My father found a camera he used in my childhood and before. An old Topcon Unirex. The battery still has a 60% charge! In theory it should still work. The shutter seems to be stuck closed and the mirror is for now, retracted. I unscrewed the parts I felt I could get off without major hassle and found there were some loose screws in a few parts. I put them all back in and now the various rings on the front move very well. Aperture seems to work and when I select a new iso there’s a mechanical “whirr”.
Looking through his old albums, I don’t see any real advantage to this rig that I can’t replicate with my current hardware.
For now, it sits on the shelf. Mocking me. Having gotten my hopes up.
written by fartstorm on 2012-02-14