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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By KoNickon
I have an RTS (and the 50/1.4 Planar is sitting...

I have an RTS (and the 50/1.4 Planar is sitting on it now) -- really nice camera. Well worth considering.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 25,951
Posted By KoNickon
Interesting story -- but I guess you got a III...

Interesting story -- but I guess you got a III body gratis? I would be very happy with that, matching serial numbers or not!
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By KoNickon
The T4 is similar in design to the TC (though...

The T4 is similar in design to the TC (though with more features) -- can't say I ever warmed to these two smaller bodies. "Flimsy" is the impression, for sure. And the body covering is very prone to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By KoNickon
The Autoreflex T-3 is the opposite of flimsy....

The Autoreflex T-3 is the opposite of flimsy. Excellent camera body -- just know that it takes 2x675 cells (1.3V mercury; 76 or 357 cells are a perfect fit but you need to compensate the film speed...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By KoNickon
The "idiotproof" rings loudly for me. I love the...

The "idiotproof" rings loudly for me. I love the Yashica D, which ticks many boxes, but its problem is that you can make double exposures (or miss a frame inadvertently by unnecessarily winding). It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By KoNickon
Rolleiflex 3.5 F Model 2 - Model K4E Highslide...

Rolleiflex 3.5 F Model 2 - Model K4E

Highslide JS February 1960 - November 1960, 11,500 pieces
Serials: 3.5F-2.230.00 - 3.5F-2.241.499
(reserved range up to 2.249.999)
Taking Lens:
Tessar...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By KoNickon
I agree -- these need a big pocket. Nice review...

I agree -- these need a big pocket. Nice review of a real classic camera. Brilliant design in many ways.

Now, this is heresy I know -- but if you can find a nice Moskva-4, it's a very nice copy of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By KoNickon
Gotta be a FrankenRollei -- the taking lens looks...

Gotta be a FrankenRollei -- the taking lens looks definitely prewar, just based on the engraving, in addition to its not being coated. The 3.5F came with a Planar or Xenotar, never a Tessar. And the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By KoNickon
Mr. Gandy, who hosts this forum, has a repair...

Mr. Gandy, who hosts this forum, has a repair service for Nikon rangefinders (among other cameras): https://cameraquest.com/repairs.htm
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By KoNickon
You turned the lens to infinity before mounting...

You turned the lens to infinity before mounting it on the camera? Also, make sure the lens mount is at infinity as well before mounting the lens.

Actually, maybe take the lens off and try turning...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By KoNickon
Get some flat black enamel model paint from a...

Get some flat black enamel model paint from a hobby store and you'll have way more than you need. Pick up a small paintbrush for models while you're there.

Doesn't need to be pretty, but you do want...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 325
Views: 24,276
Posted By KoNickon
I have just read all the way through this thread...

I have just read all the way through this thread (!). First day of working remotely thanks to the Coronavirus, and not many meetings or emails to deal with. Enjoyable reading -- thanks all.

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By KoNickon
True enough! But I find 400 speed really...

True enough! But I find 400 speed really versatile, so if I had only one speed to use, I can live with it. (I noted that the Freestyle listing had a link to a 100 speed E6 by this maker also;...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By KoNickon
It appears Rerapan is back at Freestyle:...

It appears Rerapan is back at Freestyle: https://www.freestylephoto.biz/500127-ReraPan-400-ISO-Film-127-Size

Anyone tried this film? It seems the maker is Japanese but that's about all I know. I am...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By KoNickon
Yes, the advance/rewind collar is functioning...

Yes, the advance/rewind collar is functioning correctly -- no slipping. Thanks.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By KoNickon
You were right -- the bottom comes off easily...

You were right -- the bottom comes off easily with the removal of three screws. Unfortunately, no access to any gearing from there. I removed the battery compartment but that didn't lead to anything....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By KoNickon
Looking at the camera bottom plate, I realize...

Looking at the camera bottom plate, I realize that the locking assembly for the camera bottom probably needs to be removed before the plate will come off. I don't have a pin spanner that will fit...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By KoNickon
Thanks, good to know that getting the bottom off...

Thanks, good to know that getting the bottom off may be all that's necessary. It doesn't seem like the issue is the wind mechanism reengaging; rather, it's that the wind lever/takeup spool are not...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By KoNickon
Canon 7s -- Film Advance

I've decided to see whether I can fix this myself -- the camera has been sitting in a box more or less since I got it some years ago. The film advance spool and the advance sprocket are not properly...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By KoNickon
Are you responding to my comment? Yes, I think if...

Are you responding to my comment? Yes, I think if you're using just backing paper you would need to put some masking tape on it or otherwise thicken it enough to trip the film sensor. I know the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By KoNickon
This picture is almost suitable for framing! You...

This picture is almost suitable for framing!

You have probably done this already -- wind a waste roll (or backing paper) through to see what happens on frames 1-12 and ascertain why it doesn't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 445
Views: 186,449
Posted By KoNickon
"No cutting glasses"?

"No cutting glasses"?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By KoNickon
I do think a second opinion from a good repairer...

I do think a second opinion from a good repairer (Harry Fleenor) is worth getting. Hard to believe the camera is truly non-repairable.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By KoNickon
You didn't look at the frame counter? :)

You didn't look at the frame counter? :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By KoNickon
There is something called the Jomirascope that I...

There is something called the Jomirascope that I believe is the same thing -- perhaps not as good as the original and probably no longer made in Wetzlar....
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By KoNickon
Excellent news.

Excellent news.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By KoNickon
Hi David, no, the rivets are as tight as when...

Hi David, no, the rivets are as tight as when new. The tongue may be slightly raised from the spool, so it could have gotten a little bent. But also, the tongue itself is shorter than would seem...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By KoNickon
Looking through this older thread I was...

Looking through this older thread I was interested to see the picture showing the three different spools. I recently started fooling around with a Tower (Nicca) Type-3 that came with the spool shown...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-25-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,610
Posted By KoNickon
My word, Chris -- you have several books' worth...

My word, Chris -- you have several books' worth of great stuff in this thread. I just love these. Any local writer you could team up with (or maybe you have the text in mind already)?

Besancon --...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-24-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,340
Posted By KoNickon
"Leica Elmars were different in one respect from...

"Leica Elmars were different in one respect from other Tessar lenses. Normally, the aperture was between the second and third lens elements on a Tessar lens. Leitz made the Elmars with the aperture...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2020
Replies: 314
Views: 43,529
Posted By KoNickon
Harley Quinn x 2!

Harley Quinn x 2!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By KoNickon
Not sure why this camera is eliciting such a...

Not sure why this camera is eliciting such a strong reaction -- surely we've all seen worse? The key is whether it's working OK or not.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-13-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By KoNickon
Thanks -- hadn't heard of that forum. Sorry he...

Thanks -- hadn't heard of that forum. Sorry he left here.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-12-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By KoNickon
He did some substantial work for me on a lens...

He did some substantial work for me on a lens very much like the OP's -- 285 serial number as well. He never said as much, but the clear indication was that things were dire in Jena at the time and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,110
Posted By KoNickon
For low light, yes, but for general use it's...

For low light, yes, but for general use it's fine. And it's wonderfully sharp. I have to admit, though, I have never noticed the barrel distortion you mention with the 50/2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,110
Posted By KoNickon
A GREAT lens -- I prefer the 3.5.

A GREAT lens -- I prefer the 3.5.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-07-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By KoNickon
I chuckled when I saw this -- major kudos for...

I chuckled when I saw this -- major kudos for being able to tear it down and rebuild it, but this makes it sound like "it's a great camera, once you go in and fix everything in it!" Maybe not what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,110
Posted By KoNickon
I have a "thing" about not cocking the shutter...

I have a "thing" about not cocking the shutter until I'm definitely going to take a picture. With the metered Ms (M5 and M6 are what I know), the meter doesn't turn on unless you have cocked the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By KoNickon
Hi, did I miss something regarding Brian?

Hi, did I miss something regarding Brian?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,247
Posted By KoNickon
Definitely Plus-X, Tri-X and Kodachrome 64 and...

Definitely Plus-X, Tri-X and Kodachrome 64 and 200 were available in drug stores. Not need to go to a camera shop. Also, Kodacolor (it wasn't called Gold at first). Fujifilm was making inroads, and I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By KoNickon
A collapsible Summitar is on my IIIa. Look no...

A collapsible Summitar is on my IIIa. Look no further, I'd say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,631
Posted By KoNickon
Just got a used camera the other day with a roll...

Just got a used camera the other day with a roll of K64 in it. Thought of contacting the seller to see if he wanted it; sadly, there's no point. But yes, if Kodak is seeing film sales rise, this is a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4,506
Posted By KoNickon
Indeed it is. Great to know.

Indeed it is. Great to know.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By KoNickon
I should have added -- at worst, I have a working...

I should have added -- at worst, I have a working macro and close portrait lens as is. A bit of haze on an internal surface but quite acceptable. I should keep all that in mind.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By KoNickon
Not a "clunk" but a firm stop. It stops pretty...

Not a "clunk" but a firm stop. It stops pretty much exactly at 10 feet. I will tell you that it did stop a little farther from infinity initially but I was able to get it to move some. But I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By KoNickon
You're right that sending it to a tech (who are...

You're right that sending it to a tech (who are the go-to folks in the USA these days?) is the right thing to do -- but that would be many times what I paid for the lens. So I'm curious to know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By KoNickon
Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 -- won't focus to infinity

Just got one of these with a Nikkormat FTn and Vivitar macro flash for dirt cheap. The lens worked fine when I first got it but now it won't focus all the way to infinity -- stops at around 10 feet,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By KoNickon
Autocord and Diacord both are great cameras, but...

Autocord and Diacord both are great cameras, but I find the focusing levers of the Diacord fall under my fingers much more readily. I find myself often having to take my eyes away from the finder to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By KoNickon
Yes, the pattern of the material, and that...

Yes, the pattern of the material, and that semicircular extension at the bottom of the left hand large piece (the right side cover), are the giveaway. The large piece on the right is for the back...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,524
Posted By KoNickon
OK, Zenit is maybe an easy target, but overall I...

OK, Zenit is maybe an easy target, but overall I have a lot of respect for Soviet/Russian products. (Wearing a Vostok Komandirskie automatic watch as I write this.) Quality control was historically...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-16-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,610
Posted By KoNickon
Chris, I started working for Lincoln Financial...

Chris, I started working for Lincoln Financial this summer (based in Hartford, though). One of these days I'll come out to the Fort with a camera -- looks like a lot of good subject matter to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By KoNickon
I pitched a large amount of my stuff earlier this...

I pitched a large amount of my stuff earlier this year, and know that this was only an initial cut -- I may end up pitching the majority of what's left at some point, when we downsize. Mostly these...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By KoNickon
Very sad to hear this. I have pored over his...

Very sad to hear this. I have pored over his Classic Cameras and Classic SLRs books many times over the years -- they were and are invaluable guides to me in this hobby. I have also saved the issues...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,667
Posted By KoNickon
Family pictures I've taken and that people care...

Family pictures I've taken and that people care about have long since been distributed (and as far as I know, pitched in due course). All the rest of the stuff I've rarely looked at. Right now I am...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By KoNickon
I understand that you asked about primes, which...

I understand that you asked about primes, which is why I mentioned the macro. But partly my point is that the Zuiko zooms are excellent, even the inexpensive ones.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By KoNickon
I have the kit 14-42 and also got the 50-150. I...

I have the kit 14-42 and also got the 50-150. I also have the 30/3.5 macro and I seem to use it most of the time. If I saw the 45/1.8 for a good price I'd definitely consider it, but actually the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,199
Posted By KoNickon
Konica T3.

Konica T3.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-29-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14,106
Posted By KoNickon
I'll go with the L -- it started this whole...

I'll go with the L -- it started this whole craze, really, and remains a most useful mount for superwides. I regret selling my Snapshot Skopar, but right now it has the 15 Superwide Heliar on it --...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By KoNickon
The top of the meter dial looks like it's from a...

The top of the meter dial looks like it's from a IIIa, but the base of the dial is unfamiliar to me. The meter readout isn't from a IIIa, but the meter certainly has been "hacked" into the III's...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By KoNickon
Here is the NY Times obituary. It refers to his...

Here is the NY Times obituary. It refers to his Leica and Nikkor setup, but note the picture at the top of the obit shows him with a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By KoNickon
Oleg Khalyavin seems to me to be an excellent...

Oleg Khalyavin seems to me to be an excellent option for the repair. I'll let others chime in here -- maybe he doesn't use exactly the right ribbon, or maybe even swaps in Kiev parts judiciously, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By KoNickon
That lone large palm left of center appears...

That lone large palm left of center appears sharper with the M7.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By KoNickon
Looks like he used a Rolleiflex.

Looks like he used a Rolleiflex.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-27-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By KoNickon
Look for a Jupiter-9 (85mm f2) or the CZ...

Look for a Jupiter-9 (85mm f2) or the CZ original. You'll need an accessory finder, of course.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4,296
Posted By KoNickon
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the original...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the original Leicaflex. Its viewfinder is like a rangefinder in that the only part that focuses is the central microprism -- the outer region of the viewfinder is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By KoNickon
Just make sure they don't, uh, cannibalize...

Just make sure they don't, uh, cannibalize another "junker" body for parts....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By KoNickon
I'm still stuck on the part about selling a...

I'm still stuck on the part about selling a camera....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By KoNickon
But it's still listed as a Contax II. I'd say...

But it's still listed as a Contax II. I'd say Westlicht has some further evidence to provide that this is a Contax.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,457
Posted By KoNickon
I didn't think the F6 was still being made. In...

I didn't think the F6 was still being made. In fact I thought I'd heard from this forum that production had ceased.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By KoNickon
And whatever you do -- do not use WD-40. It...

And whatever you do -- do not use WD-40. It really isn't a lubricant at all, but performs water displacement (hence the WD). And it will eventually gum things up.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By KoNickon
I have no idea who Sam Weller is or was. Anyway,...

I have no idea who Sam Weller is or was.

Anyway, I like this shot as a beautifully timed shot -- and the light shining in the girl's eye makes the photo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,393
Posted By KoNickon
I am amused and I guess not surprised that no one...

I am amused and I guess not surprised that no one has mentioned as a reason why we talk gear more than pictures is because (and I'm making an assumption, but I bet it's true) -- we are mostly, maybe...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-02-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,005
Posted By KoNickon
I just read this thread and couldn't follow the...

I just read this thread and couldn't follow the nomenclature -- "chrome" = the Hexar AF lens? "Black" = what exactly?

Is there no love for the M-Hex 35/2?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By KoNickon
In today's New York Times:...

In today's New York Times:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By KoNickon
So, I assume the Ilford 50' rolls come without...

So, I assume the Ilford 50' rolls come without backing paper, right? What's the workaround for that?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 7,990
Posted By KoNickon
Absolutely lovely stuff, Shab. Each one is a...

Absolutely lovely stuff, Shab. Each one is a treasure.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,408
Posted By KoNickon
Minolta used its electronics and SLR experience...

Minolta used its electronics and SLR experience in developing the metering system for the CLE. The Leica "semaphore stick" meter for the M5 and CL is kind of quaint, when you think of it. By the time...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,408
Posted By KoNickon
I sort of hate to add on to this expanding...

I sort of hate to add on to this expanding thread, and potentially add to the confusion, but there are a couple of things to consider. Pablito (#34) said he hated the CLE partly because of its...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,939
Posted By KoNickon
Well, I think the main lesson, which I've...

Well, I think the main lesson, which I've experienced a number of times myself, is to always be prepared to receive an offer from a dealer that's quite a bit below what you expected.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By KoNickon
I was thinking the same, but it occurs to me that...

I was thinking the same, but it occurs to me that the spring and underside of the film speed ring only wipe against each other when you change the ASA/ISO setting -- when changing the shutter speeds...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By KoNickon
I just went ahead and did the procedure, using...

I just went ahead and did the procedure, using the eraser on the underside of the film speed disc and on the "fingers" of the spring where they contact the film speed disc. It made no difference,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By KoNickon
I agree that the spinning of the dials does work,...

I agree that the spinning of the dials does work, but only temporarily, at least with my CLE.
As for Tompas's question, that for me is a classic symptom of the dancing LEDs --- the meter defaults to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By KoNickon
Ah! Thanks very much! I had polished the spring...

Ah! Thanks very much! I had polished the spring some, but was not aware the bottom of the ISO dial needed to be cleaned. Two questions: 1) do you have to set the shutter speed and/or film speed at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,555
Posted By KoNickon
I'd seen this before, thanks. No clear indication...

I'd seen this before, thanks. No clear indication of what should be cleaned under the dial, other than a reference to "the copper ring under the ISO selector" -- which I don't recall seeing when I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-29-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 4,744
Posted By KoNickon
I'm curious about your dislike of m4/3 -- can you...

I'm curious about your dislike of m4/3 -- can you elaborate?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,684
Posted By KoNickon
Olympus 30/3.5 macro lens for Micro 4/3 --...

Olympus 30/3.5 macro lens for Micro 4/3 -- looking forward to using it with my Oly OM-D EM10.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By KoNickon
Great work, x-ray -- I learned something. I've...

Great work, x-ray -- I learned something. I've never played with the green numbers before. Let's hope the original poster's problem is hereby solved!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By KoNickon
OK, I may have given you a bit of a bum steer --...

OK, I may have given you a bit of a bum steer -- only the earliest 3.5Fs have the coupling (like the first few thousand after 2.2M serial number), as lcpr's post describes.

But your reference to the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By KoNickon
When you uncouple the aperture and shutter dials...

When you uncouple the aperture and shutter dials you should be able to set those to whatever combination you wish. So, assuming you have uncoupled them, it sounds like there is a problem.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By KoNickon
I guess it's a good thing, always, when there is...

I guess it's a good thing, always, when there is a healthy market for art. But with a lot of these, I have to question the buyers' taste.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-20-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,555
Posted By KoNickon
I'd love to see a picture of those contacts -- I...

I'd love to see a picture of those contacts -- I removed the shutter dial once and cleaned what I thought were the right things, but it made no difference. So what I find myself doing as a matter of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By KoNickon
Just a heads up about WD40 -- I also work on...

Just a heads up about WD40 -- I also work on typewriters for my own amusement, and WD40 is evil stuff. It will eventually gum things up, and then you are in for a world of hurt. You need lighter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By KoNickon
OK, problem solved -- the cause is the fact I'm...

OK, problem solved -- the cause is the fact I'm an ass. I will explain why in a minute.

First, though, I did remove the baseplate -- absolutely no passthrough from there to the latch mechanism....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By KoNickon
Fingers crossed -- will give this a try first,...

Fingers crossed -- will give this a try first, and report back. Thanks very much!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By KoNickon
At first I was thinking that there is no access...

At first I was thinking that there is no access to the latch from the bottom of the camera, but it's certainly easy enough to check. Regarding peeling back the cover, I think there are indeed a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By KoNickon
OM2 -- Can't open the back

I got over the weekend an OM2 with a 35/2.8 Zuiko for dirt cheap. Once I got it home and put batteries in it, it worked fine in Auto. Manual is a different story, and it involves moving the switch...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-24-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 12,378
Posted By KoNickon
So what's the cost of a D850? That's a pretty...

So what's the cost of a D850? That's a pretty expensive scanner!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By KoNickon
So you'll have a lightly used 3.5F for under $500...

So you'll have a lightly used 3.5F for under $500 -- seems like a pretty good deal to me!
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-13-2017
Replies: 176
Views: 42,456
Posted By KoNickon
Looked more like a Summaron to me, based on a...

Looked more like a Summaron to me, based on a still I saw in the newspaper. I was thinking, if she's supposed to be a pro photog, would any self-respecting pro have a meter attached to that...
Forum: Lomography 03-09-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,878
Posted By KoNickon
How about a TLR for 120? Or a 135 folder a la...

How about a TLR for 120? Or a 135 folder a la Retina/Contessa/Karat.

Not interested in instant photography; would prefer greatly a modern take on a classic design.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,533
Posted By KoNickon
Well, they probably figured it was a lost cause...

Well, they probably figured it was a lost cause to try and get us to pronounce it right, especially almost 70 years later! As long as we buy their products, they won't mind.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,959
Posted By KoNickon
Wonderful, Chris. Thanks for showing us these.

Wonderful, Chris. Thanks for showing us these.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By KoNickon
"I don't have a battery to test it." One of my...

"I don't have a battery to test it." One of my favorites.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,959
Posted By KoNickon
Thanks, Roger.

Thanks, Roger.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,959
Posted By KoNickon
Oh yes, there it is. Thanks. Well, seems to me...

Oh yes, there it is. Thanks. Well, seems to me the Lordomat and the Agfa Karat also had one of those "backward" advance levers too. Let's just say Alpa was (is) not tied to conventional...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,959
Posted By KoNickon
Fascinating, Brett, thanks for this. So the 7 has...

Fascinating, Brett, thanks for this. So the 7 has a rangefinder? I only see the one window on the front, which made me think it was only a viewfinder.

Have a great time with these -- keep us posted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,959
Posted By KoNickon
My late uncle, an avid photographer, had a series...

My late uncle, an avid photographer, had a series of them. I think he'd trade his current Alpa for whatever the newest model was. Some day I'll get one, maybe! Though I gather they're rather...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-01-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,533
Posted By KoNickon
Good one -- reductio ad absurdam in action!...

Good one -- reductio ad absurdam in action! Actually I think in Germany the capital letter I was frequently written as a J, kind of a throwback to older script. (Similar to the Romans using V -- U...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,533
Posted By KoNickon
Thanks, good stuff.

Thanks, good stuff.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,533
Posted By KoNickon
Don't the Japanese render it (spoken and written)...

Don't the Japanese render it (spoken and written) as something like Vo-ta-ren-da?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,533
Posted By KoNickon
Actually, the Amurrican way might be more like...

Actually, the Amurrican way might be more like "Raleigh-flex."

And while we're at it, the German pronunciation of "Retina" is "Re-TEE-na" I believe. Not "RE-tuh-nuh," which is how the eye part is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,777
Posted By KoNickon
Well, I have several copies (in several mounts)...

Well, I have several copies (in several mounts) of the Series 1 35-85, largely based on your high opinion of it in your and Frances' The Lens Book! But I haven't used them in years. Time to dust them...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By KoNickon
Hmm, keep the Zykkor, since it was a gift, but...

Hmm, keep the Zykkor, since it was a gift, but get yourself a Nikkor 50/18. They can be had pretty inexpensively. (But don't look the gift horse in the mouth, of course!)

In terms of Nikkors...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By KoNickon
Yashica T3, maybe? I was given one by a neighbor...

Yashica T3, maybe? I was given one by a neighbor -- 35/2.8 Tessar (faster than the T4's). Downside is a 2CR5 battery. Larger than the T4, but not a beast.

Konica C35? Not a point and shoot, though,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,784
Posted By KoNickon
Well, based on that link, I would say the 3.5F...

Well, based on that link, I would say the 3.5F you're considering ought to be in top condition. (And I apologize to Mr. Wessel for implying he might not be with us anymore!)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,784
Posted By KoNickon
Never heard of him -- I bet his name actually is...

Never heard of him -- I bet his name actually is Horst Wenzel (European custom often is to list last name first). Is the name inside the camera somewhere, or did the seller give you that name? I ask...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By KoNickon
Try DAG -- I think he has lots of small Leica...

Try DAG -- I think he has lots of small Leica parts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,495
Posted By KoNickon
Q: What does a dyslexic, agnostic insomniac do? ...

Q: What does a dyslexic, agnostic insomniac do?
A: Stays up all night wondering if there is a Dog.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,323
Posted By KoNickon
Good for you. Enjoy it for a long time!

Good for you. Enjoy it for a long time!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By KoNickon
OK, done. At any rate, things are back together...

OK, done. At any rate, things are back together OK. The instructions in the photos were most helpful. Getting the catch adjusted right was a tedious process, though, and I'm not 100% confident that I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By KoNickon
Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By KoNickon
Contax III -- Top Cover Removal and "Catch" Adjustment

I thought I'd ask this question rather than trying to infer things from Maizenberg, who after all is dealing with the Kiev 3. I don't know how similar the two are.

Problem -- the leading curtain can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,495
Posted By KoNickon
Wonderful!

Wonderful!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,495
Posted By KoNickon
There was a young man from Batavia, Who did not...

There was a young man from Batavia,
Who did not believe in Our Savior.
He founded instead,
With himself as its head,
A cult of decorous behavior.

Note that this limerick works best when recited with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,495
Posted By KoNickon
A non-rhyming limerick -- a new genre! Scans...

A non-rhyming limerick -- a new genre! Scans nicely. (Or am I totally missing the point -- again?)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By KoNickon
The Xenar and Xenotar are superb lenses, period....

The Xenar and Xenotar are superb lenses, period. The Planar-equipped Rolleiflexes command more money because of the Carl Zeiss name; let others spend more and congratulate yourself for your...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-04-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By KoNickon
I had this problem -- sent it to the service...

I had this problem -- sent it to the service center in New Jersey and they fixed it. I believe the problem was with the lens in my case; it was a known issue.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By KoNickon
The thought occurred to me that this might have...

The thought occurred to me that this might have been an SLR Hexanon lens -- but I don't know how that could mount on an M camera without force (and damage).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By KoNickon
This is rather a puzzlement. Regardless of...

This is rather a puzzlement. Regardless of whether the M4 has 28mm framelines or not, you should see the rangefinder patch image move as you turn the focus ring. (Obvious questions -- do other lenses...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By KoNickon
I've never even heard of it. And I thought I knew...

I've never even heard of it. And I thought I knew Rollei stuff pretty well!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,495
Posted By KoNickon
That one is in the blonde joke genre,...

That one is in the blonde joke genre, usually.

Here's one: A new psychiatric patient enters the doctor's office. The shrink asks what malady he'd like treatment for. The patient says, "I think I'm a...
Forum: Travel 01-26-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,694
Posted By KoNickon
I had not seen this series before -- wonderful!...

I had not seen this series before -- wonderful! (And I get to test my Russian a little bit.) Yes, more please!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,335
Posted By KoNickon
Excellent camera -- nice lens and well thought...

Excellent camera -- nice lens and well thought out controls.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By KoNickon
I will be very interested to hear how it goes...

I will be very interested to hear how it goes with Krikor. I've been to his store a couple of times; nice man but he has to retire some time! Nonetheless, I hope he's well and still in business.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,273
Posted By KoNickon
Ricohs are inexpensive and good quality.

Ricohs are inexpensive and good quality.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By KoNickon
Gee, just get a nice little Gossen Pilot --...

Gee, just get a nice little Gossen Pilot -- selenium, yes, but very accurate, I've found, and it has a built-in "roller blind" for incident work. Very inexpensive and pocketable.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,536
Posted By KoNickon
Anyone in the U.S.? I know he's great, but...

Anyone in the U.S.? I know he's great, but avoiding international shipping would be nice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,536
Posted By KoNickon
Who is the "go to" F guy now that Pete is...

Who is the "go to" F guy now that Pete is gone?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By KoNickon
People have said here recently that Krimar's...

People have said here recently that Krimar's website is down -- I don't know what that means. But when I have used him, he definitely prefers communicating by telephone. So I would not necessarily...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By KoNickon
Can you check the spelling again? The last letter...

Can you check the spelling again? The last letter should have another just like it (except for the diacritical mark above it) right before. Also, if the initial k wasn't capitalized, then it wouldn't...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By KoNickon
I agree with Pioneer about this camera -- the...

I agree with Pioneer about this camera -- the parts are fixable and restorable. And it's worth repairing, even if it's "only" the Vaskar version.

If you are uncomfortable with opening up the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-20-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By KoNickon
Yup, you should be very afraid! Nice pictures. We...

Yup, you should be very afraid! Nice pictures. We had a place in Maine until a couple of years ago, and I can vouch that it's hard to take an unattractive picture there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By KoNickon
Very selfishly, I would say "I'll take it all!"...

Very selfishly, I would say "I'll take it all!" And I mean it. But if you want to sell it, go on over to APUG, as the others suggest. I think I saw some Kowa gear there recently.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 9,295
Posted By KoNickon
There are a number of rather expensive, big name...

There are a number of rather expensive, big name cameras on this list! But I don't think anyone has mentioned my suggestions:

Konica T3 -- this is the last of the "heavy metal" Konica SLRs. Copal...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-17-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By KoNickon
Interesting -- I know that the color dial postwar...

Interesting -- I know that the color dial postwar Contaxes can have a noisier shutter because of the flash synchronization mechanism, but this doesn't seem right for a prewar Contax.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By KoNickon
Yes, I agree on all counts. Good luck with this....

Yes, I agree on all counts. Good luck with this. I completely understand your frustration.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,983
Posted By KoNickon
Johan, I assume you have checked Micro-Tools? I...

Johan, I assume you have checked Micro-Tools? I think they have a non-North America site as well as North American.

Does Wiha sell directly? They are German-based.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,660
Posted By KoNickon
I found out about these from Stephen "Grady's"...

I found out about these from Stephen "Grady's" site myself. Lovely cameras, beautifully crafted. But the separate winding and cocking is rather slow, and the shutter release is rather clumsy, being...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By KoNickon
Actually, I'll bet there are a lot of us here...

Actually, I'll bet there are a lot of us here (including me) who have enough gear to assemble a number of different systems. But I agree, maybe not different digital systems.

Anyway, have fun with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By KoNickon
Who knows a tool and die maker? And hardware...

Who knows a tool and die maker? And hardware stores don't have gauges small enough for the kind of screws that cameras are made of. So trying to find a replacement screw (or spring, for that matter)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By KoNickon
Send it back. You will find another -- more...

Send it back. You will find another -- more easily than finding the correct screw to fit it. Cameras use all sorts of small screws that you simply will not find at a hardware store, and even a big...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-09-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,452
Posted By KoNickon
That "Delft" Zenit is quite something, I must...

That "Delft" Zenit is quite something, I must say.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 57,823
Posted By KoNickon
This is very sad. An exemplary guy, by all...

This is very sad. An exemplary guy, by all accounts.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-06-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By KoNickon
I immediately think of Jurgen Kreckel:...

I immediately think of Jurgen Kreckel: http://www.certo6.com/

Seems like a lot of folks here have used his services, and there are varying opinions of his work, but he of anyone would have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,283
Posted By KoNickon
Go with the IIIc, since as mentioned it's a more...

Go with the IIIc, since as mentioned it's a more common item.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-04-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By KoNickon
I should add -- don't go mucking with it, which...

I should add -- don't go mucking with it, which might void Henry's warranty.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,526
Posted By KoNickon
Exakta VX500 that I hadn't used previously, with...

Exakta VX500 that I hadn't used previously, with a CZJ Pancolar 50/2 that I got for Christmas. Outdated Walgreens (Fuji) 200 inside.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-04-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By KoNickon
Any sort of warranty from Mr. Scherer that you...

Any sort of warranty from Mr. Scherer that you can call upon?

I have no other ideas for you, though as you know there are a lot of knowledgeable Contax folks here. But I think Henry ought to fix the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,418
Posted By KoNickon
Provenance, baby! Still seems pretty high to me,...

Provenance, baby! Still seems pretty high to me, but if it comes with some sort of lifetime warranty from Don, that's a major benefit.

Don is still active, is he not? (I was wondering why it took...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 3,750
Posted By KoNickon
I was going to ask, "Does she have a sister?" ;)...

I was going to ask, "Does she have a sister?" ;)

I think there is a lot to be said for the M5 being the best Leica -- to say nothing of the instant street cred for using a camera that shows one's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By KoNickon
The shutter button on the Prominent was on the...

The shutter button on the Prominent was on the right, though focusing was done by means of turning a knob on the left concentric with the rewind. Don't know about the Bessa II offhand, but the Bessa...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-30-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,685
Posted By KoNickon
Fingers crossed that the high speeds work too!...

Fingers crossed that the high speeds work too! Nice camera, and congrats. Keep exercising it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By KoNickon
The Zeiss Ikon 6x9 folders (e.g. Ikonta) were...

The Zeiss Ikon 6x9 folders (e.g. Ikonta) were lefthanded, as were the Moskva copies.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-23-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By KoNickon
Look for a Zeiss Ikon Signal-Nettar (the "Signal"...

Look for a Zeiss Ikon Signal-Nettar (the "Signal" refers to a red flag that pops up in the finder to tell you that the shutter has been tripped). 6x6, red window, no RF, very decent Novar three...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-21-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By KoNickon
The inscription doesn't give any sort of clue as...

The inscription doesn't give any sort of clue as to its significance -- some sort of individual identification number perhaps? Members here from the EU might recognize the format and be able to weigh...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By KoNickon
Proving once again what a great place this is to...

Proving once again what a great place this is to buy and sell! Enjoy it, Dito! Your challenge now will be resisting getting other M bodies!

Sorry I don't have a lens for you, but a collapsible...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By KoNickon
I hadn't seen this thread before now -- last...

I hadn't seen this thread before now -- last night I pulled a 14 out of a box and started to refamiliarize myself with it. The finders are very prone to haze, so that's the big negative for me with...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-20-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,118
Posted By KoNickon
Exactly -- that previous thread never answered...

Exactly -- that previous thread never answered this basic question.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-19-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,118
Posted By KoNickon
OK, just what IS that simple fix? I've never been...

OK, just what IS that simple fix? I've never been able to find out just what I have to clean in order to make the "dancing LEDs" go away. Can someone tell me? Thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-30-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,520
Posted By KoNickon
I got (for dirt cheap) a C330 with chrome 80, and...

I got (for dirt cheap) a C330 with chrome 80, and the prism finder. It's true that the prism finder throws the balance off, but it's useful. However, if you use it, I find that I really need the side...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By KoNickon
Love the second set!

Love the second set!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2016
Replies: 1,196
Views: 462,190
Posted By KoNickon
I love it. I guess I have about half that many.

I love it. I guess I have about half that many.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,514
Posted By KoNickon
Kobalux (also known as Avenon) 28/3.5 is...

Kobalux (also known as Avenon) 28/3.5 is excellent and very small. Worth looking for.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By KoNickon
Interesting NY Times Article on "Computational Photography"

Maybe not news to some of you, but very interesting:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5,385
Posted By KoNickon
Yes, make sure that the shutter is in fact...

Yes, make sure that the shutter is in fact working correctly -- you should be able to get sharp shots with a TLR with no trouble at 1/125, if the shutter is in fact accurate.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,070
Posted By KoNickon
Yes, they handle very differently from the...

Yes, they handle very differently from the Hasselblads, certainly. But the shutter release for the Hasselblads is also on the right side, correct? Sounds like your handling of the Hassy is a little...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,070
Posted By KoNickon
Ugh -- I would say punt on both of these, since...

Ugh -- I would say punt on both of these, since they need a fair amount of work and the prices are much too high, in my view, for cameras in need of servicing. Can you negotiate like $250 off the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By KoNickon
My my -- lovely! I have that lens, in Exakta...

My my -- lovely! I have that lens, in Exakta mount. I need to use mine more too!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By KoNickon
If you're asking about "true" red window advance...

If you're asking about "true" red window advance TLRs, I got a Ricohflex -- the very simple one with the geared lenses and triplet lens, and was really stunned by how good it is. You should be able...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-03-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 9,067
Posted By KoNickon
Very nice, Nicolas! Interesting quality to the...

Very nice, Nicolas! Interesting quality to the pictures. I have never seen a Koniflex; it's almost like the unicorn -- legendary. Can you post a picture or two of the camera itself?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By KoNickon
Well, I should have checked the repair archive,...

Well, I should have checked the repair archive, since the service manual for the Super D/RE Super is there. Excellent.

And boy, I should have looked there first, since I've gotten myself in a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By KoNickon
Topcon RE Super/Super D Frame Counter

I recently got an RE Super and the frame counter has stopped working -- it will not reset when I open the back up. To be sure, this doesn't affect the operation of the camera in the least, but not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 14,046
Posted By KoNickon
I just picked up an RE Super at the PHSNE show,...

I just picked up an RE Super at the PHSNE show, from Michael Zacks (Zacks Camera Repair in Providence, RI). I already have one of the Super Ds (same camera; the Super D was the North American model...
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,225
Posted By KoNickon
And it's a lot harder than you think to type...

And it's a lot harder than you think to type something perfectly. Using a computer to compose, which corrects some mistakes automatically and enables editing right up until you print, makes everyone...
Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,225
Posted By KoNickon
Great pictures of your typewriters! I have a...

Great pictures of your typewriters! I have a Galaxie that's exactly like yours, but I will be passing it on, I think -- it skips spaces too frequently. Sometimes mechanical quirks are charming, but...
Forum: Off Topic 06-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,225
Posted By KoNickon
Typewriters?

Considering that many of us appear to love older technology (e.g. bicycles, fountain pens, mechanical watches), are any of you users/collectors of manual typewriters? There are many similarities...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By KoNickon
A sleeper -- Triotar 85/4. Look for the postwar...

A sleeper -- Triotar 85/4. Look for the postwar West German (Opton) version. Also the 135/4 Sonnar.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-21-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,609
Posted By KoNickon
What about Oleg Khalyavin? okvintagecameras.com...

What about Oleg Khalyavin? okvintagecameras.com is his site, I believe. He definitely works on the Contax II and III, since they are so similar to the Kievs. I have a III that was serviced by him...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,093
Posted By KoNickon
I agree with the comments that a BMW or Mercedes...

I agree with the comments that a BMW or Mercedes (probably BMW) is a better comparison. For one thing, Porsches don't go back far enough; for another, I think Leicas are more utilitarian than...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,892
Posted By KoNickon
I too have the same camera. Mine had a couple of...

I too have the same camera. Mine had a couple of stubborn light leaks in the bellows, which I believe I've now fixed with "Liquid Electrical Tape." It is indeed a nifty little camera, and the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By KoNickon
And Mamiya made some of the C330 TLRs there also.

And Mamiya made some of the C330 TLRs there also.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,774
Posted By KoNickon
When you mount any lens on a Kiev (or Contax or...

When you mount any lens on a Kiev (or Contax or Nikon rangefinder) that uses the external lens mount, you must make sure both it and the lens mount are turned to infinity. Mounting the lens releases...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,774
Posted By KoNickon
I like it more than many folks do -- quality...

I like it more than many folks do -- quality control is variable, but overall it works, and the improvements (crank rewind, hotshoe for flash, larger wind know) are helpful.

I have never really...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 8,106
Posted By KoNickon
Just pulled out the one that was working most...

Just pulled out the one that was working most recently and, mirabile dictu, it is working (not the slow speeds, apparently, but I'll take it). I'll need to exercise it more, but have left it with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 8,106
Posted By KoNickon
I have two, both currently inoperative. I don't...

I have two, both currently inoperative. I don't know if it's simply a matter of the shutter leaves being gummed up, or if the shutter spring has given out.

Mark Hansen, who says on his website...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 10,203
Posted By KoNickon
My local Walgreens is closed for total...

My local Walgreens is closed for total rebuilding, so I will be most interested to see whether film processing onsite is still offered when they reopen. I rarely if ever had reason to complain about...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-17-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By KoNickon
Wall Street Journal Article on Leica

This appeared over the weekend: http://www.wsj.com/articles/camera-maker-leica-survives-the-digital-shift-1426295228
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By KoNickon
Nikon S

Anyone ever work on one of these? I'd like to clean the rangefinder and work on the slow speeds. (I have three of them; there's something wrong with each! They are really nice cameras, though.)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,389
Posted By KoNickon
Looks like everything is being sold, so that...

Looks like everything is being sold, so that seems to me that the company is going away too. Let's hope the parts inventory remains available.
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