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Old February 1st 15, 05:16 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
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Went to my local auction house Friday night and scored a camera lot
which included: Nikon FE with motor drive and Tokina 55-200 zoom; Ricoh
KR5 with f/2.2 55mm and a third party 200mm, "Honeywell" Pentax (from
the old days before Honeywell stopped being the importer and they put
Asahi on the front) Screw Mount with Takumar 50mm f/2. There was a Fuji
camera that was broken but I harvested the 50mm lens from that which is
a screw mount and fits the Pentax, and a Minolta SRT202 with Minolta
50mm f/1.7. The Ricoh and Pentax seem to work mechanically, the Minolta
is probably going to the trash (but I'll keep the lens). Also a broken
Weston Meter and a host of other ancillary crap, and two cases (both
trashed). The Nikon FE, with the help of two batteries for the camera
and 8 AAs for the motor drive, works flawlessly and I will keep it. Oh
yes... total for the lot was $25 plus buyer's premium.

Then I found another lot which happened to have misplaced in it the
instruction manual for the Nikon FE. It also had 4 P&S digital cameras
(all discarded without testing, as their age was so great my iPhone is
a better P&S), one partly broken Sony 8mm tape camcorder (discarded),
one soft camera bag (a keeper), and in the box a Hansa Enlarger with a
Graylab Timer. And also a Palm pilot for which I have absolutely no
use, and it connects only via old-fashioned serial ports. I wanted the
lot for the Nikon Manual and was the only bidder: at FIVE BUCKS.

I am keeping the Nikon (I tested the camera and it works, the meter
works, the motor drive works- only a test roll will tell me if the
shutter is accurate) but I tested the lens on my Nikon D5000 (which
accepts all Nikon/Nikon-compatible legacy glass) and it is fine.

I will be putting the extra SLRs and their lenses and the Palm Pilot up
on ebay. Anyone who wants to make an offer, let me know.

Old February 1st 15, 08:05 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Phillip Helbig[_2_]
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In article , Michael

Went to my local auction house Friday night and scored a camera lot
which included: Nikon FE with motor drive and Tokina 55-200 zoom; Ricoh

I have one of those.

with f/2.2 55mm and a third party 200mm,

I have 50mm and third-party 80--200 zoom.

The Ricoh and Pentax seem to work mechanically,

I've always liked these two brands. Now that I'v gone digital, I now
use a Pentax K10D and a Ricoh GR.


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