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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2014
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
One of the more overlooked CitroŽns: the GS. This...

One of the more overlooked CitroŽns: the GS. This 'Blanc Meije' 1973 GS 1220 Club has been parked in my stream for a couple of weeks...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 9,781
Posted By Penny Lane
Here's something that might help, but in a...

Here's something that might help, but in a different way (so skip this if you fear it may confuse you further):

The drum and pulleys on the main axle are of slightly different sizes, the pulleys...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2014
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
A neatly boxed Petri 7. I'll need to re-align the...

A neatly boxed Petri 7. I'll need to re-align the finder, but thanks to the fact that some of the good people here have kept the Classic Camera Repair Forum alive, I've managed to retrieve the repair...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,764
Posted By Penny Lane
Thanks! It's just that I know which problems the...

Thanks! It's just that I know which problems the negs show; it usually takes a few days for me to get over what went 'wrong'. I'm probably just strange like that :D

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2014
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
Kiev-4a,...

Kiev-4a, Jupiter-8m

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5078/14148028803_918c1f37db_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nydm46)Trax Door (https://flic.kr/p/nydm46) by bimmer1502...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,764
Posted By Penny Lane
I need to upload some more shots, but my output...

I need to upload some more shots, but my output for ICCD2014 is over here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/sets/72157644135573408/). The Kiev-4a for once didn't give problems with frame...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2014
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/13937678229_e9...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/13937678229_e950bf35bf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/neCfa4)Chapron (https://flic.kr/p/neCfa4) by bimmer1502 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2014
Replies: 1,195
Views: 169,128
Posted By Penny Lane
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14121307862_bf...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14121307862_bfe8936b9c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nvRoRd)
C6 (https://flic.kr/p/nvRoRd) by bimmer1502 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Penny Lane
Dust it off, oil it, and you'll have a perfectly...

Dust it off, oil it, and you'll have a perfectly serviceable piece of sewing equipment. I made my curtains on its bigger sister (1923 Singer 66K). Bobbins, needles & feet from current Singer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2014
Replies: 466
Views: 80,486
Posted By Penny Lane
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/13627564354_c3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/13627564354_c3a7c01822_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mLdQ77)

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2014
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/13546651873_ec...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/13546651873_ecee86fdcd.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mD58Dk)

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2014
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
As far as I can see, it's a Frazer-Nash TT. This...

As far as I can see, it's a Frazer-Nash TT. This (http://www.austinharris.co.uk/photo/cars-lined-up-at-1935-jcc-members-day/121) link shows the same car at Brooklands in 1935 (look for #73, second...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By Penny Lane
I'm surprised nobody posted this link:...

I'm surprised nobody posted this link: http://pentax-manuals.com/manuals/service/servicemanuals.htm

Lots of information on servicing Pentax bodies there. No service manual for the F but I think it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2014
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
That's a nice Reflex box there, Rick - Love to...

That's a nice Reflex box there, Rick - Love to see some results! How did we not bump into each other at the fair?

I got away from the fair with (finally) a release guard for my IIIf and some other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,935
Posted By Penny Lane
Should anyone want to try to fix the frame...

Should anyone want to try to fix the frame counter on their FR/FR-I/FR-II, here's a how-to: http://www.cdegroot.com/photo-yashica/fr1-repair/ with a pic of what goes wrong here:...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By Penny Lane
Just to be sure on our (the readers) end: are you...

Just to be sure on our (the readers) end: are you absolutely positive that you've fixed the shutter speed dial in the right position when you tightened the grub screws?

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Penny Lane
Did the FED-1 ever change over to the band-aid...

Did the FED-1 ever change over to the band-aid shaped pressure plate? Because the older, round ones don't have a real lip. They only have the rounded edge. I was completely comfortable loading my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-17-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 9,781
Posted By Penny Lane
Basic set-up for the curtain tensions would be 4...

Basic set-up for the curtain tensions would be 4 turns on the first (opening) curtain and 3 turns on second (closing). Anything beyond 5 or 5-1/2 turns on the first curtain will (normally) make...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2014
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
There's a lot to like about this shot!...

There's a lot to like about this shot! Reflections, subject, and I like the way the subject is repeated in the frame a lot. It's not just Citrophiles who are being catered for here - though they do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2014
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
FED-4 with beautifully clean and only very...

FED-4 with beautifully clean and only very slightly stiff panda Industar-61. It's in very nice condition, even the meter works almost well.

Also, a 1968 Zenit-E with the tiny little Industar-50....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,078
Posted By Penny Lane
Zenit-3M, Helios-44, Kodacolor 200. Derk

Zenit-3M, Helios-44, Kodacolor 200.

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,175
Posted By Penny Lane
I beg to differ :) The old silver-bodied (as...

I beg to differ :)

The old silver-bodied (as well as silver/tabbed) Jupiter-8, the Industar-26 (m only? Also, the tabbed version) and the Industar-61 (white, panda & L/D) all share what is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Penny Lane
Install the curtains in position as if the...

Install the curtains in position as if the shutter were wound, i.e. the second curtain, which glues to the main drum, wound onto the drum. The end strips should then end up right next to the frame...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2013
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
I finally found a nicely-priced & good Pentacon...

I finally found a nicely-priced & good Pentacon preset zebra 135/2.8 aka the Bokeh Monster. Being a much hyped lens, prices have been creeping up for years. This one will need a minor glass cleanup,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,675
Posted By Penny Lane
From the pics in post #11, the body is number...

From the pics in post #11, the body is number 429115. The Head Bartender's list says it's a IIIc from '46/'47 (block 400000 - 440000).

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2013
Replies: 3,335
Views: 575,527
Posted By Penny Lane
Well, why not. It's shot on the street, and this...

Well, why not. It's shot on the street, and this thread can do with a bump...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5550/11391205314_6360d0b36f_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By Penny Lane
What John says! However, when I built up a...

What John says!

However, when I built up a Zorki-1 from spares, I found that the catch shaft was just a tiny bit too long, so that the catch would never end up flat against the top plate. I can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 25,923
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3678/11391301943_ccc...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3678/11391301943_ccc48cbf2b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/11391301943/)
Shady Character (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/11391301943/) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
Well, I promised to show more of the SM, so here...

Well, I promised to show more of the SM, so here it is:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/11224109953_8d4e01c563_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/11224109953/)
Sa Majestť...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,330
Posted By Penny Lane
Mine's from the same batch, even. I'm sure you'll...

Mine's from the same batch, even. I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot! Congrats!

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2013
Replies: 622
Views: 145,229
Posted By Penny Lane
Indeed: 1974 CitroŽn SM :cool: Derk

Indeed: 1974 CitroŽn SM :cool:

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2013
Replies: 622
Views: 145,229
Posted By Penny Lane
1951 Summitar on Leica IIIf @5.6. Kodak Tri-X 400...

1951 Summitar on Leica IIIf @5.6. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Rodinal 1:100 semi-stand.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/11148311335_dbfa2771cb_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
Would a nice old engine bay be...

Would a nice old engine bay be allowed?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/11148311335_dbfa2771cb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/11148311335/)
Alfieri V6...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Penny Lane
I bought a Zorki-1b (pressed-steel shutter crate)...

I bought a Zorki-1b (pressed-steel shutter crate) some time last year that had a round pressure plate which I exchanged for a bandage shaped one as those have a lip that makes loading easier. The...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2013
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,751
Posted By Penny Lane
Go right ahead! The colour I used for the body is...

Go right ahead! The colour I used for the body is 1976 Ford Roman Bronze, code S.

Cheers,
Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
A gorgeous car indeed. It's just (but only just)...

A gorgeous car indeed. It's just (but only just) short of perfect, condition-wise, which is a good thing. It carries its history with pride, from the looks of it.

As to it beeing a beemer:...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
Nowadays, there's a fix for that which doesn't...

Nowadays, there's a fix for that which doesn't take up the space for a second garage: http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
I'd say they have very different appeal. Though...

I'd say they have very different appeal. Though the CitroŽn Traction Avant, DS, SM & CX are some of the most beautiful cars ever made, methinks.

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2013
Replies: 240
Views: 30,474
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5545/10933070945_08b...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5545/10933070945_08b977959b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/10933070945/)
Take a seat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/10933070945/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By Penny Lane
Some observations: My bitsa Zorki-1 has proven...

Some observations:

My bitsa Zorki-1 has proven to perform perfectly well at -5įC. My Start has done well down to -10įC straight off the seller's stall; only the lubes in the lens (which actually was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,171
Posted By Penny Lane
The wear pattern it has created in the chrome...

The wear pattern it has created in the chrome beneath it is beautiful. All these fine little arcs that have been etched into the brass, from all the grit that gets trapped between the lever & the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,171
Posted By Penny Lane
This...

This (http://www.johanniels.com/index.php/camera-gear-articles/48-presenting-the-tools-the-incredible-leica-m4) is my favourite Leica M4 of all time. It's tatty as all heck, but it has one very, very...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,529
Posted By Penny Lane
I like the two teal variations (11 &...

I like the two teal variations (11 & 12)...

Derk
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,529
Posted By Penny Lane
Other than black, the walnut looks very nice. If...

Other than black, the walnut looks very nice. If you'r going for a colour though, go for a signal colour such as the cardinal red or the cobalt blue (I have bright blue leather on a black Yashica...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2013
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,751
Posted By Penny Lane
It's a ring to set the flash synch speed, as...

It's a ring to set the flash synch speed, as different bulbs require different synchronisation due to differences in the way they flash/burn.

Edit: never mind, I got hung up in an old edition of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Penny Lane
The 'Maizenberg Bible' is over here...

The 'Maizenberg Bible' is over here (http://www.ussrphoto.com/wiki/default.asp?WikiCatID=39&ParentID=4&ContentID=1555) and in various threads here on RFF where I've posted it (there's a bunch of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
Beautiful! Robert Opron really put down clean,...

Beautiful! Robert Opron really put down clean, elegant lines for the CX. This shot presents them very nicely!

Derk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By Penny Lane
Some notes on repairing the FR framecounter can...

Some notes on repairing the FR framecounter can be found over here (http://www.cdegroot.com/photo-yashica/fr1-repair/). I've done it, it's relatively easy to fix.

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,698
Posted By Penny Lane
Congrats! Great find! You should have her...

Congrats! Great find! You should have her serviced and then enjoy the heck out of it: from the story, it obviously has your name written all over it. That alone would be worth a good service job, if...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,197
Posted By Penny Lane
Now there's a thought. I'd expect the winding...

Now there's a thought. I'd expect the winding mechanism to fit on the body with little problems, but stuffing it under the top plate might cue some serious metal working... Wouldn't mind a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,554
Posted By Penny Lane
I don't know if the two really compare, but I...

I don't know if the two really compare, but I used to have a Verona Red 1976 BMW 02-series and my M4 gives me the same type of feel: it may be ragged, but it just works. Very well.

It's just that...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-07-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,197
Posted By Penny Lane
I've used dead Zenits as curtain donors... In...

I've used dead Zenits as curtain donors... In some cases, it takes some careful trimming to fit them properly but that's not too difficult. Cheap as chips, too!

Sidenote: I still wonder when...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-03-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,757
Posted By Penny Lane
Good work! You can do some preliminary testing...

Good work!

You can do some preliminary testing with a piece of ground glass or something to that effect over the film rails to get an idea of how the distance markings line up with the true focusing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-02-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,757
Posted By Penny Lane
I still sort of suspect that the RF pivot is...

I still sort of suspect that the RF pivot is gummed up with old grease. The spring might just not be strong enough to push the arm back because of there simply being gunk in there... With a clean...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,757
Posted By Penny Lane
If you have to use it without the RF for whatever...

If you have to use it without the RF for whatever reason, you might want to put a piece of electrical tape over the RF porthole. That way, the focusing spot won't distract in the viewfinder. Of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,757
Posted By Penny Lane
Is the spring actually missing, or is the pivot...

Is the spring actually missing, or is the pivot simply rather stiff from old grease? In any case, peeling the top off is easy enough and will give you useful insights in how the rangefinder works. Go...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2013
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,854
Posted By Penny Lane
So this one is unavoidable in my area for the...

So this one is unavoidable in my area for the next couple of weeks:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/10037388994_32750e3b3d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/10037388994/)
Dilemma...
Forum: Other RF 10-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,232
Posted By Penny Lane
It's not the soldering per sť this time, but what...

It's not the soldering per sť this time, but what happened is that of the two battery wires one seemed OK. Don't think it is; do a full re-wire, or don't bother. Only the flash wire has a decent...
Forum: Other RF 09-30-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,232
Posted By Penny Lane
22 shots in, I dropped it on the floor of the...

22 shots in, I dropped it on the floor of the car. It died... Back to square one :bang:

Edit to update: well... Another wire re-soldered and it's back alive. I'll get good at this at some point,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,205
Posted By Penny Lane
Flash diffusor has been made. The white canisters...

Flash diffusor has been made. The white canisters (Fuji and Kodak use different varieties) can be cut with scissors (use ones that you're not going to use on fabric though) which makes it easier to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Penny Lane
For future reference, though, you can use this...

For future reference, though, you can use this site (http://tomtiger.home.xs4all.nl/) as a guide to track down light leaks in a Zenit - there are quite a few possibilities. Scroll down to 'camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,071
Posted By Penny Lane
Pentax MX = OM1 size - battery/meter hassle....

Pentax MX = OM1 size - battery/meter hassle. Also, the controls are where you expect them on an SLR. Even if I do prefer the OM1 for its control layout, I know of some people who for whatever reason...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,735
Posted By Penny Lane
Congrats on your M2! Make sure you enjoy the heck...

Congrats on your M2! Make sure you enjoy the heck out of it!

As for lenses, do consider the Jupiter-8. I've started not to bother with anything else on my M4 as it simply does just what it should...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2013
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,440
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/9972574804_82c4...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/9972574804_82c4c2e6be_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9972574804/)
Bowie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9972574804/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,380
Posted By Penny Lane
This is exactly what I did for my FED-1 which has...

This is exactly what I did for my FED-1 which has a beam splitter that's less than OK. My father is chief technician at the local theatre, so I got a bunch of gels to experiment with (also red, green...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 9,240
Posted By Penny Lane
I'll agree to that. I have a few Spotties (SL,...

I'll agree to that. I have a few Spotties (SL, SP1000, SP F) and a very worn SV. The Spotties are all in very nice mechanical shape and extremely nice cameras, but as to being tactile the SV wins...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Penny Lane
On FED & Zorki serial numbers:...

On FED & Zorki serial numbers: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43462

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Penny Lane
Here's an interesting bit of reading:...

Here's an interesting bit of reading: http://cccp.alien-planet.net/maizenberg-cameras1.pdf

It's a DTP nightmare, with almost no images next to their referring text, but it's still probably the most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2013
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,795
Posted By Penny Lane
Dug this creature out of my crate full of dead...

Dug this creature out of my crate full of dead bodies (which I need to re-organize, can't find a spare part in there to save my life atm) and finally scrapped a Praktica SuperTL with a dead meter to...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By Penny Lane
Luckily, there's this great page...

Luckily, there's this great page (http://www.thermojetstove.com/Trip35/) to help you on your way.

Derk
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By Penny Lane
I have one right next to me right now. It works...

I have one right next to me right now. It works very well! The SilverFast user interface is nice enough, but I'm still trying to figure out how to create any kind of workflow with the NegaFix program...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By Penny Lane
Mine came with an I-61 Panda but you don't seem...

Mine came with an I-61 Panda but you don't seem to like the focus ring. So you might want to check an older, chrome Jupiter-8 2/50mm. These two lenses are mechanically pretty much the same, and stiff...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,734
Posted By Penny Lane
Would it be allowed to link to a very nice read...

Would it be allowed to link to a very nice read on Rodinal (http://forum.mflenses.com/1979-pop-photo-rodinal-article-t37502.html) I found over at the neighbours from MFLenses.com?

Derk

Edit to add:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,734
Posted By Penny Lane
Gary, The pics look nice! Your muse seems...

Gary,

The pics look nice! Your muse seems completely unfazed by having its picture taken. Much more relaxed than some dogs I try to take decent pics of...

Derk
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,734
Posted By Penny Lane
I'll be looking forward to that! Derk

I'll be looking forward to that!

Derk
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,734
Posted By Penny Lane
If anyone wants to try semi-stand deveolpment in...

If anyone wants to try semi-stand deveolpment in the fridge, pleas note that I found out in the process that my fridge was actually not cooling very well :D For its normally intended use, I'd have to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,734
Posted By Penny Lane
@Photo_Smith: the worst I've ever seen from my...

@Photo_Smith: the worst I've ever seen from my own developing in Rodinal was indeed with non-perfect exposure and shots with tones closely grouped around zone V, so I can perfectly live with that as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,734
Posted By Penny Lane
A complete fumble with HP5+ in Rodinal (this is...

A complete fumble with HP5+ in Rodinal (this is said fridge-devved image):

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/9606214109_84d06e5ed1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9606214109/)
CX...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By Penny Lane
I haven't bought any items from these people...

I haven't bought any items from these people (http://www.cameraleather.com/yashicatlr/) yet, but they come up every time someone asks for replacement coverings. So there's one suggestion...

Usual no...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/9606214109_84d0...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/9606214109_84d06e5ed1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9606214109/)
CX Athena (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9606214109/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,668
Posted By Penny Lane
I've tested Portra 160 recently, and I have a new...

I've tested Portra 160 recently, and I have a new favourite colour film :cool: This film needs a giant 'Like'-button.

Now in the M4: Fuji Neopan Acros 100. Said to be very good friends with Rodinal,...
Forum: Other RF 08-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,232
Posted By Penny Lane
It sure is a nice diversion... I just fixed mine...

It sure is a nice diversion... I just fixed mine that I bought for a song at a flea market two years ago. Re-wired the battery compartment, re-sealed the door, re-tensioned the return spring for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By Penny Lane
I don't know anything at all about this...

I don't know anything at all about this engraving, but I can tell you that that typeface is the same as for the word 'Germany' on my '48 IIc/IIIf conversion. If there's anything to know about this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 10,227
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/9542279658_17af...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/9542279658_17afc07698_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9542279658/)
ID65 Interior (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9542279658/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,790
Posted By Penny Lane
This is exactly why I took the safety pin out of...

This is exactly why I took the safety pin out of my SMC-Tak 50/1.4 when I had it open. It can do without quite perfectly and will now work with my Zenits without any problems.

Great job on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9539494631_ba8d...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9539494631_ba8dc22767_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9539494631/)
Capri and Coffee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9539494631/) by...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-07-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 12,132
Posted By Penny Lane
This is quite a feat! Kudos! Something more to do...

This is quite a feat! Kudos! Something more to do over long winter evenings...

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/9352087751_5807...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/9352087751_5807ea614c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9352087751/)
DS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9352087751/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 8,101
Posted By Penny Lane
I've opened up both of these at seperate times,...

I've opened up both of these at seperate times, and having seen their insides this statement is somewhat surprising. The Edixa is built... Well, actually, like a tractor. There's an article...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-09-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,792
Posted By Penny Lane
To me, the simple answer to OP's question is that...

To me, the simple answer to OP's question is that I don't really know. My IIc/IIIf conversion and my tatty M4 simply hit an undefinable sweet spot. Some things just do that: my bitsa Fender P-Bass...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,298
Posted By Penny Lane
Very little to me, sorry. All I can say is that...

Very little to me, sorry. All I can say is that winding on looks perfectly normal, but due to the angled view I can't really make out what the second curtain does (which to me is the most likely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,298
Posted By Penny Lane
I agree with Dez. Most likely, the second curtain...

I agree with Dez. Most likely, the second curtain hangs at release and apparently sometimes halfway through its run. Judging from the amount of over-exposure, it should be pretty evident if you test...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Penny Lane
Why not use the original stuff? In my (limited)...

Why not use the original stuff? In my (limited) experience, once the covering on an OM starts to peel it's almost trouble-free to peel the stuff off completely and it's quite likely to stay intact....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-16-2013
Replies: 236
Views: 64,073
Posted By Penny Lane
Let's not forget to crosspost this from the 'nice...

Let's not forget to crosspost this from the 'nice old car' W/NW to here:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/9055131447_4900f5da33_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9055131447/)
M-B 190...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/9055131447_4900...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/9055131447_4900f5da33_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9055131447/)
M-B 190 W110 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/9055131447/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,119
Posted By Penny Lane
Mind that, if the RF patch is clear and of decent...

Mind that, if the RF patch is clear and of decent contrast, that III may very well still be a viable option. It's normally not a lot of work to re-align the rangefinder on a Leica II/III and you'll...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By Penny Lane
Just last week a ribbon snapped in my Kiev 4a. I...

Just last week a ribbon snapped in my Kiev 4a. I happily popped the top off to put it on my (far better) Kiev 4. The meter on mine even gave useable readings, but I still never used it so now I got...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-31-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,893
Posted By Penny Lane
Ever since I read FLLV I've had a major weak spot...

Ever since I read FLLV I've had a major weak spot for HST. I like Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 better though. But the book I'd want to shoot for would be The Rum...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 10,227
Posted By Penny Lane
I've finally had a go at Kentmere 400 (35mm),...

I've finally had a go at Kentmere 400 (35mm), which I had lying around for way too long. First two rolls at box speed came out flat as anything in Rodinal, with all info in the left 1/3rd of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By Penny Lane
I'd have to check on mine, but didn't the old...

I'd have to check on mine, but didn't the old tabbed version (and probably the non-tabbed silver version) of the J-8 not turn while focusing? As far as I know it's in the same barrel as the I-26, and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-24-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,649
Posted By Penny Lane
What if the decisive moment is just spending a...

What if the decisive moment is just spending a year dead for tax reasons?

Derk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,668
Posted By Penny Lane
M4: Ilford HP5+ Derk

M4: Ilford HP5+

Derk
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,847
Posted By Penny Lane
Pros/cons thing, this new layout. I can see where...

Pros/cons thing, this new layout. I can see where just about all of you are coming from with your arguments; I had a rudimentary flow working with the old Flickr and I mostly liked it, but also...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
One more from the...

One more from the beemer:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/8748334671_ce18bda2e1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8748334671/)
BMW 1602...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Penny Lane
Mine's from the '12/28/1966' batch. No lens...

Mine's from the '12/28/1966' batch. No lens release guard. That said, it's seen rather a lot of the world so who knows what has been replaced by what... Still, I can't make a case for there ever...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 98,904
Posted By Penny Lane
The whole reliability issue revolves around there...

The whole reliability issue revolves around there being a slow-speed mechanism worked into the normal escape mechanism. This is where problems start as it would be possible to over-wind the mechanism...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,668
Posted By Penny Lane
Also in mine right now. Derk

Also in mine right now.

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Penny Lane
For those interested, the diagram for the...

For those interested, the diagram for the Berg-Elmar is over at the neighbors (http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Xcqh?start=0), scanned from Erwin Puts' Leica lens compendium. 4 elements, 3...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Penny Lane
3.3 millimeters difference is a HUGE gap to...

3.3 millimeters difference is a HUGE gap to bridge. Normally when you're within spec, there's a +/- 0.02mm tolerance...

My own pre-war FED came out at 28.5 millimeters or thereabouts, based on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-14-2013
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,513
Posted By Penny Lane
That's a lovely little extra :cool: Mr....

That's a lovely little extra :cool:

Mr. Nattenbergs articles are here (http://nattenberg.org/public/pdf/Vidom98_Sharkskin_quer.pdf) (VIDOM 98) and here...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
I have a 1973 DS here that's currently stripped...

I have a 1973 DS here that's currently stripped down to a rolling frame, and it's still fascinating. Even the exposed technology is just simply beautiful - although at times a genuine pain in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2013
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,513
Posted By Penny Lane
Hey, that looks like another one of those...

Hey, that looks like another one of those 'horizontal sharkskin' coverings like my IIC/IIIF conversion... Would you mind posting a pic that's focused on the body?

If it actually is horizontal...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
The grim Goddess - CitroŽn DS...

The grim Goddess - CitroŽn DS corbillard:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2492/5716016487_136b56d801_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/5716016487/)
DS Corbillard...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2013
Replies: 2,018
Views: 304,267
Posted By Penny Lane
'The Smurf', a 1981 CitroŽn CX 2400...

'The Smurf', a 1981 CitroŽn CX 2400 GTi:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6136/5943433870_7f74bb83a6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/5943433870/)
A Sleeping Beauty...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By Penny Lane
I still say the beater look will be the next big...

I still say the beater look will be the next big thing :D

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,125
Posted By Penny Lane
Contax cassettes are a treat to have around with...

Contax cassettes are a treat to have around with your Kiev. Or the original ones, of course, but I seem to have less difficulty finding Contax cassettes. The cassettes for the Contax IIa/IIIa...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-28-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,125
Posted By Penny Lane
To try and answer your questions: 1. AFAIK the...

To try and answer your questions:

1. AFAIK the camera is designed to be able to set the shutter speed either before or after winding on. Many people suggest to only set the shutter speed after...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
Ooh that 02 is nice! I had one for seven years...

Ooh that 02 is nice! I had one for seven years and miss it every day... Luckily my father still runs an Amazonas green 1602:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5261/5589271878_38c07699c0_z.jpg...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-19-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Penny Lane
From: Isaak S. Maizenberg, All You Need to Know...

From: Isaak S. Maizenberg, All You Need to Know About the Design and Repair of Russian Cameras, ©1996/Author, page 203:

Disengagement mechanism malfunctions. The switch cap does not lower when it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By Penny Lane
The curtain roller tensions are set or adjusted...

The curtain roller tensions are set or adjusted with the shutter released. About 4 turns on the first curtain (rear roller) and about three turns on the second (front roller) should get you in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 14,964
Posted By Penny Lane
Let's see if this...

Let's see if this counts:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8548362899_3a097a3e22_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8548362899/)
Sockets...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,476
Posted By Penny Lane
I've already packed it :cool: Derk

I've already packed it :cool:

Derk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,476
Posted By Penny Lane
Sure: Derk

Sure:



Derk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By Penny Lane
Here 's a quick snap of it:...

Here 's a quick snap of it:

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3O8UULBJ.jpg

Yep, that's the same M4. It's got wear & tear all over it. A real 'Relic' look! I still wonder when Leica is going to offer...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Penny Lane
I'm not a bit worried about a FED/Zorki being a...

I'm not a bit worried about a FED/Zorki being a Frankenstein; I've created some of those monsters myself. Good fun to do, too!

By the way, my M4 is simply undead. Hasn't got anything to do with Š la...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Penny Lane
Frame overlap is most likely a problem with the...

Frame overlap is most likely a problem with the take-up spool being too loose. That way, the spindle slips through more than it should, causing the film not to move a full frame, which in turn means...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Penny Lane
It may well be impossible to say what type of FED...

It may well be impossible to say what type of FED and from what year it is: a lot of these reworks, and a lot of 'standard' ones for that matter, after so many years, are Frankensteins. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2013
Replies: 834
Views: 143,173
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8474084560_7391...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8474084560_739158cf8a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8474084560/)
Cycle Parking (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8474084560/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
Nice, an FT Bonito! My father built one of those...

Nice, an FT Bonito! My father built one of those in 1977. First car I've ever been in!

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2013
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,751
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8447550142_6fcf...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8447550142_6fcf11f90f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8447550142/)
FED-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8447550142/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,641
Posted By Penny Lane
Glad you like it! A full kit of Jupiter (3 and/or...

Glad you like it! A full kit of Jupiter (3 and/or 8 50mm, 11 135mm, 12 35mm) lenses and an Orion-15 (28mm) couldn't do any harm to have with this...

And thanks, by the way, for triggering me to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-04-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,641
Posted By Penny Lane
If the knob lifts up, but not the fork, you're...

If the knob lifts up, but not the fork, you're doing it right. The fork needn't (& shouldn't) go anywhere as the back & bottom are removed for loading & are thus not in the way when loading or...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-04-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,641
Posted By Penny Lane
That's a very nice FED-2! Congrats! Is my screen...

That's a very nice FED-2! Congrats! Is my screen playing tricks or is it a green one?

As to lubricating the gear train of these: I usually apply some light grease. Oil works well enough but I find...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2013
Replies: 422
Views: 60,527
Posted By Penny Lane
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-FMABHP8K.jpg...

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-FMABHP8K.jpg (http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-FMABHP8K.jpg)

(clickable for larger size)

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,641
Posted By Penny Lane
Lovely wide-base RF, relatively easy loading,...

Lovely wide-base RF, relatively easy loading, fairly hassle-free (in operation as well as maintenance). Shutter speed range is more or less limited though but I've never found that a real problem....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,476
Posted By Penny Lane
I'd love that; there's more than one camera I'd...

I'd love that; there's more than one camera I'd use that on! Thanks!

Derk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,476
Posted By Penny Lane
Some time ago there was a bit of discussion about...

Some time ago there was a bit of discussion about 'relic-ing' Leicas and how that may become the next big & expensive thing. So what do you all think: wise investment, this?...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2013
Replies: 834
Views: 143,173
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8393680998_0dfc...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8393680998_0dfc957230_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8393680998/)
Cycling Aid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8393680998/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-17-2013
Replies: 236
Views: 64,073
Posted By Penny Lane
Ah, that Jupiter-8... This is from a '57 tabbed...

Ah, that Jupiter-8... This is from a '57 tabbed J-8:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7549085928_58a391417b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7549085928/)
T-Bird '55...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2013
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
Don't say things like that. Makes me itch to see...

Don't say things like that. Makes me itch to see what makes a Univex tick... :D

Derk
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2013
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
@ Rick: Oh boy! That thing does need a spot of...

@ Rick: Oh boy! That thing does need a spot of cleaning! How are the innards; still working?

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 18,448
Posted By Penny Lane
Had a faulty Eos 350D here that turned out to be...

Had a faulty Eos 350D here that turned out to be OK (do those things ever give up?), so a little test drive was in order:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8384483254_eb774c9a63_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
1967 CitroŽn...

1967 CitroŽn DS:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8374977838_847eb360d4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8374977838/)
Dťesse BW (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8374977838/)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2013
Replies: 233
Views: 60,868
Posted By Penny Lane
Let's bring this back...

Let's bring this back up:

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HFLP7VXR-1.jpg (http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-HFLP7VXR-1.jpg)

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-YBUOZKWO-1.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By Penny Lane
Way better even. As far as I can see with a very...

Way better even. As far as I can see with a very quick search, including black and green M4's and the M4 Mot there were seven blocks of serial numbers allotted within 1970, spread over five dates....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,886
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7810524776_e192...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7810524776_e192acaf0d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7810524776/)
Clock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7810524776/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,697
Posted By Penny Lane
According to this fabulous site...

According to this fabulous site (http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-483601546), the Jupiter-8 name would appear in 1950/'51, with the lens itself being in production as early as 1947 under the ZK...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By Penny Lane
Good thinking. I regretted all that time...

Good thinking. I regretted all that time investigating that picture while I could've spent it outside with a camera almost immediately :D

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By Penny Lane
I was wondering how long it would take for...

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to mention PhotoShop as the workshop where this thing was created...

Other PS mods include using VF/RF windows from, I'd guess, an M3, editing out...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-25-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Penny Lane
The Mir is effectively a Zorki-4 without the slow...

The Mir is effectively a Zorki-4 without the slow speeds. Lots of info on versions, variations etc. here (http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?1329204117). This one would be an early version. It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,059
Posted By Penny Lane
Wait, what? Tomorrow? But what about my diner...

Wait, what? Tomorrow? But what about my diner reservations for the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

Derk
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 38,316
Posted By Penny Lane
Arrived today and has found a place in my OM-1 to...

Arrived today and has found a place in my OM-1 to replace the all-matte screen. Microprism FTW :cool:

Thanks a lot, Mattia!

Derk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 8,655
Posted By Penny Lane
This thing is a Mess. There's a corner of the top...

This thing is a Mess. There's a corner of the top plate that has been carelessly slammed into something (pavement, most likely) and it's been straightened possibly even more carelessly... It's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 38,316
Posted By Penny Lane
PM sent :cool: Derk

PM sent :cool:

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Penny Lane
This is steering this thread slightly off-topic,...

This is steering this thread slightly off-topic, but a FED-6 does exist. Try finding one though... Description of the FED-6 is here (http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/fed6.htm) and here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Penny Lane
Got two Benser cases; one was structurally very...

Got two Benser cases; one was structurally very sound & with a full set of inserts, the other had straps that were more worn but at least not dried out beyond being salvageable. I'm really surprised...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2012
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By Penny Lane
A little brown leather Benser case - well; two in...

A little brown leather Benser case - well; two in fact because I could do with some extra straps for them. They were dry as anything. I'll have to feed the straps daily over the next week or so, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Penny Lane
Was fun. Missed about all of you people though,...

Was fun. Missed about all of you people though, so really should've been more fun... :D

Derk
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Penny Lane
15:00 or thereabouts, hmm? I think I can make...

15:00 or thereabouts, hmm? I think I can make that. Count me in!

Derk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2012
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,476
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8186072420_efdb...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8186072420_efdb6b8092_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8186072420/)
Leica M4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8186072420/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Penny Lane
And there's indeed that :D Derk

And there's indeed that :D

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Penny Lane
Infinity calibration is done with a tiny screw...

Infinity calibration is done with a tiny screw behind the screw next to the square VF window. Turn the screw in the direction you want the ghost image to move. Mind that you don't lose the cover...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 60,527
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8122041590_7958...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8122041590_79586afa9d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8122041590/)
Shipyard I (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8122041590/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,435
Posted By Penny Lane
Kiev 4A, Kodak TMax...

Kiev 4A, Kodak TMax 100:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8122026127_ec9795a25a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8122026127/)
Boat Trailer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 5,132
Posted By Penny Lane
This...

This (http://jelabs.blogspot.nl/2012/06/replacing-beam-splitter-mirror-in.html) should give you some idea. AFAIK (source: Tomosy), beam splitter replacement on a IIIc is the same as on a II, save for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2012
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,751
Posted By Penny Lane
This thread gives me GAS...

This thread gives me GAS http://www.citroen-forum.nl/images/smileys/hmz.gif


Look at that ISKRA. Way too lovely! :cool:

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2012
Replies: 1,153
Views: 299,574
Posted By Penny Lane
Seconded! Derk

Seconded!

Derk
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,084
Posted By Penny Lane
HUGE bump on this one, but it goes to show the...

HUGE bump on this one, but it goes to show the importance of the information that's put up on this forum - Gryptype's post gave me the crucial bit of information to get the Super Paxette I had lying...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,435
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/8050364911_a6b4...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/8050364911_a6b40534ff_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8050364911/)
Cycle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8050364911/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2012
Replies: 1,153
Views: 299,574
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/8050370336_c200...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/8050370336_c200115680_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8050370336/)
Honda CB200 Cafť Racer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/8050370336/) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Penny Lane
Why not? It's your coffee that kept us all awake...

Why not? It's your coffee that kept us all awake over the last couple of trips :D I'll book a seat for you then.

Derk
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 22,117
Posted By Penny Lane
I like the three-way split image, but for those...

I like the three-way split image, but for those who don't there are models with two-way split image focusing, or microprisms. My favourite L-series is the basic L model; no meter to go bad, older...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 22,117
Posted By Penny Lane
Agreed! However, it's worth the while to do...

Agreed! However, it's worth the while to do something about the often very shiny 'Bakelite' surfaces inside the camera, or you'll easily end up with a strange reflection in the upper half of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Penny Lane
Noted. I think I'll be there. Derk

Noted. I think I'll be there.

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-30-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 11,775
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5071/7421320704_e14a...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5071/7421320704_e14a0bf01b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7421320704/)
Traction Rear (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7421320704/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 11,775
Posted By Penny Lane
Ilford HP5+, Ricoh 500G, lazy print scan...

Ilford HP5+, Ricoh 500G, lazy print scan :D

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5218/5726888003_899369154f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/5726888003/)
The Boxer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,873
Posted By Penny Lane
Vics, It's likely that the infinity setting of...

Vics,

It's likely that the infinity setting of the RF is off a bit. A small but unlucky bump can do that. Seeing how packages can get knocked about in the mail, it's not at all unlikely that the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,435
Posted By Penny Lane
Ektar 100, Pentax Spotmatic F, SMC-Tak 50/1.4,...

Ektar 100, Pentax Spotmatic F, SMC-Tak 50/1.4, 1/15, f/2, handheld.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/7996342249_8e8f04b404_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7996342249/)
Brons 16GVA...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 11,775
Posted By Penny Lane
Ilford FP4+, Ihagee Auto-Ultrix 6x9...

Ilford FP4+, Ihagee Auto-Ultrix 6x9 folder:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7685552248_d55789a19f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7685552248/)
The Shining Path...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,005
Posted By Penny Lane
The red spot is a light leak top side of the...

The red spot is a light leak top side of the camera, to the take-up side of the frame, and from behind the film. The red colour is produced by the film's orangey base. On the first frame, it looks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2012
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
From the archives (not our...

From the archives (not our car):

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-WKUJABE7.jpg

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By Penny Lane
Great shots! For obvious reasons I especially...

Great shots! For obvious reasons I especially like the last one :D So you had a great time breaking your habits, methinks?

Derk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,169
Posted By Penny Lane
'Sharkskin' covering was a material used in the...

'Sharkskin' covering was a material used in the 1948 to 1951 era, so that might put a time frame on the conversion. Also, sharkskin would normally be vertically patterned and not horizontally as this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2012
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,677
Posted By Penny Lane
'69 - '71 DS in Pallas trim... Lovely! I can...

'69 - '71 DS in Pallas trim... Lovely! I can hardly wait for our 'family' DS to run first time! Inspiring, this - albeit to pick up the spanners, not especially a camera :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-29-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,575
Posted By Penny Lane
As for the vertical adjustment: the bezel of the...

As for the vertical adjustment: the bezel of the round RF window should unscrew, exposing two concentric brass rings. The outer holds the window assembly in place in the body, while the inner will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9,597
Posted By Penny Lane
Well, I had a fine time in Doesburg. Some welcome...

Well, I had a fine time in Doesburg. Some welcome finds as well:

- Leitz VIOOH, so now I'm ready for the 35 & 90ish mm lenses I want and also to use the shortened IUFOO shade I have.

- Kiev-4A....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By Penny Lane
Here's the fun bit: that difference doesn't...

Here's the fun bit: that difference doesn't exist. Leicas suffered from the same 'problem'. If you look at the photos Stanley Kubrick made of Chicago in 1949 with his Leica III (such as here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9,597
Posted By Penny Lane
Well, went and picked up Johan this morning, and...

Well, went and picked up Johan this morning, and off we went to Doesburg. Again a nice fair! Quite warmish though, 36C or thereabouts... But huge fun. More to follow...

Derk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2012
Replies: 424
Views: 63,432
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7810524776_e192...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7810524776_e192acaf0d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7810524776/)
Clock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7810524776/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2012
Replies: 305
Views: 45,387
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7810523420_2006...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7810523420_20065efb87_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7810523420/)
StraŖenschild (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7810523420/) by bimmer1502...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2012
Replies: 461
Views: 64,016
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7803996906_78a7...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7803996906_78a7561dc7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7803996906/)
Kerk Aduard interior 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7803996906/) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2012
Replies: 1,337
Views: 198,190
Posted By Penny Lane
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7685552248_d557...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7685552248_d55789a19f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7685552248/)
The Shining Path (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimmer1502/7685552248/) by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,513
Posted By Penny Lane
That's a lovely pair! How do you think they...

That's a lovely pair! How do you think they compare to one another?

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By Penny Lane
Have you checked with a flashlight if the...

Have you checked with a flashlight if the adjustment screw is there? It's tiny and can be quite deeply recessed. As for the vertical alignment: the round bezel and RF window come apart; the brass...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Penny Lane
I've been through the series on Chicago, 1949 by...

I've been through the series on Chicago, 1949 by Stanley Kubrick as well - I'd seen those before, but this time, something struck me. Most frames are skewed on the negative strips... Now I can...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,244
Posted By Penny Lane
I fixed another one of these yesterday. Mine, for...

I fixed another one of these yesterday. Mine, for some reason, differs in that it had a trim pot in stead of the fixed resistor hooked up to the CdS cell. The trim pot had rotted out from battery...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9,597
Posted By Penny Lane
Oh certainly. Still after a J-12 or something...

Oh certainly. Still after a J-12 or something that does a similar job, still out for some accessory VF's or decent hack material (:D) and I'm thinking of finally (cough) getting the necessary...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-14-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,273
Posted By Penny Lane
Well, there is this:...

Well, there is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo:_Photographs_by_Hunter_S._Thompson

So even if it's funny it may make serious sense as well ;)

Derk
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-14-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,273
Posted By Penny Lane
ESPN.com still has HST's last column...

ESPN.com still has HST's last column (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=1992213&num=0) online, in which he explains the invention of Shotgun Golf... :D

Derk
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