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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By camperbc
I've been bedridden these past few weeks, but I...

I've been bedridden these past few weeks, but I got outside today for a bit and took this photo of my lovely "new" Franka Rolfix. It is in perfect working order, and cosmetically is every bit as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By camperbc
Just a follow-up to say that my Franka Rolfix...

Just a follow-up to say that my Franka Rolfix folder arrived in yesterday's mail, and what a beauty it is!

It's always fun and exciting whenever one gets a camera, but wow, when I opened the parcel...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By camperbc
Already done. Glen

Already done.
Glen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By camperbc
Wow John, thank-you so much! That is precisely...

Wow John, thank-you so much! That is precisely the manual I have been searching and searching for! Very much appreciated. Now, thanks to you, every camera in my collection has an owner's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By camperbc
Looking for some assistance with my new Rolfix

OK, it's not really a rangefinder, but I posted this elsewhere and got no response, so here goes!

I just purchased an absolutely mint Franka Rolfix, (stamped on its leatherette is "Simpson's", plus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,693
Posted By camperbc
I have a custom-made, glass-panelled,...

I have a custom-made, glass-panelled, floor-to-ceiling cherry/mahogany cabinet. My wife thought it would be a great way to display her fine china... I thought different. I keep 28 of my best cameras...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7,531
Posted By camperbc
Wow, $86,000 and counting, with over a week to...

Wow, $86,000 and counting, with over a week to go! Looks like Elvis Halilović is going to be a very busy fellow. By my tally he already has a whopping 956 cameras to build! I wonder if he ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 8,064
Posted By camperbc
Just an update on my Ipernity experience to...

Just an update on my Ipernity experience to date.

I joined Ipernity about a week ago, and currently have 597 members on my contacts list; (up from 365 just 48 hours ago) I'm not buying the argument...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 8,064
Posted By camperbc
I too have gotten tired of waiting for Flickr to...

I too have gotten tired of waiting for Flickr to get their act together, and have jumped ship to Ipernity. I'm thrilled with them so far; absolutely love the layout. Feel free to add me to your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,975
Posted By camperbc
It's hard to beat a 700si. I now have two of...

It's hard to beat a 700si. I now have two of them, both in beautiful condition. I'm sure I paid well under $100 for each. Every feature you could possibly want; fantastic cameras, highly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2013
Replies: 590
Views: 68,226
Posted By camperbc
A new sealed-in-box Canon AE-1, (I kid you not!)...

A new sealed-in-box Canon AE-1, (I kid you not!) along with new Canon 50mm f/1.8, 28mm f/2.8 and 70-150mm tele, (all still sealed) for $50 Canadian. (included a Canon 199A Speedlite flash, set of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2013
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,489
Posted By camperbc
As promised, here is a photo of my newly acquired...

As promised, here is a photo of my newly acquired Voigtlander Perkeo 1.

Glen

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/camperbc/DSC02142a1000_zps8a040fb3.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2013
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,489
Posted By camperbc
Wow, this Perkeo is stunning!

Sorry, no photos just yet, but my 1953 Voigtlander "Perkeo 1" folder finally arrived in the mail! I am ecstatic that this lovely camera is actually every bit as pristine as had been advertised. It...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2013
Replies: 157
Views: 12,202
Posted By camperbc
I tend to split my time about 50/50 between my...

I tend to split my time about 50/50 between my film cameras and four Sony Alpha DSLR's; namely the A200, A500, A550 and SLT-A57. I mainly use an arsenal of vintage A-mount Minolta glass on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By camperbc
Hi again, my friends! Well, as I've been...

Hi again, my friends!

Well, as I've been bedridden almost entirely for the past two weeks, (thanks to my ongoing spinal issues) I finally yesterday got around to developing the roll of 120 that you...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By camperbc
It was working fine just a couple days ago. It's...

It was working fine just a couple days ago. It's unfortunate though, that so few people ever posted over there. I was always hoping to see it pick up steam, as I'm an avid Yashica guy.

Glen
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-28-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 8,400
Posted By camperbc
I have purchased two FSU cameras online in the...

I have purchased two FSU cameras online in the past six months or so; a Zorki-4 and FED 2, and they arrived in truly mint condition, both cosmetically and mechanically. There is not a single flaw to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2012
Replies: 9,211
Views: 915,808
Posted By camperbc
A beautifully mint Franka Solida (120) folder...

A beautifully mint Franka Solida (120) folder finally arrived in yesterday's mail. It has a Frankar-Anastigmat 75mm f/4.5 lens and Pronto shutter. Looking forward to using this gem for capturing my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 6,557
Posted By camperbc
Sadly, her body (still wearing wedding dress) was...

Sadly, her body (still wearing wedding dress) was found just a few minutes ago.

Glen
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By camperbc
Thanks everyone; I'm bedridden again at the...

Thanks everyone; I'm bedridden again at the moment, so have not had an opportunity to develop it yet. I'll let you know what I come up with!

Thanks again,
Glen
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By camperbc
Oh my goodness!... I am humbled by so many kind...

Oh my goodness!... I am humbled by so many kind comments regarding my attempt to develop my own film; very much appreciated! Here are a few more images from my lovely Zorki-4. Quite the little...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By camperbc
Question about film fogging

Well, yesterday was the big day! I developed my first two rolls of film; the first in 35 years! I had so much fun, and I must say the results pleasantly surprised me, particularly when you consider...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 71,933
Posted By camperbc
I live in a remote place; a sparsely inhabited...

I live in a remote place; a sparsely inhabited island off the northeast coast of Newfoundland... so not a film supplier for hundreds of miles! And as for Canadian online stores? Forget it! Very...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By camperbc
Results from my Zorki-4 and FED 2... Finally!

Well, I unfortunately missed the recent FSU contest, due to being bedridden with my ongoing spinal issues, but I felt well enough last week to get up and outside, so I brought my lovely FED 2 and...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-18-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 32,369
Posted By camperbc
Ebay has indeed been very good to me. I have...

Ebay has indeed been very good to me. I have purchased about twenty cameras over the past year alone, and have not had a single negative experience. I finally got around to shooting two of my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-14-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 15,427
Posted By camperbc
Wow, I'm dumbstruck that an Epson V500 costs $300...

Wow, I'm dumbstruck that an Epson V500 costs $300 in Australia! (would hate to think what a car or house must cost in your country!) I just paid $164.99 for a V600 here in Canada, plus it came with a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,650
Posted By camperbc
Dan, I want to thank you for bringing the Lowepro...

Dan, I want to thank you for bringing the Lowepro Adventura 120 to my attention. Mine arrived in Friday's mail and it is indeed an absolutely perfect custom fit for my beloved Yashica 635 TLR. It's a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By camperbc
How to fix leaky bellows?

I finally started feeling a wee bit better lately, (permanent spinal injury; long story) and a good thing too, because I'm really tired of laying flat on my back in bed for days/weeks at a time, so I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By camperbc
Difficulty removing film from Yashica 635

I am having a great time shooting with my Yashica 635, but I find that when I have finished a roll of film and go to remove it, I have a bit of a struggle to get the spool out. (seems to bind...a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-26-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By camperbc
Fun with my Yashica 635!

I had an interesting little adventure yesterday. It was my first real outing with my cameras since last February, due to my spinal issues. (bedridden most of the time) And my very first time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By camperbc
Wow, some great replies here; thank-you...

Wow, some great replies here; thank-you all!

Yes, I am pretty much all set now, including the above suggested bottle opener, scissors, towels, tub, etc. I can hardly wait to get back to developing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By camperbc
Finally ready to start developing film!!

For those of you who do not know me, I am a landscape/nature photographer (living on a remote, windswept and stunningly scenic island off the northeast coast of Newfoundland) and a collector of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2012
Replies: 1,194
Views: 459,086
Posted By camperbc
Hi Dana, that "sexy" neck/shoulder strap is a...

Hi Dana, that "sexy" neck/shoulder strap is a stitched leather Gariz. I purchased it online for about $43. Here is the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2012
Replies: 1,194
Views: 459,086
Posted By camperbc
Hi Tom, This camera was manufactured in 1958....

Hi Tom,

This camera was manufactured in 1958.

Yes, the first thing I thought too was that someone may have at some point changed the knobs. But the original owner was adamant that he purchased it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,650
Posted By camperbc
Dan, I have been looking for just such a bag for...

Dan, I have been looking for just such a bag for toting my "new" Yashica 635. Can you tell me if the Yashica is bigger or smaller than a Rolleiflex/cord? This Lowepro Adventura 120 even looks better...
Forum: RFF News 07-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,175
Posted By camperbc
I had been really looking forward to taking part...

I had been really looking forward to taking part in the contest, but unfortunately my ongoing health issues have kept me from participating, as I have been bedridden almost entirely for the past four...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-27-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,433
Posted By camperbc
I too must respectfully disagree with the poster...

I too must respectfully disagree with the poster who stated that a "CLA'd" camera from Russia/Ukraine will not be properly CLA'd. In recent months I have had both a FED 2(D6) and Zorki-4 properly...
Forum: Yashica RF 06-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,963
Posted By camperbc
Another vote for the amazing Yashica GSN! A truly...

Another vote for the amazing Yashica GSN! A truly outstanding camera that, after considerable searching, I was finally able to locate in absolutely pristine condition for well under $100. Yes, it is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By camperbc
I received my FED 2 from Andrey at Synoptics...

I received my FED 2 from Andrey at Synoptics Camera Shop in Ukraine in seven days. (to Canada) My Zorki-4, also from Andrey, took 9 days.

Glen
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
Thanks everyone! Here are a few nicer photos of...

Thanks everyone! Here are a few nicer photos of it, taken last night.

...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
Hi Nick, I already have the hood for it, (came...

Hi Nick,

I already have the hood for it, (came last week) and a beautiful hand-stitched leather strap is on the way. I was originally planning to get a case, but I've been talked out of it. Once the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
Nick, here's a photo of my 635, taken by the...

Nick, here's a photo of my 635, taken by the seller. Tomorrow I'll take some better pics of it.

Glen

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/camperbc/578931132_obscreen.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
Well, it took quite awhile to get here, but I'm...

Well, it took quite awhile to get here, but I'm happy to report that my Yashica 635 with the unusual black control knobs finally arrived in today's mail! It was packaged very well, and is in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,443
Posted By camperbc
Do Yashica TLR's require light seals?

I am getting conflicting stories as to whether Yashica TLR's (such as the 635) require foam light seals. Some say yes, while others tell me that the L-shaped film door configuration would prevent any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,407
Posted By camperbc
There is nothing wrong with it; mine is the same...

There is nothing wrong with it; mine is the same way. Just stick the lead into the slot and you're off to the races!

Glen
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
Oops, I forgot to add that it has the split...

Oops, I forgot to add that it has the split parallel bars on the back of the hood, and it's difficult to tell from the photo I'm looking at, but the bars appear to be silver. Hope this helps.
Glen
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
Thanks so much Dan and Paul for the great info;...

Thanks so much Dan and Paul for the great info; much appreciated! I'm deathly sick with the flu at the moment, but just wanted to give you the serial number you asked for, Paul. I do not yet have the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By camperbc
My First Yashica TLR!

Hi all,

I have just acquired a truly lovely Yashica 635 after a lengthy and exhausting search for one in pristine condition. I have noticed however, that the dial knobs (aperture/shutter control...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-01-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,895
Posted By camperbc
I am about to do a trial run with Indie Film Lab...

I am about to do a trial run with Indie Film Lab (http://indiefilmlab.com/) in the USA. They look quite promising; reasonable prices which include high quality scans, FTP, great customer service. I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By camperbc
Thank-you Dean. Ideally, it would be best to find...

Thank-you Dean. Ideally, it would be best to find someone right here in Canada who may be willing to assist me in this endeavor, but I also know that with my rather unusual predicament I can't be too...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By camperbc
Perhaps an odd request?

For the past couple of months I have been toying with an idea, and it may come across as a strange one, I don't know, but I would appreciate any and all input you might have. But first, let me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 9,721
Posted By camperbc
Due to my spinal issues I don't get out and about...

Due to my spinal issues I don't get out and about very often, but when I do I am frequently told that my cameras look more like "gatling guns" than cameras! (see below) I also get a lot of "Awesome...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,571
Posted By camperbc
Wow, that would definitely be a tough decision to...

Wow, that would definitely be a tough decision to make, as I own so many fine old cameras. But I think my answer will surprise some of you... or possibly make a few of you wish to have me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By camperbc
Thanks everyone; much appreciated. I will look...

Thanks everyone; much appreciated. I will look into these!

Glen
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By camperbc
Looking for film labs in Canada

Any suggestions for good Canadian film labs? I hate the thought of always having to ship my film off to the USA, yet to date have been unsuccessful in finding any quality film processing here in...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-05-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 32,369
Posted By camperbc
I 've had very good luck with my Ebay...

I 've had very good luck with my Ebay transaction. All of my vintage cameras have arrived in pristine condition. (cosmetically and mechanically) I use only a few trusted sources for all of my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By camperbc
I say take look at the FEDs/Zorkis first. When...

I say take look at the FEDs/Zorkis first. When one can snag an absolutely pristine FED 2 it is truly a wonderful thing. There's not much out there that can match it in the looks department, and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By camperbc
I have never seen a Zorki with black paint. I...

I have never seen a Zorki with black paint. I would suggest stripping it down, back to it's original finish.

Glen
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,713
Posted By camperbc
I went a different route. I really was after an...

I went a different route. I really was after an ereader above all else, so after a lot of research I decided upon the Sony Reader WiFi (PRS-T1) for a mere $100, which in itself is nothing short of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,216
Posted By camperbc
Yes, things have certainly come a long way in the...

Yes, things have certainly come a long way in the digital world. I regularly shoot cleanly at ISO 3,200 - ISO 6,400 with my Sony Alphas; (A500 and A550) can print ISO 6,400 at 8X12 with excellent...
Forum: Off Topic 04-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,293
Posted By camperbc
Gas has hit $1.53 per litre here this week. I'm...

Gas has hit $1.53 per litre here this week. I'm contemplating buying a horse and buggy!

Glen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,312
Posted By camperbc
Oh-oh, now I have a big problem! Stupid me... I...

Oh-oh, now I have a big problem! Stupid me... I started fiddling with the camera; tried out the mechanical timer, and for some totally unknown reason I wound the advance lever as the timer was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,312
Posted By camperbc
Hi Ronnie, No, that is just a generic photo;...

Hi Ronnie,

No, that is just a generic photo; not of my actual camera. My lens (both of them) are labelled "Cosina Lens", "Made in Japan". I have just read that the Pentax 50mm f/2 was a Cosina in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,312
Posted By camperbc
Hi Maclaine, Yes, you are absolutely correct....

Hi Maclaine,

Yes, you are absolutely correct. This is, however, about all that I have been able to learn about this camera... that it was in fact the Cosina company that built many of the much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,312
Posted By camperbc
Anyone familiar with the Cosina "CT-1 Super"?

I am wondering if anyone here has any knowledge of the rather obscure Cosina "CT-1 Super" SLR? I recently acquired one, along with a 50mm f/2 and 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, and Hoya filters, all in a ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-27-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 15,518
Posted By camperbc
I am going to go out on a limb here, and predict...

I am going to go out on a limb here, and predict that you will soon get your camera back, just like new or better... you can almost bank on it! Yes, you are correct; 5.5 months is indeed a LONG time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 6,431
Posted By camperbc
Salaries are substantially higher here in Canada....

Salaries are substantially higher here in Canada. A third year RCMP constable makes $75,000+, and many members are at $100,000 by about year five. There are no fees for the academy; in fact recruits...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By camperbc
I have been using Clikpic for my "Focus On...

I have been using Clikpic for my "Focus On Newfoundland" website (see link in my signature) for the past few years, and am extremely pleased with it. I pay $10 annually for my domain name, through...
Forum: Off Topic 03-26-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,293
Posted By camperbc
Here, on our remote little island, a one hour...

Here, on our remote little island, a one hour ferry ride off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, we are paying a whopping $1.50 per litre, ($6.83 per Canadian gallon!) which must make our fuel about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 5,875
Posted By camperbc
Yikes! "...death of film"? I wouldn't go that...

Yikes! "...death of film"? I wouldn't go that far! In fact my understanding is that film sales are actually up over the past couple of years. Anyway, I figured I would get my two cents in here...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 5,936
Posted By camperbc
Not at all embarrassed. I, like a previous...

Not at all embarrassed. I, like a previous poster, have my cameras prominently on display in a cabinet; a large custom floor-to-ceiling cherry/glass cabinet that houses my collection covering 95...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-16-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 9,089
Posted By camperbc
I say let's go with five categories. I'm scared...

I say let's go with five categories. I'm scared that if we re-vote I just might lose "landscapes", leaving my options rather thin! I can hardly wait to run some film through my baby for the first...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2012
Replies: 166
Views: 27,220
Posted By camperbc
Here is a list of cameras I currently use. I...

Here is a list of cameras I currently use. I shoot both film and digital. (not listed in any particular order of preference)

Minolta Maxxum 700si (x2) slr
Canon AT-1 slr
Cosina CT-1 Super slr
Kodak...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,190
Posted By camperbc
Hehehe, I was wondering the same thing! Yet, I'm...

Hehehe, I was wondering the same thing! Yet, I'm kinda glad it's a category, because I'm getting a bit jittery looking at the poll results. Where I live, (remote island off of Newfoundland, which my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 9,089
Posted By camperbc
Although relatively new here, I must say that I...

Although relatively new here, I must say that I feel like I have found a new family. I am thankful for your concern regarding my situation, (health-wise) and am humbled that you are all so open to my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 9,089
Posted By camperbc
I am quite new around here, so I'm excited at the...

I am quite new around here, so I'm excited at the prospect of entering my first friendly competition for FSU gear. I agree with everything, but would like to make one suggestion. I would prefer to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By camperbc
hero4g normally pays to have a camera shipped...

hero4g normally pays to have a camera shipped back to him for repairs as part of his warranty coverage. Have you contacted him about this? I buy all of my FSU cameras/accessories from him, and have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,337
Posted By camperbc
Oldskewl808, there is nothing to be confused...

Oldskewl808, there is nothing to be confused about; it's all in the thread. (page 1)

To recap, my source for pristine FSU cameras is Andrey, of Synoptics Camera Shop in Ukraine. (sells on Ebay ...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-14-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,291
Posted By camperbc
Hi Juan, I believe that the "thunk" sound issue...

Hi Juan,

I believe that the "thunk" sound issue gets blown way out of proportion. As you have already noticed, some people will swear that the thunk means a good POD, while others claim it means...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 5,108
Posted By camperbc
I too think you may want to consider the FED 2...

I too think you may want to consider the FED 2 rather than FED 3 or Zorki-4K, for all of the reasons already stated... and of course it looks SO much nicer!

I own a FED 2 (D6) and a Zorki 4, (not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,337
Posted By camperbc
Hi Sylvester, Yes, Andrey's cameras are...

Hi Sylvester,

Yes, Andrey's cameras are certainly in beautiful condition, and he sees to it that everything is thoroughly CLA'd and ready to perform just like new. I like that he even backs up his...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2012
Replies: 192
Views: 22,927
Posted By camperbc
I currently shoot with three Sony Alpha DSLR's;...

I currently shoot with three Sony Alpha DSLR's; the A200, A500 and A550, and a large compliment of A-mount glass. (Sony, vintage Minolta Maxxum, Samyang)

Glen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By camperbc
Light seals not required??

Hi,
I am the proud new owner of two pristine Minolta Maxxum 700si's, but am admittedly not familiar with these cameras. I can find no trace of light seals on either one; does this mean they do not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 5,409
Posted By camperbc
Obviously this won't all fit in the same bag, but...

Obviously this won't all fit in the same bag, but here's what I currently shoot with:

CAMERAS

- Minolta Maxxum 700si SLR
- Minolta Maxxum 700si SLR (b)
- Canon AT-1 35mm SLR
- Canon Canonet 28...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By camperbc
Loose-fitting GSN door?

I recently purchased a lovely Electro 35 GSN which truly appears to have never been used. One thing I have noticed though is that the film door seems to have excess play; ie the latch side has 1-2mm...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-28-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,396
Posted By camperbc
"Alkalines simply suck in metering situations....

"Alkalines simply suck in metering situations. OTOH, some people are simply not critical about image results."

I, for one, am indeed very fussy about image quality; I want everything to be the very...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-28-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 27,220
Posted By camperbc
Once my health improves, (and the weather) I...

Once my health improves, (and the weather) I will regularly be capturing my Newfoundland landscapes with these ten vintage cameras:

- FED 2
- Zorki-4
- Yashica Electro 35 GSN
- Canon Canonet...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-26-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,396
Posted By camperbc
Interesting replies from all of you. Surprising...

Interesting replies from all of you. Surprising really, regarding the differences of opinion, with some insisting the alkalines work perfectly with this camera, and yet others stating they are...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-25-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,396
Posted By camperbc
An adapter is supposedly not necessary, which...

An adapter is supposedly not necessary, which begs the question, why doesn't everyone go this route, rather than mess around with adapters, multiple batteries, springs, spacers, etc? Or is it because...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,396
Posted By camperbc
HELP! This battery a mistake?

I just purchased a beautiful, mint Electro 35 GSN online, and then went hunting for batteries. I came across one on Ebay which is supposed to be a good match for this camera, but now that I have...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-21-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By camperbc
Frustrating search for a WHAT??

I was very fortunate to recently receive a lovely little Canonet 28 as an early Christmas gift from a fellow forum member. It came without a lens cap. I know, I know, you're thinking how difficult...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-18-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 4,830
Posted By camperbc
I would love for Santa to be able to see to it...

I would love for Santa to be able to see to it that everyone gets back working. It breaks my heart to hear from those of you who are unemployed, or have ill spouses and other family members. I wish...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,337
Posted By camperbc
Hmmm... You are actually insinuating that the two...

Hmmm... You are actually insinuating that the two cameras I purchased are "@&*#"? Come on now. This is one of the most reputable camera shops for FSU gear... anywhere! It would be advisable for you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,468
Posted By camperbc
Wow, thanks Rob! I have looked all over for that;...

Wow, thanks Rob! I have looked all over for that; never even thought about "Wayback Machine". Much appreciated. I'll read it through and let you know if I was able to get it to sink into my brain!
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-11-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,337
Posted By camperbc
Purchasing an FSU camera does not have be a...

Purchasing an FSU camera does not have be a gamble at all. I will only buy from Andrey, of Synoptics Camera Shop in Ukraine. (sells on Ebay under the name "hero4g") He's got the best quality,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,468
Posted By camperbc
Thanks Joao. Yes, I found that page, which makes...

Thanks Joao. Yes, I found that page, which makes things a bit confusing. I do have the manual for the "4", but I think it is quite different from the "7". Thanks anyway; much appreciated. The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,468
Posted By camperbc
Uh, yes I did try Google. And it took me LESS...

Uh, yes I did try Google. And it took me LESS than 10 seconds to find that page. Sheesh! BTW, the link to the translated manual does not work... as I said in my last post! There is no need to be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,468
Posted By camperbc
Need help with Leningrad light meter

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has a knowledge of FSU cameras and gear, more particularly the Leningrad 7 light meter. I have ordered one for use with my newly acquired FED 2 (D6) and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2011
Replies: 330
Views: 50,627
Posted By camperbc
Yesterday I purchased a pristine 1917 Kodak...

Yesterday I purchased a pristine 1917 Kodak Autographic 1A with the Anastigmat 130mm f7.7 lens. Everything is perfect. Hard to believe this camera is 94 years old! Even came with the original...
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