en-us Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:56:15 +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 just arrived in my collection Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1466&REPLY_ID=20278 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:29:29 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466 Quote:
A beautiful and rare version of the Jena Contax!
The beige one is much more popular (and numerous) with probably aroud 20 samples made.
I have 10 Jena Contaxes "half black" in my data, like this one, and one or two all black, including the Sonnar...

To go back to this s/n 28081 (thanks, Alexey!), another interesting thing is the Sonnar already engraved 50mm. An late series for this f2 Jena Sonnar, delivered in january 1951 and which should always be engraved in cm by the Thiele! The date is interesting: it could give a good idea for the mounting of this camera.

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
I got some might be interesting thing AlexanderK@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3396&REPLY_ID=20265 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:26:14 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3396 Quote:
Very interesting! This film is from Latvia. On the film cassette there is an adv. of "Toto A.C. Ltd" in Kuldiga (Latvia) with remark "film development for free".]]>
Zenit (former KMZ) announces a Zenitar 50mm/0.95 Zoom@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3394&REPLY_ID=20262 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:41:54 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3394 Quote:
former KMZ

Why "former"? The official name in English: Public Joint Stock Company «Krasnogorsky Zavod», and the short name: PJSC «KMZ ZENIT».]]>
introduction treehorn@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3395&REPLY_ID=20261 Collectors and Users Open Forum Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:15:48 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3395 Quote:
I will post my newest additions soon. I bought a Kiev 4a with „T“ serial number on ebay. And I was lucky to find another one only a week later.]]>
Fakes in my collection Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3384&REPLY_ID=20258 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:53:45 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3384 Quote:

S/n of the lens: 6107. Certainly one of the last "one turn", and probably a bit too young for the body. I confirm about the numbers of the distance scale, which are normal.
On the front, "FED" only was suppressed, and replaced by "Elmar": there are traces of erasion. No other modifications, by comparison with my other "one turn" lenses.

Amitiés. Jacques.
A Zorki bayonet... Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3393&REPLY_ID=20254 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:31:17 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3393 Quote:
Originally posted by jed

Lens mount is from a very late Contax (series O). Mount shows the 'blue dot' (near '6').

Absolutely right. This Sonnar belongs to a wartime batch of 5000 2/5cm Sonnars in bayonet mount. Many of them were originally mounted on Contaxes II and III, series M and O. The others were often converted into screw mounts: for example one on a Fed Arsenal, another on a Red Flag...

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
Lubitel 166 from repair manual Luiz Paracampo@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3392&REPLY_ID=20248 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:44:40 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3392 Quote:
Does this FED have a standard thread pitch Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3391&REPLY_ID=20243 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:07:40 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3391 Quote:

Certainly you are right, Alfa. Laurence should use a Jup 12 without difficulty on his early Fed 1f.

I just add that there are three different problems to take into consideration:
- the pitch: 0,977mm/turn on Leicas, 1 mm/turn on Fed and Zorkis. But I very rarely had problems to mount Leica lenses on my Feds (and vice-versa);
- the start of the pitch and the final position of the infinity button: the mess on very early Feds! But shooting is always possible.
- the register which should always be 28,8mm on Leica type cameras. It's far from being always the case on Feds. Bodies/lenses were appaired one by one at the factory and nowadays, it can be difficult to find the good original couples...

Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
British Armed Forces Leicas Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3390&REPLY_ID=20242 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:16:17 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3390 Quote:

Reid made Leica III and Leica Standard copies, but too late to have been useful during WW2. Just the same for Kardon, on the US side that time. These cameras were really copies, not Leica fakes as those we have here.

Just to complete what Steve said, two photos of my Reid "periscope":

[img]http://www.ussrphoto.com/resize/resize_image.aspx?ImgWd=800&IptFl=/UserContent2/832019_Reid 2208 1.jpg[/img]
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/832019_Reid 2208 1.jpg

[img]http://www.ussrphoto.com/resize/resize_image.aspx?ImgWd=800&IptFl=/UserContent2/832019_Reid 2208 2.jpg[/img]
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/832019_Reid 2208 2.jpg

And about the Fed 1b cover, I wonder if it's a real one. I have seen too many Leica fakes, with that type of cover, to be persuaded. Note that Leica used that type of round cover only in 1932 for their Leica II. In 1933, the Leica III appeared and used a "cornered" cover for the slow speed mechanism. We find that cornered cover from the Fed 1c-s...

Amitiés. Jacques.

TWINS levonsa@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2997&REPLY_ID=20239 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:01:43 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2997 Quote: