because i am home today, too sick to go to work and in dire need of sleep (averaged about 3 hrs/night for the last 4 nights) but feeling too cruddy to even lay down and die at present.
I have a beater 1970s Vivitar film SLR (220 / SL). My wife bought a 28mm wide angle and a 135mm telephoto (nothing great, Vivitar and Albinar, respectively, not a Series 1 or anything remotely valuable) to compliment the Vivitar 50mm prime and we've used the camera a lot until a digital P&S finally usurped it around 5 years ago.
I started shooting film again last year; I have two nicer cameras but still like dragging the Vivitar out on hikes and whatnot with me, or banging around in my messenger bag.
Two Problems -
1. as long as I have the old beater my nicer cameras don't get as much use.
2. the viewfinder mirror keeps falling loose in the Vivitar. Thhis happened once while my wife was banging around England and Ireland and she just popped the lens off and Krazy Glued it back in place - that held for about 15 years but it came loose twice in the last two weeks, Freshly Krazy glued and all.
I am wondering whether it's time to ditch the old body and/or lenses. I have checked ebay steadily and these Vivitars fetch $0 - you can barely give them away; which btw I would probably do for a person just getting started in film. But I was also wondering about getting an adapter for my Pentax K1000. I am only considering this because the Pentax only has a standard 50mm and it'd be nice to have the wide angle and longer lenses if I start dragging that one around outdoors with me. I'm not really interested in buying more K mount lenses.
It has the standard Pentax K-mount and my vivitar's lenses are the old M42 screw mount. I've read conflicting stuff online bout how well the adapters work - most agree the Asahi Pentax brand ring is the one to get if I want to avoid getting the ring stuck in my camera body (Are they even still available?). Some say you must stop-down meter but I have seen that some rings have a flange like the Vivitar's body which activates the auto-diaphragm pin on my M42 lenses. One good thing is supposedly Pentax designed the k mount to work well with their adapter in that it will place the M42s in their proper distance from the film plane.
This poll is totally irrelevant, even to me (I don't even have the money to buy stuff) but I figure I may as well waste everybody else's time today too. It's not like you wanna be back at work, right?
I thank you