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  • Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

    Simply beautiful......... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BESELER-TO...item35d1ebf022
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

    Got to say it seems a little overpriced. Nice, though.
    Stephen

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    • #3
      Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
      Got to say it seems a little overpriced. Nice, though.
      Don't worry, I won't be buying, but it's nice to indulge in a little nostalgia once in a while. If I had that sort of money I would rather get a 45mm f1.8.
      John

      "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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      • #4
        Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

        I used to love my Nikon FM, which I subsequently sold to a friend 30 years ago. He still has it, but won't let me have it back!
        Stephen

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        • #5
          Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

          Originally posted by StephenL View Post
          I used to love my Nikon FM, which I subsequently sold to a friend 30 years ago. He still has it, but won't let me have it back!
          I loved my Nikon FE, which I sold on years ago. Wish I hadn't as it was gorgeous. Still unsure whether to pick up an OM1 or OM2 for old time's sake. A neighbour has both and they live in the loft. Hopefully if and when he sells, he will give me first refusal
          Dave

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          • #6
            Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

            Originally posted by benvendetta View Post
            I loved my Nikon FE, which I sold on years ago.
            Yes. I had a couple of Nikon FE2 cameras. Lovely, well made, minimalist.... Sold them of course.

            Pete
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            • #7
              Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

              I'd never even heard of these before but it seems they were well respected in their day by those that used them.

              http://photo.net/classic-cameras-forum/00KzQV?start=0
              Steve

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              • #8
                Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                John just use the following numbers and it will be yours.

                3 17 21 36 41 46

                Boy will I kick myself if they come up!

                Never knew about them until now.
                Ed

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                • #9
                  Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                  Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                  John just use the following numbers and it will be yours.

                  3 17 21 36 41 46

                  Boy will I kick myself if they come up!

                  Never knew about them until now.
                  Sound like the wife's vital statistics.

                  The other leg's the same ...
                  Stephen

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                  • #10
                    Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                    No photo with the lens off - I remember some Topcon SLRs had a permanent lens on the camera body in front of the mirror and you bolted your interchangeable lenses in front of that...

                    Ian
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                    • #11
                      Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                      Topcon had one of the earliest 300mm f/2.8.lenses. I suspect there isn't many of those about.
                      It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                        Nice. I'd forgotten about Topcons – a real enthusiasts marque.

                        I was in the Real Camera Company in Manchester today :-)
                        Flogging my E-1 :-(

                        All that old analogue equipment reminded me I've never been attached or lusted after a digital camera they way I loved some film cameras – I suppose I could indulge myself and buy most of the ones I admired but couldn't afford, but nowadays I just use 'em and have little interest in cameras beyond being tools.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                          Thats a good shop I like it in there and will be back.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                            Apparently the 300mm f/2.8 was launched in 1958 and was the first 35mm lens of that specification. It's thought they made 700 to 800 of them.
                            It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

                              Originally posted by DTD View Post

                              ......Flogging my E-1

                              Surely not!
                              John

                              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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