ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 27 14:08:34 CST 2006
> > That could be a problem. Yes, I have a cmaera. Darn it, I have many
> > cameras. But all are film-based (I will _consider_ a digital camera when
> > the quality of output exceeds that from my film cameras, which include
> > several 5*4" large format models). I also don't have a scanner, or
> > anything to link it to (there don't make scanners that link to PERQs
> For what it's worth Tony, if any of your cameras are 35mm, I have a
Yes, I have some 35mm camers. Darn it I have many 35mm cameras, from the
cheap-n-nasty (Kodak 35) to the fairly-cheap-and-not-nasty (Prakticas,
including an oriignal VLC, Werras), to the expesnsive-and-nice (Leica III,
Leica M2, Contax II, Nikon F) to the downright odd (Robot Star, Olympus
Pen FT, Pentina ). Some of them are in need of restoration, yes, I
repair cameras too...
 I like that camera so much I named my cat after it. Seriously.
> dedicated film/slide scanner I'd be more than happy to run some negs (or
> positives!) through if you did want to get some digital images to share
> with the list. I'm based in Leeds but travel to London pretty much every
> week for what it's worth.
Thanks for the offer. TO be honest, a copule of HPCC memebers have made
similar offers in the past (certainly scanning prints). I just need to
get round to taking some stuff...
> (If you didn't want to entrust negs with me - and I wouldn't blame you -
> I'd be happy to give you a roll or two of TMax B&W film & you can post me
> the exposed rolls back - I can process & scan them myself at home.)
As you well know, the cost of the film is minimal compared to the cost of
the time taking the pictures...
> (Oh, the offer of scanning negs/slides is of course open to anyone if you
> need it, within reason!)
> As an aside, maybe a love of old cameras and classic computers is a
> natural fit :-). Although I do shoot digital, my favourite camera is my
I think so (although others here disagree). To me it's different aspects
of liking well-made machinery.
> Canon A1, an absolutely beautiful bit of kit IMHO, and I'm hoping a
Rather too much electronics for my taste...
> 1950s Russian Zorki rangefinder is going to land in my lap before
Which one? If you need any hints on repairing it, e-mail me. I've worked
on a number of FEDs and Zorkis, I also have 'All you need to know about
the design and repair of Russian cameras'....
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