Repurpose or Cannibalize old film SLRs?
Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:55 PM
Apple Valley, CA
Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:55 PM
I think there's a lot more but I think you get the idea.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:41 AM
The light meters are generally not particularly discriminating, mostly resolving to about 1/3 stop, or 17%; nearer to 1% resolution is more useful.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:01 AM
Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:02 AM
Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:43 AM
I have a bin of old dead Minoltas, Pentaxs, etc. from the '80s & '90s. Free for the postage, so don't wreck anything that may have value.
Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:45 PM
* the top shelf of MY side of the closet!
Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:38 PM
Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:42 AM
An old film SLR has a built-in target at the focus. Those focus screens can be used as-is, or modified with fine markers , and can be illuminated via the eyepiece, to serve backward as the basis of a target collimator. An artificial infinity target, that is.
Or, if desired, as an artificial target at a simulated distance less than infinity,via use of the lens focuser.