Thank you Everybody!
All these things have found a new home in a remarkably short time. I am really pleased that how many different yet equally film photography enthusiastic people were interested in this little action of mine. This means that we have a living community and this blog has some impact as this post attracted attention from all around the world.
I think it was very good idea to gift these cameras and get in touch with you. It was a nice experience and I may do something similar in the future.
Another new year and another fresh start. As a part of this philosophy I decided (after some encouragement from my wife) that I shrink my camera collection to a manageable size and so I sort out many things that I not use.
Everything you see in this post is free to take, you only need to pay the cost of the shipping (note that I live in Austria). Most of these items have some problems, but who knows maybe some of you can get them fixed or find a better use of them than me.
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Praktica MTL3 + 50 f/1.8 + case
The camera works, shutter speeds are distinguishable and the meter also works. I have never put a roll of film through this camera though. The lens is nice, clean and smooth.
Cosmetically in excellent condition with a nice clean lens behind a protective filter. But mechanically stuck (cannot advance, cannot release).
Fed3 + 50mm f/2.8 lens + leather case
Works, but shutter speeds are very inaccurate. The lens is clean, but lubricants dried out. I think this camera can be brought back to life and in any case looks great on a bookshelf.
Fed5 + 50mm f/2.8 lens + leather case
The camera works, shutter speeds are distinguishable. I have used this camera and wrote a post about it which can be found here. The lens on the picture belongs to the Fed3. This Fed5 has it’s own black lens, I just need to find it.
Pentacon 135mm f/2.8 lens
The lens is in a very good condition, however the aperture cannot be stopped down more than f/4. It is a typical problem of these lenses and can be fixed. Besides I only used this wide open.