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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 11,047
Posted By chippy
no not so called tessar disease (that guy is a...

no not so called tessar disease (that guy is a salesman), comparing tessar to tessar on each from pre-war cameras. the advantage the Weltur has is its a unit focusing lens .all elements remain fixed...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 11,047
Posted By chippy
shortstop, yeah, sharpness, but resolution and...

shortstop, yeah, sharpness, but resolution and contrast as well, prob an aberration or two if memory serves too.

OTH, no i hadn't seen it on the news or anything, it may have been on but i don't...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-27-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 11,047
Posted By chippy
actually shortstop, i have one with each lens...

actually shortstop, i have one with each lens variant, probably one or two extras as well and all the different format Welta Weltur from each year, some Superfekta and Perfekta and many other Welta...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-24-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 11,047
Posted By chippy
the mask too! you got almost everything, just...

the mask too! you got almost everything, just need some filters, a shade, perhaps an old instruction manual or two to complete the package :)

scanners are a pain. i kinda like your phone pic of the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-24-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 11,047
Posted By chippy
yeah, many of them. from some of the first plate...

yeah, many of them. from some of the first plate cameras they made through to the end of them in east germany. they are not as well known so easy to get and cheaper than the other well known brands,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 11,047
Posted By chippy
congrats shortstop , looks like you got a...

congrats shortstop , looks like you got a beauty, apart from the camera which is fine on its own, its not easy to get one with the case, which is a unique thing all by itself , and when you do they...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 11,098
Posted By chippy
two out of three i reckon aint bad...vacuum thing...

two out of three i reckon aint bad...vacuum thing is largely a myth,

also, quite a few hundred models which would have accounted for millions of cameras worldwide, pre auto front door opening/lens...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-29-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,953
Posted By chippy
lol, a supplement Ad could be for a more higher...

lol,

a supplement Ad could be for a more higher qualified (or desperate) person, for the old lenses, Eurynar as well, but experience is necessary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 26,911
Posted By chippy
blooody hell! that guy in the middle is keen on...

blooody hell! that guy in the middle is keen on his smoking eh! only has one lung left, his right side lung, and he still wont give it up

ya can tell cos the smoke is just pouring out his right side...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-24-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,953
Posted By chippy
Its odd to hear a Bessa 1 with Voigtar, Bessa 1...

Its odd to hear a Bessa 1 with Voigtar, Bessa 1 (which is a post war 1950 chrome top bessa) was equipped with either color Skopar or Vaskar. pre war (black non RF) Bessa's models were equipped with...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,108
Posted By chippy
yeah, that serial works out the same period with...

yeah, that serial works out the same period with my notes as well.

sometimes it does matter the orientation, the levers off the side of the shutter can catch and make it difficult, sometimes dam...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,108
Posted By chippy
does it have the word 'Gloria' embossed into the...

does it have the word 'Gloria' embossed into the leatherette? i can only see Balda

also, whats the serial number of the shutter?

cheers
chippy
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,108
Posted By chippy
theres no picture? you are probably having...

theres no picture?


you are probably having trouble finding much about your "Gloria" because Balda only named it that for one year. Balda cameras can be like that, they changed their names or sold...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Posted By chippy
the name plate i should think puts in the...

the name plate i should think puts in the 1904-1926 time frame, they usually say these were made from about 1909-1910 onwards but they made them earlier than that, for a while some of these (Klito)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,597
Posted By chippy
Huh!, thanks, i forgot how friendly this forum...

Huh!, thanks, i forgot how friendly this forum was




actually i'm sure it is fun for others as well, at times i am probably guilty of the same things but there is already a great deal to research...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By chippy
didnt see your post till after i posted Hans, i...

didnt see your post till after i posted Hans, i hadnt seen that page at all, its interesting but they have some dates wrong


i mentioned in my post above but they were available in wide variety of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By chippy
HLing, they are finicky to get in just the right...

HLing, they are finicky to get in just the right place, its a little bit of trial and error to start with, it should be as Hans mentioned about 90deg to the left with the lettering more horizontal,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,597
Posted By chippy
the OP was asking about the 524/2 vs Bessa (II)...

the OP was asking about the 524/2 vs Bessa (II) so thats where my comments were directed but certainly there are other 6x9 with CRF up to the task, each with their own little quirks, disadvantages...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,597
Posted By chippy
So thats where its coming from Abbazz! its an...

So thats where its coming from Abbazz! its an incredibly inaccurate thing to write. i wondered where it was coming from, coincidentally just the other day (before this thread started) someone...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,597
Posted By chippy
like i and KoNickon above said, you would like ZI...

like i and KoNickon above said, you would like ZI and be very happy with it, but if money is no object (as with all things photography large increase in money for small gains) then a bessa II is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,597
Posted By chippy
a lot comes down to personal preference, Ziess...

a lot comes down to personal preference, Ziess Ikon vs Voigtander is a bit like Canon vs Nikon, some people prefer to stick with ZI and collect (and use) as many as they can others prefer the big V....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,199
Posted By chippy
i wouldn't want to destroy a decent camera in...

i wouldn't want to destroy a decent camera in good condition to make another functional, its kinda like destroying history, one day, maybe not for many years yet but sooner or later they will be hard...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By chippy
all the above replies are correct. I'd just add...

all the above replies are correct. I'd just add to that it can be relatively simple thing to do, on occasion! no one should buy a folder with the idea of swapping out the lens with another unless...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 12,602
Posted By chippy
interesting, my experience is almost the...

interesting, my experience is almost the opposite, i guess it depends on where you are and how friendly the camera gods are to you at the time. generally i find the pre-war S/Ikonta for about $150,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 12,602
Posted By chippy
i'm not sure why you say you would be spending...

i'm not sure why you say you would be spending more on the Ikonta? how much is the Fuji Super you are looking at?

generally speaking the 532/16 are about the cheapest (pre-war cheaper than post)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-22-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 7,481
Posted By chippy
seems a rash statement to make about all 6x9's on...

seems a rash statement to make about all 6x9's on the basis of two you have. there must be thousands out there producing fine results today not to mention those over many decades by many people. I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 7,481
Posted By chippy
scale focusing is not hard at all, even without a...

scale focusing is not hard at all, even without a built in RF or hand held RF, with a little practice you will surprise yourself just how accurate you can be. take a few measurements from your...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 13,677
Posted By chippy
to be certain it really needs to checked over,...

to be certain it really needs to checked over, likely the problem, assuming its not the lens character is somewhere else. checking it with ground glass and a loupe will help tell whats going...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 13,677
Posted By chippy
most of the old folders arnt "air tight" as such...

most of the old folders arnt "air tight" as such . most dont use flocking/seals etc in the doors to assist in preventing light entering, they use light traps instead which does allow small amounts of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 13,303
Posted By chippy
if you hadn't deleted the thread with years of...

if you hadn't deleted the thread with years of other RFF members input to place in your book, then you could reference what i am talking about there, as it is i am not going to repeat myself. I hope...
Forum: Off Topic 06-06-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,621
Posted By chippy
what could the problem possibly be with someone...

what could the problem possibly be with someone making handmade straps!:confused:


the camera could be just the thing to take to Macquarie Island (Oz/Tasmanian reserve/park half way between botttom...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-04-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 7,341
Posted By chippy
whats even more amazing is Roger seems to be...

whats even more amazing is Roger seems to be acknowledging one of the positive uses and benefits of vintage folders for photography (without having a go at them i might add!!) :eek: there may be some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2010
Replies: 3,776
Views: 728,211
Posted By chippy
Your gonna LOVE the 100/2!!!! has to be one of...

Your gonna LOVE the 100/2!!!!

has to be one of the very best small tele lens for 35mm format available..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,971
Posted By chippy
there should soon be about 40 M9's being used, in...

there should soon be about 40 M9's being used, in 40 years time none will be used :rolleyes::D
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,010
Posted By chippy
yes, i am not sure what your point is, ...blind...

yes, i am not sure what your point is, ...blind dumbness on my part no doubt...but it is certain it was oftheherd i was speaking to, after, i spoke to his korean wife i believe



[edit] have to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,010
Posted By chippy
well thanks again Oscar, at least from that i got...

well thanks again Oscar, at least from that i got a phone number, which i just called, i have no doubt i reached the correct people (after exchanging emails, certain clues are evident-not to mention...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,010
Posted By chippy
thanks Oscar for the link, it looks a useful...

thanks Oscar for the link, it looks a useful utility, but i could not find the details there corresponding to this address(below)? it gave different addresses

Norris H. Price
13705 Greenwood...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,010
Posted By chippy
sure does suck! just the way it is i guess, to...

sure does suck! just the way it is i guess, to think he was an active member since 2003 with near 3000 posts, and in PM professed to have strong christian values, i guess a few dollars undermines...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,010
Posted By chippy
yep sure did, i always thought he was a top bloke...

yep sure did, i always thought he was a top bloke as well, you never can tell though can ya, he hasnt been here since, not under that name!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By chippy
Keith mentions the D76, that would normally be...

Keith mentions the D76, that would normally be one of the first choices for a 'first timer', cheap (about half the price of tmax) and good for old timers as well really, but seeing how you got the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 3,523
Posted By chippy
when you visit the area next week, go knock on...

when you visit the area next week, go knock on his door and collect the item !
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 3,523
Posted By chippy
not meaning to get side tracked but its...

not meaning to get side tracked but its interesting Frank about the (your)brokerage fee's. My experience is different, Ive had items shipped UPS and although it is an expensive shipping option/fee (i...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By chippy
Bill, it really isnt common for the tessar on...

Bill, it really isnt common for the tessar on these folders to have lens separation, if yours did then i am surprised you had it CLA'd because a CLA isnt going to fix a lens that has separated e.g....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2009
Replies: 167
Views: 21,538
Posted By chippy
use your OM-1 ;)

use your OM-1 ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,370
Posted By chippy
I know where your coming from (the old OM are...

I know where your coming from (the old OM are nice), but its kinda like comparing apples and oranges, two different class of camera from different era's. To be fair you should probably compare the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By chippy
true, typed the wrong number for some...

true, typed the wrong number for some reason...357 it is
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By chippy
I use the SR44, or rather the 387 batteries (same...

I use the SR44, or rather the 387 batteries (same battery but Eveready brand) because they are cheap and available almost anywhere. i did read once that the lithium 3V doesn't give a consistent...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By chippy
B & W as you say is easy and saves plenty of...

B & W as you say is easy and saves plenty of money (here at least-being hand processed, labs charge a LOT). colour 35mm is only AU$2.50 a roll developed at K-Mart (possibly the equivalent to your...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,729
Posted By chippy
as above i agree, its plenty enough space, I...

as above i agree, its plenty enough space, I worked in one that size for years, particularly if your prints are only 8x10 (though you can still easy enough do 20x24). setting the enlarger on trolly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By chippy
everyone has been waiting for Olympus to re-issue...

everyone has been waiting for Olympus to re-issue the OM-1 again! now its here! fantastic..

that is classic David thanks for showing the link, comes with the f1.4 as well, what more could you ask...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 3,646
Posted By chippy
Nice test shots Mr. Irvine :) dont suppose you...

Nice test shots Mr. Irvine :) dont suppose you could go through that door and check on a parcel for me eh :D

glad you appear to have solved the problem, it seems as one problem is solved another is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-12-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 7,951
Posted By chippy
i would not agree Ruben that a strap is a...

i would not agree Ruben that a strap is a concrete application of art. a well crafted strap such as a Luigi strap for example is surely a great/nice strap, some of his are designed to protect the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-12-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 7,951
Posted By chippy
I'm not sure why am bothering with this, but its...

I'm not sure why am bothering with this, but its a cold sunday afternoon and i cant bare watching my football team play like complete idiots for another minute.

Reading Rubens post and understanding...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,202
Posted By chippy
there is no real difference in size between a 620...

there is no real difference in size between a 620 folding camera and 120 folding camera Kurt, often it is only the moulding of the film chamber that is a fraction smaller (mere couple of mm's), the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,202
Posted By chippy
Its not quite as easy as that though is it...

Its not quite as easy as that though is it Bill?...how do you deal with the rewinding the film back on? winding on the loose end, and not having it exposed to light? then the other end not bunching...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,202
Posted By chippy
though we might hear of quite a few people using...

though we might hear of quite a few people using or wanting to try out that old 620 camera in the back of the wardrobe, shed or bargin of ebay, the reality is the demand for 620 film compared to 120...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 3,646
Posted By chippy
What you guys dont know what all those funny...

What you guys dont know what all those funny applicators , bibs and bobs to do with putting makeup on are for! whys that :D :D :D sheeze i think we need more females on this site, they could chip in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 5,396
Posted By chippy
Oscar's info is obviously up to date, if not...

Oscar's info is obviously up to date, if not helpful, in that respect i'm not sure why people have a problem with him, seems pretty helpful...except of course for the insulting tones! ;) although...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,363
Posted By chippy
Yeah, Simon, indeed it looks like the 6.5x4...

Yeah, Simon, indeed it looks like the 6.5x4 Korell, what a little gem! did you buy them off the auction site, somewhere else? just curious what they might be worth or were you going to sell them?...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,363
Posted By chippy
Sevo, when it comes to Balda (or some of the...

Sevo, when it comes to Balda (or some of the others) i think the moto must be 'er, so whats in a name!' particularly with the Fixfoucs, there are just heaps of names for it or even no name...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 5,396
Posted By chippy
I tend to agree, i am sure sellers prefer the old...

I tend to agree, i am sure sellers prefer the old feedback system. If someone had ANY neg feedback before you would probably stay well clear of them (buyers were very reluctant to leave...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 3,646
Posted By chippy
Xray and Trius make some excellent points,...

Xray and Trius make some excellent points, definitely worth checking out. you should be able to to do some test shots to know, by a series of elimination you should be able to confirm or rule them...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,363
Posted By chippy
more detailed pictures from all angles help and...

more detailed pictures from all angles help and narrow down the little things to accurately tell what version they, the korell particularly, with the back open

but it is a very safe bet the first...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,473
Posted By chippy
Sure, i didnt intend for it sound critical! just...

Sure, i didnt intend for it sound critical! just curious to what they might cost on there own (or what other parts are worth keeping), or whether it works out cheaper just to buy a spare parts camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 3,646
Posted By chippy
looks a bit like light reflecting of the edges of...

looks a bit like light reflecting of the edges of the film mask/frame..

not scratched, shiny is it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,473
Posted By chippy
very interesting, thanks for posting that...

very interesting, thanks for posting that jonmanjiro, made by copal by the looks, i wonder how much they cost as a spare part?



kashapero, probably 2 points for the OM's as well <shrugs>
Forum: RFF Polls 07-07-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 6,703
Posted By chippy
nah, you have real Leica ;) people dont realise...

nah, you have real Leica ;)

people dont realise it but all the models with the much desired red dot are really Cosina cameras :p :D:D

the first real rangefinder cameras with the original red dot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By chippy
jpa66, its all swings and roundabout, 6 of one...

jpa66, its all swings and roundabout, 6 of one and half a dozen of the other--hows that for being definitive!

but really no one can know for sure what camera your wife would get along with better,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By chippy
yeah, true Richard, apologies for the oversight,...

yeah, true Richard, apologies for the oversight, possible thats where the rumours started, that it doesn't drain the batteries at all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By chippy
David, actually its one of those myths that...

David, actually its one of those myths that spread, that setting to 1/60 or B stops the battery drain. you have to remove the batteries if you want to ensure no drain. the 4Ti is improved over the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By chippy
Mike, i think if you dont like the shutter ring...

Mike, i think if you dont like the shutter ring (on an OM) then its probably not that much of an asset/benefit to choose the OM2 anyway, of course you can just use it on auto, but really, if you dont...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 4,345
Posted By chippy
it is nice to have the OM-1(n)'s converted...

it is nice to have the OM-1(n)'s converted though, uses the same batteries as the other OM's then (if you happen to have a couple) and a bunch of other cameras..i find the batteries are easy to find...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By chippy
you got it going ...the ol girls dont give up...

you got it going ...the ol girls dont give up easy eh, well done :)

glad you got the pdf, it always makes more sense when you have the instructions.

i would of thought the leather on yours looks...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-27-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 16,930
Posted By chippy
not to start one either but i respectfully...

not to start one either but i respectfully disagree. i really like the fm3a, a lot for various reasons, but the early OM's are every bit as good, or rather the fm3a is good because the Om was first...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By chippy
I cant say whether the 36.5 would work or not, i...

I cant say whether the 36.5 would work or not, i havnt tried as i have the correct ones to use, they may work by slightly bending out the taps on the filter but it would be a shame to scratch a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By chippy
Eli, looks like a very nice Super Ikonta B, or...

Eli,
looks like a very nice Super Ikonta B, or 532/16 , not 332/16. great cameras, built like the proverbial brick ..hmm ..dunny looks better in print

try cocking the shutter and winding on one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-27-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,118
Posted By chippy
innn-credible hey, i find it amazing, bemusing,...

innn-credible hey,

i find it amazing, bemusing, ludicrous etc; that in this modern day people (seemingly educated people) are still so easily led, apparently lack even the basics of analytical...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-24-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By chippy
the site has been glitchy for a little while now,...

the site has been glitchy for a little while now, same was happening for me, try going to your settings and disable email notifications, save changes, then go back and reset the email notifications,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-23-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By chippy
well done, now all you have to do is convince...

well done, now all you have to do is convince family and friends to sit down and watch your slide show :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By chippy
Its time for a CLA, i'd guess its never had one...

Its time for a CLA,

i'd guess its never had one [edit; you say you Dad had it serviced, still it must have been long a go i guess, or very minor service], the stiff focusing can be an indication...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By chippy
:D :D ashtrays LOL, the ones with the extra grip...

:D :D ashtrays LOL, the ones with the extra grip do eh! i knew they reminded me of something, could never quite put my finger on it. i might not be able to get the image out of my head now! sheeze...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,873
Posted By chippy
ED, the combined VF/RF point I referred to, was...

ED, the combined VF/RF point I referred to, was to the claim that the Mamiya Six of 1940 had theirs before the Zeiss S/Ikonta. clearly thats not the case.

there can be no denying that Konica as well...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-21-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 27,808
Posted By chippy
yeah it would be difficult, the thicker (or less...

yeah it would be difficult, the thicker (or less pliable) the material the more difficult it is, that material is plenty thick (durable, but thick) if you compare it to the leatherette that is on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-21-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,873
Posted By chippy
Dave, you did say however that their combined...

Dave, you did say however that their combined VF/RF window was years ahead of the competition, it clearly wasnt! i believe you are thinking of the 530/16 (1935-1937) with seperate rf/vf windows..the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-20-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 27,808
Posted By chippy
he certainly is enthusiastic and applies...

he certainly is enthusiastic and applies attention to detail. doesnt have a web site though, just PM him.

that poor ol Bessa RF gave him trouble, probably could of done with a donour Bessa :p, more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,405
Posted By chippy
John, you can still buy dry glass plate, it costs...

John, you can still buy dry glass plate, it costs a heap though, primarily its the science and astro folk that use it. dead flat!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-19-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,873
Posted By chippy
Dave, i dont dislike the vintage Japanese...

Dave, i dont dislike the vintage Japanese cameras, they work fine, take reasonable to v/good pictures (many of the early ones used German lenses and shutters anyway, before they started making their...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-18-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,656
Posted By chippy
the Super Baldax is coupled (RF), but is often...

the Super Baldax is coupled (RF), but is often confused by some people with the Mess Baldix that has an un-coupled RF, the Super Baldax has 'Balda' pressed into the front of the metal top the Mess...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-18-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,656
Posted By chippy
Steamer yeah, mostly they do all have those...

Steamer yeah,
mostly they do all have those shockingly bad bellows, (probably their worst feature) the S/Isolettes are a bit better, still no where near the quality of, say voigtlander but many of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 8,777
Posted By chippy
fwiw Bill, rear lens separation isnt usually a...

fwiw Bill, rear lens separation isnt usually a problem at all with the Tessar lenses, they are plenty durable and will outlive me and my children i am sure. even if it did separate (or other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By chippy
Its usually reported as being from #919251 or...

Its usually reported as being from #919251 or sometimes rounded up to 1000 000
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-02-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 8,777
Posted By chippy
what is your budget? an important...

what is your budget? an important consideration.

your right no one folder will have every feature you want, its matter of whether you can get along with whatever quirks the one you choose has. the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By chippy
the larger the bellows the quicker they will...

the larger the bellows the quicker they will droop or deform if stored extended, LF bellows if left on display can start to sag in the middle after just days or a few weeks, no one with LF would...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By chippy
Dave, personally i prefer the known quality...

Dave, personally i prefer the known quality cameras too, but if we are talking a 6x9 with coupled rangefinder (not agfa records-that have uncoupled rangefinder) then the choices get narrow, if its in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By chippy
Bill, what model Moskva (Moscow) are you looking...

Bill, what model Moskva (Moscow) are you looking at; 1,2,3,4 or 5?

William covers it pretty well, if its a known good working camera then its good value for money (more so a Moskova 5), for a large...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By chippy
Rob, yes thats the Elmar on that one, Leitz didnt...

Rob, yes thats the Elmar on that one, Leitz didnt seem to let their lenses be mounted on just any camera, so i guess they must of liked the quality of this Weltini (model name). I certainly have no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By chippy
Rob, funny you should say that, there is actually...

Rob, funny you should say that, there is actually a Luxus Welta (brown leather but no gold though, i got one around here somewhere) but its an entirely different camera, older folding type camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,453
Posted By chippy
thanks for posting that info rulnacco, its always...

thanks for posting that info rulnacco, its always handy to have a source for these...

there is a company in Tasmania (Longman Optical) that does them too, also things like beam splitters, ND...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By chippy
i wasnt thinking of buying it Richard, i already...

i wasnt thinking of buying it Richard, i already have these, they are a fine camera generally if you get one in good condition..ahead of their time in 1936-7, easily arguably better than the Retina...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By chippy
i would say not...a very good original one of...

i would say not...a very good original one of these might go as high as $200 or so, usually they can be had $70ish to $130, though the Xenon f2 are less common, more often they have tessar, xenar and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By chippy
Question good or bad re-leathering job-red snakeskin!

while browsing I came across this Welta Weltini re-covered in Red snakeskin, thought to myself oh no! someone had to do it sometime, lets have a look...would you be happy with this re-leathering...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-27-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By chippy
Hi Petur, not bad going for a third language!...

Hi Petur, not bad going for a third language!

off the top of my head i cant think of anyone known to work on the Iskra's (i am sure there is though, some others might be able to recommend someone),...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-26-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
Actually Leigh i only just got mine now, but i am...

Actually Leigh i only just got mine now, but i am bit further away than you.

it seems straight forward, although i feel a little weird signing a form saying i acknowledge taking a receipt of a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-25-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,587
Posted By chippy
i like the graffiti shots too... the Bikini...

i like the graffiti shots too...

the Bikini Cocktail shots is interesting, we dont have bars like that much here (save one or two strip clubs in the city center, and even then they open mostly at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,453
Posted By chippy
would of been handy if he said who they sold them...

would of been handy if he said who they sold them too
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-21-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
I am glad it ended up being the option (B) to buy...

I am glad it ended up being the option (B) to buy at a reasonable price calculated by Scott and then placed in a draw, rather than the other option (A) we could vote for, making a bid..i didnt really...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 6,996
Posted By chippy
WOW, thats incredible! for colour? i think it...

WOW, thats incredible! for colour? i think it would be more economical for me to send my film over there! do they offer a postal service :D

we pay about A$10 just for the processing, no proofs or...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By chippy
Fair enough, just another option

Fair enough, just another option
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-19-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By chippy
exactly, why? it seems he (Taxi) invites...

exactly, why? it seems he (Taxi) invites criticism but when someone (Sepiareverb post # 5) offers an attempt of constructive criticism, Taxi responds with a direct personal insult to him stating he...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By chippy
well i guess thats why i have never had a problem...

well i guess thats why i have never had a problem with light coming through the paper ;)

I dont leave em out :D..hmm except for the time i forgot and left my top of the range (at that time) canon...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By chippy
red windows; either cover them with tape (or...

red windows; either cover them with tape (or similar) that you can peel back to see the red windows or a much more dificult way is to atatch a sliding red window cover from another camera to the back...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By chippy
thats incredible Stewart eh, a bit like some folk...

thats incredible Stewart eh, a bit like some folk taking silver oxide, for its benefits, and there skin permanently turns blue..still happens too
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By chippy
incorrect, from the data i have read, they (your...

incorrect, from the data i have read, they (your forums) have it back the front. the background rads are 300+ higher than than the rads you would on average be exposed to holding the lens to you eye...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-19-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By chippy
they probably would, but there would have to be a...

they probably would, but there would have to be a cheaper russian folding 6x6 camera option than that.....is there an Ebay for Russia Arvay? if there is can you post the link so that i can look at...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-10-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 5,992
Posted By chippy
no doubt he must be a photographer with great...

no doubt he must be a photographer with great flexibility :p
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-10-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 5,992
Posted By chippy
lovely fan mail! its a shame, no one should have...

lovely fan mail! its a shame, no one should have to put up with it...

seemed awfully long winded just to say '***', 'you suck' and 'dude' over and over, if you dont take it personally though the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,430
Posted By chippy
its really a question just for you. whether you...

its really a question just for you.

whether you want to use one, whether you already have a folder that you use instead of these, or whether you are asking from a $ value point of view.

from a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By chippy
disagree with this however, complete load of...

disagree with this however, complete load of internet bungcum ;)

this is one of those rumours that i think originated from cameras in the 20's and early thirties that has been repeated ever since so...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By chippy
Yeah it does work Paddy. i find it a good habit...

Yeah it does work Paddy. i find it a good habit to always wind on a little after each shot, this makes the number disappear from the red window so there is no mistaking whether you have exposed the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By chippy
Dave, i am not entirely sure i know exactly in...

Dave, i am not entirely sure i know exactly in what area is giving you problems, the build-mechanicals of the camera, something worn loose or bent etc, or settings i.e. best aperture, shutter and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2009
Replies: 99
Views: 7,786
Posted By chippy
whenever this type of topic comes up many people...

whenever this type of topic comes up many people base their choice/opinion on whether they like SLR or not (TLR or the others not shown previously or now), or whether they are rangefinders or not,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-05-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By chippy
thats pretty much how i understood it to be. in...

thats pretty much how i understood it to be. in general, UV focuses ahead of the film plane and IR behind ..so a highly corrected lens may incorporate the IR spectrum but not the UV as well, the same...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,335
Posted By chippy
kinda belittles N. A. words though doesnt...

kinda belittles N. A. words though doesnt it...not that we Aussies care, we had a rocket once, launched it...it didnt go belly up...it went all directions :eek:...but there are rumours it was all...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By chippy
uncoated lens best for Infra Red!!

as the title implies..is it true?

i dont think so but would like to be proved or shown different. I am not that technical from a precision lens designer point of view but i do love the old lenses (...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-23-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
hmm, I was hoping it would go on by unnoticed,...

hmm, I was hoping it would go on by unnoticed, no doubt I should have phrased that somewhat differently!

regards
hopeless at innuendo
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,542
Posted By chippy
it cracked me up as well, i thought it was...

it cracked me up as well, i thought it was hilarious (kinda takes me back to kindy garten when some kid messed up my finger painting lol) until i read about taking it further to small claims court. i...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-23-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
no doubt he was shooting 35, can you imagine...

no doubt he was shooting 35, can you imagine guests having spare 120 to hand out, that would be a tough crowd to please!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-23-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
i tend to agree with much of this as well as...

i tend to agree with much of this as well as plenty of other stuff talked about recently, but some things ring very true, rushing stuff , good people skills, cant say i would dismiss having an...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
hehe speak for yourself, Adelaide is a non...

hehe speak for yourself, Adelaide is a non convict settlement, we didnt even build a jail until a few years later when the Vics started to come over the border :cool: haha
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
i know where i am on the list :D

i know where i am on the list :D
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-23-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
sheer terror; i bet! holy mother of god Batman...

sheer terror; i bet! holy mother of god Batman what will we do, comes to mind LOL

great that it worked out and heaps funny too that you say 'stuff ups are my specialty', funny people should do...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
Roland, i dont mind admitting that it is nice to...

Roland, i dont mind admitting that it is nice to get something [our mates] you yanks havnt got, but it will be short lived i am sure. no doubt if it worked out cheaper with the exchange rates ,scott...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By chippy
well i am not surprised on the first count, this...

well i am not surprised on the first count, this dam thing has been sitting her for ages waiting for me to come up with a replacement or suitable way to fix it...the 75mm bodies are harder to come by...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-23-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By chippy
no doubt! you and me both, i dont question your...

no doubt! you and me both, i dont question your skills what so ever, its just fun in a quirky sort of way to guesstimate what going on ;)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
you could be his advertising publicists...

you could be his advertising publicists Keith,*does that mean you get it first, or cheaper, ,,very un-Australian of you to throw your weight around lol

it will be an interesting camera to give a go...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By chippy
reminds me of my good ol 1978 HZ GTS Holden...

reminds me of my good ol 1978 HZ GTS Holden (Monaro-sic), never actually officially called a monaro but just GTS, but at the time considered the best holden off the line. it was in mint condition [my...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-23-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
well i had to look at this upside down, but us...

well i had to look at this upside down, but us down under folk have fig leaf parts as hard as rocks so its our nose's we are worried about hehe :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,542
Posted By chippy
Dam, just saw this, thats almost a very sad...

Dam, just saw this, thats almost a very sad story, thats no fun, heck! woman scorned =beware

i wouldnt hang onto that last picture, bad memories, besides the pole in the center is distracting ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,542
Posted By chippy
LOLOL , cracks me up, i can just imagine this in...

LOLOL , cracks me up, i can just imagine this in a movie, classic

but then again, thinkng about it, you would really have to hate the guy, incremental to how nice the camera is. a brownie box camera...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-22-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
WOW, what a monumental stuff up! i bet that sent...

WOW, what a monumental stuff up! i bet that sent ripples of concern around the wedding party and family. a pretty frank and honest thing to admit to as well, it really does highlight how bad things...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-22-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 13,034
Posted By chippy
me too, he is the ultimate pessimist LOL, i...

me too, he is the ultimate pessimist LOL, i imagine if we were talking about which shoes were the most comfortable he would say something like. 'why bother, you will still trip over and break your...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-22-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,875
Posted By chippy
i dont know how HCB did it, but when i use the...

i dont know how HCB did it, but when i use the pro lab services [as i would for paying clients] we mount everything in separate cardboard mounts [ourselves, they wont do it-to time consuming to cut...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-22-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
actually i just had another thought, i might put...

actually i just had another thought, i might put my son in for it as well, that way i wont have to pay the forwarding postage hahaha, i can pinch it and have another fortnight with it LOL
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By chippy
i think i remember reading in some book that...

i think i remember reading in some book that claimed cameras are a good investment, that increase in value more than many other items 11% rings a bell. of course this is all subjective. no doubt...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-22-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
i dont suppose it matters so long as Keith doesnt...

i dont suppose it matters so long as Keith doesnt bugger it up first LOLOL, i got my name down...i hope to god i dont like it!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-22-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,137
Posted By chippy
its a pretty innovative concept isn't it (been...

its a pretty innovative concept isn't it (been done before i suppose?), gets the camera out there for people to handle, use and maybe like so much they decide to fork out the dough for one, even if...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By chippy
Charles, i cant really see it being the bellows,...

Charles, i cant really see it being the bellows, the leak is coming from behind the mask-starting from the edge of the film. when the leak is from the bellows the the film/frame edges are unaffected...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By chippy
doesn't look like it is the bellows...

doesn't look like it is the bellows though...somewhere else (i.e.film chamber) or in the handling of the film.

should give the camera a check in the dark like i mentioned earlier, before sending it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By chippy
cant argue with that....seems some sort of...

cant argue with that....seems some sort of injustice to it though eh!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-11-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By chippy
another nice picture Andrew, of a different...

another nice picture Andrew, of a different character, not the splendid classic landscape of the others, but one that shows character and involves a human interest that will be interesting in years...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-11-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By chippy
Andrew, again, they are fantastic images, i would...

Andrew, again, they are fantastic images, i would have to take a trip to the blue mountains (man from snowy river territory--historic aussie ikon) and i dont think i would see anything quite the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By chippy
Bugger, what a disapointment, i was looking...

Bugger, what a disapointment, i was looking foward to it already LOL , it would have been nice to add an english flavour to the welta collection, i havnt seen a westminster before, not sure i even...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By chippy
If you can manage to Adrian that will be great, I...

If you can manage to Adrian that will be great, I am a Welta fanatic LOL

I'm quite used to paying postage costs from the other side of the globe, theres no choice if you live all the way down...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By chippy
Sounds very interesting Adrian, can you discribed...

Sounds very interesting Adrian, can you discribed basically what type of camera it was i.e 135 , 120 , 127film or folding plate camera..

Welta sold their cameras around the world to many...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-10-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By chippy
the Agfa's done a fine job in capturing that...

the Agfa's done a fine job in capturing that amazing scenery Andrew (of course you helped a bit :)

a nice web page too

enjoyable, thanks for sharing
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,308
Posted By chippy
I have no idea if people (the same people?) are...

I have no idea if people (the same people?) are often saying leica's are too expensive. i scan the posts and occassionaly something grabs my attention but if its the same dreary topic with no...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-07-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,308
Posted By chippy
Many Tashi deleks Roger, or if you prefer :p...

Many Tashi deleks Roger,

or if you prefer :p *sticking out tounge* (a not yet completely extinct form of Tibetan greeting so they say)

is that your new interest (Tibetan)?

not an attack in way...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 2,892
Posted By chippy
sounds like their waiting for you blokes to keel...

sounds like their waiting for you blokes to keel over :eek::D

the OP makes that M6 look nice! ......umm it was an m6 wasnt it...a future m8 is not out of the question!:p
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-04-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By chippy
crazy money! it costs what it costs, there...

crazy money! it costs what it costs, there nothing we can do about that (no rules against bleeting about it though :p ) maybe it will come down in price as time goes on, maybe not, who knows eh...for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By chippy
not that it helps, but there was someone yonks...

not that it helps, but there was someone yonks back that advertised for ages in the classifieds (RFF) cases for folding camera, all makes ..it seemed he had hundreds++
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-31-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By chippy
A wealth of infomation coming out here, more han...

A wealth of infomation coming out here, more han i have been able to find out in a few days of searching, my knowledge has increased a 1000% already! (which wasnt hard given how little i knew!)

for...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-31-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By chippy
WOW...PVA, IPS, Eizo, LaCie...it looks like i...

WOW...PVA, IPS, Eizo, LaCie...it looks like i have some reading to do..

the NEC looks like it has all sorts of on board colour management (perhaps replacing the need for a calibrating set up like...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-31-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By chippy
best dam screens for photography

i couldnt find a section for this...but what are the latest very good screens available for photo work.

from a very sexy voice in texas, when i ordered my mac pro (even though i thought i was...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-31-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,273
Posted By chippy
Dave i liked seeing the photos, i think i saw...

Dave i liked seeing the photos, i think i saw some others you posted not so long ago as well--i find them at least interesting and every now and again a very good one (i am a harsh critic so i try...
Forum: RFF News 03-30-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 7,461
Posted By chippy
LOL @ Tuolumne...great to see some emotion...

LOL @ Tuolumne...great to see some emotion comming out! :D

i have the latest explorer (8) and when RFF changed servers or whatever it did a while back it was a real problem loading ..give up was the...
Forum: Photo Software 03-30-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,466
Posted By chippy
i dont know what free form means but it sounds...

i dont know what free form means but it sounds good hehe, and as for the rest thats sounds good as well, although the demo by the blokes on the LR2 web page seemed to indicate organisation and...
Forum: Photo Software 03-30-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,466
Posted By chippy
yeah, fdigital advice on running the trials makes...

yeah, fdigital advice on running the trials makes sence, at least it would give me a starting point or feel. however, not having used this type of thing before (comming from wet darkroom), i am...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By chippy
oh i forgot to mention the inner lens just...

oh i forgot to mention the inner lens just unsrews, but as you say there are no slots so it has to be friction held (correct term i am not sure-- after removing the shutter from front standard),...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By chippy
i wonder why i thought c6 had something to do...

i wonder why i thought c6 had something to do with this! i know he has done p/SVS to s/compur shutter transplants on these before so it doesnt suprise me, or pehaps the fellow that had it before did...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-30-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,395
Posted By chippy
:D with a photo like that, it seemed to good an...

:D with a photo like that, it seemed to good an oppotunity to pass by. :rolleyes:

of course he may not be a surgeon, or drinking in the expensive rarified air (lol keith), ...its likely that his...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-30-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,395
Posted By chippy
on that link you provided, it shows it must be a...

on that link you provided, it shows it must be a camera for rich people, the dude in some of the the pictures is a surgeon, but forgot to take his mask off when he went to the fuji display!!
Forum: Photo Software 03-30-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,466
Posted By chippy
Aperture 2 is $249 AU and Lightroom 2 is AU$499...

Aperture 2 is $249 AU and Lightroom 2 is AU$499 if one was to go on the ol adage that you get what you pay for then Lightroom 2 should have more to it/better. although i may be able to get Lightroom...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-29-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,395
Posted By chippy
yeah i saw that it came not long after as well,...

yeah i saw that it came not long after as well, they have thrown in an extended warrantee with the price...not chep camera thats for sure!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-29-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,076
Posted By chippy
No doubt everyone on the Aussie list would have...

No doubt everyone on the Aussie list would have recieved the email. Scott seems to say there has been NO official price released from Japan yet and it may be that Germany is jumping the gun with...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-10-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,837
Posted By chippy
struts; the bessa II cant use the same struts as...

struts; the bessa II cant use the same struts as the bessa I because the whole lens unit is moved to focus on the bessa II, whilst the bessa I turns the front cell to focus. the strut system on the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-10-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By chippy
one of these days you Yanks will finaly see the...

one of these days you Yanks will finaly see the light and fully intergrate the decimal system! when i am not sure, but i know you wll because in Star Trek and some other movies set in the future and...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-10-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By chippy
it worked fine before the upgrade but much of the...

it worked fine before the upgrade but much of the time it is now noticably worse for me too, so much so that i too have had to leave it, it simply wont load. i was thinking there was something wrong...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By chippy
perhaps not suspictious Ruben, so long as people...

perhaps not suspictious Ruben, so long as people dont believe that they are original with the red window installed...but still should be looked at with caution,

after that it is a matter of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By chippy
what i like best about the Iskra is the cool name...

what i like best about the Iskra is the cool name written in RED :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By chippy
there is no doubt at all that they are...

there is no doubt at all that they are modified--they were made 6x6..

i can only guess the same as everyone else how the framing is done, but considering the red window drilled in is a reasonable...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By chippy
with only 38722 made you had better jump on this...

with only 38722 made you had better jump on this quick :D haha that cracks me up...

nah they made them 6x6 but i have noticed plenty of these 6x4.5 adaptions, ok-ish done by ruff backyard standards...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,837
Posted By chippy
to state the obvious, something is defnately not...

to state the obvious, something is defnately not right! there should be no comparison between these and 35mm or the Vaskar lens, with Vaskar pics i find the differances are instantly noticable at a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,053
Posted By chippy
I am not very familar with these Mamiya (i am...

I am not very familar with these Mamiya (i am more into vintage German and antique english camera until Japanese SLr of the 70's), Michael, although they are interesting cameras.

anyway, a Zuiko...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,053
Posted By chippy
Have you got a picture, with a zuiko lens it...

Have you got a picture, with a zuiko lens it sounds like it may be a later model...after c1947 i thought they started using those.

$75 is bargin price, be sure it has its film pressure plate
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-07-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,173
Posted By chippy
Are those box and other camera by macey's far out...

Are those box and other camera by macey's far out or what! i would not have believed it if i didnt see em

that frog leather is very strange stuff, i got given a little offcut and it looks a bit...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
well if nothing else this thread should bare out...

well if nothing else this thread should bare out using quality tools, homemade or storebought and correct proceedures (opening bellows to undo retaining ring) . whilst you, or some others (dare i say...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By chippy
well enjoy yourself in Venice Mammolo, and take...

well enjoy yourself in Venice Mammolo, and take plenty of film ! WOW, what photo oppotunities await...i hope you will show a few of Venice--i may never get to see it myself and would love to see some...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-06-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
the ring just sits there doing nothing until to...

the ring just sits there doing nothing until to you turn it! so it cant scratch the bellows, if it scatching while you are turning it then OPEN up the bellows, it seems unusual how a ring can scratch...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By chippy
i cant seem to find anything on Nettar 1231/16 on...

i cant seem to find anything on Nettar 1231/16 on google...got any links? maybe my google doesnt work lol.

at any rate 12XX is product code Zeiss Ikon used for cases. the camera will have a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By chippy
Marco, yes, your suspicions are correct, the...

Marco,
yes, your suspicions are correct, the camera can (with the appropriate mask) take 6x4.5, when you insert the mask (have you got the mask?) both red windows open, you read the number in the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By chippy
exactly..i was hoping to give him a little...

exactly..i was hoping to give him a little mystery to work out
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By chippy
congrats on your first folder thinkfloyd, how a...

congrats on your first folder thinkfloyd, how a bout posting a picture of it!

think you have the model number mixed up though
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 4,768
Posted By chippy
This is how cruel rumours start, all of these...

This is how cruel rumours start, all of these things are completely normal, everybody does these things except people that take up knitting for a hobby--(i have pictures to prove it!).

i dont eat...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-05-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
probably because thats not what was said in the...

probably because thats not what was said in the OP and no clarifaction till now, which is still not that clear!



"it" is referring to the tool/wrench. i give up
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
handy little gadgets those things...or you could...

handy little gadgets those things...or you could just use some needle nose pliers and hold them open :p:D:p

nah i am not forgeting about plate cameras, but they usually use a different size...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
Huh, must be some sort of glitch on the forum, my...

Huh, must be some sort of glitch on the forum, my post is gone! ah well, i think most of it is in yours below

[quote=FallisPhoto;1005554].



What? Is this a joke? Just how would you manage to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
Sevo, they can be a bit of a fiddle to make but...

Sevo, they can be a bit of a fiddle to make but they work far better, i much prefer them, certainly worth the effort to make instead of paying $100 plus shipping costs for the long microtool tool...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
Scotty, thats as i expected, those cheap...

Scotty, thats as i expected, those cheap retaining ring tools commonly available dont have much reach...it is far better to remove the retaining ring with the bellows extended, much of the time it is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By chippy
are you trying to remove the ring with the...

are you trying to remove the ring with the bellows folded or extended?
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