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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 19:31
I saw this immaculate Pentax MG in a junk shop today. Shutter fired straight away. Complete with lens, for 10.00.

Hope it makes it to a good home where it'll be used and cherished.



Best wishes,

Andrew

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Robert Adams
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mlody125

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 20:23
Hi Andrew, where is that shop? I always wanted to start shooting with film camera and this could be a good starting point

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 23/12/2015 - 20:32
mlody125 wrote:
Hi Andrew, where is that shop? I always wanted to start shooting with film camera and this could be a good starting point

It's in Minehead, in the west of Somerset. I'm not sure it would be great choice for an enthusiast as it's auto-aperture only. You can't set shutter speeds manually. From memory, I think Canon produced something similar around the same time. They were probably intended as a first step into SLR photography.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

davidwozhere

Link Posted 24/12/2015 - 00:51
There are more of them on Ebay than you can shake a stick at. Normally, it's a case of "buy a lens - get a free camera!" I just bought a very old Hoya 25-42mm macro that has turned out to be a stunner - it had a perfectly good Spotmatic SP500 hanging on the end of it.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 24/12/2015 - 06:49
davidwozhere wrote:
There are more of them on Ebay than you can shake a stick at. Normally, it's a case of "buy a lens - get a free camera!" I just bought a very old Hoya 25-42mm macro that has turned out to be a stunner - it had a perfectly good Spotmatic SP500 hanging on the end of it.

I'm not in favour of buying old cameras as paper-weights, but what a cheap opportunity for anyone wanting to shoot film. The Spotmatic was my all time favourite film camera.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

davidtrout

Link Posted 24/12/2015 - 13:07
The Spotmatic was indeed a very good film camera, the pros used them on the newspapers I worked for and that's why I upgraded to one from a Zenit. The press photographers had Spotmatic 1000s, mine was a slightly cheaper SP500 because its advertised top speed was 500th/sec. In fact mine also fired at 1000th/sec so I reckon I got a bargain.
My all time favourite film camera was the MX.
David
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Dingo

Link Posted 25/12/2015 - 07:05
Have a K1000 and a mz5 and 50 that don't get much use these days, shame really, as they are still in great condition.
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