So Free is Free, I guess.

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 11:34:42 EDT 2009


I tend to be the guy that everyone thinks of when they get an unknown 
piece of photo gear.  I have a collection of crappy $2.00 garage sale 
cameras that various friends and acquaintances have gifted to me, after 
finding them forgotten in a closet, basement or attic.  I figure I'll 
eventually throw most of them out, as most have cloudy lenses or stuck 
shutters, (and I have enough working Krappy Kameras that I never use).  
Sometimes I'll even turn down a gift if the Camera in question is too 
good, a nice Spotmatic comes to mind.  I'd never have used it, I barely 
use the Spot F and ESII I have, and I hoped the gifter would actually 
load up a roll of film and maybe shoot with it. 

Well to the point.  Yesterday, I was gifted with a Kalamar 500mm mirror 
telephoto lens.  It's probably a crappy lens, but at least it mounts on 
my K20D unlike the Vivitar S1 600mm.  It's raining today so I haven't 
had a real chance to test the thing, but even without high expectations, 
free is free and on the plus side, the build level is more than adequate.

-- 


The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.

	--G. K. Chesterton





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