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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:18 am    Post subject: Konica C35 Reply with quote

A nice rangefinder camera I owned 40 years ago and that I sold/lost long in the past. Found it at eBay when looking for something different, now is mine:Click here to see on Ebay

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulation ! I like Konica's as well.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Congratulation ! I like Konica's as well.


It's taking too long to arrive, I'm afraid it has been lost in the mail....
Best regards,
Jes.

(This one also uses a PX675 battery)


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Paypal! That means many times, if price is low. Sender not send out the merchandise, he keep the money and merchandise too. It happend with me few days before. Try to riport immediately on Ebay as item not received, I don't know is it help or not.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in Greece I wait 3-4 weeks when I order from Germany. Only China & Uk send me in 1 week.
Hi Jes you were a rich boy before 40 years Smile When I was 15 I still used this Embarassed



PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very interesting why take longer from Germany than Uk.Both item send as air shipment ?


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poilu wrote:
Here in Greece I wait 3-4 weeks when I order from Germany. Only China & Uk send me in 1 week.
Hi Jes you were a rich boy before 40 years Smile When I was 15 I still used this Embarassed

http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/lubitel2


A Lubitel one!, wonderful camera...

And no, I was not a rich boy Wink. I used to spend my christmas holidays working on toy stores (selling toys) just to get money for my cameras... I did work as well as a TV repair man, climbing roofs and installing antennas...
Many funny histories from that time.
Well maybe it was not 40 years ago, but 35, 36, 37 or so... My memory is not as good as it used to be then.

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
That is very interesting why take longer from Germany than Uk.Both item send as air shipment ?


Yes, I understand one month delay from Ukraine to Spain, but from european countries...
I recently bougth a UK cheap flash unit, a VIVITAR 550FD for 10, full working. It took 48 hours to get to the office--

The Zenith 122 hasn't arrived either.

The worst experience is my last selling, a small multimeter that I sold for 10. For these small things I never wait for the payment, because I've never had a problem... Until this time. I use to go once per week to the post office, so I send everything pending at once.

The guy told the multimeter was fine and voted positively. I'm still waiting for the payment. He marked the item in eBay as "payment sent" but after a week I've got no money in the account... Sent three emails with no answer. I'll wait until thursday and raise a claim in eBay.

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never send to anybody before get payment, just keep this rules always. I over on many transaction for all buyer has natural to pay before I got only one request to pay after.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Never send to anybody before get payment, just keep this rules always. I over on many transaction for all buyer has natural to pay before I got only one request to pay after.


Normally I do so, but this time was trying to avoid an extra trip to the post office... I'm on eBay since 2004 and I've sent several times goods in advance but this is the first time someone "forgets" to pay. Not too much damage, just 10... Cheap to learn the lesson. (And also the price of a cheap lens Sad )
Some other good payers will suffer the penalty of longer time delays because one bad payer.

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see this is ok.Clearly shows average people habbit, 90 % of our customer (web, software, graphics business) don't pay just if we ask them please pay! Nice isn't it ?


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Konica is lovely! If anyone else wants something similar, I think the sae camera was made by different brands. The others - such as the Chinon 35EE - usually go for less money, not that the Konica is very, very expensive!


PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting this cam is very, very expensive and so many superb Konica lens are so so cheap.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

Unexpectedly, today arrived the Konica C35...

17 days to get to Spain from Belgium.
Another parcel sent from the U.K. took 48 hours.
Doing a simple arithmetic, that leads to know that Belgium is 8,5 times farther than the UK. Since the UK is some 2000 Km far from my home city, Belgium should be some 17.000 km far from here, somewhere lost in the middle of Siberia...

To honour the truth, the spanish Post Office may have been partially responsible for this expansion of the complex space-time.

Anxiously waiting to arrive home to open the box.
(In my office we cannot bring/show any kind of cameras, for security issues).

I got some slide films. It's a pity the weather is not helping...

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi colleagues, I'd like to introduce you my new camera...


I'll be trying it soon...
Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Jes!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
Congratulations, Jes!


Thanks, Carsten!.
I've been shooting film all the week-end, I'll be sending the film to the lab later in the morning.
Really curious about what can come out. The main purpose is to check if the camera is fully operational, (and the photographer as well Wink).
From outside, the camera seems to work fine, even the light meter. I shot an ISO 100 24 pic film. Once developed, I'll try B&W, (if the camera is ok).
Even not being a rangefinder, this camera is quite comfortable.
Let's see what happens with the lab.
Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Jesito wrote:
...
Even not being a rangefinder,
...


Are you sure about that ? I saw that it has two finders (one for the eye, and one for the finder-rangefinder, na not only one, lets say like Smena Cool: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/youngds/Classic35/KonicaC35/KonicaC35.htm
Or is the "V" model (see last picture from the link) ?


PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

montecarlo wrote:
Hello,

Jesito wrote:
...
Even not being a rangefinder,
...

Or is the "V" model (see last picture from the link) ?


It is, it is. I noticed it too late Sad
Anyway, I like the camera and the nice lens it carries. It was not so expensive, so maybe I'll get a real rangefinder. I'm looking to the olympus family as well. And those Canonets...
Maybe I end collecting rangefinders at the end. Wink
Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took yesterday my first fill roll from the Konica to the lab, my first film in years...
What most puzzled me was the girl at the counter telling the film would take "three or four days" in being developed. Even if the advertising on top of the entrance says "1 Hour developing". She smiled and told me that it was an old ad, and that now everybody is doing digital, and they do one hour for digital "developing" (I understand she wanted to say "print"), but film would take more because they don't develop film anymore, and have to bring them to the central lab, where they are developing "by now"...

I felt like a dynosaur, in danger of extinction...
I'm sorry to not been shooting film for so long.

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesito wrote:

What most puzzled me was the girl at the counter telling the film would take "three or four days" in being developed. Even if the advertising on top of the entrance says "1 Hour developing". She smiled and told me that it was an old ad, and that now everybody is doing digital, and they do one hour for digital "developing" (I understand she wanted to say "print"), but film would take more because they don't develop film anymore, and have to bring them to the central lab, where they are developing "by now"...


Same here, if this can be of any consolation...


PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is fast. I bring the film at 13h and they give it back on cd at 17h
Click here for reala vs 400d
http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?t=2750


PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Here (Oradea/romania) is a bit different:

-The developing can be made in 1 hour till 3 days (depends on how much you pay).

-The C41 is the only developing process used (bye bye slides and B&W) . For B&W I have the chance to do it at home but for E-6... Sad

-The only accepted format is 35mm (no medium, no large, no nothing) Sad

-The films you can buy are of ISO 200 (no 100 or 400 or else) and mostly cheep ones (and bad) - some Konica , old Agfa . The best I could find are Kodak Gold 200 and Fuji Superia 200. So you can't buy slides and very, but very rare whtn you can find a B&W film (Fomapan).

-The films are kept in store, no frige is used (I didn't see it). Sad

-The scannings are of relatively poor quality (here too, the option is to scan it myself)

With all this, my joy of shooting film is turnin into disappointment Sad .


PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been at the photo store where I brougth the pictures to develop. Without any CD, 24 pictures have been 10,92...
Most of them beatiful pictures that share something in common: A kind of reddish flame at the center-bottom of the picture...
That means something is wrong with this camera.
I'll review the cover seal, to see if some light can enter through there...
But by now, it's a rave...
Crying or Very sad

Best regards,
Jes.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jes
I hope you can fix it. I am sure you will soon be a specialist with all those experience. It's part of hobby.
Keep walking Wink