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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, one evening too late but just had a...

Well, one evening too late but just had a look.
First you hit the "overview" button which is situated at the bottom of the vertical "commands" column.


A pop-up "Overview dialog" screen appears and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By hanskerensky
Opticscan 120 ?? Do not now that scanner but on a...

Opticscan 120 ??
Do not now that scanner but on a OpticFilm 120 you have to use the "Overview" button and then select frames and then (from memory) "add all" .
Will have a look at it this evening to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By hanskerensky
I really like these ones which I bought 10 years...

I really like these ones which I bought 10 years ago on Ebay. They are from China but are very stable. Cut one of the cross-bars to get easily inside medium format cameras film...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, last time after the introduction of the...

Well, last time after the introduction of the OF120 I had to wait for about 2 years until it was available. Let us asume it will now take 1 year that would indicate delivery in the autumn of this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By hanskerensky
Here in The Netherlands we have an internet shop...

Here in The Netherlands we have an internet shop dedicated to small screws :
https://www.microscrews-shop.nl/

They probably also will sell to the UK, just send them an e-mail.

I do buy stuff from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By hanskerensky
Here a problem with the Dollina II film transport...

Here a problem with the Dollina II film transport stuck by too tight tolerance :
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4871/45368443164_4e329be7cb.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c848xj)
Certo Dollina II Repair...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-07-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
This is not quite true. Batch scanning can be...

This is not quite true. Batch scanning can be greatly speeded up by using the functions Save Frame setting, Load Frame setting and Frame, copy to all.
Also it is possible in the settings menu to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-05-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
That's a though nut to crack Pete :bang: My...

That's a though nut to crack Pete :bang:

My personal experience with the German service department is good. They exchanged my first unit, which was out of focus, with a new one. But that still was...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-05-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
Anybody is of course free to use Vuescan for...

Anybody is of course free to use Vuescan for scanning with the OF120. I know that this program also works, i'm scanning with it just at the moment I write this.

Vuescan is also not an easy program...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
That's a good thing to know ! Sometimes there...

That's a good thing to know !


Sometimes there are cases in which low quality film development might show similarity to banding. I had quite a discussion about this image from a Normandy trip. After...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
Not in the slides and B&W that I did scan with my...

Not in the slides and B&W that I did scan with my OF120.


I had the most visible banding issues with Fuji Reala negative film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
Banding is still an issue. Hope they will address...

Banding is still an issue. Hope they will address that too.
Banding generally only shows up in the sky part of negatives which have a sky visible with a certain type of blue color and density. For me...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
Indeed, for many people this was the reason for...

Indeed, for many people this was the reason for not buying the Plustek Opticfilm 120. Good they understood that and are willing to invest in improvements.



I have an OF120 unit now close to 5 years...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-28-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,427
Posted By hanskerensky
Plustek presented Opticfilm 120 Pro

At the German Photokina fair in September 2018 Plustek presented an updated OpticFilm 120, the name got the addition "Pro".

Some of the major improvements :
- Manual adjustment of focus possible.
-...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-05-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By hanskerensky
Early Rollei 35's had a different viewfinder. See...

Early Rollei 35's had a different viewfinder. See here :
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8770/28339112885_a11603f025_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KbemWz)
Rollei 35 Viewfinder (06)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By hanskerensky
Here in The Netherlands King Microscrews is the...

Here in The Netherlands King Microscrews is the place to go :
https://www.microscrews-shop.nl/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By hanskerensky
Hope you succeed ! Flooding with lighter fluid is...

Hope you succeed !
Flooding with lighter fluid is not a great idea as indeed the lubricants/dirt moves to other parts in the shutter as you found out for yourself.

When a leaf shutter is really...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By hanskerensky
You might have a look at the rotational position...

You might have a look at the rotational position of the shutter. Maybe it rotated a little and the stroke of the release lever is now too short to reset the double exposure prevention mechanism.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By hanskerensky
I always have a look at the spaces between the...

I always have a look at the spaces between the frames to start with. If they are blank (black on the photo) then there is an issue coming from the front, e.g. leaking bellows.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By hanskerensky
You might be interested to have a look at the...

You might be interested to have a look at the following site which describes the IIa model could also be equipped with a Prontor-S, sadly only in German...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,990
Posted By hanskerensky
I also had some small holes in the bellows of my...

I also had some small holes in the bellows of my 3.5C.
Filled them with Liquid Electrical Tape.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/37351195045_49ca112a9f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YUACZt)
Rolleiflex...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By hanskerensky
Ikoflex 1a screen...

Ikoflex 1a screen :
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6122/5972936781_7d3d467987_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/a6NS1D)
Ikoflex 1a Removing Hood (05) (https://flic.kr/p/a6NS1D) by Hans Kerensky...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By hanskerensky
This is how it should look...

This is how it should look :
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/26578400380_dba02de8e2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GuDfsq)
Rollei 35 Shutter Lens Plate (03) (https://flic.kr/p/GuDfsq) by Hans Kerensky...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By hanskerensky
That would be great !

That would be great !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By hanskerensky
Nicely done ! We sadly still miss an image of...

Nicely done !

We sadly still miss an image of the 530/15 on the Camera-Wiki :
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Super_Ikonta_530/15

Could you provide us with one ?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By hanskerensky
That is indeed interesting ! Looks like a...

That is indeed interesting !

Looks like a modified Rolleicopi to me.

The Original one was produced for the Philips company (oscilloscope images) and the German police...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-28-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By hanskerensky
I do not know this specific model but in many...

I do not know this specific model but in many TLR's there is a film metering wheel in the take-up spool chamber. A spool will push down this wheel a little bit. If there is, try to push down this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By hanskerensky
I do not measure that. I bought several sets of...

I do not measure that. I bought several sets of cheap Chinese mini-drills ranging from 0.5 till 1.5 mm. Then just pick out the ones that fit best into the pinholes.

Please also note that the end...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By hanskerensky
Wood (unless it is tropical hardwood) can split...

Wood (unless it is tropical hardwood) can split easily. Better to take the plastic handle of a screwdriver.

How I did that :
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7170355897_b96e393ca4.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By hanskerensky
There is always a little play so you do not need...

There is always a little play so you do not need to be that exact.

Here is how I took the measurement :
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7229/7171480151_79d882624a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bVHHcv)
DIY...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By hanskerensky
Using a "normal" lens spanner for a pinhole screw...

Using a "normal" lens spanner for a pinhole screw is a bad idea. The tips are tapered and the chance that a tip will leave the hole and scratch the surface is big. Better to make something like my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By hanskerensky
For Pinhole Screws make yourself a tool like this...

For Pinhole Screws make yourself a tool like this :

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7171583217_83740d6319.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bVJeQv)
DIY Pin-face Screw Tool (11) (https://flic.kr/p/bVJeQv)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By hanskerensky
Could also be that the mirror was replaced with...

Could also be that the mirror was replaced with another with a different thickness.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By hanskerensky
In fact these are separate parts. Here an image...

In fact these are separate parts. Here an image of a Solinar lens without the Focus Ring.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5130/5258647822_41ffa24ebe.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/91FWML)
Agfa Jsolette Lenses...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By hanskerensky
Indeed probably a lens swap. The focus ring is...

Indeed probably a lens swap. The focus ring is genuine though.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By hanskerensky
Great mods !

Great mods !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By hanskerensky
Interesting camera ! Seems to have been used...

Interesting camera !
Seems to have been used heavily.

Top cover doesn't look like an Ikonta (or Nettar) at all.

Lens focal length in mm and Synchro-Compur shutter means that part at least is post...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By hanskerensky
No, investigated a little further and its between...

No, investigated a little further and its between the first and second front element. These are not kitted together so separation is out of the question. Guess heat is the most viable cause at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By hanskerensky
LOL, yes maybe :)

LOL, yes maybe :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By hanskerensky
Thanks for sharing your thoughts ! Some members...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts !

Some members on Flickr suggested that the damage could be caused by heat.
Maybe somebody tried to boil the lens or put it in an oven ? That could also explain why...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-12-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By hanskerensky
Bubblelitis inside Planar. Anyone experienced before ?

I have a Zeiss Planar 3.5 75mm lens on a Rolleiflex 3.5C which has these strange bubbles inside (I call it bubblelitis). Focal point is ok but the image it forms is terrible. Lens is useless...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By hanskerensky
The hang-up is probably caused by solified...

The hang-up is probably caused by solified greases or dirt. Should be good after a thorough cleaning.

That said it is not easy to get to all of the parts. If you have no experience in camera repair...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-14-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By hanskerensky
I have both a Rolleiflex Automat 1952 (K4A) and a...

I have both a Rolleiflex Automat 1952 (K4A) and a Rolleiflex T. When I measure the end of the crank pin they are both 1.5mm in diameter.

Their part numbers on the service drawings are also the same,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By hanskerensky
Michael, I have published some photos which show...

Michael, I have published some photos which show how to remove the topcover.
You find them in this Flickr album :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157609118979686

Starting with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By hanskerensky
No, never saw before. Thanks for sharing ! Quite...

No, never saw before. Thanks for sharing !
Quite interesting are the initials on top, FD, short for "Friedrich Deckel" i guess.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By hanskerensky
It happened surely inside the camera.

It happened surely inside the camera.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By hanskerensky
Indeed probably only dried out lubricants so a...

Indeed probably only dried out lubricants so a clean would probably do the job.

For people who can read German, here a pdf with a bit of history about DDR Shutters (including the Vebur)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By hanskerensky
You might have a look at the text written...

You might have a look at the text written underneath this Flick image. The author explains there how to operate the double exposure prevention...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,399
Posted By hanskerensky
For serious work, also for the travelspeed of...

For serious work, also for the travelspeed of focal plane curtains, I use this Arrowin :

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7036/6798356188_b98a19204b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bmKmrJ)
Kyoritsu Arrowin...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, yesterday evening, after giving this...

Well, yesterday evening, after giving this problem some more thoughts, I answered my own question after coming up with a solution involving an adapted rubber door stopper and a 1mm drill which fits...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By hanskerensky
Rollei Magic II, How to remove middle lens element ?

Gauthier Prontormat S 602K

Leaf shutter as used in the Rollei Magic II 6x6 TLR.

Front of the Shutter.

So I want to remove the Middle Lens element.
Only problem nothing will budge using normal...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By hanskerensky
Sure we would love to have some images of it on...

Sure we would love to have some images of it on our page :
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Frank_Six#The_Frank_Six_V
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-13-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 9,090
Posted By hanskerensky
They solved that (partly) by giving to you an...

They solved that (partly) by giving to you an offset option underneath every frame in the Overview.

Of course you still can have severe uneven spacing problems whereby a frame goes underneath the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By hanskerensky
And when you really want to use one you can...

And when you really want to use one you can always resort to an external selftimer on a cable release.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7393/12484432053_91840c0dd3_z.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By hanskerensky
Here an image of Rolleiflex shields that I...

Here an image of Rolleiflex shields that I obtained from a retired camera service technician some years ago.

As you can see 2 are without serial numbers. One of them even lacking the DBP DBGM...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By hanskerensky
Great article (as ususal) Dante !

Great article (as ususal) Dante !
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By hanskerensky
He is busy quite some time (and also was in touch...

He is busy quite some time (and also was in touch with me) to get a thorough result. Let's hope he managed to do that.

Here is Eric's Flickr Album about that shutter tester...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-18-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
That a trick that I learned from a retired camera...

That a trick that I learned from a retired camera service man :-)

However you will observe that there can be deviations between the film frames (curling, slack, etc.) so you have to measure more...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-17-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
As said before , I always use my auto-collimator...

As said before , I always use my auto-collimator on a film loaded in the camera. Not, as usual, on a mirror against the filmgate, as I observed that there were deviations showing on images taken with...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-27-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 889
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice find !

Nice find !
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-20-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By hanskerensky
Don't know the camera but surely would look for...

Don't know the camera but surely would look for possible grounding issues. Sometimes the metal parts of a camera are used as a "wire".
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-27-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By hanskerensky
Probably just caused by degraded lubricants or a...

Probably just caused by degraded lubricants or a weakened spring.

You can see that spring on this image. The bottom arrow points to it.

Not much to worry about I guess. Just get it CLA'd when I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By hanskerensky
If the need is high you could also use a...

If the need is high you could also use a polarizer filter and experiment with that.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-08-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By hanskerensky
Great set-up and images Phil !

Great set-up and images Phil !
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,239
Posted By hanskerensky
John, just had a look at your Flickr image. Your...

John, just had a look at your Flickr image.

Your shutter looks very much like the one on a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 530/16.

I did a compare with the images I have of that one but could not see any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,050
Posted By hanskerensky
Happened to me also 1 time on a Rolleiflex...

Happened to me also 1 time on a Rolleiflex Automat when I put the film over the rollers instead of between them :bang:

Well, a good lesson learned. Will not happen again :-)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-02-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By hanskerensky
For those interested, the instructions for use...

For those interested, the instructions for use can be found in this manual (amongst other accessories) :
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/rollei/rolleiflex_acc/rolleiflex_acc.htm

However, it does not...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-27-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By hanskerensky
There is 1 line of text in the book of Claus...

There is 1 line of text in the book of Claus Prochnow, Rollei Report 2, about that Tessar on the Rolleiflex T on page 407 :
"Als Objektiv diente ein Tessar 3,5/75mm neuer Rechnung aus Oberkochen"...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-27-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By hanskerensky
And that was also the reason Zeiss Ikon used the...

And that was also the reason Zeiss Ikon used the Schneider Xenar lenses at that time. They simply had no or not enough production capacity for Tessars at Oberkochen.

btw The article of Bernd K.Otto...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By hanskerensky
Good tip. Thanks for that ! Must have a search...

Good tip. Thanks for that !

Must have a search on my attic as I believe I still have a GX soft case somewhere.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice cases but being handmade the prices are...

Nice cases but being handmade the prices are high.

Just wonder what an original GX soft case might fetch at the moment ?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-15-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Yes, you are quite right in your...

Yes, you are quite right in your observations.

And let us not forget that the film 70 years ago was much more curly then it is today.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
These measurements did indeed show that the...

These measurements did indeed show that the (inner) Film Rails can NOT be used as a reference for the Filmplane.

But neither can the (outer) Film Guides !

My guess is that there is a room for the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Finally I decided to cut a piece of stiff paper...

Finally I decided to cut a piece of stiff paper exactly to the height of the Pressure Plate and placed it in the Film chamber.
As you can see it rests clearly on the (outer) Film...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Measurement of distance between the outer edges...

Measurement of distance between the outer edges of the Rollers. About 74mm.
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1652/25833536054_5c17646119_c.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/FmPCf3)
Ikonta 521-16 Film Plane...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Had no time yesterday because we went to La...

Had no time yesterday because we went to La Traviata, but let's go on.

I used my caliper as a precision ruler and placed it on the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
This is indeed seen in camera's using (single...

This is indeed seen in camera's using (single element) Meniscus lenses. These lenses can not be corrected for a flat filmplane so a curved filmplane is needed to still keep some sharpness towards the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
The width of the Pressure Plate however is about...

The width of the Pressure Plate however is about 67.5 mm. Wider then the Film !
So, indeed, the Pressure Plate will rest on the (outer) Film Guides...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
The width just between the Film Guides is about...

The width just between the Film Guides is about 63mm. So same as the Film itself.

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1470/26412256055_4c477fe638_c.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/GeXHx6)
Ikonta 521-16 Film Plane...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Here you see how the film lies in the camera. As...

Here you see how the film lies in the camera.
As stated by the OP it runs between the film guides (red arrows) :

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1518/26411945555_a3e7c06811_c.jpg...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, I had a pleasant evening doing some...

Well, I had a pleasant evening doing some measurements on my own Ikonta 521/16.

Guess I do not have time to publish everything today but can already conclude that the observations by Grytpype are...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Rollei even experimented with a vacuum mechanism...

Rollei even experimented with a vacuum mechanism in a Rolleiflex to get better film flatness ! It never made it to the market.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-12-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,961
Posted By hanskerensky
Surely interesting. Will have a look at my...

Surely interesting. Will have a look at my Ikonta's in the near future.

It is true that many times the focus is not in the centre of the film but a bit to the corners. I have observed this with my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By hanskerensky
Good information. Thanks for sharing !

Good information. Thanks for sharing !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice camera ! You might want to check the...

Nice camera !

You might want to check the bellows for pinholes as the shiny ones are prone to it.
Usually in the corners.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2514/4140366895_f8ba4d1127.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By hanskerensky
Why would you want to fit a lens hood on the...

Why would you want to fit a lens hood on the viewing lens ?
It will not improve picture quality.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,266
Posted By hanskerensky
Surprisingly the serial numbers of my 2...

Surprisingly the serial numbers of my 2 Jupiter-12 lenses were not that far apart. I got my first, the practically new one, from the Ukraine and the second one from a photographica fair here in The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,266
Posted By hanskerensky
Kevin, please be aware that not all Jupiter-12...

Kevin, please be aware that not all Jupiter-12 lenses will fit. My first one, a N.O.S., surely didn't and started to touch the light baffles before fully screwed in. My second one surprisingly did...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,266
Posted By hanskerensky
And this is how it looks...

And this is how it looks :

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/24617067492_62a609cd83_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DvjUw9)
Canon 7 Bottom Cover Removed (02) (https://flic.kr/p/DvjUw9) by Hans Kerensky...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-22-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, going through my box of filters I came up...

Well, going through my box of filters I came up with this Agfa 30mm push-on yellow filter which fits the Triotar perfectly.

30mm push-on is a quite common filter/hood size so you should be able to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-21-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, my (KWT build) Reflekta II doesn't take...

Well, my (KWT build) Reflekta II doesn't take thread filters. It needs the push-on type.

See also this image. No filter thread present on the taking lens (left)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice job ! Be careful with that remote shutter...

Nice job !

Be careful with that remote shutter release to the right ;-)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By hanskerensky
Aliasing (False Grain)...

Aliasing (False Grain) :

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/14239640581_b989fa48b9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nGiT3v)
Plustek Opticfilm 120 Aliasing (02) (https://flic.kr/p/nGiT3v) by Hans Kerensky...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By hanskerensky
Flatbed scanner (Canon 8800F) against dedicated...

Flatbed scanner (Canon 8800F) against dedicated Filmscanner (Plustek Opticfilm 120) :

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/8759501956_630589f1e9_c.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/em3JKN)Canoscan 8800F versus...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,806
Posted By hanskerensky
My Rolleicord Vb was more expensive then my...

My Rolleicord Vb was more expensive then my Rolleiflex Automat :)

Well guess that's about the only exception on your rule ;-)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,232
Posted By hanskerensky
If you want to know how steady your hand held...

If you want to know how steady your hand held shots are. Here is shown how to perform some tests :

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/16138255091_4d90e16e44.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qA5LZr)
Camera...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By hanskerensky
I had same problems with e.g. the Helicoid on my...

I had same problems with e.g. the Helicoid on my Super Isolette. That Bayer grease is just terrible !

As said before, take your time and let the chemicals and some mild heat treatments do their...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By hanskerensky
Very enlightening ! Thanks for your efforts to...

Very enlightening !

Thanks for your efforts to publish this !
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By hanskerensky
You might find another lens. Either from another...

You might find another lens. Either from another Rolleiflex or from a sparepart like this Rolleicord Compur/Xenar

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14642419348_a775e908e5.jpg
...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By hanskerensky
The lenses of a Rolleiflex and a Rolleimagic are...

The lenses of a Rolleiflex and a Rolleimagic are certainly not the same.
A Rolleiflex focusses by moving the whole lensboard. A Rolleimagic focusses by turning the front lens element.

My guess is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By hanskerensky
That's a real nice find you did there Phil...

That's a real nice find you did there Phil !
Japanese cameras of that era are rare.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By hanskerensky
Phil, had a busy weekend otherwise I would have...

Phil, had a busy weekend otherwise I would have looked in my stash for such a part.

Will be away from home this whole week. Maybe send me a e-mail on Saturday to remind me ?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By hanskerensky
Well I live also in The Netherlands (though not...

Well I live also in The Netherlands (though not in Holland) and am very pleased with the light shield kits from John Goodman. The address to go !
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By hanskerensky
And yes, I'm still around, live and kicking :D

And yes, I'm still around, live and kicking :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By hanskerensky
Oops, I thought when I did read this posting,...

Oops, I thought when I did read this posting, still have some Xenotar's 3.5 lying around,
must measure them to make sure I will not become a radiant person !

So just took my trusty (soviet-made)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
Hi Phil, Great ! Thanks for that input !

Hi Phil, Great ! Thanks for that input !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,790
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, that is surely interesting ! Maybe indeed a...

Well, that is surely interesting !
Maybe indeed a budget model.

McKeowns price guide 2005/2006 describes the Clarovid on page 845.
He writes that the Rangefinder is Rodenstocks but the body is a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,790
Posted By hanskerensky
Yes, that is a Clarovid. Have a look here...

Yes, that is a Clarovid.

Have a look here :
http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/camera-1916-Rodenstock_Clarovid.html

The focus distance scale is straight, not curved like on a Welta...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-31-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4,855
Posted By hanskerensky
I have had a similar issue with the shutter of a...

I have had a similar issue with the shutter of a Welmy Six.
Proved however to be easy repairable so hope you receive your nice Pearl IV back soon...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,560
Posted By hanskerensky
You wrote that the hinges for the back are...

You wrote that the hinges for the back are missing. Guess that is why there are missing screws. You really need hinges to get that back seated properly and light tight.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By hanskerensky
As Dan Daniel wrote before, you don't need a...

As Dan Daniel wrote before, you don't need a film, just add a piece of masking tape on an empty spool. Not only for the Yashica TLR's but also all others which work with a metering...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By hanskerensky
Thanks, I'm flattered now :-) btw My Flickr...

Thanks, I'm flattered now :-)

btw My Flickr images of shutters are organized in albums and those again in a collection which you will find here...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
Thanks Harry ! Well, it would be a real trill if...

Thanks Harry !

Well, it would be a real trill if proof can be found in pricelists or catalogs of that time that a Nettar with such lens/shutter combination was indeed officially sold !

Here an...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By hanskerensky
Claus Prochnow describes in his book "Rollei...

Claus Prochnow describes in his book "Rollei Report 2" that the 3th model (no 4th model in his book) from serial number 2.815.000 onwards had no longer a preparation for the glass plane option. This...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
Sorry for the late reply Harry, we were on...

Sorry for the late reply Harry, we were on holidays.


Thanks for that information !

Guess your Nettar is a real oddity !
This is because of 3 things :
1) The writing of the focus distance in cm's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,119
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice job. Well done !

Nice job. Well done !
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,119
Posted By hanskerensky
Set-up as shown in an earlier Rollei service...

Set-up as shown in an earlier Rollei service manual about a Rolleiflex 3.5F :

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1310/5153316409_0bd09c6015_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8Ro6qV)
Rollei Dial Gauge Bench...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
Thanks Pjetter ! So we now have at least the...

Thanks Pjetter !

So we now have at least the letters "T" and "U" for that curved topcover range of the 517/16. Great info !

Have fun with your Nettar. Basic but robust folders they are :)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
John, do you mean the focus setting ? When...

John, do you mean the focus setting ?

When shooting you adjust the focus by turning the frontlens. This is true for all Nettars and Ikontas.

When re-collimating the focus (after repair or CLA) the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
John, thanks for that information ! Probably...

John, thanks for that information !

Probably you have the 517/16 Nettar equipped with a 1:4.5 Novar rather then my 1:6.3 one.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By hanskerensky
Zeiss Ikon Nettars with Curved Topcover, Information wanted

Maybe not the right place in this forum as this camera has no rangefinder but hope the administrators will forgive me :-)


While gathering information about the Nettars for a Camera-Wiki article (...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,139
Posted By hanskerensky
As a follow up on Dan Daniels comment here an...

As a follow up on Dan Daniels comment here an image of such a spring in a Rolleicord III :

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2770/4392643063_dc764cdb7c_z.jpg?zz=1 (https://flic.kr/p/7GarKe)
Rolleicord...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,398
Posted By hanskerensky
I had some problems with a long time expired...

I had some problems with a long time expired color film (about 8 years). I have read about a rule saying that you should add 1 stop of exposure for every 10 years of expirence. Of course also much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By hanskerensky
Always that flimsy plastic. Grrrr....

Always that flimsy plastic. Grrrr....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,426
Posted By hanskerensky
Great job Rick !!

Great job Rick !!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,266
Posted By hanskerensky
Great idea with that LED inside !

Great idea with that LED inside !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-31-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice, thanks for sharing !

Nice, thanks for sharing !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,935
Posted By hanskerensky
Until now I experienced only once that the...

Until now I experienced only once that the shutter of a folder caused tremendous camera shake. This was with the Compur on a Rodenstock Clarovid II when shooting at 1/250. So not entirely a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,410
Posted By hanskerensky
The Ikonta 521 was produced from 1938 till...

The Ikonta 521 was produced from 1938 till 1954.

See also : http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Ikonta_521

The Zeiss Ikon Collectors group has only reliable production year information from the years...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 8,770
Posted By hanskerensky
Great images Fernando !

Great images Fernando !
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By hanskerensky
Too bad about that scratched up lens Phil...

Too bad about that scratched up lens Phil !

Guess I must have a second Super Silette somewhere with a Solagon lens.
They are real nice performers but, as stated already, a lens hood is needed as the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By hanskerensky
You're welcome Dan !

You're welcome Dan !
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,343
Posted By hanskerensky
Ah, thanks Johan ! I tried to find them from...

Ah, thanks Johan !
I tried to find them from their main page.

See photo 1059 for those nostalgic items.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,343
Posted By hanskerensky
Dan, I had a Rollei collimator but sold it. You...

Dan, I had a Rollei collimator but sold it. You are much better of with a general purpose collimator from e.g. Gokosha. I bought that Rollei collimator from a retired professional camera service man...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,343
Posted By hanskerensky
Sadly not Brett, would have loved to but couldn't...

Sadly not Brett, would have loved to but couldn't get free days from work.

There is one item over there that is very nostalgic. A set of vintage measurement tools believed to have been from one of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,343
Posted By hanskerensky
Have you had a look at the auction pictures Dan...

Have you had a look at the auction pictures Dan ?
It really looked like they had a Rollei museum over there.

Many professional camera service men will be there and try to buy as many spareparts as...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-09-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,579
Posted By hanskerensky
Fellow member J.Noir did work on GS645 bellow...

Fellow member J.Noir did work on GS645 bellow replacements. See this set on Flickr :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jnoir-photography/sets/72157628067866790/

Just send him a PM.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By hanskerensky
Guess you mean from the release lever at the...

Guess you mean from the release lever at the actual shutter itself as the Release Button is normally blocked during the free moving film transport run after the 11th image.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By hanskerensky
In the very old days they used collimators like...

In the very old days they used collimators like this one in camera factories and service shops :

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3412/3426534707_f7fc24c69a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6dMToB)
Collimator...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,099
Posted By hanskerensky
Could even have been caused by a sloppy...

Could even have been caused by a sloppy processing laboratory. Doesn't look like a general camera ligh leak.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2015
Replies: 757
Views: 203,031
Posted By hanskerensky
They talk about "new looks". Silverfast at least...

They talk about "new looks".
Silverfast at least gives some information. Plustek, as usual, is very quiet.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By hanskerensky
A good place to start reading about repair tools...

A good place to start reading about repair tools is this one :
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/repairtools.html
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By hanskerensky
I second Dan's and Brett's opinion. Some years...

I second Dan's and Brett's opinion.

Some years ago i bought some spare part Rolleiflex name plate shields from a retired camera repair man. There were 4 of them, shiny new, 2 with serial numbers...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By hanskerensky
Pity that seller did not describe it well ! Hope...

Pity that seller did not describe it well !
Hope you find the clamp-on version Phil !
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,504
Posted By hanskerensky
That Perfecta is essential the same as the...

That Perfecta is essential the same as the Taiwanese Pacific Image PrimeFilm 120 Pro.
This Taiwanese company probably manufactures the scanners for Perfecta.

For some information about the Primefilm...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 13,937
Posted By hanskerensky
They can indeed be quite expensive. It might be...

They can indeed be quite expensive. It might be worth to consider a good working clip-on rangefinder like this Telex on one of my cameras...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By hanskerensky
Agree, it can look quite bewildering underneath...

Agree, it can look quite bewildering underneath the surface. Not for a first time repair ! Better have it done by a specialist.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15002675364_cf1062c37c_z.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,104
Posted By hanskerensky
I have seen several other lenses were indeed this...

I have seen several other lenses were indeed this part was painted black. No doubt to lessen internal reflections.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 13,937
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, i am not a native German either but here is...

Well, i am not a native German either but here is what i read.
According to the book of Claus Prochnow, Voigtländer Report 3, page 35-873 it is Voigtländer self which wrote in a 1954 brochure that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By hanskerensky
Check if the lens is fully pulled out and locked....

Check if the lens is fully pulled out and locked. Only then will this camera operate correctly. Be careful when pulling out the lens when the shutter is released, have a look at the rear of the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By hanskerensky
The 530/16 is quite notorious for having problems...

The 530/16 is quite notorious for having problems with the film counter gear.
At least you can still make photos by using the red window.
Guess there will be no spare parts left after almost 80...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By hanskerensky
A typical mask set should look like this one...

A typical mask set should look like this one :

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6367898259_482f52129f_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6367898259/)

Rolleiflex Mask Set for T and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By hanskerensky
A Merry Christmas to you too Nikos ! Hans

A Merry Christmas to you too Nikos !

Hans
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By hanskerensky
Guess you are not out of luck. When that small...

Guess you are not out of luck. When that small curved switch is there inside the filmgate then it can switch from 12 to 16 frames.
Open the back and push that switch with a wooden toothpick (NO...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,997
Posted By hanskerensky
Be aware that there are some mistakes on the...

Be aware that there are some mistakes on the Rolleiclub pages. Guess induced by the copy/paste effect.

Here is one of the more noteable :
http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/tlr/info/GX.shtml

You...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,997
Posted By hanskerensky
Yes, for me it is also working again this morning...

Yes, for me it is also working again this morning !

Probably just a move to another provider or too late paying the providers bill.

Good, happy that now we don't have to remove all the links we...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By hanskerensky
Alas i have no Planar lenses left. However want...

Alas i have no Planar lenses left.
However want to share this information which i published earlier on Flickr. IMO the taking and viewing lenses were produced separate from eachother but measured and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,997
Posted By hanskerensky
Rolleiclub gone ?

Noticed today while preparing a page for the Camera-Wiki that the famous Rolleiclub website is gone. :bang:

http://www.rolleiclub.com/


Yesterday no problems, today message "This account has...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By hanskerensky
I have several Franka folders. They are generally...

I have several Franka folders.
They are generally basic but very reliable. Indeed underrated.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5138/5577146029_5e7de421ee.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9uQkda)
Franka Rolfix I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,983
Posted By hanskerensky
I can vote for the answer of Brett which is very...

I can vote for the answer of Brett which is very accurate !

I have seen several Xenar Taking lenses and Heidosmat Viewer lenses. They all had slightly different focal lengths (written with pencil...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-16-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By hanskerensky
Ah, now i know the history of your last image...

Ah, now i know the history of your last image !

Maybe a little belated but :

Happy Birthday Phil !!

May many cameras cross your ways !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By hanskerensky
Ah, that makes much more sense. Thanks for...

Ah, that makes much more sense. Thanks for sharing !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By hanskerensky
Just guessing : P might stand for Porträt, ...

Just guessing :

P might stand for Porträt, German for Portrait

F might stand for Fern, German for Distant (maybe Infinity)

Remember, just guessing :)

btw Nice camera !
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,137
Posted By hanskerensky
It is the German measure for film...

It is the German measure for film sensivity.

Have a look here for further explanation :
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/DIN
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By hanskerensky
Looks very good !

Looks very good !
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By hanskerensky
Well, last week i installed the new Plustek...

Well, last week i installed the new Plustek driver.

Power Off scanner.
Uninstalled old driver from Plustek by using start programms shortcut.
Re-started PC (W7 32b)
Re-started PC again
Installed new...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-24-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 10,826
Posted By hanskerensky
If you are very quick you can do a Google Image...

If you are very quick you can do a Google Image search using :
welta weltur 6x9 mask

On the results page I see 1 image of a Weltur with a mask. Unfortunately not visible on the former ebay sale...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By hanskerensky
You indeed need no film to test the transport and...

You indeed need no film to test the transport and the double exposure prevention.
Most probably you have a problem in the shutter...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By hanskerensky
Thanks for that information ! So an eyepiece for...

Thanks for that information !
So an eyepiece for the F-1 clearly will not fit on the Canon 7. Pity.

I myself tried already the good available eyepiece of a Nikon FM SLR.
Unfortunately that is also...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By hanskerensky
Just did some more precise measurements. Thread...

Just did some more precise measurements.

Thread of the Eye piece between beaks of the Caliper : Diameter 16,4 mm
Outside of Eye piece between beaks of the Caliper : Diameter 18,9 mm

Hope that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By hanskerensky
A rough measurement with a caliper. Sadly I do...

A rough measurement with a caliper.
Sadly I do not have a Canon SLR with a round eyepiece.
Could correction diopters be had for those ?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By hanskerensky
I actually managed to unscrew it using a piece of...

I actually managed to unscrew it using a piece of rubber between it and my fingers.
There are no slits or holes so normal lens tools cannot be used.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By hanskerensky
Seeing is believing, so here an image of the...

Seeing is believing, so here an image of the removed Eye piece :

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/15232659412_c5881a13a5_c.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15232659412/

I measured...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By hanskerensky
Yes it does ! At least on the 2 Canons 7 that i...

Yes it does ! At least on the 2 Canons 7 that i have.

Personally i need an eye piece correction of +1 while the standard eyepiece gives actually a minus correction. So i am better of with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-20-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By hanskerensky
Hmm... Not encouraging to hear Fabio ! I really...

Hmm... Not encouraging to hear Fabio !
I really don't understand why Plustek gives not a bit more of information about what they updated in the latest patch. A simple text file would have been enough...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By hanskerensky
Nice on the job photos ! I recognised the...

Nice on the job photos !

I recognised the woodblock. It's also a genuine Rollei...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By hanskerensky
Just saw that there is a new Driver update...

Just saw that there is a new Driver update :
http://downloads.plustek.com/downloads/english/driver/OpticFilm120-V5010_12L.zip

Alas no description of changes/improvements.

Did somebody already...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By hanskerensky
Guess Rollei would use type B. This shape...

Guess Rollei would use type B.
This shape provides the best guide for the side plate, would be well attached and does not squeeze the plates together (so only little friction )

Of course, instead of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By hanskerensky
Okay, that is probably the best way to go...

Okay, that is probably the best way to go :)

Have a feeling that the Double Exposure Prevention doesn't get reset when firing the shutter. Often a problem caused by a sticky mechanism.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By hanskerensky
Agree, not much to find about this one. What...

Agree, not much to find about this one.

What google translated from a Japanese site indicates that the button you descibe as being on the opposite site is for switching to Double Exposure. So guess...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By hanskerensky
Made an image of my Rolleicord III Viewing Hood...

Made an image of my Rolleicord III Viewing Hood to show that special form rivet.
Diameter of the rivet head is circa 3.6mm.

An old exploded view service drawing of the III even shows this rivet.
The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By hanskerensky
Really odd ! What kind of film did you use ?...

Really odd !

What kind of film did you use ? Negative or Positive ?
If it was positive could be something happened during the exposure reversal while processing the film.

Another explanation...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,394
Posted By hanskerensky
Ron, i remember Hubertus had 2 types of bodies....

Ron, i remember Hubertus had 2 types of bodies. With Meter scales and with Feet scales. You have to watch that when you buy one.

For what type of Rolleiflex do you need parts ?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By hanskerensky
When you want some color try the Fujifilm Velvia...

When you want some color try the Fujifilm Velvia 50 slide film which seems to be still available.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,200
Posted By hanskerensky
Of course it is tempting but I also have to...

Of course it is tempting but I also have to resist. Now having 2 Cords and 2 Flexs i guess it is enough F&H for the time being ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,200
Posted By hanskerensky
That surely is an interesting find ! Looks quite...

That surely is an interesting find !

Looks quite original.
Maybe F&H decided to use older lenses when stock of the 3.5 ran out ?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-06-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,394
Posted By hanskerensky
Ron, no i didn't not until now :( But you never...

Ron, no i didn't not until now :(

But you never know, maybe i find a Super Baldax cheap and in dire need of a "new" body :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By hanskerensky
That really is a good point ! Indeed maybe the...

That really is a good point ! Indeed maybe the film was already damaged fresh from the factory.

Worthwhile checking if OP has another film coming from the same batch.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-05-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,394
Posted By hanskerensky
Ressurected threads also act as a kind of memory...

Ressurected threads also act as a kind of memory ressurection :-)

Just remembered that there still must be a Super Baldax body somewhere on my attic.
Got one from my friend Ben which aquired some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By hanskerensky
Very plausible !

Very plausible !
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By hanskerensky
No, not scanner related, allready ruled out in...

No, not scanner related, allready ruled out in this (same) discussion :

https://www.flickr.com/groups/rolleiflexandrolleicord/discuss/72157645518080094/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By hanskerensky
LOL, that is indeed a hefty price ! Just had a...

LOL, that is indeed a hefty price !

Just had a look at some of sellers other items and he offers a 2x Teleconverter for $ 9,999,-- !! Wow !!

Guess he/she had problems getting the comma in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By hanskerensky
Also available as "Lighterfluid". Check in a...

Also available as "Lighterfluid".
Check in a tobacco store (if there are any left).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By hanskerensky
Robert Lay answered that allready in his...

Robert Lay answered that allready in his comment.

I have only seen one type until now.
Prochnows book only mentions 1 type.

However, he also shows some images of prototypes so if you find one of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By hanskerensky
That's also the information coming from Claus...

That's also the information coming from Claus Prochnows book "Rollei Report 2".
Serial number 1.268.000 and higher were produced with that collar for mounting the Rolleifix/Rolleigrip.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By hanskerensky
Just check if your Rolleiflex has the provision...

Just check if your Rolleiflex has the provision for adding a Rolleigrip.
It is if there is a collar around the tripod thread. See this image...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By hanskerensky
Phil, the Canon 7 has standard no accessoire shoe...

Phil, the Canon 7 has standard no accessoire shoe so he has to find the optional one to mount this nice viewfinder. Guess that will be pricely.

Another option of course is sell the camera to me :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,808
Posted By hanskerensky
Is only the rangefinder patch out of focus or...

Is only the rangefinder patch out of focus or also the rest of the viewfinder image ?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,936
Posted By hanskerensky
I now have 3 older Compur shutters with the T and...

I now have 3 older Compur shutters with the T and B settings :
1x Dial Set c1930
2x Rim Set c1934 and c1936

All work without problem just with the Release Lever on the front of the shutter.
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