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Forum: Zeiss Contax 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Ungainly? Best not mention the delights of...

Ungainly? Best not mention the delights of loading a screw mount, or the separate viewfinders for framing and rangefinder then. How quaint. But hey, Leica eventually got there with the M3 in 1953. It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Being an F series the finder is easily removed. I...

Being an F series the finder is easily removed. I would expect that articulating the sports finder with the finder off the camera, ought to make the reason for the failure of the mirror to resume the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 912
Views: 74,095
So did anyone here get this one?

So did anyone here get this one?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Unless your model is very old (pre-war for...

Unless your model is very old (pre-war for example) the Bay I size will be correct for Rolleicord models III—Vb + all later Rolleiflex 75mm Tessar models, up to and including the T—Ie. the linked set...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 539
People charge money for those? My local labs...

People charge money for those? My local labs happily give me as many spent cassettes as I can carry out the door, free. I've had no problems re-loading them. Last time I processed black & white for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Two points. One—for loading any roll easily onto...

Two points.
One—for loading any roll easily onto a Paterson reel it must be clean. If brand new they will work nicely for a while. But sooner or later chemical residues will induce the film to jam on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,836
Considering the work involved in doing proper...

Considering the work involved in doing proper servicing to a Rolleiflex that's really not a bad price at all. For instance it's not particularly complicated but can be time consuming to adjust the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 456
The SX-70 Sonar excels. Technically interesting...

The SX-70 Sonar excels. Technically interesting but I doubt it's the type of SLR you're after.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 844
I prefer Tri-X or HP5+ to either Delta 400 or...

I prefer Tri-X or HP5+ to either Delta 400 or Tmax 400 (partly because it is what I am used to, perhaps) so I rarely use either of the latter. But I've found Delta 100, which I have shot more of to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,804
Hi Peter, I'm always interested in seeing a...

Hi Peter,
I'm always interested in seeing a classic Triumph myself—but as I was quite restricted in my photo opportunities by the many visitors to the hall admiring the bikes, I didn't get any of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 534
I've never cleaned Kiev optics but I certainly...

I've never cleaned Kiev optics but I certainly have cleaned a few Contax II optics. There are a multitude of internal optical surfaces that comprise the viewfinder/rangefinder system. In my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 355
The service manual is available online Nick. If...

The service manual is available online Nick. If you have trouble finding it, let me know.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 374
I am travelling presently—but I can consult the...

I am travelling presently—but I can consult the relevant chart of lens coverages in my previously-mentioned Linhof reference book for you if you'd like when I return home early next week....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 374
What an exquisite piece of kit. I'd probably have...

What an exquisite piece of kit. I'd probably have the 2x3" Super Technika but the Tech 70 is a gorgeous and unique-looking model. And the meter works, too. Doesn't get better.

I sort of fell into a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 374
It's a Technika 70—why would they need to cover...

It's a Technika 70—why would they need to cover 4x5"? The camera can't shoot it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Paterson reel set to 135 needs 290ml to immerse...

Paterson reel set to 135 needs 290ml to immerse (say 300).
At 1 + 3 300/4 = 75ml of stock. 1000ml/75 = 13 rolls or as I said previously, a darned sight more than 8. I don't do ounces sorry, but...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 10,594
I'm so very sorry, Helen. But glad you and Eric...

I'm so very sorry, Helen. But glad you and Eric found each other. I hope you do again.
Much love
Brett
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Unless you're pushing, or developing v high speed...

Unless you're pushing, or developing v high speed film, a litre of D-76 will process a darned sight more than 8 x 135. When appropriate I'll use 1 + 3 or 1 + 1 (ID-11, but the two are nearly...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 2,839
Hi Chris, It's basically up to me to set a price...

Hi Chris,
It's basically up to me to set a price as it is a part of a lot—but that will depend on how the repair turns out. But if it succeeds as a repaired example it would be well under normal...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 2,839
Chris, I might have a 3.5cm screw mount finder...

Chris, I might have a 3.5cm screw mount finder (genuine Leitz) for you in a week or two cheapish. It's in pieces, literally, down to the last screw, housing, spacer, lens and piece of bare glass. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,578
Steve, I am astonished that it was all being...

Steve, I am astonished that it was all being thrown out with the trash. So wasteful not to pass it on to someone who might want it. Fortunately the refuse site monitors deliveries and actively...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,578
I've been keeping an eye out for a OM-1 for a...

I've been keeping an eye out for a OM-1 for a while after foolishly passing up an opportunity to get one at a good price a couple of years ago. I've had a FTL for some years and was interested to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,078
One of the best arguments against implementing...

One of the best arguments against implementing the suggestion. Rangefinder Forum isn't every other forum. I find the combination of knowledge, experience and intelligence manifested by its members...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 865
35mm Curtagon = f/2.8 35mm PA-Curtagon = f/4.

35mm Curtagon = f/2.8
35mm PA-Curtagon = f/4.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 865
It does. There is a conventional version of the...

It does.

There is a conventional version of the 35mm Curtagon, the one I believe you have been interested in—and a shift version that permits up to 7 millimetres of rise, fall or cross—the 35mm...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Red face I don't know, sorry. My Curtagon is a 35mm...

I don't know, sorry. My Curtagon is a 35mm PA-Curtagon f/4 in 35mm ALPA bayonet mount. But, if you can adapt an M42 mount lens to Xpan, a 35mm lens has fairly forgiving depth of field...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Yes, the standard 35mm Curtagon has a f/2.8...

Yes, the standard 35mm Curtagon has a f/2.8 maximum aperture.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Interesting you say that. I have the 35mm...

Interesting you say that. I have the 35mm PA-Curtagon shift version, a lens that gets a variety of opinions, positive or negative on the web. I wasn't planning to buy that one, but as soon as I saw...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 865
The films sold as 3200 have an actual speed...

The films sold as 3200 have an actual speed somewhat less than that. Rating them at EI 6400 constitutes more than a one stop push.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Definitely worth a try prior to getting out your...

Definitely worth a try prior to getting out your drill bits. It might just work. Absolutely don't use too much. Last thing you want is excess creeping between the cover and adapter threads. That...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,594
Yes likewise Michael, I did spot that post...

Yes likewise Michael, I did spot that post Tuulikki made just a few days ago.
Helen, I send you both all my love and best wishes, stay strong mate.
Hugs
Brett xo
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,804
Doug, I'd quite like to hear it running at some...

Doug, I'd quite like to hear it running at some point. I think I'd like the sound it makes. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,804
Another couple of images from the Richmond...

Another couple of images from the Richmond motorcycle display.
Here's the Black Lightning again in the foreground. Behind it are several other machines belonging to the same owner—two more Vincents,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 232
nobbysparrow can probably supply you with one if...

nobbysparrow can probably supply you with one if you're actively seeking to purchase another (you did mention Micro-Tools being out of stock). Personally I'd prefer to buy from him. Micro-Tools are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 74,095
Hewes 70mm Auto Film Loader Listing

No association whatsoever with the seller (I'm in Tasmania, they're, apparently, in Utah) but a heads up for contributors to this thread, as they may well be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 381
That possibility did cross my mind. F series were...

That possibility did cross my mind. F series were available new with or without meters. A kit consisting of a matched meter cell and meter galvanometer unit were available for owners of un-metered F...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Yes, the earlier Synchro-Compur worked like the...

Yes, the earlier Synchro-Compur worked like the Compur Rapid in its speed selection. So setting 1/500 when cocked is not recommended. Between 1/250 and 1/20 or 1/25 (and 1/10 to 1s) the cam has no...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Harry is the best there is as far as Rollei...

Harry is the best there is as far as Rollei service is concerned. If the camera was serviced a couple of years ago it should be fine. Unfortunately, this is a query that's intrinsically hard to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 381
The booster spring shutter was not used in the F...

The booster spring shutter was not used in the F series though. Hence there should be little difference selecting 1/500 compared to any other speed and it does not matter whether the shutter is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,804
It's been a while since I've developed. But...

It's been a while since I've developed. But earlier this year I made my annual pilgrimage to the British Motorcycle Club of Tasmania's annual display at Richmond not far from Hobart. Although it's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
It was a T model and featured for a couple of...

It was a T model and featured for a couple of minutes during a scene on a ferry across Bosphorus, from memory.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,271
Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for...

Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for very old films or pushing certain types such as HP5+. Think I'll order a litre now.

I did read the thread at APUG (Photrio now I think). It was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 774
We should have a coffee some time when you're in...

We should have a coffee some time when you're in Hobart, Marty, if you hang around the capital at all on the way to the coast. You too of course, Nick.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 598
True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading...

True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading who are still feeling their way through these concepts—it may be worth emphasising that, regardless of the actual linear distance at which a longer or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer...

Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer to a range of EXPOSURE INDICES for the film. The only EI referenced for the 85b filter you mention is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 281
They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You...

They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You can't "rate" an ISO 500 film at "ISO" 325. The ISO is 500 as it was, presumably, set in accordance with the relevant standard? You can however expose...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a...

Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a desirable camera today, but one with a reputation for being problematic. The suggested people were mentioned with this fact very much in mind. Please...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Do you like the establishment? Enough to give...

Do you like the establishment? Enough to give them a donation of $776? Because having paid them once for a repair that didn't succeed, and then have them deny all responsibility for the quality of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in...

Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in your country and can repair a wide range of mechanisms. Otherwise, the first person I'd suggest is Radu Lesaru at 3r camera in New York. He's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 471
I may have taken your first post too literally...

I may have taken your first post too literally Peter—apologies for that. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 471
I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica...

I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica M6. If you want to introduce visoflex lenses into the equation, we are no longer dealing with a rangefinder calibration query.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Is the infinity marking an estimate?

Is the infinity marking an estimate?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,813
Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be...

Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be pretty happy with that, I think. Unfortunately, I don't get to keep it all myself. I'm astonished it fetched very nearly $24k Aussie dollars....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 503
More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes...

More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes them optically good, and not so good, courtesy of Marc Bergman. In terms of calibrating a lens focus reliably, despite the disadvantages involved in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,813
I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part...

I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part of a collection I was asked to sell, and much to my surprise it's gone absolutely mental, it is almost at AUS $20k now, and not done yet. I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical...

Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical construct, whenever you up the resolution far enough of any measuring system, that which previously seemed "perfect" will be revealed not to be so. My use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 633
My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has...

My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has spent quite a lot of time on this. He's become reasonably well-known as a result. I'm sure he mentioned recently he was doing a workshop for people...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Too easy! No shims needed. Scroll through your...

Too easy!
No shims needed.

Scroll through your video to the 32 second mark. It shows a good view of the inside front of the focus assembly. See those three brass screws fastening the brass washer?...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Correctly Calibrating Film Plane & Viewfinder Focus

This is a very long read but I hope it's both clear, and helpful.

Correct Lens Calibration Procedures
I don't want to seem argumentative for the sake of it, but whilst you can certainly match lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 503
In the absence of any photos I had to try to...

In the absence of any photos I had to try to google up some images of a Super Fujica Six. I like classic Fuji cameras but was not familiar with that model. Of course, I'd like one, now. Drat!

I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
FYI At one of the sites previously mentioned,...

FYI
At one of the sites previously mentioned, there are a couple of specialist solvents for dissolving lens cement and the smaller sizes may be transported by air apparently. Instructions for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Here's a selection of various spanners, friction...

Here's a selection of various spanners, friction rings and other tools I've bought over the years.

The dividers came from local market stalls for under $10 each and are old enough to be made of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and...

I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and fit is excellent.

They have certain advantages and disadvantages.

On the one hand they are quite slow to adjust due to the double locking nuts....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless...

Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless the fit of the components is superlative, I'm not confident stability would be acceptable for some more demanding applications.
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the...

Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the mechanism being clean and well-lubricated if they are overall going to run well. In particular, the springs are tensioned the least amount at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
So presumably, looking at the original image in...

So presumably, looking at the original image in the first post, the top (horizontal) cross bar is rigidly fixed to the left vertical driver. But can slide through the right driver when the screw is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at...

I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at the time, I wanted something that could Eg. reach right down into the back of a Rollei twin lens to loosen the rear lens cells if needed. I like the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with...

I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with four screws can be fiddly to adjust but the ability to position the cross bars at various heights or have the drivers at various locations, centred or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.

That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Am I missing something here? How is the other...

Am I missing something here? How is the other driver bar secured to the cross pieces? At first glance I have to say I don't think much of it. The unavoidable offset cross bar layout appears to offer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of...

Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of Marc Bergman, this extended 1969 article about lunar photography is available to read. It goes into some detail about the various cameras used in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the...

Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the pieces again. If using pure Balsam it's usual to dilute it with xylene before applying to the glass. It's not the fastest curing method however so you will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before...

Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before resorting to heat. You have nothing to lose but a bit of time. If unsuccessful, you can, after all always try heating it up subsequently. But if it does...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of...

Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of the wind lever with its inclusion in the Ektra. A technical tour de force it's perhaps not surprising the model was the first of all Kodaks, to use...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.

Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one,...

Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one, either. But the Hassy had a purpose in orbit. Sending a Tesla roadster into space that doesn't have any actual function is just so much more space junk...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it...

A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it detached from its connector, I believe. It's a bit cooler than a Tesla, isn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/hi...

https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/history/50-years-moon-landing.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
No—that would be you. Rather than proffering...

No—that would be you.
Rather than proffering half-baked theories about why you think they were faked, examine the abundant evidence proving that the moon landings actually occurred. Yes, I know it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night...

I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night at a local cinema. I was enthralled. The 70mm footage, (such as the opening sequence with the assembled stages being transported from the assembly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
Nick, it would have been quite a while ago, if I...

Nick,
it would have been quite a while ago, if I did, it's been some time since I developed black and white for anyone else in Hobart (as in, a year or two). Although if you want to do it yourself,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue...

I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue Nick. Not hard, although I suppose some loaders would be better than others. I am not a fan of re-loadable cassettes. Have seen too many light leaks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
I think the quality of some of the images...

I think the quality of some of the images recorded on and around the Moon validates NASA's wilingness to use medium format equipment over 35mm. As to why Hasselblad: the use of easily replaced...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in...

Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in NASA history, being the only one of the Mercury Seven who would go on to fly in both Gemini and Apollo craft. Alan Shepard walked the moon during...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The...

Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The linked article has no mention of Kodachrome that I could find, and all references to colour imaging made during Apollo flights that I have ever seen,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh...

Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh of the main spring pinion to the cocking rack is a tooth or so out. Those parts are not installed in your image, so impossible to say if it's a factor...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not....

Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not. Providing the helicals remain firmly secured to the focusing ring, removing the retaining rings for any optics, in itself, will not produce any drama....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on...

Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on where the haze is exactly. Some of the optical groups will extract from the front, others from the rear. Potentially, you may have to extract optics...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main...

I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main contributor to blur when hand holding a Hasselblad. On a tripod perhaps (but most models have a pre-release function you should be using for tripod...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,267
I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back....

I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back. Some exposures were down to a second and I had the camera on a tripod. I used the timer. Why wouldn't I? Its use is not restricted to self portraits.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
No, it is not just you.

No, it is not just you.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 570
I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens...

I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens and 1/1000 shutter. It's been a long time since I read up on them but some examples may have had a f/2.8 Fujinon and shutter speeded to only 1/500....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may...

Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may facilitate deterioration of the secondary and tertiary layers of the cell, but it is a myth that light wears out the selenium itself—rather that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,540
There is something about the classic...

There is something about the classic Voigtländers. The best are really well made and finished. If you can get on with the unorthodox film advance and thumb wheel focus a folding Vitessa with 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
There is no "h" in Voigtländer.

There is no "h" in Voigtländer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 150,610
A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super,...

A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super, 303, XK etc, as you would need the MLU to use that lens. Looks like a keeper!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,801
I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than...

I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than one camera with me, even the most cared for equipment can occasionally catch you out, besides which, I'm personally hopeless at paring my camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,008
Same result as above.

Same result as above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 566
My previous post explained how to check the...

My previous post explained how to check the parallelism of the lens to film plane properly. It's a more accurate method of adjusting the lens standard than The Force—which is why I suggested it. Why...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 684
I would take it seriously. It's not the only...

I would take it seriously. It's not the only variable involved. As you say, film is not perfectly flat; lenses are rarely perfectly optically centred etc. (There's no such thing as perfection, of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Select the combination you have that is over size...

Select the combination you have that is over size by the smallest dimension, then use a flat surface (Ie. the surface plate you presumably have, if you're measuring the lens register and correcting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,137
If you develop your own black and white, the...

If you develop your own black and white, the trimmings may be kept aside and used for checking your fixer clearing time prior to fixing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 566
As others have said the lens is clearly tilted...

As others have said the lens is clearly tilted relative to the body. To correct this I'd set the camera up on a surface plate and using a depth gauge or dial gauge and holder true the parallelism...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 709
I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be...

I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be "eight days old" as the thread title suggests. I would have said it was nearly fifty years old. In which case the nearly fifty year old shutter ribbons...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,911
It's not just a matter of focusing ease but...

It's not just a matter of focusing ease but system accuracy. Erik is right. The screw mount Leicas have a pathetic physical baselength. The only reason they work so well is because the optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,911
Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that...

Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is more of a silly conversation starter than a true examination into which Leica is best.

Miss that bit, did you? It's...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter...

I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter motion picture equipment among others, I know little about her preferences for stills imaging. Thanks for sharing those recollections!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to...

Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to elaborate, please? I've seen some of her published images made on that continent which I presume may have been recorded around the time you met her....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify,...

Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify, though, that some early focal plane shutters, (particularly certain large format types which necessitated the selection of one of several pre-formed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 496
No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or...

No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or without the second curtain capping the exposure prematurely. If a particular shutter is in need of service it's not at all unknown for certain speeds,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 496
The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other...

The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other focal plane shutter made in the last eighty years is "self-capping". Meaning one does not need to cap the lens when winding on the film and cocking the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,038
Ditto, Keith.

Ditto, Keith.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,038
They advised some extended downtime a week or...

They advised some extended downtime a week or more ago. The "low rent graphic" is a print friendly page members can print out for a photo competition of images including the page, prize for which is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his...

Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his photos of Gene Smith in the jazz loft as well as his memories of Smith walking into a camera store and buying him a brand new Leica he put on his own...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,777
Well if you go down that path, remove the...

Well if you go down that path, remove the original laths carefully, in case you need to re-use them. Keep any deviations from standard to the minimum, too, because internal clearances and running...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,777
Some general information here....

Some general information here.
https://kievaholic.com/kiev60kalibration.html
If the shutter speeds are otherwise OK but capping is inadequate the best solution is to cut new curtains to a size that...
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Sad News—Ken Hansen

Details here:
https://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2019/04/very-sad-news-of-passing-of-ken-hansen.html?fbclid=IwAR1mznII0DeYomuE0QKE8b8lp-q4kmUQBZMfiovGtlhySCGZhYhlvXFUekQ&m=1
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 376
A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on...

A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on some of the 6x9 Bessa Voigtländers possibly before and after WW2. I suspect it's for one of those. I have a couple here from either mid 1930s or 1940s....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 492
....... Source?

.......
Source?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Phil, you could definitely get a Vitessa working...

Phil,
you could definitely get a Vitessa working again. They are not getting any cheaper but plenty of clean ones needing some shutter service or TLC still present online. One great point is that the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.

Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 348
I think it is probably from either end of the...

I think it is probably from either end of the camera back or a canister window if it has one. When I ran a test film through a Leica R4 recently it produced some very similar looking fogging. In that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,804
A local outfit I spotted on display a while back....

A local outfit I spotted on display a while back. From Belgium, the FN was one of the earliest four cylinder engines, a fascinating design. As I recall its long-term owner had once ridden it across...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Does this camera feature any mechanical speeds...

Does this camera feature any mechanical speeds that will work without a battery? Some electronic shutters will have a speed that functions without the battery for emergency use. Sometimes the flash...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Fuji know how to establish the correct ISO of...

Fuji know how to establish the correct ISO of their films. If you don't have a specific reason for setting the meter to another setting (Exposure Index technically) you are really taking a stab at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 339
It's perplexing. On the one hand there's some...

It's perplexing.

On the one hand there's some overexposure. But note the portion of sky on the right of the fogging appears to have received *less* exposure than the remainder.

By itself this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Find an SV and you can enjoy the benefits of a...

Find an SV and you can enjoy the benefits of a self timer, without having to endure the presence of a timer lever. I confess I'm a little curious about that. I have an SV myself that I must get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Sorry—it was in the thread title all along. The...

Sorry—it was in the thread title all along. The result of commenting with a sore head earlier, perhaps. The brass threads of my Contax IIs have responded very well to some Helimax-XP after...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Might help to know what model. I may stand...

Might help to know what model. I may stand corrected but understand the materials used in the pre and post war threads is different.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,594
[/B] True, but at least it all smells fresh!

[/B]
True, but at least it all smells fresh!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 150,610
Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that...

Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that without some sort of context of how an exposure index was determined, a bare number is not very instructive.

In the case of the top image, I had a spot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 150,610
Thank you, you're very kind.

Thank you, you're very kind.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 150,610
A couple of performing artists I've photographed...

A couple of performing artists I've photographed with various SRT101s over the last few months.

SRT101; 58mm MC Rokkor f/1.4; HP5 Plus @ EI...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 520
John, that is the first curtain rebounding into...

John,
that is the first curtain rebounding into the edge of the film gate. It's a great example of what it looks like. You can see the basic exposure is consistent right across the film gate, the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. It's of much help...

Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
It's of much help to know which frames were shot at which speeds. If a focal plane shutter such as used in the Leica screw mounts needs servicing it will often be the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,834
That's a particularly dense observation.

That's a particularly dense observation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,834
You could write to Fuji and ask them, anything...

You could write to Fuji and ask them, anything else is neither constructive or helpful—as is starting this thread...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Trim ring? You mean the viewing lens is secured...

Trim ring? You mean the viewing lens is secured in place at the front near the bayonet mount like, say, a Tele? I think you will find the older models require the removal of at least the outer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Your best way to check is to place a ground glass...

Your best way to check is to place a ground glass across the film rails of the camera and patiently compare taking and viewing lenses at infinity. Be very studious in assessing contrast of target...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,915
Dave, Thank you for letting us know. Really...

Dave,
Thank you for letting us know. Really appreciate it because he has been on my mind a lot recently. I was very fond of Roger and will miss his presence here a great deal as so many of us will....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,915
What awful news. I'd been concerned for a few...

What awful news. I'd been concerned for a few weeks and had written Roger. Feared Frances's health had declined but now this. I hope he's not suffering excessively.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,849
ID-19 models were locally assembled in Melbourne...

ID-19 models were locally assembled in Melbourne but not the DS models with their more complex hydraulic spec. From memory they may have assembled some in South Africa too. And a couple of other...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,976
Assuming all the relevant parts are moving freely...

Assuming all the relevant parts are moving freely and not sticking unduly it could be the ratchet tip if you can feel it trying to catch on the gear teeth. This can be carefully re-profiled but must...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,849
Give that man a Camira. Preferably a JB, if...

Give that man a Camira. Preferably a JB, if possible. He deserves it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Taking your post literally, if they work very...

Taking your post literally, if they work very well on the M7 the most likely logical explanation is that the body register of the M3 is off spec.

That's probably not what you mean but it's the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Peter, I presume you are using Epson Scan? I...

Peter,
I presume you are using Epson Scan? I don't mind it in general, purely on the basis of my results, although it does get some bad press, and can be glitchy. I've had the same problem you're...
Forum: Other RF 03-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 22,077
Nice! Worth getting I reckon.

Nice! Worth getting I reckon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Lynn I tend to use the 5 litre size these days so...

Lynn I tend to use the 5 litre size these days so it has been a while since I have bought a 1 litre box. But the 5 litres are always 1 x A and 1 x B. I can't recall the 1 litre size being different...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 354
I don't really know that much about Leicas (yet)...

I don't really know that much about Leicas (yet) but if you set the camera to "B" and fit a lockable cable release, you ought to be able to observe the components as lenses are focused. This may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
She is stunning with the array of brass...

She is stunning with the array of brass portholes, classic bow and hull design and smoke stack. Considering she was badly neglected and even sunk for a while her present condition is a testament to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
You're most kind, thank you. The Super B is a...

You're most kind, thank you.

The Super B is a lovely model, those later 50mm Tessars are quite sharp. I've been surprised at how well the 35mm and 85mm lenses in particular perform, too.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
Just to show that I do actually use a Contaflex...

Just to show that I do actually use a Contaflex occasionally, and not just talk about what ails them, here's a shot I made a couple of years back that is slightly unusual, given that it was made with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 443
HC-110 is a great choice for processing ancient...

HC-110 is a great choice for processing ancient rolls. I've processed many old rolls of 620 exposed up to fifty years ago or even longer, perhaps—often with excellent results. Much depends on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Don't ever try to remove (or attach) a lens...

Don't ever try to remove (or attach) a lens unless both the body and lens are cocked. This means drive keys on both align with their red dots. Hasselblads are basically very reliable, but this point...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Almost. It is the photographer's finger on the...

Almost. It is the photographer's finger on the release which keeps the capping plates (aka rear shutter) open. Let go of the release and the capping plates shut. Not a bad idea to get into the habit...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Might have nailed it. Would explain why the body...

Might have nailed it. Would explain why the body fired with the back off but not with it attached.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Assuming the timer is actually set it might have...

Assuming the timer is actually set it might have hung up. Try gently wiggling the arming lever to get it running. Tapping the lens barrel near the lever with a fingernail or knuckle can help to run...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Functionally the pre-release does not have to be...

Functionally the pre-release does not have to be activated when utilising the self timer of the lens. You can pre-fire the mirror and capping plates first, or simply lift them when you start the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,625
If you like the 650 autofocus you'd love the...

If you like the 650 autofocus you'd love the 600/630 then. Owning 650, 620, 630 & RT models concurrently for some years the 630 is faster as, indeed Canon claimed when it was released. I expect the 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,625
Your 650 is the granddaddy of all the EOS film...

Your 650 is the granddaddy of all the EOS film and digital models—it is the very first of a long line and the one which debuted the EF lens mount on its release in 1986. If the shutter blades are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,625
I find the RT is an interesting and almost unique...

I find the RT is an interesting and almost unique model. Lighter than the 1-NRS which I wouldn't mind in some ways but given I almost never use my current EOS models, anyway, it seems redundant to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
That's still cool, Marty. I love it. Not enough...

That's still cool, Marty. I love it. Not enough to pay $500 US for it, though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
Yes, I'm a mainlander but have been residing in...

Yes, I'm a mainlander but have been residing in Tassie on a few acres just out of Hobart for many years.

The Contaflex system is still fairly affordable. I've found that wide open the 115mm Pro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
As I mentioned above it is likely the basic cause...

As I mentioned above it is likely the basic cause is simply that outgassed lubricant residues have made the shutter blades sticky, and this has overpowered the ability of the shutter main spring to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
Hi Bernard, There is a copy of the Zeiss service...

Hi Bernard,
There is a copy of the Zeiss service manual for the Contaflex I to IV available via the web. It used to be hosted at the KY Photo site (now, gone the way of the thylacine) who were the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
But, typically it won't be broken. It very likely...

But, typically it won't be broken. It very likely just requires servicing.
Would you shotgun a Leica on the same basis? I suspect not. The main difference between the Contaflex and almost any Leica...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
I'm very fond of them though I have to admit...

I'm very fond of them though I have to admit being distracted by various focal plane shutter devices for some time it has been a while since I have used mine. There were two different versions of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,639
I think it is sort of like half a thread?

I think it is sort of like half a thread?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 3,037
I'm pleased to hear it worked out this well for...

I'm pleased to hear it worked out this well for you in the end. Good on you for passing on the details of the person who was so kind and helpful. We usually hear about problems with various repairers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Focus screens sound good in theory, but not all...

Focus screens sound good in theory, but not all will sit at the correct height relevant to the film rails. Or may bridge the pressure point rails if the camera features these. As has been said a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,754
You've done well Charles. The Summitar looks to...

You've done well Charles. The Summitar looks to be a decently sharp lens. I have a roll of colour in a IIIf at the moment which came with a 5cm Summitar, and did some photos with it on black and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Welcome Larry! Although it would be tedious, I...

Welcome Larry!
Although it would be tedious, I suppose you could use a ground glass to plot the correction needed every five or so feet of focus distance to manually compensate the focus for the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Page 20 of this instruction manua...

Page 20 of this instruction manua (http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_files/aires_viscount.pdf)l (page 23 of the pdf file) suggests I am on the right track with my previous comments. But also raises...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 729
I can do a couple of quick pics of the dedicated...

I can do a couple of quick pics of the dedicated Fujica Tele lens I have for my 35-EE RF tomorrow, if it helps. Cool unit that looks impressive. Not a fabulous performer wide open, of course, but...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Larry, Does the attachment feature a dual scale...

Larry,
Does the attachment feature a dual scale ring by any chance?

Unlike a dedicated Tele lens that can be calibrated or cammed to the integral rangefinder, the accessory attachments are altering...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,068
EBL is the lowest common denominator method of...

EBL is the lowest common denominator method of assessing rangefinder accuracy and leaves a bit to be desired. Useful as a rule of thumb of course. But leaves much unsaid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,068
These things are relative of course. Much better...

These things are relative of course. Much better than the CL, yes. Considerably worse than the M3 and not even withing cooee of a Contax.

Viewfinder magnification can help a lot of course, but the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,408
I had a C220 for a while, and thought it was very...

I had a C220 for a while, and thought it was very good, but since bellows are apparently off limits this would seem to exclude the Mamiya TLRs.

I'd suggest a good Rolleicord V–Vb twin lens, the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Charles, this site...

Charles,
this site (http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/vitessa/vitessaeng.html) has a good coverage of the different versions of the Vitessa rangefinders.

I acquired what is probably a N1 or N2...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Welcome Larry, and thanks especially to the good...

Welcome Larry, and thanks especially to the good Mr Teoli for his scanning efforts. I have not seen that reference to Tereson yet, was too busy formatting the doc previously to pore over it, but that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Erik, I think the Leitz title on the cover may be...

Erik, I think the Leitz title on the cover may be "service information"? So I simply wrote a post title which I thought reflected that. ;) Although the document has nearly seventy pages which have a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Online Copy Of M3 Service Manual (Link)

A chap by the name of Daniel D. Teoli Jr has kindly uploaded 170 jpeg files being scans of the factory M3 service manual pages. You can find it at this page...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 416
If you believe it may have had an impact, I...

If you believe it may have had an impact, I suggest placing the body onto a surface plate and using a depth gauge to check the parallelism of the mount to the film rails. It sounds like at least some...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Scroll down the forum page to the "Display...

Scroll down the forum page to the "Display Options" and alter the default date from the last 75 days, then click "Show Threads".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,815
Well they would. But they're hardly bastions of...

Well they would. But they're hardly bastions of objective analysis and considered commentary. With a few exceptions, all they're good for is generating white noise that obstructs the distribution of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Yes, of course, but the first step in assessing...

Yes, of course, but the first step in assessing any sort of camera malfunction is to establish if it is in sound basic condition and set up according to the maker's instructions. I'm not saying a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 764
The pressure plate is set to 6x6? Rollers...

The pressure plate is set to 6x6? Rollers spinning freely? Back aligns flush with camera body?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Constructive suggestion: next time, say that. It...

Constructive suggestion: next time, say that. It makes sense, and is relevant, unlike horizontal focus (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22Horizontal+focus%22)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Lenses generally don't alter their infinity...

Lenses generally don't alter their infinity setting according to how they're positioned. What are you trying to say? That the rangefinder patch doesn't align at infinity? Whatever it is, you are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Horizontal focus? Could you elaborate, please?

Horizontal focus? Could you elaborate, please?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,754
I've been trying out three screw mounts recently....

I've been trying out three screw mounts recently. They are growing on me, but I still think the Contax is a better user. The Reid III impresses me with its build. I had not noticed until I had them...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Does the Super have any form of mirror lock up?...

Does the Super have any form of mirror lock up? M42 single lens reflexes with MLU are few and far between—I know of only three other types.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
The IV and V series Prakticas weren't so bad...

The IV and V series Prakticas weren't so bad really. Though I agree the cloth shutter models did not improve as the 1960s progressed. In terms of German makers, they may not do 35mm, but people often...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,191
I think a pan head would be a better option for a...

I think a pan head would be a better option for a 67, too. I have always preferred a pan to a ball head, generally, because I find the ability to adjust each axis independently makes precise framing...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-17-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 728
There's a guy looking for the same thing in this...

There's a guy looking for the same thing in this thread.
Perhaps you should join forces? ;)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=167384
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,693
Thank you guys, you are kind.

Thank you guys, you are kind.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2,007
Ivor's daughter Holly replied to me a couple of...

Ivor's daughter Holly replied to me a couple of days ago, the family were still making funeral arrangements at the time. I've passed on a link to this thread to her, I'm sure Ivor's family will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,693
Yes what's being done with the Carousel sans lens...

Yes what's being done with the Carousel sans lens is interesting, to be honest, I wouldn't have thought of trying that but I was wondering how the results might compare with simply acquiring an image...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,693
Won't the substitution of a cooler light source...

Won't the substitution of a cooler light source result in colour temperature and gamut complications? The colour of those old slides shown above looks gorgeous by the way.

How would the results...
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