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

    Got this in the mail Thursday from Keh.com, 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.

    [ blog: Bright Lights and Vegas Nights ]

    Dave DiCello, ontoshiki, mistral_mars, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Goldpaint Photography 46 months ago | reply

      Don't you just love new toys! Looking forward to more!
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    2. flickrfanmk2007 46 months ago | reply

      Have fun with your film camera!

    3. John Berner 46 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. Bright Lights, Vegas Nights 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks macberns, I definitely look into that.

    5. Julian Barker 46 months ago | reply

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

    6. james.kiong 46 months ago | reply

      Halo, congrats!!!
      Happy weekend!!!
      /;-]

    7. big juicy kris [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      congrats

    8. DowntownRickyBrown 46 months ago | reply

      really nice compact 35mm and nice selfie

    9. Shadyezz 46 months ago | reply

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

    10. goodbyebyesunday 46 months ago | reply

      Looks like an awesome camear! Love Contax stuff !

    11. David Gn Photography 46 months ago | reply

      Cool camera! Congrats!

    12. Stuart Stevenson 46 months ago | reply

      Nice selfie... and a cool camera too.

    13. Dave DiCello 46 months ago | reply

      Very cool work here Matt!

    14. tianxiaozhang 46 months ago | reply

      Sorry I had to replace a photo you commented on.. feel free to comment on it again..

    15. Ray Wise 46 months ago | reply

      woo hoo - nice to see you.. or not ;)

    16. ontoshiki 46 months ago | reply

      great find and always enjoy seeing sp's of people i've followed for sometime

    17. Eduardo Muriedas 46 months ago | reply

      Hola Mathtew... congrat's cool camera!
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    18. donsnyc 46 months ago | reply

      new gear....nice!

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