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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-05-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Fixcinater
I have the 100/2.8 Meyer Trioplan, but in Exakta...

I have the 100/2.8 Meyer Trioplan, but in Exakta mount. Your lens looks more like a smaller cine version, are you sure it covers 24x36? Much of the value in the lens would be it's rendition at f/2.8...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By Fixcinater
The Canon 35/2.8 is sharp in the center but gets...

The Canon 35/2.8 is sharp in the center but gets softer pretty quickly when close to wide open. The Canon 1.8 is similar in this aspect. Definitely looks/feels vintage.
I don't have any experience...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-17-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-17-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Best of luck with the renovations! Where did you...

Best of luck with the renovations! Where did you get the PMTs? From the previous scans I have been able to complete, I don't think mine need changing but would be nice to have spares.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-16-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Small update, I'll be moving back to SoCal in a...

Small update, I'll be moving back to SoCal in a few weeks time, will be dropping off the scanner for service at Aztek once settled into the new groove so I can get back to using it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By Fixcinater
I've used roughly the same time but reduced...

I've used roughly the same time but reduced agitation. Seems HC110 is more apt to overdeveloping highlights and reducing agitation helps with that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,423
Posted By Fixcinater
I've used a Sigma-XQ 135/1.8 (82mm filter thread)...

I've used a Sigma-XQ 135/1.8 (82mm filter thread) a fair amount, mostly on digital. Mine came with an M42 mount (interchange-able) so it's easy to use on DSLRs.

It's not razor sharp or high...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By Fixcinater
They didn't use the Takumar label after they went...

They didn't use the Takumar label after they went to PK mount, except for the budget line of lenses that had a less expensive coating than the main M/K lens lineup featured: 135/2.5, 135/2.8, 28/2.8,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,505
Posted By Fixcinater
You could pick up a Helios 44 variant (I prefer...

You could pick up a Helios 44 variant (I prefer the earlier preset style) for pretty cheap for your portrait yearnings. The S-M-C 50/1.4 is desirable as it was the only one with the later coatings...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,134
Posted By Fixcinater
There is a Yahoo groups for Canon FD, but I can't...

There is a Yahoo groups for Canon FD, but I can't stand the format so never go there. Also, some groups on Flickr but a lot of those are lens based vs the entire system so people can show shots made...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,134
Posted By Fixcinater
I have a brassy '84 Olympics F1N, had a nicer...

I have a brassy '84 Olympics F1N, had a nicer condition plain F1N but sold that as I'm a nerd about the LA Olympics memorabilia. Also have a really lightly used F1n. They both feel nice, hard to say...
Forum: Travel 05-19-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,610
Posted By Fixcinater
Best traveling setups have varied in actual...

Best traveling setups have varied in actual content for me, but they all have had similar narrow range of options. Taking too many lenses means I leave them all "at home" when out on a day's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Fixcinater
Those are both pretty easy to clean and re-lube,...

Those are both pretty easy to clean and re-lube, nothing intrinsically difficult. Do you not have someone in DFW? You don't need a specialist but if it's more re-assuring to send it to a Nikon-only...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,418
Posted By Fixcinater
I find the results from my old Meyer-Optik glass...

I find the results from my old Meyer-Optik glass (Trioplan 100/2.8 and Primoplan 58/1.9) pretty interesting, but they are somewhat recently back after a good amount of time gone.

Zeiss Contax SLR...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By Fixcinater
Because the original TL70 came out a few years...

Because the original TL70 came out a few years ago, when square Instax (as well as the monochrome version) was just a dream.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 7,727
Posted By Fixcinater
I've had the f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.5, f/1.8 Canon...

I've had the f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.5, f/1.8 Canon lenses and the f/1.4 is probably the "best" or highest performing out of those but it was the first one sold as I prefer a bit of character/flaws for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fixcinater
Contax T2. Lovely glass, hate that I can't force...

Contax T2. Lovely glass, hate that I can't force it to shoot at f/2.8 and that the lens is so close to the right hand grip.

Kiev 6C. Feels like it's going to fail every time I move something on it,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,667
Posted By Fixcinater
An 85mm feels more natural to my way of seeing...

An 85mm feels more natural to my way of seeing smaller portions of a scene vs a 35mm taking in lots more context for the subject.

A 50 is a good compromise for me so gets more use and I've been...
Forum: Other RF 04-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Fixcinater
Thanks for the images. I hadn't thought to try it...

Thanks for the images. I hadn't thought to try it on an SLR although I've stuck some LTM lenses on my Canon DSLR before.
Forum: Other RF 04-21-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Fixcinater
Greyscale, is that the 50/2?

Greyscale, is that the 50/2?
Forum: Other RF 04-21-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Fixcinater
Agreed, I had the 50/2 version on a Futura-S and...

Agreed, I had the 50/2 version on a Futura-S and it had a lot of character. Interesting is an apt description.

Thanks all for the links and info. Suppose I'll either have to revive the Clarus body...
Forum: Other RF 04-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Fixcinater
Wollensak Raptar 2 Inch f/2 Lens

I'm not having much luck finding out information on a Wollensak Raptar 2" f/2 lens from a Clarus I recently found.

Anybody used one of these/figured out the optical scheme? The Clarus body is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,199
Posted By Fixcinater
The F1's (any of the versions) weight makes it...

The F1's (any of the versions) weight makes it great for balance when mounted on telephotos.

Do any of you know where this brown Olympic strap came from? A friend of mine had it show up with some...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fixcinater
Seeing that 2nd photo of the front element, I...

Seeing that 2nd photo of the front element, I change my answer: blooming.

The first photo made it look more internal. Apologies for jumping the gun and not requesting better photos!

Keep it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fixcinater
That looks like separation of elements to me, oil...

That looks like separation of elements to me, oil just shows up as a transparent haze in my experience.

If it is separation, it would mean the elements glued together would need to be heated or...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Fixcinater
Thank you both for your thoughts. I brought them...

Thank you both for your thoughts. I brought them both out to shoot a bit yesterday afternoon. The Graflok vs slotted Graflex back and brighter focus screen are certainly non-trivial.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Fixcinater
Which Speed Graphic to Keep

I recently bought an estate lot of a local photog. Came with a bunch of stuff, some of what I already had/wouldn't use has been sold on ebay to make my money back so the rest of the equipment doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Fixcinater
That should be beautiful. I thought production...

That should be beautiful. I thought production ended earlier than that...somewhere in the 90s.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Fixcinater
20 min @ 300F did not have an effect. 20 min @...

20 min @ 300F did not have an effect.
20 min @ 300F + 25 min @ 400 did have an effect and lens now is apart. I had removed glass prior to sticking it in toaster oven and applying heat. I had soaked...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
Just finished the roll of VP127 I put into the...

Just finished the roll of VP127 I put into the Gray Baby. Took that and a few other cameras for a drive out of town onto the plains and up onto the edge of the wide, low valley I live in. Even with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,371
Posted By Fixcinater
Here's a sample from one of my rolls. I adjusted...

Here's a sample from one of my rolls. I adjusted contrast a bit in post, but the combination was higher contrast than what I thought it would be. Definitely more inherent contrast than say, Tri-X....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-11-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 16,222
Posted By Fixcinater
I recently completed a lens hack project. Broken...

I recently completed a lens hack project. Broken Minox 35EL lens into a LTM cap. Throw that onto a Leica CL loaded with expired Kodak DP402 copy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,371
Posted By Fixcinater
I recently picked up a brick and a half of 35mm...

I recently picked up a brick and a half of 35mm Pan X from a retired photog. Been slowly working through it with HC110 1:100, diluted straight from the syrup. Been running with semi-stand, so my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By Fixcinater
+1 for the Vivitar 28/2. Cleaning the aperture...

+1 for the Vivitar 28/2. Cleaning the aperture blades of oil is an easy task so could be found very cheap if you aren't afraid of some simple work. The 24/2 is also very good.

I have an Canon FD...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By Fixcinater
Photos is fine but I wouldn't want to work with...

Photos is fine but I wouldn't want to work with it regularly for serious images. Lightroom is worth the investment if you are shooting regularly.

I keep separate catalogs for digital and film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,452
Posted By Fixcinater
My suggestion would be Ilford's Delta 100. They...

My suggestion would be Ilford's Delta 100. They have a Delta 400 for your faster speed needs, both available in 35mm and 120. I use HC110 1:100, works fine while being simple to use (I use a baby...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,199
Posted By Fixcinater
Indeed the normal prism looks very nice on these,...

Indeed the normal prism looks very nice on these, but I find the Speed Finder very useful for not much aesthetic or weight cost. Worth finding and trying, if you haven't.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Fixcinater
I just returned from 2 weeks away for work, so I...

I just returned from 2 weeks away for work, so I was in no shape to jump back on the road to get there for this.

Keep us posted on the next one please, sounds like fun.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-06-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By Fixcinater
Does the Canon require film with correct...

Does the Canon require film with correct perforations to wind/cock the shutter?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Fixcinater
Thanks. I'll try applying some heat and see what...

Thanks. I'll try applying some heat and see what happens. I've pulled all the glass out so no worries on cracking it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Fixcinater
Thanks for posting. I have an Ansco Super Memar...

Thanks for posting. I have an Ansco Super Memar that needs the lens to be freed up and continued soaking in isopropyl and lighter fluid have done nothing. This may be what it needs.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-25-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
Posted By Fixcinater
Keep trying other machine shops, or possibly the...

Keep trying other machine shops, or possibly the schools that might still run a shop class/metalworking center. I know the community college district in my area (San Diego) has a large machine shop...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-25-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,219
Posted By Fixcinater
Yes they are quite soft, and the metal stretches...

Yes they are quite soft, and the metal stretches quite easily so you can't always pop the dent out. I've worked on quite a few now and it's not really worth the effort or time to try and remove a...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Fixcinater
This is a nice option, not the deepest/most...

This is a nice option, not the deepest/most effective but it is vented and looks mostly period correct. I have one "For Sonnar" and one "For Canon" for their 40.0mm, same fit & finish.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Fixcinater
This would fall under the "tech didn't notice...

This would fall under the "tech didn't notice anything wrong so left it alone" school of CLA vs the "complete overhaul" ideal.

Obviously one is cheaper and easier, the other more costly and takes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Fixcinater
You can filter the fixer, I've heard of people...

You can filter the fixer, I've heard of people using coffee filters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Fixcinater
You compare the results from them when pointed at...

You compare the results from them when pointed at different colored objects.

A black car will show one reading on the reflected meter compared to the white building right next to it in the same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Fixcinater
Develop as is and work out your own method for...

Develop as is and work out your own method for metering, not somebody's idea of how it works.

Too much info complicates things...keep it simple. He should have stopped his article after the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-10-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
That's a good idea on left hand index finger....

That's a good idea on left hand index finger. Will try that when I take it out to finish off the test roll.

I've gotten a few old cloth wrapped shutter releases by various manufacturers (think AGC :...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-09-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
Finally stuck some expired film into my gray Baby...

Finally stuck some expired film into my gray Baby Rollei and got half-way through the roll on a walkabout earlier this afternoon. Some very old Tri-X. Hopefully it was stored well enough to make sure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 74,164
Posted By Fixcinater
Those quotes are for continental US, correct. I'm...

Those quotes are for continental US, correct. I'm moving halfway across the country in a couple of months so will likely be making my order after that happens and then trying it as a B&W.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 74,164
Posted By Fixcinater
3 rolls = £35 shipping + £25 for film 5 rolls =...

3 rolls = £35 shipping + £25 for film
5 rolls = £45 + £42 for the film
10 rolls = £68 + £83.20 for the film
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 74,164
Posted By Fixcinater
99% odds I'll just run it as B&W and scan. I...

99% odds I'll just run it as B&W and scan. I haven't made a darkroom print in a few years so base layer tint is no problem.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Fixcinater
Very cool! I would not have guessed something...

Very cool! I would not have guessed something that fast would have aged that well but it looks quite good.

How did you retain the film in the developing tank?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 74,164
Posted By Fixcinater
Heard back, they will indeed ship to US, they...

Heard back, they will indeed ship to US, they said nothing special is needed just place the order.

Time to get cracking!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 74,164
Posted By Fixcinater
Wow, I can deal with the issues of dupe film for...

Wow, I can deal with the issues of dupe film for that price...

Just sent a message to them to see if they would post to the USA.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By Fixcinater
Yes, you can freeze unexposed and exposed film....

Yes, you can freeze unexposed and exposed film. I'd not store exposed Ilford PanF 50 as that is infamous for losing latent images, that's about the only one I've had or heard issues with.

Can't say...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By Fixcinater
The slow speeds of Velvia and Provia make for...

The slow speeds of Velvia and Provia make for good storage candidates. I've shot some expired Ektachrome 15 yrs out of date and it looked very good. Maybe not for mixing and matching with fresh film...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By Fixcinater
The late black RF LTM 85mm f/1.8 has the same...

The late black RF LTM 85mm f/1.8 has the same optics as the FL 85mm f/1.8.

The 100mm f/3.5 was one of the few that got an adapter lens mount to fit on the R and FL cameras. You could mount the head...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
I've just taped it to the glass on my flatbed,...

I've just taped it to the glass on my flatbed, needed to use the 120 holder to help reduce curl. Used blue painter's tape.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,285
Posted By Fixcinater
I replaced the meter cell with a cap from a 35mm...

I replaced the meter cell with a cap from a 35mm Ektachrome canister. Easy to get it to pop in there after some cuts/trimming, almost looks factory if you aren't super anal retentive. Keeps the meter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-02-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,476
Posted By Fixcinater
My 2.8F and 614, at least I think it is that...

My 2.8F and 614, at least I think it is that model. f/3.8 lens, hinged back.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/40577259641_5f53c36808_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24PF4AR)
Rollei x2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,014
Posted By Fixcinater
Bay 1 = all Japanese TLRs that take Bayonet style...

Bay 1 = all Japanese TLRs that take Bayonet style filters, at least every one I have come across and all Rolleiflex 75mm f/3.5 Xenar/Tessar models

Bay 2 = Planar/Xenotar 75mm 3.5 Rolleiflex models,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,014
Posted By Fixcinater
Yes, standard Bay 1 AKA Bay 30 (in...

Yes, standard Bay 1 AKA Bay 30 (in Yashica/Minolta speak) fit the gray Baby.

The standard hood is orientated in a different way, though.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By Fixcinater
That website does not work for me. Any help?

That website does not work for me. Any help?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,220
Posted By Fixcinater
Have you ever used Kodak's 3200?

Have you ever used Kodak's 3200?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By Fixcinater
The Topcor 58/1.4 is the same formula as the...

The Topcor 58/1.4 is the same formula as the Voigt, can be found for much cheaper than the new option. I'm sure coatings aren't as good as the modern lens but if you use a good hood, could be a nice...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By Fixcinater
The Canon FL 58/1.2 is a very nice option that...

The Canon FL 58/1.2 is a very nice option that does not have the reputation (read: price) of the later 1.2 models. I find the character to be somewhat similar to the Rokkor 58/1.2 which is excellent,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Fixcinater
I have some cold stored Panatomic in 35mm, it...

I have some cold stored Panatomic in 35mm, it still shoots like new. It's a very good film but it doesn't live up to the mythical "back in the good old days" legend that has been created for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Fixcinater
I had a 2.8E Planar with lots of deep scratches...

I had a 2.8E Planar with lots of deep scratches (not just cleaning marks in the coating) in the front surface and separation around the entire circumference (1/3 of the way in towards the center for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,285
Posted By Fixcinater
The 2.8C model is the last of the series to use...

The 2.8C model is the last of the series to use the 10 blade aperture. If I hadn't found my 2.8F for a stupidly low price on Craigslist, I'd be looking for one of them. I dislike the out-of-focus...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Shakedown, did you ever get that mounting station...

Shakedown, did you ever get that mounting station figured out? Looks bigger than my D4000 mounting station (logically: every Howtek station would be), but I couldn't say which model it is for.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Fixcinater
Sounds like the infinity discrepancy is between...

Sounds like the infinity discrepancy is between the taking lens and the viewing lens. Easy to get that right with modest tools, if you can confirm accurate infinity at the film plane.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Fixcinater
The Rolleinar is not helping resolution or...

The Rolleinar is not helping resolution or contrast when used wide open. Did you try it without the Rolleinar? I'm pretty sure the Rollei notes that go along with the Rolleinar suggest stopping down...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Fixcinater
Do you have any pride of owning it/get a kick out...

Do you have any pride of owning it/get a kick out of just having it around?

If not, move it for something you can use regularly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Fixcinater
100%. Just make sure that you use grease that...

100%. Just make sure that you use grease that won't separate, I'll leave it to you to do the research and choose according to your location and budget.

I've had several of these cameras, both Tessar...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Fixcinater
I scrolled through a large section of their...

I scrolled through a large section of their photos, not a single one I saw was black and white. There was a converted one that they had used #120mmfilm on, which was shot on 400H, but no mention of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Fixcinater
There is a flat, black plastic trim ring that...

There is a flat, black plastic trim ring that pops off (if you look very closely you'll see a little hole where you can get started with prying on it), lightly glued down.

Once you remove that trim...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
You've probably already seen this:...

You've probably already seen this: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-55.html



This also helped me figure out what the various parts should look like, as mine was jammed and bent up in several...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
Hi Tim- Apologies for missing that, I did the...

Hi Tim-

Apologies for missing that, I did the note from memory (opened mine up last week) and just glancing over the cam, and missed the PC socket section. Good catch, my oversight.

Anthony
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
Yes, Fuji is the producer.

Yes, Fuji is the producer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,332
Posted By Fixcinater
At least you acknowledge it. Have an excellent...

At least you acknowledge it.

Have an excellent weekend.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
I've heard the Rera is Acros. Would you agree...

I've heard the Rera is Acros. Would you agree with that?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,332
Posted By Fixcinater
Are you this salty about everything?

Are you this salty about everything?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-02-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
Yes: Remove front panel leather patches Unscrew...

Yes:

Remove front panel leather patches
Unscrew the knurled tip on self timer lever (normal thread)
Remove 4x brass screws under leather
take front cover plate off, unscrew front lens element on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-02-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
Slow speeds are an easy thing to clean up. I...

Slow speeds are an easy thing to clean up. I found some bent parts in mine which made it more difficult (someone had forced something) but just cleaning the slow speed gears is something any camera...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By Fixcinater
Even on my lowly Canoscan 9000F, there was an...

Even on my lowly Canoscan 9000F, there was an easily seen, decidedly non-trivial improvement upon wet-scanning. I was ready to throw the scanner out of a train window but it's worth using with wet...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Fixcinater
You could look at the Mamiya 645, I have the...

You could look at the Mamiya 645, I have the 80/1.9 and that's somewhat in the same range of sharp but smooth and a fair bit smaller/lighter than the P67 setup, esp if you are comparing both cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Fixcinater
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8810/18103171442_04...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8810/18103171442_043df19863_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tzHuay)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/tzHuay) by Anthony Gross (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fixcinater/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,826
Posted By Fixcinater
Thank you, Freakscene. I'll try some of the 25...

Thank you, Freakscene.

I'll try some of the 25 and see what I think of it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,826
Posted By Fixcinater
Do you know of a source to purchase the original...

Do you know of a source to purchase the original Aviphot emulsions? The 20 and 40ASA versions seem to be a great fit for what I use 35mm for.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,769
Posted By Fixcinater
Mine performs better than my 35/1.8 does, but the...

Mine performs better than my 35/1.8 does, but the 1.8 has some front element scratches that aren't helping.

Here are some examples: I know they aren't so much point light source, but you can see...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,940
Posted By Fixcinater
I have one, haven't put film behind it that has...

I have one, haven't put film behind it that has been developed yet as I find it a bit long for half frame use but I have taken it out and walked around with it. My Pen is an FV so it has a full...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 26,262
Posted By Fixcinater
What does it need, TimmyJoe?

What does it need, TimmyJoe?
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Fixcinater
I prefer the original Diana 151 model over the...

I prefer the original Diana 151 model over the Holgas I have had. Wish they were 6x6 for less grain but I still like it better.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 01-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By Fixcinater
So is this new subsection for shots from and...

So is this new subsection for shots from and discussion about any RF that has a Kodak Ektar lens or for the Kodak Ektra camera/system, or for the various types of Kodak Ektar film?

Seems to be some...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 10,500
Posted By Fixcinater
It's an easy operation to pull the bottom plate...

It's an easy operation to pull the bottom plate off and clean the old grease out of the chain tracks and lubricate that area appropriately, it made a large difference in the winding feel of both my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Fixcinater
https://www.diyphotography.net/3-ways-using-35mm-f...

https://www.diyphotography.net/3-ways-using-35mm-film-120-bodies/

There are some other methods, if you are more of the DIY type. Have fun!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By Fixcinater
You might ask after Ken Rockwell's technique....

You might ask after Ken Rockwell's technique. Scroll bit past halfway down this page:

http://kenrockwell.com/leica/m3.htm
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-20-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Fixcinater
I used this site, everything not covered is...

I used this site, everything not covered is pretty self-explanatory.

http://pheugo.com/cameras/index.php?page=ciroflex

The one I worked on (for my friend) needed internal viewing lens cleaning as...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Fixcinater
That's the vendor I have used for my mirrors....

That's the vendor I have used for my mirrors. He's very good with communication so you can make sure he knows what the mirror is going into, he might have the exact shape.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Fixcinater
While you are saving up, I'd recommend buying a...

While you are saving up, I'd recommend buying a new mirror on eBay. It has made a significant difference even in cameras that seemed to have a fine mirror. Less hazy view, better contrast and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 72,778
Posted By Fixcinater
Go to that Flickr photo page, hit the bent arrow...

Go to that Flickr photo page, hit the bent arrow button (Share Photo), choose BBCode, choose size to share and copy the link provided. It should look something like this (slightly edited so it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 47,980
Posted By Fixcinater
I had a similar situation with the Canon 50/1.4...

I had a similar situation with the Canon 50/1.4 LTM, blades were all wonky. Pulled it apart, cleaned all the blades and associated parts and it is a fully functioning lens again. I used it for a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,666
Posted By Fixcinater
Out of your list, I would be most interested in...

Out of your list, I would be most interested in keeping the M3 and M9 (or sell that and get as new of digital as you can), and a 35/50/long lens for them to share, or maybe two 50s so you can keep a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2018
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
I finally dove into the shutter on my gray Baby...

I finally dove into the shutter on my gray Baby Rollei and found a bent linkage arm in the self timer area and old grease/oil on the shutter and aperture blades.

Now it's cleaned up and working....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-15-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By Fixcinater
Your images look underexposed, which forced the...

Your images look underexposed, which forced the scanner to bring up the shadows and gave that weird yellowish color to the shadows.

One thing to remember about P&S cameras, or really nearly all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Fixcinater
This could be because the seller took the $ out...

This could be because the seller took the $ out of his paypal account (instant transfer is now a thing) and then didn't have the $ in Paypal to do an instant refund, thereby waiting for his bank/cc...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By Fixcinater
I put a couple of 35mm rolls through a Yashica...

I put a couple of 35mm rolls through a Yashica 44LM, taped to takeup spool. Definitely the easiest of the baby TLRs to do so in, the Yashica 44a wouldn't easily allow it, nor the Primo Jr or Kino 44....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By Fixcinater
Interesting approach to lens choice(s). One...

Interesting approach to lens choice(s).

One budget 50mm you might look for, if you decide to get a 50mm, is the Canon LTM 50/1.8. Quite good image quality and not much more than $100 if found...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,153
Posted By Fixcinater
What about a Canon 50/1.8? The later black/silver...

What about a Canon 50/1.8? The later black/silver version is quite lightweight and compact, the chrome version roughly same size but not as lightweight due to more brass.
Forum: Travel 01-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By Fixcinater
I would be interested in going to this, not as...

I would be interested in going to this, not as much interest in joining just to join but I'll do some more looking and see if I find value in the mag.

I'd likely be riding my V-strom unless I decide...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-19-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 7,908
Posted By Fixcinater
I'm bringing mine along with M3, CL, P and 7...

I'm bringing mine along with M3, CL, P and 7 bodies, and 50/1.2, 35/2.8, 35/1.8 out to see family and friends and shoot a bunch out in California.

Leaving in about 6 hours, I really should catch...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Fixcinater
Agreed on the rendering at wider apertures, it's...

Agreed on the rendering at wider apertures, it's one of the easier lenses to identify once you pick up on it's treatment of OOF areas and the color palette as you mention. I had the Canon 50/1.4 and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Fixcinater
Did you have light pollution from ABQ? We get...

Did you have light pollution from ABQ? We get some light pollution here in town or up near Clovis (Air Force base there), but it's easy to drive out a few miles and have very dark skies here.

I've...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By Fixcinater
Canon LTM 50/1.2 vs 7Artisans 50/1.1 Comparison

Their street value is roughly the same, maybe a bit higher on the Canon. Aperture isn't much different.

Has anyone done a direct A/B between these two and can share or link to their results?

I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Fixcinater
Good excuse to find an early 8-element version....

Good excuse to find an early 8-element version. :-)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 4,870
Posted By Fixcinater
Nice review. I've grown fond of this camera,...

Nice review. I've grown fond of this camera, works great for sticking in my motorcycle luggage or jacket pocket. I can use it for trip documentation with low cost liability if something were to...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,167
Posted By Fixcinater
Strangefinder, how do you use that lens on full...

Strangefinder, how do you use that lens on full frame? Sony mirrorless?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,167
Posted By Fixcinater
Copy of the Zeiss Biotar, and the Biotar is...

Copy of the Zeiss Biotar, and the Biotar is basically a double-Gauss like a Planar. Yes there are differences, but they are relatively similar schemes. The Biogon was another, mostly used for wide...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-12-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4,458
Posted By Fixcinater
Both with 2.8F Planar, first one definitely wide...

Both with 2.8F Planar, first one definitely wide open, second one either wide open or f/4.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2397/32037796703_1ff478dd0f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QP55Me)
Portales, NM -...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By Fixcinater
Another +1 that the F cameras have a bit more...

Another +1 that the F cameras have a bit more resistance to their focus than the other models, that matches my experience.

Another one of the reasons some folks prefer the earlier models: cost,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By Fixcinater
That accessory pricing sounds reasonable and it...

That accessory pricing sounds reasonable and it wouldn't be much work to part out the items you don't end up using. I'd maybe offer $1200 and see if he takes it.

A friend of mine just picked up a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By Fixcinater
It's darker than using the WLF, and puts your...

It's darker than using the WLF, and puts your hands at an awkward angle (for me) to trigger the shutter. I have the same problem with my Mamiya 645 1000S, I prefer the WLF to the prism on that cam as...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Fixcinater
1) How do i actually check the speeds? I have...

1) How do i actually check the speeds? I have always wondered this? If i don't get to expose some film and get it developed, how can i know if the slower speeds are good?! How do you guys test this...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By Fixcinater
Haven't seen any 2.8Fs go for much if any lower...

Haven't seen any 2.8Fs go for much if any lower than that. Seems like good deal. Prism is not a good deal, unless it's truly excellent condition. Filters are expensive in Bay III, but do you need...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-09-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Fixcinater
I'm glad my 614 was modified (or came ready) to...

I'm glad my 614 was modified (or came ready) to shoot 620. It's still fiddly but very do-able now that I have a number of 620 spools around.

Thanks for posting the info for those just starting!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-03-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,167
Posted By Fixcinater
Yes, the build quality is roughly on par with the...

Yes, the build quality is roughly on par with the lower end German rangefinder lenses, or better Soviet M42 lenses. It also reminds me of my Schacht Travenar 85/2.8 for LTM, which reminds me, I need...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-02-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,167
Posted By Fixcinater
The Trioplan line of lenses is quite popular for...

The Trioplan line of lenses is quite popular for it's "interesting" bokeh. The 105/2.8 is the one I have and it does the soap bubble bokeh (onion ring, bright edge, etc) very well. The 50mm version...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-28-2017
Replies: 435
Views: 33,718
Posted By Fixcinater
Taken with a friend's Yashica 124G after I did a...

Taken with a friend's Yashica 124G after I did a moderate service to it.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/537/32306907200_23781d4d5f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RdRkXo)
Her and Her Rolleicord...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2017
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,252
Posted By Fixcinater
One of my good friends and fellow gear-heads...

One of my good friends and fellow gear-heads recently found an '84 Olympic strap in his collection and knew I had an '84 Olympic Canon F1 that could match up with it, so he sent it my way. Thanks,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Fixcinater
I don't have a ton of experience with proper high...

I don't have a ton of experience with proper high end scanning of prints, but I have some experience with a Howtek D4000 drum scanner, and when it's dialed in it can make sharp files from a 6x6 that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2017
Replies: 299
Views: 19,401
Posted By Fixcinater
This thread staying up (and the motherload of...

This thread staying up (and the motherload of 127, what a score!) is making me want to finish the service on my gray Baby Rollei and get that back into use.

Such great little rigs.

Very good...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,473
Posted By Fixcinater
That's good news, should be easy to resolve the...

That's good news, should be easy to resolve the capping.

Lens looks like a nice little option. Have fun!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-15-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,473
Posted By Fixcinater
Why didn't the shop want to work on it? Rarity...

Why didn't the shop want to work on it? Rarity over the silver version?

It's really not that bad to work on. Yes, not as simple as a P or the earlier V/VI bodies due to the metering parts under the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-14-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,473
Posted By Fixcinater
I've just been into two of my Canon 7s (silver,...

I've just been into two of my Canon 7s (silver, sadly) for viewfinder cleaning and general lubrication, getting ready for them to find new homes after a film test/last roll. There isn't too terribly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-09-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By Fixcinater
Maybe use the link to a direct photo and we can...

Maybe use the link to a direct photo and we can navigate back to the folder from there?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By Fixcinater
Do you really need the extra light to pull off...

Do you really need the extra light to pull off the images you are trying to make?

After using the Olympus Stylus and Stylus Epic, the extra bit of lens speed doesn't matter for me, with the images I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Fixcinater
If there are signs of the lens being opened...

If there are signs of the lens being opened (scratched heads on screws, marks on the spanner rings around elements), it may have been repaired improperly and had an element installed backwards.

You...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By Fixcinater
I'll have to get some film put through that...

I'll have to get some film put through that Retina and contribute here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Fixcinater
That looks more like an element being flipped in...

That looks more like an element being flipped in the lens than film flatness.

Are the negatives sharp where the scan isn't?

Are you sure your scanning process holds the film flat?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-25-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,227
Posted By Fixcinater
As an eyeglass wearer, my 7 is much more usable...

As an eyeglass wearer, my 7 is much more usable than the P finder for seeing outside the frame at 50mm. The 7 is so cheap, you can buy a user condition one and try it, then sell it on if you don't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By Fixcinater
Export regulations, I believe. Some Pentax...

Export regulations, I believe. Some Pentax Takumars had the brand name scratched off their beauty/name ring.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-21-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Another non-update, but I have reached out via...

Another non-update, but I have reached out via email to Evan at Aztek to see if he has any next steps to getting this thing working again.

It's still throwing a "Scanner Restart" with an S in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By Fixcinater
You may find it has another name ring in front of...

You may find it has another name ring in front of the Biotar normal name ring, which would unscrew with a bit of pressure (normal thread).

I've run into two Biotars that had this re-labeling....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By Fixcinater
I have the 45mm, 105mm, 165/2.8, and 300/4...

I have the 45mm, 105mm, 165/2.8, and 300/4 non-EDIF. All are very good, the 300/4 is better than the 35mm film Takumar version of the same lens. I haven't used the 300 as much as the other lenses but...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,619
Posted By Fixcinater
Some rare versions of the Retina II have the...

Some rare versions of the Retina II have the Ektar 47mm f/2.0. Not quite undiscovered as much as hard to find.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7,142
Posted By Fixcinater
Inside the rear screw mount is the brass RF ring,...

Inside the rear screw mount is the brass RF ring, then a slotted retaining ring, and then inside that is the rear element. If you can pick up an inexpensive lens spanner and confirm the tips fit...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4,177
Posted By Fixcinater
I spent some of my formative years in St. Cloud,...

I spent some of my formative years in St. Cloud, nice to see some of the old greenery!

It's a pretty distinctive "look" that the 50/1.2 has with out of focus areas, I especially notice it in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7,142
Posted By Fixcinater
I doubt there is anything wrong. I have had three...

I doubt there is anything wrong. I have had three of them, one is still in my possession and after cleaning the typical haze out a couple of years ago, it has not accumulated any more haze in that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By Fixcinater
The 50/1.4 Canon is a super piece of glass. I had...

The 50/1.4 Canon is a super piece of glass. I had one, bought it cheap as it had misplaced aperture blades and was able to repair, then sold on when I needed some cash and my friend was looking for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,559
Posted By Fixcinater
You should be able to alter the scan's overall...

You should be able to alter the scan's overall exposure and retain highlight detail, then pull up the shadows in post processing. I bet you can re-scan the negs you thought the sky was lost on and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Fixcinater
A1 is great, my favorite of everything outside of...

A1 is great, my favorite of everything outside of the New F1.

I have an '84 Olympic New F1 and that is going to be the one that I keep as I clear out my collection of everything else.
Forum: Off Topic 08-29-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Fixcinater
Mine now defaults to the faster option with the...

Mine now defaults to the faster option with the fee, but gave me an alert each time so it was quite obvious especially on the confirmation page.

Mobile or computer browser?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-29-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,489
Posted By Fixcinater
The 85/1.8 is very good, the chrome 85/2 is...

The 85/1.8 is very good, the chrome 85/2 is nearly as good and significantly less costly but quite a bit heavier.

Any of them are fine, really, just shop based on condition and price. I got my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,264
Posted By Fixcinater
It's only 4 screws to get at it, quite easy to...

It's only 4 screws to get at it, quite easy to remove and replace. Just be cautious not to mark up the paint on the hood with your tool as you are removing/tightening the screws.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By Fixcinater
You can get the appropriate Canon adapter to...

You can get the appropriate Canon adapter to clamp on the front and then use this vented factory...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Fixcinater
Put a hood on it and go have fun.

Put a hood on it and go have fun.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-14-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Fixcinater
Might help if you post up your location in the...

Might help if you post up your location in the world. General cleaning on these is not too hard, I've done quite a few and they generally get back to full health unless someone heavy-handed was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-14-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By Fixcinater
Slingshot 100AW works well for me. Has room for a...

Slingshot 100AW works well for me. Has room for a TLR, point and shoot/RF or smaller SLR, and a Fujifilm film case for 35mm, plus top pocket for 120 rolls.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-14-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By Fixcinater
If you are thinking of the all chrome simple tube...

If you are thinking of the all chrome simple tube type finder, they are pretty easy to strip and clean.

Canon also made a similar finder for their 85, 100, 135mms so that's another option as they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2017
Replies: 3,073
Views: 741,287
Posted By Fixcinater
Couple from a recent local car show in downtown...

Couple from a recent local car show in downtown Portales, NM.

Kiev 6C + Sonnar 180mm f/2.8
Ilford Delta 400 + Kodak HC110 1:100 minimal...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-25-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,740
Posted By Fixcinater
Here is a grainy but still telling example of my...

Here is a grainy but still telling example of my copy of the 35/1.8: Sharp in the middle, softer on the corners when fully open and not super high contrast.

Expired Tri-X....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-16-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Thanks once again for sharing your thoughts and...

Thanks once again for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

I've been diagnosing stuff, it still won't boot 100% but by reading the service manual, I have narrowed it down to the SSC board at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Fixcinater
I want my 5 seconds of scanning that load of BS...

I want my 5 seconds of scanning that load of BS back. Why would someone waste their time putting something like that together?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fixcinater
I prefer scanning and almost all macro...

I prefer scanning and almost all macro applications with a longer lens.

I regularly use a Bokina (Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5) and a Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 which are excellent, aside from some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Fixcinater
Good find on the 3.5F. I've also been pretty...

Good find on the 3.5F. I've also been pretty lucky with TLR finds. A 2.8F with similarly aged film inside, not even completely shot through, that was a Craigslist find and only shows light...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-30-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Fixcinater
It's possible that someone pulled the lens out of...

It's possible that someone pulled the lens out of the mount and reinstalled 180 degrees when re-assembling after a cleaning or repair.

It's definitely possible with other lenses in LTM (Canon) and...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-29-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,945
Posted By Fixcinater
Kudos for setting up a water bath but be aware...

Kudos for setting up a water bath but be aware you may not need to be that tight on water temp.

I've run through a bunch of D76 1:1 and a large bottle of HC110 at 1:100 ratio and have not used a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Fixcinater
No experience here, but seems like a useful...

No experience here, but seems like a useful addition for some. I have an M3 and due to glasses, don't need any more VF magnification or I'd lose the framelines so not as useful for me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Fixcinater
Could you order a camera from the US? Seems like...

Could you order a camera from the US? Seems like you would be able to find a better deal via eBay even if paying import charges and shipping costs.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,789
Posted By Fixcinater
Are you sure it is in focus at f/1.5? I seem to...

Are you sure it is in focus at f/1.5? I seem to recall Brian Sweeney commenting that his copies of the Canon were optimized for correct focus at f/2.8 and would front focus wide open.

I have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-20-2017
Replies: 435
Views: 33,718
Posted By Fixcinater
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4195/35269010222_fb9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4195/35269010222_fb95bbcaec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VJATZ9)
Rollei + Close-up lens + some grain (https://flic.kr/p/VJATZ9) by Anthony Gross...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By Fixcinater
No adjustment for the mirror. Be careful when...

No adjustment for the mirror.

Be careful when pulling the ground glass/fresnel out of the focusing panel as it is easy to scratch the optical pieces or break the little tabs that hold the springs in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,020
Posted By Fixcinater
Couple of my highlights: I see a Rollei in case...

Couple of my highlights:

I see a Rollei in case for $225, on Craigslist. Sure looked like it was a 2.8 model from the photos but couldn't be sure as they were cropped old cell phone photos. I left...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By Fixcinater
Make sure your mirror is in good shape, too. I've...

Make sure your mirror is in good shape, too. I've replaced some mirrors on personal cameras and for other people and it has made a good deal of difference if the original is corroded or has been...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Fixcinater
Leave it in sunlight for a couple of days to let...

Leave it in sunlight for a couple of days to let the UV kill it. Clean affected surfaces with rubbing alcohol, naphtha, if those don't do it you can apply and leave overnight "cold cream" which will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-10-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Got the Adaptec 2930CU card in, it's a PC version...

Got the Adaptec 2930CU card in, it's a PC version (they had a dedicated MAC version), bought new cable on ebay as above.

Took a few tries to get it to load the driver in XP, lots of restarts and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,492
Posted By Fixcinater
Another vote for HC110 for 35mm 400ASA. I doubt...

Another vote for HC110 for 35mm 400ASA.

I doubt the lab was using Rodinal unless you specifically asked them to do so. Likely they used something closer to D76, like Sprint or another commercial...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By Fixcinater
There are 4 screws that hold the main lens...

There are 4 screws that hold the main lens assembly to the chassis of the camera.

Remove those 4 and you'll have the lens out of the camera and can start pulling off the rest of the parts to adapt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,460
Posted By Fixcinater
I've sold many many things via GSP, yes it is...

I've sold many many things via GSP, yes it is slower and yes they charge for the international leg at a fairly high price but as a seller, it's the only way I will offer international sales after...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By Fixcinater
Makes more sense to start there than with any...

Makes more sense to start there than with any mechanical hacking, IMO. It would be fun to simplify the finder down to 50mm frame lines, however.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By Fixcinater
How about a repaint?

How about a repaint?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-02-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Thanks for your thoughts. I'll get those ordered...

Thanks for your thoughts. I'll get those ordered and report back.

Edit: Ordered an Adaptec 2930CU as it seems those are well regarded in working with the Howteks.

Any recommendations on cables?...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-31-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Hm, interesting that it corrected itself. Was it...

Hm, interesting that it corrected itself. Was it like that the whole session or intermittent between scans?

It's still going between half of the preview (always the left side on screen) and the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 12,544
Posted By Fixcinater
Hmm, wish I could say I've learned something...

Hmm, wish I could say I've learned something through my process of pulling all the boards, cleaning connectors under the back panel but I'm still getting that same electronic jitter.

What does your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Fixcinater
Thank you both for your input. I don't see myself...

Thank you both for your input. I don't see myself needing ultra close ups and I'm not much of a pinhole fan so I'll likely move this along.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Fixcinater
Canon LTM 150mm Extension Tube

I've been slowly working on selling off most of my hoarded equipment/good deals I didn't need.

I found one of these items in (one) of my camera bins. It's a plain white box, 150mm tube with LTM on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-26-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 22,017
Posted By Fixcinater
The early Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B or 532/16 has...

The early Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B or 532/16 has similar old-school build quality that Rolleiflexes have.

I have a collection (bought out Certo6's stock when he decided to stop working on them) and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-24-2017
Replies: 110
Views: 54,991
Posted By Fixcinater
A recent one from my wanders around my new small...

A recent one from my wanders around my new small town with my '61 M3 and 50/1.5 at or very near to minimum focus distance. Original hood, no filters. Panatomic-X in HC110, 1:100 for 2 hr...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,264
Posted By Fixcinater
I've used a war-time Anny Speed Graphic for a...

I've used a war-time Anny Speed Graphic for a couple of years now. Ektar 127 for rangefinder "fast" shooting and a 210/4.5 ancient barrel B&L 5x7 Series 1c lens for everything else I can, as I prefer...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-19-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,275
Posted By Fixcinater
I've had 4 of these, none have had separation...

I've had 4 of these, none have had separation issues but a couple have had damage from the common haze.

I've kept the first one I got from a thrift store, it's been the sharpest/highest contrast of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Fixcinater
Do you shoot contre-jour a lot? Do you normally...

Do you shoot contre-jour a lot? Do you normally skip the use of a hood? If you answered yes to either of those, I would pass.

If you are more appreciative of the fact that a 35mm rangefinder is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,398
Posted By Fixcinater
I have a beater/cheap Canoscan 9000F and made up...

I have a beater/cheap Canoscan 9000F and made up some DIY neg holders to hold the negs flat on the glass. Using regular hardware store naphtha for fluid and taping up the seam between the glass and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By Fixcinater
Le Clic Some of the Polaroids are pretty darn...

Le Clic

Some of the Polaroids are pretty darn retro...Cool Cam, the pink & gray one especially.

For SLRs, some of the Chinons and Minoltas and the T80 Canon.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-03-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,945
Posted By Fixcinater
1. Patience and understanding that things will go...

1. Patience and understanding that things will go wrong.

2. A changing tent has come in very handy, bags are just OK for small format but 4x5 is a big drag (no pun intended), so the tent is a nice...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,879
Posted By Fixcinater
If you are going to go for something off-brand,...

If you are going to go for something off-brand, find a Minolta Autocord. The lens is better than any Yashica, better than the Tessar and Xenars I have used on 'Flex and 'Cords alike.

As for Rolleis...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,740
Posted By Fixcinater
I have the 35/2.8 early Serenar style with 34mm...

I have the 35/2.8 early Serenar style with 34mm filter thread sizing. Compact until you add a hood. The very outer edges of the far corners on this lens are just wildly awful, which makes it look...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Fixcinater
I had a Fed 3b (flat top version) and while I...

I had a Fed 3b (flat top version) and while I never really enjoyed using it and it came to me with holes in the curtain, for some reason I miss it.
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