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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,670
It was a T model and featured for a couple of...

It was a T model and featured for a couple of minutes during a scene on a ferry across Bosphorus, from memory.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,501
Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for...

Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for very old films or pushing certain types such as HP5+. Think I'll order a litre now.

I did read the thread at APUG (Photrio now I think). It was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 528
We should have a coffee some time when you're in...

We should have a coffee some time when you're in Hobart, Marty, if you hang around the capital at all on the way to the coast. You too of course, Nick.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 486
True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading...

True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading who are still feeling their way through these concepts—it may be worth emphasising that, regardless of the actual linear distance at which a longer or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer...

Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer to a range of EXPOSURE INDICES for the film. The only EI referenced for the 85b filter you mention is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 214
They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You...

They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You can't "rate" an ISO 500 film at "ISO" 325. The ISO is 500 as it was, presumably, set in accordance with the relevant standard? You can however expose...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a...

Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a desirable camera today, but one with a reputation for being problematic. The suggested people were mentioned with this fact very much in mind. Please...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Do you like the establishment? Enough to give...

Do you like the establishment? Enough to give them a donation of $776? Because having paid them once for a repair that didn't succeed, and then have them deny all responsibility for the quality of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in...

Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in your country and can repair a wide range of mechanisms. Otherwise, the first person I'd suggest is Radu Lesaru at 3r camera in New York. He's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 349
I may have taken your first post too literally...

I may have taken your first post too literally Peter—apologies for that. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 349
I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica...

I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica M6. If you want to introduce visoflex lenses into the equation, we are no longer dealing with a rangefinder calibration query.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Is the infinity marking an estimate?

Is the infinity marking an estimate?
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be...

Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be pretty happy with that, I think. Unfortunately, I don't get to keep it all myself. I'm astonished it fetched very nearly $24k Aussie dollars....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 442
More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes...

More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes them optically good, and not so good, courtesy of Marc Bergman. In terms of calibrating a lens focus reliably, despite the disadvantages involved in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part...

I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part of a collection I was asked to sell, and much to my surprise it's gone absolutely mental, it is almost at AUS $20k now, and not done yet. I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical...

Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical construct, whenever you up the resolution far enough of any measuring system, that which previously seemed "perfect" will be revealed not to be so. My use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 574
My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has...

My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has spent quite a lot of time on this. He's become reasonably well-known as a result. I'm sure he mentioned recently he was doing a workshop for people...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Too easy! No shims needed. Scroll through your...

Too easy!
No shims needed.

Scroll through your video to the 32 second mark. It shows a good view of the inside front of the focus assembly. See those three brass screws fastening the brass washer?...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Correctly Calibrating Film Plane & Viewfinder Focus

This is a very long read but I hope it's both clear, and helpful.

Correct Lens Calibration Procedures
I don't want to seem argumentative for the sake of it, but whilst you can certainly match lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 442
In the absence of any photos I had to try to...

In the absence of any photos I had to try to google up some images of a Super Fujica Six. I like classic Fuji cameras but was not familiar with that model. Of course, I'd like one, now. Drat!

I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 658
FYI At one of the sites previously mentioned,...

FYI
At one of the sites previously mentioned, there are a couple of specialist solvents for dissolving lens cement and the smaller sizes may be transported by air apparently. Instructions for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Here's a selection of various spanners, friction...

Here's a selection of various spanners, friction rings and other tools I've bought over the years.

The dividers came from local market stalls for under $10 each and are old enough to be made of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and...

I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and fit is excellent.

They have certain advantages and disadvantages.

On the one hand they are quite slow to adjust due to the double locking nuts....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless...

Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless the fit of the components is superlative, I'm not confident stability would be acceptable for some more demanding applications.
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the...

Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the mechanism being clean and well-lubricated if they are overall going to run well. In particular, the springs are tensioned the least amount at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
So presumably, looking at the original image in...

So presumably, looking at the original image in the first post, the top (horizontal) cross bar is rigidly fixed to the left vertical driver. But can slide through the right driver when the screw is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at...

I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at the time, I wanted something that could Eg. reach right down into the back of a Rollei twin lens to loosen the rear lens cells if needed. I like the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with...

I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with four screws can be fiddly to adjust but the ability to position the cross bars at various heights or have the drivers at various locations, centred or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 658
That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.

That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Am I missing something here? How is the other...

Am I missing something here? How is the other driver bar secured to the cross pieces? At first glance I have to say I don't think much of it. The unavoidable offset cross bar layout appears to offer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of...

Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of Marc Bergman, this extended 1969 article about lunar photography is available to read. It goes into some detail about the various cameras used in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the...

Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the pieces again. If using pure Balsam it's usual to dilute it with xylene before applying to the glass. It's not the fastest curing method however so you will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before...

Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before resorting to heat. You have nothing to lose but a bit of time. If unsuccessful, you can, after all always try heating it up subsequently. But if it does...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of...

Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of the wind lever with its inclusion in the Ektra. A technical tour de force it's perhaps not surprising the model was the first of all Kodaks, to use...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.

Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one,...

Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one, either. But the Hassy had a purpose in orbit. Sending a Tesla roadster into space that doesn't have any actual function is just so much more space junk...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it...

A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it detached from its connector, I believe. It's a bit cooler than a Tesla, isn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/hi...

https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/history/50-years-moon-landing.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
No—that would be you. Rather than proffering...

No—that would be you.
Rather than proffering half-baked theories about why you think they were faked, examine the abundant evidence proving that the moon landings actually occurred. Yes, I know it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night...

I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night at a local cinema. I was enthralled. The 70mm footage, (such as the opening sequence with the assembled stages being transported from the assembly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Nick, it would have been quite a while ago, if I...

Nick,
it would have been quite a while ago, if I did, it's been some time since I developed black and white for anyone else in Hobart (as in, a year or two). Although if you want to do it yourself,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 973
I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue...

I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue Nick. Not hard, although I suppose some loaders would be better than others. I am not a fan of re-loadable cassettes. Have seen too many light leaks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
I think the quality of some of the images...

I think the quality of some of the images recorded on and around the Moon validates NASA's wilingness to use medium format equipment over 35mm. As to why Hasselblad: the use of easily replaced...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in...

Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in NASA history, being the only one of the Mercury Seven who would go on to fly in both Gemini and Apollo craft. Alan Shepard walked the moon during...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The...

Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The linked article has no mention of Kodachrome that I could find, and all references to colour imaging made during Apollo flights that I have ever seen,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh...

Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh of the main spring pinion to the cocking rack is a tooth or so out. Those parts are not installed in your image, so impossible to say if it's a factor...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not....

Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not. Providing the helicals remain firmly secured to the focusing ring, removing the retaining rings for any optics, in itself, will not produce any drama....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on...

Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on where the haze is exactly. Some of the optical groups will extract from the front, others from the rear. Potentially, you may have to extract optics...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 916
I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main...

I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main contributor to blur when hand holding a Hasselblad. On a tripod perhaps (but most models have a pre-release function you should be using for tripod...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,095
I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back....

I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back. Some exposures were down to a second and I had the camera on a tripod. I used the timer. Why wouldn't I? Its use is not restricted to self portraits.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,004
No, it is not just you.

No, it is not just you.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 473
I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens...

I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens and 1/1000 shutter. It's been a long time since I read up on them but some examples may have had a f/2.8 Fujinon and shutter speeded to only 1/500....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may...

Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may facilitate deterioration of the secondary and tertiary layers of the cell, but it is a myth that light wears out the selenium itself—rather that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,218
There is something about the classic...

There is something about the classic Voigtländers. The best are really well made and finished. If you can get on with the unorthodox film advance and thumb wheel focus a folding Vitessa with 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
There is no "h" in Voigtländer.

There is no "h" in Voigtländer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,942
A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super,...

A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super, 303, XK etc, as you would need the MLU to use that lens. Looks like a keeper!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than...

I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than one camera with me, even the most cared for equipment can occasionally catch you out, besides which, I'm personally hopeless at paring my camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,814
Same result as above.

Same result as above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 526
My previous post explained how to check the...

My previous post explained how to check the parallelism of the lens to film plane properly. It's a more accurate method of adjusting the lens standard than The Force—which is why I suggested it. Why...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
I would take it seriously. It's not the only...

I would take it seriously. It's not the only variable involved. As you say, film is not perfectly flat; lenses are rarely perfectly optically centred etc. (There's no such thing as perfection, of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Select the combination you have that is over size...

Select the combination you have that is over size by the smallest dimension, then use a flat surface (Ie. the surface plate you presumably have, if you're measuring the lens register and correcting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
If you develop your own black and white, the...

If you develop your own black and white, the trimmings may be kept aside and used for checking your fixer clearing time prior to fixing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 526
As others have said the lens is clearly tilted...

As others have said the lens is clearly tilted relative to the body. To correct this I'd set the camera up on a surface plate and using a depth gauge or dial gauge and holder true the parallelism...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 686
I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be...

I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be "eight days old" as the thread title suggests. I would have said it was nearly fifty years old. In which case the nearly fifty year old shutter ribbons...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,567
It's not just a matter of focusing ease but...

It's not just a matter of focusing ease but system accuracy. Erik is right. The screw mount Leicas have a pathetic physical baselength. The only reason they work so well is because the optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,567
Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that...

Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is more of a silly conversation starter than a true examination into which Leica is best.

Miss that bit, did you? It's...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter...

I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter motion picture equipment among others, I know little about her preferences for stills imaging. Thanks for sharing those recollections!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to...

Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to elaborate, please? I've seen some of her published images made on that continent which I presume may have been recorded around the time you met her....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify,...

Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify, though, that some early focal plane shutters, (particularly certain large format types which necessitated the selection of one of several pre-formed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 475
No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or...

No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or without the second curtain capping the exposure prematurely. If a particular shutter is in need of service it's not at all unknown for certain speeds,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 475
The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other...

The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other focal plane shutter made in the last eighty years is "self-capping". Meaning one does not need to cap the lens when winding on the film and cocking the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,528
Ditto, Keith.

Ditto, Keith.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,528
They advised some extended downtime a week or...

They advised some extended downtime a week or more ago. The "low rent graphic" is a print friendly page members can print out for a photo competition of images including the page, prize for which is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his...

Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his photos of Gene Smith in the jazz loft as well as his memories of Smith walking into a camera store and buying him a brand new Leica he put on his own...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Well if you go down that path, remove the...

Well if you go down that path, remove the original laths carefully, in case you need to re-use them. Keep any deviations from standard to the minimum, too, because internal clearances and running...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Some general information here....

Some general information here.
https://kievaholic.com/kiev60kalibration.html
If the shutter speeds are otherwise OK but capping is inadequate the best solution is to cut new curtains to a size that...
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Sad News—Ken Hansen

Details here:
https://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2019/04/very-sad-news-of-passing-of-ken-hansen.html?fbclid=IwAR1mznII0DeYomuE0QKE8b8lp-q4kmUQBZMfiovGtlhySCGZhYhlvXFUekQ&m=1
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 342
A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on...

A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on some of the 6x9 Bessa Voigtländers possibly before and after WW2. I suspect it's for one of those. I have a couple here from either mid 1930s or 1940s....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 468
....... Source?

.......
Source?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Phil, you could definitely get a Vitessa working...

Phil,
you could definitely get a Vitessa working again. They are not getting any cheaper but plenty of clean ones needing some shutter service or TLC still present online. One great point is that the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.

Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 344
I think it is probably from either end of the...

I think it is probably from either end of the camera back or a canister window if it has one. When I ran a test film through a Leica R4 recently it produced some very similar looking fogging. In that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,093
Views: 291,926
A local outfit I spotted on display a while back....

A local outfit I spotted on display a while back. From Belgium, the FN was one of the earliest four cylinder engines, a fascinating design. As I recall its long-term owner had once ridden it across...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Does this camera feature any mechanical speeds...

Does this camera feature any mechanical speeds that will work without a battery? Some electronic shutters will have a speed that functions without the battery for emergency use. Sometimes the flash...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Fuji know how to establish the correct ISO of...

Fuji know how to establish the correct ISO of their films. If you don't have a specific reason for setting the meter to another setting (Exposure Index technically) you are really taking a stab at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 321
It's perplexing. On the one hand there's some...

It's perplexing.

On the one hand there's some overexposure. But note the portion of sky on the right of the fogging appears to have received *less* exposure than the remainder.

By itself this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,192
Find an SV and you can enjoy the benefits of a...

Find an SV and you can enjoy the benefits of a self timer, without having to endure the presence of a timer lever. I confess I'm a little curious about that. I have an SV myself that I must get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Sorry—it was in the thread title all along. The...

Sorry—it was in the thread title all along. The result of commenting with a sore head earlier, perhaps. The brass threads of my Contax IIs have responded very well to some Helimax-XP after...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Might help to know what model. I may stand...

Might help to know what model. I may stand corrected but understand the materials used in the pre and post war threads is different.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,503
[/B] True, but at least it all smells fresh!

[/B]
True, but at least it all smells fresh!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,942
Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that...

Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that without some sort of context of how an exposure index was determined, a bare number is not very instructive.

In the case of the top image, I had a spot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,942
Thank you, you're very kind.

Thank you, you're very kind.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,942
A couple of performing artists I've photographed...

A couple of performing artists I've photographed with various SRT101s over the last few months.

SRT101; 58mm MC Rokkor f/1.4; HP5 Plus @ EI...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 498
John, that is the first curtain rebounding into...

John,
that is the first curtain rebounding into the edge of the film gate. It's a great example of what it looks like. You can see the basic exposure is consistent right across the film gate, the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. It's of much help...

Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
It's of much help to know which frames were shot at which speeds. If a focal plane shutter such as used in the Leica screw mounts needs servicing it will often be the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,569
That's a particularly dense observation.

That's a particularly dense observation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,569
You could write to Fuji and ask them, anything...

You could write to Fuji and ask them, anything else is neither constructive or helpful—as is starting this thread...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Trim ring? You mean the viewing lens is secured...

Trim ring? You mean the viewing lens is secured in place at the front near the bayonet mount like, say, a Tele? I think you will find the older models require the removal of at least the outer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Your best way to check is to place a ground glass...

Your best way to check is to place a ground glass across the film rails of the camera and patiently compare taking and viewing lenses at infinity. Be very studious in assessing contrast of target...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,845
Dave, Thank you for letting us know. Really...

Dave,
Thank you for letting us know. Really appreciate it because he has been on my mind a lot recently. I was very fond of Roger and will miss his presence here a great deal as so many of us will....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,845
What awful news. I'd been concerned for a few...

What awful news. I'd been concerned for a few weeks and had written Roger. Feared Frances's health had declined but now this. I hope he's not suffering excessively.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,826
ID-19 models were locally assembled in Melbourne...

ID-19 models were locally assembled in Melbourne but not the DS models with their more complex hydraulic spec. From memory they may have assembled some in South Africa too. And a couple of other...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,930
Assuming all the relevant parts are moving freely...

Assuming all the relevant parts are moving freely and not sticking unduly it could be the ratchet tip if you can feel it trying to catch on the gear teeth. This can be carefully re-profiled but must...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,826
Give that man a Camira. Preferably a JB, if...

Give that man a Camira. Preferably a JB, if possible. He deserves it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Taking your post literally, if they work very...

Taking your post literally, if they work very well on the M7 the most likely logical explanation is that the body register of the M3 is off spec.

That's probably not what you mean but it's the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Peter, I presume you are using Epson Scan? I...

Peter,
I presume you are using Epson Scan? I don't mind it in general, purely on the basis of my results, although it does get some bad press, and can be glitchy. I've had the same problem you're...
Forum: Other RF 03-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 21,994
Nice! Worth getting I reckon.

Nice! Worth getting I reckon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Lynn I tend to use the 5 litre size these days so...

Lynn I tend to use the 5 litre size these days so it has been a while since I have bought a 1 litre box. But the 5 litres are always 1 x A and 1 x B. I can't recall the 1 litre size being different...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 339
I don't really know that much about Leicas (yet)...

I don't really know that much about Leicas (yet) but if you set the camera to "B" and fit a lockable cable release, you ought to be able to observe the components as lenses are focused. This may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
She is stunning with the array of brass...

She is stunning with the array of brass portholes, classic bow and hull design and smoke stack. Considering she was badly neglected and even sunk for a while her present condition is a testament to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
You're most kind, thank you. The Super B is a...

You're most kind, thank you.

The Super B is a lovely model, those later 50mm Tessars are quite sharp. I've been surprised at how well the 35mm and 85mm lenses in particular perform, too.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Just to show that I do actually use a Contaflex...

Just to show that I do actually use a Contaflex occasionally, and not just talk about what ails them, here's a shot I made a couple of years back that is slightly unusual, given that it was made with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 434
HC-110 is a great choice for processing ancient...

HC-110 is a great choice for processing ancient rolls. I've processed many old rolls of 620 exposed up to fifty years ago or even longer, perhaps—often with excellent results. Much depends on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Don't ever try to remove (or attach) a lens...

Don't ever try to remove (or attach) a lens unless both the body and lens are cocked. This means drive keys on both align with their red dots. Hasselblads are basically very reliable, but this point...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Almost. It is the photographer's finger on the...

Almost. It is the photographer's finger on the release which keeps the capping plates (aka rear shutter) open. Let go of the release and the capping plates shut. Not a bad idea to get into the habit...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Might have nailed it. Would explain why the body...

Might have nailed it. Would explain why the body fired with the back off but not with it attached.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Assuming the timer is actually set it might have...

Assuming the timer is actually set it might have hung up. Try gently wiggling the arming lever to get it running. Tapping the lens barrel near the lever with a fingernail or knuckle can help to run...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Functionally the pre-release does not have to be...

Functionally the pre-release does not have to be activated when utilising the self timer of the lens. You can pre-fire the mirror and capping plates first, or simply lift them when you start the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
If you like the 650 autofocus you'd love the...

If you like the 650 autofocus you'd love the 600/630 then. Owning 650, 620, 630 & RT models concurrently for some years the 630 is faster as, indeed Canon claimed when it was released. I expect the 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
Your 650 is the granddaddy of all the EOS film...

Your 650 is the granddaddy of all the EOS film and digital models—it is the very first of a long line and the one which debuted the EF lens mount on its release in 1986. If the shutter blades are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,586
I find the RT is an interesting and almost unique...

I find the RT is an interesting and almost unique model. Lighter than the 1-NRS which I wouldn't mind in some ways but given I almost never use my current EOS models, anyway, it seems redundant to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
That's still cool, Marty. I love it. Not enough...

That's still cool, Marty. I love it. Not enough to pay $500 US for it, though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Yes, I'm a mainlander but have been residing in...

Yes, I'm a mainlander but have been residing in Tassie on a few acres just out of Hobart for many years.

The Contaflex system is still fairly affordable. I've found that wide open the 115mm Pro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
As I mentioned above it is likely the basic cause...

As I mentioned above it is likely the basic cause is simply that outgassed lubricant residues have made the shutter blades sticky, and this has overpowered the ability of the shutter main spring to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Hi Bernard, There is a copy of the Zeiss service...

Hi Bernard,
There is a copy of the Zeiss service manual for the Contaflex I to IV available via the web. It used to be hosted at the KY Photo site (now, gone the way of the thylacine) who were the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
But, typically it won't be broken. It very likely...

But, typically it won't be broken. It very likely just requires servicing.
Would you shotgun a Leica on the same basis? I suspect not. The main difference between the Contaflex and almost any Leica...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
I'm very fond of them though I have to admit...

I'm very fond of them though I have to admit being distracted by various focal plane shutter devices for some time it has been a while since I have used mine. There were two different versions of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,374
I think it is sort of like half a thread?

I think it is sort of like half a thread?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
I'm pleased to hear it worked out this well for...

I'm pleased to hear it worked out this well for you in the end. Good on you for passing on the details of the person who was so kind and helpful. We usually hear about problems with various repairers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Focus screens sound good in theory, but not all...

Focus screens sound good in theory, but not all will sit at the correct height relevant to the film rails. Or may bridge the pressure point rails if the camera features these. As has been said a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,619
You've done well Charles. The Summitar looks to...

You've done well Charles. The Summitar looks to be a decently sharp lens. I have a roll of colour in a IIIf at the moment which came with a 5cm Summitar, and did some photos with it on black and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Welcome Larry! Although it would be tedious, I...

Welcome Larry!
Although it would be tedious, I suppose you could use a ground glass to plot the correction needed every five or so feet of focus distance to manually compensate the focus for the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Page 20 of this instruction manua...

Page 20 of this instruction manua (http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_files/aires_viscount.pdf)l (page 23 of the pdf file) suggests I am on the right track with my previous comments. But also raises...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 656
I can do a couple of quick pics of the dedicated...

I can do a couple of quick pics of the dedicated Fujica Tele lens I have for my 35-EE RF tomorrow, if it helps. Cool unit that looks impressive. Not a fabulous performer wide open, of course, but...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Larry, Does the attachment feature a dual scale...

Larry,
Does the attachment feature a dual scale ring by any chance?

Unlike a dedicated Tele lens that can be calibrated or cammed to the integral rangefinder, the accessory attachments are altering...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,015
EBL is the lowest common denominator method of...

EBL is the lowest common denominator method of assessing rangefinder accuracy and leaves a bit to be desired. Useful as a rule of thumb of course. But leaves much unsaid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,015
These things are relative of course. Much better...

These things are relative of course. Much better than the CL, yes. Considerably worse than the M3 and not even withing cooee of a Contax.

Viewfinder magnification can help a lot of course, but the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,294
I had a C220 for a while, and thought it was very...

I had a C220 for a while, and thought it was very good, but since bellows are apparently off limits this would seem to exclude the Mamiya TLRs.

I'd suggest a good Rolleicord V–Vb twin lens, the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Charles, this site...

Charles,
this site (http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/vitessa/vitessaeng.html) has a good coverage of the different versions of the Vitessa rangefinders.

I acquired what is probably a N1 or N2...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Welcome Larry, and thanks especially to the good...

Welcome Larry, and thanks especially to the good Mr Teoli for his scanning efforts. I have not seen that reference to Tereson yet, was too busy formatting the doc previously to pore over it, but that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Erik, I think the Leitz title on the cover may be...

Erik, I think the Leitz title on the cover may be "service information"? So I simply wrote a post title which I thought reflected that. ;) Although the document has nearly seventy pages which have a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Online Copy Of M3 Service Manual (Link)

A chap by the name of Daniel D. Teoli Jr has kindly uploaded 170 jpeg files being scans of the factory M3 service manual pages. You can find it at this page...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 395
If you believe it may have had an impact, I...

If you believe it may have had an impact, I suggest placing the body onto a surface plate and using a depth gauge to check the parallelism of the mount to the film rails. It sounds like at least some...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Scroll down the forum page to the "Display...

Scroll down the forum page to the "Display Options" and alter the default date from the last 75 days, then click "Show Threads".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,745
Well they would. But they're hardly bastions of...

Well they would. But they're hardly bastions of objective analysis and considered commentary. With a few exceptions, all they're good for is generating white noise that obstructs the distribution of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Yes, of course, but the first step in assessing...

Yes, of course, but the first step in assessing any sort of camera malfunction is to establish if it is in sound basic condition and set up according to the maker's instructions. I'm not saying a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 680
The pressure plate is set to 6x6? Rollers...

The pressure plate is set to 6x6? Rollers spinning freely? Back aligns flush with camera body?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Constructive suggestion: next time, say that. It...

Constructive suggestion: next time, say that. It makes sense, and is relevant, unlike horizontal focus (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22Horizontal+focus%22)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Lenses generally don't alter their infinity...

Lenses generally don't alter their infinity setting according to how they're positioned. What are you trying to say? That the rangefinder patch doesn't align at infinity? Whatever it is, you are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Horizontal focus? Could you elaborate, please?

Horizontal focus? Could you elaborate, please?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,619
I've been trying out three screw mounts recently....

I've been trying out three screw mounts recently. They are growing on me, but I still think the Contax is a better user. The Reid III impresses me with its build. I had not noticed until I had them...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Does the Super have any form of mirror lock up?...

Does the Super have any form of mirror lock up? M42 single lens reflexes with MLU are few and far between—I know of only three other types.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
The IV and V series Prakticas weren't so bad...

The IV and V series Prakticas weren't so bad really. Though I agree the cloth shutter models did not improve as the 1960s progressed. In terms of German makers, they may not do 35mm, but people often...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
I think a pan head would be a better option for a...

I think a pan head would be a better option for a 67, too. I have always preferred a pan to a ball head, generally, because I find the ability to adjust each axis independently makes precise framing...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-17-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 675
There's a guy looking for the same thing in this...

There's a guy looking for the same thing in this thread.
Perhaps you should join forces? ;)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=167384
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,534
Thank you guys, you are kind.

Thank you guys, you are kind.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Ivor's daughter Holly replied to me a couple of...

Ivor's daughter Holly replied to me a couple of days ago, the family were still making funeral arrangements at the time. I've passed on a link to this thread to her, I'm sure Ivor's family will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,534
Yes what's being done with the Carousel sans lens...

Yes what's being done with the Carousel sans lens is interesting, to be honest, I wouldn't have thought of trying that but I was wondering how the results might compare with simply acquiring an image...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,534
Won't the substitution of a cooler light source...

Won't the substitution of a cooler light source result in colour temperature and gamut complications? The colour of those old slides shown above looks gorgeous by the way.

How would the results...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Well, actually. I sort of disagree. If weight and...

Well, actually. I sort of disagree. If weight and portability aren't critical (and apparently, they're not, in this case) one of the best kept secrets in the market for rock solid affordable tripods...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Vale Ivor Matanle

Whilst I'm still awaiting advice from his family, I'm sad to advise that it has been reported on Amateur Photographer forum, and also Facebook, that Ivor Matanle, author of Collecting and Using...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 389
As long as it fits through them, it should be...

As long as it fits through them, it should be fine. Just ensure the retaining screws are fastened (don't have to be particularly tight but must be secure). I carried my own C around nearly ten years...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 389
I only ever used a fabric strap through the clips...

I only ever used a fabric strap through the clips on my 2.8C, for years without incident, and continue to do the same with my 2.8D today. Just use a material sympathetic to the adjacent paintwork of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 837
If you put another roll of film through it before...

If you put another roll of film through it before getting it looked at, run a series of images as above with plenty of clear sky. Set shutter times from 1/1000 to 1/30, adjusting aperture to maintain...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Steve that's always a possibility worth bearing...

Steve that's always a possibility worth bearing in mind, however if this was the problem then one would expect it to be present in all of the frames on a roll, yes? Though depending on the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Looks to be a curtain problem. The flagpole is...

Looks to be a curtain problem. The flagpole is interesting, but it's a strong highlight. Assume it's overwhelmed the general reduction of exposure in the zone resulting from first curtain bouncing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,660
I believe there's a service manual available on...

I believe there's a service manual available on the web? I'm sure you shouldn't have too much trouble googling it...
Cheers,
Brett
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,671
I have not used my Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5...

I have not used my Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 enough. When I saw this rare image made with it I was reminded of how sharp it is. FP4 Plus in ID-11 1 + 3 loaded in a Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35S...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Yes, I see what you mean. I think the next step...

Yes, I see what you mean. I think the next step is to use a distant target that is well defined, whether it is a power pole, bare tree (these can actually be quite good if they're a decent size and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 543
I'm not familiar with the camera. What is the...

I'm not familiar with the camera. What is the focal length of the lens? Because you mention 500 feet objects looking OK, beyond that not so good. 500 feet is a pretty good start on infinity for most...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2018
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,626
No, it's an Escort, Murray. A lot were built in...

No, it's an Escort, Murray. A lot were built in Australia, too, although, being more of a Holden aficionado than a Ford devotee, I couldn't tell you offhand if this RS1600 is a UK-built or an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,626
Spotted this early model Escort not so far from...

Spotted this early model Escort not so far from home. Its owner informed me that when he was rallying it back in the day, he'd had sponsorship from Ilford Photo. I had a camera I was running a test...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Any broken mirror pieces jamming the mechanism?...

Any broken mirror pieces jamming the mechanism? It certainly sounds like particular lenses were fouling the mirror or perhaps stop down? Hence unfastening the lens helping it to cycle.

The mirror...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-28-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Sorry, what do you mean by cross-coupled? Some...

Sorry, what do you mean by cross-coupled? Some earlier cameras would have uncoupled meters fitted, eventually connecting them to shutter and/or aperture was implemented. Cross-coupled, isn't a term I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 597
At least some of the 70mm films used during the...

At least some of the 70mm films used during the Apollo program were on a thin base facilitating a greater number of images per magazine than would usually be the case. Not sure about the Ektachrome...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Fate was kind to me this year. Scored an...

Fate was kind to me this year. Scored an immaculate Voigtländer Ultramatic for $80. It doesn't work of course but I like a challenge so we shall see. Its 50mm Septon and accompanying 200mm Super...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Thanks for sharing that, it is a good case study...

Thanks for sharing that, it is a good case study as to why not taking the camera body calibration for granted is important. You could have tweaked the mirror adjustment until the viewfinder image...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Joe, You might be right. The mirror and its...

Joe,
You might be right. The mirror and its associated drive are alone in SLR optics, in having to move rapidly and frequently. How stable its calibration may be can vary depending on a number of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
There's no great mystery involved, because...

There's no great mystery involved, because establishing the cause of the focusing problem just entails a basic understanding of how a single lens reflex works, and making a competent inspection of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 755
How on earth does the film gate get loose? I find...

How on earth does the film gate get loose? I find this very difficult to believe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,946
I bought two rolls of it a few months ago myself...

I bought two rolls of it a few months ago myself that I am yet to shoot. Given that the dedicated developer is not particularly cheap I have been curious about alternatives myself and have done a...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-20-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Film? Not so much. Sounds like an interesting...

Film? Not so much. Sounds like an interesting digital motion picture though. I'll have to take a look. I think it's terrific that a great old company such as Arnold and Richter can still cut it with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,825
The Mutar wide angle is much more affordable than...

The Mutar wide angle is much more affordable than the Rolleiflex Wide and is said to be optimised for the 3.5 Planar and Xenotar. As a bonus you still have a 75mm for those times it suits. From what...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 763
The Kiev doesn't resemble a Nikon—actually, it's...

The Kiev doesn't resemble a Nikon—actually, it's vice-versa. As the Kiev is a replica of the Contax that the Nikons imitated in certain respects, (sadly not by including the superlatively precise...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Not just Capa, but also Ansel Adams and Stanley...

Not just Capa, but also Ansel Adams and Stanley Kubrick to name a couple.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Roger, I don't mind using the (excellent) waist...

Roger,
I don't mind using the (excellent) waist level finder with my pair of Praktina FX SLRs, but it's normally when my 58mm Biotar is attached, and, although the built in Galilean finder is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 933
You are conflating two different processes. A...

You are conflating two different processes. A ground glass is used to check the focus of the lens at the film plane. Not to check the rangefinder calibration.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
If you have any suggestions about how any...

If you have any suggestions about how any technician might (a) reasonably fix a camera if they're not actually proximate to it and (b) charge you appropriately for their repairs, if they don't know...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 563
(Highlighted) This is one of the advantages of a...

(Highlighted)
This is one of the advantages of a double roller focal plane shutter design since it is sometimes possible to do as you've described to fine tune curtain slits, this can't be done with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,983
It's not the only one.

It's not the only one.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,983
Well if you know that perhaps you should not have...

Well if you know that perhaps you should not have asserted that, essentially, Hasselblads etc used to be expensive, and now they are cheap. Which was the thrust of your post I quoted. That is rather...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,983
Hasselblads might be cheaper than they were when...

Hasselblads might be cheaper than they were when new in real terms, but your comment above very conveniently overlooks the point that some years ago they were quite a bit cheaper than they presently...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,983
Sounds about right. Our Forester is just about to...

Sounds about right. Our Forester is just about to clock over 400,000km. A set of spark plug leads, a few sets of plugs, one rear wheel bearing (around 100km a week on dirt roads, not complaining) and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Give me a couple of minutes, and check your PMs...

Give me a couple of minutes, and check your PMs Dan.
Cheers
Brett
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
First of all you need to establish what needs...

First of all you need to establish what needs adjusting.
Check the focus screen installation.
Work out what the film plane focus looks like. You will have a better idea of where the fault lies once...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
Sure, there are a few very good options. But I'm...

Sure, there are a few very good options. But I'm not going to pass on any information about these to you. Why would I? YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME. It's not as simple as adding some oil to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
A focal plane shutter that's tapering slightly at...

A focal plane shutter that's tapering slightly at 1/1000 and perhaps 1/500 may be a candidate for a simple fine tuning of curtain spring tension. If you're getting no exposure at all down to 1/125...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Well done Ollie!

Well done Ollie!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Exactly, I was going to mention that. Seal is a...

Exactly, I was going to mention that. Seal is a musician first and photographer second, but I can't see any basis for expecting that a famous photographer would overall be treated much better if they...
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