GAS Without Pain

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by pdh, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Prompted by ReD's 35mm pinhole experiments, I dug out my old Zenit TTL to have a go myself, only to find the shutter committing seppuku (or whatever the Soviet equivalent - if there was one - was) within seconds. Presumably he thought I was some sort of Imperialist and was exploiting his labour value.

    Accordingly, I turned to Freecycle (which is where the Zenit had originally ... um... originated ... ) and posted a "WANTED: any old camera".

    Within about 30 minutes, a nice lady emailed me to say she had an old camera I could have for nuffing ... so I went and collected it this afternoon ... here it is:





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    yep, a Nikon F2 with DP-1 Photomic head and a 50/2 Nikkor. and it's black! For free.

    The only problem with this free beauty is that she's jammed solid and will need a service from the esteemed Sover Wong. Which means I will have to sell a kidney, and eat out of bins for a few weeks.

    Alternatively, I could sell the Yashica MAT-124 and the Sigma DP2s, neither of which I use these days. Anyone want a nice TLR and a nice Foveon ?
     
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  2. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Nice new member of your photo-family!The first time I hear of Freecycle and it's a grand idea. On top of that, the Belgrade branch exist already :) Muchas gracias!
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I'm sure you can sell your Foevon - try listing it for free.:biggrin:
     
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    BB did I mention, after seeing your recent selfie, that in the UK we have had a TV programme on called "Hotter than your daughter ?

    Now, can you live without my Foveon? Or even my Foevon?
     
  5. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Told you.
    Alternatively you could put another freead request in .
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    What for a camera repairer?
    hehe I'd be lucky.
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hehehe again.
    Isn't google a wonderful thing sometimes? Despite their hunger for World Domination, I mean.
    a quick dose of "nikon f2 won't wind on" has given me all the info I needed to unjam Nikki. Now, where's me bulk loader?
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :rofl: THAT is a good one!

    As for my spelling issues - mea culpa! I have always kind of lusted after the foevon..probably because of my having been so taken by les Fauves?!:biggrin:
     
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