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by melek
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Rolleiflex sl26
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Rolleiflex sl26

This camera uses a lot of nylon gears. The teeth of these gears are easily damaged or stripped. This often occurs from someone forcing the film advance. This is one of those cameras that isn't easy to service. So much packed into a small body with several failure points. I found it best to buy anoth...
by melek
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: Farewell to Les Gediman
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Farewell to Les Gediman

I just received this today from Les' son. Les was one of my favorite photography friends. He lived a great life and had a wonderful wit. I am writing to let you know that my father, Les Gediman, passed away very peacefully on July 31, 2021 after having been in hospice care for about six months due t...
by melek
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders
Topic: Seal it up...
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Re: Seal it up...

Since about 2003, I've been using a product called "Foamies" that I bought at a craft store. I can buy it in 8x11 sheets, and I can re-foam 50 or 60 cameras per sheet.

Jon always seemed like a very stand-up guy, and I think that he provides a good product at a decent price.
by melek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Large Format
Topic: IR Cornfield
Replies: 10
Views: 4193

Re: IR Cornfield

The Maco infrared is a good film, and your shot shows those effects.
by melek
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Rolleiflex 3.5F - taking the shutter out.
Replies: 16
Views: 5184

Re: Rolleiflex 3.5F - taking the shutter out.

Nice work on the camera! The mechanism is more complicated than I expected it to be. I'm happy to hear that you received helpful advice from others.
by melek
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Technical Central
Topic: M42 mount variations
Replies: 26
Views: 5888

Re: M42 mount variations

That was a very interesting thread. So, the lens was M39 adapted to T2. There are still so many undiscovered surprises in the camera world.
by melek
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Large Format
Topic: First in a while...
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: First in a while...

That shot has a lot of great character.
by melek
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 44
Views: 20498

Re: Ansco Super Memar

That looks like a typical Synchro-Compur.

I am a big fan of the Konica I, II and III rangefinders. Each is very different.
by melek
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Zenzanon-PS stiff aperture ring - fixable?
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Zenzanon-PS stiff aperture ring - fixable?

I've been thinking about your question since yesterday. Most modern day aperture rings had a detente ball (for the click stops) with lubrication to allow you to turn the ring. If the ring is stiff, I would thing there might be three possibilities: 1. The ring has some hardened grease that is prevent...
by melek
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me - Vivitar Series 1 90mm macro
Replies: 4
Views: 3705

New to me - Vivitar Series 1 90mm macro

I've looked at this lens for decades, and I decided to buy one recently. The Vivitar Series 1 90mm first appeared in the 1970s, which doesn't seem that long ago but I guess is. I bought the 42mm screw-mount version, because I can adapt it to several cameras, including digital. It's reasonably fast a...