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Old 05-01-2019   #1
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There has been a Soviet Bloc invasion in Venice Beach.







All are loaded for bear.. with Fuji C (for , err, comrad) 200. Without yet firing a shot, the Fed2 seems the nicest. The genuine original non-oem fake respray on the Kiev seems 'sensitive to touch'. The Zenit is the best Zenit I have ever handled...or put in another way, the least bad of the three I have so far owned.

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Yee haw! The FED2 was my favorite for a long time, but I got over it after they all failed in one fashion or another. A black painted Kiev, FED, or Zorki have intrigued me, but I am leery of the possibility they don't bake the paint on, which is why yours is "sensitive to the touch", or just spray right over the chrome. Maybe I'll do one of my half dozen FED2's someday when the weather is nice, and I can take the toaster oven outdoors.


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A black painted Kiev, FED, or Zorki have intrigued me, but I am leery of the possibility they don't bake the paint on, which is why yours is "sensitive to the touch", or just spray right over the chrome.
Ya I think the only thing baked was the dood applying the paint...
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I have been trying to make this be my Komrad since I got it, but it is resisting joining the cause. Needs to be rehabilitated.



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You need a Kiev in RED Komrad !

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Kiev 4AM in Red Reptile with Jupiter 12 by Carlos Yashinon, on Flickr
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There has been a Soviet Bloc invasion in Venice Beach.



Let us know how that one turns out for you. I keep looking at the Kievs on Fedks site... Its probably inevitable that I buy one eventually, particularly since I already have several lenses that will work on it like my Jupiter-12s and the couple-three CV SC-mount wides I have (I even have a Zeiss-Opton 50 that came on my paperweight Contax.... I wanted the lens to use on my Sony!).
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Congratulations for that black Kiev and its Helios - that is probably the best normal lens available from FSU. Let us see the results!
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This one sort of works. Needs a CLA, but I have put a couple rolls through it.


Kiev 4A Type2 (Black) by Mark Wyatt, on Flickr

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Will be interesting to use this on my Z7 and M240 as well as film bodies.
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Will be interesting to use this on my Z7 and M240 as well as film bodies.
Jealous...
I was just looking at those on eBay this morning...
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Could have used one earlier today, as a J-12 was just not wide enough.


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Old 05-17-2019   #17
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Results are in. All on Fuji C200.

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Kiev 4am:



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Those look great, Huss. Love the first one.
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Just read the thread, I think he means Добро пожаловать товарищи or, perhaps, Привет товарищи and it would look better if I could remember where the quotation marks are in Cyrillic on this UK keyboard...


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Those look great, Huss. Love the first one.

Thanks Lynn, figured you'd like the beach scene given all the beautiful beach scene pics you have posted in the past!
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Just read the thread, I think he means Добро пожаловать товарищи or, perhaps, Привет товарищи and it would look better if I could remember where the quotation marks are in Cyrillic on this UK keyboard...


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Nice examples, Huss. I take it the Orion was used on the beach scene (too bad about the washout, but your FED2 speeds are likely off).


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Nice examples, Huss. I take it the Orion was used on the beach scene (too bad about the washout, but your FED2 speeds are likely off).


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I haven't used the Orion yet, the lens was the one in the pic on the Fed2 - the 50 2.8.

Image isn't washed out, it's exactly how I want it.


1/250 @f11 which is about 1 stop overexposed for the scene but perfect for high key pastel tones.
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Thanks!

I haven't used the Orion yet, the lens was the one in the pic on the Fed2 - the 50 2.8.

Image isn't washed out, it's exactly how I want it.


1/250 @f11 which is about 1 stop overexposed for the scene but perfect for high key pastel tones.

I see. Well, it's working just fine then. Carry on.


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I see. Well, it's working just fine then. Carry on.


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Yeah but the Kiev still as those same light leaks.. my attempt at a fix did nothing. Every 3rd pic has that mark.
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