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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 259
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 772
There is no "h" in Voigtländer.

There is no "h" in Voigtländer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 963
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,402
Same result as above.

Same result as above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 406
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 444
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 444
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 787
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 406
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 529
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,149
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,149
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 844
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 844
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 386
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 386
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 386
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,749
Ditto, Keith.

Ditto, Keith.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,749
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: 336
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: 1,676
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: 1,676
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: 1,563
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: 241
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: 433
....... Source?

.......
Source?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
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: 313
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: 313
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: 1,076
Views: 290,253
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: 350
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: 386
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: 289
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: 1,082
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: 621
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: 621
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: 2,389
[/B] True, but at least it all smells fresh!

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True, but at least it all smells fresh!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
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: 149,054
Thank you, you're very kind.

Thank you, you're very kind.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,054
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: 457
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: 457
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: 172
Views: 5,480
That's a particularly dense observation.

That's a particularly dense observation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 5,480
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: 564
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: 564
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: 14,860
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: 14,860
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: 2,760
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: 2,887
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: 2,760
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: 329
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: 554
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: 21,860
Nice! Worth getting I reckon.

Nice! Worth getting I reckon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 264
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: 321
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: 936
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: 936
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: 936
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: 408
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: 273
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: 273
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: 273
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: 273
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: 273
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: 1,514
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: 1,514
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: 1,514
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: 936
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: 936
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: 936
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: 936
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: 936
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: 936
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: 4,874
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: 2,930
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: 227
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: 4,474
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: 582
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: 582
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: 582
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: 582
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: 1,898
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: 1,898
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: 3,023
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: 26
Views: 1,363
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: 1,358
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: 1,358
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: 1,358
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: 358
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: 483
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: 1,695
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: 13
Views: 495
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: 13
Views: 495
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: 2,175
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: 2,175
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: 2,175
Horizontal focus? Could you elaborate, please?

Horizontal focus? Could you elaborate, please?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,474
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: 1,032
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: 1,032
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: 1,074
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: 563
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: 2,316
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: 1,740
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: 2,316
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: 2,316
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...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Well, actually. I sort of disagree. If weight and...

Well, actually. I sort of disagree. If weight and portability aren't critical (and apparently, they're not, in this case) one of the best kept secrets in the market for rock solid affordable tripods...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Vale Ivor Matanle

Whilst I'm still awaiting advice from his family, I'm sad to advise that it has been reported on Amateur Photographer forum, and also Facebook, that Ivor Matanle, author of Collecting and Using...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 329
As long as it fits through them, it should be...

As long as it fits through them, it should be fine. Just ensure the retaining screws are fastened (don't have to be particularly tight but must be secure). I carried my own C around nearly ten years...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 329
I only ever used a fabric strap through the clips...

I only ever used a fabric strap through the clips on my 2.8C, for years without incident, and continue to do the same with my 2.8D today. Just use a material sympathetic to the adjacent paintwork of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 738
If you put another roll of film through it before...

If you put another roll of film through it before getting it looked at, run a series of images as above with plenty of clear sky. Set shutter times from 1/1000 to 1/30, adjusting aperture to maintain...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Steve that's always a possibility worth bearing...

Steve that's always a possibility worth bearing in mind, however if this was the problem then one would expect it to be present in all of the frames on a roll, yes? Though depending on the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Looks to be a curtain problem. The flagpole is...

Looks to be a curtain problem. The flagpole is interesting, but it's a strong highlight. Assume it's overwhelmed the general reduction of exposure in the zone resulting from first curtain bouncing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
I believe there's a service manual available on...

I believe there's a service manual available on the web? I'm sure you shouldn't have too much trouble googling it...
Cheers,
Brett
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 329
Views: 14,704
I have not used my Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5...

I have not used my Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 enough. When I saw this rare image made with it I was reminded of how sharp it is. FP4 Plus in ID-11 1 + 3 loaded in a Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35S...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Yes, I see what you mean. I think the next step...

Yes, I see what you mean. I think the next step is to use a distant target that is well defined, whether it is a power pole, bare tree (these can actually be quite good if they're a decent size and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 470
I'm not familiar with the camera. What is the...

I'm not familiar with the camera. What is the focal length of the lens? Because you mention 500 feet objects looking OK, beyond that not so good. 500 feet is a pretty good start on infinity for most...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2018
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,194
No, it's an Escort, Murray. A lot were built in...

No, it's an Escort, Murray. A lot were built in Australia, too, although, being more of a Holden aficionado than a Ford devotee, I couldn't tell you offhand if this RS1600 is a UK-built or an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,194
Spotted this early model Escort not so far from...

Spotted this early model Escort not so far from home. Its owner informed me that when he was rallying it back in the day, he'd had sponsorship from Ilford Photo. I had a camera I was running a test...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Any broken mirror pieces jamming the mechanism?...

Any broken mirror pieces jamming the mechanism? It certainly sounds like particular lenses were fouling the mirror or perhaps stop down? Hence unfastening the lens helping it to cycle.

The mirror...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-28-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Sorry, what do you mean by cross-coupled? Some...

Sorry, what do you mean by cross-coupled? Some earlier cameras would have uncoupled meters fitted, eventually connecting them to shutter and/or aperture was implemented. Cross-coupled, isn't a term I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 571
At least some of the 70mm films used during the...

At least some of the 70mm films used during the Apollo program were on a thin base facilitating a greater number of images per magazine than would usually be the case. Not sure about the Ektachrome...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,603
Fate was kind to me this year. Scored an...

Fate was kind to me this year. Scored an immaculate Voigtländer Ultramatic for $80. It doesn't work of course but I like a challenge so we shall see. Its 50mm Septon and accompanying 200mm Super...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,308
Thanks for sharing that, it is a good case study...

Thanks for sharing that, it is a good case study as to why not taking the camera body calibration for granted is important. You could have tweaked the mirror adjustment until the viewfinder image...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,308
Joe, You might be right. The mirror and its...

Joe,
You might be right. The mirror and its associated drive are alone in SLR optics, in having to move rapidly and frequently. How stable its calibration may be can vary depending on a number of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,308
There's no great mystery involved, because...

There's no great mystery involved, because establishing the cause of the focusing problem just entails a basic understanding of how a single lens reflex works, and making a competent inspection of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 718
How on earth does the film gate get loose? I find...

How on earth does the film gate get loose? I find this very difficult to believe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
I bought two rolls of it a few months ago myself...

I bought two rolls of it a few months ago myself that I am yet to shoot. Given that the dedicated developer is not particularly cheap I have been curious about alternatives myself and have done a...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-20-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Film? Not so much. Sounds like an interesting...

Film? Not so much. Sounds like an interesting digital motion picture though. I'll have to take a look. I think it's terrific that a great old company such as Arnold and Richter can still cut it with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
The Mutar wide angle is much more affordable than...

The Mutar wide angle is much more affordable than the Rolleiflex Wide and is said to be optimised for the 3.5 Planar and Xenotar. As a bonus you still have a 75mm for those times it suits. From what...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 732
The Kiev doesn't resemble a Nikon—actually, it's...

The Kiev doesn't resemble a Nikon—actually, it's vice-versa. As the Kiev is a replica of the Contax that the Nikons imitated in certain respects, (sadly not by including the superlatively precise...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Not just Capa, but also Ansel Adams and Stanley...

Not just Capa, but also Ansel Adams and Stanley Kubrick to name a couple.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Roger, I don't mind using the (excellent) waist...

Roger,
I don't mind using the (excellent) waist level finder with my pair of Praktina FX SLRs, but it's normally when my 58mm Biotar is attached, and, although the built in Galilean finder is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 860
You are conflating two different processes. A...

You are conflating two different processes. A ground glass is used to check the focus of the lens at the film plane. Not to check the rangefinder calibration.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,930
If you have any suggestions about how any...

If you have any suggestions about how any technician might (a) reasonably fix a camera if they're not actually proximate to it and (b) charge you appropriately for their repairs, if they don't know...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 526
(Highlighted) This is one of the advantages of a...

(Highlighted)
This is one of the advantages of a double roller focal plane shutter design since it is sometimes possible to do as you've described to fine tune curtain slits, this can't be done with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,932
It's not the only one.

It's not the only one.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,932
Well if you know that perhaps you should not have...

Well if you know that perhaps you should not have asserted that, essentially, Hasselblads etc used to be expensive, and now they are cheap. Which was the thrust of your post I quoted. That is rather...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,932
Hasselblads might be cheaper than they were when...

Hasselblads might be cheaper than they were when new in real terms, but your comment above very conveniently overlooks the point that some years ago they were quite a bit cheaper than they presently...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,932
Sounds about right. Our Forester is just about to...

Sounds about right. Our Forester is just about to clock over 400,000km. A set of spark plug leads, a few sets of plugs, one rear wheel bearing (around 100km a week on dirt roads, not complaining) and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Give me a couple of minutes, and check your PMs...

Give me a couple of minutes, and check your PMs Dan.
Cheers
Brett
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,308
First of all you need to establish what needs...

First of all you need to establish what needs adjusting.
Check the focus screen installation.
Work out what the film plane focus looks like. You will have a better idea of where the fault lies once...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,930
Sure, there are a few very good options. But I'm...

Sure, there are a few very good options. But I'm not going to pass on any information about these to you. Why would I? YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME. It's not as simple as adding some oil to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,930
A focal plane shutter that's tapering slightly at...

A focal plane shutter that's tapering slightly at 1/1000 and perhaps 1/500 may be a candidate for a simple fine tuning of curtain spring tension. If you're getting no exposure at all down to 1/125...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Well done Ollie!

Well done Ollie!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Exactly, I was going to mention that. Seal is a...

Exactly, I was going to mention that. Seal is a musician first and photographer second, but I can't see any basis for expecting that a famous photographer would overall be treated much better if they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Well Steve may have a point, the original comment...

Well Steve may have a point, the original comment was that the front element was loose, which I took literally—Ie glass loose in its mount. In which case the mount has to come out for investigation...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,258
Leica didn't catch up with Contax until the M3...

Leica didn't catch up with Contax until the M3 was released 20 years after their II/III. The M3 surpassed Zeiss in certain respects, in a few respects (Eg rangefinder accuracy) Leica have never...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 481
It's very late for me, so I'll be brief. But you...

It's very late for me, so I'll be brief. But you must remove the front mount from the shutter, it is in two parts threaded together, and locates the front two lens pieces in position. It should...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
I think 80 quid just to pop your camera on a...

I think 80 quid just to pop your camera on a tester for a couple of minutes is a bit over the odds too Ollie, and I do congratulate you on having a go at the repair and doing fairly well so far. But...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
A speck of cyanoacrylate will do the same thing....

A speck of cyanoacrylate will do the same thing. Yes, it can out gas, but the quantity used is positively minute. Has never been an issue for me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
This is correct. The reason a cathode ray tube TV...

This is correct. The reason a cathode ray tube TV set can be used is because it displays an image refreshed at specified hertz. It's the transmission signal that is key. A CRT set not tuned in to a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Well done. That's brilliant. They're not so bad...

Well done. That's brilliant. They're not so bad to work on if you keep the gearing correctly timed. From memory cocking the shutter and arming the escapement control before removing the top covers is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 698
The Biogon is a remarkable design for its time....

The Biogon is a remarkable design for its time. Although Apollo flights used several different camera and lens combinations in flight and on the lunar surface—notably, the famous Earthrise image...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 698
I have not yet been blessed with a Rollei Wide so...

I have not yet been blessed with a Rollei Wide so I am not able to, as you have requested, speak to the pros and cons of using one of the late FW types. Still, I can make a few observations you may...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
If you have an eye for it, inspect the back...

If you have an eye for it, inspect the back closely. It's possible the mechanism is sticking, but this problem is sometimes due to a deformed back not fully depressing the lever.
Cheers,
Brett
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 897
They made 0.7 and 0.35 Rolleinars especially for...

They made 0.7 and 0.35 Rolleinars especially for the Tele Rolleiflex (which, being Bay III can actually also be used with most 2.8 Rolleiflex models, too). These bring focus in and if that is still...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Whether a later model is worth paying more for,...

Whether a later model is worth paying more for, objectively, depends on its condition, and if it has features that are important enough to you to be worth paying more for.

I have never used a late...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 50,465
Minolta SRT-101 Kodak Tri-X @ EI 3200 in Ilford...

Minolta SRT-101
Kodak Tri-X @ EI 3200 in Ilford ID-11 1 + 1.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4861/31000158457_7330061550_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
I would worry about potential changes in focal...

I would worry about potential changes in focal length and overall optical performance, but I don’t pretend to know much about Leitz lenses specifically. That said I don’t think it’s good policy...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Unless you can think of a suitable specialist in...

Unless you can think of a suitable specialist in your local area it’s possibly easiest to purchase some shim stock online. Here are some current eBay...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 10,933
A couple of photos from a few months ago made...

A couple of photos from a few months ago made with the 100mm Kinoptik mounted on the Alnea 5.

IMAGE DETAILS:
Camera: ALPA Alnea 5 35mm SLR.
Lens: Kinoptik 100mm Apochromat f/2.
Film: Ilford FP4...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-10-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,659
Thanks very much all. I’ve been running a couple...

Thanks very much all. I’ve been running a couple of rolls though a IIIg and its 50mm f/2.8 Elmar, but am including a few shots with Summitar, 2” Taylor Hobson and a Dallmeyer. The IIIg finder is much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 4,586
Larry, if they have the same fit as their film...

Larry,
if they have the same fit as their film backs and Grafmatic magazines I think so. Older Tech models used a proprietary attachment I believe. My own Linhof is the last version of the Super...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-10-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,659
Could you briefly tell me about the viewfinder...

Could you briefly tell me about the viewfinder fitted to the camera in your first image please? What is it; value? I have one here, but really don't know anything about it other than it seems very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,396
Although there have been a great deal of negative...

Although there have been a great deal of negative feedback postings and general whinging in the site's help forum to sift through in recent days, if you scroll through just a few pages from the last...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,396
I wouldn't mind paying for a pro account if this...

I wouldn't mind paying for a pro account if this was true. But it's not. Pages don't load, images don't upload, don't appear when they have, tags don't add correctly via some mobile devices, the site...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 648
I think you’re placing far too much faith in the...

I think you’re placing far too much faith in the inclination of the third party manufacturers of such adapters in 2018, to be as concerned about absolute accuracy to the degree you’ve queried, as you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,396
On “Quantity v Quality”

Whether 1000 images is enough or not depends perhaps on why members add them to the site. Images can be a source of information quite apart from any artistic merits or lack thereof. Eg I follow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,098
Another Contax user! Welcome!

Another Contax user! Welcome!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 298
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=...

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22349269262&searchurl=kn%3DBessamatic%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title7
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 429
I had problems with the collapsible 50mm f/2...

I had problems with the collapsible 50mm f/2 Sonnar belonging to a 1936 Contax II. It was OK when focusing it with the wheel, but would unlock itself if I tried to adjust focus by rotating the lens...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-14-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 764
A particular fixture near a window. Aligning the...

A particular fixture near a window. Aligning the camera with a wall fence or other stable right angle. Noting precise corner references for re-alignment. Leave the tripod where it's set until the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Unless you’re focusing at a distance of under...

Unless you’re focusing at a distance of under three metres I would use the infinity view for all other images. If you’re in the habit of focusing at very close range and need to know exactly what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,239
My understanding is that breathing in dust from...

My understanding is that breathing in dust from the powder is the most pressing concern. I prefer Ilford’s almost-identical ID-11 but avoid dust inhalation simply by lowering each sachet into my...
Forum: Other RF 10-11-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,299
Nice score but surprisingly expensive. Those Kowa...

Nice score but surprisingly expensive. Those Kowa lenses really do seem to be something special though. I’d have a Kalloflex, for instance, having seen what they can do. I expect you to be well...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-07-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Sounds like quite a challenge. I sourced some...

Sounds like quite a challenge. I sourced some front surface mirrors and beam splitter material a year or two back when it was on special to have on hand for rangefinder repairs, but am yet to use it....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 435
I suspect that most contact adhesive products...

I suspect that most contact adhesive products from reputable manufacturers would be OK to use for bonding curtains. But using good technique is also essential. The page I linked to the Aki Asahi site...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Thanks Dan, appreciated. I agree that the Angulon...

Thanks Dan, appreciated. I agree that the Angulon isn't much of a starter for hand held low light imaging is it? Despite it being rangefinder coupled, I don't think I have ever actually used it hand...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 592
It's not that unusual for the tip of one shutter...

It's not that unusual for the tip of one shutter blade in some designs, to have a gentle curve outwards from the factory. Are you certain there's actually damage to one of the blades, in the first...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Schneider 90mm Angulon f/6.8 and the Super Technika III

I have an original Super Technika III kit which I was lucky enough to buy complete about a couple of years ago. It’s the last version that had the Graflok back from new. The lenses (with their...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Aki Asahi recommends a Cemedine product, "Super...

Aki Asahi recommends a Cemedine product, "Super X". See this page on his website (http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/shutter-curtain/inst/01.html). I ordered some online on the strength of his...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 403
The curtains are sitting a bit wonky across the...

The curtains are sitting a bit wonky across the gate. No mention of who repaired it or when. Seller has only shot a single roll through it. So if the ribbons are dodgy they’ll probably go during your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,844
How do you check the speeds? I have one here...

How do you check the speeds?
I have one here that was running unevenly according to my Kyoritsu tester. It was not too bad, really, and very little adjustment to the spring tensions were needed to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Contax IIIa has a meter with modern enough speed...

Contax IIIa has a meter with modern enough speed scale to be usable.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4,094
Never purchased from him, but then, I am allergic...

Never purchased from him, but then, I am allergic to mint, and everything he sells seems to be contaminated with it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 2,816
The IIa is a completely different shutter. You...

The IIa is a completely different shutter. You might have more luck starting a new thread.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,168
They never work. Well not for very long anyway,...

They never work. Well not for very long anyway, unless the ribbons have been replaced. This is not news. There’s abundant information about the subject at this site. Unless the camera is very rough...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
It’s surprising what can turn up if you’re...

It’s surprising what can turn up if you’re persistent. I acquired a 4x5” Durst and 4x5” De Vere enlargers last month free of charge so they are out there in many locations if you look hard enough....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 548
The Canon has found a new home in Australia with...

The Canon has found a new home in Australia with someone who has a lot of interest in their early rangefinders. They sound very happy with it, too, so that is a good result, I think. Thanks to all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 683
I’ve achieved satisfactory results exposing HP5...

I’ve achieved satisfactory results exposing HP5 Plus at EI 3200, however I deferred to Ilford’s own recommendation in their information sheet for the film, and developed it in Kodak HC-110 because at...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,230
There's nothing particularly scary about the...

There's nothing particularly scary about the insides of a Contaflex (SLR). In truth, apart from servicing the shutter and some meter cells dying, not much else typically goes wrong with them in most...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,230
NO, Yashica made some "CONTAX" badged cameras....

NO, Yashica made some "CONTAX" badged cameras. The "Contax" SLRs were produced from circa 1948 in the former DDR. Did you seriously not know that?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 373
It’s been a while since I looked at a Vb mirror...

It’s been a while since I looked at a Vb mirror but from memory the securing screws on each side should have small mounting plates with which to lock the mirror in place whilst fixed on its lower...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-30-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,428
A lesser-known Israel-assembled variant of the...

A lesser-known Israel-assembled variant of the classic Yashica twin lens, perhaps?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Do you get a clear view of the moon from your...

Do you get a clear view of the moon from your house? On a clear night it’s a good target. Whilst not actually at infinity, it’s a pretty good start.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Well how long is a piece of string mate? Your...

Well how long is a piece of string mate? Your lens is playing up, without looking at it exactly what it's doing will be difficult for us to say. You'll have to check it yourself to work that out....
Forum: Travel 08-21-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,503
I suppose I’m biased, having moved here from...

I suppose I’m biased, having moved here from South Australia over a decade ago, but one place which is usually overlooked, and has so much to offer those with a love of the outdoors, is Tasmania....
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