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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By brians
Hey, I just read this, and I just wanna say that...

Hey, I just read this, and I just wanna say that it won't fit. I have a FED 2c (green bodied) and my VC meter II wont fit on it. It's a bit frustrating. The mounting shoe of the VC Meter is too...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-13-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By brians
A slight bit confused

I've got some TMax 400 that I need to push process. I plan on shooting them at 800 or 1600. I've got two developers, Rodinal and F76+ at my disposal.

I prefer using F76+ because I am quite pleased...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,573
Posted By brians
I could have sold you my FED 2 instead of the...

I could have sold you my FED 2 instead of the Canonet :((((

But it's cool! Glad to hear you're a FSU camera enthusiast as well :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-16-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By brians
For the people who own one of these couplers, got...

For the people who own one of these couplers, got any example shots?

An edit:

I guess a problem I have with this is some of the m42 lenses that I enjoy using has a pin in the back for "automatic"...
Forum: Off Topic 03-09-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 4,442
Posted By brians
My turn: Zenit 12XP Fotosnaiper in a Korean...

My turn:

Zenit 12XP Fotosnaiper in a Korean movie callled "Over the Rainbow" (http://static.flickr.com/30/103741464_f99d050f01_o.jpg)

and.......

In K19: The Widowmaker, when the submarine breaks...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-03-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians
Hahaha, Allan, that last thing you mentioned. I...

Hahaha, Allan, that last thing you mentioned. I once did that when I first started doing color chemistry.

I forgot to mention, yeah it was a water stop bath, and the place I'm at right now (Irvine,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians
I'm looking into the Acetaminophen (Tylenol)...

I'm looking into the Acetaminophen (Tylenol) chemistry. Seems very interesting, but I'm afraid that I would probably need to keep some in reserve in case a headache arises! =)

Thanks kaiyen and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians
Wow, thanks a lot. I believe I may have been a...

Wow, thanks a lot. I believe I may have been a bit violent. They were very 'sharp' inversions rather than gentle ones. Yes, my JOBO tank is a 2-35mm reel plastic tank. I was only using one reel and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By brians
Avoiding sprocket holes? (Plus X + D-76)

I keep hearing different methods of agitation. I'm sure this has been addressed several times, but to the B&W newbie, it rings a little different. I am using a JOBO series tank. Plus-X 125 and D76...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-17-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By brians
Hahaha Oompa-loompa!! :d

Hahaha Oompa-loompa!! :d
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-17-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,876
Posted By brians
I'm not too fond of the "Contax grip" but from...

I'm not too fond of the "Contax grip" but from what I know, the Kiev is a solid camera. I really prefer my Zorki 4 as my FSU shooter though.




All of them have metal rims around the viewfinder. I'd...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By brians
Great discussion. I really appreciate your...

Great discussion. I really appreciate your suggestions and encouragement. I think the thing about my snapshooting is that it becomes bland in the sense that no emotion is captured behind it. When...
Forum: Off Topic 02-14-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By brians
This is awesome Rich, thanks for sharing. I'm...

This is awesome Rich, thanks for sharing. I'm spending countless sleep hours playing this.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,185
Posted By brians
Interesting cross process, Stephanie. I'm...

Interesting cross process, Stephanie. I'm particularly fond of the blue tone.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By brians
Holy crap! That's freakin awesome! I wonder if...

Holy crap! That's freakin awesome! I wonder if Mattell will start packaging miniature versions of those and sell them with Barbie dolls.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By brians
Agh! Yes, it's been hard to resist. Great...

Agh! Yes, it's been hard to resist. Great pictures by the way. It feels very lighthearted and warm at the same time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By brians
Fallen into snapshot mode... help!

I am a beginning amateur photographer who kind of backslided into this snapshot mentality where street photography means trying to squeeze off as many shots as possible without taking the time to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By brians
Wow, Laika, excellent acquire!

Wow, Laika, excellent acquire!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By brians
Thanks Kim, look forward to seeing those.

Thanks Kim, look forward to seeing those.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By brians
ugly little lens (the rigid one that is). it's...

ugly little lens (the rigid one that is). it's pretty sharp, but it's not jupiter 8.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By brians
"20 year old D-76" yowza, how many times have you...

"20 year old D-76" yowza, how many times have you replenished this?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-24-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By brians
So...? Are you going to do anything with it?

So...? Are you going to do anything with it?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By brians
Agreed, color chemistry expires much faster than...

Agreed, color chemistry expires much faster than B/W. It's doable, and it's not too hard. The temperature is about 100 deg F (recommended) for standard processing, so it's a bit more work than B/W...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By brians
No way! Zenit is my first real film camera, too....

No way! Zenit is my first real film camera, too. My first brush up with the Zenit was last year... in my first year of college. I bought a Zenit B on fleabay. Why? I believed that having an old...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By brians
Hahahha. It's definitely a Personal Defense...

Hahahha. It's definitely a Personal Defense System. Nice avatar! "WILSON! WILLLSSOOON!"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-19-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 6,429
Posted By brians
Thanks for the input :) This has helped a great...

Thanks for the input :)

This has helped a great deal and I hope to use them to the fullest extent.

Rob, I would love to take the lens off of you if you wouldn't mind. How much would you want them...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 6,429
Posted By brians
Aw, that's kind of weird... it holds my postwar...

Aw, that's kind of weird... it holds my postwar coated FED (Indy 10s) properly. In the case that I rotated the screwmount plate of the body 90 deg CW or CCW, wouldn't that make other lens fitted on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 6,429
Posted By brians
Thanks for the quick reply, Rob. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the quick reply, Rob. Unfortunately, my mounting is not on the helix, but the collar of the lens (the back of the distance ring). I see what you're talking about, but whichever way I try...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 6,429
Posted By brians
Pre-war collaps. FED (Industar 10) lens odd

My FED (Industar 10) collapsibles is weird. It's a prewar model, and probably came equipped on the early FEDs or an older FED-2. My newer FED (coated) lens mounts correctly, with the focusing tab to...
Forum: Other RF 01-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By brians
I really like my Canonet

Hi. I got a Canonet that I'll most likely be letting go to Chris Rebo, but I must say how impressed I am with the QL17 GIII.

HP5+ in D-76 stock.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-17-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By brians
I had one of those black J8's. They're nice, but...

I had one of those black J8's. They're nice, but my lens' flange was off. I sanded a lot of it off with ultrafine sandpaper. I don't know if that's recommended, but it worked for me.

Correction: I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-17-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,568
Posted By brians
Keith, I'm glad that the J12 is now in your...

Keith, I'm glad that the J12 is now in your posession and that it's working well. IMHO, I like shooting BW400CN from ranges of 200 to 400. I've tried it at 100, but it came out underexposed. As...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By brians
Lucky's cool, but it's no Tri-X. I've used a...

Lucky's cool, but it's no Tri-X. I've used a couple of rolls, but I think paying the extra buck for Tri-X (imho) was best for me. Development times are a little bit longer too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-09-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By brians
Agreed, definitely a slippery slope. I started...

Agreed, definitely a slippery slope. I started with one--a Yashica GSN. Then another--FED-4. Then another--FED 2. Then another--Zorki 4. Then another... and that's how the story goes. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-08-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 5,466
Posted By brians
That's pretty awesome. Thanks for the share.

That's pretty awesome. Thanks for the share.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-02-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By brians
Awesome, glad to hear that nothing was wrong with...

Awesome, glad to hear that nothing was wrong with the lens! Do you have an Industar 50 or FED (industar 10) lens? I'm wondering how all of the common FSU collapsibles (3.5/50's) perform, pitted...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-02-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By brians
I like the rugged look of my FSU cameras (dull...

I like the rugged look of my FSU cameras (dull chrome and scuffs), but the stuff that sellers are selling these days make me wonder. What deters me from buying certain cameras is the pictures. Rust...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-23-2005
Replies: 108
Views: 13,512
Posted By brians
Kiev 35A :) I like mine.

Kiev 35A :)

I like mine.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-23-2005
Replies: 541
Views: 41,718
Posted By brians
R.J.--Perhaps a final disbandment?...

R.J.--Perhaps a final disbandment? Cancellation?

Here's a german<->english dictionary translate on those two...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By brians
Ooh, right on. Thanks, Mister_Hat. I'll try that...

Ooh, right on. Thanks, Mister_Hat. I'll try that when I get back.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-21-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By brians
Nice, wish I could afford this... thanks for the...

Nice, wish I could afford this... thanks for the heads up
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-20-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By brians
Got any spare J8 screws?

In a foolish attempt to clean and lubricate my chrome jupiter 8's, I misplaced my screws. I was doing this with a manila folder underneath me (kind of like a work tray) but the tiny screws rolled...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-20-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By brians
I see, thank you very much, Jon and Brian. This...

I see, thank you very much, Jon and Brian. This has been most helpful.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By brians
I'm sorry if this has already been addressed, but...

I'm sorry if this has already been addressed, but say you had a similar 50mm lens. Could you possibly scale focus with it if you mounted it on a LTM camera?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By brians
Hahaha! It's cool. I just got my FED collapsible...

Hahaha! It's cool. I just got my FED collapsible a few days ago and just learned of the locking mechanism just yesterday. Great information. I hope your shots will be as clear as the ones you made...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2005
Replies: 543
Views: 67,602
Posted By brians
Excellent posts! I really enjoyed viewing your...

Excellent posts! I really enjoyed viewing your photos. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Eye contact usually is one of those things that seem to turn a candid exposure onto another tangent, but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-06-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By brians
It still...

It still works:

http://home.att.net/~wayne.cornell/camera/cameralist.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By brians
I like http://www.fotoua2.com/index0.html It's a...

I like http://www.fotoua2.com/index0.html

It's a comprehensive collector's guide, much like an online version of Princelle's FSU book. Not much about repairs and stuff though. If you want to learn...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-03-2005
Replies: 22
Views: 2,331
Posted By brians
In my experience, the industar 26 has been great...

In my experience, the industar 26 has been great for shooting black and white. I've never shot any color film with the I-26, but I will look forward to. In my experience, I like the Industar 26's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-01-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By brians
Hello Srdjan, Welcome to the forum, and great...

Hello Srdjan,

Welcome to the forum, and great photos! I must say that a personalized, stylistic mark really shines in your photos.
Forum: Yashica RF 12-01-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By brians
Mine is priceless :) I love it.

Mine is priceless :)

I love it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-21-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By brians
Thank you derevaun for the sites. DaveP, I...

Thank you derevaun for the sites.

DaveP, I finally understand what you are speaking of. I have compared two of my Jupiter 8's. The one in "trouble" is a black one (S/N 8201969), and the one that's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-20-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By brians
Easy to use, fits in the palm of my hand, no...

Easy to use, fits in the palm of my hand, no complaints! :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By brians
No problem :) It was my mistake for reporting it...

No problem :) It was my mistake for reporting it wrong. I think the Smena 8M is just a neat camera. It is a pain to operate, but It's just so basic that it calls for me to do everything on my own. I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By brians
Wow, thanks Dave, I'll try that once I borrow a...

Wow, thanks Dave, I'll try that once I borrow a friend's micrometer!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By brians
I didn't mean a couple of meters. It's a tad bit...

I didn't mean a couple of meters. It's a tad bit off though.

Brian, that would be the ideal solution, but I don't think it might be too practical.

Jocko, I've been getting used to using a Smena 8M...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By brians
Variable Focusing

I find this weird. I have a Black Jupiter 8 lens (LTM) and a Industar 61L/D (LTM). I know that they're both different in focal length (50mm vs 55mm), but why do they "throw" off the rangefinder? When...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2005
Replies: 22
Views: 2,331
Posted By brians
Agreed. It's like a fix. So temporary. And with...

Agreed. It's like a fix. So temporary. And with all of the revisions of certain cameras or certain lenses and with the reasonably affordable hitch, it's like a drug! But the wait... oh man, wish...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By brians
FED 2 part needed...

I took out my trusty FED 2 for it's first purely B/W roll to shoot outside on the streets, but the rangefinder window's threaded ring fell off! I have dark green bodied FED 2 with SN 466239. Would...
Forum: Off Topic 11-15-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By brians
Check this one out.... oh man, I don't think I'm...

Check this one out.... oh man, I don't think I'm gonna try to scare people on halloween anymore... they might beat the crap out of you.

http://www.filecabi.net/host/file/fiahalloween/wmv
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-14-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,263
Posted By brians
Voigtlander Brillant Repair Help? (a bit OT)

I'm the proud owner of a not-so-new Voigtlander Brillant TLR. It has a Voigtar 7.5/75mm lens, but was severely infested with fungus and dust. Upon cleaning it up, I believe it's still usable....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By brians
I like the concept of quantam mechanics that this...

I like the concept of quantam mechanics that this topic is using. I was just going to recommend rewinding the film without pressing the release and see if it's tensed. If it tenses up after a while,...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-12-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 7,938
Posted By brians
Yes, aperture priority does make a difference....

Yes, aperture priority does make a difference. Even if it might seem like its really "automatic," it's a gem of a camera equipped with a gem of a lens.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By brians
They should be able to! I have a Leitz Viewfinder...

They should be able to! I have a Leitz Viewfinder (the VIOOH I think), and that fits in it! Any other members have a say on this?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-10-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By brians
Z4 baby :)

Z4 baby :)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-09-2005
Replies: 84
Views: 8,833
Posted By brians
HAHAH! Oh man...

HAHAH! Oh man...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-08-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,588
Posted By brians
Gotta learn that new grip with a Kiev. I really...

Gotta learn that new grip with a Kiev. I really like both my Kiev 4A and Zorki 4 though.... but I wouldn't trade the Zorki for nothing. Except for a nice car or a Leica.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-06-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By brians
Hmm, speak of the devil. I need to clean out my...

Hmm, speak of the devil. I need to clean out my viewfinder of my Z6. Apparently Oleg didn't read my note!! :(

But other than that, he repaired the curtains and stuff for CHEEEEEEEP. I know it looks...
Forum: Other RF 11-06-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By brians
I really like the Panasonics with the Leica...

I really like the Panasonics with the Leica lenses. They have a nice glow to them, but not as good as film :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-06-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By brians
Best way to scan negs?

I just recently got a CanoScan8400F flatbed scanner, and I absolutely love it. But one thing I need is suggestions. I've been scanning at 1200 dpi with USM on, and a few other adjustments. The colors...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-06-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By brians
I wanted to fill you in on this one, but I...

I wanted to fill you in on this one, but I totally forgot the site that I saw before that gave me a bit of info on scanning.

I tried it, but it was near impossible.... I could only get crappy BW...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-05-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
User: JasonC wonderful prices and excellent...

User: JasonC

wonderful prices and excellent conditioned 135 lens from this gentleman. Great packaging and trustworthy!




User: Stephanie Brim

Paid for Bolsey B2 on Oct. 5, 2005.... Never received...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-03-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
USER: gabrielma COMMENT: Bought a wonderful...

USER: gabrielma

COMMENT: Bought a wonderful Lubitel 166U off of Gabriel. Very awesome, a gentleman, and even threw in a roll of film and two extra takeup spools! He's someone you can most definitely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-03-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By brians
They're a really good service, but the prices......

They're a really good service, but the prices... they upped them :(
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-02-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By brians
I love that soft glow blur he gives it so you...

I love that soft glow blur he gives it so you can't meticulously examine it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By brians
I actually agree that it is a really crappily...

I actually agree that it is a really crappily made camera. I'm hopefully going to be getting a Minox GT pretty soon, so let's see how that goes!

Yeah, if the Kiev provided a 2x compensation, I don't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-27-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By brians
You think so Chris? I actually like it. Luckily,...

You think so Chris?

I actually like it. Luckily, I got two working specimens tested by two reliable sellers, so it's working much better than anyone claims it to be. YMMV!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By brians
Hi farmersteve. I don't know if this would help...

Hi farmersteve. I don't know if this would help your problem with the exposure being on the sprocket holes, but make sure that the film canister is indeed aligned, and make sure that the film going...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By brians
I really like this site for Kiev...

I really like this site for Kiev help:

http://www3.telus.net/public/kaylalyn/index.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By brians
Would an rubber eyecup be practical?

Would an rubber eyecup be practical?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By brians
Wow, I actually bought my Zorki 4 on accident. I...

Wow, I actually bought my Zorki 4 on accident. I have the later series with painted numbers, and the numbers were scratched in by the previous owner I think. It's odd because my Z4 is obviously an...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By brians
I love this camera. I used 400 negative color...

I love this camera. I used 400 negative color film, but I have my camera set at 100. 2 stop overexposure helped a lot for me. I've also found out what causes frame overlaps. Don't rest your thumb on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By brians
I have 4 LR44 button cells in the battery chamber...

I have 4 LR44 button cells in the battery chamber inside a transparent sleeving the seller provided for me when I got it. I would like to see how a Minox battery would work for it though. It doesn't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By brians
(OT) Kiev 35A

Off topic since the Kiev 35A -is- a Minox 35 (non RF) copy, but I'm wondering how many of you own/have owned/or use a Kiev 35A camera. I've got one, but I've never really shot with it. I just know...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By brians
They're not bad. I got a green bodied FED-2 and a...

They're not bad. I got a green bodied FED-2 and a Kiev 35A from them. The FED-2 was described as Good++ condition, and it was, but some of the features of the camera were a bit "ehh....." Still, it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By brians
Oh goodness.... At least they aren't -ugly- like...

Oh goodness.... At least they aren't -ugly- like that Halloween Zorki.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By brians
Whoo! Great acquisitions! I've got a question...

Whoo! Great acquisitions!

I've got a question about the FED 4's. I bought one on fleabay from a reputable british seller, but the selenium meter was broken (i got it for dirt cheap! minus the...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-19-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By brians
I'd like to welcome you as well AZSungod. I'm an...

I'd like to welcome you as well AZSungod. I'm an owner of a GSN as well, but I've never faced that problem before. I really hope you're able to correct it and shoot some great photos!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By brians
Hmm, yeah I think the culprit -may- be the takeup...

Hmm, yeah I think the culprit -may- be the takeup spool. It's the original Kiev one (with KNEB on the top and bottom) and there isn't a little piece of plastic to one of the sprocket holes on the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-15-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
USERs: RayPA, pbjbike Ray was a very reasonable...

USERs: RayPA, pbjbike

Ray was a very reasonable and excellent person to deal with, an absolute gentleman. Shipping was quick, and I got my hands on a beautiful on the inside Kiev 4A. Thanks...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By brians
Overlapping Frames

Hello,

I just developed a roll from my Kiev 4A, and have discovered that the film spacing is highly uneven! I have had this problem with my Kiev 35A (non-RF), and am wondering what I can do to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By brians
Thanks Scarpia, I've been looking at the CanoScan...

Thanks Scarpia, I've been looking at the CanoScan lines, and have found that this one is pretty reasonable and good for purchasing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 2,468
Posted By brians
WOW, I HATE SOVIET CAMERAS ! I DONT THINK I'LL...

WOW, I HATE SOVIET CAMERAS ! I DONT THINK I'LL EVER BUY ONE AGAIN! AND I DONT THINK ANYONE ELSE WILL! MIGHT AS WELL USE AMERICAN! THE ONES I HAVE KEEP ON MAKING A CLICKING NOISE (.....) UGH!...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By brians
Take care, Joe. Hope you're doing well.

Take care, Joe. Hope you're doing well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 189
Views: 6,102
Posted By brians
I shoot with my first and my favorite (yet built...

I shoot with my first and my favorite (yet built like a tank) Zenit B with Helios 44M-2. I know, I know, it's a chunk of aluminum and steel with a clothplane shutter curtain... no internal light...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By brians
Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate it :)

Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate it :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,174
Posted By brians
I wish I had an eye that could see framelines......

I wish I had an eye that could see framelines... That would be a neat option for contact lenses for photographers.

I use a Leitz VIOOH. The simulated view kind of sucks for the 85~135mm, but for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By brians
Film scanner?

I've got GAS for a budget film scanner, requirements is that they're wired through USB, under $120, and they don't have to be prosumer or anything fancy. It can be a flatbed with 35mm and slide...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By brians
Wow, these are great! Thanks!

Wow, these are great! Thanks!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By brians
Speaking of Oleg, has he been responding to...

Speaking of Oleg, has he been responding to emails lately? I sent a Zorki 6 four weeks ago, yet no reply to emails.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-12-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By brians
Thank you, Gene! Your explanation is greatly...

Thank you, Gene! Your explanation is greatly appreciated. Now I await the chemicals to arrive at my doorstep so I can get this show on the road.

Oh, I've got a question that might be off topic. When...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By brians
WWI Autochrome photos

I don't know if this is old news or not, but I thought it was pretty neat.

http://www.poiemadesign.com/wwi/

Some have disputed that these were originally b/w images colorized using a digital...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-12-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By brians
I don't think that works for the Zorkis. That...

I don't think that works for the Zorkis. That worked for the Kievs though. For a take up spool, you might have to buy one or make one yourself. The Z4's takeup is hollow on the end that fits into the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-12-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By brians
Hahah, I appreciate the suggestion, but I'd like...

Hahah, I appreciate the suggestion, but I'd like to do something in the 35mm range.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-11-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 10,715
Posted By brians
That's a neat picture, it's like a step ladder :D

That's a neat picture, it's like a step ladder :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By brians
Wow, those have a very nice glow. Beautiful shots!

Wow, those have a very nice glow. Beautiful shots!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By brians
Thank you for your suggestions, yes, Erl, I was...

Thank you for your suggestions, yes, Erl, I was reading about how critical temperatures are, and might have a bit of difficulty keeping constant temp. X-ray, I guess it's because it's development +...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By brians
It -must- be pretty expensive though. But I'd be...

It -must- be pretty expensive though. But I'd be interested to see how much it would run! :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By brians
Color Development (Newbie)

Hello. I am an absolute newbie when it comes to development. This is more of a comprehensive "I NEED HELP!" thread, as I am completely stumped on how to develop C-41. I have a great general idea of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 10,715
Posted By brians
From my experience, I know that my Zorki 6 has a...

From my experience, I know that my Zorki 6 has a brighter RF so that's a plus, and it came with Jupiter 8 lenses which really delighted me. The FED 2 is a bit more compact, but as Nickfed said, it is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By brians
My kinda thinking! :) The registration that you...

My kinda thinking! :)

The registration that you were talking about, how the mount has to have some distance from the film plane, I am wondering if I can make a "janky" makeshift lens with PVC...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By brians
It all seems so complicated, but this seems like...

It all seems so complicated, but this seems like a very interesting venture. I got the idea after seeing the lensbaby in action. I suppose that would be much easier in terms of focusing? Also, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By brians
Lens Frankensteinization

Hello, I've had an interest in this for a while. I've heard of camera-frankensteinization especially with the affordable-FSU cameras, and one instance of turning an LTM Industar-61L/D into a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-09-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 1,868
Posted By brians
I kind of like it! Reminds me of my days of being...

I kind of like it! Reminds me of my days of being dumb watching pro wrestling with the NWO wolfpak. But... maybe I'm just a bit younger than everyone here.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-09-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By brians
Vikentiy! Glad you made it to the RFF forums. I...

Vikentiy! Glad you made it to the RFF forums. I was anticipating your site's launch. I got a green FED 2 from you that was really smooth, and my Kiev 35A from a couple weeks ago should be arriving...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-07-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
User: Brian Sweeney Thanks for the top plate for...

User: Brian Sweeney

Thanks for the top plate for the canonet. Now it looks sparkling new :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-07-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By brians
Ahh, I might need some help too. And if anyone...

Ahh, I might need some help too. And if anyone has any extra screws for the focusing ring, it would be greatly appreciated!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-05-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By brians
http://www.rafcamera.com/35mm/fed/zarya.htm Unfor...

http://www.rafcamera.com/35mm/fed/zarya.htm

Unfortunately, there is no diopter adjustment to this camera. Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Or is your vision perfect? If your vision is good...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By brians
I really like this camera too! I got one a few...

I really like this camera too! I got one a few months ago from a friend, but the VF was cracked. Brian S sent me a new top plate, so hopefully, I'll get to install that one instead. Anyway, one thing...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-03-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
User: hoot (Ronnie) Ronnie's one of the best and...

User: hoot (Ronnie)

Ronnie's one of the best and most reliable people here. I got my Oly XA from him from Austria to California in a matter of 2.5 weeks tops! Thanks, man!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-03-2005
Replies: 78
Views: 8,537
Posted By brians
Ah, I got my friend a camera from Alex-photo for...

Ah, I got my friend a camera from Alex-photo for his birthday mailed directly to him. He was surprised to receive a large bright yellow Ukraine Post box, but he says it got to him in 2.5 weeks (from...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-30-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
User Name: breakaway Ruijie was a pleasure to...

User Name: breakaway

Ruijie was a pleasure to deal with. Got my VC Meter II in its original box and in minty condition.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By brians
Horrendous as it looks, I wouldn't mind getting...

Horrendous as it looks, I wouldn't mind getting one of those while trick-or-treating :D
Forum: Other RF 09-26-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By brians
Sounds like Lomography with gear that's heaps...

Sounds like Lomography with gear that's heaps better, very interesting shots! Whoa, seems like your lens vignettes a bit!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By brians
I'm a Brian S. I'd say.... you should sell it to...

I'm a Brian S. I'd say.... you should sell it to me for $FREE.99.

Just kidding. Yeah, let's wait for the other Brian S.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By brians
Yeah, I have the worst luck when I'm dealing with...

Yeah, I have the worst luck when I'm dealing with FSU gear. If I could buy some screws at a hardware shop, I'd definitely give it a go, but I'm not sure how the lens' focusing ring is held in place....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-24-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By brians
Dangit! I knew I should have sent the setup to...

Dangit! I knew I should have sent the setup to Oleg. While trying to fix the Jupiter 8, I lost a few screws... Is there any kind soul with extra parts from a Jupiter 8 willing to help a soul in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By brians
Zorki 6 arrived!

Hello, I just got my zorki 6 from a ukrainian seller on fleabay.

It came with Jupiter 8 lenses which are non standard and the seller even threw in a Industar 26M along with the set. But it seems...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-21-2005
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,796
Posted By brians
User: kuvvy Reliable and sticks to his word!

User: kuvvy

Reliable and sticks to his word!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-20-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By brians
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to experience...

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to experience the "glory days" as Wayne put it. My first FSU camera was a Zenit B, and I think I got it for 30 bucks shipped, whereas now it would be about 48...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By brians
Oh! Right on, I really appreciate that bit,...

Oh! Right on, I really appreciate that bit, Walker. I'm fairly new to RF's (been working with digital SLR's for a while) so it's really helpful to know that. Thanks!

Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By brians
Ahhh, that makes sense. So that little adjustment...

Ahhh, that makes sense. So that little adjustment thing is for parallax adj. I thought it was something to focus with.

I have a specific question regarding 35mm LTM lenses. Since the viewfinder does...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By brians
Just got a VIOOH viewfinder

Hi, I just got a VIOOH universal viewfinder, and the focusing doesn't work... Is there any way to repair this?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2005
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By brians
Of course, that's why it's funny.

Of course, that's why it's funny.
Forum: Off Topic 09-15-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By brians
Ahahahah! Good one! :D

Ahahahah! Good one! :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By brians
Already getting it from another member. Thanks...

Already getting it from another member. Thanks for your offer though.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By brians
I might need one of those, would you happen to...

I might need one of those, would you happen to have any extras Brian?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By brians
Thanks again :)

Thanks again :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By brians
Thanks a lot g'man. Where can I find info on how...

Thanks a lot g'man. Where can I find info on how to remove the top of this camera? Whenever I search google, all I get is camera repair manuals for sale.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By brians
Yes sir, front glass of the VF, unfortunately. I...

Yes sir, front glass of the VF, unfortunately. I guess the disassy is the big issue, acquiring the glass isn't gonna be too bad.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By brians
Cracked Viewfinder replacement help?

Hi, I'm wondering if there's any way to repair a cracked viewfinder for a Canon Canonet GIII QL17. I got the camera as a gift from an old friend who picked it up at a Goodwill store, and it seems the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By brians
Yeah, I initially wanted to buy one because of...

Yeah, I initially wanted to buy one because of its sheer cheapness compared to the $50~300 dollar counterparts. I wasn't really looking toward selenium, but after reading your replies, I think it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By brians
Wow, cool! I hope ya'll get your cameras in time...

Wow, cool! I hope ya'll get your cameras in time and in better shape they were in before. I just paypal'd Oleg two nights ago for a messed up Zorki 4 I sent him, and he said he'd ship it right out!...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-11-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By brians
Ooh, I see. Yeah, I showed him the electrical...

Ooh, I see. Yeah, I showed him the electrical diagram included inside the http://www.marquis-kyle.com.au/lunasix12.htm and he said it was very basic. (I'm less of the science person.) Anyway,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By brians
Thank you all, as CVBLZ4 had mentioned (who shot...

Thank you all, as CVBLZ4 had mentioned (who shot a nice picture by the way), I didn't mean that I needed a meter for "the answer" but rather a mate to give me a second opinion when in doubt. FrankS,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By brians
Question Meter Recommendation?

Hello, I put this suggestion in the FSU RF gear section because I was thinking that some of ya'll would be familiar with a lot of the vintage Soviet stuff.

I am shooting without a meter. I have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-08-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By brians
Thanks Nick, The lens works fine, and the last...

Thanks Nick,

The lens works fine, and the last time I tried repairing my I50 fixed, I totally screwed up. Even though the threading seems "off," I think I'll leave this alone until I get a bit more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-08-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By brians
Excellent! Thanks a lot!

Excellent! Thanks a lot!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-08-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By brians
Oh no! What happened to your "dead" FED 2?...

Oh no! What happened to your "dead" FED 2? Perhaps a nice slap on the butt (camera repair) will liven up its day.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By brians
Welcome EnglishBob, Indeed, the Zorki 4 with...

Welcome EnglishBob,

Indeed, the Zorki 4 with Jupiter 8 lens is a very beautiful blend, and from what I hear alex-photo is a great seller and very reliable.

Rule #2: Take off your lens cap before...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By brians
Hello Blink kills, FEDs are mostly all Leica...

Hello Blink kills,

FEDs are mostly all Leica Thread Mount Soviet rangefinders which many people consider workhorses. There are several variations, and it's named after the initials of Iron Felix or...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By brians
It's always nice to have the shutter cocked for...

It's always nice to have the shutter cocked for the next shot, but I agree, anticipation is very important. I really liked the prospect of strap lugs + a lever wind, so I got a Zorki 6, but I think I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-06-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By brians
Wow, that actually looks pretty neat... I've...

Wow, that actually looks pretty neat... I've never used a Minolta Hi-Matic, but it does remind me of my GSN, but improvised a bit.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-04-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By brians
I think I messed up the alignment of my I61's...

I think I messed up the alignment of my I61's threading. After I lubed and cleaned it, I set all of the screws and face and everything to the right place at infinity, and then when I screwed it back...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-04-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,404
Posted By brians
:( I wish this post were around 2 weeks earlier....

:(

I wish this post were around 2 weeks earlier. Great info though, thanks for the tips!

-Brian
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-03-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By brians
Unable to Develop My Own Prints, Recommendations?

I am unable to develop my prints due to the lack of space and equipment, so I take my photos to developers. I was wondering if there were any mail services that were cheap and trustworthy. I'm...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By brians
I just rechecked the negatives and it does seem...

I just rechecked the negatives and it does seem like there is a hair or a loose piece of cloth hanging around that area. I kind of like the "uneven exposure" because it adds character, but you're...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By brians
Thanks G'man. How would I remedy this solution? I...

Thanks G'man. How would I remedy this solution? I have no idea where the bit of fuzz is. Would it be on the two sliding cloth planes?

Thanks,

Brian
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By brians
FED 4 question (the prints)

So I got some film developed, but I'm unsure where some of these marks are coming from.... I will attach the examples.

(The pictures themselves, this was my first test roll with the FED4. This is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By brians
Dick, I would actually like to get into the...

Dick, I would actually like to get into the cameras, but its just that I don't think I'm ready yet (financially and skillwise).

The I really want a Kiev 4A, but the problem is, most of the lenses I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By brians
I don't mind not having the flash. I love taking...

I don't mind not having the flash. I love taking shots with available light.

Thank you for your recommendations, but the truth is...

(BLASPHEMY AHEAD)
I'm scared of the bottom loaders. I don't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By brians
Unhappy A bit torn over a decision...

So I've recently gotten into collecting soviet cameras (they don't have to look cosmetically nice, just need to work) and I've acquired a Zorki 4 (with fixed Industar 50's that I accidentally...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 2,468
Posted By brians
"Built like the Mir space station (I...

"Built like the Mir space station (I suppose)"

Isn't the Mir space station deteriorating?! :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By brians
Ahh! You've done it again Kiev4a, now I want a...

Ahh! You've done it again Kiev4a, now I want a MIR.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By brians
Get both. Heh heh heh. If you'd prefer ease of...

Get both. Heh heh heh.

If you'd prefer ease of use, get a 4K. The wind lever saves time and a blistered thumb (when you first get used to it or if you receive a horribly dirty LTM camera that needs...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By brians
Slippy, the rewind mechanism is the collar around...

Slippy, the rewind mechanism is the collar around the shutter release. Turn the collar to the left I believe? (It has an arrow and a B or a C on mine, I' think the last time I rewound film I turned...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By brians
Is this when you're using the slow speeds? I...

Is this when you're using the slow speeds? I think it might need a CLA, probably might be grit stuck in the gears. I could be wrong, any other members have a say on this?
Forum: Yashica RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By brians
A quick question - is the little focus spot...

A quick question - is the little focus spot supposed to be a reeeeeeeeeally tiny yellow diamond? Geez that is tiny . My new baby is loaded with some old fuji film thats been patiently sitting in my...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By brians
Dude! Go for it!! Heck, if there is more than...

Dude! Go for it!!

Heck, if there is more than one FED 3, I'll take one, if you don't mind doing a paypal transaction and package shipment to California.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By brians
Eek, I've done that before. I broke even when I...

Eek, I've done that before. I broke even when I sold it to the guy who was just $0.75 below my last bid! It was the exact same scenario too! I was really looking forward to put on the Jupiter12's...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-30-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By brians
Whoo! I'm an August 2005 Yashica GSN acquiree...

Whoo! I'm an August 2005 Yashica GSN acquiree myself. Congrats!

Mine came in really good quality too, but I might need to repair the light seal.

Wow, the Lynx 14 looks awesome....
Forum: Other RF 08-30-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 5,286
Posted By brians
I can't proceed with the disassy right now. I...

I can't proceed with the disassy right now. I dont have a spanner or anything that will take off the spanner screw! I'll go check my hardware store later today. Thanks for the tip about the lighter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-30-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By brians
Yup, learn how to do exposure. If it's bright...

Yup, learn how to do exposure. If it's bright outside, try the Sunny F16 method. Set your lens to f16 and 1/(your film's iso speed) for shutter speed and shoot away. And also, make sure you take off...
Forum: Other RF 08-30-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 5,286
Posted By brians
Ahh! Thanks for your help everyone! You are right...

Ahh! Thanks for your help everyone! You are right Kiev4A, the Agfa Super Silette is the non-US version of the Ansco Super Memar. Luckily, I was able to find Rick Oleson's dissassy instructions...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-30-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By brians
Wow! That Mir is awesome! I too don't understand...

Wow! That Mir is awesome! I too don't understand why the crafters would spend so much time creating a Leica design or faux Nazi paraphanelia while they could be replacing shutter curtains, CLA'ing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-29-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By brians
Hello Jupiter7 and welcome to the forums! That...

Hello Jupiter7 and welcome to the forums!

That does sound awful frustrating knowing that all of those lenses are about the same focal lengths, but still some have a few differences.

The I26 is a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-29-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By brians
NooOo! I'll have to confirm. I'll try shining a...

NooOo! I'll have to confirm. I'll try shining a flashlight into the curtains. Thanks Kiev4a!

EDIT: It's quite inconsistent, because it doesn't show up in certain pictures, but will show up in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-29-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By brians
Ah, I just got a FED4 today as well, but it's the...

Ah, I just got a FED4 today as well, but it's the one with the lever wind, and the Selenium cell was corroded...

I loaded some Kodak Gold 200 in there and took it out to a trail area. Not bad, but I...
Forum: Other RF 08-29-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 5,286
Posted By brians
Ehh, the other camera didn't look so swell...

Ehh, the other camera didn't look so swell either. Leatherette was near deteriorating. Got it for $7 shipped! :D so I didn't mind.

Anyway, I have heard that I have to take off the top and do some...
Forum: Other RF 08-29-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 5,286
Posted By brians
Agfa Super Silette

I've just aquired a used condition Agfa Super Silette off of eBay by a mistake. I ordered the Silette (w/o the RF) but the seller sent me this instead, so :D

Anyway, I have noticed that this...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By brians
I've never developed my films before, but I would...

I've never developed my films before, but I would like to ask a question. Can you take, well, say... a roll of these films to a 1 hour photo store? Or would you need to go to a pro lab?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-17-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 3,545
Posted By brians
Wow awesome pictures Todd. Glad you're enjoying...

Wow awesome pictures Todd. Glad you're enjoying your Iskra. But way to give me GAS.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-17-2005
Replies: 78
Views: 8,537
Posted By brians
I just emailed the seller I got my camera from....

I just emailed the seller I got my camera from. He hasn't responded, but he seems like a decent guy. I recently got a Zorki 4 off of a fellow but the lens wasn't functioning right. Hopefully things...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By brians
I'm planning to get a CLA from Oleg as well, but...

I'm planning to get a CLA from Oleg as well, but what turns me off is the time that it takes to ship and reship. My Zorki 4 came in really "crusty" condition even though the seller said it was in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By brians
Hi Todd.Hanz, glad you picked up a camera that...

Hi Todd.Hanz, glad you picked up a camera that you enjoy.

Although I have not dealt with one personally, a friend of mine has it. Also, Albert's Camera Page has info pertaining to the Iskra-2 if...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-15-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By brians
Awesome, thanks a lot Chris!

Awesome, thanks a lot Chris!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-15-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By brians
Industar-50 (Rigid) Needs A Fixin'

This is kind of where I left off from http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=118508

The story goes like this. I get a Zorki 4 from Russia, the aperture ring is really loose. I open...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-15-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By brians
I think I'll forgo the pinhole for right now, but...

I think I'll forgo the pinhole for right now, but my main concern is the positioning of the aperture blades inside the I50. There are 7 banana shaped bars with an embossed peg and a peg popping out...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-15-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By brians
Got my GSN!

So today, I received my Yashica Electro 35 GSN!

I got it off *Bay from " j_wickum8k82 " who is IMO a very courteous and responsive seller. The camera's price went high, but seriously, this thing is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-15-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By brians
Update The pinhole sucked. I apparently made...

Update

The pinhole sucked.

I apparently made it wrong or took pictures that were too closeby. Now I know that my camera's pretty lightsealed and everything works, but.... I made a fatal mistake in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-15-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By brians
physiognomy, I have the same kind of struggle...

physiognomy, I have the same kind of struggle with my Zorki 4. I get blisters from trying to wind my film advance sprocket (probably because it is directly connected to the shutter speeds), but I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By brians
Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement....

Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement. I'm glad some of you were able to get a laugh or some kind of reaction, whether it was a "what a dumbass..." or a "hahahah, nice" type of thing ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By brians
Funny, I thought this GAS thing was an ailment....

Funny, I thought this GAS thing was an ailment. For some reason, everyone I know is encouraging me to delve more into photography. But........ I think I'll try getting good with a lower end model,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By brians
Made it out of a Goldfish crackers cardboard box....

Made it out of a Goldfish crackers cardboard box. Just placed cardboard over the front element... I think I poked a hole that's too big though. There's also a big nut (not a legume or a treenut) held...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By brians
Neither, Albany, California, near Berkeley :)...

Neither, Albany, California, near Berkeley :)

Yeah, J8's sound great, but I just spent a lot of money on some other stuff, so it'll probably be a while until I scrap some cash together.

But right...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-14-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By brians
Darnit...

Ahh, today, I experienced a really sweet joy when I got up and found a package at my door. It was a package from the Russian post, specificially from a guy named Mikhail from the Bay, and yes, it had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2005
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,156
Posted By brians
Sweet, she's a beaut! What are the specs on that...

Sweet, she's a beaut! What are the specs on that Aires?
Forum: Other RF 08-13-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By brians
Hahaha! Sounds like a financially draining...

Hahaha! Sounds like a financially draining ailment, but it sounds controllable!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By brians
Geez! Wish I had that kind of money! (crazy *Bay AUCTION LINK)

Holy crap. I was just lurking around eBay, doing the 3 AM-zombielike RF "window[s XP]" shopping, and look what I come...
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