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Words/No Words • Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:56
Graham, that is a good question. Not to deviate the thread, but I think that the Jupiter-8 and -3 are indeed close Sonnar copies but the Helios is less so. Must look at my USSR lens diagrams that I have somewhere.

Meanwhile I found this in the Web. Here is a diagram of a Jupiter 3, and here one of a Helios-103.

In that site, the Sonnar page directly includes the Jupiter-8, no question that it is the same design as a 2.0 Sonnar.

The results of the Helios-103 look different from those from a Jupiter-8 in my experience - I like them better. But then I am not a Sonnar fan.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:57
As far as I am aware the Helios 103 is a direct copy of the Sonnar.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:08
Thank you all, I'm still surprised by this lens everytime I shoot someone, particularly the Roma portrait I would say it's not mine.

Julio1fer wrote:
Good use of 35mm format, Alex. Those RF are addictive. Maybe a Helios-103 fits your IIa?

I just took a look about the lens, very cheap and excellent reputation, but a contest between Sonnar or Helios 103 would be really hard to guess probably I will take one when I'm back.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:08 am

Words/No Words • Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:18
Terrific stuff, Alex.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:18 am

Words/No Words • Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:33
Portraiture is definitely your forte, Alex.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:23
I'd just be guessing, as I have no subjective way to tell them apart. But they are all nicely done.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:23 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:13
Don't think I've ever seen that before on a leaf shutter camera. But then not everyone made them like Voigtlander did.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:13 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Contax IIa

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:02
The one thing that scares me about working on a Contax II/IIa or III/IIIa is the fact the shutter is put together with ribbons. If you get the wrong replacements, things can go south in a hurry. That said, I've always appreciated the way Zeiss constructed their cameras, especially the Contaflex II I repaired. Good work on your IIIa, Alex. That is such a lovely sound.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:02 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 22:01
Good use of 35mm format, Alex. Those RF are addictive. Maybe a Helios-103 fits your IIa?

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 21:58
All A Tessars except Hector B. Hard to tell in the street shots.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:17
Tessar: All of the "A" shots.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:34
I´ll bite. I think the ones taken with the Tessar are: ManoloA, HéctorB, StreetA, FountainB, Natalia&Alexander.A, Brodskiy.B.

Statistics: Posted by Santiago Montenegro — Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:34 am

Words/No Words • Contax IIa - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:30
Some other photos from the same roll, just with Sonnar T 50mm/f2.

Two are colleagues at work.
Kristine.


Nastya.


The best service for Brompton in Moscow is done by Roma.


Thank you for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:30 am

Words/No Words • Tessar or Sonnar T

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:06
A little entertainment for you.
I got a Tessar 50mm 2.8 uncoated for the Contax IIa, I shot twice the same pic within 1 min interval with the new Tessar and the Sonnar T 50mm f2, pretty same setup with the camera, guess which is shot with each lens

Manolo.A

Manolo.B

Hector.A

Hector.B

Street.A

Street.B

Fountain.A

Fountain.B

Natalia&Alexander.A

Natalia&Alexander.B

Brodskiy.A

Brodskiy.B


For doing it more interesting there will be a prize for the winner, a "new" Lubitel 166 Universal with 6x4.5 mask, case, strap and box, it has been tested and everything is fine, no rusty box Phil . Only forum members registered up to 16th July 2018. Shipping on me. In case of a tie, the first posted wins. No edits allowed. Winner will be announced when I'm back to Moscow on the 23rd.

Thank for watching/participating.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:06 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:10
Thank you for the input Julio.

Some update...Today I was collimating some cameras through ground glass and not with the DSLR and I found the Superb out of focus, I went home and with the DSLR as well, really out of focus and I can't absolutely collimate it. I don't recall to do anything with the camera after the last shooting, so far I can only say faeries did it during the night.
Tips, there is only one thread to place the rear and front elements, I didn't open the front elements myself, but I will to check the glasses are correct.
Solved: I found the thread from the front element loose, shutter shaking??? I will do a hundred of shutter release and see if thats the reason...
But not I have to collimate both talking and viewing lenses again...

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:10 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 21:43
The last ones look very sharp, especially that cityscape; the first ones were not too bad (to my eye at least). About flare, I understand you only got flare in the portrait of two men in the last picture. Maybe a hood could have helped to control flare there.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:43 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 02:50
You mean the first pictures or the last ones?
Maybe I'm being too picky, that's why I ask your opinion.
Thank you Julio!

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:50 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Contax IIa

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 02:46
Julio, I thought the same, once everything is dissembled you understand there is only one way and only that way to make everything work fine, there is no way to do it wrong, and even if you missed something you will realize it later very quickly.
So far the most enjoyable camera to service.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:46 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Contax IIa

Recent Forum Posts - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:48
Alex, you are out of my little league if you can mess with a Contax.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Recent Forum Posts - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:46
Looks sharp enough to me. Handling the camera is whatever works for you. It helps to have forces and torques in balance, of course.

Flare in the last one is typical of uncoated lenses. A hood could help but do not expect too much.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm

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