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Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-28-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,614
Posted By elwrongo
Well the Contax IIIa arrived and it looks to me...

Well the Contax IIIa arrived and it looks to me to be very good. The shutter, rangefinder and lightmeter all work and the lenses are clear and clean. Phew! I rushed it round to my camera tech guy and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-16-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,614
Posted By elwrongo
Impulse too late! Contax IIIa and two lenses

Impulse got the better of me and I bought this one last night. These forums are dangerous:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370532781508&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Thanks for the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-16-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,614
Posted By elwrongo
Very informative thread, thanks guys. Out of...

Very informative thread, thanks guys. Out of interest what is reasonable price to pay for good condition IIIa with a Zeis Opton Sonnar 50mm f2.0?This discussion has got me all intrigued and I feel...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By elwrongo
All You Need Now is the Flash Kit

Lovely repair/restoration job, well done! I have two of these now, one with the Zuiko and the other with a Neoca lens in a Stamina(?) shutter. All you need now is the Mamiya Six Flash...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-18-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 10,091
Posted By elwrongo
I've got the D700 and its been great. I upgraded...

I've got the D700 and its been great. I upgraded from the D80 which had poor low light/high iso performance. I'm surprised about low light/high iso performance on the D300, I thought they'd fixed...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-16-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,666
Posted By elwrongo
Don't forget the thrift/opshop/charity stores....

Don't forget the thrift/opshop/charity stores. I've got most of my rangefinders from there and the best thing is you can see they have come straight from the original owners and have not been...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-16-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,286
Posted By elwrongo
I think the Yashica Lynx 5000 or 14 fits the...

I think the Yashica Lynx 5000 or 14 fits the bill. The 5000 seems to come up for cheaper more often and is a little lighter too - just a little.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By elwrongo
Yashinon

Yes thanks for that, I'll try him.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By elwrongo
Yashinon Advice/Front element wanted?

I've just received a very good condition Yashica LM but was shocked to see the condition of the front element of the taking lens. It looks like someones be at it with emery paper! Fine scratches...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,185
Posted By elwrongo
That's a great set of pics by Russ Pinchbeck on...

That's a great set of pics by Russ Pinchbeck on RC overhaul, thanks Russ. I would just add that I believe the twin pin nut for the timer lever has a LEFT HAND THREAD. I nearly damaged mine before...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 4,177
Posted By elwrongo
I've been using the Konica Minolta Dimage Scan...

I've been using the Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II (belongs to work) for about a year and its been very good and I've been happy with the scans. There are some caveats however:

1. I could...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-05-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By elwrongo
Well I listed one a few weeks ago at a starting...

Well I listed one a few weeks ago at a starting price of $10 (which I would have been happy with) and to my astonishment it sold for $105 (Aud). It looked nice, worked well and I'd shot film with it...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-25-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By elwrongo
Conductive glue! Sounds like a great concept....

Conductive glue! Sounds like a great concept. I've asked for it at several shops here in Perth (Australia) - Jaycar, Dick Smiths - and the shops assistants look at me like I'm referring to the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,090
Posted By elwrongo
I'd be happy to take a "lesser" S3 off your...

I'd be happy to take a "lesser" S3 off your hands....I'd keep the good S3 qnd the Black Canonet - you'll never get another. I got mine for $10 and can't bear to part with it even though they go for...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-05-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,693
Posted By elwrongo
What I do know about these ones is that the light...

What I do know about these ones is that the light selas are horrible - very tricky to clean ready for new seals. Al the ususal solvents do very little. I had to resort to acetone or Craft Clean-Up. I...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-01-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,806
Posted By elwrongo
Hey I've got one of these. I just dragged it out...

Hey I've got one of these. I just dragged it out and I'm amazed how similar it is to the Yashica Lynx 14. Not like the earlier Ministers which seemed a bit smaller and more like Yashica J's etc.
Forum: Yashica RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 9,627
Posted By elwrongo
Thanks for the diagrams. I will try this one day...

Thanks for the diagrams. I will try this one day as it would be good to be able to use silver oxide cells. Its just the tiny soldering odf the tiny wires I'm afraid of. For the moment though I'll...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,806
Posted By elwrongo
Just set it at infinity with f16 for depth of...

Just set it at infinity with f16 for depth of field on a sunny day like this. That will test if the camera's rangefinders out or not.
Forum: Yashica RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,407
Posted By elwrongo
I paid $Aus10 for my Lynx 14 in a charity store...

I paid $Aus10 for my Lynx 14 in a charity store with case. I ran home with it but the shutter was stuck, and no meter action. CLA for $60 and its all good, including meter. The photos are nothing...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By elwrongo
Can I add a question on this generally? If you...

Can I add a question on this generally? If you have a corroded wire how can you cut and strip a new one - the wires are so tiny! Also whats a good replacement wire? I was thinking of using wire from...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,392
Posted By elwrongo
Its also been discussed...

Its also been discussed here:

http://photo.net/alternative-cameras-forum/00S6JA
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,392
Posted By elwrongo
Hi, The function of the cell is to provide a...

Hi, The function of the cell is to provide a light reading so the camera can calculate exposure. I think some of these Pens like the Olympus Trip have a little red flag that pops up when there is not...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
I love this forum. Someone, a very kind...

I love this forum. Someone, a very kind Rangefinder forum member (Earl Dunbar) has written to me saying he has an original Olympus 35SP case that he is willing to let me have for the cost of postage....
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
Jessedog I think you've cracked it! Not that I've...

Jessedog I think you've cracked it! Not that I've got an OM20 (I couldn't say why). I'll be on the lookout now though. It's great that its an Olympus case too.
Forum: Olympus RF 08-30-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
Olympus 35SP - on the case

Thanks guys, I'll check out the Lowepro case Jesse1dog. I'm using a pouch type case at the minute, might even be a Lowepro. iT fits aliright but you have to remove it entirely from the case to shoot...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
The batteries don't bother me much, I use 675...

The batteries don't bother me much, I use 675 Zinc Air, they work. Its more about protecting the camera. Howver, if its in a case you know the batteries should be good to go. Thanks for the Zing...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
I'd pay $20 for an original case. The shipping is...

I'd pay $20 for an original case. The shipping is a problem though. This is my second SP and I finally have one all working properly, be good to look after it. I can see from the cameras that I see...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-28-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,062
Posted By elwrongo
Rolleiflex 2.8F

Rolleiflex 2.8F - I saw one of these at a camera market recently for $Au700. It was beautiful and mint with a Planar. I held it in my hands, hesitated and lost. The guy next to me offered $600 and...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
Thanks Zuikologist, yes the shape of the 35SP is...

Thanks Zuikologist, yes the shape of the 35SP is a little singular. I've got quite a few other cameras and none of the cases come close. I thought about the tape but have been dismayed by the effect...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By elwrongo
Olympus 35 SP Case Question

I have an Olympus 35 SP :) and as you all know it needs a case because of the "always on" lightmeter. I don't have an original case and am unlikely to find one anytime soon. :(

Can anyone suggest a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,427
Posted By elwrongo
Mamiya Six

I just got one of these the other week from a seller in the US. It cost me...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 12,617
Posted By elwrongo
Ricoh FF70

[quote=btgc;1070834]yes, FF-70 is same as FF-90, latter being for U.S. market.

Thanks for the super quick reply. That would be right! The US get 20 more thingys on theirs for no apparent reason....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 12,617
Posted By elwrongo
Sorted that one out. Its doesn't seem to like...

Sorted that one out. Its doesn't seem to like NiMH rechargeable batteries. Put some alkalines in and its hunky dory. The manual is up at...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 12,617
Posted By elwrongo
I've just a Ricoh FF70 (for $5). Is this pretty...

I've just a Ricoh FF70 (for $5). Is this pretty much the same as the FF90? They look similar - same sort of lens. I have yet to put film in this one but put new batteries in and the battery light...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 6,460
Posted By elwrongo
I've got (access to) a Konica Dimage 5400II and...

I've got (access to) a Konica Dimage 5400II and with its own software it works great (on XP). However, it is only supported up to XP and I couldn't get the drivers to install on Vista. Okay, use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-08-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 28,949
Posted By elwrongo
Thanks for the review, very helpful. We hvae the...

Thanks for the review, very helpful. We hvae the Epson Perfection 4990 which is not bad but ours has some sort of mould or dirt in the transparency lid. Why can't the V300 do 120 format? Is it just a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,867
Posted By elwrongo
My biggest grip about the Electro 35 is having no...

My biggest grip about the Electro 35 is having no idea what shutter speed is being selected. I'd read about that issue but loved the look of the camera so sought one out - persevering until I got...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-28-2009
Replies: 267
Views: 104,568
Posted By elwrongo
Sage words Climbing Vine. Interesting as I have...

Sage words Climbing Vine. Interesting as I have yet to get a Bessa but weakened suddenly and picked up a Fed 5C for $30 from a local camera shop (when I say local it was 3000km away in Queensland)....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-28-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By elwrongo
On Australian ebay these tings have been seen...

On Australian ebay these tings have been seen going for up around $AU200 ($US150)! Same goes for Olympus RD, RC and even Electro 35's are reaching $AU130. Someone at our local camera club suggested...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-10-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,049
Posted By elwrongo
I found a nice old Yashica Lynx 14 at an op shop...

I found a nice old Yashica Lynx 14 at an op shop a few weeks back for $10. I did have to pay $60 to get a CLE to get the shutter and meter working but now its fab. One feature I should like to note...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-15-2009
Replies: 267
Views: 104,568
Posted By elwrongo
Response to Tritiated

I was very interested to see what Tritiated said urther up the page:

"I originally voted for Canonet ql17giii.
However, having subsequently bought a Bessa R3a and canon 50 1.4 (then + heliar 75 2.5...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,751
Posted By elwrongo
Okay thats intersting but I wonder if you could...

Okay thats intersting but I wonder if you could provide some illumination :) on how the film is behaving visually, how does it develop, what are the negs like and well how do they scan up? Is it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-06-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 10,693
Posted By elwrongo
Isolette with Solinar

I was lucky and got a Super Isolette in an antique store for $Au45. I didn't know what I had at the time until I developed some images and read about it on the net. nice. However, the whole medium...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By elwrongo
I had a very similar probloem on an XA I got for...

I had a very similar probloem on an XA I got for free last week. When you wound it on it tripped the shutter! (9 times out of ten). I opened the bottom and saw nothing but when I took it to Max my...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-27-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,607
Posted By elwrongo
My 35SP spotmeter has always metered a good 4-5...

My 35SP spotmeter has always metered a good 4-5 EV lower than the main meter no matter what I point it at. Is this usual? Does anyone experience this problem as well? I don't use it because of this.
Forum: Olympus RF 07-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By elwrongo
I had my lightmeter on my 35SP repaired recently....

I had my lightmeter on my 35SP repaired recently. It was showing similar symptoms, giving false readings etc. My camera tech says it wasn't giving any readings at all, the needle was just flying...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-11-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,322
Posted By elwrongo
Thanks Zuikologist, in the end I took mine for a...

Thanks Zuikologist, in the end I took mine for a CLA and got the shutters cleaned by my tech. Well worth it, $Aus80, also he fixed/adjusted the lightmeter which was way off now spot on. He says...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-11-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,322
Posted By elwrongo
A camera tech guys told me that the Oly35SP has...

A camera tech guys told me that the Oly35SP has compensating circuitry that allows you to use a 1.5 volt battery without problems. Does this sound right? I also notice on mine that whenever I press...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By elwrongo
I took mine for a CLA and got the shutters...

I took mine for a CLA and got the shutters cleaned by my tech. Well worth it, $80, also he fixed/adjusted the lightmeter which was way off now spot on. He says these cameras are complicated, highly...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By elwrongo
HI All I recently got myself an 35SP off eb...

HI All

I recently got myself an 35SP off eb ($AUS65) also but also have found the shutter to be sticky with oil visible on it. Sometimes it opens and sometimes not at all. Disappointing but there...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-05-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,322
Posted By elwrongo
HI All I recently got myself an 35SP off eb...

HI All

I recently got myself an 35SP off eb ($AUS65) but have found the shutter to be sticky with oil visible on it. Sometimes it opens and sometimes not at all. Disappointing but there you go....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-27-2008
Replies: 267
Views: 104,568
Posted By elwrongo
Hi I'm curious about the "semitransparent...

Hi

I'm curious about the "semitransparent mirror" replacement you are doing. Any more info on what the material is and how to go about it? Thanks
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 5,795
Posted By elwrongo
Contessa LKE Shutterstuck

Thanks for that Titrisol. You don't happen to have seen any step by step instructions anywhere for this sort of operation do you?

thanks
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 5,795
Posted By elwrongo
Contessa LKE Shutter Stuck

HI

I've got a contessa LKE with its shutter stuck open. Is it worth going on with? Can anything be done?

Thanks
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 16,356
Posted By elwrongo
Found Manual!

HI

Thanks, I found the manual and many question are answered, thanks to Hakuna Matata. The confusion for me is caused by the spring in the battery compartment (clearly visible in the manual) is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 16,356
Posted By elwrongo
Canonet QL 17 Manual

Hi

Did you ever find a manual for the Canonet QL 17 (the early big one circa 1965 I take it was what you were looking for). I'd really appreciate a copy of that one if you managed to find one. I...
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