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Scale Focus 35's Though not rangefinders, scale focus 35's are 1st cousins. This forum includes such popular gems as the Rollei 35's, Petri 35's, and the Olympus XA-4.

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Old 02-07-2013   #81
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Thanks all,

Concerning the Contax II, already negotiating with a local guy who repairs FEDs, Zorkis and KIEVs. He's willing to take a look at it.
Alternatively I'll order some ribbon from Oleg or FEDKA and do the fix myself with Rick Oleson's notes. (It's not that hard apparently).

The Mercury II is now running smoothly after a good internal clean and a sprinkling of naphtha and some pin pricks of oil.

Hmmm...Post a picture here or in the half-frame section.



I will need to polish the external finish and seal it somehow.
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Old 02-08-2013   #83
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Nice!

I tested the Robot's film transport last night, practicing loading the feed cartridge in the process. Works perfectly, no torn sprockets etc. each wind of the mainspring nets about ten exposures, fifty shots per roll.

I'll load it with fresh film today.

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Old 02-11-2013   #85
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LOMO 135BC full manual aperture and speed + scale focus + 8 shoots in a row!!!
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He like the simplicity & robustness, of the Kalashnikov (as he calls the little Lomo).
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Thanks all,

Concerning the Contax II, already negotiating with a local guy who repairs FEDs, Zorkis and KIEVs. He's willing to take a look at it.
Alternatively I'll order some ribbon from Oleg or FEDKA and do the fix myself with Rick Oleson's notes. (It's not that hard apparently).

The Mercury II is now running smoothly after a good internal clean and a sprinkling of naphtha and some pin pricks of oil.

Hmmm...Post a picture here or in the half-frame section.



I will need to polish the external finish and seal it somehow.
Rick, here is what I went through to polish mine up. http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzdMhue
Didn't hurt that I had to tear it down anyway to fix an internal fault. I see the coverings on yours look as loose as the ones that were on mine. They came off really easy, and I glued them back down with Weldbond (Pliobond over there?) after cleaning the aluminum fuzz from the insides. Good luck.

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Old 02-18-2013   #87
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Thanks, I had already found your report on your restoration of the Mercury. It was a great help in opening it up and cleaning out the globs of grease and film chips.

Haven't taken off or re-glued the leather yet. I have Bison Kit for this, it remains somewhat rubbery once dry.
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Good to hear I was a help, Rick. Mine is unfortunately sounding like it's about to come apart again. That catch lever may be working it's way out of it's mounting hole. I'll have to run another roll of film through it to see if it's still functioning okay.

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Been wanting a Rollei 35S to join my Rollei 35 and pushed the button yesterday. Perfect briefcase camera.
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I just had the 35S CLA'd by Krikor Maralian so I decided to snap a family portrait.

Only the 35S and the Singapore Rollei 35 work. The German model and the 35 LED are non-working props that would cost to much to repair, but they're still cool to have around.


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Both required some repairs to get them working (sticky shutter and aperture on the Olympus, while the Rollei was tearing film on rewind), but working fine now. I really enjoy shooting both of them, though the Rollei unsurprisingly produces far superior images.
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Picked up this nice little Vito..


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A shot of my Rollei 35T at rest
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My vito B, I have used vitos on and off for the last couple of decades
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and a couple of Werra, both scale focus. I really love the Olive werra, they make for very attractive cameras
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and a couple of Werra, both scale focus. I really love the Olive werra, they make for very attractive cameras
I loved my Werra, but the wind was a bit wrong. I gave it to a collector in the end.
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I guess this thing is scale focus as well:

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Guess it is!

Nice one (not 35, though, is it?)
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One of my peronal favorites and IMO one of the best cameras ever made:

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Here - as a part of my Travel set:
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Nice combination.
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Haven't got a good shot of my latest scale focus beauty yet (at least not without me attached to it), and it's not a 35mm either I'm afraid.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lumiere...07488321849490

And boy was it cold that weekend
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Haven't got a good shot of my latest scale focus beauty yet (at least not without me attached to it), and it's not a 35mm either I'm afraid.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lumiere...07488321849490

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Why, it was so cold, even the smoke froze in your pipe! Nice cam, Rick.

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It took some nice pictures too, which I'll be sharing shortly
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a quick shot of my Werra I
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Not quite a Hasselblad. Rather smaller, in fact.

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Found this at a local thrift store without a single scratch! I bought the close up rangefinder after and the accura as well. Its a very nice and extremely well built camera!

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Found this at a local thrift store without a single scratch! I bought the close up rangefinder after and the accura as well. Its a very nice and extremely well built camera!

http:[email protected]/8667703335/

http:[email protected]/8668805646/

http:[email protected]/8668805814/
Neat! I hope it works as nice as it looks. :-)

My Robot II and Robot Star 50 have returned from being serviced now. They look and feel great now, shutter and drive working reliably through the range. Got a special Schneider 30mm f/5.6 for them too ... Curious little thing, you remove the lens mount and bolt it to the camera to use it. Made for surveillance work.

Have to do some photos...

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Chinon Bellami and it´s clone, the Revue 35CC:

nice, how good is the chinon glass
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