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Vintage Pentax K1000


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Mark Win

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I was recently given this little workhorse and im looking forward to using it, 1978 Model i believe I Will probably only use Black and White film..

What old cameras do you have and maybe still use?

 

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I went on a Olympus buying string not long ago.

 

OM1n

OM2n

OM4

Winder II

2-50mm 1.8

2-28mm 3.5

35mm 2.0 (rare and great)

135mm 3.5

 

I love film 

 

Peace



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Pentax ME Super which I use regularly with B/W film in it.



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I have ME Super too, as well a Pentax MZ-50. Small (or actually huge) problem with MZ-50 - drains the batteries like my wallet money! :) didn't actually get a chance to test it. But ME Super is a nice camera. And it looks like it was pretty advanced in its time.Have a few lenses as well, 50mm 1.7 Chinon, Sigma 28mm Mini Wide 2 f2.8 and a Tamron adaptall 35-70mm CF.
Only thing, that i don't really know how to use the flash really well, but i hope that will come with time. Digital in this case is much easier and cheaper. :)

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Maybe anyone knows anything about this flash on the pic, cause i tried to find any info on it - very unsuccessful.
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Im only jumping into my camera as well so could'nt give any tips yet ,.. As for flash, my intentions are going to be black and white compositions without flash.. well for now anyway.. :)



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Yeah, black and white is what i am thinking about with film camera. That one film roll (colour) i had with camera, i got only two, more or less good frames out of 24. And it wasn't out of date.
One good thing that i find with film camera is, at least here in Channel Islands, people look and react different, than if one has a new camera. They are more "talkable" and they tend to interact more with you. :) that's at least, how it looks for me.

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I've got a Holga 120N I picked up recently and have yet to try it out. I'm planning on taping it to close off some light leaks and then throwing somw 120 film in it, both color and b&w.

The only other film camera I still have is my reliable and weatherproof Olympus Mju-II. I figured I'd keep it around if I ever want to shoot a few slides. I still have a slide projector.

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Old cameras!  Yummy!  How about in the Pentax area:  K 1000, AsahiFlex IIb (needs repair) ME Super, MX, LX, 645n, and others.  Nikon S2 and Nikonos.  Zeiss Ikon Contessa, Ikoflex 1b.  Bronica S2a.  YashicaMat 124g. Voigtlander Vitessa f2. Ultron.  Retina 1 and 111c.  Olympus OM 4. Busch 2 x 3 baby press camera. Komaflex S.

 

OMG!  I'm becoming a collector!  But I buy users, not shelf queens. That is my justification.



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I don't know how many olde cameras I have. But I don't collect film cameras, I rescue them. I fix them up and put them to work. I'm chewing on a great looking Bilora Bella 66 right now. Cool looking beauty.



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I have several vintage film cameras of different brands.  They all use black and white as well as color film.



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My trusty Kiev 88 with 1000 mm mirror lens.

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OK, ignoring the stuff that comes through and gets sold on via eBay within a few days, I've currently got a Canon 300D (so old it's USB 1, not 2), a Pentax Z-70 body, a Chinon CX body, and a Minolta Dynax 505si; all of these are used to check things like accurate focusing on M42 lenses, autofocus on Pentax and Minolta lenses, with the Canon used for Canon lenses and my test bed for actual photos since I've got seven or eight adapters for different lens mounts. I'd like to add Olympus OM-2 or similar, a Canon FD body of some sort and a Minolta MC body, but nothing useful has come my way recently and to be honest it isn't essential, I don't see many lenses in those mounts.

 

I nearly bought a Zorki (M39 rangefinder) on Sunday, it would have been fun to play with, but I started out selling two or three years ago with the intention of decluttering - at the moment this means I have a ton of crap sitting around I want to sell or haven't been able to bring myself to bin, e.g. four or five dead Zenits, so it really isn't working terribly well.



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Just came across this thread and laughing at how it ended up a couple of years later - apart from my Nikon, I currently own three other DSLRs (Canon 400D, Sony Alpha 100, and Pentax K200D), and 12 testbed 35mm bodies for checking that lenses work correctly

Exa 2 for Exa/Exakta *

Fujica STX-1 *

Minolta 5000 for REALLY early Minolta autofocus lenses that aren't Sony compatible

Canon AL-1 for FD lenses *

Minolta XG1 for Minolta MD lenses *

Olympus OM10 for OM lenses *

Sigma SA-300 for Sigma AF lenses

Praktica PLC2 for Praktica Electric (and other M42) lenses *

Minolta Dynax 505si and Pentax Z-70 which I should really sell on now I have compatible DSLRs, except they're pretty much unsellable.

Praktica BC1 for Praktica bayonet lenses *

Yashica FR for Yashica lenses *

I really ought to get an early Nikon too, for pre-AI lenses, but I think I've only ever had one that wasn't AI compatible.

 

I have Canon Eos adapters for all of the lens fittings I've starred, also Rollei QBM and M39

 

And for my own use I also have a Sony Cybershot DSC-V3 set up for infra-red work, and a Fujifilm DSC7500 bridge camera which is my "Carry everywhere" camera



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Nikon F FTn
Minolta SRT101 x 2
Pentax KX
Canon FTb
Nikon F301
Olympus OM1 x 2
Pentax K1000
Canon AE1
Chinon CE5
Chinon CM3
Zorki 4
Konica SII
Agfa Silitte

They all get used, eventually but my main shooters are the FTb and the Minolta SRTs at the moment. The F is awaiting a CLA amd I am too scared to use the F301 in case it breaks down.

Oddly when I started collecting I assumed the 301 and the OM1 would be the main use cameras.

My beater is the CE5.

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Oh add in a Minolta XD11 just scored one on eBay :)