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  1. #341
    X. Phot.
    Quote Originally Posted by artfoto47 View Post
    Just got a Kiev 4a, my first RF since my Leica M3 was stolen some 20 years ago. I was looking for a 'beater' IIIc or IIIf, but even those were more than I could afford. Then I read the Kiev story and was fascinated by the whole thing. Still haven't got any film through it, but I have a good feeling about this camera - 50 years old and both camera and case look nearly new. My only reservation is a little bit of 'play' between the back and body - does anyone know if this is normal? I guess I'll find out once I shoot a roll of film.
    I recently acquired a mint condition Contax IIIa. It has that same play or "slightly loose fit" of the back. I wouldn't say it's normal, but it is noticeable. In my case it hasn't been cause for any troubles.

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    Thanks X.Phot. - Just processed a test roll, no light leaks; the only problem is how bad I've gotten at judging exposure.....

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    Judging Exposure

    Time to look for a used Weston or Norwood. I scored a clean Norwood Director - ratty case, but no big deal - for $15 at a camera yard sale. At 50 or 60 years old it agrees perfectly with my Minolta Autometer. Plus it goes so well with my Vitessa L.

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    Yeah, well I have a Gossen Multibeam meter that I used part of the time and I thought I could kinda wing it especially with Fomapan 400, but not so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artfoto47 View Post
    Thanks X.Phot. - Just processed a test roll, no light leaks; the only problem is how bad I've gotten at judging exposure.....
    Hey Art,
    consider yourself lucky.
    I have a 4a that has the "common" lightleak that is coming from the rangefinder window. At least thats where I suspect it is coming from. Same streak everytime in the same position radiating from a lower sprocket (would be the top sporcket in camera due to lens image is inverted.)

    I see the fix at a Kiev site that mentions the sealing for the top/sproket drive can fail.

    I will have to take the top off for closer inspection.

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    Yashica GSN in flawless condition. Sat in a storage room for 30+ years after maybe 2 rolls of film went through it.

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    A nice haul...

    I just picked these up from an estate sale collection:

    Konica:
    FT-1 (3), one in black
    FS-1 (2)
    Autoplex T (2)
    Auto S2
    Auto S1.6
    Konica III

    Canon QL17 (3) and a Bell & Howell 19

    Pentax P3

    Yashica
    Electro 35 GSN (2) and a GT in black (mint)
    Zoom 90
    EE

    Minolta XG-A and a HiMatic 11

    Olympus XA and two 35 RCs.

    Pentacon w/ Zeiss Biotar 58mm/f2 lens.

    Argus C44 w/ 50mm and 100mm lenses.

    Zeiss Ikon Contaflex (3 vintages) and a Tenax

    Voightlander Vito BL

    and a Werra 3 w/Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8 (really neat little camera.)

    Oh yeah..and a Kowa Six w/ an 85mm/ f2.8

    There were also a bunch of lenses including a Konica Hexanon 58/1.4 and an 85mm/1.8, both sold already for 1/3 of what I paid for the lot. Oh yeah...about 60 filters as well.
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    Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/16
    Zorki 2-c
    FED 1

    I'm just starting out on rangefinders
    35 RF's - FED-1 & Zorki 2-c
    120 - Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/16

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    Leica M3 Single Stroke

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    There's a Canon P on my shelf from 2 weeks ago... not going to lie, it has pretty much replaced my Leica IIIf.



 

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