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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By johnf04
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Other RF 07-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By johnf04
I enjoyed your review. My one of these also...

I enjoyed your review. My one of these also produces a mark on film - scans show a white line across most negatives. I believe this is caused by the winding spool being too stiff, when rewinding,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By johnf04
Yup - why not screw it up completely?

Yup - why not screw it up completely?
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By johnf04
Peter Jackson's shots of Saruman addressing the...

Peter Jackson's shots of Saruman addressing the Uruk-Hai in "The Two Towers" show Riefenstahl's influence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQq4LjSF2rc
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,217
Posted By johnf04
Flushing the whole thing with solvent (I would...

Flushing the whole thing with solvent (I would use naptha rather than an alcohol) is just going to wash the old lubricants into the shutter and diaphragm. To do the job properly, the shutter should...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,846
Posted By johnf04
16th June, I think.

16th June, I think.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,917
Posted By johnf04
Posts like this make me regret there is no "like"...

Posts like this make me regret there is no "like" button here. Well said!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By johnf04
Make sure the matted side is facing the lens. For...

Make sure the matted side is facing the lens. For the material, you can use a piece cut from a CD case.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By johnf04
I got good results with a Petri 7s - it felt...

I got good results with a Petri 7s - it felt clunky, but had a good lens, and the meter was accurate. I sold it......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By johnf04
Pentax Spotmatic with...

Pentax Spotmatic with MLU......https://retinarescue.com/spotmaticmlu.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By johnf04
I bought an L series Praktica, an LLC, new in...

I bought an L series Praktica, an LLC, new in 1973. It still works fine, apart from a dead meter. I've had little to do with the 1960s Nova types, but I have used a IV, a FX3, and an FX. These older...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By johnf04
I wonder what other "disasters made by Pentacon"...

I wonder what other "disasters made by Pentacon" you may be referring to?

There is some information here:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By johnf04
Why do your attached pictures prompt Malwarebytes...

Why do your attached pictures prompt Malwarebytes to give a spyware warning?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By johnf04
Yes, but the top plate needs to be removed, and...

Yes, but the top plate needs to be removed, and part of the shutter mechanism locked so the shutter can be held open.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By johnf04
I'm still using a bottle of Rodinal (now just...

I'm still using a bottle of Rodinal (now just under half full) that I bought about 10 years ago. The free space is filled with air.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By johnf04
I made a "ground glass" from a piece cut from a...

I made a "ground glass" from a piece cut from a CD case, rubbed on one side with an abrasive cleaner.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-28-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By johnf04
Agfaflex slrs from the late 1950s had cross...

Agfaflex slrs from the late 1950s had cross coupled metering, although it was not TTL, and had a readout on the camera top.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By johnf04
Possibly shutter bounce? That would account for...

Possibly shutter bounce? That would account for the longer exposure of that strip.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By johnf04
They are simple cameras to work on (I've just...

They are simple cameras to work on (I've just overhauled one, which had one of the lens assembly securing screws stuck in the meter movement). The one awkward thing is resetting infinity focus after...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By johnf04
The flag comes up when the needle is not...

The flag comes up when the needle is not deflected - so if the camera is set to "A", and the cell has no output, the flag comes up every time the release button is pushed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By johnf04
I scrap old unrepairable cameras.

I scrap old unrepairable cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By johnf04
This lens will fit early Prakticas - the earliest...

This lens will fit early Prakticas - the earliest had no stop down mechanism, and the later models (IV and V) had a button to disengage the stop down mechanism. I have 2 x 58mm f2 Biotars with this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By johnf04
The lower fitting in the picture has no contacts...

The lower fitting in the picture has no contacts on the face towards the camera - you would need the cable.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By johnf04
Seany - those rings look like an outfit that...

Seany - those rings look like an outfit that allows you to put non electric fittings between them, and still have the aperture information transferred. The stop down fittings in extension rings...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By johnf04
What about an Agfa Ambi Silette? The second model...

What about an Agfa Ambi Silette? The second model has strap lugs, and a large, bright viewfinder, with framelines for 35, 50 and 90mm lenses. Chris Sherlock (https://retinarescue.com/) will overhaul...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By johnf04
They take a 4.5v alkaline...

They take a 4.5v alkaline battery.

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_px21.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By johnf04
If the lens is not coupled to the aperture...

If the lens is not coupled to the aperture simulator in the camera, you have to manually stop down the lens to get an exposure reading.

The camera manual is here:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By johnf04
The PLC3 uses the famous Praktica L series...

The PLC3 uses the famous Praktica L series shutter, as fitted to millions of cameras over the years. I Have 4 x L series Prakticas, and only one has sticky slow speeds - and from the looks of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By johnf04
According to this thread on another forum, the...

According to this thread on another forum, the PCL3 should work fine with a 1.5v alkaline cell. It's designed to use a 4.5v alkaline...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By johnf04
Chris Sherlock (https://retinarescue.com/)...

Chris Sherlock (https://retinarescue.com/) overhauled the shutter on my Ambi Silette.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-05-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By johnf04
I had to replace the spring under the rangefinder...

I had to replace the spring under the rangefinder on mine, to get it to reliably follow the lens movement - the old spring had become quite slack.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By johnf04
I rely on the image on the focusing screen of an...

I rely on the image on the focusing screen of an SLR camera to confirm focus - I never use the focus scale on the lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By johnf04
The original Prakticas looked similar to the...

The original Prakticas looked similar to the Nova, but they are reputedly better engineered. I have an FX, an FX3, and a IV, and all 3 work fine, after some care and attention.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By johnf04
Seany - the most distant object I can see from my...

Seany - the most distant object I can see from my house - a line of trees on a hill about 2km away - is slightly out of focus with the Mayer lens set to infinity, so infinity is beyond that line of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By johnf04
I've just tried a Mayer Optik Oreston electric...

I've just tried a Mayer Optik Oreston electric lens on a Praktica FX3 - it focuses to infinity.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,000
Posted By johnf04
Viewfinder Werra 1e Rangefinder Super Paxette ...

Viewfinder
Werra 1e

Rangefinder
Super Paxette
Retina IIc
Agfa Ambi Silette
Canonet QL17

SLR
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By johnf04
There was a Minister...

There was a Minister II.....
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Yashica_Minister_II

The Minister I (just called Yashica M on the camera) had a light value set shutter, and a long rewind crank on the base,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-10-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,841
Posted By johnf04
Zooms on digital (Canon 60d), primes on film...

Zooms on digital (Canon 60d), primes on film (mainly M42).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By johnf04
I make up developer with water at between 20 and...

I make up developer with water at between 20 and 21 degrees C (to allow for cooling by the developing tank and contents). I use the other chemicals at the ambient temperature, and wash with cold...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By johnf04
The field of view is smaller - the prism shows...

The field of view is smaller - the prism shows around 90% of the viewing screen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By johnf04
I have a prism for my FX3, The view is just a...

I have a prism for my FX3, The view is just a little smaller than the view through the WLF - it looks like the view produced by a Zenit. The eye relief is not great, you have to move the camera to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-24-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,859
Posted By johnf04
The latest sale description I've seen is...

The latest sale description I've seen is "heritage", usually attached to a lens for a 1970s SLR.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,912
Posted By johnf04
So public libraries don't have toilets, within 1...

So public libraries don't have toilets, within 1 - 2 minutes walk of their books?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-24-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By johnf04
I use Rodinal (the original Agfa developer)...

I use Rodinal (the original Agfa developer) mainly because I had problems in the past with developer concentrate failing to work correctly once the bottle was opened. I don't process a lot of films.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-05-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,299
Posted By johnf04
A Univex Mercury II.

A Univex Mercury II.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By johnf04
I think he's showing how complicated some of...

I think he's showing how complicated some of these repairs are. I know Chris, and I doubt he's too near retirement.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By johnf04
For hardcore enthusiasts, Chris Sherlock has...

For hardcore enthusiasts, Chris Sherlock has videos on the repair of a range of Kodak cameras.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNcopU34d_pGsKTvRzHcsg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-20-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,351
Posted By johnf04
They were discussing this back in...

They were discussing this back in 2008.

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/aha-now-i-get-why-58mm-lenses.335789/
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,351
Posted By johnf04
Years ago, I worked with a bloke who had been a...

Years ago, I worked with a bloke who had been a tour bus courier. He could walk into a bar, and say "Two beers, please" in 10 languages.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,685
Posted By johnf04
The pragmatist doesn't look for perfection - just...

The pragmatist doesn't look for perfection - just something which will do the job, which is why I like Zenits. Mind you, I prefer the 3m, which doesn't have an M42 mount.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By johnf04
Here is a link to a rectaflex repair - note that...

Here is a link to a rectaflex repair - note that it doesn't include instructions.

http://photographic.co.nz/cameraworks/cameras/rectaflex/
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,387
Posted By johnf04
Never thought I'd see a poe on rangefinderforum.

Never thought I'd see a poe on rangefinderforum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By johnf04
The other Edixa with bayonet mount was the Edixa...

The other Edixa with bayonet mount was the Edixa Rex.

Edited...I've now seen a picture of the Edixa Rex mount, and it isn't that. Your first suggestion, of the DKL mount, is correct, I think. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By johnf04
Could be for an Edixa...

Could be for an Edixa Electronica.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Wirgin_Edixa_Electronica
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By johnf04
The rollfilm back used 828 sized film.

The rollfilm back used 828 sized film.
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By johnf04
I just dropped it off to him - he lives a short...

I just dropped it off to him - he lives a short drive away from me.
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By johnf04
Agfa Ambi Silette

I bought this a few weeks ago, and have just developed the first film I shot with it. The camera needs a service - the shutter only works with the flash timing on "M". It will be going to Chris...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By johnf04
I see Mirror stories haven't changed much.

I see Mirror stories haven't changed much.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By johnf04
There was an auction which ran for years on a...

There was an auction which ran for years on a local auction site - an Agfa Super Silette LK for $300. Early on, a watcher suggested the price was too high.....but the seller obviously thought that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By johnf04
The camera needs servicing, to remove dirt and...

The camera needs servicing, to remove dirt and old lubricant. There is a quick and dirty way of fixing the problem - increase the spring tension on the second curtain. This only disguises the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By johnf04
Is the shutter second curtain completing its...

Is the shutter second curtain completing its travel? On most SLRs, the second curtain releases the mirror return.
Forum: RFF News 04-24-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By johnf04
A Leica wouldn't focus that close, without...

A Leica wouldn't focus that close, without accessories......
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By johnf04
I use a domestic glass cleaner - called Mr Muscle.

I use a domestic glass cleaner - called Mr Muscle.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-20-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,192
Posted By johnf04
This particular article is free.

This particular article is free.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,150
Posted By johnf04
The Canon FT is the same.

The Canon FT is the same.
Forum: RFF News 04-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By johnf04
That M word always makes me think of...

That M word always makes me think of these.......
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minties
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-12-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,716
Posted By johnf04
Leica Manual - Willard D Morgan and Henry M...

Leica Manual - Willard D Morgan and Henry M Lester
Camera Systems - Sidney Ray
Peploe - Stanley Cursitor (Peploe was one of the Scottish Colourist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Colourists)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25,392
Posted By johnf04
The Agfa Isomat Rapid - plastic, odd film, square...

The Agfa Isomat Rapid - plastic, odd film, square format. I replaced it with a Zenit 3m, and never looked back.
Forum: Other RF 03-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By johnf04
Chris Sherlock...

Chris Sherlock (http://retinarescue.com/contactme.html) may be able to fix the camera - he recently overhauled a Contaflex 1 for me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 107,598
Posted By johnf04
Prakticas https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uplo...

Prakticas

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3324s.jpg

Contaflex 1

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_3536s.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,388
Posted By johnf04
Mine is a hobbyist interest - I buy old cameras,...

Mine is a hobbyist interest - I buy old cameras, get them going if possible, and run film through them. I use monochrome film which I process and scan myself. Some scans are printed, at a local...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2018
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,959
Posted By johnf04
Contaflex 1

Picked up this morning from Chris Sherlock, of Retina Rescue
(http://retinarescue.com/)
https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_3536s.jpg

It's now working nicely.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-05-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 7,055
Posted By johnf04
I've seen many posts, over the years, about the...

I've seen many posts, over the years, about the meter circuit in Spotmatics.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By johnf04
Yes, years ago I fitted a Schottky diode in the...

Yes, years ago I fitted a Schottky diode in the meter circuit of a Canonet. This used a single cell, 1.4v. As far as I remember, the meter worked fine afterwards - I can't remember if I recalibrated...
Forum: RFF News 11-29-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,852
Posted By johnf04
Chosing the portal tab, and selecting one of the...

Chosing the portal tab, and selecting one of the topics on the first page gives this error

Sorry, there is a problem
There are no posts to show
Error code: 2F173/L

At the top of the error page,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 745
Posted By johnf04
Who made the lenses for Agfaflex cameras?

The Color-Telinear 1:4/135 and Color-Ambion 1:3.4/35 lenses for Agfaflex look very like the equivalent Voigtlander lenses. Could they come from the same manufacturer?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By johnf04
I have my own site, which I use for hosting...

I have my own site, which I use for hosting photographs. It was easy to set up, and it isn't expensive.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By johnf04
I use a set of round nosed pliers.

I use a set of round nosed pliers.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By johnf04
Older Prakticas have a left hand thread on the...

Older Prakticas have a left hand thread on the shutter speed dial.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By johnf04
For me, photography is a hobby. I started out...

For me, photography is a hobby. I started out using cameras I could afford - a Zenit 3m, then a Praktica LLC. In the late 1990s I started collecting cameras, and I try to put film through each one I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,040
Posted By johnf04
His wife hasn't been well.

His wife hasn't been well.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,040
Posted By johnf04
Yes..........

Yes..........
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,040
Posted By johnf04
Roger is also active on the Amateur Photographer...

Roger is also active on the Amateur Photographer magazine forum.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 3,968
Posted By johnf04
Another 35mm reflex on...

Another 35mm reflex on Kickstarter.

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2017/11/10/new-elbaflex-nikon-f-mount-slr-takes-35mm-film/
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,604
Posted By johnf04
Ah, but don't you have a film leader retriever?

Ah, but don't you have a film leader retriever?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-08-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,604
Posted By johnf04
Earlier this year, I shot my last roll of APX100,...

Earlier this year, I shot my last roll of APX100, in an Exakta Varex. I loaded the film onto the plastic spool in the changing bag, and processed it. When I lifted the spool out of the tank, I saw...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By johnf04
Is it a Lumiere...

Is it a Lumiere Eljy?

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/eljy/eljy.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By johnf04
The bottom 2 pictures are a Pentax SV - you can...

The bottom 2 pictures are a Pentax SV - you can see the delayed action winder around the rewind knob.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By johnf04
My half empty Rodinal bottle is 8 years old - and...

My half empty Rodinal bottle is 8 years old - and it works fine.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-06-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By johnf04
Some sort of filter adapter ring?

Some sort of filter adapter ring?
Forum: Other RF 10-01-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5,978
Posted By johnf04
Zombie thread, lurches back to life.....

Zombie thread, lurches back to life.....
Forum: RFF News 09-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
Posted By johnf04
I didn't want to make it too complicated.

I didn't want to make it too complicated.
Forum: RFF News 09-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
Posted By johnf04
The more accurate rugby term for a group of...

The more accurate rugby term for a group of players trying to win the ball, is a "maul", or a "ruck". If the group is moving, it's a "rolling maul".
Forum: RFF News 09-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
Posted By johnf04
A scrum - for those who want to...

A scrum - for those who want to know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HfT2nKQ6S0
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,083
Posted By johnf04
When I studied chemistry....nearly half a century...

When I studied chemistry....nearly half a century ago....an acid plus a base gave a salt. Potassium acetate?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By johnf04
Anyone here who is also a member of Photo.net

should avoid opening the email purporting to be a subscription confirmation - it is a phishing attempt.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By johnf04
Rick Oleson has a guide to replacing the shutter...

Rick Oleson has a guide to replacing the shutter curtains.

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-87.html
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-18-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By johnf04
Back when I worked for a computer company, one of...

Back when I worked for a computer company, one of the directors used to talk about software products that would be available "real soon now"........this would appear to be the camera equivalent.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By johnf04
I only use the back screen, on my Canon G12, when...

I only use the back screen, on my Canon G12, when I'm using it for close ups. Normally, the screen is turned in. I use my digitals like film cameras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,691
Posted By johnf04
My tank is a Paterson clone, from Jessops. I...

My tank is a Paterson clone, from Jessops. I develop 2 x 35mm films at a time, in Rodinal. Half a minute of inversions to start, then 2 inversions every half minute.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-07-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By johnf04
And to answer ptpdprinter, it means I can take my...

And to answer ptpdprinter, it means I can take my ancient film cameras out every day, if I so desire.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-07-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By johnf04
I live on the closest thing to a UBI, in my...

I live on the closest thing to a UBI, in my country. It's called New Zealand Superannuation, and everyone over 65 (and some younger) is entitled to it. It isn't means or income tested, and pays a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,545
Posted By johnf04
I was impressed with the sharpness of the lens on...

I was impressed with the sharpness of the lens on a Petri 7s. Agfa Super Silettes can be pretty good, as well. I have one with an f2 Solagon lens.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-03-2017
Replies: 231
Views: 84,317
Posted By johnf04
My favourite was APX100. Now I've run out of...

My favourite was APX100. Now I've run out of that, I use what's cheapest - currently Kentmere 100 and Arista Edu Ultra 100. All of them developed in Rodinal (I've got plenty of that).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By johnf04
Get a mercury cell camera, and use a zinc-air...

Get a mercury cell camera, and use a zinc-air cell, and some packing. A nice FT or FTb would do.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnf04
The "wind lever" looks like one from a Praktica L...

The "wind lever" looks like one from a Praktica L series.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnf04
My guess is a photoshopped Werra.

My guess is a photoshopped Werra.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By johnf04
I use 650ml in a Jessops tank (Paterson type) for...

I use 650ml in a Jessops tank (Paterson type) for 2 rolls, developed in Rodinal 1:50, and I haven't had any problems with uneven development.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,315
Posted By johnf04
I'd be interested to see its offspring, then. How...

I'd be interested to see its offspring, then. How often do you mate it?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By johnf04
Use the 5ml minimum specified by Agfa, and dilute...

Use the 5ml minimum specified by Agfa, and dilute with 255ml water. That will give you 1:50.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By johnf04
I use Rodinal 1:50 in a larger tank - it works...

I use Rodinal 1:50 in a larger tank - it works out to 13ml. It works fine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By johnf04
The mount is the same, but the lens doesn't have...

The mount is the same, but the lens doesn't have the aperture simulator link. It should work Ok, but you'll have to use stop down metering.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-22-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By johnf04
Isn't there a push for a second referendum?

Isn't there a push for a second referendum?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
You probably won't need any parts - just a clean...

You probably won't need any parts - just a clean and (careful) lubrication.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
I wouldn't be interested in a "Zenit" mirrorless....

I wouldn't be interested in a "Zenit" mirrorless. To me, mirrorless cameras have all the character of chewing gum - apart from having to use reading glasses to see the back screen. Give me an optical...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-19-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By johnf04
UBI is quite different to a "dole" (traditionally...

UBI is quite different to a "dole" (traditionally an unemployment benefit). The UBI has no employment tests or time limits. It is paid as a right, to every citizen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
Roger - it was years ago - they appear to be rare...

Roger - it was years ago - they appear to be rare here in New Zealand. My recollection is that it was over $NZ200.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By johnf04
Not more M42 lens mount cameras....

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3342s.jpg

The Yashica is their first model with this mount - it is a slightly modified version of the Pentamatic S, which had a bayonet lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By johnf04
A Proliferation of Pentaxes.

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3333s-1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
There is a history of the Zenit, in German,...

There is a history of the Zenit, in German, here:

http://www.g-st.ch/privat/kameras/pdf/zenitbuch.pdf
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
I saw one at a street market, Roger, but the...

I saw one at a street market, Roger, but the price was too high.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
I would have loved to have a Pentax, or a Canon,...

I would have loved to have a Pentax, or a Canon, in 1970 - I couldn't afford one (I was a student). I was able to buy the Zenit through a friend of my dad's, who owned a shop.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnf04
A Zest of Zenits

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3327s.jpg

My first SLR camera, in 1970, was a Zenit 3M, like the one here. This one, I bought about 15 years ago. It failed, half way through a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By johnf04
The only one of these I've had film through, is...

The only one of these I've had film through, is the LLC. They should all work with film, though, except for the IVB. I think someone has been inside it, and disturbed the shutter timing - the shutter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By johnf04
The two Biotars, the Steinheil lens, the FX-3,...

The two Biotars, the Steinheil lens, the FX-3, the 1952 Praktica, and another FX-3 came as one lot from an online auction. They were all pretty rough, and needed cleaning and some repairs.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By johnf04
MikeWebb - how much would the postage...

MikeWebb - how much would the postage be?

Sebastel - the Novas don't appeal to me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By johnf04
Then one of them would be a Prakticus....

Then one of them would be a Prakticus....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By johnf04
The oldest is the camera at the right front -...

The oldest is the camera at the right front - from 1952. It has a simple diaphragm Steinheil Cassar S lens.

The FX-3 and IVB both have variants of the 58mm f2 Biotar lens. These were very dirty, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By johnf04
A herd of Prakticas

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3324s.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-10-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By johnf04
Cameras with trigger wind.

Super Paxette 35

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3317s.jpg

Original Canonet

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_3319s.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6,778
Posted By johnf04
Is there a spring or a catch inside the converter?

Is there a spring or a catch inside the converter?
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-08-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 923
Posted By johnf04
Another take on Phones versus Cameras

This notice was in the window of a local pharmacy, which also sells digital cameras, and film.

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_2312s.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,518
Posted By johnf04
Alan is a member of this Facebook...

Alan is a member of this Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagecamerarepair/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By johnf04
Thomosy has a picture of the tool in the article...

Thomosy has a picture of the tool in the article I mentioned above. I use a modified screwdriver:

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_3047.jpg

The dial unscrews clockwise.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By johnf04
Use a red filter.

Use a red filter.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-29-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 99,878
Posted By johnf04
I think you'll find all of the free hosting...

I think you'll find all of the free hosting services will go the same way as Photobucket. I grasped the nettle, and set up my own web page to host pictures for linking.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By johnf04
Thomas Thomosy covers the Praktica Nova in his...

Thomas Thomosy covers the Praktica Nova in his "Camera Maintenance and Repair", book 1.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 10,654
Posted By johnf04
I use Agfa Rodinal - I recently bought 2 unopened...

I use Agfa Rodinal - I recently bought 2 unopened 500ml bottles, and I have half bottle I bought when Agfa went under. There should be enough there to see me out.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,158
Posted By johnf04
At the local Hospice Shop this morning, I picked...

At the local Hospice Shop this morning, I picked up a nice Fujica ST605, complete with a wide "hippy style" strap, for $20.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,467
Posted By johnf04
I like to use the older cameras I buy for my...

I like to use the older cameras I buy for my collection. It can sometimes be a challenge to get them into working condition, but it is very satisfying to put a film through a machine you have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,447
Posted By johnf04
Just out of interest - the photograph here...

Just out of interest - the photograph here illustrates what is wrong......the flat spring should be engaged with shaft, under the sprockets, rather than sitting on top of it, as it is here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By johnf04
I registered a domain name this afternoon, and...

I registered a domain name this afternoon, and set up a website. I downloaded Wordpress and loaded pictures into a basic photo gallery. I can copy a link from there, and use the "insert link" feature...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
I've registered a web address, and paid for a...

I've registered a web address, and paid for a year's hosting. Coming soon - photos hosted on my own page.

A few hours later...done. I installed Wordpress on the website, and learned how to use the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
After reading the online reaction to the...

After reading the online reaction to the Photobucket fiasco, I restored my account - just in case they decide to allow older pictures to be displayed. If they continue as they are, I will delete the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
I know what the fault is - there is an escapement...

I know what the fault is - there is an escapement which is supposed to be tripped at the end of the cocking stroke, which releases the lever which holds the shutter blades open, while the timer runs....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By johnf04
I thought I'd check the charges at another...

I thought I'd check the charges at another hosting site - Ancestry, which hosts family trees and their supporting data. There is no limit to storage....they charge $NZ260 a year.
The only option I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By johnf04
I had the Photobucket email in my inbox, this...

I had the Photobucket email in my inbox, this morning, and all of my photos are replaced with their notice. I joined there in 2006, only so I had somewhere to host photos posted on forums. All that I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
I've now deleted my Photobucket account - the...

I've now deleted my Photobucket account - the messages should disappear soon. Now I have to find somewhere else to host pictures.

Oh - and the shutter? It's been flushed, and I need to reassemble...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
I'm fairly sure I've found the problem. The next...

I'm fairly sure I've found the problem. The next pictures are the shutter with the wind ring removed. The blades can still be cocked, and fired. The first picture shows the fault - the arrowed lever...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
This is the...

This is the problem..

http://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_3260s.jpg

The shutter is uncocked here. When it's cocked, the tooth with the green arrow is held by the hook below it....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
The camera now has the shutter/lens mechanism...

The camera now has the shutter/lens mechanism removed.

http://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_3241s.jpg

I had to do some moderately terrible things to the ring which holds the two...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
I should clarify the shutter behaviour - the...

I should clarify the shutter behaviour - the picture attached was taken on B, with the shutter held open. On 1 second and faster, the shutter slowly closes while the timer is running, but it closes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By johnf04
Any Werra shutter experts?

I have just bought a Werra 1e, and it appears to have a shutter fault. When I fire it , the shutter blades slowly close to leave a star shaped...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-02-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By johnf04
I use the same method as Ranchu, to move sticky...

I use the same method as Ranchu, to move sticky threads, but instead of naptha, I use mineral turpentine - it doesn't evaporate as fast, and it is very slightly oily.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By johnf04
The Industar lenses have a varied reputation -...

The Industar lenses have a varied reputation - I've never used them. The Helios, on the other hand, is a fine lens. My first SLR was a Zenit 3m with the Helios lens, bought new in 1970.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-01-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,809
Posted By johnf04
My phone takes bl**dy awful pictures - probably...

My phone takes bl**dy awful pictures - probably because it only cost $20. If I want to take pictures, I carry a Canon G12.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By johnf04
I had a machinist run an M39 thread on a Helios...

I had a machinist run an M39 thread on a Helios f2 M42 lens so that I could use it on my Zenit 3m - much better than the Industar lens it came with. It may be possible to find an M39 T mount, or to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-30-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By johnf04
Iobit ripped off the Malwarebytes engine, a few...

Iobit ripped off the Malwarebytes engine, a few years ago. What you see is karma.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/33217-iobit-theft-conclusion/
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,342
Posted By johnf04
I use one of these - it was sold under many brand...

I use one of these - it was sold under many brand names. Mine's Jessops.

https://www.atp-instrumentation.co.uk/count-up-count-down-bench-timer.html
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By johnf04
Dimensions for a Zorki 1 shutter, on page 2 of...

Dimensions for a Zorki 1 shutter, on page 2 of this link.

http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/shutter-curtain/inst/01.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,512
Posted By johnf04
Pentax ME - small and handy, and takes A76...

Pentax ME - small and handy, and takes A76 batteries.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By johnf04
That was an interesting read, and I followed the...

That was an interesting read, and I followed the link to your Retina IIc review. I noted your comment about LV exposure systems. Other manufacturers fitted this in the early 1960s. I have a Yashica M...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By johnf04
I found a wayback machine archive of Zorkikat's...

I found a wayback machine archive of Zorkikat's Canon P page:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140714090819/http://www.zorkikat.com/2009/11/wanna-see-whats-inside-a-canon-p/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,545
Posted By johnf04
I found this on a Pentax forum, about cells for...

I found this on a Pentax forum, about cells for Spotmatics:

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/spotmatic-f--modern-batteries-with-higher-current-iso-compensation-for-accurate-meter--53552
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,158
Posted By johnf04
That looks like the box in the local "St John...

That looks like the box in the local "St John Ambulance" shop. I did once find a Miranda Sensomat RE there, though.
Forum: Yashica RF 06-01-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By johnf04
The YK looks very different to the 35, with the...

The YK looks very different to the 35, with the top plate removed.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o246/johnf_04/Collection/Yashica%20YK/011s.jpg...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-01-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By johnf04
There is a discussion of Yashica serial numbers,...

There is a discussion of Yashica serial numbers, for the Pentamatic SLR, here:
https://yashicasailorboy.com/short-history-of-the-mysterious-pentamatic/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2017
Replies: 198
Views: 41,752
Posted By johnf04
Film envelope from the late...

Film envelope from the late 1930s

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o246/johnf_04/Camera%20Collector/IMG_0002s.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By johnf04
My bid wasn't high enough.

My bid wasn't high enough.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By johnf04
You may still have old lubricant, freed up by...

You may still have old lubricant, freed up by your washing, running onto the blades. I'm not that familiar with TLRs - is it possible there is grease coming out of the focusing helix?
It may be an...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By johnf04
You've got the right idea - but you may need the...

You've got the right idea - but you may need the faintest trace of oil on the timing parts of the shutter. I use a small screwdriver, or a piece of fine wire, to dip in the oil, and apply it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,198
Posted By johnf04
Good results! Come back soon.

Good results! Come back soon.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By johnf04
I have a post here:...

I have a post here: http://cameracollector.proboards.com/thread/6805/yashica-yk-rangefinder covering the Yashica YK, an older cousin of the J. This shows the rangefinder, and how to open the top of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By johnf04
Is the lens not focusing, or is the rangefinder...

Is the lens not focusing, or is the rangefinder image not moving?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By johnf04
It's at an auction - we'll see if the bid I left...

It's at an auction - we'll see if the bid I left on it is high enough, next week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,158
Posted By johnf04
We have "Hospice Shops" and "Opportunity Shops"...

We have "Hospice Shops" and "Opportunity Shops" and they occasionally have cameras, normally P&S. A local Prebyterian op shop currently has a Praktica IV, with E. Ludwig Meritar 50mm lens, and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By johnf04
I saw an odd camera today - a Yashica Electro AX

Made in the early 1970s - it has looks reminiscent of an early 1960s Praktica, with a leatherette insert in the top of the prism housing, and a button on the front, where the Praktica's shutter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,158
Posted By johnf04
Last week I bought a very nice Pentax Spotmatic,...

Last week I bought a very nice Pentax Spotmatic, with a clean f1.4 lens, at a local "Hospice Shop". The meter even turns off when the shutter fires. It cost me $NZ50.
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By johnf04
An example of what might be called socialism. In...

An example of what might be called socialism. In New Zealand, prescription pharmaceuticals are subsidised by the government - A family pays $5 per item, until 20 items are collected, in any year;...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By johnf04
You were trying to get away with what's called...

You were trying to get away with what's called "the excluded middle". There are many countries with far more humane systems than the United States.
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By johnf04
What about Norway, Denmark, Sweden....just to...

What about Norway, Denmark, Sweden....just to name three.
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By johnf04
Luckily, Brian, I live in a country which has a...

Luckily, Brian, I live in a country which has a reasonable pension, free hospital care, and subsidised prescription medicines.
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By johnf04
I think the single most useful thing a retired...

I think the single most useful thing a retired person can have, is a property owned outright. This allows me to live reasonably comfortably on my pension. Mind you, I don't do expensive trips....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,959
Posted By johnf04
https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/01...

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_3087.jpg

Like this?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,959
Posted By johnf04
https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/01...

https://farpics.kiwi.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_3079.jpg

A 1952 model Praktica - now that I've fixed the mirror fault it had, and cleaned it up, it could be loaded with film. Unfortunately, I...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-11-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By johnf04
If you can't find someone in Europe, Chris...

If you can't find someone in Europe, Chris Sherlock can do it.

http://retinarescue.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By johnf04
I had a look at my negative files, and...

I had a look at my negative files, and found...Canon IIIA, Olympus XA, Pentax ME, Zenit B - that was for monochrome. For colour...I didn't note the cameras used; probably Pentax K1000, Pentax ME, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By johnf04
I do......

I do......
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By johnf04
That's all we need - wannabees competing for old...

That's all we need - wannabees competing for old cameras, so they can hang gathering dust.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By johnf04
I bought it new, in 1973...I traded in a Zenit 3m...

I bought it new, in 1973...I traded in a Zenit 3m to help pay for it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By johnf04
Perhaps he should be holding the camera like...

Perhaps he should be holding the camera like this?

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o246/johnf_04/Rangefinderforum/Img_0001.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By johnf04
His horizon is going to be sloping nicely.

His horizon is going to be sloping nicely.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,198
Posted By johnf04
Chris Sherlock has...

Chris Sherlock has one:
http://retinarescue.com/firstflex35.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By johnf04
There is a thread here which mentions the...

There is a thread here which mentions the finder:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61553
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2017
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,959
Posted By johnf04
There is another way of removing a lens stuck...

There is another way of removing a lens stuck this way on a Zenit. Work a piece of thin brass shim - or a feeler gauge, into the hole the pin has dropped into. Unscrew the lens, and the pin rides up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,392
Posted By johnf04
I don't do hyped or trendy - no money for it. I...

I don't do hyped or trendy - no money for it. I just satisfy myself with taking pictures that I like with whatever cameras fall into my hands. Some just don't get used that often. Oh - after putting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By johnf04
Unfortunately, I managed to misload the film on...

Unfortunately, I managed to misload the film on the tank spiral, and got only 6 usable images:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o246/johnf_04/Exakta%20IIb/Img_0008.jpg...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By johnf04
Hi there - I too have one of these cameras, in...

Hi there - I too have one of these cameras, in pristine condition.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o246/johnf_04/Yashica%20M/DPP_00102.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By johnf04
Depth of field will compensate for some errors -...

Depth of field will compensate for some errors - how many people use their lenses wide open?
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