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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By tho60
I have checked the auxiliary lenses with film and...

I have checked the auxiliary lenses with film and with screenglass. My experimets show vignetting not only at at f/16 to f/22, but at f/5.6 as well. Only wide open were the results acceptable.
How...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By tho60
Which filter for seacoast travel (BW)

Dear Buddies,

BW films usually require filters for proper colour and tone rendering. What kind of filter do you recommend for a beutiful sea /island trip in Croatia?

The common answer would be a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,682
Posted By tho60
very good test method

I have generated much more and fervent debate than I expected. However, this is not a problem, but a good occasion to exchange our opinions.

I have checked the recommended Norwegian website. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,682
Posted By tho60
Provocative question: films & developers

Dear Friends,

Recently, I have checked hundreds of photos uploaded on flickr.com (http://flickr.com) to study different films, developers. Guess what: the distinction between BW film brands and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 18,520
Posted By tho60
comparison

There is not too much difference, I think. If you compare the prices as well, the J-8 is a bargain.:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By tho60
Thank you very much. What could be the remedy?

Thank you very much. What could be the remedy?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By tho60
Is there any chance to adjust these lenses...

Is there any chance to adjust these lenses properly? Or these problems are due to factory fault, blaming the Japanese optical industry?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By tho60
Zorki-4 second curtain

I have purchased a Zorki-4 from 1961. The second curtain does not run at all. The first one goes as far as the chosen speed allows. I took apart the camera but I did not find any obvious hindrance...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By tho60
I would know whether the Agfa is better than...

I would know whether the Agfa is better than Fomapan? Prices are the same. Very interesting comments. Selling a downgraded film under a prestigious trademark; this actually ruins the brand's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By tho60
Yashica Mat auxiliary lenses

I have two kits of Yashica Mat auxiliary lenses: telephoto and wide-angle. When I stop down the lenses, I experience very strong vignetting. The wide-angle lens shows this even at wide open....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By tho60
Thank you for your comments. But a question...

Thank you for your comments. But a question remained open: It is worth to buy this film?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By tho60
If cannot obtain Xtol, you can make some...

If cannot obtain Xtol, you can make some Parodinal from painkiller pills.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By tho60
Agfaphoto APX Pan 100-new emulsion

Dear Buddies,

what about the Agfaphoto APX Pan 100-new emulsion film? Some people claim that this film is not the same as before. It is quite cheap (in 30,5 m bulk the price is about 45 euro, almost...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By tho60
my former thread

Dear Buddies,


Two years ago I started a thread “Industars, Jupiters and other stuff”. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115616 There were many replies but the issue cannot...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-15-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By tho60
Sunset photography with a Zorki

Dear Buddies,

how could I photograph the sunset at the sea with a Zorki camera? The strong light can burn pinholes into the shutter cloth.

Question 2: how might I set the camera exposure...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By tho60
Yes, that's right. I have a cassette for Kiev-2....

Yes, that's right. I have a cassette for Kiev-2. Hardly works it for its original camera, but I could use it in an other one. (I have tried it with an exposed film for testing.)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,195
Posted By tho60
An answer from the RFF archive

Please check this link for detailled answer:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-96451.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,153
Posted By tho60
Nice pictures.

Nice pictures.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By tho60
As I wrote, I have some 5 different FSU...

As I wrote, I have some 5 different FSU cassettes. The most peculiar among them was made for Zorki-6 cameras (you can see it in the manual). Its outer case is hold by a spring. Earlier cassettes are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By tho60
An original FSU cassette for bulk loading

Hello Buddies!

I am considering to buy a 100 feet film roll for bulk loading. I have some original FSU cassettes. E.g. for Zorki-1, Zorki-6, and Kiev-2A. May I try on them, or I should apply modern...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 9,104
Posted By tho60
Nice pictures. My favourites are No. 1. and 2....

Nice pictures. My favourites are No. 1. and 2. Did not the couple insult you for having photographed them?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
picture 2.

I am attaching an other picture which shows more corrosion. If I could clean the barrel, why I would not try to do it? I am keen on doing my best:cool:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
Maas

MAAS can do miracles certainly, it costs 12.95 dollars in the U.S. though. In Hungary I cannot get it, no one shop sells this product, which I find a bit expensive comparing to the lens' price..
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
toothpaste

Thanks, I have not tried it, but I will do!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-26-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
picture

Thanks for your advices. I am trying to attach a picture, albeit system noticed that my quota had exceeded.:rolleyes:

You are very kind, but you recommend chemicals which are available easily in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
Yes, I could do it, but IMHO the sandpaper will...

Yes, I could do it, but IMHO the sandpaper will damage the inscriptions.:o
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
Thank you for your advice. Does not Nevr Dull...

Thank you for your advice. Does not Nevr Dull remove the inscriptions? :(They are engraved, and then filled with black paint.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By tho60
Aluminum cleaning

Hello,

I have just bought an LTM Jupiter-9. Optics seem to be good, but lens barrel is heavily damaged by corrosion. How to clean the aluminum barrel without harming the engraved (and then painted)...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-26-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
grease

Yes, it may. However, Molycote YM-103 is my lightest grease.

There are dry, coating-like lubricants, but I have not used them so far.
Forum: Off Topic 03-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By tho60
What to do if my upload quota exceeded

Hello!

I cannot upload any more pictures because my upload quota has exceeded. How to get more quota for my new pictures? I do not want a gallery, just I would upload pics to my forum posts.

Thomas
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
thanks

Hello!

I apologize for the late answer, but I was ill last week.

Many thanks for your pictures, they were very helpful. However, my LTM Jupiter-11 belongs to an other type. The optical block cannot...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
No, I cannot rotate the focus ring at all after...

No, I cannot rotate the focus ring at all after installing the guide pin. Before doing this I can turn it. As I remember, there were only one reasonable position for installing the pins next to the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
Unfortunately, not. As I wrote twice, Kiev mount...

Unfortunately, not. As I wrote twice, Kiev mount J-11 is a completely different thing. I have two Kiev mount J-11s and they work flawlessly. My LTM mount J-11 lens has problems. :confused:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
I am sorry, I believed that you considered my...

I am sorry, I believed that you considered my post as a hoax. I apologize and I would not hurt you.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-08-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By tho60
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.:cool:...

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.:cool: I have shot several pictures with Industar-50,22, 61 and Jupiter-8. Pictures taken with Industar-50 and 22 show much more sharpness and resolution...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By tho60
You might be right, but my Industar-22 and 50...

You might be right, but my Industar-22 and 50 lenses performed much better under outdoor circumstances. I would show you pictures, but my quota exceeded.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
I cannot understand the reason of your comment...

I cannot understand the reason of your comment perfectly, but I assure you that I did not have any malignancy.

The Kiev mount J-11 does not have in common with LTM ones, except of their optical...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By tho60
Help! A messed up LTM Jupiter-11 reassembly

Dear Buddies,

I am forced to ask your help. For a long while I intend to relube my LTM Jupiter-11 lens, but I procrastinated to do it till Friday.

I have managed to disassembly the lens; it differs...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By tho60
Industars, Jupiters and other stuff

Recently I have found two very interesting posts regarding some FSU normal lenses. (Which is your favorite FSU "normal lens" and why? ; Jupiter 8 equal to Jupiter 3?)

So I decided to write a longer...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By tho60
Industar-50 aperture ring

Hello!

Some buddies made complaints of wiggly (easily rotating) aperture ring of rigid barrel Industar-50 LTM lenses. In my case the situation is the reverse: the ring is very stiff, hardly can I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 41,215
Posted By tho60
I prefer Industar-22 or 50 lenses to Jupiter-8...

I prefer Industar-22 or 50 lenses to Jupiter-8 due to their greater resolving power. I use Jupiter-8 mostly for portraits.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By tho60
Thanks a lot.

Thanks a lot.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By tho60
Hello! I guess that I have repaired my...

Hello!

I guess that I have repaired my Zorki-6. I pumped some petrol with syringe to the ends of the rollers and gears until the dried lubricants were flushed out. I did not take apart the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By tho60
What kind of manual have you dowloaded? The...

What kind of manual have you dowloaded? The complete version of Zorki-1, which I need in English?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By tho60
Zorki-6 shutter repair

Hello!

I have bought a Zorki-6. My "new" camera is from 1964, but its curtains are blocked by dirt. Zorki-6 has a very intricated internal structure due to its monobloc shutter-camera part. A...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-11-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By tho60
Dear Buddies, I read your comments regarding the...

Dear Buddies,

I read your comments regarding the Zorki manual with surprise. I started a thread "Complete Zorki-1 manual in English" asking an English textof the original version.Does nobody of you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By tho60
I accept your opinion, but how about this...

I accept your opinion, but how about this peculiar serial number? The first two digits should indicate the year of production. This is not the case.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-04-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By tho60
When was this J-8 made?

I show you a peculiar J-8 lens fitted on a Zorki-1. Its serial number 017865. The camera is from 1951-52. The Zorki manual indicates that there were Zorki-1s with J-8 or even J-3 lenses, but these...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By tho60
Hello! Thanks a lot! I have checked the...

Hello!
Thanks a lot!
I have checked the following sites:
http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/shutter-curtain/inst/02.html
http://stephenc7.tripod.com/cameras/fed2.htm
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By tho60
How to replace the curtains in this Zorki, if I...

How to replace the curtains in this Zorki, if I could not use the original ribbons as templates, because they was installed wrongly at the plant?
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