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by PFMcFarland
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Cell Phones and Tablets
Topic: Run what you brung!
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Run what you brung!

In the right place at the wrong time, in other words I didn't have a camera with me. But wait! I had my phone, so I snapped away making sure I got something decent to work with since the phone camera is a super wide angle. Had to do some extra cropping later on. I found this while furniture shopping...
by PFMcFarland
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders
Topic: Yashica Mat - EM
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Yashica Mat - EM

The older Yashica TLRs are good cameras, and will last a long time if well taken care of. You did a good job of sorting out that EM. Unfortunately Mark is getting older by the minute, and a bit irritable at that, so sometimes his idea of what you want is sometimes not going to match with reality. My...
by PFMcFarland
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: The little Konishiroku Pearl II
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: The little Konishiroku Pearl II

A fine looking camera with good results, too.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 34
Views: 3213

Re: Oops...

Okay, I don't recall suggesting PB Blaster, or even using the stuff, but if it works for you, go for it. I usually soaked mine in 90% alcohol for days, sometimes with a little heat applied afterward.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 34
Views: 3213

Re: Oops...

I just remembered I have one of those Special "R"s. Got it quite a few years ago in a box of camera junk, looks like it is covered in fungus. I wrapped it in a paper towel and set on the shelf of my workbench where I promptly ignored it. Gonna take some work to get it in order, but I'm glad you jogg...
by PFMcFarland
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Balda Super Baldina - Anyone work on one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Balda Super Baldina - Anyone work on one?

I would also pass on that camera for a couple of reasons, the corrosion notwithstanding: In the first place there are models with better lens/shutter combos than that one, and secondly the lens front looks like someone tried to coat it with who knows what, so it's likely ruined anyhow. I recall that...
by PFMcFarland
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar
Replies: 52
Views: 41690

Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Other than the screw heads I'd say that new focus knob looks factory fresh.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Balda Super Baldina - Anyone work on one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Balda Super Baldina - Anyone work on one?

Balda information here: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Baldina Accordingly, it states the Baldenar was used on the Baldinette and the Mess Baldinette of 1951. Further information here: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Balda

PF
by PFMcFarland
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Musicians
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Musicians

"Another Roadside Attraction" Odd name, but it fits them well. Local Colors Festival in Roanoke, VA 5-25-11

Image
23a_2 by P F McFarland, on Flickr

PF
by PFMcFarland
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: CSC - Compact System Cameras
Topic: A Contaflex SLR lens adapted to digital
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: A Contaflex SLR lens adapted to digital

I don't think I could ever tear up a Contaflex to do that, unless it was a hopeless wreck.

PF