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Are you ready for ICCD 2019?
Old 04-26-2019   #1
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Are you ready for ICCD 2019?

International Commie Camera Day 2019 is for a whole month this year!


So grab your FSU gear, burn some film (or make digital images with a lens mated to a mirrorless camera) for the 31 days of May, then post your photos here, and join the Flickr ICCD group to post them there also.


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Old 04-26-2019   #2
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The whole month of May? Shouldn't be too hard.

I use my 1957 Jupiter-3 rather frequently all year round.

I use one of my Industar-22/Fed-50/Industar-10 type lenses occasionally.

Rarely use my Jupiter-12 or Jupiter-8. But perhaps during ICCD month .

I never use my Industar-61 LD. It might be fine optically, but a total dog in build and usability. Unpleasant to use in any situation. I'm too lazy to get rid of a it (and takes up little space in the cabinet).

FSU bodies? Sure. I find the Fed-3 is a dead-simple, dead-reliable (yes, reliable) film body for field-work adventures. Last time it was laser scanning the rocky intertidal zone. Time before that cliff-side vegetation sampling, and before that radio-tracking birds in wetlands. The Fed-3 is so simple and robust I only worry about keeping it mostly dry and free of dust/muck. I dont abuse or neglect it, but I don't have to baby it. Works well with a variety of lenses (FSU and others).
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Old 04-27-2019   #3
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I should try to get my Zorki or FED 2 used now in May, then. The rest of the bunch of FSU bodies I have have (worse) problems, a FED 3, Zorki 4 and Zorki 6. The main issue might be to process my films, it is now (again) about 3-4 years since I did that last.

For lenses I have a Jupiter 8, 11 and 12, a FED and some Industars 26, 50 and 61 Zebra, but I have not used any of them much the last 10 years, the Jupiters are the better ones of mine, though.
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Old 04-27-2019   #4
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Am I really prepared for my glasses getting scratched for a whole month
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Cool, I'll have to load some film in my Zorki-4. I like using the old tank!
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I've got a half finished roll in my Zorki 4 that I started during Red Oktober, so I'm ready for ICCD
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Old 04-28-2019   #7
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Yes, ready. I hope that the weather cooperates.��

Thanks for the reminder.

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Old 04-28-2019   #8
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At least you remembered you have that film left over, Colton, unlike myself who forgot to unload the camera until last month.


This years featured camera will be a FED-3 that the coverings were painted primer red. Looks a lot better than it sounds. But the back had a missing latch, so I replaced that with a back off a Zarya, so it's now half primer-half black.


Someone had mis-loaded the film by rolling the leader onto the spool in the wrong direction, and when they wound the camera it forced the film to buckle and slide under the film advance sprockets where it jammed the whole works up solid. I had to use a razor knife to cut the film loose enough to remove it from behind the sprocket shaft.


I'll also be using a Zorki-1e, and Zorki-6. The 1e has an I-22 I cleaned up, and the 6 is wedded to a J-12. The FED-3 came with an I-61 L/D that is twenty-seven years newer than the camera, so I'll swap it mid-roll with a I-26M I have to see what the difference is in IQ. I may have a film transport issue with the Z-1e, still have to check it out first.


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If it matches the theme of camera "Tourist" (KLAPP camera circa 1937, Industar 7, rollfilm 60 mm, 6x9)?
Or just rangefinder cameras?
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It will be the Zorki 5 with Industar-22 for me (if they work long enough). I have six rolls of Orwo NP20 left, that expired in October(!) 1990. Maybe I can squeeze some pictures out of them.
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1958 Zorki-4 and Jupiter-12 ready to go...


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If it matches the theme of camera "Tourist" (KLAPP camera circa 1937, Industar 7, rollfilm 60 mm, 6x9)?
Or just rangefinder cameras?

FSU anything. Rangefinder, SLR, Medium format, Large format, heck, maybe you have one of those 16mm movie cams. Just as long as it was manufactured before Jan 1, 1992.


But most folks here limit it on their own to rangefinders.


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FSU anything. Rangefinder, SLR, Medium format, Large format, heck, maybe you have one of those 16mm movie cams. Just as long as it was manufactured before Jan 1, 1992.


But most folks here limit it on their own to rangefinders.


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I don't know, maybe Google translated it wrong. 16 mm MOVIE camera there is - Krasnogorsk 3, and the film on ten - fifteen minutes time, removed roughly 91-92 year...
I'll try to digitize - lay.
It is interesting to shoot it on the "Tourist" - not quite repaired, still doing a couple of days.
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No, I'm not ready. May is too busy of a month to add another project. I tried to sell both my FSU cameras just last week, no interest ( I did sell my nice J8 though) so now I have only bodies. You guys are going to have to cover this for me.
Trinity River Flood. Taken with Zorki-zorki, I-22, unknown, expired film from Ukraine found in reloadable cassette in a camera shipment.



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As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of frames left to shoot in the FED-1 and then I move on to something else as a contrast. perhaps the OM-1 or the X-300...


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May 1st, International Workers Day Rally
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May 1st, International Workers Day Rally

Here we go. From yesterday:

International Workers Day Rally (May 1st) in Lisbon.
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My first photo from 5/1/19


Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
1957 Zorki 4 rangefinder
1956 KMZ Jupiter-12 35/2.8
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Here's another from 5/1/19


Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
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This year I'm using a NEX6 with a black Jupiter 8 lens.

Antique Farm Equipment by Carlos Yashinon, on Flickr

The Jupiter 8 seems to render well on the Sony.

Blacksmith Shop by Carlos Yashinon, on Flickr

Rock Ledge House @ Rock Ledge Ranch by Carlos Yashinon, on Flickr
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Another from my outing on 5/1/19



Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
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FED 50 with Industar 81. Portra 400
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FED 50 with Industar 81. Portra 400

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Here's another from 5/1/19


Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
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I enjoy this picture. Contrasty with a nice touch of color.


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Old 06-08-2019   #24
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ICCM 2019 was a great excuse to take the FSU cameras out and use them.



Rangefinder Spot by Steven Wagner, on Flickr
Zorki 1, Industar 22, AristaEDU 100, 'Rangefinder Spot'.


Old Church by Steven Wagner, on Flickr
Kiev88. Vega 12b 90mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 'Old Church'.


Crossroads by Steven Wagner, on Flickr
FED2, Industar 26m, AristaEDU 100, 'Crossroads'


Reflections of clouds by Steven Wagner, on Flickr
Zorki4M, Jupiter-8, Lomo 100 color negative, 'Reflections'
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