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Old 03-11-2019   #41
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This is how I fixed my Elan IIe sticky shutter.

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Old 03-11-2019   #42
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^Thanks for the link Kofe, I 'll try this.
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Thanks Alkis! I look upon my two EOS purchases as cheap experiments. If they fail I'll be out a few quid, no more. I can't see any justification for paying over the odds for an old electronic camera that may well indeed fail. I use the term bangernomics from old cars - when you have thousands at stake you defend the investment, but not when you have 50.

My EOS5 has been posted today and I am back at home, so I hope to give it a whirl soon.
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Still waiting for the Canon EOS 5 that was sent economy, but I've made one lens purchase which arrived this morning. That being a 40mm f2.8 STM pancake (ok Pancake day was last week, but I was out and thought I ought to make up for it). Lots of them about so no great expense, and it turned up in mint condition.

No photos as yet taken, but the autofocus is fast and very silent with the 650. I noticed recently that my ageing old eyes in low light are causing me to miss the occasional focus point using manual cameras, and thought for a nice little walkround/street lens this would be ideal. Can't wait to try it, especially on the 5.
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I've only read good stuff about the 40/2.8 and often thought about getting one but I have quite a few EF primes as it is. Let us know how you find it in real use. It will certainly make for a neat package with the EOS 5. Have fun.
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The 40/2.8 photos I see on Flickr have really nice, smooth bokeh. I want one eventually.

New lenses on old bodies is as fun as old lenses on new bodies. I’m looking at the 40mm, the 50/1.8 STM, and 35/1.8 IS.
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You guys are making me want to fish my EOS out of the closet. I had an EOS 650 for years that died when a toddler pulled it off a table, but the digital era had begun and I didn't get a replacement for many years. I've since gotten two replacements, another EOS 650 that is effortless to use on muscle memory alone, and an EOS Elan IIe. Yeah, time to pop a battery and some film into one and make some art....


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You guys are making me want to fish my EOS out of the closet........
I pulled out my old EOS RT. Luv the pellicle mirror. Think I'll shoot a roll of something this weekend.

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Tri-x loaded in my 1V for the weekend too, 35/2 up front. Yum.
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Splendid to see such enthusiasm! I've run a third of a roll of Tmax through so far as a result of a trip to the local garage for an MOT for my Alfa* (they are good friends and let me wander at will - I even act as tester's assistant). Mostly all shot in low light at wide open to test the bokeh and the low light focus. It's such a fast little camera, and as always I compensate for the f2.8 by pushing the film two stops - so a good test for the metering.

* for the first time in known history, the Alfa developed no faults on the way there or back and performed flawlessly with no advisories. The last time I took it up there for an air-con re-gas - all 300 yards - it developed one airbag failure and one lambda sensor fault on the way home.
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Splendid to see such enthusiasm! I've run a third of a roll of Tmax through so far as a result of a trip to the local garage for an MOT for my Alfa* (they are good friends and let me wander at will - I even act as tester's assistant). Mostly all shot in low light at wide open to test the bokeh and the low light focus. It's such a fast little camera, and as always I compensate for the f2.8 by pushing the film two stops - so a good test for the metering.

* for the first time in known history, the Alfa developed no faults on the way there or back and performed flawlessly with no advisories. The last time I took it up there for an air-con re-gas - all 300 yards - it developed one airbag failure and one lambda sensor fault on the way home.
I had an Alfa 156 v6 sportswagon a good few years ago loved it great to drive but the electronics drove me crazy! My wife still jokes everytime we see an alfa "I bet he has lots of lights on his dashboard!"
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The stories I could bore you with. After months of a misfire that would trigger the alarming warning of engine control system failure, limp mode and constant sounding throughout a drive, it was finally cured. An hour of alarm free driving enjoying the 3.2 V6 and then it all started again, constant warnings, alarms etc - for a number plate light that hadn't even gone.

It's going to be for sale soon...
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The stories I could bore you with. After months of a misfire that would trigger the alarming warning of engine control system failure, limp mode and constant sounding throughout a drive, it was finally cured. An hour of alarm free driving enjoying the 3.2 V6 and then it all started again, constant warnings, alarms etc - for a number plate light that hadn't even gone.

It's going to be for sale soon...
Dear Charles, and you as well Fraser,

Here in the States we joke about the electrical systems of British cars. It's good to see that other countries export their troubles onto unknowing souls, as I thought British cars sent to the US of A were merely paybacks for that revolution?

Please know I'm just kidding!

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Ha Ha Tim, to be fair we supplied all our former colonies with the same rubbish. Hence why they all now drive Japanese.

With electrics it was for good reason Lucas became known as the Prince of Darkness.

Only my Citroen XMs were more unreliable than my Alfa. But that V6 engine.
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By coincidence my delayed EOS5 turned up today just after I started developing the first roll shot on the 40mm pancake on my EOS650. A very nice blend of low light, high contrast and normal daylight shot on Tmax 400 pushed to 1600 and developed in Tmax 1:4.

First things first, the sole viefinder focus point on the 650 did bias me towards making the subject centre frame, so I've done a bit of cropping. The metering is extremely accurate and the AF rapid and spot on. The 40mm f2.8 is a joy, a really useful focal length and the results really pleased me. The only drawback, probably not a lens for shooting real lions, but statues at Stowe, no problem.

The ones inside were shot wide open at f2.8, the ones outside at f16. The lens is very pleasing in rendering, sharp as a tack and not at all fiddly to focus manually. I can't wait to try it on the EOS5 when I master that.

So, my first impressions of the EOS film cameras and glass - what took me so long, and why are they so cheap - totally excellent!


David, the MOT tester and all round good chap - I added a stop for the light contrast, and could probably have added half more, post has got 90% of the way there.



A pleasing girly mug in a macho garage



The Busso V6 in the Alfa



Billy and Matt at Project Shop



The Stoic lion, a little too close for comfort!

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Already got the EOS 3 calibrated for eye position AF. Very neat!
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