en-us Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:06:41 +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 Forerunners of Kiev 1947 Elmar Lang@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1639&REPLY_ID=21404 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 28 Mar 2023 02:59:16 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1639 Quote:

just to add some further data, before finding the time to take proper pictures of the piece, I can say that my "Jena" Contax is body nr. 27893 (same number, engraved to the inside of the back, "heavy" sheet-brass type); the lens mounted on it, is a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 50/2 "red T", nr. 3051152, from a batch of 1500 pieces, whose production was set in the summer of 1947.

All the best,

Some forerunners of the m39 Jupiter 8... Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3582&REPLY_ID=21398 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 19 Feb 2023 05:08:52 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3582 Quote:


To Enzo: the lateral screw you can see on the back of the collapsible Sonnars serves to hold in place the three winglets which lock the lens in open position. But the internal barrel is sometimes sticked to keep the correct regulating... Anyway, never force!

To Ulrich: it's not the first time that I see different numbers. For this special lens, I rather think of an official montage, made in urgency. We are at the end of the series (2709301 to 2711300 by Thiele), another series of collapsible Sonnars is simultaneously mounted, and some parts are mixed. All that in 1945/46, with m or M inscriptions on the lenses... It's how I see things [:)]
Of course, this lens can too have been mounted outside. But all the ciphers are correctly aligned, which is rare in that case.

Thanks to both!
Amitiés. Jacques.]]>
Ukrainian Kiev case. uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3584 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 15 Feb 2023 09:54:15 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3584
I have a question to this case. It says "50 years Ukraine". Over the years I have found two of this cases with cameras inside, one was a Kiev IIIa from 1958 and the other is a Kiev 4 from 1959.
But when the plate says "50 years Ukraine" the camera which belongs to the case has to be from 1968, am I right?


Fed Berdsk - Known Examples Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=362&REPLY_ID=21393 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 10 Feb 2023 09:25:21 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=362 Quote:

An oddity on the body: a hole in the back, so probably to check the register. But there is no hole in the press-film...


That time, no date on the shutter-box for this s/n 174942.

Amitiés. Jacques.

Earliest known Zorki 2C uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3583&REPLY_ID=21389 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sun, 29 Jan 2023 06:30:47 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3583 Quote:
Jacques, the lens comes with the camera. I have deleted my statement about the year of the lens, because according to Aidas site these lenses have a different numbering from 1955 on (only the first digit stands for the year, so 5 means 1955).


Hartblei 150mm f/2.8, Serial Number 0001 hepcat@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3574&REPLY_ID=21387 Photo Gallery Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:29:40 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3574 Quote:
Originally posted by martamarzec

Where can you find such bargains?

Believe it or not, I found it on eBay US.]]>
UPDATE: OK Vintage Cameras reopened! xya@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3560&REPLY_ID=21378 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:02:01 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3560 Quote:
Thanks Vlad and good luck to Oleg!

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Lubitel 166 Olympic frame spacing problems xya@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=613&REPLY_ID=21376 Collectors and Users Open Forum Thu, 19 Jan 2023 13:00:10 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=613 Quote:
To finish this thread for the moment: I bought a 6th camera from a collector's heritage, this one seems to be unused. It's a 1980 model. It works fine. There is nearly the same amount of friction when winding on. So let us suppose that the friction is normal. If you have one that has no friction, please let me know.

All my findings are here https://www.oddcameras.com/lubitel_166_olympic.htm and yes, a working camera is a must-have...

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Zorki 3 01237 uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3579&REPLY_ID=21361 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 14 Jan 2023 17:57:14 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3579 Quote:
Sean, thanks. But the rust and dirt has gone, I couldn't find it anymore to put it back [:D]

the original and its copy.....Jupiter 13 1.5/125mm xatnoc@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3581&REPLY_ID=21349 Photo Gallery Fri, 06 Jan 2023 04:57:45 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3581 Quote:
The mount of the Zeiss one is a home-made M42, hence I would not know the original mount. The Jupiter has a screw mount of large diameter, not fitting to any of the known camera systems. Would anybody know out here what the Jupiter-13 was good for? Just to demonstrate the power of being able to copy a known lens? Probably not....]]>