en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:29:39 +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 KNeB IV and Contax IV Vlad@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2553&REPLY_ID=14398 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:19:41 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2553 Quote:
Dee, thank you for this detailed explanation, it's exteremely interesting for me to see how two diverging parallel lines of cameras models from 2 different countries developed independently (i.e. Kiev 4) can still be combined and mixed together in terms of parts. It's a very unique perspective into the design progression of the Kievs. I wonder if you get any cracks/light leaks when using these.. did you ever run a film through them?

Best regards,
Kontax Twins dee@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2554 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:47:57 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2554
The tan one was a rat Contax, which I never expected to be completely restored, but the techs managed to save the shutter, so it's almost original-except for removing the broken delayed action.
Paint and leather were terrible, so I asked for the metal to be stripped and sent tan leather to make a wholly unique Konta.

The black camera was literally, a box of spares from two or more cameras.
Initially I hoped that the controls and fascia could be fitted to a Kiev III, but they used all the parts with a complete new,Kiev shutter.
Mike tells me that it is a new, not used, shutter , so could be from Kiev 4/4a 1970s?

Both cameras work perfectly, the tan Contax surprisingly quiet, I did take photos some while ago and no light leaks etc.

The Contax II twins, Contax III and Contax/Kiev twins cost average £150 each, so not cost effective, but I was receiving about £100 for each Dinky Toy car.

Resale value? Probably £10 each!!!!

Regards dee

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Chaika Cameras photoman@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2023&REPLY_ID=14395 Members Only Section Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:47 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2023 Quote:
updates for Chaika 1 and Chaika 3 are online.
repair section has " how to dismantel a Chaika 1 " guide online.

Russar F/5,6-20mm Fotohuis@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2480&REPLY_ID=14394 Want to Buy Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:43 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2480 Quote:
The lens can be bought new from Lomography for Eur. 600,- A steep price I think.But it has been made from better material.

"De enige beperking in je fotografie ben je zelf"
Pioner - a New Cine Film Camera by VOOMP Vlad@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2552 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:32:52 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2552
KNeB Iv finally arrives... Vlad@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2551&REPLY_ID=14393 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:05:32 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2551 Quote:
Welcome back, Dee! As always great to see your custom concoctions on this forum! [:)]

One more Soviet Leica (Geodezia FAG) AlexanderK@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2550&REPLY_ID=14388 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:00:33 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2550 Quote:
Hi guys,
I think it was also political decision. "The best" was no the most important criteria in the USSR in 1934/35. More important was, that the camera was made in the commune of "street children", named by Felix Dzerzhinski, the hero of the soviet people in that time.
But I agree with Vlad too, the cheap labor force in the commune was also very important.

Regards, Alexander]]>
just arrived in my collection Niko80@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1466&REPLY_ID=14386 Collectors and Users Open Forum Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:33:49 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466 Quote:

I'll update the statistics when I find the time.]]>
HISTORY OF SOVIET PHOTOFLASH Praktisix_66@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2539&REPLY_ID=14382 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:53:35 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2539 Quote:
Hello Vladimir,

that is an exceptional collection of information!

A fellow collector and I are currently researching for an article on flash units from Eastern Germany. In the course of our research we met several designers that had worked for Elgawa. It was mentioned the "Minitron" flash unit (about 1968) "was copied by the Russians". Would you know which flash unit that could be and which company manufactured it? If helpful, I could send the circuit schematic of the Minitron.

Second question. Elgawa designed the L2 flash unit in the seventies. This flash unit uses bulbs. The interesting fact about it is that it runs on a single 1.5V battery! Other flash bulb units of the sixties and seventies used a 15V or 22.5V battery. The L2 generates about 30V from the battery by an inductive pump. Do you know of any Soviet bulb flash working on juat a 1.5V battery?


Best regards,
Fed S and NKVD: consecutive numbers! levonsa@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1266&REPLY_ID=14375 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:28:38 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1266 Quote:

Jacques hello! I've had these two cameras, but with a difference in one year! I started to sell FED number 7428. Then one year there was number 7429, but not earlier I had. Now I am ripping my hair out![:D]
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