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Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:54 pm
by alexvaras
PFMcFarland wrote:I think you nailed the settings, Alex. That metro photo likely is the result of a very shallow depth of field combined with a little movement forward or backward after focusing.

That extra large balalaika looks like it could be easily converted into a drone. Would love to hear how it sounds.

PF

If I meet them again I will record something for you or ask them if they have a CD or anything to buy from them.

Thanks a lot Mike, indeed its intimidating but as soon as you start you cannot stop and everything makes sense paying enough attention to details.
I'm alredy into a portrait lens for this one, let's see how lucky or fast I'm to find it :)

Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 am
by alexvaras
I met them today and saw their name, I looked for youtube and plenty of videos:

https://youtu.be/9hrtUaHioZI

You can look for more using: Дуэт Лады

Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:25 pm
by PFMcFarland
That was cool. Thank you very much!

PF

Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 pm
by alexvaras
And this is the Contax IIIa CLAd and working, I found the screws to hold the front plate and now the Focus leveller works fine, even the focus is smoother than in the Contax IIa :)

https://youtu.be/OH17FI9bfvE

Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 pm
by Julio1fer
Alex, you are out of my little league if you can mess with a Contax.

Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:46 am
by alexvaras
Julio, I thought the same, once everything is dissembled you understand there is only one way and only that way to make everything work fine, there is no way to do it wrong, and even if you missed something you will realize it later very quickly.
So far the most enjoyable camera to service.

Re: Contax IIa

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:02 pm
by PFMcFarland
The one thing that scares me about working on a Contax II/IIa or III/IIIa is the fact the shutter is put together with ribbons. If you get the wrong replacements, things can go south in a hurry. That said, I've always appreciated the way Zeiss constructed their cameras, especially the Contaflex II I repaired. Good work on your IIIa, Alex. That is such a lovely sound.

PF