The Obligatory

Buy new (to me) camera, take self portrait in mirror, post to Flickr. Done.


Got this in the mail Thursday from, paid a whopping $72 including shipping :) Threw a roll of Kodak 400 HD in it and banged out quick test roll. The 167MT is a mid 80's manual focus 35mm SLR. My first impressions are very favorable as it is very simple to use. In this first roll, I messed with the spot meter a bit which led to me messing up quite a few exposures. That will be a learning curve for me.


The Tokina 28mm lens attached here is not bad either. This isn't a good example of how sharp it is but I have a couple of shots that look decent, especially stopped down. And it only represents $14 of the $72 spent, lol. I have an adapter to fit it to my Canon dSLR so that should be interesting. To compliment this lens, I have my eye on a Zeiss 50mm f1.7 and a cheapie Yashica 135mm f/2.8.


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  • Brad Goldpaint 4y

    Don't you just love new toys! Looking forward to more!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Michael King 4y

    Have fun with your film camera!
  • John Berner 4y

    Watch out for the electrical on the main switch, if mine gets jostled a little bit it loses power and turns itself off. Other than that its a great camera though. As for lenses i would suggest skipping the Zeiss 50 and grabbing a Yashica ML 50 1.4. The quality control wasn't quite as good as the Zeiss so maybe one in a hundred is sort of meh, but the good copies are as good as the Zeiss 1.4 at a fraction of the price. Also make sure the 135mm is a Yashica ML, the DSB and YUS versions are single coated and constructed a little poorly, sometimes losing their aperture indicator position which can throw off exposure readings. Also... sorry, C/Y cameras and lenses are sort of my thing.
  • Matthew Brown 4y

    Thanks macberns, I definitely look into that.
  • Julian Barker 4y

    This is a top film camera - better than my old Zenith 11, which took good shots but had a habit of leaking light.
  • Andrezza Haddaway 4y

    Have fun! =)
  • james kiong 4y

    Halo, congrats!!!
    Happy weekend!!!
  • kris wallace 4y

  • Ricky Brown 4y

    really nice compact 35mm and nice selfie
  • Shadyezz 4y

    congrats on the new Camera Matt !
    ...always good to see you my friend :]
  • Fung 4y

    Looks like an awesome camear! Love Contax stuff !
  • David Gn 4y

    Cool camera! Congrats!
  • Stuart Stevenson 4y

    Nice selfie... and a cool camera too.
  • Dave 4y

    Very cool work here Matt!
  • Tianxiao Zhang 4y

    Sorry I had to replace a photo you commented on.. feel free to comment on it again..
  • Ray Wise 4y

    woo hoo - nice to see you.. or not ;)
  • jus "ontoshiki" vun 4y

    great find and always enjoy seeing sp's of people i've followed for sometime
  • *setsuna 4y

  • Eduardo Muriedas 4y

    Hola Mathtew... congrat's cool camera!
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • Don Servillas 4y

    new gear....nice!
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