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Information thread: Rangefinder specs.
Old 10-01-2003   #1
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Post Information thread: Rangefinder specs.

I thought it would be interesting if we could compile a thread of rangefinder specs, to help those who find this site and that are looking for specific specs a camera has. I'll start off with the Canon Canonet QL17 G-III.

Canon Canonet QL17 G-III

Lense Mount: fixed lense
Lense: Canon 40mm
Filter Thread: 48mm
Minimum focusing distance: 2.6(feet), 0.8(meters)
Maximum aperature: f1.7
Minimum aperature: f16
Shutter type: In lense leaf shutter
Shutter speed range: 1/4 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1/4, 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250,
1/500
Flash sync speeds: All
Flash sync via: PC terminal and standard hot shoe
Hot shoe dedication: Dedicated to Canon Canolite D speedlight
Flashmatic: yes
Flashmatic guide numbers: 28(meters), 20(meters), 14(meters)
Exposure modes: Shutter priority(marked A on the aperature
ring, this is also the mode for using Canolite D
as a dedicated flash), non-metered manual
Film speed metering range: ISO 25-ISO800
Exposure compensation: No
Battery: No longer availible, a PX625A will suffice to power meter,
though readings may be off. However, Wein offers a
substitute(limited lifespan) and there is at least one
adaptor for correcting the voltage of button cells is
availible).
Multiple Exposures: No
Film advance: Single stroke ratcheted
Rewind: Collapsible Knob
Battery Check: Yes, next to viewfinder
Tripod Mount: Metal

Quick Glossary
Flashmatic: system that adjusts the aperature of the lense based on focusing distance, film speed, and flash guide number to yield a proper flash exposure.

If I have anything wrong or missing, please Private Message me and I will add it or correct it, and also cite your contribution. If you know the name of the adaptor for button cells, or the website of the company, please PM me with it and I will add it and cite your contribution.

Please also add more rangefinder specs.
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Old 10-02-2003   #2
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Ok, here we go then...

ZORKI 3M
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- Manufactured by: KMZ
- Rangefinder base: 38 mm
- Lense Mount: Leica Thread Mount (39 mm)
- Standard Lense: Jupiter-8 50 mm (chrome version)
- Filter Thread: 40.5 mm screw, 42 mm snap-on
- Minimum focusing distance: 1 meter (a bit less in fact
- Maximum aperture: f2
- Minimum aperture: f22
- Shutter type: Focal plane, cloth, horizontal travel
- Shutter speed range: 1 second to 1/1000 second; Bulb;
Single speed dial in Zorki 3M, Special dial for slow speeds in the previous model Zorki 3
- Shutter speeds: B, 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
- Flash sync speeds: No flash sync available.
- Exposure modes: Manual
- Built-in Meter: No
- Battery: Not required
- Multiple Exposures: No
- Film advance: Knob
- Rewind: Collapsible Knob
- Tripod Mount: Metal, 3/8" German thread
- Diopter Adjustment: Yes, by lever under the rewind knob.
- Production run: 1951-1956
- Typical S/N: 5513917 (1955)

So... who goes now ?

Oh, also, is something is wrong or missing, your corrections are welcome, you can PM me, or simply post them here, no problem

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Rangefinder specifications: Yashica Lynx 14 series
Old 10-03-2003   #3
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Rangefinder specifications: Yashica Lynx 14 series

Yashica Lynx 14

Lens Mount: fixed lens
Lens: Yashinon 45mm f1.4, 7 elements/5 groups, single coated
Filter Thread: 58mm
Minimum focusing distance: 2.6 (feet) 0.95 (meters)
Maximum aperture: f1.4
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: In lens leaf shutter, mechanical, works w/o batteries
Shutter speed range: 1 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1, , , 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500
Flash sync speeds: All
Flash sync via: PC terminal, no hot shoe
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: ISO 10 - ISO 800
Exposure compensation: No
Battery: No longer available, two (2) PX 625As will power meter, though readings may be off
Multiple Exposures: No
Film advance: Single stroke, non-ratcheted
Rewind: Collapsible Knob
Battery Check: Yes, metering switch, front of body under right hand
Tripod Mount: Metal
Self Timer: Yes
Meter readout: Meter needle visible on top and in viewfinder

Notable features: Fast lens, large body and heavy (about 2 lbs.)

Yashica Lynx 14E

Same as above except as follows:

Battery: No longer available, two (2) PX 640As will power meter, though readings may be off
Meter readout: red and green micro-lamp arrows in viewfinder

Quick Glossary
The IC designation is from the 1960s. It means no moving analog meter parts, NOT a genuine integrated circuit.
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Rangefinder specifications: Yashica Lynx 5000 series
Old 10-03-2003   #4
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Rangefinder specifications: Yashica Lynx 5000 series

Yashica Lynx 5000

Lens Mount: fixed lens
Lens: Yashinon 45mm f1.7, 6 elements/4 groups, single coated
Filter Thread: 46mm
Minimum focusing distance: 2.6 (feet) 0.95 (meters)
Maximum aperture: f1.7
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: In lens leaf shutter, mechanical, works w/o batteries
Shutter speed range: 1 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1, , , 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500
Flash sync speeds: All
Flash sync via: PC terminal, no hot shoe
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: ISO 10 - ISO 800
Exposure compensation: No
Battery: No longer available, two (2) PX 625As will power meter, though readings may be off
Multiple Exposures: No
Film advance: Single stroke, non-ratcheted
Rewind: Collapsible Knob
Battery Check: Yes, metering switch, front of body under right hand
Tripod Mount: Metal
Self Timer: Yes
Meter readout: Meter needle visible on top and in viewfinder

Notable features: Unusual back release on bottom, slide button and push, one-finger operation; smaller and lighter than Lynx 14 and 14e.

Yashica Lynx 5000e

Same as above except as follows:

Battery: No longer available, two (2) PX 640As will power meter, though readings may be off
Meter readout: red and green micro-lamp arrows in viewfinder

Quick Glossary
The IC designation is from the 1960s. It means no moving analog meter parts, NOT a genuine integrated circuit.
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Old 10-04-2003   #5
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Lens Mount: Zeiss Contax RF bayonet
Shutter type: Vertical slat focal plane shutter
Shutter speeds: B, 1/2, 1/5/, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000
Flash sync speeds: 1/25
Flash sync via: PC terminal and standard hot shoe
Exposure modes: Manual
Exposure compensation: No
Battery: None
Multiple Exposures: No?
Film advance: Knob
Rewind: Knob
Battery Check: No
Tripod Mount: Metal
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Zorki-6 specifications
Old 10-13-2003   #6
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Zorki-6 specifications

KMZ Zorki-6

Lens Mount: Leitz 39mm screw mount (LTM)
Lens: 50mm/2.0 KMZ Jupiter-8, 6 elements/4 groups or 50mm/3.5 KMZ Industar 50, 4 elements/3 groups (non-collapsible) both single coated
Filter Thread: 40.5mm (Jupiter-8) 34.5mm (Industar-50 non-collapsible)
Minimum focusing distance: 3.3 (feet) 1.0 (meter)
Maximum aperture: f2.0 (Jupiter-8); f3.5 (Industar-50)
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: horizontal rubberized cloth focal-plane
Shutter speed range: 1/30 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1/30 to 1/500
Flash sync speeds: 1/30
Flash sync via: PC terminals for FP and X, no hot shoe
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: N/A
Exposure compensation: Unlimited
Battery: No batteries required
Multiple Exposures: No
Viewfinder: Combined viewfinder/rangefinder, single focal length view only
Rangefinder base: 67mm
Diopter correction: Yes, lever under rewind knob
Film advance: Multi stroke, ratcheted
Rewind: Knob
Battery Check: No
Tripod Mount: Metal, 3/8 X 16 European thread
Self Timer: Yes
Meter readout: No
Manufactured by: KMZ, Moscow, former USSR
Production dates: 1959-1966

Notable features: Uses most, but not all, lenses made for the Leica/Canon screw mount cameras. Hinged back with fixed take-up spool. Shutter speed dial spins with shutter, best to set shutter speed AFTER winding film. Neckstrap lugs on body.
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Zorki-5 specifications
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Zorki-5 specifications

KMZ Zorki-5

Lens Mount: Leitz 39mm screw mount (LTM)
Lens: 50mm/3.5 KMZ Industar 50, 4 elements/3 groups (collapsible and non-collapsible) both single coated
Filter Thread: 34mm (Industar-50, non-collapsible)
Minimum focusing distance: 3.3 (feet) 1.0 (meter)
Maximum aperture: f3.5
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: horizontal rubberized cloth focal-plane
Shutter speed range: 1/25 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1/25 to 1/500
Flash sync speeds: 1/25
Flash sync via: PC terminals for FP and X, no hot shoe
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: N/A
Exposure compensation: Unlimited
Battery: No batteries required
Multiple Exposures: No
Viewfinder: Combined viewfinder/rangefinder, single focal length view only
Rangefinder base: 67mm
Diopter correction: Yes, lever under rewind knob
Film advance: Multi stroke, ratcheted
Rewind: Knob
Battery Check: No
Tripod Mount: Metal, 3/8 X 16 European thread
Self Timer: No
Meter readout: No
Manufactured by: KMZ, Moscow, former USSR
Production dates: 1958-1959

Notable features: Uses most, but not all, lenses made for the Leica/Canon screw mount cameras. Removable bottom with removable take-up spool. Shutter speed dial spins with shutter, ALWAYS set shutter speed AFTER winding film. Neckstrap lugs on body.
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Zorki-4 specifications
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Zorki-4 specifications

KMZ Zorki-4

Lens Mount: Leitz 39mm screw mount (LTM)
Lens: 50mm/3.5 KMZ Industar 50, 4 elements/3 groups (collapsible and non-collapsible) or 50mm/2.0 KMZ Jupiter 8, all single coated
Filter Thread: 34.5mm (Industar-50, non-collapsible), 40.5mm (Jupiter-8)
Minimum focusing distance: 3.3 (feet) 1.0 (meter)
Maximum aperture: f2.0 or f3.5
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: horizontal rubberized cloth focal-plane
Shutter speed range: t second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, to 1/1000 of a second.
Flash sync speeds: 1/30
Flash sync via: PC terminal for FP and X, no hot shoe, sync delay is adjustable in milliseconds
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: N/A
Exposure compensation: Unlimited
Battery: No batteries required
Multiple Exposures: No
Viewfinder: Combined viewfinder/rangefinder, single focal length view only
Rangefinder base: 38mm
Diopter correction: Yes, lever under rewind knob
Film advance: Knob wind
Rewind: Knob
Battery Check: No
Tripod Mount: Metal, 3/8 X 16 European thread
Self Timer: Yes
Meter readout: No
Manufactured by: KMZ, Moscow, former USSR
Production dates: 1956-1973

Notable features: Uses most, but not all, lenses made for the Leica/Canon screw mount cameras. Removable back with removable take-up spool. Shutter speed dial spins with shutter, ALWAYS set shutter speed AFTER winding film. Early models have neckstrap lugs on body, late models do not.
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This is a good idea. I will create a forum for specs and move this info over to it.
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Spec sheet form
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Spec sheet form

Jorge:

While you're at it, could we standardize a format for specs so that information will go into roughly the same place on each post? That makes it easier for comparison purposes.

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What I have in mind is that each thread will be specific to an item. For example.

Leica M6 TTL

will only have specs for the body. not the lens .
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The vast majority of rangefinder cameras have non-interchangeable lenses. However, many of the Japanese cameras are almost identical bodies with different lenses, eg. Yashica Minister D and Minister 700 differ mostly in the lens and nothing else.

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Ok,

The forum is up. Begin your technical Specs postings

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...php?forumid=31
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Fed -5B or Fed 5V
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Fed -5B or Fed 5V

Fed Commune Fed-5B (aka Fed 5V)

Lens Mount: Leitz 39mm screw mount (LTM)
Lens: 55mm/2.8 Fed Industar 61 L/D, 4 elements/3 groups
Filter Thread: 40.5mm
Minimum focusing distance: 3.3 (feet) 1.0 (meter)
Maximum aperture: f2.8
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: horizontal rubberized cloth focal-plane
Shutter speed range: 1 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1 to 1/500 of a second.
Flash sync speeds: 1/30
Flash sync via: PC terminal for X or hot shoe depending on version
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: N/A
Exposure compensation: Unlimited
Battery: No batteries required
Multiple Exposures: No
Viewfinder: Combined viewfinder/rangefinder, single focal length view only
Rangefinder base: 38mm
Diopter correction: Yes, ring around eyepiece lens
Film advance: Lever wind
Rewind: Folding crank
Battery Check: No
Tripod Mount: Metal, 3/8 X 16 European thread or 1/4 X 20 American depending on model
Self Timer: Yes
Meter readout: No
Manufactured by: Fed Commune, Kharkov, former USSR, some made in Ukraine.
Production dates: 1977 - mid 1990's

Notable features: Uses most, but not all, lenses made for the Leica/Canon screw mount cameras. Removable back with fixed take-up spool. Shutter speed dial spins with shutter, ALWAYS set shutter speed AFTER winding film. No neckstrap lugs on body.
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Rangefinder specifications: Yashica Lynx 14 series
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Rangefinder specifications: Yashica Lynx 14 series

Quote:
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Yashica Lynx 14

Lens Mount: fixed lens
Lens: Yashinon 45mm f1.4, 7 elements/5 groups, single coated
Filter Thread: 58mm
Minimum focusing distance: 2.6 (feet) 0.95 (meters)
Maximum aperture: f1.4
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: In lens leaf shutter, mechanical, works w/o batteries
Shutter speed range: 1 second to 1/500 second; Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1, , , 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500
Flash sync speeds: All
Flash sync via: PC terminal, no hot shoe
Hot shoe dedication: No
Auto flash calculation: No
Film speed metering range: ISO 10 - ISO 800
Exposure compensation: No
Battery: No longer available, two (2) PX 625As will power meter, though readings may be off
Multiple Exposures: No
Film advance: Single stroke, non-ratcheted
Rewind: Collapsible Knob
Battery Check: Yes, metering switch, front of body under right hand
Tripod Mount: Metal
Self Timer: Yes
Meter readout: Meter needle visible on top and in viewfinder

Notable features: Fast lens, large body and heavy (about 2 lbs.)

Yashica Lynx 14E

Same as above except as follows:

Battery: No longer available, two (2) PX 640As will power meter, though readings may be off
Meter readout: red and green micro-lamp arrows in viewfinder

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The IC designation is from the 1960s. It means no moving analog meter parts, NOT a genuine integrated circuit.
I'm thinking that's a single PX625.
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Mamiya-Sekor Super Deluxe
Old 02-02-2008   #16
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Mamiya-Sekor Super Deluxe

Moderators: I clicked on the link for the new forum, error. I'll post here, hope this is ok, since I think this is a great idea ...

Mamiya-Sekor Super-Deluxe

Lens Mount: fixed lens
Lens: Mamiya-Sekor 48mm f1.7 (optional f1.5)
Filter Thread: I will check and edit
Minimum focusing distance: I will check and edit
Maximum aperture: f1.7 (f1.5)
Minimum aperture: f16
Shutter type: In lens leaf shutter
Shutter speed range: 1 second to 1/500 second, Bulb
Shutter speeds: B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500
Self-timer: Yes, unfortunately
Flash sync speeds: I will verify
Flash sync via: PC terminal only
Hot shoe dedication: Cold shoe only
Exposure modes: Match-needle, manual
Film speed metering range: ISO 25-ISO 800
Exposure compensation: No
Battery: No longer availible, 625 type. Countless replacements, work-arounds, and opinions available.
Multiple Exposures: With difficulty
Film advance: Single stroke ratcheted
Rewind: Collapsible Knob
Battery Check: No.
Tripod Mount: Metal

Notes: Some variation of the "Mamiya-Sekor" logo between models. Manual meter on-off switch in rear.
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