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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Kim Coxon
The only electronic shutter in the Canonets were...

The only electronic shutter in the Canonets were the "E" versions. The battery in the G-III is just for the meter which doesn't work in manual mode ;)

Kim
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,064
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, The instruction manual is also on my site...

Hi,

The instruction manual is also on my site ;)

There is nothing wrong with your camera. The meter only indicates in auto mode. ;)

Kim
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Kim Coxon
Send me a PM. I will have a look tomorrow but...

Send me a PM.

I will have a look tomorrow but I have some Patterson kit looking for a new home if you cover the postage from the UK.

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-02-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 27,878
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think you have answered you own question ;) ...

I think you have answered you own question ;)

It is not that they are unpopular, it is more that the owners (like me) intend to keep them.

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By Kim Coxon
I used to have a couple of flash brackets. They...

I used to have a couple of flash brackets. They folded up when not in use and attached to the bottom of the camera using the tripod socket.

I had a cleasrout a while ago and I am not sure if I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Kim Coxon
Where abouts are you? Kim

Where abouts are you?

Kim
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Kim Coxon
One solution for the GIII is to remove the top...

One solution for the GIII is to remove the top cover. Then on a sunny day or at least very bright day, you can adjust the meter via the usual trim pot to take silver cells.

It has to be on a bright...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-01-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,164
Posted By Kim Coxon
Just a thought to clear up any misunderstanding....

Just a thought to clear up any misunderstanding.

The voltage and discharge curve of any battery depends on the chemical reaction taking place. The chemical reaction in zinc/air or wein cells is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-01-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,942
Posted By Kim Coxon
You're welcome. Kim

You're welcome.

Kim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-01-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,942
Posted By Kim Coxon
I am not sure that it will do much good. Pentax...

I am not sure that it will do much good. Pentax at least do have PDF versions of manuals on their site aor at least did. Some are now only available on the Canada site.

However, most of them apart...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-01-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,942
Posted By Kim Coxon
No need for Google. I have put a copy on my...

No need for Google. I have put a copy on my site.

http://pentax-manuals.com/manuals/range/ikon_s.pdf

Kim
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,064
Posted By Kim Coxon
You are welcome. Oh well just another 180 pages...

You are welcome. Oh well just another 180 pages or so to cover the QL series, the 28 and a few others and I will have done the whole manual!!

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kim Coxon
Most of the Canon lenses are easy to work on. I...

Most of the Canon lenses are easy to work on. I would offer to do it but as I am in the UK, it may take a while with the shipping.

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kim Coxon
As well as the links above, you may find the 2...

As well as the links above, you may find the 2 repair manuals for the GIII on my site useful:
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,064
Posted By Kim Coxon
Canonet Repair Manual

At long last I have managed to get the time to scan the repair manual for the early Canonets. There is still a bit of work to do to clean up the text and images but as I have had several requests, I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By Kim Coxon
Unless the light conditions are changing markedly...

Unless the light conditions are changing markedly or you are shooting alternately between shade and sun, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

I normally use a hndheld meter to get an incident...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Kim Coxon
Curry's, Dixon's and PC World are all one chain....

Curry's, Dixon's and PC World are all one chain. I have seen them do this time and time again.

Kim
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you do want one, it looks like you have missed...

If you do want one, it looks like you have missed the boat! Everywhere I have checked that lists them at that price says "item unavailable"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have just given my Bessa T and R3M a gentle...

I have just given my Bessa T and R3M a gentle shack with no lens/no film and there is a slight rattle from both of those. Never noticed it before but it is there. Both mine work perfectly.

Kim
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 12,599
Posted By Kim Coxon
It's a lot more than just a "rare collectible....

It's a lot more than just a "rare collectible. ;)

Kim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By Kim Coxon
I wasn'y implying anything either. In this case...

I wasn'y implying anything either. In this case it wasn't me but another of the Mods. ;)

Kim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By Kim Coxon
I can't help it but this comment just reminded me...

I can't help it but this comment just reminded me of a story of a strong air duster and the diaphraghm leaves inside a lens departing their rightful place. :D

Kim
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By Kim Coxon
I've lost a couple of headsets taking pics but...

I've lost a couple of headsets taking pics but only my head was outside! :rolleyes:

I take the reading from the light falling on the opposite side of the aircraft I am shooting from. The light...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kim Coxon
The MF lenses are still reasonable in the UK but...

The MF lenses are still reasonable in the UK but the AF ones are starting to creep up in price already.

Kim
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By Kim Coxon
Gossen Sixtomat digital using an incident...

Gossen Sixtomat digital using an incident reading. About the only way you can get accurate enough exposure for E6. Velvia 50 was a fantastic film for Air-Air. :)

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have a good set of lenses which I got at some...

I have a good set of lenses which I got at some very reasonable prices. I'm glad I did when I did. Now that the D is coming out, I suspect the S/H will not be so "fruitful".

I did end up with a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kim Coxon
Try this thread ...

Try this thread

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97075&highlight=645D

More detail on the Pentax site here http://www.pentaximaging.com/slr/645D/

Sensor is 40MP equivalent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kim Coxon
I am going to stay with the 645. I do like the...

I am going to stay with the 645. I do like the 6x9 negs off the Ensign but with the advent of the 645D. :)

Kim
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By Kim Coxon
A couple of thoughts which are appropriate for...

A couple of thoughts which are appropriate for both air-air and air-ground.

Unless you are at low altitude ie below about 5000', exposure can be a problem due to the higher UV levels and less...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have both the 645 and the 645N :) I tend to...

I have both the 645 and the 645N :)

I tend to use E6 films in it and then scan them myself using the Nikon 8000ED. The resultant images are wonderful. The 35 is a very good lens although I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By Kim Coxon
Umm! I have generally found something between 35...

Umm! I have generally found something between 35 and 85 mm best when taking shots from inside an aircraft.

Kim

http://pentax-manuals.com/gallery/10.jpg

http://pentax-manuals.com/gallery/7.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 10,634
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, There are now 6 repair manuals covering LTM...

Hi,

There are now 6 repair manuals covering LTM anf M mount Leica's on my website. I do have a couple more to do if you need something specific.

If anyone wants to loan me any repair manuals or...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,075
Posted By Kim Coxon
It is the UV element of the sunlight that clears...

It is the UV element of the sunlight that clears the yellowing. So a UV lamp does work quicker and also avoids any heat build up in the lens.

Having said that I have cleared a couple of 1.4 Taks...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,203
Posted By Kim Coxon
Yes ;) Already been and asked. Kim

Yes ;) Already been and asked.

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kim Coxon
We use it the year round. Generally the "season"...

We use it the year round. Generally the "season" is considered March to the end of October. Only a few hire boats operate out of this mainly due to expense.

Novenber to Feb, you have to plan...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kim Coxon
"Greywater" goes over the side. Most boaters use...

"Greywater" goes over the side. Most boaters use "eco" products for this reason. "Blackwater" can be dealt with in 2 ways. Many private boats use cassettes which can be emptied daily and there are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kim Coxon
The basic boat decoration outside is fairly...

The basic boat decoration outside is fairly traditional but the inside is modern. We are not really into the "Castles and Roses" so the rear doors are based on the BCN decoration.
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,416
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you want me to service the J8 for you, I would...

If you want me to service the J8 for you, I would be happy to do it. I still have a couple of old J8's for spares. Just send me a PM

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think you misread the table. ;) Many of the...

I think you misread the table. ;)

Many of the CV lenses have an external thread or bayonet on them to attach the hood. ie, there is no need to attach to filter between the hood and lens. I think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,203
Posted By Kim Coxon
I don't see any problem with it. :) I have...

I don't see any problem with it. :)

I have moved the thread to the Non RF section though. ;)

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By Kim Coxon
Stop it! It's not fair! I want a go! Kim

Stop it! It's not fair! I want a go!

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 7,060
Posted By Kim Coxon
Using the ME Super is a little unfair. ;) The MX...

Using the ME Super is a little unfair. ;) The MX is closer to the OM1 concept. The MX was slightly smaller than the MES. Better finder and controls as well.

I am not sure in my own mind if the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think some of the Patterson reels also took 127...

I think some of the Patterson reels also took 127 film.

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By Kim Coxon
My "favourite" Pentax retailer in the UK is...

My "favourite" Pentax retailer in the UK is asking for a 500 deposit! I would like to know the final cost before I take the plunge. I know the guy who owns the place reasonably well so I will wait...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kim Coxon
Exacty! Most of the UK system will take a...

Exacty!

Most of the UK system will take a "standard" 70' narrowboat with a few 72'. The "single" canals will take a 7' wide boat and the wide canals 14'. The canals around Leeds were made for the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kim Coxon
That will be on the Leeds Liverpool. One of the...

That will be on the Leeds Liverpool. One of the few places we can't get to as the boat is about 3ft too long. :(

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By Kim Coxon
As a 645N film user, I am looking forward to...

As a 645N film user, I am looking forward to seeing one of them. It may be one of the few camera items I buy new.

Kim
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,194
Posted By Kim Coxon
I will have to dig some out for you. I use an...

I will have to dig some out for you. I use an Ensign Selfix 820 with the epsilon shutter. It is the most fantastic camera for landscapes etc espeially with the huge neg (6x9)

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kim Coxon
I know it's a bit OT but where was the festival?...

I know it's a bit OT but where was the festival?

Kim
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 8,465
Posted By Kim Coxon
It doesn't really help because the Nikon scanner...

It doesn't really help because the Nikon scanner drivers will not work with Windows XP (64bit). It doesn't matter what software you use, the system still has to recognise the hardware.

I use and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,331
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you do speak to Mike, say hello from me as...

If you do speak to Mike, say hello from me as well. I canoot praise his work highly enough though his website does seem to be down at the moment. He refurbished 2 asahiflex's for me as well as...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 8,465
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have the Nikon 8000ED. No problem with the...

I have the Nikon 8000ED. No problem with the drivers for XP, Vista or 7 32 bit. However, the drivers will not work with any of the 64 bit versions of the software.

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,416
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think you have made a terrible mistake!!! You...

I think you have made a terrible mistake!!!

You have put yourself in severe danger of obtaining more FSU items. I honestly think the best thing you can do is pack the camera up and send it to me....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By Kim Coxon
I use a Bessa T with an adapter. Any removeable...

I use a Bessa T with an adapter. Any removeable back body will do. ;)

http://pentax-manuals.com/repairs/j9collim.pdf

Kim
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-28-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 39,155
Posted By Kim Coxon
A couple from my "favourites bar" ...

A couple from my "favourites bar"

http://pheugo.com/cameras/
http://photographic.co.nz/cameraworks/

Kim
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-28-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 39,155
Posted By Kim Coxon
A couple: Jon Goodman's instructions for...

A couple:

Jon Goodman's instructions for replacing seals (His products are invaluable too!!)
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/sealreplacement.html

The whole Kyphoto reair section is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 9,723
Posted By Kim Coxon
A choice between selling the Canon VI-L and both...

A choice between selling the Canon VI-L and both of the new old stock black J3's which were both collimated correctly.

Kim
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 12,599
Posted By Kim Coxon
Back to the original post, the lens looks very...

Back to the original post, the lens looks very much like the Pentax 43mm Ltd in LTM mount. (A lovely lens and one of my favourites but I'm biased) I suspect someone has been having fun putting on a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 7,621
Posted By Kim Coxon
Try a search on this site. The topic has been...

Try a search on this site. The topic has been covered sevaral times ;)

Try here http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/canonetblade.html
or http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-30.html

there are also a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have used fabric paint to good effect in the...

I have used fabric paint to good effect in the past with the odd pin hole. Your area seems rather large though. Have you thought about new curtains?

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 11,202
Posted By Kim Coxon
I wouldn't use anu of those products. You do need...

I wouldn't use anu of those products. You do need a good tching type primer for brass even with very good cleaning. A bit like aluminium, as soon as you finish cleaning it, it will start to tarnish...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Kim Coxon
Take some photos of a distant object with the...

Take some photos of a distant object with the lens at infinity. If these turn out to be in focus, then the RF's need adjusting. I suspect this is the most like;y cause. If they are out of focus, then...
Forum: Travel 10-25-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,326
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you really want to celebrate the New Year, it...

If you really want to celebrate the New Year, it has to be Scotland, preferably the highlands.

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-25-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Kim Coxon
Sorry, I misunderstood the question. If memory...

Sorry, I misunderstood the question. If memory serves me correctly, the centre post is locked onto a cog at the bottom which is part of the winding gear. It is quite deep inside the camera.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-24-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Kim Coxon
There should be 2 grub screws on the side of the...

There should be 2 grub screws on the side of the knob.

Kim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-24-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, You can also get full instructions on...

Hi,
You can also get full instructions on servicing the J8 here on my website.

http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/j9/image1s.jpg

If you get stuck drop me a pm and I will try and help. I am in the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,040
Posted By Kim Coxon
Thanks, it's good to have some time so I can be. ...

Thanks, it's good to have some time so I can be.

Kim
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,040
Posted By Kim Coxon
It is easy to find the item ;) You can check...

It is easy to find the item ;)

You can check the revisions on the listing. According to that, the description was altered on 15 Oct. That must have been just after the start. All the pictures you...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-21-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,768
Posted By Kim Coxon
Probably time for a clear out. :o Kim

Probably time for a clear out. :o

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-21-2010
Replies: 31
Poll: Bessa L or T
Views: 4,650
Posted By Kim Coxon
I bought a T just before they ran out at a...

I bought a T just before they ran out at a reasobale price. The main reason for getting it was not a wide angle but the accuracy of the rangefinder which helps when I am working on lenses.

However...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,516
Posted By Kim Coxon
I had an M3 done by CRR. I no longer have it...

I had an M3 done by CRR. I no longer have it though. Details here:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35142

I haven't personally seen a Shintaro one but I was well pleased with...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-21-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,768
Posted By Kim Coxon
Umm! I felt guilty so I checked my list for the...

Umm! I felt guilty so I checked my list for the SLRs. If you count the 55mm "std" lenses as well, it comes to 87. :o But I only have one for the RF's! ;)

Kim
Forum: RFF Polls 10-19-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,768
Posted By Kim Coxon
I answered 1 because at the moment I only have 1...

I answered 1 because at the moment I only have 1 50mm RF lens. In the past I have had a few more than that but now it is only one. Well, there are a couple of parts of 2 J8's still around that have...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-19-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 11,755
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think sometimes it is not detracting from the...

I think sometimes it is not detracting from the quality of the picture itself but more the subjects. Use your mobile phone to take apicture and nobody bats an eyelid. Use what looks like an expensive...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kim Coxon
You are trying to confuse me! You sent me a J8 to...

You are trying to confuse me! You sent me a J8 to do not a J9!!

Still it is done and will be in the post tomorrow.

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By Kim Coxon
If not, try ffordes in Scotland. Kim

If not, try ffordes in Scotland.

Kim
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi John, Thanks for the feedback. It is what I...

Hi John,

Thanks for the feedback. It is what I was looking for. I will reword the part about shortening/lengthening as soon as I can. In my mind I was also thinking of the service guide for the J9...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By Kim Coxon
Collimating a Jupiter 9

I have been asked several times how I collimate the Jupiter 9 to focus correctly. Having just done another on for someone, I thought it was time I recorded it.

I have uploaded it here....
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 8,719
Posted By Kim Coxon
The full story is here. It was a while ago. ;) ...

The full story is here. It was a while ago. ;)

Kim
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 20,064
Posted By Kim Coxon
Normally a Parker Sonnet at the desk. There are...

Normally a Parker Sonnet at the desk. There are slightly bulky for the flying suit so I used a Parker 95 out and about at work.

Kim
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 8,719
Posted By Kim Coxon
Roberts paint finish on mine was slightly matt...

Roberts paint finish on mine was slightly matt rather than high gloss but that was to match the M6.

Kim
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 8,719
Posted By Kim Coxon
M2 or M3? I will leave that up to you. As to...

M2 or M3? I will leave that up to you.

As to CRR, this is one of Roberts

Kim
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have tried several methods in the past but...

I have tried several methods in the past but ended up getting my own scanner. I managed to get a Nikon 8000ED at a sensible price from a studio who were going fully digital and no longer needed it....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 11,437
Posted By Kim Coxon
Agfa Ultra for me. It will be sadly missed but I...

Agfa Ultra for me. It will be sadly missed but I still have a small stock in the fridge and more in the freezer.

Kim
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kim Coxon
I had a similar problem with mine. Guy who sold...

I had a similar problem with mine. Guy who sold it do me had it working perfectly but it had the same symptoms you describe. It went to Nikon and it was the transport. Since coming back, works...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2010
Replies: 404
Views: 86,817
Posted By Kim Coxon
The answer has to be neither for me. I haven't...

The answer has to be neither for me. I haven't used an M7 but I do have the M6 and love it to bits. I also have the ZI and I just can't get along with it. True the finder is bright but I always seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 36,357
Posted By Kim Coxon
Another vote for the MZ-S from me. I just wish I...

Another vote for the MZ-S from me. I just wish I could get a second body. I only see them occasionally and then normally at silly prices.

Kim
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Kim Coxon
Another vote for Peak from me. I also use Lab35...

Another vote for Peak from me. I also use Lab35 and their "sister" Lab 120.

More recently I have also used the "special offer" envelopes from Truprint. Their prints are Ok to see what's there,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-21-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,348
Posted By Kim Coxon
There are some members whose main interest is in...

There are some members whose main interest is in the galleries and not the discussion forum. As to the example you link to, the photog says they were taken with a Fuji. It may be a Fuji DSLR but I...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,084
Posted By Kim Coxon
Unfortunately, this isn't the bar after work but...

Unfortunately, this isn't the bar after work but rather in the workplace during working hours. If you want to go to the bar after working hours try the OT forum. ;)

Kim
Forum: Yashica RF 09-20-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Kim Coxon
Without seenig it or more information, it is...

Without seenig it or more information, it is difficult to tell. I would first look to see if it is jammed in "rewind" mode.

Kim
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, This is a fairly common problem in the...

Hi,
This is a fairly common problem in the Konicas. You need to take the battery holder out, take it apart and clean the internal contacts you can't see. ;) The problem is under the battery check...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By Kim Coxon
At those sorts of prices, I will stick with my...

At those sorts of prices, I will stick with my 20/2.8A Pentax lens. I am tempted by the macros and the 85/1.4 though.

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By Kim Coxon
There is a choice of both the L and T in the...

There is a choice of both the L and T in the classifieds at the moment if you are interested.

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By Kim Coxon
The Bessa L is LTM and as you say does not have...

The Bessa L is LTM and as you say does not have an RF patch. The Bessa T is M Mount and has an RF patch which due to the magnification and baselength is very accurate. If you don't need the patch and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Kim Coxon
I would be wary of oil or warming. Warming can...

I would be wary of oil or warming. Warming can spread any grease and the oil can seep. If either get onto the elements you are in for a complete lens CLA. It could just as easily be a speck of muck...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By Kim Coxon
More Manuals Available

Hi All,
For several reasons that don't belong in this thread, I have recently only had very limited and very slow access to the net and so have not been here as much I would have liked. :(

Howevr,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Kim Coxon
It is bigger. One way to look at it is that it is...

It is bigger. One way to look at it is that it is about halfway between a J8 and a J9 in size. Similar front diameter to the J9 but not so braos in the body and slightly shorter.

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-30-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By Kim Coxon
I doubt you will be able to do it with a file....

I doubt you will be able to do it with a file. You really need to use a grinder.

http://pentax-manuals.com/spare/pliers1.jpg

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-30-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By Kim Coxon
I bought a set of those and have hardly used...

I bought a set of those and have hardly used them. The are not fine enough for many lens repairs. I then got a set from Japan which is far better.

The website is here...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Kim Coxon
In some ways, I understand exactly how you feel....

In some ways, I understand exactly how you feel. My whole approach to taking a photo is different when using an RF. not only has it broadened my hotizons but also improved the way in which I use...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-28-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By Kim Coxon
It's gone midnight in the Uk. I will try and find...

It's gone midnight in the Uk. I will try and find photos or instructions tomorrow. ;)

Kim
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 38,351
Posted By Kim Coxon
Done. Kim

Done.

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-28-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By Kim Coxon
You need to take the outer ring off first. You...

You need to take the outer ring off first. You should then be able to remove the front element. If you are lucky, the middle group will come with it. (about a 1 in 3 chance). If not, you have 3...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-28-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By Kim Coxon
Although I do have a set of spanners, I find a...

Although I do have a set of spanners, I find a pair of needle nosed pliers with the tips ground to be far more usefull and a lot cheaper.

Kim
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,332
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, The link Didier sent is for my website but is...

Hi,
The link Didier sent is for my website but is for the LTM version of the lens. I suspect the way it focusses is quite different.

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-27-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6,715
Posted By Kim Coxon
Get an LTM/M mount adaper and leave it on the...

Get an LTM/M mount adaper and leave it on the lens. It is then am M mount lens. :D

I can't offer a suggestion for the tab though. :(

As a matter of interest, I got rid of my Leica 28 Elmarit and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,843
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you are using print film, the latitude of the...

If you are using print film, the latitude of the film should take care os any exposure inaccuracy. I would be wary of using E6 unless you use an adapter.

Kim

PS. Are you aware they may be a...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By Kim Coxon
:o:o:o:o:o:o Kim

:o:o:o:o:o:o

Kim
Forum: Nikon RF 06-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By Kim Coxon
They are a bit more but there are the offerings...

They are a bit more but there are the offerings from Zeiss. The 18 has just been announced and the 28/2 has a great reputation.

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,929
Posted By Kim Coxon
Please don't turn this into a purely political...

Please don't turn this into a purely political thread. ;)

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you need info on the details of Fujica...

If you need info on the details of Fujica lenses/cameras, try my site here. http://pentax-manuals.com/fujica/fujica.htm It does need an update but most of the info is good. Personally, I prefer the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By Kim Coxon
I can only talk from personal experience and...

I can only talk from personal experience and others may differ. If you are using "M" or "A" Pentax glass, you are likely to see a small difference in quality with either CV ZM or Leica glass. If you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-26-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 17,118
Posted By Kim Coxon
Your wish is my...

Your wish is my command!

http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/m3_5.jpg
http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/m3_6.jpg

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-25-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Kim Coxon
I still partially regret selling my VI-L's. I...

I still partially regret selling my VI-L's. I also had a P. For me, the VI-L was a better camera mainly due to the variable mag finder. With a 50, the 1:1 finder is a joy to use with both eyes open....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By Kim Coxon
Heresy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D Kim

Heresy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By Kim Coxon
In the US, Erik seems to have the same reputaion...

In the US, Erik seems to have the same reputaion for Pentax as Sherry and DAG do for Leica.

Kim
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 5,507
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think your answer is in the word "political" or...

I think your answer is in the word "political" or politics. ;)

Kim
Forum: Off Topic 04-23-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Kim Coxon
3 weeks to the Launch!

As several members are aware, I have been busy recently helping with the build of my new boat. It will be going in the water on 19th May and then on to the Crick Boat Show for the Bank Holiday...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Kim Coxon
One of these days, someone will need one doing...

One of these days, someone will need one doing and I will add it then. The basic principle is the same as the Orion though.

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Kim Coxon
No need for a search. Most of the FSU lenses are...

No need for a search. Most of the FSU lenses are covered on my website here.
http://pentax-manuals.com/repairs.htm

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Kim Coxon
As with most other LTM lenses, they should work...

As with most other LTM lenses, they should work very well with an LTM/M adapter and you will retain the RF coupling. Unlike the J3, there tend to be few problems with the J8 as far as focus etc. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 5,507
Posted By Kim Coxon
Let's keep the comments and views of each other...

Let's keep the comments and views of each other off the forum and keep to the subject in hand. ;)

Kim
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,022
Posted By Kim Coxon
That's what surprised me about the photo I...

That's what surprised me about the photo I mentioned. ;)

However, I do think that it is easier to "cross the line" in monochrome than it is in colour.

Kim
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,022
Posted By Kim Coxon
Roger, I might add a different category, that of...

Roger,
I might add a different category, that of "recorder" as well as art or illustrator. In reality most of my photography falls ito that area. Either of railways so I can model them later or of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 10,700
Posted By Kim Coxon
Perhaps, but you could say the same thing about...

Perhaps, but you could say the same thing about Leica. ;) Or indeed about the make of a pen, a watch, or just about anything else. Over 30 years I have tried all sorts of notebooks but the Moleskine...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 10,700
Posted By Kim Coxon
I used to use a notebook called an "Alwych"....

I used to use a notebook called an "Alwych". Cheap, just the right number of lines for 36exp film (most seem to have 16 or 17 lines per page :bang:). They are still available mailorder from the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-19-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By Kim Coxon
I was actually referring to the other bit. The...

I was actually referring to the other bit. The mirrir on top of the arm activated by the lens focus. I have had several cameras where this has come loose "losing" the RF patch. The cure has been to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-18-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By Kim Coxon
It is not as common as it is with the Konicas but...

It is not as common as it is with the Konicas but have you checked the mirror on top of the RF mech? These sometimes come adrift which will result in the loss of the patch.

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Kim Coxon
The repairers I know in the UK won't service the...

The repairers I know in the UK won't service the QL17. In their view, the cost of a service is more than the camera is worth. If it is working "just fine", why do you need it serviced? If the seals...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-17-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,920
Posted By Kim Coxon
Sorry to be awkward but adjusting the ASA is not...

Sorry to be awkward but adjusting the ASA is not a good solution unless using wide latitude film. The resistance of the light sensor is not linear. At the bottm EV's the meter will be very close even...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Kim Coxon
Not sure about the US but it is readily available...

Not sure about the US but it is readily available in both the UK and Japan certainly in 120 format.

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,398
Posted By Kim Coxon
I am not sure Ruben. I think different people...

I am not sure Ruben. I think different people collect for different reasons. Some do it because they have to have one of everything, some may do it as an investment. Trying to collect one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Kim Coxon
It sems to be something which happens in the UK...

It sems to be something which happens in the UK but not the US.

Kim
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have had a couple. Once you have made your...

I have had a couple. Once you have made your purchase and go to the "payment" page on Paypal as you would normally, you enter the code number under vouchers and it gives you the credit. If yours is...
Forum: 2008 Street Photos 03-12-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6,715
Posted By Kim Coxon
And perhaps this one as...

And perhaps this one as well.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=775730#post775730

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By Kim Coxon
As an aside, it is also worth remembering that...

As an aside, it is also worth remembering that not all Pentax M42 lenses are compatible with all Pentax M42 bodies. The 50/1.4 should not be used on the S1-3 series (H1-3) or the early S1a/SV...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By Kim Coxon
Quite Correct. The very early ones were Heiland...

Quite Correct. The very early ones were Heiland Pentax, the late ones were Honeywell. There was a short period where the name Honeywell appeared on the top of the pentaprism just under the "H" badge...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By Kim Coxon
The first "Asahi Pentax" was marketed in the US...

The first "Asahi Pentax" was marketed in the US under the Tower brand. The S series (S1, S2 and S3) were deveopements of the Pentax S. These were marketed in the US under the Honeywell brand and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you are interested, I will shortly be sellins...

If you are interested, I will shortly be sellins my black "triple badged" H2 as well as a black S1a, black SL, black SPII and black SPIIa. Of these the SL is perhaps the rarest. I was going to put...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Kim Coxon
Do you mean this...

Do you mean this one?

Kim

http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/canonfinder.jpg
Forum: Yashica RF 03-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Kim Coxon
You can make your own by grinding the tips of a...

You can make your own by grinding the tips of a pair of needle nosed pliers. Failing that Micro Tools in Germany will sell you a set (at a price!) or there is a good seller in Japan that advertises...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,407
Posted By Kim Coxon
Having read this thread, I don't think I have...

Having read this thread, I don't think I have come across such disinformation and paranoia for some time. :rolleyes:

If many of the posts are to be taken at face value, the British Police are...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Kim Coxon
Before moving on to the VI-L, I had both of the...

Before moving on to the VI-L, I had both of the cameras (and indeed most of the earlier versions.) Personally, apart from the angle of view, I didn't notice any real "quality" difference between them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,690
Posted By Kim Coxon
There are more to come but it comes down to the...

There are more to come but it comes down to the hours in the day.

Kim
Forum: Off Topic 03-05-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,407
Posted By Kim Coxon
Looking at the second link, we should also be...

Looking at the second link, we should also be wary of and report anyone using a mobile phone or living in a house. :eek: :rolleyes:

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have never seen any comments saying one lens is...

I have never seen any comments saying one lens is better than the others. However, as Andrej says, many say they prefer the QL19 for the slightly longer focal length which gives better portraits.

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,690
Posted By Kim Coxon
Have you seen the Leica repair articles on my...

Have you seen the Leica repair articles on my website here http://pentax-manuals.com/repairs.htm ?

(Warning - the M2 manual is nearly 8Mb and 160 pages. I couldn't get it any smaller!)

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 2,395
Posted By Kim Coxon
Why not just leave it on default. It is much...

Why not just leave it on default. It is much easier on the eye. ;)

Kim
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-05-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,377
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi Welcome to the Forum. If you are looking for...

Hi Welcome to the Forum.

If you are looking for less expensive lenses, this is probably not one to be looking for. It sometimes comes up on eBay but attracts collector prices. ;)

Kim
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Kim Coxon
I haven't used the Minolta but I have seen...

I haven't used the Minolta but I have seen reports that some have had difficulty in using the Minolta software under Vista....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Kim Coxon
I managed to get a full box of 100 rolls of the...

I managed to get a full box of 100 rolls of the last batch and a few more so I am quite happy for the time being.

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 3,002
Posted By Kim Coxon
Not of the lens in C/Y mount. However, I believe...

Not of the lens in C/Y mount. However, I believe Pentax were in joint developement with Zeiss on this one and produced a very similar lens in K mount. I do have that and is anything it is better than...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Kim Coxon
Difficult to get hold of, but Agfa Ultra also...

Difficult to get hold of, but Agfa Ultra also gives very staurated colours.

Kim
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By Kim Coxon
Another thought. You need to make sure the focus...

Another thought. You need to make sure the focus assembly is correctly assembeled before thinking about shimming the lens. I had another member's J3 recently and having redone the focus unit...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-25-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Kim Coxon
M8 Report on Telegraph TV

In todays Daily Telegraph, there was a note saying there was a test of the M8 on "Telegraph TV". Unfortunately, I can't get it at work due to the filters but anyone that is interested should be able...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2008
Replies: 1,035
Views: 271,203
Posted By Kim Coxon
Ah! but you should have seen what he had to take...

Ah! but you should have seen what he had to take away.;)

Kim
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2008
Replies: 1,035
Views: 271,203
Posted By Kim Coxon
The mailman has been busy this...

The mailman has been busy this year.

http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/zir3.jpg
http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/zi.jpg
http://pentax-manuals.com/temp/r3.jpg

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-22-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,323
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, You can download the user manual from here...

Hi,
You can download the user manual from here which might help. http://pentax-manuals.com/manuals/range/range.htm

1. The meter only works if you set the camera to "Auto". If it still doesn't work...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Kim Coxon
In which case, I would suspect that the RF is...

In which case, I would suspect that the RF is very slightly out of adjustment.

Kim
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-22-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By Kim Coxon
As has been said elsewhere this has been done to...

As has been said elsewhere this has been done to death elswhere. However a quick 2cents. Budget M8 - Leica have more sense.

The M8 is as much as the pro dSLRs or more. What's new? Compare the prices...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,599
Posted By Kim Coxon
Just to another thought to the pot, I like the...

Just to another thought to the pot, I like the Pentax 43mm Ltd.

Kim
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Kim Coxon
Good news. Thank you Roger. Kim

Good news. Thank you Roger.

Kim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By Kim Coxon
The local camera shop in Lincoln has a body only...

The local camera shop in Lincoln has a body only in for 125 which is about the same as the whole kit so I would class it as a good deal.

Kim
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2008
Replies: 414
Views: 17,370
Posted By Kim Coxon
Ah! but you are trying to discuss the matter with...

Ah! but you are trying to discuss the matter with logic and reasoning. That is never going to succeed with people who only wish to "prove" their point and are more than happy to distort the issue...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Kim Coxon
It has to do with the way the shutter works with...

It has to do with the way the shutter works with regard to the difference between the fast and slow speeds and the engagement of the slow speed mech.

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Kim Coxon
I think you will find that it is not 2.5 but 25....

I think you will find that it is not 2.5 but 25. ;) It is in the same position as the 1/30 setting on the later ones and will be the flash synch speed ie 1/25.

Kim
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Kim Coxon
I would say then that it is a thread and a lube...

I would say then that it is a thread and a lube problem.

Kim
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi, Certainly on the J9 and I suspect the J3, it...

Hi,
Certainly on the J9 and I suspect the J3, it is possible to mount the lens unit so the aperture readings are the other side of the distance scale on the focus unit. However, it will still focus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By Kim Coxon
True, you only need one body but how many lenses?...

True, you only need one body but how many lenses? ;) The problem is that the Pentax SPF will only open aperture meter with Pentax SMC lenses, the Fujica with Fujinons etc. If you use a "different"...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-18-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By Kim Coxon
Welcome to the forum. The meter only works when...

Welcome to the forum.

The meter only works when the camera is set to auto. If you need more info, you can download the manual from my website here:...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By Kim Coxon
Normally, it's a case of do it yourself....

Normally, it's a case of do it yourself. Instructions here: http://pentax-manuals.com/repairs/j8service.pdf

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Kim Coxon
By design, the M mount is larger than the LTM one...

By design, the M mount is larger than the LTM one and also further from the film plane. This is to allow the use of LTM glass on the M mount. So a M lens will not fit physically in an LTM mount so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By Kim Coxon
The ESII is perhaps the better of the 2. They do...

The ESII is perhaps the better of the 2. They do have 2 downsides. The metering only works in the auto mode. The manual speeds are also somewhat limited. The shutter is an electro controlledc...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-18-2008
Replies: 414
Views: 17,370
Posted By Kim Coxon
If I dare say it, Walmart is also a distortion of...

If I dare say it, Walmart is also a distortion of the overall picture. If you can get the figures for the sale of film throughout the chain, it would be a true reflection of the sales but, then...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-18-2008
Replies: 414
Views: 17,370
Posted By Kim Coxon
Bill, I am not disputing the figures in the...

Bill,
I am not disputing the figures in the reports. I was making the point that those figures need to be produced without a slant on them. If you say "Kodak is making a loss on it's film sales", it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Kim Coxon
Phill, Nearly all of the GIII cases are next to...

Phill,
Nearly all of the GIII cases are next to useless now with cracking etc. About the only "period" cases that are still usable are the hard plastic ones from the previous model (The "New"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By Kim Coxon
Hi Raid, The Electro Spotmatic is one of the more...

Hi Raid,
The Electro Spotmatic is one of the more "uncommon" Pentaxs. It was the foreruner to the Spotmatic ES and only produced in small numbers. What is rare is finding one that works in the "auto"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By Kim Coxon
Earl, I have sent a PM but a few "open" thoughts....

Earl,
I have sent a PM but a few "open" thoughts. The best M42 finder/meter system is probably the Bessa but these are herd to find and pricey. Generally speaking the Fuji finders are brighter than...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-15-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Kim Coxon
You have under exposed by 2 stops so my reckoning...

You have under exposed by 2 stops so my reckoning would be 1600ASA.

However, I would wait for confirmation. ;)

Kim
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-15-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 3,950
Posted By Kim Coxon
It didn't work for me either. I suspect you have...

It didn't work for me either. I suspect you have to go through the front door. Try this one and then click on photo essay.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7240590.stm

Kim
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Kim Coxon
And lens diaphragm blades. :D Kim

And lens diaphragm blades. :D

Kim
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kim Coxon
I would use it "as is" and not use the self...

I would use it "as is" and not use the self timer.

Kim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By Kim Coxon
Details on the Canon Museum site. It was a...

Details on the Canon Museum site. It was a "budget" lens on the later cameras. You don't often see them but not anything especially rare or unusual. Introduced...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Kim Coxon
The repair manual is on my website...

The repair manual is on my website here:
http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manuals/service/canonet_giii.pdf

The section on the top is near the start.
Remove the flash synch socket (the inside unscrews...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Kim Coxon
It's free if you do it yourself. :) It is...

It's free if you do it yourself. :) It is relatively easy to take the top off and you should then be able to see the problem.

If you get really stuck, it would be the cost of the return postage from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 5,004
Posted By Kim Coxon
Can we please keep to the subject matter in hand...

Can we please keep to the subject matter in hand (whatever you think that is) and avoid the personal arguments. ;)

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 2,576
Posted By Kim Coxon
If you often use a 35, I would sell the M3 as you...

If you often use a 35, I would sell the M3 as you have the longer length covered with the .86 M6. On the other hand, if you use the M3 more often, sell the M".

Kim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-12-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kim Coxon
Perhaps somewhat critical if you do not know the...

Perhaps somewhat critical if you do not know the full circumstances?

Kim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Kim Coxon
No, look at the bid history. The price was pushed...

No, look at the bid history. The price was pushed right up by a couple of newbies having a bidding frenzy. I just wish they would find my auctions!

Kim
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,286
Posted By Kim Coxon
I have bought and sold. I have come across a...

I have bought and sold. I have come across a couple of "higher" volume sellers who have been very unscrupulous but their feedback has not shown it. From comments here and many places elsewhere, I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-31-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kim Coxon
The trips I have are full frame. Surely it was...

The trips I have are full frame. Surely it was the Pen series that was half frame?

Kim

PS If you want to play, I still have a parts trip and another you are welcome to. I also have a couple of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,286
Posted By Kim Coxon
In very many cases, the feedback left for buyers...

In very many cases, the feedback left for buyers is not genuine anyway. I have found that most eBay "dealers" and other high volume sellers use an automatic feedback system. They have 10 or so...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-31-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kim Coxon
You are more than likely to run into problems...

You are more than likely to run into problems with the focus mech as well. The industar helix is designed for a ~52mm lens whereas the trip lens is 40mm. The RF cam would be well out as I suspect any...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By Kim Coxon
It was fine earlier but did slow down earlier...

It was fine earlier but did slow down earlier this evening and then seemed to go completely off for about 45 mins. There does seem to have been a problem but I am not in the loop to know what it was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-31-2008
Replies: 223
Views: 12,997
Posted By Kim Coxon
Again - Let's please keep it civil and on the...

Again - Let's please keep it civil and on the subject of the M8-x and not on each other. ;)

Kim
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Kim Coxon
I don't have many spares now but Spyderman had...

I don't have many spares now but Spyderman had several "parts" Feds from me. Perhaps he can help. ;)

Kim
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,496
Posted By Kim Coxon
I haven't used a Canodate but most of the...

I haven't used a Canodate but most of the Canonets do take the 625 battery. The only exceptions I am aware of is the very early QL17s and the QL19E which took an MR1. Manuals for most here...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Kim Coxon
I would be wary. Whilst it would not be a problem...

I would be wary. Whilst it would not be a problem if you damage the old mount, it is just as likely that you will damage the lens doing it.

Kim
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