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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,042
Posted By julio1fer
You would do fine with any of your three options....

You would do fine with any of your three options. Take whatever you like. If you have enough time to prepare a shot, the Rollei would be my choice.

In a trip to Germany I took a 35mm SLR and found...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By julio1fer
FWIW I am a fan of the Rondinax in 35mm version,...

FWIW I am a fan of the Rondinax in 35mm version, practical and reliable. Of course, not any different in results from conventional tanks, but it saves manipulation, which is always welcome.

Should...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By julio1fer
Steve M, Indeed, this has also been my...

Steve M,



Indeed, this has also been my experience. Somehow the scanner noise or digitalization artifacts amplify grain. The effect is important, exactly as you say.

WJJ3, nice portrait, and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By julio1fer
Pen D3, testing the lens

Took the D3 for a walk on the beach, with a short roll. I am a fan of the D series. Wanted to check what the lens could do, combined with a new little film scanner.

Aperture f/8 at 1/250, hazy late...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By julio1fer
Probable shutter problem. Send it for a CLA....

Probable shutter problem.

Send it for a CLA. Spotmatics were made to last but they need a bit of maintenance every few decades.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,466
Posted By julio1fer
Another vote for the Pen D series. My D3 has one...

Another vote for the Pen D series. My D3 has one of the sharpest lens I have ever used; it is the only half-frame camera I have kept, and use regularly.
Forum: Travel 05-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By julio1fer
Do not forget to visit B&H, even if you do not...

Do not forget to visit B&H, even if you do not buy anything there.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,192
Posted By julio1fer
I visited Grand Canyon. You can do it all with...

I visited Grand Canyon. You can do it all with just a normal lens if you want, there is no shortage of subjects and possibilities.

If you want two lenses, a medium wide-angle, 28 or 35mm, and a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By julio1fer
Congratulations for that black Kiev and its...

Congratulations for that black Kiev and its Helios - that is probably the best normal lens available from FSU. Let us see the results!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,594
Posted By julio1fer
I have used Lloyd's for more than 40 years,...

I have used Lloyd's for more than 40 years, probably a thousand 36-frame rolls or more, with zero scratches. I keep the loader in a plastic bag.

Felt should not be that bad, remember it is featured...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,603
Posted By julio1fer
Alfonso Cuarón (his "Roma...

Alfonso Cuarón (his "Roma (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp_i7cnOgbQ)" got a Golden Globe recently)

Of course, Eisenstein. And Bergman. Those two are icons of different eras.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By julio1fer
Canon 7, 50 mm...

Canon 7, 50 mm 1.8



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/23838671334_f02a7d94f2_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks for the heads-up!

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By julio1fer
A light leak, for sure.

A light leak, for sure.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,239
Posted By julio1fer
You can mix it outdoors for peace of mind. FWIW,...

You can mix it outdoors for peace of mind.

FWIW, I have used D-76 for about 50 years, both prepared from Kodak bags and mixed at home from the chemicals. I have always mixed it inside rooms, either...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By julio1fer
At box speed, in home-made Beutler....

At box speed, in home-made Beutler.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201806129_zpswtvwohmt.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2018
Replies: 258
Views: 35,585
Posted By julio1fer
I have used a K-1000 bought new in 1980 since...

I have used a K-1000 bought new in 1980 since then. First, only with tne SMC 50/2; later I got a 28 mm and 80-200 no-name. Later on, a Pentax 35 2.8 which is a great lens. And a ME body which now...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-21-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By julio1fer
The ID-11 should be good unless it went through...

The ID-11 should be good unless it went through high temperatures, you can do a clip test to be sure.

Enlarger lamps usually cannot be substituted by standard household bulbs with satisfactory...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-13-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,223
Posted By julio1fer
I'll rather wait for a Rolex RF.

I'll rather wait for a Rolex RF.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By julio1fer
I shot a lot of ProImage 100 back when there were...

I shot a lot of ProImage 100 back when there were good color labs in my city. I also shot quite a lot of Gold 100 which was definitely a different film.

ProImage had more subdued color than Gold...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By julio1fer
A nice light leak. From your facts I would bet...

A nice light leak.

From your facts I would bet on the camera door in the back not completely closed / sealed during this roll. The leaks are more intense in some frames; check if the strongest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By julio1fer
A Selectaflex in 125 film format would be a...

A Selectaflex in 125 film format would be a strange beast indeed. And the Solagon for the Selectaflex was f/2.

Heck, who needs to check facts these days.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By julio1fer
Should be serviceable if the curtains are in good...

Should be serviceable if the curtains are in good shape. It looks like a second curtain mechanism issue, from your description.

That is one of the best RF bodies ever made for L39 lenses, IMHO....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By julio1fer
Best done with half frame cameras...

Best done with half frame cameras...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,150
Posted By julio1fer
Lab disaster.

Lab disaster.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-29-2018
Replies: 1,153
Views: 413,246
Posted By julio1fer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201803009_zpscw8caekt.jpg

Agfa Super Isolette, Solinar lens. HP5+ in D-76 1:1.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By julio1fer
Try DK-50 at stock strength if you can get an old...

Try DK-50 at stock strength if you can get an old can. Chances are it will work as new.

DK-50 was intended for press photographers with 4x5 format; in 35mm it will give you grain for sure. Half...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-23-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 43,260
Posted By julio1fer
Agfa CN-17 was a negative color film with its own...

Agfa CN-17 was a negative color film with its own process, different from C-41. You would have to find a specialty processor which will probably be expensive. On the other hand, color negative images...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,028
Posted By julio1fer
f value is just focal distance / aperture...

f value is just focal distance / aperture diameter. It used to be written as f/something, for instance f/8. The "f" being focal distance symbol in optics. In a 50 mm lens, f/8 would mean an aperture...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By julio1fer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Rol...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Rolleicord%20V/201711005_zpsyzoiw6p8.jpg

Rolleicord Vb, Pan F+
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,384
Posted By julio1fer
It would be a good idea to look at the negs. Are...

It would be a good idea to look at the negs. Are you sure this is not an scanning issue? How did you develop and scan?

Tri-X at ISO 400 and 1/1000 should be a safe bet. You have quite some latitud...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,977
Posted By julio1fer
Cameras with detachable lenses are not...

Cameras with detachable lenses are not allowed....

I toured the White House back in 1980 with my Pentax K1000. In the current mood I'd recommend keeping it simple. If you really want to bring a film...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By julio1fer
Sometimes it helps to warm gently for several...

Sometimes it helps to warm gently for several minutes around the lens, for instance with a hair dryer, and then try to turn the focus firmly. It may take more force than one expects for a precision...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By julio1fer
Edge markings are burned during manufacturing....

Edge markings are burned during manufacturing. Not related to film advance or exposure. No edge markings means that no development happened.

Even with well expired Rodinal you should have at least...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By julio1fer
I use a Rondinax very often - with over about 250...

I use a Rondinax very often - with over about 250 ml it will leak solution around the axis.

The spots could well come from the water if you used tap water. Maybe try filtered water for solutions and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By julio1fer
Here you...

Here you are!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Perkeo%20I/201308012_zps26b45889.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By julio1fer
What a way to collect e-mail addresses...

What a way to collect e-mail addresses...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 10,459
Posted By julio1fer
I use home-brewed Beutler, which I find excellent...

I use home-brewed Beutler, which I find excellent for TMX and very good for Pan F and FP4+.

For ISO 400 classic grain I switch to home-brewed D-76,
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By julio1fer
In that position, the likely suspect is a curtain...

In that position, the likely suspect is a curtain gap. I had a very similar issue with a Zorki 6 once. If so, the leak will fully be inside the frame, not in the sprocket area.

Do you notice any...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 19,200
Posted By julio1fer
I am an actual and happy user of a V600. It can...

I am an actual and happy user of a V600. It can scan 120 and 35mm.

I print in A4 size; the V600 resolution is more than good enough from 35mm, even below the scanner max resolution prints are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,735
Posted By julio1fer
Congratulations on the paper, Raid! And I hope...

Congratulations on the paper, Raid! And I hope that you and your family enjoyed the trip. I visited there a few years ago, and remember Cinque Terre as an incredible place, even with tourists...
Forum: Other RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By julio1fer
I owned one of those. Great lens. I shot almost...

I owned one of those. Great lens. I shot almost all the time in automatic mode, but manual is perfectly usable too. Sold the camera to a student, as I had several RF already, and I like smaller...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks - and the horizon is not tilted, just the...

Thanks - and the horizon is not tilted, just the photographer :-)

Taken in the Eastern area of South Rim - could be Lipan Point IIRC.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-02-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By julio1fer
Retina IIIc in Grand Canyon

Look at this Xenon lens!

Full frame:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Grand%20Canyon%202017/2017R3cGC019_zpszgkoh1lf.jpg

Central crop:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 32,541
Posted By julio1fer
Rolleicord...

Rolleicord Vb.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Rolleicord%20V/201606006_zpsjnb99lky.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,305
Posted By julio1fer
My experience with the 35SP is that you often...

My experience with the 35SP is that you often need a hood. The lens is outstanding, but sometimes it can flare easily against the sun.

Any 49mm hood for a normal or 35mm focal length will do the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,750
Posted By julio1fer
I have had good luck with JAUCE auctions, being...

I have had good luck with JAUCE auctions, being patient. My Canon 7 came from there with a nice 50/1.8. Prices are better for my location than the classic auction site. However be warned that there...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,907
Posted By julio1fer
I am happy with an iPad Mini. My glasses make...

I am happy with an iPad Mini. My glasses make good of the small screen and it is oh so portable.

Don't use it too much for photography, though, although it is very good as a portable portfolio in...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,822
Posted By julio1fer
I am happy with an iPad Mini. My glasses make...

I am happy with an iPad Mini. My glasses make good of the small screen and it is oh so portable.

Don't use it too much for photography, though, although it is very good as a portable portfolio in...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-17-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4,577
Posted By julio1fer
I have used both. If pressed I prefer the XA2;...

I have used both. If pressed I prefer the XA2; simpler and easier, and maybe the lens is better all around.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-17-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,395
Posted By julio1fer
For a classic RF folder in your location and...

For a classic RF folder in your location and price range, look for an Agfa Super Isolette - but chances are that you will need to clean and relube, maybe even change the bellows.

I would suggest a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-02-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5,664
Posted By julio1fer
Zorki 6, as the OP. And if pushed, it SLR...

Zorki 6, as the OP. And if pushed, it SLR equivalent, Zenit 3M. I have Kievs and Contaxes but do no like the ergonomics.

Zorki-6 with Industar-50...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 27,063
Posted By julio1fer
I assume we are talking about B&W. With color...

I assume we are talking about B&W. With color film, you'd better stick to the recommended temperatures or you will get color shifts besides other unpleasant results.

For B&W film temperature is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,563
Posted By julio1fer
The Helios-103 is a good instrument to make your...

The Helios-103 is a good instrument to make your exploration.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By julio1fer
Just for the record, Beutler is NOT a two bath...

Just for the record, Beutler is NOT a two bath developer. It is a single bath, which is mixed from two stock solutions (A and B) and water, just before use.

I have used Beutler for a very long time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,736
Posted By julio1fer
Another 100 year old glass plate (Montevideo...

Another 100 year old glass plate (Montevideo harbor, from Bella Vista side). Scratched emulsion and all - "scanned" by picture from digicam over a light...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By julio1fer
Concur on backing paper / humidity / emulsion...

Concur on backing paper / humidity / emulsion diagnostic. I had exactly the same problem with very old SFX-200. It is best to develop ASAP after exposure.

That is way too much grain to be caused by...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-25-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 29,308
Posted By julio1fer
Retina...

Retina II

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20II/201609006_zpscekizh6h.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20II/201609030_zpszrrtxc1t.jpg
Forum: Travel 09-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,252
Posted By julio1fer
Some serious B&W there! Thanks for sharing this...

Some serious B&W there! Thanks for sharing this series. Made me remember Fred Lyons' book.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 20,018
Posted By julio1fer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Pen...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Pen%20D3/OlympusPenD3_zps739f622d.jpg

A repaired, well-used D3. What a lens.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-05-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By julio1fer
Often the problem with old cases is that the...

Often the problem with old cases is that the thread dies but the leather is still OK. If that is your case (no pun intended) a leather artisan will be able to rethread it. I have been lucky with guys...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,967
Posted By julio1fer
I have a RD that went for a CLA about 2 years...

I have a RD that went for a CLA about 2 years ago, and seems to work well. I only run a test roll in this camera and it went well. I am not using this RD, as I prefer the SP, and my wife wants me to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By julio1fer
How did you digitize, exactly? I inverted the...

How did you digitize, exactly?

I inverted the first image and the brown patch transforms into something bluish or grey, that looks a lot like a reflection or something seen through the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By julio1fer
I used nothing but a Zenit 3M with 58 mm...

I used nothing but a Zenit 3M with 58 mm Helios-44 for about 15 years, so I would not dare to consider your choices "odd".
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By julio1fer
How can they have checked if there was film...

How can they have checked if there was film inside? I hope they did not open the back!

Lens is a Tessar and the camera has an adapter in the tripod mount. FWIW.

Corrosion must have killed the...
Forum: RFF News 01-31-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,317
Posted By julio1fer
35% would be fine. I pay 60%, and that only if...

35% would be fine. I pay 60%, and that only if the item is below 200 USD. If not it goes to a professional Customs firm and I get soaked by at least 200 USD to start with. That's why, my dear.

That...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 59,973
Posted By julio1fer
Punta del Este,...

Punta del Este, Uruguay.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201412016_zpsc10cbfb7.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By julio1fer
If it does not show in the clear outer part (in...

If it does not show in the clear outer part (in the numbers for instance?), it is an interesting case. Please show us an example if you can.

VERY old film, well past expiration and especially if...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,311
Posted By julio1fer
I have used a SP for about 9 years now. When...

I have used a SP for about 9 years now.

When using an alkaline instead of the original mercury battery in the SP, the meter gets optimistic by about 2 stops. You need to mark a lower ISO than the...
Forum: Travel 01-19-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,061
Posted By julio1fer
In my average trip I get 4 carry-on scans on...

In my average trip I get 4 carry-on scans on film, often 6 or more, without any noticeable problem. This is with ISO 100 and 400 film, both B&W and color.

Once I checked a camera body with film in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 10,260
Posted By julio1fer
You have to use the button in the scanner...

You have to use the button in the scanner software, it is this one (sorry mine is in Spanish):

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/levels_zpsugqlzcse.jpg

Although you may use software...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 10,260
Posted By julio1fer
I use a V600 and also for B&W film, both 35mm and...

I use a V600 and also for B&W film, both 35mm and 120.

For B&W 35mm if you scan in Professional Mode:

16 bit, grayscale, select at least 1200 dpi (actual resolution is 3200 if you need it, but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By julio1fer
Neutral density, push-on seem right guesses. With...

Neutral density, push-on seem right guesses. With that dimensions it looks like something for a folder. I have never seen something like this.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,653
Posted By julio1fer
Good to know this. So it is electrical adjustment...

Good to know this. So it is electrical adjustment not rotation. It may be done, anyway.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks! PF, I believe that you are right. Just...

Thanks! PF, I believe that you are right. Just too much glass for a folder.

The Xenon justifies it all, anyway.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By julio1fer
Yellow-top Retina IIIc and its lenses

I got locally at a reasonable price a set including the IIIc with 50mm Xenon, the Schneider 80mm and 35mm in their bubbles, and the auxiliary...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,636
Posted By julio1fer
I have two IIIc's, in one the meter does not work...

I have two IIIc's, in one the meter does not work at all but in the other one it checks well with a modern light meter.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By julio1fer
I have used Jupiter-11 in LTM and Kiev mounts. As...

I have used Jupiter-11 in LTM and Kiev mounts. As said above it is very sharp, similar to the classic Sonnar. I did not use it very often because I do not feel comfortable using long lenses in RF...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-15-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 9,438
Posted By julio1fer
My favorite is the Agfa Super-Isolette. It has an...

My favorite is the Agfa Super-Isolette. It has an Ansco twin, Super Speedex.

As said above, with old folders it depends on condition. Be prepared to change bellows and go through a CLA.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By julio1fer
20-frame became 24-frame sometime in the 70s. I...

20-frame became 24-frame sometime in the 70s. I believe it may have been because of negative storage sheets which usually hold several 6-frame strips, and the popularity of neg color film at the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By julio1fer
I have a Lloyd loader too. I have been using bulk...

I have a Lloyd loader too. I have been using bulk load for more than 30 years.

Tips and tricks? Not much, just being careful and taking your time the first time, especially when you load the bulk...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,119
Posted By julio1fer
Enjoy the Helios-103. Get one if it is not...

Enjoy the Helios-103. Get one if it is not already mounted.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,963
Posted By julio1fer
Well, thanks anyway. Indeed it is fabulous just...

Well, thanks anyway. Indeed it is fabulous just with the 50mm. But I got these two auxiliary lenses which look like David and Goliath, and I'd like to use them with confidence.

I am 99% sure that...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,963
Posted By julio1fer
Question on using tele and wide in the Retina IIIc

Asking for operation help from Retina IIIc experts here.

I got locally a nice IIIc with the Longar 4/80 and Curtar 35/5.6, plus a Xenon 2/50.

When reading the manual I got confused about how to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By julio1fer
The Helios-103 takes 40.5mm filters (at least...

The Helios-103 takes 40.5mm filters (at least mine does).

It also takes very sharp pictures.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-18-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3,893
Posted By julio1fer
Retina IIIS with Xenar and Curtagon

After some time and patience, I got a Curtagon 35mm/2.8 to go with the Xenar that came with my IIIS. Both are very decent lenses as we all...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,555
Posted By julio1fer
To the OP: You can use an alkaline type of the...

To the OP:

You can use an alkaline type of the 625 battery. Just set the ISO lower by one or two stops and check exposure with a known meter in a range of illumination, so you know that you have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By julio1fer
Agrees with my verification. Only the normals...

Agrees with my verification. Only the normals have internal mount.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By julio1fer
You can use the Jupiter-12 in the Canon 7 if you...

You can use the Jupiter-12 in the Canon 7 if you bend a light baffle a little bit, I have done it and it works, but it is still a bit too tight for comfort.

As for normal lenses, the Jupiter-8 is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,637
Posted By julio1fer
I have shot many hundreds of meters of FP4+ and...

I have shot many hundreds of meters of FP4+ and developed in different developers.

Never saw any difference from shooting at 100 or 125.

It works very well with Rodinal 1:50 IMHO. My favorite dev...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By julio1fer
Home repair going the wrong way?

Home repair going the wrong way?
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,666
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks for the comparison of lenses. JPD. Nice...

Thanks for the comparison of lenses. JPD. Nice exercise and very decent results! I'll try something like this when I get the camera and lenses back.

There may be variations in lenses and mount...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,666
Posted By julio1fer
Actual examples of usingi the wide and tele in the IIIc?

Sorry for the typo in the title, it should read "using".

I just got locally a IIIc with Xenon and with the Schneider Curtagon and Longar, as well as the auxiliary finder and incident light cover...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,149
Posted By julio1fer
Take a look at the Ilford primer...

Take a look at the Ilford primer...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By julio1fer
The sticky mentioned is a very good guide. And...

The sticky mentioned is a very good guide. And every user has a justified preference. So here are mine. Excuse the I,I,I below.

I have used FED-2. 3 and 5; Zorki-4 and 6; Kiev-4M. I also use a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By julio1fer
A few decisions on your side would narrow the...

A few decisions on your side would narrow the field. I am talking here of operations and general preferences, not prestige or collectible value (or history).

1. Kiev or screw-mount types ("Contax vs...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,360
Posted By julio1fer
I use regularly a 1970 or so Horizont model. It...

I use regularly a 1970 or so Horizont model. It works well enough for me.

When I bought it (it came from Russia) the pictures showed those very same banded leaks. They came from light leaks in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2015
Replies: 206
Views: 59,654
Posted By julio1fer
Jupiter-8 in Leica IIIa, Buceo yacht harbor,...

Jupiter-8 in Leica IIIa, Buceo yacht harbor, Montevideo.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201223008.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 22,564
Posted By julio1fer
I believe that the mission of the strong alkali...

I believe that the mission of the strong alkali is (i) to get the layer of fluid next to the film depleted of metol quickly (compared to the transfer rate from the bulk solution) in order to give...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 147,769
Posted By julio1fer
Coming...

Coming Storm

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Horizont/201501022_zps90a28f29.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By julio1fer
Raid, I did not know you used a IIIS. If you want...

Raid, I did not know you used a IIIS. If you want to get rid of those lenses please drop me a PM.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,984
Posted By julio1fer
Two that I like....

Two that I like.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Vivitar%20USW/000022.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Madrid/calle1.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By julio1fer
Which wide angle to get for a Retina IIIS?

I like the IIIS a lot, and the Xenar is a great lens.

Thinking of a wide angle now, but I am a bit puzzled with the variety of lenses available for the IIIS. Those are the same as used for the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-06-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 5,653
Posted By julio1fer
Of course it is. The Daichii Zenobia is very good...

Of course it is. The Daichii Zenobia is very good if in reasonable condition. I run many rolls through one, now in the hands of a friend.

I am trying a Minolta Semi now.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-25-2015
Replies: 1,153
Views: 413,246
Posted By julio1fer
Super-Isolette http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a...

Super-Isolette

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Super-Isolette/201503004_zpsdc3d0ab6.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 01-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,653
Posted By julio1fer
Excellent, then. I measured discharge at shadow...

Excellent, then. I measured discharge at shadow values so it is more or less close to your currents. 400 microamperes is still low.

I remember that my tech said that the meter rotation is accesible...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,653
Posted By julio1fer
My tech adjusted mine for alkalines. I am 95%...

My tech adjusted mine for alkalines. I am 95% sure he rotated the meter assembly mechanically, i.e. zero point adjustment.

Your SP will work nicely just with the ISO correction, though.

A side...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By julio1fer
Indeed the Pen D series (although half frame) is...

Indeed the Pen D series (although half frame) is another marvel!

For the OP: consider an XA2 as well. I have extensively used both XA and XA2. In 99% of the subjects you do not really need the...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,257
Posted By julio1fer
Open fully the sliding door and press down on the...

Open fully the sliding door and press down on the lower part of the door near the lens. Then try the shutter to see if it works reliably while you are pressing. If so, the culprit is the door-open...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By julio1fer
The milky look comes from unfixed film. That...

The milky look comes from unfixed film. That whitish material is the silver haliide. It was not reached by fixer. The bad news is that it was not wet with developer either, so probably that part of...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 4,875
Posted By julio1fer
I plunged into an Epson L210 all in one. It uses...

I plunged into an Epson L210 all in one. It uses ink bottles, not cartridges, and it prints color wonderfully. Cost of printing is reasonable (paper is still expensive, but there you are).
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-22-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 22,564
Posted By julio1fer
I am a heavy user of Beutler, mostly for 100 ISO...

I am a heavy user of Beutler, mostly for 100 ISO and lower sensitivity films. I have developed at different temperatures from 18 C to 24 C, correcting development time accordingly. Beutler is very...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,224
Posted By julio1fer
I like the story. So many of us have bought...

I like the story. So many of us have bought project cameras!

The IIIc is a favorite of mine, I got one with a Heligon lens that is long overdue for exercise.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By julio1fer
Your description fits with a drained battery,...

Your description fits with a drained battery, especially if it is a zinc-air type.

About alkalines, not to start a discussion, but I use regularly alkaline 625 batteries in my 35SP, with very good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,453
Posted By julio1fer
I like Pan F+ in Beutler mix, but I have also...

I like Pan F+ in Beutler mix, but I have also used it in D-76 and ID-11 1:1. Here, a Beutler example.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Autocord/201302001_zps781dc793.jpg

BTW,...
Forum: Travel 11-16-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,559
Posted By julio1fer
I've been three times to Paris, on work. A single...

I've been three times to Paris, on work. A single 35-70 zoom worked fine for me. If you want primes, a 35mm will do the work most of the time. For some subjects you will want a wider one. A 50mm is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By julio1fer
Are you bulk loading?

Are you bulk loading?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,297
Posted By julio1fer
A development time of 15 to 20% less than...

A development time of 15 to 20% less than standard for exposing at box speed should save the mission.

A two-bath developer such as Diafine might also help, same as compensating techniques (stand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,482
Posted By julio1fer
Chimed in too. They look like they are aiming for...

Chimed in too. They look like they are aiming for the movie market, that' would explain why E6 first. I hope they can do later something close to old P30!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,087
Posted By julio1fer
I hope that a 28mm is still considered wide...

I hope that a 28mm is still considered wide enough, even if cropped.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201412015_zpsc870d084.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,030
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks PF! I have to give this one a thorough...

Thanks PF! I have to give this one a thorough exercise.

And maybe look for more of those Schneider lensesl...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,030
Posted By julio1fer
Starting on the Retina IIIS

After years of looking for a IIIS, finally not one but two appeared, both in the usual disrepair. The technician made one good out of both. It has the Xenar lens.

Tested with a short strip of very...
Forum: Other RF 07-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 9,213
Posted By julio1fer
Hi-Matic 9, I believe this is Ilford Pan 400....

Hi-Matic 9, I believe this is Ilford Pan 400.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201111031.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By julio1fer
The documentary is wonderful. Thanks for sharing...

The documentary is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,142
Posted By julio1fer
Zorki-6 with Industar-50...

Zorki-6 with Industar-50 collapsible

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/zorki%206/000028.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,881
Posted By julio1fer
I have a Z-6 and a Z-4. For me, the Zorki-6 wins...

I have a Z-6 and a Z-4. For me, the Zorki-6 wins hands down in ergonomics and general design, although the viewfinder image is larger in the -4.

FWIW my favorite Russkies are the Fed-3B and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By julio1fer
That could be a solution. But I would rather try...

That could be a solution. But I would rather try first a normal lens hood (not a telephoto one). It should be more than enough to shield the lens from stray light.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By julio1fer
Does not look like a light leak. The corners are...

Does not look like a light leak. The corners are flared.

I had a similar problem with a J-12.

Take the lens out and check carefully the edges of the big element in the back. In my lens, black...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-21-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 29,308
Posted By julio1fer
IIIc http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1f...

IIIc

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201228018-1.jpg
Forum: Travel 02-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,256
Posted By julio1fer
Do you really need to develop on the trip? Think...

Do you really need to develop on the trip? Think hard about it. I have never had problems when travelling with film, it goes through the X-ray machines in the handbag (never in checked bagagge, it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2014
Replies: 206
Views: 59,654
Posted By julio1fer
Just look at the...

Just look at the glow.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/zorki%204/000010a.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2014
Replies: 917
Views: 222,838
Posted By julio1fer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Chi...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Chile%202011-12/201203005.jpg

Minolta Autocord, HP5+
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,281
Posted By julio1fer
I use an Epson V600 and Epson software. Using the...

I use an Epson V600 and Epson software. Using the Pro settings it works very well for my needs. I have scanned mostly silver-based B&W, but also C-41 and slides.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By julio1fer
This is not edge problems, it is uneven...

This is not edge problems, it is uneven agitation. In my experience (about 45 years developing my own B&W) these uneven development problems come from too scarce agitation rather than too much....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By julio1fer
Welcome to the Soviet universe, comrade! Nice...

Welcome to the Soviet universe, comrade! Nice comparison and post, although it is really not fair to compare a 1970 design with a 1940 one.

Glass, however, can be compared. Soviet glass is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By julio1fer
Tones and contrast depend a lot on the subject,...

Tones and contrast depend a lot on the subject, lighting and your technique. Also, are you shooting 35mm or 120 or LF? The larger the format the smoother tones you will get.

EI 500 is not a push...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,837
Posted By julio1fer
Stairs in old hotel, Olympus...

Stairs in old hotel, Olympus 35SP

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201324029_zps65a825fb.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,241
Posted By julio1fer
The J-12 would be the right 35mm lens to use in a...

The J-12 would be the right 35mm lens to use in a Zorki-6. For shorter focal lengths, I'd suggest going for the modern CV lenses. Rangefinders are not the best types for using telephoto lenses,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 11,326
Posted By julio1fer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/zor...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/zorki%204/000010a.jpg

I like the play between the two figures, soft focus and sharp, age and expressions.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,035
Posted By julio1fer
No problem, a very good...

No problem, a very good combination!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/FED-3B/FED3B-j12small.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/FED-3B/000037.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 10-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks for the comments! Sometimes, there is...

Thanks for the comments!

Sometimes, there is luck about prices. A not-very-well-known camera, owner who is not interested or expert, sluggish shutter, too many people think that film is dead. I do...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By julio1fer
Great rescue of a beautiful classic. I recently...

Great rescue of a beautiful classic. I recently got a 35RD, had forgotten about it.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By julio1fer
Another Olympus 35RD

I just saw duncanmartin's thread about his 3RD. Then I remembered that I had got this little marvel for all of $19, locally. It had the usual age bugs so it went for a CLA. It has a working mercury...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By julio1fer
Yes, Mr. Maitani had a distraction there. The D...

Yes, Mr. Maitani had a distraction there. The D model was designed for selenium cell. I guess that when they switched to a CdS cell (D2 and D3) there simply was no place for the battery elsewhere.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks! I did not use the meter, forgot to put a...

Thanks! I did not use the meter, forgot to put a battery and noticed too late. Guessed at exposures.

In the D3 you must open the back to install a battery.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By julio1fer
Pen D3, first B&W

After several years of using this D3, time came to test it with black and white. It takes time to finish a roll of 74 half frames....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-07-2013
Replies: 917
Views: 222,838
Posted By julio1fer
Abandoned ship in old Bella Vista dock

Minolta Autocord with its Rokkor lens at f/4.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Autocord/201316009_zps624e7d97.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3,193
Posted By julio1fer
Well done with that XA! I find it a intimidating...

Well done with that XA! I find it a intimidating design to tinker with.



I had this problem. Some microswitch activated by the sliding door was not pressed home reliably. The plastic sliding door...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 13,928
Posted By julio1fer
Films should be discussed along with developers....

Films should be discussed along with developers.

I have used FP4+ for decades, thousands of rolls with different developers - it always comes right. It is a favorite film with ID-11 1+1.

Acros...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,011
Posted By julio1fer
Well done. Later on you can get a Helios-103, and...

Well done. Later on you can get a Helios-103, and then you will feel in Nirvana.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,272
Posted By julio1fer
+1 to what has been said. This looks definitely...

+1 to what has been said. This looks definitely like a shutter problem, maybe curtain hanging up severely or curtains separating during winding. In any case a CLA is recommended. Old cameras need...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By julio1fer
I have seen this repeated so often that I wonder...

I have seen this repeated so often that I wonder how many people actually measured results. The 35 SP meter draws less than 0.1 mA, and that happens only when the lens cap is off. So you are looking...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By julio1fer
Retina II, recovered

My first serious camera, shared with my brother, was a Retina II. We used it to document trips and friends in high school, then it was sold.

I got another one lately, more than 40 years later (do...
Forum: RFF News 05-01-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,346
Posted By julio1fer
I just hope that the new management team is able...

I just hope that the new management team is able to keep producing TMX and Tri-X and selling film on the Web (maybe via Amazon); I need no more.

My worst nightmare: the brilliant management team...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 6,865
Posted By julio1fer
Raid, you are not on assignment, so the goal...

Raid, you are not on assignment, so the goal should be to enjoy the experience. Choose the set you feel more comfortable with. Every photographer has its personal tradeoff regarding weight,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By julio1fer
Seems a bit too high. Check completed listings in...

Seems a bit too high. Check completed listings in the well-known site. I am very fond of the J-12 but not at those prices.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-18-2013
Replies: 206
Views: 59,654
Posted By julio1fer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/201223008.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By julio1fer
The extreme solution would be getting a different...

The extreme solution would be getting a different body. A good FED-3 should work well with no adjustments. Of course Zorki-4 or -6 would also do the job.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,878
Posted By julio1fer
I have used Ia, II and IIIc. Wtih reliability...

I have used Ia, II and IIIc.

Wtih reliability and ease of use as criteria, I would vote for the II. But all of those are great.

Viewfinder is better in the III series, but those are a bit larger...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By julio1fer
Totally agree, that is the point of eBay if you...

Totally agree, that is the point of eBay if you know what you are buying.

Expecting a detailed and accurate description of old items, which may not be familiar to the seller, is expecting too much...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By julio1fer
There is a good sticky on top of this forum about...

There is a good sticky on top of this forum about selecting FSU cameras.

FED 5V does not have framelines for different lenses, just the 50mm. External viewfinder is needed. I believe this happens...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,134
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks for the kind comments. When shooting...

Thanks for the kind comments. When shooting these old, well-cared cameras, sometimes I can feel the blessings of the previous owners!

Indeed, the meter window problem can be solved by gentle...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-17-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,134
Posted By julio1fer
Retina IIIc with Heligon

Got locally a nice Retina IIIc with Heligon lens:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20IIIc/IMG_0428.jpg

The meter works perfectly. Results from the first roll are encouraging....
Forum: Olympus RF 11-02-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 25,094
Posted By julio1fer
XA is the most practical RF there is. Even at...

XA is the most practical RF there is. Even at nightime.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Salvador-de-Bahia/a-hotelview-night.jpg

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 5,164
Posted By julio1fer
My own experience is the same. I have bought...

My own experience is the same. I have bought maybe 20 or more items from unknown FSU sellers with little feedback. Never got a misrepresentation. Most of the cameras, and all of the lenses, worked...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-14-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 13,457
Posted By julio1fer
With film advance, my routine is to advance just...

With film advance, my routine is to advance just a bit after every shot. Before the next shot I wind to the next number. When a number is showing, I'm sure it is a new frame.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,003
Posted By julio1fer
I use two IIIa bodies regularly. I actually like...

I use two IIIa bodies regularly. I actually like having the rangefinder window separate, since most of the time I use an external viewfinder for focal lengths other than 50mm. The rangefinder window...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,833
Posted By julio1fer
That card looks like someone cut and pasted an...

That card looks like someone cut and pasted an exposure table, taken from one of those instruction sheet that used to come with film, or from a book or magazine. A careful user.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 11,750
Posted By julio1fer
Kiev mount...

Kiev mount Jupiter-9:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Kiev%204M/08.jpg

I also have the LTM version, but the Kiev one is so much better.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 8,950
Posted By julio1fer
What the heck is Popolam?

What the heck is Popolam?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-09-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 16,662
Posted By julio1fer
Zorki-6, Industar-50 collapsible (a bit...

Zorki-6, Industar-50 collapsible (a bit cropped)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/zorki%206/000028.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-25-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 6,816
Posted By julio1fer
Great thread, thanks for sharing your experience....

Great thread, thanks for sharing your experience. I hope I'll never have to do this to my 35SP.

Please post some pictures from the camera after you get the test results!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,666
Posted By julio1fer
Amazing work, as always. The OP link article...

Amazing work, as always.

The OP link article reads:

"For the Genesis project Sebastião Salgado used medium format cameras"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,616
Posted By julio1fer
I own and use regularly Industar-61 and 50...

I own and use regularly Industar-61 and 50 (collapsible), Jupiter-8 and Helios-103.

Jupiter-8 (and -3) is a Sonnar design, Industar-61 and 50 are Tessar-type lenses. Each has its own character,...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-29-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,091
Posted By julio1fer
The autoexposure goes down only to something like...

The autoexposure goes down only to something like 1/30 at f/1.7 IIRC. You should use a high ISO film anyway, say ISO 400 pushed to 800 or more.

Remember to use a hood, that awesome lens in the SP...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By julio1fer
I use one, and like it because of the glass....

I use one, and like it because of the glass. Russki Kiev lenses are better and have less issues than M39 types. The Helios-103 is an especially great lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,181
Posted By julio1fer
A local blog, all of it using film and old...

A local blog, all of it using film and old cameras, since I shoot little else anyway.

Images of Montevideo and Uruguay (http://julio1fer-mvd.blogspot.com/)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,643
Posted By julio1fer
If you build a darkroom you will soon find that...

If you build a darkroom you will soon find that there is no more time for buying cameras. But paper gets expensive quickly!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,036
Posted By julio1fer
That is a very important issue. The edge of that...

That is a very important issue. The edge of that rear element MUST be black, or you'll get all kinds of strange results with strong highlights.

I solved flare problems in my M39 mount J-12 by...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By julio1fer
It depends on what you want of the lens. My own...

It depends on what you want of the lens. My own experience is that Soviet lenses are very, very good.

Industar-61 and variants if you want sharpness, Jupiter-8 as excellent overall lens, nice OOF,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,468
Posted By julio1fer
Voigtlander Perkeo, or Zeiss-Ikon Nettar old...

Voigtlander Perkeo, or Zeiss-Ikon Nettar old model (the one with foldable metal frame viewfinder).
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-03-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,515
Posted By julio1fer
Thanks for the advice, Brian. Now, I need to look...

Thanks for the advice, Brian. Now, I need to look for a Reflex S parts body!

Funny to remember that I used briefly a Reflex S back in 1968. It was on loan, for a trip. Shot my first slide film in...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-03-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,515
Posted By julio1fer
Retina IIIS and Retina Reflex parts compatibility

I found locally a very cheap Retina IIIS, which needs repair. I was thinking of using parts from a Retina Reflex, with collaboration from my friendly technician. Would this be too crazy?

If not,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-03-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,781
Posted By julio1fer
Historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento,...

Historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Colonia%20del%20S/colonia08.jpg

Zorki-6, Jupiter-12, FP4+ in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By julio1fer
Is this a duplicate thread of this one...

Is this a duplicate thread of this one (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=107592)?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By julio1fer
Warm water with household detergent and a...

Warm water with household detergent and a toothbrush in the grooves.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By julio1fer
The white patches look like unfixed film....

The white patches look like unfixed film. Probably the emulsion side was contacting something that prevented access to the fluid.

You may run it through the fixer again - at worst, no harm will be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,091
Posted By julio1fer
I had exactly the same accident happening to me,...

I had exactly the same accident happening to me, but with a Leica IIIa in its original case. So maybe it is not a FSU problem.

It was in February 2003, getting our of an airport, in the rain. I was...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By julio1fer
You could also fix three good drops of hot glue...

You could also fix three good drops of hot glue around the viewfinder, so that your glasses contact the glue drops instead of the metal. Not very academic but it works for me.

I killed a pair of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By julio1fer
Good advice in previous answers. The classical...

Good advice in previous answers. The classical advice would be doing a proper test roll, more or less as follows.

Expose a 36-frame roll with 7 series of 5 pictures, each series with exactly the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By julio1fer
It's not parallax. You just have to get too close...

It's not parallax. You just have to get too close to the #@%& viewfinder to frame well when wearing glasses. And you don't want your glasses scratched either.

The Zorki has an adjustable lens in...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-08-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 8,078
Posted By julio1fer
I'm late, but great ode! I'll try a very...

I'm late, but great ode! I'll try a very imperfect haiku:

Out of your pocket
the little black camera
grabs what you can see

The XA certainly deserves some poetry.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-05-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 32,224
Posted By julio1fer
Beautiful results, you tried a range of light...

Beautiful results, you tried a range of light conditions. The old truck picture shows the quality of the G Zuiko. Very nice tones and sharpness.

I also find the 35 SP lens up there with the very...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By julio1fer
J-12 is RF coupled, 35mm focal distance, f2.8. I...

J-12 is RF coupled, 35mm focal distance, f2.8. I have used mine in Fed-3, Zorki-4, Zorki-6, and a Leica IIIa. The huge rear element does clear the shutter but not for much. It was hard to mount in a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,727
Posted By julio1fer
I also see a frog and a request to register a...

I also see a frog and a request to register a domain in bit.ly/imageshack-domain...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By julio1fer
Jupiter-12!!! (and a good viewfinder to go with...

Jupiter-12!!! (and a good viewfinder to go with it)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By julio1fer
There is a sticky on FED rangefinder adjustment,...

There is a sticky on FED rangefinder adjustment, with specifics on FED 5. Should work.

FED-5 is a rugged, reliable camera once you adjust it and get it into working shape. What lens did you get? A...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,849
Posted By julio1fer
Andrew Yue has published an explanation and a...

Andrew Yue has published an explanation and a graph herel (http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~yue/misc/35SP.html). I'd say that his graph is intended for ISO 100.

The autoexposure behaviour is quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 7,244
Posted By julio1fer
There are broad categories of film - slower and...

There are broad categories of film - slower and faster, traditional grain and tabular grain. Same with developers, only there are many more of them. If you answer a few questions we might be able to...
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