|Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:11 pm Post subject:
|It is a beauty.
Without a doubt. Speechless. Just design beauty.
I certainly is. And it's fun how these things come together - actually I'm never searching for something, but I rather prefer to buy what's around nearby.
The FD 1.2/55mm was first, as far as I remember. I found it in a small village outside of Zurich, where a few young guys had taken over a traditional old fashioned photo store and transformed it into a webshop & traditional store. They always have large amounts of used gear (usually cheap stuff), but whenever I'm there I have a look. CHF 150.--
The F-1 was next. I had found a small online ad for a cheap Minolta 1.2/58mm (CHF 150.-- as well), but finally I didn't get it. I was a bit disappointet, and startet to browse the onlide as again: Someone had, just a few minutes ago, put a old F-1 for sale, and this time I was lucky! CHF 150.--, again.
And finally the motor drive, two days ago: It came from my favourite local photo store - it's owner knows quite well what i like, and he had put the drive aside, for me .
The old F-1, by the way, came from its first and only owner. He had bought the camera - for a hell of a lot of money - when he was young, and used it during his entire life. Now, shortly before retirement, he was starting to sort out redundant stuff, and sold it to me.
It's always moving to see and hear the stories behind these little treasures. Some of my lenses come from rich Vietnamese collectors who had to flee back in the 1970s, others from world-famous athletes, and others from relatives which have deceased many moons ago.