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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By largedrink
The new Portra shiny backing paper makes the film...

The new Portra shiny backing paper makes the film harder to load on my Rolleiflex as well as my Linhof Technorama, simply because it is too slippery and slides out of the take up spool easily
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,231
Posted By largedrink
Welcome Jason! I am not familiar with your column...

Welcome Jason! I am not familiar with your column on collecting, it would be great if those articles were available somehow for newbies like myself to read. One camera manufacturer I'd love to hear...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-16-2020
Replies: 206
Views: 12,944
Posted By largedrink
I received the "lost card" last week, a great...

I received the "lost card" last week, a great reflections shot! Thanks so much, great story :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 7,110
Posted By largedrink
I received an AIS pancake recently. Unfortunately...

I received an AIS pancake recently. Unfortunately it has an issue with the aperture control somehow being interfered with by the focus. So the aperture opens and closes during focusing when mounted...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 94,277
Posted By largedrink
Contax IIIA and Sonnar F2 lens, and a very slow...

Contax IIIA and Sonnar F2 lens, and a very slow shutter speed!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48812311956_be7baf7718_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnnRKs)

Cafe scene (https://flic.kr/p/2hnnRKs) by...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-12-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Linhof Technorama 617 and...

Linhof Technorama 617 and Tri-X:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48884459022_045e32633a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htKCyo)

Mount Ngaruhoe (https://flic.kr/p/2htKCyo) by Hugh B...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-12-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Linhof Technorama 617 and...

Linhof Technorama 617 and Tr-X:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48883746933_7b1c2a440c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htFYSZ)

Surfing Houghton Bay (https://flic.kr/p/2htFYSZ) by Hugh B...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-04-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Personally, for every "good" panoramic shot I...

Personally, for every "good" panoramic shot I take (in my opinion), I also get 2 reasonable shots, and one mediocre shot. The great thing using the Linhof is there are only 4 shots per roll, and each...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-04-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48840263468_40...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48840263468_40c3867162_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpR7L5)
Mangaweka main street (https://flic.kr/p/2hpR7L5) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/),...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-04-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Linhof Technorama 617 and FP4...

Linhof Technorama 617 and FP4 125
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48840803862_019c707ce0_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpTTpd)
Mangaweka shop fronts (https://flic.kr/p/2hpTTpd) by Hugh B...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 44,343
Posted By largedrink
My Canon RF...

My Canon RF gear:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/59396/U59396I1570167049.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 44,343
Posted By largedrink
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/59396/U59396I1566108685.SEQ.0.jpg

My Canon P and recently acquired 25mm 3.5 lens. Also just received a Canon 28mm 3.5 Serenar and will post it too...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By largedrink
I took this with a Rolleinar 3 on my 3.5E...

I took this with a Rolleinar 3 on my 3.5E Rolleiflex

https://live.staticflickr.com/3722/12537448823_3c3096449a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/k6TGJK)
Wild flower (https://flic.kr/p/k6TGJK) by Hugh B...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By largedrink
Thanks Peter, my Robot Royal 36 is a full-frame...

Thanks Peter, my Robot Royal 36 is a full-frame camera
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By largedrink
Adapting Contax or Robot Royal lenses to Leica M, is it possible?

I don't own any Leica M lenses for my M2 and currently use Canon LTM lenses instead. I also own Contax lenses for my post-war IIA (Sonnar 50mm and Triotar 85mm) and Robot lenses for my Royal 36...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,056
Posted By largedrink
I know this thread is about lenses, but wouldn't...

I know this thread is about lenses, but wouldn't film choice also play a large part in the 'look'? What would be the closest equivalent films available today to match the HCB and GW look, to go with...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,217
Views: 437,452
Posted By largedrink
From a recently acquired Zeiss Ikon Mess-Ikonta...

From a recently acquired Zeiss Ikon Mess-Ikonta with the Tessar lens, using FP4. I am really impressed with this camera:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48690315593_2ecfc013a3_k.jpg...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-05-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By largedrink
K14 thanks for the information, I recall being...

K14 thanks for the information, I recall being disappointed to see my 3 photo panorama wasn't in the right order! Now I'm inspired to try again. I have a small "project" in mind too, to take a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-05-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By largedrink
I'm not sure but will experiment next time I load...

I'm not sure but will experiment next time I load my FT with film. It should be the same, as the film winding is the same direction. Thanks!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-05-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By largedrink
Once I took a panorama with a Pen FT but took it...

Once I took a panorama with a Pen FT but took it in the wrong direction, so the negs didn't match up. What's the correct direction to take a sequence that joins up on the negative roll? And is it the...
Forum: Travel 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By largedrink
Bring your own film, it's not that readily...

Bring your own film, it's not that readily available here and getting very expensive
Forum: Travel 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By largedrink
I live in NZ and am always most satisfied with my...

I live in NZ and am always most satisfied with my Rolleiflex photos for most situations: street, landscape, portrait... I think you should bring it. Enjoy your trip!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By largedrink
Thought I'd post a few shots from the first roll...

Thought I'd post a few shots from the first roll of film using the Canon P and the 25mm lens, and grainy expired TriX... no evidence of fungus. The next roll will be using fresh...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,639
Posted By largedrink
Thanks for this, I have my mother's Canon P and...

Thanks for this, I have my mother's Canon P and 50mm 2.8 LTM lens and the lens has the haze issue. I took it apart once and tried to clean it off but only made it worse... I'll definitely try this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By largedrink
Chris Sherlock has CLA'd a couple of Perkeo's for...

Chris Sherlock has CLA'd a couple of Perkeo's for me: shutter, focus, etc and at a very reasonable price with rapid turnaround. https://retinarescue.com/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-24-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By largedrink
I have made some progress, but still haven't...

I have made some progress, but still haven't found an easy way to get behind the front element. The fungus is not too bad and doesn't seem to affect images, but would be good to clean away to prevent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,297
Posted By largedrink
I use a notepad that I keep in my camera bag. I...

I use a notepad that I keep in my camera bag. I like to write down technical details for some shots for future reference, so I just note down the film as well each time I load (unless I forget, which...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By largedrink
Yes the rear element is definitely flat, that...

Yes the rear element is definitely flat, that Canon Museum description also contains a block diagram of the lens:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,524
Posted By largedrink
I put a film through my Canon P today with my new...

I put a film through my Canon P today with my new Canon 25mm F3.5 LTM lens attached...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/59396/U59396I1566108685.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By largedrink
Thanks for the advice Jim, good idea to test the...

Thanks for the advice Jim, good idea to test the finder and you're probably right that it will be good enough for most situations.

I think the notches you can see on the example lens in the link I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By largedrink
Canon 25mm 3.5 LTM lens and finder questions

I was lucky to purchase a nice example of the 25mm Canon f3.5 LTM lens last week, along with the accessory viewfinder, both with their leather cases. I am looking forward to using them on my Canon P...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-12-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Another with the Linhof Technorama 617 and...

Another with the Linhof Technorama 617 and TriX...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48255615451_465eae83f7_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gwbDgR)

Wellington Cathedral (https://flic.kr/p/2gwbDgR) by...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-12-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Linhof Technorama 617 with Kodak TriX 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48255683592_051958592f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gwbZwG)

Mount Street Cemetery 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2gwbZwG) by Hugh B...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,405
Posted By largedrink
Hasselblad 500 C/M with Zeiss Planar 80mm / TriX 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/450/30905392503_d9723f972b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P61dsT)
Lines 1 (https://flic.kr/p/P61dsT) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-04-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Linhof Technorama 617, 90mm Super-Angulon lens,...

Linhof Technorama 617, 90mm Super-Angulon lens, Ilford FP4 125:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47992470121_8ea7999802_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g7VXkp)

Eastbourne wharf at sunset...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-04-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Linhof Technorama 617, 90mm Super-Angulon lens,...

Linhof Technorama 617, 90mm Super-Angulon lens, Ilford FP4 125:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47992469181_854a49f5bb_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g7VX4c)

Oriental Bay in the morning...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-02-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47622803202_d484dbc632_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fygjeQ)

Old boat at Island Bay (https://flic.kr/p/2fygjeQ) by Hugh B...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-02-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,549
Posted By largedrink
South Coast, Wellington, New Zealand

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46719777475_dbfb7166e3_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ebt59K)
South Coast (https://flic.kr/p/2ebt59K) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/)
Linhof...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 11,785
Posted By largedrink
I have the Robot Royal version of the Xenogon and...

I have the Robot Royal version of the Xenogon and just got back my first negatives (using a Royal 36). Once I get them scanned I'll post some examples. The Robot Xenogon is heavy, beautifully...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By largedrink
Just lost my post so I'll write it again. I had a...

Just lost my post so I'll write it again. I had a similar issue with an F2 and it was a simple fix - perhaps it will work for you. Remove the bottom plate (simple procedure). There's a prominent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,524
Posted By largedrink
Just received my Schneider-Kreuznach Xenogon 35mm...

Just received my Schneider-Kreuznach Xenogon 35mm Robot lens back from repair. I bought it a few months ago but never got to use it as the aperture blades were dislodged due to oil, so I sent it away...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By largedrink
Not all F mount body caps are equal it...

Not all F mount body caps are equal it seems:

https://kenrockwell.com/nikon/body-caps.htm
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-12-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By largedrink
Sounds like a great excuse to get "over the...

Sounds like a great excuse to get "over the ditch" to Sydney for a holiday Peter, thanks! And likewise if you're in Wellington please get in touch.
Hugh
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-11-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By largedrink
I managed to get my postcards to the post office...

I managed to get my postcards to the post office last week. And many thanks to everyone for the great cards that have turned up in New Zealand so far: Kevin, Jeff, Richard, Brian, Keith, Don, Peter,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-28-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 50,196
Posted By largedrink
I had a focus wobble in my Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM a...

I had a focus wobble in my Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM a while back and managed to fix it, it was relatively easy. I followed the process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRnqIysGAk
But only tackle this...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-09-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By largedrink
I'm in again, thanks for organising Stephan.

I'm in again, thanks for organising Stephan.
Forum: Other RF 06-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By largedrink
Jaeger-LeCoultre Compass Camera... wow

I became aware that this amazing rangefinder camera existed a few days ago and found a nice review article from last year that I thought others would be interested to read (couldn't find any previous...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By largedrink
I agree, nice images. I must try 35mm in one of...

I agree, nice images. I must try 35mm in one of my 120 folders...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,681
Posted By largedrink
These were taken with the black Canon version

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/10568081055_aa77b17ffc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/h6Sbj4)

Stones and sand (https://flic.kr/p/h6Sbj4) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2018
Replies: 233
Views: 17,987
Posted By largedrink
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/955/27182015347_016...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/955/27182015347_016103c635_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HpYWa2)

Stairway (https://flic.kr/p/HpYWa2) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr

Robot...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 7,832
Posted By largedrink
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/783/40720704145_67c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/783/40720704145_67c0c93503_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/253mfDX)

Pathway (https://flic.kr/p/253mfDX) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2018
Replies: 843
Views: 95,538
Posted By largedrink
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7759/17272855213_44...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7759/17272855213_44ac2dc042_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sjkU5v)

Reading (https://flic.kr/p/sjkU5v) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,650
Posted By largedrink
I also have a Rolleiflex 3.5E Xenotar, it's my...

I also have a Rolleiflex 3.5E Xenotar, it's my favourite camera. I am almost always happy with the results from it. The dog photo below was only possible using the Rollei, it was the last frame on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2018
Replies: 1,035
Views: 197,443
Posted By largedrink
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/26302867267_3e0...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/26302867267_3e00c9d618_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G5i54v)

Matarawa station (https://flic.kr/p/G5i54v) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2018
Replies: 462
Views: 64,495
Posted By largedrink
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/787/27743165258_312...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/787/27743165258_312bcc36ac_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JgyYtu)

Gladstone Church with 35mm (https://flic.kr/p/JgyYtu) by Hugh B...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2018
Replies: 1,585
Views: 203,240
Posted By largedrink
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7345/27113515893_62...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7345/27113515893_628be88084_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HiVRDX)Guard dog (https://flic.kr/p/HiVRDX) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr

Nikon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2018
Replies: 393
Views: 49,529
Posted By largedrink
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15188905090_98...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15188905090_98d177bab1_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p9c7iY)Lonely seats (https://flic.kr/p/p9c7iY) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2018
Replies: 393
Views: 49,529
Posted By largedrink
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/26833154300_39...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/26833154300_39a4d8b81d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GT9VVo)Snack (https://flic.kr/p/GT9VVo) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By largedrink
Fujica GSW690 framelines disappearing

I recently acquired a Fujica GSW690 ("Texas Leica"), first version. It was only after putting a couple of films through it that I realised it actually had framelines - they appeared as if by magic....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,375
Posted By largedrink
I'm selling a couple of Nikon RF 43mm filters,...

I'm selling a couple of Nikon RF 43mm filters, unfortunately I don't have a Nikon RF to go with them :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By largedrink
Woohoo! This looks promising.

Woohoo! This looks promising.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9,578
Posted By largedrink
I have processed found film in the past, it's...

I have processed found film in the past, it's interesting. About a year ago I purchased a box of camera gear that included a roll of exposed 620 Kodak Verichrome Pan film wrapped in paper with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,103
Posted By largedrink
This focus screen selector chart may...

This focus screen selector chart may help:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf2/f2/nikonf2s/images/screenimage.gif
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By largedrink
Great shots, I have always wanted one of these...

Great shots, I have always wanted one of these cameras (or any square format 35mm camera for that matter, such as a Robot).
How about posting some photos of the cameras too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2017
Replies: 330
Views: 37,189
Posted By largedrink
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7588/26841765804_7b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7588/26841765804_7b80fa8349_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GTV4PA)
Stairs (https://flic.kr/p/GTV4PA) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2017
Replies: 583
Views: 89,356
Posted By largedrink
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/10773395596_b2...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/10773395596_b252a30d04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hq1taW)
Man in his shop (https://flic.kr/p/hq1taW) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2017
Replies: 1,035
Views: 197,443
Posted By largedrink
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/13658892115_4d...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/13658892115_4d3d1dc30f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mNZoKV)
Wellington Railway Station (https://flic.kr/p/mNZoKV) by Hugh B...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-05-2017
Replies: 206
Views: 12,944
Posted By largedrink
I have just sent my info too, really enjoyed the...

I have just sent my info too, really enjoyed the last project (first time participating for me).
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-11-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 270,054
Posted By largedrink
I received what I think was my last card today...

I received what I think was my last card today from Egon in Cyprus, it was the second one he sent me when we assumed the first was lost (needless to say it turned up a day or so later, after 3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,495
Posted By largedrink
When I heard that oxygen and magnesium hooked up...

When I heard that oxygen and magnesium hooked up I was like OMg.

A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says: “Five beers, please.”
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 270,054
Posted By largedrink
Six have arrived in my letterbox in Wellington,...

Six have arrived in my letterbox in Wellington, New Zealand so far, lovely images. Thanks to Bill, Stephan, Rolfe, Kent, Jeff and Richard. I posted mine last week (spot the postcard project novice: I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 8,591
Posted By largedrink
Vintage yachts in Wellington (N.Z.) harbour

https://c7.staticflickr.com/4/3847/15233238726_c9a2d40b68_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pd7ka1)

Vintage yachts (https://flic.kr/p/pd7ka1) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By largedrink
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8273/29128121410_77b...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8273/29128121410_77bcdcd726_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LnXeFQ)Zombies Ahead (https://flic.kr/p/LnXeFQ) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,200
Posted By largedrink
I broke the pin on my 3.5e the first time I used...

I broke the pin on my 3.5e the first time I used it! I superglued it back and it has held up fine for the past 2 years. I am very careful to avoid putting lateral pressure on the pin, and I always...
Forum: Other RF 09-24-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By largedrink
Franka Solida 35

I bought a Franka Solida 35 recently and was wondering if anyone else has one or knows much about this camera? It seems to be quite rare (less than 500 made in 1957) and has a quality build. This one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By largedrink
Expired (1974) Ilford FP4 125

Two summers ago I saw some bulk rolls of expired film in a second hand shop near my home town, but didn't purchase them until a year later when I saw they were still sitting in the shop, unloved and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2016
Replies: 934
Views: 230,310
Posted By largedrink
Rolleiflex 3.5E Xenotar, expired Tri-X 400

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8395/28794763023_71aece9197_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KSuFRr)Weightlifter (https://flic.kr/p/KSuFRr) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 19,554
Posted By largedrink
That's awesome... thanks!

That's awesome... thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 19,554
Posted By largedrink
Are the photos posted with the original thread...

Are the photos posted with the original thread still available? I can no longer see them. Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 9,374
Posted By largedrink
Thanks very much Brett, it's getting late so...

Thanks very much Brett, it's getting late so think I'll ponder on the rangefinder adjustment for a day or two (not too keen to make it worse!). Do you have any idea where the small grooved metal...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 9,374
Posted By largedrink
Thanks Brett, I dismantled both ends of the lens...

Thanks Brett,

I dismantled both ends of the lens and it cleaned up beautifully, apart from a small area of fungus strands, seemingly inside the rear element. Looking forward to trying this camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 9,374
Posted By largedrink
Adding some more photos pertaining to my previous...

Adding some more photos pertaining to my previous post:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 9,374
Posted By largedrink
Vitessa top cover help needed

Hi everyone,
I just purchased an older, working Vitessa (I think it's an "A" - without strap lugs, no light meter, no accessory shoe, Compur Rapid shutter, Ultron 2.0 lens). I decided to follow...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-17-2016
Replies: 1,217
Views: 437,452
Posted By largedrink
Perkeo I, Color Skopar, Portra 160

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7588/26841765804_7b80fa8349_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GTV4PA)Stairs (https://flic.kr/p/GTV4PA) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By largedrink
I own a 3.5E and have a set of original filters...

I own a 3.5E and have a set of original filters for Bay II. I just tried it out - the filters both can be fitted to the viewing lens and taking lens, but the lens hood no longer fits. I wouldn't...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By largedrink
I checked the infinity focus at the film plane...

I checked the infinity focus at the film plane using the Rick Oleson method and the focus seems to be accurate. Great. I then removed the top nameplate again to try to adjust the rangefinder...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By largedrink
Hi Brett, Thanks again for the advice, sounds...

Hi Brett,
Thanks again for the advice, sounds like you're busy enough with new (old) cameras! Actually there are a couple of reasons to sell my Perkeo E - number one being that I already have one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By largedrink
Thanks both for the advice, the link to the...

Thanks both for the advice, the link to the adjustment procedure on the Prominent is very useful - the Vito III looks very similar to the Prominent so I suspect you're correct Brett that the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By largedrink
Voigtlander Vito III rangefinder adjustment

Hi everyone,
I recently acquired a nice Vito III which I am slowly cleaning and adjusting. The rangefinder is quite out of alignment so I removed the top name plate and successfully set the vertical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By largedrink
I have one but haven't used it so far. This...

I have one but haven't used it so far. This article is excellent: http://aperturepriority.co.nz/2012/02/23/agfa-rondinax-35-u/
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 5,038
Posted By largedrink
Hi Raid, I agree with the comments above, take...

Hi Raid,
I agree with the comments above, take your Rolleiflex loaded with black and white film; I'd love to see the results and I think Professor Chomsky would enjoy the experience. I'd try to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By largedrink
I tried again for a couple of hours last weekend...

I tried again for a couple of hours last weekend to screw the lens back into the helicoid but without success unfortunately. Both the male and female threads look ok from what I can tell, no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,524
Posted By largedrink
Voigtlander Perkeo IIIe

It was one of a lot of four old cameras I purchased on a local auction site. This photo is taken after I cleaned the camera the lens, which were very grimy. I'll be putting a film through it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By largedrink
Hi Brett, thanks (again!) for the advice, think...

Hi Brett, thanks (again!) for the advice, think I'll wait until the weekend when I'll have some good daylight and a clear head to tackle it again, following your suggestions. And use a good magnifier...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By largedrink
Contessa 35 folder reassembly help needed

I finally got around to removing the front lens group from my Zeiss Ikon 35 folder (533/24) to try to clean off some fungus. The disassembly went fine, I took the usual precautions of marking the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,204
Posted By largedrink
Rolleiflex 3.5E, Ilford FP4 125

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=102038&stc=1&d=1430296761
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,524
Posted By largedrink
Agfa Super Isolette for NZ $70 (about US$50)....

Agfa Super Isolette for NZ $70 (about US$50). Very happy, though the focus is completely jammed and it needs a CLA!
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By largedrink
Interesting article on film vs digital

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/02/whatever_happened_to_photography/?page=1

Interested in people's thoughts on this article.

Page 6 shows a digital conversion twenty-year-old Mamiya 645 Pro...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
Thanks Leigh. I just received my Rolleiflex back...

Thanks Leigh.
I just received my Rolleiflex back from Chris Sherlock in Dunedin, he performed a CLA on the shutter. The shutter is working like a dream now, slow speeds seem to be accurate and sound...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
Hi Brett, Interested to know if you provide...

Hi Brett,
Interested to know if you provide repair services? I am based in New Zealand so it would be good to know that there's an option for a repair service closer to home, if my own attempts do...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
By the way, I noticed that the viewing lens can...

By the way, I noticed that the viewing lens can be easily removed with a lens spanner as the notches are visible, but looks like the front cover of the camera must be removed in order to access the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
There doesn't appear to be any oil on the shutter...

There doesn't appear to be any oil on the shutter leaves, though they do appear to be a bit grubby, rather than sparkling clean. I'll definitely try to clean these first to avoid disassembly if...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
Dan, thanks again, really appreciate your...

Dan, thanks again, really appreciate your detailed instructions and advice. I'll just need a few quiet hours now to attempt the job! Will report back on how I get on.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
Thank you both for the comments. Dan, the photo...

Thank you both for the comments. Dan, the photo and information is very useful thanks, I have cleaned quite a few Olympus Trips and various lenses in the past (tonight I pulled my Voigtlander Bessa...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,763
Posted By largedrink
Sticky shutter on Rolleiflex 3.5E

Hello everyone,
I'm hoping to obtain some advice on a shutter problem I am having. Lately the shutter on my Rolleiflex 3.5E Xenotar has started to stick. Usually it will fire just fine, but...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,120
Posted By largedrink
By the way Chris Sherlock has a great Retina site...

By the way Chris Sherlock has a great Retina site with repair info, e.g. this page illustrates the rear lens group removal of a Ia or IIa which is similar to yours:...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
Posted By largedrink
New Olympus Trip 35 value?

Hi, wondering what a new (unused) Oly Trip 35 in original case and plastic bag might be worth? I know of one for sale that I am considering buying, I assume it's chrome not black (waiting to find...
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