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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Nickon51
I use Vuescan software with my V800 and Nikon...

I use Vuescan software with my V800 and Nikon Coolscan IV. It does support a lot of scanners and ones that I have used over the years. Silverfast's main disadvantage as far as I am concerned is the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Nickon51
I am using a 28-85 on my F90. It's a good lens...

I am using a 28-85 on my F90. It's a good lens with a good zoom range, albeit a heavier and bulkier lens than the 30-70. Another consumer lens is the 28-70. I don't use it much, for no good reason.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By Nickon51
I know this thread is a week old but there is an...

I know this thread is a week old but there is an anomaly in the screen shots. If you select input mode:Transparency, and Media:Slide film, in the input tab, then your options in the color tab should...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Nickon51
I should first qualify what I scan and why. I do...

I should first qualify what I scan and why. I do mainly film negatives so I can access them on a PC or other digital means. I am going through the process of scanning all the older negs that I have....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Nickon51
When you install or upgrade Viewscan you are...

When you install or upgrade Viewscan you are asked if you want to install Vuescan's driver software. I used to worry about chasing around for the manufactures drivers, but it's not necessary. There...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Nickon51
Does Vuescan's inbuilt driver not work in Windows...

Does Vuescan's inbuilt driver not work in Windows 10. It covers pretty much any scanner.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-07-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,739
Posted By Nickon51
There is not much more that I can add that hasn't...

There is not much more that I can add that hasn't been said already. I use hearing aid batteries. I visited the local Pharmacy looking for one. He realized that all of his stock was out of date, so...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-25-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Nickon51
Re-Painting

I wouldn't be messing about with compressors and air brushing. Go and get a spray can of gloss black. Give it a few light coats and bake it in an...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Nickon51
Here are a couple of photos of the rangefinder....

Here are a couple of photos of the rangefinder. The frame lines and the area for the patch are reflected onto the mirror and then through the focusing lens and then onto the 1/2 transmissive mirror....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Nickon51
I'm not sure what you mean by shutter speed tab....

I'm not sure what you mean by shutter speed tab. There are a heap of photos here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157674072507126.
Maybe you can indicate on one of the photos. So...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By Nickon51
Kodak's Tourist

Kodak's Tourist had a 35mm mask. Unfortunately it was designed for 35mm in 828 format. A short lived paper backed film. The same camera also had 6x9, 6x6, 6x4.5 as well. There was only a fixed lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Nickon51
Its been a few yeas since I worked on one of...

Its been a few yeas since I worked on one of these. You need to take the shutter on its mounting plate out. You work your way down past the aperture resistors, then to the shutter components. When...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-22-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Nickon51
Shutter blades

I think that you need to dismantle the shutter and clean the blades properly. Putting new lubricant over gummy oil doesn't help. Careful with the delicate solenoid and wiring.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,789
Posted By Nickon51
Circuit as requested. The black wire tab is just...

Circuit as requested. The black wire tab is just a tie point. Its not uncommon for the switch contacts to become faulty. I think if you remove the screws the case can be pried apart and the contacts...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-20-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,958
Posted By Nickon51
The Super Ikonta 3 spaces the film by turning the...

The Super Ikonta 3 spaces the film by turning the takeup spool. A set amount each frame. It doesn't use the Kodak method of a roller against the film to measure frame length. That may be why you have...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,156
Posted By Nickon51
Thanks for that info Andrew. I am bringing back a...

Thanks for that info Andrew.
I am bringing back a couple of half plate cameras to operational status. One should be ready in a week or so, the other one, well, much longer.
Two of the half plate...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,156
Posted By Nickon51
Hi Andrew Where is the place wephoto that you...

Hi Andrew
Where is the place wephoto that you mentioned.
Cheers
Greg
Also in South Oz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By Nickon51
I'm pleased to see those photos. I've just...

I'm pleased to see those photos. I've just aquired the same camera and I am just putting it back together after a much needed CLA. I'm looking forward to getting some film thro it.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Nickon51
Superglue is one Cyanoacrylate based glue. If...

Superglue is one Cyanoacrylate based glue. If thats all you can lay your hands on then it'll probably work. You won't have much time to position it in place, so ensure that the rivet will push in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Nickon51
If you don't have the tools to rerivet it then I...

If you don't have the tools to rerivet it then I would use some JB Weld, 2 part epoxy, Loctite any any other quality Metal Adhesive.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By Nickon51
Chris, The rangefinder on the 7s has a lever that...

Chris, The rangefinder on the 7s has a lever that contacts the lens and a plate that swivels the front lens. these two items are coupled together with a pair of screws in slots. It doesn't look real...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By Nickon51
Lock the film fork and remove the screw that...

Lock the film fork and remove the screw that holds the rewind lever and crank. Then yes, you do have to remove the nut under the rewind crank.
The wind on lever has to be removed, but there is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By Nickon51
Thats about it then, there's only the drive dog...

Thats about it then, there's only the drive dog for the wind-on lever, but it's not necessary to remove that to tale the cover off.
Here are some pix.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By Nickon51
There's only the rewind crank and nut, the 2...

There's only the rewind crank and nut, the 2 screws, and the wind on lever. It should just come off after that.
Cheers
Greg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By Nickon51
You will need 30-40w soldering iron Resin cored...

You will need
30-40w soldering iron
Resin cored solder for electronics
Solder sucker
Silicon
Steady hand
Light


Unsolder the other connection and take the coil off the board.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-24-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By Nickon51
I have a few ideas on what it could be, but a...

I have a few ideas on what it could be, but a photo of the coil and the PCB solder tabs would make life a lot easier.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Nickon51
The first step in aligning a rangefinder is to...

The first step in aligning a rangefinder is to check the focus of the lens onto the flim plane.

Open the back, stretch a piece of "magic tape", tracing paper or similar across the film guide...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,928
Posted By Nickon51
I have to agree with btgc in that lighter fluid,...

I have to agree with btgc in that lighter fluid, naptha, colemans fuel, etc is far better than alcohol for cleaning shutters (in most cases).

One method that is commonly used is to squirt naptha...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,928
Posted By Nickon51
To return to the question why, It is purely and...

To return to the question why,

It is purely and simply the grease or oil that was used by that maufacturer of that camera at that time. Oil migrates, by different methods, from its original...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By Nickon51
I think you have to take the specs with a grain...

I think you have to take the specs with a grain of salt. If the batteries you have are the same weight, they should be about the same capacity. Some of the Asian batteries are much lighter and only...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,996
Posted By Nickon51
Ricoh 500G rangefinder adjustment advice

Hi PB.

Here is the wiring layout for the 500G. I haven't done any calculations yet, but it may help. Let us know if you get anywhere.

Cheers
Greg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,996
Posted By Nickon51
Ricoh 500G rangefinder adjustment advice

The vertical adjustment screw is in the viewfinder compartment. It is accessed from the top of the camera. If you are lucky you may be able to reach it from an access hole under the flash shoe. If...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Nickon51
Hi Eugen The arcing buzzing noise is not normal...

Hi Eugen

The arcing buzzing noise is not normal in the Electro 35.
There is a rebound pad that needs to be replaced on some if not all of these, here is a good link to help you do...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Nickon51
Hi Christoph I posted a circuit diagram and a...

Hi Christoph

I posted a circuit diagram and a layout on the classic camera forum here
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/forum/messages/2/13273.html?1221581331
It may help you troubleshoot your...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Nickon51
Hi Christoph, Assuming that the battery is still...

Hi Christoph,
Assuming that the battery is still good, and that you have checked for corrosion on the battery case terminals, It may be worth having a look at the wiring that goes up to the CDS cell...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-18-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Nickon51
Assuming that it is completley dead, ie, nothing...

Assuming that it is completley dead, ie, nothing no lights flash on, and that you have fresh batteries and the contacts are clean, I would start with the battery wiring.
The wire connected to the top...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-27-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,663
Posted By Nickon51
The reference to the light meter not working in...

The reference to the light meter not working in manual mode was in response to whether it would work in manual mode without the battery, yes it will but there will be no metering. With the battery,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-27-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,663
Posted By Nickon51
The battery wire is routed up next to the lens,...

The battery wire is routed up next to the lens, across the top of the lens recess, through a hole in the back of the recess, and onto a PCB in the top of the camera. You will need to take the top off...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,124
Posted By Nickon51
Looks good to me, just compared the photo's with...

Looks good to me, just compared the photo's with mine.
Cheers
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-08-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,663
Posted By Nickon51
The Minolta Himatic 7S can be operated in Auto...

The Minolta Himatic 7S can be operated in Auto mode but needs a battery. Sliding both rings off 'A' operates it in full manual mode, and doesn't need a battery, but there will be no light meter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,405
Posted By Nickon51
The Yaschica Electro 35 has a shutter which I...

The Yaschica Electro 35 has a shutter which I would describe as electronically controlled. A solenoid holds the shutter open until the electronics release it. The solenoid is the retard mechanism. In...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-21-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By Nickon51
Konica S2 CLA

Heres a link to a site that shows you how to get into the lens to clean the aperture and shutter blades.

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/frame.html

He misses the first step which is to remove the...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By Nickon51
GSN focus

The focus doesn't change with aperture but the depth of field does.
If you look at the first photo, the focus is best on the rear bottle. That is where the camera is actually focussed. As you shut...
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