24
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To everyone who is waiting for a camera - my apologies for the delay, and I intend to get everything boxed up this coming weekend and shipped early next week.

Now you might understand why I would never survive as a seller.
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Thanks Jean-Yves. Was wondering if you'd had a health episode; glad to hear you're OK. PM me the postage and your PayPal as soon as you know so I can reimburse you.

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Thanks Jean-Yves, no rush at all. Knowing November is almost over I PMed you for an address change so nothing goes astray. Instead of the Nordic cold, where I haven't really been shooting, the Pentax can get some warm Mediterranean testing over holidays.


I hope you've not been having grief during this time.
Just as Lynn, I'll await for a Paypal so I can cover up the parcel.


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Minoltina arrived during a short trip to Paris. Thank you a lot Jean-Yves. It's even better than I thought. While of course the proof is in the test film, everything seems to be alright. The look is real nice. All shutter speeds work OK (by ear). Rangefinder works, with good contrast between the two images. And this is the first compact rangefinder I see with a DOF scale.

I need your paypal ID. The postage amount is on the post office label. Even more so after seeing the camera in person, I think it is worth more than postage. Have another look at my PM dated 06-Nov.

As concerns my pledge to "post the best of from the first roll before end of 2018" year, I apply for extra time, in view of now being already mid-December.
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OM4-Ti arrived at the same time BernardL's Minoltina arrived, and I've put a test roll of APX100 through before putting the Ektachrome 100 through.. it seemed appropriate to take a beauty portrait with this beautiful camera - I hope you like her. Thanks Jean-Yves!

I'll post more pictures to this thread as I process them. Please let me know your Paypal as well so I can reimburse postage.

Again, many thanks!


bashful beauty, Om4-Ti OM Zuiko 35mm f/2 APX100 in Rodinal 1+50.
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Oh, she's a beauty all right.
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Summer in Australia with an OM4-Ti + OM Zuiko 35mm f/2, APX100 in Rodinal 1+50
Manly beach, Sydney, December 16. Around 29C, humid with afternoon thunderstorms.



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Oi, a bit concerned how one made it to OZ before my adopted one in Europe! Having a hectic days on the move. Gladly would cover up postage and more.

Jean-Yves, don't know if you got the address change and posted it to Spain. If it was posted to the Swedish adress I'll just check with the Post office before leaving. Hope it doesn't bounce around.


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My apologies - check your PMs, it's on its way. The Olympus has a week or two head start.
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Pentax MX is in the house. This is a really nice and hefty camera that will be put out to good use. With the 40mm it makes for a nice and compact classic SLR setup. Thank you very much Jean-Yves!

Spending my Xmas break in the Mediterranean so quite good light available, but all in all might not do as much shooting as planned or possible.
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Carried the Minoltina with me since a few days but no proper opportunities for photos. On Thursday drove down to the campus and found it under low-lying fog. Took a few pics. APX-100 (real one or not??) Rodinal 1:25 [email protected]C.



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Bernard, those are really nice fog photos. Well done.
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Lynn,
Thank you and glad you liked them.

Jean-Yves wrote:
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Lovely photos. You're all putting these cameras to far better use than I did.
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Finally - cross-posted from the Ektachrome 100 thread - first roll of Ektachrome I've ever taken, with my new OM4-Ti! Thanks Jean-Yves!

OM4-Ti
OM Zuiko 35mm f/2
New Kodak Ektachrome 100
exposed +2/3EV
Noritsu lab scan 2400dpi jpg
Minor tone adjustments and sharpening. Nil colour adjustments.
Locations: Manly beach, Sydney, summer 2019; and a local cafe.









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Lucky Aussies! seem to spend all their time at the beach. Nice pics, but somehow i like better you beach pics in b/w. My favorite is the last.

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To avoid that the meter will place the sand on Zone V? Or to achieve that Massimo Vitali look?
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To avoid that the meter will place the sand on Zone V?
Yep. Also seems to be the collective wisdom on the Ektachrome 100 thread. Thanks for your comment.
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