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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By richardHaw
cool! let's do some myth-busting! anybody has...

cool! let's do some myth-busting! anybody has codes for C200? I am going to process this roll in the weekend. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By richardHaw
Kodak color plus 200/Fuji C200?

hello, does anybody have any info if both stocks are the same? i know that a batch of agfa vista 200 is just rebranded C200 but i am unsure if the Kodak is a rebranded film. :eek::eek::eek: anybody...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Posted By richardHaw
xylene and alcohol works on older lenses...

xylene and alcohol works on older lenses :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,140
Posted By richardHaw
having opened both...i would say that the FM3A...

having opened both...i would say that the FM3A will probably be just as tough as an F3. the biggest durability issues for the F3s are the plastic buttons and dials and the old-tech LEDs. these were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By richardHaw
i will write an article about this in the coming...

i will write an article about this in the coming months. :eek::eek::eek:

its the best-built 50/1.4 Nikkor for the rangefinders. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By richardHaw
why am i not surprised :eek::eek::eek:

why am i not surprised :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,738
Posted By richardHaw
nikon F6 :eek::eek::eek:

nikon F6 :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 07-09-2019
Replies: 438
Views: 166,620
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/fh0...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/fh000030.jpg?w=700&h=

from the blog/review :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By richardHaw
for those who are curious, i have made several...

for those who are curious, i have made several pictures with this lens on the blog :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By richardHaw
Nikon's new system is easier to use....

Nikon's new system is easier to use. :eek::eek::eek:
and it costs less :rolleyes:

i just modified the original one, that saves me money
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By richardHaw
penguin camera? :eek::eek::eek:

penguin camera? :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
the distortion is most obvious on the aluminium...

the distortion is most obvious on the aluminium rail on my picture of the ramen restaurant and the storefront with the coke machine :eek::eek::eek:
the concrete beam on the temple photo has it,...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
from my review: fujifilm industrial...

from my review:

fujifilm industrial 400

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fh000027-1.jpg


https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fh000019.jpg

took this one to see if the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/dsc...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/dsc02079.jpg

from my review at the blog. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
the pincushion looks ugly, right?...

the pincushion looks ugly, right? :eek::eek::eek:

the old nikkor-H has a similar profile but this one looks more ugly. did you see the tiles on the wall picture at my blog?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By richardHaw
just get a spot meter :eek::eek::eek:

just get a spot meter :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fh0...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fh000018-1.jpg?strip=all&w=1000

from my review at the blog :eek::eek::eek:

sometimes i wonder why they just didnt make this an internal mount like the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
i dont think so. :eek::eek::eek: at least not...

i dont think so. :eek::eek::eek: at least not perfectly
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6530...

https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65307421_10156220437011911_8168108764184969216_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_eui2=AeEAbRIIdAm_jfQTPfyOm1LaoaL_obw0DydJjFtgSJsAU2dWeUscF2fRyN-S_CZPQojZDa0Lr8RGF5rU...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-27-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,899
Posted By richardHaw
damn, theyre so expensive here in japan...

damn, theyre so expensive here in japan :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,899
Posted By richardHaw
well, just think of it this way, at least it will...

well, just think of it this way, at least it will drive used camera prices down to more realistic levels :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By richardHaw
the tiny VF is more than adequate for me...

the tiny VF is more than adequate for me :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By richardHaw
theres a way to "revive" an old panel...

theres a way to "revive" an old panel :eek::eek::eek:

it works....sometimes :rolleyes:

1: clean everything really well but be careful not to damage the panel.
2: heat the soldered points.
3: check...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3,465
Posted By richardHaw
its a pretty good lens if you know how to use it...

its a pretty good lens if you know how to use it :eek::eek::eek:
i did a review for that lens some time ago.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By richardHaw
as somebody who used to repair old cars (because...

as somebody who used to repair old cars (because i cant afford new ones), mechanical stuff will always outlast their electronic counterparts so long as there are parts for them like air filters and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By richardHaw
i really wished they made 2 versions of this, an...

i really wished they made 2 versions of this, an AE one and a manual one :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
just get the lens in their proper mounts and be...

just get the lens in their proper mounts and be done with it...

i know, im getting lazy these days :eek::eek::eek:

a review is coming up next week.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By richardHaw
whats wrong with the fm2n :eek::eek::eek:

whats wrong with the fm2n :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
I am using the Nikon S-Sony E :eek::eek::eek: i...

I am using the Nikon S-Sony E :eek::eek::eek:

i find that some lenses will not mate properly with the amedeos and if that happened i just pushed the cam from the inside to guide it into their slots.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,381
Posted By richardHaw
one of the best things you can buy these days...

one of the best things you can buy these days :eek::eek::eek:

i made a review on the 2 models on my blog.

one is better for barnacks while the other is better for everything else.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By richardHaw
:eek::eek::eek:

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By richardHaw
if i am not mistaken the Ikon ZM shares the same...

if i am not mistaken the Ikon ZM shares the same internals as the Nikon FE-10 and other cheapos developed by Cosina. so yes, no operation when the battery is depleted :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-19-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
i am using the Skopar on my S-E amedeo...

i am using the Skopar on my S-E amedeo :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
i just checked my review and i did shoot a brick...

i just checked my review and i did shoot a brick wall in it :eek::eek::eek:

and its the same wall :rolleyes:

i would say that the distortion looks similar but somehow the voigtlander felt more...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
i shot a brick/tile wall on my way to work and i...

i shot a brick/tile wall on my way to work and i was surprised to see it :eek::eek::eek: not sure about the old sonnar nikkor but i dont remember it to be that noticeable. but then, i havent done the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By richardHaw
i just bought a 50/2.5 last weekend because it...

i just bought a 50/2.5 last weekend because it was a bargain, mint and complete set for ¥18,000 :eek::eek::eek: how can i resist that!?

going to write a simple review on my blog one of these...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,803
Posted By richardHaw
i never tape logos and i sometimes find it...

i never tape logos and i sometimes find it pretentious like the thread starter...:rolleyes:

BUT

growing up in the ghettos and having criminals as childhood friends. taping is a wise thing to do if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,034
Posted By richardHaw
eherm.... :eek::eek::eek:

eherm.... :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
i just saw some in shinjuku, 400 is now 5000...

i just saw some in shinjuku, 400 is now 5000 :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
last time i check both shops still have them,...

last time i check both shops still have them, even the ones at ogikubo but some shops are setting a limit. it seems that some foreigners from across the sea are buying them in bulk to sell for profit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
its a bit underexposed if thats what happened. i...

its a bit underexposed if thats what happened. i always use a spot meter with cinestill 800, the camera one or a dedicated one is a must for me :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By richardHaw
the reviews on my blog are generally impressions....

the reviews on my blog are generally impressions. i will admit to being a bit biased since i am a Nikon supremacist :eek::eek::eek: but some of the lenses i review are so obscure that my opinions are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
yes, they still sell them at nakano...

yes, they still sell them at nakano :eek::eek::eek:

the c200 is packaged similarly to the gyomu films :rolleyes:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
thats the usual price for a brick of those films...

thats the usual price for a brick of those films here. :rolleyes:

i get free expired films occasionally...from different shops :eek::eek::eek: it pays to be good friends with your camera shops.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
yes. all the time :eek::eek::eek: when i wear my...

yes. all the time :eek::eek::eek:

when i wear my lucky red underwear i get free film. the other day the clerk at the camera shop gave me a box of provia. yes, a box of several rolls unopened. 6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
fujifilm industrial 100 and 400...

fujifilm industrial 100 and 400 :eek::eek::eek:

thats probably what Jon uses the most,too. theyre the cheapest colour films here in japan.

12x36 100 3700jpy~
12x36 400 4300jpy~
12x36 c200 5000jpy~
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By richardHaw
some nicca 3fs have backs that open much like the...

some nicca 3fs have backs that open much like the nicca 5 so this isnt much of a problem :eek::eek::eek:

you can avoid this by doing a simple trick but it requires some fiddling and keeping the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,240
Posted By richardHaw
i dont like it at all. i prefer the 100 and 400...

i dont like it at all. i prefer the 100 and 400 :eek::eek::eek:

its not bad but i just dont like it as much as the 100 and 400.

this film stock gets repacked by nearly everybody. its probably fujis...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By richardHaw
i just did away with all this and just had my lab...

i just did away with all this and just had my lab scan my roll for a small fee. they use Fuji Frontier SP-3000 which I think is the best option that is available to me at the moment :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By richardHaw
kawauso is based in hokkaido :eek::eek::eek:

kawauso is based in hokkaido :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By richardHaw
hipsters actually keep film photography alive for...

hipsters actually keep film photography alive for their generation :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By richardHaw
i searched and its gone :eek::eek::eek: just...

i searched and its gone :eek::eek::eek:

just wait, the seller may come back
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By richardHaw
this is NOT haze. :eek::eek::eek: i deal with...

this is NOT haze. :eek::eek::eek:

i deal with haze very often and they can come in different types from condensed oil, dirt, crusty deposits, scratches, etc. this is totally different. looks more...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,075
Posted By richardHaw
i highly recommend the Starkies :eek::eek::eek:

i highly recommend the Starkies :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 3,017
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dsc...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dsc01650.jpg

from my blog :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/fh0...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/fh000005.jpg?w=535

the NOCT :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By richardHaw
they were initially greased (not oiled) despite...

they were initially greased (not oiled) despite being called oil cam or similar names even in official literature. :eek::eek::eek:

only a VERY thin film of grease is sufficient and the only type...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By richardHaw
and graphite power is easier to clean...

and graphite power is easier to clean :eek::eek::eek:

you dont need too much of that to make it smooth.

i blow graphite powder on the iris mechanisms that I rebuild and the blow the excess off. the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By richardHaw
it can be annoying to take the helicoid and...

it can be annoying to take the helicoid and replace it for the contax cameras compared to the Nikons. i used to apply a very thin film of grease to the helicoid but i tend to use graphite powder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,503
Posted By richardHaw
they have ruined the toy collectors market...

they have ruined the toy collectors market :eek::eek::eek:

i remember we having a discussion of some of these sellers.

these rats are the reason why I got into camera and lens repair :rolleyes:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By richardHaw
it's possible. we had a jewelry and watch repair...

it's possible. we had a jewelry and watch repair shop and we had one that uses car batteries, even over-the-counter batteries should work. however, it is a health hazard :eek::eek::eek:

my wife will...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By richardHaw
theres a better way. :eek::eek::eek:

theres a better way. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,503
Posted By richardHaw
be careful. there are some mainland chinese...

be careful. there are some mainland chinese sellers posing as japanese vendors. they have a physical presence here and they ship from here which makes it hard to detect. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By richardHaw
i found some fake early F's. there is a market...

i found some fake early F's. there is a market out there and there are people making them and buying them. who are those people making them? I am sure everybody knows the answer :eek::eek::eek:

this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By richardHaw
aliexpress has loads of it :eek::eek::eek:

aliexpress has loads of it :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By richardHaw
for real accurate measurements you will want a...

for real accurate measurements you will want a tester that can at the very least test the front and rear curtains speed :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By richardHaw
thanks! :eek::eek::eek: i just hope that i dont...

thanks! :eek::eek::eek:

i just hope that i dont mistake those for my energy drinks :rolleyes:

i missed developing
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By richardHaw
i made a video about that on Youtube...

i made a video about that on Youtube :eek::eek::eek:

1/15 and 1/8 hangs as they are in the changeover part of speed. its easier to fix 1/8 IF the only problem is the positioning of the retarder if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By richardHaw
well, kids these days are eating detergent so...

well, kids these days are eating detergent so whats stopping them from drinking developing chemistry? :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By richardHaw
having seen this, i wonder why nobody has made...

having seen this, i wonder why nobody has made disposable packets or cans with pre-mixed chemistry that you can use when you're just too lazy to mix your own :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By richardHaw
i wrote about it in my blog. its an excellent...

i wrote about it in my blog. its an excellent lens :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By richardHaw
thats a lot of money for some seals...

thats a lot of money for some seals :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,564
Posted By richardHaw
no. the Nikon FM3a is expensive and still...

no. the Nikon FM3a is expensive and still highly-desirable :eek::eek::eek:

but...the price of most plastic automatic cameras from the 80s to the 90s are cheap...because of parts or the lack of it.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By richardHaw
you're not alone, i can't stand listening to the...

you're not alone, i can't stand listening to the 2 :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By richardHaw
i quit following that couples page for several...

i quit following that couples page for several years now. it's a waste of time :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 03-14-2019
Replies: 432
Views: 82,036
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/dsc...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/dsc00515.jpg?w=1400&h=

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/dsc00527.jpg?w=700&h=

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/haw_6116.jpg...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By richardHaw
i actually prefer that format to be frank...

i actually prefer that format to be frank :eek::eek::eek:

for printing purposes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By richardHaw
Prallax City (from my avatar) Take me down to...

Prallax City (from my avatar)

Take me down to the Parallax City
Where the viewfinder's tiny
And the framing is tricky

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 03-13-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 12,742
Posted By richardHaw
https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/dsc...

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/dsc00195.jpg?w=535


https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/fh000004.jpg?w=535

https://richardhaw.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/fh000030.jpg?w=535...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By richardHaw
yes, i have completely overhauled one myself...

yes, i have completely overhauled one myself :eek::eek::eek:

may make an article for that on my repair blog
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By richardHaw
back in the day, when a visitor comes to the...

back in the day, when a visitor comes to the house we would show them the family album so they will know more about the family. that tradition is now long-gone. the last time i have heard this done...
Forum: RFF News 03-10-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,028
Posted By richardHaw
i dont mind if film costs go up a bit so long as...

i dont mind if film costs go up a bit so long as it keeps it going. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By richardHaw
Nikkors! because of the close-focus...

Nikkors! because of the close-focus :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By richardHaw
get...a...Sonnar...:eek::eek::eek:

get...a...Sonnar...:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 02-24-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By richardHaw
no comparison. the millennium is definitely the...

no comparison. the millennium is definitely the superior lens. :eek::eek::eek:

even the older olympic Nikkor is :rolleyes:

many people forget that the original 50/1.4 is a Sonnar and it has that...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,917
Posted By richardHaw
*grabs my Contax 2 and gives it a warm hug...

*grabs my Contax 2 and gives it a warm hug :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By richardHaw
get a VC meter :eek::eek::eek: the absolute...

get a VC meter :eek::eek::eek:

the absolute best :rolleyes:

for night shots, nothing beats a spotmeter (and zone system).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-18-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4,995
Posted By richardHaw
one of the reason for that is because it uses a...

one of the reason for that is because it uses a cheap mirror in place of a prism :eek::eek::eek: very much like the yashicas :rolleyes:

it's not a bad camera and i enjoyed overhauling it but you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By richardHaw
here's an update: i just got the spring-loaded...

here's an update: i just got the spring-loaded canon spool :eek::eek::eek:

it was cheap so i just swallowed my pride and bought it :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,195
Posted By richardHaw
just overhauled mine last week...felt like a...

just overhauled mine last week...felt like a hybrid Summar and Sonnar from the pre-war years in terms of construction :eek::eek::eek:

probably the best-engineered Nikkor-H if you ask me.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By richardHaw
RF in old Nikon RF is hit/miss depending on the...

RF in old Nikon RF is hit/miss depending on the condition.

i personally prefer Nikon RF because the magnification is bigger than the Contax and the wheel makes it easy to shoot 1-handed....
Forum: Nikon RF 02-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By richardHaw
Yes. just get a piece of stuff rubber and cut it...

Yes. just get a piece of stuff rubber and cut it into shape. i have done this before and another one over the hole for the times when i am using a tele lens. :eek::eek::eek: accurate focusing is...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-06-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By richardHaw
just insert a collar over the hole so it pushes...

just insert a collar over the hole so it pushes on the lever all the time :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By richardHaw
i will append that article in the coming months...

i will append that article in the coming months with a complete S2 overhaul article. you will know what i mean when you see it :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By richardHaw
theres an article on the net showing how to clean...

theres an article on the net showing how to clean the helicoids of the Nikon S2. there is a claw that that engages the helicoid when in the infinity position. You can remove the whole lever including...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,030
Posted By richardHaw
older than the trees but younger than the...

older than the trees but younger than the moon...

when i am flirting with some girls i am perpetually 32...

when i am with my wife i am a middle-aged man... :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 3,059
Posted By richardHaw
i identify as a worn Nikon SP rangefinder...OK,...

i identify as a worn Nikon SP rangefinder...OK, i'll check #3 :eek::eek::eek:

triggers: Leica, Canon :rolleyes:
pronouns: it
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,195
Posted By richardHaw
i have one. performs exactly the same as the rest...

i have one. performs exactly the same as the rest of its variants :eek::eek::eek:

i will write an overhaul article for that in the near future on my blog :rolleyes:

i have overhauled all versions...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By richardHaw
i am planning on writing an overhaul article for...

i am planning on writing an overhaul article for both cameras you mentioned. you will see what i mean by "build quality". its no better-built than say an yashica. :eek::eek::eek: despite that, its...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By richardHaw
if its off by a bit then its easy to correct but...

if its off by a bit then its easy to correct but if its off by a lot then you will have to strip the focusing unit again :eek::eek::eek:

like what many are trying to say, it doesnt have anything to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By richardHaw
hi, with due respect to your tech, collimation...

hi, with due respect to your tech, collimation has nothing to do with the RF patch. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By richardHaw
i think his helicoids' are off by a bit. it was...

i think his helicoids' are off by a bit. it was probably not put back properly (the focusing ring adjustment) so its off by a bit. thats the only thing i can think of that can go wrong....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 12,742
Posted By richardHaw
currently updating my blog with new pictures from...

currently updating my blog with new pictures from this magic lens :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By richardHaw
i have never used Alan but i can vouch for his...

i have never used Alan but i can vouch for his knowledge. i usually refer people to him on my repair blog when it comes to barnacks and their clones. he is a nice guy too and we occasionally chat in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By richardHaw
i hate to say this but its probably the canon 7....

i hate to say this but its probably the canon 7. as dinky as it is (i have overhauled one) it is still a nice camera if you disregard the build and quality. mine still works and is now working...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By richardHaw
that's the reason why many asians use a western...

that's the reason why many asians use a western name for everyday things like me :eek::eek::eek:

im fine with mr Haw otherwise...or just the Nikon repair blog guy
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By richardHaw
in case anybody wants to call Youxin by the...

in case anybody wants to call Youxin by the phone, this is how you pronounce his name:

yosin,yeh as in "yo'seen,yeah"

i have heard a few people butcher his name :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RFF News 01-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By richardHaw
canon is like apple. they can make a crappy...

canon is like apple. they can make a crappy product sell out-sell their competitors simply because they can. they have the marketing, brand name recall, network, etc for that to happen...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By richardHaw
Thanks, everybody! I have overhauled (and made...

Thanks, everybody!

I have overhauled (and made an article) a Nicca3s, maybe I can use the spool from that camera. I will try and see if I can find a cheap Leica spool and if I can't then I will just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By richardHaw
Leica IIIa spool

Hi! I was looking for a spool for my 3a yesterday and several shops told me that the spool for russian and japanese clones (or generic ones) wont work with my 3a. they told me that the diameter and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,366
Posted By richardHaw
not cheap. around $6000 but they came with...

not cheap. around $6000 but they came with reissues of 2 magnificent Nikkors :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By richardHaw
is this the guy that sells printed manuals on...

is this the guy that sells printed manuals on ebay (from florida)? :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By richardHaw
1: clean the PRISM very well on all 3 vertical...

1: clean the PRISM very well on all 3 vertical sides

2: replace your mirror and make sure the right side is facing front

3: clean the small lenses very well

4: use a blue permanent marker and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By richardHaw
apart from leaks, theres also one thing that you...

apart from leaks, theres also one thing that you should consider. some pressure plates were so worn that they get shiny spots here and there. that can reflect light, too. i know it sounded like a...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By richardHaw
canon! i'll pass :eek::eek::eek:

canon! i'll pass :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 12-25-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By richardHaw
not bad to be honest. much better than blue. i...

not bad to be honest. much better than blue.

i prefer pink or purple :eek::eek::eek: (im a fan of Prince, hence the avatar)
Forum: Nikon RF 12-12-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,674
Posted By richardHaw
looking for an LTM mount...but for a cheap price...

looking for an LTM mount...but for a cheap price :eek::eek::eek:

glad you liked it!
Forum: Nikon RF 12-11-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,674
Posted By richardHaw
that lens has something special in its rendering....

that lens has something special in its rendering. i love mine a lot.
i did an overhaul article of it and its very well built. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By richardHaw
these look like pinholes......

these look like pinholes... :eek::eek::eek:

another cause is reflection from the pressure plate but that's unlikely in this case
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-05-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By richardHaw
adjust the slow governor and lead it forward....

adjust the slow governor and lead it forward. that sometimes works :eek::eek::eek:

the most difficult part is the balance of the springs' tension :rolleyes:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By richardHaw
the soldering bolt is more handy for me as I fix...

the soldering bolt is more handy for me as I fix electronic stuff occasionally :rolleyes:

i also love the smell of flux :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By richardHaw
i burn the ends to prevent fraying :eek::eek::eek:

i burn the ends to prevent fraying :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By richardHaw
i use clear nail polish or red lacquer....

i use clear nail polish or red lacquer. :eek::eek::eek:

nail polish is what we use at the watch repair shop when we run out of loctite threadlocker. :rolleyes: that was in the 1980s so orders take...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 14,027
Posted By richardHaw
NEVER use a phillips driver for ANY japanese...

NEVER use a phillips driver for ANY japanese camera :eek::eek::eek:

its the wrong tool for the wrong screw. these need real JIS drivers. make sure that you get the right one.

The rest...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By richardHaw
OK, I think I misread your message...

OK, I think I misread your message :eek::eek::eek:

theres a couple of them that I see. I see orange ones (not gold), tangerine ones and even white ones. both in Japanese and English. I see them here...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By richardHaw
what do you need to know if i may ask? whats...

what do you need to know if i may ask? whats wrong with your camera? :eek::eek::eek:

just PMd you
Forum: Nikon RF 11-20-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By richardHaw
i was about to cut a filter to fit but then i saw...

i was about to cut a filter to fit but then i saw something here in RFF and gave it a go since i have the said gel at-hand from my days shooting flash :eek::eek::eek:

it saved me some time but it...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By richardHaw
i saw a few with the protective glass replaced...

i saw a few with the protective glass replaced with one from a real glass filter :eek::eek::eek: its obviously a DIY job :rolleyes:
Forum: Nikon RF 11-06-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By richardHaw
$330 is still cheap. overhauling a Canon 7 took...

$330 is still cheap.

overhauling a Canon 7 took me 3 nights.

overhauling and changing curtains of a Nikon S2 to Titanium took me about a week's worth of work.

a Nikon S would take me 4 nights for...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By richardHaw
not to my liking but its his money and his camera...

not to my liking but its his money and his camera :eek::eek::eek:

i may consider pink, tho... :rolleyes:
Forum: Nikon RF 10-29-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 12,597
Posted By richardHaw
for something like that, i would clean everything...

for something like that, i would clean everything properly and then adjust.

it is possible that the slow speed adjustment cylinder at the top of the slow speed shaft has gone out of adjustment.

at...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-25-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 12,597
Posted By richardHaw
additional note. the thing (pawl) is part of a...

additional note. the thing (pawl) is part of a brake mechanism i think. one reason it can be obstructed is the baffle rubbing against the drum.:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 12,597
Posted By richardHaw
probably too late for the party. in case you guys...

probably too late for the party. in case you guys are curious, the retarder from an F should work with an S2 :eek::eek::eek: you need to replace the yoke of the escapement and its arm and the tang at...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By richardHaw
awwww... :eek::eek::eek:

awwww... :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 10-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By richardHaw
good luck! please show us your results...

good luck! please show us your results :eek::eek::eek:

i am interested in this un-holy union :rolleyes:
Forum: Nikon RF 10-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By richardHaw
I just used a piece of acrylic. its not difficult...

I just used a piece of acrylic. its not difficult to shim something like that if you are fine with drilling. :eek::eek::eek:

else, just use a piece of metal for the shim and use flush-head screws....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By richardHaw
that thing will probably hit the rewind crank...

that thing will probably hit the rewind crank :eek::eek::eek:

I had to shim my canon meter in order for it to work with my SP/S3 :rolleyes:
Forum: Nikon RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,785
Posted By richardHaw
check out my article on that lens on the net...

check out my article on that lens on the net :eek::eek::eek:
i don't think it gets really sharp at the corners at least in my sample
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By richardHaw
thanks everybody! I hope I can source an...

thanks everybody! I hope I can source an appropriate foot for this thing :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By richardHaw
Thanks, Bill. there an engraved serial in the...

Thanks, Bill.

there an engraved serial in the back that matches the one at the accessory shoe. engraved in white like what I saw in some old Jena Contaxes.

The spool is the one with the squiggly...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By richardHaw
Contax 3 (fake or not)

Hi! I got this from a shop a few days back. while everything seem to be OK and the serial number falls under M (1940), I am puzzled by the late-looking Jena-style foot :eek::eek::eek:

Can't tell if...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By richardHaw
Thanks! didnt see that :eek::eek::eek:

Thanks! didnt see that :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By richardHaw
Nikkor-Q 5cm f/3.5

I dont know if this belongs here because I just overhauled a rigid LTM but I suppose its also applicable here since the optics are the same for the S-mount Nikkor collapsible :eek::eek::eek:

I was...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By richardHaw
thats an expensive junk class camera. i bought S...

thats an expensive junk class camera.
i bought S mount cameras in better shape for parts and they are cheaper and better than this one
:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By richardHaw
i have a couple of pictures of those prototypes...

i have a couple of pictures of those prototypes :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
Posted By richardHaw
he's an excellent seller so don't worry. he's...

he's an excellent seller so don't worry. he's also my supplier :eek::eek::eek:
he answers pretty quick,too
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By richardHaw
i agree. Kenneth is a great internet buddy and is...

i agree. Kenneth is a great internet buddy and is the inspiration behind my repair blog. he showed me a good use for all of my repair notes :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By richardHaw
i have a spare but that's only good for my own...

i have a spare but that's only good for my own use. best you can do is salvage some parts form a junk :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,871
Posted By richardHaw
stay strong, Mrs. Hicks! :eek::eek::eek: here in...

stay strong, Mrs. Hicks! :eek::eek::eek:

here in Japan, you get part of the bill covered. not 100% but at least its better than nothing :rolleyes:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By richardHaw
there are 2 on both sides :rolleyes: i doubt...

there are 2 on both sides :rolleyes:

i doubt that its made of foam, it looks more like some kind of soft silicone :eek::eek::eek:

this is a known F2 issue and also affects the F somewhat to a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By richardHaw
it's not the mirror damper but another damper...

it's not the mirror damper but another damper inside the camera near the top-rear of the mirrorbox assembly :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By richardHaw
that's caused by a dessicated foam pad at the...

that's caused by a dessicated foam pad at the mirrorbox :eek::eek::eek: it has to be replaced :rolleyes:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By richardHaw
the climate at where it was stored or used also...

the climate at where it was stored or used also contributes to it :eek::eek::eek:

don't want to sound negative but you should send it to somebody who knows whats going on. DIY by somebody who doesnt...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By richardHaw
mine looked like a pin of some kind...

mine looked like a pin of some kind :eek::eek::eek:

as what was mentioned, a Kiev will be a good parts source. You can fabricate one if you know how. I have a mini lathe using a dremel, it will work...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By richardHaw
like what I previously mentioned, you will need...

like what I previously mentioned, you will need to have a tester with at least 2 or 3 sensors. a tester with only a single sensor is not very useful. :eek::eek::eek: probably OK for small things but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-21-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By richardHaw
let me check my parts box if i have anything that...

let me check my parts box if i have anything that looks like it :eek::eek::eek:

I will check my contax if i have the time.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-21-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By richardHaw
no head screw? shouldnt that be grub screws or...

no head screw? shouldnt that be grub screws or set screws? :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By richardHaw
for focal plane shutters (leica, contax, nikon,...

for focal plane shutters (leica, contax, nikon, etc) in short anything that travels along a plane, X or Y. you will want your tester to read the opening and closing shutter speed. having one at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By richardHaw
whatever you choose, always get one with an...

whatever you choose, always get one with an opening and closing sensor otherwise it's a waste of money :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By richardHaw
yes but is that original? I have never seen them...

yes but is that original? I have never seen them like this one :eek::eek::eek:

if it's DIY then that's going to hurt his resale :rolleyes:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-13-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By richardHaw
what's going on with the holes? :eek::eek::eek:

what's going on with the holes? :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By richardHaw
it's fair to say that without DDD the japanese...

it's fair to say that without DDD the japanese optic industry won't get this far. he is sort of a catalyst for that when he "discovered" Nikon :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By richardHaw
I will make a Nikon S overhaul article in his...

I will make a Nikon S overhaul article in his memory:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By richardHaw
Goodbye, DDD

David Douglas Duncan is now gone. He passed away on 2018/06/07 :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By richardHaw
well looks like you already did it. in the watch...

well looks like you already did it. in the watch repair business we use thick rubber bands for added grip and then just squeeze on the gear with our fingers. This is usually enough but before doing...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By richardHaw
Ikoflex (which one?)

Hello. I have searched the net but I still didn't get the answer that I wanted mainly due to the confusion over identifying models so I gave up and made a new thread here :eek::eek::eek:

the...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-22-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By richardHaw
really itching to do a Nikon S2 overhaul article...

really itching to do a Nikon S2 overhaul article but i first need to find a junk Nikon S2 :eek::eek::eek:

$212 is cheap. not a lot of people realize how much time is spent on an overhaul. it will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By richardHaw
https://www.consumercrafts.com/store/details/catal...

https://www.consumercrafts.com/store/details/catalog/jewelry-adhesives/ar100-5

something like this. Back at the watch repair shop we use watch crystal glue :eek::eek::eek:

the important thing is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By richardHaw
I use a type of glue that doesn't fog like super...

I use a type of glue that doesn't fog like super glue (cyanoacrylate). It can be bought in craft stores for cheap in small tubes. I use it to glue the protective glass and plastics on my cameras....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By richardHaw
dirt or desilvering :eek::eek::eek: check my PM

dirt or desilvering :eek::eek::eek:

check my PM
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-16-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By richardHaw
I second this. I successfully fixed mine through...

I second this. I successfully fixed mine through the help of the people here. :eek::eek::eek:

like I mentioned, Hayata Camera here in Japan does a great job
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By richardHaw
i use both nikon and contax rf cameras. the...

i use both nikon and contax rf cameras. the contax are more quirky in many respects, they are fun to use, very much like driving an old vw beetle :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By richardHaw
Hayata camera here in Japan does a great job for...

Hayata camera here in Japan does a great job for the Contax :eek::eek::eek:

probably 2 months waiting time at the most :rolleyes:

theres somebody in Ukraine whos also competent but no personal...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By richardHaw
I think I told this to you before, this is a...

I think I told this to you before, this is a "black out" problem like what Jon said. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By richardHaw
I usually buy my screws from monotaro.com here in...

I usually buy my screws from monotaro.com here in Japan :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By richardHaw
i am using a leica copy hood with holes...

i am using a leica copy hood with holes :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 04-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By richardHaw
The S2 has the brightest and easiest to use...

The S2 has the brightest and easiest to use finder of all Nikon RFs :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By richardHaw
writing a Nikon F overhaul next month....

writing a Nikon F overhaul next month. :eek::eek::eek:

and yes, it will include this section.

the ratchet can also get stuck when wrong lubricants were used :rolleyes:
Forum: Nikon RF 04-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By richardHaw
this is super useful! :eek::eek::eek:

this is super useful! :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 04-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By richardHaw
that Walz hood might be an older one...

that Walz hood might be an older one :eek::eek::eek:

maybe the lenses that accept modern filters came out after a certain date? maybe we can find a pattern and "filter-out" which lenses will accept...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By richardHaw
I don't know to be honest but that is likely....

I don't know to be honest but that is likely. :eek::eek::eek:

I think the new 2000 version is OK with newer filters and accessories.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By richardHaw
If I recall, my 40.5mm Nikkors won't accept...

If I recall, my 40.5mm Nikkors won't accept recently-made filters and accessories in the sense that you can screw these in BUT they won't go in all the way. a shop keeper (Alps-do? most likely) told...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By richardHaw
added value: not much, really rarity: here in...

added value: not much, really

rarity: here in Japan, they're reasonably plentiful but NOT common.

when buying new filters, be careful because these old lenses have a different thread pitch...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-03-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,629
Posted By richardHaw
i am still at frame 17 :eek::eek::eek:

i am still at frame 17 :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 04-02-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,629
Posted By richardHaw
my pictures will be developed well after Nikon RF...

my pictures will be developed well after Nikon RF month :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,439
Posted By richardHaw
Rip: Acros

yes, they're killing it this October :eek::eek::eek:

sad news, i hope its some april fools joke
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By richardHaw
I wrote an article for the Nikkor, may be similar...

I wrote an article for the Nikkor, may be similar for the lens barrel but definitely going to be different when it comes to the optical cell :eek::eek::eek:

I will update you when I write one for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By richardHaw
Asahi Aki is the best there is....

Asahi Aki is the best there is. :eek::eek::eek:
never let me down :rolleyes:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By richardHaw
if an iris was put back together with the blades...

if an iris was put back together with the blades facing the wrong way, it will not close properly :eek::eek::eek: will probably stop half-way.

this sounds more like the iris wasn't seated properly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By richardHaw
the thickness was perfect! I hope that I can...

the thickness was perfect! I hope that I can attach a bigger image of what I did but I can't. :eek::eek::eek: (dont want to use photobucket for virus issues,too)

just make sure that it's genuine...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By richardHaw
reviving this old thread :eek::eek::eek: I just...

reviving this old thread :eek::eek::eek:

I just replaced mine last night with sheep skin leather. Very thin, I had to go to a specialty leather shop to get one from their scraps. They are not too...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By richardHaw
maybe I am just more comfortable with the 2a...

maybe I am just more comfortable with the 2a shutter design :eek::eek::eek:

my Contax 2 will only open the 1st curtain when you press it lightly and open the 2nd when you press harder. this forces...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-01-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By richardHaw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yqoxe84eIE&t=1135...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yqoxe84eIE&t=1135s

here's a video that I did last night :eek::eek::eek:

mr Highway61 (I forgot your name!) was pretty helpful along with the rest of the people...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,728
Posted By richardHaw
how i wish that this can be done for the IIa...

how i wish that this can be done for the IIa :rolleyes:

I bought a IIa with a damaged shutter :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By richardHaw
agree with Robert Lai. I dont think these were...

agree with Robert Lai. I dont think these were ever counterfeited by anyone :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By richardHaw
I will PM you. :eek::eek::eek:

I will PM you. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By richardHaw
not a contax expert but it seems legit to me...

not a contax expert but it seems legit to me :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,110
Posted By richardHaw
sorry for reviving this old thread. i just...

sorry for reviving this old thread. i just realized something while working on my 2nd 2/3a shutter. I found that the meshing on the top bevel gears is very important, it is best to treat this shutter...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By richardHaw
Thanks, my stitching for the bottom roller...

Thanks, my stitching for the bottom roller tucks-in neatly to the milled slot on the bottom roller:eek::eek::eek:

can it be the stitching of the top roller? :rolleyes:

I will open the back panel...
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