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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By nhchen
Sounds like maybe the shutter gears are still...

Sounds like maybe the shutter gears are still out of sync. I found the maizenberg repair guide to be quite useful, if I remember correctly he suggests you put the shutter curtains back in when it is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By nhchen
Yes the dial is adjustable. Just cock your...

Yes the dial is adjustable. Just cock your shutter, loosen the set screw(s) on the shutter speed dial and turn to the correct speed you think it should be.
Nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By nhchen
The if you turn the film on the spool using the...

The if you turn the film on the spool using the rewind knob until it is tight, then when you advance to a new frame, the rewind knob should also turn. If it doesn’t then you haven’t loaded correctly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By nhchen
The Minolta chiyoko rokkor 45mm 2.8 is also very...

The Minolta chiyoko rokkor 45mm 2.8 is also very small. It’s almost a 50.
Nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By nhchen
On my early Kiev 5 there was a spring installed...

On my early Kiev 5 there was a spring installed in the back plate which would hold the button down once you pressed it. But it was removed on a Kiev 5 I have made a few years after.
Nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By nhchen
how did you get it to wind and fire without the...

how did you get it to wind and fire without the winding knob?
Nathan
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By nhchen
Thanks Raid, It was definitely sharp, a little...

Thanks Raid, It was definitely sharp, a little low contrast, but the lens I have has a some cleaning marks on the front element so that may have affected it as well.
Nathan
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By nhchen
A few weeks ago I adapted my own ultron lens from...

A few weeks ago I adapted my own ultron lens from a broken vitomatic to a contact mount. I then used a Amedeo contax to ltm adapter....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By nhchen
Thought I should update this with some photos I...

Thought I should update this with some photos I took with the camera and the fujinon 105mm enlarging lens attached to it:...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-15-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By nhchen
DIY Voigtlander Ultron lens to Contax to Leica adapter

I bought a cheap Voigtlander vitomatic IIa with the Ultron lens to fix recently, but it was in such poor condition that this would have been impossible to do. Not wanting to waste it, I decided to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By nhchen
I experience any surprises that I seem to...

I experience any surprises that I seem to remember. I replaced the curtains, one of the winding gears was seized and I put a new beam splitter in. Nothing too surprising when taking it apart when...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By nhchen
ive replaced curtains on a yashica YE, I would...

ive replaced curtains on a yashica YE, I would guess once you’ve taken the top of the YF it will be basically like most other Leica screw mount copies underneath.
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By nhchen
Can you still wind the self timer? When I’ve had...

Can you still wind the self timer? When I’ve had the problem of the self timer lever not sitting straight, it usually was due to me not winding it up enough. To install the lever I wind up the self...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By nhchen
I think youíll need to also have a komura reflex...

I think youíll need to also have a komura reflex box attachment for the lens to focus correctly on your Leica.
Regards
Nathan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By nhchen
I’ve even accidentally opened up my Patterson...

I’ve even accidentally opened up my Patterson developing tank with my undeveloped film spooled inside. Luckily it was only for a moment before I realized, only the sprockets were exposed.
Nathan
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By nhchen
I’ve got many canon screw mount lenses and they...

I’ve got many canon screw mount lenses and they have always worked well on both my leica screw mount cameras, leica screw mount copies and also my M5. If your other lenses work on your camera, then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,292
Posted By nhchen
Iíve got a Ihagee roll paff reflex box camera. It...

Iíve got a Ihagee roll paff reflex box camera. It takes 6x6 on 120 film. Mine just has a meniscus lens, and three aperture stops. No focusing. Itís made of wood with leather or leatherette coverings...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By nhchen
Yes I think a CLA should fix it. If youíre keen...

Yes I think a CLA should fix it. If youíre keen you could even try doing it yourself. Canon Ps are quite easy to open up to get access to the shutter, Iíve done it many times myself.
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By nhchen
The light leak could be caused by a slight gap in...

The light leak could be caused by a slight gap in the curtains. In the 3 photos without the light leak there is definitely uneven exposure, the right side is darker than the left. This could mean...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 16,873
Posted By nhchen
Since the mechanism had a jam somewhere, I...

Since the mechanism had a jam somewhere, I decided to take the shutter curtains out, thinking that maybe the gears had unsynced somehow....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 16,873
Posted By nhchen
If you're familiar with the Contax II/Kiev family...

If you're familiar with the Contax II/Kiev family of cameras, getting inside isn't too difficult. Like I posted above, once the winding lever is removed, the top cover can be taken off. Inside is the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 16,873
Posted By nhchen
Hi everyone, I got another Kiev 5 recently. The...

Hi everyone, I got another Kiev 5 recently. The shutter in it was jammed, so to figure out what was wrong I had to go in much deeper than last time. This one was made in 1970, two years after the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By nhchen
I would be interested in seeing a contax IIa with...

I would be interested in seeing a contax IIa with Kiev parts inside. Up until now I never realised the parts can be easily exchanged!;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By nhchen
Iím pretty sure very little Kiev parts will ever...

Iím pretty sure very little Kiev parts will ever fit into a contax IIa.
Regards, Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By nhchen
Cool camera Brett. The S-K lenses are quite rare...

Cool camera Brett. The S-K lenses are quite rare I think. I’ve got a S-II as well but in rougher condition. It’s shutter is still working still so havnt opened it up yet.
Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By nhchen
In the canon P, 7, and earlier cameras like the...

In the canon P, 7, and earlier cameras like the L1 you just have to take the body shell off to gain access to the slow speed mechanism which is under the lens mount. Usually this is done by removing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By nhchen
The mikeno62 channel on YouTube has good repair...

The mikeno62 channel on YouTube has good repair videos too
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By nhchen
The back is a Nikon f2 MF3 back. It’s supposed to...

The back is a Nikon f2 MF3 back. It’s supposed to be used with a motor drive. I’ve got one on my F2 and would like to find a regular back for it instead.
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By nhchen
I’ve seen this in another canon P and a VI-T I...

I’ve seen this in another canon P and a VI-T I bought. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it, canon P’s are harder to completely take apart when compared to original leica screwmounts. I had a feeling...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-20-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By nhchen
The Kiev II/III has the same/similar foot, so if...

The Kiev II/III has the same/similar foot, so if you find one for parts maybe? Sometimes when I’ve lost a screw and found one that had the right thread but the head is too big, I just filed it down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By nhchen
I got one of these recently too, but I had to...

I got one of these recently too, but I had to replace itís crispy shutter curtains. It didnít come with any film holders either...maybe one day Iíll find some for it.
Nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By nhchen
I remembered reading about these a few years...

I remembered reading about these a few years ago.
http://zeisshistoricasociety.org/articles-zhs/hybrid-contax-iiia-and-dual-range-exposure-meters/
Apparently it was a factory repair made post war...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-07-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By nhchen
Would this also work in the later Fuji 6x9...

Would this also work in the later Fuji 6x9 cameras like the gs690 III? In most of them the film counter mechanism uses the backing paper to get the right spacing I think.
Nathan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By nhchen
Maybe you could fire the shutter in bulb and look...

Maybe you could fire the shutter in bulb and look from the back with the lens attatched to see if anything is rubbing against each other?
Nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-21-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By nhchen
I don’t know about how they were sold, but the F...

I don’t know about how they were sold, but the F prefix on your contax III indicates that it was made in 1938/39 (these were prewar cameras) and not 1956 so at least it’s lens is in the same year. In...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By nhchen
The Jupiter 8 doesnít seem to have a mount, itís...

The Jupiter 8 doesnít seem to have a mount, itís likely just the optical elements.
Nathan
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By nhchen
Ive used the tab on mine since the lens came out...

Ive used the tab on mine since the lens came out last year. I've gone through maybe 20-30 rolls with it on my M5 and it’s managed to stay on so far. The adhesive isn’t too strong because the tab can...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-24-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By nhchen
Hi Colton, The collar is held just by those...

Hi Colton,
The collar is held just by those three screws, it would only slip if the screws aren’t tight enough. If you are on the R position and it is not lined up correctly to the dot just loosen...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By nhchen
Ive had two VI-Ts before and both had badly...

Ive had two VI-Ts before and both had badly degraded framelines, so much that I couldn’t even see them. For that reason I would get a canon P, it’s one of my favourites. And I think trigger wind...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By nhchen
No it’s not too difficult once the leather...

No it’s not too difficult once the leather softens. I did find it shrank/shrunk(?) a little but the leather on the contax had a little give in it so I could stretch it back when gluing it back on....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By nhchen
I’ve succrssfully removed the leather on a Contax...

I’ve succrssfully removed the leather on a Contax II in order to get rid of the Zeiss bumps. I just softened the leather by putting a wet towel over it for a while then carefully peeled/scraped it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-14-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By nhchen
I just realised one disadvantage for this...

I just realised one disadvantage for this modification, if you place the lens mount side down the back lens element is not protected anymore and will touch the surface you’re placing it on. Not a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By nhchen
7artisans lens modification for leica m5

I think Iíve been able to modify my lens to fit the M5 without the metering stalk hitting the lens at infinity. I unscrewed the back lens elements group, the three elements inside just come out, and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By nhchen
Hi Richard, itís very interesting looking inside...

Hi Richard, itís very interesting looking inside a contax iia, Iíve changed many Kievís and contax ii shutter ribbons but never opened up a contax iia before. I always assumed it would be too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By nhchen
Itís not me, but my son whoís almost two found my...

Itís not me, but my son whoís almost two found my stash of canon rangefinders under our bed today!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4757/25697970547_b30b7c5f09_z.jpg

Regards
Nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By nhchen
I’m not sure about the position of that part,...

I’m not sure about the position of that part, I’ve found that the screw you’re missing can only be screwed in correctly in one direction, if it’s the wrong direction it won’t go in fully or will get...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By nhchen
On all of the other fed 1 and zorki 1 cameras...

On all of the other fed 1 and zorki 1 cameras I’ve taken apart it’s been a long screw.
Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By nhchen
I’ve got a canon VL1 that’s almost identical to...

I’ve got a canon VL1 that’s almost identical to yours except for the baseplate, rewind knob and steel shutter curtains. Yours could be one of the later models with a different baseplate.
Nathan
Forum: Olympus RF 02-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By nhchen
I would take the top cover off the camera to see...

I would take the top cover off the camera to see what’s wrong. A spring could have come loose in the counter or maybe it’s gummed up.
Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By nhchen
Hi Vince, I’ve got one of the later grips for the...

Hi Vince, I’ve got one of the later grips for the VT cameras. Instead of the pins it uses the straight corners of the camera to hold it in place on the VT camera. I’ve also got an earlier trigger...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By nhchen
Orion-16? 28mm f6 I found mine for around...

Orion-16? 28mm f6 I found mine for around $120.
Ive also found a few canon 35mm f2.8 for less than $100
I just looked at a picture of the cambo actus mini, and I don’t think you’ll be able to easily...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-14-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By nhchen
I didn’t think they were ever made in black. You...

I didn’t think they were ever made in black. You could always get a regular chrome one and strip and paint it yourself! I painted a fed 1 this way and a fed 2 should be easier to take apart.
Nathan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By nhchen
Ah maybe thatís what I should do also. Iíve had...

Ah maybe thatís what I should do also. Iíve had two bottles of the R09 go off in the last few years.
Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By nhchen
Why not a canon P? It would closer to the M2 and...

Why not a canon P? It would closer to the M2 and has lever wind. It’ll likely be cheaper to get than a IVSB I would imagine. And since the shutter curtains are stainless steel, they wouldn’t need to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-19-2017
Replies: 621
Views: 48,644
Posted By nhchen
I lost the cross bar as well in my one when I was...

I lost the cross bar as well in my one when I was fixing it a few years ago. Never found it, but I managed to make a replacement by cutting down a needle that was a similar thickness to it.

And in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,984
Posted By nhchen
Iíve seen this sometimes with my film too. SInce...

Iíve seen this sometimes with my film too. SInce it only happens at the start of the roll, I think it may be some stray light leaking through the film canister opening. I reuse my film canisters so...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By nhchen
I’ve used it on my M5 for almost 20 rolls and...

I’ve used it on my M5 for almost 20 rolls and have noticed the meter not working only every so often. I originally thought it a flat battery but now it makes more sense.
Nathan
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By nhchen
I thought these have automatic film advance...

I thought these have automatic film advance anyway so you don’t really need to look at the red windows.

Nathan
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-29-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,645
Posted By nhchen
When I got mine the adjustment screw was quite...

When I got mine the adjustment screw was quite loose. I had to turn it quite a few turns to tighten it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By nhchen
I think it’s likely not a like leak in your...

I think it’s likely not a like leak in your camera but due to bromide drag or streaking during development, usually due to insufficient agitation.
Nathan
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By nhchen
I've got a Primoflex VA (like this one...

I've got a Primoflex VA (like this one http://http://www.tlr66.com/pqrst/primoflex5a.php (http://www.tlr66.com/pqrst/primoflex5a.php)), and its got a DOF preview on the viewing lens which you can...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By nhchen
I have a couple of the Amedeo contax adapters to...

I have a couple of the Amedeo contax adapters to ltm, they are definitely rangefinder coupled.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By nhchen
Wouldn't it look similar to a canon 7 with a...

Wouldn't it look similar to a canon 7 with a contax to ltm adapter mounted to it? You could make that yourself I you wanted to.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By nhchen
I would guess that the shutter in the lens...

I would guess that the shutter in the lens probably needs to get serviced.
Maybe you can see what's going on by looking at the shutter firing and advancing the camera without any film in it.
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By nhchen
I had a similar problem on one of these Ricohs...

I had a similar problem on one of these Ricohs and I managed to loosen it up by putting some heat on the lens using a hair dryer. But that wouldn't fix it permanently for you since the grease would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By nhchen
What about a canon EF? You can use regular 1.5v...

What about a canon EF? You can use regular 1.5v batteries in it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2017
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,105
Posted By nhchen
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4437/35938673384_7b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4437/35938673384_7bdffbe47a_c.jpg

A 6x6 SLR I repaired recently.
Regards,
Nathan
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By nhchen
Well after many hours of taking it apart and...

Well after many hours of taking it apart and putting it back together, the camera is alive again!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4417/36725670196_160b02481a_b.jpg

Even inside the camera, there were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By nhchen
Well I did get it from Japan, so very likely...

Well I did get it from Japan, so very likely Japanese. The only marking I can see is the Number "5" stamped inside the film chamber and in the removable back, which doesn't help much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By nhchen
Please help identify this camera

Hi everyone, I need your expertise to identify this camera I received. It's not working right now but I think I can fix it. Ignore the lens, it didn't have a lens so I put that one on. It's got a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-11-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By nhchen
There's also the soviet Drug screwmount...

There's also the soviet Drug screwmount rangefinder.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,357
Posted By nhchen
Well the one I ordered arrived today. The seller...

Well the one I ordered arrived today. The seller I got it from increased the price by $100 he day after I ordered mine. Strangely the declared value on the parcel was only $99 and it was declared as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By nhchen
The upper left could be a welta weltur 6x4.5 or...

The upper left could be a welta weltur 6x4.5 or 6x6 rangefinder. The knob on the front beside the lens is for focusing. It could also be one of the Japanese copies of that camera like the petri auto...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,645
Posted By nhchen
Yes it was on the eBay Australia website. Nathan

Yes it was on the eBay Australia website.
Nathan
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,645
Posted By nhchen
I ordered a silver one too, eBay had a 10% off...

I ordered a silver one too, eBay had a 10% off everything sale this weekend so ended up paying about $320.
Nathan
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By nhchen
All of the rangefinder ones have the leica screw...

All of the rangefinder ones have the leica screw mount and should be rangefinder coupled as well. for all the Komura lenses I have, the rangefinder ones only have one aperture ring, unlike the slr...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By nhchen
Never tried it, but for sunny 16, wouldn't it be...

Never tried it, but for sunny 16, wouldn't it be 1/1.6 = 0.625 sec. So not as bad as 1.6 sec

Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-18-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,227
Posted By nhchen
I thought the main problem with this lens was...

I thought the main problem with this lens was haze that has etched on of the middle elements.
Nathan
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By nhchen
The lens also didnt fit into my exakta to the...

The lens also didnt fit into my exakta to the original Pen F mount.

Nathan
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By nhchen
I just checked again, I got it the other way...

I just checked again, I got it the other way around. The exakta lenses I have do mount it, but its lens doesn't mount on the exakta slr. I also tried with a topcon lens, it almost mounts but the tab...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By nhchen
Yes on the Australian eBay. its packed in a box...

Yes on the Australian eBay. its packed in a box somewhere, I'll have to go and dig it up later. I thought it might be cool to put other lenses on, but the exakta ones one fit completely due to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By nhchen
Is that the one with the exakta mount lens and...

Is that the one with the exakta mount lens and only one or two shutter speeds? I found one a few years ago for about $30 or so on eBay, but never used it.
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By nhchen
s-compur-s shutter

I saw a s-compur-s shutter for sale the other day: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j430652442

It seems to be a rim set compur with a bump on top. Has anyone seen a shutter like that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By nhchen
Pretty nice conversion from a old fed camera I...

Pretty nice conversion from a old fed camera I think.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By nhchen
I remember that on the canon cameras some of the...

I remember that on the canon cameras some of the speeds only work properly with the body shell on, could those speeds be the ones affected?
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-27-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By nhchen
There's some pictures in here:...

There's some pictures in here:
http://kanscamera.sakura.ne.jp/hp2/restore26.html#fujicag690
Nathan
Forum: Nikon RF 03-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By nhchen
I don't think it is recommended to focus using...

I don't think it is recommended to focus using the wheel for any lenses which use the outer bayonet. It causes too much strain on the mechanism.
Nathan
Forum: Nikon RF 02-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By nhchen
I saw the same camera with a 50 1.4 attached was...

I saw the same camera with a 50 1.4 attached was sold on the Japanese yahoo auction site a few weeks ago for about $100. The lens must have been ok still so he's selling the body now.
Nathan
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By nhchen
What about a canon 35mm 1.8? It must be within...

What about a canon 35mm 1.8? It must be within your price range too.
Nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By nhchen
Yep CU002 is the slow speed escapement

Yep CU002 is the slow speed escapement
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By nhchen
If I remember correctly you can access the slow...

If I remember correctly you can access the slow speed mechanism if you remove the body shell of the camera, no need to take the top plate off, so just a minor disassembly. The body shell is held on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-23-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,462
Posted By nhchen
And a few of my...

And a few of my son.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/609/31650952174_553c69c975_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QdTpnY)
IMG_0029 (https://flic.kr/p/QdTpnY) by Nathan Chen...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-23-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,462
Posted By nhchen
Ok I'll join in! These are all using a Contax...

Ok I'll join in! These are all using a Contax I(f) that I'd replaced the shutter ribbons, and with a black/nickel Sonnar 5cm 2.0.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/665/32115815530_9bdc7cf47a_z.jpg...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-23-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,133
Posted By nhchen
What a great find! The serenar 5cm f2 is the...

What a great find! The serenar 5cm f2 is the early version of the more common collapsible 5cm f1.9. The body is probably the sII or IIb as others have mentioned.
Nathan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By nhchen
I don't have a bulk film nloader so I found it...

I don't have a bulk film nloader so I found it very hard to line up the new film to the old one perfectly so they both straight, especially in a changing bag. I ended up first feeding some of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,984
Posted By nhchen
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/668/32000912260_3d40...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/668/32000912260_3d400ba63d_z.jpg

Hi everyone,
I've just bought a black Leica M5, so I can now join this wonderful club too!
The only M lens i have is a goggled...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-12-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,582
Posted By nhchen
Wow I've got three or four of these lying around...

Wow I've got three or four of these lying around somewhere and I only paid less $10 for each of them! And they all work too!

Nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By nhchen
It may have just been haze from the lubricants...

It may have just been haze from the lubricants originally, but when it hasn't been cleaned for many many years the haze etches into the glass.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By nhchen
I used cerium oxide to polish the haze out in...

I used cerium oxide to polish the haze out in mine, took a couple of hours by hand. It won't be as good as someone doing it professional, but atleast mine became useable again. The contrast improved...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By nhchen
What a great find! Unfortunately for your lens...

What a great find!

Unfortunately for your lens the only way of removing the haze would be to polish it out, that's what I had to do for the one I got a few years ago. And even now some haze comes...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-18-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By nhchen
Hi John, Have you tried putting the lens elements...

Hi John,
Have you tried putting the lens elements back? The aperture blades may not need to fully open if the lens elements only require that sized opening. With the lens back in you probably won't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By nhchen
There must be a fault in the counter inside. It...

There must be a fault in the counter inside. It happened to my c33, it was gummed up so never stopped you from winding.
Nathan
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-29-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 7,029
Posted By nhchen
A few years ago I did see a akarette lot being...

A few years ago I did see a akarette lot being sold on eBay with a rare akarette to Leica m39 adapter. I don't think you can go the other way, the film flange distance on an akarette is larger than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By nhchen
Welcome to the forum. What's wrong with the...

Welcome to the forum.
What's wrong with the cameras? Are the shutter curtains ok? I've taken apart quite a few zorki 1s to clean them up and change their curtains. they are not too complicated...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By nhchen
There's four for sale right now on the Japanese...

There's four for sale right now on the Japanese Yahoo auctions...

http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?auccat=&tab_ex=commerce&ei=utf-8&aq=-1&oq=&sc_i=&p=canon+35+1.5&x=0&y=0

nathan
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-05-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 48,493
Posted By nhchen
I somehow managed to end up with a lot of these...

I somehow managed to end up with a lot of these Komura lenses. The strange thing is that none of them are identical to each other!...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-30-2016
Replies: 621
Views: 48,644
Posted By nhchen
Hi Dekari, I've got the same version as your...

Hi Dekari,
I've got the same version as your one, a I (f) I think. I changed the shutter ribbons on it a few years ago and it's been working well so far. I just took screws off the speed knob on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-25-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 12,927
Posted By nhchen
Actually the lower section of the winding knob is...

Actually the lower section of the winding knob is held on by a pin in the body. It took me ages to figure it out when I tried taking the knob off.
Mike Elek describes a similar process on the Nettax...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-24-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 12,927
Posted By nhchen
Hi Rick, If I remember correctly, just like on...

Hi Rick,
If I remember correctly, just like on the contax IIs there also may be one screw underneath the leather beside the winding knob holding the front plate down.

Luckily the late versions only...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,364
Posted By nhchen
I wonder how the original Summaron 28 one...

I wonder how the original Summaron 28 one compared to the russian Orion-16 28mm f6 lens. I've got that one and I think its great.

nathan
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,429
Posted By nhchen
Thanks Brett, I'll keep that in mind if I ever...

Thanks Brett, I'll keep that in mind if I ever come down there.
Nathan
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,429
Posted By nhchen
Black painted Canon...

Black painted Canon P
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5793/29476866734_4250fb4f7a_c.jpg

Corfield Periflex
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8541/29476860894_bf50ed55ff_c.jpg
regards,
nathan
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,429
Posted By nhchen
Two old black...

Two old black beauties:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8669/16433692625_a37ff1288c_b.jpg

nathan
Forum: Other RF 09-24-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By nhchen
I got one a few years ago, but mine came with a...

I got one a few years ago, but mine came with a 35mm lens, think it was a Isco lens. I haven't had a chance to try it yet though. This camera is similar to the regular Franka rangefinder but with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-14-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 12,927
Posted By nhchen
Thanks Eric, I had completely forgotten about the...

Thanks Eric, I had completely forgotten about the effect the spring tension had on the shutter. This thread reminded me to get out my two contax I(f)'s out last week. I had changed the shutter...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-14-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 12,927
Posted By nhchen
Hi Eric, I always thought that by their design,...

Hi Eric,
I always thought that by their design, the contax I and II shutters should never have a capping problem for the fast speeds. It usually is only found on the IIa shutters. I wonder if in...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-11-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3,214
Posted By nhchen
I had one that did something similar. I have a...

I had one that did something similar. I have a feeling that it's caused by the mechanism underneath the accessory shoe that senses if anything is in the shoe or not. The camera light meter may be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By nhchen
I didn't write he length down, but If I remember...

I didn't write he length down, but If I remember correctly it was the same as the contax II length. In my one I just pieced together the remnants of the ribbons and used that length.

Regarding the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By nhchen
This will certainly be useful information. I...

This will certainly be useful information. I replaced the curtain ribbons on my contax I(f) a while ago and I also noticed that the leather holding the hinges in place were starting to fall apart. It...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By nhchen
I don't know if this is the case, but sometimes...

I don't know if this is the case, but sometimes you can't get all of the elements out unless you take the whole shutter lens module off the body.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,879
Posted By nhchen
the ring is threaded so you should be able to...

the ring is threaded so you should be able to unscrew it. Look up the servicing instructions online to see how it's taken apart.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,879
Posted By nhchen
Oh I understand what you mean now, the aperture...

Oh I understand what you mean now, the aperture dial is not lining up to the dot after adjusting the lens.. To move it you'll have to unscrew the little grub screws holding it down, and because...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,879
Posted By nhchen
Have you tried warming up the lens to try and...

Have you tried warming up the lens to try and free up the aperture ring? The grease in there may have dried up.

Nathan
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-16-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By nhchen
Ahh, that would make more sense! Nathan

Ahh, that would make more sense!

Nathan
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By nhchen
There's a huge one shown being fixed here:...

There's a huge one shown being fixed here:

http://mutohide.net/reconst/baiten-slr.html

Seems to be a 7x9 format?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 3,452
Posted By nhchen
Russian ones usually don't have any strap lugs...

Russian ones usually don't have any strap lugs and don't have a little lip above the middle viewfinder window. Maybe it was made from one of the japanese copies?

nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By nhchen
Is it in rewind mode?

Is it in rewind mode?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-06-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,904
Posted By nhchen
I'm sure others will have better solutions, the...

I'm sure others will have better solutions, the only successful time filled engravings on my canon P I painted black was when I just put some white acrylic paint on to the engravings and then gently...
Forum: Other RF 06-01-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By nhchen
Is the lightmeter you mention the extinction...

Is the lightmeter you mention the extinction meter on the camera? If it has that then there will be no rangefinder on it and you'll have to just scale focus the camera.
regards,
nathan
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By nhchen
I think that is an interchangeable back for the...

I think that is an interchangeable back for the Adox 300 camera. Leitz must have used it for another camera as well.
nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By nhchen
I've used the LTM version. The first one I got...

I've used the LTM version. The first one I got from him wasn't bringing up infinity focus exactly (it was only a slightly bit off, probably a few hundredths of a millimeter off on the focusing cam),...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By nhchen
The retaining ring on the back of the...

The retaining ring on the back of the lens/shutter is probably loose. You could try and tighten it using a lens spanner from the back of the shutter.

nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By nhchen
There seems to be a slow speed dial on the front...

There seems to be a slow speed dial on the front of the camera in the middle. So it can't have been a fed, more likely a leica.

nathan
Forum: Nikon RF 03-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By nhchen
wow is that a Nikon 1?

wow is that a Nikon 1?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 6,199
Posted By nhchen
I know that at least the 50 1.2 and 100 3.5 are...

I know that at least the 50 1.2 and 100 3.5 are commonly found with uncleanable haze. But I have both a chrome and black 50 1.8 that is clean without haze.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By nhchen
It looks to me that the gears on the curtain...

It looks to me that the gears on the curtain rollers have gone out of sync.

To fix that you'll have to take the whole shutter out of the camera, remove the top curtain roller and re-sync them. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,346
Posted By nhchen
I've been using a Maco AQS surveillance film...

I've been using a Maco AQS surveillance film which I think is rebadged rollei retro 400s. It's still quite inexpensive, you can get it here in Australia for $65 for 150ft. If you roll it out yourself...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4,431
Posted By nhchen
I've also discovered these auctions recently. I...

I've also discovered these auctions recently. I find that if I have low expectations of what I'm going to get then I end up quite happy with what I receive. I just expect that I'll have to end up...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
Posted By nhchen
One of the Kiev IIs hat I have had the same...

One of the Kiev IIs hat I have had the same problem. To get access to the self timer you'll need to remove the whole shutter assembly out. Underneath that is the self timer. In my case the timer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2016
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,764
Posted By nhchen
Olympusflex

Here's something a little different:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1448/24849742104_ffcfec9e38_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DRTqzo)

regards,
nathan
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-01-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,929
Posted By nhchen
Rats! And I only just figured out to attach an...

Rats! And I only just figured out to attach an electronic flash to my 350 camera to use the FP-100c in low light instead of the FP-3000b.

nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By nhchen
Unfortunately the white dots are due to holes in...

Unfortunately the white dots are due to holes in your shutter curtain. The curtains will need to be replaced. Thats why they always appear at the same place and when using both lenses. Shine a torch...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By nhchen
Thanks for those links, I've also not read of any...

Thanks for those links, I've also not read of any contax Komura lenses either. I'll need to go try it on my Nikon S and see how they turn out.
Nathan
Forum: Nikon RF 02-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By nhchen
Nikon/contax Komura 105mm f2.8 lens

Hi everyone,
I recently obtained a Komura 105mm f2.8 lens in what looks like Nikon S mount/contax mount.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1590/25080011075_7eecbffc3f_c.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By nhchen
I would assume that it should just unscrew from...

I would assume that it should just unscrew from the shutter. It usually helps if you use something that helps you grip the lens.
Nathan
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By nhchen
I got this with a bunch of other...

I got this with a bunch of other lenses:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1569/24390002615_bb72f01bf0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dag93t)

regards,
nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-23-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 10,214
Posted By nhchen
So far I've just used the ribbon sold by...

So far I've just used the ribbon sold by nobbysparrow on eBay. Seemed to be fine at least on two contax I's and Kievs I have. For the thread I've just used some green cotton thread we had at home, I...
Forum: Lomography 11-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 6,262
Posted By nhchen
i always thought it was an original russian...

i always thought it was an original russian design. The orion-15 lens was based on the original topogon....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By nhchen
Thanks, I hadn't seen that article before. Only...

Thanks, I hadn't seen that article before. Only paid a little for it so I'll will see how it is once I get it.
Regards, Nathan
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By nhchen
Nikkor QC 5cm 3.5 rigid ltm lens

I've just bid on some lenses that looks to include a rigid nikkor 5cm 1:3.5 lens in ltm mount. I can't seem to find much about this lens, searches mostly come up with the micro-nikkor s-mount...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By nhchen
Cool, nice photos of my favourite tv chef and...

Cool, nice photos of my favourite tv chef and author.
Nathan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By nhchen
I'm sure the Canon 135mm 3.5 lens is rangefinder...

I'm sure the Canon 135mm 3.5 lens is rangefinder coupled.
nathan
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By nhchen
Its a MTO-1000a lens. Apparently 1100mm f10.5....

Its a MTO-1000a lens. Apparently 1100mm f10.5. Probably in m42 mount. I've got an older mto 500 in m39 mount that I've attached to the little original zenit . Regards Nathan
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By nhchen
I guess it could work if you unscrew the shutter...

I guess it could work if you unscrew the shutter release guard which is around the shutter release button.
regards, nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By nhchen
Hi, I opened up a original Pen just last...

Hi,
I opened up a original Pen just last weekend. They are indeed constructed differently to the later ones. If I remember correctly there was an additional screw underneath the accessory shoe....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,309
Posted By nhchen
This happened to me too. I've had crystals in the...

This happened to me too. I've had crystals in the bottle for a while and everything was working fine, but one day I suddenly got blank negatives.
nathan
Forum: Olympus RF 09-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By nhchen
Hi john, I did this following the same...

Hi john,
I did this following the same instructions you did a few years ago. I didn't have much trouble getting it out, just try to wiggle it and it will eventually get into the right position to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By nhchen
That loose piece seems to me to look like a piece...

That loose piece seems to me to look like a piece of shim that is supposed to be under the lens mount to maintain the correct lens to film distance. I don't think taking the top off the camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,488
Posted By nhchen
I've been using the Russian Orion-15 lens. It's...

I've been using the Russian Orion-15 lens. It's 28mm f6 so quite slow but very sharp. Got mine for ~$100 this year.
Regards, Nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 24,961
Posted By nhchen
It could be possible that the film back is from a...

It could be possible that the film back is from a kiev II/III. The contax II backs also have the zeiss ikon logo stamped onto the leather which the kievs don't, so you could also check for that I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 16,705
Posted By nhchen
So I've manage to find the cause of the problem...

So I've manage to find the cause of the problem in my contaflex II!
Using the repair manual Brett sent me, I was able to take the part with the winding gears off the camera. The offending part was...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-26-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,785
Posted By nhchen
Wow that lens makes the mirror box look tiny! at...

Wow that lens makes the mirror box look tiny! at first I thought it was a tiny external viewfinder.
nathan
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-26-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,785
Posted By nhchen
Wow that's alot of cool lenses. I've got a...

Wow that's alot of cool lenses.
I've got a 35/1.8, 50/1.2/1.4/1.5/1.8x2/1.9x2/3.5 and a 135/3.5. Too many 50mm I think...

nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 16,705
Posted By nhchen
Yes the mirror and capping plate function...

Yes the mirror and capping plate function correctly. I've removed the top plate and the prism and looked at the exposed gears, they all seemed fine. One thing I noticed which may be weird is that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 16,705
Posted By nhchen
Oh Oops, I've done that already, but installing...

Oh Oops, I've done that already, but installing the cocking ring back in the same orientation as what was in the photo didn't make any difference. The camera didn't look like its been worked before,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 16,705
Posted By nhchen
Hi Brett, So I had another go at trying to...

Hi Brett,
So I had another go at trying to figure out what's wrong. It doesn't seem to be related to the position of the tooth if the shutter cocking/firing disk. In the picture above the shutter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 16,705
Posted By nhchen
I'm stuck in trying to bring a contaflex II back...

I'm stuck in trying to bring a contaflex II back to life. I've removed the shutter and it works well outside the body. the problem I have is that when the shutter is in the body, I can cock it using...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By nhchen
That's because Contax IIa/IIIa are almost...

That's because Contax IIa/IIIa are almost completely different in construction to the Contax II camera, which the kievs are based on.

nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By nhchen
Hi Dave, It shouldn't be too complicated at all...

Hi Dave,
It shouldn't be too complicated at all if you're just cleaning up the rangefinder windows. Adjusting them is the problem.


Rick Oleson has steps to remove the top cover of a Contax IIa, I...
Forum: RFF News 07-09-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 15,418
Posted By nhchen
Cool, the focus tab is an excellent idea. When I...

Cool, the focus tab is an excellent idea. When I put collapsible lenses on my adapter it, the lens always seems to unlock from its extended position when I try to focus too quickly.
regards,
nathan
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,894
Posted By nhchen
Hi Tyrone, I've also been using this maco eagle...

Hi Tyrone,
I've also been using this maco eagle aqs film and it does seem a lot more contrasty than others. I read somewhere before that it was apparently just rebadged rollei retro 400s film, so...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-04-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By nhchen
I've got two contax I's. Both had shutter ribbons...

I've got two contax I's. Both had shutter ribbons which I had to replace. But now that's fixed, provided you use them properly I'm pretty confident not much else in them will brake (I only saw one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-02-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By nhchen
Wow very interesting. I've never seen a Tiranti...

Wow very interesting. I've never seen a Tiranti Summa Report (page 8) before.

nathan
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-29-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,417
Posted By nhchen
Maybe you could get one off a less rare Canon...

Maybe you could get one off a less rare Canon SII? The next model IIB already seems to use 4 screws for the accessory shoe.
regards,
nathan
Forum: Other RF 06-28-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 22,001
Posted By nhchen
Looks good so far. The one I had a few years ago...

Looks good so far. The one I had a few years ago had frozen shutter blades in it too. But I couldn't clean them up enough to get the shutter running until I disassembled the whole thing to get the...
Forum: Other RF 06-25-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 22,001
Posted By nhchen
Is that an aires iiic camera? I had one once with...

Is that an aires iiic camera? I had one once with stuck shutter blades. If I remember you can take the whole lens/shutter off by unscrewing the retaining ring through the back, but to put it back...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,938
Posted By nhchen
The green rangefinder window lead me to thinking...

The green rangefinder window lead me to thinking it was a Petri rangefinder. So I looked at some images on google and its a Petri Racer.
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Petri_Racer

This image may...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,362
Posted By nhchen
I felt brave so I took the top plate of my M3 to...

I felt brave so I took the top plate of my M3 to clean up be viewfinder. Was surprised that this wasn't complicated at all..now the rangefinder patch is much brighter and I can even focus in dark...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,209
Posted By nhchen
You can definitely remove the top plate without...

You can definitely remove the top plate without removing the rewind crank, just have to lift up the crank and the cover can be moved to go around it. the set screw is the only thing stopping you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By nhchen
Thanks for the suggestions. I was going to try...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was going to try and shoot with it to see anyway. It looks like a skating rink on the front, but hopefully it doesn't affect the images too much. I have a feeling my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By nhchen
Yashica electro cc front element

I've got a working Yashica electro ccn with a badly scratched from element. Apart from finding another parts camera, does anyone know where I can get a replacement from element?
Regards,
Nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,574
Posted By nhchen
Hi Brett, No problem, just let me know if I can...

Hi Brett,
No problem, just let me know if I can be of any help.
nathan
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,574
Posted By nhchen
Hi Brett, I've managed to accumulate quite a few...

Hi Brett,
I've managed to accumulate quite a few contaxes and the prices haven't been too expensive (<$200 i think). If you'd like to play with one I'd be happy to send you one of mine to borrow for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 5,737
Posted By nhchen
Voigtlander Superb

Voigtlander Superb
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By nhchen
I agree, increasing the tension of the springs is...

I agree, increasing the tension of the springs is not a good way of fixing the problem. A few of the rollers and other gears are probably just slightly gummed up from sitting unused for so long....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhchen
I was thinking of Hansa mount cameras. Like the...

I was thinking of Hansa mount cameras. Like the ones shown on this website:
http://www.pacificrimcamera.com/pp/canon/hansa/hansa.htm
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhchen
I didn't see any aperture markings on the...

I didn't see any aperture markings on the pictures either. Didn't the very early canon cameras have a lens mount similar to the contax one? so maybe the modification wasn't too difficult.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhchen
Well it just sold for almost $700! I'm surprised...

Well it just sold for almost $700! I'm surprised at how much these seem to go for.

nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By nhchen
I just got some off ebay, found the smallest...

I just got some off ebay, found the smallest amount possible. It was ~$10 I think. I did it by hand so a dremel would definitely be faster.

nathan
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By nhchen
A few years ago I polished out some serious...

A few years ago I polished out some serious etched glass on my canon 50/1.2. I used cerium oxide and it took quite a few hours(!) before I saw any difference. Think I watched a movie on TV while...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-21-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 14,295
Posted By nhchen
Sorry to hear about that. Instead of finding a...

Sorry to hear about that. Instead of finding a replacement lens from another Superb, would it be possible to get a set off an old Brillant TLR or Bessa folder instead? If that works it would...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhchen
From what I've read before I thought these lenses...

From what I've read before I thought these lenses were usually made for X-ray cameras.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhchen
Contax I with a seiki kogaku serenar 50 1.5 lens?

I found this interesting item while browsing the other day. On the bay item No. 231533142338
The lens number is 4511 so would be on of the very early lenses made by seiki kogaku/canon.
Since it...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By nhchen
I found a website showing how to partially...

I found a website showing how to partially disassemble the nikon rangefinder version of the lens, don't know if that will help? That's assuming the construction is similar apart from the focusing...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By nhchen
I don't know how similar they are but in old...

I don't know how similar they are but in old zeiss and russian lenses you have to put some grease in where the aperture ring turns to stiffen them up slightly.
Nathan
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By nhchen
Unfortunately the cla probably didn't include...

Unfortunately the cla probably didn't include replacing the ribbons so the ones in your camera were likely the original ones. The ribbons aren't too hard to replace if you want to try and do it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By nhchen
Maybe you could take the back film gate off to...

Maybe you could take the back film gate off to see what's actually happened in there. It's only held by five screws. That's what I would do if I had the camera.
Could it be because the top blind is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By nhchen
Well done! I'm an expert at losing tiny springs...

Well done! I'm an expert at losing tiny springs and screws onto my black carpet floor. But with a magnet I've been able to find all of the ones I've lost (usually a few weeks/months later when I'm ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By nhchen
A few years ago I bought a completely seized one...

A few years ago I bought a completely seized one to try and repair. When I took it apart to relube the helical, I installed it back on the wrong starting thread and got the same problem as you. I...
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