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by alexvaras
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Found Film
Topic: Why is aperture backwards??
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Why is aperture backwards??

I have seen some very old some lenses (large format) when aperture was expressed in mm of aperture diameter, being the largest number the widest aperture and the smaller number then closest aperture. I understand they took f/ as standard no matter what focal length the amount of light allowed is the...
by alexvaras
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Site Issues / Spammer Alerts
Topic: What happened to "new posts"
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: What happened to "new posts"

No problem for me, still the same new post the first thing I see
by alexvaras
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar
Replies: 45
Views: 36883

Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

That's always a possibility. Alex. Still, you may need to remove the lenses for cleaning. PF I have checked infinity and close focus with ground glass already mounted, it’s a good match. I gave up trying to unscrew the front lens from the shutter, I have tried everything so far. I will test the len...
by alexvaras
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar
Replies: 45
Views: 36883

Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

The WLF opening was not good, many parts badly bended and all the spring but one not well positioned or made. After dismounting all parts I straightened the bars, cleaned and sanded removing marks. New springs made the WLF opening as good as it can be. https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50865771523...
by alexvaras
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prime V Zoom FOV comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Prime V Zoom FOV comparison

PFMcFarland wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:44 pm
Hmmm...the 35mm prime has a wider view than the zoom, while the 50 and 24 primes have narrower views. Very interesting.

PF
That’s the level of vodka left in the bottle after every picture :)
by alexvaras
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Here you have my video, my guess is that your coming mechanism doesn't do the full way, look my star wheel almost gets vertical (opposite side) and you hear click. https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50966383172_507a530db7_w.jpg Synchro-Compur cocking. Here the video in full resolution without compr...
by alexvaras
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Checked, your shutter is not being cocked, below the star wheel, that part should be held, that is where the main drive spring lies.
Why it’s not fully cocked could be by the cocking mechanism of the camera or a problem in the shutter.
by alexvaras
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Ansco Super Memar

I have one opened now, if you want to know if the shutter is cocked (star wheel and cocking ring come after cocking) change the speeds of the shutter, if you see the pinion of the slow gear moving up and down and the usual noise of the slow gear wheels moving, meaning that shutter is cocked. If that...
by alexvaras
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Ok, now I saw the video in flickr, it’s not being cocked I think, the cocking ring should be help by a lever from the left side.
I have a 3.5C I have to fix slow speed, let’s see if I can open it today and take some photos.
by alexvaras
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Well... I have seen some of these lately different versions but I can’t see the upper wheel rotate as it should do, neither the cocking ring. If you could remove the cocking ring and that upper star-wheeled to see how is the below piece by its position I could say if the shutter is cocked already, o...