Wednesday, November 08, 2006

An SLR of my own

After getting a shock when I went to a used photographic equipment shop, I went onto ebay in seach of better deals.

I got a 1982 Ricoh KR-10 Super for $22, much cheaper than the 1984 Pentax Program-A that was selling for a blood-sucking $225 at the shop.

It came in the mail yesterday afternoon.

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The 50mm f/2.0 lens that came along with it is a dodgy specimen. I intend to hunt for a better one, something fast, hopefully to the tune of f/1.4 and $70.

Meanwhile, my 28-105mm zoom lens has a mount to call its home.

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This camera will be going to Beijing.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you're following the camera, yay!

3:52 am, November 09, 2006  
Blogger lcf said...

wow, new camera, and I see the paper edges of your "white box". enjoying manually winding the film already?

10:25 am, November 09, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Yay! :)

Yeah, already went through a roll of film to check the lenses and metering accuracy. Seems to be fine except for chromatic abberations at the zoom lens' widest.

1:24 am, November 10, 2006  

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