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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #9001
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I haven't quite yet. Have some PanF+ in my cart at B&H, and wondering about how long it's gonna be before I can get the Ilford Ortho in 35 and 120 from them. I LOVE ortho film. I don't know how to describe what it is about it that works. Something in the space between highlights and upper midtowns that gets stretched out and bleached, so it's a histogram of stripes. really narrow stripes. Ortho is more like drawing.

I'll probably order Monday. Still not sure what.

I've got some XX and some money from selling off some stuff on apug.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #9002
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What that REALLY means, (in the absence of a receipt) is that they messed around with it and it seems to work OK.

"Shutter clicks? Check.
Dials turn? Check.
Back opens and latches properly? Check." = "serviced and working well"
Shutter didnt even click...
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #9003
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Just count yourself lucky it's going back ! Yet, and this is a big yet , the lens can produce some excellent photos ( be careful what you wish for ) . They can drive you nuts . Peter

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A VERY old, c.1892, Blair Folding Hawk-Eye No.2, a 5x7 camera that still "somehow" works, although the back is half-crumbling and there are some leaks. And the archaic Bausch & Lomb Iris leaf shutter could only be trusted in T mode. But I have managed to take some interior-some-seconds-long shoots that look promising.








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I just bought a Voigtländer Ultron 35mm f2 while in Japan and I love love love it. If only it had the 2.5/35 II's focusing tab...
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That looks fun carbo 73!

I have had a good few months, but I succumbed today to a Voigtlander Bessa RF with 105mm Heliar f3.5 (IIRC). I was sorely tempted by an art deco Zeiss Super Ikonta 530/2 in similar condition but ultimately I've never really bonded with my Super Ikonta 534/16's tessar.
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Sold some work and have some paid shoots coming up, so I sprung for a 90 Summarit off KEH; waiting for it tomorrow to see how I like it/what a 'BGN' grade lens looks like.

Ironically, I'll be less than a mile from their warehouse on Sunday, but I didn't want to drag my SO to yet another camera store (don't think they have an actual storefront but they do pickup orders).

I've had a 90 Tele-Elmarit for some time now, but I never really got on with it as well as I wanted. Had DAG look at it, but it always seemed very soft to me.
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... Yet, and this is a big yet , the lens can produce some excellent photos ( be careful what you wish for ) . They can drive you nuts . Peter

Not sure whether I should be wondering what happened to the bellows or wondering why the camera is apparently on the roof.
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Not sure whether I should be wondering what happened to the bellows or wondering why the camera is apparently on the roof.

My guess, and it's nothing more, is that no one was in when the delivery man came knocking at the door...


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The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of engineering beauty. I just wish the vendor had mentioned slow slow shutter speeds, this level of non-disclosure especially from dealers drives me nuts. Lens is immaculate though as is camera.

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I've got an Olympus Stylus (µ) on the way from a local Facebook Marketplace seller. It looks to be in good shape, but she couldn't confirm as she didn't have a battery. But I only paid half the going rate on ebay. A gamble, in other words. I'm expecting maybe the flash will be bad; we'll see.

I'm expecting a Nikon FM2N today, that'll be my super-reliable back-up body to my FG. Also: Five 36 exp. rolls of Kodak XX in 35 mm. Everybody seems to just LOVE this film; I wanted to give it a go. ASA 250 does seem like kind of a sweet spot, for my kind of shooting.

Reloadable plastic screw-top 35 mm cartridges later this week, on which I'll load some Fomapan 400. I took a gamble and bought a whole 100' bulk roll, based on how much I like the Fomapan 100.
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I should add that I just sold (at the cost of shipping) a non-working Yashica Electro 35 GSN and an Olympus OM-G with a sticking 2nd shutter curtain. Couldn't bear to throw them away, so went to the trouble of shipping them to interested parties. Got a nice Canon FTb and a few lenses on the block.
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I had the desire to have it, and yes: Nikonos V orange with 35mm. f/2.5
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I had the desire to have it, and yes: Nikonos V orange with 35mm. f/2.5
One thing you'll discover is just how sharp that 35/2.5 lens is - it's very good, one of Nikon's best.

Another thing you'll discover is that the Nikonos will keep the shutter open for many seconds, if necessary, to get a proper exposure. It's measuring light directly off the film.

I think the viewfinder display of shutter speeds is clever, as well.
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