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Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - 3 hours 35 min ago
Nice.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Mon May 21, 2018 12:32 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - 3 hours 55 min ago
Second set of photos have now been posted. Here are a couple of samples of the old and new Virginia Tech water treatment plants.

Old


Abandoned Water Treatment Plant_6 by P F McFarland, on Flickr


New


Virginia Tech Water Treatment Plant_2 by P F McFarland, on Flickr

See all of them at https://flic.kr/s/aHskBiPyfC

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Inos II - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:21
Other than the bellows leak, you have a really great camera there, Alex.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Sun May 20, 2018 12:21 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Inos II - Portraits

Recent Forum Posts - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 07:13
As usual, when I want to do portraits I don't find them or not I had not the camera with me, but good weather is here so now I go biking to work (except the train part) means when I come back home I cross centre Moscow from west to east (about 7km) and last week I took this one and I got some results.
Most obvious is a new light leak in the bellows (fixing it now), the first is the Foreign Office Minister, second I took the same with Perkeo II but it was -15 and ice on the river, third a church near the post office. Fourth is the first shot I did to the fire emergency tools, not good composition but good about focus and tone range.
I see the lens its not super sharp but the tones I like them a lot.
Now its time to CLA the Inos II shutter, open-close mechanism, collimation (I did nothing on her since I bought her)






Thanks for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 am

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:39
jamesmck wrote:
Phil, I have had good panorama results from Microsoft ICE, and it is free.


Thanks, James. I guess I also need to see what the one that came with Win10 will do.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:38
alexvaras wrote:
PFMcFarland wrote:Thanks, Julio. I might just leave it on there if I get a single focal length finder for it. The Tewe zoom finder is okay, but it adds bulk, wants to slide out of the accessory shoe, and is a little off kilter. I'd put the Nikon finder on there, but don't want to have to go looking for it every time I want to shoot the LTM lenses.

PF

Would the 35mm viewfinder from KMZ work for you?

That's probably what I'll go after, Alex. I need to see what my favorite seller has in stock.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Sat May 19, 2018 10:38 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 13:02
Phil, I have had good panorama results from Microsoft ICE, and it is free.

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Sat May 19, 2018 1:02 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:46
PFMcFarland wrote:
Thanks, Julio. I might just leave it on there if I get a single focal length finder for it. The Tewe zoom finder is okay, but it adds bulk, wants to slide out of the accessory shoe, and is a little off kilter. I'd put the Nikon finder on there, but don't want to have to go looking for it every time I want to shoot the LTM lenses.

PF

Would the 35mm viewfinder from KMZ work for you?

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sat May 19, 2018 12:46 am

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:20
To all: If you are thinking of getting the PS Elements 2018 program, I don't think I can recommend it. It does what it says it will do, but they removed some features from the earlier versions, and dumbed things down to make it more consumer friendly. So now if I want to do a panorama, I'll have to get a subscription to the online version of Photoshop, or keep my old computer running. Biggest waste of $105.00 in a long time.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:15
Thanks, Julio. I might just leave it on there if I get a single focal length finder for it. The Tewe zoom finder is okay, but it adds bulk, wants to slide out of the accessory shoe, and is a little off kilter. I'd put the Nikon finder on there, but don't want to have to go looking for it every time I want to shoot the LTM lenses.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Fri May 18, 2018 8:15 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:39
Nice set, PF. That lens is really sharp!

The Zorki-6 is my favorite Russki and it is a great combination with the J.12.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Fri May 18, 2018 7:39 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:31
Thanks, all. It seemed like a perfect day to do some surveillance.

As some of you know from my previous posts, I have sort of a love/frustration relationship with my Zorki and FED cameras and lenses. I think I have the lens issues ironed out (there was some missing blacking on the rear element of the J-12 causing flares), but the Z-6 looks like it could still handle a shutter adjustment. Maybe I'll remember to do that before the next time I use it.

Another thing is the Print Shop Pro software is not totally to my liking. I'm kind of 75% okay with it, but it has some quirks I don't really care for, such as some adjustments will stay the same while you are going through the set of photos, while others constantly need to be reset. It has more sliders and drop down menus than PS Elements 10, the software I used on the old desktop, but they are somewhat confusing too. I never could find the "Add Photos" button it told me to push while attempting to do a panoramic of the towers (they just refer to it as "Photo Merge"), so today I got the latest version of Elements (2018). Will get that installed by the end of the week, depending how busy I get catching up on other things.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Thu May 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:56
In Former Soviet Union Leica was spelled Fed/Zorki/ Kiev.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Thu May 17, 2018 7:56 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:25
Nice tonal range and scans, Phil. Bravo! Who needs a Leica?

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Thu May 17, 2018 5:25 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:06
Mice. Thanks for joining ICCD again this year.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Thu May 17, 2018 3:06 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:45
Nice, PF. Around here, taking photos of cell towers and such is likely to get you hauled off...

Statistics: Posted by scott — Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Words/No Words • Re: ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:22
I like the first one, what were those towers talking about? It seems they were talking as colleagues after work.
Thanks for showing the J-12 nice tones in the second pic.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 pm

Words/No Words • ICCD 2018

Recent Forum Posts - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:59
This year for International Commie Camera Day I loaded the Zorki-6 with some expired Kodak T-Max 100, and put the I-26m 50/2.8 and J-12 35/2.8 in the bag, along with what I thought was the hood/filter case for the 40.5 thread mount. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the 36mm push-on set for the I-22 50/3.5, so after a short while, I switched to the J-12 for the rest of the roll.

The weather was beautiful, and I looked for somewhere I hadn't been before, selecting the fire lookout on top of Price's Mountain over in the next county. I was expecting a rutted old fire road, but Oil Well Road turned out to be a nice, wide, and well paved surface due to all the residences that go all the way to the top of the mountain.

There aren't many views along the way, just an occasional glimpse through someones backyard where they've cleared the ground. At the top is the old lookout tower that has been converted into a radio antennae support, and a somewhat newer cell tower to keep it company.

I have more photos to add to the album, and will be doing so in batches as they have different themes.

PF

Some samples

I-26m

Side-By-Side Towers by P F McFarland, on Flickr


J-12

Cell Tower Wide Angle by P F McFarland, on Flickr


J-12

Cell Tower Structures by P F McFarland, on Flickr

See the rest at https://flic.kr/s/aHskBiPyfC

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Thu May 17, 2018 10:59 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Contax IIa

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:42
Now that's getting into it! For your shims, see if you can find an impression they might have left behind, or even an extra clean spot in the shape of the shim. Looking at the landing pads I see brightness at the top center, and the right 3 o'clock positions. Those are likely your positions for the shims.

Good luck!

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Contax IIa

Recent Forum Posts - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:54
Thanks to a friend I have now a Contax IIa (plus a IIIa as bonus) "serviceable", if I add to this equation the variables "no wife" + "no dogs" =


I cleaned and lubed already the slow gear, so speeds should be fine, I test all of them and they seem ok.
On my way to dismount the rangefinder two small sims felt from I-don't-know-where, my guess they belong to the helicoid plate that holds the lens, but from which of those five screws come from these two sims?
Another question if you can help me is how can I clean the "yellow" glass of the rangefinder? OR is it better leave it if I have no problem to focus?

Tomorrow will be the cleaning of all the metal parts disassembled and the cleaning and lubing again the rangefinder and helicoid.

Thank you for watching and the advices.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue May 15, 2018 2:54 pm

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