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« Reply #100 on: June 14, 2013, 01:38:13 PM »
I won't turn this into a Slovenian-Croatian wine war, I promise - suffice it to say there are many different styles produced in Slovenia today, to many different tastes. I make it a practice of sampling a lot of them to determine which ones are to my taste. In fairness, I haven't had too many Croatian wines, but I'll make sure to do extensive field research when I'm there.  ;)

No war, not even ridicule, just friendly joking. Try "Dingač" (read Dingatch) if you happen to be in Croatia.

Yes, lust a bit of friendly teasing, all in good fun.  :) I will look for that wine when I'm there.


Teasing is the appropriate word. And take it easy while drinking Dingač. It goes to one's head very fast.
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« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2013, 11:02:37 PM »
A bag full of goodies. Have not had the time to go over it all yet. A friend sent me things his wife is forcing him to relinquish.

Three lenses at least, Ruskies; a Helios 44-M and an Industar I-61 I think I recognised.

A bottle of HC-110

15 or so rolls of 120, including some Portra

35 or more rolls of 135

And I found a shop not more than 15 miles from home that does 120 C-41, and which has no plans of stopping doing so. They even still have an assortment of 120 film in the shop, not to mention VHS tapes, APS film and more than the one Fuji color 135 film most other shops have, if they have film at all. All in all a good day.
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« Reply #102 on: June 14, 2013, 11:10:33 PM »
Finally. Tachihara 8x10 triple extension.
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« Reply #103 on: June 15, 2013, 04:23:47 AM »
ooooh... daisy.

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« Reply #104 on: June 15, 2013, 09:12:56 AM »
nice...
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« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2013, 01:00:42 PM »
That Mamiya is a pretty beastly looking piece of industrial hardware. I approve.
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« Reply #106 on: June 15, 2013, 03:12:02 PM »
I actually had a newer Mamiya C330f and newer lens briefly and handling wise for some reason I prefer the older C220 and older chrome lens. But I have yet to see the results of this $150 purchase.
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« Reply #107 on: July 05, 2013, 03:31:28 AM »
My uncle recently sent my grandfather's old Konica III to me. It needed a bit of cleaning, lubricating, and adjusting, not to mention some exercise, but it's in remarkably good condition for a camera built in the late 1950's. The double-stroke winder is odd but pretty easy to operate (all the ergonomics are a bit weird, but the designers clearly had a plan in mind, as they all work reasonably well together, albeit unconventionally), and the 48 f/2 Hexanon shows every indication of being an excellent performer.

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« Reply #108 on: July 05, 2013, 04:02:33 AM »
not camera related but I just got this for "64p" ;D, all I need is to disable the nes10 chip to reduce flashing red light of doom.
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« Reply #109 on: July 05, 2013, 05:14:35 AM »
Tkmedia that is a great find!
GAS-wise I have been trying to focus on   fattening up my fleet of OM gear to last me in to next century ;-)
A black OM-2md for a great price. It needs a little work tho but is worth the CLA. An OMG body for a good price mainly because I wanted it for a beater camera and to see if they have a better build quality than an om-10. (Answer, yes. Not as good as an OM-2, natch, but a lot better than the 10.)

Lastly, I bought something that may devide camera nerds. Olympus made nice leather cases for the OM-1 & 2. I know some purists question how you can hold a camera in a case. But a) the olympus case is nice, and b) I am convinced my original OM-2 is still working - after being battered around India when I was a hippy, at various rowdy political gatherings, and to this day still dragged through many rainy canoeing trips - partly due to its snug leather case. Anyhow my growing fleet of OMs needed another case and I got a lovely brown leather one - très chic!!
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« Reply #110 on: July 05, 2013, 06:16:21 AM »
tkmedia: NOW you're getting me nostalgic :´)
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« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2013, 08:43:19 AM »
I'm now the proud owner of a Canon A-1, a 50mm f/1.4, 24mm f/2.8, 70-210mm f/4. Also a TTL prism for the Pentacon Six (Paul how's the prism working for you?).

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« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2013, 10:23:21 AM »
Also a TTL prism for the Pentacon Six (Paul how's the prism working for you?).

Great thanks!
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« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2013, 02:43:46 PM »
Och chust arrived taedae......................................an av fallen in luv wi it ollreedie, so ther  :)  :)  8)

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« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2013, 04:18:19 PM »
Not arrived yet, but I found myself bidding on a Texas Leica and won, to my surprise. A G690BL with the standard 100/3.5 lens.
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« Reply #115 on: July 05, 2013, 05:01:13 PM »
That Z-I Box Tengor is an exceptionally cool looking camera.
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« Reply #116 on: July 05, 2013, 05:22:37 PM »
My uncle recently sent my grandfather's old Konica III to me. It needed a bit of cleaning, lubricating, and adjusting, not to mention some exercise, but it's in remarkably good condition for a camera built in the late 1950's. The double-stroke winder is odd but pretty easy to operate (all the ergonomics are a bit weird, but the designers clearly had a plan in mind, as they all work reasonably well together, albeit unconventionally), and the 48 f/2 Hexanon shows every indication of being an excellent performer.




I really do like those Konicas, but just too well made to be profitable, I suspect. 

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« Reply #117 on: July 05, 2013, 05:50:42 PM »
My uncle recently sent my grandfather's old Konica III to me. It needed a bit of cleaning, lubricating, and adjusting, not to mention some exercise, but it's in remarkably good condition for a camera built in the late 1950's. The double-stroke winder is odd but pretty easy to operate (all the ergonomics are a bit weird, but the designers clearly had a plan in mind, as they all work reasonably well together, albeit unconventionally), and the 48 f/2 Hexanon shows every indication of being an excellent performer.




I really do like those Konicas, but just too well made to be profitable, I suspect. 

Konica II with the 50/2.8


Nice shot.

The build quality of the Konica is very, very high. Everything feels extraordinarily solid. I was quite impressed when I first put my hands on it. It's a tank. Apparently it cost $120 in 1957, which would be over $800 today; still, it is easy to imagine them losing money on every one when you see how it's put together.

I have high hopes for the quality of the lens, but it will be a couple weeks before I have another chance to use it.
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« Reply #118 on: July 05, 2013, 08:47:29 PM »
Just picked up 212 potential great photographs... I'm just back from the camera store with a few rolls of 35mm and 120...
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« Reply #119 on: July 06, 2013, 08:10:26 AM »
That Konica looks great! I do love the camera designs of that era. They are however not always very user friendly (like the Zeiss Ikon Contessa).

Eirik, I had a GW690 for a while. I couldn't get on with the rangefinder patch.

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« Reply #120 on: July 06, 2013, 10:30:37 AM »
A couple of days ago my wife picked up an Olympus OMG with a Vivitar Auto Thyristor 2800 for $2. Someone thought the camera was broken, but it just needed a battery for the electronic shutter, and now it needs a good cleaning.

She texted me "Olympus OMG $2" so of course I texted back "Maybe, what model?" :)

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« Reply #121 on: July 06, 2013, 11:26:13 AM »
Not arrived yet, but I found myself bidding on a Texas Leica and won, to my surprise. A G690BL with the standard 100/3.5 lens.

Congrats! I hope you'll share your experiences, I find these Fuji's very tempting as of late - especialy the later GSW versions..
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« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2013, 01:53:56 PM »
Not arrived yet, but I found myself bidding on a Texas Leica and won, to my surprise. A G690BL with the standard 100/3.5 lens.

Congrats! I hope you'll share your experiences, I find these Fuji's very tempting as of late - especialy the later GSW versions..
Thanks Andrej, will let you know it performs.
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« Reply #123 on: July 07, 2013, 03:28:06 PM »
placed a rather largeish order from the FPP guys for fresh film stock! WOO fresh film! My M2 has been feeding well lately. It will soon go hungry!

tmax, tri-x, portra, and some provia are on their way!

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« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2013, 08:36:22 PM »
placed a rather largeish order from the FPP guys for fresh film stock! WOO fresh film! My M2 has been feeding well lately. It will soon go hungry!

tmax, tri-x, portra, and some provia are on their way!
Me too, got 25 packs of instant type 100 film from them not long ago. I usually place 2-3 orders a year with the Mike et co. Good initiative. Their podcast is mostly lo-fi, but good fun.
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« Reply #125 on: July 08, 2013, 01:42:44 AM »
64 packs of fridge kept FP-3000B for $128! :D At a medical research auction. 20 packs of spectra (expire 2008) $20 at police auction.
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« Reply #126 on: July 08, 2013, 08:21:00 AM »
oooh~ lots of 3000b, huh? I'm thinking about trying doing a goop tranfer with that film.

edit: tried, didn't go that well... just a faint mark. I guess it might develop faster than its 100c sibling.
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« Reply #127 on: July 08, 2013, 01:25:15 PM »
wow that 3000b deal is amazing!

how do I find myself a medical research auction?!

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« Reply #128 on: July 08, 2013, 10:14:03 PM »
Guess what has Postman Pat brought me today? A Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B with all four lenses.

This is an image from the first test roll;

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« Reply #129 on: July 09, 2013, 01:30:16 AM »
how do I find myself a medical research auction?!

Sorry I cannot give much advice, but this is the second time I scored 3000 speed instant film. My area has lots of labs, mostly from experimental drug and biotech related fields which is not something I'm familiar with. Often times they use instant film to capture screen shots from microscopes. Oftentimes after years the end results is not approved or not successful, or even if they succeed the labs are no longer needed. And with it lots of computers, office furniture, and other misc goods.
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« Reply #130 on: July 09, 2013, 04:19:09 AM »
Jack as another OMG'er that is a funny story and I am afraid I am jealous! That is a hard deal to beat. Fluminian that is making me nostalgic. I have my dads contaflex that has seized up and I have been told that un seizing it would be crazy expensive as the lenses are rather complex to work on. But I loved that camera. A pic from '78...


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« Reply #131 on: July 09, 2013, 06:59:40 AM »
Nice picture, mcduff. It's a shame that you can't use your Contaflex. Mine is in a perfect condition
and functioning fine and all glasses are without scratches and fungi. I was surprised with the colour
rendition of the old lens.
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« Reply #132 on: July 10, 2013, 09:35:30 PM »
And here it is. Big? Yes. Heavy? Yes. Has tangible gravitational pull? No. It is indeed rather slightly built compared to a real Leica. The lens however seems to be of the well built variety, comprising much of the overall weight.


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« Reply #133 on: July 10, 2013, 10:27:16 PM »
My GAS has subsided since getting my M2, but there is always still a longing to try something like this.

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« Reply #134 on: July 10, 2013, 10:45:00 PM »
I just picked a glass of ginger wine - with added cooking whisky  :)

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« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2013, 03:09:20 PM »
Just received yesterday my Recesky DIY TLR from China.
And I can say for sure that it's the cheapest camera I've ever put my hands on. Instructions were near impossible to follow. A stupid clip kept falling off causing me to take the darn thing apart four or five times. I had to replace the totally transparent groundglass with a piece of a Rosco sampler pack...

But now, it's at least running. Now to take it for a test to see if it leaks.
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« Reply #136 on: July 11, 2013, 04:06:39 PM »
I'm off to the post office to pick up another, but very different DIY TLR, from Seattle USA. ;)

And I have picked up a head cold. Not fun in summer.
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« Reply #137 on: July 11, 2013, 09:09:53 PM »
I bet yours won't have light leaks like mine ;)
And it will have better instructions than the Chenglish manual I had with my plastic wonder  ;D
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« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2013, 05:25:18 AM »
Just bought an Agfa Isola I with a sticky shutter.  I took it apart tonight and got the shutter working properly again, but in the process I seem to have made the previously perfect focussing mechanism inoperable.  Another project for another day!  But this thing looked brand new so I took a chance.  I need the practice in breaking and fixing gizmos, so this is ideal!

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« Reply #139 on: July 12, 2013, 07:53:15 AM »
Just bought an Agfa Isola I with a sticky shutter.  I took it apart tonight and got the shutter working properly again, but in the process I seem to have made the previously perfect focussing mechanism inoperable.  Another project for another day!  But this thing looked brand new so I took a chance.  I need the practice in breaking and fixing gizmos, so this is ideal!

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« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2013, 02:54:14 PM »
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A man after my own tinkering heart. By something broken for cheap, then break it further, but in more interesting ways. Perfect.

Thanks!

It might help if I had the right tools, screwdrivers, etc, but using a butter knife and a screwdriver from an eyeglass repair kit elevates the level of the challenge, I think.  ;D ;D

So, now it's off to the hardware store for some proper gizmo-breaking/fixing equipment!

If I ever get this thing working properly, I'll post some pix, but I'm not holding my breath, nor should you...

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« Reply #141 on: July 12, 2013, 03:06:35 PM »
Give yourself a chance!
At least get a set of cheap jeweler's screwdrivers in both Phillips and Flat heads...
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« Reply #142 on: July 13, 2013, 02:43:00 AM »
The actual problem is that there are 3 screws holding the plate in front of where I believe the problem is, and I haven't yet found a screwdriver set with a thin enough blade (flat head) to fit securely in the slot.  The slot itself seems to be more shallow than similar screws, so I can't get a firm purchase on the screw without the blade slipping out.  I'm using a bit of a solvent - not much - to loosen the screws so they will come out more easily (maybe), but I will definitely try to locate a set of jeweler's screwdrivers for this and future needs.  I've got several sets of tools I used to use when I did computer work, but they don't seem to work on this particular set of screws.  At any rate, while I made reference to butter knives and eyeglass tools, that was merely a bit of humor, not actual components of my tool kit...

When joking about, I guess I need to work on my delivery...

Thanks for the tips Francois, I'll see what I can locate.

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« Reply #143 on: July 13, 2013, 06:49:03 AM »
I've been pretty happy with the Wiha Tools screwdriver kit sold through Amazon and others - four each flathead and Philips screwdrivers ranging in size from small to microscopic. It's not perfect, but it's decent for a camera demolition hobbyist.

The actual problem is that there are 3 screws holding the plate in front of where I believe the problem is, and I haven't yet found a screwdriver set with a thin enough blade (flat head) to fit securely in the slot.  The slot itself seems to be more shallow than similar screws, so I can't get a firm purchase on the screw without the blade slipping out.  I'm using a bit of a solvent - not much - to loosen the screws so they will come out more easily (maybe), but I will definitely try to locate a set of jeweler's screwdrivers for this and future needs.  I've got several sets of tools I used to use when I did computer work, but they don't seem to work on this particular set of screws.  At any rate, while I made reference to butter knives and eyeglass tools, that was merely a bit of humor, not actual components of my tool kit...

When joking about, I guess I need to work on my delivery...

Thanks for the tips Francois, I'll see what I can locate.

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« Reply #144 on: July 13, 2013, 11:09:18 AM »
Butterknives can be converted into screwdrivers with a hacksaw and a file.

Many a jeweller's screwdriver will benefit from a crossthreaded engineer's file.   ;)

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« Reply #145 on: July 13, 2013, 02:03:54 PM »
I often buy cheap tools then I need to modify them for a specific job (like taking apart my Gevabox).
There's not much that can't be achieved using a cheap screwdriver, a grind stone to bring it into shape and a vice.

Also, a swiss army knife's blade can take apart some screws...
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Re: I just picked up...
« Reply #146 on: July 15, 2013, 03:02:14 AM »
Success!!!!  I got my lens and focus mechanism working again, thanks to everyone's suggestions.  I ended up filing down one of my teeny screwdrivers, which was all  I needed to get those pesky screws loosened up.  Once they were out of the way I could clean up old grease and take care of a spring problem.  Now I need to load up some film and take this wonderful Isola to the dance!  When I run a roll or two thru it I'll post the results.  In the meantime, thanks to everyone who helped me out!

Mark

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Re: I just picked up...
« Reply #147 on: July 15, 2013, 03:48:26 PM »
DIY tools save the day once again! Oh Yeah!  8)
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Re: I just picked up...
« Reply #148 on: July 16, 2013, 11:39:40 PM »
I've just received the last of my 25 rolls of colour slide 'legacy' 120 film from the lab, mostly shot in 2003-6 and found in one of my 'defunct' camera bags. Funny thing is I remember shooting about half of the shots and for most of those I can still remember why I shot them as I did.

Next up is the 10 rolls of mono I also found...

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Re: I just picked up...
« Reply #149 on: July 17, 2013, 08:49:21 PM »
Something from KEH came today.

It's the large circle on the left of the Auto XTL and it's Mamiya.

I'll post more when I get it all together soon.