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Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
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It is "on topic" for this thread and its...

It is "on topic" for this thread and its participants...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,130
Just be grateful you're not a "midget",...

Just be grateful you're not a "midget", Joe.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 501
I'd find it more interesting to see what the lens...

I'd find it more interesting to see what the lens looks like using film, perhaps you will share some images in this thread eventually? Congratulations on your purchase.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
I never tried, Peter, but they did have a...

I never tried, Peter, but they did have a reputation! I used to make light work of firing up my 900 desmo twin, but don't think my knees would be up to trying a 441 any more.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
Fuji Superia 400 colour negative in a Zeiss...

Fuji Superia 400 colour negative in a Zeiss Contaflex Super BC & 50mm...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 655
"...according to the I N T E R N E T Z..." Oh...

"...according to the I N T E R N E T Z..."
Oh well OK, case closed, then.

You miss my point entirely. I'm not disputing your reported findings from your own cameras. I don't have access to yours, to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 655
What's the voltage of the various cells under...

What's the voltage of the various cells under load? How did you ensure the light value remained constant between tests? Did you rest the cells after bright light readings? Etc. Your four camera...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,094
Is there a reason the 3.5cm Elmar wouldn't be a...

Is there a reason the 3.5cm Elmar wouldn't be a candidate? Definitely small and the few images I've made with one seemed sharp enough. A Schneider 35mm Xenogon f/2.8 I tried also struck me as being...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Erik, the 5cm Summar is one of the very few Leitz...

Erik,
the 5cm Summar is one of the very few Leitz lenses I have worked on, but it was years ago, so I have forgotten most of the details (although, I note for the benefit of certain others reading...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 639
What's the camera involved? And how many other...

What's the camera involved? And how many other lenses have been found to focus accurately across their whole focusing ranges?

I'm asking this to try and narrow down the exact source of the focus...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Yes, those are all excellent points, too. In the...

Yes, those are all excellent points, too. In the particular case of a rangefinder (one that's sophisticated enough to offer the adjustment) if I was unable to finally reconcile coincident focusing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 639
It's harder to see minute variations at infinity,...

It's harder to see minute variations at infinity, but not impossible. I definitely think that practice helps, because I've been doing it for years and I am definitely better at it now than I was at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 639
I agree, 50 metres for a 50mm lens is so close to...

I agree, 50 metres for a 50mm lens is so close to infinity if not at it that splitting it seems almost impossible.

In terms of checking infinity focus the key is absolutely an 8 x or higher power...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 631
There are some good tips mentioned in this thread...

There are some good tips mentioned in this thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169604) but you are already onto the need to keep reels clean and dry, the importance of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 639
What does the focus look like at infinity? If...

What does the focus look like at infinity? If it's substantially off at close range, one would expect infinity to be less than acceptable also, and this should be your starting point. Also: does the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Thanks very much, everyone. Much appreciated....

Thanks very much, everyone. Much appreciated. Wouldn't have worked that out myself. Here's a search result I found with your suggestions (an unrelated eBay listing with images and description)....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 392
What Is This?

Looking at the very fine adjustments built into it, I suspect it's some type of close focusing accessory. But for what camera, lens, or application, I have no idea. It came in a lot of miscellaneous...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,340
The thread starter posted 2 1/2 years ago. One...

The thread starter posted 2 1/2 years ago. One hopes the matter has already been resolved one way or another. On another note shutters may share internals but the time needed to access them can vary....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Post You're quite right that certain designs have...

You're quite right that certain designs have incompatible settings. Eg Compur Rapid types may prohibit use of the self timer with the maximum speed that needs a booster spring, (1/400 or 1/500, for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
In the course of selling a variety of cameras...

In the course of selling a variety of cameras from a collection I had occasion to shoot with several Leicas, notably a IIIf and IIIg. Both excellent cameras. But there was a Reid III in need of some...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,907
First check the lens at infinity using a ground...

First check the lens at infinity using a ground glass. Don't assume your alignment target for the rangefinder (Ie. the focus of the lens) is correct. It probably will be OK but this is an old camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Unless the mechanism has been forced, it's...

Unless the mechanism has been forced, it's unlikely the self timer can't be persuaded to run well. Although timer mechanisms in older shutters are sometimes demonised by users who claim they're...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Me either, Nathan, but a quick look at the images...

Me either, Nathan, but a quick look at the images suggests you're probably right.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Ungainly? Best not mention the delights of...

Ungainly? Best not mention the delights of loading a screw mount, or the separate viewfinders for framing and rangefinder then. How quaint. But hey, Leica eventually got there with the M3 in 1953. It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Being an F series the finder is easily removed. I...

Being an F series the finder is easily removed. I would expect that articulating the sports finder with the finder off the camera, ought to make the reason for the failure of the mirror to resume the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 75,378
So did anyone here get this one?

So did anyone here get this one?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Unless your model is very old (pre-war for...

Unless your model is very old (pre-war for example) the Bay I size will be correct for Rolleicord models III—Vb + all later Rolleiflex 75mm Tessar models, up to and including the T—Ie. the linked set...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 629
People charge money for those? My local labs...

People charge money for those? My local labs happily give me as many spent cassettes as I can carry out the door, free. I've had no problems re-loading them. Last time I processed black & white for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Two points. One—for loading any roll easily onto...

Two points.
One—for loading any roll easily onto a Paterson reel it must be clean. If brand new they will work nicely for a while. But sooner or later chemical residues will induce the film to jam on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,765
Considering the work involved in doing proper...

Considering the work involved in doing proper servicing to a Rolleiflex that's really not a bad price at all. For instance it's not particularly complicated but can be time consuming to adjust the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 511
The SX-70 Sonar excels. Technically interesting...

The SX-70 Sonar excels. Technically interesting but I doubt it's the type of SLR you're after.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 948
I prefer Tri-X or HP5+ to either Delta 400 or...

I prefer Tri-X or HP5+ to either Delta 400 or Tmax 400 (partly because it is what I am used to, perhaps) so I rarely use either of the latter. But I've found Delta 100, which I have shot more of to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
Hi Peter, I'm always interested in seeing a...

Hi Peter,
I'm always interested in seeing a classic Triumph myself—but as I was quite restricted in my photo opportunities by the many visitors to the hall admiring the bikes, I didn't get any of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 641
I've never cleaned Kiev optics but I certainly...

I've never cleaned Kiev optics but I certainly have cleaned a few Contax II optics. There are a multitude of internal optical surfaces that comprise the viewfinder/rangefinder system. In my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
The service manual is available online Nick. If...

The service manual is available online Nick. If you have trouble finding it, let me know.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 454
I am travelling presently—but I can consult the...

I am travelling presently—but I can consult the relevant chart of lens coverages in my previously-mentioned Linhof reference book for you if you'd like when I return home early next week....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 454
What an exquisite piece of kit. I'd probably have...

What an exquisite piece of kit. I'd probably have the 2x3" Super Technika but the Tech 70 is a gorgeous and unique-looking model. And the meter works, too. Doesn't get better.

I sort of fell into a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 454
It's a Technika 70—why would they need to cover...

It's a Technika 70—why would they need to cover 4x5"? The camera can't shoot it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,138
Paterson reel set to 135 needs 290ml to immerse...

Paterson reel set to 135 needs 290ml to immerse (say 300).
At 1 + 3 300/4 = 75ml of stock. 1000ml/75 = 13 rolls or as I said previously, a darned sight more than 8. I don't do ounces sorry, but...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,171
I'm so very sorry, Helen. But glad you and Eric...

I'm so very sorry, Helen. But glad you and Eric found each other. I hope you do again.
Much love
Brett
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,138
Unless you're pushing, or developing v high speed...

Unless you're pushing, or developing v high speed film, a litre of D-76 will process a darned sight more than 8 x 135. When appropriate I'll use 1 + 3 or 1 + 1 (ID-11, but the two are nearly...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,672
Hi Chris, It's basically up to me to set a price...

Hi Chris,
It's basically up to me to set a price as it is a part of a lot—but that will depend on how the repair turns out. But if it succeeds as a repaired example it would be well under normal...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,672
Chris, I might have a 3.5cm screw mount finder...

Chris, I might have a 3.5cm screw mount finder (genuine Leitz) for you in a week or two cheapish. It's in pieces, literally, down to the last screw, housing, spacer, lens and piece of bare glass. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Steve, I am astonished that it was all being...

Steve, I am astonished that it was all being thrown out with the trash. So wasteful not to pass it on to someone who might want it. Fortunately the refuse site monitors deliveries and actively...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
I've been keeping an eye out for a OM-1 for a...

I've been keeping an eye out for a OM-1 for a while after foolishly passing up an opportunity to get one at a good price a couple of years ago. I've had a FTL for some years and was interested to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
One of the best arguments against implementing...

One of the best arguments against implementing the suggestion. Rangefinder Forum isn't every other forum. I find the combination of knowledge, experience and intelligence manifested by its members...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
35mm Curtagon = f/2.8 35mm PA-Curtagon = f/4.

35mm Curtagon = f/2.8
35mm PA-Curtagon = f/4.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
It does. There is a conventional version of the...

It does.

There is a conventional version of the 35mm Curtagon, the one I believe you have been interested in—and a shift version that permits up to 7 millimetres of rise, fall or cross—the 35mm...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Red face I don't know, sorry. My Curtagon is a 35mm...

I don't know, sorry. My Curtagon is a 35mm PA-Curtagon f/4 in 35mm ALPA bayonet mount. But, if you can adapt an M42 mount lens to Xpan, a 35mm lens has fairly forgiving depth of field...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Yes, the standard 35mm Curtagon has a f/2.8...

Yes, the standard 35mm Curtagon has a f/2.8 maximum aperture.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Interesting you say that. I have the 35mm...

Interesting you say that. I have the 35mm PA-Curtagon shift version, a lens that gets a variety of opinions, positive or negative on the web. I wasn't planning to buy that one, but as soon as I saw...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
The films sold as 3200 have an actual speed...

The films sold as 3200 have an actual speed somewhat less than that. Rating them at EI 6400 constitutes more than a one stop push.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Definitely worth a try prior to getting out your...

Definitely worth a try prior to getting out your drill bits. It might just work. Absolutely don't use too much. Last thing you want is excess creeping between the cover and adapter threads. That...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,171
Yes likewise Michael, I did spot that post...

Yes likewise Michael, I did spot that post Tuulikki made just a few days ago.
Helen, I send you both all my love and best wishes, stay strong mate.
Hugs
Brett xo
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
Doug, I'd quite like to hear it running at some...

Doug, I'd quite like to hear it running at some point. I think I'd like the sound it makes. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
Another couple of images from the Richmond...

Another couple of images from the Richmond motorcycle display.
Here's the Black Lightning again in the foreground. Behind it are several other machines belonging to the same owner—two more Vincents,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 309
nobbysparrow can probably supply you with one if...

nobbysparrow can probably supply you with one if you're actively seeking to purchase another (you did mention Micro-Tools being out of stock). Personally I'd prefer to buy from him. Micro-Tools are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 75,378
Hewes 70mm Auto Film Loader Listing

No association whatsoever with the seller (I'm in Tasmania, they're, apparently, in Utah) but a heads up for contributors to this thread, as they may well be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 459
That possibility did cross my mind. F series were...

That possibility did cross my mind. F series were available new with or without meters. A kit consisting of a matched meter cell and meter galvanometer unit were available for owners of un-metered F...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Yes, the earlier Synchro-Compur worked like the...

Yes, the earlier Synchro-Compur worked like the Compur Rapid in its speed selection. So setting 1/500 when cocked is not recommended. Between 1/250 and 1/20 or 1/25 (and 1/10 to 1s) the cam has no...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Harry is the best there is as far as Rollei...

Harry is the best there is as far as Rollei service is concerned. If the camera was serviced a couple of years ago it should be fine. Unfortunately, this is a query that's intrinsically hard to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 459
The booster spring shutter was not used in the F...

The booster spring shutter was not used in the F series though. Hence there should be little difference selecting 1/500 compared to any other speed and it does not matter whether the shutter is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
It's been a while since I've developed. But...

It's been a while since I've developed. But earlier this year I made my annual pilgrimage to the British Motorcycle Club of Tasmania's annual display at Richmond not far from Hobart. Although it's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,662
It was a T model and featured for a couple of...

It was a T model and featured for a couple of minutes during a scene on a ferry across Bosphorus, from memory.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,667
Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for...

Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for very old films or pushing certain types such as HP5+. Think I'll order a litre now.

I did read the thread at APUG (Photrio now I think). It was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 820
We should have a coffee some time when you're in...

We should have a coffee some time when you're in Hobart, Marty, if you hang around the capital at all on the way to the coast. You too of course, Nick.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 656
True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading...

True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading who are still feeling their way through these concepts—it may be worth emphasising that, regardless of the actual linear distance at which a longer or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer...

Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer to a range of EXPOSURE INDICES for the film. The only EI referenced for the 85b filter you mention is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 307
They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You...

They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You can't "rate" an ISO 500 film at "ISO" 325. The ISO is 500 as it was, presumably, set in accordance with the relevant standard? You can however expose...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a...

Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a desirable camera today, but one with a reputation for being problematic. The suggested people were mentioned with this fact very much in mind. Please...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Do you like the establishment? Enough to give...

Do you like the establishment? Enough to give them a donation of $776? Because having paid them once for a repair that didn't succeed, and then have them deny all responsibility for the quality of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in...

Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in your country and can repair a wide range of mechanisms. Otherwise, the first person I'd suggest is Radu Lesaru at 3r camera in New York. He's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 513
I may have taken your first post too literally...

I may have taken your first post too literally Peter—apologies for that. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 513
I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica...

I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica M6. If you want to introduce visoflex lenses into the equation, we are no longer dealing with a rangefinder calibration query.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Is the infinity marking an estimate?

Is the infinity marking an estimate?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,873
Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be...

Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be pretty happy with that, I think. Unfortunately, I don't get to keep it all myself. I'm astonished it fetched very nearly $24k Aussie dollars....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 528
More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes...

More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes them optically good, and not so good, courtesy of Marc Bergman. In terms of calibrating a lens focus reliably, despite the disadvantages involved in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,873
I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part...

I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part of a collection I was asked to sell, and much to my surprise it's gone absolutely mental, it is almost at AUS $20k now, and not done yet. I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical...

Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical construct, whenever you up the resolution far enough of any measuring system, that which previously seemed "perfect" will be revealed not to be so. My use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 656
My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has...

My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has spent quite a lot of time on this. He's become reasonably well-known as a result. I'm sure he mentioned recently he was doing a workshop for people...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Too easy! No shims needed. Scroll through your...

Too easy!
No shims needed.

Scroll through your video to the 32 second mark. It shows a good view of the inside front of the focus assembly. See those three brass screws fastening the brass washer?...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Correctly Calibrating Film Plane & Viewfinder Focus

This is a very long read but I hope it's both clear, and helpful.

Correct Lens Calibration Procedures
I don't want to seem argumentative for the sake of it, but whilst you can certainly match lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 528
In the absence of any photos I had to try to...

In the absence of any photos I had to try to google up some images of a Super Fujica Six. I like classic Fuji cameras but was not familiar with that model. Of course, I'd like one, now. Drat!

I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 979
FYI At one of the sites previously mentioned,...

FYI
At one of the sites previously mentioned, there are a couple of specialist solvents for dissolving lens cement and the smaller sizes may be transported by air apparently. Instructions for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Here's a selection of various spanners, friction...

Here's a selection of various spanners, friction rings and other tools I've bought over the years.

The dividers came from local market stalls for under $10 each and are old enough to be made of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and...

I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and fit is excellent.

They have certain advantages and disadvantages.

On the one hand they are quite slow to adjust due to the double locking nuts....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless...

Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless the fit of the components is superlative, I'm not confident stability would be acceptable for some more demanding applications.
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the...

Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the mechanism being clean and well-lubricated if they are overall going to run well. In particular, the springs are tensioned the least amount at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
So presumably, looking at the original image in...

So presumably, looking at the original image in the first post, the top (horizontal) cross bar is rigidly fixed to the left vertical driver. But can slide through the right driver when the screw is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at...

I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at the time, I wanted something that could Eg. reach right down into the back of a Rollei twin lens to loosen the rear lens cells if needed. I like the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with...

I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with four screws can be fiddly to adjust but the ability to position the cross bars at various heights or have the drivers at various locations, centred or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 979
That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.

That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Am I missing something here? How is the other...

Am I missing something here? How is the other driver bar secured to the cross pieces? At first glance I have to say I don't think much of it. The unavoidable offset cross bar layout appears to offer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of...

Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of Marc Bergman, this extended 1969 article about lunar photography is available to read. It goes into some detail about the various cameras used in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 979
Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the...

Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the pieces again. If using pure Balsam it's usual to dilute it with xylene before applying to the glass. It's not the fastest curing method however so you will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 979
Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before...

Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before resorting to heat. You have nothing to lose but a bit of time. If unsuccessful, you can, after all always try heating it up subsequently. But if it does...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of...

Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of the wind lever with its inclusion in the Ektra. A technical tour de force it's perhaps not surprising the model was the first of all Kodaks, to use...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.

Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,759
Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one,...

Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one, either. But the Hassy had a purpose in orbit. Sending a Tesla roadster into space that doesn't have any actual function is just so much more space junk...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,759
A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it...

A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it detached from its connector, I believe. It's a bit cooler than a Tesla, isn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,759
https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/hi...

https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/history/50-years-moon-landing.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,759
No—that would be you. Rather than proffering...

No—that would be you.
Rather than proffering half-baked theories about why you think they were faked, examine the abundant evidence proving that the moon landings actually occurred. Yes, I know it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,759
I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night...

I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night at a local cinema. I was enthralled. The 70mm footage, (such as the opening sequence with the assembled stages being transported from the assembly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Nick, it would have been quite a while ago, if I...

Nick,
it would have been quite a while ago, if I did, it's been some time since I developed black and white for anyone else in Hobart (as in, a year or two). Although if you want to do it yourself,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue...

I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue Nick. Not hard, although I suppose some loaders would be better than others. I am not a fan of re-loadable cassettes. Have seen too many light leaks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
I think the quality of some of the images...

I think the quality of some of the images recorded on and around the Moon validates NASA's wilingness to use medium format equipment over 35mm. As to why Hasselblad: the use of easily replaced...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in...

Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in NASA history, being the only one of the Mercury Seven who would go on to fly in both Gemini and Apollo craft. Alan Shepard walked the moon during...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The...

Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The linked article has no mention of Kodachrome that I could find, and all references to colour imaging made during Apollo flights that I have ever seen,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh...

Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh of the main spring pinion to the cocking rack is a tooth or so out. Those parts are not installed in your image, so impossible to say if it's a factor...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not....

Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not. Providing the helicals remain firmly secured to the focusing ring, removing the retaining rings for any optics, in itself, will not produce any drama....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on...

Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on where the haze is exactly. Some of the optical groups will extract from the front, others from the rear. Potentially, you may have to extract optics...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main...

I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main contributor to blur when hand holding a Hasselblad. On a tripod perhaps (but most models have a pre-release function you should be using for tripod...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back....

I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back. Some exposures were down to a second and I had the camera on a tripod. I used the timer. Why wouldn't I? Its use is not restricted to self portraits.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,243
No, it is not just you.

No, it is not just you.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 609
I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens...

I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens and 1/1000 shutter. It's been a long time since I read up on them but some examples may have had a f/2.8 Fujinon and shutter speeded to only 1/500....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may...

Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may facilitate deterioration of the secondary and tertiary layers of the cell, but it is a myth that light wears out the selenium itself—rather that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,635
There is something about the classic...

There is something about the classic Voigtländers. The best are really well made and finished. If you can get on with the unorthodox film advance and thumb wheel focus a folding Vitessa with 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
There is no "h" in Voigtländer.

There is no "h" in Voigtländer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 151,004
A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super,...

A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super, 303, XK etc, as you would need the MLU to use that lens. Looks like a keeper!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than...

I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than one camera with me, even the most cared for equipment can occasionally catch you out, besides which, I'm personally hopeless at paring my camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,122
Same result as above.

Same result as above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 606
My previous post explained how to check the...

My previous post explained how to check the parallelism of the lens to film plane properly. It's a more accurate method of adjusting the lens standard than The Force—which is why I suggested it. Why...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 712
I would take it seriously. It's not the only...

I would take it seriously. It's not the only variable involved. As you say, film is not perfectly flat; lenses are rarely perfectly optically centred etc. (There's no such thing as perfection, of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Select the combination you have that is over size...

Select the combination you have that is over size by the smallest dimension, then use a flat surface (Ie. the surface plate you presumably have, if you're measuring the lens register and correcting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,183
If you develop your own black and white, the...

If you develop your own black and white, the trimmings may be kept aside and used for checking your fixer clearing time prior to fixing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 606
As others have said the lens is clearly tilted...

As others have said the lens is clearly tilted relative to the body. To correct this I'd set the camera up on a surface plate and using a depth gauge or dial gauge and holder true the parallelism...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 725
I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be...

I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be "eight days old" as the thread title suggests. I would have said it was nearly fifty years old. In which case the nearly fifty year old shutter ribbons...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,094
It's not just a matter of focusing ease but...

It's not just a matter of focusing ease but system accuracy. Erik is right. The screw mount Leicas have a pathetic physical baselength. The only reason they work so well is because the optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,094
Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that...

Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is more of a silly conversation starter than a true examination into which Leica is best.

Miss that bit, did you? It's...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter...

I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter motion picture equipment among others, I know little about her preferences for stills imaging. Thanks for sharing those recollections!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to...

Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to elaborate, please? I've seen some of her published images made on that continent which I presume may have been recorded around the time you met her....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify,...

Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify, though, that some early focal plane shutters, (particularly certain large format types which necessitated the selection of one of several pre-formed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 517
No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or...

No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or without the second curtain capping the exposure prematurely. If a particular shutter is in need of service it's not at all unknown for certain speeds,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 517
The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other...

The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other focal plane shutter made in the last eighty years is "self-capping". Meaning one does not need to cap the lens when winding on the film and cocking the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Ditto, Keith.

Ditto, Keith.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
They advised some extended downtime a week or...

They advised some extended downtime a week or more ago. The "low rent graphic" is a print friendly page members can print out for a photo competition of images including the page, prize for which is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his...

Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his photos of Gene Smith in the jazz loft as well as his memories of Smith walking into a camera store and buying him a brand new Leica he put on his own...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Well if you go down that path, remove the...

Well if you go down that path, remove the original laths carefully, in case you need to re-use them. Keep any deviations from standard to the minimum, too, because internal clearances and running...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Some general information here....

Some general information here.
https://kievaholic.com/kiev60kalibration.html
If the shutter speeds are otherwise OK but capping is inadequate the best solution is to cut new curtains to a size that...
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Sad News—Ken Hansen

Details here:
https://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2019/04/very-sad-news-of-passing-of-ken-hansen.html?fbclid=IwAR1mznII0DeYomuE0QKE8b8lp-q4kmUQBZMfiovGtlhySCGZhYhlvXFUekQ&m=1
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 392
A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on...

A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on some of the 6x9 Bessa Voigtländers possibly before and after WW2. I suspect it's for one of those. I have a couple here from either mid 1930s or 1940s....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 510
....... Source?

.......
Source?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Phil, you could definitely get a Vitessa working...

Phil,
you could definitely get a Vitessa working again. They are not getting any cheaper but plenty of clean ones needing some shutter service or TLC still present online. One great point is that the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.

Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 357
I think it is probably from either end of the...

I think it is probably from either end of the camera back or a canister window if it has one. When I ran a test film through a Leica R4 recently it produced some very similar looking fogging. In that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 294,958
A local outfit I spotted on display a while back....

A local outfit I spotted on display a while back. From Belgium, the FN was one of the earliest four cylinder engines, a fascinating design. As I recall its long-term owner had once ridden it across...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Does this camera feature any mechanical speeds...

Does this camera feature any mechanical speeds that will work without a battery? Some electronic shutters will have a speed that functions without the battery for emergency use. Sometimes the flash...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Fuji know how to establish the correct ISO of...

Fuji know how to establish the correct ISO of their films. If you don't have a specific reason for setting the meter to another setting (Exposure Index technically) you are really taking a stab at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 357
It's perplexing. On the one hand there's some...

It's perplexing.

On the one hand there's some overexposure. But note the portion of sky on the right of the fogging appears to have received *less* exposure than the remainder.

By itself this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,253
Find an SV and you can enjoy the benefits of a...

Find an SV and you can enjoy the benefits of a self timer, without having to endure the presence of a timer lever. I confess I'm a little curious about that. I have an SV myself that I must get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Sorry—it was in the thread title all along. The...

Sorry—it was in the thread title all along. The result of commenting with a sore head earlier, perhaps. The brass threads of my Contax IIs have responded very well to some Helimax-XP after...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Might help to know what model. I may stand...

Might help to know what model. I may stand corrected but understand the materials used in the pre and post war threads is different.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,652
[/B] True, but at least it all smells fresh!

[/B]
True, but at least it all smells fresh!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 151,004
Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that...

Thanks, appreciated. And I agree with you that without some sort of context of how an exposure index was determined, a bare number is not very instructive.

In the case of the top image, I had a spot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 151,004
Thank you, you're very kind.

Thank you, you're very kind.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 151,004
A couple of performing artists I've photographed...

A couple of performing artists I've photographed with various SRT101s over the last few months.

SRT101; 58mm MC Rokkor f/1.4; HP5 Plus @ EI...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 535
John, that is the first curtain rebounding into...

John,
that is the first curtain rebounding into the edge of the film gate. It's a great example of what it looks like. You can see the basic exposure is consistent right across the film gate, the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. It's of much help...

Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
It's of much help to know which frames were shot at which speeds. If a focal plane shutter such as used in the Leica screw mounts needs servicing it will often be the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,972
That's a particularly dense observation.

That's a particularly dense observation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,972
You could write to Fuji and ask them, anything...

You could write to Fuji and ask them, anything else is neither constructive or helpful—as is starting this thread...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Trim ring? You mean the viewing lens is secured...

Trim ring? You mean the viewing lens is secured in place at the front near the bayonet mount like, say, a Tele? I think you will find the older models require the removal of at least the outer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Your best way to check is to place a ground glass...

Your best way to check is to place a ground glass across the film rails of the camera and patiently compare taking and viewing lenses at infinity. Be very studious in assessing contrast of target...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,122
Dave, Thank you for letting us know. Really...

Dave,
Thank you for letting us know. Really appreciate it because he has been on my mind a lot recently. I was very fond of Roger and will miss his presence here a great deal as so many of us will....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,122
What awful news. I'd been concerned for a few...

What awful news. I'd been concerned for a few weeks and had written Roger. Feared Frances's health had declined but now this. I hope he's not suffering excessively.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,891
ID-19 models were locally assembled in Melbourne...

ID-19 models were locally assembled in Melbourne but not the DS models with their more complex hydraulic spec. From memory they may have assembled some in South Africa too. And a couple of other...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,007
Assuming all the relevant parts are moving freely...

Assuming all the relevant parts are moving freely and not sticking unduly it could be the ratchet tip if you can feel it trying to catch on the gear teeth. This can be carefully re-profiled but must...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,891
Give that man a Camira. Preferably a JB, if...

Give that man a Camira. Preferably a JB, if possible. He deserves it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Taking your post literally, if they work very...

Taking your post literally, if they work very well on the M7 the most likely logical explanation is that the body register of the M3 is off spec.

That's probably not what you mean but it's the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Peter, I presume you are using Epson Scan? I...

Peter,
I presume you are using Epson Scan? I don't mind it in general, purely on the basis of my results, although it does get some bad press, and can be glitchy. I've had the same problem you're...
Forum: Other RF 03-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 22,153
Nice! Worth getting I reckon.

Nice! Worth getting I reckon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Lynn I tend to use the 5 litre size these days so...

Lynn I tend to use the 5 litre size these days so it has been a while since I have bought a 1 litre box. But the 5 litres are always 1 x A and 1 x B. I can't recall the 1 litre size being different...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 365
I don't really know that much about Leicas (yet)...

I don't really know that much about Leicas (yet) but if you set the camera to "B" and fit a lockable cable release, you ought to be able to observe the components as lenses are focused. This may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
She is stunning with the array of brass...

She is stunning with the array of brass portholes, classic bow and hull design and smoke stack. Considering she was badly neglected and even sunk for a while her present condition is a testament to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
You're most kind, thank you. The Super B is a...

You're most kind, thank you.

The Super B is a lovely model, those later 50mm Tessars are quite sharp. I've been surprised at how well the 35mm and 85mm lenses in particular perform, too.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
Just to show that I do actually use a Contaflex...

Just to show that I do actually use a Contaflex occasionally, and not just talk about what ails them, here's a shot I made a couple of years back that is slightly unusual, given that it was made with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 456
HC-110 is a great choice for processing ancient...

HC-110 is a great choice for processing ancient rolls. I've processed many old rolls of 620 exposed up to fifty years ago or even longer, perhaps—often with excellent results. Much depends on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Don't ever try to remove (or attach) a lens...

Don't ever try to remove (or attach) a lens unless both the body and lens are cocked. This means drive keys on both align with their red dots. Hasselblads are basically very reliable, but this point...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Almost. It is the photographer's finger on the...

Almost. It is the photographer's finger on the release which keeps the capping plates (aka rear shutter) open. Let go of the release and the capping plates shut. Not a bad idea to get into the habit...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Might have nailed it. Would explain why the body...

Might have nailed it. Would explain why the body fired with the back off but not with it attached.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Assuming the timer is actually set it might have...

Assuming the timer is actually set it might have hung up. Try gently wiggling the arming lever to get it running. Tapping the lens barrel near the lever with a fingernail or knuckle can help to run...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Functionally the pre-release does not have to be...

Functionally the pre-release does not have to be activated when utilising the self timer of the lens. You can pre-fire the mirror and capping plates first, or simply lift them when you start the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,661
If you like the 650 autofocus you'd love the...

If you like the 650 autofocus you'd love the 600/630 then. Owning 650, 620, 630 & RT models concurrently for some years the 630 is faster as, indeed Canon claimed when it was released. I expect the 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,661
Your 650 is the granddaddy of all the EOS film...

Your 650 is the granddaddy of all the EOS film and digital models—it is the very first of a long line and the one which debuted the EF lens mount on its release in 1986. If the shutter blades are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,661
I find the RT is an interesting and almost unique...

I find the RT is an interesting and almost unique model. Lighter than the 1-NRS which I wouldn't mind in some ways but given I almost never use my current EOS models, anyway, it seems redundant to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
That's still cool, Marty. I love it. Not enough...

That's still cool, Marty. I love it. Not enough to pay $500 US for it, though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
Yes, I'm a mainlander but have been residing in...

Yes, I'm a mainlander but have been residing in Tassie on a few acres just out of Hobart for many years.

The Contaflex system is still fairly affordable. I've found that wide open the 115mm Pro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
As I mentioned above it is likely the basic cause...

As I mentioned above it is likely the basic cause is simply that outgassed lubricant residues have made the shutter blades sticky, and this has overpowered the ability of the shutter main spring to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
Hi Bernard, There is a copy of the Zeiss service...

Hi Bernard,
There is a copy of the Zeiss service manual for the Contaflex I to IV available via the web. It used to be hosted at the KY Photo site (now, gone the way of the thylacine) who were the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
But, typically it won't be broken. It very likely...

But, typically it won't be broken. It very likely just requires servicing.
Would you shotgun a Leica on the same basis? I suspect not. The main difference between the Contaflex and almost any Leica...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,167
I'm very fond of them though I have to admit...

I'm very fond of them though I have to admit being distracted by various focal plane shutter devices for some time it has been a while since I have used mine. There were two different versions of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,745
I think it is sort of like half a thread?

I think it is sort of like half a thread?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 3,094
I'm pleased to hear it worked out this well for...

I'm pleased to hear it worked out this well for you in the end. Good on you for passing on the details of the person who was so kind and helpful. We usually hear about problems with various repairers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Focus screens sound good in theory, but not all...

Focus screens sound good in theory, but not all will sit at the correct height relevant to the film rails. Or may bridge the pressure point rails if the camera features these. As has been said a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,866
You've done well Charles. The Summitar looks to...

You've done well Charles. The Summitar looks to be a decently sharp lens. I have a roll of colour in a IIIf at the moment which came with a 5cm Summitar, and did some photos with it on black and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Welcome Larry! Although it would be tedious, I...

Welcome Larry!
Although it would be tedious, I suppose you could use a ground glass to plot the correction needed every five or so feet of focus distance to manually compensate the focus for the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Page 20 of this instruction manua...

Page 20 of this instruction manua (http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_files/aires_viscount.pdf)l (page 23 of the pdf file) suggests I am on the right track with my previous comments. But also raises...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
I can do a couple of quick pics of the dedicated...

I can do a couple of quick pics of the dedicated Fujica Tele lens I have for my 35-EE RF tomorrow, if it helps. Cool unit that looks impressive. Not a fabulous performer wide open, of course, but...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Larry, Does the attachment feature a dual scale...

Larry,
Does the attachment feature a dual scale ring by any chance?

Unlike a dedicated Tele lens that can be calibrated or cammed to the integral rangefinder, the accessory attachments are altering...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,130
EBL is the lowest common denominator method of...

EBL is the lowest common denominator method of assessing rangefinder accuracy and leaves a bit to be desired. Useful as a rule of thumb of course. But leaves much unsaid.
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