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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    WOW
    didn't expect this much response within 2 hours!
    Thank you all.
    I made an offer of Euro 35 earlier today, but he said he couldn't go lower than Euro 99 for it being an early model 2A.
    I wonder what he'll say tomorrow. I mailed him the websites showing it to be a model 4A.
    To be continued ...
    The date in the serial is all he needs to look at. you need to find another seller.

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    I went over today. I showed him the differences and he agreed it being a a model 4A (type 2).
    The camera body was in good condition, only one corner of the leatherette was a bid loose. There was a small dent in filter thread of the lens but nothing serious. He came down to 40 Euro ($52).
    I would have bought it but I didn't trust the shutter. It worked fine on the fast speeds, but I couldn't get if to fire slower than 1/25 s. I did wind before setting the shutter speed. Maybe we did something wrong, maybe it was malfunctioning. The rangefinder worked, but was a bit yellow.

    So I decided not to buy this camera and look for an other one. I did like the look and feel of this camera. So I definitely want one. Maybe one will show up on this forum? There are several offered on Ebay (with case) for about 40 euro within Europe, so I can await my chances for an other 4A with a 35 and 50 mm lens and a case. And maybe I can trade one for an other camera/lens or some darkroom stuff or ...
    I would like a real Contax II as well, but that might be a bit more expensive...

    Thank you all for your quick help in this matter!! APUG is a great community.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    For Kiev enthusiasts this is a great site

    http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr rusty View Post
    For Kiev enthusiasts this is a great site

    http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/index.html
    Excellent site indeed, thanks.
    I've been reading all evening about Contax II and the Kiev successors.
    The more I read the more I want one.
    It's on my watch list now.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    Hi Guys.

    Where does one get suitable shutter ribbon for a Kiev/Contax RF? I had read someplace that the supply out of Arsenal dried up a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T42 View Post
    Hi Guys.

    Where does one get suitable shutter ribbon for a Kiev/Contax RF? I had read someplace that the supply out of Arsenal dried up a few years ago.
    Fedka lists it, http://fedka.com/catalog/product_inf...roducts_id=315

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    One thing I've found on my Kiev (and maybe it's just me), it's difficult to tell when I've reached the end of a roll and I've stripped the sprocket holes on many. I find myself having to pay particular attention to the film counter, because the normal tension of the advance wheel is tight anyway and seems to have enough torque to rip right through the film. Just something to keep in mind.

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    Ouch,
    Thanks for the warning.

    Quote Originally Posted by abrosig View Post
    One thing I've found on my Kiev (and maybe it's just me), it's difficult to tell when I've reached the end of a roll and I've stripped the sprocket holes on many. I find myself having to pay particular attention to the film counter, because the normal tension of the advance wheel is tight anyway and seems to have enough torque to rip right through the film. Just something to keep in mind.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Excellent site indeed, thanks.
    I've been reading all evening about Contax II and the Kiev successors.
    The more I read the more I want one.
    It's on my watch list now.
    peterloy has a contaxIII body

    http://www.peterloy.com/stock-list.php

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