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    Re: Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN

    Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN
    Quote Originally Posted by pnomanikon View Post
    Guy - Have you "flashed" anyone yet with your new Sunpak? How's it working?

    Hope you didn't get caught in that big traffic jam on I-95.
    I have, but just inanimate objects - no people. The distance correction function of the flash seems to be working like it should, so I'm happy. The below are basically just grab shots (Kodak Gold ASA 200):











    We haven't gone anywhere due to my wife's condition. Just spent a nice quiet birthday, day here. Feel sorry for the folks who got caught up in that mess. I hate that road and avoid it when I can.

    Guy


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    Re: Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN

    Looks like it is working well. Were those direct flash or bounced?

    You could have jumped on the KLR and taken food out to the stranded. That would have been a surprise for them!!

    Your wife is in our thoughts and prayers.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN

    Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN
    Quote Originally Posted by pnomanikon View Post
    Looks like it is working well. Were those direct flash or bounced?

    You could have jumped on the KLR and taken food out to the stranded. That would have been a surprise for them!!

    Your wife is in our thoughts and prayers.
    They were direct. I'll get into the more "technical" stuff later. Just taking baby steps for the moment to get a better handle on it (and my) capabilities.

    Food for the stranded. Noble thought, but the 95 mess started about 60 miles north of me. This was my yard Friday after the rain, and I almost didn't get out:


    And Monday after the snow stopped in the afternoon:


    I sold my studded tires a couple of years ago:


    So don't think I would have made it, or even made it out of the yard for that matter.

    Appreciate the comment regarding my wife. She's improving, but it's going to be a long road.

    Guy
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    Re: Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN

    I owned a Nikkormat FTn from the mid-1970s into the early '80s and it was a fine and durable camera. I had a basement darkroom and must have run a bazillion rolls of Plus-X and Tri-X through it without a hitch. Glad you're enjoying yours.

  5. #15
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    Re: Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    I owned a Nikkormat FTn from the mid-1970s into the early '80s and it was a fine and durable camera. I had a basement darkroom and must have run a bazillion rolls of Plus-X and Tri-X through it without a hitch. Glad you're enjoying yours.
    I got mine in the late 60's early 70's - can't remember. Got it new from the old 47th. St. Photo in NYC. Not sue of the roll count through it, because I got it after we'd moved from the farmhouse and my darkroom. My two 35mm Petri SLRs got a workout though. The normal lens on those were excellent, but the mechanicals not-so-much. Had two of them go into a permanent "B" mode by themselves. Replaced the first under warranty, but then the second one failed too with the same issue. That's when I got the FTn.

    I still have a bulk loader with about 25 feet of Tri-X left in it. I suspect it's hosed by now. LOL!
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    Re: Sunpak 2000 DZ and a Nikkormat FTN

    Quote Originally Posted by gbyoung2 View Post
    ... I still have a bulk loader with about 25 feet of Tri-X left in it. I suspect it's hosed by now. LOL!
    Oh, what a find! I discovered my bulk loader in my mother's attic last year, thankfully empty. With a darkroom, bulk film and paper bought on sale, I could shoot and print a 3x5 print for a nickel back in the mid 70s. My family lived in the Chicago area then and photo supply stores were fairly easy to find.
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