Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Rangefinder Forum > Rangefinder Photography Discussion

Rangefinder Photography Discussion General discussions about Rangefinder Photography. This is a great place for questions and answers that are not addressed in a specific category. Take note there is also a General Photography forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Come in Bunnyhutch, this is Monkeywrench!
Old 09-19-2005   #1
bmattock
Registered User
 
bmattock's Avatar
 
bmattock is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit Area
Age: 58
Posts: 10,675
Come in Bunnyhutch, this is Monkeywrench!

These radios don't work! I keep turning the dials, but I can't hear anything! I'm really disappointed...

Two Broken "Radios" on Ebay - Weston Master IV and a Sekonic?

Best Regards,

Bill Mattocks
__________________
Immanentizing the eschaton since 1987.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #2
lynn
lynn
 
lynn's Avatar
 
lynn is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Broek op Langedijk, the Netherlands
Posts: 380
this made my day. :-)
__________________
"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are"
- C.S. Lewis

Two-Muses

My Little RFF Gallery

My Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #3
wlewisiii
StayAtHome Dad & Photog
 
wlewisiii's Avatar
 
wlewisiii is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Age: 55
Posts: 5,259
Oh, I gotta bid...

William
__________________
My Gallery
My Best Pictures

Playing and learning daily with: 4x5 Crown Graphic, Leica IIIf w/ 50/2 Summitar, Nikon F2 Photomic w/ 50/1.4 & Olympus E-PL1.

"Some people are 'the glass is half full' types. Some people are 'the glass is half empty' types. I'm a 'the glass is full of radioactive waste and I just drank half of it' type. And I'm still thirsty." -- Bill Mattocks
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #4
Rob
rangefinder camera magnet
 
Rob is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta, Ga. USA
Age: 61
Posts: 477
Funny this year I was in a junk/antique store and found a nice Gossen Luna ProF in the case without a battery. I asked the owner jokingly "how much for this little radio?"
$3 later and a new battery and I had a mint working/looking light meter. Better bid on these you guys. Ask first if they are AM or FM.
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=367'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #5
dexdog
sans bokeh
 
dexdog's Avatar
 
dexdog is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,346
those are a couple of nice "radios". I may have to bid on them as well. I have a brockway director (older version of the sekonic) and it's a beauty, and still accurate despite it's 50 year-old selenium cell.
__________________
_____________________
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #6
captainslack
Five Goats Hunter
 
captainslack's Avatar
 
captainslack is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NC
Age: 48
Posts: 1,269
Oh, dear God that funny!
__________________
"How do you move in a world of fog / That's always changing things? / Makes me wish that I could be a dog." - Tom Waits
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #7
Skinny McGee
Registered User
 
Skinny McGee's Avatar
 
Skinny McGee is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Winter Haven Florida
Age: 48
Posts: 538
OK, riddle me this... If they could type in the auction then obviously they can read?

So, these radios have the instruction manuals.. Come on ! You can't figure it out from the destructions? It has to be a Raydon leak or something... With any luck they don't breed.
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1103'>My Gallery</a>
Leica M3, 1935 leica 111A 50mm prewar summar uncoated 90mm elmar uncoated prewar,Zorki 1, Anniversary Speed Graphic4x5, 21/4x31/4, ricohmatic 225tlr,Calumet 4x5 view w/ superagulon 90mm,Yashica gsn,MG1, FX70, argus C3, 4x5 pinhole, 35mm pinhole argus,Nikon F601, Nikon N80
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #8
SolaresLarrave
My M5s need red dots!
 
SolaresLarrave's Avatar
 
SolaresLarrave is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: DeKalb, IL, USA
Age: 59
Posts: 7,476
C'mon, guys... somebody write a note to this guy... He's passing like a bit of a fool in the eyes of the world...

I may do it... later. Just for him to know these ain't radios, but light meters.

Either that or someone relieve him of their bulk!
__________________
-Francisco
Check out
My Leica M4-2 Blog and/or
My Nikon D700 Neophyte's Guide
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #9
Brian Sweeney
Registered User
 
Brian Sweeney's Avatar
 
Brian Sweeney is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 14,912
They receive radio. Just extremely short wave radio. It is one, big happy spectrum.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #10
jan normandale
Film is the other way
 
jan normandale's Avatar
 
jan normandale is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: on Location
Posts: 3,910
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmattock
These radios don't work! I keep turning the dials, but I can't hear anything! I'm really disappointed...

Two Broken "Radios" on Ebay - Weston Master IV and a Sekonic?

Best Regards,

Bill Mattocks
Bill you crack me up! ;-)

Jan
__________________
RFF Gallery
flickr
Blog

it's all about light
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #11
JoeFriday
Agent Provacateur
 
JoeFriday's Avatar
 
JoeFriday is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,585
too funny!

I'm sure I have a few things in my house that I could sell on ebay like that.. like a steam iron that could be labelled a "plant mister"
__________________
Brett

"I asked the doctor to take your picture so I could look at you from inside as well" ~the Vapors

Do you flickr?
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #12
SolaresLarrave
My M5s need red dots!
 
SolaresLarrave's Avatar
 
SolaresLarrave is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: DeKalb, IL, USA
Age: 59
Posts: 7,476
The comic strip "Zits" features a teenager called Jeremy, who after discovering eBay starts selling household items.

I read it before discovering eBay and thought "what a guy!"

Now... I know where Brett's coming from.

Anybody wanna used book? Have lots of them at home.
__________________
-Francisco
Check out
My Leica M4-2 Blog and/or
My Nikon D700 Neophyte's Guide
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #13
Henk W
Registered User
 
Henk W's Avatar
 
Henk W is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 25
Bill,

Do your radios use batteries? Some don't need batteries but they work on solar energy (selenium cells). Even those with batteries need some light. I don't think the wavelengths of your radios are still used in the U.S.

And now I'll try to find on e-bay a radio from Gossen...

Henk
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #14
Socke
Registered User
 
Socke is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,876
Ok guys, I'll tell him after I won the auction :-)

A Weston Master is on my wish list and I take the Seconic, too.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-19-2005   #15
wlewisiii
StayAtHome Dad & Photog
 
wlewisiii's Avatar
 
wlewisiii is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Age: 55
Posts: 5,259
So you're the one who outbid me? That's Ok, I have a GE PR-1 so I don't need them and won't run it up any higher.

William
__________________
My Gallery
My Best Pictures

Playing and learning daily with: 4x5 Crown Graphic, Leica IIIf w/ 50/2 Summitar, Nikon F2 Photomic w/ 50/1.4 & Olympus E-PL1.

"Some people are 'the glass is half full' types. Some people are 'the glass is half empty' types. I'm a 'the glass is full of radioactive waste and I just drank half of it' type. And I'm still thirsty." -- Bill Mattocks
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-26-2005   #16
Socke
Registered User
 
Socke is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,876
I didn't dare bidding over $25 for the meters initialy and was away from the internet when the auction ended, so somebody else got a great deal at $26 :-)
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-26-2005   #17
jmilkins
Digited User
 
jmilkins's Avatar
 
jmilkins is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: landdownunder
Posts: 1,173
I bought my Minolta IVF from a pawn shop for $45 because the sales guy couldn't show me how to get it to play MP3s.......
__________________
John

My gallery
The FlickR

"To ∞, and beyond!" B. Lightyear, 1995.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-26-2005   #18
Henk W
Registered User
 
Henk W's Avatar
 
Henk W is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 25
In the feedback I see the buyer of these items sells and buys only real transistor radios. When he finds out that these very rare radios donnít work, he might want to sell. So if you contact him as he has received it, you can try to buy it from him.
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-26-2005   #19
Socke
Registered User
 
Socke is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,876
Henk, good advice. I may try that :-)
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-10-2005   #20
Henk W
Registered User
 
Henk W's Avatar
 
Henk W is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 25
The buyer is selling now, making a good profit. But where is that other radio?

SEKONIC Studio Deluxe model L-28c2 Light Meter in box!!
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 14:34.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.