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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48083550101_98580deb39_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfYLeT)SRT with 21mm F4 MC 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2gfYLeT) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48044511607_9e89f032ef_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gcwFsp)Spaghetti Warehouse old XX ADOX Aristo #2 RC Multigrade (https://flic.kr/p/2gcwFsp) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48038070286_7cc76e204d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gbXEF9)Darkroom print 5 XX ADOX Borax SRT101 85mm f1.7 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbXEF9) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48038056661_15dba82ca4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gbXACe)Darkroom print 2 ADOX Borax XX SRT101 21mm F4 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbXACe) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024055897_983f539a79_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaHQFK)Outdated XX Borax MQ Aristo #2 RC Multigrade dev (https://flic.kr/p/2gaHQFK) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47979360763_6062ebeecb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g6LLnZ)5222 XX Darkroom print 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2g6LLnZ) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
The D55NC hood for the 58mm F1.2 is nearly...

The D55NC hood for the 58mm F1.2 is nearly impossible to find and goes for BIG bucks with the Minolta SRT collectors. I would love to find one.

Great Score!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
Excellent SRT photos Brett! :)

Excellent SRT photos Brett! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46698572445_e443313dd1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e9AoCM)Minolta SRT Butter Hand Grip 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2e9AoCM) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/45036-REG/R...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/45036-REG/Rotatrim_RC_RCM24_24_Mastercut_Professional_Rotary.html

I have this one in my darkroom.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/46157996185_52da5cff6a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2djPN9r)001 (https://flic.kr/p/2djPN9r) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

My...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2019
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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/47012284662_bb...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/47012284662_bbdb57f94c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eCjfm7)Light Foam Kit Nikon 250 (https://flic.kr/p/2eCjfm7) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2019
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-CUT-LIGHT-SEAL-FOAM-K...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-CUT-LIGHT-SEAL-FOAM-KIT-ONLY-FOR-NIKON-MF-1-THE-F2-CAMERA-BULK-FILM-BACK/202032251069?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5658/22098628252_3e6954dd36_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zEMfgW)Minolta XK #8 (https://flic.kr/p/zEMfgW) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
Mine is a MC Rokkor-PF, these started production...

Mine is a MC Rokkor-PF, these started production in 1970. Serial Number is 2509981 if that helps. I do not see any yellowish cast, so not sure if this is a thorium lens? It is one of my favorite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
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https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8642/16279280787_54514c5060_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qNxz1X)002 (https://flic.kr/p/qNxz1X) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/772/21930379558_4646479b21_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zpUVNo)001 (https://flic.kr/p/zpUVNo) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

When I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/46314703244_ba65c2132b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyEXGh)100 cm Rokkor Lens 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyEXGh) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/22079096222_6b7f091cc1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zD495N)Minolta SRT #12 LS2000 (https://flic.kr/p/zD495N) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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Minolta SR-M #11 (https://flic.kr/p/znGLc6) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4838/32068734667_0d05368094_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QRNDyp)Minolta SRT 100 and 202 (https://flic.kr/p/QRNDyp) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
Johnny Depp will be portraying W. Eugene Smith in...

Johnny Depp will be portraying W. Eugene Smith in the upcoming film "Minamata". I finally found a good copy years ago and have recently reread this masterpiece of photojournalism.

Corporate Goons...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
OK; Things are waking up! Keep 'em coming...

OK; Things are waking up! Keep 'em coming Guys!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/591/22684902436_0c828108b6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AyA4aw)001 (https://flic.kr/p/AyA4aw) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2019
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Posted By Nokton48
I've retired now and have time to play, so...

I've retired now and have time to play, so dusting off the Minoltas and will get some good use out of them! Time to respool more rolls of Eastman 5222 Double-X :)

So what's going on Guys? What's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2018
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Posted By Nokton48
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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1904/44146048804_d97541a6e1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ag33hu)HugoStudios Tan Morocco XK (2) (https://flic.kr/p/2ag33hu) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2018
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Posted By Nokton48
Speaking of Minolta XK/XM, I just ordered a...

Speaking of Minolta XK/XM, I just ordered a Hugostudios tan cover for mine. Should be very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2017
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/39217219272_316daf2a06_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22KuuYY)100mm F2 Rokkor 4 (https://flic.kr/p/22KuuYY) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
And for some more eye candy from Minolta, here is...

And for some more eye candy from Minolta, here is an original SRT era lens I have my eye on (since I was seventeen years old LOL).

The 80cm F8 RF Rokkor, one of the longest Rokkors in the SRT...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
This wonderful 1961 vintage 100mm F2 Rokkor was...

This wonderful 1961 vintage 100mm F2 Rokkor was gifted to me. It has cleaned up nicely, I unscrewed the groups, and the glass is now clean and close to perfect. The helical is nice and smooth, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
And here (from the internet) is an example of...

And here (from the internet) is an example of what you can do with the 100mm F2 Rokkor.

Some call this lens "the Bokeh Monster".


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4597/38250820485_5f5b2ecef6_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
OK Here is the type of lens that is coming to me....

OK Here is the type of lens that is coming to me. It is going to have to be rebuilt, it has some problems. The original 100mm F2 Rokkor (not MC) from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
Uncle Bill, Those are truly beauties. Two of...

Uncle Bill,

Those are truly beauties. Two of the best of the best. A black 101 and the 102.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
Or put the lens cap on and it won't further...

Or put the lens cap on and it won't further deplete the battery.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
WOW this thread has been dormant for quite a...

WOW this thread has been dormant for quite a while. Time to revive it.

What's going on with Minolta out there, you Guys? I know you are out there! :D

I've got a lens coming that has got me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
I am glad to see renewed interest in this...

I am glad to see renewed interest in this thread.

Now to get out and use my SRT's......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
Stefan, Lovely SRT there. The 303 is the...

Stefan,
Lovely SRT there. The 303 is the European model.
Sounds like you are also happy with your Minoltas.
$100 is a steal for a 24mm F2.8 MD. Well done.
I paid $250 for my 24mm F2.8 MC.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
Don, I came back to Minolta SRT's for nostalgic...

Don,
I came back to Minolta SRT's for nostalgic reasons, and then decided to change back over to them. I sold all of my exotic expensive Leicas and RF Canons and I have not regretted it. Then I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
One of my black SRT101's with my 58mm F1.2 MC...

One of my black SRT101's with my 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7407/27844833242_f4971894b7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jqy3PL)2016-06-26 13.14.45 (https://flic.kr/p/Jqy3PL) by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
Another 58mm F1.2 MC...

Another 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5660/22102296285_c92c94ff12_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zF73DT)Minolta SRT-101 #17 Nikon LS2000 (https://flic.kr/p/zF73DT) by Nokton48...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
These days I am using everything very little...

These days I am using everything very little :rolleyes:
Lots going on. The 50mm F1.2 I use for -no- DOF and interior photography with my XX film.

I do need to use it more Lovely cult lens ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
The top one, the 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor. The bottom...

The top one, the 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor.
The bottom two, the 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor.

Two of my favorites.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/690/21490036563_7e32...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/690/21490036563_7e32d9513a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yK14aM)Minolta SRT #24 LS2000 (https://flic.kr/p/yK14aM) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7407/27844833242_f49...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7407/27844833242_f4971894b7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jqy3PL)2016-06-26 13.14.45 (https://flic.kr/p/Jqy3PL) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2267/32175234453_1a3...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2267/32175234453_1a3b810c3c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R2dueB)Scan-151011-0011 (https://flic.kr/p/R2dueB) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2017
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Posted By Nokton48
John Titterington fixes most Rokkors in the...

John Titterington fixes most Rokkors in the $25-$35 category and does a great job.

He is THE MAN :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
Well now I have -two- Minolta 16mm F2.8 MC...

Well now I have -two- Minolta 16mm F2.8 MC Rokkors. I misplaced this lens, and searched for it for over a year, with no luck. At the same time I kept an eye out and finally bought this one, all the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2016
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
I found my Minolta 16MG! :) I took this camera...

I found my Minolta 16MG! :) I took this camera on my honeymoon twenty years ago. I want to load up some cartridges (I have three, need more) and shoot some Eastman 7222 or cut-down 5222. This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2016
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Posted By Nokton48
I've been working on getting this 250 Exposure...

I've been working on getting this 250 Exposure SR-M Back going. It fires and works well, but really needs an interior mechanism cleaning, and I am going to check to see if John Titterington will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
I also will have to get some future use from my...

I also will have to get some future use from my 58mm MC F1.4s. The rendition IS different from my 58mm MC F1.2 and certainly different to look through and use. Like the difference between a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Found this interesting Minolta video...

Found this interesting Minolta video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ictEV3aBiU
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Yes the black dial SRT's are the early ones. ...

Yes the black dial SRT's are the early ones. Regarding production changes I imagine a lot of internal changes were probably made, some Minolta collectors have tried to make sense of all the serial...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Notice the similarities Same Guts...

Notice the similarities Same Guts inside

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6121/6012171147_1feb210b69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aagX2e)LEICA R4 (https://flic.kr/p/aagX2e) by kevin...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
You should get the XD Winder for it. Only a few...

You should get the XD Winder for it. Only a few Bucks :D Camera has a lot in common with the Leica R4.
Nice Early Black Dial 101^^
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
My 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor has replaced my old Canon...

My 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor has replaced my old Canon 35mm F1.5 and 35mm F2 RF Canon, and Leitz Summaron and Summicron 35mm lenses.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4016/4675656078_bb39c3fa2b_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Every Minolta User should have a 24mm F2.8 ...

Every Minolta User should have a 24mm F2.8 Incredibly useful great lens Highly corrected Has "floating focus"

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4015/4675091375_e0e5506f65_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Lots of interest on this thread in the 50's. ...

Lots of interest on this thread in the 50's. Here are some good ones.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4029/4675656054_8fb23486f6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/88aXDy)ROKKOR BROCHURE 50MM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
When I worked for a local Minolta dealer, we sold...

When I worked for a local Minolta dealer, we sold the 24mm Curved-Field VFC Rokkor-X.
Sooner or later I will find one at a good price.
No other system offers anything like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
And the short stuff I have misplaced my 16mm...

And the short stuff I have misplaced my 16mm MC lens. Eventually I'll replace it with another MC one
The MD is very good too The 7.5mm is interesting but I wouldn't pay much for one Too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
Really Long Stuff. I do own the 500mm, they are...

Really Long Stuff. I do own the 500mm, they are pretty easy to get Not so the others..........

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4001/4673933831_7846eed14f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8828G4)ROKKOR...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
I'm not familar with that one (the 100-500mm),...

I'm not familar with that one (the 100-500mm), but I see them and they must have made quite a few. Some claim that Minolta never made a bad lens, it's probably quite good Not expensive I believe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
It's a Minolta 400mm F5.6 Apo Rokkor-X. I have a...

It's a Minolta 400mm F5.6 Apo Rokkor-X.
I have a matching Minolta Apo 2X Teleconverter, which makes it an 800mm F11

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4061/4673933849_435e02ba97_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Yes, it works very well. TomA Soft Release, and...

Yes, it works very well. TomA Soft Release, and a Black Hair Tie.
Used to waste a lot of frames inside the camera bag. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
Just as a quick review, about five years ago, I...

Just as a quick review, about five years ago, I sold off My Leica and Canon RF equipment. I took some of the money I recovered and purchased my dream Minolta SRT system. Something I decided I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
Here is something you won't see every day. The...

Here is something you won't see every day. The 80cm F8 RF Rokkor. This one is SRT-vintage and is absolutely correct in every way. A beautiful and rare lens.
A perfect match to the Minolta SRT-101...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
One more view of the motorized SR-M with 250...

One more view of the motorized SR-M with 250 Exposure Back. Shown with extra battery pack and film cartridges. Now fully functional.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/22642452775_69c60263fd_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
After forty-five years of sitting in it's...

After forty-five years of sitting in it's original box, the Minolta SR-M 250 Exposure Film Back is now working, and operating properly! Next step is to re-do the rear light seals. This will require...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Starting the restoration of the motorized Minolta...

Starting the restoration of the motorized Minolta SR-M 250 Exposure Film Back. Have removed the backing paper along the bottom of the unit (very sticky black goo) I think used to be adhesive foam....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Here are my Minolta "X" Cameras, I like these,...

Here are my Minolta "X" Cameras, I like these, they are still from the end of the SRT-era. On the left is my XE-7 with 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor, genuine Minolta filter, and Minolta hood. As far as I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
I sent one of my Minolta SRM motorized cameras to...

I sent one of my Minolta SRM motorized cameras to Greg Stelz recently. When thumbing the advance lever (or firing the motor) the shutter would not fully wind.

Here is his response: I opened...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
KEH In Atlanta has good prices on...

KEH In Atlanta has good prices on hoods.

]https://www.keh.com/249980/minolta-manual-focus-24-f-2-8-md-55[/url]
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Yes I would agree with all of that. Prices have...

Yes I would agree with all of that. Prices have always been all over the place. Many opportunities exist.

The SRT-202 I purchased from the RFF classifeds for $40 at the beginning of this thread. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Yeah I'd agree with all of that, Freestyle says...

Yeah I'd agree with all of that, Freestyle says it's "close" to the original formula. I'm not a chemist, but I do mix my own developers, and as far as I am concerned, Freestyle Mic-X works well for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Hello Brett, Yes the SRT-101 early (black dial)...

Hello Brett,

Yes the SRT-101 early (black dial) came in all black finish. Here is one of mine on the left, with the 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, correct Minolta Hood & real Minolta filter, and covered in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Wow you were very lucky to get all that...

Wow you were very lucky to get all that Microdol-X replenisher. :rolleyes:
Do you find that the Microdol-X you use is holding up OK, I would imagine it's getting rather old at this point? Ilford...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
I do own the SRT-101, and the SRT-202, and the...

I do own the SRT-101, and the SRT-202, and the feature sets are different, it's really a matter of what you prefer. I am glad I have both. The SRT202 was the last of the SRT's, brighter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
My understanding is that the SRT Super is the...

My understanding is that the SRT Super is the same camera as my USA SRT-102. It is a Great camera!! Has brighter rangefinder/microprism screen, mutli-exposure, f/stop in viewfinder, etc. Love...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Thanks. Yes Eastman 5222 Double-X is inherently...

Thanks. Yes Eastman 5222 Double-X is inherently grainy. But I like the rendering it gives. I'm using Legacy Mic-X from Freestyle Photo. It's ten bucks for a gallon, and I've been using the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX...

Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5792/21489974163_f3788a06b7_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX...

Minolta SRT-101, 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/22121164571_ff66aa6271_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5714/21923213548_8acc4cba47_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/765/22098573172_c1a7a69147_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5727/22121190011_c5f53e332d_h.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor wide-open,...

Minolta SRT-101, 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor wide-open, Eastman XX 5222, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/637/21490022933_4cd79066a2_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/776/21481679183_4284020780_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor wide-open,...

Minolta SRT-101, 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor wide-open, Eastman 5222 XX (rated 200-tungsten!) Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta XK, 100mm F2.5 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222...

Minolta XK, 100mm F2.5 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished, Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5788/21479144994_ddb2b7c9f3_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta XK, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222,...

Minolta XK, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222, Microdol-X straight (replenished)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5717/21914821049_4070bd628e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zoxbNe)Minolta XK #6...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta XK. 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222,...

Minolta XK. 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/693/21913554500_de4e4c9d03_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (treplenished) nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/750/21906223590_78333a192d_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX...

Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman XX 5222, Microdol-X straight (replenished)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5832/21906280648_7e95e3d1d7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/znMq2W)Minolta SRT-101...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5644/21469666344_b9435d0b74_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta motorized SR-M, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor,...

Minolta motorized SR-M, 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5680/21905372899_9290e9e584_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5698/22102076151_6aaf532bf5_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT-101, 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman...

Minolta SRT-101, 21mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX, Microdol-X straight (replenished) Nikon LS-2000 Coolscan

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5732/21470728383_1534cc859d_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Awlright!! I have a NEW (to me) 35mm scanner!! ...

Awlright!! I have a NEW (to me) 35mm scanner!! A refurbed rebuilt Nikon Coolscan LS-2000
Here is my first test scan with the Coolscan.

Minolta SRT-101, 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, Eastman 5222 XX,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-02-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
^^ Very Nice. Was the 35-70mm designed with...

^^ Very Nice. Was the 35-70mm designed with help from Leitz? I think it was!

Leitz knew Minolta made great glass.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Rather loud but it dosen't seem to disturb the...

Rather loud but it dosen't seem to disturb the birds.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Effective 800mm F11 Apo Minolta Rokkor-X. 400mm...

Effective 800mm F11 Apo Minolta Rokkor-X.
400mm F5.6 Apo Rokkor-X with Minolta Apo 2X Converter.
In bright sun, I can use this effectively with Eastman 5222 XX.
Shown on my motorized Minolta SR-M,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
^^ Very Nice The SRT102 has some very useful...

^^ Very Nice

The SRT102 has some very useful refinements on it, compared to the SRT101
And John Titterton does great repair work.

Notice the background areas in the photos with the f1.4...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Yesterday I took out my freshly reworked SRT-100,...

Yesterday I took out my freshly reworked SRT-100, my sentimental favorite of SRT's.
Rainy dark day, and the 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor was the perfect lens to shoot with, using the medium speed Eastman XX...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
My favorite camera body; My Minolta SRT-100 is...

My favorite camera body; My Minolta SRT-100 is back from John Titterton. That was -quick-. Total cost -- $50 plus shipping. What can I say?
He is the -MAN-.

He taped the offending "light shield"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
I have finally gotten around to addressing an...

I have finally gotten around to addressing an annoying issue with my beloved SRT-100. A piece of black light trapping material keeps coming unclipped and drops down into the film gate, producing a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7662/17363495486_97...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7662/17363495486_9780c40518_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ssmsgQ)Scan-150212-0002 (https://flic.kr/p/ssmsgQ) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Nice early black dial SRT-101! :) At the last...

Nice early black dial SRT-101! :)

At the last camera show I was at, one of the dealers was lamenting about selling his 35-70mm MD Rokkor. He used it for ten years and apparently it has some very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/16334329578_d5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/16334329578_d578032c98_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qTpH73)Scan-150212-0004 (https://flic.kr/p/qTpH73) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/16336074537_3e...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/16336074537_3e2c59c4f4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qTyDPx)Scan-150212-0003 (https://flic.kr/p/qTyDPx) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/16325122569_4b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/16325122569_4b83b27d0c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qSAwbv)Scan-150212-0001 (https://flic.kr/p/qSAwbv) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
I do have an anglefinder, but I will have to find...

I do have an anglefinder, but I will have to find it.
So I will dig it out, try it and report back.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Here is my present collection of Minolta SRT...

Here is my present collection of Minolta SRT eyepiece diopters.
Since I have many bodys, and a number of diopter strengths,
I marked the back of each diopter with grey nailpolish (borrowed
from my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
More On SRT Diopters.

I guess my eyes are getting old :rolleyes: or for whatever reason, but I do notice it is harder to sharply focus on the groundglass in my cameras. I dug out my supply of SRT Diopters, and tried them...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Here are some Minolta items, freshly overhauled...

Here are some Minolta items, freshly overhauled by John Titterton. I tend to send repairs out in January and Febuary, so I have them back by the spring thaw. :rolleyes:

My well-worn Minolta XE-7...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
21mm MC Rokkor Winter Wonderland Shootout.

Hello Again,

The winter blizzard that has buried the Northeastern United States has turned my backyard into a winter wonderland. Today I am out with my Griptac-covered Black Mint early SRT-101,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Another View of SR-M 250 Exposure Film Back.

Hey Guys,

Here is everything I received. This is complete, as in, how you would buy it from the camera store (back in the seventies).
According to my Minolta Product Catalog dated 06/72, this was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
Hey Steve, Thanks again. Yes I have built up...

Hey Steve,

Thanks again. Yes I have built up quite an SRT kit over the years.
Has been fun and I use it quite a bit. It's really working for me.

My wife has a rule, which I don't have any problem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2015
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Posted By Nokton48
250 Exposure Film Back Minolta SR-M.

After three weeks of waiting, the SR-M 250 Exposure Film Back is here, in my hands. Not as heavy as I thought it might be.

Came with original instruction book, two empty cartridges inside it,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
I feel like I have found the Holy Grail. I've...

I feel like I have found the Holy Grail.

I've been contacted by a gent who has a MINT never-used boxed 250 Exposure Back for the Minolta SR-M. I have negotiated a price, and it's a done deal. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Certain parts are interchangable between models,...

Certain parts are interchangable between models, as well. Greg Stelz has mentioned on Flikr that he has built custom hot-rodded SRT's with particular feature sets, by mixing and matching parts from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Suggest looking through the thread one more time....

Suggest looking through the thread one more time. There are multiple posts on the 58mm F1.4 MC.

I have a number of them. A excellent lens, considerably undervalued. Useful for film or digital. :p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
I believe all 202's have the brighter screen. ...

I believe all 202's have the brighter screen. And they do accurate double-exposures. And mine does not have mirror lock up. And they have a window on the back which indicates that film is loaded,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
It's pretty hard to beat the screen in the...

It's pretty hard to beat the screen in the SRT-202, which was Minolta's last (ultimate) SRT model. It has a fairly coarse microprism/rangefinder wedge with Minolta"s "Acute Matte" screen, which they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
John Titterton has my cameras and lenses finished...

John Titterton has my cameras and lenses finished already!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Hey Greg, Yep I thought it was...

Hey Greg,
Yep I thought it was hilarious!:D
Thanks for the heads-up.
I'm sure I will be pleased with the work.
-Dan
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
I'm sending Minolta lenses and bodies to Greg...

I'm sending Minolta lenses and bodies to Greg Stelz and John Titterton.
Both guys have done great work for me in the past.
John is getting an XE-7 with 300mm MD Rokkor, and an SRT-202 with 35mm F2.8...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Yeah looking through past Ebay auctions (to...

Yeah looking through past Ebay auctions (to refamilarize myself with recent Rokkor sales) the 35mm F1.8 and 85mm F1.7 sells regularly in the $250-$350 price range. Not budget lenses but if you need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
As Above ^^^ 24mm F2.8 MD Rokkor 28mm F3.5 MC...

As Above ^^^



24mm F2.8 MD Rokkor
28mm F3.5 MC Rokkor
28mm F2.5 MC Rokkor
35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor
35mm F2.8 MC Rokkor
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Sounds like a very good find :D I'll bet you can...

Sounds like a very good find :D I'll bet you can get the meter going :rolleyes:

The early Minolta SLR's have alot of allure to them. Real Honest quality construction.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
500mm F8 Rokkor-X on my XK.

I just picked up this 500mm F8 Rokkor-X to use on my XK. My thought was to carry this in my camera bag, when I go birding with my Wife. I have wanted some type of Mirror-lens for awhile. And this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
My Latest "Birding" Rig; New Gimbal Head!

I found this new Gimbal Head on Amazon. It arrived this morning. Hooked up to one of the SR-M's, with 400mm f5.6 Apo Rokkor-X, and matching Rokkor Apo 2X Tele-Converter. Effectively an 800mm Fll,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
The Complete Collection of "The Minolta Mirror".

I have collected every issue of "The Minolta Mirror", from beginning to end. It was their in-house magazine, started in 1975, and the last issue was 1993, one issue for each year. Beautifully...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
^^ Very Very Nice Combo!

^^ Very Very Nice Combo!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Yessir, I'm quite content with my Minolta kit. ...

Yessir, I'm quite content with my Minolta kit. For years I have concentrated on the SRT-era items, with a few later items, as I find them quite useful. For example, the 400mm MD APO Rokkor-X with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Here is perhaps the rarest of all lenses from the...

Here is perhaps the rarest of all lenses from the Minolta SRT era. The 100cm f6.3 RF Rokkor. This one is serial number 0004, and was discussed extensively on the Yahoo Minolta collector's site. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2014
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Posted By Nokton48
Hello, Yes I also have the second version of the...

Hello,

Yes I also have the second version of the 28mm f2.5 MC Rokkor-SI with the radioactive elements. I also agree it's also a very good lens, and Yes, it is big. Last year I gave my older Son...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
http://home.kpn.nl/dielpeet/minolta/minolta-28mm-l...

http://home.kpn.nl/dielpeet/minolta/minolta-28mm-lenses.htm

Hey that's a great resource :D

Mine also takes 55mm filters.

Compact even with the original hood.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 727
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Posted By Nokton48
Colyn, I also have the 28mm F3.5 MC W. Rokkor-SG,...

Colyn,
I also have the 28mm F3.5 MC W. Rokkor-SG, and it's an extremely good lens in my opinion. One of the original SRT-era lenses, very underrated and a bit of a sleeper.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I have a 35mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, with a rather loose...

I have a 35mm F2.8 MC Rokkor, with a rather loose focus helical. I considered sending it out for repair, but in the end, I simply bought another one (cost of $38). Sometimes it is easier and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Second Minolta Electroflash.

This just arrived today, the Minolta SRT Electroflash. A spare for me, now I have two of them. Put batteries in it, no go at first. Let it "soak" for ten minutes with power on, both readylights...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here's My 85mm F1.7 MC

Love this lens. Use it quite a bit, and will continue to use it in the coming years. It actually has replaced my Canon RF 85mm F1.5 (this lens is way smaller than that one, and way lighter in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Ha Ha! Yes, You are right! Here it is in an...

Ha Ha! Yes, You are right!

Here it is in an SRT-101. Really not so different in use from the Leicaflex with 21mm and finder, or a Nikon FTn with the 21mm Nikkor-O. But with Minolta the price is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
How to Put the 21mm F4 MC Rokkor-QH on the XK.

The Yashica 21mm SLR Finder, absolutely great on the XK or on the SRT's:p

A coveted favorite of the Leica Guys (second choice for me would be the 21mm F3.4 Leitz Super Angulon finder).
The Leica...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Somebody just got an amazing deal on this! Hope...

Somebody just got an amazing deal on this! Hope it was somebody here :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331115737831?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

For the Minolta collector and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2014
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I paid $20 for my 35mm F2.8 MC Rokkor at a camera...

I paid $20 for my 35mm F2.8 MC Rokkor at a camera show. KEH has them at $35-$49 right now. It is an exceptionally good lens, in my opinion, very underrated. It's nice to have F1.8 (have that one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Minolta Holiday Gifts For Me.

From KEH a Minolta XK Waist Level Finder. Also from KEH, a Minolta 55mm 80B filter (filter cost a whopping 89 cents) :D
Shown also is my new 28mm F2.5 MC Rokkor, this is the one with the rare-earth...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Joe, I think you will like the SRT202. It was...

Joe,

I think you will like the SRT202. It was the very last, top-of-the-line SRT. Had an extra-bright Acute Focusing Screen, so it is nice and bright to look through, along with some other more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Getting 250 Exposure SR-M Parts Together.

Received a Minolta FL-90 Bulk Film Loader (from KEH) complete and in mint condition. This was designed for the later Maxxum 90 exposure bulk backs, but can be reset in the dark to load 250 exposure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Hey Congrats Joe! You will like that lens, it...

Hey Congrats Joe! You will like that lens, it has a good following on the internet.


I haven't purchased any camera stuff in a while, but I just snagged something unusual, for my two Minolta...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I've looked through my assortment of MC and MD...

I've looked through my assortment of MC and MD junk lenses, but none of them have the longer screw you're looking for. All of them have four screws, which are shorter and of equal length. I do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Current Weekend "Kit"

My wife and I enjoy going to the local bird park. She shoots digital, with her Canon EOS 50D. I prefer my SRT, and SRM.

I carry the ringneck-lizard SRT-101 with 21mm F4, for a rangefinder-like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Looks really good! Good Luck with your test...

Looks really good! Good Luck with your test shooting.

SRT's are fun to buy and use. Certainly alot of people are very satisfied with their purchases.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Original Minolta Product Catalog.

This arrived today, and it's really interesting. It's a photocopy of the original Minolta Product Catalog. I'm presuming that this is what was given to Minolta Dealers, it lists product numbers,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Got my two SR-M bodies back today, now...

Got my two SR-M bodies back today, now functioning like new, working smooth as butter. Greg Stelz did a fantastic job with both of these.

Went over to the Kiev Delphi Forums, and found these old...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here's -another- SR-M body with lenses going for...

Here's -another- SR-M body with lenses going for a decent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Greg is pretty active over on Flikr, he posts...

Greg is pretty active over on Flikr, he posts pictures regularly, and is active on the Minolta forums over there as well. He has overhauled three SRT's for me, as well as several Rokkor optics. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here is something you won't see every day. The...

Here is something you won't see every day.

The motorized Minolta SR-M for what I think is a very fair price. About what I paid for my second body, which I sort of fell-into. See my avatar. This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Now the Minolta SRT Deluxe III Flashgun works!

As you can see from the freshly-burned flashbulb, my Minolta SRT Deluxe III Flashgun has suddenly "woken-up". The test circuitry works AOK (it lights up orange if the bulb, battery and sockets are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
[QUOTE=Sarcophilus Harrisii;2156988]I've just got...

[QUOTE=Sarcophilus Harrisii;2156988]I've just got the meter needle of my newest acquistion working fairly well, now I have to try to get this preposterous design failure onto its pulleys and running...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Minolta SRT Flashgun Deluxe III.

I just received this Minolta SRT original Flashgun Deluxe III, apparently new in carrying case and original instruction book (notice the SRT on the cover). I put an Eveready #505 15V battery in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
My restored Minolta XG-7.

Went to the local OCCS Camera Show two weeks ago, and left with a Minolta XG-7 with 50mm MD F1.7 Rokkor-X, for Five Dollars. Asked the dealer if he had an original Minolta Winder-G, and he offered...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Minolta XK Sales Manual.

Something for the Minolta XK Collector.

The original "Minolta XK Sales Manual" written in 1973. No doubt meant as a reference for Minolta salespersons in camera stores. Impressive size and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
My Stash of 250 Exposure SR-M Film Cartridges.

Sometimes you accumulate accessories before you get your primary photographic item. I have been searching for a Minolta 250 Exposure SR-M Film Back for a good while, and not many are available. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Classic Combo.

Good for day trips, one body travels in the Swedish Medical Camo bag, the other over my shoulder. My preference is for high-speed lenses, so I have the 35mm F1.8 MC Rokkor, and the 85mm F1.7 MC...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
More Original SRT Accessories.

I have wanted a Minolta Panoramic Head, which was one of the original accessories. Last year, I won an Ebay auction for one (at a good price), they always seem to cause bidding wars for this item,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I also have an SRT-303b, I believe that is the...

I also have an SRT-303b, I believe that is the European designation of the SRT. For batteries I used the CRIS MR9 adapter, which utilizes the Eveready 386, and is available online for about $30. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I bought one of those from KEH, right after I got...

I bought one of those from KEH, right after I got my XK from them, and I would recommend it. I used to have the same type of finder on my Nikon F2's (the "stovepipe"), and it is very useful in some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
My Minolta Electroflash Model 1.

Today I am test-shooting with a new lens (for me), the 28mm F2.5 MC Rokkor. This is a great lens, had another one recently, but gave it away, to my older Son, who has an SRT-202. So, I needed a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
So you got $600-$700 worth of lenses (Ebay...

So you got $600-$700 worth of lenses (Ebay prices) for $45? Amazing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
That is a bummer. Hang in there and retest with...

That is a bummer. Hang in there and retest with a reliable emulsion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
My Collection of XK Focusing Screens.

XK accessories are fun to collect. Here is my collection of original XK screens.

I have two of the type P (matte with 4mm split/rangefinder), also the type G (matte only no spot), type S (clear...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Right. F3.5 is not BRIGHT, but I have to tell...

Right. F3.5 is not BRIGHT, but I have to tell you, that is an extremely underrated and excellent lens. I have one, it is great to use outside!

This is the lens I like to use inside with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Are you pushing-in the stop-down button? That's...

Are you pushing-in the stop-down button? That's the large silver pushbutton near the bottom that turns the aperture all the way down and back. That could be doing it. Try clicking that on-and-off...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
John Titterington recently overhauled about a...

John Titterington recently overhauled about a dozen of my Rokkor MC's and MD's. Prices ranged $20-$40 per lens, and he had them finished up the next day after starting the job. Quick shipment and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here is the "Holy Grail" of Minolta accessories,...

Here is the "Holy Grail" of Minolta accessories, as far as I am concerned. The only one I have -ever- seen advertised -anywhere-. But unfortunately it is out of my price range, and also, it is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Hmmmm Nice XK there! I sure am enjoying using...

Hmmmm Nice XK there! I sure am enjoying using mine :D

My five MC/MD Minolta lenses arrived back from John Titterton today. He did an immaculate perfect job, for a total cost of $124 including...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I would like to upgrade the screens in my SRT101s...

I would like to upgrade the screens in my SRT101s (eventually). The SRT202 screen is brighter by a bit and has a rangefinder.

John Titterton has responded regarding my final shipment of Minolta...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
That is also how I feel. :D In the day (back in...

That is also how I feel. :D

In the day (back in the 70s) if I could have had back THEN, what I have NOW, I would not have moved to Canon, Nikon, and Leica. I would have STAYED with Minolta.

I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Congrats. Post some pictures here. Love my new...

Congrats. Post some pictures here. Love my new XK, mine is working perfectly after it's overhaul at Essex Camera Repair. Figured I'd better get it serviced, while they are still willing to work on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Slide Copying with the SRT202.

Here's my new Minolta Bellows I, with Minolta Focusing Rail and Minolta Slide Copier attached. With the 55mm F1.7 Rokkor I am looking at a strip of Eastman Double X 5222 B&W film, in the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
mynikonf2, Here you go. Here's my new MINT black...

mynikonf2,
Here you go. Here's my new MINT black SRT101 body, with my latest lens acquisition, the Minolta 300mm F5.6 MD Rokkor-X. I have recovered the body with Black Griptac from Cameraleather. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Yes, I sure do. Like wearing an old, comfortable...

Yes, I sure do. Like wearing an old, comfortable pair of shoes. Just feels right to me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I bought his Minolta Copy Stand, Some Lens...

I bought his Minolta Copy Stand, Some Lens Wrenches, and his Minolta 21mm F4 lens with Viewfinder. And a like-new Black SRT101 (even had the original box).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
$1. Now that is what I am talking about!...

$1. Now that is what I am talking about! :D;):D:p
:p


Found this interesting link. How to convert a Canon 5D body, to take all MC and MD Rokkor lenses without issues. Requires machined...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here's a good write-up on the Minolta 24mm VFC...

Here's a good write-up on the Minolta 24mm VFC lens:

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/24mm%20VFC.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here is the SRT service...

Here is the SRT service manual:

http://acuravigorclub.com/Minolta/SRT-101ServiceManual.pdf

Page 40 of pdf shows TV coupling string.

-Dan
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Excellent! So there -was- a dedicated hood for...

Excellent! So there -was- a dedicated hood for the 58mm F1.2!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4232570835/

Thank you for the information.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I really like my 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor, mine just...

I really like my 58mm F1.2 MC Rokkor, mine just came back from Greg Stelz, and it is now as good as it can be. Previously the helical was tight in one spot (I think it was dropped there, who...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
No, no issues with the original Minolta...

No, no issues with the original Minolta leatherette, but I personally much prefer the cameraleather Griptac, I used to have it on my Leica M's, when I had them.

Great tactile feel and easy to hold,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Cameraleather Griptac on the SRT's.

Package arrived today from Cameraleather, shipping only four days from time of order. Two "Black Griptac" sets, for my SRT101 in black, and SRT202, in chrome.

The Griptac is great on the SRT. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Here's a Minolta SR Combo you won't see often.

My motorized SR-M, with my new 21mm F4 Rokkor QH and SRT 21mm Minolta viewfinder. According to Minolta sales literature, this camera will easily do 180 exposures-per-minute. Since the mirror is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Wow. Great price on that XK. I paid $159...

Wow. Great price on that XK. I paid $159 recently to KEH for my new XK.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Yes I am basically near sighted, because I cannot...

Yes I am basically near sighted, because I cannot see well at distances, without thick eyeglasses. But, as I eyes are getting older, I now have "bifocal" lenses, for closeup viewing, such as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Does the diopter have "4" stamped on it, and not...

Does the diopter have "4" stamped on it, and not some other number? Reason I asked, is that I bought some, with boxes properly marked, that had the wrong diopters inside :bang: Seems people -do-...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Tom, I like the way the SRT handles with the...

Tom,
I like the way the SRT handles with the Abrahamsson Softie, TomA posts here at RFF quite a bit. I used to use these these with my Leicas, and yes, they improve the handling and steadiness...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
All Repairs Are Now Back.

Now I have three freshly overhauled SRT101's (by Greg Stelz), and all meters agree on high and low light levels! Nothing like having good reliable equipment. And my XK and Prism are back from Essex...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I met Greg Stelz on Flikr, he posts on the...

I met Greg Stelz on Flikr, he posts on the Minolta Forums, under the handle MOUNTAIN DAWG. I just talk to him through Flikr. He's in Durango Colorado, and he did an A1++ job on the first SRT101...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Hey Tom, The lenses are back from Mr. Titterton. ...

Hey Tom,
The lenses are back from Mr. Titterton. I just looked them all over, helicals are smooth, diaphrams are very snappy, no oil on blades, all looking good through the camera, and they look as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Kyonthinh, Scroll down about halfway in this...

Kyonthinh,

Scroll down about halfway in this link. Minolta used to make the "Diopter Checker" to try different focusing screen and Diopter eyepieces right in the camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
I am honestly not sure, you might want to ask...

I am honestly not sure, you might want to ask your optician, or whomever supplies your eyeglasses? Minolta, in the original instructions, says to try two, one at recommended strength, then add...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,306
Posted By Nokton48
Hi Tom, There was a delay, I responded to John's...

Hi Tom,
There was a delay, I responded to John's email, but he didn't get it. But I'm not in a hurry, so all is well. He is working on them right now.

Greg Stelz is finishing up two more SRT101...
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