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JeffS7444

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...and my 50 USD Nikkormat FTN + 105/2.5 Nikkor lens combo, ready for use. Was able to press out most of the broad, shallow dents, but whether it's possible to achieve an as-new appearance in this manner..? Camera body is kind of an interesting design, with most of the complex bits all contained in a single large shutter / self timer / timing mechanism module, which is can be lifted free of the main body casting by removing just three screws. I spent a lot more time replacing the rotted foam used extensively as light and dust seals.

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It must be a thing with old Minoltas. Some of mine have gone completely white.

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The lenses I handle more seem to stay in better shape, these two primes were case queens. I'm wondering if the rubber would react well to the rubber restorer I use on turntable mats.
Yes, the M3 is a great camera. This one has a the original 50 rigid NF it was purchased with in 1957.
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pablolie

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My dad owned a Canon F1 with several nice lenses. Also a Rolleiflex 6x6 (which I own and sometimes shoot with) and some obscure mini camera called a Minox.

As a student making money of the side, I got myself an Olympus OM4ti. I loved that camera and it was with me for many years, until it was stolen while vacationing in Greece. What I do love though is the fact I can use the manual OM lenses I had back then (50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.8) with an adapter on my current Olympus digital M43, and while I have many nice lenses, the old OM lenses are still some of my favs.
 

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Yes, the M3 is a great camera. This one has a the original 50 rigid NF it was purchased with in 1957.View attachment 213353
I had an M3 with a Summicron from the mid-1950s. I bought an M6 many years later with a more recent Summicron. I kept using the older version because I preferred it greatly—very impressionistic color photos.
 

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I had an M3 with a Summicron from the mid-1950s. I bought an M6 many years later with a more recent Summicron. I kept using the older version because I preferred it greatly—very impressionistic color photos.
I also have an M6 0.72 TTL that usually has a 50/f1.4 of 35/f2on it.
 

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The Leicas were great but now everything is ridiculously overpriced. I switched over to Fuji cameras and for the much lower prices am totally delighted with the result.
 

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The Leicas were great but now everything is ridiculously overpriced. I switched over to Fuji cameras and for the much lower prices am totally delighted with the result.
I agree - I still have my Grandad's 1930's Leica IIIc, I used to have a Leica CL, but in the digital age, it is very very difficult to justify Leica's price today. (Currently using a Sony RX100... still have my Olympus OM2 & OM4 film cameras...)
 
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