Bought on a Whim


annieogg

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 10:50
I should really stay off ebay on payday
Just bought a pentax ME super body to play with. I have a 50 mm 1.7 lens I got from ebay a few weeks ago. paid 25.99 for the camera and when i got the lens I won it for 30 so not expensive.
The main reason its a whim is because I'm notorious for exposing a roll of film then throwing it a drawer.I have a couple of toy cameras and a pentax 110 all of which I have been using but only had 1 film processed from my holga and 3 that had been thrown in the draw years ago. Think I'm a hopeless case. The upside is I have fun and the "old" film can have some interesting colour casts and the surprise of what's on the film makes it a bit like opening a birthday pressie.
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Pentax K-5 18-55mm Tamron 70-300mm
Pentax 35mm
a few filters Manfrotto tripod and monopod Silk tripod and a bumbling approach on how to use them

johnriley

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 12:52
Well you're lucky to win an auction! I've been struggling to find a nice film body at a reasonable price.

I have been given a totally wrecked Sper A, so we'll see how much it will cost to have it put in order again. It's on its way for a quote now.
Best regards, John

fatspider

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 14:02
If you buy things on a whim I better get to that camera fair before you then

Nice price on the 1.7 though.
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annieogg

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 16:33
The body was a buy it now at 25 from pics looked in good condition and description said working and a new battery fitted for the meter so remans to be seen. The lens I won I seemed to be the only bidder so that was a worry lol but I have had it a couple of weeks now and I have tried it on the K5 and its in good nick any faults with the photos is the photographers fault not the lens.
Alan I wouldn't worry about the camera fair unless its just after the 15th of the month, payday.
All roads roam to Leeds
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Pentax K-5 18-55mm Tamron 70-300mm
Pentax 35mm
a few filters Manfrotto tripod and monopod Silk tripod and a bumbling approach on how to use them

bobmartin

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 09:11
johnriley wrote:
Well you're lucky to win an auction! I've been struggling to find a nice film body at a reasonable price.

I have been given a totally wrecked Sper A, so we'll see how much it will cost to have it put in order again. It's on its way for a quote now.

I've got two SFX bodies that have been gathering dust for years.. make me an offer !!

johnriley

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 09:51
Thanks bobmartin, but loooking for a manual focus body. Unfortunately I'm not very keen on the pre-MZ series AF bodies.

Do appreciate the thought though!
Best regards, John
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