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Old 02-10-2017   #1
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Wink Canon P

Have been wanting one for years, last night had trouble sleeping. Had surgery Thursday morning, and it turned out to be much more complicated. Any way was in ebay bought a P. 50mm 1.8 and 135mm 3.5. this morning was telling wife and got the look and head shake. I blamed it on pain meds

I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.
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Old 02-10-2017   #2
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Give the 135 3.5 a try wide open for portraits. Although a bit weird on an RF shoot some portraits wide open and you'll love it -look it up on the gallery.

The P is a phenomenal camera though, you'll love it and with those lenses you have one hell of a setup!
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Awesome camera, congrats!
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Old 02-10-2017   #4
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Good for you. Enjoy it for a long time!
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Nice camera, very pretty too.

Now you need a 35mm lens to complete your kit.
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Old 02-11-2017   #6
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Nice camera, very pretty too.

Now you need a 35mm lens to complete your kit.
Just bought a Canon Serenar 1:3.5 35mm.

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Old 02-11-2017   #7
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Just bought a Canon Serenar 1:3.5 35mm.

David
I have a Canon 35/2.8 Serenar myself, extremely sharp in the center even at f/2.8 , sharpens edge about 5.6

With the 35/2.8 , 1 second @ f/2.8, on Kodak UltraTec (ISO 6)



Heard not-so-good things about the 35/1.8

Funny thing is with the 35/2.8, is that I love it adapted on my digital (Gives me a 70mm equivalent focal length, sharpest I got in the center, and love it for long exposures at night when stopping down to 5.6 or 8)

Does this on my Olympus E-M5 at f/8:

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Old 02-12-2017   #8
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Enjoy your Canon P and lenses! I've always liked Canon, and have a lot of the LTM lenses. They all can take nice photos.
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Old 02-23-2017   #9
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Congrats one90guy!

After I got my P, I sold my M's.

No regrets - still USING the P.
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Old 02-23-2017   #10
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I tried out a P quite recently. Unfortunately I had to return it because of shutter curtain sync issues( banding seen at certain speeds ) I thought it was a real beauty of camera. The viewfinder whilst nowhere near as clear as an M was still more than useable. It also looked very elegant especially with my Canon 35f2 LTM attached. It handled wonderfully.
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Had surgery on the 9th of this month so for now all I can do is fondle and dream of wonderful photos to come. I do believe it will replace my old standby, a Yashica Lynx.

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Had surgery on the 9th of this month so for now all I can do is fondle and dream of wonderful photos to come. I do believe it will replace my old standby, a Yashica Lynx.

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I hope you convalesce successfully soon enough and be up and about to burn some film through that Canon P and try the different focal length lenses for it.
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I bought a nice Canon P few months ago, and I use it more than my Leicas M. The only thing I advise you to buy is a Tom Abrahamson quiet shutter button. It will give you at least one stop extra. The shooting will be as smooth, you will not feel it.
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Another round of meds, and who knows what you'll end up with.

Get better, and while you convalesce make a list of all the shots you want to take. It's a great handling camera.

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Another round of meds, and who knows what you'll end up with.

Get better, and while you convalesce make a list of all the shots you want to take. It's a great handling camera.

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Pain meds and ebay are a dangerous combination. Could not stand the laying around so got out yesterday and refilled bird feeder then took dog for a walk. Last night was a bummer and really paying for it now. Have already had a several lectures from the wife

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But have been looking at the Russian M39 lens, wow never realized the range of lens from there, back to searching for a unknown jewel.
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The pain meds work best when you see the wife coming.

frankly, I think that's why pain meds are addictive..... the wife!
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Take your time and heal well. (Takes longer than it used to )

I've had good luck with Rooski lenses. Have a J-8 that's as sharp as anything I've ever used... a little soft on contrast, tho.
My favorites on the P are are a Canon 50/1.8 and a CV 35/2.8.

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I like the Soviet lenses, just not the cameras so much. Though more innovative than the Leica III series, they don't hold up as well.

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The pain meds work best when you see the wife coming.

frankly, I think that's why pain meds are addictive..... the wife!
LOL so true.

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Take your time and heal well. (Takes longer than it used to )

I've had good luck with Rooski lenses. Have a J-8 that's as sharp as anything I've ever used... a little soft on contrast, tho.
My favorites on the P are are a Canon 50/1.8 and a CV 35/2.8.

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Yes years do make a difference, if I had know I was going to live this long would have taken better care of myself in the early years.
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