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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks nksyoon. I checked those out already. ...

Thanks nksyoon. I checked those out already. His site suggested that the FE should be able to work with almost any Nikon flash.

I just wanted to make sure.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks Rob. I haven't tried yet but I'm...

Thanks Rob. I haven't tried yet but I'm suspecting it would be okay too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By w3rk5
Nikon SB-20 work on a Nikon FE?

Hi everyone.

I was wondering if I can mount the Nikon SB-20 on a Nikon FE? I don't want to "fry" anything (if there's even anything to fry :confused:).

Thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By w3rk5
Are you talking about the one on the Drug FSU...

Are you talking about the one on the Drug FSU camera? I don't think anyone makes an aftermarket part like that for FSU's. I could be wrong though.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 2,860
Posted By w3rk5
If you want to borrow a FSU body let me know...

If you want to borrow a FSU body let me know Peter. Just send me a PM so we can work out the details. :)
Forum: Off Topic 02-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By w3rk5
Smile Way to go Colyn........I'll be joining that club...

Way to go Colyn........I'll be joining that club sooner than later.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By w3rk5
Like Spyderman suggested.......practice,...

Like Spyderman suggested.......practice, practice, practice. The "eye to viewfinder" thing will happen naturally in time.

This is just my opinion.......to me, a razor sharp shot is great, but it...
Forum: Off Topic 01-24-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,362
Posted By w3rk5
I'd save the money Steph. I'm sure you've got...

I'd save the money Steph. I'm sure you've got the skills to make the SLR work for you. "This could be your only chance for quite a long time"....If you believe that, it's more reason for you and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By w3rk5
I'm glad you figured it out cause I was stuck...

I'm glad you figured it out cause I was stuck there too. Thanks for posting the solution.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 3,845
Posted By w3rk5
I got started by looking though some old photos...

I got started by looking though some old photos from both friends and family. I just kept thinking, "Wow! Look at the way we were". I knew, I wanted to be part of recording memories. Before I...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By w3rk5
Woo Hoo! I'm in. Thanks tomtodeath. I used my...

Woo Hoo! I'm in. Thanks tomtodeath. I used my gmail account also. Strange though, I think I've tried that before and it didn't work.

Anyway, the important thing is I'm in now. Thanks again.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-08-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,429
Posted By w3rk5
I know where you're coming from with the Kiev...

I know where you're coming from with the Kiev shutter fear. I was like that when I first go into FSU's. The Kiev was my last addition to my FSU's. I'm glad I got one.

If I could start all over,...
Forum: Off Topic 01-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks Joe. But I'll just let my single PM to...

Thanks Joe. But I'll just let my single PM to Jorge stand. I'm sure he'll look into it as soon as he has some time. Actually.........isn't he off to China?

kshapero.........do you still try to...
Forum: Off Topic 01-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By w3rk5
Registering at DSLReXchange

Is anyone else having problems trying to register on DSLReXchange? I'm getting this message, "The administrator has banned your email address".

I've contacted Jorge by PM but no reply yet. I'm...
Forum: Off Topic 01-07-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 2,589
Posted By w3rk5
Since you never had a garage before you shold be...

Since you never had a garage before you shold be okay. Myself, I love my garage. That right! Love it! :D

Sometimes that's the only place you can get away from things.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By w3rk5
Sorry Frank, I don't remember.

Sorry Frank, I don't remember.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By w3rk5
That's First Markham Place right? I use to do...

That's First Markham Place right? I use to do security there. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By w3rk5
I use this chart for adjusting infinity on my...

I use this chart for adjusting infinity on my FSU's. I find this to be one of the most accurate ways of adjusting infinity.

The middle of the squares should be the rangefinder base length. Stand...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By w3rk5
Check out this thread. ...

Check out this thread. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31850
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,609
Posted By w3rk5
I only have and use HC-110. I've gotten good...

I only have and use HC-110. I've gotten good results with HP5+ and APX 400 using both dilution B & H.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-06-2007
Replies: 12
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Views: 883
Posted By w3rk5
Good stuff Matt. One day I'd like to get a...

Good stuff Matt. One day I'd like to get a darkroom setup also. But for now, just being able to develop my own negs and scanning them is good enough for now. Have fun with it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By w3rk5
Yup.........I would check out the link Spyderman...

Yup.........I would check out the link Spyderman put up. Kim's instructions helped me out more than once.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By w3rk5
Nice documentation Peter.

Nice documentation Peter.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By w3rk5
The important thing is you got it to work. Have...

The important thing is you got it to work. Have fun with it.
Forum: Off Topic 01-05-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
That sounds like a fair deal especially since you...

That sounds like a fair deal especially since you have the boxes and everything. I'm one of those guys who likes to keep them. I don't know why though. haha

Is that $375 CDN? I'll need a couple...
Forum: Off Topic 01-04-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
Well.......it doesn't look like I'll be getting...

Well.......it doesn't look like I'll be getting an F5. Having a hard time bidding for it. Oh well, maybe it's a sign. Anyway, I'm not sweating it. With everyones input I'm opening up my eyes to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By w3rk5
I just added new skin to my Zorki 6 cause it was...

I just added new skin to my Zorki 6 cause it was falling apart. I bought a kit from Aki and it turned out great. I couldn't be happier.:)
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
Lonely Driver........I'm more or less settled on...

Lonely Driver........I'm more or less settled on getting a film slr now. Thanks for your opinion though.

Thanks everyone for offering their suggestions. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 2,985
Posted By w3rk5
In general......when I shoot an event, I'd say...

In general......when I shoot an event, I'd say most of them are "keepers". Out of the "keepers", maybe 1-2 are in a class of their own. Then again, it's only my opinion. :)

If I'm out doing some...
Forum: Off Topic 12-27-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
NB23.......thank you. emraphoto.......nice...

NB23.......thank you.

emraphoto.......nice shots. I like the first one best. :) I've just read some reviews on the d1x. It does sound sweet. Regardless of the megapixel count, I think any decent...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By w3rk5
Nice buy Alan. Have fun using it when the...

Nice buy Alan. Have fun using it when the weather clears up a bit.
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
kshapero..........thanks for the link. A good...

kshapero..........thanks for the link. A good read.


Puhahaha........just had to laugh at this post. I know the F50 isn't the pinnacle of anything. But it does have auto focus and 3 metering...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
Barret........we're kinda on the same train of...

Barret........we're kinda on the same train of thought with your post. :)

MadMan2k.....I guess the only real reason for me wanting to go digital is to get instant feedback. With it I think it...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
vodid.......funny you should mention about the...

vodid.......funny you should mention about the Kodak DCS 760, I was looking at the about a year or two ago.

Tom.....the Nikon FM3A sounds like a solid camera but I'd like to get all the "bells and...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By w3rk5
Used Nikon F5 or a DSLR?

I will be in the market for a new camera sometime in the new year. I'm trying to decide on either a used Nikon f5 or maybe a new Pentax K10D. I know they're two different beasts and the prices are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By w3rk5
Merry Christmas everyone.

Merry Christmas everyone.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,169
Posted By w3rk5
A excellent working conditiion FED maybe a little...

A excellent working conditiion FED maybe a little cheaper and easier to find than a Kiev. If I were to buy another FED I'd get it from Oleg. You can pay him a little more to have the shutter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-20-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By w3rk5
The oldest camera I have and use is a FED 2a from...

The oldest camera I have and use is a FED 2a from the 50's. I would love to try something older. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By w3rk5
I don't think there will be any RF's under the...

I don't think there will be any RF's under the tree this year. But I got 3 FSU's on my birthday recently. I got a FED 3B, a FED 2, and the painted olive drab Zorki-6 that I sold to my bro many...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By w3rk5
I know what you mean. I was the same at the...

I know what you mean. I was the same at the begining. :)
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,535
Posted By w3rk5
Very kewl dpetrzelka. :)

Very kewl dpetrzelka. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By w3rk5
I'm glad everything worked out for you in the end...

I'm glad everything worked out for you in the end Carl. I for one prefer my stainless steel setup more. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-18-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By w3rk5
Keep in mind.......this is just my opinion. I...

Keep in mind.......this is just my opinion. I would get a 1965 or earlier Kiev 4. The reason is because I've read somewhere that quality control went down from then on. I know lots of members here...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 2,256
Posted By w3rk5
I'm sure you've figured this out already but...

I'm sure you've figured this out already but ???mm x 1.5.

I'm also thinking about picking up a K10D sometime in the new year.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 130
Views: 4,671
Posted By w3rk5
I would take my FED 3a / Jupiter 3 setup. The...

I would take my FED 3a / Jupiter 3 setup. The flexibility of this combo is unbeatable to me. It does almost everything I want and need in a camera. If something breaks, I can fix it. If I lose...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By w3rk5
Very kewl Zhang. :cool:

Very kewl Zhang. :cool:
Forum: RFF News 12-14-2006
Replies: 164
Views: 13,548
Posted By w3rk5
Just a quick question.............does the Bessa...

Just a quick question.............does the Bessa come with a lens? I don't remember if it was mentioned. :o Cause maybe the person who gets this generous gift can't afford an M mount lens or an...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you Max.

Thank you Max.
Forum: RFF News 12-13-2006
Replies: 164
Views: 13,548
Posted By w3rk5
dadsm3...........PetarDima's last post was pretty...

dadsm3...........PetarDima's last post was pretty recent. I like where you're going with your idea though. My vote would goto him.

All said and done, I'm sure this camera will find it's way to a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 2,421
Posted By w3rk5
I don't know if any of you have read this before...

I don't know if any of you have read this before but check out this link. It might help some of you out.

http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3031/how-to-talk-to-strangers.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By w3rk5
I like Uxbridge. I was there a couple of years...

I like Uxbridge. I was there a couple of years ago when I was working on the movie "Ice Princess". If I'm ever over there again I'll give you a shout. :)

Good luck on setting up your new...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-05-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By w3rk5
Terao..........you've got some great shots. A...

Terao..........you've got some great shots. A quick question for ya..........how bright was it at the wedding reception in Lymington? I'm asking because you have a colour picture of "roses" in well...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-04-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,986
Posted By w3rk5
I know some people use the squeegee or fingers...

I know some people use the squeegee or fingers but I never had a water spot issue before. I just use "photo-flo" and hang to dry.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-04-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By w3rk5
I've only used one type of 800 iso colour film. ...

I've only used one type of 800 iso colour film. That's the Fuji stuff you buy from Walmart. No complaints here.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-04-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By w3rk5
I'm not an expert, but the scans look good to me.

I'm not an expert, but the scans look good to me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-29-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,660
Posted By w3rk5
I remember that post. I would offer but like...

I remember that post. I would offer but like most, the thought of messing up is just too much for me. I hope you will manage to find a solution.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
No problem Ricardo. I know how you feel about...

No problem Ricardo. I know how you feel about building up the courage to do it. It's easier for me to do cause it's not an expensive model, nor a very good scanner for 35mm film. :o Still, I'm...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
Just an update if anyone is...

Just an update if anyone is interested.........the picture on the "right" was scanned after the mod.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By w3rk5
I'm glad it worked out Steve. Check out post #5...

I'm glad it worked out Steve. Check out post #5 in this link. It should be able to "get it" with this link on how to fix it. If not, just let me...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By w3rk5
If the soft shutter idea works than I think the...

If the soft shutter idea works than I think the "collar" around the shutter may not be screwed down far enough before they secured it with the screw on the side. Good luck and keep me updated on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By w3rk5
lol. Didn't mean to laugh but I know where...

lol. Didn't mean to laugh but I know where you're coming from with that.

Give this a try........find a small screw (example: the type that secures your hard drive to the bracket in your computer)...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Steve. If it's going to cost more than what...

Hi Steve. If it's going to cost more than what you paid for the camera, I'd try to fix it myself. The worst thing that can happen is it'll be in pieces. But I'm sure you'll learn a lot and gain a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-27-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
Here are some pic's of my scanner after the...

Here are some pic's of my scanner after the "mod". I could cover some more areas but I didn't want to waste my time in case it didn't work.

MATERIALS: Self adhesive black cloth bought from...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-26-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
I'll PM you the answer just to see what other...

I'll PM you the answer just to see what other people think. I have an EPSON 3490. I know it's nothing special but it does what I need it to do.

I just opened up the unit and applied some "self...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-26-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
Keep in mind, I'm not sure if I'm doing this...

Keep in mind, I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. This might be a bad example but here it goes. Which one looks sharper and better contrast. The left or right? These are straight scans.

I'd...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-24-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
I'm gonna do this "mod" and I'll post some...

I'm gonna do this "mod" and I'll post some results soon. In a worst case scenario, I'll be off to get a new scanner. :p
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-23-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By w3rk5
Very kewl read. Thanks for posting it up.

Very kewl read. Thanks for posting it up.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-23-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By w3rk5
Looks good lubitel. I like the simplicity of it....

Looks good lubitel. I like the simplicity of it. I think I might try out your plan. I might do a little "tweeking" with the design. :) Thanks for sharing your plan.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-22-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By w3rk5
May we see the results? :)

May we see the results? :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-22-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By w3rk5
This is very good advice. I got some wedding...

This is very good advice. I got some wedding shots taken with B&W and C41 on my blog (http://24x36mm.blogspot.com/) if you want to check them out.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By w3rk5
Very cool. Is this yours greyhoundman? How much...

Very cool. Is this yours greyhoundman? How much did it cost you?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,466
Posted By w3rk5
Here are a couple of links that might help you...

Here are a couple of links that might help you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By w3rk5
When I use HC-110 dilution H (1:63) I double the...

When I use HC-110 dilution H (1:63) I double the development time of dilution B. I have no experience with Tri X so I don't have any examples. Good luck with it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By w3rk5
I use to use an AP kit (plastic). I recently...

I use to use an AP kit (plastic). I recently switched to a Kinderman tank (stainless steel with plastic top) and some Omega (same as Hewes stainless steel reels). I'm never going back to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By w3rk5
I'd use acetone on a Q-tip first. Like Ronald M...

I'd use acetone on a Q-tip first. Like Ronald M suggested, "Confine to touched up areas". Good luck.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By w3rk5
Most of the shots in my blog...

Most of the shots in my blog (http://24x36mm.blogspot.com/) are candids. Like Trish, I keep my eyes open to what's going on around me. When I see something (like a group of people talking), I would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 5,539
Posted By w3rk5
I'm not much of a street shooter, but I think...

I'm not much of a street shooter, but I think what you said here made a lot of sence to me. I've seen a lot of street shots that didn't do anything for me. Then there are the ones that just look...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-17-2006
Replies: 295
Views: 34,790
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks Max. I was wondering the same thing. ...

Thanks Max. I was wondering the same thing. Maybe next year we'll find out. :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,188
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Craig. I would go for the Kiev 4 (with the...

Hi Craig. I would go for the Kiev 4 (with the meter) because of what you mentioned above. If you get a metered one, don't expect it to work. If it does.......that would be great. When I got mine,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-16-2006
Replies: 295
Views: 34,790
Posted By w3rk5
Just my FSU stuff.

Just my FSU stuff.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By w3rk5
Congratulations and great work Max. I like the...

Congratulations and great work Max. I like the music too. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-13-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By w3rk5
This link might be able to help you out. I tried...

This link might be able to help you out. I tried it on my Epson 3490 and it worked like a charm. I raised the film holder a little over 2mm. Good...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-12-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,510
Posted By w3rk5
Kim.........do you think it's possible for Steve...

Kim.........do you think it's possible for Steve to "Frankenstein" the two J-3 he has to get one good one?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By w3rk5
I have the 35mm J-12 (wide angle lens) in LTM and...

I have the 35mm J-12 (wide angle lens) in LTM and it performs well. The J-9 (portrait lens) I have is in Kiev mount and is a great performer also. Keep in mind that the J-9 in LTM may have more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks Russ.

Thanks Russ.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,835
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you gb hill.

Thank you gb hill.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By w3rk5
I think it was called Rangefinder Cameras of the...

I think it was called Rangefinder Cameras of the Soviet Era. That's the one with a lot of info on the FED 2 seires, custom painted cameras, camera coverings, ect. The link I provided above is the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-10-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,259
Posted By w3rk5
I don't know if this would help with your...

I don't know if this would help with your question. It's not the same film but here's a shot with Fuji Superia 800. It's actually expired by a couple of months when I used it. There was a weird...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Marc. Follow this tread and look for...

Hi Marc. Follow this tread and look for sovietleica's post (#8). http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30034
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,401
Posted By w3rk5
I know how you feel John. I've never deal with...

I know how you feel John. I've never deal with anyone who ships UPS only. I'm with Dave on this one "USPS Global Express (if you need it fast) or just USPS if time (or tracking number) is not an...
Forum: Off Topic 11-10-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 6,755
Posted By w3rk5
Did you use the "Insert Link" button or "Manage...

Did you use the "Insert Link" button or "Manage Attachments" button?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-10-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,510
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you for making the instructions available. ...

Thank you for making the instructions available. It helped me out several times.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By w3rk5
I agree with what Spyderman said. You can cut...

I agree with what Spyderman said. You can cut some cost of shooting film by bulk loading and developing your own B&W. It really isn't difficult or expensive to do it yourself. The scanning part is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By w3rk5
There's nothing wrong with it if you like it. In...

There's nothing wrong with it if you like it. In fact, it looks like a good deal if everything works. You can always repaint it and change parts later on.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,835
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you Paul. I'm sure yours will turn out...

Thank you Paul. I'm sure yours will turn out better. Just take your time. It only takes 1 second of carelessness to cause hours of repairs. I'm sure we've all been there.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Steve........you never know. I once got a...

Hi Steve........you never know. I once got a package from the Ukraine in 6 days. :eek:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,510
Posted By w3rk5
I would contact Fedka and let them know. You...

I would contact Fedka and let them know. You paid for a service that hasn't been performed. Unless his definition of CLA is different than what we might expect. I'd like to know what they would do...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,835
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,835
Posted By w3rk5
I masked the shutter speed dial. I think the...

I masked the shutter speed dial. I think the dial is on for good.

I wiped down the shutter speed dial with a degreaser and then used a wide masking tape to cover the whole dial. I then used my...
Forum: Off Topic 11-09-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 6,755
Posted By w3rk5
I currently carry a Spyderco Manix (3 3/4")...

I currently carry a Spyderco Manix (3 3/4") (http://spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=165) as an everyday carry. Excellent fit/finish and crazy sharp. :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By w3rk5
I've never checked out the Zorki 5 before but I...

I've never checked out the Zorki 5 before but I love my FED 3a. It's my "go to" camera.


Thanks nikola. :o
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,835
Posted By w3rk5
TVphotog.........panzer gray would look cool. ...

TVphotog.........panzer gray would look cool. Flat black would look kinda neat also. Whatever you decide on painting it by all means post it up here. I'd love to see the finished...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-06-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Peter. I got some from AlexPhoto at *bay.

Hi Peter. I got some from AlexPhoto at *bay.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By w3rk5
If I was to choose between a Kiev 2a or a 4am I...

If I was to choose between a Kiev 2a or a 4am I would pick the one that works. If they both work, I'll take th 2a because of the better build quality like you mentioned.

I'm not sure if I follow...
Forum: Off Topic 11-05-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By w3rk5
lol......that's what my buddies say also. You...

lol......that's what my buddies say also. You can pull it lower so it doesn't cover your mouth or you can pull it higher to cover you nose if it's very, cold. You can wrap your whole head if you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By w3rk5
I don't own a Leica but I don't think you're...

I don't own a Leica but I don't think you're missing out on much. I'm sure Leica's are built much better but I don't think you'll take better pictures with one.

I can see the charm in owning one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By w3rk5
I would take the FSU route also. I'd suggest a a...

I would take the FSU route also. I'd suggest a a pre 1970 Kiev and a Jupiter 12 and a Heilos-103 or Jupiter-8. Lenses for the Kiev seem to be a little cheaper than the LTM ones (for now).
Forum: Off Topic 11-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By w3rk5
I got a new red and white shemagh for $10 CDN. :)...

I got a new red and white shemagh for $10 CDN. :) It's a little larger than the original one I have in this pic. Anyway, this is how I wear mine most of the time when it's cold and windy.

Notice...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-03-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,854
Posted By w3rk5
I didn't vote cause I wouldn't know which one to...

I didn't vote cause I wouldn't know which one to get either. All I know is it would be either the Leica MP & lens of your choice or the Zeiss Ikon RF & lens of your choice. Nothing wrong with the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-03-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Kapa. Like lubite, I've only removed the top...

Hi Kapa. Like lubite, I've only removed the top plate from a FED 5 once. I hope you can get the pictures up soon. Maybe we can figure it out.

No worries about it "possibly being the most obvious...
Forum: Off Topic 11-03-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks for the tip rogue. Luckley, the one I...

Thanks for the tip rogue. Luckley, the one I have does a good job of keeping the cold winds at check.

Hi Raid. Thank you also for your advice. Missasauga is kinda close to Toronto depending...
Forum: Off Topic 11-02-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By w3rk5
Shemagh scarf

Hi. Anyone knows where I can get a good quality “shemagh scarf"? and how much do they cost + shipping to Canada?

I know you can get them from *bay and some other online sources but I don't know...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By w3rk5
Before you start to take the Kiev 2A apart, is it...

Before you start to take the Kiev 2A apart, is it possible for you to get a broken Kiev to practice on first?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By w3rk5
Sorry to hear about your Kiev issue. I haven't...

Sorry to hear about your Kiev issue. I haven't had this happen but it sounds like you will need to take it apart. It's strange that it happend so suddenly.

You might want to contact rpinchbeck or...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-26-2006
Replies: 28
Poll: Bulk rolling
Views: 3,375
Posted By w3rk5
I use a Watson bulk loader and empty cassettes...

I use a Watson bulk loader and empty cassettes from the lab. I use them once and chuck them away. I've never got a scratched negative yet.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,226
Posted By w3rk5
When I first started, I shot nothing but colour. ...

When I first started, I shot nothing but colour. As I got more involved, I started to shoot almost 100% B&W for several reasons. It's cheaper and I can develop it myself. After using it awhile, I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks again for this great info.

Thanks again for this great info.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By w3rk5
I store my film and bulk loader in my cold...

I store my film and bulk loader in my cold storage room.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By w3rk5
I was wondering the same thing a couple of weeks...

I was wondering the same thing a couple of weeks ago. It was a great site. Unfortunately I don't have any of those pages saved.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By w3rk5
For now, I'd like to know what's required. I'm...

For now, I'd like to know what's required. I'm gonna check out what type of flash units are out there and what would be best to use on my FED 2 or 3a.

Nickfed......I 've found some flash units on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you guys. I know litttle to nothing about...

Thank you guys. I know litttle to nothing about using a flash. With your replies I have some info to start looking into. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By w3rk5
Anyone use a flash?

Just wondering if anyone ever use a flash with their F.S.U.'s. Sample pic's would be great if you have any. Thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks Dean. TVphotog.....when will you be...

Thanks Dean.

TVphotog.....when will you be doing this? Keep us updated. I'd love to see the results.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By w3rk5
I've painted a Zorki-6 before but I can't...

I've painted a Zorki-6 before but I can't remember how I removed the bottom plate. I'm sure I didn't have difficulties with it though. I'll check it out tomorrow and see. I sold it to my bro so I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2006
Replies: 132
Views: 6,863
Posted By w3rk5
With my limited experience, knowledge, gear, and...

With my limited experience, knowledge, gear, and $$$........I'd choose my trusty FED 3A and Jupiter-3 combo. It would be loaded with Ilford HP5+. I only own F.S.U.'s and I've only tried 3 types of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By w3rk5
Same here. :mad:

Same here. :mad:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By w3rk5
It was tough but these are only a few of my...

It was tough but these are only a few of my favorites. :)

Oyster Oyster Stalls by mal (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=45190)

Parents Parents Of The Bride by MelanieC...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-18-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By w3rk5
I wouldn't worry about that bubble. I've read...

I wouldn't worry about that bubble. I've read somewhere that it won't cause any issues. I've also read that it was a common thing to have bubbles on the glass. I wish I can recall where I've read...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By w3rk5
Check out this link...

Check out this link
http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/marine/569/rusrngfdrs/focusing.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you Eddie. I used Kodak HC-110 cause...

Thank you Eddie. I used Kodak HC-110 cause that's what I have. Like I mentioned before, I did play with the levels to get that contrast.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By w3rk5
The Industar 61 L/D takes a 40.5mm as well. Do a...

The Industar 61 L/D takes a 40.5mm as well. Do a seach on *bay. That's where I got my hoods. The common sellers for the 40.5mm are from "americaneagle" and "heavystar". Both are good to buy from....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By w3rk5
I'm still learning APX-400. I rate it as @...

I'm still learning APX-400. I rate it as @ 200-250 and develop it as 400 like you mentioned. So far I like it. I got two examples in my blog titled "Test Shots"....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By w3rk5
I think I know where you're coming from but I can...

I think I know where you're coming from but I can honestly say, "no". If I get a bad shot(s) it can be a bummer. I just try to figure out what happened and learn from it.

I find when I shoot...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-15-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By w3rk5
I rate HP5+ and APX 400 @ 200-250. I often use...

I rate HP5+ and APX 400 @ 200-250. I often use dilution B but I'm starting to favor dilution H. Just to let you know I have "soft water".

HP5+ dilution B it for 5 min @ 20 degrees Celsius (double...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By w3rk5
A Jupiter-9 maybe.:) But I think they're more...

A Jupiter-9 maybe.:) But I think they're more expensive than the Jupiter-12.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By w3rk5
I doubt if you messed anything up. I have a LTM...

I doubt if you messed anything up. I have a LTM version of the J-12. As long as you screwed it back on snug you should be okay.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,076
Posted By w3rk5
I'd get a Zorki 1. The one with metal collar...

I'd get a Zorki 1. The one with metal collar around the lens mount.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks for the info. I think I'll buy some...

Thanks for the info. I think I'll buy some Arista EDU Ultra 400 or 200 the next time I need film. I still have 100+ ft of AGFA APX.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By w3rk5
I was told the regular ultrafine 400 is similar...

I was told the regular ultrafine 400 is similar to Kodak Pan-X. I dunno if it's true. Anyway, I've ordered 2x100 ft. rolls of APX-400 awhile ago.

P.S. If you want to make an order I'd advise...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By w3rk5
$7.50! Nice buy. Good luck with it Eddie.

$7.50! Nice buy.

Good luck with it Eddie.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By w3rk5
I've got a 1962 J-3 (silver one) that only needed...

I've got a 1962 J-3 (silver one) that only needed to be cleaned and relubed. I think I paid $40 US total for mine. I guess it was because it wasn't cosmeticly mint. Anyway, it's my favorite lens. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-09-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 4,823
Posted By w3rk5
I've just made my Kiev 4's viewfinder into a...

I've just made my Kiev 4's viewfinder into a dedicated 85mm viewfinder. I just masked off the areas with black tape. It's probably not what you're wanting to do but my Kiev is now my dedicated...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-09-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By w3rk5
I don't think that's normal Eddie. My FED 3A and...

I don't think that's normal Eddie. My FED 3A and my bro's 3B viewfinder doesn't move when you press the shutter release.

If you clean the viewfinder from the outside does it move at all? Can you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2006
Replies: 133
Views: 6,275
Posted By w3rk5
It's still new. http://24x36mm.blogspot.com/

It's still new.
http://24x36mm.blogspot.com/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,838
Posted By w3rk5
AGFA APX400 rated at 200-250 iso. Developed in...

AGFA APX400 rated at 200-250 iso. Developed in HC-110 dilution H for 12 minutes. Shot with a Kiev 4 and J-9.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-26-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 3,310
Posted By w3rk5
Not really Bill. :o I think it was the Hewes...

Not really Bill. :o I think it was the Hewes reels I got. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-26-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By w3rk5
Hey Ben. I rate Hp5+ as 200-250 iso. I did a...

Hey Ben. I rate Hp5+ as 200-250 iso. I did a test by shooting the same shot. One at 400 and the next frame at 200. I developed them in HC-110 (dilution B) for 5 minutes. The one shot at 200-250...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,643
Posted By w3rk5
Really nice work Jay. Are you going to post a...

Really nice work Jay. Are you going to post a "how to" on your site?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-25-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 3,310
Posted By w3rk5
I just recently switched to stainless steel reel...

I just recently switched to stainless steel reel and tank. I got fed up with plastic reels because of it's inconsitancy in loading. Sometimes it's nice and easy, while other times it gets jammed. ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By w3rk5
I've got a hood from heavystar at *bay. 49mm...

I've got a hood from heavystar at *bay. 49mm just like Colyn mentioned.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-17-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By w3rk5
Click on this link for the English manual....

Click on this link for the English manual. http://www.mattdentonphoto.com/cameras/fed_2.html

Scroll to the bottom and look for a link titled, "English manual in PDF form".

I think it's a FED 2 C...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By w3rk5
Wow! Congrats on getting published. I also...

Wow! Congrats on getting published. I also think the front cover is kewl. I hope this could lead to bigger and better things for you.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-16-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By w3rk5
I think the Industar 61 series are hard to beat...

I think the Industar 61 series are hard to beat for the money. If you want a little more speed the Jupiter 8 is a good buy. My favorite LTM lens is the Jupiter-3 though.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By w3rk5
Good luck with it Jan..........would appreciate...

Good luck with it Jan..........would appreciate an update when you get this issue taken care of. Thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Ivan. If you don't have a manual for your FED...

Hi Ivan. If you don't have a manual for your FED 2 you can get one here (http://www.mattdentonphoto.com/cameras/fed_2.html). Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By w3rk5
I think I know what's wrong. Just a wild guess...

I think I know what's wrong. Just a wild guess though. I think what happened is the lower curtains got unhookd from the top curtain.

It's not a difficult thing to fix if that's the case. Check...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By w3rk5
Hey Kim, nice to see you're still around. I've...

Hey Kim, nice to see you're still around. I've heard you went missing in a boating trip. :p

There's another way to remove the vulcanite. I did this on a FED 2. I just used a knife to scrape it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,754
Posted By w3rk5
Glad to hear you figured it out. This link...

Glad to hear you figured it out. This link should help you out with your "wobble" issue. In fact, you should bookmark this page. It's save me several times...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-13-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,510
Posted By w3rk5
I've started developing a couple of months ago. ...

I've started developing a couple of months ago. I've only used HC-110. The main reasons for me using HC-110 is because of it's shelf life, price, ease of use, availability, and because I like the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By w3rk5
Good points Spyderman. The theory behind my...

Good points Spyderman. The theory behind my madness is to get a reference point for the camera lens combo before you eventually start standardising the cameras and lenses in your arsenal. I don’t...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-11-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By w3rk5
I would pick one camera and lens combination...

I would pick one camera and lens combination first. Start off by checking my rangefinder at infinity. Make adjustments to get it perfectly aligned. This site may help....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By w3rk5
Good to hear you did well John. I was about to...

Good to hear you did well John. I was about to attend, but some last minute thing popped up.

I've attened 2 of these events and I also wonder if some people really want to sell or not with their...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By w3rk5
I think I'll be making one shortly. I'm just...

I think I'll be making one shortly. I'm just gonna use an under cabinet light fixture, some wood to build a box around the unit and some white (opaque) plexiglass. I'll work on it sometime this...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-09-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By w3rk5
I like my Heilos-103. I got it for approx. $25...

I like my Heilos-103. I got it for approx. $25 CDN shipped to my door. I don't know how it would compare to your J-8 cause my 1964 Kiev 4 came with the Heilos. I only have two lenses for my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Dave. Check out this thread. The Painting...

Hi Dave. Check out this thread. The Painting PDF file is located on the sixth post.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26417&highlight=painting+pdf
Also, check out this...
Forum: Off Topic 09-03-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By w3rk5
I like it a lot. Thanks.

I like it a lot. Thanks.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-03-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 6,508
Posted By w3rk5
I wonder how many gallons of spent fixer is...

I wonder how many gallons of spent fixer is needed to get an ounce of silver? Hmmmm.............
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By w3rk5
Don't know if I have the same problem as you but...

Don't know if I have the same problem as you but my B setting seems a little odd. It takes 1 second for the shutter to close as soon as I release the shutter. I don't know if this is normal but it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By w3rk5
I wonder if I'm too late for this.

I wonder if I'm too late for this.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,997
Posted By w3rk5
I've always purchased good examples of FSU camera...

I've always purchased good examples of FSU camera or lenses from *ebay regardless of the price. Am I lucky or are the quality control rumors false? From my experiences I'd say I'm fortunate to have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By w3rk5
Glad to hear you've taken care of your lens...

Glad to hear you've taken care of your lens issue. I also had a missing screw issue with my J-12. A local watch repair person took care of that for me. :)


Buckel up your...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By w3rk5
Hi David and welcome. Just a word of caution...

Hi David and welcome. Just a word of caution before you try any of these suggestions...........you could potentially mess up your FED 1. :(

Try applying a little penetrating oil into the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-29-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By w3rk5
Can't wait to see the pic's also.

Can't wait to see the pic's also.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-27-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 33,397
Posted By w3rk5
I just won one today. Woo hoo! :D

I just won one today. Woo hoo! :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By w3rk5
Hi Russ. I really enjoyed your night street...

Hi Russ. I really enjoyed your night street shots. It takes me back to when I visited China and Hong Kong. Actually, it also reminds me of the days when I use to roam the streets of China Town in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By w3rk5
I don't have much to sell. I was thinking of...

I don't have much to sell. I was thinking of getting rid of the painted FED 2 with a J-12. That's about it. If I manage to make it, I'll make sure to look for your guys. I'll wear my RFF hat. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-25-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By w3rk5
Congrats on developing agian. Dang! One whole...

Congrats on developing agian. Dang! One whole years worth of developing catch up. :eek: I dunno if I'd be half as excited as you are. Anyway, have fun and I hope they all turn out to be keepers....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-24-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By w3rk5
My mind is made up now. I want a J-9. Thank you...

My mind is made up now. I want a J-9. Thank you again everyone for the responses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By w3rk5
Puhahahahahaha!

Puhahahahahaha!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By w3rk5
I'm sure you must had read this guide before. ...

I'm sure you must had read this guide before. This is what I swear by. I'm sure I would be a "Master of Light" soon enough. :)

http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By w3rk5
Kewl idea. I'd get one or two.

Kewl idea. I'd get one or two.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-24-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By w3rk5
The Kodak Photo-Flo stuff should takes care of...

The Kodak Photo-Flo stuff should takes care of water spots concerns. I've never had a water spot issue yet.

I don't think you will need a squeegee or microfiber cloth. It's up to you though. ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-24-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By w3rk5
Thank you Peter for the kind offer. I think I...

Thank you Peter for the kind offer. I think I will wait for a J-9. I've got time on my side. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-23-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 1,939
Posted By w3rk5
Nice scans Frank. I scan the negs first and then...

Nice scans Frank. I scan the negs first and then save them. Then I fire up PhotoShop and monkey around with it there.

After what Abbazz said, "By scanning directly into Photoshop, you avoid to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By w3rk5
I was surprised also. :) The FED 3a is only...

I was surprised also. :)

The FED 3a is only taller than the FED 2 by less then 1 cm.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 33,397
Posted By w3rk5
LOL! You must have outbid me on one of the 2. :p...

LOL! You must have outbid me on one of the 2. :p I hope the lens works out for you. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By w3rk5
Peter..........I'm looking for either a LTM or...

Peter..........I'm looking for either a LTM or Kiev mount. It doesn't matter since I have FED's and a Kiev. Maybe I'll should just wait for a J-9 with a good "buy it now" price.

Bill........I was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-23-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By w3rk5
My jaw dropped when I saw your "first attempt...

My jaw dropped when I saw your "first attempt with B+W negs". I thought you were for real until I scrolled down a little more.:p
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By w3rk5
I like the "New Orleans, Biloxi" shot. I think...

I like the "New Orleans, Biloxi" shot. I think it's neat.

I have considered the Jupiter 9. But I think I have a better chance at getting a J-11 at a good price. The only thing that really "throws...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By w3rk5
I have owned several FSU's. I've managed to slim...

I have owned several FSU's. I've managed to slim down to a FED 2, FED 3a (type 2), and a Kiev 4. My goto camera would be the FED 3a, then the Kiev 4 followed by the FED 2.

Like PhotoJim...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By w3rk5
You've got some really nice shots in your gallery...

You've got some really nice shots in your gallery Peter. I'm thinking of getting one for portraits.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-22-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By w3rk5
Jupiter 11 any good?

Just want to hear peoples comments/reviews on the Jupiter 11. Thanks.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By w3rk5
I have the 3490 . I get good results. I even...

I have the 3490 . I get good results. I even made a 8x10 print and it came out pretty good. Then again, I'm new to all of this. For what it's worth, it's a good "bang for the buck" scanner.

I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-22-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By w3rk5
I'd stick to what you're currently using unless...

I'd stick to what you're currently using unless it's not giving you what you want. But trying different films is fun. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2006
Replies: 93
Views: 5,531
Posted By w3rk5
ywenz.........FrankS........don't be like that. ...

ywenz.........FrankS........don't be like that. I don't know any of you personally, but I'm sure each of you are good people. This is just a discussion on a thread. :)

Unless you guys are just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2006
Replies: 93
Views: 5,531
Posted By w3rk5
I think you did the right thing on not taking the...

I think you did the right thing on not taking the picture. I'm sure some people don't have problems taking such pictures, but they should be prepaired for some hostile reactions. Especially if your...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 33,397
Posted By w3rk5
Great shot Steve. Now I want a J-9. I've...

Great shot Steve. Now I want a J-9. I've already lost at 2 attempts to get one on *bay.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,005
Posted By w3rk5
Nice work nzeeman. I wanted to make one too but...

Nice work nzeeman. I wanted to make one too but I don't have the tools to do it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By w3rk5
Thanks nzeeman for setting this up. Congrats...

Thanks nzeeman for setting this up.

Congrats to everyone that submitted a photo.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

Thanks to everyone for their kind words. :)
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