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Photos with Konica EE-Matic

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Some time ago I visited a local flea market without any intentions of finding something cool. Strolling through I noticed a camera. After analyzing it on the spot I decided it’s in a perfect condition and so after a bit of bargaining I took it for 6€. I couldn’t resist on leaving it there :)
Apart from it being in perfect condition, I didn’t know anything about it. After I left the market, I started googling for information about this make and model.

This is a Konica EE-Matic Deluxe, a point-and-shoot camera that appeared in 1963. It comes with a fixed (that means it’s welded in there) 40mm f/2.8 lens. Some sources say that the company was very proud with this (Hexanon) lens, because it’s so sharp.
Even though it’s only 10mm away from 50, doing some portrait photography is kinda hard, because you gotta get get close to a subject.
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Fixing my retro computers: part 1

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OHai! Like 2 days ago I received the IDE/SATA adapter that I waited for so long because of all those delays and shit from Dealextreme, but I got it eventually. Now I could have bought it in my country and get it in 2 days but hell, that thing costs 3 times as much as I paid now. Maybe the quality is better, but whatever.
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Something to do with floppies

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Do you have lots and lots of old floppies? Well I did, not as much to make a bag like this one so I just made a pen holder :D
Still looks pretty cool!
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Sokol-304

sokol-304

Hello. This time I’m gonna write about another antique thing that I had found in the basement when I was moving elsewhere to live. That was ~3 years ago and the thing is an very old Russian radio “Sokol-304”. The radio itself is ~25 years old probably (older then me :O) and the best part is – it works just as great. Of course, the contacts were rusty so I had to replace them but all you need for it to work is batteries.
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Dust coat on the motherboard

Hello, yesterday my other computer’s VGA fried. Well I wasn’t really sure at the time whether it was the VGA or not, because when you would turn on the computer, it would make 2 quick beeps and 7 or 8 long beeps. After a quick search I read that in Phoenix BIOS everything after 2 quick beeps means a memory problem. But that wasn’t really it.
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Compaq Contura 410c

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Yep. This baby is antique. Most ask – what the hell are you going to do with it? I answer them – nothing, it is just cool.
This is my first very old laptop I bough few months ago and I bought another today ^^ This one cost me 35LTL (14$).
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