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    ALPA Si 2000

    Anyone familiar with this model camera? A friend is planning to go digital and gave me her old film camera to see if there was anything I could do with it. Supposedly the only thing wrong is the exposure meter. I found an old manual online so I could get it functioning after I find the correct battery. Mostly wondering about the lenses, they are Albinar B bayonet screw lenses (135mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8) and if they could be adapted to fit a DSLR.

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    Re: ALPA Si 2000

    Not particularly familiar with that brand, but a bit confused with your description of the lens mount. Is it a screw type or a bayonet type? How about a photo showing the mount and if screw mount, a side view showing the thread count. A rear diameter would also help. I have lenses of all types which have been donated over time to me, and frankly, for the cost of shipping, you could have any that would fit.

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    Re: ALPA Si 2000

    Alpa Si 2000 uses M42 screw mount. This was made by Chinon in Japan and not really regarded as a real Alpa, which were originally made in Switzerland.
    Not sure about the lenses though its a pity you dont have the standard lens which should be a Kern Macro Switar 50 mm lens of either F1.8 or F1.9. This is generally thought to be a superb standard lens

    More details http://www.alpareflex.com/Cameras/Si2000.htm

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    Re: ALPA Si 2000

    Here's the photograph of the lens which thru my searches has been described as (a) bayonet (b) Pentax/Praktica (c) screw mount.

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    Re: ALPA Si 2000

    Also, how about stacking the lenses for macro?

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    For twenty-five years--until the digital revolution--this was my main camera. It is solidly constructed with an excellent prime lens (55 mm f 1.4). If you like shooting film, it will do good work for you--although a defunct meter is a serious defect.

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    Re: ALPA Si 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by HerbertHedstrom View Post
    For twenty-five years--until the digital revolution--this was my main camera. It is solidly constructed with an excellent prime lens (55 mm f 1.4). If you like shooting film, it will do good work for you--although a defunct meter is a serious defect.
    The exposure meter works reasonbly well, it was the exposure counter that doesn't work. I can get around that just by feel, although if I wanted to do double exposures it would be a hit or miss effort. I've used it on a few occasions, just shot my second roll, haven't developed it yet.

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