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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By AndersG
15 years ago or so I made a cap from a bit of...

15 years ago or so I made a cap from a bit of toilet paper roll and the cap of a film canister...
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_7437.cr2.small.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 39,145
Posted By AndersG
A Husqvarna (possibly made in Huskvarna, Sweden)...

A Husqvarna (possibly made in Huskvarna, Sweden) chain saw in Australia? I'm impressed by the global scale of their sales. :)
And a really good selfie also, btw...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5,153
Posted By AndersG
Centralstationen in Borås, Sweden, Nov....

Centralstationen in Borås, Sweden, Nov. 2014.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-25.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7, Canon 50mm/1.4, Tri-X 400TX @ 400 at 1/60 and f/2.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,787
Posted By AndersG
The former Hasselblad HQ in Göteborg, Sweden. Now...

The former Hasselblad HQ in Göteborg, Sweden. Now home to public service TV.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1116090213.SEQ.0.jpg

Volvo Amazon (P120, 1961) in Göteborg,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By AndersG
I should try to get my Zorki or FED 2 used now in...

I should try to get my Zorki or FED 2 used now in May, then. The rest of the bunch of FSU bodies I have have (worse) problems, a FED 3, Zorki 4 and Zorki 6. The main issue might be to process my...
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By AndersG
The first one I ran (as a user, though) was in...

The first one I ran (as a user, though) was in 1996 - Sun Solaris/SunOS on their Ultra 1 machines that the university had. My current (but old) PC could have run a 64-bit OS since I got it almost 11...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By AndersG
Once, in Las Vegas of all places, it took about...

Once, in Las Vegas of all places, it took about 10 frames before I noticed that the rewind knob didn't turn...
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F21-01.small.jpg

Apparently the film must...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-28-2019
Replies: 881
Views: 187,840
Posted By AndersG
Perhaps Hugin http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ ? It...

Perhaps Hugin http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ ? It is free software and available for Mac.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2019
Replies: 232
Views: 20,834
Posted By AndersG
Two days before Christmas 2006, Göteborg,...

Two days before Christmas 2006, Göteborg, Sweden.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1383389708.SEQ.0.jpg
Canon 7, Jupiter 12, Fujicolor 200. (The image exists in my gallery...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 32,357
Posted By AndersG
Bus 100 between Borås and Gothenburg, Sweden,...

Bus 100 between Borås and Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-28.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7, Jupiter-8, Tri-X [email protected], 1/60s, f/2.8, developed in old Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 887
Posted By AndersG
Am Homburg, Saarbrücken, Germany,...

Am Homburg, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2006.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F08-32.jpg.small.jpg
Zorki 1, Jupiter-12, Fuij Superia 200 @ 200, 1/50, f/8.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2019
Replies: 1,344
Views: 263,324
Posted By AndersG
The FED 50mm f/3.5 lens in the picture, OTOH,...

The FED 50mm f/3.5 lens in the picture, OTOH, seems to be from the USSR so it isn't off topic to me, at least. :)
(I have a rather similar FED, possibly an Industar-10 but not marked as such, lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 17,726
Posted By AndersG
Beijing, China, May...

Beijing, China, May 2012.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_5256.cr2.small.jpg
(Canon 30D, 50mm f/1.8.)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-16-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 6,883
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F10-36.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F10-36.jpg.small.jpg
Industar 61 Zebra, Zorki 1, Tri-X [email protected], 1/50, f2.8, developed in Calbe R09 1+50 for 28 minutes, November 2013.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 370
Views: 53,246
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F11-16.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F11-16.jpg
Residential area but formerly a ship yard, Göteborg, Sweden, December 2006.
Canon 7, Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 and Fuji C200 developed at some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,354
Posted By AndersG
I use my old (for a DSLR) Canon 30D with some...

I use my old (for a DSLR) Canon 30D with some prime lenses (Canon 20mm/2.8, 28mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/1.8 and 200mm/2.8). I do also use my Canon 7 RF with, mostly, a Canon 50mm/1.4 lens.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By AndersG
Canon 7, Tri-X 400TX (@400) and...

Canon 7, Tri-X 400TX (@400) and Jupiter-11:
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F19-11.small.jpg
(Photographed in 2005, developed in 2014 using Calbe R09 1+50)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,570
Posted By AndersG
The dial is set by manually matching the green...

The dial is set by manually matching the green needle with the red one (the measurement).
I guess a power user might only need the EV value and hence benefit from not having to rotate the dial.

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2017
Replies: 671
Views: 84,009
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F05-27.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F05-27.jpg.small.jpg
Varberg, Sweden, 2014.
Canon 7, Canon 50mm f/1.4. Tri-X 400TX @ 400, developed in old Calbe R09 1+25 8 minutes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By AndersG
For an increment of just £50 I'd certainly...

For an increment of just £50 I'd certainly upgrade to the 50mm f/1.4. One extra stop can be handy and the 50mm f/1.8II is rather fragile - I'm already on my second in only 12 years. Additionally, it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2017
Replies: 415
Views: 60,895
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_1288.cr2....

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_1288.cr2.small.jpg

A reconstruction of Thjodhild's church (about 1000 AD) at Brattahlíð, Greenland, 2006.
The actual church was excavated nearby. Thjodhild,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2017
Replies: 142
Views: 19,081
Posted By AndersG
I hope this one might qualify... a dark interior...

I hope this one might qualify... a dark interior lit from the chimney hole.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_0739.small.jpg

Erikstadir, a reconstructed early medieval/late Viking farmhouse,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 434
Views: 50,199
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-36.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-36.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7 with Canon 50mm f/1.4. 1/250, f/8, Tri-X [email protected] developed for 8 minutes in old Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,568
Posted By AndersG
Still using my Canon EOS 30D, that is 10 years...

Still using my Canon EOS 30D, that is 10 years old by now (but not my Canon EOS D30, though..).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By AndersG
Unlike a SLR camera where you focus based on the...

Unlike a SLR camera where you focus based on the image projected by the lens a rangefinder camera requires a mechanical linkage connecting the rangefinder to the focus mechanism of the lens. That...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2016
Replies: 437
Views: 172,977
Posted By AndersG
All these years, and yet nobody has picked a...

All these years, and yet nobody has picked a different sort of bridge...?

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/crw_0364.small.jpg

The bridge of MS Princess of Scandinavia, 2005. Canon EOS D30, EF...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 327,581
Posted By AndersG
You mean the "Three Crowns" roundel of the Royal...

You mean the "Three Crowns" roundel of the Royal Swedish Airforce?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 327,581
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_2004.crop...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_2004.crop.jpg

SAAB 17 / Royal Swedish Airforce B 17. Crop from Canon EOS 30D, EF 200 f/2.8L + EF1.4 converter.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,286
Posted By AndersG
With some sun and a bit of time you can get...

With some sun and a bit of time you can get notable results: When "baking" my Jupiter 11 135mm f/4 lens in the autumn sun some years ago I melted a hole in the rear lens cap (a plastic film canister...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,616
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-36.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-36.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7 with Canon 50mm f/1.4, 1/250, f/8, Tri-X [email protected] developed in old Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-24-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 118,020
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F05-25.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F05-25.jpg.small.jpg
View from coastal path, Varberg, Sweden.
Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 7, 1/250, f/11,Tri-X 400TX @ 400 developed in old Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By AndersG
The sun-lit moon is pretty bright so...

The sun-lit moon is pretty bright so bulb-exposure is probably not so useful :)
Tripod + selftimer might help, though.

I see on one of the better of my old moon-shots (Canon EOS D30, EF 200 f/2.8L +...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,822
Posted By AndersG
If the very richly exposed film leader come out...

If the very richly exposed film leader come out thin the developer may well be expiring. Is it old?

My Calbe R09 that expired in 2006 or 2007 has this tendency and now (finally) the opened bottle...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,247
Posted By AndersG
Canon 7, Jupiter-8 (silver), Fuji...

Canon 7, Jupiter-8 (silver), Fuji C200.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/med_U811I1424472717.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2015
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,826
Posted By AndersG
Always prone to carry around too much, I have two...

Always prone to carry around too much, I have two cameras with me: a Canon 7 with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 and a FED 2 with a 35mm f/2.8 Jupiter-12 and a FSU turret finder. All fits in my smallish everyday...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-02.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F06-02.jpg.small.jpg
Hurried bus change in the morning (though, this time I had obviously missed my connection since I had time to use the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 10,732
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-17.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-17.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7, Jupiter-8, Tri-X 400TX @ 400 developed in Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2015
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-10.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-10.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7, Jupiter-8, Tri-X 400TX @ 400 developed in Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,341
Posted By AndersG
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1165348610.SEQ.0.jpg
Canon 7, Jupiter-8, Tri-X 400TX @ 1600.

(Maybe not exactly after the rain..)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2015
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,374
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F05-12.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F05-12.jpg.small.jpg
Buses are allowed to pass... somehow.

Canon 7 with Canon 50mm f/1.4. Tri-X 400TX @ 400 developed in Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-19.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F02-19.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7 with Jupiter-8. Tri-X 400 TX @ 400 developed in Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By AndersG
The sprocket area and any other area outside the...

The sprocket area and any other area outside the film gate certainly should not be black so something is not right with that film.

My pushed Tri-X basically look like your EI400 Tri-X (more or less,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By AndersG
It looks like the out-of-frame area is dark too,...

It looks like the out-of-frame area is dark too, so as far as I can guess either the whole film has been exposed to light or it has been insufficiently fixed.

I'd be inclined to suspect the latter,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2015
Replies: 437
Views: 172,977
Posted By AndersG
Uddevallabron, Uddevalla,...

Uddevallabron, Uddevalla, Sweden.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F10-17.small.jpg
FED 2, Jupiter-12. Tri-X @ 400 developed in D76 1+1.

I'd guess the Anzac Bridge was one of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2015
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-37.c...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-37.crop.jpg
Landscape oriented crop from portrait oriented negative. Canon 50mm f/1.4 @ 5.6. Tri-X @ 400 developed in (old) Calbe R09 1+25 for 8.0...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-16-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,283
Posted By AndersG
Well, only the first model of FED and Zorki:s are...

Well, only the first model of FED and Zorki:s are really close to being copies. The rest of the LTM bunch have developed in their own way - maybe less in the shutter mechanism while more in the view...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2015
Replies: 422
Views: 59,960
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F08-35.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F08-35.jpg.small.jpg
Paris, 2005. FED 2, Jupiter-8, Tmax 400 @ 400 developed in Calbe R09 1+25 almost 10 years after exposure.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,616
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F08-37.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F08-37.small.jpg
FED 2, Jupiter-8, Tmax 400 @ 400 developed in Calbe R09 1+25 almost 10 years after exposure.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By AndersG
I invert (2 times in 10 seconds), but the reel...

I invert (2 times in 10 seconds), but the reel fits tightly onto the central cylinder (both are plastic) so it does not move. The central cylinder does have some play but it is at most 2-3mm).

I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By AndersG
I would assume it may well be a 2 reel tank - I...

I would assume it may well be a 2 reel tank - I also use a 2x135/1x120 reel Patterson tank with just one reel. So far, (I bought the tank in 2005 but have not used it extensively, just ~50 rolls) the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By AndersG
Have you checked your fixer with a piece of fresh...

Have you checked your fixer with a piece of fresh film?

Given that it is dark also where no exposure should be in a pattern that doesn't look like light leaks I'd suspect the fixer. What did the...
Forum: Other RF 03-03-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,258
Posted By AndersG
If projected framelines and cost are the...

If projected framelines and cost are the priorities and if 35mm is wide enough then maybe a Canon 7?

It is rather big, though, and the 35mm frameline does not combine well with glasses (for me).
I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2015
Replies: 212
Views: 16,083
Posted By AndersG
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1421703437.SEQ.0.jpg
Canon 7 with Canon 50mm f/1.4. Tri-X 400 TX @ 400 developed in (old) Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-27-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,476
Posted By AndersG
Probably way too fearless of flare here, but my...

Probably way too fearless of flare here, but my Canon 7's steel shutter inspired confidence - that my dirty Jupiter-8 failed to match...
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F11-13.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 02-22-2015
Replies: 145
Views: 66,988
Posted By AndersG
Slow 35 (Jupiter-12) and fast 50 (Canon f/1.4)...

Slow 35 (Jupiter-12) and fast 50 (Canon f/1.4) for me as that is what I have.
I have glasses and cannot see the entire 35mm frame line on my Canon 7 at once (though, I can possibly see most of it by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By AndersG
Size doesn't matter, they...

Size doesn't matter, they say...
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F09-11.jpg.small.jpg
Zorki-1 with Jupiter-8. Tri-X [email protected] developed in 1+50 Calbe R09.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2015
Replies: 939
Views: 187,377
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F09-12.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F09-12.jpg.small.jpg
At the Hauptbahnhof, Saarbrücken, Germany.
Zorki-1 with Jupiter-8. Tri-X [email protected] developed in 1+50 Calbe R09 for 22 minutes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,504
Posted By AndersG
IMHO #4 is more likely to be Norway than...

IMHO #4 is more likely to be Norway than Switzerland. The sign "BOKHANDEL" is valid Norwegian (or Swedish but some of the other signs are not correct Swedish). In Switzerland I'd expect signs in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 10,680
Posted By AndersG
"Exiled" tombstones at the old Lundby church,...

"Exiled" tombstones at the old Lundby church, Göteborg, Sweden.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1407447315.SEQ.0.jpg
Canon 7, Jupiter 12, TriX 400TX @ 400 developed in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_2235.cr2....

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_2235.cr2.small.jpg
Remains of Episode I(?) somewhere near Tozeur in the Tunisian desert.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,631
Posted By AndersG
Is it really undocumented? I've been using...

Is it really undocumented? I've been using VueScan for that for years - since 2006 to be precise.

I work from RAW files with input settings: Scan to file; Transparency; B/W negative; 16 bit Gray...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2015
Replies: 381
Views: 43,694
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-07.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-07.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7 with Canon 85mm f/1.9. Tri-X [email protected] developed in Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2015
Replies: 939
Views: 187,377
Posted By AndersG
Goods station, Saarbrücken,...

Goods station, Saarbrücken, Germany
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F07-34.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7 with Jupiter-12. Fuji Superia 200.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-01-2015
Replies: 939
Views: 187,377
Posted By AndersG
Platform and points at the station in Borås,...

Platform and points at the station in Borås, Sweden.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-10.jpg.small.jpg
Canon 7 with Jupiter-8. Tri-X [email protected] developed in Calbe R09 1+25.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2015
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,374
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F21-21.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F21-21.small.jpg
Las Vegas, 2005. Canon 7 with Jupiter-8.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2015
Replies: 423
Views: 72,933
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F15-09.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F15-09.small.jpg
Jupiter-8 on Zorki-6. Tri-X 400TX @ 400 developed in D76 1+1. Underexposed and cropped light damage to the left.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-25-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 118,020
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-37.c...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-37.crop.jpg
Landscape oriented crop from portrait oriented negative. Canon 50mm f/1.4 @ 5.6. Tri-X @ 400 developed in (old) Calbe R09 1+25 for 8.0...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-23-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 118,020
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-34.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F03-34.jpg.small.jpg

Canon 50mm f/1.4 @ 5.6. Tri-X @ 400 developed in (old) Calbe R09 1+25 for 8.0 minutes.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,416
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F03-23.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F03-23.small.jpg
Bohus Fortress, Kungälv, Sweden.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2015
Replies: 382
Views: 43,850
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F01-10.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F01-10.jpg.small.jpg
Zorki 1, Jupiter-12, Tri-X in Calbe R09 1+50.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2015
Replies: 422
Views: 59,960
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F04-20.j...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2014-F04-20.jpg.small.jpg

Tri-X in Calbe R09 1+25 taken on a FED 2 with a Jupiter-12 lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,768
Posted By AndersG
If you have kept a piece of the completely...

If you have kept a piece of the completely exposed film leader from your recent films you could compare their density to see if there is a weakening trend. The last year I have developed a few films...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,006
Posted By AndersG
Probably my grandmother's mother and if so it...

Probably my grandmother's mother and if so it cannot be much later than about 1910. The cupboard is still in the family.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/0002.small.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By AndersG
On the suspicion that it might be the hard drive...

On the suspicion that it might be the hard drive that is failing you do not want to write to it at all and should try to copy your important data to another device ASAP. You should probably copy the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2014
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,374
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F10-06.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F10-06.small.jpg
(FED 2, Jupiter-11, Tri-X)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By AndersG
Having a digital camera makes it even easier to...

Having a digital camera makes it even easier to asses the accuracy of the lens distance scale as you can look at the images immediately (like you do above).

Where do you get the focus if you set the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,981
Posted By AndersG
I'm certainly no expert, but to get some idea how...

I'm certainly no expert, but to get some idea how the wet processing went I'd look at:
- The film-base - is it clear?
- The film leader that has been thoroughly exposed to light - is it really dense?...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,981
Posted By AndersG
How do the actual negatives look? Looking at them...

How do the actual negatives look? Looking at them will give a strong hint on whether the problem is in the film world or in the digital world..
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By AndersG
Are all the lenses LTM lenses, no FSU M39 SLR...

Are all the lenses LTM lenses, no FSU M39 SLR lenses mixed in? (The latter would lack range finder coupling.) My first guess would be that the extension tubes are really FSU M39 items as using...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2014
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By AndersG
My wife at a Christmas market last...

My wife at a Christmas market last year.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2013-F01-28.crop.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2014
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By AndersG
My father busy with a puzzle last...

My father busy with a puzzle last Christmas.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1397859945.SEQ.0.jpg

(Fortunately, the then sitting government has since been voted out of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-22-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 41,473
Posted By AndersG
My Canon 7 which since this summer also has a...

My Canon 7 which since this summer also has a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. The 85mm f/1.9 is a bit long (and heavy) to carry every day, but I should try to use it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By AndersG
I carry my Canon 7 with a recently acquired Canon...

I carry my Canon 7 with a recently acquired Canon 50mm f/1.4 daily. Unfortunately, I don't use it daily but having it on hand is at least better than not. I look forward to getting my darkroom free...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,586
Posted By AndersG
The former Hasselblad HQ in Göteborg, Sweden. Now...

The former Hasselblad HQ in Göteborg, Sweden. Now home to public service TV.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1116090213.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2014
Replies: 422
Views: 59,960
Posted By AndersG
Part of a...

Part of a ship.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1407615478.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,459
Posted By AndersG
What kind of light seal does the back door of a...

What kind of light seal does the back door of a M2 have? Could it leak in a way that could produce this kind of pattern?
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,526
Posted By AndersG
I suppose you might have found...

I suppose you might have found http://www.cameraquest.com/leica.htm already? Otherwise, it is a good resource.

Now, one thing to consider is that exact focusing may not be a strong point of RFs...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,210
Posted By AndersG
After your first few FSU cameras from eBay you'll...

After your first few FSU cameras from eBay you'll notice that the interpretation of "excellent" varies a bit (or a lot) between sellers and auctions. I have not bought from Fedka (appears to be on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By AndersG
Hugin ( http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ ) might be...

Hugin ( http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ ) might be an alternative. I was pleasantly surprised by the result and how easy it was to use on my Linux box. However, my panoramas were handheld...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By AndersG
To adjust the range finder at close distance you...

To adjust the range finder at close distance you rotate the (on most FSU cameras) pear or wedge shaped range finder follower, but before you do that you will want to verify that the distance scale is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,335
Posted By AndersG
If you don't want an external finder, I think you...

If you don't want an external finder, I think you are out of luck w.r.t. all the common LTM ones (FED 1-5, Zorki 1-6) as their built in finders are all for a ~50mm lens. IIRC neither the Leningrad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2014
Replies: 255
Views: 39,145
Posted By AndersG
Camera + mirror, the usual result......

Camera + mirror, the usual result...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1409659979.SEQ.0.jpg
(Though, with the Canon parallax compensation is a non-issue, cf. my avatar to...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,276
Posted By AndersG
Joined near the end of 2004. Had a long hiatus...

Joined near the end of 2004. Had a long hiatus from 2007 to 2013 with my rangefinder cameras stowed in a drawer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,826
Posted By AndersG
Today a Canon 7 with Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens and a...

Today a Canon 7 with Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens and a FED 2 with a Jupiter 12 and a FSU turret finder, both cameras loaded with Tri-X.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By AndersG
I have a FED 2 loaded with TriX, a FED 3 (out of...

I have a FED 2 loaded with TriX, a FED 3 (out of adjustment), a Zorki 1 (works well), a Zorki 4 (out of adjustment) and a Zorki 6 (light leaks). I usually use my Canon 7 due to its much better finder.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-14-2014
Replies: 456
Views: 114,786
Posted By AndersG
The entirety of my Canon RF collection....

The entirety of my Canon RF collection. :)
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_9325.cr2.small.jpg

I'm looking for a Canon 35mm and/or 50mm, though (hoping for one on the right side of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2014
Replies: 423
Views: 72,933
Posted By AndersG
Lovely amphitheatre! Where is it? Cheers, Anders

Lovely amphitheatre! Where is it?

Cheers,
Anders
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By AndersG
When I put my Canon APS-C kit together about 11...

When I put my Canon APS-C kit together about 11 years ago I decided on primes but was on a budget (so no L lenses :). I still have and use the same set of lenses (I'm on my second 50mm f1.8). Now on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-18-2014
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,221
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_9325.cr2....

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_9325.cr2.small.jpg

Canon 7 with 85mm f/1.9. The lens get less use than it deserves since the combination doesn't fit in my camera bag.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By AndersG
Zorki 6 might also qualify - advance lever,...

Zorki 6 might also qualify - advance lever, "normal" back and a single shutter speed dial (that, IIRC, may be set at any time). The set of shutter speeds is a bit limited, though.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By AndersG
The Zorki 4K like most (all?) other FED and Zorki...

The Zorki 4K like most (all?) other FED and Zorki rangefinder cameras with slow speeds (below 1/30 or 1/25) have a somewhat sensitive shutter mechanism that will (at least) go into a poorly defined...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By AndersG
Ah, I think you have been hit by the lack of...

Ah, I think you have been hit by the lack of parallax correction - since you don't see through the lens there is a difference in view point and it matters most for subjects near the camera. RF...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By AndersG
The framing is far from exact, in particular at...

The framing is far from exact, in particular at close range where you lose the upper part of what you see.

Btw. did you judge the framing on the negatives or on prints? The good old consumer colour...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,826
Posted By AndersG
Still carrying around the same old Zorki 1 with a...

Still carrying around the same old Zorki 1 with a 35mm Jupiter-12 - and still the same film :-/.
It is bit warmer and the days are getting longer, though.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 9,260
Posted By AndersG
Uh-oh... Sometimes they are "just" used as...

Uh-oh...
Sometimes they are "just" used as distances, though - my FED 3 had 3 washers stacked under the shutter speed knob - presumably to keep it clear of the top shell - or somebody might just have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,157
Posted By AndersG
A self-portrait has the highest view count in my...

A self-portrait has the highest view count in my gallery here - but then it has had over 9 years to collect views...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1103733481.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,943
Posted By AndersG
My FSU turret finder is on my Zorki for use with...

My FSU turret finder is on my Zorki for use with 35mm or 50mm lenses (it is considerably better than the builtin finder).
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,242
Posted By AndersG
Or a Canon P or 7 - and they do seem to be...

Or a Canon P or 7 - and they do seem to be considerably cheaper now than in 2006 when I got my Canon 7. That said, (at least) the older FED and Zorkis have a different feel than these more "modern"...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-08-2014
Replies: 206
Views: 59,594
Posted By AndersG
Canon 7, J-8, Tri-X 400TX @ 1600, Calbe R09...

Canon 7, J-8, Tri-X 400TX @ 1600, Calbe R09 1+50.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2013-F01-23.jpg.small.jpg

Same roll, but more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-08-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,242
Posted By AndersG
My Zorki 4 has a larger (also magnification wise...

My Zorki 4 has a larger (also magnification wise I think) and brighter viewfinder than my FED 2. The downsides are that the patch contrast (on my example) is very poor - I have had to add piece of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2014
Replies: 381
Views: 43,694
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F15-06.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F15-06.small.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-03-2014
Replies: 298
Views: 35,083
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2004-F04-24.s...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2004-F04-24.small.jpg

Lion by Camilla Bergman in Göteborg, Sweden.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By AndersG
For the 50mm frame line you have one long...

For the 50mm frame line you have one long vertical dash between the corners on each side and a short horizontal dash in the middle of the upper edge. In the middle of the lower edge is the "50"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 7,896
Posted By AndersG
As long as it still works it seems like a waste...

As long as it still works it seems like a waste not to use it and at the rate I use it it'd last a very long time - if it doesn't go inactive first. Mixing some extra working solution for testing the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 7,896
Posted By AndersG
When did it last work? Did you try mixing some...

When did it last work? Did you try mixing some more and stick a film leader in it just to see if it'd go dark?

Before I started to use my Calbe R09/Rodinal from 2006 again I sacrificed half a roll...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2014
Replies: 437
Views: 172,977
Posted By AndersG
http://sleipner.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F13...

http://sleipner.gidenstam.org/photography/2005-F13-04.jpg.small.jpg
Frankfurt, Germany, 2005.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,826
Posted By AndersG
For the past 3 weeks I have carried a Zorki 1...

For the past 3 weeks I have carried a Zorki 1 with a Jupiter-12 lens while commuting. Unfortunately, it is dark and cold both when I go to work and when I go home so few frames have been taken.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,056
Posted By AndersG
For 35mm film I use my old (for digital gear)...

For 35mm film I use my old (for digital gear) Canon 30D with a EF 50mm f/1.8 II and an extension tube. The magnification doesn't match completely so after cropping I have about 5Mpixels left. That is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-15-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,323
Posted By AndersG
This grainy shot taken with my Jupiter-8 at f/2.8...

This grainy shot taken with my Jupiter-8 at f/2.8 on my Canon 7 might represent one of the troublesome cases. As far as I recall I focused on the tip of the nose and focus is not that far behind that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2014
Replies: 459
Views: 59,675
Posted By AndersG
Exceedingly underexposed and pushed (1600)...

Exceedingly underexposed and pushed (1600) expired Tri-X 400TX in Rodinal makes for lots of grain. Canon 7 and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,274
Posted By AndersG
Thanks Ko.Fe. for the mention!

Thanks Ko.Fe. for the mention!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2014
Replies: 1,555
Views: 275,457
Posted By AndersG
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/U811I1388275960.SEQ.0.jpg

Volvo Amazon (P120, 1961).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2013
Replies: 423
Views: 72,933
Posted By AndersG
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/crw_2287.smal...

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/crw_2287.small.jpg
(Sorry, this one is neither RF nor film..)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-13-2013
Replies: 1,344
Views: 263,324
Posted By AndersG
My old FED-2 with a FED collapsible 50mm lens and...

My old FED-2 with a FED collapsible 50mm lens and some new film.

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_8349.cr2.small.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By AndersG
If you mount it while not locked to infinity you...

If you mount it while not locked to infinity you can probably focus out to about 20-25 meters. Depending on your needs that might be enough.. :)
The depth of field scale on my FED lens suggests that...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By AndersG
Ok, that sounds similar to the spool in my Zorki...

Ok, that sounds similar to the spool in my Zorki 1. Unfortunately, I haven't put a film through it since 2006. :-/

So, it is likely the film really get stuck on something - but if you have cut it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By AndersG
No solutions, but some questions: It sounds like...

No solutions, but some questions:

It sounds like the take-up spool might get jammed somehow? Or the film?

Is there anything (except the film) poking outside the spool's round top and bottom...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2013
Replies: 364
Views: 45,708
Posted By AndersG
Zorki 4 and...

Zorki 4 and Jupiter-8.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/811/med_U811I1106524988.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-16-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,506
Posted By AndersG
My Canon 7 with some FSU...

My Canon 7 with some FSU accessories.

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_8242.small.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By AndersG
Changing this adjustment is only needed when you...

Changing this adjustment is only needed when you cannot get the correct horizontal alignment at both close distance and infinity using the other adjustments. I have a scan of the/a Canon 7 repair...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By AndersG
Whatever you do: Think twice before changing the...

Whatever you do: Think twice before changing the near adjustment on the range finder follower roller. If it is like on the Canon 7 you can turn it one way with a small screwdriver but the other way...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,062
Posted By AndersG
Yes, it happens, though I tend and try to...

Yes, it happens, though I tend and try to remember to look suspiciously at the rewind knob early on.
Once, in Las Vegas of all places, it took about 10 frames before I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,616
Posted By AndersG
On a roll from 2006, but "scanned" today. Canon...

On a roll from 2006, but "scanned" today.
Canon 7, Jupiter-8 (according to my notes, but it could be Jupiter-12?), Fujicolor 200.

http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/2006-F11-16.jpg

...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2013
Replies: 1,344
Views: 263,324
Posted By AndersG
The first...

The first three...
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/crw_9785.crop.jpg
... and the last ...
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_2167.crop.jpg
... so far.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2013
Replies: 281
Views: 70,626
Posted By AndersG
A quite old image by now and due for a rescan....

A quite old image by now and due for a rescan. And it's time to take the camera(s) out of the drawer too......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,650
Posted By AndersG
If it is possible to sense when the second...

If it is possible to sense when the second curtain closes one could probably always have the gutted DSLR in bulb mode and get electronic exposures that matches the real exposure in length (under the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,650
Posted By AndersG
Well, to use an electronic sensor with the cloth...

Well, to use an electronic sensor with the cloth shutter should be perfectly doable , it just requires the electronic exposure to begin before the first curtain is released and end after the second...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-27-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By AndersG
Thank you femto! I've sent them an email! It...

Thank you femto!

I've sent them an email! It would be great to have my 7 back in fully working order, though at the moment I fully enjoy my recent Zorki 1 and yesterday I developed my first B/W film...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-21-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By AndersG
Thanks Jeroen! That is also an attractive...

Thanks Jeroen!

That is also an attractive alternative, and even better their page was available in English (my German is still fairly weak).

Anymore places/recommendations?

Cheers,

Anders
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-21-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By AndersG
Thanks Kim! I'll send Michael Spencer an e-mail...

Thanks Kim!

I'll send Michael Spencer an e-mail and see what he says.

But Leica can't be the only RF repairer in Germany, can they? Anyone?

/Anders
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By AndersG
CLAing a Canon 7 in Europe?

Hi!

My Canon 7 needs an overhaul: the shutter is a bit sticky at slow speeds (>1/15) and I still have not succeeded in finding/making an appropriate tool for realigning the RF. Does anyone know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2006
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,221
Posted By AndersG
Since it is impossible to have too many Zorkis I...

Since it is impossible to have too many Zorkis I just got my self another one (a one this time). :D :rolleyes:

/Anders
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,192
Posted By AndersG
Hi, I don't think the size of an uncompressed...

Hi,

I don't think the size of an uncompressed tiff file is a good measure of file quality - it really can not say anything more than pixel count since any normal tiff files always use either 3x8...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By AndersG
Thank you Pherdinand! :D Now I don't have to be...

Thank you Pherdinand! :D
Now I don't have to be in agony over whether to go for that, oh so tempting, M2 or not. (And that is a good thing since this have been an extraordinarily expensive month...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-26-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By AndersG
This is not a total show stopper - at least for...

This is not a total show stopper - at least for some "tabbed" lenses and FSU cameras it is still possible to safely mount and dismount the lens provided that it is set to its closest focus distance...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-24-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,468
Posted By AndersG
Not that I know anything about patents, but...

Not that I know anything about patents, but shouldn't some (or most?) of these patents have expired by now?
From what I found on wikipedia it seems the term of US patents is about 20 years and by...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-22-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By AndersG
How about trying with a larger piece of shiny...

How about trying with a larger piece of shiny metal instead of a mirror?

Cheers,
/Anders
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By AndersG
Well, my FED 3 is not the best point of...

Well, my FED 3 is not the best point of comparison, IRC the film advance was fairly heavy and a bit gritty, the shutter seemed[0] to have too much tension and was capping at short times.

[0]I messed...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By AndersG
Not as far as I remember but I can check my notes...

Not as far as I remember but I can check my notes when I'm back from work.
Two things to to watch out for, though: (i) don't separate the frame counter mechanism (at least not without taking notes)...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By AndersG
Well, Rick Oleson has drawings on how to...

Well, Rick Oleson has drawings on how to dismantle the FED 3B:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-58.html. Following them I managed to take the top of my FED 3B to clean the prisms and then put...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 5,295
Posted By AndersG
Your eyes don't lie - it is just that you compare...

Your eyes don't lie - it is just that you compare the two formats using the same angle of view and subject distance but then by necessity with different focal length lenses. This is also a perfectly...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 5,295
Posted By AndersG
Yes, for a given lens that is correct, since the...

Yes, for a given lens that is correct, since the cropped image will need to be enlarged more and thus shrinking the perceived depth of field and making any fokus error more visible. However, at the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 5,295
Posted By AndersG
It is indeed so. Here is an example I once...

It is indeed so. Here is an example I once prepared to have handy for these kinds of discussions (they sure seem to occur again and again..;) )

These two images were taken with the same lens, at the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-18-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By AndersG
That is not certain - it might be possible to...

That is not certain - it might be possible to move the infinity stop on the lens just enough to make up for the extra 0.3mm. I have done a similar adjustment on a Zenitar 16mm fisheye with a slightly...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By AndersG
Talking Well, unless you'd want the LEDs to change...

Well, unless you'd want the LEDs to change brightness when you change aperture using the TTL meter doesn't seem such a great idea.. ;)

/Anders
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-16-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By AndersG
Just get the M42 version for your Spotmatic. It...

Just get the M42 version for your Spotmatic. It is dirt cheap and quite good. I got mine for $30 in spotless like new condition. It is pure hell to focus on a 1.6x DSLR, though. Here is a sample...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,656
Posted By AndersG
Talking Relax. I'm sure there will soon be an accessory...

Relax. I'm sure there will soon be an accessory replacement Quick-Reload base plate with hatches for the important stuff available. It will only cost a few hundred.. :cool:

Cheers,

Anders
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-14-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By AndersG
I would approach the adjustments in two...

I would approach the adjustments in two steps:
(NOTE: I have used this method on my Canon 7, but lack of a special tool made the result messy - I had to make the rangefinder close focus adjustment by...
Forum: Off Topic 09-11-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By AndersG
Here's one I saw last summer at the Fortress of...

Here's one I saw last summer at the Fortress of Varberg, Sweden. It fired oranges and melons about a 100 meters (which was quite scary since some of the stuff landed outside the fortress and an...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-11-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By AndersG
Aahh! The temptation, the temptation!:bang:...

Aahh! The temptation, the temptation!:bang: :bang:

But luckily I have a PhD party to pay for so there will be none of this. None, I tell you! :o ;)

/Anders
Forum: Off Topic 09-11-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By AndersG
Ahem, Mac OS X does not have a Linux kernel, it...

Ahem, Mac OS X does not have a Linux kernel, it has its own specialized kernel with a *BSD personality/interface. That means the system is "Unix-like" just like GNU/Linux is, but there are certainly...
Forum: RFF News 08-26-2006
Replies: 287
Views: 49,249
Posted By AndersG
I too find the position of the multiway...

I too find the position of the multiway controller strange - it looks like it would end up in one's palm when holding the camera. But perhaps I just have the wrong technique (and I also don't have a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By AndersG
Well, with some luck we'll see small fuel cells...

Well, with some luck we'll see small fuel cells on the consumer market soon and perhaps it could even be possible to make fuel cell replacements for common rechargable batteries. Then we'll only need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By AndersG
Within Sweden: yes, though I would call them and...

Within Sweden: yes, though I would call them and double-check.
To Norway, scandinavianphoto lists 1-4 days. The best bet would be to phone them and ask (they should know English). Then you'll know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By AndersG
If the courier idea should fall down, perhaps you...

If the courier idea should fall down, perhaps you could order film from some Norwegian online store and arrange to have it delivered to your hotel (perhaps in advance). I don't know any Norwegian...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By AndersG
KODAK has some recommendations online: here....

KODAK has some recommendations online: here. (http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/technical/xrays_airport.jhtml)
(For motion picture films, but does that make any difference in this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By AndersG
I'm not sure about Norway, but here in Sweden you...

I'm not sure about Norway, but here in Sweden you would most probably only
find a good selection of films in pro-oriented stores (the bigger and cheaper ones are mail/internet order). I think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By AndersG
I don't think lead bags are advicable, from what...

I don't think lead bags are advicable, from what I have heard that will only prompt the X-ray operator to increase the power - resulting in even more radiation to the film than without. Or if that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By AndersG
[Sorry, this is a bit off topic] On the Canon 7...

[Sorry, this is a bit off topic]

On the Canon 7 the cam follower roller is mounted on an eccentric stud and I think it might be the same on the P. Do you or anyone here know where I could find the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-15-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 10,643
Posted By AndersG
Hi! Do you know if this magnifier would fit the...

Hi!

Do you know if this magnifier would fit the eye piece of the Canon 7?
The 135mm frame is rather tiny.

/Anders
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-30-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,421
Posted By AndersG
Hi, Have you checked that the shutter curtains...

Hi,

Have you checked that the shutter curtains stay light tight during the winding cycle? If the curtains overlapp too little at some point that would usually always damage the same part of the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-30-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By AndersG
However, those 4096 levels form a linear...

However, those 4096 levels form a linear intensity scale, while the 256 levels in a JPEG file form a nonlinear gamma corrected intensity scale, so the loss of precision is less than comparing 4096 to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-30-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By AndersG
Well, that it is mechanically simpler and allows...

Well, that it is mechanically simpler and allows easy adjustment of the close range rangefinder focus without any rare special tools[1] could be some somewhat good reasons.

[1] Unlike e.g. the Canon...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By AndersG
I use the caps from film canisters - they usually...

I use the caps from film canisters - they usually fit perfectly on the rangefinder cam. And I can have piles of them at no extra cost too :)

/Anders
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By AndersG
Well.. that's what I thought too, initially.. The...

Well.. that's what I thought too, initially..
The leaks in my Zorki was quite a bit more severe, though, and they reached from edge to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By AndersG
It could be the body, of course, so you could...

It could be the body, of course, so you could also try putting black electric tape or similar to cover the seam between the back and the body. In the darkroom, did you watch the joint between the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By AndersG
That looks (more than) a bit similar to the leaks...

That looks (more than) a bit similar to the leaks I got with my Zorki 6 and which I learned was caused by the shutter curtains leaking when the shutter was being tensioned. If you have the time, try...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By AndersG
And the copyright notice on the images say: © LFI...

And the copyright notice on the images say: © LFI (Montage)... so I think we are still in the dark concerning the layout of the Digital M. :bang: :cool:
Hopefully Leica will show some more sense...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By AndersG
There are some lock flanges at the end of the...

There are some lock flanges at the end of the lens barrel that prevents the lens from collapsing when extended and locked. If the lens barrel wasn't aligned properly when extended the flanges met...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By AndersG
Rick Oleson has some useful pages on lens...

Rick Oleson has some useful pages on lens adjusting and infinity:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-123.html
and there are lots of good stuff to be found in the forums here too.
(I think I have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-08-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By AndersG
Have you considered a Zorki 5 or 6? I think they...

Have you considered a Zorki 5 or 6? I think they have the same VF and the VF of my Zorki 6 is as bright as my Zorki 4 but unlike the 4 the VF size is similar to the FED 2 or 3, i.e. it is possible to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-02-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By AndersG
A Zorki-4 perhaps? It (mine at least) has a...

A Zorki-4 perhaps? It (mine at least) has a bright and fairly large viewfinder (with my glasses on I can't see the edges) and I think I paid about $25 for it together with a Jupiter-8. The drawbacks...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2005
Replies: 28
Views: 2,805
Posted By AndersG
My black J-12 serial number 84xxxxx fits without...

My black J-12 serial number 84xxxxx fits without problems (I looked very carefully with the shutter locked open :)) on my recently aquired Canon 7.

/Anders
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2005
Replies: 48
Views: 1,680
Posted By AndersG
I've used Linux ever since I switched from Amiga...

I've used Linux ever since I switched from Amiga to PC in '97. (Before that it was AmigOS and NetBSD.. :)

And back to the main topic:
Personally I feel that my FED-2 attract way more attention than...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,002
Posted By AndersG
Uhu, don't change the shutter speed unless you...

Uhu, don't change the shutter speed unless you know the shutter is cocked- that will get you into trouble!

However, if the shutter is uncocked it should be possible to turn (gently) the shutter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,002
Posted By AndersG
Rick Oleson (who is a regular poster here) has...

Rick Oleson (who is a regular poster here) has some pages on how to disassemble a Zorki 4,
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-58.html
as well as a good description of how the shutter in these...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By AndersG
I think Walker was spot on. The shutter curtains...

I think Walker was spot on. The shutter curtains seem to overlap during the whole winding stroke but in the darkroom and with a flash light inside the lens mount it is possible to see a faint line of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By AndersG
Thanks! That might be it, with the lens on I...

Thanks!

That might be it, with the lens on I can't see any light leaking through but with the lens removed and a flash light pointing into the camera the shutter looks really iffy (but OTOH so does...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By AndersG
Annoying Zorki-6 light leak

Hi,

My new Zorki-6 suffers from an annoying and hard to track down light leak. The damage occurs as as a wide vertical bar across some frames (see the attached example) always close to the left edge...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By AndersG
I don't know for sure, but wouldn't a sloped (as...

I don't know for sure, but wouldn't a sloped (as opposed to flat) rangefinder cam do the trick?
That way the RF follower could be made to move more or less than the moving part of the lens.

/AndersG
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-05-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By AndersG
Yes, please. That sounds very interesting. And...

Yes, please. That sounds very interesting.

And it sounds like I project I could manage to do - unlike my dream project of ripping a 300D apart and hacking the firmeware enough so that it is unaware...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By AndersG
The RD-1 uses the same kind of sensor technology...

The RD-1 uses the same kind of sensor technology as most DSLRs and this type of sensors does not provide the live video stream needed for LCD preview. (This is not necessarily a bad thing since it...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-20-2005
Replies: 91
Views: 8,839
Posted By AndersG
I recently started with B/W processing and...

I recently started with B/W processing and printing. I don't have a permanent darkroom but use my small (approx. 2x3 meters) bathroom: A small table in the shower compartment for the enlarger and a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-01-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By AndersG
Hi, Check the edge along the right side also. A...

Hi,

Check the edge along the right side also. A leak there would have the possiblity to cause damage vertically accross the film.

If you have several damaged frames try to figure out when and ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2005
Replies: 57
Views: 2,849
Posted By AndersG
This is my favorite so...

This is my favorite so far:
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/crw_8029.crop.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By AndersG
The "new" style shutter speed selector is is easy...

The "new" style shutter speed selector is is easy to identify if the camera is photographed from above. Look at the top-view photo in the ad: the centre part of the selector wheel with the black dot...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By AndersG
The FED 2 on the pictures has the "new" style...

The FED 2 on the pictures has the "new" style shutter time selector so it should be safe to change shutter time also before winding. However, it is a good habit to always wind first - you next FSU...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By AndersG
Yes, I bought from ebay and it was the second...

Yes, I bought from ebay and it was the second camera I bought from that seller (kassiapeya), the first time both camera and lens were fine. There might be a reason for his prices being lower than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By AndersG
I paid $23 + shipping for my FED 2 with lens. The...

I paid $23 + shipping for my FED 2 with lens. The camera is pretty nice but the I-26 lens had a rather ugly scratch. It is a bit of a gamble to buy FSU gear but considering the price I can stand...
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