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Share The Love 2017
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:18:46 PM »
The cold season is coming here, so what better way to keep warm than holding a brand new
Share The Love!

For those who are new, here's how it works.
I put up a first item to give away.
First person who wants it just pays for shipping. But here's the catch: that person has to put an item to give away to anybody who wants it.
So, it goes like this
Wile E. puts an anvil that Elmer wants, so he puts up his hat which Kermit wants. So Kermit gives a jar of his favorite fly jam that Big Bird wants.... and so on.

And if an item stays there for more than a few days without showing any interest, the person has to change it and offer something else. If nothing else is available for the trade, then it's up to another person to start a second round.

Extra tips: a digi photo of the item for trade really helps. So does writing a good description. Bonus points for those who are either funny or show great salesmanship!

So, to start things off I offer an almost new in box Kodak film extractor.
This is the thing that you didn't know you needed until you had one!
Have a camera that winds the film back in the can? No problem.
Accidentally rewind the film in the can while playing with it? No problemo.
This is the perfect tool for those who do bulk loading and want to re-use those nice DX coded cassettes that come from the store.
Want to redscale a film? Want to get a finicky lab to Xpro slide film? This is why you need this!
From experience, it works on about 95% of all cans.
Made from glorious Japanese plastic, I picked it up as a spare at a garage sale this summer just for this.

So, who will be the lucky filmwaster who gets this marvel of engineering?
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 02:34:05 AM »
Francois, I'll take the Kodak film extractor.  I'll send you a PM with my address.  I'm offering up a Yashica FX-2.  Everything seems to work as it should other than the light meter.  The light meter responds to light but seems to be off.  The lens is a 50mm f/1.9 Yashica lens that has a little oil on the blades but it doesn't seem to be enough to affect it's performance.  I have not shot film with this camera but all the shutter speeds sound accurate to me.  It feels like a nice well built camera.  It will come with a case that is in nice condition as well.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 08:09:30 PM »
And we have a winner for the film extractor!
Now who will have a chance to get a nice Yashica?
These have a super handy 45° focus spot on the ground glass. One of the best designs ever.
Also, they use the Contax/Yashica mount. This means you can put some nice Carl Zeiss glass on it!
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 10:34:47 AM »
Also, they use the Contax/Yashica mount. This means you can put some nice Carl Zeiss glass on it!

The Yashinon ML lenses are very close to Zeiss in performance and only half the price. Someone should grab this one............before I do.  ;D
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
Maybe you should ;)
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 07:01:10 PM »
Wow a camera!  That's some serious love.  If I thought I could get some use from it I would take you up on it Bryan, but I have one too many cameras right now.  Someone needs to take advantage of Bryan asap.

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 08:30:24 PM »
Especially since it's an all mechanical camera.
No batteries, no problems  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 09:48:57 PM »
Ok, I reckon a lot of people has had a fair chance by now to get a free camera. I will be more than happy to take this one. Bryan, I will PM you tomorrow, right now it is bedtime here for naughty boys.
I'm offering up a mint Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK in a very nice original leather case with strap. The Contessa has a Tessar 50mm f2.8 lens in a Prontor 500 LK shutter. Everything works perfectly but the selenium lightmeter is off by a couple of stops. The easiest fix is to compensate with the ISO setting. This one comes with free international shipping, so don't hold yourself back. This is what it looks like:
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 10:03:33 PM »
Lets keep this ball rolling!
Who wouldn't want to add some Tessar goodness to their arsenal?
This lens formula is tack sharp and quite contrasty. So expect some great B&W shots.
Also, the central shutter should be super quiet. Perfect for those street shots.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 10:17:54 PM »
How come nobody wants this beauty?
Just look at how nice it looks!
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 09:21:37 PM »
OK, this has been stalled for quite sometime. So, Lets call it for this round.

Anybody up for round 2?
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2017, 09:54:00 PM »
If nobody comes forward I can offer up something else tomorrow.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2017, 12:15:10 PM »
Since there was no enthusiasm for a free Zeiss Ikon I will offer up a very nice Agat 18 complete with strap, lens protector, user manual and box. It has seen little use and works well. The lens chamber has been painted with matte black paint to avoid reflections from the shiny plastic. You can shoot 72 frames on a roll and it fits into your shirt pocket. Free international shipping.

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2017, 04:01:29 PM »
Now, I'm really a sucker when it comes down to Russian cameras.
So I'm a taker!

I'll pm my address and go sorting through my stash....
I think I have something that will find a taker pretty fast.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2017, 04:29:16 PM »
OK, I just went through my stash of rarities and found something that I think somebody will want!

It's a NEW Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim in it's original sealed package!
Now you can't get more rare than that!
It was sold as a VIP gift for Christmas and came already wrapped in paper :)

The camera is definitely a cult item. Super small. 22mm lens. It shows its best when using color film where you get the best out of that incredible Vivitar plastic.
Just don't use film longer than 24 exposures and you're OK.
For those who don't know about it, just use google image to get an eyeful of color :)

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 01:56:55 AM »
Oh, heck, I'm going to break the space-time continuum here!

I owe Chris A Fraser a Vivitar UWS! But I live in the U.S. and he lives in Canada. Shipping is forecast at $25 USD and I haven't found anything good to pack with it.

Francois, if you send Chris your Vivitar, I will send someone in the States a matching Vivitar (no original packaging, though) if you keep the chain going.

Any takers?

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 02:34:28 PM »
That's ok with me.
Just pm me the address and I'll send it away.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 09:06:05 PM »
So, who wants Jacks' cult classic Vivitar?
I forgot to mention that it sports a 1/125th second shutter and an f/11 aperture!

This is really a spartan camera that truly delivers.
If you want to go minimalistic, this is what you need.
If you want a discrete camera, this is what you need.
If you want a camera that's fast to operate, this is what you need too!
If you want some psychedelic color on just about any color film, you really need it.

Sharpness is surprisingly good for a plastic lens. This is due to the small aperture and the wide angle lens.

So come and get one!

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2017, 07:57:21 PM »
Hey hey, surely somebody would like a super cool camera like this? You do not have to offer up something expensive, just look at how this round started. I'm quite sure I'm not the only one here with too many cameras and stuff.  ;)
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2017, 09:24:30 PM »
Yes, and besides, most of us came from the world of toy cameras. Why not attempt a comeback and see again what you've been missing ;)
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 10:37:26 PM »
Can we start a UK branch? I have more than I need.

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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2017, 10:59:10 PM »
Well... we are all together as one when it comes to the unhealthy love of plastic cameras  ;D

But if you want a Viv UWS, you can snatch one from Jack.

Lets not forget that they are not produced anymore. Superheadz did buy the molds and made a copy for some time.
You won't get a deal like we have here anywhere on eBay. I just checked and you can expect to pay between 44$CAD and 88$CAD for one... as long as you like pink and purple.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 01:24:08 AM »
Ah, but Jack specifically says the US.  :(

Jack, I would be happy to pay for postage to the UK if it isn't crazy money.

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 01:50:59 AM »
Oh man I really want the UWS, but I just don't shoot films fast enough. Someone put me out of my GAS misery and take this!
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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2017, 06:45:40 AM »
Ah, but Jack specifically says the US.  :(

Jack, I would be happy to pay for postage to the UK if it isn't crazy money.

Done! Looks to be somewhere in the same ballpark, depending on how I box it up. But what will you offer up to the next person?

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2017, 07:39:50 AM »
Aaargh! Astrobeck is sending me one now.

Pretend you gave it to me, and I will send a Zenit E. The most popular film camera ever!

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2017, 02:04:26 PM »
This is getting curiouser and curiouser....

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« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2017, 04:03:05 PM »
This is getting curiouser and curiouser....
Indeed! Since chaos theory says that the present configuration is highly dependent upon the initial conditions, I blame Francois for this.  :o
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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2017, 07:19:13 PM »
This should be fairly simple if we follow the rules. Chris667 does not want Jack's USW, this means that Jack's USW is still up for grabs. If nobody wants Jack's USW and Jack cannot offer up something else, then Chris667 can step in and offer up his Zenit E.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2017, 08:45:16 PM »
"Confused? You will be"

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

So, yeah, Jack's UWS is still up for grabs.
Since there isn't much activity so far (at least compared to previous editions), lets say that the UWS is still on the block until Friday. Then, if Jack has nothing to offer, we'll start another round with the Zenit.

Is that OK with everyone?
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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2017, 03:06:59 AM »
Sounds good ...
Just remember the holidays are coming and it might be cool to have a new (somewhat) camera to play with.

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« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2017, 03:29:39 PM »
Definitely!
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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2017, 05:55:26 AM »
I can make it even more confusing. I owe Becky a camera, too (but shhh! she doesn't know it yet). It's been bumping around my gear for like two years now.

Next Share the Love, we're putting everyone's name in a hat: you draw a name, you send them a camera.  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2017, 02:46:58 PM »
Ok, it's Friday. Since nobody has been tempted by the second UWS, it's time for a gear change.

Jack, up to you now.
If you can't find anything to put up, somebody else will get a chance to get the ball rolling.
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« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »
OK, Since Jack hasn't posted something else we need somebody to start another round

Does Chris667 still have something to offer?
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« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2017, 04:37:50 PM »

I'm going upstairs to take a look now.

I will def have some stuff to give away.

Watch this space.

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« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2017, 05:44:42 PM »

Box of Love :-)  Doesn't weigh that much.

6x6 Goodness, working Cresta III yellow filter one, Coronet 6x6 and a Duaflex.  A panoramic cheapo 35mm and a 126 that I've never used.  a mini tripod, a CDS enlarger metre and some rolls of expired colour film.

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« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2017, 08:04:32 PM »
Now for those who do their own darkroom, getting that just for the enlarger meter is definitely worth it!
These things are as rare as hen's teeth and definitely worth their weight in gold.

I have one and can vouch for its usefulness.
While it won't give you the perfect exposure for every negative, it does get you in the ballpark so you waste less time doing test strips.
I use mine just for that and once I have a small test done, I adjust using the stop system. What I like is that it helps you train your eye to think in negative. Very useful.
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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2017, 01:06:25 PM »
Come on people.
Let's get this moving.
There is some good stuff in that box.
I could be mistaken but the enlarger meter is compatible with multiple voltages (I'll have to check the back of mine to be sure)

And if there are cameras you don't want, you can always ask Miles not to ship them. This would save on postage.
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« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2017, 08:51:48 PM »
I'll take Miles box of 6x6 goodness and offer up a good working Olympus XA2 with the A11 electronic flash.  It's a very nice compact camera.  The flash comes off to make for a very small pocket camera that would be great for street photography. 

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« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2017, 09:30:11 PM »

Nice one = I prefer my XA2 to my XA (heretic I know) That's a lovely bit of love to share.

I'll get to the post office this week and let you know the cost.

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« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2017, 10:57:14 PM »

Nice one = I prefer my XA2 to my XA (heretic I know) That's a lovely bit of love to share.

I'll get to the post office this week and let you know the cost.

I just picked up an XA and I like it better because it has more manual control, that's why I'm giving this one away. 

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« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2017, 11:18:23 PM »
OK, even though I can't say I really need it, I'll take the XA2. In exchange, I offer the polar opposite (at least in 35mm camera size terms), a Yashica Lynx-14 that our own Indofunk gave me a while back in a semi-functioning state:



It's not perfect. I recovered it, and it's not the most, erm..., precise fit, but it's secure and feels nice. The half-silvered mirror is, well, less than half-silvered. The RF patch is decent, but the framelines are more a suggestion than anything else; I just framed loose and it was OK. I used a Sharpie on the front VF glass to add some contrast, which helps a bit. On the plus side, I cleaned and overhauled the shutter, so it's functioning as intended (just film tested it yesterday). The lens is perfect and really, really good. The RF is accurate. The meter is responsive, but I haven't tested it for precision accuracy. Comes with a generic lens cap and a somewhat worn original ever-ready case.

Note that it's pretty large, so shipping may be a bit more costly than the average for a 35mm rangefinder.

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Re: Share The Love 2017
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2017, 12:00:30 AM »
PM your address and I'll figure out shipping.

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« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2017, 08:00:08 AM »

That is a thing of brutal beauty !

1.4 ... Nice.

Always liked them.

Looking forward to what gets offered up next.

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« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2017, 10:20:35 AM »
O2Pilot, I have always wanted one of those!

In exchange, I will offer either an Exacta 1000DTL or a Zenit E.

I am at work, so I don't have a picture to hand, but they are both 35mm SLRs. They both work fine, and comes with a standard lens. I don't think the original owner ever used the Exacta! Plus a 200mm lens for the above, and a couple of expired films.


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« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2017, 04:52:19 PM »
I'll take the Zenit E from Chris.

and offer 2 rolls of Kodak HIE (36 exposures) infrared film expired in 2007, plus a roll of Ilford Delta 3200 (36 exposures) expired in 2002
Plus.....I can toss in a Canon AF35M with the 2.8 lens if anyone fancies a classy little-ish point and shoot

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« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2017, 10:12:17 AM »
Sold to the lady in the hat!

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« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2017, 02:08:03 PM »
I really love how this is going!
Now to drum up some wants.

Kodak HIE, or high speed infrared is the classic go to when it comes to ir images with white trees and naturally black skies. It's also perfect for portraits as it makes all skins buttery smooth. It's so sad that it's not produced anymore.

Who will be the lucky one to be one of the last few who gets a chance to experience this one of a kind look?
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