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Forum: Optics Theory - 09-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By Novembersierra
How it develops it's a mystery to me. But a word...

How it develops it's a mystery to me. But a word of advice to anyone wondering, not lucky enough to have a bloomed lens: take a good look the Leica lens another gentleman posted above: its still an...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-13-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By Novembersierra
Bring Fuji back to 1939 Germany

Hallo all,

back in the days when I started photography the first ever film camera I bought was a prewar Rolleicord. Later I discovered the years took a toll on the mechanics, but I still have the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By Novembersierra
Everything said in the thread is correct, I also...

Everything said in the thread is correct, I also have a 1939 Triotar from a Rolleicord that I love and that exhibits nice green/purple concentric circles of blooming.

That said, It was the first...
Forum: Travel 10-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By Novembersierra
Thanks everybody, we've planned to get to Galway...

Thanks everybody, we've planned to get to Galway the morning after we land in Dublin, and in the next days explore the Connemara, take a ferry to the biggest of the Aran islands, then down to Doolin...
Forum: Travel 09-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By Novembersierra
Ireland in October

Hi all,
I'm flying to Ireland in a week, I'll land in Dublin and then travel across the country to visit the best places, still deciding (It's a sort of last minute decision) any suggestions?
My...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
ok now let's move to the latest work. I knew...

ok now let's move to the latest work.
I knew there was still much to do and couldn't stand the old and dirty bellows.
I contacted a well regarded bellows maker in England that needed the exact...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
oh well.. I was quite busy with university exams...

oh well.. I was quite busy with university exams (summer session is tough) but thankfully I had a bit more time to work on it.

First things first: the donor camera arrived!
It was cheap on the bay,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By Novembersierra
Wanted/swap Rolleiflex 2.8C/MX-EVS focus knob

As the title suggests, I have a 2.8C in nice condition but the focus knob is in feet and I'd really like one in meters, so if you have one and want to sell it let me know.
The one from the MX-EVS...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
I have some fresh news about a possible engraving...

I have some fresh news about a possible engraving of the top... I'll keep you posted
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
It looks like I've completed the first part of...

It looks like I've completed the first part of this,
everything useful/not damaged from this camera has been cleaned and ziplocked, and now I'm ready to discuss with the chrome guys about the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
It sure didn't look like this before the...

It sure didn't look like this before the disassembly!



Yeah, that's another idea.
Too bad the SBOOI finder is available only in chrome, it gets better reviews than the Voigtlander.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-29-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
catching up with the progess so far.. as the...

catching up with the progess so far..

as the original cold-shoe showed a slight bump and rust pitting, I thought it might be the only part to be replaced with something more modern looking, and...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Novembersierra
Retina IIa Project

As I might have said in an earlier thread, I inherited a retina IIa, really lovely camera, still it showed its age and needed some care.

The shutter was jammed, the 'lens standard' took a bump and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-20-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,525
Posted By Novembersierra
I'm curious too, any news?

I'm curious too, any news?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Novembersierra
Yeah, they should. I have the same hood and the...

Yeah, they should. I have the same hood and the same camera: be careful when you mount it, the hood's bayonet mount is sharp-ish metal and could scratch the chrome if you do it too fast or wiggle...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,005
Posted By Novembersierra
I'm using an app called Tiny Light Meter for...

I'm using an app called Tiny Light Meter for Android on my S4. It has a really nice 'roll memo' function that you can set up (it asks for the number of exposures on the roll) so you'll have aperture...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 13,191
Posted By Novembersierra
Don't be scared, adjusting the viewing lens focus...

Don't be scared, adjusting the viewing lens focus is no big deal even on a 2.8C.

You just need a bit of patience, since it's a work of 15 minutes for someone who knows what he's doing and perhaps...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-24-2013
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,887
Posted By Novembersierra
Yeah it's a common issue. The standard glass is,...

Yeah it's a common issue. The standard glass is, well, ground glass, while the newer plastic screens include a Fresnel lens design with concentric circles that spread the light across the whole area...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,991
Posted By Novembersierra
Last minute update: before going out for the CLA...

Last minute update: before going out for the CLA and thanks to a couple of days of break from another exam, I double checked the camera, removed the front panel (waiting for my new leather to arrive,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,991
Posted By Novembersierra
Relevant thread is relevant, so let me ask if you...

Relevant thread is relevant, so let me ask if you finally solved this issue.

My C seems to behave like yours and looking inside the camera on the focus side (4 screws under the leather, no rocket...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-15-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,759
Posted By Novembersierra
Guys just be aware that on the bay there is a...

Guys just be aware that on the bay there is a slim uv filter especially made for the bay 3 viewing lenses, and it's not that expensive too if you really need a protection. Just search 'slim...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By Novembersierra
lovely, thanks. I'm going to set up a pilgrimage...

lovely, thanks. I'm going to set up a pilgrimage to those holy Rollei grounds one day or another!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 9,645
Posted By Novembersierra
Everything seems to be already said, let me add...

Everything seems to be already said, let me add that while sometimes photographically overrated (they won't make a bad image better), seeing the blades close and open circularly much like a human eye...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By Novembersierra
Zombie thread back to life: I'm looking for...

Zombie thread back to life: I'm looking for pictures of Griptac 2.8s.. I have to recover mine and guessing what will come out..
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,292
Posted By Novembersierra
Thanks for your replies and thoughts. I could...

Thanks for your replies and thoughts. I could live with the 40D but somehow feel bad having too many cameras: If it wasn't for the various formats, I'd be a one camera - jack of all trades kind of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-08-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,292
Posted By Novembersierra
Going fully analog

Hello all, I'm experiencing some bad sleep due to this question..
I used for two years a Canon 40D and a couple of lenses (50mm/28mm), great camera for its price, but in the meantime I started...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By Novembersierra
Show your TLR leather!

I'm going to replace the leather on my 2.8C but I'm struggling to find a leather that matches the OEM one, so I thought that this thread could help others like me with some real life examples of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,826
Posted By Novembersierra
I could do the blackening too on my...

I could do the blackening too on my C..
Considering the support for the rollers is painted brass, you could go for electrolysis + brass blackening for both chromed rollers and supports.. sounds good
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-14-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,877
Posted By Novembersierra
I'll repeat this to the next people that asks me...

I'll repeat this to the next people that asks me why 'I still bother with film and stuff'
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Novembersierra
But why not? my thought was that diopters should...

But why not? my thought was that diopters should work the same way as extension tubes, and in this case extension tubes would make up for the incorrect back focal lenght -am I missing something?...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Novembersierra
Retina IIa Zeiss lens

I have a Retina IIa that I'm planning to restore, so expect some more questions for me in the next months :)

Anyway, while I was tinkering with the Kodak it came to my mind that somewhere I had a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,144
Posted By Novembersierra
Is the turnaround time so long? I checked the...

Is the turnaround time so long? I checked the site and looks like he offers this service, but there's no more info on price.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,144
Posted By Novembersierra
Lightbulb Lens Polishing and Coating

I'm currently looking for a polishing and coating service, having acquired for a very reasonable price a Rollei 2.8 with a lot of scratches, or as they call it, cleaning marks.

From what I found, a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By Novembersierra
Canon 7 and Schneider DKL mount lenses

Hello all,
As I wrote in the introduction, I happen to have a Canon 7 and some Schneider Kreuznach lenses in DKL mount, originally made for the Kodak Retina Rangefinders.

It's mount is not so...
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