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Old 16-12-17, 07:09 PM   #4451
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No film plans as such but I want to use a couple up and try out a couple of as yet untested cameras.
I think the OM2 deserves a run out. Was looking at the Pentax K1000 today but the mirror seems to be sticking up. Will have to have a look at that but I put it on a radiator to loosen up in the meantime.
Actually, when I was on my China hols, I visited a place called Yu Hu village, just outside Lijiang and came across the old residence of a guy called Joseph Rock. I'd never heard of him so had a look around. He was more a botanist than a photographer but he took loads of pictures of Yunnan/Sichuan in the 20s/30s, some for National Geographic, and they had a small display in his old house.
Really interesting stuff - a few examples here. Strange to see it from 90 years ago in black and white
https://www.gokunming.com/en/blog/it...he_naxi_people
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Old 16-12-17, 08:06 PM   #4452
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I was going to suggest sticky buffer foam. I saw a K1000 sell for over 100 on eBay, camera prices are going crazy! There is even an X300 for 65 bin. Bids on the XG 9 are rising, don't want to go too much higher. I'll take a look at the link.
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Old 16-12-17, 08:30 PM   #4453
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X300 for 65 is a bargain compared to this! https://www.gumtree.com/p/video-came...5mm/1279613832

The buffer foam on the Pentax is fine. I replaced the seals and mirror bumper just after I got it. I think it's more the mechanism seizing up. It's working now after 40 minutes on a radiator. If it sticks again, I might put some lighter fluid in the shutter mechanism at the bottom to try loosen it up a bit.
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Old 16-12-17, 09:10 PM   #4454
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I saw that and thought it was an insane amount of money. If prices are heading that way then I must be sitting on a fortune!
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Old 16-12-17, 09:24 PM   #4455
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Surely no one is daft enough to pay that price.
If you really want the Rokkor 1.4 you might have to go high. I think I won mine at 33 but that was lens only and after several unsuccessful attempts. Looking at sold listings, they go from anything between 30 and 80. Bear in mind you can probably resell the camera for about 25 if it's working.
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It's no biggie if I don't win, will keep trying. Tbh I'll probably be outbid.
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Old 17-12-17, 10:06 AM   #4457
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Just thought I would dig out the Seagull TLR to make sure the shutter still works, unfortunately it has gummed up again. I can't be bothered at the moment to sort it out.
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Old 17-12-17, 10:22 AM   #4458
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I think that's exactly the same problem as the K1000. It was fine last night warmed up but today, the shutter is sticking again.
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Old 17-12-17, 10:28 AM   #4459
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Maybe it will be a project for the Chrimbo break, not sure how to stop it happening again though.
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Old 17-12-17, 06:21 PM   #4460
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Got outbid on the Minolta gear, it sold for 41 in the end. I have just messaged WYC about their "user" 25 f1.4 lens. Have asked for pic and info. Shame it's not just around the corner from me.
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