So, how did I do?

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by LWW, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. LWW

    LWW TPF Noob!

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    I bought it used at age 12 in 1968 for $15.00 plus $2.50 for the meter.

    It was my first decent camera and my first 35MM.

    I used it until 1980 or so as my sole camera. Kept it in a soft case the entire time (Other than film changes.) and still used it now and then for nostalgic reasons until very a couple years ago.

    Anyway, what started out as just cleaning it up cosmetically led to a removal of the leatherette and replacement.

    The chrome is all original and has only the tiniest amount of brassing ... maybe 1%.

    Glass is clear as new, VF is still very bright, and the shutter is quite accurate other on the 1 second setting. The meter shows within 1/4 stop of my D50.

    Forty years of service with under $10.00 of cosmetic restoration hasn't been too bad I guess.

    Anybody know of a source for a decent vintage case?

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    Thanks in advance.

    LWW
     
  2. alexkerhead

    alexkerhead TPF Noob!

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    Gorgeous! Excellent work!
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i think you got money out of it
     
  4. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You mean you stole it in 1968! $17.50 was a lot more than it's today but still, it's a darn steal! Gorgeous!
     

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