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Somewhere in the world, it's Red Oktober!
Old 09-30-2019   #1
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Somewhere in the world, it's Red Oktober!

Post your photos here taken only in the month of October using FSU (Former Soviet Union) gear. It could be an FSU lens on your digicam, or your FSU camera with a lens made in the formerly free world. Or go FSU all the way!

Don't want your photos taken last month because you're too freaking busy to shoot any this month, but they can be from last October, or any October before then just in case you got rid of your FSU gear but still pine for the good old days. Just make it known when they were taken, and with what gear.

And if you're on Flickr, you can post them at https://www.flickr.com/groups/octfsu/

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Nice! Time to bust out Komrad Pinky aka my Kiev 4k
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Got too many non-FSU cameras loaded with film at the moment. But once those are done I'll have a go at Red October. FED-NKVD, Zorki I, Zorki I, Zorki 4K, Kiev-88 or the Agat 18K ....choices choices, comrades!
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These two are loaded for bear... (ok loaded for pics of cats, squirrels, back of peeps' heads at starbux - ya know, street photography)

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Very nice Gerry. Dig the strong contrasts.
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Mir with Jupiter 9...

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All three with a Sony A7 and MIR-1 37mm

Kaplan_OSU_2 by Michael Kaplan, on Flickr

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Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I should get hold of my stock of Orwo N75, made by the successor company to the Agfa plant in East Germany. Even though it's a bit unreliable I'll put a roll through my East German Werra 3, designed by the Carl Zeiss Jena engineers that were shipped to Kiev as reparations post war, and who set up the production of the Kiev Contax II and III copies. Today is the Republic day of the old East Germany.

Or perhaps get out and test my Zorki 3M. Decisions.

Either way, I'm enjoying only the cameras and the lenses.
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These might be a bit boring - Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 on a Canon EOS 30D and the Jupiter is probably too young to be a Soviet manufactured one. However, I only just finished the May 2019 ICCD roll in my FED 2 (4 months late) and I still haven't got any film developed since 2016 or so.


From my balcony. Oct 2019. 1/500 sec, f/5.6 or f/8.


The usual self-portrait. Oct 2019. 1/50 sec, f/2.8 or f/4.
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Nice one Larry!
Thanks, Huss.
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Bump. Where's all the Ruskies?
This one from yesterday.


Titled: "Too darn early for this nonsense", but it's the same every year here.
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Oh rats, I decided to show my LTM Canon some love so I loaded it with film last night.... Guess I'll have to do the same for my Zorki.


Look forward to seeing some results by, oh, February or so. I've been too busy.
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This one from yesterday.


Titled: "Too darn early for this nonsense", but it's the same every year here.
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Very nice! Been shooting my Fed2 and White Russian but will not have film back until next week. Sure I could ‘cheat’ and put a Soviet lens on one of my digicams but where’s the fun in that?
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Very nice! Been shooting my Fed2 and White Russian but will not have film back until next week. Sure I could ‘cheat’ and put a Soviet lens on one of my digicams but where’s the fun in that?
Thanks, Huss. Where is the fun in that, indeed.

This Iskra is new to me, and these were from the first roll I have run through it. Impressed enough to call it a keeper. Smooth focus, pretty clear viewfinder, pocketable in a huge pocket of a large coat, advisedly putting a grapefruit in the contralateral pocket so as not to appear unsteady to onlookers, and sharp enough even with my haphazard technique.
There were some light stripes evenly laid out along the edge of all the negatives, which ruined most of the frames. The dark areas resulting from these are still there on the scans I posted, but the composition hides it on most of these. Ah well, I thought, new camera, new problems. Since the stripe was light on the negs and dark on the positives, that was a puzzler that I, invoking the concept of anti-matter, put down to a light leak involving anti-light. Best I could come up with. Spent last night liquid electrical taping all the known, and infamous, Iskra light leak spots and put another roll in it.
Kept looking at the negatives trying to decipher what the problem with the camera might be, which allowed it to leak anti-light.
Finally realized I had not put enough developer in the tank to completely cover the 120 film. Because idiot.
Anyway, here's another.


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Love that pic too Larry! I was looking at Iskras before I bought my Mockba but just didnt want to spend that kind of money at the time. Now looking at your results it seems I should just do it (eventually!)
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Love that pic too Larry! I was looking at Iskras before I bought my Mockba but just didnt want to spend that kind of money at the time. Now looking at your results it seems I should just do it (eventually!)
Thanks, again, Huss. Apparently they can have issues, but this one has proven to be a nice camera.



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Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the universe, some of which maybe got on your negs... ?? I see something on your powerlines shot above, a sort of mistyness against the dark ridges... Dust devils or dark matter or ?
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Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the universe, some of which maybe got on your negs... ?? I see something on your powerlines shot above, a sort of mistyness against the dark ridges... Dust devils or dark matter or ?
Hi Doug,

It’s an artifact of the uneven development referenced above from my absent minded failure to add enough developer to cover the film. However, I am pretending that the photo uses advanced tech to make visible the evil electromagnetic forces surrounding power lines that some people are forever going on about. Seeing it as dust devils, dark matter, and strange mist also work as ways to semi-salvage the photo.
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The Zorki 3M is loaded, but I can't seem to put down the M2. Take that !! Kruschev.
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Those were taken in Boiling Springs, PA, about half an hour south of Harrisburg.

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In the Spirit of Red Oktober

It is old and beat. The shutter speeds are a little wonky. One of the latches on the back is out of whack. But the old 1964 K4a is still working. So here goes nothing.




Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Expired TMX100 - Zeiss Reloadable Cassette - Dunked in FX-37 for 10.5m with occasional agitation every minute or so. And yet somehow, it all works.
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Well, the film advance finally died on the old 64 Kiev so it is now time to dust off the 72. The shutter speeds on this one are even more goofy than the 64 but the mid speeds are pretty close. At least the film advance works properly...so far.


However, I have several rolls from the 64 to work with.




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Finished my annual Red Oktober roll of film yesterday, in my favorite Soviet camera, my 1957 Zorki 4.
Here's the first frame. More to come...


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Just got some rolls back.

Mockba 5 aka White Russian, Fuji NPS160, handheld @ 1/10sec f 3.5



While this is natively a 6x9 kamera, I shoot it with the 6x6 mask installed cuz I have 2 other 6x9 kameras, I like the square format, and I like to get 12 exposures per roll...
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