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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By Towermax
And keep in mind that common rules do vary from...

And keep in mind that common rules do vary from camera to camera.

For example, on my Ansco Karomat (Agfa Karat 36), the owner's manual states, "When using the 1/500 of a second speed, the shutter...
Forum: Canon RF 08-24-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Towermax
There's one on eBay right...

There's one on eBay right now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-36mm-RF-Metal-Front-Cap-LTM-Rangefinder-Lens-/270805670294?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0d469996
Forum: Canon RF 08-20-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Towermax
I got a nice one at KEH a few months ago, and it...

I got a nice one at KEH a few months ago, and it was less than $20. As Bingley noted, they do turn up there from time-to-time.
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 05-25-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By Towermax
Whoops, I meant the IIIS has automatic parallax...

Whoops, I meant the IIIS has automatic parallax correction, not the IIIC. I just edited my first post to correct that error.
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 05-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By Towermax
The IIIS has automatic parallax correction. I...

The IIIS has automatic parallax correction.

I use both the IIIC and the IIIS. I agree with Kitaanat that the IIIC (or IIIc) is complicated to use with the 35mm and 80mm lenses--actually, IMO,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 4,626
Posted By Towermax
eBay allows you to place a maximum bid, and then...

eBay allows you to place a maximum bid, and then it autobids for you up to that maximum. For example, if I place a $100 bid on a camera currently going for $25, eBay will autobid $26 for me. If you...
Forum: Canon RF 05-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Towermax
The front glass has a strongly concave rear...

The front glass has a strongly concave rear surface and appears to be one piece. It's possible that it is two pieces cemented together, but I would need definitive info before trying to take it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,987
Posted By Towermax
One of the commenters over there posted the link...

One of the commenters over there posted the link to the source of the pictures--Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/related/?fi=name&q=Kubrick%2C%20Stanley

You can see the rest of the...
Forum: Canon RF 05-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Towermax
Well, I tried acetone and distilled water with no...

Well, I tried acetone and distilled water with no success. The problem area looks like it's just below the surface, though that may be an illusion.

Does anyone know the construction of this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By Towermax
Ken Ruth just did a CLA on my Ansco Super Speedex...

Ken Ruth just did a CLA on my Ansco Super Speedex (aka Agfa Super Isolette). It took just under two months--I was fine with that and the results are excellent.

I called and talked to him twice to...
Forum: Canon RF 04-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Towermax
Thanks for the replies. Your memory is spot on,...

Thanks for the replies. Your memory is spot on, Peter--it is easy to disassemble, exactly as you stated. I took it apart last night and lightly cleaned both sides of the lens, but didn't want to...
Forum: Canon RF 04-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Towermax
External finder problem

I just got a decent Canon 35mm finder in a batch of odds n' ends. I've been looking for one to go with the 35/2.8 on my IIF2. It's an older finder without the auto-parallax foot.

This one will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2011
Replies: 167
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 45,178
Posted By Towermax
Thanks for the info in this and the preceding...

Thanks for the info in this and the preceding posts. Do you know when the Proxars were first offered for sale? Are they pre- or post-war?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2011
Replies: 167
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 45,178
Posted By Towermax
Thanks for the reply, Mike. I own several Zeiss...

Thanks for the reply, Mike. I own several Zeiss cameras and lenses, as well as a Zeiss Tessar and Sonnar for my Exakta--and I'm in full agreement with you.

My error was in assuming that these...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-10-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,784
Posted By Towermax
I bought one when they first came out, and for...

I bought one when they first came out, and for three years it was always in my jacket pocket, usually loaded with Ektachrome 200 (which I got almost free at work). Exposures were nearly always spot...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-14-2011
Replies: 167
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 45,178
Posted By Towermax
I just got an interesting Bay 1 set on...

I just got an interesting Bay 1 set on eBay--there's a Rolleiparkeil and two Carl Zeiss Jena Proxar 1. I'm guessing the Zeiss Jena Proxars will be fairly decent, though probably not up to Rollei...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 03-12-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 17,303
Posted By Towermax
Chris Sherlock has CLA'd my IIIS and...

Chris Sherlock has CLA'd my IIIS and IIIC--excellent work and quick turnaround. Not cheap, though--at the current exchange rates, a CLA for a IIIS is over $180.00, plus shipping to New Zealand. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2010
Replies: 3,742
Views: 237,969
Posted By Towermax
Retina IIIC with Kodachrome 64

Retina IIIC with Kodachrome 64
Forum: Yashica RF 11-12-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 14,605
Posted By Towermax
The GSN is great--I own a couple--but your eye is...

The GSN is great--I own a couple--but your eye is truly phenomenal.
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 10-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By Towermax
Kodak calls the filters 32mm, but that's the...

Kodak calls the filters 32mm, but that's the outside diameter. They actually have a 29.5mm thread.

Filterfind.net has some of these filters, as well as Series V and VI adapters. I saw a yellow...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 09-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Towermax
Here's the hood you...

Here's the hood you want:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Retina-Lens-Hood-and-Filters-Leather-Case-Mint-/170539993601?pt=Lens_Accessories&hash=item27b4f9ca01

I also have a IIIS and use the bayonet mount...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2009
Replies: 217
Views: 6,790
Posted By Towermax
Olympus OM-10 with manual adapter and 50/1.8--a...

Olympus OM-10 with manual adapter and 50/1.8--a gift from my wife. I used it extensively and exclusively for over twenty years without a single failure. I still have it, but it spends most of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By Towermax
As Brian said, "That is the fun of collecting." ...

As Brian said, "That is the fun of collecting."

Craigslist for $80: Hexanon 28/1.8, 40/1.8, and 57/1.2, all latest versions with green AE. All mint--not eBay "mint", but truly mint, with caps and...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 07-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By Towermax
This time last year, he was on vacation for a few...

This time last year, he was on vacation for a few weeks. Some folks always go on holiday the same time every year--maybe that's it?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 8,187
Posted By Towermax
That's interesting--it must have been a slow or...

That's interesting--it must have been a slow or intermittent phase-in. My Summitar with serial number 81xxxx still has 10 aperture blades. Maybe someone in the factory found a box of the old...
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By Towermax
That's a great help. Thanks!

That's a great help. Thanks!
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 5,627
Posted By Towermax
Another vote for removing the 3 character search...

Another vote for removing the 3 character search restriction and the 30 second wait between searches.

I'm just returning to film photography and rangefinders in particular. There's a ton of info in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By Towermax
Tiffen also made a screw-in Series VI adapter for...

Tiffen also made a screw-in Series VI adapter for the Summitar. I got one on eBay--it says number 36F-6 on the box, and 36 F 6 on the adapter itself.
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 02-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Towermax
Here's a kit that is specifically designed for...

Here's a kit that is specifically designed for the Ia and IIa, and the dial says...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 02-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Towermax
According to the quote posted earlier, Gandy...

According to the quote posted earlier, Gandy seems to think it will work, as long as you get the kit that matches the focal length of your lens.

Kodak seems to have standardized the major...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 01-30-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Towermax
I have two of these and one is in the old yellow...

I have two of these and one is in the old yellow Kodak sleeve box, as opposed to the later two-piece yellow/black box. There are no model numbers on this box--just "The Retina Close-Up Rangefinder...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By Towermax
Yes, it's stuck. I studied the manual very...

Yes, it's stuck. I studied the manual very carefully before I touched anything--I'm absolutely paranoid about self-timers in general.

When I push in the self-timer release, it makes its ticking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-03-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By Towermax
OK, I bought it. Appears to be in very good...

OK, I bought it. Appears to be in very good cosmetic condition--some minor rub marks/light brassing around one of the strap eyelets, three very small dings/rubs on the baseplate, and that's about...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By Towermax
Yes, he knows it's rare--he quoted me ebay prices...

Yes, he knows it's rare--he quoted me ebay prices ranging from $900 up. He's selling many other cameras from the collection, so may just need money fast. I'm in no hurry and won't jump on it until...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By Towermax
Buy IIIg and F2 Summitar for $500?

I have the opportunity to buy a Leica IIIg with a 50mm F2 Summitar, lens cap, and case for $500.00. This looks like a good deal to me, but I thought I'd better check with some experts, since I'm not...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 09-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,458
Posted By Towermax
I'll second the recommendation for Chris Sherlock...

I'll second the recommendation for Chris Sherlock in New Zealand. He did a CLA on my IIIS and it looks and feels like new. Turnaround was less than a month including shipping both ways by air...
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