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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV View Post
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    Call Ken Ruth at Bald Mountain Photography. His web address is www.baldmt.com. If you call him be prepared for a good laugh, he has a twisted sense of humor.
    You may find it easier to find Ken Ruth at http://www.baldmtn.com/index.html
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    Thanks, both of you. Norman
    Just emailed him about my Minolta AL rangefinder.

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    I have now got my Contax back from Jerry. Six weeks including post 8000 miles each way! I have not had time to try it with film but the view/rangefinder is now fantastic and the shutter sounds good. I cannot be more pleased, and at such a good price. I will post some results soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV View Post
    I have now got my Contax back from Jerry. Six weeks including post 8000 miles each way! I have not had time to try it with film but the view/rangefinder is now fantastic and the shutter sounds good. I cannot be more pleased, and at such a good price. I will post some results soon.
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    Norman, I know you said it looked and sounded good. Have you had a chance to try it out?

    I'm about to pack up a box of things to go to Jerry.
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    Hi Michael, I have tested it and found the shutter and rangefinder to be accurate. I was disappointed with the lens, it was much lower in contrast than my old Contax so I bought a Helios lens which after much butchery with a Dremel was made to fit. This has much higher contrast but on revisiting the Sonnar negs I found that with a bit of tweaking that they are not so bad.
    Here are some examples.
    The rear end of the cannon and the airport crash tender were taken with the Heios and the cathedral and the Landrover with the Sonnar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanV
    Hi Michael, I have tested it and found the shutter and rangefinder to be accurate. I was disappointed with the lens, it was much lower in contrast than my old Contax so I bought a Helios lens which after much butchery with a Dremel was made to fit. This has much higher contrast but on revisiting the Sonnar negs I found that with a bit of tweaking that they are not so bad.
    Here are some examples.
    The rear end of the cannon and the airport crash tender were taken with the Heios and the cathedral and the Landrover with the Sonnar
    So you would say the Jerry's work is up to par?

    I don't think he could be responsible for the lens being sub-par.
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    Absolutely fine, as I have said previously I will send him my next camera for repair. My Sonnar lens is just very low on contrast, not a lot can be done about it. It will be useful for glowing portraits!
    Norman

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