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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 8,005
Posted By radiocemetery
Well no. I wouldn't favor even more regulations...

Well no. I wouldn't favor even more regulations and more loss of freedom.

Steve
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 12,976
Posted By radiocemetery
Yes, it is a real Leica. It is a model IIIc. I...

Yes, it is a real Leica. It is a model IIIc. I can't tell if the additional engravings are real or not. Leica Tom and some of the others here at RFF have studied these war time cameras and will be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,654
Posted By radiocemetery
Just asking, why would a Leica I need an rf...

Just asking, why would a Leica I need an rf sensor arm since it does not have a rangefinder anyway? Am I missing something?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By radiocemetery
Another great idea. Thank you guys. I will try...

Another great idea. Thank you guys. I will try the tape first. I think this project is going to turn out very well. The leather I have is from a ladies hand bag from the fifties. The leather has a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By radiocemetery
That's a good idea, then if I mess it up I would...

That's a good idea, then if I mess it up I would still have the letherette to use.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By radiocemetery
Leica skin template or pattern needed

Hi Folks,

I just acquired some lizard skin leather that I will use to recover a Leica IIIa that has deteriorated vulcanite. Has anyone found an actual size scan of the Leica covering that could be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,610
Posted By radiocemetery
Hey, I saw this guy on a History Channel program...

Hey, I saw this guy on a History Channel program about moonshiners. What a character. Couldn't have scripted that guy better. Congratulations on your project.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2011
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,293
Posted By radiocemetery
Liquidsky, good taste in cameras, lenses and...

Liquidsky, good taste in cameras, lenses and cars.:cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By radiocemetery
I have lined bifocals. I focus through the...

I have lined bifocals. I focus through the distance part of the lens. My astigmatism is bad enough that diopters added to viewfinders aren't very effective for me. As a result I don't see the frame...
Forum: Off Topic 10-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By radiocemetery
I would like to try the Dillard House. Breakfast...

I would like to try the Dillard House. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

Along with country ham, pecan pie must be among the first things outlawed by the Food Police.
Forum: Off Topic 10-09-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By radiocemetery
Dang, Roger, if I could get compensated for...

Dang, Roger, if I could get compensated for healthy eating, I could retire tomorrow! Then I would probably fall over dead from heart failure while riding my Eddy Merckx.

Steve
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-05-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 11,099
Posted By radiocemetery
I saw this announcement and I am hoping that Fuji...

I saw this announcement and I am hoping that Fuji can pull this off at a price that I can afford.
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,081
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Dave, Tomorrow I am going to do exactly what...

Hi Dave, Tomorrow I am going to do exactly what you suggested about getting the kids away from the electronic geegaws . I am taking my son and his friend to moms farm and we are going to cut brush in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-13-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,794
Posted By radiocemetery
Nicely done, Bob.

Nicely done, Bob.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By radiocemetery
Hello Jani, Do a Google search for "unofficial...

Hello Jani,
Do a Google search for "unofficial Olympus OM sales information site". This site has the parts drawing for the OM lenses and other Olympus repair articles. A very good resource for people...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2011
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,293
Posted By radiocemetery
The OM4Ti has an adjustable diopter in the...

The OM4Ti has an adjustable diopter in the viewfinder. There is also a difference in the magnification. The OM4 Ti mag is .84 at infinity, the OM 1 magnification is .92. Less magnification results in...
Forum: Off Topic 08-29-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By radiocemetery
The Worlds Fastest Indian

The Worlds Fastest Indian
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2011
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,293
Posted By radiocemetery
Nice results! I like the 1st one especially. The...

Nice results! I like the 1st one especially. The light bouncing off of the table illuminating the girls face is very good use of natural light. Thanks for posting.

Steve
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By radiocemetery
Nice pictures Jack. I was pleasantly surprised in...

Nice pictures Jack. I was pleasantly surprised in the same way by my IIa Retina. You can always get another one!

Steve
Forum: Off Topic 07-31-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By radiocemetery
Well Dee, I have had a similar neglect of my...

Well Dee, I have had a similar neglect of my system going on for some time. I use a Rega P25 table with Grado Platinum reference cartridge playing through an old Marantz 2010 model receiver and Altec...
Forum: Off Topic 07-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By radiocemetery
Congratulations Aussies! Cadel!

Cadel Evans rode the most impressive time trial I have ever seen Saturday. What a huge effort to best the Schlecks by two minutes. I think this was the most exciting tour since Lemond beat Fignon in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,270
Posted By radiocemetery
John, Real nice work. I like them all. My...

John,
Real nice work. I like them all. My favorite is the second one with the kids and puppy. Is the dog a Brussels Griffon? We have had two of this breed and they are very entertaining and smart...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By radiocemetery
I have an OM1n that I bought from Nikku here on...

I have an OM1n that I bought from Nikku here on the forum. John Hermanson had gone through this camera before I bought it. It is really sweet. John and Nikku are highly recommended.

Steve
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2011
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,293
Posted By radiocemetery
Opinions please, Is one of the Zuiko 200 teles to...

Opinions please, Is one of the Zuiko 200 teles to be preferred over the other based on image sharpness or contrast? There are a lot more 200 f4 lenses to be had compared to the 200 f5 as stated...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,285
Posted By radiocemetery
I have successfully used Windex glass cleaner. In...

I have successfully used Windex glass cleaner. In extreme cases I have resorted to Naptha or lighter fluid as Steve (250swb) suggests.

Steve W.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-31-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 52,498
Posted By radiocemetery
I regret selling my 1966 Ducati Diana Mk3....

I regret selling my 1966 Ducati Diana Mk3. Although it was a rational decision to sell, being rational isn't always rewarding, it is only being rational.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,733
Posted By radiocemetery
I hope it doesn't smell or taste like old...

I hope it doesn't smell or taste like old vulcanite.:rolleyes: But I am sure it must have that glowing aftertaste.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By radiocemetery
After a trip to Greece and having my Fuji film...

After a trip to Greece and having my Fuji film scanned 8 times, I couldn't tell that my pictures were any worse than usual.

I asked for hand check on the film at each customs point and was refused...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-25-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 12,887
Posted By radiocemetery
Here is a link to a previous thread with some...

Here is a link to a previous thread with some results from my Vitomatic II and those of others too.


http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52186


i have noticed that the Vitomatic...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2011
Replies: 109
Views: 8,089
Posted By radiocemetery
Why bother with digital when you can have a FED2?...

Why bother with digital when you can have a FED2? :)
Forum: Off Topic 03-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By radiocemetery
a glorified golf cart

a glorified golf cart
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-16-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 23,226
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks for the post and information, fates. I am...

Thanks for the post and information, fates. I am going to order one of these and besides I can use the "work Lamp" aspect too. My eyes need all the help they can get!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,208
Posted By radiocemetery
Don't forget the various Retinas. The folders are...

Don't forget the various Retinas. The folders are very small and you can have a rangefinder too or selenium meters in the later ones. The Schneider Xenar and Xenons are very good. Inexpensive too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,581
Posted By radiocemetery
That guy in the first shot must have been really...

That guy in the first shot must have been really desperate for his coffee! Nice results for sure.
Steve
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,340
Posted By radiocemetery
I saw a camera top plate translated from Japanese...

I saw a camera top plate translated from Japanese as a "gunboat". Haven't got that one figured out yet. Maybe it was a Canon?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,340
Posted By radiocemetery
Another link for removing the top plate and...

Another link for removing the top plate and rangefinder assembly:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asahi-net.or.jp%2F~rd2h-ari%2F35ML_BUNKAI.htm&anno=2
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,340
Posted By radiocemetery
Here is a link. I hope this works for you,...

Here is a link. I hope this works for you, Greyscale.

http://sendai.cool.ne.jp/ayanoshippo/restoa_14.html


Steve
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,340
Posted By radiocemetery
The front element can be removed by using a pin...

The front element can be removed by using a pin type spanner to engage the two holes in the trim ring where "Fujinon Fuji Photo Film Co." is printed. Further access to the shutter required removal of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 7,340
Posted By radiocemetery
I have a 35ml. Another feature is the parallax...

I have a 35ml. Another feature is the parallax correction and projected frame lines in the viewfinder. I am not sure if these were available with different lenses, but mine has the f2.8 45mm Fujinon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By radiocemetery
The camera also uses the rare and desirable 38mm...

The camera also uses the rare and desirable 38mm film! :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2010
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,293
Posted By radiocemetery
She's a beaut' , Keith. (the lens and the...

She's a beaut' , Keith. (the lens and the chicken).
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-03-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,149
Posted By radiocemetery
There was also a similar zoom finder marketed by...

There was also a similar zoom finder marketed by Argus. See this link and scroll down the page.


http://sites.google.com/site/ldtomei/accessoryrangefinders&viewfinders

Steve
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By radiocemetery
You can get all your Leica collecting done with...

You can get all your Leica collecting done with one auction! I will guess that someone will take the kit at the BIN price.

Steve
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,073
Posted By radiocemetery
Here is a link to the recent thread from over at...

Here is a link to the recent thread from over at the SLR forum about this topic.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96787
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,054
Posted By radiocemetery
I had some 400 and 200 Fuji scanned about 6 times...

I had some 400 and 200 Fuji scanned about 6 times on a recent trip to Greece and Turkey. I was denied hand inspection at the first two gates, so I let it go through with the carry on stuff for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By radiocemetery
Alright, Thanks you guys. How is your Oly RC...

Alright, Thanks you guys. How is your Oly RC John?
Steve
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By radiocemetery
When you guys are talking about using a "UV"...

When you guys are talking about using a "UV" lamp, what kind of bulb is it? Is it a blacklight bulb, a flourescent with high Kelvin, or what? Just like to know what type bulb is the most effective to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-11-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,164
Posted By radiocemetery
Hey Tom, What is the "old film stretch trick"? I...

Hey Tom, What is the "old film stretch trick"?
I like the size, feel, lenses.
I dislike the viewfinder, solved with the SBOOI, which also helps on my Retina IIa. (My eyes need all the help they can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,207
Posted By radiocemetery
Here is a link to Mark Dapoz site I mentioned...

Here is a link to Mark Dapoz site I mentioned above. This is a great resource. If you like the Olympus cameras you need to check it out. Parts diagrams for camera bodies, diagrams for Zuiko lenses,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,207
Posted By radiocemetery
Sam, Thanks for your generous offer. According to...

Sam, Thanks for your generous offer. According to the parts manuals at olympus.dementia.org, the 2n and 2s/p prisms have different part numbers. I don't know if that prism would work or not. I am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,207
Posted By radiocemetery
My OM1 falls in the serial number range of...

My OM1 falls in the serial number range of cameras that were built without foam. My OM2n is a very late 2n that looks and functions as new. I agree that John is the one to go to for the OM repairs....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,207
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks, Sug. Coming from John this is good news...

Thanks, Sug.
Coming from John this is good news indeed. Thanks so much for the link and information.

Steve
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,207
Posted By radiocemetery
Olympus OM prism replacement

Is it possible to replace a light seal foam damaged prism from an OM1 or OM2 with a good prism from an OM10?

I saw a seller on the auction site claiming this could be done. Anyone try it? This might...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-24-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,268
Posted By radiocemetery
It looks right to me. I have a Vito B and a...

It looks right to me. I have a Vito B and a Vitomatic II that appear to have the same take up spool as your Vito IIa. I use 24 exp. rolls in the Vitomatic. No problems. Haven't shot with the Vito B...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-06-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By radiocemetery
I really enjoyed the gallery featuring his...

I really enjoyed the gallery featuring his photos. What he captured reminds me of my home turf when we still had all of our old farm buildings and the farms had livestock. Great work. Thanks for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-05-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By radiocemetery
Perfect! Thanks Peter. I was afraid to use too...

Perfect! Thanks Peter. I was afraid to use too much force on this knob until I knew the correct direction. The pictures make everything clear. Thanks for your response.
Steve
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By radiocemetery
Retina I top plate question

Hi Folks,
I just got a Retina I. It is a model 148 I believe. Can someone tell me which direction to unsrew the wind on knob so I can get the raised part of the top plate off? Thanks, I may have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-01-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By radiocemetery
My IIIb has that lever. My IIIa does not.

My IIIb has that lever. My IIIa does not.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2010
Replies: 122
Views: 9,411
Posted By radiocemetery
Cool I have a pre-war Retina I coming from Mike Elek...

I have a pre-war Retina I coming from Mike Elek and an OM2n with Zuiko 50 f1.4 coming from mynikonf2 here at RFF. I got these with my "cans for cameras" recycle campaign money. That is a lot of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By radiocemetery
You have some very nice compositions. I like the...

You have some very nice compositions. I like the yellow, black, yellow Lambo shot with the pavement stripes. Is the car in the Lipscomb livery the new Fiat 500? We don't have the 500 yet.
Steve
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,923
Posted By radiocemetery
Maybe the Dept. head is just scared of the dark.

Maybe the Dept. head is just scared of the dark.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,435
Posted By radiocemetery
Akiva, you can send the Nikons to me if it will...

Akiva, you can send the Nikons to me if it will make you feel better. (I know it would make me feel better).:D

Steve
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By radiocemetery
FrankS, Nice buy on the OM2n. You can't go wrong...

FrankS,
Nice buy on the OM2n. You can't go wrong for $25. I want to get a black bodied OM2(n) next. I note that you highlighted "my first OM". Looks like more to follow here.
Steve
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By radiocemetery
Like a Telecaster, Keith. Now I know I am not...

Like a Telecaster, Keith. Now I know I am not alone.:D

Steve
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By radiocemetery
OM1 rough wind on

I was going to mention this in my previous post on this thread. I just traded a J12 lens to william lewis for an OM1 with the standard 50 1.8 lens. I really like the OM1 a lot. I think I am on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By radiocemetery
OM auctions

Hi Igor.
I bid on this auction too. The same seller had three other OM cameras. I got beat in all of the auctions!:eek: Hope you enjoy your new camera, and let us know how it works.
Steve
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-15-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 6,787
Posted By radiocemetery
Very nice. I hope to be there next year. Le Mans...

Very nice. I hope to be there next year. Le Mans is the race I have always wanted to see.

Steve
Forum: Off Topic 05-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By radiocemetery
I saw this at the Moto-Guzzi rally last summer in...

I saw this at the Moto-Guzzi rally last summer in Colorado.

"Chrome don't get you home"
Forum: Off Topic 05-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By radiocemetery
Joe, Have you seen the shirt that says "New...

Joe,
Have you seen the shirt that says "New Mexico...cleaner than regular Mexico" ?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By radiocemetery
Wasn't me, but I wish I had known about the...

Wasn't me, but I wish I had known about the auction!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 19,715
Posted By radiocemetery
I like the WollenStar hack too. Any machining...

I like the WollenStar hack too. Any machining involved? Chanyungco and Johan, let us see some images.:D
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By radiocemetery
Scott, You and that Konica are bonded for life,...

Scott, You and that Konica are bonded for life, now that you had that shutter opened up. Nice results. Tom is right about the shutter release too. You will get used to it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,475
Posted By radiocemetery
Cool Thanks for posting this and the links, Gordon....

Thanks for posting this and the links, Gordon. Tangible history here. I like the Zorki Standard too.

Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,735
Posted By radiocemetery
Pinarello built a black chrome bicycle frame in...

Pinarello built a black chrome bicycle frame in the 80s.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,889
Posted By radiocemetery
ZeissFan, I didn't know there was a closeup...

ZeissFan,
I didn't know there was a closeup attachment made for the Konica I. Is it a Konica made piece? Venchka is right about quiet too. This is the quietest camera I have, and a very soft shutter...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,889
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Scott, I have posted this link to some photos...

Hi Scott,

I have posted this link to some photos I took with my Konica I with the 2.8 Hexanon. This lens is very sharp. I don't think that you would be able to get a Konica I with the Hexanon and...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By radiocemetery
Link to the original Konica I post and Picasso's...

Link to the original Konica I post and Picasso's Harley pic.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52115&highlight=picasso%27s+harley

Steve
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By radiocemetery
Digital tuning makes finding a station very much...

Digital tuning makes finding a station very much easier, although I enjoy finding a station on the old analog radios too because it is a real process, not unlike taking photos with a film...
Forum: Off Topic 01-21-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Jamzip, I sometimes listen to Radio Havana for...

Hi Jamzip, I sometimes listen to Radio Havana for the music. I use a Sangean radio for monitoring shortwave, but I have a bunch of older radios going back to a 1937 Hallicrafters with shortwave...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 13,769
Posted By radiocemetery
I didn't know compact black light flourescents...

I didn't know compact black light flourescents were available. I will have to look around. I like your approach not only for the speed, but for the fact that there wouldn't be as much heating of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 13,769
Posted By radiocemetery
Pretty spiffy set up John. What temp (K) is the...

Pretty spiffy set up John. What temp (K) is the compact flourescent that you used? I have a 50 1.4 that would benefit from this treatment, it is noticeably yellowish brown when looking through the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 21,806
Posted By radiocemetery
smiling gecko, I guess that must be the Texas...

smiling gecko,
I guess that must be the Texas Pentax you've got there.

Steve
Forum: Other RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 7,139
Posted By radiocemetery
Nice sharp results Wayne. Looks like a cool...

Nice sharp results Wayne. Looks like a cool camera too.
Forum: Other RF 12-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 7,139
Posted By radiocemetery
I think you will like the Rokkor lenses. What...

I think you will like the Rokkor lenses. What lens is coming with the camera?
Forum: Other RF 12-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 7,139
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Wayne, Don't know if you have been to the...

Hi Wayne,

Don't know if you have been to the mediajoy site, but here is the link:

http://www.mediajoy.com/en/cla_came/minolta-a2/index.html

This page is for the Minolta A2 but according to the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By radiocemetery
Looks like a good result. Good thing you were...

Looks like a good result. Good thing you were upwind.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-08-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By radiocemetery
Look at all those cars you could work on without...

Look at all those cars you could work on without a lift and a shop full of diagnostic equipment. Where's my shade tree?

Frank, I think my favorite is the first one in this series. The garage in the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By radiocemetery
Dang..... I think I see a Valiant in the car show...

Dang..... I think I see a Valiant in the car show pic.

Nice images Frank.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks Peter, I have a IIIb that needs some...

Thanks Peter,
I have a IIIb that needs some patching of small areas. What is the name of the product that you used to patch your camera?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By radiocemetery
FPJ, Thanks. I think I am going to give it a...

FPJ,

Thanks. I think I am going to give it a try since there is nothing to lose. No doubt that the vulcanite is going to crumble as Al said above if I don't try something. If it does crumble, I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks Al and FPJ, My intention is to rebond...

Thanks Al and FPJ, My intention is to rebond without removing the vulcanite skin. I know this stuff is brittle and doesn't tolerate much handling after 70yrs. Maybe I am just trying to delay the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By radiocemetery
Leica IIIa vulcanite rebonding

I have been googling around this morning to look for a solution to loose vulcanite on my IIIa. The vulcanite is completely intact and undamaged save for the small gap under the lens mount that is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 11,199
Posted By radiocemetery
My Vitomatic II is one of my favorites. Here is a...

My Vitomatic II is one of my favorites. Here is a link to a previous thread with some results from mine.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52186

I agree with Zeissfan above about...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-21-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 5,071
Posted By radiocemetery
You can see what I did to redress an Oly 35RC...

You can see what I did to redress an Oly 35RC here:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51423

I don't have this camera anymore, someone begged me to sell it to them at a garage...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-18-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,021
Posted By radiocemetery
See: http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/ES...

See:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/ES.pdf

The Pentax lens above uses no glass, only flourite and quartz. You will need to scroll down to see the lens listings
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By radiocemetery
How could I forget, I also have a 72 Raleigh...

How could I forget, I also have a 72 Raleigh Professional with tubulars, all Nuovo Record, Brooks pro. saddle, Reynolds 531 DB tubing. I guess I have already taken it out of my thoughts as it is for...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By radiocemetery
Grytpype. Yes I think that the shellac would work...

Grytpype. Yes I think that the shellac would work for attaching shutter curtains too. I am doing some work on a FED 2 that had the curtains attached with shellac. I used alcohol to release those...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By radiocemetery
Regarding what kodaknagel and Colyn have said...

Regarding what kodaknagel and Colyn have said above, the correct solvent to dissolve shellac is alcohol. When reapplying the leather I used Indian Head gasket shellac which many auto parts stores...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-14-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,195
Posted By radiocemetery
I was looking for any new posts to Brian's thread...

I was looking for any new posts to Brian's thread and it was gone. Many members here know that Brian is a lens guru and his posts are always interesting. Why wouldn't that thread have remained where...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-14-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By radiocemetery
That's cheap,especially, as Mablo said, if they...

That's cheap,especially, as Mablo said, if they are real Leicas and not dressed up russian FEDs or Zorkis. There is lots of info. in RFF to help make that determination. If they are genuine, get them...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-05-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5,505
Posted By radiocemetery
I will have to try the hearing aid battery...

I will have to try the hearing aid battery solution in my Vivitar 35ES.

BTW, gdi, Great avatar. Takes me back it does. Your Alfa?:cool:

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By radiocemetery
I believe what you say is true Al. I have been to...

I believe what you say is true Al. I have been to places that definitely give you a sense of the history that happened there. Mesa Verde comes to mind. Westminster or The Tower of London are...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-27-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By radiocemetery
I have a rat camera. Over a year ago I bought a...

I have a rat camera. Over a year ago I bought a Leica IIIb from a member of another forum. He described the cosmetic condition as "not too bad". My description is "basket case".:eek: The functions...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By radiocemetery
Dee, I know you are doing well. I enjoy reading...

Dee,

I know you are doing well. I enjoy reading your posts. Show some Kievs and the Contax when you get a chance.:D

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Dee, Go for it. I would like to see a before...

Hi Dee,

Go for it. I would like to see a before and after picture. Keep the vibe of the camera as much as you can. You could even make new leather look as aged as the camera.:cool:

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By radiocemetery
I like "survivor " cameras. I like the history...

I like "survivor " cameras. I like the history and the stories behind them if known. The beat up cameras somehow have more appeal to me than one that is perfect and has spent its time locked in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2009
Replies: 217
Views: 10,835
Posted By radiocemetery
My first SLR was a Pentax Spotmatic, which I got...

My first SLR was a Pentax Spotmatic, which I got with 2 Takumar lenses and 1 M42 Mamiya Sekor lens. I still have the whole kit. :D

Steve
Forum: Off Topic 10-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By radiocemetery
I sold my Ducati about 30yrs. ago and stick to...

I sold my Ducati about 30yrs. ago and stick to bicycles now. I wanted to add a BMW reliability story too. This summer at Salida Colorado as my wife and I were on our way to Mesa Verde, we happened to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By radiocemetery
I have an original Leitz clamp on filter for my...

I have an original Leitz clamp on filter for my Summar that has glass with a greenish cast. The filter is marked UV on the black rim.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-18-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 32,396
Posted By radiocemetery
I just got a Retina IIa that works well, even the...

I just got a Retina IIa that works well, even the slow speeds, the Xenon is perfect. I also got a Fucica 35 ML that looks unused. :)

I stay away from cameras with anything more electronic than an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,585
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks Roger. I will look elsewhere. I may bite...

Thanks Roger. I will look elsewhere. I may bite the bullet and get the brightline type finders or the varifocal type.

Steve
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,585
Posted By radiocemetery
Voigtlander Turnit on Barnack?

Hi Everybody,

Has anyone ever tried a Voigtlander Turnit on a Barnack style camera? How good is this viewfinder? I have a Canon IIf and A Leica IIIa that would benefit from an accesory finder. All I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-24-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By radiocemetery
As has been mentioned before, get the I61 and the...

As has been mentioned before, get the I61 and the J8 too. You won't be out very much money. My I61 was unusable as received due to the yak ear wax lube, after disassembling and cleaning out the old...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-21-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks Tom. I have a couple of Summars that are...

Thanks Tom. I have a couple of Summars that are 1937 and 1934, and am looking at an Elmar from 1940. Someday it would be interesting to learn their history. Will there be any info. like this in your...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-20-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By radiocemetery
Leitz lens delivery history?

I was wondering if it is possible to discover the delivery history of a Leitz lens. In the Kugellager thread here I have seen some questions regarding camera body delivery records. Do records exist...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks for the help Rover.

Thanks for the help Rover.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By radiocemetery
I need to find one of those hoods. Never thought...

I need to find one of those hoods. Never thought of that hood working for a multitude of lenses. I now have a Canon 100 f3.5 from dexdog in the recent and continuing give away threads, that takes a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By radiocemetery
I agree that the hood is an improvement.

I agree that the hood is an improvement.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By radiocemetery
How does it do on your Bessa?

How does it do on your Bessa?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By radiocemetery
I have one too, and I think it is ugly from any...

I have one too, and I think it is ugly from any angle.:D

Haven't used it yet but this ugly puppy seems to get pretty good results from others.

Steve
Forum: Olympus RF 10-28-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 6,815
Posted By radiocemetery
Nice work Rob. It's a beauty. What is your...

Nice work Rob. It's a beauty. What is your leather? Is that the kidskin?

Steve
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-27-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By radiocemetery
Someone here at RFF posted some pics taken with...

Someone here at RFF posted some pics taken with one of the FSU collapsible 50 mm lenses that they took without having the lens fully extended into the locked position. The vignetting was pretty...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,908
Posted By radiocemetery
Makes you think twice about the thousands you can...

Makes you think twice about the thousands you can spend on equipment. I guess my philosophy is to have fun taking pictures no matter what I use, and I love seeing projects and "hacks" like...
Forum: Argus RF 10-18-2008
Replies: 25
a2b
Views: 6,316
Posted By radiocemetery
I agree about the prices on the "A" series. Here...

I agree about the prices on the "A" series. Here in the US the C3 is frequently seen at estate or garage sales for a few bucks. I haven't seen very many A series though. I have been outbid on that...
Forum: Argus RF 10-16-2008
Replies: 25
a2b
Views: 6,316
Posted By radiocemetery
Nice A2B. This model is on my list. I have a C4...

Nice A2B. This model is on my list. I have a C4 and a C3 and just gifted my son in law with another C3. I like the Argus family. This site has some good info. and a couple of pictures taken with the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By radiocemetery
Mir, Zorki 4 question

Hi FSU fans,

I just received a Mir, my first Zorki. I need to remove the top plate to clean the RF prisms and related glass. Does anyone know if the wind on knob is right or left hand threaded? In...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By radiocemetery
Lee, No, the longer leader shouldn't be a...

Lee,

No, the longer leader shouldn't be a problem. I always trim mine off a little to make it close to the original length. Post some pics from your Zorki. I am waitng for a Mir in the mail now, my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-27-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,397
Posted By radiocemetery
Sorry, I misunderstood. A shoe mounted finder...

Sorry, I misunderstood. A shoe mounted finder would be fine, I can't see washed out LCDs.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-27-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,397
Posted By radiocemetery
An optical finder would be good. I have a real...

An optical finder would be good. I have a real hard time trying to see most LCDs, especially outdoors. I think Avotius and dazedgonebye are correct above though, and I will continue to tinker and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,397
Posted By radiocemetery
Mine was first

Hi All,

I was just looking at the site posted in the OP, and what to my wondering eyes should appear! :eek:

I finished my RC project about a year ago and now this. It's funny, but I sold my...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks Kim, Your website is a great resource....

Thanks Kim,

Your website is a great resource. Come when you can.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By radiocemetery
Various well regarded web sites dealing with the...

Various well regarded web sites dealing with the FSU cameras have documented production of FED 2 cameras with red, dark blue, and green "vulcanite". Apparently none were originally produced with top...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks, Fred. If I had my eyes open I might have...

Thanks, Fred. If I had my eyes open I might have seen that link.

Sanmich, let us know how your dent repair works out.

Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By radiocemetery
I agree itf. I worked for a goldsmith friend and...

I agree itf. I worked for a goldsmith friend and he had something similar.

Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By radiocemetery
I like that anvil, Fred. Where did you get...

I like that anvil, Fred. Where did you get it?

Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By radiocemetery
Unless you have experience as a body man, hammer...

Unless you have experience as a body man, hammer blows can be hard to control. I prefer to use some plastic blocks and a vice. Use the plastic blocks for actual contact with your top plate and then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By radiocemetery
I emailed Karen with a link to that auction item....

I emailed Karen with a link to that auction item. I don't know if there is anything she can do. Perhaps the seller had permission, but I doubt it, since he did not site photoethnography.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,512
Posted By radiocemetery
We had to dissolve pre-devaluation Sterling...

We had to dissolve pre-devaluation Sterling coinage in nitric acid...

Dear Roger,

You had coinage? We had to swipe a plated spoon from mums kitchen and scrape off that thin layer of silver....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By radiocemetery
Hello writingwithlight, I use a round metal hood...

Hello writingwithlight,

I use a round metal hood on my black J8. It is aluminum with a black finish. The filter thread is 40.5 mm. My hood is marked S&W and is available from "heavystar" on that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By radiocemetery
I have a black J8. No plastic here. Mine is 1977...

I have a black J8. No plastic here. Mine is 1977 production going by the first two digits of the serial number.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,512
Posted By radiocemetery
I have a young nephew (15) who was fascinated by...

I have a young nephew (15) who was fascinated by my Voigtlander Vitomatic II. I was using it while all of the other aunts and uncles were using their digital P&Ss. I passed the camera to him and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-02-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,584
Posted By radiocemetery
Congratulations, and the price was right! I will...

Congratulations, and the price was right!

I will be moving soon and our new house has room for a darkroom in the basement. I have the enlarger and most of the stuff all ready to go.

Steve
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-29-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 8,122
Posted By radiocemetery
I would miss from the USA: sweet corn, Blues...

I would miss from the USA: sweet corn, Blues music and it's artists, Snap-On hand tools, and WWHP radio station, wide open spaces, and my farm girl wife.

from Japan: Gran Turismo IV and V (if it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By radiocemetery
BTW Colyn. This camera is the same age as you and...

BTW Colyn. This camera is the same age as you and me. I will soon be 56. So that Kiev must be good!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By radiocemetery
:eek:Stop it Colyn. I thought this might be...

:eek:Stop it Colyn. I thought this might be yours! Nice stuff and good price too. I don't need another system. I don't need another system.

Steve
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By radiocemetery
HU Kiev kit on the bay

There is a 1951 Kiev II for sale 185.00 BIN. See...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-12-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 10,394
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks Rick, Interesting post. Nice work too. I...

Thanks Rick,

Interesting post. Nice work too. I always appreciate a repair that maintains the authenticity and function of the original.

Steve
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 5,976
Posted By radiocemetery
Never having had a Nikkormat apart, here is my...

Never having had a Nikkormat apart, here is my guess;). Based on your second picture of the spring disconnected, it appears that the spring may belong in the unoccupied hole in the silver lever or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By radiocemetery
Here is a definitive answer on the XA vs 35RC....

Here is a definitive answer on the XA vs 35RC. From Karen Nakamura's photoethnography site: XA 102w x 64.5h x 40d.
From my 35RC including protrusion of the lens: 117w x72h x 54d.

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By radiocemetery
The Olympus 35RC is pretty tiny. I don't know if...

The Olympus 35RC is pretty tiny. I don't know if it is smaller than the XA though.
Forum: Olympus RF 07-21-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,737
Posted By radiocemetery
Bravo Russ, and brave Russ too. I didn't have to...

Bravo Russ, and brave Russ too. I didn't have to go this far with my 35RC. I still have most of a parts 35RC available if anyone needs something. So far this parts camera has contributed to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By radiocemetery
I have been pretty successful so far with...

I have been pretty successful so far with projects, but I like to take things apart. Have done several cameras and lenses including Argus C4, FED 2, Olympus 35RC, Konica I, FED 3.5 collapsible,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By radiocemetery
I am going to start putting an old camera or two...

I am going to start putting an old camera or two on display at my workstation. Maybe someone will come by and say, "my dad, grandma, uncle, gave me an old camera and I don't know anything about it,...
Forum: Off Topic 07-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By radiocemetery
I'm not much for politics. I think those of you...

I'm not much for politics. I think those of you in the UK are much more informed than we colonists. I had an interesting conversation with a friend in Beaconsfield some years ago. He asked about the...
Forum: Off Topic 07-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By radiocemetery
I think I knew that. Steve

I think I knew that.

Steve
Forum: Off Topic 07-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By radiocemetery
Black and white. Who's Gordon Brown?:o Steve

Black and white. Who's Gordon Brown?:o

Steve
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-05-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 13,221
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi FallisPhoto, While visiting Charleston S.C.,...

Hi FallisPhoto,

While visiting Charleston S.C., we were touring one of the old homes down by the battery. The ladies conducting the tour pointed out some damage to some of the interior walls caused...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-03-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks for the responses. I get more satisfaction...

Thanks for the responses. I get more satisfaction using the older equipment when I know some of the history behind it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-03-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By radiocemetery
Xenon, Leitz and Schneider

Hello lens historians,

I have been trying to find info. about the Xenon lens. Dante Stella says that Leitz obtained the rights to produce the Xenon. Does anyone know if this was the Schneider...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By radiocemetery
Roger, I didn't know about the oxidation of...

Roger,

I didn't know about the oxidation of glass causing that rainbow look. both of my Summars display this self coating, but I have a 1937 Schnieder Xenon on a Certo Dollina that is water clear...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2008
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,775
Posted By radiocemetery
Is this a paint product or some kind of oxidizing...

Is this a paint product or some kind of oxidizing finish that a gunsmith might use?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2008
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,775
Posted By radiocemetery
Looks very nice Leo. Appears to be well worth the...

Looks very nice Leo. Appears to be well worth the time and effort.

Steve
Forum: Other RF 06-26-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 8,693
Posted By radiocemetery
Errorlogin, I am not sure of the number of...

Errorlogin,

I am not sure of the number of surfaces, but I was counting all the surfaces, both sides of each individual element. What I have is a Vitomatic II. Fortunately, I haven't needed to take...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-26-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,200
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Tom, That bottom plate shown on this camera...

Hi Tom,

That bottom plate shown on this camera isn't correct for a IIIc either, is it? Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Steve
Forum: Other RF 06-25-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 8,693
Posted By radiocemetery
Thanks errorlogin, I cleaned my Vitomatic II in...

Thanks errorlogin,

I cleaned my Vitomatic II in the same way as you described when I purchased the camera. If I remember correctly, there are 16 or 17 air to glass surfaces that can all contribute...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 6,449
Posted By radiocemetery
Camera is a beauty, and good results too. I would...

Camera is a beauty, and good results too. I would keep it.

Steve
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By radiocemetery
I use a real soft and worn out tooth brush to...

I use a real soft and worn out tooth brush to loosen the debris, then a vacuum with computer cleaning attachments to pick it up. Works pretty good for me.

Steve
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,826
Posted By radiocemetery
Keep up the good avatars, and photos. Steve

Keep up the good avatars, and photos.

Steve
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,826
Posted By radiocemetery
Well, I thought there was some resemblance. See...

Well, I thought there was some resemblance. See here.

http://atlasf1.autosport.com/2000/ger/preview/books.html

Besides the beard, Denis, like you, had opinions.;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,826
Posted By radiocemetery
Sorry for this impertinent question, Richard, but...

Sorry for this impertinent question, Richard, but the helmet and goggles prompted me to ask if you might be related to Denis Jenkinson? Denis of Motor Sport fame.

Steve
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By radiocemetery
Ditto xayraa33, Naptha or lighter fluid for old...

Ditto xayraa33, Naptha or lighter fluid for old grease. Windex for glass.

Steve
Forum: Olympus RF 06-11-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,737
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Christopher, Take a look at a thread titled...

Hi Christopher,

Take a look at a thread titled "35RC disassembly". Rob Scumaci is the original poster and has provided some great pictures of the process. The battery tray issue is discussed also....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By radiocemetery
Here is a Korean site about M42 with lots of...

Here is a Korean site about M42 with lots of pictures posted from Pentax, Zeiss, Fuji, FSU, etc., lenses. Check this one...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By radiocemetery
Looks good dee. I agree that you should go ahead...

Looks good dee. I agree that you should go ahead and recover your cameras. It's a fun project and gives a satisfying result. Post more pics of your projects when you complete them. I need a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By radiocemetery
Neil Young special edition?

Neil Young special edition?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,295
Posted By radiocemetery
Digitalintrigue, I agree that for a restoration...

Digitalintrigue, I agree that for a restoration you want to repair the imperfections of the camera as far as possible. For a resto. I fill dents, pits, and scratches. Right now I am faced with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,295
Posted By radiocemetery
I suggest that once the chrome is gone, don't...

I suggest that once the chrome is gone, don't bother trying to strip the nickel. You can use a self etching primer on any bare metal. Some primers, referred to as "high build', or "surfacers" are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-31-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,295
Posted By radiocemetery
I stripped the chrome from the top and bottom...

I stripped the chrome from the top and bottom plates of an Olympus 35RC using reverse plating. For a "tank" I used a 2 gallon plastic bucket about half full of water with some table salt dissolved...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-30-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Akiva S., You probably should sell it and the...

Hi Akiva S., You probably should sell it and the IIIa.... to me please.:D
Steve
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By radiocemetery
What do you say Brian? I have a Summar waiting...

What do you say Brian? I have a Summar waiting for me to clean the haze too. Maybe I will do a before and after comparo.

John, nice photos, can't wait to try my Summar
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 10,008
Posted By radiocemetery
Nicely done Justin. Good explanation and...

Nicely done Justin. Good explanation and excellent photos.
Steve West
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-25-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 10,008
Posted By radiocemetery
Your pictures alone have inspired me to clean my...

Your pictures alone have inspired me to clean my work bench! :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By radiocemetery
I would like to see your results also, Brian. I...

I would like to see your results also, Brian. I have been considering a Flexaret to compliment my Yashica C. They look nice in Cupog's sales. Did you have a good experience with Cupog?

Steve
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-21-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By radiocemetery
Hello maniclamb, Check to see if one end or the...

Hello maniclamb,

Check to see if one end or the other of the meter's armature has become dislodged from it's pivot point. This could have happened if the camera had been dropped. Also check to see...
Forum: Argus RF 05-16-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,988
Posted By radiocemetery
Sure it counts as a repair. The rangefinder adj....

Sure it counts as a repair. The rangefinder adj. on the C is very touchy, especially the horizontal adjustment. Do the horizontal first and then the vertical. Just follow Oleson's instuctions and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By radiocemetery
Glad you got this Tom. I thought the camera I...

Glad you got this Tom. I thought the camera I referred to in the original post of this thread and the ones you posted recently in the Kugellager thread were the same. I still have the bay ad....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 6,007
Posted By radiocemetery
Your pictures have a real 3 dimensional quality....

Your pictures have a real 3 dimensional quality. I especially like the chalk artist and the outside cafe. Pretty sure I am going to have to get one of these. Thanks for posting.

Steve
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By radiocemetery
Hi Frank, I always figure I have a successful...

Hi Frank,
I always figure I have a successful camera overhaul if I don't have any parts left over. It looks like you did well.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By radiocemetery
This is interesting. I have a roll of film in my...

This is interesting. I have a roll of film in my FED 2 with a FED collapsible lens mounted that has some pretty well polished aperature blades. I will soon know if I will have this flare problem too....
Forum: Off Topic 04-28-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By radiocemetery
Wow! Very impressive indeed. And I thought...

Wow! Very impressive indeed. And I thought painting a camera was a project. Good luck with the launch Kim, it looks great.

Steve West
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-28-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By radiocemetery
Just got my darkroom equipment, but it isn't set...

Just got my darkroom equipment, but it isn't set up yet. Thanks for this offer Archivist and PM sent.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By radiocemetery
Chippy, I agree. This auction stinks like three...

Chippy, I agree. This auction stinks like three day old fish.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By radiocemetery
let us know.

let us know.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By radiocemetery
Kugellager or ? Kinda suspicious

Take a look at this from that auction site on a 3 day auction. Seller has feedback of 7. Not very good pictures. What do you think? Where are you Tom and Leo...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,763
Posted By radiocemetery
Tom, In keeping with the age of your camera, you...

Tom,

In keeping with the age of your camera, you could approach the dent repair in the same way the old time body men did. You could flow some solder into the dents and then sand down the solder to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-17-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 13,221
Posted By radiocemetery
I have stated this before in a previous thread....

I have stated this before in a previous thread. When I worked in an auto factory paint shop, after top coat application or primer application, car bodies were sent through ovens at 350F for at least...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-16-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 13,221
Posted By radiocemetery
I used reverse electrolysis to strip the chrome...

I used reverse electrolysis to strip the chrome from the top and bottom plates of an Olympus 35RC in preparation for painting. The chrome did come off but quite a bit of the nickel remained. I used a...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-16-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By radiocemetery
:)He looks like trouble to me.

:)He looks like trouble to me.
Forum: Olympus RF 04-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By radiocemetery
Since my oldest daughter just got married, I may...

Since my oldest daughter just got married, I may become a grandpa too. She is a real photographer, I just have fun with cameras. I started getting a few old cameras after I became interested in them...
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