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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Vintage35
definitely, not to worry

definitely, not to worry
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vintage35
Ok , I got it!!! Thank you for the suggestion I...

Ok , I got it!!! Thank you for the suggestion I made a crude tool out of a screwdriver, re-drilled the slots and it came right out. I don't understand why it didn't before but it's out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Vintage35
Only thing I can think of, that is, when the wire...

Only thing I can think of, that is, when the wire was still connected and it was somewhat working, the CDS cell is going bad. I have a Konica C35 that did almost the same thing. the wire will need...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks, Its pretty mangled now might have to...

Thanks, Its pretty mangled now might have to repair the slots before I try your fix
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Vintage35
canon IIF slow speed dial removal

I can't for the life of me get the slow speed dial off the front of my IIF:bang: I'm screwed without being able to get it off as it is the last step to removing the shell. there is a 'retaining ring'...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Vintage35
It was close to as i suspected in that it was the...

It was close to as i suspected in that it was the second curtain release lever. It's heavy wire spring was not mounted on the lever plus the long rod shaft of the lever was not seated down at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-18-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Vintage35
1953 Canon IIf shutter quandry

Canon IIf just arrived (purchased "as is") the shutter fires but no matter what what setting it's on, it fires the same speed. I'm sure it's in need of a cleaning.

I had this problem once with my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By Vintage35
Front silvered? All my cameras (seem?) to have...

Front silvered? All my cameras (seem?) to have normal mirrors. Is it important?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Vintage35
I did end up getting it apart, see my set on...

I did end up getting it apart, see my set on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/albums/72157666628303314) like the fellow said above you have to remove the rubber grip from the focus ring,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Vintage35
you're sure we're talking about the same beast?...

you're sure we're talking about the same beast? when I unscrewed the lens retaining ring as far as it would go, the lens elment was loose, and could rattle around. The newer AIs has a slightly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Vintage35
Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 front element removal

serial no. 382992, the 'Photosynthesis' chart http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html says it's a type K from 1974-77. it has the nameplate on the outer front edge of the focus ring, not...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks Rick, I'm missing several components of...

Thanks Rick, I'm missing several components of the shutter. The Helical is locked as well as the rewind knob. I've even soaked the Helical. I cleaned up the exterior and it's now a paper weight:bang:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-26-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Vintage35
Here is a shot of the shutter, the lever goes at...

Here is a shot of the shutter, the lever goes at the top. red arrow shows where I believe it attaches

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1489/26066222473_2132fd131a_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Vintage35
Pax-35

I bought a Pax-35 today, (the one with the 2 round RF windows and the rectangle window in between) the later model with the 1/300 speed. I knew it was dirty and frozen when I got it and thought it...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-03-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
Sh#t... Summitar, 50/2 sorry :D

Sh#t... Summitar, 50/2 sorry :D
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
Summaron. a bit over exposed, all the images were...

Summaron. a bit over exposed, all the images were over exposed, using a known good (new) Gossen Digisix2. I will adjust 1 stop (asa) next time.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-29-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By Vintage35
I see you got it fixed, that's great! a note for...

I see you got it fixed, that's great! a note for anyone else who reads this, get the vertical correct first. just spin the left inner lens ever so slightly, a bit at a time until the vertical is...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By Vintage35
I looked in my 35DC and there is no stamp :-(

I looked in my 35DC and there is no stamp :-(
Forum: Olympus RF 02-21-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By Vintage35
The XYZ stands for October, November, December :)

The XYZ stands for October, November, December :)
Forum: Olympus RF 02-21-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By Vintage35
I was sure it was a later sample like 1971 or 72...

I was sure it was a later sample like 1971 or 72 but it is from 1969! Only flaw on the camera is a small bit of the silvering on the film guide is tarnished/missing. Not bad for...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-20-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By Vintage35
Olympus 35 SP age?

Is there a chart or something somewhere to tell what year your Olympus 35 SP was made? I know on a Trip you van tell by removing the pressure plate and looking at the numbers underneath... 1969 to...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-20-2016
Replies: 328
Views: 69,061
Posted By Vintage35
Oregon Coast...

Oregon Coast 2014
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3883/14493781925_5a009ecef3_c.jpg

Shoes
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7354/9843007295_b3073282d5_c.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Vintage35
that did the trick! Thanks Kevcaster and Grytpype.

that did the trick! Thanks Kevcaster and Grytpype.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Vintage35
I'll try that. as it was, upon removing the face...

I'll try that. as it was, upon removing the face plate, I found 1 short screw in the upper right and bottom right (below lens). It seemed correct as the top right has a beveled corner and I assumed...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-08-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Vintage35
strange RF patch problem

I got this 1937 Contax II and the RF patch seemed off (horizontal only), when I focus to infinity the patch would stop shy of being good. I followed the Kiev Survival site instructions. I was going...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks. I'm going to wait and do some before and...

Thanks. I'm going to wait and do some before and after images.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Vintage35
yes that is exactly the element I mean. the...

yes that is exactly the element I mean. the painted surface is tapered and about 1/8 to 3/16 inch wide! what paint should I use? Testors enamel flat black comes to mind or enamel a no no?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Vintage35
repaint Summar front group

I removed the front lens group from my Summar and when I was cleaning it some of the edge paint came off of the group rear element, should I try to repaint it somehow or will it not matter?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By Vintage35
Summar front element gunk cleaned

I got my 1939 Summar in the mail today and it had what the seller was calling "cleaning marks". I noticed it looked just as my former 1936 Summar with this crusty edge looking.

I looked at it with a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks for that link. I get it now, A indicates...

Thanks for that link. I get it now, A indicates no meter, too bad the Russian sellers don't read it
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Vintage35
yea, thanks, I thought so. I went back to look...

yea, thanks, I thought so. I went back to look and only about 10% are named correctly. what is the name for a Kiev 4 with a meter? those are named the same on ebay as well.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Vintage35
Kiev 4A with spool

I've noticed there are some Kiev 4A with the built-in take-up spool and some with the older fall-out spool. is this really a 4AM (with the built-in spool)? the Russian sellers on eBay are calling...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-28-2016
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,834
Posted By Vintage35
Here is my Kiev 4AM after it's CLA/shutter...

Here is my Kiev 4AM after it's CLA/shutter repair
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3073/13002934054_ec1f693b56_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/13002934054/in/album-72157642028918354/)

and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
perhaps a Kodak negative as suggested by CNNY...

perhaps a Kodak negative as suggested by CNNY above or a yellow tab from a file folder.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-18-2016
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,632
Posted By Vintage35
Here is my 1936 IIIa mit 1936...

Here is my 1936 IIIa mit 1936 Summar

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7558/15597836344_7e24117752_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/albums/72157649754760970)

and my new 1953 IIIf mit 1950...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-18-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
you can try different colors and shades?

you can try different colors and shades?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-18-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3,201
Posted By Vintage35
I was pleased to see that the Kodak Retina II...

I was pleased to see that the Kodak Retina II (type 014) with Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm 1:2 lens renders the same exact Bokeh!, I call them...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
I just replaced my beamsplitter (click repair...

I just replaced my beamsplitter (click repair link below) and it looks great but I tried it with the filter and it looks even better! Even with a brand new half mirror, the image with the filter is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By Vintage35
Leica IIIf RF beam splitter glue

I got my precut beam splitter from nobbysparrow on eBay. what kind of glue should I use? I know not to use CA. also, I'm having a tough time figuring out which side of the mirror has the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Vintage35
that would be great

that would be great
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
It unscrews counter clockwise.

It unscrews counter clockwise.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
I asked you on the 'Flicker Mail' how you dealt...

I asked you on the 'Flicker Mail' how you dealt with the RF adjust screw. before removing the mirror housing do you first have to remove the Horizontal adjust screw, or just loosen it somehow?.

I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-08-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
It blocks light coming into the main RF view,...

It blocks light coming into the main RF view, making the light from the other side, hitting the half-mirror or beam splitter more pronounced.

if you have an old faded beam splitter like I have, I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
it only looks dark next to the blue towel I have...

it only looks dark next to the blue towel I have down. it looks great through the finder. you can use whatever film you have laying around was my point.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
a few...

a few pics
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1688/24198168216_4a15a992e3_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
I used basic color negative film, (fujicolor 200)...

I used basic color negative film, (fujicolor 200) the unexposed section at the beginning of a roll is good
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By Vintage35
It Really Works! homemade OKARO

I have a new beam splitter on the way for my IIIf but in the meantime, I found on an older thread (2006) an alternative to the now $70-130 OKARO RF orange ring filter. Cut a piece of clear negative...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Vintage35
Solares, I was thinking perhaps some lube, after...

Solares, I was thinking perhaps some lube, after close inspection with a loupe I found it is older than it appears, some green stuff on the brass exposed through the worn away chrome. I'm going to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Vintage35
lens hard to mount

I have a CL, I have a genuine Leitz LTM/M adapter ring. it is real hard to mount the lens/adapter to the camera, almost have to force it the last bit until it locks. I'm not familiar with M mount, is...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-02-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 93,408
Posted By Vintage35
mit Summitar 5cm...

mit Summitar 5cm 1:2

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/672/21741455699_31b64e266d_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/21741455699)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-02-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
Wow thanks!. I will keep the 3rd party adapter...

Wow thanks!. I will keep the 3rd party adapter mounted on my Summitar and use the Leitz adapter for the Summaron (and any other LTM lens that has a tab or indentation RF sync)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
Problem solved... I splurged and got an authentic...

Problem solved... I splurged and got an authentic Leitz adapter and the lenses mount as they should. It must have been a too thick base plate because the bayonet mounts are right on.

Don't ask me...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
I like the bokeh, "football" shaped points of...

I like the bokeh, "football" shaped points of light in the background. I too had great results with my Summitar, go figure, it must not be enough distance from the film plane to cause blurring. the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
wow, yours is worse than mine. it's pointing just...

wow, yours is worse than mine. it's pointing just after 11 O-clock. My Hektor 135mm would not line up with the RF arm if I used that, neither would my 35mm Summaron's slot (focus arrow should be...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-20-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
how far? normally my Summitar points almost...

how far? normally my Summitar points almost between 1 O-clock and 2 O-clock... past 1 but not quite 2 O-clock... as does all my M39 lenses
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-18-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Vintage35
M39 to M adapter question?

Please, anyone with a known good M39 to M adapter mounted on their CL, could you tell me, when a M39 lens is mounted, does the "Infinity" mark , or should I say the focus mark point straight up or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 15,447
Posted By Vintage35
Sticky focus helical, leaf shutters stuck, filthy...

Sticky focus helical, leaf shutters stuck, filthy VF/RF is the norm for my leaf shutter RF's, focal plane usually needs curtain tension adjust. usually over-tensioned prior to me getting it, a good...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 5,392
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks for this advice. it helped me... I was...

Thanks for this advice. it helped me... I was trying to figure out how to remove the take-up spool, I had the bottom plate removed down to the cam removed that cocks the shutter (release) as you wind...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Vintage35
Black cotton yarn for the larger grooves, black...

Black cotton yarn for the larger grooves, black cotton "crochet" yarn for the smaller grooves. You can get self sticking foam and felt sheets at any craft store
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4,054
Posted By Vintage35
before I asked what next after getting the plate...

before I asked what next after getting the plate off, I figured that out but am still stuck...

After I removed the bottom plate, I removed the rubber thingy to expose a screw, I removed the screw...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,479
Posted By Vintage35
any fabric store that sells yarn and such. I have...

any fabric store that sells yarn and such. I have the regular black cotton yarn for the larger grooves and there's a thinner cotton "crochet cord" for the small grooves like on the XA. be sure to get...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,479
Posted By Vintage35
I just did a few minutes before reading your...

I just did a few minutes before reading your reply :D if not I could still use some info on the double sided tape trick
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,479
Posted By Vintage35
Leica CL take-up spool broke, tape trick?

I haven't received my CL in the mail yet but I do know it has the famous broken (white part) of the take up spool. I've looked for a replacement part to repair myself but can only find "For Parts"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Vintage35
I've read its fairly simple, I just need to know...

I've read its fairly simple, I just need to know if this part will fit. I can't find the correct part without buying a whole other camera
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Vintage35
Leica CL take-up spool Hack/repair

I got a CL with only one tooth on the white part of the take-up spool. I found an available spool on eBay but it is for an "R" series. the white part looks similar, is it inter-changeable or way...
Forum: Other RF 08-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Vintage35
Looks like a great setup. That winding lever...

Looks like a great setup. That winding lever looks crazy, would take some time getting used to.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks, I didn't know that. My J-12 is a...

Thanks, I didn't know that. My J-12 is a M39/Leica mount but now I won't go looking for one for my Contax
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-16-2015
Replies: 272
Views: 85,778
Posted By Vintage35
Here is mine. I did a CLA of the top end...

Here is mine. I did a CLA of the top end (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/sets/72157654296644569) and got it working great, then I did a do-it-yourself touch up plating...
Forum: Other RF 07-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Vintage35
I'm glad of the construction and operation seems...

I'm glad of the construction and operation seems to be correct, but not glad of the f/1.7 news. Just now as I was holding down on the shutter button, I slid my finger off of it sideways so as to let...
Forum: Other RF 07-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Vintage35
Minolta Hi-Matic 7s II aperture funny?

Let me see if I can describe this without confusion... The aperture on AUTO seems like many other cameras, except the aperture is closed down to f/16, then as you press the shutter button, the...
Forum: Other RF 07-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Vintage35
These are all keepers Phil. I especially like the...

These are all keepers Phil. I especially like the first one.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
I thought a J-12 was a Zeiss Biogon copy...?

I thought a J-12 was a Zeiss Biogon copy...?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks Phil I plan on using the kit on other...

Thanks Phil I plan on using the kit on other cameras so the cost is somewhat split..LOL
in my drinkin' days, one of my favorites was an "Oatmeal Stout" from a local micro brewery
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-03-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks Rick, I'm not sure what you mean by that...

Thanks Rick, I'm not sure what you mean by that so I'll give two answers...

(1) The "wand" under the Handy Wipe towel is stainless steel. you plug one end of the 4.5 volt transformer into it, the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-01-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Well I finished the project. It turned out pretty...

Well I finished the project. It turned out pretty good. The camera itself is great, the shutter, rangefinder, etc. are all working great so the exterior was basically the only problem....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-01-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By Vintage35
What about a large area like the red dot on the...

What about a large area like the red dot on the face plate of a Contax IIa? it's about 3/32 to 1/8 inch across.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Vintage35
If only I knew somebody who might have a spare......

If only I knew somebody who might have a spare... :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Vintage35
I figured it out, I couldn't get to my work bench...

I figured it out, I couldn't get to my work bench with better lighting until now, there is a split ring to remove, the assembly pops out. The tab that pops-up into the slot of the center post was...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Vintage35
Ok, I looked at my Rollei 35 and the rewind crank...

Ok, I looked at my Rollei 35 and the rewind crank assembly is no where near the same as the B35 so If someone could tell me how to disassemble the B35 rewind crank assembly that would be greatly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Vintage35
Rollei B35 rewind crank

Got to the end of a roll and went to rewind the film and the fork inside the film chamber seems to just slip as you wind. I thought the film had broke but it's the crank mechanism. You can actually...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Vintage35
I found my lens like the one I posted above, on a...

I found my lens like the one I posted above, on a thread started in 2006! scroll halfway down the page, the IIa lying on it's back....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks for the clarification enasniearth. I...

Thanks for the clarification enasniearth. I emailed the seller and he assured me it was indeed there (the locking tab) and is working order (fingers crossed). I took a gamble and went and got it....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Vintage35
What is this? Jena lens?

Something doesn't look right, at least not to me, new to the Zeiss line, it has no aperture ring, if it does it has no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks Rick, I do believe now, it would be best...

Thanks Rick, I do believe now, it would be best to polish it first so I'm off to get some polish. I am committed to plate it though, I've seen the brass on this Contax (a rubbed area next to that top...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks Rick! Shimokita, so I'm seeing that I DO...

Thanks Rick!
Shimokita, so I'm seeing that I DO need to take the top off to get at the handle assembly. I was hoping I didn't as it looks harder than usual. (my RF/VF is like new so no need to take...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Vintage35
Anybody have info on the rewind crank? That pdf...

Anybody have info on the rewind crank? That pdf manual going around isn't detailed enough...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-18-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
what is KET alcohol? (go ahead and Google "KET...

what is KET alcohol? (go ahead and Google "KET alcohol" and you'll see what I mean, come up with "mixing drugs and alcohol and alcohol addiction..etc...)

I was able to clean the green areas with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
There was more chrome corrosion than I thought...

There was more chrome corrosion than I thought https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/sets/72157654296644569 but the brass plating themselves are not corroded or pitted. And better news is the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
If you visit the link I posted, the Plug N'Plate...

If you visit the link I posted, the Plug N'Plate kits are quite simple, there is a video to watch. A kit with a transformer and wand and about 8-12 oz. Of solution for $32 is all that is involved....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
I may have a go at one of these "Kits" to...

I may have a go at one of these "Kits" to electroplate it myself
www.caswellplating.com/ (http://www.caswellplating.com/)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Phil, I haven't opened up the top yet but, it...

Phil, I haven't opened up the top yet but, it arrived today and I don't think it's as bad as it looks in this image (original eBay listing photo) The rest of the camera is like new, the bottom plate...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By Vintage35
Can anyone please post a close-up photo of the...

Can anyone please post a close-up photo of the area after the lever and top is removed? I don't think the screw itself is striped but I suspect the brass bushing it screws into is loose from whatever...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
I was thinking Vinegar for the green areas, what...

I was thinking Vinegar for the green areas, what about the rust area?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,258
Posted By Vintage35
Contax IIa rusty and green chrome removal

I'm getting a Contax IIa black dial, it has some rusty areas near the top and I see some greenish powdery oxidation near the edges of the front plate. What is good to remove them as best as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-10-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By Vintage35
Rollei B35 advance lever trouble

I got a Rollei B35 in good working condition, just filthy. I need to take the top plate off to clean the viewfinder optics. I know how, I just can't get the big flat screw on top of the film advance...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Vintage35
I tried that. I removed the set screw, it (the...

I tried that. I removed the set screw, it (the fork) spins freely a half turn then stops. I tried an object in the fork and unscrewing it. no go, I didn't want to force it. In the handle closed...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-27-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,162
Posted By Vintage35
My new...

My new P
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8869/17960274799_27a42364ee_z.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Vintage35
Canon P rewind crank repair

My rewind crank has a loose handle, it sticks up slightly when down in it's slot in the closed position. It sometimes catches on things and pops up, a loose spring I assume?

I have the repair...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vintage35
Shore Acres on the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay.

Shore Acres on the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vintage35
Methinks you're right Phil... I can't believe I...

Methinks you're right Phil... I can't believe I got that new S-42 and didn't even use it. Luckily It really didn't matter and the 50mm lens renders perfectly and tack sharp too. On that last image...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vintage35
only the second shot was facing the sun. I had a...

only the second shot was facing the sun. I had a very many successful shots facing total sun with no lens shade and no flare...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7587/17094953715_da8317d464_z.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vintage35
What caused this?

Strange anomaly on a few of my images (5 total from the roll of 36). It seemed to only show after changing lenses, key word 'seemed'. At first I thought it was from my Jupiter-12 lens maybe pressing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Vintage35
Nikkormat FT sync the lens/meter

I've found a few vague descriptions of how to mount/sync a lens on the FT but I'm not sure I fully understand. There is no manual for the FT at the Butkus site. Can someone either give a link to a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By Vintage35
It finally arrived today! Here mounted on my L2...

It finally arrived today! Here mounted on my L2 with a 50mm 1:1.8 lens and S-42 hood

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16796839580_5ba7d524d2.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By Vintage35
Just got the 'Photo Equip M-Grip' (just like the...

Just got the 'Photo Equip M-Grip' (just like the one pictured above) on eBay for $8. all the others are $39-$75. The Leica brand are even more. Can't wait for it to arrive. I will post pics.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,162
Posted By Vintage35
Canon L2 with Jupiter-12 35mm...

Canon L2 with Jupiter-12 35mm lens
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/14032778728_eceb83f547_z.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By Vintage35
One reason I ask about the grip is this gets my...

One reason I ask about the grip is this gets my 2015 vote as the most gorgeous camera I've ever seen thus far
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By Vintage35
Hand grip for Canon RF

I've searched everywhere for a grip like this:

http://www.onlineshoptokyo.com/parts/CANON%202L-2.JPG

anybody know of similar?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,883
Posted By Vintage35
"Contrasty" lens terminology

I want to get the proper terminology for a "contrasty" lens... does contrasty mean it (the lens) has good balance between shadow and highlights, ie. you can see detail in both shadows and highlights...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,162
Posted By Vintage35
Get another one Phil, they're dirt cheap on eBay...

Get another one Phil, they're dirt cheap on eBay right now. Plus you can always use the meter in auto then turn it to manual to compensate
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,162
Posted By Vintage35
Here's a Canon and his Cousin, the Nicca 3S...

Here's a Canon and his Cousin, the Nicca 3S (Tower 43) and my original QL17. Nicca later became Yashica but was founded by Engineers from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,162
Posted By Vintage35
Here is my 1957 L2 with my new 50mm 1:1.8 from...

Here is my 1957 L2 with my new 50mm 1:1.8 from around 1968

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8654/16399513018_f066c88270_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8635/16586738145_789ffaac7a_z.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Vintage35
Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Vintage35
with all due respect, I can't buy the book, I...

with all due respect, I can't buy the book, I was hoping someone on here could point me to a site that had basic info on Canon lenses pre 1960 or maybe even look it up in their book. It's a 50mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Vintage35
I've looked, his site is down, no Amazon, no...

I've looked, his site is down, no Amazon, no eBay, Google basically has no leads. Is there a chart as I originally requested?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Vintage35
Pre 1960 lens chart to show year of manufacture

I've seen many many charts that show Canon lens year of manufacture, most are carbon copies of each other but all are from 1960 to present. I need a chart that is pre-1960.

I've Googled till my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Vintage35
I have the correct lens... (otherwise how would I...

I have the correct lens... (otherwise how would I know the manual and PROGRAM setting work?)... I tried some fresh batteries, that didn't help. Manual and PROGRAM mode work as they should, the AUTO...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 31,970
Posted By Vintage35
at least 2 layers on each side. It goes on thick...

at least 2 layers on each side. It goes on thick but when it dries it is very thin, almost opaque. a second layer helps keep light out. I would just cover the hole with the first layer, then go a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-31-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By Vintage35
I was told in an email to keep trying, the...

I was told in an email to keep trying, the adjustment is persnickety.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-31-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Vintage35
Nikon FG Auto mode

Found a Nikon FG at a church Bazaar in excellent condition and it seems to work fine except 'A' auto mode. The meter works fine on the 'P' program mode, I can hear the shutter speeds change with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By Vintage35
Leica IIIa 'T' setting

I recently did a CLA of my IIIa, (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwrede/sets/72157649350505137/) nothing major, I didn't tweak anything, mostly the cleaning part. The stop-post for the closing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-26-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,625
Posted By Vintage35
Seller Greed is what I blame for the high prices...

Seller Greed is what I blame for the high prices of cameras these days. A "pro" seller on eBay or in an antique store will ask $150 for a canonet, along comes some estate sale person or un-knowing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By Vintage35
Oh thank goodness (I guess I should have asked...

Oh thank goodness (I guess I should have asked BEFORE reassembling the top plate) now I'm set. (sounds similar but not as complicated as a FED)

Thanks for the response. great Blog
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By Vintage35
how do you adjust for vertical RF on these...

how do you adjust for vertical RF on these cameras?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Vintage35
I got it! I popped out the large prism (main...

I got it! I popped out the large prism (main viewing prism) and it cleaned right up. I removed the rear eyepiece and cleaned each parallax lens and (after removing the larger prism) It makes it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Vintage35
Ok, got the parallax post. It helps to hold in on...

Ok, got the parallax post. It helps to hold in on the rangefinder coupling (in the lens opening) that makes the parallax post pop it's head up to get at the thing. Also as mentioned, nothing to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Vintage35
Mine is different...(?)... it has a wind lever...

Mine is different...(?)... it has a wind lever (not knob) and what I've heard called a "wing" rewind knob...(not that pop-up crank) not sure about the 'parallax' thing in the shoe,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-20-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,158
Posted By Vintage35
filmtwit, above you said "flare under control"...

filmtwit, above you said "flare under control" how exactly do you do that staring straight into a light source like that?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Vintage35
Canon L2 top removal

I just got a Canon L2 and was wondering if the top plate removal had any secrets or is it pretty straight forward? I want to clean the rangefinder/viewfinder optics. ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By Vintage35
Canonet (original bottom wind) plate removal

I've searched far and wide... How do you get the tripod mount off of the bottom plate? I'm guessing there is a screw(s) under the ring of leatherette but I don't want to remove that if I don't have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
It's...

It's done

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3073/13002934054_ec1f693b56_z.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
Ok the shutter rod/button thingy was literally...

Ok the shutter rod/button thingy was literally stuck, gummed up. I got the shutter assembly taken off , played around with it trying to see if it wasn't something that didn't complete a cycle or...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
It's not stuck in rewind, on this model the...

It's not stuck in rewind, on this model the rewind button is a detente position on one of the bottom back-removal levers and it simply unlocks the film sprocket free to rewind, there are no gears...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
Perhaps some Pawl or gear hasn't completed a...

Perhaps some Pawl or gear hasn't completed a cycle, preventing the shutter release button-rod to stick down? any tricks on getting it back in sequence?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
Yes I do . I did open it up and everything looks...

Yes I do . I did open it up and everything looks ok, no broken springs or bent gears, the shutter release rod is stuck down, (this model doesn't have the red dots you line up) If I pull up on the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
The sprocket and spool spin as I wind, if I push...

The sprocket and spool spin as I wind, if I push up on the little rod under the sprocket it frees up the sprocket for rewinding and pops back down when I wind on as it should. It's not catching on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vintage35
KIEV 4AM shutter won't wind, just spins

I've googled and searched and can't find my problem per-say. I just got it from eBay and bought it knowing... "Broken, Shutter won't click"... well the real problem is it won't wind, the wind knob...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,694
Posted By Vintage35
As mentioned in the above post I have the...

As mentioned in the above post I have the "straight side" VIOOH with a 4 digit serial number , #3910, I also see that it has the 7.3cm on the dial as well as, the parallax knob is in Meters only......
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By Vintage35
Thanks guys. I had actually thought of removing...

Thanks guys. I had actually thought of removing the back and setting to B and reach through and hold the cam until the lens is set but was worried about having to leave it there for the whole roll......
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,694
Posted By Vintage35
I just got one with tons of use but still looks...

I just got one with tons of use but still looks great, the Serial #3910, only 4 digits. I have read this might be early 1940's?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/11755916286_67e5d669fa.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By Vintage35
Leica Hektor 135mm on a FED 3

Is there a safe way to mount the Leica Hektor 135mm lens on the FED 3 without disturbing the "1 meter-close focus" on the rangefinder coupling arm? (even at it's lowest focus the rangefinder tab on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-30-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By Vintage35
I got a good grip on mine with a thin rubber...

I got a good grip on mine with a thin rubber sheet and it should be just hand tight.
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