What's your latest acquisition?


Crossed-up

Link Posted 09/03/2021 - 21:20
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Crossed-up wrote:
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womble wrote:
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Something I got a couple of days ago - a very nice M42 set consisting of an ES and 35mm, 55mm and 135mm Takumars, all in close to mint condition and for just €40. The ES case is in lovely condition too.

Lovely. I'm very fond of my ES. I must get around to changing the light seals. I bought a kit last year and still haven't done it.

Unfortunately I've found that the mirror and aperture lever stick a lot in this ES. The shutter moves fine, but after most shots the mirror stays stuck up and the aperture remains at what is set on the ring. I've already changed the mirror bumper so it's not that.

Not sure if this helps. The article suggest the problem may relate to a sticky cog requiring a clean and lube:

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I wanted to say thanks again for this - I did it yesterday with the ES and it's now running smoothly with no jams. I also tried a battery in it and the electronics seem to be fine, so I'm very happy with my new camera, especially as it was better than free since I've sold of the three lenses for three times what I paid for them plus the camera.



It's great to hear you got it running smoothly again, I know you'll put it to good use
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womble

Link Posted 10/03/2021 - 09:12
Good news re: the ES. Enjoy!
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Pwynnej

Link Posted 10/03/2021 - 11:17
Epson V850 Pro scanner.

I did have a Nikon Coolscan until earlier this year but as I had a lot of 645 images I wanted the Epson...
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7,FAs 24, 31,35/2, 50 1.4, 77, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

leep

Link Posted 13/03/2021 - 15:13
A nice Metz fit in the pocket flash.
Ordered (standard delivery) from SRS 2pm Thursday arrived 8.15 am Friday.

Aitch53

Link Posted 13/03/2021 - 18:37
Pwynnej wrote:
Epson V850 Pro scanner.

I did have a Nikon Coolscan until earlier this year but as I had a lot of 645 images I wanted the Epson...

Whereas I could only afford a Plustek 8100 OpticFilm Scanner. Which is currently in the hands of ParcelForce, so should be here next week...
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
Last Edited by Aitch53 on 13/03/2021 - 18:37

Pwynnej

Link Posted 13/03/2021 - 19:46
I thought Staines was posh, hence for the push to be renamed St Aines upon Thames and you could afford anything
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7,FAs 24, 31,35/2, 50 1.4, 77, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon
Last Edited by Pwynnej on 13/03/2021 - 19:46

Lubbyman

Link Posted 13/03/2021 - 20:37
Some parts of St Aines upon Thames must be posh - my sister-in-law's parents live there...

Steve

womble

Link Posted 14/03/2021 - 10:29
Reminds me of St Evenage in Hertfordshire. I still like the name it was given in the late 1940s of Silkingrad...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 16/03/2021 - 21:45
Just bought off evilbay a Pentax Program A and Pentax-A 50mm f1.7

Was up for BIN £40 and £4 P&P

I ummed and ah'd for about 20 minutes as it showed in the images a smashed up filter on the front of the lens but decided to pull the trigger and buy.

The seller messaged me saying that someone had "brushed past it and knocked the lens"

Yeah right! Can't brush past a lens casually and smash the filter like that!

Anyway, I get a message after the sale is completed saying they were going to change the price to £50 BIN. I ignore this message. I get another message saying would I pay another £10! I reply and say thanks but no thanks etc.

I hope its coming and on its way
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 17/03/2021 - 01:50
Hmm. I could not have had a more different experience. Just bought a Manfrotto 410Jnr. geared head off a guy on E Bay who couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Not far off mint, boxed and £120. Wow. I really recommend these things. It makes for several orders of magnitude difference with heavy lenses!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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womble

Link Posted 17/03/2021 - 09:20
davidwozhere wrote:
Hmm. I could not have had a more different experience. Just bought a Manfrotto 410Jnr. geared head off a guy on E Bay who couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Not far off mint, boxed and £120. Wow. I really recommend these things. It makes for several orders of magnitude difference with heavy lenses!

I've been thinking about getting a geared head. Trying to get the camera absolutely level using a normal three-way head is a right PITA.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 17/03/2021 - 09:20
cardiffgareth wrote:

Anyway, I get a message after the sale is completed saying they were going to change the price to £50 BIN. I ignore this message. I get another message saying would I pay another £10! I reply and say thanks but no thanks etc.

Wow
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

womble

Link Posted 17/03/2021 - 13:35
cardiffgareth wrote:
Anyway, I get a message after the sale is completed saying they were going to change the price to £50 BIN. I ignore this message. I get another message saying would I pay another £10! I reply and say thanks but no thanks etc.

I suspect this breaks many ebay rules...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 17/03/2021 - 16:25
She was a new ebayer and this was her 2nd listing. I explained I had taken a punt on it but knew it could be knackered as clearly its been dropped. She was fine and said she understood. Don't get if you don't ask I suppose. Let's hope it doesn't get withdrawn from sale as it's developed a fault or something!

Geared heads! I have the Benro geared head. Great for fine tuning your composition but dang it's slow if you're in a hurry
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

My Flickr
My PPG
My 500px

womble

Link Posted 17/03/2021 - 21:50
cardiffgareth wrote:
Geared heads! I have the Benro geared head. Great for fine tuning your composition but dang it's slow if you're in a hurry

Between using the 5x4, the shift lens or my pinhole camera I am rarely in a hurry. I have the normal three-way head as well, so I can always swap about depending on what I'm planning to be photographing.

I have an excellent collection of photos of the rear end of some critter leaving the frame...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
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