Post by yashica1943 on Mar 24, 2017 10:39:17 GMT -5
I don't often do this, but I have just put the lens on ebay UK for sale. It is a m39 screw Jupiter 11 135 mm f4 as normally fitted to FED cameras. Serial 6922870. It is so nice and clean iside and out that if somebody wants one, this one would be one to consider. For a photo plese PM me your email address.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 23, 2017 10:12:15 GMT -5
I'd love to post some pictures, but Photobucket have made their site a complete minefield to navigate. It is full of adverts and promotional stuff -so that I really cannot do it, even if I could get my passwords accepted. Is there any way of posting photos directly on here?
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 15, 2017 8:48:24 GMT -5
Lens and original leather case. Lens looks good on the outside but has fungus and what looks like grease on at least one element. I have not tried to take it apart but it obviously needs a good clean internally, hence price. The case might be worth that to a Lordomat fan. £20 plus postage to wherever you are! Sold on ebay for £25....... I still have the near perfect Lordomat SLE that it came with and made a small profit.
The buyer has just left me positive feedback, he is pleased with the lens.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 15, 2017 8:42:37 GMT -5
I still have these. I would like to sell them as they are too good to recycle. Quite heavy and I would take £10 for the set. Probably better collected as I don't know how much postahge would be. Portsmouth UK. Area.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 15, 2017 6:04:24 GMT -5
I have just returned from the local car boot sale. I have bought a Lordomat SLE in nice condition, the exposure meter works and everything seems in order. With it was a Leidolf Wetzlar Schacht- Travenar 135 f4 lens in it's leather case. Unfortunately the telephoto has some fungus and dirt internally, I think I will sell that off to somebody who can dismantle it and clean it. Also - on another stall I bought a Kodak Vest Pocket 'Autographic' 'Soldier's' camera in decent condition.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 10, 2017 6:37:04 GMT -5
Another gift. Zenit EM with 58mm M42 Helios, 300mm Photax-Paragon, papers and instruction books for Zenit. Also a nice clean M39 Jupiter 135 in its plastic 'tube', which I believe is a well regarded lens. I have just sent off for an adapter to fit the Jupiter to my Pentax DSLR.
Plus a Kodak EK-160 EF instant print camera! One for the tip!
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2017 12:16:45 GMT -5 by yashica1943: Spelling.
Thanks for the interest, Bob. I looked at two videos on YouTube for Nikon FE repairs, both had different internal layout and components to mine inside the baseplate. I have put the loose bits supplied with the camera back in the right order, but the wind on does not actually do anything. I removed the battery compartment lid with great difficulty and disposed of the corroded batteries environmentally. I am quite happy to do nothing more with this camera, it looks really good - just to display it - as I have a mint FM3a and a good F80 plus all my Nikon digital stuff.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 8, 2017 11:31:38 GMT -5
The Nikon arrived, it is in good cosmetic condtion. The baseplate only has a small dent, so I won't have to get another one. The main problem is a loose flat rod in the base and the rear door being locked shut, as the rewind lever assembly has been removed, the rewind rod was rattling around inside.
I think that I got lucky with that. I bent a paper clip double and inserted it into the hole where the rod should be. After a couple of tries, I pulled the clip up and the rear door opened. I have now stuck some tape over the catch to stop it closing until I can fix the rewind lever.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 6, 2017 14:13:18 GMT -5
I have just bought a Nikon FE on ebay, I used one on a Nikon photographic course in 1980 and always wanted one. However this one has a dented (chrome) baseplate and possibly some light internal damage. It is cheap and I might be able to rescue it. (Otherwise, nice for display)
What I would like to know - and probably there is somebody on here that knows. Is the FE base the same or interchangeable as/with on any other Nikon cameras ? For example FM 3 etc.? This is so that I can try and order a used base before the body arrives.... Thanks in advance for any info.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 5, 2017 12:25:42 GMT -5
I have found most Chinese sellers very good. How they can sell things for very little money with free postage is amazing. I have put bids of £0.99p - with free postage - on things like filters and won them. Also, I have heard very good things about Japanese sellers of used cameras, their descriptions seem to be very good and detailed. I did send off for a Konica Autoreflex T3 and lens at a very good price from Japan. It was just as described, well packaged and didn't attract any import taxes. I wouldn't be put off from buying from them again. The reason for buying a bellows was that my wife has started collecting silver thimbles and I would like to photograph some of the hallmarks.
Post by yashica1943 on Mar 4, 2017 10:47:58 GMT -5
I was just about to order some paint remover, sitting there looking at the thing, I suddenly realised that there is a way around this! I looked at the cheap extension tubes that I bought a couple of years ago. The male mount on the tube is black metal, not painted. So I have taken the short tube, mounted it on the back of the bellows. No paint, if I don't remove it, no flakes. The bellows body is now about 20mm longer, but that doesn't matter.
After about twelve emails, I have asked for a full refund again with my postage paid. There seems to be a big language problem here because they now want to send me another one and I can keep the first one. I have agreed, more out of frustration than anything else! I wish that I had taken the £6-£8. I'll bet that the second one is painted also, but at least it might be worth getting paint remover for both!