so, like, got this in the mail today.
my me super arrived, needs batteries
I'll guess its 2 LR44's it needs, if so jessops sell packs of two for £5
it is, i can get them easily enough
I think the Zenit I bought is broken, getting a bit pestered by this.
Can anyone offer some assistance, please?
Went to an estate sale today and picked up a Minolta Maxxum 5000 with a 35-70mm f4 lens, a 70-210mm f4 lens, a camera bag, a roll of B&W film, and all the original paperwork for $30.
open the back when cocking the shutter, you should see the shutter curtains moving across and so should the spool.
i had macguyver take apart the camera, and work with it.
it is now fixed.
Vivitar 50mm f/1.8 is decent enough, has an auto/manual selector if that works for you. Around $15 USD on ebay, shouldn't be too much more over there.
Problems keep stacking on with the Zenit, however, I think this one will be a lot easier to fix. Just need a little guidance.
Alright, so the image pretty much speaks for itself. Every other exposure, the mirror gets stuck beneath a screw poking out from below the mirror. No idea why that screw is that, if it's there to hold on the mirror, if it's out too far, etc. But whenever the mirror gets caught underneath that screw, I need to manually pull the mirror out from under the screw. SO, how should I go about fixing this minor issue?
look for zenit repair guides corresponding to your model, see if you can find some graphics involving that screw's placement. I highly doubt it should be out there, so see if you can find some small pliers and twist it back into its hole. If it resists movement, wait until you can triple check what the hell it's for, heh
all else fails, hit few times with great quality soviet wrench
or i can just hit it a few times on a tree like bhazard. ;b
i think i'll just wait for communistcat to come back online, and see if I can't get him to take a picture of this inside of his zenit ttl. i'll use that as a reference for whenever i decide to fuck with mine again. :>
i got a roll of holga color 35mm just to see what it turns out like knowing it well won't be worth the price, only to find out it's 640 iso
what the fuck is this, do i just set it to 400 and have it overexpose half a stop?
edit: maybe not a wide as fuck aperture, unless you're shooting for a shallow DOF. i'm thinking maybe f/11 and below will work?
That screw is supposed to hold the mirror up, as for repair guides
Its "I'm getting out of focus shots! With every lens!
And the range measured on my Zenit SLR is way out. " that heading and he says what its for and why it might be changed
So push it back till it just rests under the mirror and then it should work.
Also industar 50 arrives at the end of the week so I have that to mess around with soon.
Also someone said why have such overlaps in your kit, its because I like to have my TTL loaded with either B&W or color and the E will be loaded with the other. Anyone think thats a bit odd. And I might load that Pentax MX with some 800 speed color just in case.
Think you guys will enjoy these shots more than any other thread. I shot these with my AE-1, pictures date all the way back to July. Found the roll under my bed not too long ago, and had them developed today. These are my favs from the roll.
Hey guys found a film camera in Narnia (moms closet :P) and well I have been using digital since I was interested in photography from my uncle and mom so why did I make the change? Well your pictures and how you say you prepare for shots ect its so much more different to digital! So I will be uploading a pic or two from my first roll (as long as its not rubbish.)
Camera: Vivitar V2000 from my grandpa (died from cancer :C)
My grandfather gave me this awhile back, but I totally forgot about it until I came across it while cleaning my desk drawers. I know pretty much nothing about it.
edit: Just read about it online, apparently it was introduced to the market in 1955 and a guy named Charles L. Bronson used the same type of camera to film the JFK assassination.
that is a BEAST of an 8mm
I picked this up yesterday for $65! Konica T3n with a 50mm 1.7 and a 135mm 3.2. Im in love!
just out of interest, has anyone ever had a problem with an old camera where the paint on it is sticky? i got a zorki 4, and all the parts on it that are painted black are sticky; if you touch it, sometimes some of the paint stays on your hands, and i can even easily scratch it off using my nail. not very cool.
So.. Just developed my first roll of film from my Canonnet 28! Got pretty happy with the results, even though alot of pictures where very underexposed because the battery didn't work, so the shutter speed was stuck on 1/30, or out of focus since i'm not very used to manual focusing..
But i must say, there really is a special fealing to shooting with film and I'm absolutelly gonna keep doing it, hopefully buying a canon AE-1 in the near future.
Fujicolor Superia REALA 100 ISO / Exakta Varex IIb / P. Angénieux Rétrofocus 28mm f3.5-22 lense (I'll try to provide some pictures of the last two soon).
Not really happy with the scans but fuck it, I'm buying a Reflecta Crystal very soon...