Trond Solem

Trond Solem

Posted on 08/18/2013


Photo taken on August 18, 2013


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Pentax Program A with 28-80mm

Pentax Program A with 28-80mm

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Michael Russo
Michael Russo
How do you like this camera?
4 years ago.
Trond Solem has replied to Michael Russo
Great cameras when they work. The electronics is a source for problems on early models. I have repaired a couple of them. Resoldering thick film circuits onto flex prints isn't neither easy or fun.
4 years ago.
Michael Russo has replied to Trond Solem
I'll stick to the Super A then ;)
4 years ago.
Trond Solem has replied to Michael Russo
Buy some more cameras. You can't have only one! :-)
Choosing what camera to use every day is part of the fun.
4 years ago.
Michael Russo
Michael Russo
Thanks Trond,
I have already taken your advice. I have a huge selection of 35mm bodies and lenses. I have several of each ME and ME Super,KX cameras in black and silver. A large number of Spotmatics. Two Pentax 645n and nii. Pentax 6x7 and all the lenses. I also have 4x5 6x12, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras as well as a couple Polaroids hanging around :)

My lens collection a few years back. It has grown sense.
www.ipernity.com/doc/285517/18236865
4 years ago.
Trond Solem has replied to Michael Russo
Wow!!! It seems that you have gotten GAS you to. :-)
BTW, you don't need two Pentax 645n systems. One of them can be shipped to me. :-)
4 years ago.
Michael Russo
Michael Russo
Hehe... I will keep you in mind when I decide to unload the 645n :)

I ended up with the second camera because it was sold as non functional body for cheap. The camera reports a film error (with a cryptic error) and does not work. I looked up what the error was before buying and it was a film jamb. Once I got the camera I pushed the recessed button that un-jambs the film camera and sure enough the camera sprung back to life! When you get a film jamb on these cameras they stop working and give a nasty cryptic error, so the seller thought the camera was dead.

His lose my gain :)
4 years ago.
Trond Solem has replied to Michael Russo
Great! Sometimes it pays to be informed.
I have bought several "defective" cameras that wasn't defective at all or the camera was an easy fix. The latest, the Pentax ES-ii was an easy fix. Some cleaning and lubrication of the gears in the bottom of the camera fixed the hung mirror problem as described on the net, and when fixing that, I discovered the reason for the non working meter. A loose ground connection and some corrosion on the plug on the end of the circuit bord. Both faults mentioned on the net. Took me about 10 minutes to fix and clean up the camera. Other cameras bought as defective was some that doesn't work without film. Just loading them with film solved the "problem".

I do have two or more of several cameras so swapping could be an option. Have a look at my Cameraporn album. No, I will not part with a Nikon D300, even if I have two of them. One of them i my wifes camera. :-)
4 years ago.