I've been searching on gougheule, and it turned out that they eventually are Minolta X300... One is without AP (p2000), the other with AP (X3000) and the P5000 is a "redesigned" version... but nobody sells it used!
Yeah it's definitely a I that has ben converted into a IIIf. It was quite common to do so : you bought a camera, and then upgraded it into more advanced models.
Its history seems to be :
"I was bought as a Leica I"
"Somebody at Wetzlar added a rangefinder upon my poor cover" => Leica IIIF...
if your negs are reeeeally dirty, you need to wash them again in clean water with one or two drops of wetting agent (photoflo). gently rub them with your finger, and hang them in a place you know there isn't muc dust. That's all, and harmless for your negs (did it tens of times)
i can't imagine that a Lubitel, that once (well, a year ago) cost 15$, is now worth more than 60!! I'm glad I've got one, but never tried it... because his big Rolleiflex brother would be angry if I used that cheap plastic thing instead of a 2lbs, metal, glass and loving craftmanship camera...
well it was not for a Lomo but for a Kiev 645, which is, however, more or less the same thing.
I found it new with accessories for 380$ on ebay..
Skylark - what lubi did you use for that? Lubitel 1, 2 or 166U?
Lomography : a strange word indeed. It's known to have been invented by a couple of Lomo and low-quality photography nuts, but it appears that the whole story was made by... Lomo!!
Here's my vision :
in 1991, USSR fell. Thousands of companies were to be closed for economical reasons, now they...
j'adore ton site. La photo du cousin dans les photos d'insectes sont superbes.
Pour celles des photos médiévales, le type sur la 12 est vraiment imprenables :wink:
for our english-speaking french : the site is really nice. Insects pics (especially "moskito 1) are wonderful.
For the medieval...
we both have the same point of view. High quality doesn't mean expensive, it means good construction, good lenses, sturdyness. It has nothing to do with price, but with feeling.
you can have a very high quality camera for nothing (say, a pentax SP1000 and its 1.4/50 STak) and a pay a lot for a...