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Old 01-03-2009   #401
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I use this camera often and it never misses a beat.
What amazes me is people actually like having their picture taken with it.

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Paid too much for it. Oh well.

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Paid too much for it. Oh well.
Gorgeous though!
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Fdigital, super nice F3/T!
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Fdigital, super nice F3/T!
I wish it was mine! It's actually Kents (kjoosten) - I just quoted his post.
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Old 01-04-2009   #407
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All tricked out...

Here's my F in "1968 journalism" mode...

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Paid too much for it. Oh well.

Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous!
Mine is well beaten, in fact all my T's are well beaten... and the No-T's too... so is Life!
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The Black one!
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My good friend from the seventies! - FT2......the whiskey's pretty good too! Cheers, Dave.
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hks3sgte, that is a nice selection of Canons; especially that nice early FTb. I recently traded an EOS A2E & a 35-135 zoom for my second FTbN - that is MUCH nicer than my old one - and a 35/2 chrome nose. It's funny as I had sold that lens to him & regretted it

I find I turn to that combo quite often right now as it's so solid & reliable. Good meter, too!

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Old 01-06-2009   #414
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Man those R8/R9 are so gorgeous. Some people think they're ugly... If my DSLR looked like that I'd be stoked.
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Second the vote on the R8s.
Great, unique design. They seem a bit unwieldy and heavy (compared to my Digilux 3), but I'd be willing to give 'em a try!
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Man those R8/R9 are so gorgeous. Some people think they're ugly... If my DSLR looked like that I'd be stoked.
Ah, yes. The Hunchback of Solms. ;-)

I really like my R8. The ergonomics truly are first rate. All of the controls are in the exact right place. You could run this camera with your eyes closed. It also happens to be one nice looking piece of gear.

I only have a few complaints.

The shutter speed dial turns far too easily and will change settings unless you are carefull. I often lock it down with a piece of gaffers tape.

The R8 is a little on the heavy side, especially with the Winder. It's a lot of mass to quickly raise to your eye, even with a 35 or 50.

It's a rather bulky camera and you really need the Winder to get the most out of it. Even something like an SL looks trim in comparison. It dwarfs something like an R6.2, so it's not exactly an additional camera you toss in the bag without much of a thought.

The viewfinder is the brightest around, but I really wish the eye piece was round like on a Nikon F or the new S2. Eyes are round, not square... But then again this is a complaint I have about almost all cameras out there...

I wish the Winder used AA batteries, instead of the much more expensive CR2(?). You can get an additional battery pack, but it adds bulk and weight.

The matrix meter is pretty good, but starting to show its age, especially in comparison to something like Nikon's 1005 point RGB metering system, which is pretty close to sorcery.

No serious weathersealing. So, far no problems, but it is something you need to keep in mind under severe conditions.

But never the less it is a great camera and I really enjoy it.
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I'm new here, I actually like SLRs . This is one of my favorite toys, acquired about 25 years ago.
I always wanted an F with an action finder. How bright is the image with one of those?
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I haven't seen a pic of a Pentax for a while. Here's the K20D with the 21mm pancake lens.

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Thats my cup of beer!
I love the setup K20D + Da21 for walking in the highlands of scotland!
Great camera! Chris, you should try the DA35 lens and the FA135 (if you not yet tried it). Leica lens feeling!

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Yes... I finally have it.

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Arran, congratulations! That looks really clean. The OM-3 had a mechanical shutter, I think. Does that mean no auto-exposure? Just like the OM-1 then? Will this be a user?
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Arran, congratulations! That looks really clean. The OM-3 had a mechanical shutter, I think. Does that mean no auto-exposure? Just like the OM-1 then? Will this be a user?
Thanks Chris
Yep, full mechanical shutter on the OM3, like the OM1 but with 1/200th shutter speed and 3200iso, plus some pretty advanced metering options too. You're right though, no fancy program modes etc.
I bought this camera unseen. It came up on a major dealer site listed very cheap (cheapest i've seen on the net in the last 2 years of looking). I bought it straight away without asking any questions, and took bit of a gamble. I assumed it'd be a little rough, which suited me as i wished to use it. However when it arrived, the damn thing was near mint and one of the nicest cameras i've ever layed my hands on (the black finish is different to the OM1 an OM2 aswell). I'm actually a little scared ot use it now. You dont come across them every day.
I've decided that i'll be using it for some indoor portrait work though and use its selective spot metering. That way i can keep it off the street
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better than any leica i've ever used.
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Really happy with this baby, together with my Leica M3 it's a perfect combination for any kind of shooting.
Now I'm saving up for large format 8x10"

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Nikon F90x. Got it from Henrys.ca via eBay for $50 US! Cheap! (lens wasn't included.)

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pesphoto, looks like you have a lot of cleaning to do on that Konica gear! A lot of the Konica lenses are great.
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pesphoto, looks like you have a lot of cleaning to do on that Konica gear! A lot of the Konica lenses are great.
haha,youre right. It had been sitting around for quite a while collecting that dust. Those are right outta the camera bag.
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Here mine are. They look kind of rough but they work fantastically. Notice the top of the Minolta. It was like that when I bought it, but operates perfectly.
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The reason for the 50mm Nikon lens on the E-500? I'm using it for Keith's 14 day one camera one lens challenge.
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I have both; the lens is awesome,and the SL35 will break one day.
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The Rolleiflex SLR cameras are notorious for breaking down. Basically, you can count in it to occur. Spare parts are getting hard to find. I have five SL35 cameras; three of them are for spare parts. The other two have been repaired.
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Mike--beautiful Nikon stuff! Thanks for posting...
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Looks like a lens hood stored in reverse.

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