en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:03:52 +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 47 700 Ukrainians worked at Leica during WWII Lenny@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2677 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:07 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2677 Leitz's daughter, Elsie Kuhn-Leitz, fell under suspicion of the Gestapo (German Secret Police) when she attempted to improve the living conditions of 700 to 800 Ukrainian slave laborers, all of them women, who had been assigned to work in the plant during the 1940s.

Venice Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2666&REPLY_ID=14870 Photo Gallery Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:55:46 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2666 Quote:

Thanks, Vlad and Luiz!
The film is an ordinary Kodak 200 ASA. The light at Venice is really special...[:)]

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
Red dot on Fed 1 Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2673&REPLY_ID=14869 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:45:40 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2673 Quote:
Originally posted by nightphoto


Maybe someone who uses a device on the accessory shoe very often would want the speed to be visible and so they added the red dot and readjusted the dial placement to read correctly at the red dot. Just a guess.

Certainly it is the best explanation.

Fed-Zorki serial number Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2625&REPLY_ID=14868 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:37:42 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2625 Quote:
Hi Fred!

Thanks for the photos!
I would say at first sight that your camera has probably Fed 1d origins...

The press film should be without hole. The hole is present only on the Fed 1d till c. 150000. After, it's without hole. No hole on Fed-Zorkis.
The paint should be crisp, though there are exceptions, as it seems. Please, have a look at this thread:http://ussrphoto.com/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1580&SearchTerms=fed,zorki,crisp
The release button and the speed dial are Fed's: more square for the first, and different engravings for the last on Fed-Zorkis.

The shutter box seems made in brass (yellow under the black paint). If it is really the case (it must be checked), it's a Fed before c. 115000.

It is often difficult to be sure if a Fed-Zorki is genuine or not, because these cameras were first mounted with Fed parts. But as for yours, it is certainly an excellent Fed!

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
complete and useful fed 2 kit mario55@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2674 For Sale and Trade Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:38:43 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2674 all lenses are very good hood leica for fed 50 mm.Straps and bags.for all the items i want 300 euro Regards Mario[img]http://www.ussrphoto.com/resize/resize_image.aspx?ImgWd=800&IptFl=/UserContent/19102014_IMG_0629.jpg[/img]







Unknown Zenit-1 prototype? Please help! Lenny@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2638&REPLY_ID=14863 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:16:41 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2638 Quote:
Originally posted by nightphoto

Can you say what you think the differences between these logos are? First is this camera we are talking about. Second is a 1949 Zorki.

Thank you very much Bill,
so I checked many Zorki-1 logos of the non-export version, because there is enough room for the logo and I found many different ones.
- trapezoids with short base but high with steep sides
- trapezoids with long base not so high and not so steep sides
- trapezoids where each side has a different angle
- much later stamped trapezoids with a very short top

KMZ was not capable to produce the same logo in the same period of time. I think impossible for a Leica. Maybe KMZ did this all to please us collectors. I will keep an eye on the trapezoids.]]>
M39 Zeiss lenses Will@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2659&REPLY_ID=14857 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:20:25 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2659 Quote:
Thanks Jacqies,

Some great information there, I'll now have to spend some time going through the publications to check out my 1959 nettar.

A German shutter inside a 1951 Kiev II camera ? Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2608&REPLY_ID=14855 Collectors and Users Open Forum Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:24:39 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2608 Quote:
Hi jed!

For the moment, I have in my data numbers between 500456 to 506446 (I own the last one) about Kievs II.
So, probably about 6000 cameras made.
But nothing is certain. Holes are possible...

Amitiés. Jacques.
Early this morning Vlad@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2660&REPLY_ID=14836 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:21:13 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2660 Quote:
Hello Luiz,

We get spammers on occasion, this time Guido removed them, thanks to him for helping out while I'm traveling.

Your friend's local spam filter probably picked up keywords of those spam posts and blocked the site while those posts were active for a very short time. Happens very rarely.

Best regards,
just arrived in my collection Omega@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1466&REPLY_ID=14800 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 05 Oct 2014 06:25:01 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466 Quote:
CYCLOCAMERA comes the last Weeks. In working condition, but lack selector diaphragm I guess ..
What form it may have?



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