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Old 09-02-2010   #26
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Awesome thread. I like yashica-guy too.

www.yashica-guy.com

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Old 09-03-2010   #27
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Johan- I would like to see the Perfex Mod, but get an error on the page.

"TCPDF error: Missing or incorrect image file: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3226108106_8535c925c0_o.jpg"
Hi Brian,

the link to the web site page is here. Pictures load without any issue on it, so not sure why the other link produced an error...
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Old 09-03-2010   #28
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Johan- that link worked, now I want a Wollensak Hack.
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shutter curtain instruction from Aki Asahi
Old 10-06-2010   #29
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shutter curtain instruction from Aki Asahi

How to replace your shutter curtains, the easy way. Does not include removal and re-fitting of the mechanism. Materials sold by AA on this page.
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Old 10-07-2010   #30
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Very interesting link, Buzzardkid!

I have a fairly oddball restoration project, and I'm looking for instruction links to restore a historic Praktiflex SLR (built in Dresden 1940) w/ a CZJ Tessar 5cm/f3.5 plus a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 10.5 cm/f4.5.

I need instructions on
  • camera body disassembly & general cleaning
  • Changing the VF (flip) mirror
  • VF alignment
  • changing shutter curtains
  • shutter speed adjustment
  • general disassembly, cleaning & realignment of the lenses
Also, any hints about camera technicians in Europe who specialize in vintage SLRs would be appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2010   #31
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this guy from france does some interesting projects: http://mmmphoto.com/
you can find them under "appareils (home made)"
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  • Changing the VF (flip) mirror
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Arjay, there are some suggestions for donor mirrors here, but not sure on how to proceed...
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Old 10-07-2010   #33
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Johan,

I downloaded a couple of your .pdf files, bu they seem to have a problem - the text blocks between the pictures (particularly in the Canon lens one) seem to have run into just one line - i.e. the text is superimposed on itself, so you can't read it.

What version did you compile for?
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Johan,

I downloaded a couple of your .pdf files, bu they seem to have a problem - the text blocks between the pictures (particularly in the Canon lens one) seem to have run into just one line - i.e. the text is superimposed on itself, so you can't read it.

What version did you compile for?
Dunno? I linked to the option of making an article available in PDF through Joomla, the CMS that I am using for my website. Not sure what software is used to compile that PDF. I'll have a look.

All the articles I linked to as PDF can also easily be found on my website as well, in the Photo Gear section. There's five articles listed in full, the older ones are linked to at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
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Restoring LF lenses
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Restoring LF lenses

Hi,

a small link and bit of info on vintage LF lenses: how to clean out those 'busted' lenses and re-align the elements. Here.

Also, how to calculate aperture sizes on old LF lenses, here.

And, how to deduce focal length for lenses that do not have their focal length on the barrel, here.
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Dunno? I linked to the option of making an article available in PDF through Joomla, the CMS that I am using for my website. Not sure what software is used to compile that PDF. I'll have a look.

All the articles I linked to as PDF can also easily be found on my website as well, in the Photo Gear section. There's five articles listed in full, the older ones are linked to at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Johan,

All the website pages work fine, thanks. I wonder if the pdf creator in Joomla is a printer driver type? It's not doing your work any favours. I would suggest creating them again on your PC using something like PDFCreator (freeware).

Thanks for some interesting articles
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working on a new pictorial
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working on a new pictorial

Hi,

I'm working on a new pictorial on my website. It will be up tonight.

Meanwhile, here's a sneak preview picture. Clues: That is a Leica SCNOO trigger winder, but it ain't the standard silk ribbon they were fitted with in the factory...
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Old 10-28-2010   #39
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A couple:

Jon Goodman's instructions for replacing seals (His products are invaluable too!!)
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/sealreplacement.html

The whole Kyphoto reair section is good:
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/repairmanuals.html

Their repair forum is also very useful with a number of very knowledgable people ready to help.

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A couple from my "favourites bar"

http://pheugo.com/cameras/
http://photographic.co.nz/cameraworks/

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Nikon F3 illumination light always on mod
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Nikon F3 illumination light always on mod

On the "F3 Tribute" thread in the "Evil SLR" section I outline how to bypass the little red button under the VF'er that is so non ergonomic. The mod makes the built-in light that illuminates the LCD's turn on whenever the meter is activated.

Look at posting number 175 on page 7. Sorry, I don't know how to link.

This mod I only recommend doing on F3's that are equipt with MD-4's because there is a report that battery drain can be an issue.

In use the added illumination makes the metering easier to read even in good light. I use this mod on a F3 non HP with a Noct-Nikkor, but I'm considering modding my F3P because I see it as a general overall improvement to the weakest point of the F3: the LCD meter. Improvement is so good that it kinda keeps me from buying a F2AS to use with the Noct-Nikkor.

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I have a number of repair manuals on my Scribd site at http://www.scribd.com/equiphoto/documents
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