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    I finally got the film in for processing, got it back today. Very impressed with both of these cameras (GSN and RC). The metering was spot on, at least it was once I remembered to set the proper ISO - digital and DX coding really spoil us.

    I think both the GSN and the RC will be keepers!!! Very fun and compact. Both lenses seem really sharp, will have to use them some more obviously. Shot a roll of 200 and 400 with each, seems the 400 will be the go-to for the RC. It had a little difficulty handling deep shade with 200. Might just have to shoot manually with a tripod in these cases. I was impressed with how accurate the automatic settings worked in both of these cameras.

    Had no problems with the GSN focus today, was probably just me. I'm happy with my two little gems.

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    This is all you guy's fault...

    In the mail from Yuri (fedka.com), not one, but TWO FSU rangefinders...Kiev 4AM w/Helios-103 53/1.8 and Zorki 4K w/Jupiter-8 50/2. I will post more when they get here. I am a little concerned about QA issues with the late model Kiev, but we will see. The thing that really concerns me is that I am still really interested in getting a Bessa R2A or R3A too!


    Steve

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    Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta BX with Synchro Compur shutter on it's way from England to California.

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    Contax IIIa with 50/f2 and working light meter!

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    A Hoya 48mm Lens shade for my Canonet QL17 G-III. Fits perfectly. Looks good too.

    However, it' worth posting for posterity that the lowly Kalt 49mm threaded metal hood together with a 48-49mm step up ring makes an admirable substitute. In fact, this combo may be superior in that it creates a deeper, darker recess for the lens without any vignetting or metering issues. The only drawback is that it's slightly more viewfinder intrusive. But not too much.

    Ken
    "There is very limited audience for the arty stuff, and it is largely comprised of other arty types, most of whom have no money to spend because no one is buying their stuff either. More people bring their emotions to an image than bring their intellect. The former are the folks who have checkbooks because they are engineers, accountants, and bankers—and generally they are engineers, accountants and bankers because they are not artists."

    — Amanda Tomlin, Looking Glass Magazine, 2014

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    Voitländer 12/5.6 ASPH Ultra Wide Heliar LTM mount for my Leica M2 and IIIf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhcfires View Post
    Voitländer 12/5.6 ASPH Ultra Wide Heliar LTM mount for my Leica M2 and IIIf.
    That belongs on my Bessa R not on your Leica LOL
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
    And sleep to dream till day
    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

    www.silverhalidephotography.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    That belongs on my Bessa R not on your Leica LOL
    I can put it on my IIIa, IIIF or my M2.
    Michael Cienfuegos


    If you don't want to stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them.

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    I picked up a Kiev 4a off of craigslist a few weeks ago. No takeup spool so I improved with an film spindle. Worked well enough that I ordered a takeup spool from Fedka, as the spindle felt a bit unstable. The camera came 3 Kiev/Contax mount Jupiter 8s ...and I just purchased a J12 over on rangefinderforum yesterday.

    Here are a few shots from the first roll:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelb...7625017121419/

    I was originally considering a Helios-103 but with results like those, I don't think I can justify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Legge View Post
    ...and I just purchased a J12 over on rangefinderforum yesterday...

    So you are the guy that grabbed the J-12


    Steve


    (Really thinking that a J-12 would be a good complement to my Kiev 4AM still in transit...)



 

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