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[Mar. 16th, 2009|03:51 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I'm having a clearout of stuff I can't be bothered eBaying. Before they go on Freecycle, You lot can have first go at them. Buyer collects, unless it's something smallish and I'm likely to see you about.

1. Praktica MTL 5B SLR film camera. I went out to have a play with it at the weekend, and decided I couldn't be bothered. There's nothing automatic about it - focus, exposure, aperture, nothing. It comes with two lenses, the standard one an a zoom one that I can give you more information about when I'm at home if you want. It works, as far as I know, apart from a couple of things - when you wind the film on the counter doesn't go round so you need to keep track of how many shots you've taken. The other thing is that the light meter doesn't seem to work - whenever I took a photo at the weekend it kept telling me there wasn't enough light, even though there obviously was. It's possible this is some kind of battery issue, but I'm guessing really.

I've also got a few filters. Are filters a standard fitting across camera makes? That is to say, if I bought a digital SLR at some point, which I'm planning to, are they likely to fit onto that? If not, then they stay with the camera. It's in a camera bag too.

2. A TiVo. Old style PVR, which should work with any Freeview or Sky box. The only caveat with this is that you'd have to pay either £10 p/m or a one off £100 lifetime fee to subscribe to the programme guide info. Or you can just set it manually to specific times, but that would be taking away some of the digital joy. This has to be collected from offensive_mango's place.

3. A Moulinex food processor. Some essential bits of this are missing, but you should be able to track down spares on the internets.

4. A Cambridge Audio A1 amplifier.

5. A tuner. Denon, I think. It worked when I last used it.

6. A Phillips CD recorder. Like an old fashioned tape recorder, but for CDs. Would probably be of more use just as a CD player these days, which it does perfectly well. Add a pair of speakers to this and the amp and tuner above, and you've got the start of a nice little separates system.

7. An electric steamer. I never use this any more, but you could.
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[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2009-03-16 03:55 pm (UTC)
OMG dude I totally want a Tivo! Me please!!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll leave you to arrange that with offensive_mango if that's okay with you both?
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[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2009-03-16 04:14 pm (UTC)
Fine by me innit, I could even pick it up at yogaism (or if it's heavy I can come round and pick it up np).
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[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2009-03-16 03:56 pm (UTC)
Actually heck I need a cd player too - how big is it? Does it need tuner/amp etc or can you just plug in other speakers? (I was gonna get a DISCMAN lol remember those).
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-16 04:02 pm (UTC)
You'll need an amp/speakers I think. I'll check when I get home though - there might be a headphone socket.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-16 04:02 pm (UTC)
And it's standard hifi separates size - about the size of a video recorder.
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[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2009-03-16 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay! I think I'm still after something smaller so I'll just get 1x discman/speakers :)
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From: baphomette
2009-03-16 03:59 pm (UTC)
A steamer as in a food steamer, or a clothes steamer?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-16 04:02 pm (UTC)
Food.
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[User Picture]From: the_roofdog
2009-03-16 04:04 pm (UTC)
I was hoping you meant:

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From: baphomette
2009-03-16 04:05 pm (UTC)
Ah, that would be very handy but I've just realised I have no chance to pick it up this week (and will be on t'other side of the world for a while after that!) Dang. Feel free to pass it on to the next person in line/freecycle if you're in a hurry to get rid.
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[User Picture]From: amuchmoreexotic
2009-03-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
I'll have the food steamer!
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[User Picture]From: amuchmoreexotic
2009-03-16 04:32 pm (UTC)
I could take the amp off your hands too, actually.
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[User Picture]From: amuchmoreexotic
2009-03-16 08:46 pm (UTC)
Actually, give the amp to someone else, but I will deffo have the steamer.
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[User Picture]From: dansette
2009-03-16 04:34 pm (UTC)
I only have an all in one Argos hi fi with the CD player broken (so can only play CDs in laptop) so if no one has asked before i post this plea could I have the hi fi separatey bits? Living locally i can collect quite easily.
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[User Picture]From: exliontamer
2009-03-16 04:38 pm (UTC)
What's missing from the food processor?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-03-16 04:46 pm (UTC)
Essential drive components that it can't do anything without - I'm not sure exactly what, but I'll check when I get a chance. Which will probably be Wednesday evening.
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[User Picture]From: nja
2009-03-16 05:33 pm (UTC)
Filters will be interchangeable unless you buy a very strange DSLR. The diameter may be different (52mm is common, larger sizes not unusual) but you can buy cheap adapter rings from eBay to take care of that. Obviously putting a large diameter filter on a smaller diameter lens works better than the other way around.
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[User Picture]From: shermarama
2009-03-16 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'd really rather like the tuner. I've been meaning to get one for ages.
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