Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

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Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Post by Julio1fer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm

Looks sharp enough to me. Handling the camera is whatever works for you. It helps to have forces and torques in balance, of course.

Flare in the last one is typical of uncoated lenses. A hood could help but do not expect too much.

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Post by alexvaras » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:50 am

You mean the first pictures or the last ones?
Maybe I'm being too picky, that's why I ask your opinion.
Thank you Julio!

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Post by Julio1fer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:43 pm

The last ones look very sharp, especially that cityscape; the first ones were not too bad (to my eye at least). About flare, I understand you only got flare in the portrait of two men in the last picture. Maybe a hood could have helped to control flare there.

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Post by alexvaras » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:10 am

Thank you for the input Julio.

Some update...Today I was collimating some cameras through ground glass and not with the DSLR and I found the Superb out of focus, I went home and with the DSLR as well, really out of focus and I can't absolutely collimate it. I don't recall to do anything with the camera after the last shooting, so far I can only say faeries did it during the night.
Tips, there is only one thread to place the rear and front elements, I didn't open the front elements myself, but I will to check the glasses are correct.
Solved: I found the thread from the front element loose, shutter shaking??? I will do a hundred of shutter release and see if thats the reason...
But not I have to collimate both talking and viewing lenses again...

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Post by PFMcFarland » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Don't think I've ever seen that before on a leaf shutter camera. But then not everyone made them like Voigtlander did.

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Post by alexvaras » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:45 pm

So far I haven't found the same thing in any of the cameras, but I have very limited experience at the moment.
Hans K. said he heard something about this but he can't recall when.

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Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Post by Rollyn » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:05 pm

Hello,
I have a Superb with a Heliar lens and I'm doing an overhaul myself. The helicoid is super stiff and I follow your steps but I couldn't remove the shutter in order to clean the helicoid. I removed the screw under the focus knob but seams is stuck and doesn't come out. I think I must remove the lens cup inside film chamber but I can't see any holes to fit a spanner. Am I correct about this? The rear lens should come out too?
Another question is about the viewing lens. How can I remove it? The explanations are not that clear. I removed the distance ring and then I tried to unscrew anti-clockwise but I couldn't. Is there a particular way to do it? I noticed 3 very small screws around the front ring but I presume they are for removing the front glass to clean it.
Thanks in advance.

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Post by alexvaras » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:15 pm

Hey Rollyn,

Let me back to you during the weekend...

Alex

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Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Post by Rollyn » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:17 am

Ok Alex. Meanwhile I send you two photos, one from inside film chamber (you can see the lens tube pipe) and another from the front. I can't go further from this point and the helicoid just barely start to appear.

I can guess the rear lens pipe should come off. I tried but seams very tight and I don't have any holes to put on a spanner. Someone told me all unit (tube pipe, rear lens and shutter) comes off together after removing the helicoid or just turning the shutter to 10 o'clock position. I tried but seams not work for me too.

I will be waiting. Thanks.
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Post by alexvaras » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:17 am

Ok... first hint... have you removed the small metal plate between viewing and taking lenses?
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