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Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

Simply beautiful......... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BESELER-TO...item35d1ebf022
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Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

Got to say it seems a little overpriced. Nice, though.
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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.
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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!
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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
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Re: Oh, I wish I could afford this old classic

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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.

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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
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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.
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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.

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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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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.
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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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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.
Thats a good shop I like it in there and will be back.
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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.
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......Flogging my E-1

Surely not!
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