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

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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.
That must have been really advanced at the time.
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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...

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I never knew that!

......Could make an interesting article for AP, "Quirky Cameras."

BTW no pics with pentaprism removed either, I'm sure it did come off.
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Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

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Surely not!
It's a shame to have got rid of the E1 and I got next to nothing for it, but nowadays I have a "one-in-one-out" rule. My Leica M6 went last year (to fund a bike frame) and I've not missed it (or come to think of it had the frame built yet :-) ). Still, I've got most of the pictures I took on the E1 (apart from the great "Apple Aperture Cock-Up" but that's another story.

I'm staying in the Olympus fold (they've been very supportive) and looking at the OM-D EM10.

I find the move to nostalgia in camera design interesting surely it's not just about enticing old buggers like me? I think in some ways they were better designed than a lot of newer cameras, though as I've said elsewhere the E1 was an ergonomic masterpiece what a pity Olympus seem to have dropped the ball or lost their bottle after it.
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Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

I have a topcor RE 35/2.8 lens and exakta adapter. The RE lenses do ok on m43 but avoid the slightly older UV series lens as they are way too soft. I've had a play with most of the RE series and the 35/2.8 was the sharpest of the lot on the E-M5.


I do have more shots somewhere but this is at hand from xmas (they're a gift to myself as the 15yo is being discontinued ). On the E-M1 at 1/50 f2.8 iso1600

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15 years old? I've got 35mm film older than that ;-)
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15 years old? I've got 35mm film older than that ;-)
Processed or unprocessed?
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There's an ilfocolour in my Olympus Ecru (last film camera) :-)
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There's an ilfocolour in my Olympus Ecru (last film camera) :-)
At least you can still get it processed, unlike my part used roll of Kodachrome 64 in my Zeiss Ikonta.
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Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

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I was in the Real Camera Company in Manchester today :-)
Flogging my E-1 :-(
Did you get a decent price?
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Not much at all but a lot more than the only other offer I had.
To be honest, most E series stuff is of very little resale value, so if its still being used use it. I've always found the Real Camera Company to be fair in the prices they offer.
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