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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2011
Replies: 3,750
Views: 714,263
Posted By OMboy
I've been toying with the 35/2 recently - nice...

I've been toying with the 35/2 recently - nice shot.

I found a lovely 100/2.8 a week ago and after a clean, it came up near mint :)
...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By OMboy
...1.99 actually...including postage :D

...1.99 actually...including postage :D
Forum: Olympus RF 09-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By OMboy
Just keep an eye on the auction sites or set up a...

Just keep an eye on the auction sites or set up a search - one will turn up. I waited a few weeks and got one.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-14-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,115
Posted By OMboy
Interesting that some seem down on the Industar...

Interesting that some seem down on the Industar 61...I have the 61LD and find it a good performer.

There is a huge variety of quality control with FSU gear however.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By OMboy
If you are happy with the images it produces...do...

If you are happy with the images it produces...do nothing :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-02-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,634
Posted By OMboy
I'm a non-participant late voter - does that...

I'm a non-participant late voter - does that change anything...?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By OMboy
Hi BTH - I also have a 35ML and my GT doesn't...

Hi BTH - I also have a 35ML and my GT doesn't look right when I compare them.

If you take off the back, tip the body upside down and look into the gap right below the rear viewfinder - my bodyshell...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By OMboy
Minox 35GT experts - I would like some advice

I have a great little Minox 35GT and after finishing a film today, I rewound it and removed the film for processing.

As I went to replace the back of the camera, I noticed a slight bulge near to...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,833
Posted By OMboy
I use an Olympus PS200 which was designed for the...

I use an Olympus PS200 which was designed for the Trip - it cost me 1 at a garage sale.

Tripman has a couple for sale (with warranty I think):

http://www.tripman.co.uk/70131/info.php?p=7&pno=0
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2010
Replies: 3,750
Views: 714,263
Posted By OMboy
I'm not sure on Takumar values but the Zuiko 85mm...

I'm not sure on Takumar values but the Zuiko 85mm seems to sell on Ebuy for between 200 and 250 here in the UK.

Have you considered the Zuiko 100mm F2.8 - available much more cheaply and a very...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for the confirmation John - Most...

Thanks for the confirmation John - Most helpful...!

Pictor_M - what type of silver polish have you tried...?

I have just received an Industar 61LD to play with so I can take my time and dismantle...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By OMboy
Not at the moment - I haven't got round to...

Not at the moment - I haven't got round to sorting out a Flickr account yet - lots of scanning to do...!
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By OMboy
I have two Trips and two 35RCs - they are all...

I have two Trips and two 35RCs - they are all much-loved but one of the Trips has a minor focussing issue which needs recalibrating.

I'm also a big OM fan and have five different OM SLRs with a...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By OMboy
Welcome jpaluh - very nice kitty shot...! I...

Welcome jpaluh - very nice kitty shot...!

I also use a 35RC and think it's an excellent, inexpensive rangefinder.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for the tips :)

Thanks for the tips :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for the tips Ranchu - the finish isn't...

Thanks for the tips Ranchu - the finish isn't chrome, just alloy I think.

I thought Brasso was a chemical cleaner but I may be wrong.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By OMboy
Cleaning Industar 26m alloy lens body

I hope this is in the right forum - I wasn't sure if it should be in the repair section.

I have a gnarly I26m 52mm F2.8 which I would like to service.

I've found some info on dismantling and...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-19-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for all the info - it's so nice to have a...

Thanks for all the info - it's so nice to have a project continuation in a thread instead of the usual 'my YashZuikoNikon is playing up' followed by 'it's OK, I fixed it'...:rolleyes:
Forum: Yashica RF 04-19-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,778
Posted By OMboy
Google is your friend: ...

Google is your friend:

http://www.mattdentonphoto.com/cameras/electro_inside/index.html

I have a GTN in immaculate condition that needs the aperture cleaning but I haven't plucked up the courage...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-09-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,127
Posted By OMboy
Hi Roy I use a Nikon Coolscan IV ED and there...

Hi Roy

I use a Nikon Coolscan IV ED and there are two settings in the Nikon software for positive (E6) scanning - one for Kodachrome and one for everything else.

35photo and Knarxx hit the nail...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,182
Posted By OMboy
Thanks Paul.

Thanks Paul.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-07-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By OMboy
Hello, me again. No photos here either...damn...

Hello, me again.

No photos here either...damn PhotoBuffet - what a waste of time they are.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,182
Posted By OMboy
Shame all your PhotoBuffet pictures have vanished...

Shame all your PhotoBuffet pictures have vanished - it makes this thread kinda worthless for other interested readers.

This seems to be a common problem with PB - I use a few forums here and there...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-06-2010
Replies: 151
Views: 47,302
Posted By OMboy
Fascinating thread - I don't have an XA but I am...

Fascinating thread - I don't have an XA but I am considering one now...!

Is the XA the only rangefinder in the series...?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By OMboy
I do have a J8 on my Zorki - it's a good job I...

I do have a J8 on my Zorki - it's a good job I have excellent eyesight...!

I have three different miniature flat-bladed screwdrivers - 2.4mm, 1.8mm and 1.4mm - should I be considering some smaller...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By OMboy
Those grub screws are micro - I don't think the...

Those grub screws are micro - I don't think the one in my Z4 had ever been out but it still took a lot of care.
If the grub screw in yours has been removed before it's very likely the head has been...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-05-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,676
Posted By OMboy
I foolishly missed out on a 35RD on Epay recently...

I foolishly missed out on a 35RD on Epay recently that went for 27 with a sticky shutter - I should have bid a little more...!

There are bargains out there - just keep looking.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By OMboy
Well I've had some success. I managed to drip a...

Well I've had some success.

I managed to drip a tiny drop of Ronsonol onto the pivot point for the RF cam and worked it for a few minutes then left it overnight.
Next morning I worked it some more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for the suggestions - I will try and...

Thanks for the suggestions - I will try and remove the RF as a complete unit first and see how that goes.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By OMboy
Zorki 4 sticking RF cam

While sorting out my recent FSU purchases, I have discovered that the rangefinder cam in my Z4 is sticking and consequently the rangefinder is not working correctly.

I have followed a servicing PDF...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By OMboy
Thanks Joao - I had been looking into viewfinders...

Thanks Joao - I had been looking into viewfinders and found the Helios version available.

It looks ideal without spending a fortune on the Voigtlander or Leica versions...!

gbhill - which...
Forum: Other RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,090
Posted By OMboy
I have one too and like it a lot. If you decide...

I have one too and like it a lot.

If you decide to get rid of it - let me know Ranger...!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By OMboy
Well - thanks for all your thoughts - I have lots...

Well - thanks for all your thoughts - I have lots to chew over now...!

The collapsible Industar 50 is an option I hadn't considered - I'll keep an eye open.

wakarimasen - can you send me links to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for the ideas. katcons - do you have a...

Thanks for the ideas.

katcons - do you have a link to Alex Photo...?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By OMboy
My next Russian lens...suggestions please

Howdy folks.

I've got a Zorki 4 and 4K and also a lovely FED 2 which is in the process of some gentle refurbishment.
I have a Jupiter-8 50mm F2 and an Industar 26M 52mm F2.8 (with a loose aperture...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By OMboy
It's a vulcanite covering I think - it isn't...

It's a vulcanite covering I think - it isn't ribbed.

I wondered if it the vulcanite can be over-painted with something rather than trying to remove it...?
The enamel paint trick sounds...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-25-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 20,758
Posted By OMboy
I've just discovered this micro club - can I join...

I've just discovered this micro club - can I join please...?

I have Kershaw 450 in mint condition and a Penguin too.

I picked up a couple of rolls of B/W film last week - I'm just waiting for the...
Forum: Other RF 03-25-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By OMboy
Keep your eyes open - I picked up a bulk pack of...

Keep your eyes open - I picked up a bulk pack of 60 zinc-air batteries (dated 2013) for 2 on Ebuy including postage...:D
Forum: Yashica RF 03-25-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By OMboy
Great info xwhatsit - I have recently picked up a...

Great info xwhatsit - I have recently picked up a Lynx 14 which will need a good clean but, like yours, looks in fantastic condition.

My rangefinder works fine but the shutter is sticky - did you...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By OMboy
It's a statue.

It's a statue.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,211
Posted By OMboy
Anyone got a good source for 43.5mm vented...

Anyone got a good source for 43.5mm vented hoods...?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-24-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 18,240
Posted By OMboy
I hope nobody minds me butting in here - just to...

I hope nobody minds me butting in here - just to say how interesting I am finding this thread...:)

I've been considering a decent, inexpensive portrait lens in M39 so all this info is very useful.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By OMboy
Thanks for the replies. I have got a manual and...

Thanks for the replies.

I have got a manual and read the bit about the shutter.

I have a Zorki 4 and that one has to be cocked first.

If I do a gentle refinish, are there any good tricks for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By OMboy
Of course - good advice. I will shoot a roll...

Of course - good advice. I will shoot a roll first to check out light sealing and that everything is working as it should.

I was really asking if I should mess with the 'original' finish...!
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By OMboy
FED 2 - worth much...?

I picked up a tatty FED 2 with an Industar 26M recently and although it seems mechanically sound, I would like to give it a spruce up.

Are these particularly valuable - should I leave it tatty and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-11-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 33,536
Posted By OMboy
I have a need for a flatbed scanner for glass...

I have a need for a flatbed scanner for glass slides (I already have Nikon Coolscan IV ED for negs and recent slides).

I have tried this on my current flatbed (old cheap Canon Canoscan LIDE 30) but...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-10-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 15,746
Posted By OMboy
I managed to pick up a PS200 today with a case...

I managed to pick up a PS200 today with a case for 1...including working batteries...!
Forum: Olympus RF 03-04-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 15,746
Posted By OMboy
Of course - I wasn't thinking. Thanks.

Of course - I wasn't thinking. Thanks.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-04-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 15,746
Posted By OMboy
Thanks to you all for the replies - some helpful...

Thanks to you all for the replies - some helpful stuff there...!

Apologies for the delay in getting back to this thread - for some reason I didn't get any Email notifications...:confused:

I have...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 15,746
Posted By OMboy
Olympus 35RC suitable flash...?

This forum is dangerous - I only joined recently due to my love of all things Zuiko in the evil SLR world :D

I have just picked up an Olympus 35RC (my first rangefinder) which I love and I'm...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,956
Posted By OMboy
I have been offered one of these and wondered...

I have been offered one of these and wondered what the differences were between the C35 and the C35 Automatic...can anyone shed some light...?

I have found some online info but the differences...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2010
Replies: 3,750
Views: 714,263
Posted By OMboy
My name is OMboy and I'm a Zuikoholic :D I...

My name is OMboy and I'm a Zuikoholic :D

I found this thread while searching for some info and ended up joining the RFF forum just so I could chat with all you lovely OMophiles.
I have read the...
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