en-us Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:33:26 +0200 forum@oxle.com 60 USSRPhoto.com Forums http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/ USSRPhoto.com Forums http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/http://USSRPhoto.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/images/oxlerss.gif USSRPhoto.com Forums RSS Feed 144 47 Strange Kiev IV fedka@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3362&REPLY_ID=20114 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:52:03 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3362 Quote:
I've seen many of these "hybrid" cameras, assembled with parts and pieces of different generation models. Common practice, nothing unusual about it.
This looks like a Kiev II or III with a Kiev-4 top assembly.

I have/had Zorkis and FEDs with mismatched bodies and top covers. This is especially common with FED NKVDs. And I had a Kiev 4a with a 49xx serial number - someone replaced the accessory shoe only.]]>
Value of camera bags uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3360&REPLY_ID=20111 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:16:03 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3360 Quote:
I have the most of my bags in some old pillowcases and put them in the attic. Only some early FED and KIEV cases are on the shelf.


TWINS levonsa@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2997&REPLY_ID=20108 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:28:09 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2997 Quote:
Jacques thanks for the kind words!]]>
A strange Fed 1 more... Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3253&REPLY_ID=20102 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:32:28 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3253 Quote:

Not the ring, sorry. But the collar of the release button is original too. Even if vertical stripes are common, the design is quite different here.
I suppose that all these changes were made at the same time. This cmera only misses slow speeds to be perfect! [8D]

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
Mir 1B prototipe? Alfa2@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3356&REPLY_ID=20091 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:00:51 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3356 Quote:
Marcus, this is the 151-th lens nade in year 2000. And nothing else.
151-st lens made in year 1999 have serial number 99000151
151-st lens made in year 2000 have serial number 00000151
151-st lens made in year 2001 have serial number 01000151
I hope this is clear now.]]>
Fed NKVD with odd serial numbers Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3330&REPLY_ID=20095 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:41:38 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3330 Quote:

So, nothing extraordinary. The press film with its screw to fix it is common until s/n 12xxxx/13xxxx. It's more interesting to remark that a place has been scraped: it's there that the day and month of mounting are usually engraved... Certainly, that means something... No engraving on the shutter box as well.

Fake KMZ lens?? Guido@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3361&REPLY_ID=20090 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:43:56 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3361 Quote:
Hello all

Well, I have a problem too with the KMZ logo. The S/N of my Helios-44 lenses are all 7- or 8-digits, only some very early lenses had 6-digit numbers. The Helios-44-7 (00xxxx) are exeptions, a Helios-44M (05xxxx) and a Helios-44M (83xxxx) had only 6-digit numbers as far I can say about short digit numbers. My best guess is your copies aren't original from KMZ. Probably.

It's no Helios in my collection without the "-44" prefix by the way. And all my Helios-44 are 2.0/58mm and I don't have any 2.8/135mm.

Best wishes - Guido
Fed NKVD, little question. Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3359&REPLY_ID=20081 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:11:34 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3359 Quote:
Hi Luigi,

Yes, you should have a small pin instead of a big one with such a serial number. And too the round part of the shoe should be in contact with the vulcanite, without any space.

Probably your Fed was repaired and parts mixed, which is not rare. But what a neat and beautiful engraving...

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
FED 1g uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3357&REPLY_ID=20073 Collectors and Users Open Forum Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:50:14 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3357 Quote:
A late number. I have just received a FED 1g number 692527. Not so far away :-)


just arrived in my collection uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1466&REPLY_ID=20072 Collectors and Users Open Forum Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:41:51 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466 Quote:
Jacques, thanks. Yes, an original one with all original parts would be nice. But as Altix says "a 47 Kiev with a 47 shutter is a miracle" :-) But even if it is not original, it was a bargain, I've found it in a "Konvolut" of Kiev cameras.