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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 921
Views: 78,141
So I caved recently. After all the coverage of...

So I caved recently. After all the coverage of the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, the idea of trying 70mm remained in mind. This arrived today with matching serial numbers, and approximately five feet...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 957
That's because many bloggers and collective...

That's because many bloggers and collective group-think response to inter web hype persuades the easily-influenced that they *must* have a 2.8 or 3.5 F series, and nothing else will do.

The F...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 8,781
Hi Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. To sort your...

Hi
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.

To sort your camera focus, first, you'll need to re-set the infinity stop relative to the actual focus point of the lens. (Don't be concerned about the rangefinder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,427
500C/M; 80mm Planar f/2.8; Fuji Velvia...

500C/M; 80mm Planar f/2.8; Fuji Velvia 50


https://live.staticflickr.com/535/31648130972_5013df2ab3_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,201
Took a look, and persevered for a few minutes,...

Took a look, and persevered for a few minutes, but quickly found I prefer a Talking Heads video to a talking head video.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum. From your...

Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
From your description of the meter behaviour it suggests a loss of linearity across its measuring range so it's possible the output of the cell is being affected by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 301
No, the lens has nothing at all to do with the...

No, the lens has nothing at all to do with the camera body. Nothing except it's attached to it, and connected via a drive key way...

This is the sort of fault that is honestly impossible to diagnose...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,669
I should elaborate perhaps that I appreciated...

I should elaborate perhaps that I appreciated your response, Bill—thank you. And I quite agree that, using wider angle lenses means the finder magnification is less critical. That said, James's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,669
With respect, that is not the same thing at all...

With respect, that is not the same thing at all as RF system accuracy. Hence my query.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,669
Could you elaborate please? I don't really follow...

Could you elaborate please? I don't really follow how the accuracy of an interchangeable lens rangefinder camera can vary according to the lens fitted to it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
The Minolta angle finder is a quality piece of...

The Minolta angle finder is a quality piece of kit. When I spotted one for sale locally for just a few dollars last year I grabbed it.

A few years ago I handled the sale of a number of ALPA 35mm...
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 664
I developed my first roll through the Prominent...

I developed my first roll through the Prominent on Friday, from my dwindling stock of 35mm Acros 100. I processed it in ID-11 1 + 3 for around 16.5 minutes (20C). Previously it had accompanied me to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
Hi Dan, I only have a few Rokkor lenses, really....

Hi Dan,
I only have a few Rokkor lenses, really. I was given maybe a dozen MC/MD mount lenses maybe ten years ago (including some duplicates which I gave away to friends or family), and I ignored...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Radu Lesaru will repair Contax rangefinders....

Radu Lesaru will repair Contax rangefinders. Although best known as an ALPA specialist, there are not many cameras he's not prepared to work on, even quite rare and collectable types such as Ducati...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,669
I don't recall that, but some years ago Clapton...

I don't recall that, but some years ago Clapton was famously photographed using a rangefinder with the lens cap still in place.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,399
Although Delta 100 is sharper, the extremely fine...

Although Delta 100 is sharper, the extremely fine grain of Pan F Plus in many developers means it's still capable of high resolution. But it does like to be developed fairly promptly. A few weeks is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 580
It will probably help to know where you are...

It will probably help to know where you are located because postage costs and perhaps even customs charges might influence where it's viable to send items for repair. Welcome to Rangefinder Forum.
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 664
That's kind of you to say so—thank you! I...

That's kind of you to say so—thank you!

I particularly wanted one of the two Prominent variants made with strap lugs fitted, but before the accessory shoe was integrated into the top cover. The only...
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 664
After wanting one for over a decade, I finally...

After wanting one for over a decade, I finally bought a Prominent last month which came with three lenses: 50mm Ultron; 35mm Skoparon and 100mm Dynaron. It arrived from overseas just before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Is there a particular reason you can't develop...

Is there a particular reason you can't develop and scan or print yourself? You've made it pretty clear you love the kit you already have. If that's the case don't give up so easily—find a way to make...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,401
Charles, Ilford's suggested method for washing...

Charles, Ilford's suggested method for washing will avoid this issue completely, and save water in the process. I fill a 20 litre tub with clean, filtered 20C water. Simple and effective. More...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,652
Welcome. I would suggest looking to the 35mm and...

Welcome.
I would suggest looking to the 35mm and 85mm Pro-Tessar lenses in the first instance. The 115mm can be sharp if stopped down, but a bit less so wide open at infinity, and its minimum focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,357
Left field possibility. Apart from lens speed,...

Left field possibility.
Apart from lens speed, something from this camera family seems to tick all your boxes.
https://www.35mmc.com/05/08/2016/konica-genba-kantoku-28wb/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Barry, I mostly use vintage cameras so my...

Barry, I mostly use vintage cameras so my solution is simple, affordable and effective—I fit my cameras to a vintage tripod. I have a heavy duty and a lightweight tripod both made by Linhof, and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,652
Congratulations. The Contaflex III was the first...

Congratulations. The Contaflex III was the first model to implement unitary lens focusing. It's one of the less common models, too. From memory perhaps 20,000 units?

There are some incompatibilities...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,483
The theory is important, obviously—but the...

The theory is important, obviously—but the reality of manufacturing a rangefinder camera system can't be overlooked, either. In an ideal world, if production tolerances were perfect magnification...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
I think that after years of being overlooked they...

I think that after years of being overlooked they are the subject of discussions more frequently in recent years, their reputation as an excellent camera with great build that uses a superb range of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
Yes I must admit I'm intrigued. It may well get...

Yes I must admit I'm intrigued. It may well get fitted to a 101 just as it is for a few shots next time I have a roll loaded in one (which is never very far away for me, I love using them)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
Thank you so much Dan, for that link. I always...

Thank you so much Dan, for that link. I always seem to forget the Rokkorfiles web pages. What a great resource that site is.

Do you have the 200mm f/2.8? I know how much you like your Rokkor glass....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 606
I did have a quick listen to the two videos you...

I did have a quick listen to the two videos you linked. I'd suggest all is well. If I'm not mistaken the sound you're querying that you can hear when the shutter is cocked, is the speed escapement...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 606
It's nearly 5am so I'll be brief but you can...

It's nearly 5am so I'll be brief but you can absolutely set the shutter speed with your 2.8D before or after winding on and cocking it. It has a version of the Synchro-Compur which won't be damaged...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
Gosh that was a poor photo wasn't it—sorry,...

Gosh that was a poor photo wasn't it—sorry, Will—I'm hopeless shooting with a phone screen. Yes, it is a 200mm f/2.8 (slightly better pic below). There's some fungus, but I am able to disassemble the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
I rummaged around through some boxes of sundry...

I rummaged around through some boxes of sundry cameras and lenses—in amongst a Plaubel Makina, Nikon F, a couple of folding Bessas and (unwell) Vitessa among other items, were a total of four Rokkor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
I'm wondering, please, if anyone can speak to the...

I'm wondering, please, if anyone can speak to the relative virtues of the various Rokkor lens offerings in the 200mm focal length? The only one I have used to date is the 200mm f/4.5, and it's the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Usually strips of velvet. Of the currently widely...

Usually strips of velvet. Of the currently widely available types the Kodak strips tend to peel off the cassettes the cleanest, if desired for re-purposing.

I've always recycled emptied pre-loaded...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,148
There are plenty of cameras that are harder to...

There are plenty of cameras that are harder to load than an F. A Barnack for starters. I'm sorry, but I really don't see what the problem is. Clunky is relative. Lock the mirror up and the F shutter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 392
120 & 4 x 5" Ektachrome Available 20/12/2019

Details:
https://kosmofoto.com/2019/12/kodak-ektachrome-100-120-and-4x5-out-this-month-in-japan/?fbclid=IwAR0X0e7nLgXLPvqNtMN5oHjurkXRro5qSI9zRu6NtIodeGcosI4peYlDTIo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
I'm happy to use my Praktinas as they are but, if...

I'm happy to use my Praktinas as they are but, if the spring motor is attached it converts the operation of the mechanism to instant return mirror.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
My Praktinas have been very good to me. I realise...

My Praktinas have been very good to me. I realise some owners have had some issues with theirs but mine have been trouble free, and their build and finish is superb. I'm fond of Exaktas, too, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Yes Jim is correct. That's not a mirror issue....

Yes Jim is correct. That's not a mirror issue. The first curtain is running too slow and hence, instead of a correct slit width across the whole film gate the distance between the travelling curtains...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Aircraft vibration? Yes well that's as may be....

Aircraft vibration? Yes well that's as may be. But I suspect a Titan II launch vehicle must have vibrated considerably more than a commercial aircraft, and yet the Contarex did alright after a ride...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Yes, several Contaflexes, starting with the...

Yes, several Contaflexes, starting with the Rapid, and the Contarexes all used the feature from around the late 1950s. Your comment is perceptive though because, as you say they'd previously used a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
It's nice to see that Leitz weren't too proud to...

It's nice to see that Leitz weren't too proud to borrow a few design cues from Zeiss Ikon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
I have an M3 here that's crapped itself. Locked...

I have an M3 here that's crapped itself. Locked up completely. I suspect the shutter may have ingested some light sealing material. On the plus side, it has a good viewfinder, is reasonably clean,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 700
I think perhaps you've touched on a possible...

I think perhaps you've touched on a possible solution above. The opposite of what you've mentioned may be worth considering. Ie starting with a slower film type and rating it at a lower exposure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Ahh—FP4+! Sorry. Much better choice than HP4,...

Ahh—FP4+! Sorry. Much better choice than HP4, IMHO.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Ilford HP4 is a very old film that expired many a...

Ilford HP4 is a very old film that expired many a long year ago. You can't really draw any conclusions about inconsistencies from such ancient film. Why not try some fresh HP5 Plus, instead?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Perhaps you should report the listings, then?

Perhaps you should report the listings, then?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 905
The "View All Revisions" link on a listing page...

The "View All Revisions" link on a listing page is there for a reason. The same seller has other listings for the Titan version. They most likely got the description mixed up, and have since fixed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 472
A correctly adjusted lens will project collimated...

A correctly adjusted lens will project collimated light when focused to infinity. So when two properly calibrated cameras are aligned lens to lens the effect will be a sharp image of the film target...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 472
I would not recommend using a split wedge screen...

I would not recommend using a split wedge screen to inspect the lens focus at the film plane. A plain ground glass, providing it is resting on the film rails may be harder to read but it will never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 7,742
As good a hypothesis as anything else I've read....

As good a hypothesis as anything else I've read. Truth is, despite claims of "evidence" and so on, none of us actually *know* why this product is being made in the UK, to what extent, and for how...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Good idea—perhaps he can re-set the rangefinder...

Good idea—perhaps he can re-set the rangefinder with his hammer? ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 7,742
I quite like Delta 100, but the suggested...

I quite like Delta 100, but the suggested reciprocity times for Acros II are consistent with the original, and that is nothing like the Delta 100 reciprocity curve (or to be more accurate, as with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,060
I sold a IIIf with 5cm Summitar to a friend not...

I sold a IIIf with 5cm Summitar to a friend not so long ago, the lens was fitted with a Leitz UV filter that screwed straight into the front threads, without any adapter. Perhaps it depends on the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,009
It is "on topic" for this thread and its...

It is "on topic" for this thread and its participants...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,009
Just be grateful you're not a "midget",...

Just be grateful you're not a "midget", Joe.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
I'd find it more interesting to see what the lens...

I'd find it more interesting to see what the lens looks like using film, perhaps you will share some images in this thread eventually? Congratulations on your purchase.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
I never tried, Peter, but they did have a...

I never tried, Peter, but they did have a reputation! I used to make light work of firing up my 900 desmo twin, but don't think my knees would be up to trying a 441 any more.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Fuji Superia 400 colour negative in a Zeiss...

Fuji Superia 400 colour negative in a Zeiss Contaflex Super BC & 50mm...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 915
"...according to the I N T E R N E T Z..." Oh...

"...according to the I N T E R N E T Z..."
Oh well OK, case closed, then.

You miss my point entirely. I'm not disputing your reported findings from your own cameras. I don't have access to yours, to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 915
What's the voltage of the various cells under...

What's the voltage of the various cells under load? How did you ensure the light value remained constant between tests? Did you rest the cells after bright light readings? Etc. Your four camera...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Is there a reason the 3.5cm Elmar wouldn't be a...

Is there a reason the 3.5cm Elmar wouldn't be a candidate? Definitely small and the few images I've made with one seemed sharp enough. A Schneider 35mm Xenogon f/2.8 I tried also struck me as being...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 786
Erik, the 5cm Summar is one of the very few Leitz...

Erik,
the 5cm Summar is one of the very few Leitz lenses I have worked on, but it was years ago, so I have forgotten most of the details (although, I note for the benefit of certain others reading...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 786
What's the camera involved? And how many other...

What's the camera involved? And how many other lenses have been found to focus accurately across their whole focusing ranges?

I'm asking this to try and narrow down the exact source of the focus...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 786
Yes, those are all excellent points, too. In the...

Yes, those are all excellent points, too. In the particular case of a rangefinder (one that's sophisticated enough to offer the adjustment) if I was unable to finally reconcile coincident focusing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 786
It's harder to see minute variations at infinity,...

It's harder to see minute variations at infinity, but not impossible. I definitely think that practice helps, because I've been doing it for years and I am definitely better at it now than I was at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 786
I agree, 50 metres for a 50mm lens is so close to...

I agree, 50 metres for a 50mm lens is so close to infinity if not at it that splitting it seems almost impossible.

In terms of checking infinity focus the key is absolutely an 8 x or higher power...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 816
There are some good tips mentioned in this thread...

There are some good tips mentioned in this thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169604) but you are already onto the need to keep reels clean and dry, the importance of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 786
What does the focus look like at infinity? If...

What does the focus look like at infinity? If it's substantially off at close range, one would expect infinity to be less than acceptable also, and this should be your starting point. Also: does the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Thanks very much, everyone. Much appreciated....

Thanks very much, everyone. Much appreciated. Wouldn't have worked that out myself. Here's a search result I found with your suggestions (an unrelated eBay listing with images and description)....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 507
What Is This?

Looking at the very fine adjustments built into it, I suspect it's some type of close focusing accessory. But for what camera, lens, or application, I have no idea. It came in a lot of miscellaneous...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,508
The thread starter posted 2 1/2 years ago. One...

The thread starter posted 2 1/2 years ago. One hopes the matter has already been resolved one way or another. On another note shutters may share internals but the time needed to access them can vary....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Post You're quite right that certain designs have...

You're quite right that certain designs have incompatible settings. Eg Compur Rapid types may prohibit use of the self timer with the maximum speed that needs a booster spring, (1/400 or 1/500, for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
In the course of selling a variety of cameras...

In the course of selling a variety of cameras from a collection I had occasion to shoot with several Leicas, notably a IIIf and IIIg. Both excellent cameras. But there was a Reid III in need of some...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2,021
First check the lens at infinity using a ground...

First check the lens at infinity using a ground glass. Don't assume your alignment target for the rangefinder (Ie. the focus of the lens) is correct. It probably will be OK but this is an old camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Unless the mechanism has been forced, it's...

Unless the mechanism has been forced, it's unlikely the self timer can't be persuaded to run well. Although timer mechanisms in older shutters are sometimes demonised by users who claim they're...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Me either, Nathan, but a quick look at the images...

Me either, Nathan, but a quick look at the images suggests you're probably right.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Ungainly? Best not mention the delights of...

Ungainly? Best not mention the delights of loading a screw mount, or the separate viewfinders for framing and rangefinder then. How quaint. But hey, Leica eventually got there with the M3 in 1953. It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Being an F series the finder is easily removed. I...

Being an F series the finder is easily removed. I would expect that articulating the sports finder with the finder off the camera, ought to make the reason for the failure of the mirror to resume the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 921
Views: 78,141
So did anyone here get this one?

So did anyone here get this one?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Unless your model is very old (pre-war for...

Unless your model is very old (pre-war for example) the Bay I size will be correct for Rolleicord models III—Vb + all later Rolleiflex 75mm Tessar models, up to and including the T—Ie. the linked set...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 684
People charge money for those? My local labs...

People charge money for those? My local labs happily give me as many spent cassettes as I can carry out the door, free. I've had no problems re-loading them. Last time I processed black & white for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Two points. One—for loading any roll easily onto...

Two points.
One—for loading any roll easily onto a Paterson reel it must be clean. If brand new they will work nicely for a while. But sooner or later chemical residues will induce the film to jam on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,098
Considering the work involved in doing proper...

Considering the work involved in doing proper servicing to a Rolleiflex that's really not a bad price at all. For instance it's not particularly complicated but can be time consuming to adjust the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 575
The SX-70 Sonar excels. Technically interesting...

The SX-70 Sonar excels. Technically interesting but I doubt it's the type of SLR you're after.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
I prefer Tri-X or HP5+ to either Delta 400 or...

I prefer Tri-X or HP5+ to either Delta 400 or Tmax 400 (partly because it is what I am used to, perhaps) so I rarely use either of the latter. But I've found Delta 100, which I have shot more of to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Hi Peter, I'm always interested in seeing a...

Hi Peter,
I'm always interested in seeing a classic Triumph myself—but as I was quite restricted in my photo opportunities by the many visitors to the hall admiring the bikes, I didn't get any of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 770
I've never cleaned Kiev optics but I certainly...

I've never cleaned Kiev optics but I certainly have cleaned a few Contax II optics. There are a multitude of internal optical surfaces that comprise the viewfinder/rangefinder system. In my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 456
The service manual is available online Nick. If...

The service manual is available online Nick. If you have trouble finding it, let me know.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 548
I am travelling presently—but I can consult the...

I am travelling presently—but I can consult the relevant chart of lens coverages in my previously-mentioned Linhof reference book for you if you'd like when I return home early next week....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 548
What an exquisite piece of kit. I'd probably have...

What an exquisite piece of kit. I'd probably have the 2x3" Super Technika but the Tech 70 is a gorgeous and unique-looking model. And the meter works, too. Doesn't get better.

I sort of fell into a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 548
It's a Technika 70—why would they need to cover...

It's a Technika 70—why would they need to cover 4x5"? The camera can't shoot it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,068
Paterson reel set to 135 needs 290ml to immerse...

Paterson reel set to 135 needs 290ml to immerse (say 300).
At 1 + 3 300/4 = 75ml of stock. 1000ml/75 = 13 rolls or as I said previously, a darned sight more than 8. I don't do ounces sorry, but...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,068
Unless you're pushing, or developing v high speed...

Unless you're pushing, or developing v high speed film, a litre of D-76 will process a darned sight more than 8 x 135. When appropriate I'll use 1 + 3 or 1 + 1 (ID-11, but the two are nearly...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 6,070
Hi Chris, It's basically up to me to set a price...

Hi Chris,
It's basically up to me to set a price as it is a part of a lot—but that will depend on how the repair turns out. But if it succeeds as a repaired example it would be well under normal...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 6,070
Chris, I might have a 3.5cm screw mount finder...

Chris, I might have a 3.5cm screw mount finder (genuine Leitz) for you in a week or two cheapish. It's in pieces, literally, down to the last screw, housing, spacer, lens and piece of bare glass. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Steve, I am astonished that it was all being...

Steve, I am astonished that it was all being thrown out with the trash. So wasteful not to pass it on to someone who might want it. Fortunately the refuse site monitors deliveries and actively...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
I've been keeping an eye out for a OM-1 for a...

I've been keeping an eye out for a OM-1 for a while after foolishly passing up an opportunity to get one at a good price a couple of years ago. I've had a FTL for some years and was interested to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,558
One of the best arguments against implementing...

One of the best arguments against implementing the suggestion. Rangefinder Forum isn't every other forum. I find the combination of knowledge, experience and intelligence manifested by its members...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
35mm Curtagon = f/2.8 35mm PA-Curtagon = f/4.

35mm Curtagon = f/2.8
35mm PA-Curtagon = f/4.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
It does. There is a conventional version of the...

It does.

There is a conventional version of the 35mm Curtagon, the one I believe you have been interested in—and a shift version that permits up to 7 millimetres of rise, fall or cross—the 35mm...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Red face I don't know, sorry. My Curtagon is a 35mm...

I don't know, sorry. My Curtagon is a 35mm PA-Curtagon f/4 in 35mm ALPA bayonet mount. But, if you can adapt an M42 mount lens to Xpan, a 35mm lens has fairly forgiving depth of field...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Yes, the standard 35mm Curtagon has a f/2.8...

Yes, the standard 35mm Curtagon has a f/2.8 maximum aperture.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Interesting you say that. I have the 35mm...

Interesting you say that. I have the 35mm PA-Curtagon shift version, a lens that gets a variety of opinions, positive or negative on the web. I wasn't planning to buy that one, but as soon as I saw...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
The films sold as 3200 have an actual speed...

The films sold as 3200 have an actual speed somewhat less than that. Rating them at EI 6400 constitutes more than a one stop push.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Definitely worth a try prior to getting out your...

Definitely worth a try prior to getting out your drill bits. It might just work. Absolutely don't use too much. Last thing you want is excess creeping between the cover and adapter threads. That...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Doug, I'd quite like to hear it running at some...

Doug, I'd quite like to hear it running at some point. I think I'd like the sound it makes. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Another couple of images from the Richmond...

Another couple of images from the Richmond motorcycle display.
Here's the Black Lightning again in the foreground. Behind it are several other machines belonging to the same owner—two more Vincents,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 344
nobbysparrow can probably supply you with one if...

nobbysparrow can probably supply you with one if you're actively seeking to purchase another (you did mention Micro-Tools being out of stock). Personally I'd prefer to buy from him. Micro-Tools are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 921
Views: 78,141
Hewes 70mm Auto Film Loader Listing

No association whatsoever with the seller (I'm in Tasmania, they're, apparently, in Utah) but a heads up for contributors to this thread, as they may well be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 568
That possibility did cross my mind. F series were...

That possibility did cross my mind. F series were available new with or without meters. A kit consisting of a matched meter cell and meter galvanometer unit were available for owners of un-metered F...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Yes, the earlier Synchro-Compur worked like the...

Yes, the earlier Synchro-Compur worked like the Compur Rapid in its speed selection. So setting 1/500 when cocked is not recommended. Between 1/250 and 1/20 or 1/25 (and 1/10 to 1s) the cam has no...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Harry is the best there is as far as Rollei...

Harry is the best there is as far as Rollei service is concerned. If the camera was serviced a couple of years ago it should be fine. Unfortunately, this is a query that's intrinsically hard to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 568
The booster spring shutter was not used in the F...

The booster spring shutter was not used in the F series though. Hence there should be little difference selecting 1/500 compared to any other speed and it does not matter whether the shutter is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
It's been a while since I've developed. But...

It's been a while since I've developed. But earlier this year I made my annual pilgrimage to the British Motorcycle Club of Tasmania's annual display at Richmond not far from Hobart. Although it's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,822
It was a T model and featured for a couple of...

It was a T model and featured for a couple of minutes during a scene on a ferry across Bosphorus, from memory.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,972
Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for...

Thanks for the heads up. I mostly only use it for very old films or pushing certain types such as HP5+. Think I'll order a litre now.

I did read the thread at APUG (Photrio now I think). It was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 856
We should have a coffee some time when you're in...

We should have a coffee some time when you're in Hobart, Marty, if you hang around the capital at all on the way to the coast. You too of course, Nick.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 734
True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading...

True, Jon, but for the benefit of those reading who are still feeling their way through these concepts—it may be worth emphasising that, regardless of the actual linear distance at which a longer or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer...

Kodak's published data sheet for the film refer to a range of EXPOSURE INDICES for the film. The only EI referenced for the 85b filter you mention is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 325
They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You...

They would be for ASA 250 & 320 respectively. You can't "rate" an ISO 500 film at "ISO" 325. The ISO is 500 as it was, presumably, set in accordance with the relevant standard? You can however expose...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a...

Yes, incredibly innovative and still very much a desirable camera today, but one with a reputation for being problematic. The suggested people were mentioned with this fact very much in mind. Please...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Do you like the establishment? Enough to give...

Do you like the establishment? Enough to give them a donation of $776? Because having paid them once for a repair that didn't succeed, and then have them deny all responsibility for the quality of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in...

Have you enquired with Newton Ellis? They're in your country and can repair a wide range of mechanisms. Otherwise, the first person I'd suggest is Radu Lesaru at 3r camera in New York. He's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 525
I may have taken your first post too literally...

I may have taken your first post too literally Peter—apologies for that. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 525
I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica...

I thought we were discussing issues with a Leica M6. If you want to introduce visoflex lenses into the equation, we are no longer dealing with a rangefinder calibration query.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Is the infinity marking an estimate?

Is the infinity marking an estimate?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be...

Thanks, Erik. Crazy stuff. The owner ought to be pretty happy with that, I think. Unfortunately, I don't get to keep it all myself. I'm astonished it fetched very nearly $24k Aussie dollars....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 595
More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes...

More on split wedge RF SLR screens and what makes them optically good, and not so good, courtesy of Marc Bergman. In terms of calibrating a lens focus reliably, despite the disadvantages involved in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part...

I listed a Super-Six on eBay ten days ago as part of a collection I was asked to sell, and much to my surprise it's gone absolutely mental, it is almost at AUS $20k now, and not done yet. I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical...

Yes "perfect" is very much a philosophical construct, whenever you up the resolution far enough of any measuring system, that which previously seemed "perfect" will be revealed not to be so. My use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 687
My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has...

My friend Kelly-Shane Fuller from Oregon has spent quite a lot of time on this. He's become reasonably well-known as a result. I'm sure he mentioned recently he was doing a workshop for people...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Too easy! No shims needed. Scroll through your...

Too easy!
No shims needed.

Scroll through your video to the 32 second mark. It shows a good view of the inside front of the focus assembly. See those three brass screws fastening the brass washer?...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Correctly Calibrating Film Plane & Viewfinder Focus

This is a very long read but I hope it's both clear, and helpful.

Correct Lens Calibration Procedures
I don't want to seem argumentative for the sake of it, but whilst you can certainly match lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 595
In the absence of any photos I had to try to...

In the absence of any photos I had to try to google up some images of a Super Fujica Six. I like classic Fuji cameras but was not familiar with that model. Of course, I'd like one, now. Drat!

I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
FYI At one of the sites previously mentioned,...

FYI
At one of the sites previously mentioned, there are a couple of specialist solvents for dissolving lens cement and the smaller sizes may be transported by air apparently. Instructions for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Here's a selection of various spanners, friction...

Here's a selection of various spanners, friction rings and other tools I've bought over the years.

The dividers came from local market stalls for under $10 each and are old enough to be made of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and...

I have a set of those, too. Materials quality and fit is excellent.

They have certain advantages and disadvantages.

On the one hand they are quite slow to adjust due to the double locking nuts....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless...

Yes, Erik, that's precisely my concern. Unless the fit of the components is superlative, I'm not confident stability would be acceptable for some more demanding applications.
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the...

Contaxes and Kievs are quite particular about the mechanism being clean and well-lubricated if they are overall going to run well. In particular, the springs are tensioned the least amount at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
So presumably, looking at the original image in...

So presumably, looking at the original image in the first post, the top (horizontal) cross bar is rigidly fixed to the left vertical driver. But can slide through the right driver when the screw is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at...

I've got a set of those myself Hans. Like you, at the time, I wanted something that could Eg. reach right down into the back of a Rollei twin lens to loosen the rear lens cells if needed. I like the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with...

I'd be the first to admit that a spanner with four screws can be fiddly to adjust but the ability to position the cross bars at various heights or have the drivers at various locations, centred or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.

That's very useful information, Marty, thank you.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Am I missing something here? How is the other...

Am I missing something here? How is the other driver bar secured to the cross pieces? At first glance I have to say I don't think much of it. The unavoidable offset cross bar layout appears to offer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of...

Thanks to the truly protean scanning efforts of Marc Bergman, this extended 1969 article about lunar photography is available to read. It goes into some detail about the various cameras used in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the...

Canada Balsam is one means of cementing the pieces again. If using pure Balsam it's usual to dilute it with xylene before applying to the glass. It's not the fastest curing method however so you will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before...

Indeed. I'd suggest chemical attempts before resorting to heat. You have nothing to lose but a bit of time. If unsuccessful, you can, after all always try heating it up subsequently. But if it does...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of...

Kudos to Kodak for being such an early adopter of the wind lever with its inclusion in the Ektra. A technical tour de force it's perhaps not surprising the model was the first of all Kodaks, to use...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.

Congratulations, Mike, that's quite a score.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one,...

Don't get me wrong Keith, I wouldn't mind one, either. But the Hassy had a purpose in orbit. Sending a Tesla roadster into space that doesn't have any actual function is just so much more space junk...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it...

A Hassy got away from Michael Collins when it detached from its connector, I believe. It's a bit cooler than a Tesla, isn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/hi...

https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss/history/50-years-moon-landing.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
No—that would be you. Rather than proffering...

No—that would be you.
Rather than proffering half-baked theories about why you think they were faked, examine the abundant evidence proving that the moon landings actually occurred. Yes, I know it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night...

I caught the Apollo 11 documentary Tuesday night at a local cinema. I was enthralled. The 70mm footage, (such as the opening sequence with the assembled stages being transported from the assembly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
Nick, it would have been quite a while ago, if I...

Nick,
it would have been quite a while ago, if I did, it's been some time since I developed black and white for anyone else in Hobart (as in, a year or two). Although if you want to do it yourself,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue...

I've loaded a few dayroll loaders without issue Nick. Not hard, although I suppose some loaders would be better than others. I am not a fan of re-loadable cassettes. Have seen too many light leaks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
I think the quality of some of the images...

I think the quality of some of the images recorded on and around the Moon validates NASA's wilingness to use medium format equipment over 35mm. As to why Hasselblad: the use of easily replaced...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in...

Interesting read. Schirra had a special place in NASA history, being the only one of the Mercury Seven who would go on to fly in both Gemini and Apollo craft. Alan Shepard walked the moon during...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The...

Are you sure you don't mean Ektachrome? The linked article has no mention of Kodachrome that I could find, and all references to colour imaging made during Apollo flights that I have ever seen,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh...

Shutter will also fire after cocking if the mesh of the main spring pinion to the cocking rack is a tooth or so out. Those parts are not installed in your image, so impossible to say if it's a factor...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not....

Thanks. Well, it might get involved, or not. Providing the helicals remain firmly secured to the focusing ring, removing the retaining rings for any optics, in itself, will not produce any drama....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on...

Whether to proceed from front or rear depends on where the haze is exactly. Some of the optical groups will extract from the front, others from the rear. Potentially, you may have to extract optics...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,091
I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main...

I don't think the mirror slapping up is the main contributor to blur when hand holding a Hasselblad. On a tripod perhaps (but most models have a pre-release function you should be using for tripod...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back....

I ran a few films through a IIIg a while back. Some exposures were down to a second and I had the camera on a tripod. I used the timer. Why wouldn't I? Its use is not restricted to self portraits.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
No, it is not just you.

No, it is not just you.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 701
I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens...

I have one with working meter and the f/1.9 lens and 1/1000 shutter. It's been a long time since I read up on them but some examples may have had a f/2.8 Fujinon and shutter speeded to only 1/500....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may...

Age, moisture, perhaps light exposure may facilitate deterioration of the secondary and tertiary layers of the cell, but it is a myth that light wears out the selenium itself—rather that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,733
There is something about the classic...

There is something about the classic Voigtländers. The best are really well made and finished. If you can get on with the unorthodox film advance and thumb wheel focus a folding Vitessa with 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
There is no "h" in Voigtländer.

There is no "h" in Voigtländer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,452
A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super,...

A good reason to have an early-ish 101, Super, 303, XK etc, as you would need the MLU to use that lens. Looks like a keeper!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,923
I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than...

I wouldn't be in your shoes (I'd have more than one camera with me, even the most cared for equipment can occasionally catch you out, besides which, I'm personally hopeless at paring my camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,316
Same result as above.

Same result as above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 675
My previous post explained how to check the...

My previous post explained how to check the parallelism of the lens to film plane properly. It's a more accurate method of adjusting the lens standard than The Force—which is why I suggested it. Why...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 749
I would take it seriously. It's not the only...

I would take it seriously. It's not the only variable involved. As you say, film is not perfectly flat; lenses are rarely perfectly optically centred etc. (There's no such thing as perfection, of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Select the combination you have that is over size...

Select the combination you have that is over size by the smallest dimension, then use a flat surface (Ie. the surface plate you presumably have, if you're measuring the lens register and correcting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,220
If you develop your own black and white, the...

If you develop your own black and white, the trimmings may be kept aside and used for checking your fixer clearing time prior to fixing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 675
As others have said the lens is clearly tilted...

As others have said the lens is clearly tilted relative to the body. To correct this I'd set the camera up on a surface plate and using a depth gauge or dial gauge and holder true the parallelism...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 754
I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be...

I don't quite follow how a 1972 Kiev can be "eight days old" as the thread title suggests. I would have said it was nearly fifty years old. In which case the nearly fifty year old shutter ribbons...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,314
It's not just a matter of focusing ease but...

It's not just a matter of focusing ease but system accuracy. Erik is right. The screw mount Leicas have a pathetic physical baselength. The only reason they work so well is because the optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,314
Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that...

Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is more of a silly conversation starter than a true examination into which Leica is best.

Miss that bit, did you? It's...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter...

I seem to recall she made use of Arnold & Richter motion picture equipment among others, I know little about her preferences for stills imaging. Thanks for sharing those recollections!
Cheers
Brett
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to...

Sounds interesting. Is it possible/appropriate to elaborate, please? I've seen some of her published images made on that continent which I presume may have been recorded around the time you met her....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify,...

Helpful explanation, thank you. May I clarify, though, that some early focal plane shutters, (particularly certain large format types which necessitated the selection of one of several pre-formed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 546
No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or...

No, tapering exposure can be an issue with or without the second curtain capping the exposure prematurely. If a particular shutter is in need of service it's not at all unknown for certain speeds,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 546
The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other...

The Spotmatic shutter, like almost every other focal plane shutter made in the last eighty years is "self-capping". Meaning one does not need to cap the lens when winding on the film and cocking the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,385
Ditto, Keith.

Ditto, Keith.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,385
They advised some extended downtime a week or...

They advised some extended downtime a week or more ago. The "low rent graphic" is a print friendly page members can print out for a photo competition of images including the page, prize for which is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his...

Yes, me too. He got around a bit. Loved his photos of Gene Smith in the jazz loft as well as his memories of Smith walking into a camera store and buying him a brand new Leica he put on his own...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Well if you go down that path, remove the...

Well if you go down that path, remove the original laths carefully, in case you need to re-use them. Keep any deviations from standard to the minimum, too, because internal clearances and running...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Some general information here....

Some general information here.
https://kievaholic.com/kiev60kalibration.html
If the shutter speeds are otherwise OK but capping is inadequate the best solution is to cut new curtains to a size that...
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Sad News—Ken Hansen

Details here:
https://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2019/04/very-sad-news-of-passing-of-ken-hansen.html?fbclid=IwAR1mznII0DeYomuE0QKE8b8lp-q4kmUQBZMfiovGtlhySCGZhYhlvXFUekQ&m=1
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 428
A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on...

A 10.5cm or 11cm Voigtar lens was an option on some of the 6x9 Bessa Voigtländers possibly before and after WW2. I suspect it's for one of those. I have a couple here from either mid 1930s or 1940s....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 522
....... Source?

.......
Source?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,370
Phil, you could definitely get a Vitessa working...

Phil,
you could definitely get a Vitessa working again. They are not getting any cheaper but plenty of clean ones needing some shutter service or TLC still present online. One great point is that the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.

Beat me by a minute. See my reply above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 369
I think it is probably from either end of the...

I think it is probably from either end of the camera back or a canister window if it has one. When I ran a test film through a Leica R4 recently it produced some very similar looking fogging. In that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
A local outfit I spotted on display a while back....

A local outfit I spotted on display a while back. From Belgium, the FN was one of the earliest four cylinder engines, a fascinating design. As I recall its long-term owner had once ridden it across...
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