The F90 x has anything a boy could wish to play with; it has the usual sticky back of the 90s Nikons too, but gaffer tape fixed it.
The camera came with a Sigma 28-105, that is a fine lens and gives a counterweight to the massive body (well, not so massive, compared with the F2 Photomic)
Early AF cameras of the 70s and 80s with the features AF and manual advance are my personal faves, although the use is not really satisfying. The cheap plastic bodies , the wobbly controls and the "sound" are evil. The lens quality is much better than the handling, especially the lens of the Konica AF3 is great.
The Dacora-matic 4D from 1960 is unique because of it´s four shutter release buttons. Pressing one of them sets the lens to the according distance. The aperture is set automatically by a selenium light meter, the exposure time is combined with the film speed setting. Is this AF or is it scale focusing or is it zone focusing?
The Rollei 35LED was developed and produced in Singapore since 1978. It featured the Triotar three-element-lens known from the Rollei B35 and C35. Shutter speeds ranged from /30s - /500s and B. The camera shows the right exposure by LEDs in the finder. The meter is started by pressing the shutter halfway. To avoid battery drain, the shutter release button can be locked. This is a feature of the later models of the 35 LED.
The most annoying things when using the 35LED are the misplaced finder and the fact that the lens release button is placed beside the lens, not on the top as at the original Rollei 35. You waste too much frames by releasing the shutter instead of the lens when you use both cameras.
(rant on) The Waaske design of the original Rollei 35
The main reason for me to buy a Micro 4/3 camera was the ability to adapt older lenses. Not only interchangeable lenses, but although fixed lenses that I ripped off various cameras. Here are my Franken-lenses:
Top left: The 17mm/f11 lens from an Agfa LeBox Panoramic disposable camera, mounted into a Leica bodycap. Gaffer tape and superglue
Top middle: The 26mm/f2 lens from a Canon 110ED pocket camera, mounted into the helicoid of a Industar-61. I wound gaffer tape around the lens to get the internal diameter of the Industar.
Top right: The 27mm/f8 lens from a Pentacon K16 pocket camera. The K16
Bottom left: The lens from an Agfamatic 300 camera for 126 cassettes. I own two of them; well, owned. The mount is a provisional cardboard/gaffer tape mount on an M39 to M4/3 adapter. When finished it will be mounted into another m39 body cap.
Bottom middle: The Rollei 35 40mm/f3,5 Tessar from the last post.
Bottom right: A plastic lens from a Nippon K147 plastic camera, mounted with gaffer tape into a M4/3 body cap.
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