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Old 09-05-22, 09:11 PM   #8121
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I don't use my FMs much, the wind lever stand off shutter lock is annoying.

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Old 10-05-22, 04:35 PM   #8122
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I don't use my FMs much, the wind lever stand off shutter lock is annoying.

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Yeah. a poke in the eye from the wind on is a pita. I have that with the FE but luckily my FM is one of the earlier models with the lock collar around the shutter button. The wind lever only activates the light meter.
What's your take on the K1000? I've never got round to using mine yet.
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Old 10-05-22, 07:12 PM   #8123
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Not bad, my biggest gripe is lake of split focus assist, but tbh the viewfinder is so bright and clear that it wasn't an issue nailing the focus. I'm goi g to be running a colour roll through shortly.

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Old 10-05-22, 08:41 PM   #8124
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Bit of a brick the K1000, nice it's all mechanical but not sure why they're so popular. I prefer a split circle too but I do find I obsess over perfect focus, I do that less without it. Interesting neither of you are liking the Nikons. Not done much myself, am with you on the lack of inspiration Howard. Still about half way through film no.1 in the Seagull TLR! Not shot much with anything. Was in the Peaks on Sunday but we took so much food that there wasn't much space for a big beast like that. Weather has been a bit unpredictable so we took some layers, all adds to the snail-like pack. Shame as I could have used it.
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Old 10-05-22, 09:18 PM   #8125
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Interesting what you said about the K1000 Matt. I think we talked about these before and we both have the HK made second version ... mine does have a split screen though.
My problem with the Nikon FM Johnny is that I'm obsessing too but over the exposure. The camera has 3 diodes for under/correct/ over exposure and rarely is the correct exposure diode illuminating on it's own. There's always two lit up indicating slightly under or slightly over, which makes me stop, start overthinking about the scene, the light, would it be better under or over exposed. It kind of slows everything down and sucks the joy out of taking the photo. While I prefer manual, mechanical cameras, I find the FE much more user friendly.
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Old 11-05-22, 04:23 AM   #8126
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I'll have to double check what K1000s I have. I'm not sure what model the Aunt's camera is and I also have another tucked away. I recently sold a K1000 and I traded my KM against a Nikon F Apollo.

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Coincidentally I picked up another K1000 tonight, second version (HK), with f2 lens and a Pentax zoom (maybe 35-80mm), and a chonky Osram C321 flash which I think is GN32, it's pretty bright. All working, needs a bit of a clean on the outside, slow speeds sound fine. Metering is 1.5 stops too dark but not tested the batteries it came with. Something to raise a few pennies at Christmas!
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Old 11-05-22, 07:58 PM   #8128
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Film cameras are always on the up. I've traded in quite a few lately and have ended up with a rather classy collection of Nikon Fs.

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