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Old 1 Week Ago   #7361
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I bought two Gossen Trisixes. The first:



Needs to have the flm speed set two stops over the actual speed, but it is consitent.

The second:



Works at the nominal film speed, but I think someone has fiddled with it in the past, as some of the little metal strips on the incident cover weren't in the right place.

Both have film speed dials that are quite hard to turn but they are much easier than the one on my Gossen Sixtry.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7362
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Two 100' rolls of Ilford Delta, a bottle of Ilfotec HC and fixer and some other goodies. I move back to Honduras on Friday and apparently it's hard to get any developing chemicals.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7363
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Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 3.5/45
Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar L 2.8/45
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/50
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all adapted to Sony E-mount
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7364
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I just bought a No.3 Brownie camera model B in rough shape for $6. I'm happy to have one of these that's not in great condition so that I can take it apart and mess with it without worrying about ruining something nice. The best thing about the camera is the tripod mount. I may spool up some Ilford paper and run it through the camera and take some photos with the time setting.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7365
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Today I was at my repairman. He dismantled my recently aquired Summicron 50mm v4 in chrome. The lens head screws off just like on the Summicron Rigid 50mm and the earliest versions of the Summilux 50mm I and II. This is a great advantage when the lens needs service.

My lens is 24 years old, but looks like new. However, the lubricant was dried out, so my repairman removed it all and replaced it with the grease that Leica uses for the helical mount of their R-line of lenses. The result is amazing. All play is gone. The lens focuses now very smooth with just the right amount of resistance. The lens is now completely like new.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #7366
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A Zorki 1 from David Newton here on RFF.

It is one of the 'Zorki-Zorki' with both Russian and English on the top. I am enjoying learning how to use the camera.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #7367
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Leicaflex SL MOT and a 50mm Summicron. I have wanted a Leicaflex for many years.
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I picked up a 127 processing reel, from Ebay. Bet those aren't big sellers anymore.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7369
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a beautiful nikkor sc 50 1.4 fo my black f w pentaprism...smooth as silk
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Old 1 Week Ago   #7370
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Agfa Optima 1535 Sensor, and for size comparison next to a CLE w/ 40mm lens (the Agfa is also a 40), and the mighty M5. Funny to think these are all 35mm rangefinder cameras.

IMG_2138 by desmolicious, on Flickr
IMG_2139 by desmolicious, on Flickr
IMG_2140 by desmolicious, on Flickr

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Old 6 Days Ago   #7371
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Nice 50 Erik. I recently got the same lens in black off eBay for a steal, and it's flawless. I've been using it to compliment my 35 Lux ASPH.

Here she is sporting that 50 with my newest purchase: Tom A Rapidwinder. First time with one of these and it feels nice.

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Traded in a Pentax K1000 for £50 and paid the rest

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Traded in a Pentax K1000 for £50 and paid the rest


Let me guess, you got the Pentax for 50 p at a car boot sale?
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Old 6 Days Ago   #7374
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Today I was at my repairman. He dismantled my recently aquired Summicron 50mm v4 in chrome. The lens head screws off just like on the Summicron Rigid 50mm and the earliest versions of the Summilux 50mm I and II. This is a great advantage when the lens needs service.

My lens is 24 years old, but looks like new. However, the lubricant was dried out, so my repairman removed it all and replaced it with the grease that Leica uses for the helical mount of their R-line of lenses. The result is amazing. All play is gone. The lens focuses now very smooth with just the right amount of resistance. The lens is now completely like new.

Erik.


Hi Erik, I'm glad you got your lens refurbed! The type 4 is, in my opinion, the best 50mm lens of all time. It's the perfect mixture of optical precision and personal character. If you look at my avatar, you will see my cartoon version of that very lens.
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Let me guess, you got the Pentax for 50 p at a car boot sale?
Possibly , see post #7332 - it was part of a deal i struck.
I kept the Sigma thought.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #7376
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Got an Olympus OM1 in black and kit lens today from a second hand shop for £25. Needs a clean but apart from that all is good.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #7377
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A second corrective diopter for the CLE. In case I lose the first one. Or buy a backup camera.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #7378
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Hi Erik, I'm glad you got your lens refurbed! The type 4 is, in my opinion, the best 50mm lens of all time. It's the perfect mixture of optical precision and personal character. If you look at my avatar, you will see my cartoon version of that very lens.
Thank you, Chris. I very much like the tab. It is plastic, but my repairman has some new ones for when it breaks. I use the small shade from the Elmar-M 50mm f/2.8.

Focusing this lens is much faster than the Rigid.

The female focusing part is however made of aluminium. When this part was brass, the lens would be heavier than the Rigid.

People should choose this lens instead of the Summarit 50mm f/2.5. Compared to this Summicron the Summarit is a toy.

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Larry's Yashica D listed below.

I'm very excited for its arrival and subsequent use.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #7380
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So don't think I've posted here before. Guess it's either a sort of true confessions page or bit brag... or both. This is the year that my digital camera became a "Digital Scanner" and sits mostly atop a copystand as I "returned to film". BIG time.

Let me be clear that there is absolutely nothing wrong with digital... clearly... it's just that I've been finding the creation of film negatives a lot more fun, and forcing a process that seems to require me to learn more and make better images. So the digital sell-off offered some additional funds, but for the most part, I'm shooting about 95% film now. Other funds came from selling of a collection of model trains... sad to see them go, too.

I bought 2 Leica M bodies an M4-2 which I've used the most, and an M6 for the meter. These are my main shooters. I have a Contax S2 to fill an SLR need and use Zeiss CY lenses acquired years ago for digital. I also picked up a Bronica SQ-A for medium format that pushes for an e-v-e-n slower and more self-conscious devotion.

Shooting film has forced me to learn more and more about photography... and become a better digital shooter as well. Call me Mr. Manual.... drinkin' from a fire hose and making every mistake in the book. But slowly, I think it's paying dividends!

Without this site and these forums? None of this would have happened. Thank you!
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Epson 3880 refurb..be here Monday.....my 3800 has been an outstanding machine....this will sit on a shelf unopened for awhile ,until I finish up some projects with the 3800...then one for glossy and the other for matt......giving my 1400 and 1430 to a couple of students...I'm a firm believer in helping young people ,especially students..regards,Bill
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Epson 3880 refurb..be here Monday.....my 3800 has been an outstanding machine....this will sit on a shelf unopened for awhile ,until I finish up some projects with the 3800...then one for glossy and the other for matt......giving my 1400 and 1430 to a couple of students...I'm a firm believer in helping young people ,especially students..regards,Bill
Bill,

Be careful, I too picked up a refurbished 3880 and left it unopened for months. That was not a good idea. The refurb units are NOT packed like new units and somewhere along the way mine was dropped. There were a few broken 'tabs', none essential, but tons of stuff was dislocated, and if I did not have a identical printer sitting next to it to compare I don't think I would have gotten everything back in place. But even with that mishap after my repairs the 3880 works like a champ.

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3D printer that has been handy in printing out odd sized lens caps or m39 rear caps among many other things.





The Contax came with a Jena 5cm f2 but I already had the 1.5 to put on it. Shutter seems to be working at all speeds but I haven't put film through it yet.

I have film in the Leotax now. Fun camera to shoot. I forgot how much I liked dual viewfinders (Kodak Medalist) as an easier way to focus, at least for static objects. It is my first screw mount RF camera.

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Praktica BMS with 50/1.8 lens from Germany

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I bought a Nikon lens to Leica camera adapter for my borrowed M240. With Live View, I could use some old Nikkor lenses on the M 240.
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I bought a Nikon lens to Leica camera adapter for my borrowed M240. With Live View, I could use some old Nikkor lenses on the M 240.
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Leica M Type 240
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The wife has asked that I tighten the purse strings, lol.
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The wife has asked that I tighten the purse strings, lol.
My wife asked me the same but for me having spent £30 this month for camera gear.
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Today I was at my repairman. He dismantled my recently aquired Summicron 50mm v4 in chrome. The lens head screws off just like on the Summicron Rigid 50mm and the earliest versions of the Summilux 50mm I and II. This is a great advantage when the lens needs service.

My lens is 24 years old, but looks like new. However, the lubricant was dried out, so my repairman removed it all and replaced it with the grease that Leica uses for the helical mount of their R-line of lenses. The result is amazing. All play is gone. The lens focuses now very smooth with just the right amount of resistance. The lens is now completely like new.

Erik.




Eric who do you get your lenses serviced by (I have several that need to have this done)


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