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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Accessing the shutter means first extracting the...

Accessing the shutter means first extracting the front lens mount and (if applicable) centre group in order to remove the front cover plate of this shutter (which by the appearance of the finishing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 423
You can see two retaining screws on the front of...

You can see two retaining screws on the front of the lens. That's a fairly obvious clue. The lens must first come out to disassemble the shutter. I'm not familiar with this camera but it may impact...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
With particular reference to the Rollei twin lens...

With particular reference to the Rollei twin lens cameras, from at least the 1950s (if not earlier) Rollei fitted a thin sheet of curved aluminium into the body cavity for the supply spool. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Thank you, Cal. Another image from the same...

Thank you, Cal.
Another image from the same series. Incidentally, the subject is an Australian-made Holden FC Station Sedan (IE station wagon) dating from the late 1950s. It used a locally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Lovely images, Charles. Keep using it! I used to...

Lovely images, Charles. Keep using it! I used to shoot Delta 3200 occasionally, mostly at its box speed, but have gone off it the last year or so. Like you, I find I much prefer the results from HP5...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
I do not know much about him. But I acquired a...

I do not know much about him. But I acquired a genuine Seibert Emoskop a while ago, and it's turned out to be one of the best tools I've ever obtained for focus calibrations. Its high magnification...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Some photos. First, a bracket of three images,...

Some photos.

First, a bracket of three images, taken within a minute of each other.

EI 50:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49616754547_bd0566a674_b.jpg

EI...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 825
You will not find any sort of usable Rollei Wide...

You will not find any sort of usable Rollei Wide for $1500. A wide angle Mutar for a 3.5 or 2.8 possibly (I'd suggest the 3.5 Xenotar or Planar, its 75mm lens is wider to begin with). Maybe if you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
I processed my first images from the Rollei 70mm...

I processed my first images from the Rollei 70mm this evening. Rodinal 1 + 50 20C/12.5 minutes. There are some nice looking photos and also a few issues I'll bear in mind in future. Firstly as has...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
The 135mm Sonnar used in the Tele Rolleiflex is...

The 135mm Sonnar used in the Tele Rolleiflex is notorious. Possibly to the extent that there are more examples with affected lenses than not. The 2.8 Planar lenses can have problems with the front...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Focal Point closed a couple of years ago. I...

Focal Point closed a couple of years ago. I expect the owner would have been satisfied with the work performed but you will not be able to take advantage of John's skills if this is what you were...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,038
I had a short ride on one many years ago, Larry....

I had a short ride on one many years ago, Larry. I loved it! Belonged to an old Italian engineer with a workshop not far from my home. Interesting shop that he had, there was also a NSU Ro80 stashed...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Firstly: don't believe everything you read on the...

Firstly: don't believe everything you read on the internet. "Five stops of overexposure" sounds to me like a mantra preached to hipsters who can't, or won't, learn how to meter accurately. Even if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Generally, that's a good idea. But as both the...

Generally, that's a good idea. But as both the M39 and M42 SLR mounts used conventional right hand threads, a left hand threaded adaptor would be about as much use as a jackhammer in a lifeboat.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 673
If the adapter ring doesn't come with spanner...

If the adapter ring doesn't come with spanner notches I'd suggest adding some on each side, will be glad they're there if the adapter gets stuck on either camera body or lens. Otherwise a small...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2020
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Thanks, Dan. Yes I used a clip to fix the film to...

Thanks, Dan. Yes I used a clip to fix the film to the supply spool, so that's all good. I'll try to be extra careful when loading a reel.

I took my first photos on 70mm yesterday. Nothing too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2020
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Thanks Cal, I have tried to minimise exposure to...

Thanks Cal, I have tried to minimise exposure to light during handling, but I was loading the magazine in moderate room light. I've taped all the ends to the cassette bodies just in case they're a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2020
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Dear Cal, I'm so sorry for not replying to your...

Dear Cal,
I'm so sorry for not replying to your earlier post a few days ago, but thanks so much for taking the time to share all your findings—really is appreciated.

I shot my first dozen frames of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Well the ZI is apparently no longer available,...

Well the ZI is apparently no longer available, Charles. I wonder if one of our members obliged you or if it went elsewhere?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Hi, I am not particularly familiar with the FX...

Hi,
I am not particularly familiar with the FX model, sorry. I'm aware, of course, that it does not use the automat type film loading with sensor roller pair but requires aligning your start arrow...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 824
The simplest and fastest way to definitively...

The simplest and fastest way to definitively verify the problem is to run a scrap roll of film through the camera whilst keeping the reset lever depressed (to simulate back closure), marking the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 686
I've only processed long dormant rolls from...

I've only processed long dormant rolls from (mostly) deceased owners' cameras on behalf of curious family members—over a dozen times at least, perhaps more—mostly 620, but even a couple of rolls of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Hi, Certainly, I would not suggest trying to...

Hi,
Certainly, I would not suggest trying to adjust the slit timing, until the mechanism is clean and the curtains are running well together across the gate. You'll be informed this may be necessary,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
His assertions are no less valid than James's,...

His assertions are no less valid than James's, (to whom he was replying). ��
Are we having fun, yet?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Within limits, increasing the tension of the...

Within limits, increasing the tension of the second curtain spring, or, decreasing that of the first, might give the same result (I.e. a reduction in slit width, due to the distance between the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 698
The effective shutter speeds are a product of...

The effective shutter speeds are a product of both the slit width and the travel speed of the curtains. You want a nearly constant slit width between the curtains across the whole gate for even...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Glad you found it interesting—I did, in fact,...

Glad you found it interesting—I did, in fact, previously do a search and found your earlier posts you mentioned, and they were quite informative—thank you!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 391
The beam splitter was cleaned on its...

The beam splitter was cleaned on its (non-silvered) external surface but still looked pretty grotty inside. Mamiya, bless their hearts chose to glue all the optics in situ. So I had to carefully...
Forum: Travel 02-01-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 952
So many true exotics to appreciate. Larry, thanks...

So many true exotics to appreciate. Larry, thanks for sharing your photos.
These two are hard to top for me. Would that be a 906 or 908 Porsche? I never understood why, for all their technical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2020
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Thank you for those details, Dan. Between you and...

Thank you for those details, Dan. Between you and Cal you've given the 70mm format some forward momentum! I might give ID-11 a try to start with, then, it's a developer I've used a lot of over the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2020
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
Sure am, 100 feet of Rollei is already in the...

Sure am, 100 feet of Rollei is already in the post! I have a few light trap seals on their way, too (I like to have a spare set or two on hand). I can't wait to try it. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 730
It wasn't actually a glass pressure plate. You...

It wasn't actually a glass pressure plate. You might be thinking of the early Leica M3, there. Certain models did have the ability to be fitted with a glass plate *between the lens and the film* but...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Nobby was very helpful indeed when I needed some...

Nobby was very helpful indeed when I needed some items late last year. If Erik is willing to endorse his manuals (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2938139&postcount=10), that is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Mamiya Six 645/6x6 Repairs

Sorting this one out for a friend. It arrived with stuck focus system and filthy optics. I believe it is a dual format version V with an Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/3.5 lens.

The Six features a fixed lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,038
Series A HRD V...

Series A HRD V Twin

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699768307_694a2c26b7_b.jpg
Leicaflex; 50mm Summicron-R f/2; Delta 100; ID-11 1 + 3 20C/22m.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 9,389
I'm pleased things went smoothly for you, and I...

I'm pleased things went smoothly for you, and I appreciate hearing how it all went. Well done.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 9,389
I don't have any personal experience with the...

I don't have any personal experience with the Color-Skopar f/3.5. As I believe I may have mentioned previously, my own example crapped itself before I could find out (though a parts donor presented...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 954
Views: 83,914
So I caved recently. After all the coverage of...

So I caved recently. After all the coverage of the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, the idea of trying 70mm remained in mind. This arrived today with matching serial numbers, and approximately five feet...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,882
That's because many bloggers and collective...

That's because many bloggers and collective group-think response to inter web hype persuades the easily-influenced that they *must* have a 2.8 or 3.5 F series, and nothing else will do.

The F...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-20-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 9,389
Hi Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. To sort your...

Hi
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.

To sort your camera focus, first, you'll need to re-set the infinity stop relative to the actual focus point of the lens. (Don't be concerned about the rangefinder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2020
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,761
500C/M; 80mm Planar f/2.8; Fuji Velvia...

500C/M; 80mm Planar f/2.8; Fuji Velvia 50


https://live.staticflickr.com/535/31648130972_5013df2ab3_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,507
Took a look, and persevered for a few minutes,...

Took a look, and persevered for a few minutes, but quickly found I prefer a Talking Heads video to a talking head video.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. From your...

Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
From your description of the meter behaviour it suggests a loss of linearity across its measuring range so it's possible the output of the cell is being affected by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 488
No, the lens has nothing at all to do with the...

No, the lens has nothing at all to do with the camera body. Nothing except it's attached to it, and connected via a drive key way...

This is the sort of fault that is honestly impossible to diagnose...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,600
I should elaborate perhaps that I appreciated...

I should elaborate perhaps that I appreciated your response, Bill—thank you. And I quite agree that, using wider angle lenses means the finder magnification is less critical. That said, James's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,600
With respect, that is not the same thing at all...

With respect, that is not the same thing at all as RF system accuracy. Hence my query.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,600
Could you elaborate please? I don't really follow...

Could you elaborate please? I don't really follow how the accuracy of an interchangeable lens rangefinder camera can vary according to the lens fitted to it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
The Minolta angle finder is a quality piece of...

The Minolta angle finder is a quality piece of kit. When I spotted one for sale locally for just a few dollars last year I grabbed it.

A few years ago I handled the sale of a number of ALPA 35mm...
Forum: Other RF 01-05-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
I developed my first roll through the Prominent...

I developed my first roll through the Prominent on Friday, from my dwindling stock of 35mm Acros 100. I processed it in ID-11 1 + 3 for around 16.5 minutes (20C). Previously it had accompanied me to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
Hi Dan, I only have a few Rokkor lenses, really....

Hi Dan,
I only have a few Rokkor lenses, really. I was given maybe a dozen MC/MD mount lenses maybe ten years ago (including some duplicates which I gave away to friends or family), and I ignored...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Radu Lesaru will repair Contax rangefinders....

Radu Lesaru will repair Contax rangefinders. Although best known as an ALPA specialist, there are not many cameras he's not prepared to work on, even quite rare and collectable types such as Ducati...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,600
I don't recall that, but some years ago Clapton...

I don't recall that, but some years ago Clapton was famously photographed using a rangefinder with the lens cap still in place.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Although Delta 100 is sharper, the extremely fine...

Although Delta 100 is sharper, the extremely fine grain of Pan F Plus in many developers means it's still capable of high resolution. But it does like to be developed fairly promptly. A few weeks is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-02-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 771
It will probably help to know where you are...

It will probably help to know where you are located because postage costs and perhaps even customs charges might influence where it's viable to send items for repair. Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
That's kind of you to say so—thank you! I...

That's kind of you to say so—thank you!

I particularly wanted one of the two Prominent variants made with strap lugs fitted, but before the accessory shoe was integrated into the top cover. The only...
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
After wanting one for over a decade, I finally...

After wanting one for over a decade, I finally bought a Prominent last month which came with three lenses: 50mm Ultron; 35mm Skoparon and 100mm Dynaron. It arrived from overseas just before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Is there a particular reason you can't develop...

Is there a particular reason you can't develop and scan or print yourself? You've made it pretty clear you love the kit you already have. If that's the case don't give up so easily—find a way to make...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,550
Charles, Ilford's suggested method for washing...

Charles, Ilford's suggested method for washing will avoid this issue completely, and save water in the process. I fill a 20 litre tub with clean, filtered 20C water. Simple and effective. More...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Welcome. I would suggest looking to the 35mm and...

Welcome.
I would suggest looking to the 35mm and 85mm Pro-Tessar lenses in the first instance. The 115mm can be sharp if stopped down, but a bit less so wide open at infinity, and its minimum focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Left field possibility. Apart from lens speed,...

Left field possibility.
Apart from lens speed, something from this camera family seems to tick all your boxes.
https://www.35mmc.com/05/08/2016/konica-genba-kantoku-28wb/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Barry, I mostly use vintage cameras so my...

Barry, I mostly use vintage cameras so my solution is simple, affordable and effective—I fit my cameras to a vintage tripod. I have a heavy duty and a lightweight tripod both made by Linhof, and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Congratulations. The Contaflex III was the first...

Congratulations. The Contaflex III was the first model to implement unitary lens focusing. It's one of the less common models, too. From memory perhaps 20,000 units?

There are some incompatibilities...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,993
The theory is important, obviously—but the...

The theory is important, obviously—but the reality of manufacturing a rangefinder camera system can't be overlooked, either. In an ideal world, if production tolerances were perfect magnification...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
I think that after years of being overlooked they...

I think that after years of being overlooked they are the subject of discussions more frequently in recent years, their reputation as an excellent camera with great build that uses a superb range of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
Yes I must admit I'm intrigued. It may well get...

Yes I must admit I'm intrigued. It may well get fitted to a 101 just as it is for a few shots next time I have a roll loaded in one (which is never very far away for me, I love using them)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-24-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
Thank you so much Dan, for that link. I always...

Thank you so much Dan, for that link. I always seem to forget the Rokkorfiles web pages. What a great resource that site is.

Do you have the 200mm f/2.8? I know how much you like your Rokkor glass....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 865
I did have a quick listen to the two videos you...

I did have a quick listen to the two videos you linked. I'd suggest all is well. If I'm not mistaken the sound you're querying that you can hear when the shutter is cocked, is the speed escapement...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 865
It's nearly 5am so I'll be brief but you can...

It's nearly 5am so I'll be brief but you can absolutely set the shutter speed with your 2.8D before or after winding on and cocking it. It has a version of the Synchro-Compur which won't be damaged...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
Gosh that was a poor photo wasn't it—sorry,...

Gosh that was a poor photo wasn't it—sorry, Will—I'm hopeless shooting with a phone screen. Yes, it is a 200mm f/2.8 (slightly better pic below). There's some fungus, but I am able to disassemble the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
I rummaged around through some boxes of sundry...

I rummaged around through some boxes of sundry cameras and lenses—in amongst a Plaubel Makina, Nikon F, a couple of folding Bessas and (unwell) Vitessa among other items, were a total of four Rokkor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,585
I'm wondering, please, if anyone can speak to the...

I'm wondering, please, if anyone can speak to the relative virtues of the various Rokkor lens offerings in the 200mm focal length? The only one I have used to date is the 200mm f/4.5, and it's the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Usually strips of velvet. Of the currently widely...

Usually strips of velvet. Of the currently widely available types the Kodak strips tend to peel off the cassettes the cleanest, if desired for re-purposing.

I've always recycled emptied pre-loaded...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,792
There are plenty of cameras that are harder to...

There are plenty of cameras that are harder to load than an F. A Barnack for starters. I'm sorry, but I really don't see what the problem is. Clunky is relative. Lock the mirror up and the F shutter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 457
120 & 4 x 5" Ektachrome Available 20/12/2019

Details:
https://kosmofoto.com/2019/12/kodak-ektachrome-100-120-and-4x5-out-this-month-in-japan/?fbclid=IwAR0X0e7nLgXLPvqNtMN5oHjurkXRro5qSI9zRu6NtIodeGcosI4peYlDTIo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
I'm happy to use my Praktinas as they are but, if...

I'm happy to use my Praktinas as they are but, if the spring motor is attached it converts the operation of the mechanism to instant return mirror.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
My Praktinas have been very good to me. I realise...

My Praktinas have been very good to me. I realise some owners have had some issues with theirs but mine have been trouble free, and their build and finish is superb. I'm fond of Exaktas, too, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Yes Jim is correct. That's not a mirror issue....

Yes Jim is correct. That's not a mirror issue. The first curtain is running too slow and hence, instead of a correct slit width across the whole film gate the distance between the travelling curtains...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Aircraft vibration? Yes well that's as may be....

Aircraft vibration? Yes well that's as may be. But I suspect a Titan II launch vehicle must have vibrated considerably more than a commercial aircraft, and yet the Contarex did alright after a ride...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Yes, several Contaflexes, starting with the...

Yes, several Contaflexes, starting with the Rapid, and the Contarexes all used the feature from around the late 1950s. Your comment is perceptive though because, as you say they'd previously used a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
It's nice to see that Leitz weren't too proud to...

It's nice to see that Leitz weren't too proud to borrow a few design cues from Zeiss Ikon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
I have an M3 here that's crapped itself. Locked...

I have an M3 here that's crapped itself. Locked up completely. I suspect the shutter may have ingested some light sealing material. On the plus side, it has a good viewfinder, is reasonably clean,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 783
I think perhaps you've touched on a possible...

I think perhaps you've touched on a possible solution above. The opposite of what you've mentioned may be worth considering. Ie starting with a slower film type and rating it at a lower exposure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Ahh—FP4+! Sorry. Much better choice than HP4,...

Ahh—FP4+! Sorry. Much better choice than HP4, IMHO.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Ilford HP4 is a very old film that expired many a...

Ilford HP4 is a very old film that expired many a long year ago. You can't really draw any conclusions about inconsistencies from such ancient film. Why not try some fresh HP5 Plus, instead?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Perhaps you should report the listings, then?

Perhaps you should report the listings, then?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
The "View All Revisions" link on a listing page...

The "View All Revisions" link on a listing page is there for a reason. The same seller has other listings for the Titan version. They most likely got the description mixed up, and have since fixed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 553
A correctly adjusted lens will project collimated...

A correctly adjusted lens will project collimated light when focused to infinity. So when two properly calibrated cameras are aligned lens to lens the effect will be a sharp image of the film target...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 553
I would not recommend using a split wedge screen...

I would not recommend using a split wedge screen to inspect the lens focus at the film plane. A plain ground glass, providing it is resting on the film rails may be harder to read but it will never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,596
As good a hypothesis as anything else I've read....

As good a hypothesis as anything else I've read. Truth is, despite claims of "evidence" and so on, none of us actually *know* why this product is being made in the UK, to what extent, and for how...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Good idea—perhaps he can re-set the rangefinder...

Good idea—perhaps he can re-set the rangefinder with his hammer? ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,596
I quite like Delta 100, but the suggested...

I quite like Delta 100, but the suggested reciprocity times for Acros II are consistent with the original, and that is nothing like the Delta 100 reciprocity curve (or to be more accurate, as with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,285
I sold a IIIf with 5cm Summitar to a friend not...

I sold a IIIf with 5cm Summitar to a friend not so long ago, the lens was fitted with a Leitz UV filter that screwed straight into the front threads, without any adapter. Perhaps it depends on the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,455
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 11-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,455
Just be grateful you're not a "midget",...

Just be grateful you're not a "midget", Joe.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 899
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. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,038
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. 11-13-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,038
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 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
"...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 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
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 11-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,420
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 11-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 906
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 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 906
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 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 906
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 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 906
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 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 906
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 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 972
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 11-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 906
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 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 679
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 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 679
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 10-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,814
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 10-24-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
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 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,416
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 10-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
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 10-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
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: 352
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: 1,028
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: 780
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: 954
Views: 83,914
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: 751
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 09-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 748
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: 788
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 09-27-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,366
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: 663
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: 1,076
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: 1,174
Views: 302,038
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: 814
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: 534
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: 600
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: 600
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: 600
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: 56
Views: 3,666
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: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,666
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: 188
Views: 9,490
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: 188
Views: 9,490
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: 1,805
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: 1,805
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: 1,963
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: 1,220
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: 1,220
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: 1,220
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: 1,220
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: 1,220
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: 1,220
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: 512
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: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,038
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: 1,174
Views: 302,038
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: 393
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: 954
Views: 83,914
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 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 789
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: 789
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: 789
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: 789
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: 1,174
Views: 302,038
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: 88
Views: 4,737
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: 5,449
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: 901
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 08-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 950
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: 352
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: 352
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: 2,780
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: 992
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: 2,780
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 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 556
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 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 556
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: 556
Is the infinity marking an estimate?

Is the infinity marking an estimate?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,163
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 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 657
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: 2,163
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: 657
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: 722
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: 657
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: 657
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: 657
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: 1,406
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: 882
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: 882
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: 882
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: 502
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: 882
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: 882
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: 882
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: 1,406
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: 882
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: 1,483
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: 1,406
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: 1,406
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: 1,086
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: 1,086
Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.

Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,913
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: 1,913
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: 1,913
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: 1,913
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: 1,913
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: 1,208
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: 1,208
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: 1,483
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: 1,483
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: 1,483
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: 513
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...
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