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1. From : Anton (handmaid@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 03:48 PM Wednesday 04 February, 2004

Dammit! I was looking forward to playing with the lovely cogs and gears... as they ping around the room bouncing off the walls and ceiling!


2. From : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 05:39 AM Wednesday 04 February, 2004

All right, all right! Enough already! I get the idea. Dammit! I was looking forward to playing with the lovely cogs and gears. Damn you! Now of course if I do try, and get into trouble, I'll get a barrage of "WE TOLD YOU SO"'s. Mico, HELP! Ahhh it can't be that difficult. But for now I'll leave it alone. I've stepped away from the scewdriver. -Ian.


3. From : Anton (handmaid@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 01:54 AM Wednesday 04 February, 2004

Reckon that's about told him. AB


4. From : GLOBETROTTER (globetrottterworld@hotmail.com)
Url : http://globetrotterworld.co.uk
Date : 11:25 PM Tuesday 03 February, 2004

I second that opinion.....There is certainly no need to open the LX winder casing. If the winder is working perfectly, there is no need to tamper with it, and the less dust that enters the workings the better.


5. From : Ian (meeian@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 06:30 PM Tuesday 03 February, 2004

Ian to Ian You can't beat the old rule; "If it aint broke, don't fix it". Infact, it is almost certainly dry lubricated for life, PTFE gears, etc. Don't do it!


6. From : Anton (handmaid@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 03:58 PM Tuesday 03 February, 2004

Ian, my advice is leave well alone!!! AB


7. From : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 09:59 AM Tuesday 03 February, 2004

Hi guys! I think this might be a question for Mico or Jay. I'd like to get inside my LX Winder and give it a light lube job. No particular reason, it's working perfectly. I just have the urge. Ok, I'm a fanatic when it comes to lubrication, I confess. Do I go in via the top plate? Should I expect booby traps etc? - Ian.

Globetrotter, thanks for the kind comment regarding my recent photos.


8. From : Ian (meeian@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:33 PM Friday 30 January, 2004

Yes, I have spare covers for both the LX body and the viewfinder. I guess it's the body one you need. Drop me an e-mail if you're interested. Say £2.00 plus postage to wherever you are? Thanks to the globetrotter for the info about possibilities of new LX. Yes, I'd heard about the v.v. expensive special one. OK if I win the lottery. What I want is the bog-standard, black body plus viewfinder prism. e-bay noted. Ian


9. From : GLOBETROTTER (globetrotterworld@hotmail.com)
Url : http://www.globetrotterworld.co.uk
Date : 07:35 PM Friday 30 January, 2004

Ian Thompson-Yates - some nice shots on your website taken with LX equipment. The photos on my website and most of the photos in my new book were also taken using Pentax equipment:

www.globetrotterworld.co.uk
www.globetrotters-quest.com

Regards to the other Ian's question about ordering new LX bodies from Japan. I think the only one that you are still able to order is the very expensive LX2000 special edition model (view other pages of this website for more information and photos of the LX 2000 model). I think the best idea is to keep an eye on www.ebay.com for 'mint' secondhand LX bodies on auction. Sometimes you can pick one up in virtually new condition, although it is getting harder to find one as the years go buy.


10. From : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 09:49 AM Friday 30 January, 2004

France, Euro City and under the ocean (mercedes pic). LX, winder, grip B, M-Series 24-35 f3.5 lens. Tri-X. Minolta 5400 scanner. http://homepage.mac.com/iant1/PhotoAlbum3.html


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