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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#7081 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:21 am

Good morning,
Clear skies and mild here at the moment.
I broke the screen of my fuji camera yesterday,don't know how,it's still usable, but no information avallable, so more or less useless,excuse to buy a new one for Christmas, the word LEICA comes to mind.

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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#7082 by Sheldonboy , Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:47 am

Good.morning John, Great camera the Leica, it was the first still camera to use 35mm film.
My mates dad had one in the 1960s. Brilliant lens too.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#7083 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:57 am

Yes Leica is the creme-de-creme, but so expensive,the one I'm looking at is 400 quid, small compact and the cheapest in the range,but cannot be beaten for build and lens quality.

signman

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#7084 by Sheldonboy , Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:18 am

I wish there was a British camera to rival Leica, Nikon, Canon etc.
But I doubt if we will ever see it.
Come to think of it is there a British camera.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#7085 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:21 am

What about Coronet from Summer Lane. ha ha.

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#7086 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:25 am

Just been reading the reviews on the one I've got my eye on, and find out it's a re-badged Panasonic with exactly the same spec as the Leica
and I don't feel like paying £100 for a red dot, rethink coming up.

signman

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#7087 by Sheldonboy , Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:30 am

I remember the Coronet John I was more of a Reflex Brownie man then though.
I learned most of my early Photography on a Halina 35x as cheap as they came but a great little camera, it was second hand too.
Then I progressed on to Pentax and later Olympus.
In recent years I have been abusing a Nikon compact its falling apart but I just love it.


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#7088 by astoness , Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:42 am

morning all...john im still looking for a photo of the coronet building in summer lane...when i say that the actual building is still there.corner of summer lane/brearley st but i want a pic of when coronet was there...dry and sunny here in brum..

lyn...

 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#7089 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:01 am

Re-think over I'm going to replace the screen myself, £29.95, took me 5 minutes to remove broken one, only 7 screws.

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#7090 by astoness , Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:08 am

much cheaper option john....

 
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#7091 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:22 am

Screen ordered, paid for,£17.28 and £2.00 postage,how can they justify £85.00 in the shop for doing this.

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#7092 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:54 am

John

I sold a Cannon with a load of kit, filters & lens's etc and an old Lecia that belonged to my wifes father when we started to go digital. I sold them for pennies on Ebay. If I had known you at the time I would have give them to you. I know they were both good cameras but I didn't see me using either of them again.

Phil


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#7093 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:12 am

Phil, NOW YOU TELL ME ,ha ha, always the same you always find out too late.

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#7094 by astoness , Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:25 am

john i wished we had kept our mom and dads hmv gramaphone player..us kids spent hours playing the 33 s...maybe not worth a fortune but a nice bit of history to it...

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#7095 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:26 am

John

As I say I didn't know you then, the Cannon was my own that I paid a fortune for in the 70's and I added to it over the years. I had kit that I had never used and if I am honest I wouldn't have known how to. The only reason I sold both cameras was because I didn't want to throw them out because I knew someone could get some use out of them. I only got something silly like £40 each for them and the Cannon carry case was worth more than that.

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