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Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:28 am

Just sorting the camera collection out so I can display it better in the Gîte.
First job - Clean it................ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Collection......

Postby Niner » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:41 am

NIce collection you have going there. Any film in those boxes?
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:49 am

Yes. As soon as I get the A-1 I will run the B&W through it and see what we get......
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Re: Collection......

Postby ArchFluffy » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:41 pm

Wow!

That's a lot of cameras!

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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:42 pm

MF READY TO GO................still waiting delivery of the A-1 :roll:

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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:07 pm

This arrived today :)

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Now need a changing bag and some chemicals...........
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Postby PeterN2 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:18 pm

Do any of the old cameras and lenses you have get any fungus growing in them? I have dug out my old Pentax Spotmatic and the standard lens has a growth in the lens. This is inside the lens, not the external surfaces. The local photo shop will not service a lens with fungus as the place they send it to will not touch a fungal infected lens due to contamination issues.
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Postby Niner » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:04 pm

"Contamination issues" hunh? What do they expect is growing in there... Bubonic Plague?

Here is one way to try to clean it yourself that came up with a google search. A little bit of mold may not affect the images produced by the lens in any noticable way if you don't do anything.

https://petapixel.com/2016/09/29/remove-fungus-lens/
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Postby PeterN2 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:57 pm

I got the impression they don't want fungus around their workbenches and tools. That link was a good demonstration on cleaning fungal infected lenses. Not sure I would be confident of doing a good job myself. I will try another shop to see if they can sort out the fungus.
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:50 am

Arrived yesterday, now waiting for a battery...............

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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:23 am

Batteries arrived today, 10 for €7,99 / £6.90 / $8.49. Got to run a film through it now................
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:44 pm

So, here is the full kit......

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Pictures to follow as and when :)
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Postby Niner » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:59 pm

I look forward to the photos and the story of the old school camera shoot. Anybody in that photo club of yours do any film photography?
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:46 am

There are a couple of people who still do film and about 4 who are interested to learn. We have access to a small darkroom in a village about 10 kms. from here if we book it in advance.
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Postby Niner » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:27 am

Maybe you can start a retro camera club.

I just "won" a $5 retro camera. It was what was called a bridge camera. It was a point and shoot camera made to look and somewhat function as a conventional SLR. It's a Olympus IS-1. Some say it tried to put the best features of both style of cameras into one package. Others say, it took the worst features of both styles and put them in one package. In any case they seemed to have taken some decent photos. The one I "won" was advertised as having worked the last time it was used...years ago. Maybe it will work and maybe it won't. It's a surprise coming from the grab bag.

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Re: Collection......

Postby PeterN2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:09 pm

I have a friend who has never taken to digital photography. He shoots colour slides only. I think it is Fuji film he uses mostly these days.
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:50 pm

I got these with the T70 camera that didn't work so I may run them through the A-1 in time........
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:38 pm

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Just waiting for an exposed film now but if this weather continues it could be months :roll: :roll:
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Postby Niner » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:33 pm

What's weather got to do with it? :bigsmile:
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:47 pm

It's pissing down all the time at the moment :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:07 pm

PeterN2 wrote:I got the impression they don't want fungus around their workbenches and tools. That link was a good demonstration on cleaning fungal infected lenses. Not sure I would be confident of doing a good job myself. I will try another shop to see if they can sort out the fungus.
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Peter, check this out, it might help...............

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Re: Collection......

Postby Niner » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:25 pm

I have a Neewer lens spanner. You can get one like it on ebay from anywhere from around $8 delivered up to however much you feel like spending. One end of each vertical piece end is pointed and one is like a screw driver. Two nails through a stick will do the same thing ....but kinda primitive when the Chinese are making them for cheap.
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:48 am

I ordered one of these yesterday.......
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:00 am

Well here we go - first one out of the A-1. Have to wait till it gets dark tonight so I can load it to the tank. :cool:

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Re: Collection......

Postby deadin » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:34 am

Have to wait till it gets dark tonight


You need to get a dark bag...... ;)

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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:44 am

I was going to but as the bathroom is pitch black after it goes dark ( the window is covered by an external roller blind ) there is no need AND working without a bag is much easier............ :lol: :lol:
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Re: Collection......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:22 pm

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Nothing appears wrong with the camera or lenses, just malfunction of operator :oops: It's amazing what you forget in 20 years :roll: :roll:
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