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Old 08-25-2013   #1
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Won a Samoca 35 LE with a D. Ezumar 2.8 lens in good condition with working meter. Does not seem to be a lot of information out there about this brand. Found some who praised the lens and others who gave it low marks. Anyone have any experience with one of these? I have started a roll of film through it, hope to finish it this week.

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Dear David,

Can't remember which model mine is but it's very much of its time: neither awful nor stellar: so by modern standards, mediocre. The lens is great if you're expecting crap and rather better than OK if you're a bit more realistic in your expectations. But if you're expecting better than average performance, no, it is no "unknown gem".

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LOL that was what I was expecting, neat looking little camera. The shipping was double the cost of the camera but was I was hoping for a "Unknown Gem". Still looking forward to seeing the results of the first roll.

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got three around here somewhere.. average seems to be the consensus..on the plus side they are very easy to work on, even my son managed to pull one apart and put it back together mostly in workable condition
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got three around here somewhere.. average seems to be the consensus..on the plus side they are very easy to work on, even my son managed to pull one apart and put it back together mostly in workable condition
I had the same experience! It was my first at home camera repair, and it went so well I was inspired to try my hand with other cameras. I have the Samoca III with original hood (with case) + filter set. It's currently not working, but I'm sure I could fix it myself. Get one and play with it! Mine was capable of making images that surprise me even today. I'll link a sample if I can find one.

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I had the same experience! It was my first at home camera repair, and it went so well I was inspired to try my hand with other cameras. I have the Samoca III with original hood (with case) + filter set. It's currently not working, but I'm sure I could fix it myself. Get one and play with it! Mine was capable of making images that surprise me even today. I'll link a sample if I can find one.

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I would like to see some photos from your Samoca, I do like the viewfinder and focus patch.

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David,

Here are a couple shots from the Samoca. It's rather sharp under the right circumstances. Enjoy!

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Hi Andy
Thanks for posting the pics, I like what I see. Looks like number 2 was taken straight into the sun. Wanted to use it today but we have had rain all day.

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