My Original S3 bought 1961 -- a Reunion!

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I told the story. of how I was given back my Original S3 bought 1961 in the 'Forum' -- and I have renovated it and USED it again !
12/12/2016 - 13:35Peter Elgar
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Link Posted 12/12/2016 - 17:12
This morning and early afternoon I was in Montalcino (embedded in the fog) taking BW traditional photos with my LX and Kodak TMAX film...I'm glad you're still using this DIAMOND


Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 17:09
Haven't used my S3 yet - it'll just have to wait to take its turn! Doesn't it feel good when you've returned an oldie to a clean, gleaming state?

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Last Edited by pauljay on 21/12/2016 - 17:10

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 26/12/2016 - 15:33
Paul -- I had a look at your collection ! Drool Drool ! They all look as if they have been taken out of the box ! I bet you didn't have to do Floodlit Football on a Cold, Wet December afternoon with any of them as I had to !
I did a Video on the re-furbishment and show some actual old prints taken with it -- you can see it here :

I have also several OTHER PENTAX Vids further down !
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
Last Edited by Peter Elgar on 26/12/2016 - 15:38


Link Posted 20/04/2017 - 03:04
Great video, Peter. Almost took the punge into a K1000 in 1978 when I bought my first SLR. Opted for the then brand new MX. One service, three batteries and 40 years later MX still firing on all cylinders, predating my LX and a couple of more recent DSLR's the MX is still my very favourite camera.
Bodies: MX, LX, *ist D, K-50, KP

Optics: SMC Takumar 28-80mm 3.5-4, SMC Takumar 80-200 4, SMC M200mm 2.8, SMC A28mm 2.8mm, SMC A50mm 1.7, SMC A100mm 2.8 macro, DA10-17mm 3.5-4.5 Fisheye, DA18-55mm II 3.5-5.6, DA50-200mm 4-5.6
Last Edited by mckendrick on 20/04/2017 - 03:05
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