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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2015
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Posted By colyn
Yes it is. I was a bit surprised at the excellent...

Yes it is. I was a bit surprised at the excellent condition coming from a flea market..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2015
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
I just picked up a Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4 with a...

I just picked up a Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4 with a srT-102. Stole it for $10 since film is no longer available so says the flea market seller..

The body shows usage but the lens has no visible wear or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
This one came from eBay. The seller described it...

This one came from eBay. The seller described it as having a dead meter and non working slow speeds. Worked fine when it arrived..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
Thanks I've put it on a diet of Double X..

Thanks

I've put it on a diet of Double X..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
These things keep following me home for whatever...

These things keep following me home for whatever reason..


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/13252141495_0fbd9dcb33_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/13252141495/)
srT_black_paint...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
According to this site...

According to this site http://home.kpn.nl/dielpeet/minolta/minolta-28mm-lenses.htm mine is the last version designated "SG". It uses the 55mm filter size so that will work with my 55mm filters..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
Sounds good. I'll give it a go on my newly bought...

Sounds good. I'll give it a go on my newly bought black paint srT-102 that also followed me home..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
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Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I just picked up a MC W. Rokkor-SG 28mm f/3.5...

I just picked up a MC W. Rokkor-SG 28mm f/3.5 lens in pristine condition dirt cheap for my Minoltas.

Any experience with it?? I've only used the 28mm f/2.8 lens to date so I know little about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
The only scuffing is a little on the bottom...

The only scuffing is a little on the bottom plate.

I've got a sample of all the Minolta 50's. The f/1.7 is every bit as good as the others. My 58mm f/1.2 flares a bit in bright sunlight even with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Look what followed me home...

Look what followed me home today...


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/12552250394_a6dbbc523b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/12552250394/)
srT 102...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2013
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
I have 2 but would have bought that one too if it...

I have 2 but would have bought that one too if it were in good condition and flea market cheap..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2013
Replies: 727
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Posted By colyn
I never came across a poor Minolta Rokkor lens...

I never came across a poor Minolta Rokkor lens until a couple of weeks ago when I passed up a 45mm f/2 at the flea market that was full of fungus and what looks like water damage. The seller wanted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I've added a 202 with f/1.4 lens to my Minolta...

I've added a 202 with f/1.4 lens to my Minolta collection. I had no intentions of buying but at 15 bucks I couldn't resist..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Have you checked the wiring to see if any...

Have you checked the wiring to see if any connections are broken? Also check the pc end for proper fit and that the center post is present..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Don't worry. I won't be commenting on any of his...

Don't worry. I won't be commenting on any of his posts. I've seen others by him and agree with you.

I now have 2 in my ignore list...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
First off you need to cool the attitude.. I...

First off you need to cool the attitude.. I simply disagreed with your comment and stated fact.. I won't argue with attitude.

Second: Been doing it for nearly 50 years so I do know a thing or 2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
NEVER clean elements with...

NEVER clean elements with naphtha..................... It can damage the coating....

Go to an eye glasses shop and buy lens cleaner instead.. This cleaner is safe for all coatings..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Hey! I'm happy.....the seller wondered why...

Hey! I'm happy.....the seller wondered why anybody would buy film gear since as in his words "film is no longer available"..and this stuff is useless...

I had the 16mm years ago and was still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I bought a dented and scratched up srT-201 today...

I bought a dented and scratched up srT-201 today at the flea market for $45... However I was not interested in the body. I bought it for the 58mm f/1.2 and 16mm f/2.8 lens which were in excellent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
No photos of the process. It does require...

No photos of the process. It does require removing the galvanometer and prism then releasing string tension of the shutter speed follower before removing 3 screws and carefully lifting out the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I've never cared much for the matte screen of the...

I've never cared much for the matte screen of the srT-101 so when I picked up a parts 102 this week I pulled the split screen assembly out and put it in the 101... Didn't even have to adjust for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Nice catch.. A few days ago the seller wanted...

Nice catch..

A few days ago the seller wanted over $200 for it. He must have dropped the price when I wasn't looking...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Mine is very clean with no issues. I'm looking...

Mine is very clean with no issues.

I'm looking for the d55na hood which will work on it as well as my 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X. Had one but it flew south..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
While they may not be selling at that price, that...

While they may not be selling at that price, that is what the seller is trying to get.

The few I have watched that were posted at reasonable starting prices have closed at or near $400-450 which is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Thanks I did some inside test shots with it...

Thanks

I did some inside test shots with it today and souped the roll awhile ago.

Negatives look well exposed and sharp. I'll have to do some test scans to see how they turned out.

This lens lists...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I picked up another srT-101 at a resale shop...

I picked up another srT-101 at a resale shop today. I was more interested in the MC Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.2 body cap though..

I'll have to do some low light shot to see how it performs compared to my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
The XK arrived today and is working good. I...

The XK arrived today and is working good.

I posted more on it here http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124094
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Mine will be here tomorrow. I've got a 50mm f/1.4...

Mine will be here tomorrow. I've got a 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X MC waiting to be mated with it..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I just won a Minolta XK for $53 on eBay....

I just won a Minolta XK for $53 on eBay. According to the seller he cannot determine if the meter is working since the readout is not visible in the window.

The most likely cause of this is the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I can almost throw a rock at ya from here in West...

I can almost throw a rock at ya from here in West Fort Worth..

A jumpy meter neddle usually indicates a dirty contact which can be cleaned during service. If it isn't too bad readings should be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
The XE-7 is both bigger and heavier. The only...

The XE-7 is both bigger and heavier. The only thing you need to know about the XE-7 is to check the meter needle to make sure it is not jumpy..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I'll be using mine on my Minolta cameras as well...

I'll be using mine on my Minolta cameras as well as my Olympus E-PL1 micro 4/3 camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I finally got one.........a MC Rokkor-X 50mm...

I finally got one.........a MC Rokkor-X 50mm f/3.5 Macro lens.. I've had the 1:1 converter for years but no lens..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Picked up this black paint 101 off eBay. Got it...

Picked up this black paint 101 off eBay. Got it cheap because of some issues but had them fix within a couple of hours..


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/7032876317_435fe8cd68_z.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
My Minolta glass is now pulling double duty. I...

My Minolta glass is now pulling double duty. I now have the adapter to use them on my E-PL1 and they are still being used on my Minolta bodies..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Nice setup.. I once had one but sold it years...

Nice setup..

I once had one but sold it years ago. Wish I still had it..

I posted a photo of my newly repaired XE-7 here. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=42442&page=52
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
In some cases such as the 50mm f/1.4 the MC...

In some cases such as the 50mm f/1.4 the MC version is slightly better than the MD version.

I have the complete lineup of MC lens except the mirror lens myself. Those mirror lens are currently out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
While I do agree that the srT's are not pro...

While I do agree that the srT's are not pro bodies they are of pro build quality..



Minolta I believe has top quality lens which out perform other brands..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
The 58mm f/1.4 is a PF. The PG's are the 50mm...

The 58mm f/1.4 is a PF. The PG's are the 50mm f/1.4 lens and 58mm f/1.2. Al are outstanding lens.

I'd take MC lens over the MD versions...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I picked up two of them this week. I need to get...

I picked up two of them this week. I need to get the adapter so I can try them on my Olympus E-620..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
That's cheaper than what I have paid at a local...

That's cheaper than what I have paid at a local electronics wholeseller here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I've used this site...

I've used this site http://www.rokkorfiles.com/conversion.htm for converting my SRT's to silver oxide.

Before doing this conversion I check the prism meter blocks for yellowing glue. If they need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I have the XK and yes they are fine cameras.

I have the XK and yes they are fine cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
The 102 and 202 are my favorites with the SRT...

The 102 and 202 are my favorites with the SRT line..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
One of the best built SLR's of the 60's and 70's...

One of the best built SLR's of the 60's and 70's yet one of the cheapest to buy..




I saw one last night. Probably the one you are looking at..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I just won an auction for a Minolta SRT 102 with...

I just won an auction for a Minolta SRT 102 with 58mm f/1.4 lens....$30

I now have two 58mm lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
Looking at your samples I can't see anything...

Looking at your samples I can't see anything wrong with the lens. I'll have to shoot a few test shots when it gets here..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I won an auction for the 58mm f/1.4 Rokkor-PF...

I won an auction for the 58mm f/1.4 Rokkor-PF lens today. I've never used this particular lens focal length so I hope t is a good lens.

Any comments on the quality?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 149,459
Posted By colyn
I like the red ringneck cover. This is what I...

I like the red ringneck cover. This is what I covered my black chrome XD-11 with..
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