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fizzy.bleach

Member since May 2010 • Last active Jan 2023

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  • in Manchester
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    we could play a game. I empty my bike boxes into my flower beds and open them up to eager bike fans in greater manchester. £pound a minute. message me for details

  • in Manchester
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    I might might might have a Deore LX 7sp. Any interest? Will have a dig if so but you'll have to collect, maybe from a hidey hole in my front garden ;)

  • in Photography
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    Cheers – I had seen that manual but it meant little to me on first glance. After some YTing, about apertures, shutter speed, etc, I understand it better.

    now all I need is a lead on cheap film – ha. Once I develop the pics from the wedding I went to at the weekend, I'll try and post them up.

  • in Photography
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    Thank you. I was in a bookshop today and saw a book about retro cameras (and how to use them) but it didn't feature either of mine.

    I've read that the MX is great for photography students to learn with because it's all mechanical (so doesn't make any choices for you?). That'll be fun.

    Incidentally, I'll take my reasonably nice digital camera (Sony RX100) to the wedding and see how the shots compare.

  • in Photography
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    So I don't really know very much at all about photography full stop, but I've recently acquired my dad's old Pentax MX camera, some lenses, and a Durst M305 enlarger.

    Understanding the enlarger was ironically pretty easy, and I've managed to get that clean(ish) and in decent shape.

    I don't really know where to start with the camera. There's three lenses and I don't even know which ones are for taking photos close, far away, or anything! A fun journey awaits.

    I've got a wedding this weekend so I'm taking my old Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 and two rolls of film (£13 EACH!!!!) and seeing what I can get from a point-and-shoot type thing before I venture into whatever the MX can do. I do at least know how to load the film and so on, as I'm old enough to have done that as a teenager. Developing and printing looks like something I could tackle.

    If anyone has an idiots guide to using the MX or similar, please point me in the right direction!!

  • in General
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    Same. Love 'em. Used 'em a lot, incl. in cross races. Better (and miles easier to set up) than the expensive TRP ones I had.

  • in General
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    alright will do mate!

  • in General
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    Horwich CC have a good contingent involved in the league... I know a few of them but only to say Hi at events

  • in General
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    you never know...

    me and @pryally do it, yeah. Good crack.

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