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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sniper X
I like it! I did my first Canon A1 from 1978 in...

I like it! I did my first Canon A1 from 1978 in RED and my first Canon AE1 in BLUE both of which I still have of course! I am toying with doing one of my Zorki 4's or the 4K in a different colour as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sniper X
You will love it. I bought one, now have three...

You will love it. I bought one, now have three and will keep getting more of the Russian RF cameras. All mine are 4. All have the jupiter 8 from the year of the cameras manufacture. I love them.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 139,900
Posted By Sniper X
Great write up!

Great write up!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Sniper X
One thing I have noticed is the focus patch is...

One thing I have noticed is the focus patch is off on the vertical enough to bug me. Sooo, I may remove the top plate again and see if I can find the adjustment for the calibration on that. The...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Sniper X
Petri is indeed weird to put it best. I DO love...

Petri is indeed weird to put it best. I DO love the meter being on both the top and thru the VF. And the hype about the VF brightness is well deserved. I will say the build quality as fas as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sniper X
I have yet to find out when they stopped...

I have yet to find out when they stopped engraving the numbers on the dials on the Zorki cameras. On the 4 seires I gatehr it was early 1960s around 63~65. I do see many earlier Zorki 4 with the name...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sniper X
That along wint a Jupiter 12 35mm lens are my...

That along wint a Jupiter 12 35mm lens are my next purchases.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sniper X
Crave1ne, that's not just a Jupiter 8 lens, that...

Crave1ne, that's not just a Jupiter 8 lens, that is one from when they were the best as far as all who know are concerned. It is a Red P lens with the focus knob. I have three of the silver barrel...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-08-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Sniper X
Wondering which Leica

I have always wanted a Leica. I almost got a great deal about fifteen years ago when a Mate had a clean M3 and three lenses for sale. I waffled on the decision for two days and missed out on the deal...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-06-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sniper X
You'll find when you get your first Zorki or any...

You'll find when you get your first Zorki or any former USSR rangefinder, you'll quickly want more. And more lenses and accessories. I bought my first Zorki a 4K very clean perfectly working example...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Sniper X
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,143
Posted By Sniper X
You might be having a problem with pressure plate...

You might be having a problem with pressure plate pressure due to the new light seals. I notice on my Canon SLR's I do seals on at first they are hard to close due to the new seal material. So, when...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Sniper X
What speed film was that? Looks like 800 or...

What speed film was that? Looks like 800 or faster. Focus and such look great but it looks like very fast film due to what LOOKS like high grain structure?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 267
Views: 104,630
Posted By Sniper X
I voted for the Yashica GSN well,

Not only because I have three and love them, but the Minolta Hi Matic 9 wasn't on the list. Nor was the Petri 7s, which is a great lesser known FLR that does full manual, as does the Hi MAtic 9. Most...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 13,765
Posted By Sniper X
The E is a more advanced (slightly) and a little...

The E is a more advanced (slightly) and a little better higher build quality of the F. It has easy flash too and a way to change the flash use to manual or automatic. I have both and if used...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Sniper X
I got a Petri 7s last night...

Ebay seller SAID it was working but when I got it, the shtter would only fire when you wound it on with the film advance lever. Every once in a while, like once out of 40 advances, it would wind on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 13,765
Posted By Sniper X
You can download a full original manual online....

You can download a full original manual online. If you need it I can provide a link. The manual describes it pretty well.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-26-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 13,765
Posted By Sniper X
Just got my second F. It was stated as being in...

Just got my second F. It was stated as being in excellent condition. NEVER buy a used F or E without a clear picture of the battery compartment!! My new one LOOKS new on the outside, but the battery...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 13,765
Posted By Sniper X
Here's a crappy cel pic of my beautiful Hi Matic...

Here's a crappy cel pic of my beautiful Hi Matic E. Oh and I love them both...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 13,765
Posted By Sniper X
Yes, on a unmodde F or E that A640PX is indeed...

Yes, on a unmodde F or E that A640PX is indeed the battery. I just ordewred a six pac of them.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-11-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Sniper X
I have it so bad, I still have my two original...

I have it so bad, I still have my two original Canon A1's (one I bought in 78, the other in 80) , and my original AE1 from 1977. I got back into Rangefinders a few months ago and have added the two...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-10-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 13,765
Posted By Sniper X
I have a Hi Matic F, and a E model. Yes a PX640A...

I have a Hi Matic F, and a E model. Yes a PX640A in each side will work in the E. I had to mod my F to use the two 357's and a jumper for the opposite side. It works great but will (as said) kill the...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Sniper X
I now have three Electro 35GSN's

Yes, I have it bad for old rangefinders. Especially the Yashica Electros, and Minolta Hi Matics. I got another used but in great shape GSN last week for $30.00 that works as if new but has a ding in...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-10-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Sniper X
You may have a bad cell in the four pack you...

You may have a bad cell in the four pack you made. I'd do the first easiest thing and replace them all and see if the problem stops with the bulb abd shutter.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-09-2018
Replies: 227
Views: 61,652
Posted By Sniper X
How about a pic OF a Jupiter 8?

I just got one on my new to me Zorki 4K. Going out to shoot some Tri X tomorrow.
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