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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By robertofollia
So besides Peter from contax139.co.uk, to me the...

So besides Peter from contax139.co.uk, to me the leading authority in 139s and derivatives (he fixed my S2 after having been improperly repaired twice at a big cost both in Spain and in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By robertofollia
Wow, I recall having listened this when I called...

Wow, I recall having listened this when I called TOCAD (USA appointed service operations after Kyocera ended photo division from 2005-2015). Managed to buy some spares from them in the meantime, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By robertofollia
Did you finally manage to repair your N1?

Did you finally manage to repair your N1?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,580
Posted By robertofollia
Well, new cameras with K-mount are still being...

Well, new cameras with K-mount are still being manufactured in China by phenix corp (also with MD mount and nikon Ai). SOme of them are clones of the Yashica FX.3 with different covers, Others I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By robertofollia
Any place where we can get more news on the...

Any place where we can get more news on the project?
Best regards
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,962
Posted By robertofollia
The FX3 is a very good manual camera. The...

The FX3 is a very good manual camera. The MEchanical Contax S2 shares the same chassis as the 139Q and yasthica FX-3, but with spot metering, with titanium covers, and 1/4000 top exposure. The rare...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-19-2019
Replies: 825
Views: 168,849
Posted By robertofollia
I'd like, even though it is impossible, a limited...

I'd like, even though it is impossible, a limited production run of 500 ZM bodies, maybe badges as bessas, with mechanical shutter. It's quite a long time since the model was sadly discontinued, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By robertofollia
It's very sad news that the program has been...

It's very sad news that the program has been cancelled. It still appears on the website but gives an error when clicking.
Anyway, seems that in the global website it is still active but it does not ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3,231
Posted By robertofollia
Sorry for reviving such an old thread. My M6 has...

Sorry for reviving such an old thread.
My M6 has developed a very nasty bubbling on the top plate. I have not seen any other post regarding re chrome or re plating besides the present one and this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,484
Posted By robertofollia
This is my dream Fridge!!! I always had 5 rolls...

This is my dream Fridge!!!
I always had 5 rolls in stock until the decline of the "chemical" photography (2004). Then I began stocking 10+ 36 exp rolls, beginning with the missed plus-x, continuing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,240
Posted By robertofollia
My dearest camera is Praktica BX20 from 1989,...

My dearest camera is Praktica BX20 from 1989, bought in 1991 (it was my dream camera at the time), used for 3 years about 15-30 rolls each year.
REplaced in 1994 by a Contax S2, has had about 200-300...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 13,604
Posted By robertofollia
Dear Oleg! this is good news! I bought from you...

Dear Oleg!
this is good news! I bought from you some Zenit parts some years ago (prisms and so on). Will place an order very soon!
Thank you! спасибо! благодарю!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By robertofollia
Update from today. front element looking...

Update from today. front element looking pristine. At the first contact with ammonia, just before Imixed it with Hydrogen peroxide, the fungus or whatever it was, vanished. I used a demak'up pad very...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By robertofollia
Dear Mr Kirsten Yes, my 44M-6 is like yours, what...

Dear Mr Kirsten
Yes, my 44M-6 is like yours, what intrigues me. Nearly all 44ms I have seen had he screwed nameplate made of alloy, but yours and mine have the plastic 3-prong type, clipped (yes,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By robertofollia
Thank you so much for your valuable replies,...

Thank you so much for your valuable replies, especially for the cross-section.
Being front element alone it will be a matterof unscrewing name plate and after unscrewing retainer.
I will use D....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By robertofollia
Stain under front element. Helios 44

Dear all,
maybe this should be in SLR, as the lesn is from a SLR, but the provenance -imho- makes it more suitalbe as there are more experts in this subforum. Feel free to move it somewhere else if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 21,624
Posted By robertofollia
Don't know if this is the correct place but,...

Don't know if this is the correct place but, since almost 1 year ago I began shooting Foma 200.
Love the results, very classic, but what I like most it that the film base not only is very strong,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 73,888
Posted By robertofollia
Hi there, Buying film is getting increasingly...

Hi there,
Buying film is getting increasingly more complicated
-In Southern France, Dept 64, in Saint Jean de Luz, the two oldest photo businesses closed down many years ago (belonging to phox and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 36,588
Posted By robertofollia
Why do I shoot film? Plain and simple, I love...

Why do I shoot film?
Plain and simple, I love feelings
-I like the feel of a real camera in my hands
-I like to be able to use the camera my father took pics of me with when I was a kid, or the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,458
Posted By robertofollia
I'll be watching in order not to miss the Reflex...

I'll be watching in order not to miss the Reflex SLR.
What I did not know was the defective 19m acquisition. Thought they had re-engineered something.
Best regards
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By robertofollia
Great news and thanks for sharing

Great news and thanks for sharing
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By robertofollia
Very sad news. Ordered just 50 rolls, and may...

Very sad news. Ordered just 50 rolls, and may order some more to keep stocks for the forthcoming years.
I have shot Original Vista, Ferrania Vista an CN200 Vista. Prefer original Vista, but love...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,458
Posted By robertofollia
Nikon is still churning out FM10s (built by...

Nikon is still churning out FM10s (built by Cosina)
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/filmcamera/slr/fm10/
And there are a bunch of Yashica FX-3s clones out there, in theory, still being manufactured...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 70,285
Posted By robertofollia
Thank you! (Cnacubo!!!) for the pics and news,...

Thank you! (Cnacubo!!!) for the pics and news, fotohuis and colleagues.
Thought Svema was gone forever. But, thanks to you I realised that maybe film is no longer made but still sold with the Svema...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By robertofollia
Thanks for sharing. Alreay answered

Thanks for sharing. Alreay answered
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,695
Posted By robertofollia
In Spain still available but not at these super...

In Spain still available but not at these super low prices. I emailed yesterday tu lupus imaging media and got the reply that this was still available, but foto.r3, the leading spanish analogue...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-20-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 61,391
Posted By robertofollia
Hi Scott, Thanks for your kind words. You can't...

Hi Scott,
Thanks for your kind words.
You can't imagine how much money I wasted on bad repairmen (one in Barcelona and another one in Service centre in Germany). The german service cost 260 euros...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-25-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 61,391
Posted By robertofollia
Well, some more news, I found this nice guy on...

Well, some more news, I found this nice guy on the net
http://www.contax139.info/
He used for 30 years around his trusty 139 and knows loads about them. Agreed to fix my S2 as they share many parts,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,136
Posted By robertofollia
Well, I saw the news both in petapixel and the...

Well, I saw the news both in petapixel and the russian forum (my russian is very bad so I needed help from mr. Translator).
My 1st SLR was a praktica. I had the possibility to get a Zenit (11 or 12...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,764
Posted By robertofollia
I would like to thank you for the HElimax link....

I would like to thank you for the HElimax link. My can arrived yesterday, and today I set my hands on 2 industars, one from '69 and anotehr one from '62.
The'69 one needed a decent blow with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 155,031
Posted By robertofollia
Thank you so much for the link to the pdfs! They...

Thank you so much for the link to the pdfs! They will provide great help when I set about cla-ing a "cousin" (Zenit -S, well, C in Cyrillic).
Best regards to all!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-09-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 61,391
Posted By robertofollia
Do you know if they accept orders or repairs from...

Do you know if they accept orders or repairs from abroad? OR they only deal with orders from Japan?
Best regards and thank you
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,520
Posted By robertofollia
Well, it's a rangefinder forum and Leica section...

Well, it's a rangefinder forum and Leica section and I'm being off-topic, but can tell you my personal "sob" story about Contax (S2 mechanical, a titanium-clad FX-3 on steroids) and Spain's...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,830
Posted By robertofollia
I never liked mirrorless SLRs, they were not my...

I never liked mirrorless SLRs, they were not my cup of tea.
This camera is different to anything Leica has released so far.
And the fact I can use all, all the lenses I have, from Summicrons r, to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-22-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,884
Posted By robertofollia
One Nikkor Af-d 28-105mm 3,5-4,5 which I bought...

One Nikkor Af-d 28-105mm 3,5-4,5 which I bought dead and locked solid. Aperture works, focusing works. Zoom...er....does not. Just told the service (3rd party) I don't care about the automatics,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 54,190
Posted By robertofollia
Really really sad news. I had always wanted to...

Really really sad news.
I had always wanted to buy a Bessa.
I preferred the looks of the first R2, but the feel and finish of the last ones, but did not look the rewind know arrangement where it met...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-19-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 61,391
Posted By robertofollia
THANK YOU!!!! so much for this valuable input! So...

THANK YOU!!!! so much for this valuable input! So maybe they got hold of the remaining stock parts from Kyocera when they took all the parts located in Hamburg back to Japan.
This way I can stay safe...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2015
Replies: 242
Views: 41,188
Posted By robertofollia
Great to know he is doing well. Will place my...

Great to know he is doing well. Will place my order this week.
Best regards and thanks for the input
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-19-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 61,391
Posted By robertofollia
Well, found the bayonet part (an italian member...

Well, found the bayonet part (an italian member from flickr had a dead 1,7 planar and sold me the part).
Anyway, there's something I find weird with all that kyocera/Zeiss nightmare.
When they were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 16,340
Posted By robertofollia
Thanks for the contact data. I need to re-seal a...

Thanks for the contact data. I need to re-seal a couple of nikons (FM3a and FM2), a YAshica FX3 super and an Olympus OM-1, so will contact him ASAP. I was worried about not finding his ebay account...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 61,391
Posted By robertofollia
It appears that remaing spares inventory has been...

It appears that remaing spares inventory has been taken out from dealers (Alpha in UK) and maybe Tocad in US and as well from Hamburg and shipped back to Japan (don't know if to be scrapped or what)....
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-07-2015
Replies: 180
Views: 25,331
Posted By robertofollia
2015 and still using film...

2015 and still using film...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By robertofollia
Thanks for the inmput, need a bayonet mount for...

Thanks for the inmput, need a bayonet mount for my MM 28-70mm vario-sonnar, aftr getting negative answers from Tocad, Tritec (Germany), Alpha (UK) , Zeiss and Kyocera themselves
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-07-2015
Replies: 242
Views: 41,188
Posted By robertofollia
Any more news regardoing Morgan? The site is...

Any more news regardoing Morgan? The site is still part down and I would like to order a Kit for Yashica FX-3 I inherited from my aunt (I remember when we gave it to her for her birthday). Not the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-16-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 15,525
Posted By robertofollia
I second the thank to Stephen for all he has...

I second the thank to Stephen for all he has done with the various forums he sponsors and his informative web site. Big thank you from

he other side of the pond
Robert
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 7,854
Posted By robertofollia
I love the way pics shooted with Minox lenses...

I love the way pics shooted with Minox lenses (after all it's a Tessar, isn't it) look. There's no comparison for the Zeiss glass. A fabulous idea to keep that great magnificent tiny lens working...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-17-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,864
Posted By robertofollia
Doug and mfogiel. I frightened when I began...

Doug and mfogiel.
I frightened when I began typing the quantity and the list did not stop growing.. Maybe I'll have to reduce the fleet a bit.
Mfogiel,
confess, confess! You'll feel a lot more...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-16-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,864
Posted By robertofollia
Hmmm, just too many Contax: 1x Contax 1 1xcontax...

Hmmm, just too many
Contax:
1x Contax 1
1xcontax II
2x Contax IIa
1x Contax RTS
1x Contax 159MM
1x Contax Aria
1Xcontax RXII still in the box, new!
1x contax TVS and 1x TVSD
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2007
Replies: 109
Views: 10,127
Posted By robertofollia
Just to say Hi after having registered. Shoot...

Just to say Hi after having registered.
Shoot mostly film, nearly 90%. But when I'm unsure of the photo's worthness I shoot digital. Always take my film camera with me (and sometimes the digital as a...
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