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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Minolta SRT 101 plus 35/70 f3.5 MD

I recently,after much patient waiting, found a nice clean copy of the much vaunted MD 35/70 f3.5,complete with a genuine hood:)

Mine has the separate Macro setting button so I assume it is the third...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-16-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,655
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Strangely I have been toying with reducing my FSU...

Strangely I have been toying with reducing my FSU collection by 2 CLA'd cameras,as these days my photographic opportunities are much reduced.I even went as far as logging in to list them,but the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-26-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,762
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Many thanks again everyone. Roger-- thankyou for...

Many thanks again everyone.
Roger-- thankyou for an excellent read and great info.Cheers

Brian/
PS when I get the 6x9 I will come back and let you all know:)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,762
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Many thanks everyone,I have the answer I was...

Many thanks everyone,I have the answer I was hoping for.Any thoughts on the Schneider Radionar 105mm F2.9,I know it is a triplet,but my results with other triplets like the Apotar and the Novar have...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,762
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
6x9 format folders

I have a couple of 6x6 folders which I use and enjoy form time to time.I am thinking of buying a 6x9 folder to try the different format,and was wondering if the 105mm lens and the wider negatives...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks a lot for the great advice and links,I can...

Thanks a lot for the great advice and links,I can now progress a little further,
Best Regards
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-18-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
TAMRON AD2 Lenses on Pentax DSLR

I am looking at using my Tamron AD2 lenses on a Pentax 1st DSLR to try out digital.I assume that my Tamron PK Mount will work on these cameras but in manual mode.Apologies for my ignorance,any...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-18-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
tamron adaptall2 lenses on pentax DSLR

I am looking at using my Tamron AD2 lenses on a Pentax 1st DSLR to try out digital.I assume that my Tamron PK Mount will work on these cameras in but in manual mode.I]Apologies for my ignorance,any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone for the good advice and sellers...

Thanks everyone for the good advice and sellers names,I will start the quest and see where it takes me.The daft thing is that I have had a couple of good J8's over the years but let them go to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
jupiter 8 m39--where to buy?

Hi to all you FSU fans,
It's a while since I posted,I still have my Fed 3,Zorki 4 and Kiev 4 in good working order,but am lacking a Jupiter 8 for the Zorki.Not having bought recently I would be very...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-09-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks for the helpful comments,much...

Thanks for the helpful comments,much appreciated.

The model I have looked at is the very early 1961 version with the rewind lever on the bottom plate.Apparently it has manual exposure (in addition...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-09-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Canon Canonet

Hi,
i have a chance on a Canonet with the 45mm f1.9 lens.I am looking for a carry around rangefinder and in view of the good reputation generally for Canon compacts I was wondering if any one might...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
And the Zenit B is en route to a good home too:):

And the Zenit B is en route to a good home too:):
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
The ET will be winging it's way to a new life on...

The ET will be winging it's way to a new life on Tuesday.:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
2 FSU cameras free to a good home

As this is 'THE' fsu forum I thought it would make sense to put up,on here, 2 spare FSU Zenits free to a good home.

I have 2 Zenit bodies in great condition and fully usable,which I am unlikely to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks both for the good wishes. The shutter type...

Thanks both for the good wishes.
The shutter type should read 'Orec' --apologies for the mis-spelling
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I just received very welcome giudance from the...

I just received very welcome giudance from the seller on loading and winding on,so problem solved.

If there are any other Semflex fans out there be glad to compare notes:)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
SEMFLEX OTO Model 30.

Good morning,
I have one of these French beauties on the way to me(can't wait!!).

It is a lever wind version which also tensions the shutter.I have looked for a Manual on line without success.I was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,295
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Smile Minoltaflex ?

Anyone have any experience with the late model Minoltaflex as opposed to the Autocords.
Cheers:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,175
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I just received second addition to my replacement...

I just received second addition to my replacement collection --a very nice Zorki 4 with a silver J8,both from 1963!! Chuffed as we say here:)

Perhaps a Kiev would fit in too.;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,175
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone,I now have a few sites to browse...

Thanks everyone,I now have a few sites to browse through at my leisure.
Cheers from scorching Wales!!
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,175
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello---Thanks for the welcome.I have often...

Hello---Thanks for the welcome.I have often visited,but not often posted recently.I've just picked up a Fed 3 from Cupog,so probably should add a zorki,and in time possibly a J12
Brian
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,175
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
FSU Sellers on Ebay

It's some time since I ventured onto ebay for FSU items.As my FSU stuff has been rather mistakenly sold over the years,I feel the inevitable need to go back that way again:)

Apart from Cupog,who I...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,521
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Very many thanks everyone for the advice and...

Very many thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions,which give me much to research.When I get there I will report back.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,521
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Minolta Md Manual Focus Lenses On Digital Cameras??

Are there any digital cameras with which I could use my three Minolta MD manual focus lenses.Apologies if this is the is the wrong place to post the query,but I am not at all up to speed on Digital...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,649
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone for the interest and...

Thanks everyone for the interest and advice---very much appreciated,:)
Cheers from snowy Wales,
Brian.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,649
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
My preset lenses on a digital SLR??

:eek:Apologies for raising this one,but I know that you won't hold it against me:o
My consumption of film is gradually decreasing,and it occurs to me that I could utilise my M42 preset lenses on a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
The ad appears on the forum screen,but if you try...

The ad appears on the forum screen,but if you try to read further the screen says that the payment hasn't been made and no more info' appears.I waited for over 3 hours while tha ad was loaded but no...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Did that earlier,no doubt Stephen will pick it up...

Did that earlier,no doubt Stephen will pick it up soon,relieved that that was the way forward.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Can't pay for my classified Ad.??

Posted an Ad for two 35mm folders in Classified earlier today,but no payment page came up so am unable to pay yet:confused:therefore the ad can't be read,
Help !!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,152
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
7 Day Shop seem to have moved away from Ilford...

7 Day Shop seem to have moved away from Ilford films in the past year.Unfortunately as I used to get XP2 from them quite often.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Unwanted 'want To Buy Ad' Uploads.

After more than two weeks I'm still receiving notification at my email address,of all WTB Ads when they are submitted under Classified here,as the link to unsubscribe from that service does not...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks both.I've tried the suggestion Johan,I...

Thanks both.I've tried the suggestion Johan,I can't see why that won't work.Wait and see now
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
removal of my email address or other details from RFF

I KEEP GETTING UNWANTED EMAILS DETAILING 'Want to buy ads'.:mad:

I Have contacted 'admin' to sort this but no response.I would like therefore to remove my email details from the system.Amending my...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-24-2012
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,714
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
USER--Maiku I'm leaving feedback for Maiku--he...

USER--Maiku

I'm leaving feedback for Maiku--he bought my Perkeo 1,and it was a really friendly and enjoyable transaction.Thanks Mike:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Cheers Both for the replies:) It seems that mine...

Cheers Both for the replies:)

It seems that mine is too loose,as it moves reasonably freely in either direction.I should be able to live with it,it will be good brain exercise to remember to set it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Kiev 4,Film Counter query.

I've just bought a really nice Kiev 4,Type 2,and although I have used one in the past,My memory doesn't serve me too well as regards the film counter.I can't recall whether the film counter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Max---good to see you again!! Welcome back...

Hi Max---good to see you again!!
Welcome back .:)
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Here's another:)

Here's another:)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
It's a long time since I posted any pics.,but...

It's a long time since I posted any pics.,but here goes.The camera is in pretty good order,but there is some paint loss to the front edge of the hood,possibly from the case,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I've taken advice from a man with many years of...

I've taken advice from a man with many years of Rolleicord experience,and my camera is a Rolleicord 11e.It does have a white face as opposed to the more normal black enamel face,but otherwise it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-14-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Final bump---page 3

Final bump---page 3
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Bump for part 2.

Bump for part 2.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Following on from my reposting of the Amateur...

Following on from my reposting of the Amateur Photographer Kiev article,here is another which compares a Fed/Zorki,and a Kiev.
More pages to follow.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Bump---For Elmar again, Cheers, Brian.

Bump---For Elmar again,
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Bump---for Elmar who has been looking for...

Bump---for Elmar who has been looking for this.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Rolleicord 11/111 transition?

I've recently picked up a nice R/Cord,(Serial no.1111528).The serial number identifies it as a late R/Cord 11,and it has all the characteristics of that model,eg, Xenar lens,bayonet lens mount,red...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks for such a detailed and clear reply.It...

Thanks for such a detailed and clear reply.It seems that some at least of these must have been manufactured with the 120 option built in.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hey thanks---that's a good start,should be able...

Hey thanks---that's a good start,should be able to sort something from that.
Thanks
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Yashica 24 and 120 film.

The Yashica 24 was designed to use 220 film,but I seem to have read somewhere that with a little knowledge on the correct starting point when loading the film,then more readily available 120 film...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks for the interest lads---good to see that...

Thanks for the interest lads---good to see that others also enjoyed the Corbett books.:)
I expect he did his best to atone,which I'm sure,that when necessary in our own lives, we would all aspire to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Jim Corbett and his Leica.

In my early teens at Grammar School here in the UK,I took out a book from the school library called 'Man Eaters of Kumaon',by Jim Corbett.This was an account by Jim Corbett of his experiences in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-08-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,656
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Probably a Fed 2,but a close runner-up would be...

Probably a Fed 2,but a close runner-up would be anyone of the Kiev 4 or 4a's which I've sold on over the past few years.:)

As for why---not that it's part of the original question---I just like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 5,493
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Dave, You have hit the nail right on the head...

Hi Dave,
You have hit the nail right on the head as far as I am concerned .I couldn't have put it better myself.It's good to know that I haven't been the only one in this sort of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Over the past 3 or 4 years I have received...

Over the past 3 or 4 years I have received packages from Oleg(OKVINTAGECAMERA),either purchases or items returned after a service.All arrived safely and in around a week from posting each time.(Oleg...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 14,738
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Relax everyone!!Steve has picked up his Bessa R...

Relax everyone!!Steve has picked up his Bessa R in classifieds.Phew!
Magnamanious as ever he's offering his Fed 2's there in the Bessa advert as 'doorstops'.
Let's hope the Bessa hits the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 14,738
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I've had about a dozen FSU rangefinders,mostly...

I've had about a dozen FSU rangefinders,mostly Feds,plus a couple of Zorkis and A Kiev or two.Only one had light leaks,none had shutter problems so I must have been lucky.:)

My original,a Fed 4, was...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Smile A Fed 4 was my earliest Rangefinder,a gift from a...

A Fed 4 was my earliest Rangefinder,a gift from a mate.I have seldom been without one since.I've given a couple away as well,but always returned to owning one.
Solid and shiny--beauty very much in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-06-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Not putting too much emphasis on the accuracy of...

Not putting too much emphasis on the accuracy of the descriptions of the items,or the values being set on them,it' was an indication to me of FSU gear becoming 'fashionable',which will ultimately...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Large Sale of FSU GEAR.

Check out todays listings on the MW Classic Site here in the UK.Many FSU items,from prewar Feds through Kievs and to early Zenits.Some unusual military cameras.Looks as if they've acquired someone's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 11,792
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I noticed a good selection of Agfa films...

I noticed a good selection of Agfa films available at Lupus-shop.de

Seems to me that it must still be in production,
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-03-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Don McCullin---UK Exhibition Opening this week.

Discussion on BBC Radio in the last day or so about an Exhibition of Don McCullin's photographs of various conflicts over the world,which is opening this week at the Imperial War Museum(North).Hard...
Forum: RFF News 01-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,390
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello Antti, Many thanks for the link.I've just...

Hello Antti,
Many thanks for the link.I've just read through it.Good to know that Richard wasn't forgotten.

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: RFF News 01-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,390
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Raid, I did check the obvious Forums,but...

Hi Raid,
I did check the obvious Forums,but didn't come across any references,hence the Post.I'll have to look again.
Hope all is well:)
Thanks,
Brian.
Forum: RFF News 01-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,390
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Pitxu.

Hi All,
I recently learned that fellow RFF'r PITXU,he of the ever changing self portraits in his Avatar,had sadly passed away over Christmas.

Richard was a son of Wales,he lived very happily it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Peter Sellers and Leica.

Hi all,
Just throwing in something I came across in a book from 2000,partly written by Peter Sellers son,to mark the 20th anniversary of the actor's death.

As a follower of Peter Seller's work since...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 21,813
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Just a blatant example of self publicity,but my...

Just a blatant example of self publicity,but my MX is currently advertised for sale in the CLASSIFIEDS Section;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2009
Replies: 142
Views: 21,813
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Recently Ive been using a fine little MX...

Recently Ive been using a fine little MX purchased from the renowned Mr.Hendrickson over in the US.Need I say more.:)

In days gone by I used to use Screw mount Takumars on my Practica and Chinon...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-27-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
A while back I was advised that Cif Cream Kitchen...

A while back I was advised that Cif Cream Kitchen Cleaner would clean up the chrome on lens barrels and camera bodies.It certainly improved matters,and might be worth a trial.

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
A nice black J8 is soon to be with me.:) I plan...

A nice black J8 is soon to be with me.:)

I plan to use it on the first ever camera that I owned that had shutter speeds and lens aperture settings,and which in the mid '80's opened my eyes to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Cheers---Reply on the way!

Cheers---Reply on the way!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
J8 Quest

Before putting a notice in the relevant Classifieds section,I was wondering if anyone might be looking to sell (or part trade for 120 film and/or some SLR bits)) a clean screw mount Jupiter 8--either...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks for the offer,but I've sorted it out...

Thanks for the offer,but I've sorted it out now,

Perhaps someone else here might be interested though.
Cheers.:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello again Dave, You hit the nail right on the...

Hello again Dave,

You hit the nail right on the head:)

I suppose that deep down I'm just an old romantic;)

Let me know if anything turns up.

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Many thanks Mukul,but I think that I'll wait for...

Many thanks Mukul,but I think that I'll wait for something closer to home,
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Fed up with myself more like:)

Fed up with myself more like:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Bill, My problem is that I enjoy these quirky...

Hi Bill,
My problem is that I enjoy these quirky cameras more than the top notch ones.It probably comes from being a kid post war in the UK,'make do and mend' and all that.:)

Oh and I'm definitely a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks a lot Zuiko' and Jesse,but the Fed 3 has...

Thanks a lot Zuiko' and Jesse,but the Fed 3 has an I61,and I've picked up a J8 and a J12 in the UK on Ebay,so the lens front should be alright.

Cheers,:)
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Don't start me off,one itch at a time;)

Don't start me off,one itch at a time;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Fed withdrawal.

Earlier this Summer I inexplicably sold off my FSU stuff,(I must have been bored or something),but found that after having at least one FED in the cupboard since 1984,it didn't feel quite...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-11-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello Dee, I've a copy of Ron Spillman's book as...

Hello Dee,
I've a copy of Ron Spillman's book as well.It was given to me in about '84 with the longterm loan of a Fed 4.It's surprising how often I dip into the book even now.I must be an...
Forum: Travel 10-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Go for it Dave:) And all those shipping shots in...

Go for it Dave:)

And all those shipping shots in Europoort too.

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-30-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 14,229
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thankyou all for the helpful replies--it is much...

Thankyou all for the helpful replies--it is much appreciated:)

Great pictures Tair,thankyou for sharing them.


Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 14,229
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Jupiter 11A/Jupiter 37A --135 telephoto.

Not strictly a rangefinder matter,but it's within the FSU sphere so perhaps you could bear with me.;)

I have an M42 screwmount SLR and am pondering the possibility of picking up one of these lenses...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone for the interest and the kind...

Thanks everyone for the interest and the kind comments:)

The lens is on it's way to a useful life with Jaoao in sunny Portugal.

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-21-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,666
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I have to admit that as a self-confessed...

I have to admit that as a self-confessed snapper,with no pretensions towards talent,but something of an obsession with old cameras,these days my achievment of personally satisfactory results is very...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-21-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I responded to one enquiry a day ago,but having...

I responded to one enquiry a day ago,but having heard no more, from that,it looks as though the I22 is still available to anyone interested:)

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Industar 22 going for free.

A while back a fellow FSU enthusiast very kindly gave me a 'user' I22 as an introduction to collapsible lenses.
It's not pristine,has a few of the usual cleaning marks on the front element,and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Rolleicords

I finally picked up a Rolleicord with the Xenar lens:).It's a nice Va,but has no case, so if one crops up let me know.
(Can't use too many TLR'S, so as a result I've put my R/Cord 1a up for sale in...
Forum: Travel 06-10-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello Michel, I think that you should be...

Hello Michel,
I think that you should be delighted with these pictures,they are grand.I really enjoy your 'geometric' view of many of the subjects.I tend to see things in the same way,but I doubt...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-06-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,623
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Just to reinforce the above,I have never found...

Just to reinforce the above,I have never found that Oleg will fail to respond and react to an after sales problem.Was the meter on your purchase described as fully working?In my brief experience Kiev...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I know exactly where you are coming from:)I am...

I know exactly where you are coming from:)I am pretty inept on the repair front,but find myself coming back to these cameras time after time.I have sold on too many of them following the route to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,623
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I have dealt with Oleg on three or four occasions...

I have dealt with Oleg on three or four occasions in the last couple of years,sometimes he has taken a few days to make contact,but he has never failed to do so.I did once have a query on a ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Slow speeds on Feds and Zorkis--general query.

I never use anything speed slower than 1/30,and have traditionally been inclined to go for the Fed or Zorki models which don't carry any of the slow speeds.I'm a mechanical idiot in every way:o,but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,889
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
In the end went for the Pentax M 75-150 F4,having...

In the end went for the Pentax M 75-150 F4,having seen a nice one at a fair price.:)
It's not as short as I first planned,but on reflection I should try harder to keep using the 50mm standard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,889
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone for the thoughtful and kind...

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful and kind advice.It is very much appreciated.:)
Brian.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,889
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Any advice on a Pentax K mount short to medium zoom.

I have a Pentax K1000 SLR with a 50mm/F2 lens,and was thinking of adding a short to medium telephoto zoom for occasional use.My only experience to date with such zooms are the Tamron adaptall 2...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I wouldn't worry,over the last couple of years...

I wouldn't worry,over the last couple of years since I've been looking in on RFF,I can recall a few occasions when queries have been posted saying that Oleg has been unavailable.It has always seemed...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I've tried that a couple of times,but the...

I've tried that a couple of times,but the messages come back undelivered.Perhaps he has a system fault at present.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 4,768
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
When you buy your 5th Fed2 or Kiev4 having sold...

When you buy your 5th Fed2 or Kiev4 having sold the previous four, even though each time you were determined to save save for a Leica or a Contax.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Oleg out of reach?

It looks as though Oleg is out of reach at present.His Site still comes up for viewing,but the email links for queries or orders are disconnected?Has anyone been in contact lately?
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Oleg's Site can be viewed today,but his email...

Oleg's Site can be viewed today,but his email links are not connected for some reason.Anyone know if his contact details have changed?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Just a supportive 'hoorah' for us Dads---I'm even...

Just a supportive 'hoorah' for us Dads---I'm even suspicious of automatic gearboxes on the car;)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone for the help, Cheers, Brian.

Thanks everyone for the help,
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Mike, If you want to split off the lens,let me...

Hi Mike,
If you want to split off the lens,let me know,
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks Mukul,but Alan is sending his along for me...

Thanks Mukul,but Alan is sending his along for me to see.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks a lot---look forward to it, Brian.

Thanks a lot---look forward to it,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks---let me know if anything turns up, Brian.

Thanks---let me know if anything turns up,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Cheers Alan, PM. on the way. Brian.

Cheers Alan,
PM. on the way.
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Looking for a couple of lenses

Just in case it isn't seen by anyone here,I have posted in the Classifieds a'want to buy' request for a screw fit J8 and/or an I61.If anyone is looking to shed one or other,please give me a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-02-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 5,219
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Coincidentally my serviced Perkeo 1 has just gone...

Coincidentally my serviced Perkeo 1 has just gone into the Classifieds Section :)

Brian
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-13-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,622
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Julian, Try Leslie Gilmore in Belfast for the...

Hi Julian,
Try Leslie Gilmore in Belfast for the Service work.He is A1 in my experience.He lists on Ebay/UK as Beedhams,so you could contact him that way.
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 12,312
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Try Rick Oleson in the US.In the past 30 months,I...

Try Rick Oleson in the US.In the past 30 months,I have bought two R/Cord screens from him and they were excellent,a choice of grid layouts is available,and they were cheaper than your example,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-12-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 7,053
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Inspirational pictures!!!Hats off to everyone:)

Inspirational pictures!!!Hats off to everyone:)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
The Isolette returned today,with replacement...

The Isolette returned today,with replacement bellows and a cleaned and adjusted lens and working shutter.A roll of neopan 400 has been loaded,and I'll give it a run out over the next couple of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
In the end I decided to rescue the Isolette...

In the end I decided to rescue the Isolette myself,but took the easy way out and sent it to a man with the expertise to do so.
So the camera is currently in Belfast with Leslie Gilmore who is working...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone,all sorted.

Thanks everyone,all sorted.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Any one fancy an Isolette Project.

I have an Isolette 11,in good cosmetic/mechanical order,but it has a jammed shutter,some minute light leaks on the bellows,and the lens looks as if it needs a light clean.

The lens is an Apotar...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-07-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
How do Dave,:) All well down here in the South...

How do Dave,:)
All well down here in the South West thanks,still alive and kicking.
The rain runs off the decking in the direction that I planned as well:D
Although I don't know if I will be able to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-07-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
A belated thankyou to all for the helpful...

A belated thankyou to all for the helpful advice,which hopefully I can put to good use.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-07-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks again to everyone for the helpful advice.I...

Thanks again to everyone for the helpful advice.I have some work to do in putting new leather covers on my Kiev,and will hopefully attend to this issue as well.
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Kiev frame spacing---is the 4AM better in this respect?

I've recently experienced, for the first time with a Kiev, a few overlapping frames at the end of a film (in a Kiev 4) which from reading other posts here is not an uncommon problem.
The take-up...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Case for a Kiev 4a?

I'm looking for a case for my '71 Kiev 4a ,and have put an ad. in Classifieds,but just in case my fellow FSU'ers don't notice it there, I thought I would cover this base as well.I could pick one up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,676
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
As I suspected,not a lens of quality;)

As I suspected,not a lens of quality;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,676
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
RKN Lenses???

I have come across a Korean made 35/70 'RKN' two touch zoom lens, in Pentax K mount.I have no knowledge of this manufacturer and would be interested if anyone may have more details.

Cheers,

Brian
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Peter, Sounds fair to me,and these days you'd...

Hi Peter,
Sounds fair to me,and these days you'd be very lucky to find a Rollei alternative for that on Ebay here in the UK.

Try Leslie Gilmore("Beedhams" on ebay),he is in Belfast and sells...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 7,357
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
What's the usual turn around time for the supply...

What's the usual turn around time for the supply of covers from Cameraleather?
I ordered a set for a Kiev 4 just over a month ago,and apart from a request from them for pictures of the camera,I have...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Nice Pics Dave!The results from either lens would...

Nice Pics Dave!The results from either lens would be alright with me.
Your recent postings with your Fed 2 and a J12 were notable too.:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Morning Dave, Yep,this little beauty was...

Morning Dave,
Yep,this little beauty was yours---but absolutely no problem you laid out everything clearly:),and it's such a nice one,with an unusual speed selector dial,that it's well worth...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Colyn, I didn't realise it was your gear, I...

Hi Colyn,
I didn't realise it was your gear, I still can't see the problem,but I respect your experience.
Good luck---if it isn't already sold.:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Won't send it overseas though.What happened to...

Won't send it overseas though.What happened to the pioneering spirit;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks both:) Pretty much as I suspected.Perhaps...

Thanks both:)
Pretty much as I suspected.Perhaps I should research the various sources and get it sorted as a project in the dark winter evenings.
Cheers,
Brian
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Fed 3a--shutter not closing on B---advice please

Hi All,
I have a very nice Fed 3a with an equally nice I26.I have not yet put a film through the camera,and visually checking the shutter at all speeds,all seems appropriate with the exception of the...
Forum: Foca Cameras 07-30-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 9,323
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi John, Beautiful little machines,and some grand...

Hi John,
Beautiful little machines,and some grand pics from them.:)

Cheers,
Brian
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-29-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Great pictures Dave.I like them all,but...

Great pictures Dave.I like them all,but especially the last one.

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 4,652
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Come on lads---it's supposed to be fun;) By the...

Come on lads---it's supposed to be fun;)

By the way,in case my earlier reference to 'make do and mend' implies that I have any talent in the 'mending 'field,I must deny any such ability---worse...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 4,652
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
FSU Cameras are great fun for me-I probably only...

FSU Cameras are great fun for me-I probably only use 20 rolls a year,so it's not crucial that they are foolproof,and I'll use something else on important occasions.When a photographic 'happy...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Try Leslie Gilmore in Belfast.He specialises in...

Try Leslie Gilmore in Belfast.He specialises in Folders and TLRs.He operates as BEEDHAMS on Ebay UK.Worth asking the question at least.

Brian.
Forum: Travel 07-16-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,716
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Frank, Good to hear that you are having a good...

Hi Frank,
Good to hear that you are having a good time,I hope you have been made welcome.Glad also to hear that you touched on Wales last week.What did you make of the bi-lingual traffic...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-15-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks Dave,There is a reply on the way. Brian.

Thanks Dave,There is a reply on the way.

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-15-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I could certainly do with a little 'character...

I could certainly do with a little 'character building';)

Either model would fit the bill,if you have any to spare,let me know:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Two weeks later and still no sign of any interest...

Two weeks later and still no sign of any interest in a Kiev trade with my Fed 3A,so I have added the option of a nice TLR,of which I unexpectedly find myself with two at present,

I live in hope for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Decided to play safe and take a Flexaret 11 with ...

Decided to play safe and take a Flexaret 11 with Belar lens,and the simple 'red window' wind-on system as a replacement.Hope it works out ok.

Brian.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-29-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 7,568
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Coincidentally there is a serviced Perkeo 111E...

Coincidentally there is a serviced Perkeo 111E for sale at present by 'Beedhams' on Ebay UK.This is a totally reliable seller of Folders and TLR's.

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-29-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
So I have just posted a trade request in the...

So I have just posted a trade request in the Classifieds:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-28-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Many thanks Max----Great to hear from...

Many thanks Max----Great to hear from you:)

Perhaps I should finally look for a nice '50's model this time!!!,while the spirit moves me:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-28-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Come to think of it,I have a nice Fed 3a which I...

Come to think of it,I have a nice Fed 3a which I could trade for an equally nice Kiev:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-28-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
All these Kiev posts -- tempting.

I have a lone Helios 103,which I purchased from a confirmed Kievaholic(Max) a while back.:)Then it worked really well on a nice Kiev,(which perhaps I should have kept.)

All the recent Kiev...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-28-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Fine pics.---well done.The lens is in good...

Fine pics.---well done.The lens is in good hands:)

Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Unfortunately the wind-on/shutter release process...

Unfortunately the wind-on/shutter release process was not consistently working during my first roll:(,and so the Flex 1V is in the mail to Cupog for some 'after sales'service.

Brian.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,828
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Don't forget Wales:) I've lived here for over 50...

Don't forget Wales:)
I've lived here for over 50 years so perhaps I could qulify as a Celt,but then as my surname is Murphy I am pretty sure that I do.

BTW Richard,I recall that you told me that you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-10-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 767
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Zorki 4 from Oleg

My nice Zorki 4 with I50 from Oleg has been reduced in price in the Classifieds;)

Brian.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 853
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Short to Medium Zooms.

I realise that Zoom Lenses may be even more 'evil' than the ubiquitous SLR :eek:,but hopefully you can still point me in the right direction, of a zoom to play with in family gathering type...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Good on ya' Max!:) It was your pics. with your...

Good on ya' Max!:)

It was your pics. with your Flex.which convinced me,

When did you get back,good to hear from you!!!

Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello Uwe, I hope all is well.I'm well into my...

Hello Uwe,
I hope all is well.I'm well into my first roll,and keeping my fingers crossed.I'll keep in touch,

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hello Steve, Sorry for the delay,I have just...

Hello Steve,
Sorry for the delay,I have just picked this up.I cannot speak too highly of my experiences with Cupog.As well as the Flexaret I have previously bought a Kiev 4 and a Fed 5b fron him,and...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-19-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Very many thanks John, I should have enough there...

Very many thanks John,
I should have enough there to set me going.

BTW many great shots in your galleries:),good to see Cornish scenes as well.

Thanks again from Wales,:)

Brian.
Forum: Yashica RF 05-19-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Yashica Minister D

Can anyone point me in the right direction for a downloadable manual.:)
Thanks,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I emailed the Seller(Cupog),and outlined my...

I emailed the Seller(Cupog),and outlined my uncertainty.His advice was that a positive application of the shutter lever(which is situated top right of the camera )is required to activate the wind-on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Problem solved.:) I'll elaborate later when my ...

Problem solved.:)
I'll elaborate later when my time is more free.

Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Just bumping this along.:)

Just bumping this along.:)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Flexaret IV arrived---a little help wanted.

My neat little Flexaret IV arrived today,and all is good, with the exception of one point connected with winding on after each exposure.

Working with a spare roll of out of date film as practice...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-05-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,966
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Ray, That neat little Isolette II is still...

Hi Ray,
That neat little Isolette II is still sitting here if you fancy something basic to kick you off.;)Also I can recommend an Ebay restorer and seller here in the UK---'Beedhams'.

Cheers,
Brian
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Check out Rick Oleson's site,he includes some...

Check out Rick Oleson's site,he includes some advice on sticky TLR shutters,and guidance on how to open out and lubricate them.
That is if you have a practical turn of mind--not one of my talents...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Finally I've picked up a Flexaret IV (from...

Finally I've picked up a Flexaret IV (from Cupog).:)
It is the first model IV, before they added the 35mm. film facility.It has the Belar lens,so I'm happy.I'll post again when it has arrived.

Brian.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
The camera in classifieds is mine,and I am unsure...

The camera in classifieds is mine,and I am unsure if the bellows are original.I have never seen an isolette before this one,so have nothing to compare it's bellows with.

The bellows is shiny and new...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,798
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Count me in also.I didn't make an effort last...

Count me in also.I didn't make an effort last year,but by coincidence I have just put film into a Zorki 4 and a Fed 3a,so will have no excuse.:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-21-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I have a nice one,purchased from Cupog for...

I have a nice one,purchased from Cupog for practically nothing.:)
Not a pretty camera,but certainly does the job,with it's I61L/D.No yobbo is ever going to want to snatch such a utilitarian machine...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-20-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
There's a nice little Isolette 11 in Classifieds...

There's a nice little Isolette 11 in Classifieds just now
It's a very basic6x6 ,and the lens is well respected.

I have to admit some bias here though;)
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I still haven't picked up a TLR,and as I would...

I still haven't picked up a TLR,and as I would prefer to buy one from someone here I have put up an ad. in Classifieds,so if anyone out there is considering letting one go,let me know.:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
If 185 incl UK Special Delivery is of...

If 185 incl UK Special Delivery is of interest,I'll gladly email you some pictures.
Brian.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks Tom,I wasn't aware of the rarity of the...

Thanks Tom,I wasn't aware of the rarity of the unaltered model.Also for the guide prices,the European differential is probably a lot higher though.:(
Cheers,
Brian.
Brian.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Fair price for a Leica 111f Black Dial

I have a nice,and very clean example of the above which has been CLA'd by Youxin Ye.From the serial number it is a 11f, from 1953, with a factory upgrade.
I still need to replace a printer and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Probably around 50,but this could be added to...

Probably around 50,but this could be added to by a couple of rangefinders and a 6x6 folder one of which I could throw in as a part trade if of interest.

Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks Uwe, The link works fine, Much...

Thanks Uwe,
The link works fine,
Much obliged,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Rich, Would love to pick up a R/Cord,say a...

Hi Rich,
Would love to pick up a R/Cord,say a 111,especially at that price,but probably unlikely to find one as competetive over this way,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Many thanks Uwe,as my German is non-existent,and...

Many thanks Uwe,as my German is non-existent,and so that I can look these up,what is the German translation of TLR:o
Thanks,
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I forgot the Microcord that also rested with me...

I forgot the Microcord that also rested with me for a while!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Spot on there Dave---Your Yashica D was the...

Spot on there Dave---Your Yashica D was the business;)
It's with another RFF'r in N.Zealand now,so it found an appreciative home.:)

How are things?
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone, Great advice!! The roll of...

Thanks everyone,
Great advice!!
The roll of honour for my personal experience with TLR's is quite a wide cross section.Firstly several yeas ago a Seagull 4a105(nice sharp prints,but the shutter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Cheers Vin, But I suspect this would be a little...

Cheers Vin,
But I suspect this would be a little too rich for my blood;)
Brian.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Dan, Thanks for the link,a R/Cord would be...

Dan,
Thanks for the link,a R/Cord would be great,but I suspect that they may be a little upmarket for my funds.A basic Yashica or similar of the Japanese models,a Ciroflex or a Graflex,or a Flexaret...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Looking for a basic TLR.

I have tried out a few basic TLR's over the past few years,and enjoyed the experience.I don't have one at present,and with Spring and Summer on the horizon,I am looking to get hold of one for scenic...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2008
Replies: 106
Views: 8,324
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Can I also add my agreement to both of those...

Can I also add my agreement to both of those comments .Life is too short to waste on unnecessary controversy.Leave that to those with nowt else to do;)

Brian.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Good for you payasam:D Let's not go any further...

Good for you payasam:D
Let's not go any further though,it could become embarassing;)
I say that as a 1945 vintage crock;)

Brian.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-13-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,181
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Konica Auto S1.6

I have a very nice example of the above on offer in the under $100 category in Classifieds.;)
Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-04-2008
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,714
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
User Name---giovatony I bought a fine Fed 50...

User Name---giovatony

I bought a fine Fed 50 collapsible lens from John a couple of weeks ago.It's a great little lens,and it was a real pleasure to communicate with John.

Brian.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-24-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,411
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Amen to that!!! Lovely pictures all---well...

Amen to that!!!

Lovely pictures all---well done.

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone,:) I'm in communication with...

Thanks everyone,:)
I'm in communication with John,so the quest should be ended shortly.

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
FSU Collapsible 50.

I'm looking for one --- in Classified at present.:)

Brian.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Great story Ondrej, I am a football follower,and...

Great story Ondrej,
I am a football follower,and can well remember the name Spartak Moscow regularly in European football in the 60's,as well as today.

As an aside my own local team Swansea Town...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 7,574
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Anyone using or used a Mir 37mm lens.

Not strictly an FSU rangefinder query,as this lens is part of the Zenith SLR range,but I'm pretty certain that this is the best place for responses;)

My first SLR was a Zenith EM with a Helios...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-22-2008
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,714
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
User--- bill bingham. Just received a fine OM1MD...

User--- bill bingham.
Just received a fine OM1MD from Bill,an excellent transaction,plus some great contact:)
Recommended ---any time:)

Brian
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-22-2008
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,714
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I completed two fine trades and a faultless sale...

I completed two fine trades and a faultless sale recently, with Pixtu--- they were all excellent in every respect.
Highly recommend:)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Thanks everyone,I couldn't ask for more...

Thanks everyone,I couldn't ask for more confirmation.It seems like I should pick up sme Tri X:)

Cheers,
Brian.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Ilford films---Red Window difficulties.

I have tried to use Ilford b/w film in my Ikonta 521,but find that the lettering/frame numbering used by Ilford on the backing paper is so faint that it can barely be seen and read through the red...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
E6 kits here in the UK.are not dramatically...

E6 kits here in the UK.are not dramatically cheaper than lab processing,and it may be the same everywhere.Also due to shortish shelf life of the chemicals after first mixing them,it is only viable if...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-09-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 2,615
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
Hi Martin, I bought a nice Flexarete 111 from...

Hi Martin,
I bought a nice Flexarete 111 from gold camera.The 3 slowest shutter speeds were slightly off/sticky,everything else about the purchase was fine.The shutter was later serviced and was...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-08-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 2,615
Posted By SCOTFORTHLAD
I can also quote good experience with the...

I can also quote good experience with the above,plus Oleg of OKPhotocameras,who is a direct seller in Russia.Fedka in the US is highly thought of here,although I have no direct experience with him...
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