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    good website for info on Bessas?

    Hi,

    I have more questions about the inner workings of the R3a, specifically, but I don't want to bore anyone here so is there a website that has an explanation of how it works in and out?

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    Also: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/

    As I understand it, the site is now owned by the same fellow who owns Camera Quest.

    BTW: Steve Gandy is a "good guy". I've purchased two R2S camera bodies from him and several lenses to fit etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Also: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/

    As I understand it, the site is now owned by the same fellow who owns Camera Quest.

    BTW: Steve Gandy is a "good guy". I've purchased two R2S camera bodies from him and several lenses to fit etc.
    Only so long as you're buying from him (and I have, including my 28 Ultron, 25 Skopar, Bessa L, and a few odds & ends). If he thinks you're biting into his business, like publishing how-tos on Bessa repair, etc... then it's a different story. :rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bessa_L_R3a View Post
    Hi,

    I have more questions about the inner workings of the R3a, specifically, but I don't want to bore anyone here so is there a website that has an explanation of how it works in and out?
    For a little more on the inner workings, I have a DIY article on R2A/R3A rangefinder adjustment at: http://www.cosina-voigtlander.com/content/view/58/82/.

    There is also an article out there (can't locate it now) that has photos of a disassembled R2.

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    Only so long as you're buying from him ... If he thinks you're biting into his business, like publishing how-tos on Bessa repair, etc... then it's a different story.
    What exactly do you mean by that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Boyd View Post
    What exactly do you mean by that?
    It means exactly what it says. It's a fairly straightforward statement. As to why (that's probably what you intended to ask) it was already discussed to death some months back on the CVUG (a discussion which I could not be a part of) and the forums on the uCVc.

    The CVUG has archives. Check there.

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    Thanks for mentioning uCVc Brian, having been made persona non grata in the RFF shop quite some time ago I had no idea the uCVc was out there! Just signed up.

    Also I saw mention of rfcameras.org on uCVc, but get a domain default page when I navigate there. Does anyone know if the site is down, or is there a problem at my end? I'm running Safari or Firefox on Intel mac.
    Last edited by Andy K; 01-23-2008 at 05:49 AM. Click to view previous post history.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Thanks for mentioning uCVc Brian, having been made persona non grata in the RFF shop quite some time ago I had no idea the uCVc was out there! Just signed up.
    No worries. For a time Gandy was banning any reference to the uCVc on the RFF (i.e. if anyone would post a link to a review or article there the post would be deleted by a mod...not photo.nut or any other site...just uCVc). I'm not sure if he's still doing that.

    Also I saw mention of rfcameras.org on uCVc, but get a domain default page when I navigate there. Does anyone know if the site is down, or is there a problem at my end? I'm running Safari or Firefox on Intel mac.
    Yeah, it didn't last long. There were a couple users that really beat the forums admin to death and he just threw in the towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianPhotog View Post

    Yeah, it didn't last long. There were a couple users that really beat the forums admin to death and he just threw in the towel.

    Thats a real shame. One person having a virtual monopoly on RF discussion is not good, particularly when that person has a vested interest in selling RF cameras.


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