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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By pschauss
I do my 11x14" enlargements in a print drum using...

I do my 11x14" enlargements in a print drum using a roller base to rotate it. Works for resin coated and fiber base paper.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-01-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3,617
Posted By pschauss
Kiev III with Jupiter 9 - Kodak Hawkeye...

Kiev III with Jupiter 9 - Kodak Hawkeye surveillance film (expired).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-22-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By pschauss
Thanks for all of your suggestions. I clicked on...

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I clicked on the "Normal" tab on the preview screen. This shows all of the negative strips and allows me to crop the images as needed.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By pschauss
Epson V700 - Scanning medium format

When I try to scan my medium format negatives using the holders which came with the scanner some of them come out misaligned. The first one or two on each row usually come out correctly but the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By pschauss
+1 on Plus-X (I can dream). I am still working...

+1 on Plus-X (I can dream). I am still working my way through a 100' roll (expired 1976) which I bought from someone on Photrio last summer. Remarkably, I do get printable images from it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,062
Posted By pschauss
No one has mentioned the Super Ikonta 531, medium...

No one has mentioned the Super Ikonta 531, medium format at about the same size as a Barnak.


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Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,065
Posted By pschauss
I grew up in River Forest. I used to walk past...

I grew up in River Forest. I used to walk past those houses on my way home from high school. One of my classmates lived in one of them. Also, we were members of the Tennis Club which Frank Lloyd...
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,065
Posted By pschauss
No one has mentioned the Frank Lloyd Wright...

No one has mentioned the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park.
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,769
Posted By pschauss
I drove this one as much as I could last summer. ...

I drove this one as much as I could last summer. (Zeiss Super Ikonta 531A - Novar lens - Tri-X)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-20-2018
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,327
Posted By pschauss
Zeiss Super Ikonta 531A (Novar Anastigmat) -...

Zeiss Super Ikonta 531A (Novar Anastigmat) - Tri-X.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By pschauss
42 year-old (+) Plus-X

I picked up a 100' roll of Plus-X (expiration date 9/1976) from a guy on Photrio, advertised as "always frozen". I made up an 18 frame roll and shot it at 50. The sheet which came in the box...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,628
Posted By pschauss
Jupiter 9 (85mm) is my favorite lens. I think...

Jupiter 9 (85mm) is my favorite lens. I think that has something to do with the way my brain processes what I see, looking at details instead of my entire field of vision. The short telephoto lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By pschauss
Mark repaired an early YashicaMat for me three...

Mark repaired an early YashicaMat for me three years ago and did an excellent job at a reasonable price. IIRC turnaround was fairly quick.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,787
Posted By pschauss
After reading all of this, I went online and...

After reading all of this, I went online and ordered another 400' of Double-X. That way, if Kodak really does bail out of the film business I will have four years to find a replacement for my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By pschauss
He said pretty much the same thing when I sent...

He said pretty much the same thing when I sent him my Rolleiflex Automat three years ago, something like "This camera was made in 19xx. Are you sure that you want to spend this much money on it?" ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,577
Posted By pschauss
I have a IIIa and a IIIf (60th birthday present...

I have a IIIa and a IIIf (60th birthday present from my daughter and son-in-law) and love them both. After ten years of use on both, I sent them to Youxin Ye for a CLA. The viewfinders and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2017
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
Leica CL + Jupiter 9 - Double-X exposed at 650...

Leica CL + Jupiter 9 - Double-X exposed at 650 and developed in Diafine. For me, this combination is like magic. No matter what kind of lighting I have it always gives me the contrast and tonality...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-12-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 4,787
Posted By pschauss
That's about the turn-around time I got on the...

That's about the turn-around time I got on the Leica IIIa and IIIf that I sent to him a year and a half ago. I sent them one at a time and each one took two to three months.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By pschauss
My personal preference is to use HC110 one-shot....

My personal preference is to use HC110 one-shot. It's not that expensive, especially when you consider what a small amount of the concentrate you need to use for dilution H.


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-09-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,493
Posted By pschauss
Are there any warning signs that prism separation...

Are there any warning signs that prism separation is imminent? I have an M5. It has no issues at present but I have no idea if it has ever been worked on.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By pschauss
Disabling the light meter stalk on a CL

I have a Leica CL with a non-functioning light meter and I would like to use one of my Jupiter 12s on it. I believe that I read here or somewhere else that one of the LTM-M adapters would disable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 7,498
Posted By pschauss
Their specification sheet gives rather detailed...

Their specification sheet gives rather detailed instructions about washing, including an initial rinse in 10% sulfite. Did you follow those instructions?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By pschauss
I have never had a problem flying with any film...

I have never had a problem flying with any film in my carry-on luggage. The slowest film that I have ever traveled with was Kodachrome 64 (in 2003).
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By pschauss
+1 I bought a couple of nice Kiev 4s from him a...

+1 I bought a couple of nice Kiev 4s from him a number of years ago. It is good to hear that he is back in business after the fire he had.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,317
Posted By pschauss
I tried to use a Helios 81H on a Nikon N2000 and...

I tried to use a Helios 81H on a Nikon N2000 and it jammed. I could not get to seat completely nor could I remove it. From that point on I have mounted only Nikkor or Tamron Adaptall lenses on my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By pschauss
No one has mentioned the M5. They are...

No one has mentioned the M5. They are considerably less expensive than the other M's.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By pschauss
Any ideas how to get this meter apart? The only...

Any ideas how to get this meter apart? The only screw that the one which zero-adjusts the meter and another one which for the clip which holds the large cell in place on the bottom. There are also...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By pschauss
Sekonic Auto-Leader 38 repair

It's a beautiful little meter and looks like it has hardly been used. The needle, however, does not respond at all to light, even when I open the large cell on the bottom. I would like, at least,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-28-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4,182
Posted By pschauss
Some years ago on a flight from JFK to Paris my...

Some years ago on a flight from JFK to Paris my wife accidentally left her camera, loaded with a roll of Tri-X, in her checked bag. We did not use that roll, but I developed it when we returned just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,878
Posted By pschauss
YashicaMat for $50 from the Photonet classifieds...

YashicaMat for $50 from the Photonet classifieds and a Kiev IIIa for $24 from Robertscamera on Ebay. The latter had some light leaks which I fixed with liquid electrical tape. The YashicaMat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,878
Posted By pschauss
Not as good as the kit shown above for $375, but...

Not as good as the kit shown above for $375, but a Leica M5 for $390 on Ebay. Camera was described as "very rough" and "may have non functioning parts" but basically working except for the light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,566
Posted By pschauss
Just to add to my previous post about my "new" M5...

Just to add to my previous post about my "new" M5 - After running several rolls of film through this camera, I put a 675 zinc-air hearing aid battery in it and discovered that the light meter DOES...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,566
Posted By pschauss
Add me to the list of new M5 owners. I saw one...

Add me to the list of new M5 owners. I saw one on ebay for $446 "buy it now or best offer" and offered $390. Since seller said that the light meter did not word and describe it as "very rough" in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-22-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,853
Posted By pschauss
It might be just a bit beyond your price range,...

It might be just a bit beyond your price range, but my favorite medium format camera is the Super Ikonta 530A or 531A (6x4.5), not much bigger than a Barnack Leica.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,677
Posted By pschauss
My stainless steel tanks (original Nikors) do not...

My stainless steel tanks (original Nikors) do not leak as long as I use the matching lids.
Forum: Travel 05-13-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,215
Posted By pschauss
There is talk of extending the ban on electronic...

There is talk of extending the ban on electronic devices to countries beyond the middle east. A major concern, however, is what to do about the lithium-ion batteries which will now be stowed in the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By pschauss
Is there an adjustment for vertical alignment on...

Is there an adjustment for vertical alignment on the rangefinder? Mine looks just like Rick Oelson's drawing in the link above.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,119
Posted By pschauss
I took these on May 1, a good excuse to give this...

I took these on May 1, a good excuse to give this camera some exercise. Kiev IIIA - Jupiter 9 - Foma 400.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-06-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,198
Posted By pschauss
I saw some of these when I was in the city a...

I saw some of these when I was in the city a couple of weeks ago. The images of the firefighters are very compelling.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By pschauss
I prefer the bottom loading FEDs and Zorkiis...

I prefer the bottom loading FEDs and Zorkiis because they are much less likely to have light leaks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By pschauss
If your film has frame numbers or codes printed...

If your film has frame numbers or codes printed in the sprocket area you should be able to tell which side of the film was exposed. If the film was exposed on the back side the letters or numbers...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-29-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,410
Posted By pschauss
This thread prompted me to go digging around in...

This thread prompted me to go digging around in the wardrobe where I keep my cameras. In the back, I found a Kiev 4AM (1983 vintage) which I bought two years ago. I put a short roll of film in it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,410
Posted By pschauss
I think that I have bought a total of nine or so...

I think that I have bought a total of nine or so over the course of fifteen years at prices ranging for $24 to $48. I bought the first one from Oleg and it worked perfectly right out of the box. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By pschauss
Rick, It was the shaft for the rewind fork. I...

Rick,

It was the shaft for the rewind fork. I gave it a light tap with a hammer and nailset, it came right out and the top came off easily. Now I can see that the reason that the rangefinder does...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By pschauss
Rick, The drawing is helpful. Is the fork on...

Rick,

The drawing is helpful. Is the fork on the rewind shaft supposed to come off when I remove knob? On my Jubilee it does not and I suspect that may be what is keeping the top from coming off.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By pschauss
The knobs do unscrew. The advance knob is a left...

The knobs do unscrew. The advance knob is a left hand thread, the other is right hand. I have both of the off now, along with the two screws in the film feed and take up chambers. There is,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By pschauss
It isn't obvious how they come off. I don't see...

It isn't obvious how they come off. I don't see any set screws holding them on.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By pschauss
Bolsey Jubilee - disassembly

I have a Bolsey Jubilee which I got for $10. I have not tested it with film yet but it appears that everything works except for the rangefinder. How do you get the top off it? Looking inside, I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By pschauss
I paid $5.98 (the cost of shipping IIRC) last...

I paid $5.98 (the cost of shipping IIRC) last year for an FT with a non-working light meter. I would use it more but I find my FT2 which has a working meter to be more convenient.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,375
Posted By pschauss
Here are a couple of sample shots with my Nikon F...

Here are a couple of sample shots with my Nikon F (Photomic FN) from a trip to Portugal. I like this camera so well that I bought another one with no prism to go with an Ftn finder that I had picked...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2017
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
I have never had this problem. The last time...

I have never had this problem. The last time that I finished off a bottle, I used it until there was just a tiny amount of HC-110 coating the bottom of the bottle. It was bright red and it still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,375
Posted By pschauss
I have had film in my F (Photomic FN) almost...

I have had film in my F (Photomic FN) almost continuously since I got it last October. Out of all of the SLRs that I have this camera is the easiest to focus and metering is as reliable and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-21-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,346
Posted By pschauss
My wife received an email, purporting to be from...

My wife received an email, purporting to be from Apple, stating that she had subscribed to a physical fitness AP which was going to charge her $27/month. The email provided a link to unsubscribe. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By pschauss
I used the same batch of Kalt reloadable...

I used the same batch of Kalt reloadable canisters for years without any problems with scratched film. After I had one pop one when I dropped it, I decided to retire my Kalts and ordered some from...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,136
Posted By pschauss
Joao, Some that I have: - Helios 40 - 85mm/1.5 -...

Joao,

Some that I have:
- Helios 40 - 85mm/1.5 - This is, as you might expect, a very heavy lens. I have used it with an M42 adapter on my Prakticas.
- Jupiter 11 - presumably the same optics as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By pschauss
Bulk film from the Film Photography Project

Here is a positive outcome from the thread about how B&H was no longer shipping photo chemistry. Someone mentioned the Film Photography Project as a source of chemistry so I went to their website...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By pschauss
The Nikon N90s /F90x has a decent user interface...

The Nikon N90s /F90x has a decent user interface for manual operation in addition to its autofocus mode. The Nikons also have the advantage that they can use the earlier AI and AIs lenses as well as...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-16-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,401
Posted By pschauss
If you are looking for an underrated TLR try a...

If you are looking for an underrated TLR try a Flexaret. Cupog on ebay usually has a few which he has CLAed at prices which are well with in your budget.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6,057
Posted By pschauss
I have not bought anything from him recently but...

I have not bought anything from him recently but I agree with the mixed reviews above. I bought a Pentacon electric 50/1.8 lens and a lens hood for a Super Ikonta which were fine. A Praktica PCL3,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,296
Posted By pschauss
I saw an F with the Photomic FN prism on Ebay at...

I saw an F with the Photomic FN prism on Ebay at what looked like a good price so I bought it on an impulse. To power the meter I used two 675 hearing aid batteries shimmed with 1/2" o-ring and a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5,676
Posted By pschauss
Kiev 4A - early model without the meter. I find...

Kiev 4A - early model without the meter. I find the rangefinder on this camera easier to use than the Zorkii's because it is brighter with better contrast on the rangefinder spot. I also find that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,619
Posted By pschauss
Does it couple with the rangefinder on the Leica?

Does it couple with the rangefinder on the Leica?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,622
Posted By pschauss
http://www.orwona.com/

http://www.orwona.com/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By pschauss
This is an early model. I have a Flexaret IV...

This is an early model. I have a Flexaret IV which I bought from eBay seller Cupog and it is a good camera. I would, however, spend a few extra $ and buy one from Cupog.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 09-10-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,884
Posted By pschauss
Here is a picture I took with my Nikkormat FT2 +...

Here is a picture I took with my Nikkormat FT2 + Tamron 35-135/f3.5-4.5.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,325
Posted By pschauss
The major issue with the early Nikkormats is the...

The major issue with the early Nikkormats is the light meter. The circular resistor which reads the shutter speed gets worn which makes the flakey. I have seen postings which say that the later...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By pschauss
I have bought a number of FSU range finders over...

I have bought a number of FSU range finders over the years (too many, probably). Among the FEDs and Zorkiis I, prefer the bottom loaders (FED 1/Zorkii 1/Zorkii C) because they are less likely to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By pschauss
I use a print drum for anything larger than 8x10.

I use a print drum for anything larger than 8x10.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By pschauss
If they started making 5231 again it would be...

If they started making 5231 again it would be even better.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-17-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By pschauss
You should be able to realign the shutter speed...

You should be able to realign the shutter speed dial by loosening the two set screws on the side.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-04-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By pschauss
FWIW, several years ago I bought a Kiev 4a with a...

FWIW, several years ago I bought a Kiev 4a with a Jupiter 8m from a the classifieds here at a very reasonable price. The camera worked perfectly. I also bought a perfectly functional Zorki 6 at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By pschauss
I tried this on a few C-41 negatives several...

I tried this on a few C-41 negatives several years ago and managed to get decent results, at least with the images that I was working with. I do not recall having any problems with tonality, but I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By pschauss
Thanks for the advice. I found that I could...

Thanks for the advice. I found that I could remove the front element by simply unscrewing it. There was a good bit of haze on it but no scratches that I could see so I cleaned it with lens cleaner...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By pschauss
Tamron 90 mm for Nikon AF

I have a Tamron 90 mm SP AF f 2.5 lens for Minolta (Apha/ Maxxum mount). Did Tamron ever make this version of their 90 mm lens in Nikon AF mount?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By pschauss
Letter codes on FSU filters

I have a number of FSU filters some of which have codes like ж 1.8 and others with жC 1.8. I assume that the ж stands for жёлтый (yellow). What does the "C" stand for? IIRC the Russian word for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By pschauss
Is it worth having it cleaned or possible for me...

Is it worth having it cleaned or possible for me to clean it myself?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By pschauss
Summar - expected behavior

Is this normal behavior for this lens in an extreme lighting situation?
The lens is a 5 cm/f 2.0 Summar (serial number 493xxx) mounted on a FED 1. I used a hood and a 36mm push-on filter (жC-18). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By pschauss
I have found that the Nikor reels are slightly...

I have found that the Nikor reels are slightly easier to load than the Hewes reels. On the Hewes reels you have to catch a sprocket hole on each side of the end of the film on two hooks on the reel....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By pschauss
Have you tried the camera with film yet? That...

Have you tried the camera with film yet?

That shutter curtain looks like it has been damaged by pointing the camera directly at the sun. It probably has a number of pin holes.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By pschauss
FED 1 lens mount thread

I just acquired a FED 1. Based on what I can find on the net, the serial number, 230779, maps to a production date in the early 1950's. The camera came with a FED lens with the old style f-stops...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,667
Posted By pschauss
Not a long term solution, but I have been playing...

Not a long term solution, but I have been playing around with a 100' roll of Eastman Plus-X (5231) from Photo Warehouse (Ultriafine). Rated at 200 and developed in Diafine, the look is very close to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By pschauss
Nikkormat FT for $5.98 from the APUG classifieds....

Nikkormat FT for $5.98 from the APUG classifieds. Like all of the early Nikkormats, the meter is flakey but the shutter and the light seals are good. Combined with the 50mm/f2.0 pre-AI lens the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-28-2016
Replies: 615
Views: 141,208
Posted By pschauss
After following this thread for a while I bought...

After following this thread for a while I bought an early Summitar for what I think was a decent price. Mine is the version with the old style sequence of f stops going up to 12. 5. I assume...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By pschauss
When our children were little we had a feeder...

When our children were little we had a feeder which stuck to the kitchen window with suction cups. In the winter the birds would be feeding within a foot or so of the kitchen table where we ate. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2016
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
I picked up a 100' roll of Eastman Plus-X (5231)...

I picked up a 100' roll of Eastman Plus-X (5231) from Photowarehouse. Here is a sample rated at 80 and developed in Diafine. Negatives were so dense that I exposed the 5x7 prints at 30 seconds. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By pschauss
Leica IIIf shutter problem

I have had this camera for almost 10 years and it just started doing this at shutter speeds of 1/200 and higher. At speeds of 1/100 and slower the images are OK.

From the look of the negatives I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-24-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,137
Posted By pschauss
Has anyone bought a used camera from Sherry?

Has anyone bought a used camera from Sherry?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,922
Posted By pschauss
Are they going to offer it in 120 format as well...

Are they going to offer it in 120 format as well as 135?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,764
Posted By pschauss
Try Double-x in Diafine rated at 650. Some...

Try Double-x in Diafine rated at 650.

Some examples here: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/307687
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2016
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
From the Kodak website...

From the Kodak website (http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Products/Product_Information/index.htm) the current price for a 400 foot roll is $257.88. Compare that to $100+ for 100' of Tri-X.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,233
Posted By pschauss
Rolleiflex Automat K4B2 - HP5+

Rolleiflex Automat K4B2 - HP5+
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2016
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,014
Posted By pschauss
My wife's 1975 Toyota used the same kind of...

My wife's 1975 Toyota used the same kind of setup. It had two sets of points IIRC to allow it to change the timing depending on driving conditions.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By pschauss
The neighborhood on the Manhattan side is...

The neighborhood on the Manhattan side is interesting too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By pschauss
Thanks for all the advice. It was easy to get to...

Thanks for all the advice. It was easy to get to from the 168th St stop on the A train. It took about 30 minutes from Penn Station. There was some track work along the way. As far as security is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By pschauss
Looking at the map, there is a road which runs...

Looking at the map, there is a road which runs more or less directly across the park from 172nd St. past the recreation center to the bridge. Is that going to be safe? Can I expect a fair number of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By pschauss
Thanks for the feedback. The A is an express...

Thanks for the feedback.

The A is an express and, according to Google Maps, takes about 20 minutes from Penn to 168th St. I can get to Penn Station on the LIRR from my house in about an hour and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By pschauss
Highbridge (NYC)

Apologies if this is too far off topic. Has anyone in this forum walked across the High Bridge which runs from northern Manhattan to the Bronx? I am thinking of trying it this weekend. It looks like...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By pschauss
It looks like a Zenit 3m. On FSU cameras the...

It looks like a Zenit 3m. On FSU cameras the first two digits of the serial number are usually the year it was built. The hole that was covered by the tape was probably the flash socket.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 11,076
Posted By pschauss
I rate it at 650 and develop in Diafine. If they...

I rate it at 650 and develop in Diafine. If they made it in 120 I would not shoot anything else.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,535
Posted By pschauss
Minolta 600si for $34. Kiev 60 with TTL prism...

Minolta 600si for $34.
Kiev 60 with TTL prism (no lens) for $45.
Retina IIIc from Kehoutlet in full working condition for $53.95.
Nikkormat FT for $5.95. Fully functional except for a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,339
Posted By pschauss
I have used a KMZ finder but I have found that...

I have used a KMZ finder but I have found that the Leica finder is more accurate.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,339
Posted By pschauss
I have 3, one each in LTM, Kiev, and M39 Zenit...

I have 3, one each in LTM, Kiev, and M39 Zenit mounts. I have not used any of them in some time, but all of them produced acceptable results, especially based on the prices I paid when I bought...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By pschauss
The main problem with the two FGs that I have is...

The main problem with the two FGs that I have is that dial where you change the film speed setting does not have a solid lock on it and I had to check the setting every time I took a shot. Having...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 6,493
Posted By pschauss
A while back I picked up a 600si for a very good...

A while back I picked up a 600si for a very good price and started using some of my Minolta AF lenses again. Here is sample. (Lens: 70-210/f4; Film: Eastman Double-x shot at 650 and developed in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,357
Posted By pschauss
Among the Zorkis I prefer the Zorki-1s because...

Among the Zorkis I prefer the Zorki-1s because they are smaller and, being bottom loaders, less subject to light leaks. I don't use the slower speeds so I don't seen any advantage to the Zorki-4. ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-17-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,241
Posted By pschauss
I have a Kiev 60, Kiev 6C, and a Pentacon 6. The...

I have a Kiev 60, Kiev 6C, and a Pentacon 6. The counter on the Pentacon 6 stops counting at 6. The two Kievs have worked well for me. Frame spacing on my Kiev 60 is good. I have worked around...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-15-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,597
Posted By pschauss
From 2011. Zorkii - Industar 22 - Plus-X.

From 2011. Zorkii - Industar 22 - Plus-X.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By pschauss
Source for rear lens cap for Kiev/Contax internal bayonet lens

In case anyone is looking, Ebay seller Zeissman has rear lens caps which fit the Jupiter 8 and Helios 103 Kiev mount lenses. They actually fit better than the original FSU caps. (No financial...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-12-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By pschauss
VC Meter II fails intermettently

The title says it. Sometimes the lights come on when I push the button and sometimes they don't. If I press the button enough times the meter usually starts to work and then it will work for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,003
Posted By pschauss
I have two 43-86/3.5 lenses, one pre-AI and one...

I have two 43-86/3.5 lenses, one pre-AI and one AI. My pre-AI has the black ring on the front (serial # 576510). Here is a sample from the pre-AI version (Nikkormat FT - Tri-X).
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,181
Posted By pschauss
If I am going to be in a city like Lisbon or...

If I am going to be in a city like Lisbon or Paris I take my Olympus XA. It fits in my pocket and the 35mm lens gives me a better field of view for shots where I am limited as to how far away from...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-01-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 13,977
Posted By pschauss
I have worn glasses for nearsightedness since I...

I have worn glasses for nearsightedness since I was in my late teens. At about the same time that I got glasses I also got my first 35 mm camera, an Aires 35-IIIL rangefinder. I do not shoot much...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,910
Posted By pschauss
If you still have the Moskva 2 it would be worth...

If you still have the Moskva 2 it would be worth burning a roll or two of film to verify that your problem is not simply film flatness. When you open the camera there may be sufficient vacuum to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2015
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
Rating it at 250, I develop it in Rodinal 1+50...

Rating it at 250, I develop it in Rodinal 1+50 for 7 minutes. Once I accidentally exposed it at 125, thinking that I still had Plus-X in my camera. I developed it with the 250 settings and the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-09-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,327
Posted By pschauss
Zeiss Super Ikonta 531 - Tri-X

Zeiss Super Ikonta 531 - Tri-X
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,754
Posted By pschauss
I tried shooting the 120 version at 200...

I tried shooting the 120 version at 200 developing as above and the negatives were way too thin for wet printing. I have obtained decent results exposing this film at 100 developing in HC 110,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-18-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 6,878
Posted By pschauss
Great stuff. I have about 50 feet left in my...

Great stuff. I have about 50 feet left in my bulk loader and another 400 feet in my freezer. If they made it in 120 format I would not shoot anything else.

I look forward to seeing what you do...
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By pschauss
My sister lives in Huasco, about a four hour...

My sister lives in Huasco, about a four hour drive north of the nearest land to the epicenter. In an email last night she said that she had evacuated to a community center and was waiting for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-09-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 42,465
Posted By pschauss
I have found this to be true as well (Rolleiflex...

I have found this to be true as well (Rolleiflex Automat K4B), but I the Oleson split image is basically useless in anything less than bright sunlight. My Automat has the small magnifier which is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-09-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 603,636
Posted By pschauss
Two from my Rolleiflex Automat taken at the boat...

Two from my Rolleiflex Automat taken at the boat yard in West Sayville, NY.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-03-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By pschauss
I put my developing tank (1 or 2 reel Nikor) into...

I put my developing tank (1 or 2 reel Nikor) into a print drum. So far I have only been using it for fixing as I have not had time to experiment with developing times.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2015
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,492
Posted By pschauss
Rolleiflex Automat - Tri-X

Rolleiflex Automat - Tri-X
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-28-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By pschauss
Krimar did a great job on my Rolleiflex Automat...

Krimar did a great job on my Rolleiflex Automat (K4B) which I believe he said was a 1930's model. Turnaround time was about three days from the time I mailed it to the day I got it back.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,401
Posted By pschauss
I emailed him about a month ago about having a...

I emailed him about a month ago about having a CLA on a Yashica Mat. I received an immediate reply with an estimate and a form to fill out and include in the box when I shipped the camera. He got...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,789
Posted By pschauss
This is FP200 (Arista Edu Ultra 200) rated at 100.

This is FP200 (Arista Edu Ultra 200) rated at 100.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,034
Posted By pschauss
I have a 23 mm filter which fits the threads on...

I have a 23 mm filter which fits the threads on some of my I-22s.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By pschauss
Be careful about leaving things in your car near...

Be careful about leaving things in your car near any of the major tourist areas. Some years back we had a close call at St. Malo with a guy trying to do a grab and run. More recently, in Portugal,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By pschauss
Mont St. Michelle in the summer is like being in...

Mont St. Michelle in the summer is like being in the NYC subway at rush hour. I can't imagine trying to use a Hasselblad under those conditions. Take the Super Ikonta.

In a city like Paris I like...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-14-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By pschauss
I feel compelled to report a positive experience...

I feel compelled to report a positive experience with Mark Hama's repair service. I sent him an email describing the problem with my Yashica Mat (shutter would not fire). He replied immediately...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By pschauss
I picked up a 600si a few months ago to use with...

I picked up a 600si a few months ago to use with my 70-210/f4.0. It's lighter that the 7000i that I bought years ago and the controls are more intuitive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,537
Posted By pschauss
Freestyle also sells the Arista bulk loader...

Freestyle also sells the Arista bulk loader without the cartridges for about $13 less. I have no experience with the Arista but I do have a couple of Lloyds which I have found to be simple and easy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,572
Posted By pschauss
I have the AI version. It is my favorite travel...

I have the AI version. It is my favorite travel lens. Shot with an FM using Eastman Double-X.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,475
Posted By pschauss
I won't claim that this is a statistically...

I won't claim that this is a statistically significant sample, but I have purchased five Kiev 4's over the past several years. The three oldest worked perfectly right out of the box. The two newer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 11,046
Posted By pschauss
I have several accessory finders including the...

I have several accessory finders including the FSU turret finder and a couple of plastic single focal length FSU finders. My favorite, however, is a Leitz VIOOH. The image is hopelessly small at...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,764
Posted By pschauss
Kiev 60 - Carl Zeiss Jenna Biometar 80/2.8 -...

Kiev 60 - Carl Zeiss Jenna Biometar 80/2.8 - Arista EDU 200
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 7,261
Posted By pschauss
I use dilution H (1:63) mixed directly from...

I use dilution H (1:63) mixed directly from concentrate, developing for 11 minutes at 20 degrees C. I agitate by inversion for the first 30 seconds and then do seven inversions every 30 seconds. ...
Forum: Other RF 04-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By pschauss
I have an Aires 35-III L with the 4.5 cm 1.9...

I have an Aires 35-III L with the 4.5 cm 1.9 lens. It worked very well for about five years until the shutter jammed. I had it repaired but it jammed again after a few years. While it was working,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,122
Posted By pschauss
I switched from D-76 to HC110 because the latter...

I switched from D-76 to HC110 because the latter gave me more consistent results regardless of how old it was.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,916
Posted By pschauss
I have been using the Nova three slot 8x10" slot...

I have been using the Nova three slot 8x10" slot processor for about ten years, mostly for 8x10 contact sheets and 5x7" prints. I normally only do between four and ten prints at a time and it works...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2015
Replies: 328
Views: 68,531
Posted By pschauss
XA - FP4+. I bought this camera new in 1983.

XA - FP4+. I bought this camera new in 1983.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2015
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
Kiev 4M with a Jupiter 8 - Eastman Double-x rated...

Kiev 4M with a Jupiter 8 - Eastman Double-x rated at 650 and developed in Diafine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By pschauss
When I was in college in the late 60's I shot a...

When I was in college in the late 60's I shot a few concerts and coffee house performances with my Aires 35 III L using Tri-X. I am guessing that I probably shot everything wide open (F 1.8) and,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2015
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
I have an 11x14 wet print of this one sitting on...

I have an 11x14 wet print of this one sitting on our refrigerator right now. The grain is visible but for me at least, it works with the subject matter. In case it matters I rated it at 650 and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By pschauss
Agreed. The Kodachrome slides that I found in...

Agreed. The Kodachrome slides that I found in the same box looked much better.

Thanks for all of the suggestions.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By pschauss
Scanning old Ektachrome

I am scanning some 35 mm Ektachromes which my grandfather shot in 1956. As you can see from the attachment, the colors have faded and, possibly shifted (Is that the right term?). I have a copy of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,883
Posted By pschauss
My experience has been that Tri-X does dry with a...

My experience has been that Tri-X does dry with a slight side-to-side curl but not enough to cause me any handling problems. Incase any of this makes a difference, I use either Nikor or Hewes...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By pschauss
Kiev 4am film fogging from lens change

This is my fourth Kiev 4, but my first of the more recent body style with the captive takeup spool. My first roll of film came out well, perfectly spaced with no sign of any light leaks. Half way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2015
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
I get great results with Diafine and Double-X...

I get great results with Diafine and Double-X rated at 650.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By pschauss
I just found the answer in the manual on...

I just found the answer in the manual on Butkus.org. There is a red dot on the bottom plate next to one of the latches. You are supposed to turn the latch about a quarter turn until the latch...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By pschauss
Kiev 4AM rewind button

My Kiev 4AM (new to me) does not have a rewind button on the bottom plate where my older Kiev 4's have it. I believe that when I loaded the film I recall seeing the corresponding button on the...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 22,505
Posted By pschauss
I bought my XA new in 1983 to use on a trip to...

I bought my XA new in 1983 to use on a trip to London with the children. I did not bother to run a test roll through it before the trip, but the dozen or so rolls of Kodachrome that I shot came out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By pschauss
Eastman Double-X. I can shoot it at 650 and...

Eastman Double-X. I can shoot it at 650 and develop it in Diafine which means I don't have to control temperature strictly. With that combination I get good contrast even on a dark, rainy day.

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By pschauss
My biggest problem with this film was that the...

My biggest problem with this film was that the frame numbers printed on the backing paper were too faint to be read through the red window on the camera back. Also, on some rolls, the film was not...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By pschauss
Beseler 23C. The biggest selling point for me is...

Beseler 23C. The biggest selling point for me is the negatrans, available in 35mm and, I think 6x7 sizes. For full 6x9 I have to use a 6x9 single negative holder, but I will live with that.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 7,067
Posted By pschauss
I bought one from him. He does excellent work...

I bought one from him. He does excellent work and always has several for sale on ebay. If you are patient you can usually get one for around $100 (US) with shipping, making these cameras a very...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 7,067
Posted By pschauss
You should at least run a roll of film through it...

You should at least run a roll of film through it before deciding.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By pschauss
My IIIf also has plastic frames around the two...

My IIIf also has plastic frames around the two eye pieces. For my IIIa and my Zorkiis, I use the gummed reinforcements that you use to keep holes punched in paper from pulling out.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,013
Posted By pschauss
Zeiss Super Ikonta 530A.

Zeiss Super Ikonta 530A.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By pschauss
It depends on how you intend to use the camera. ...

It depends on how you intend to use the camera. When I travel, I like to be able to carry my camera in my pocket. A Super Ikonta A is great for that. In front of me in my office I have three...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-21-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By pschauss
I second the positive comments above. A Super...

I second the positive comments above. A Super Ikonta A is my favorite medium format travel camera. You get all of the benefits of a large negative in a camera about the same size as a Barnack...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,306
Posted By pschauss
Here is an example where I had the camera's meter...

Here is an example where I had the camera's meter set for Plus-X when I was shooting Tri-x, almost 2 stops overexposed. I had the film processed at a drug store with no special instructions. The...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,900
Posted By pschauss
From the DUMBO art fair with a FED-1 and...

From the DUMBO art fair with a FED-1 and Industar-22. Eastman Double-x.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3,650
Posted By pschauss
FWIW Batterymart.com carries the battery for this...

FWIW Batterymart.com carries the battery for this camera. I have a couple of Praktica PLC3s and some M42 electric lenses for them. The open aperture metering is very convenient. Using a PLC3 with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By pschauss
My first bottom loader was a Zorki C. I bought...

My first bottom loader was a Zorki C. I bought it because I thought that it would be less susceptible to light leaks than my FED-2 and because you could buy one with an I-22 on Ebay at the time...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-19-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,128
Posted By pschauss
In your description of how you operate the...

In your description of how you operate the camera, you did not mention turning the crank backward to its resting position after advancing the film. The partial backward turn is what actually cocks...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,814
Posted By pschauss
I showed this post to my wife and she wants me to...

I showed this post to my wife and she wants me to take her to the show for her birthday. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-17-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 65,079
Posted By pschauss
YashicaMat for $50.85 with a case including...

YashicaMat for $50.85 with a case including shipping from the Photonet classifieds. The camera and case looked showed minimal wear and the camera worked perfectly.
Forum: RFF News 09-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 5,953
Posted By pschauss
Is there a reason that the classified ads do not...

Is there a reason that the classified ads do not appear in the Forum Runner App interface to this forum?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By pschauss
Adding a larger magnifier lens to a Rolleiflex Automat

I have an older Rolleiflex Automat (K4B) with the small, 5/8" magnifier lens on the viewing hood. Even with the Oleson screen, it is a bit more difficult to focus than my other TLR's. I would be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By pschauss
+1 for Krikor. I mailed my Rolleiflex Automat on...

+1 for Krikor. I mailed my Rolleiflex Automat on Wednesday and had it back Friday afternoon.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,052
Posted By pschauss
I tried removing the ASA reminder dial by sliding...

I tried removing the ASA reminder dial by sliding a needle under it but had no luck. First off, I was not able to get a needled between this dial and the film advance lever. Then, even if I had...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,052
Posted By pschauss
Pentacon six TL frame counter

The frame counter on my Pentacon six stops counting at about 6 or 7. It looks as though this should be a relatively simple repair since the counter is inside of the film advance lever but I do not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 7,696
Posted By pschauss
Saw this on the street in Helsinki and it...

Saw this on the street in Helsinki and it reminded me of '65 bus we had when we were first married.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By pschauss
Theoretically you could have a disparity in...

Theoretically you could have a disparity in development between the roll on the top and the one on the bottom especially if your processing times are short based on the time that it takes to pour the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-18-2014
Replies: 127
Views: 21,924
Posted By pschauss
Can't have too many. Yashica A - my first medium...

Can't have too many.
Yashica A - my first medium format camera
2 Yashicamats (The shutter is jammmed on one. I bought the second one because it was such a good price.)
Rolleicord Va
Rolleiflex...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,639
Posted By pschauss
I just looked up this address. The shop is about...

I just looked up this address. The shop is about a block away from the apartment where my daughter used to live. I think that I have actually been in the shop.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By pschauss
Pentacon 6 repair

Have a Pentacon 6 with a frame counter which stops at six. Who repairs these now?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By pschauss
I am in the process of printing some HP5+...

I am in the process of printing some HP5+ negatives (120, 6x4.5) that I developed in HC110 dilution H. I have never tried dilution B to compare, but the grain on these negatives was fine enough...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By pschauss
That is a possibility. I have had the camera for...

That is a possibility. I have had the camera for a couple of years. I ran two rolls through it when I got it and, as I recall, spacing was wide over the entire roll. I am guessing that I have not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By pschauss
Kiev 4A frame spacing

I just ran a short roll through my Kiev 4A and the first 6 frames had about 1/4 to 1/3 of a frame of blank space between them. After that the spacing was normal for the remaining 12 frames on the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-29-2014
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,327
Posted By pschauss
Schloss Hierschhorn - Zeiss Super Ikonta 530 A -...

Schloss Hierschhorn - Zeiss Super Ikonta 530 A - Foma 400.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,231
Posted By pschauss
Super Ikonta 530A - only slightly larger than a...

Super Ikonta 530A - only slightly larger than a Barnack Leica and it shoots medium format.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,102
Posted By pschauss
My Beseler 23C does 6x9 and it is not...

My Beseler 23C does 6x9 and it is not particularly large.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By pschauss
It happens that I am going to Germany at the end...

It happens that I am going to Germany at the end of this week. Is the new APX100 available in 120 form or just 35mm? Which drug store chain sells it?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By pschauss
Looking at my Flexaret and my Rolleiflex it looks...

Looking at my Flexaret and my Rolleiflex it looks like they could use the same strap. I carry my Flexaret in its leather case and attach a conventional strap to the case.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By pschauss
I shoot Tri-X or HP5+ with no problems in my...

I shoot Tri-X or HP5+ with no problems in my folders. Most of them have lenses which stop down to f22 or 32 and with a yellow filter 1/300 is fast enough.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,122
Posted By pschauss
From a subjective point of view I have always...

From a subjective point of view I have always thought that Arista.EDU Ultra 400 (aka Foma 400) looked a bit muddy in Diafine. I prefer the results that I get with HC-110 but it is still not as good...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,656
Posted By pschauss
Actually the Cloisters are in Ft Tryon Park at...

Actually the Cloisters are in Ft Tryon Park at the very Northern tip of Manhattan. Admission charge to the Met and Cloisters is a $20 "suggested voluntary contribution" but they will accept whatever...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,656
Posted By pschauss
For interesting old buildings my favorites are...

For interesting old buildings my favorites are Chelsea (A,C, or E to 14th St) and TriBeCa (1,2 or 3 to Chambers Street). Another spot is the High Line, a park built on an old elevated rail line. It...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By pschauss
Loading a FED 1

Have been using bottom loading Zorkiis for more than 10 years so I am accustomed to trimming the film leader. However, I just received a FED 1and I am having trouble getting the film to slip between...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By pschauss
Aires repair

In the process of some household reorganization I have found some slides which I took with my first 35 mm camera, an Aires 35 III L. The shutter on this camera is sticky. Is there anyone around who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,425
Posted By pschauss
I am traveling in Portugal right now with my last...

I am traveling in Portugal right now with my last rolls of Plus-X ( Arista Permium 100) but with all the rain in the forecast it looks like I may not shoot all of it. I will post the resutls whn i...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 6,386
Posted By pschauss
I special ordered one from B&H a number of years...

I special ordered one from B&H a number of years ago. Mine is an 8"x10" three slot processor. It works great for 5x7 prints and contact sheets. For 8x10s it has a tendency to leave an imprint of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-29-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,910
Posted By pschauss
Try to find some old Nikor stainless steel reels....

Try to find some old Nikor stainless steel reels. The clips on these reels make it much easier to center the film which is key to getting it to load properly.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 11,867
Posted By pschauss
I started with a Nikkormat FTN which came with a...

I started with a Nikkormat FTN which came with a non-AI 43-86/3.5 zoom for $37 (shipped) on Ebay. Now I have a Nikkormat FT2, F90x, N90s, FG (2),FM, and N2000 all in roughly the same price range. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,354
Posted By pschauss
Praktica MTL3 - works with an alkaline battery...

Praktica MTL3 - works with an alkaline battery (625A). I has a vertical shutter with metal blades.

Most of my M42 cameras have an issue with light meter where, as you stop the lens down, it tends...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,820
Posted By pschauss
I use the Kalt metal cassettes from B&H. They...

I use the Kalt metal cassettes from B&H. They easily hold 36 exposures with a few extra frames.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2013
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,551
Posted By pschauss
Did you order directly from Kodak? They used to...

Did you order directly from Kodak? They used to have an online store, but when I checked their website today it looks like you have to call them now.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2013
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,014
Posted By pschauss
Great picture. It reminds me of Andrews...

Great picture.
It reminds me of Andrews Motorcylce in Boston where I used to go for parts for my '59 Norton.
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