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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,819
Posted By mnmleung
Nikon film: 28,50,135 (or 105 f/4 micro) Nikon...

Nikon film: 28,50,135 (or 105 f/4 micro)
Nikon D50: 28 AIS
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2013
Replies: 157
Views: 12,057
Posted By mnmleung
I have a Nikon D50 and D7000. I can keep using...

I have a Nikon D50 and D7000. I can keep using manual focus Nikkors from the days of using FM2 / F2 photomic etc.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By mnmleung
This is the film equivalent of a flight data...

This is the film equivalent of a flight data recorder ... I love it !

I spent a week in Munich back in 1984 and took with me my brother's Minolta SLR. After the first few days, the film counter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,834
Posted By mnmleung
Nikon FM2n (my first SLR body) with Nikkor 135mm...

Nikon FM2n (my first SLR body) with Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AIS (present from my brother 20 years ago)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,434
Posted By mnmleung
45 : I bought a Leica III

45 : I bought a Leica III
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-11-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,175
Posted By mnmleung
I had trouble on FED 2 and Zorki 1. Sorry I...

I had trouble on FED 2 and Zorki 1. Sorry I don't have a photo to show the problem with FED 2, and I do not have the lens...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-09-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 21,083
Posted By mnmleung
two on a very good day ... but I like them all,...

two on a very good day ...
but I like them all, because photos are like a journal for me
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-09-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,167
Posted By mnmleung
I have bought a Fed 2, a Zorki 1 and a Kiev 4...

I have bought a Fed 2, a Zorki 1 and a Kiev 4 from Oleg at okvintagecamera.com in the last five years and I am happy with what I got from him. However I don't use my FSU very often: so far they have...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-09-2011
Replies: 271
Views: 35,654
Posted By mnmleung
Turned 46 last week.

Turned 46 last week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,717
Posted By mnmleung
D50, still going strong.

D50, still going strong.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-09-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,403
Posted By mnmleung
1987 Nikon FM2n, which I still have, and plan to...

1987 Nikon FM2n, which I still have, and plan to send for CLA. The LED meter sometimes gets unreliable.

The first lens, a 35-70mm AF, was given to a friend. Much happier with 50mm f/1.4 AIS, until...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-09-2011
Replies: 208
Views: 27,107
Posted By mnmleung
Nikon F2A with 50mm f/1.4 : Kodak 400 color Canon...

Nikon F2A with 50mm f/1.4 : Kodak 400 color
Canon VL2 with I-61 LD : Kodak 100 color
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 20,138
Posted By mnmleung
thank you for sharing these photos. Out of...

thank you for sharing these photos.
Out of curiosity, how did you communicate with them?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,006
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks for the link. I just watched their...

Thanks for the link. I just watched their videos. And I can get it in Brisbane ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,545
Posted By mnmleung
I'd be curious to know how the D7000 finder fares...

I'd be curious to know how the D7000 finder fares when using MF lenses. Thanks for the thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2011
Replies: 330
Views: 49,945
Posted By mnmleung
My oldest camera is a 1935 Leica III. Acquired...

My oldest camera is a 1935 Leica III. Acquired it, put a couple of rolls of film through it without having to send it in for service.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4529674817_4f80cd0dff_m.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 4,070
Posted By mnmleung
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnmleung/3746146924/s...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnmleung/3746146924/sizes/s (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnmleung/3746146924/sizes/m)

I have not tried posting a photo before (at least I don't remember)

Taken with a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-08-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 13,216
Posted By mnmleung
All this talk about Nikon F is making me drool...

All this talk about Nikon F is making me drool ... My first camera was an FM2n, and I bought an F2 photomic about 20 years ago. I also have a lovely F2A which has special meaning to me. So the FM...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By mnmleung
Vielen Dank, Sevo ! I learnt something new !

Vielen Dank, Sevo ! I learnt something new !
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you, Sevo. The film was already out. The...

Thank you, Sevo. The film was already out. The shutter was closed, no visible damage. I noticed the shutter release and the speed dial have dots that were not aligned: they were at right angles to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By mnmleung
Did I break my Kiev 4 (meterless) ? Real loose winding after changing shutter speed

I have just taken out my third roll of film from my Kiev 4, and showing my 3 year old how the shutter works. I inadvertently changed shutter speed (no idea to what) before winding. Initially half...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2011
Replies: 159
Views: 22,681
Posted By mnmleung
Dad showed me how to use a Voigtlander Vitomatic...

Dad showed me how to use a Voigtlander Vitomatic II 30+ years ago now. Wish I still have that camera.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-29-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,894
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you again, Keith. I especially like the...

Thank you again, Keith. I especially like the crowd scene with the shark.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-27-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,783
Posted By mnmleung
Keith, could these "out takes" be taken inside a...

Keith, could these "out takes" be taken inside a ferry / boat ?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-27-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,559
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks for this wonderful series, Keith ! Not...

Thanks for this wonderful series, Keith !

Not quite Django, I recently received a 4 CD set called "A century of Romantic Chopin" from Marston records...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By mnmleung
I bought a Zorki 1, Fed 2 and Kiev 4 from Oleg...

I bought a Zorki 1, Fed 2 and Kiev 4 from Oleg and have used them lightly. Shipment to Australia took about a month. I have not had problems with them, and would buy from Oleg again if I am looking...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you, Grytpype / Steve. Your translation is...

Thank you, Grytpype / Steve. Your translation is a gem!
Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,955
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks to gb hill for showing me how to post a...

Thanks to gb hill for showing me how to post a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you, Colyn !

Thank you, Colyn !
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2010
Replies: 221
Views: 23,965
Posted By mnmleung
I kept my camera covered and only took it out to...

I kept my camera covered and only took it out to shoot. That was when I was using Nikon F2 / FM / FM2n

Only light rain for my Nikon D50, and so far I have not taken RF (Fed 2, Zorki 1, Kiev 4) out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 11,295
Posted By mnmleung
My first SLR was a Nikon FM2n and I loved it. ...

My first SLR was a Nikon FM2n and I loved it. Especially later when I had an MD-12 to go with it.

Years before that I had always wanted a Nikon F2. I now have an F2 Photomic and F2A and I have to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2009
Replies: 217
Views: 10,410
Posted By mnmleung
My Dad showed me the basics of using a Vitomatic...

My Dad showed me the basics of using a Vitomatic II and a Canonet. I was interested in taking photos of stars, and the public lectures in Hong Kong on astronomy were talking about using SLRs like...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5,765
Posted By mnmleung
I'd second whoever suggested getting an FSU that...

I'd second whoever suggested getting an FSU that has been CLA'd.

A couple of people here and on flickr recommended I bought my FSU from Oleg Khalyavin okvintagecamera.com

I have a Zorki 1, Fed 2...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By mnmleung
dee I am envious : ) ming

dee
I am envious : ) ming
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2009
Replies: 164
Views: 12,456
Posted By mnmleung
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnmleung/3746146924/ ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnmleung/3746146924/
F2A Micro Nikkor 105mm f/4 AI

Sorry I have not posted pictures before

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3746146924_1a691cef51_b.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,475
Posted By mnmleung
Keith, I have been quite happy taking my C41 film...

Keith, I have been quite happy taking my C41 film to BigW to develop and print for less than AUD 10 a roll of 36.

Two days ago, I found out they no longer accept C41 black and white ! C41 is C41,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-22-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By mnmleung
thanks for the update, longz ... ming

thanks for the update, longz ... ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By mnmleung
It is disappointing to hear another negative...

It is disappointing to hear another negative report concerning Oleg. Thanks for sharing, jn053. Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-07-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By mnmleung
longz, I have e-mailed you the phone number I...

longz, I have e-mailed you the phone number I have of Oleg.
I don't need your purchase details: I don't intend to call him on your behalf: I just wanted to say he may not speak English as well as he...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-06-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By mnmleung
longz, please contact me if you want to try...

longz, please contact me if you want to try calling Oleg. I cannot send you a message via RFF so you will need to give me your e-mail address.

Oleg said he did not speak English well; I spoke a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By mnmleung
Yep, I put on a vinyl LP, sit back and do half a...

Yep, I put on a vinyl LP, sit back and do half a dozen rolls with a cup of tea :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,542
Posted By mnmleung
Hope you got some good news, longz. I have been...

Hope you got some good news, longz. I have been thinking about getting a Zorki 4 from Oleg myself ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,445
Posted By mnmleung
Regarding BGN grade gear from KEH, I have had...

Regarding BGN grade gear from KEH, I have had good experience with them with 2 lenses, but I also got a 20mm f/3.5 Nikkor AI at BGN (still the most expensive lens I bought from them) but I was...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By mnmleung
I bought mine off Oleg from okvintagecamera.com...

I bought mine off Oleg from okvintagecamera.com (I wrote to him and asked because there wasn't any Kiev 4 on his site at that time). I have used it for a couple of rolls of film and am happy with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-25-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 4,684
Posted By mnmleung
Lubitel 2 vs Lubitel 166B

What is the difference between a Lubitel 2 and a Lubitel 166B? I am interested in getting one (a bit early for Christmas)

Thanks from Ming
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By mnmleung
Rhodes, what scanner do you use? Thanks ! Ming

Rhodes, what scanner do you use? Thanks ! Ming
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,514
Posted By mnmleung
An FM or an F2 will let you use non-AI Nikkors. ...

An FM or an F2 will let you use non-AI Nikkors. This may be a cheaper way to build a collection of lenses.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-04-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By mnmleung
I have just been given a pre-loved Paterson Super...

I have just been given a pre-loved Paterson Super System 4 tank with reels. I was looking at Hewes reels a while ago. Would they fit in and work with my tank? Sorry if this is a rather simple...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-02-2009
Replies: 157
Views: 17,326
Posted By mnmleung
If we say "use" as in at least once per month.. I...

If we say "use" as in at least once per month.. I use 4.

Nikon D50 + MF Nikkors (mostly)
An FSU RF (or a Voigtlander scale focus 35mm)
Canon A75 point and shoot
Nikon F2A

Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks, Dee. I asked Oleg before I bought it,...

Thanks, Dee. I asked Oleg before I bought it, and he said it was a Kiev 4, not a 4a. I wasn't going to argue. I was happy enough with my first (and only)...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By mnmleung
I am with Murray here: meterless for me. Oleg...

I am with Murray here: meterless for me.

Oleg told me mine is a Kiev 4 without meter... the name confuses me, but I'd go with Oleg.

Here is an old photo of my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-21-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By mnmleung
Happy birthday, dee !

Happy birthday, dee !
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-17-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,786
Posted By mnmleung
Whateverist, I bought both a FED 2 and a Zorki 1...

Whateverist, I bought both a FED 2 and a Zorki 1 from Oleg at okvintagecamera.com and I have only put one roll of film in each. I had fun and some of our local camera club members thought they were...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By mnmleung
I have used a Gordy tripod strap with a bushing...

I have used a Gordy tripod strap with a bushing because of the 3/8 tripod mount on my Zorki 1

http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/wrist-tripod/index.htm

I ended up putting the camera...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 12,442
Posted By mnmleung
I picked up a Voigtländer Vito B at a local club...

I picked up a Voigtländer Vito B at a local club auction a couple of days ago. I was told that the 1/2 and 1 sec is not accurate, otherwise OK. Is this something easily resolved (like exercise it a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-02-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,763
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you, Santafecino. My Kiev 4 is meterless...

Thank you, Santafecino. My Kiev 4 is meterless (no bump on top). No light leaks, seems to work nicely, like my Zorki 1 and Fed 2 from Oleg. Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-02-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,763
Posted By mnmleung
I finally got back my first roll of film from the...

I finally got back my first roll of film from the Kiev 4 I bought from Oleg a few months ago. Thanks to all who have answered my Kiev questions on RFF and offline. I put a few photos on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By mnmleung
mounting a J-12 onto Kiev 4

I feel rather silly asking this, but I haven't figured out how to mount a J-12 onto a Kiev 4. Can anyone please enlighten me? Thanks in advance ! Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By mnmleung
15mm VF doesn't fit on Zorki 1 or Fed 2

I borrowed a Voigtlander 15mm for my Zorki 1 / Fed 2 and have trouble mounting the viewfinder. I thought I'd share it with whoever plans on trying similar. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 10,213
Posted By mnmleung
thank you, Nikon Bob

thank you, Nikon Bob
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 10,213
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you very much, Peter.

Thank you very much, Peter.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 10,213
Posted By mnmleung
HowTo use a Gossen Sixtino

Sorry for the complete newbie question.
I haven't succeeded in tracking down a manual for the Gossen Sixtino yet. Would anyone have links, or explain how to use one please? Thanks from Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,763
Posted By mnmleung
Bob, re Oleg at okvintagecamera.com I e-mailed...

Bob,
re Oleg at okvintagecamera.com
I e-mailed him asking for a Kiev 4 a few months ago and I got one which was not on his site.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnmleung/2864651418/

Definitely worth...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks for your replies: I have ordered a Gordy...

Thanks for your replies: I have ordered a Gordy strap for my Zorki 1. Ming
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 71,977
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks for the tip, Charles ! Ming

Thanks for the tip, Charles ! Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By mnmleung
mounting Zorki 1 onto a tripod

G'day
I am getting a tripod-mount wrist strap http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/wrist-tripod/index.htm for my Zorki 1. I notice the tripod "socket" is too large for my tripod. Does...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-31-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,133
Posted By mnmleung
When I am shooting with meterless FSU RFs as well...

When I am shooting with meterless FSU RFs as well as our Nikon D50 with non-CPU lenses I try to keep notes in a text file of when, where, aperture, speed. I mostly shoot colour negatives, so it is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 3,394
Posted By mnmleung
I also like the 28mm f/2.8 AIS - but I use it on...

I also like the 28mm f/2.8 AIS - but I use it on D50 more.
Another lens I enjoy is the 105mm f/4 Micro AI
Have fun, Morgan. Ming
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By mnmleung
Philipp, thank you very much for the link; and...

Philipp, thank you very much for the link; and for the Zenit suggestion, Nickfed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks, le vrai rdu, I didn't know about the...

Thanks, le vrai rdu, I didn't know about the fragile winding system; alex-photo sells an adapter (M39 to START) for the lens mount - for old Zenit lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By mnmleung
START (CTAPT in cyrillic) SLR

Does anybody here use a START SLR ( http://www.btinternet.com/~stowupland/start/index.html (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Estowupland/start/index.html) )? I would like to get one later in the year:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 3,394
Posted By mnmleung
Hi Morgan, I use an F2A and an FM / FM2n. I find...

Hi Morgan, I use an F2A and an FM / FM2n. I find the 50/1.2 too expensive. I like both the 50mm f/1.4 AIS and the 50mm f/1.8 E

I don't think you can use non-AI lenses with the FE-2. You probably...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-02-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By mnmleung
"DO NOT wind or trip the shutter with the lens...

"DO NOT wind or trip the shutter with the lens removed!"
Does this also apply to FED 2, Zorki 1 and Kiev 4 ?
Thanks Wolves3012
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,569
Posted By mnmleung
I have purchased 3 lenses in the past from KEH. ...

I have purchased 3 lenses in the past from KEH. Two were great (a BGN Nikkor 105mm f/4 micro AI and an EX Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI), the third was a little disappointing (a BGN Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AI) -...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-15-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By mnmleung
Dave, would you mind explaining the winding...

Dave, would you mind explaining the winding (operator) issue please? Perhaps I should just stick to rolls of 24 just in case?

Thanks from Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By mnmleung
I finally finished my first roll of film on the...

I finally finished my first roll of film on the FED-2c I bought from Oleg last year. I am happy with it. Here are some photos I took, mostly 1/25 sec with f/2.8 using Kodak HD...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-08-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By mnmleung
what do people use to frame when shooting 35mm lens with FED2 / KIEV?

Sorry for a noddy question. What do people use to frame when using a 35mm lens on FSU Leica / Kontax clones? Thanks from Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnmleung
Assuming my film stops winding in half, and I...

Assuming my film stops winding in half, and I have a lens cap on.
Is there any significance difference between
(1) shooting it, then release the film for rewinding, and
(2) releasing the film for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,874
Posted By mnmleung
Congratulations! Pick up an MD-12 as well if you...

Congratulations! Pick up an MD-12 as well if you can. With some bigger lenses, it gives good balance.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 97,337
Posted By mnmleung
Laika, thanks for the new photos moving_electron,...

Laika, thanks for the new photos
moving_electron, thanks for getting the original photos back!
... looking for a FED-2 to take apart :-) ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnmleung
thanks nzeeman !

thanks nzeeman !
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnmleung
Sorry, I meant would the winding (not the...

Sorry, I meant would the winding (not the counter) get stuck part way through and I hit end of film. I am used to Nikon flilm SLRs and from memory if I wind on once too often, I need to press the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnmleung
I forgot to set the exposure counter. What...

I forgot to set the exposure counter. What happens if I advance past 36 part way and get stuck? How do I unload the film? Do I "complete" advancing after unloading and fire a blank shot afterwards...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By mnmleung
hi alexM, do you mean that (a) your Kiev...

hi alexM, do you mean that
(a) your Kiev developed a problem after Oleg's CLA, or
(b) you had the problem before sending it to Oleg for CLA?

How is it going now? Thanks from Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By mnmleung
Zorki 1 or Fed 1, and which version ?

I would like to get a Zorki 1 or a Fed 1. Is there a difference (other than the looks on the front) and which version would people recommend. I have not used a bottom loader before.

Thanks for any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
Might be a really silly idea ... how about using...

Might be a really silly idea ... how about using those transparent sticky round things that stop cupboard doors from slamming? Stick two to wedge the diopter lever after you have adjusted for your...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
Robburrito, I got mine from Oleg recently. It is...

Robburrito, I got mine from Oleg recently. It is not loose.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2008
Replies: 148
Views: 14,830
Posted By mnmleung
Neither. I don't have the money. But if I had...

Neither. I don't have the money.

But if I had money, I would send my Nikon SLRs (F2 photomic, F2A, FM, FM2n) for CLA; buy a CLA'd Zorki 1 and get myself a darkroom. These SLRs have served me well...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks for the hint about adjusting dioptre. It...

Thanks for the hint about adjusting dioptre. It makes a big difference! Ditto for my Nikon D50 which I use with manual focus lenses. Ming
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By mnmleung
I actually enjoy reverse mounting my lenses and...

I actually enjoy reverse mounting my lenses and use them as macro, using my body as the focussing mechanism. Talking about hit and miss, lots of misses but at least you will have fun exploring ......
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
I mentioned earlier that I was interested in...

I mentioned earlier that I was interested in getting a Zorki (like the Fed 1) once I have got used to the Fed-2. What is the difference between a collapsible Industar 22 and a collapsible Industar...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 4,360
Posted By mnmleung
I have a Vitomatic 1 with instructions in...

I have a Vitomatic 1 with instructions in English. If there is anything specific, I can try scanning the (smelly) little booklet if it helps. Haven't done much scanning before so I might need some...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By mnmleung
thank you Ernesto. Would white vinegar class as...

thank you Ernesto. Would white vinegar class as detergent? Or some dish washing liquid? Do I "rinse" it with a damp Q tip afterwards? Sorry for rather basic questions. Thanks from Ming

PS Sorry...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By mnmleung
thank you Ernesto. I just use my finger to...

thank you Ernesto. I just use my finger to simulate having film passing through the sprocket. The shutter cocks and fires, and looking through the lens, it looks like it needs a good clean or may...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By mnmleung
TLC for Voigtländer Vitomatic 1

G'day, I have just picked up a Voigtländer Vitomatic 1 which is the camera (close enough, perhaps a different model) my father used to introduce me to photography. I am very excited about it.

This...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
thank you John. And I was looking in...

thank you John.
And I was looking in okvintagecamera.com + fedka + alex-photo for a Zorki (1) tonight ... maybe not such a good move until I have sussed the Fed-2 eh? Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
Thanks BSchall I mean what do I do with my eyes,...

Thanks BSchall
I mean what do I do with my eyes, apart from keeping them open? :) Do I focus on something inside the view finder? Or on what I want to take a photo of? How do I know I need to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By mnmleung
how do I adjust diopter on Fed-2 ?

Apologies for a very simple(ton) question. Who does one adjust diopter? What do we focus our eyes on? And how do I know if my eyes are too bad to use the rangefinder? Thanks from Ming
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10,410
Posted By mnmleung
My first SLR was a Nikon FM2n 20 years ago. I...

My first SLR was a Nikon FM2n 20 years ago. I then picked up an FM and an MD-12 drive to shoot a friend's wedding. Later I bought an F2 Photomic. These lasted me some 18 years until my brother...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By mnmleung
I have problems sourcing the Gossen adapter...

I have problems sourcing the Gossen adapter locally.

Rang a local technician who quoted AUD 50 to adjust Lunasix 3 to use hearing aid batteries. Probably my best bet.

So far I kept forgetting to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By mnmleung
Weston Master II

Hmmm an alternative is to pick up an inexpensive Weston Master II and hope for the best. Anyone vouch for this little meter or recommend something else? Thanks from Ming
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By mnmleung
MartinP, thank you for the suggestion about a...

MartinP, thank you for the suggestion about a Gossen battery converter. I found a reference in http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&A=details&Q=&sku=89868&is=REG
The battery-check...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By mnmleung
thansk Bob, Darren and Pitxu. I looked up the...

thansk Bob, Darren and Pitxu. I looked up the manual about testing zero position.

I removed my Varta batteries, pressed the range selector button. The meter was "zeroing" on 1, which is to the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By mnmleung
Lunasix 3 seemingly 2-3 stops under? from a metering gumby

I dug out my old Lunasix 3 which still has battery in it (because I lent it to a friend who put in a new battery). I was using it as an incident meter for my Fed-2 and it seems to be 2-3 stops under...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By mnmleung
Dee, I am currently using a Nikon D50 with manual...

Dee, I am currently using a Nikon D50 with manual focus AI / AI-S lenses. I often guess distance (scale focussing) rather than try to focus via the finder when using 20mm and 28mm lenses. I use the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By mnmleung
hi, wolves3012, sorry to be asking Mr Average...

hi, wolves3012, sorry to be asking Mr Average dummy questions ... what is a two piece dial and what is a one piece dial? I have not opened a camera before. Thank you! Ming

PS I need new glasses...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By mnmleung
I took a photo after my "absent-minded-ness" and...

I took a photo after my "absent-minded-ness" and the shutter fired as far as I could hear and feel. I still have 33 shots to go on that film. Time for some experiment, I think!

Thank you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By mnmleung
Thank you, Kim. I downloaded a copy of the...

Thank you, Kim. I downloaded a copy of the Russian FED-2 manual fron Nickolay (NickolasB) already. Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By mnmleung
whoops FED-2c

I absent-mindedly changed shutter speed before winding the film on my FED-2c. I notice the middle but of the shutter speed was turning and I thought that didn't look too good. And then I realised I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By mnmleung
Pardon my ignorance, I thought all Nikkormats...

Pardon my ignorance, I thought all Nikkormats were SLRs and not rangefinders. Is that right? Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By mnmleung
From Firefox: View > Character Encoding >...

From Firefox:
View > Character Encoding > Auto-Detect > Russian

I found http://www.cam.ac.uk/cs/docs/lang/l3/l3.pdf helpful. Cheers. Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By mnmleung
I thought I already have the Cyrillic language...

I thought I already have the Cyrillic language pack, since I can type Cyrillic. I found this site http://koi8.pp.ru/main.html but haven't quite digested it yet. Thanks, CaptainSlack
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By mnmleung
Nickolay, thank you very much! Ming

Nickolay, thank you very much! Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By mnmleung
a bit off topic here ... I am browsing a web page...

a bit off topic here ... I am browsing a web page using FireFox and Internet Explorer. http://www.photohistory.ru/Main.html some of the text just does not look right :bang: Any idea what I need to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By mnmleung
FED 2 manual in Russian

Is anyone aware of a URL for FED 2 manuals in Russian please ? Just curiosity ... I have a manual in English already. Thanks for any pointers. From Ming
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By mnmleung
I bought some Nikkor lenses from KEH. The most...

I bought some Nikkor lenses from KEH. The most recent BGN (Nikkor AI 20mm f/3.5) was disappointing because it seems to me the lens was dropped with bent prongs and also near the mount was bent. But...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By mnmleung
Is the flash connector the bit at the bottom of...

Is the flash connector the bit at the bottom of the flash that fits into the accessory shoe on the Fed-2c , or are talking about a little wire/cable that goes to the front of Fed-2c , next to the RF...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By mnmleung
Fed-2c mushroom knob + flash

I normally don't use flash at all, but in the past I have used a mecablitz 32CT3 with my Nikon FM2n.

If I attach the same flash to my Fed-2c and set shutter speed to 1/25, will it work? Or do I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By mnmleung
thank you, MartinP. Do the take up spools vary...

thank you, MartinP. Do the take up spools vary in how they look? I saw a photo on flickr and the spool looks different from what I have. Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By mnmleung
Leica style leader film - Fed 2 ?

Sorry to ask such a newbie question. I have recently purchased a Fed 2 and am wondering if I need to cut regular off-the-shelf film like I would for Fed 1. Is there some diagrams / photos...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By mnmleung
I was tossing up between getting a Fed and a Fed...

I was tossing up between getting a Fed and a Fed 2 and my Fed 2 arrived a couple of days ago. Having read this thread, I would like to try out a Fed where RF/VF are separate. I need to shoot with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-24-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By mnmleung
Pardon my ignorance. Can someone explain a...

Pardon my ignorance. Can someone explain a little bit more about this diopter adjustment please? I am getting a Fed-2 but have never used one before. Thanks! Ming
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-11-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By mnmleung
Does the Maizenberg book have lots of diagrams,...

Does the Maizenberg book have lots of diagrams, or lots of words? I find the Russian edition cheaper than the English version: my Russian is pretty basic, and I don't yet have any FSUs. Thanks!...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By mnmleung
do FED 1 and FED 2 share lenses?

Apologies for a very basic question: does FED 1 and FED 2 share the same lenses? ie if i have a lens with FED 1, will I be able to use it on FED 2 ?

Thanks from Ming
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2007
Replies: 398
Views: 29,837
Posted By mnmleung
I started with a Nikon FM2n, then an FM, then an...

I started with a Nikon FM2n, then an FM, then an F2 photomic and now an F2A. Love them all !
I would like to try a FED 2 next.
Ming
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