what waS your last photography related purchase?

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  1. guangong

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    The last of the big time spenders, I bought a yellow 40mm filter and then decided to go for a 40 to 43mm adapter ring and a 43mm screw in lens shade as a more practical solution for my Canon ltm f4 100mm lens.
     
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    20 rolls of 120 film (5 each of HP5, FP4, Ektar and Portra 400) and Photoshop Elements 14 from B&H.
     
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    A nicely used 50 Summilux Type 3 PreASPH. I was impressed to say the least. It was very different looking from both Summicron Type 4 and DR especially in shadowy areas where the contrast was just outstanding on cloudy days. I am also happy it looks a little like the Summicron to avoid suspicion.
     
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    Exactly what kind of suspicion are you trying to avoid, monsieur?

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    What a lovely post.
     
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    not sure if i mentioned already - just some UV filters and a single roll of CineStill.

    stopped buying film now. have to shoot, doing my 1 roll per month, I am a planned out slow guy, tripod etc. still have E100G when Kodak discontinued them so I got 135 and 120 when I didn't have a medium format, only got it some months ago. yet now Kodak has announced a comeback for 135 ...
     
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    Roll of Ektar 100.

    -J
     
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    3 carousel trays, a tripod and a GAF Slide viewer.
     
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    100 sheets kentmere VC fine lustre 8x10, 50 sheets of the same 11x14 and 10 sheets 16x20. I anticipate a great weekend in the darkroom.
     
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    Polaroid 268 flash, after I lost the bottom plate on my old one.. oops.
     
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    2 boxes of 4x5 Ektar, 2 rolls of 120 FP4+, 4 rolls of 120 HP5+, 5 roll box of 120 Ektar, and one "other brand" 46 mm UV filter

    Cant wait to see what the "other brand" is. :smile:
     
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    2 x 30.5m bulk rolls of the finest Ilford hp5+ 35mm film.
     
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    Yesterday (well, I guess, Friday now), bought both a 135/2.8 Nikkor-Q Nippon Kogaku version and a black Nikomat FT2. Lens was $39.50, plus tax. Body was $35 shipped.

    -J
     
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    10 rolls of Bergger Pancro 400..... 5 35mm and 5 120
     
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    A roll of HP5+ in 120.
     
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    Darkroom timer for about 1.5$:
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    Two Agfa Isolettes - one an Isolette 1 with intact bellows, frozen-stiff Agnar lens and good working shutter. The other, an Isolette III (don't think the seller knew it was a nicer model, I could only tell by the photo of the embossed lens cover). Apotar lens and Prontor SV shutter. Trashed bellows covered in tape - RF dial, lens and shutter frozen solid.

    Now I have a 40mm Isolette pinhole, with shutter and flash synch, and the front door closes vs. tearing it off (there's a lens board that slides out a few mm to not go insanely wide); and a fully functional Isolette III with the Apotar.

    Both lenses took a bake in the oven and a twist with tape and hose clamps to get apart - soaked one for a week in 99% iso, wouldn't budge. 20 minutes at 180°f did the trick.

    The RF was glued solid as well. Solvent didn't help, so I touched a soldering iron to the end of the screw and used snap-ring pliers to slowly free the mechanism up. Heat has been the only effective thing for me when it comes to the dreaded green grease. Cleaned all the optics and re-lubed the focus and RF threads. Just collimated the lens this AM and it's all good. Actually looks nice and sharp wide open.

    I tested the slower shutter speeds with a 120fps video camera. Up to 1/100th, you can shoot footage of the shutter and count the frames, and do the math. Every speed up to 1/200th is almost exactly half speed, so that's easy to keep in mind when shooting. Will run some film in the next few days. Overall digging it, pretty groovy little camera that I can keep handy or stick in the glove box when it's not 110° out. Maybe $40 spent in total for both.

    (BTW, I'm a digital video guy by day - I've found the LCD loupes that attach to the DSLR screens are just the shizz for anything requiring "faux ground glass" viewing. I use a piece of matte acetate on the film place and hold the loupe to it, and throw a 1K fresnel up. Going to try to dial in my flipped-lens brownie from close focus to a more portrait length with it).
     
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    complete Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 AI-P for my FM3A
     
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    A big roll of draft stopping tape to make my bathroom light tight.
     
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    I have been really impressed with my Isolette's! Great folders that rival the much pricier Zeiss folders. The 6x9 Billie records are very nice as well. Have fun with them!