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Film What FILM (!) photography related item did you buy this week?

jssaraiva

Veteran
Dec 31, 2014
104
Porto, Portugal
Copying a thread from a sister site ;)

This week I bought a SMC Pentax 67 55mm f/4. Already have the SMC Pentax 67 105mm f/2.4. I'm just missing a Pentax 67 :rolleyes:
 
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
A Pentacon Six TL in very good nick with Biometar 80mm f/2.8, Flektogon 50mm f/4 and a Schneider Xenar 135mm f/3.5 on a bellows. The camera is actually quite comfortable to hold and shoot - but we'll see how I click with the lenses (I bought the set for a very good price - and may or may not find a use for the 135mm; I'm looking forward to using the 50mm, though - extremely so, in fact).

M.
 
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
I know it looks crazy, as I wasn't planning on buying anything any time soon after acquiring the Pentacon Six, but I cam across my actual dream camera with one of my actual dream lenses mounted; here goes:
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Which means that I'm now on the hunt for a 35mm M mount lens :/

On the other hand, my desire for a Leica M is - gone ... Feels good.

M.
 

RichardB

Regular
Aug 28, 2013
28
Medium format reversal film:
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Three rolls of Velvia 50, five rolls of Velvia 100, and five rolls of extinct-in-the-wild Provia 400X. They are all expired but they have supposedly been kept cold. The freezer compartment of my bar fridge is now my film vault.
 
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
I was much more enthusiastic :)

Here's a full list, because it's fun, but it also shows what I'm up to:
- A late, non-radioactive Pentacon Biometar 80mm f/2.8 MC (multi-coated) - my current lens isn't just emitting, but also slightly damaged (the rear element has a visible mark in the centre).
- An eyecup for the Pentacon Six standard prism
- A TTL prism for Kiev 60, adaptable to Pentacon Six - got a very good deal on that one :D
- the adapter for the Kiev prism
- the battery adapter and correction lens for the Kiev prism - may not be necessary, but both pieces are cheap enough
- body cap and lens rear caps for Pentacon Six and lenses
oh, and
- a Leica Elmar 50mm f/2.8 (the last collapsable model that was produced)

The Pentacon Six setup is more or less complete (though I may get an additional body because there's a couple of them available for little money). As for the M setup, I might get a 28mm at some point in time, but no rush. The Elmar makes an already small kit sublimely slim and most probably pocketable (the ZM actually fits into a large-ish jacket pocket with the Voigtländer 35mm attached, but the bulge is a bit too big for my liking; the body alone is fine).

M.
 
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
It's getting hilarious. Word of my camera fixation has gone around. A friend of my father's insisted on selling me *his* dad's camera. I couldn't refuse - so now also own a Voigtländer Vitessa (II); it's the cheaper model with the 50mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar - but what an intriguing camera. I'll get into this a bit more once I've shot a roll with it ...

EDIT: Some imagery (click for bigger versions):

The "snorkel" is actually the spring-driven fast film advance mechanism - not elegant, but very functional. The camera is extremely quick to deploy, has a coupled rangefinder with a decently bright viewfinder and a symmetric folding mechanism ("barn doors"). Peculiar, but quite compelling in use - very sturdily build and well thought out.

M.
 
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