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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By mooge
I've got a pantograph engraver - I could custom...

I've got a pantograph engraver - I could custom make one for you. Send me a PM if you're interested...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By mooge
oh hey, I had the meter die in my R2 as well. It...

oh hey, I had the meter die in my R2 as well. It was intermittent at some point, but now it just gives garbage readings, goes dim, or flickers. really really disappointing as that was like the best...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Hi Chounws, what you're seeing is probably...

Hi Chounws,

what you're seeing is probably delamination (the glass plates of the frame line mask are separating) so to fix this you'd need to remove the mask, dissolve the old glue and re-glue it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By mooge
that's freaking cool. I really dig that the...

that's freaking cool. I really dig that the vulcanite is so worn that it's almost completely smooth. Cameras this beat seem to be way more rare than mint ones.

best of luck getting 'er up and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By mooge
Don't put water in it! Use something that won't...

Don't put water in it! Use something that won't freeze - the internet seems to say ethanol or mineral oil.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,509
Posted By mooge
Yeah sure, I'll...

Yeah sure, I'll play.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/46535776891_cf104b7fdc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dUd2bT)

Favourite for now (haven't done any b&w prints yet for this year) I guess. I think...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By mooge
Yeah no... this is basically the way Leica should...

Yeah no... this is basically the way Leica should have made the M series but they didn't. Fortunately, the Canon VI/P/7 designers actually put thought into how their cameras would be serviced...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By mooge
Not super sure what's causing the problem (it...

Not super sure what's causing the problem (it sounds like winding gears... does the winding feel grindy?) but you'll have to remove the top plate to get at the winding gears.

While you're servicing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By mooge
I have taken apart two FTb(n)s, I don't remember...

I have taken apart two FTb(n)s, I don't remember seeing any plastic gears in them unless it was for the meter or the shutter speed display in the finder or something. It was a while ago, but overall...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By mooge
did you try tapping/pushing it out from there?...

did you try tapping/pushing it out from there? For the M2 I think it's just the screw on the top and then it pushes out.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By mooge
It has to do with the shutter brake - at high...

It has to do with the shutter brake - at high speeds, both "curtains" (curtains + pulleys and that stuff) are hitting the brake sort of at the same time, while at the low speeds, the shutter brake...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By mooge
I'm pretty sure Leica used balsam until the M4-2...

I'm pretty sure Leica used balsam until the M4-2 since from there onwards it seems like separation isn't a common issue. So, it's likely your M5 has optics cemented with balsam.

For sure, try...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By mooge
salut, polyarthus - As far as I can guess (i.e....

salut, polyarthus -

As far as I can guess (i.e. probably correct but maybe not) the frame line mask of the M3-M5 is made of two pieces - a piece of glass with the frame lines photo printed or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By mooge
Film usage in 2018 - two data points

I was at the local camera store (Downtown camera in Toronto, Canada) yesterday and I asked the guy behind the counter whether their deal was dip and dunk or not. He said it wasn't - "we have too much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By mooge
Size? I dunno. Should steel be avoided? Probably...

Size? I dunno. Should steel be avoided? Probably not, as I'm pretty sure all screwdrivers are steel (says the guy who makes titanium screwdrivers in his spare time).

I think you'd be best off...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By mooge
Kodak in Toronto

Coupla interesting articles about Kodak in Toronto, and building 9, the last remaining building at the former Kodak Heights complex in Mount Denis, Toronto.


Kodak in Toronto, 1899-2005: A century...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By mooge
R2+Nokton 35/1,4 was my daily combo for a couple...

R2+Nokton 35/1,4 was my daily combo for a couple years. The 35/1,4 is one of my favourite lenses.

On the R2, it doesn't intrude in the 35 frames at all at inf-1m ish. With the hood on, a tiny bit...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,940
Posted By mooge
Oh ya also this one where I took pretty crappy...

Oh ya also this one where I took pretty crappy photos and drew a diagram of the RF is somewhat relevant:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162675



My 2c: Sure, the Leica Ms...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 10,984
Posted By mooge
for what it's worth - my brother has a 7A 35 and...

for what it's worth - my brother has a 7A 35 and it works on his M4-P and my M4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By mooge
Hard to say what it's worth (worth to who?) but...

Hard to say what it's worth (worth to who?) but it might be more than you think. have a look on ebay for sold listings for "Leica M3 as is" or "parts" or "broken". With how dumb leica pricing is now,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By mooge
Sounds like the flat spring for the shutter...

Sounds like the flat spring for the shutter release to me. Basically if it's too far one way the shutter button doesn't travel far enough to release the shutter....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By mooge
Big reveal - the ratchet wheel looking things...

Big reveal - the ratchet wheel looking things aren't connected to the shutter curtain springs.

Remember - don't overtighten the shutter springs or you can break them!...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-11-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By mooge
I put duct tape or masking tape on the foot of my...

I put duct tape or masking tape on the foot of my 12mm finder, which mysteriously doesn't make the finder much more difficult to put on but alot harder to take off.


I don't understand how people...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,293
Posted By mooge
Umm probably/maybe/depends? I'll PM ya.

Umm probably/maybe/depends? I'll PM ya.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,293
Posted By mooge
well I...

well I mean

https://i.imgur.com/iR3XGYn.png






hey, if any y'all see any cheap ish 21 finders for sale, lemme know, yeah?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,293
Posted By mooge
Horseshoe valley (ski?)... Barrie? I was up there...

Horseshoe valley (ski?)... Barrie? I was up there last weekend. But just doing racecar stuff.

The exchange rate is pretty bad, ~1.30. So ebay is not worth it for the most part. So, I have to wait...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-09-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,293
Posted By mooge
Heads up - cheap (maybe?) new 21/4 LTM

Found this (https://www.amazon.com/Voigtlander-Black-Color-Skopar-Viewfinder/dp/B0000D81OF/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1528555694&sr=8-4&keywords=21mm+finder)on Amazon (.com) while looking for a finder...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By mooge
check that the rear group is tight - there are...

check that the rear group is tight - there are two black tabs on the ring immediately outside of the rear element - give them a clockwise twist and see if they move. Maybe one of the tabs is hitting...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
uhh well what state is the shutter in? wound or...

uhh well what state is the shutter in? wound or unwound? maybe poke at the interlocks around the shutter release rod - one blocks the shutter button when the camera is not fully wound and there is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By mooge
GPC labworks (Ottawa) to stop processing E6

As per their instagram post, GPC will stop developing E6 June 29th, citing low demand (~2 rolls/week), rising chemistry costs and a worn machine....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By mooge
1. Interesting question. My M2 was the same...

1. Interesting question. My M2 was the same (before I ruined the finder... but that's another story) and I never managed to get it any brighter by cleaning things. I wouldn't think it's deterioration...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By mooge
well, useful if you use alot of M1.2 screws. And...

well, useful if you use alot of M1.2 screws. And they don't seem to have an M1.2 tap?

Thanks for the link though - Seems like they've got a decent selection. I'm pretty lacking in the small end for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By mooge
How? some sort of abrasive saw. ...

How? some sort of abrasive saw. (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160068)

Wonder if I could get an abrasive blade for my portaband...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By mooge
Kind of interesting question - I was thinking...

Kind of interesting question - I was thinking about that some time ago and the things that are most important to me aren't usually the top items in lens tests.

1. Ergonomics. If it has a long focus...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-19-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By mooge
oh hey, I recognize that granite slab!...

oh hey, I recognize that granite slab!


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/26466477159_f4c4d559f8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GjKBzH)




You could add grease I guess, but the mechanism is designed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,200
Posted By mooge
Sweet. The Royal 10 was on my hit list - such a...

Sweet. The Royal 10 was on my hit list - such a classy machine. Something about gloss black eh? I think I'm gonna keep my eyes open for a Royal P (with the 'vogue' typeface... or is that too much to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By mooge
You can make your own flexiclamps if you've got a...

You can make your own flexiclamps if you've got a dremel tool and some polycarbonate (or aluminum, or brass, or whatever). Not terribly difficult.


I put some epoxy on the eyepiece of my M2 and it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By mooge
Yes you can remove it with no ill effect - it's...

Yes you can remove it with no ill effect - it's long gone on my M2 - but in my experience it makes pretty much zero difference. I still can't see all of the 35 frame lines with my glasses on....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2018
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,200
Posted By mooge
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/41419360182_7e9...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/41419360182_7e9a8c6d64_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26763KG)

1929 (?) Remington Noiseless 6. Not in super great condition, and I probably paid too much, but I freakin...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By mooge
Fun story - I got to hold this very camera in my...

Fun story - I got to hold this very camera in my dirty paws a couple of days ago. I was at the St. Lawrence market antique deal (downtown Toronto) and I spotted this at Hit Camera's table and freaked...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-15-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By mooge
I have a fresnel lens on the back of my Sinar F2,...

I have a fresnel lens on the back of my Sinar F2, behind the ground glass and held in by the tabs that hold the ground glass in. The GG is still in the same place as it was originally, so focus is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-12-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 4,058
Posted By mooge
Mjautek III: Olympus Pen F (1964) teardown (ish)

Mjautek teardown episode III: Olympus Pen F (1964).
Feb 2018 | Eugene Lee


Ready for another half-baked, half done camera teardown? Well, that's what this is gonna be......
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By mooge
Probably because it's universally accepted as not...

Probably because it's universally accepted as not being worth $300 Canadian kroner.
But I mean if someone here bought it and sent it to me for a varsol overhaul (and, likelier that not, replacing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By mooge
I know - but not at $300! (Canadian pesos)...

I know - but not at $300! (Canadian pesos) especially given the frame counter and finder being borked.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By mooge
Canon 7 with VT trigger winder

something neat I spotted on ebay:


Canon 7/Model VT Deluxe Hybrid...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By mooge
Yeah, exactly that - nostalgia. And continuity. I...

Yeah, exactly that - nostalgia. And continuity. I photograph stuff that I want to remember, and sometimes it's useful to have the date to go with the negative or print - I write the date on all of my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,222
Posted By mooge
My Jupiter 12 (black, 1987, No. 8715009) fits on...

My Jupiter 12 (black, 1987, No. 8715009) fits on my Bessa R2 and R (on loan) BUT the focus gets tight between inf and 15m, which I take it means the rear element is bumping into the baffling. Not...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,222
Posted By mooge
cause nobody's mentioned it: Jupiter 12. Small...

cause nobody's mentioned it: Jupiter 12. Small ish, cheap (~$70?), sharp, right amount of focus throw (90 degrees from inf to 1m). only downsides are the clickless aperture ring, slight pincushion...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,018
Posted By mooge
I dunno, but I bought a 100' roll of K400 last...

I dunno, but I bought a 100' roll of K400 last week and got it yesterday...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By mooge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/39608370141_27...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/39608370141_27e482f24a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23m4fvt)

And here it is - a self timer lever for the R2. Not as much filing as I thought it would be, but it still...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2018
Replies: 135
Views: 73,391
Posted By mooge
bloody brilliant, Jim.

bloody brilliant, Jim.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By mooge
MaxElmar - yeah, I'm curious if parts could be...

MaxElmar - yeah, I'm curious if parts could be dropped in without any work. I'm also curious if all of the other Bessas have self timers (and holes)...




Took a coupla more things off - no more...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By mooge
No, there's a hole and all in the front cover -...

No, there's a hole and all in the front cover - the rubber "leatherette" covers it up. I guess I shouldn't be so surprised the self timer is there - but I don't get why they wouldn't put a lever...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By mooge
Devin - the winder's kinda neat, but I pretty...

Devin - the winder's kinda neat, but I pretty much never use it.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4633/24696949227_ba33403786_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DCojzr)

11. Here's something weird - the Bessa...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By mooge
uneven exposure across the frame is caused by...

uneven exposure across the frame is caused by unequal curtain speed. But if the centre and left of the frame are okay I don't understand why there would be such a big difference on the right hand...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By mooge
Mjautek II : Voigtlander Bessa R2 teardown

Mjautek Episode II: Bessa R2
Eugene Lee / 06 Jan 2018

(previous episode: Canon 7 vs Leica M (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163182))...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 35,618
Posted By mooge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4550/37840448175_56...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4550/37840448175_560d69f206_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZDQbUg)

7a + Leica M4 + Kentmere 400

Mounts on my M4 (lens S/N is 6520xx), focused mint out of the box. I didn't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2018
Replies: 434
Views: 33,145
Posted By mooge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4588/39421476102_0a...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4588/39421476102_0aac700a16_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/234xnqs)

Rockwell B-1B at Oshkosh, July 2017. Rolleiflex MX-EVS / HP5 / RC print.

First time printing bigger...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By mooge
Not really? I get something like 17 rolls out of...

Not really? I get something like 17 rolls out of 100'; so that's like $3.5 per for your FP4. Bulk loaders you should be able to find cheap used, you can use old regular cassettes if you have an inch...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-29-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By mooge
Date back camera?

Hey guys,

I've been thinking of getting a point and shoot camera for that colour negative and flash and date back look. It's a nostalgia thing I guess.

My criteria are:

1. Cheap (<$50)
2....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By mooge
Rad. looks comically oversized on the iii......

Rad. looks comically oversized on the iii...

cyanoacrylate (super) glue can offgas and fog clear plastics - so maybe not the optimal choice for gluing together a viewfinder?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By mooge
I'm not really more knowledgeable but I'll chime...

I'm not really more knowledgeable but I'll chime in cause I'm bored. The spring in the winding spool is there to push the film leader down against the wheel thing in the base plate. Pressing the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By mooge
The only way (well... the most sensible way) to...

The only way (well... the most sensible way) to have no frame lines in a Leica M is to block out the frame line illuminator window, like with tape or something. Other than that, your only frame line...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Well... I guess. There's a few things much...

Well... I guess. There's a few things much easier on the Canon 7; to name a few:

1. Body shell comes off with 10 screws and no special tools (awesome)
2. RF horizontal zero adjustment is easy peasy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2017
Replies: 121
Views: 7,998
Posted By mooge
I think I've done 1/15 at least, handheld, with...

I think I've done 1/15 at least, handheld, with the Hassy, with decent results. Maybe it was the 50mm though. The finder is pretty rigid and you can push it right into your face (with the magnifier)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
I cracked open an M4-P yesterday to clean the VF...

I cracked open an M4-P yesterday to clean the VF a little bit - didn't dive too deep but some of the changes between the M4/M4-P can be illustrated....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-24-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,057
Posted By mooge
If you've only got 3mm to work with and the...

If you've only got 3mm to work with and the bayonets are the same diameter, it might not be possible to make an adapter. Maybe a new mount for the 43mm would be a better bet. But what do I know.

oh...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By mooge
it'll work for now, but"exercising" the shutter...

it'll work for now, but"exercising" the shutter doesn't address any of the issues - you'll get the same problem soon enough. Especially if the camera gets cold.

Give whoever "CLA'd" your camera a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By mooge
That's just the film cassette rattling around in...

That's just the film cassette rattling around in its chamber - not a big deal since it doesn't have enough space to really go anywhere. It's normal - and it shouldn't affect frame spacing because the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,921
Posted By mooge
RAD. Hey, if you want any ghetto machining done,...

RAD.

Hey, if you want any ghetto machining done, shoot me a message.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-21-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,911
Posted By mooge
a few thoughts: 1. An M2 can take light rain....

a few thoughts:
1. An M2 can take light rain. well, mine did. just don't drop it down the stairs and it'll be fine.
2. I don't have a IVsb but I have a Leica III - and I don't really like it....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-20-2017
Replies: 376
Views: 193,520
Posted By mooge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4647/27402018889_1f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4647/27402018889_1ff7327941_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HKqvxx)



https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4739/38471376154_be005a4e35_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21BzRNS)


2 years...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3,121
Posted By mooge
resume an old thread after a year...? The 405...

resume an old thread after a year...?

The 405 doesn't fit on the Sinar without removing this piece of trim from the right hand side (rear view, camera facing forwards) of the rear standard. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,027
Posted By mooge
Yeah, should be fine - in 20 years I might even...

Yeah, should be fine - in 20 years I might even have a shutter speed tester that works!

I have to be able to put them back together again- I don't shoot that much film, but stairs and gravity will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,027
Posted By mooge
if you really want to know if they've cut...

if you really want to know if they've cut corners, send one to me and I'll take it apart and compare it with my M4 (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163182). :p
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By mooge
The irony is this was somewhat intended to be...

The irony is this was somewhat intended to be about making a cheap, effective Leica alternative (since my M2 and Bessa R2 are kind of borked in some way) and before the project was over I bought a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By mooge
5. Test photos...

5. Test photos


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4535/38681316712_099cd623db_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21W8RPE)
25. Bard on the Leica R8 (not mine, nor his)....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By mooge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/38658545956_93...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/38658545956_939aa3933e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21U89Sq)
15. Cutting stock for the lens release button out of Silicon Bronze. The button is a copy (more or less)...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By mooge
Canon 7M - M mount Canon 7 conversion

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4574/24841226248_9a768d1db5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DR8M7h)


1. Intro

Leicas are expensive (ask me, I have three). But a Canon 7 does a lot of what a Leica M can do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By mooge
as a bodge you could add material (epoxy? super...

as a bodge you could add material (epoxy? super glue? solder? I dunno) to the bottom face of the 9 o'clock lug of the bayonet mount (lens mount facing towards you). This is the lug that brings up the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By mooge
Repairing Leicaflexes... I made an attempt a...

Repairing Leicaflexes... I made an attempt a number of years ago on one - easily the worst camera I've ever worked on. Unnecessarily complicated and difficult to disassemble.

The top and bottom...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By mooge
the only downside I can think of is that you'd...

the only downside I can think of is that you'd get dirt and stuff stick to the transport gears if you grease them. (But then how much dirt ends up in your camera?)

do involute gears have sliding...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By mooge
not prism separation but probably separation of...

not prism separation but probably separation of the frame line mask. Only stuff on the frame line mask is in focus when you look through the finder (other than the viewfinder and rangefinder images,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,115
Posted By mooge
in 2003 (https://www.cameraquest.com/LeicaMP.htm)?

in 2003 (https://www.cameraquest.com/LeicaMP.htm)?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,115
Posted By mooge
don't Leica MPs and Bessa R2xs sell for their...

don't Leica MPs and Bessa R2xs sell for their launch price as well ($2500 and $500 ish, respectively)?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,616
Posted By mooge
Then do what you want, not what other people...

Then do what you want, not what other people want.




Photography is great, but bodgineering is great too, and I wanted an M mount Canon 7 so I made one....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,616
Posted By mooge
To make money or for personal satisfaction? I've...

To make money or for personal satisfaction? I've thought about making and selling stuff but I figure it'd be hard to make actual money doing it. But then again I'm just a guy who likes to turn metal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By mooge
Presumably it just requires new felts on the back...

Presumably it just requires new felts on the back of the light baffling.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Thanks guys. Thought someone would find it...

Thanks guys. Thought someone would find it interesting.


Oh yeah, I started an instagram account for this sort of stuff, where you can find a video of the slow speeds escapement in action...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By mooge
yeah, probably the shutter light shield thing....

yeah, probably the shutter light shield thing.

you should be able to check by shining a flashlight into the lens throat of the camera.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Just two more (for this session anyway, I need to...

Just two more (for this session anyway, I need to get the M4 back in action)


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4564/38351657206_b42bdced40_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21r1gx5)
35. Casting mark on the M4....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-12-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Diving deeper into the...

Diving deeper into the M4...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/38378910241_e476f474e4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21tpWUZ)
25. Shutter speed cam module removed. in the fuzz of the background you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By mooge
It's a digital camera that takes a photo of the...

It's a digital camera that takes a photo of the image projected onto a groundglass on the film plane of a film camera.
-Apertures larger than f/3,5 recommended to avoid vignetting
-shutter of film...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-10-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
A few...

A few more:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/38300219501_37113b7b2f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21msCU6)
16. Top view of Canon 7 with shutter speed dial module thing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By mooge
The Canon 7 50 and 35 frame lines have corners.

The Canon 7 50 and 35 frame lines have corners.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Retinax - I've been deeper on both shutters; the...

Retinax - I've been deeper on both shutters; the Canon 7 recently and my M2 a while ago. I had to pull the shutter pulleys out of the Canon 7; that was a pain. Lubrication wise, basically you look at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 3,968
Posted By mooge
I don't know either, but it's not you or me!...

I don't know either, but it's not you or me! Probably weird hipsters, like the ones that use film point and shoot cameras. Like my cousin.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,479
Posted By mooge
Leica M vs Canon 7 shutter and rangefinder design details

A few photos showing the some differences between the Leica M4 and Canon 7. Both are 1960s designs and both evolved from the Leica... uhh, whatever the original Leica was called....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 3,968
Posted By mooge
Not the best choice for a name, in my opinion,...

Not the best choice for a name, in my opinion, given that all SLRs are reflex cameras. Kind of like how Zeiss named their new rangefinder the Zeiss Ikon, but Zeiss Ikon made a lot of rangefinders......
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,251
Posted By mooge
I don't have a R2M but it fits on my Bessa R2.

I don't have a R2M but it fits on my Bessa R2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By mooge
But there is. Here's a really crappy photo of...

But there is.


Here's a really crappy photo of it on my M4's rangefinder
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/38204365811_4261617d47.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21cZmWg)

And here's it illustrated in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By mooge
Wah? how is this possible if there's a lens in...

Wah? how is this possible if there's a lens in the middle of the frame line mask? Presumably that must go back on... but that little lens is also cemented to something?

Wonder what it (or a M6...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,809
Posted By mooge
Got it. With the cassette fork removed, jam a...

Got it. With the cassette fork removed, jam a screwdriver into the hole and use that to prevent the rewind shaft from rotating.


ughhhhhh
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,809
Posted By mooge
Leica M4 rewind knob removal?

Remove the M4 rewind knob - easy. Undo setscrew, block rewind fork and unscrew. right?

But mine was really tight, and when I gave it a twist, the rewind fork (inside the camera) came undone, not the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By mooge
Infinity is off - on the image or in the...

Infinity is off - on the image or in the rangefinder, or both?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By mooge
Hi Brett (I was hoping to get your thoughts on...

Hi Brett (I was hoping to get your thoughts on this, actually) -

Shame that machine tools are hard to come by in Australia. I read that certain types of metal stock is also hard to find, or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By mooge
Flange-Focal-Plane tolerance questions

Hi all,

I've been measuring the lens flange to focal plane distance (FFP, let's call it) of a few of my rangefinder cameras using the apparatus shown below.

And, I guess, to clear things up right...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,278
Posted By mooge
you could tape a groundglass to the film plane of...

you could tape a groundglass to the film plane of your camera and use a magnifier to check the focus. (shutter held open on 'B', camera on tripod looking at some sort of detailed target (i.e. paper...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By mooge
GPC Labworks in Ottawa will process B&W 120 for...

GPC Labworks in Ottawa will process B&W 120 for $6.50. not sure if they do contact prints though. I take my colour 35mm to them and as far as I can tell it's good (but I do wonder about those slides...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-06-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3,784
Posted By mooge
Thanks lads.

Thanks lads.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,839
Posted By mooge
Super rad, Roland. I dig the tones - is that the...

Super rad, Roland. I dig the tones - is that the digital equivalent of a red filter to get the dark skies?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By mooge
I'll do a write-up about it once it's done (so in...

I'll do a write-up about it once it's done (so in a long time?). There's too many half-done projects on the internet (now including mine, I guess).

The M mount FFD is 1mm less than LTM (not a big...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By mooge
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/33356110591_bc...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/33356110591_bc31f661a1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SPyMz2)


I've been working on it. It's not trivial, but I'm pretty sure it can be done.

I'd be interested in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By mooge
Probably whoever put the camera together last...

Probably whoever put the camera together last didn't sync the frameline selector dial to the rangefinder when they put the top cover on. Not a complicated fix - the top cover needs to come off and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-22-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,099
Posted By mooge
I have a VI-L and I wear glasses. On the 50/100...

I have a VI-L and I wear glasses. On the 50/100 setting I can't really see all of the 50 framelines at once. And the 35 setting is waaay tighter than what my 35mm finder shows. So not a good 50 or 35...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By mooge
no, I don't think there's any alignment issues....

no, I don't think there's any alignment issues. The most sketchy part is removing the rear element; you don't take the helicoids apart. as far as I recall it's pretty straightforward.

cheers.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By mooge
Yeah, mine came loose and then I tightened...

Yeah, mine came loose and then I tightened it.

here's the thread where I mentioned how I fixed it (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130007)


...unless you're asking if it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By mooge
That is first-class bodgineering. A modification...

That is first-class bodgineering. A modification to make the camera easier to use, done cleanly (though it's a bit gaudy). I'm impressed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-17-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3,784
Posted By mooge
Canon 7 - Rangefinder cleaning, alignment and optical diagram

Canon 7 - Rangefinder cleaning, alignment and stuff
Eugene Lee
v1 17 Sept 2017



1. Introduction

Notes on Canon 7 rangefinder assembly: removal, cleaning, alignment and construction.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By mooge
1. what do you mean by the wind lever doesn't...

1. what do you mean by the wind lever doesn't work? like it can't be moved, or it doesn't do anything?
2. The shutter button is locked when the shutter is not cocked, i.e. fired or partially wound....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By mooge
Ok. The viewfinder and rangefinder+frame lines...

Ok.

The viewfinder and rangefinder+frame lines are combined in a beamsplitter. The beamsplitter consists of two prisms cemented together, with one of the surfaces on the prism closest to the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-12-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By mooge
I've had that black spot thing happen as well, in...

I've had that black spot thing happen as well, in my case on headlights of a car. Probably just a FP-100c thing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By mooge
It could be an intermittent thing - like maybe...

It could be an intermittent thing - like maybe the shutter acts up on 10% of the cycles at a certain speed, or in a given orientation... so run it through a few times I guess.

or another trivial...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By mooge
Ha. I broke the knob off of my R2's rewind lever...

Ha. I broke the knob off of my R2's rewind lever and I thought the R2x would have a better design - I guess not?

try to contact Voigtlander/Cosina for a replacement?

I could probably make you a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By mooge
try sending Rick Oleson an email? he's also a...

try sending Rick Oleson an email? he's also a member here too, maybe he'll see this.

cheers.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By mooge
You're gonna need something rigid, so cheapo...

You're gonna need something rigid, so cheapo digital calipers probably won't cut it (and besides, the points aren't the right shape). Neither will dividers (like a compass with two points). I mean,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By mooge
yeah, I'm cheap and I guess this time I cooked a...

yeah, I'm cheap and I guess this time I cooked a couple rolls from my trip to Newfoundland. Which is doubly unfortunate because a bunch of the slides I took were underexposed too.

I just find it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By mooge
Kentmere 400 + HC-110 times, developing multiple batches

Soooo did another 4 rolls in two tanks just now. Kentmere 400 in HC110 dilution H. Massive dev chart says 5 mins dilution B and dilution H is 1/2 of dilution B so I've tried 10 mins before, but that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-22-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By mooge
You can make a spanner out of some cheap pliers...

You can make a spanner out of some cheap pliers like I did to take the wind lever off. I used a dremel tool to grind the tips to a point. Be careful though because it's very easy to slip and scratch...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-22-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By mooge
1. The bouncing noise is normal. It's the sound...

1. The bouncing noise is normal. It's the sound of the slow speeds escapement gears returning to their starting position.

Adjusting lens / body alignment - it's possible to change, but not worth...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By mooge
Off the top of my head (I've replaced a curtain...

Off the top of my head (I've replaced a curtain on a VI-L, but it was a while ago) -

1. Closing curtain isn't closing fully
- Likely issue with slow speeds escapement pallet disengagement mechanism...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By mooge
1. Film plane, I'd imagine? since that's the only...

1. Film plane, I'd imagine? since that's the only real reference point. But what do I know; I'm just some guy on the internet.

2. To check rangefinder alignment you should really be using a ground...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By mooge
Sounds like the slow speeds escapement isn't...

Sounds like the slow speeds escapement isn't engaged on the 1/8 setting so instead the shutter is operating at the slowest speed without the escapement (1/50).

To fix this it's a matter of...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-30-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,155
Posted By mooge
Super cool stuff, mate. how did you cut the...

Super cool stuff, mate.

how did you cut the helix on cam ring? CNC? or old fashioned helical milling? I'd be interested to see other photos of the machining / setup.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By mooge
The shutter release is locked when the camera is...

The shutter release is locked when the camera is partially wound (it's a function of the big shutter drum? I forget). The wind lever is locked when the shutter is fully wound, and also when the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By mooge
Like an optical cement or a regular glue? I use...

Like an optical cement or a regular glue?

I use canada balsam for gluing optical bits together. two part epoxy has worked well for me to glue things near lenses at least. I think it's cyanoacrylate...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-18-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,827
Posted By mooge
Angenieux 25mm f/0,95 M1 + Nex 6

It's Not A Review: Angenieux 25mm 0,95 M1 + Sony Nex 6

19 July 2017
Eugene Lee


1. Intro

I got an Angenieux type M1 25mm 0,95 lens with a bunch of optical lab equipment. It's a lens unusual...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5,832
Posted By mooge
I have an M2 and I removed the viewfinder mask....

I have an M2 and I removed the viewfinder mask. To my eye, it made no difference at all. But come to think of it, the limiting factor is that wearing glasses spaces out the camera too far from my eye...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By mooge
when you turn the shutter speed dial you turn a...

when you turn the shutter speed dial you turn a stack of cams. one of these cams controls the slow speeds pallet i.e. disengages the pallets for 1/15-1/30. the cam will have a follower that pushes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-15-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By mooge
I used the ebay stuff to cement my M2's...

I used the ebay stuff to cement my M2's beamsplitter back together - worked fine. the silvering on the other hand went terribly but that's a long story.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By mooge
The slow speeds work by delaying the closing...

The slow speeds work by delaying the closing curtain with the escapement. speeds 1/30-1/15 are with the pallets disengaged and speeds 1/8-1 are with the pallets engaged, using a similar (if not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,293
Posted By mooge
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7553/15501417099_c8d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7553/15501417099_c8d58c19af_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pBNPf4)



https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3847/33492197540_b897c0ff5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T2AgtJ)


12mm Heliar ...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-05-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By mooge
I bought a Bessa R2 as a "backup" for my M2 - +...

I bought a Bessa R2 as a "backup" for my M2 -

+ Finder is great, waaaaay better than my M2's (but my M2's is ruined)
+ came with trigger winder, which is cool but mostly useless for me
- doesn't...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 911
Posted By mooge
Angenieux & Co. Lens hacking: Som Berthiot 50mm 0,95, mfd reduction and more

Bertrand Costuas in France does some modification of lenses which is pretty interesting. From what I can see on his flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) or facebook...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By mooge
Hey! I'll play - I've got an Underwood S from...

Hey! I'll play - I've got an Underwood S from 1949 or something. After I got a typewriter I made an effort to learn how to type properly, haha. Here with some other vintage keys in the background....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-13-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By mooge
Kenomatic - If the scale of the lens really...

Kenomatic -

If the scale of the lens really doesn't line up with the top of the camera, somebody took the lens flange off and put it back on in the wrong orientation. The lens flange can go on 4...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,107
Posted By mooge
I saw this photo of an opened Alpa 10D on...

I saw this photo of an opened Alpa 10D on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BRajqS3gSV-/) this morning - and it did strike me as "different from the rest"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By mooge
Joe - apparently M top plates are CNC milled out...

Joe - apparently M top plates are CNC milled out of billet (!!!) - this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5avql6_EDrk)shows a block of brass being loaded into a CNC mill and then a top plate...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By mooge
Wollensak Alphax #3 shutter disassembly / repair

Introduction
The Wollensak Alphax #3 is a "press" type leaf shutter - actuation via a lever or a cable release cocks and fires the shutter in one stroke.

This shutter is paired with the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By mooge
Kanto Camera's instagram (repairs and cool stuff)

For you folks that don't have instagram, or just haven't heard of this account -

Kanto camera has a pretty great instagram account which is filled with photos of their repairs and repaints, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,557
Posted By mooge
I bought a beater leica (M2) when I was 17......

I bought a beater leica (M2) when I was 17...

if you're sentimental like me, you'll probably be more inclined to get the camera fixed instead of selling it for something nicer when you can afford...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,994
Posted By mooge
https://s30.postimg.org/bizt40br5/fgee.jpg

https://s30.postimg.org/bizt40br5/fgee.jpg
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-27-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By mooge
How cross section models are made

I wondered how cross section camera or lens models were made, and I found this page:

http://www.horst-schneider.eu/operation.htm

http://www.horst-schneider.eu/operation/1030.jpg

So I guess the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By mooge
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/12270028503_205...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/12270028503_20524e947b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jGg6Zz)

The Canon VI-L that I have is similar - and this is that.

On the VI-L you don't need to remove the self...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 7,863
Posted By mooge
The Polaroid 250 has always struck me as a very...

The Polaroid 250 has always struck me as a very innovative and elegant camera-

- folds into a compact (ish) package
- numbered parts and labels to make it easier for the novice to use
- pretty good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,132
Posted By mooge
Once I was riding my bike and dropped my Olympys...

Once I was riding my bike and dropped my Olympys Pen EE3 out of my mouth (I was trying to get my hand out of the strap).

That and I've dropped my Leica M2 a bunch of times. But what really gets me...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By mooge
Old Sekonic Studio meters? (-S or L-28)

Hey guys,

I've been meterless for the past three months or so, and it sucks.

I know I really should just cut the crap and buy another Gossen Lunasix, but I've come to realize as well that I need...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-21-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,014
Posted By mooge
Sinar Vario repair / toothed belts in a camera!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16416056409_a0cd2964f7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r1CzDk)
Fig 1.


1. Symptom:
Counter 'clicks' when film is wound, or doesn't move at all.

2. Diagnosis:
Counter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By mooge
1960s catalogue: "Leitz Wetzlar -Optical Precision Measuring Instruments"

Hey guys,

just thought I'd share this catalogue I found at school:


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,040
Posted By mooge
a few more opinions- -I'd recommend starting...

a few more opinions-

-I'd recommend starting with a Japanese camera. One of my first 'repairs' (there was nothing wrong with it, really) was a Canon FTb. It comes apart quite nicely, and best of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 5,303
Posted By mooge
aaaaand the Sekonic is dead. It's been what, two...

aaaaand the Sekonic is dead. It's been what, two weeks, not even?

I haven't dropped it or anything - I pulled it out of my pocket and now it just shoots the needle to 0 most of the time, unless the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-16-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,113
Posted By mooge
a little too late to be helpful but for the...

a little too late to be helpful but for the record:

two notable differences between the MX and MX-EVS:
- MX has a min. focus of 0,8m vs. 0,9m on the EVS
- MX-EVS can do double exposures and the MX...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,121
Posted By mooge
Thanks, guys! Bigger better? some day I'll...

Thanks, guys!


Bigger better? some day I'll put together a kit to shoot impossible's 8x10. one day when I have money. which will probably be never.
I'm with you though - I hope New55 works out.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,121
Posted By mooge
Sinar F2 + Polaroid 405 + Vertical photos + race car

So maybe you've read on the internet that it's not possible to mount a Polaroid 405 back vertically in a Sinar F camera. Well, sort of - it's possible if you flip the rear standard around backwards....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,933
Posted By mooge
I have an M2 as my 'everyday' camera... if I...

I have an M2 as my 'everyday' camera... if I bought another M, I'd go for a M4.
- quick loading (loading the M2 in a hurry... doesn't work)
- self timer
- other than that, it's basically an M2 -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 5,303
Posted By mooge
And if I wanted to keep my cameras in good...

And if I wanted to keep my cameras in good condition I'd just leave them at home in a box - but what's the fun in that? I'm willing to accept that meters 'wear out' after 4-5 years of pocket time....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 5,303
Posted By mooge
Three incident meters: Gossen Lunasix vs. Variosix F vs. Sekonic L-428

Long story short, I've been using a Gossen Lunasix 3 from when I started photography until this summer when it died. Since then, I've bought two replacement meters - a Gossen Variosix F and Sekonic...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2014
Replies: 768
Views: 327,923
Posted By mooge
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/15501417099_c8...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/15501417099_c8d58c19af_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pBNPf4)



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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-10-2014
Replies: 572
Views: 84,283
Posted By mooge
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/15201321611_d3...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/15201321611_d3974b7d7a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pahKiV)

FP-100c is the best.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,684
Posted By mooge
... the moment I realized that Instax Wide is...

... the moment I realized that Instax Wide is bigger than FP-100c


hey, maybe I should design a graflok instax wide back so I can shoot this on my Sinar... hmm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2014
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,625
Posted By mooge
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14937250700_d3...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14937250700_d3b910be78_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oKXjeb)

Datsun 240z with RB25 swap at MCO Autocross.

Sinar F2 + Polaroid 405 + FP-100c + Zeiss Tessar 105 3,5 (a...
Forum: Travel 09-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By mooge
Something you might not know about Canada (Avro C-102 Jetliner)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/15123558792_f73a01b898_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p3qc8E)

Here's something you might not know about Canada: we built the second jet-powered passenger aircraft....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-30-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1,849
Posted By mooge
Two terrible DIY lens boards

Two terrible do-it-yourself lensboards:


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/15065309156_efb2a6228a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oXgDxA)





A: the Mark I "Clementine" semi-recessed baby-Linhof to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,048
Posted By mooge
Speaking of the Fastax - there was one in the lab...

Speaking of the Fastax - there was one in the lab I worked at in the summer. They used it to record photoelastic patterns on impact specimens, or something like that (yeah, it's complicated). There...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,458
Posted By mooge
Sinar F2 + Vario - first impressions

So I recently bought a Sinar F2 kit to go with the Sinar Vario back I was given a while ago. I've only put one roll (6 frames... ha!) through it, but I thought I'd give some commentary while it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-08-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,409
Posted By mooge
Time wise: 90% film. Number of frames: 60% film....

Time wise: 90% film.

Number of frames: 60% film. Lots of digital photos for technical documentation.

Rolls/packs of film consumed within the last year (% total: )
Leica M2 - 76
Rolleiflex - ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,454
Posted By mooge
Thomas Birke is a guy on flickr...

Thomas Birke is a guy on flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/move_lachine/) that does some pretty killer cityscapes with an 8x10 Sinar P2... ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,024
Posted By mooge
I shot two FSAE (sort of like F1 for engineering...

I shot two FSAE (sort of like F1 for engineering students) competitions back in May with my M2 and Rolleiflex. Rollei with colour, M2 with black and white - 12mm and 35mm. Rollei went over the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2014
Replies: 7,432
Views: 3,788,985
Posted By mooge
I have that same meter!!!!! Virtual high five!!!

I have that same meter!!!!! Virtual high five!!!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 10,363
Posted By mooge
... or as the young'uns say these days, YOLO.

... or as the young'uns say these days, YOLO.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-25-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By mooge
'unmanageably wide' and 'hugely wide' would be...

'unmanageably wide' and 'hugely wide' would be apt descriptions for the 12mm heliar, which I have. It's ridiculous, which is part of the fun of it I guess...

... but in the meanwhile, I have a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By mooge
yeah, on the contact page, maybe some information...

yeah, on the contact page, maybe some information about yourself might be nice. like maybe where you're based or what in particular you like to do. or even a one-liner if you want to be mysterious....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By mooge
Fun fact: if you put a filter on the Sinaron S...

Fun fact: if you put a filter on the Sinaron S 210mm, the filter glass will touch the lens's front element before the filter is fully threaded in.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By mooge
So I took Frank's advice (sort of by accident......

So I took Frank's advice (sort of by accident... haha) and bought myself a pretty complete Sinar F2 kit for the amaaaazing price of $450. It was so cheap because a local college was selling off all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2014
Replies: 7,432
Views: 3,788,985
Posted By mooge
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/14400705792_87...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/14400705792_87449a68d1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nWxo7U)

weird combo of the day:

Ernst Leitz GmbH Leica M2 + Metrawatt AG Leicameter MR + Leitz Canada Elmar...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-11-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,221
Posted By mooge
EX-ACT-LY! I'm glad someone finally understands...

EX-ACT-LY! I'm glad someone finally understands me.





with regards to the Sekonic 308 -maybe a dumb question but do you have to turn it on with the power button every time after it automatically...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,221
Posted By mooge
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I think I've...

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I think I've settled on something modern- a Gossen or Sekonic digital. or whatever turns up on the local classifieds before the weekend arrives.

not considering...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,596
Posted By mooge
I have a 12mm heliar and a Leica M2, so sort of...

I have a 12mm heliar and a Leica M2, so sort of the same thing?

I used to use that combo as my only camera on trips, but now it's M2+35 and 12mm on the side... I found that the 12 got overused, and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-07-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,221
Posted By mooge
Pocket meter - digital or analogue?

Hey guys,

My trusty Gossen Lunasix 3 recently died (on a trip to Michigan with the race car, no less!).

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14369449104_72183d4536_z.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,857
Posted By mooge
Contax IIa... I wouldn't go there - dim and...

Contax IIa... I wouldn't go there - dim and squinty finder, fidgety ergonomics, limited / uncommon lens options... it's a cool camera and all but I wouldn't buy one as a daily camera; and why sink...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By mooge
not sure the relevance to your case, but for my...

not sure the relevance to your case, but for my FP3000b / 100c stuff on my 250 and hasselblad, it's really been alot of trial and experience.

my 250 seems to like more light - I can hear the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,961
Posted By mooge
it's usually my buddies and not strangers... so...

it's usually my buddies and not strangers... so sometimes I tell them how to use the camera as they're looking though the viewfinder (makes for some weird poses sometimes: "see that yellow rectangle?...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By mooge
there's a couple screws (maybe three?) under the...

there's a couple screws (maybe three?) under the leatherette.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2014
Replies: 931
Views: 225,279
Posted By mooge
Thanks, Andy! There'll be more... eventually......

Thanks, Andy!

There'll be more... eventually... because we're going to competition in Michigan! we got our new car running just this weekend. I'd be more excited if I wasn't so tired...

(photo...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By mooge
I'm not sure how scientific this is, but I don't...

I'm not sure how scientific this is, but I don't take care of my M2 at all and its vulcanite has held up pretty well (except where it's been chipped off by falls, putting the top plate back on fifty...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,916
Posted By mooge
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/13416209685_51...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/13416209685_51b16982bb.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mrxzJ6)


Hasselblad 500c / Distagon 50
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By mooge
ugh, now I have a valid excuse to buy a LF...

ugh, now I have a valid excuse to buy a LF camera... what the heck am I going to use it for?

well, alot of thinking and research before I sell it or buy a camera to go with it then...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By mooge
Sinar vario back - what should I do with it???

Hey guys,

so I was given a Sinar Vario back today, included in a pile of random accessories once used in a lab. Quick check of the internets shows that it's actually worth some money... AND I don't...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,916
Posted By mooge
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/13157862115_9da...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/13157862115_9da28c6ea2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13157862115/)





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