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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2019
Replies: 5
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Posted By Glen851
Well after 15 minutes with a fine half-round...

Well after 15 minutes with a fine half-round needle file, carefully removing metal from the edge which obstructed/retained the film cassette's lip, I have a nice workable camera!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Glen851
Thanks Marcelo. I am aware of the proper way to...

Thanks Marcelo. I am aware of the proper way to cut and load the Barnack style camera. I bought one of the Leica O series, with the little portrait emblem on the back. Loved the camera, hated having...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Glen851
New (to Me) 1950 Zorki, and a PITA Problem!

Hey everyone. I just received a really nice Zorki serial number 527xx dates from 1950. It was overhauled complete with new shutter curtains. The camera and lens are really clean and everything seems...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Glen851
Yes, Philip, I have considered the addition of...

Yes, Philip, I have considered the addition of strap lugs being a nice advantage. Also, the fact that these are ALL old machines and repairs are to be expected, the cost of such repairs is a point...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Glen851
Nice looking camera and great photos. I shoot a...

Nice looking camera and great photos. I shoot a lot of images similar to the third photo. Love geometric shapes with organic contrasting elements. Hope you find/cure the light leak.
I'm hoping to get...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Glen851
Thanks, David. It's true, I've been bitten by the...

Thanks, David. It's true, I've been bitten by the vintage camera bug. It started a short time ago, with feelings of nostalgia for my first SLRs from the early 70s. Then progressed to those SLRs I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Glen851
Thanks guys. Are there any...

Thanks guys.
Are there any recommendations/cautions regarding the Leica II or III series of cameras?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Glen851
Leica III Compared to FED 1g Questions

Hey everyone, I have a FED 1g that was overhauled complete with new shutter curtains, etc. The camera, to me operates nicely, the advance is smooth, the shutter works crisply and sounds great. In...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Glen851
Thanks for the responses. I checked, and...

Thanks for the responses. I checked, and rechecked, back and lens removed. It's a wierd problem, even after I explained it to the seller, who btw, seems to have one of the better reputations and is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Glen851
I doubt that the shutter ribbons are the problem...

I doubt that the shutter ribbons are the problem as the shutter works on faster speeds. I'm aware of the camera's actual age, and if it wasn't sold as a "serviced" camera with seller supplied video...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Glen851
Steve M., I had Bessa R2 about 12 years ago....

Steve M., I had Bessa R2 about 12 years ago. Loved it, but I sold it along with most of my film camera collection. I like using the FED, FED2, and Zorki 4 because they're almost as old as I am!...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Glen851
New (1972) Kiev 4a, 8 Days Old and the Shutter Dies!

About 8 days ago, I received a Kiev 4a, in excellent condition. As I mentioned in a previous post, my Kiev 4am died and I was waiting on this camera.

I tested all the speeds when I received the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-25-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,836
Posted By Glen851
That's too bad about the light leak. I have yet...

That's too bad about the light leak. I have yet to put a roll of film through my 4a, but I agree with PITA assessment. I fiddle with it regularly but compared to the FEDs and Zorki, I'm not bonding...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
Hi ,pvita. I don't have any experience with wide...

Hi ,pvita. I don't have any experience with wide angle lenses for the Kiev. I suggest that you post this question as a new topic. You'll get more responses from better qualified users than I. I do...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
Huss, it was yuriy.perfect. I am aware that there...

Huss, it was yuriy.perfect. I am aware that there may be light leaks on the Kiev. I've replaced the light seals and mirror pads on all my SLRs and other cameras, but I'm bracing myself for those...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
I hear ya, David! I've been checking out who's...

I hear ya, David! I've been checking out who's watching and what's selling on Ebay. The Helios lens seems like it would sell.
After checking the Kiev Survival Site, I'm tempted to try to figure out...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
I'm not sure what I will do with the "dead" Kiev...

I'm not sure what I will do with the "dead" Kiev 4am. I'm waiting for delivery of a 1972 model 4a. Again, purchased from a reputable dealer in Ukraine. He actually sent a video of the camera in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
Just an update: I contacted the seller regarding...

Just an update: I contacted the seller regarding the shutter speed problems and he issued a refund. I emailed him the USPS shipping alternatives which were $37 - $67! He replied, and told me to just...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
Thanks, everyone, for the input and...

Thanks, everyone, for the input and responses.
All my FSU camera purchases have been made through deaalers with thousands of transactions and 100% positive ebay ratings. Still, I realize stuff...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By Glen851
Hello, and a Kiev 4 vs 4am Question

Hi all, I joined the forum not long ago, and have since gotten hooked on FSU rangefinder cameras. I started with a nice FED 1, then FED 5V, both in excellent overhauled condition. Next came a FED 2,...
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