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Old 02-11-2007   #51
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Here is only part of mine. Sometimes, I think I am the Princelle of China. I wanted to sell some of them, but saw that they gained value in recent years, then I decided to keep them as banking savings.
Besides, many were bought in foreign countries that when I saw them I could recall the days in those places.
There are also some Red ZEISS(post war CZJ) microscope lenses.

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Old 02-11-2007   #52
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Here's one of my old projects...



Unfortunately I "sold" it (to a RFF member) and never actually got any money... I miss him (the Zorki) a lot...



And here's a nice looking kiev with the damn spacing problem...



... but except for the spacing increasing from 0.5mm to about 8mm at end of the roll, it works great
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Old 02-11-2007   #53
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The Zenit B and the Lubitel are not shown, . I like the Fed lenses the most in combination with the Fed 1/Zorki 1, Fed 2 or Zorki 4.
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There must be more FSU lovers out there? How many of you use the Heavy star lens hoods. I think they look excellent and the work really well also.

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damn spacing problem...

I love the skin on that camera, where'd you pick it up from?
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There must be more FSU lovers out there? How many of you use the Heavy star lens hoods. I think they look excellent and the work really well also.
John, where can I find one of these hoods? I've got one similar on my M2, but its for the 40 1.4... i'd like to get one for my J8
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I got mine on ebay for I think 14 bucks. Seller was heavystar

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Metal-40-5mm...QQcmdZViewItem
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I love the skin on that camera, where'd you pick it up from?
It's a sticker, a PVC sticker I bought 0.5 x 0.5 m for no more than 2 dollars. They sell it in a shop with wallpapers here... I also have a nice mahagony "wood" which I put in my car Looks good
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Some really nice cameras on this thread!!! Last week I intended to shoot with this combo, but I found that the lens didn't collapse. I shot a few frames, but it hasn't been out of the house since.



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Now this is a real beauty... Replace the Canon with a proper Jupiter 3 and this combo could win Miss Soviet Union
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I got mine on ebay for I think 14 bucks. Seller was heavystar

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Metal-40-5mm...QQcmdZViewItem
Thanks! I actually found another seller that has them for $8, so im probably picking up one for my j8, and one for whatever 2.8 lens is on my zorki 4k
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for 8 bucks I would by a couple.
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Here are some that haven;t been posted yet....

My GROOVY Zorki 5 - with the red text



Fed 3 - nice to use this one...



Fed 4 - a beauty to behold



Zorki 3C



Zorki 6 with J3

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Here is the only working FSU that I own right now. a '54 Zorki 3 with a J8. The 8 has been upgraded to a J12 with a viewfinder. The shutter is nice and tuned in. I am really diggin the images I am getting with this combo


and here is a quick sample image from the Z3 with J12
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That Z-3 is so sweeeet
but the rings in strap lugs are... kind of... not so nice
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TVphotog ~ I haven't seen many Zorki.3 with a foot. Mine has one too - we could split a pair of Zorki.shoes. Both are great photos, BTW. I'll post one of my Zorki.3 when my new Digi.Widget arrives Wednesday.

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TVphotog, what is happening in that picture? Seems like everybody is really interested...
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Wonderful thread!
My main shooters. (In BW since the POS digi-crap I've got has some serious color fringing issues)
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Wow, that Arax is gargantuan! How much does it weigh anyway? How are the ergonomics on that beast?
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Wow, that Arax is gargantuan! How much does it weigh anyway? How are the ergonomics on that beast?
I've never actually weighed the Arax, but I'd guess 5+ Kg. And the ergonomics(not a word I generally use when talking about this beast ) aren't too bad, in fact.
With the(much smaller) 80mm std lens, I'm confident using it hand-held in day light. I almost always use a tripod with the other lenses, though that 30mm Arsat is almost too much for the tripod I own. The controls fall f naturally under my hands and are easy for me to reach. And I'm not such a big guy. Definitely a two handed shooter!
I don't have a scanner to show you, but the photos are much better than the photographer(me).
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TVphotog, what is happening in that picture? Seems like everybody is really interested...

The image was shot at 1/25th of a second at 2.8 with the J12. The occasion was the grand opening celebration of a new Chocolate shop in the neighborhood. The owner(the guy in the white shirt) and a local artist had created molds of people's hands and were un-molding the finished chocolate hands that were created from the molds. That is what everyone is so intent on.. Here is the finished product





Spyderman, the split rings, which are attached to a strap, actually came with the Z3 from the motherland. They have since been removed. The picture of the Z3 is pretty much how it came out of the box. The strap that is attached to the split rings is from my collection. The Z3 is strapless right now and gets carried that way. I am searching for a suitable strap right now. I am in negotiations for a Z6, a Z5 and another Kiev or two off of Ebay right now. Sooo many cool cameras, so little money
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I know what you're talking about... I think WE ALL know what you're talking about

There's a Zorki 3 I could buy, but not enough money
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Well, I am in the process of locating a Zorki 5 and 6 off the ol' Ebay right now. So, if anybody here sees Cgrman bidding on a Zorki 5 or 6 stay away
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