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Boot sale

Ah, the good old British car-boot sale. What beats getting up at 6:30am on a misty Sunday morning on the off-chance that someone is selling a Leica for a quid?

I didn’t get a Leica on this occasion (as I haven’t on all the occasions I’ve ever been to a car-boot sale, oddly enough), but I bought a Vivitar V635 with 28-70mm and 80-200mm lenses, and an Olympus OM-10 with a Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 for the princely sum of £12.

The Zuiko lens was faulty, so that went on eBay for spares / repairs and I got enough for it to cover my initial £12 outlay. The Vivitar was tested and, while it worked perfectly well and was in great condition, the lenses weren’t as sharp as others I already own for other systems, so that is being sold off too. I replaced the light seals in the OM-10 and finished a roll of Agfa Vista Plus 200 in it the other day, so should get the results back from that test roll this week. If all is well, I might keep hold of that as a spare body to complement my OM-1.

FILM - Boot sale

Canon Sure Shot Telemax & Ilford XP2.

Taken on 7 April 2019

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