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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I think his nick is Monochrome here on RFF

I think his nick is Monochrome here on RFF
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I believe rangefinder cam on M lenses goes deeper...

I believe rangefinder cam on M lenses goes deeper into the camera than mirror mechanism allows.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,315
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Wonderful images in this thread! It seems that...

Wonderful images in this thread!
It seems that price of 40mm Summicron is creeping up recently with some reaching prices of 35mm Crons.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Crazy Fedya
If advance knob is screwed on too far, and then...

If advance knob is screwed on too far, and then locked, it will prevent it from moving. Try to unscrew locking screw without removing it, unscrew advance knob a little, and see if that will free up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have started downsizing my hoard in July. So...

I have started downsizing my hoard in July. So far I have sold/traded away around 200 cameras and I am not sure how many lenses. Mostly folders in various formats, large and medium format Graphics, a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Steve, It will not affect anything else. Just put...

Steve,
It will not affect anything else. Just put parts away in a safe place, so you can find them, when you decide to sell the lens to me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-21-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Money, of course.

Money, of course.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have seen 8 element Summicron 35/2, that was...

I have seen 8 element Summicron 35/2, that was dual mount. Also, 35/3.5 Summaron.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Actually, I would suggest mini Instax camera. Got...

Actually, I would suggest mini Instax camera. Got one for my daughters. They learned very quickly not to waste shots. :)

Also, almost instant photograph lends to explain composition as they are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 68,184
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Last year I bought a lot of lenses. It included...

Last year I bought a lot of lenses. It included 9" f/4 gundlach diffusion lens, 3 1/2" exwa wollensak f/12.5, 75/1.5 oscillo raptar, 50/1.8 canon ltm and 50/2 nikkor hc ltm. A cherry on this sundae...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Money transfers! If one person needs to pay...

Money transfers!
If one person needs to pay another person for something illegal, also laundering the money.
At least, this is what I suspect.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,830
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It is the same with watches, as it is with...

It is the same with watches, as it is with cameras. Camera head can tell the difference between M 2 and M3 from a few feet away. Watch neds can also tell most of watches from a few feets away. May be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Crazy Fedya
How was the chocolate?

How was the chocolate?
Forum: Lomography 08-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Huss, How do you like it compare to Veriwide?

Huss,
How do you like it compare to Veriwide?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I love oscypek the most melted on top of huge...

I love oscypek the most melted on top of huge potato pancake served with mushroom sauce.

As far, as East End of Long Island goes I much prefer North Fork, especially in the winter or late fall....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Hi Rob, Looks good to me. I like how not...

Hi Rob,
Looks good to me. I like how not overwhelming it is. By the way, did you try Oscypek cheese in Zakopane? It has a very distinct flavor, and is, definitely, an acquired taste, but once you get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,862
Posted By Crazy Fedya
How about Rollei 35? Great lens, no rf alignment...

How about Rollei 35? Great lens, no rf alignment issues, very pocketable or pannierable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I think you should add either a Veriwide 100, or...

I think you should add either a Veriwide 100, or a Wideluxe. Both are wonderful cameras. Widelux compliments any Leica with any lens on it. Veriwide 100 compliments any medium format camera.
My...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Crazy Fedya
No take up spool. It’s the reason I will skip...

No take up spool. It’s the reason I will skip this one.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,188
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Maybe a spirit of Robin Williams told him to do...

Maybe a spirit of Robin Williams told him to do so??
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Crazy Fedya
And a matching walking stick.

And a matching walking stick.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,330
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I picked up a developed roll of film I shot using...

I picked up a developed roll of film I shot using Hologon on M4. Everything looks very sharp using loupe. Can’t wait to scan it. I will post results.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Interesting! When I looked several hours ago, #2...

Interesting! When I looked several hours ago, #2 seemed to have more contrast. When I looked just now, #1 definitely has more contrast.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By Crazy Fedya
#2 is Nokton?

#2 is Nokton?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Garrett, In f/8 sets , it seems that the second...

Garrett,
In f/8 sets , it seems that the second photos have more contrast than the first.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,330
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Raid, It was a relatively straight forward...

Raid,
It was a relatively straight forward procedure, once replacement barrel came in. I am still running a roll of film, so no results. If needed, focus can be tweaked. It was your conversion that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,330
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I converted 16/8 Hologon to M mount using mount...

I converted 16/8 Hologon to M mount using mount replacing adapter. Focusing lever was hitting lens release button and frame selector lever. Some minor filing fixed button side. Bending focusing lever...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Crazy Fedya
They use Contax RF bayonet. :) Seriously.

They use Contax RF bayonet. :)
Seriously.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thank you, David, for starting this thread. All...

Thank you, David, for starting this thread. All these manuals are very useful. A few interesting bits I have noticed scanning through some if these manuals:

- 1934 FED manual is printed by Childrens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Crazy Fedya
You will need to jam the stop down pin somehow,...

You will need to jam the stop down pin somehow, causing the lens to stop down to whatever aperture value is selected.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,466
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thank you for the offer. Very mind of you. I...

Thank you for the offer. Very mind of you. I have one. Just need to find it. :)
I would like to finish adapting 50/1.2 Pentax K and 50/1.5 Kino Plasmat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,466
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thank you, Bob. Itís time to adapt one then.

Thank you, Bob.
Itís time to adapt one then.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,466
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Are you using it on m43 only, or full frame and...

Are you using it on m43 only, or full frame and film as well? If so, how does it cover full frame?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It doesn’t stop. It evolves. ;) If you get post...

It doesn’t stop. It evolves. ;)

If you get post war Biogon, you are in for a treat.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-31-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Neon green Olympus F looks off the rocker....

Neon green Olympus F looks off the rocker. Completely out of character, like Hello Kitty Leica. I like it in a weird way.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,596
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Gentlemen, I was told that Radu at 3r camera...

Gentlemen,
I was told that Radu at 3r camera repair services most mechanical cameras, including Plaubels. Here’ his website: http://www.3rcamera.com/
I have never used him, but I know several Long...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,596
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Huss, I have put a Rollei strap on my Veriwide,...

Huss,
I have put a Rollei strap on my Veriwide, and had to take it off, since one of the lugs started wobbling. Be very careful!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Apparently, vintage is over 25 years old, and...

Apparently, vintage is over 25 years old, and antique over 100, or something like that.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-24-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,596
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Good stuff! Enjoy and let us know your...

Good stuff! Enjoy and let us know your impressions.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-24-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,596
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I don’t know anything about Lomo, but I happen to...

I don’t know anything about Lomo, but I happen to own a Brooks Veriwide 100. Mine came equipped with 47/5.6 Super Angulon. Wonderful camera, fantastic lens. I have tried using it with viewfinder, but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Joao, You stole it!! Its not the sharpest lens,...

Joao,
You stole it!! Its not the sharpest lens, but I like what it does.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Congratulation, Phil, on successfully completing...

Congratulation, Phil, on successfully completing repair of your beloved F2!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Then its not a wow. :)

Then its not a wow. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
How about that serial number? Wow!

How about that serial number? Wow!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By Crazy Fedya
FWIW, I have purchased Amedeo’s adapter to mount...

FWIW, I have purchased Amedeo’s adapter to mount Prominent Nokton on Contax. I have to say, focus is spot on mounted on Contax and on Leica M3, using Amedeo’s Contax to M adapter. Thank you, Amedeo,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 14,536
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Going by this error and lens’ serial number, they...

Going by this error and lens’ serial number, they had quite a lot of extra 3’s that day at the factory.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have never seen or handled Flektoskop before,...

I have never seen or handled Flektoskop before, but it looks like the lens is mounted on the ring, which seems to detach using silver sliding button on top. Try to slide that button andunscrew the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Blooming is naturally occuring oxidation of...

Blooming is naturally occuring oxidation of uncoated glass. It is a simplest form of coating, and inspiration for modern coating process. It is believed to slightly increase contrast in uncoated...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I don’t think its separation. It looks like...

I don’t think its separation. It looks like blooming to me. Blooming is a naturally occuring oxidation of uncoated glass that inspired invention of lens coating.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It should work fine on J8. I use similar aluminum...

It should work fine on J8. I use similar aluminum hood on 35/2.8 Biogon Opton. Havenít seen any vignetting yet, but it makes the lens much bigger.
Definitely works well with sun.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Post war 50/1.5 and 50/2 Sonnars for Contax...

Post war 50/1.5 and 50/2 Sonnars for Contax IIa/IIIa.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-07-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Industar 61 does. 3 screws and it should come off

Industar 61 does. 3 screws and it should come off
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Congratulations Colton! I purchased my K10D in...

Congratulations Colton!

I purchased my K10D in 2007. I hardly use it now, but Zeiss Jena lenses on it produce my favorite color palette.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-26-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I seem to remember it is 34.5mm screw-in or 36mm...

I seem to remember it is 34.5mm screw-in or 36mm push-on.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,893
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I had a similar, if slughtly larger, herd. When...

I had a similar, if slughtly larger, herd. When sold, it paid for CL with 40/2 Summicron and 50/2 rigid Summicron. I enjoy those a lot more. ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I was given a Quantum Calcu-Light XP. EV range is...

I was given a Quantum Calcu-Light XP. EV range is -7 to 21, which is pretty impressive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Apparently, this photographer also does...

Apparently, this photographer also does architectural photography. That sounds much better!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesa-hall-29b05169
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-16-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I believe the replacement was 58/2.4 Takumar, and...

I believe the replacement was 58/2.4 Takumar, and is of Heliar type. Fantastic lens!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Try extending and locking the lens, then firing...

Try extending and locking the lens, then firing the shutter. It might be cocked.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,339
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Andy, I am very sorry to hear about your eyes....

Andy,
I am very sorry to hear about your eyes. May be you can try a Rolleiflex rangefinder attachment? I think it is called Rolleimeter.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-30-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,798
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thank you, Bill.

Thank you, Bill.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-30-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,798
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Larry, I apologize for my previous statement. It...

Larry,
I apologize for my previous statement. It was a misinformation. 85/2 Sonnar Opton had 7 elements. I stand corrected.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-25-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,798
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I will try to locate the source and post here.

I will try to locate the source and post here.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,798
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have read somewhere, that early 85/2 Sonnar was...

I have read somewhere, that early 85/2 Sonnar was designed with 6 elements, which later was changed to 7 elements. Jupiter 9 was a continuation of late Jena Sonnar, so also 7 elements. West German...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-28-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Oops, I have just noticed, that you have checked...

Oops, I have just noticed, that you have checked for a stray hair. I still think it is a hair somehow connected to either one of the curtains, or to left ribbon. Try firing shutter at slower speeds,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-28-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Colin, Remove the lens, remove the back, set...

Colin,
Remove the lens, remove the back, set shutter to B, release shutter and keep pressing the button, look through the open shutter. Ther should be a hair sticking out at upper left hand side, if...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-17-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,102
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I actually happen to like Gursky’s photo of...

I actually happen to like Gursky’s photo of Montparnasse.

Also, Mike D of Beastie Boys recorded a country album, that was pretty good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,328
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It should be called Dniproflex. :)

It should be called Dniproflex. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,060
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I’d suggest 35mm lens of your liking, and film...

I’d suggest 35mm lens of your liking, and film with the balance.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I never sealed any screws, but you can try clear...

I never sealed any screws, but you can try clear coat nail polish. My wife has is , I used it several times to lock rangefinders, or to stop soft release from unscrewing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By Crazy Fedya
European vinegar has 10 percent concentration, ...

European vinegar has 10 percent concentration, and 5 percent in the US. I use whichever one is under the sink.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-11-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Try vinegar on q-tip. I had a lot of success with...

Try vinegar on q-tip. I had a lot of success with it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Tessar out of Wetzlar? Very funny!!

Tessar out of Wetzlar? Very funny!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Congratulations and good luck!!

Congratulations and good luck!!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By Crazy Fedya
If it is a Tessar-based formula, rear group...

If it is a Tessar-based formula, rear group should have two elements cemented together, since it uses front element focusing. Try to shine the light at the lens with shutter open. You should see some...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2,777
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have 45/2.8 super rokkor mounted on IIIg. Makes...

I have 45/2.8 super rokkor mounted on IIIg. Makes for a wonderful kit. Lens performs like nothing else in its price range. I really like it. These days it can be had for well under $200. Its...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It looks like Werra, modified or Photoshopped to...

It looks like Werra, modified or Photoshopped to look like a "real" film camera. Otherwise, it migjt be mistaken for a digital one without a film advance lever.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Slow film and slow speeds. :)

Slow film and slow speeds. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By Crazy Fedya
My favourites are FX2 and FX3. I have a prism for...

My favourites are FX2 and FX3. I have a prism for FX, which I like using with 80/2.8 Biometar. This kit looks unwieldy, and is a pain to use too, but I like it..
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-08-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I had 35/2.5 w nikkor several years ago. I used...

I had 35/2.5 w nikkor several years ago. I used it on Contax IIa for a few rolls of film. Results were excellent. Then I came across 35/1.8 W Nikkor, and I sold f/2.5 lens. I had to shim 35/1.8 to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Huh?? Why do you think this comment belongs in...

Huh?? Why do you think this comment belongs in this thread???
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It looks like defects in expired film to me.

It looks like defects in expired film to me.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I guess to say "первая зорька на небе" would be...

I guess to say "первая зорька на небе" would be incorrect, yes?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-30-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 13,991
Posted By Crazy Fedya
There is a ridiculous price difference between...

There is a ridiculous price difference between these two cameras nowadays.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Some of these lenses have a second helical in...

Some of these lenses have a second helical in rear part of thwe lens to translate movement of optical block to Leica standard. Mine has sloped rangefinder cam that is relatively accurate. It is mine...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Laika is husky.

Laika is husky.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I happen to own 6cm f/1.5 Sonnar in ltm. I came...

I happen to own 6cm f/1.5 Sonnar in ltm. I came across one and was able to get it trading in my Hasselblad 500C. Straight trade.
Lens beauty ring says only Sonnar 6cm f/1.5 and serial number 357xxx ,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I think it's EVS or T with Tessar, or something...

I think it's EVS or T with Tessar, or something like that, going by white plate around taking lens. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Zorka in Russian is similar to gwiazdka in...

Zorka in Russian is similar to gwiazdka in Polish. As in "pierwsza gwiazdka na niebie". Also, it means time just before sunrise, I think.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Crazy Fedya
M version of 35/3.5 Summaron also brings up 50mm...

M version of 35/3.5 Summaron also brings up 50mm framelines, unless modified.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It looks similar to 35/3.5 Summaron in M mount, I...

It looks similar to 35/3.5 Summaron in M mount, I have.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 9,918
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I like this image a lot. Floating figure makes it...

I like this image a lot. Floating figure makes it for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Welcome! This is a wonderful place with a...

Welcome!
This is a wonderful place with a tremendous amount of knowledge.
Zenits did get bigger. Look for pre-Spotmatic Pentax SLRs , like S3/H3 or SV/H3V. You will not be disappointed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2017
Replies: 330
Views: 50,598
Posted By Crazy Fedya
My oldest camera is half plate Club camera by E&T...

My oldest camera is half plate Club camera by E&T Underwood. It is from somewhere around 1898, I believe.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,619
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Next few were taken with Leica II and 3.5cm f/3.5...

Next few were taken with Leica II and 3.5cm f/3.5 Elmar. I don't have this combo anymore, and regret it. A...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,619
Posted By Crazy Fedya
This was taken with Zeiss Tenax II and 4cm f/2.8...

This was taken with Zeiss Tenax II and 4cm f/2.8 Tessar
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38816/U38816I1412820141.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,619
Posted By Crazy Fedya
And these are with 50/2 Sonnar on Contax...

And these are with 50/2 Sonnar on Contax...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,619
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Leica IIIa and 50/2 Summar before I cleaned it....

Leica IIIa and 50/2 Summar before I cleaned it. Sometimes I think I shouldn't have done...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,545
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Doesn't Summicron-C take series 5.5 filters?

Doesn't Summicron-C take series 5.5 filters?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-16-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,999
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I think that fixing screw might be the one on...

I think that fixing screw might be the one on aperture mechanism.

Edit:

Now I remember. Once rear element is unscrewed, retaining ring is accessible. Removing it allows for lifting entire optical...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-16-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,999
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Jupiter 12 for Kiev that I have came in just like...

Jupiter 12 for Kiev that I have came in just like that. The whole optical assembly needs to be moved back, not the shim. There is a screw, that fixes block in certain position. It has to be barely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Upon closer examination, it turned out to be a...

Upon closer examination, it turned out to be a rather rear poster. Definitely not as valuable, but nice looking anyway.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I picked up today a signed 16x20, in 18x24 frame,...

I picked up today a signed 16x20, in 18x24 frame, silver gelatine print by Morley Baer.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-09-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Crazy Fedya
6cm f/1.5 Sonnar LTM. I had to take it apart,...

6cm f/1.5 Sonnar LTM. I had to take it apart, reassemble and adjust RF cam with aluminum tape. It agrees with RF on my M4 now at all distances, including close and wide open. I traded my late...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Spotmatic F, as well.

Spotmatic F, as well.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It looks like separation to me. Sorry.

It looks like separation to me. Sorry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Mikhail, For someone who is very quick to express...

Mikhail,
For someone who is very quick to express extreme disinterest in photos posted by other people, you are very thin-skinned, when similar disinterest is expressed about something that you like.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-12-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I believe this is a rear cap for 50mm Lenses in...

I believe this is a rear cap for 50mm Lenses in Contax RF mount.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Original 1950's Nokton is great. I am slowly...

Original 1950's Nokton is great. I am slowly looking for an adapter to use it on Contax cameras, because, as much as I like Prominents, they are heavy and larger than Contax IIa. Once, before I knew...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,962
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Contax iia is a fantastic camera. It is...

Contax iia is a fantastic camera. It is relatively easy to clean speed escapements. I own several of them. Black dial one have quieter shutter than color dial ones. I have tried fixing vertical...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-08-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,962
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It came with original 1950's Voigtlander Ultron...

It came with original 1950's Voigtlander Ultron in Contax mount? Can we see a photo of it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thank you. I think I will try to triple them,...

Thank you. I think I will try to triple them, eventually. ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Crazy Fedya
My pleasure. It is my third Pen, but I could not...

My pleasure. It is my third Pen, but I could not leave it behind since it was $7.99, and had a 40/1.4 with mangled filter ring attached to it. ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I use either lighter fluid or electronic contact...

I use either lighter fluid or electronic contact cleaner in situations like this. Recently it helped me bring back to life an Olympus Pen FT I found with shutter stuck open.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It seems aperture actuating mechanism is slowing...

It seems aperture actuating mechanism is slowing it down. Try some lighter fluid judicially applied.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Tokiwa Seiki Pentaflex?

Tokiwa Seiki Pentaflex?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Tim, That tab should be definitely spring loaded....

Tim,
That tab should be definitely spring loaded. It is moved by small lever in the cut out on the back of the lens. Try adjusting aperture of the lens while watching it. This is how aperture...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-03-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 26,043
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I was never able to enjoy using any of AF...

I was never able to enjoy using any of AF pain-and-shoots, including Old Epic, Yashica T3,4 and 5,Konica Big Mini,etc. Sold them all.
Olympus XA was not much fun to me. XA2 was much more fun.
And...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Tim, I had something similar in one of Minolta...

Tim,
I had something similar in one of Minolta SLR's, that utilizes similar system. i ended up gently applying some lighter fluid into the slot, because restrictive movement is most likely due to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Early Canon SII with 50/3.5 collapsible Nikkor QC...

Early Canon SII with 50/3.5 collapsible Nikkor QC and original case in pretty decent condition.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-14-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Kostya, Try using reversed 28mm or at least 35mm...

Kostya,
Try using reversed 28mm or at least 35mm lenses to view ground screen. I have been using this method for quite a few lenses. Latest one is 6cm f/1.5 Sonnar in LTM, that came to me not...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-04-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,756
Posted By Crazy Fedya
There is original Voigtlander Nokton 50mm/1.5 in...

There is original Voigtlander Nokton 50mm/1.5 in Contax mount. I used to own one, and foolishly have it sold. I shouldn't have done that! I don't know how much they command these days, but last I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By Crazy Fedya
You should have bought that Rollei flash with the...

You should have bought that Rollei flash with the camera, but any small flash will do. Of course, you can use large flash as well, if you own one, but it will defeat the purpose of carrying a small...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Take that Kodak Gold 200 with Rollei 35 and a...

Take that Kodak Gold 200 with Rollei 35 and a small flash unit. It should be glorious!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,824
Posted By Crazy Fedya
What a wonderful collection!

What a wonderful collection!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Which one? 😁

Which one? 😁
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-21-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Shawn, This lens will definitely benefit from...

Shawn,
This lens will definitely benefit from cleaning. 99% of pre war lenses will. I really like these images, and square format in general. It looks like your camera functions properly.
I own Tenax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Tenax II is one of my all time favourite cameras....

Tenax II is one of my all time favourite cameras. I find it to be a tremendous pleasure to use. My example came with 4cm/2.8 Tessar lens, and I like the end result as much, as I like shooting...
Forum: Photo Software 02-07-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have been using Filmborn, which was mentioned...

I have been using Filmborn, which was mentioned in some other thread, and I like it very much. It has different film emulations, manual focus and some other manual settings built in.
Here are some...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,337
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I wonder if it would bring up 50mm framelines on...

I wonder if it would bring up 50mm framelines on M2?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,337
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I always thought that it happens only to FSU...

I always thought that it happens only to FSU production items, all other brands were perfect.
:D:D:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,644
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Contax I has the best, thickest, hardest to...

Contax I has the best, thickest, hardest to destroy coat of black paint I have ever seen. All the engravings were done in paint, not metal. It also looks and feels very luxurious and lush.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-02-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,190
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thanks for the explanation,Devin. I learn...

Thanks for the explanation,Devin. I learn something new every day at RFF.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-02-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,190
Posted By Crazy Fedya
This nickel looks very brassy. ;)

This nickel looks very brassy. ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,335
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have read somewhere that black J12 lenses do...

I have read somewhere that black J12 lenses do not work well with Fed2 bodies. When I had both, I found that to be true. Rangefinder "finger" does not touch cam in the lens. The arm of camera has to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,014
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I also like colors that vintage Voigtlander...

I also like colors that vintage Voigtlander lenses produce. Very distinct!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,014
Posted By Crazy Fedya
You did a great job aligning rangefinder. As far...

You did a great job aligning rangefinder. As far as lens goes, it's a frickin' Ultron! I have 3 different models of Vitessas, all of them with Ultron lenses, and one more Ultron, mounted on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Now, that's purdy!!

Now, that's purdy!!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,396
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Rest in peace, Tom. We will keep you in our...

Rest in peace, Tom. We will keep you in our prayers.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have used Weldwood contact cement from hardware...

I have used Weldwood contact cement from hardware store to glue down vulcanite on my M4, also for leather/leatherette on several vintage cameras. Works well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Smile She's a keeper.

Thank you, Dez. She is definitely a keeper, even though she is not black paint. 😜
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Before my wife got me that M4, I have spent 3...

Before my wife got me that M4, I have spent 3 months agonizing over which M I should have. Phil Forrest posted somewhere about his M4, and that post helped me make my decision.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By Crazy Fedya
My wife has bought me a nice M4 for my 40th...

My wife has bought me a nice M4 for my 40th birthday. I have used a variety of cameras in the past(I own over 200 cameras), including Leica II,III,IIIa,IIIc,IIIf(red and black dials) and IIIg. i have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Yes, I forgot about lovely Vitessa. That Ultron...

Yes, I forgot about lovely Vitessa. That Ultron 50/2 is something exceptional, too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By Crazy Fedya
How about majestic Voigtlanders from 1950's? I...

How about majestic Voigtlanders from 1950's? I think both Bessa II and Prominent were designed for left-handed use.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-06-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 101,227
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have received lens hood/filter holder last...

I have received lens hood/filter holder last Friday, but opened the package last night. Looks nice on 40/1.9 Xenar. Thank you, Phil!
Will post something later this week.

Merry Christmas!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By Crazy Fedya
JChrome, These all are fantastic images, but the...

JChrome,
These all are fantastic images, but the first one is magic to me. Very cinematic.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-27-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Raid, Very nice images, as always! However, your...

Raid,
Very nice images, as always! However, your girls are missing from them. ;)

Which Nokton did you use, Prominent mount or LTM mount?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-26-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 101,227
Posted By Crazy Fedya
PM sent on robot hood.

PM sent on robot hood.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,687
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Rolleiflex. Very classic. I think 3.5F is a...

Rolleiflex. Very classic.

I think 3.5F is a perfect medium format camera.

Burleigh Brooks, Spiratone, Zunow.

Plaubel Veriwide 100 is a perfect companion to any model of Rolleiflex. It was made...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,227
Posted By Crazy Fedya
The same word in Russian stands for carry and...

The same word in Russian stands for carry and wear.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 6,237
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Cameta Camera on Long Island has bought a new...

Cameta Camera on Long Island has bought a new c-41 processing machine within the last year. They process a LOT of disposable cameras and some c-41 film, including crossprocessing. Only $4/roll to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,679
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Contax IIa at speeds above 1/25.

Contax IIa at speeds above 1/25.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 8,836
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Johan, I believe that all of the lenses discussed...

Johan,
I believe that all of the lenses discussed here are of 4 elements in 3 groups design, including Leitz Elmar. The main difference is in the position of aperture blades. Elmars have there...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have done some research on the subject, because...

I have done some research on the subject, because I have some third party lenses, that cause Some of my Konica cameras to manifest said problems. Apparently, aperture mechanism in Konica cameras,...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,635
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I bought Pentax K10d in 2007, and used Olympus...

I bought Pentax K10d in 2007, and used Olympus EP-1 around 2012-2013. Still have both, but use them less and less. I use M42 Zeiss Jena lenses on Pentax and C-mount cine lenses on Olympus.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-11-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Roger, I had some bacon and pork loin smoked last...

Roger,
I had some bacon and pork loin smoked last week. It came out so good it is no more. We shared some with our friends, however. ;)
Wish you speedy recovery!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-11-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have somewhere around 60-70 rolls of black and...

I have somewhere around 60-70 rolls of black and white 135 and 120 film waiting to get developed. Some of it dates back about 4 years. I have suspended developing in May of 2013 due to kitchen...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,679
Posted By Crazy Fedya
If you grew up in FSU you would know that they...

If you grew up in FSU you would know that they don't. ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 09-30-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,015
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Now, this what is called a proper patina!!! :D:D:D

Now, this what is called a proper patina!!!
:D:D:D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-28-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Roger, I have had a conversation with my wife,...

Roger,
I have had a conversation with my wife, and she spoke to my mother-in-law, about their brine recipe. Unfortunately, it is an approximate recipe. They add everything by feel, or just looking at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Crazy Fedya
It looks like there is a lot of dust on either...

It looks like there is a lot of dust on either negatives or scanner glass.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,731
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have about 70 rolls in my film refrigerator. I...

I have about 70 rolls in my film refrigerator. I savor it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-14-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,311
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Their selfies while eating??? ;)

Their selfies while eating??? ;)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-06-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Ikonta 35 with Novar lens.

Ikonta 35 with Novar lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,210
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Interesting question. I think if I was hard...

Interesting question. I think if I was hard pressed to choose it would have to be:

Zeiss Ikon Tenax II;
Leica M4 with Amedeo Contax adapter;
Rolleiflex 3.5F;
Zorki 1/Fed 1/Leica II or any other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2016
Replies: 540
Views: 50,374
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Voigtlander Avus 135/3.5 Skopar 3000b Fuji...

Voigtlander Avus 135/3.5 Skopar 3000b Fuji negative solarized

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38816/med_U38816I1391391252.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2016
Replies: 540
Views: 50,374
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Kodak Retina Ia 50/3.5 Kodak...

Kodak Retina Ia 50/3.5 Kodak Anastigmat

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38816/med_U38816I1413344328.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2016
Replies: 540
Views: 50,374
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Olympus EP-1 and 25/1.9 Wollensak Cine...

Olympus EP-1 and 25/1.9 Wollensak Cine Raptar

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38816/med_U38816I1460076345.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2016
Replies: 540
Views: 50,374
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Leica IIIf and 50/2 Summar...

Leica IIIf and 50/2 Summar

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38816/med_U38816I1469924929.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Roger, It sounds like your smoker should work a...

Roger,
It sounds like your smoker should work a treat. I also use oak for grilling and have used it for smoking as well, but we like the flavor of a little fruitwood added.
My wife said she would...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Roger, I wish for your surgery to go well and...

Roger,

I wish for your surgery to go well and recovery period to be as short as possible.

Our smoker stove is made of sheet steel, and it is about 1 cubic foot in volume. It is connected to the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Roger, I was born in western Ukraine, about 80km...

Roger,
I was born in western Ukraine, about 80km from Polish border, thus our version of blood sausage is very much the same as Polish. It is made with mixture of buckwheat and blood, and tastes...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Kostya, You are absolutely correct. It can be...

Kostya,
You are absolutely correct. It can be sauerkraut, marinated or fresh tomatoes, pickled cucumbers, squash of any kind,etc. I believe, however, that more calories in zakuska leads to a better...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Roger, It looks like Ukrainian salo is similar to...

Roger,
It looks like Ukrainian salo is similar to speck. Wikipedia article is pretty accurate. The best salo has to be thick. Preparation is different from cook to cook, just like Ukrainian beet...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
And it is best consumed with Ukrainian salo on...

And it is best consumed with Ukrainian salo on dark bread. Those, who tried, know. ;)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Also, one can use different peppers for different...

Also, one can use different peppers for different bottles, varying hotnes and flavor. Also, drinkng ice cold vodka kills flavor of a drink. Good quality vodka should not be cold, only cheap one needs...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,569
Posted By Crazy Fedya
This was one of the most popular horilka...

This was one of the most popular horilka (Ukrainian for vodka) on our family's table, when I was growing up. I was making one quite often, after I moved to US, and there was none available in stores...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,335
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Even though I happen to own a tremendous amount...

Even though I happen to own a tremendous amount of cameras and even more lenses to use with them, I would like to keep it very simple:
The most fun - Zeiss Ikon Tenax II with 40/2.8 Tessar. The most...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,767
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I had Sirius radio for 5 years before their merge...

I had Sirius radio for 5 years before their merge with XM. I liked it very much, even though it was very repetitive. I decided not to renew once "Congress allows us to pass royalty fees to our...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Cal, Thank you for info on Dacron. I can see how...

Cal,
Thank you for info on Dacron. I can see how it would be beneficial for deeper water fishing for greater feedback.
I remember your F3P. It looks very nice. I have that uncovered IIIc, that I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Cal, Italian goat leather is fantastic, however,...

Cal,
Italian goat leather is fantastic, however, not for this application. It is too stretchy. It will be used to recover several cameras, that badly need it. Once again, thank you very much!

As I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-02-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 13,133
Posted By Crazy Fedya
There are screws under the leather on top plate,...

There are screws under the leather on top plate, that have to be taken out in order to remove top cover. Underneath it there are screws that hold film gate /shutter crate together.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Nathan, Thank you very much for the information....

Nathan,
Thank you very much for the information. In this case it too late for that piece f tape, unfortunately. I will keep that in mind for any time, I will have to replace shutter ribbons, since I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Brett, Thank you very much for your insight....

Brett,
Thank you very much for your insight. These are thoughts that were going through my brain as well. I did not bend them open all that much, just enough to dig out the remnants of old leather....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Gentlemen, Thank you very much for all replies. I...

Gentlemen,
Thank you very much for all replies. I have read both threads on APUG and will try to source some monofilament fishline, and I will post results in this thread. My fingers are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Erik, Thank you for your response. I apologize...

Erik,
Thank you for your response. I apologize for not writing clearer. I was trying to ask two separate questions in my initial post.
First question is about thin leather strips that hold slats...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Leather strips for Contax I shutter.

Hello RFF community!
I have a partially disassembled Contax I version f, I believe. When I received it about a year or so ago it worked for about 15 shutter actuations and then shutter ribbons broke....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Crazy Fedya
You should be able to see a few retaining rings...

You should be able to see a few retaining rings on the back of the lens. One of them holds optical block in the focusing mount. Once you remove it, it should be visible whether it is adjustable. May...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I think, it is the adapter, that makes it nor...

I think, it is the adapter, that makes it nor reach infinity. May be you should look for another one.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Really?

DSLR?

10 characters.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,881
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Leica IIIa with 50/2 uncoated Summar; Leica IIIc...

Leica IIIa with 50/2 uncoated Summar;
Leica IIIc converted to IIIf with either 50/2 coated Summitar or 50/3.5 red scale Elmar;
Leica IIIg with 45/2.8 Super Rokkor or 50/2.8 Elmar and 85/2.5...
Forum: Other RF 06-11-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Does it have one?

Does it have one?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 21,266
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Thats a 58/1.9 Primoplan in M42 mount with an...

Thats a 58/1.9 Primoplan in M42 mount with an Olympus M42-Pen adapter P.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 21,266
Posted By Crazy Fedya
I have the same with my panda F. I have this...

I have the same with my panda F. I have this image posted in another thread, but I gladly repost.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38816/U38816I1464870365.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,371
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Leitz Tilt-all?

Leitz Tilt-all?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 5,108
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Smile If it rocks, why sell it?

I guess, yours is not selling fast enough?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2016
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,655
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Congrats! It is a very good lens. Mine lives on...

Congrats! It is a very good lens. Mine lives on IIIg, and I like this combo very much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2016
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,300
Posted By Crazy Fedya
Colton, This is a wonderful image! Thank you for...

Colton,
This is a wonderful image! Thank you for posting it. Very vintage look.
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