Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Battou, Jun 8, 2008.
my first one is Minolta 700si i think it will be the favorite and also the last one in my life.
Now, I don't disagree that Maxxums can be great cameras, but I disagree with it being the last one. The bug has bit. Give it a couple months, and you'll have more film cameras than you know what to do with.
The oldest I have is an afga silette 5 from 1954
Just got this FED-2 today. I'm pretty excited to try it out.
Nice. The Industar lenses are quite sharp. I've got a 50 on my Zorki 6. Those Russian rangefinders are fun
I'm pretty excited over this. My Mom had this when I was a kid, and I was always fascinated with it, but hers developed a light leak that I didn't want to repair, plus hers was showing some age. I found this one the other day for next to nothing, and it looks like new. The owner said it was hardly used..
Minolta XG 9 by D. McConnell, on Flickr
For light leaks, and by now all my Minoltas have light leaks especially from the lower seal, a quick fix is an electrical, black tape. If unsure, use double layer.
I'm not a camera collector. I'm a camera accumulator. I've learned just enough history to appear to have a scholarly interest in them, but I just love to look at the clever technology.
This is what I have cleaned up and more or less working:
The presentable ones, that is.
I think they all have light leaks.. I bought two others for 5 bucks once, and they both had them as well. I got lucky with this one though.
Those look great, and nicely displayed.
I picked up this Minox B today. I got the flash attachment some unopened film in the box, and the book. I cleaned it up and everything including the meter seems to be working. I'm going to test it out in a few weeks with some new film if I can find some.
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