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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By johnnyrod
I doubt the self timer has affected anything but...

I doubt the self timer has affected anything but it's hard to tell without seeing it. Where did you send it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By johnnyrod
Bit late to the party here but I back up all that...

Bit late to the party here but I back up all that has been said. They do gum up, and cleaning (done properly, not just squirting lighter fluid in) will sort it out. Slow speeds should work fine - I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By johnnyrod
If you mean leaf shutter type then if you are...

If you mean leaf shutter type then if you are willing to have a go, they are not too complex.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
Another video, seems Youtube wants an hour to put...

Another video, seems Youtube wants an hour to put this one up.
https://youtu.be/QsqB8sKyhio
It's only a bit over a minute long!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
Hmm it was a good guess but no dice. The three...

Hmm it was a good guess but no dice. The three brass screws hold the helicoid to the silver painted focus ring, which goes through the ring, nothing sandwiched. The screws pass through only the brass...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By johnnyrod
John how do you find that using auto mode...

John how do you find that using auto mode outdoors? Some people say it's a bit pointless as you don't know how much flash light you're going to get, I don't know if that's just pessimistic. I've...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
Brett - thanks for the info. I'm sure I slackened...

Brett - thanks for the info. I'm sure I slackened the three screws and it wouldn't turn, I'll check it again.
Regarding infinity or 5ft, I've never had a problem, and when I've used the split circle...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
Do you just line up the "start" line on the...

Do you just line up the "start" line on the backing paper with the pair white arrows then close up and wind on to number 1?

I've made a video of about 3 minutes which might help understand the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
I'll do more investigation. For now I've uploaded...

I'll do more investigation. For now I've uploaded the pics from the other day, not captioned them yet.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeguruuk/sets/72157710052909031
B-9 what can you tell me about...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
Hi Brett, thanks for the reply. Although I took...

Hi Brett, thanks for the reply. Although I took the shutter out I didn't manage to take one of the covers off, it was a bit of a mystery how it all went together. There might be something under...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By johnnyrod
As said, you need to check if it is synced...

As said, you need to check if it is synced correctly. Connect the flash, open the back of the camera, and fire the shutter while pointing the camera at a wall. Look through the lens while you are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By johnnyrod
Super Fujica 6 collimation

Can anyone help with this please? I've had the shutter out and I still can't figure out how you're meant to collimate it. The front element screws right in, it's unit focus. At about 7 feet the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,408
Posted By johnnyrod
Why not ask a hard one, Tim! Some good advice...

Why not ask a hard one, Tim! Some good advice above as always. It doesn't sound like you want to quit, but I have asked the same question myself, as some rolls really haven't seemed to be worth the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By johnnyrod
Thanks again all Bill - interesting, up until the...

Thanks again all
Bill - interesting, up until the "go figure it out" - that's what I'm working on!
Greyscale - I'm not planning on stopping, but sometimes, say we're going out for a meal, my wife is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By johnnyrod
Hmm interesting thoughts, many thanks. David -...

Hmm interesting thoughts, many thanks.
David - she'd agree with my opening statement, and would be happy with a good picture but then never gives me the chance to take it!
Retinax - interesting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By johnnyrod
Taking pictures of the non-photogenic subject

Here's a question for you. How do you get a good picture of someone who doesn't seem to be photogenic? I struggle with both my wife and daughter, who are good looking but I can't seem to get decent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By johnnyrod
Very interesting, thanks for posting, and a few...

Very interesting, thanks for posting, and a few insightful comments following
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,800
Posted By johnnyrod
I empathise with you Helen; apart from a...

I empathise with you Helen; apart from a selection of film cameras (from which I have found I am quite happy with a fixed 50mm lens) I have an iPhone, which is wide-angle, and recently a Fuji X30 (my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By johnnyrod
Yes but normally there is some sort of index pin...

Yes but normally there is some sort of index pin to make sure the shutter goes back on in the right orientation, not just for this sort of issue but also so that the rotating wedges will align with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By johnnyrod
Hard to say, I think these older shutters had...

Hard to say, I think these older shutters had stamped studs on the aperture leaves which could break off, I had this problem with a Konica S. Really difficult to work out the problem without more...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-11-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,836
Posted By johnnyrod
Great pictures, delving into life around you....

Great pictures, delving into life around you. Good shot of your old teacher.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By johnnyrod
Good idea but there is already a sticky for...

Good idea but there is already a sticky for this
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109171
in this sub-forum
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By johnnyrod
Good going. Compur...

Good going. Compur Rapid:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeguruuk/albums/72157669025971471
if it helps
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-03-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By johnnyrod
You may need a little grease such as white...

You may need a little grease such as white lithium grease on the sliding surfaces but be sparing. It is easy to over-tighten the ring I think - a little wobble does not hurt to be honest, the ring...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By johnnyrod
Is this a similar one?...

Is this a similar one?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeguruuk/albums/72157675513967405
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By johnnyrod
I have just bought one of these, after reading a...

I have just bought one of these, after reading a lot of reviews. The modest 12MP seems to be balanced by many reports of great pictures, and the built in zoom is pretty useful if you're not trying to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
Fuji X30 - my first proper digi

Fuji X30 - my first proper digi
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-18-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By johnnyrod
Did you ever find out? Sounds like utter nonsense.

Did you ever find out? Sounds like utter nonsense.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By johnnyrod
"Secure the shadow, ere the substance...

"Secure the shadow, ere the substance fades"
Check out my first link Darth
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By johnnyrod
http://www.ephemerasociety.org/blog/?p=3986 https...

http://www.ephemerasociety.org/blog/?p=3986

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=k5KIAwAAQBAJ&q=futcher#v=snippet&q=futcher&f=false

You can click on the second and third links, the first one seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By johnnyrod
Will we notice though as there will be so much...

Will we notice though as there will be so much other chaos
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2018
Replies: 370
Views: 48,059
Posted By johnnyrod
The 1.2 is a fine lens, quite a beast though!...

The 1.2 is a fine lens, quite a beast though! Even wide open it's really something. The MX is a great camera (I have one of each, black and silver), I still also have my Super A which has had 20...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By johnnyrod
I've experimented a bit using leaf shutters, but...

I've experimented a bit using leaf shutters, but my flashes are either manual or thyristor. You would be best off with a flash where you can dial down the power by 2-3 stops, then you have more...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By johnnyrod
I need to do this, I have the exact same problem....

I need to do this, I have the exact same problem. I read somewhere the contacts are something special that resists the build-up of corrosion (due to the spark on separation of the contacts) but time...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-19-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 31,999
Posted By johnnyrod
That will be the half-silvered mirror...

That will be the half-silvered mirror (beamsplitter). Could be dirty or the silvering could be toast. You can buy new ones though, I've forgotten the name of the Japanese chap on ebay who does them,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,777
Posted By johnnyrod
I should add I'm not like a lot of the RFFers...

I should add I'm not like a lot of the RFFers with a $???? Leica or whatever, I've rarely spent over £100/$150-ish. That said, having made the mistakes of buying too cheap, i do appreciate it's worth...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By johnnyrod
The photo plug type (or the kind you can build...

The photo plug type (or the kind you can build yourself for next to nothing) is fine for leaf shutters but for a curtain shutter you have the problem of light hitting the sensor at an angle i.e. not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,777
Posted By johnnyrod
Chris - thanks, at 5mp the small one in the...

Chris - thanks, at 5mp the small one in the camera is both big enough for a day trip and limits pointless shooting
David - I get it now!
Earl - I'm going to stick with digital I think, I'm a bit of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,777
Posted By johnnyrod
David - I don't understand. I though I'd post an...

David - I don't understand. I though I'd post an update.

Shawn - That's something else I've never heard of! and to be honest wouldn't even think would exist. The Fuji takes an XD card though, which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,777
Posted By johnnyrod
Minor update: the adapter arrived. Apparently USB...

Minor update: the adapter arrived. Apparently USB OTG (on the go) has been a thing for some time now; basically a cable that inverts the gender and allows me to attach the USB plug not to my PC but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,777
Posted By johnnyrod
It's been a couple of years now since I started...

It's been a couple of years now since I started this thread, my daughter is now a little over 6. She's used the Fuji F11 a fair few times, it's a good camera but there are a few limitations in this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By johnnyrod
If it now looks clean, it is clean, dry it and...

If it now looks clean, it is clean, dry it and oil it and put it back together. Check it with the speed setting ring back on and maybe even with whatever retains that. Sometimes the speed setting...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By johnnyrod
Thanks, sorry it's been a while. I bought the...

Thanks, sorry it's been a while. I bought the lens set anyway, and while the thread sizes are indeed the same, the Automat has an extra waisted part of the middle element housing for the cocking ring...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By johnnyrod
I'm not sure why your looks like that, here is...

I'm not sure why your looks like that, here is one I worked on, set at 1 second, and the pin has clearance to drop onto the speed setting...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By johnnyrod
Good luck! As Hans rightly says, it can be...

Good luck! As Hans rightly says, it can be fraught. I also prefer to split the shutter, remove the shutter leaves, then submerge the main shutter assembly - I also take out the escapement and self...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By johnnyrod
The interlock (double exposure prevention) is in...

The interlock (double exposure prevention) is in the base of the camera. Once you have the shutter off you can cock and fire it in the normal way, the camera body release uses a lever that blocks the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By johnnyrod
Post a pic of the negatives,that would be best. I...

Post a pic of the negatives,that would be best. I think this is one of those where the sprockets being rolled by the advancing film then cock the shutter and/or work out the frame spacing, in which...
Forum: Travel 04-29-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By johnnyrod
Yep weather will be similar, tends to be dry...

Yep weather will be similar, tends to be dry (well, Ireland isn't very dry but it's not like spring!), could be mild or could start to turn chilly, but I would have thought more mild than anything....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,782
Posted By johnnyrod
Your breath does not contain enzymes to kill...

Your breath does not contain enzymes to kill fungus that I know of. I guess in theory either ethanol (what we drink) or isopropanol are both good at killing bacteria, though fungi are funny ones and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By johnnyrod
Mamiya Six lenses

Yes the folding one! Last year I bought a Mamiya Six Automat from Japan, long story short the glass has been etched by fungus, and will not give good images. So last night I came across a listing on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-20-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By johnnyrod
A lot of my cameras with selenium cells will read...

A lot of my cameras with selenium cells will read a stop or maybe two over-exposed in bright light compared to low light, I think (crudely) that the old cells are just maxed out. To be honest with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By johnnyrod
Regarding the leatherette, is it not a tight fit...

Regarding the leatherette, is it not a tight fit under the focus ring? Or does it just meet the side of the focus ring? I have the same type on an Olympus I need to get into but last time I tangled...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By johnnyrod
I'd stay away from acetone as it'll strip paint...

I'd stay away from acetone as it'll strip paint etc. or worse, mobilise some of it onto the lens surface. For grease, something like lighter fluid (you can get it in Poundland) will do the job and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By johnnyrod
The focus helix (thread) is at the back of the...

The focus helix (thread) is at the back of the shutter. I'm not too familiar with that part but there is a rectangular plate on the front of the camera, hidden under the leatherette, the shutter is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By johnnyrod
Fixcinator, this is a common problem with...

Fixcinator, this is a common problem with Agfa/Ansco it seems, often the answer is to warm it to soften the grease in order to get things moving.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By johnnyrod
It's not a bad photo but it seems to be missing...

It's not a bad photo but it seems to be missing something, and I can't quite put my finger on it. As that isn't very helpful I'll try to elaborate a bit! It is a pretty wide shot as you are showing...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-31-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By johnnyrod
Interesting, Frank! I happened across one of...

Interesting, Frank! I happened across one of these a while back and read the story, then ended up picking up a bargain - some of them seem to go for a lot of money. Well, a lot for what on paper...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-29-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6,308
Posted By johnnyrod
Welcome back Roger, all the best for Frances.

Welcome back Roger, all the best for Frances.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By johnnyrod
Yes and no. Not on its own, but its presence...

Yes and no. Not on its own, but its presence suggest poor storage, so it could be elsewhere, along with corrosion, and there could be spores all over, like in the case.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,681
Posted By johnnyrod
Well I am bemuse to see the return of Roger Hicks...

Well I am bemuse to see the return of Roger Hicks (hello!) as I was just about to post a link to one of his pages, that gives a good run-down. It's a very long page, go to the bottom and page up a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By johnnyrod
Minor update: there meter is actually almost...

Minor update: there meter is actually almost fine. It read about a stop overexposed. The automatic speeds are more or less right, tending to too fast towards the top end. The manual speeds are...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By johnnyrod
Durst Automatica

I recently picked up one of these unusual cameras:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4028/35331964260_32702e22bc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VQay2A)Rare, but not working (https://flic.kr/p/VQay2A) by John...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnnyrod
Jcrutsher, my usual question - what exposure...

Jcrutsher, my usual question - what exposure settings did you use for the night street shot?
Great pics this week! I'm always a fan of LynnB but the solidity of the chains in that pic is really...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By johnnyrod
Maybe you could modify the speed setting ring to...

Maybe you could modify the speed setting ring to turn the B setting into a T setting? Take a look here, although this shutter works on B and T without cocking - try some of the other albums perhaps....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By johnnyrod
I replaced the ruined rear element of a 50mm f2.8...

I replaced the ruined rear element of a 50mm f2.8 Tessar in a 1960s Zeiss Contessa LKE with the one from an LK, ostensibly the same but non-RF (like Zeiss made any two things the same). The focal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By johnnyrod
Folding or 60s?

Folding or 60s?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By johnnyrod
You might be seeing tarnishing not fungus on the...

You might be seeing tarnishing not fungus on the mirror (beamsplitter), this can be blotchy. Usually if the RF image is good enough to use you would leave well enough alone, as cleaning is as often...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By johnnyrod
I have been using the phototransistor setup and...

I have been using the phototransistor setup and Audacity for a couple of years now. It's cheap and works well. For focal plane shutters, the phototransistor is prone to light coming from the side, so...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By johnnyrod
Sorry just seen this, glad you got it sorted. In...

Sorry just seen this, glad you got it sorted. In the end I didn't really use it - the found film was scrap, lent the camera to a friend for what turned out to be about a year, then when I got it back...
Forum: Off Topic 02-27-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By johnnyrod
It used to say "ask a question" down the bottom...

It used to say "ask a question" down the bottom somewhere, now there's just the link on the top right with the seller's ID etc., "contact seller", this does the same thing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By johnnyrod
Star fin evaporator!

Star fin evaporator!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By johnnyrod
It does look like fungus, some of it looks to be...

It does look like fungus, some of it looks to be on the front though. I can't figure out if the front group is a cemented doublet or a single element - I'd wager the latter - in which case you are...
Forum: Travel 02-13-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By johnnyrod
I'm not overly familiar with either so have just...

I'm not overly familiar with either so have just done a quick google. I'd probably also pick Ireland as it looks like a more scenic route, and with more variety. Ireland is a great country, the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-12-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,801
Posted By johnnyrod
The focus scale is a bit of a pig on the 820....

The focus scale is a bit of a pig on the 820. They really should have put the DoF scale alongside it - I ended up marking my own on, using a DoF table from a 6x9 Super Ikonta instruction...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By johnnyrod
Will have a look, his excellent site guided me...

Will have a look, his excellent site guided me through the Synchro Compur on my folding Contessa and I'm still talking about it.
Forum: Other RF 01-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By johnnyrod
Try cleaning the RF and VF windows - a little...

Try cleaning the RF and VF windows - a little dirt can make a big difference
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By johnnyrod
I always take notes with a camera that's just...

I always take notes with a camera that's just been fixed, or first time I've used it. I note frame, subject, f/stop, shutter speed, and sometimes range, also if flash is used. if I'm trying something...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By johnnyrod
I have an old Konica S (non-Auto, selenium...

I have an old Konica S (non-Auto, selenium meter). To get the front element off you have to slacken a grub screw first, it's pretty obvious though, then the front element unscrews by hand. The rear...
Forum: Other RF 11-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By johnnyrod
The quietness of a leaf shutter is a bit unusual...

The quietness of a leaf shutter is a bit unusual if you're more used the the noise of an SLR
Forum: Other RF 11-17-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By johnnyrod
Hi Seany, if you can use it as is then crack on,...

Hi Seany, if you can use it as is then crack on, he slow speeds normally get so little use as to be academic, but it does make me wonder at the performance of the higher speeds too. Seems pretty poor...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-22-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By johnnyrod
Don't worry, if it's been looked at and seems to...

Don't worry, if it's been looked at and seems to be working fine, which it is, then just use it and enjoy it. As said, an old camera can always throw up a problem now and again, but it's rare enough...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-22-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By johnnyrod
What does it look like if you stick it on your...

What does it look like if you stick it on your camera and look through the viewfinder?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9,612
Posted By johnnyrod
I bought a 1937 Certo Super Sport Dolly 6x6...

I bought a 1937 Certo Super Sport Dolly 6x6 folder a couple of years ago, tuned out to have a roll of Kodak Verichrome Safety Film in it, which ceased production in 1953. I finished it off though my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By johnnyrod
Sounds like dirt/oil/grease not so much on the...

Sounds like dirt/oil/grease not so much on the shutter blades but more in the shutter ring and other mechanisms. Don't use any sort of spray, the shutter blades must remain dry. It needs stripping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,344
Posted By johnnyrod
Some great pictures and stories here, a couple I...

Some great pictures and stories here, a couple I have heard before. Keith - I remember the other images from that set, really good. Daveleo - fantastic, like a person and their shadow, or the public...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By johnnyrod
Looking at them again, the colours look good (on...

Looking at them again, the colours look good (on this monitor) but when I was there, it all seemed more like the shot of the armoured car driving past the chippy - all just flat. That was with the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-24-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By johnnyrod
Making the best of poor light (film photography)

Earlier this year I was asked to take some pics of a 1940s day in my town. I wasn't able to get out there until well in the afternoon so a lot of the better subject matter had been missed, but the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By johnnyrod
I also have a Konica S, lovely camera though a...

I also have a Konica S, lovely camera though a bit big compared to a Zeiss Contessa. The Japanese cameras I've seen seem to age better however, in my limited experience; the German ones are more...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By johnnyrod
Thanks all. A hood isn't going to stop flare from...

Thanks all. A hood isn't going to stop flare from the inner surfaces though. I may just have to give it a try, maybe see if I can take a test frame then unload the film into a different camera. Other...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By johnnyrod
Etched after fungus removal - usable?

I would appreciate your opinions on this please. This and a few other shots in the album are of a lens after fungus removal. Is it worth film testing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By johnnyrod
There's a good chance it would. I would try a...

There's a good chance it would. I would try a baby wipe, failing that some isopropanol, or white spirit. Maybe even a bit of WD40 sprayed onto a piece of paper, depends where the sticky bit is of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
Mamiya Six Automat form Japan, on its way here,...

Mamiya Six Automat form Japan, on its way here, should be this week! Olympus lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By johnnyrod
Well I can't suggest a way to stop you opening...

Well I can't suggest a way to stop you opening the back but in my experience when you reach the end of the film, you most definitely will know that's the case and not that it's just a bit stiff! If...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-20-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By johnnyrod
Interesting read, thanks Ranchu. To echo some...

Interesting read, thanks Ranchu. To echo some things said above, the actual shutter speeds of older leaf shutters are going to be slow. Without getting mired in details of exact measurement, yes an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By johnnyrod
PS not managed more than 24-25 shots on Poundland...

PS not managed more than 24-25 shots on Poundland 24exp film! funny as all other films have been 26-27 exp in reality
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By johnnyrod
Can't you set it to 27? TBH most times I know I'm...

Can't you set it to 27? TBH most times I know I'm at the last frame because I try to wind on and can't. it's never been a problem. At that point just rewind and unload the film in the usual way....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By johnnyrod
Collimation is accurate, I have just serviced the...

Collimation is accurate, I have just serviced the shutter and re-set the lens on reassembly (Ross Xpres in an Ensign 820 with Epsilon shutter, which seems to be a working one!). Yes good point that...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By johnnyrod
Some good replies, thank you. I have Pocket Light...

Some good replies, thank you. I have Pocket Light Meter on my iphone so I will be using that. I'm shooting 6x9 so I don't want to have too many tries at it! I took some pics with an iphone a while...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By johnnyrod
Exposure for a shop window in evening

For a picture like this (example)
http://c8.alamy.com/comp/F9EK3A/window-of-elizabeth-bothams-bakery-and-cake-shop-in-whitby-with-traditional-F9EK3A.jpg
where the shop front is still illuminated by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,538
Posted By johnnyrod
Convenience costs - it's that simple. I've sold a...

Convenience costs - it's that simple. I've sold a couple of things using GSP, they were inside Europe though, and bought maybe one or two. Yes it does seem expensive as a buyer - though one from the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,289
Posted By johnnyrod
TBH mate I use Pocket Light Meter app on iphone...

TBH mate I use Pocket Light Meter app on iphone and it's good! That and it's always in my pocket.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By johnnyrod
Depends on your level of skill, tools, and so on....

Depends on your level of skill, tools, and so on. Can you at least post a pic to see which shutter it is?
Forum: Other RF 05-16-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/agfa/agfa_super_solin...

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/agfa/agfa_super_solinette/agfa_super_solinette.htm
page 33/34, looks like 30mm if this is the right one for your camera
Forum: Other RF 05-16-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
Have you got a manual? Is there one on Butkus'...

Have you got a manual? Is there one on Butkus' site? They usually say in the back of them
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By johnnyrod
Prices do seem to be going up, asking prices at...

Prices do seem to be going up, asking prices at any rate, and I've also noticed the asking prices going very high in an attempt to drag the selling prices up as well. I don't know if it's working but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By johnnyrod
I know what you mean about the iphone - if you...

I know what you mean about the iphone - if you take your camera, you look a bit harder at things, looking for opportunities. That and the mega wide angle phone lens is something with which I struggle...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By johnnyrod
There can be issues when fitting the lens to the...

There can be issues when fitting the lens to the camera - I can't remember the exact term, but basically whether or not the lens finally sits the right distance from the film plane/face of its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
Ensign Selfix 820 6x9 folder with 105mm Xpres...

Ensign Selfix 820 6x9 folder with 105mm Xpres lens. Waiting for it now, the shutter fires and it unfolds okay I am told. I'm planning on taking it on a bike trip to the Pyrenees in September.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By johnnyrod
Thanks. Could be a while until I get around to...

Thanks. Could be a while until I get around to it, but I thought it best to have some thinking time.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By johnnyrod
It's not trapped under the bottom plate, but it...

It's not trapped under the bottom plate, but it does go right under the lens barrel. Is it worth trying some heat, like a hair dryer? It is stuck on pretty fast, not like my Pentaxes!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By johnnyrod
Leatherette on 1960s Olympus

I have a lovely old Olympus S from the 60s, but it has a wobbly lens barrel. After some poking around, it looks like I'm going to need to tighten the four screws that hold the whole lot onto the...
Forum: Other RF 03-14-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
If they're within 20-25% then they're counted as...

If they're within 20-25% then they're counted as good enough, which is half a stop! TBH as negative film is best over-exposed rather than under, I normally ignore the difference when metering, unless...
Forum: Other RF 03-13-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
The shutter button on the top is just a linkage...

The shutter button on the top is just a linkage to the real shutter release lever on the shutter body - the biscuit-sized piece of metal holding the lenses. This is an old school camera made a bit...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By johnnyrod
Hmm tricky, I have a Vitomatic II, and thankfully...

Hmm tricky, I have a Vitomatic II, and thankfully didn't have to adjust the RF. I hear they are prone to mirrors falling off (the moving mirror) when banged, but if you can see a second image then it...
Forum: Other RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
The screw you adjusted is only for the...

The screw you adjusted is only for the rangefinder, not to adjust the focus of the lens itself (hence horizontal adjustment - of the RF spot). No point adjusting this until you know that the film...
Forum: Other RF 03-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
PS looking at the position of the focus ring, it...

PS looking at the position of the focus ring, it looks like unit focus rather than front cell focus so is quite likely that the film image will match the focus scale. The RF then may be out of whack...
Forum: Other RF 03-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By johnnyrod
Some cameras need to have a film in them or you...

Some cameras need to have a film in them or you have to simulate it - the winding lever may only pull the film along, the rotation of the sprocket (done by the moving film) releases the double...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,580
Posted By johnnyrod
I've been using...

I've been using this
http://www.baytan.org/prak/shutter.html
for over a year now, with the program Audacity to visualise the data. I use a spot lamp as the light source, or for curtain shutters, a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-10-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By johnnyrod
In terms of flash sync, later ones with Synchro...

In terms of flash sync, later ones with Synchro Compur shutters offer the choice of M or X sync, but many older Compur Rapids, where they have a terminal, are X sync as this is easier to make than...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By johnnyrod
Have you read the manual? From what i remember,...

Have you read the manual? From what i remember, the Canonet won't take pictures if the light is too low, in auto, so of course wouldn't trigger the flash. Normally you'd want to use manual aperture...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-06-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By johnnyrod
DPS? I don't think it's necessarily a bad shot,...

DPS? I don't think it's necessarily a bad shot, the lightness of the tree brings it to the front, away from the background, the shadow underneath gives the picture depth, those things don't seem to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By johnnyrod
Great pictures all of them Jake, the second one...

Great pictures all of them Jake, the second one (top post) really conveys a sense of solidity, and you've got the background spot on. The third one to me gives the impression of independence. As to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By johnnyrod
Some great advice there, and as an amateur who is...

Some great advice there, and as an amateur who is still learning the basics, it makes interesting reading. I can only echo some of the above that works for me:

Don't obsess over sharpness too...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-30-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By johnnyrod
Indeed - the Zeiss Red Dot settings are mentioned...

Indeed - the Zeiss Red Dot settings are mentioned in most of their manuals. One for aperture, one for distance, you can read off the DoF but I think it is about 10ft/3m to infinity. I think the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,527
Posted By johnnyrod
I'm gonna jump in a bit late to the party because...

I'm gonna jump in a bit late to the party because this is one of the forum areas I don't look at often. Interesting opinions above, from people with many more years behind them than I. But crashing...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By johnnyrod
Lynn's Vaskar lens...

Lynn's Vaskar lens shot
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2683030&postcount=2609
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By johnnyrod
127 day is coming next week! To be honest I...

127 day is coming next week! To be honest I didn't get it at first because we use the little-endian date format in the UK not middle-endian as in the US.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By johnnyrod
ebay 99p start, people will buy anything. I am...

ebay 99p start, people will buy anything. I am always 100% honest in the description about what i know, how well it works, and let the buyers figure out if they want it - you never know what people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 9,307
Posted By johnnyrod
KoNickon is right, the Novar is pretty well up...

KoNickon is right, the Novar is pretty well up there with a Tessar, and they go for a lot less money.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By johnnyrod
I'm with you on that, dee. I even try to see ebay...

I'm with you on that, dee. I even try to see ebay things in the flesh first, partly to figure out if they really work, partly just to find out what I'm thinking of getting.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,662
Posted By johnnyrod
Peter, open the back and you will see the notched...

Peter, open the back and you will see the notched ring that attaches the shutter to the camera. Waggle the lens around and if you can see movement here then it just needs tightening. It can be a bit...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By johnnyrod
Any auxiliary rangefinder will do (they go for...

Any auxiliary rangefinder will do (they go for about 10GBP/15USD/12Euro on the Bay of Pigs) but try to get one with markings that match the focus scale as much as possible. e.g. if the focus scale...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,964
Posted By johnnyrod
At that speed of walking, yes I would say so,...

At that speed of walking, yes I would say so, it's not a very dynamic scene
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By johnnyrod
It looks very similar to my Konica S, ses the...

It looks very similar to my Konica S, ses the link above for getting the top off. The wind lever comes off by unscrewing its top (the two little holes) then see what parts you find underneath. The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By johnnyrod
I have a Voigtlander Vitomatic like that, you...

I have a Voigtlander Vitomatic like that, you turn one dial (aperture I think) to match the cursor to the meter needle, then another ring holds the exposure value while selecting valid combinations...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By johnnyrod
The MX switch is for flash sync - X for...

The MX switch is for flash sync - X for electronic strobe (xenon), M for magnesium bulbs. In M mode it fires the flash about 20ms ahead of the shutter opening, so uses the self-timer mechanism hence...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,662
Posted By johnnyrod
I have just finished CLA on one of these and put...

I have just finished CLA on one of these and put a film in it, not even shot a frame yet. They are lovely to behold. I have a few of the later non-folding ones which are very much underrated, and are...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By johnnyrod
I found the rangefinder of a Vitomatic II to be a...

I found the rangefinder of a Vitomatic II to be a bit of a puzzle. check the windows are clean though, as what seems to be a little dirt has a big effect on the clarity of the RF spot. In terms of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-05-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2,113
Posted By johnnyrod
I agree with the above comments, the accuracy of...

I agree with the above comments, the accuracy of focus looks okay, but contrast is lower, which could well be dirty lenses, especially the rearmost one(s). Set it to B, open the back of the camera,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,733
Posted By johnnyrod
Thanks all. I think I was a bit spoilt by the...

Thanks all. I think I was a bit spoilt by the first Compur (Rapid) shutter I worked on, as aside from the top speeds (with and without booster spring), the rest were really close, and the 1/100 I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-28-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,733
Posted By johnnyrod
Synchro Compur shutter speed adjustment

I am working on the small shutter on my Zeiss Contessa 35. It's going pretty well but I'm a bit bemused by the shutter timing settings; I thought I understood these from when I worked on an older...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By johnnyrod
While you're not exactly tripping over old...

While you're not exactly tripping over old cameras in the street here, we do like a good car boot sale, not sure if you have them in the US, but basically a yard sale in a field full of cars. People...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 8,790
Posted By johnnyrod
Nothing has made me want a box camera until I saw...

Nothing has made me want a box camera until I saw O2 Pilot's photo near the top. I am now perplexed.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-23-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By johnnyrod
Following the instructions on the Retina Rescue...

Following the instructions on the Retina Rescue site - and thank goodness for finding them, dismantling and reassembling the flash timer is a right laugh! To anyone who does it, follow his...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By johnnyrod
I read somewhere about a similar process, and...

I read somewhere about a similar process, and something to do with a candle or other flame. I think a reducing atmosphere (i.e. opposite oxidising, or maybe just inert) might help - the flame would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2016
Replies: 370
Views: 48,059
Posted By johnnyrod
I've got a Super Program, K2 and MX. In terms of...

I've got a Super Program, K2 and MX. In terms of lenses, usual sort of selection but a 50mm f1.2 that is superb. The Super Program and K2 lack AE lock but do have a compensation dial of +/-2 stops;...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By johnnyrod
DOH yes you are right - I guess the image must be...

DOH yes you are right - I guess the image must be a bit more converged at this point. Thanks for your help!

I have the shutter out now, free of the RF mechanism (and being very careful to try not to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-18-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By johnnyrod
Zeiss Contessa 35 (533/24) aperture - not opening enough?

I am just starting to clean up a Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35, which looks to be in fair order and I don't think anyone has been in there. The aperture blades don't fully retract when it's opened up to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,184
Posted By johnnyrod
I'm often perusing the cheap stuff on the Bay of...

I'm often perusing the cheap stuff on the Bay of Pigs and the Tree of Gum, a lot of it I wouldn't touch with a bargepole as I'm not a masochist (think boxes, anything on 127, or instant) - if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,473
Posted By johnnyrod
It's an interesting thought. I guess as 35mm ate...

It's an interesting thought. I guess as 35mm ate up MF as films became better for their size, the logical extreme is not emulsions with a significant grain size, but something much smaller as the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By johnnyrod
Look on Ebay and once you have a search, tick the...

Look on Ebay and once you have a search, tick the box for sold listings only - these are the real prices. There may be a few lenses - Skopar is a Tessar - type and seems to be well loved by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,851
Posted By johnnyrod
I guess it depends if it suits. The fastest lens...

I guess it depends if it suits. The fastest lens I have is a Pentax 50mm f1.2 for SLR. My style is mainly grabbed shots rather than careful compositions or landscapes, and with the f1.2 wide open I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,564
Posted By johnnyrod
Starting a bit of a clearout. Jammed Pentax...

Starting a bit of a clearout. Jammed Pentax K1000, not sure my skills are up to SLR, but I don't have the time to find out. Kodak EK8, picked it up from a charity shop and gave it the once-over, made...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,703
Posted By johnnyrod
Not sure why I read to page 3 but anyway......

Not sure why I read to page 3 but anyway... frankly no idea. The two most memorable so far are the near-silent click of the Compur shutter in my friend's old pre-war Bessa 6x9, to the opposite end of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-11-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 32,588
Posted By johnnyrod
I've got a Konica S with a Hexanon lens and it is...

I've got a Konica S with a Hexanon lens and it is very good. They are prone to barrel wobble which wouldn't help. Depends what problems you are seeing with yours.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-02-2016
Replies: 1,217
Views: 437,790
Posted By johnnyrod
Thanks Mike. I find those sorts of pictures...

Thanks Mike. I find those sorts of pictures challenging and do little or no PP. Interesting to see how much you've pulled back from the highlights, considering.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-01-2016
Replies: 1,217
Views: 437,790
Posted By johnnyrod
That's great Mike - how did you balance the...

That's great Mike - how did you balance the exposure? It looks like there would be a lot of contrast between the indoor lighting and external ambient
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 766,269
Posted By johnnyrod
Great pictures Phil, the impression of depth in...

Great pictures Phil, the impression of depth in the first one is quite something. Not seen Cromwell's Bridge before, I'll have to stop by when over that way sometime!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By johnnyrod
I have just sent a Bessa 6x9 VF camera back to a...

I have just sent a Bessa 6x9 VF camera back to a friend after cleaning it up, and he found the same thing, number don't line up - they do a bit if you wind the roll to the end then wind it backwards.
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By johnnyrod
$200 for a pair of shoes? That's not a "journey",...

$200 for a pair of shoes? That's not a "journey", it's walking the plank.

I don't get it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,859
Posted By johnnyrod
No I was lucky enough to pick up (most of) a...

No I was lucky enough to pick up (most of) a completely trashed Beauty Lightomatic, and the blades are the same, so now it's fully working. These are both at f4.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By johnnyrod
I also have a busted one and yes it will work...

I also have a busted one and yes it will work without film in. It's the older ones that use the action of the film being drawn across the sprockets to cock the shutter.

I would say give it a go,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,859
Posted By johnnyrod
I finally finished a test roll from this, and...

I finally finished a test roll from this, and eventually got them scanned. A couple of examples:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5549/30457384361_c4d2dd2574_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Npq4fz)lemurs...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By johnnyrod
Sorry to ask the same question again but are you...

Sorry to ask the same question again but are you sure there's a problem? You have to "walk" the sprockets inside to cock the shutter (mimicking the film), and I think the double exposure lock (and so...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By johnnyrod
Normally there is a screw to adjust the...

Normally there is a screw to adjust the rangefinder. For example, on my Konica S, there is a small plug by the viewfinder you can remove to access it (unless you already have to top off the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
My 28mm SLR lens (Hoya PK) did this after I dug...

My 28mm SLR lens (Hoya PK) did this after I dug it out of years of no use. A bit of grease on the blades is all, when cleaned off it is snappy again.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By johnnyrod
It's not meant to be the Spanish Inquisition...

It's not meant to be the Spanish Inquisition (sorry), just trying to make sense of it all - seems odd that on M you get any flash as it's normally 20ms or so pre-fire (though were some 5ms?) vs....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By johnnyrod
Can you post a pic? I'm not familiar with this...

Can you post a pic? I'm not familiar with this lens but it may be adjustable, I have a long tele lens on M42 thread and the tripod mount is adjustable.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By johnnyrod
Does the Balda have a three-blade shutter? If so...

Does the Balda have a three-blade shutter? If so it won't form the same shape of aperture when part-open, it'll be more of a three-pointed star shape.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By johnnyrod
Gents, I concur with you both - and I have the...

Gents, I concur with you both - and I have the manual from my last advertures. Hopefully I've fixed it, though you'd have no chance without seeing it. It arrived in quite a few bits in the post,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By johnnyrod
Looks like X sync to me! As Sarco says above, the...

Looks like X sync to me! As Sarco says above, the test is easy, and the results are distinctive - I have tried on M and X with a Synchro Compur. On M there is no light, so this picture would not have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By johnnyrod
I don't like flushing so I've swabbed the shutter...

I don't like flushing so I've swabbed the shutter and aperture leaves, and everything I can get to. The escapement was soaked in hexane. When the shutter fires normally, it's fine, and runs down...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By johnnyrod
Compur sticking when fired

More advice please! I am fixing up another Certo Sport Dolly for a friend of mine, it has a simple Compur shutter, 1-1/250, T, B, three shutter blades. The innards are very similar to my own with a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By johnnyrod
SH - I usually do that with the flash and camera...

SH - I usually do that with the flash and camera pointing at a wall, you still see a bright reflection if it's X, through the lens. I don't have a Compur/Seikosha Rapid with a PC port though; I'm...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By johnnyrod
Flash sync for Compur Rapid/Seikosha Rpid shutters

I am still trying to get a straight answer as to whether Compur Rapid and Seikosha Rapid shutters, without M/X switch, are going to be X or M sync, anyone know for sure? It would seem that around...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
My Contessa finally arrived, on its tortuous trip...

My Contessa finally arrived, on its tortuous trip from Hoquiam in WA, USA! Digital photo with flash shows it in a rather good light, it could do with a bit of a clean. A little lens fungus but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 766,269
Posted By johnnyrod
Interesting picture Tom, his bottom half looks...

Interesting picture Tom, his bottom half looks quite photographic while his face seems to be taking on the look of his painting
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By johnnyrod
Yep, there are a lot of small spaces in there....

Yep, there are a lot of small spaces in there. Humidity (non-condensing!) shouldn't be a problem per se in terms of removing the solvent, and the lens isn't airtight anyway when reassembled. I also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
You were generous Erik but you still got a...

You were generous Erik but you still got a bargain!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By johnnyrod
To be honest, I'm not much of a street...

To be honest, I'm not much of a street photographer, but I'm finding it hard to define what would be the style of Maier. She seems to have shot pretty much everything and in many different ways....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
A good buy with the Nikon also. I am awaiting...

A good buy with the Nikon also.

I am awaiting delivery of a Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35 (533/24). After a while of buying to many things too quickly I instead figured out what I wanted and waited for it...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By johnnyrod
Hi Alex, there are a few from the UK here but not...

Hi Alex, there are a few from the UK here but not so many! I actually had a Canonet QL17 (not GIII) with top winder in bits the other day, the shutter is a nightmare, reminds me a Ducati motorbike....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2016
Replies: 100
Views: 8,861
Posted By johnnyrod
This is the first time I've seen this thread....

This is the first time I've seen this thread. What a great opportunity, to be able to do something like this in a field that you love; if you're crazy then I aspire to craziness.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
New bag for SLR bits for a steal at £1.75...

New bag for SLR bits for a steal at £1.75 ($3-ish) with two busted flashes and a Pentacon case. Also a Voigtlander Bessa 66 with 75mm Skopar, £10 looks good so am going to CLA and sell it on to fund...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-09-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By johnnyrod
Zeiss Contessa LKE or LBE, or Contessamat...

Zeiss Contessa LKE or LBE, or Contessamat STE/SBE, with Tessar so 4 elements in three groups, is this triplet-like enough? It's a great lens. If so the maybe also the Voigtlander Vito/Vitomatic...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-02-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By johnnyrod
As far as I can make out it's an...

As far as I can make out it's an aperture-priority camera? In which case I presume the meter is telling it that the light is very bright, or perhaps that the solenoid that controls shutter speed...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By johnnyrod
My only advice, use flash if you can, there isn't...

My only advice, use flash if you can, there isn't much light once you get below the surface
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-25-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By johnnyrod
PS the fill light could be an off-camera flash...

PS the fill light could be an off-camera flash turned down low
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-25-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By johnnyrod
To be honest it looks like it's been photoshopped...

To be honest it looks like it's been photoshopped by a child. The two things hanging out of the pockets look added on, and there's some weird blotching on the right side. I can't work out how the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,328
Posted By johnnyrod
Sorry I got the 6x6 and 6x9 confused in the OP....

Sorry I got the 6x6 and 6x9 confused in the OP. Super Ikonta C is 6x9 aka 531/2, also there was the Mess Ikonta 524/2 though it is much more rare than the 6x6 version. Novar lens works just fine...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-17-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By johnnyrod
Three point lighting in the real world?

Outside a studio, do you try to arrange or find the components of three-point lighting?

Yes I put the A in amateur, but I was just reading this week about three point lighting. Outside of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,027
Posted By johnnyrod
Kodak EK8, which is an instant folding camera...

Kodak EK8, which is an instant folding camera with coupled rangefinder and combined RF/VF, from the 1970s. Found at a charity shop (yes, I've been poppin' tags) and going for sale when I've checked...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,328
Posted By johnnyrod
Where's me popcorn? Mamiya Six?

Where's me popcorn?

Mamiya Six?
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By johnnyrod
Know what you mean, I think. I use digital to...

Know what you mean, I think. I use digital to fill the gaps around my film photography rather than have those gaps.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By johnnyrod
Forum member Raid loves his Konicas, see...

Forum member Raid loves his Konicas, see here
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46638
From what I hear, you have chosen a great camera. As said above, almost any flash will do....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By johnnyrod
Great quality pictures, sharp and flat right into...

Great quality pictures, sharp and flat right into the corners.
Forum: Off Topic 08-10-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By johnnyrod
Very good Roger! there is probably a gag in there...

Very good Roger! there is probably a gag in there about green film but I'll leave it to someone cleverer than me to put into words without making some awful faux-pas.

The frustration I guess is that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By johnnyrod
No spare parts for sure. You would need to open...

No spare parts for sure. You would need to open it up to investigate, but from your description I don't know what you will find. The flash contact is a small metal spring inside the shutter, and the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By johnnyrod
Well I'll close this off in case it's useful for...

Well I'll close this off in case it's useful for someone else. I eventually landed a real beater of a Beauty Lightomatic II, maybe 90% of it, which had the required bits. It was still a bit of a job...
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