what photography related item did you buy this week?

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They arrived, a roll of Kodak Professional TMAX P3200 and Kodak Ektar 100, 4 new LR44 batteries, new light seal foams with sticky backs for the Pentax ME. The sealed replaced and battery in the camera is ready for some fun old school film shooting.
Since I don't have a wider then 70mm Pentax K lens I went off to evilBay and grabbed a 10£ Sigma 35-70mm f 2.8-4, it arrived today. (I wanted something wider like 28mm but couldn't find something dirt cheap and decent *cough* no Hanimex *cough* for now)
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The lens looks clean-is, or does have some dust in it and a tiny bit of haze on the edge.

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The only realm downside is that the aperture doesnt close, its not the end of the world, maybe its fixable so I will try to look into it at some point.
35mm should be wide enough for street, landscape and indoors and it's better f 2.8 then f 3.5 or f 4 that you get on other lenses.

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Already popped in the TMAX film and snapped a few shots of the pupper. I forgot that the camera rates natively up to ISO 1600 so I need to be careful with the metering (for some reason the camera won't let me turn the dial to 1/4 or 1/2 underexpose). I'm writing down the settings for each shot to have a reference later. And I need to be careful with the shutter speed too, need to remember that IBIS is not a thing and it's a metal body so it vibrates more even with light weight of the whole thing.

I also tried my Yashica Yashidon DX 50mm f 1.4 with a M42 to PK adapter but the metering seems to ignore the aperture settings on the lens so I need to be careful with the exposure on that lens.
 

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Man, I got it bad. Picked up the pair of these this evening from craigslist.

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Kodak Duaflex and Brownie Hawkeye Flash
 

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Do you intend to use them? Or is it just to pickup dust on a shelf?
Use them of course! Now that I can develop film it's a lot more cost effective.

If he has a big house he has to fill it up with something... Can't waste all that empty space you know :p

They are some beauties though, curious to know if they work and what they could produce as result :)
They both function fine, at least the cameras, not sure I can even find flash bulbs! They both shoot 620 which is no longer made, but you can substitute 120 which is the same film on a different spool. These are medium format cameras and produce a pretty big 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" negative. These are some of he original 'toy cameras', no adjustments, load film, point, shoot.
 

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5/25 bulbs for the Hawkeye, not sure on the Duaflex. I know now the Hawkeye was made January of 1952, the Duaflex would've preceded it by 2-5 years. I'm trying to figure out how to date it, so far no luck.
 

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Oly 8mm f1.8 FE.
Cashback promo ends today, so decided pull the trigger on Wed, delivered yesterday. Cashback included, price was approx. 610EUR (calc. by av. EXR).
Expect to have some fun with it.
 

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Oly 8mm f1.8 FE.
Cashback promo ends today, so decided pull the trigger on Wed, delivered yesterday. Cashback included, price was approx. 610EUR (calc. by av. EXR).
Expect to have some fun with it.
Did the same thing and also expect a lot of fun with it - however price in Denmark incl cash back approx 790EUR (VAT in DK is 190EUR) for this lens.
 

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To cheer myself up and maybe you guys and gals too here is my latest purchase :)
Fantastic for Street photography ^ ^

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Found the battery-grip with battery on the local equivalent of Craigs list today, for a song (30 bucks more than an OEM battery on its own), so a few texts back and forth and it was mine.

The fellow selling it also had a couple of lenses so some swift haggling got me the P-L 15mm for about $50 less than what he had it listed for.

Had a quick at it, a few shots on the way home for the golden light which has been fogged over for what seems like an eternity , in minus 15 dgrs C.

Not any particular interesting shots but I think it is well worth exploring further. The aperture ring on it is a nice feature, already used it more than the manual focus clutch on the Oly 17mm F:1.8, which has been a favourite for some years.
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HHHR with the Oly 12-40mm f 2.8 Pro. I love the texture in the bricks and the wood. The colors are gorgeous even though it's not much of a variety. I should have used f 8 for a bit more DoF though everything seems to be sharp and in focus except for the extreme edges. I have a feeling (just pure observation without confirmed analysis) that the lens is not up to 50 MP detail density between 85 and 100% of the frame from the center (meaning 85% from the center can resolve some or most of the 50 MP but the 15% can not).
 
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