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The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Inos II

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 21:48
The way I understand it, German patent laws made it somewhat difficult and expensive to license others technology, plus the different designers were slightly arrogant in that they didn't want to have to fall back to using others designs. So if you had six different German made cameras sitting before you, and just looked at one thing they do (such as film transport), you'd likely see six different ways of doing it. Voigtlander was willing to take this philosophy to the extreme. It's the same reason a Compur shutter on one camera usually can't be used as a parts donor for another brand of camera with a Compur because the camera manufacturer would have exclusive designs requiring different specifications in the shutters. This eventually lightened up after WWII, but not until a long time had passed, and most of the manufacturers had too.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:48 pm

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

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:20
I went to my dealer again to continue looking cameras and we agreed a price for this one, but I was unsure about the lens, etc.. So he allowed me to take it home, do what ever I want to restore it and the pay or give it back, this behave is not usual in this country with something of some value, but as he said: "I don't have a queue of costumers and you found it the other day."
So here its. At the second picture there is an albada finder that I suspect someone put it there, anyone can confirm this?



Shutter works, at the moment 250 is around 140 and 100 around 80, good enough to shoot, aperture works, focus seem accurate, ground glass is dark but enough to compose, I cleaned the lenses and they seem fine so the camera is inside my backpack with a film on it
Lets see how behaves.

Thanks for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:20 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Inos II

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:19
Go ahead and rant today. I like Mike rants. I also have a Voightlander that I thought was designed buy someone who was sitting at a drafting table with a bottle of Apfelkorn.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:19 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Inos II

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:03
That's a highly unusual camera with a bicycle chain thrown into the mechanics. And of course it has Voigtlander's focusing dial/knob.

I never really cared for the "focus by knob" approach with a camera that is to be held at eye level. Sometimes, it seemed like Voigtlander did things just to be different. Like that massive plunger on the Vitessa. Oh well, I'll save that rant for another day.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:03 am

Words/No Words • Re: Concert Day

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:50
Everybody falls in love with those Zeiss lenses, Alex. Your repairs went well, allowing for the excellent output. You make us all glad to see what you have accomplished.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:50 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:13
I imagine we'll get an email with the instructions for switching over to Smugmug. It will involve signing in to the change-over site, then redoing your password, then getting the new URL to go straight to Flicker. Or something like that.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Concert Day

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:29
Quote: "Really impressed with the camera and the lens."
So am I. I envy you a Contax IIa. Your developing and scanning is superb.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm

Words/No Words • Concert Day

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:57
At my school we had the final concert play, I had the camera around, just for fun, if I saw something I shot, I had other duties that day...
I have to say that the roll after servicing the Contax IIa went well, it seems rangefinder is fit and the lens, well... Im satisfied

The master of ceremonie, Dobby


The pro


Le Chef


Goddess Svetlana


And her sister Goddess Ksenia


Ms Sandy and Ms Jean


The Director - Ms Alena


Art Master - Ms Alisa


Ms Helen & Ms Svetlana


School Principal - Mr Paul


On my way home, I like these things, you know


More shots about this statue, sculptor Vitaly Novikov, the statue was presented on 1975 and after the exhibition was placed on Tverskoy Boulevard, it had a companion (a shepherd with a flute) but it was stolen...






A window and some details, this building is beautiful, I hope one day to have a good 35mm or wider to shoot it as it deserves.


At home, I did some tests to finish the roll.
The "immortal" ficus.


Orchid and Jar


Violin


Really impressed with the camera and the lens.
Thank you for watching and I hope you enjoyed the mini-tour how-it-was my 2nd June.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:57 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:56
Thats something good atm, I tried already to change the logon way (not yahoo) I cannot.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:56 am

Words/No Words • Re: Opening soon

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:53
Yes, they're good to US Zone 5, I believe. There's one growing fairly happily in my front yard here in the Boston suburbs.

Robert

Statistics: Posted by Brazile — Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:53 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:52
The new owner of Flickr says their first priority is to get Flickr users off of the Yahoo login and onto Smugmug/Flickr's login. I expect we'll see something there soon.

Robert

Statistics: Posted by Brazile — Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:52 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:42
Julio: truly we are

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:42 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:08
If you are using the Firefox browser, you can use their free Ad Blocker. Of course, you'll then come across a lot of new feeds that are now demanding you subscribe before they will let you read the article. I say to heck with them.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:08 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 21:34
It looks to me like they are collecting your navigation, keywords and patterns of use and connection; inferring your preferences, and selling the (hopefully thinly anonymized?) info to digital ad platforms.

At least they are straightforward about it.

A friend says, "we are the product these days".

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:34 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Opening soon

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:14
They are tougher than some think. Yes I doubt many have seen them other than outside the Southern U.S. as they are native here but I have seen them grow as far north here as Ohio. Here they are evergreens but in some places they lose their cover in the winter.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Opening soon

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:17
I think I have seen that tree only once in my life, in a trip to Sochi at the Black Sea where climate is semi-tropical.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Opening soon

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:53
Magnolia grandiflora. One of my absolute favorite trees. And such amazing scent that hangs in the air. We even have a few here in southern Indiana, although it originated in the much deeper south.

Statistics: Posted by OpenWater — Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Oath...

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:49
Anyone else see this in the new policies of Yahoo/Oath?

“We’ve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, relevant advertising and abuse protection.
This includes: analyzing content and information when you use our services (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications), linking your activity on other sites and apps with information we have about you, and providing anonymized and/or aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends.”

I’m troubled by this and considering dropping my yahoo account. And what does this mean for flickr?

Statistics: Posted by scott — Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:49 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Opening soon

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:50
Now that you mention it.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Opening soon

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:31
A certain animated sequence from Pink Floyd's "The Wall" movie comes to mind.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:31 pm

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