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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By dmitrizzle
Some context from the photos. This is Porta 160,...

Some context from the photos. This is Porta 160, which I shot at 200 on my Vitessa. Interestingly, when overexposed the hue tends to shift aggressively away from all reds - is that typical for this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By dmitrizzle
Hi Brett itís Vitessa L version 3. Iíve done some...

Hi Brett itís Vitessa L version 3. Iíve done some repairs on it, can take off the cover no problem. Though right now thereís film in it, so not until I finish shooting it... unless I get impatient.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By dmitrizzle
Hmm that’s what I keep reading is that they tend...

Hmm that’s what I keep reading is that they tend to give up in low light. However, mine is fine indoors. So it could be me, high shutter speeds or the meter. I’ll check shutter speeds and double...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By dmitrizzle
Selenium meter overexposing in bright light

Iíve got a selenium meter on my Vitessa that works quite well in the shadows, however, everything brighter that sunny 5.6 gets overexposed readings.

Has anyone had that happen? Would love to hear...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-17-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By dmitrizzle
Thanks for looking in to this! I ended up getting...

Thanks for looking in to this! I ended up getting the entire front element group from Mark Hama. This is actually my listing that has all the elements **except** the very front lens that I needed. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By dmitrizzle
Do lens elements typically have to match?

I've read that on old Kodak Retina cameras you should make sure that all lens serials match as replacing a lens from another body cold spell some sort of trouble.

Is it typical for lens elements to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By dmitrizzle
Thank you. Have you had any issues with the...

Thank you. Have you had any issues with the leather stretching/changing shape when you peeled it? Since I would be completely removing it and placing it on a different camera.

Oh and would you say...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By dmitrizzle
Transplanting leather on Voightlander camera

I have two Vitessa L cameras, both are over sixty years old. One of them is a donor, the other is what I use. The donor has fresher leather on the barn doors and I'm thinking of switching the leather...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By dmitrizzle
Is there anything that could be bought at a...

Is there anything that could be bought at a school-supply type of a store anyone had good experience with?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By dmitrizzle
Replacing light seals on Canon Demi

Hey guys, about to receive Canon Demi (first one) with destroyed light seals. What would you recommend as a replacement material and a method? As I understand it'll need to be properly cut and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-22-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
I've removed the shutter blades also and...

I've removed the shutter blades also and re-assembled them now - they're clean. They open up and work no-problem, except for that they do the action as I release the cocking "plunger" immediately...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
Related question. The reason I took the shutter...

Related question. The reason I took the shutter apart is because it had trouble cocking and was not firing properly. After cleaning and flushing it would produce correct shutter speeds, however it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
Really can't tell how to take that ring out - not...

Really can't tell how to take that ring out - not a clue. The glass has oil on the surface that I can wipe and the blades are out and dry, separate from this mechanism. Do you think I still have to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
https://i.imgur.com/CS1s0FJ.jpg Here's the other...

https://i.imgur.com/CS1s0FJ.jpg

Here's the other side. It's a Voightlander Ultron f2 from Vitessa L.

So leaving it lube-free would actually be a better idea than having oil in it? Are there any...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
https://i.imgur.com/QHS5KAg.jpg This is what I...

https://i.imgur.com/QHS5KAg.jpg
This is what I see in front of me. Removing the two screws that you see in this photo does nothing (the block is still non-openeable). I'm assuming the rivets are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
Does it matter which kind of synthetic oil? My...

Does it matter which kind of synthetic oil? My shutter assembly doesn't actually give me access to all the gears and contacts.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
Yeah giving it couple of days in the air. Seems...

Yeah giving it couple of days in the air. Seems like a right idea. How about having the supposedly improper oil indiscriminately over timing mechanism vs instructed two specific types of oil in very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By dmitrizzle
Lubricating Compur shutter on Vitessa L

Hey guys,

I'm working on my shutter and got a question about lubricating it. I know I'm using a crude method but I wonder what you think repercussions may be.

I took the lens apart and disassembled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 8,405
Posted By dmitrizzle
Cheers, John!

Cheers, John!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,508
Posted By dmitrizzle
1. I get my film developed at a local lab; I'm...

1. I get my film developed at a local lab; I'm moving/travelling a lot so there's no chance of owning and storing equipment/chems.
2. For the same reasons as above everything ends up on a computer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 8,405
Posted By dmitrizzle
There are seven film labs in Chiang Mai alone....

There are seven film labs in Chiang Mai alone. You can order dark room prints, get your E-6 developed or have it done in under an hour. I wrote a guide...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-12-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By dmitrizzle
Front lens element for Electro 35 G (𝑓1.7)

Hey guys, I'm looking to replace the front element on my Electro 35. I've fixed POD and the rest of the issues with it but the very first piece of glass is destroyed.

Thing is... buying a brick on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,755
Posted By dmitrizzle
Hey Shawn, don't got it yet, it's still in the...

Hey Shawn, don't got it yet, it's still in the customs, probably waiting for someone to slap a hefty tag on it. But when I do, it'll be 2.0 Ultron :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,755
Posted By dmitrizzle
Wow guys thank you so much for your...

Wow guys thank you so much for your feedback!

I've since got a Vitessa L, waiting for it to arrive. Scared of border taxes and possible issues (seems like it would be a bitch to fix, if needed to,...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By dmitrizzle
So... I got the Vitessa L brick. Can't say it's a...

So... I got the Vitessa L brick. Can't say it's a great deal, especially after hearing of all those lucky people getting dollar bargains (argh!) and living in Thailand is also no treat for shipping...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By dmitrizzle
Thanks so much for this, Shawn! Has anyone used...

Thanks so much for this, Shawn!

Has anyone used Voightlander Vitessa and Agfa Karat cameras? Wonder how those compare as well.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By dmitrizzle
I'd like it to have a useable viewfinder with...

I'd like it to have a useable viewfinder with good rangefinder patch and frame lines (no parallax is OK) for someone who wears glasses.

I'd like it to look good. I would also like it to be...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By dmitrizzle
Retina IIIC vs FED5 & Electro 35

This is pretty much it. Considering dishing out on Retina IIIC (because of the apparently better viewfinder & 𝑓2.0) to replace my daily Electro 35 (which I love but is too big and is limited to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,755
Posted By dmitrizzle
Wow guys! Thanks so much for your advice, this is...

Wow guys! Thanks so much for your advice, this is amazing!
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By travelling extensively I mean I'm living as an expat and am about to move to another country with some travel in-between. I know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,755
Posted By dmitrizzle
Small, fast 35mm fixed-lens rangefinder

Hello! Looking for some wisdom and suggestions.

I own a few Electro 35's, FED5 and QL25 for rangefinders. Electors are my favourite of the bunch but I'm looking for something hopefully smaller as I...
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