en-us Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:05:45 +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 Introduction and camera query. Timd64@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2928 Members Only Section Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:32:21 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2928
My name is Tim and I have recently caught the Russian camera bug. Cameras owned include Lomo 135m and LC -A, FED 5c (new old stock with lens for 10 GBP on eBay), Zenit 19 (5.5 GBP with Helios 44m-4), Lubitel 166b and Zorkis 4K and 10. The seller of the latter told me about this forum, which I am spending a lot of time on just now. I buy my cameras to use although have no results to post yet, and have an issue of strange behaviour from the Zenit. As might be expected given its purchase price it arrived in filthy condition and I cleaned battery terminals and the PC board beneath the bottom plate. Batteries are fresh and strong but shutter is temperamental, only fires if body held pointing downwards or if jolted whilst firing - not much good for landscapes! When the shutter does fire timings appear correct so I assume the issue is mechanical and not electrical. Anyone have any suggestions to help as I would enjoy using the camera? My mechanical skills don't go beyond what I have already done and my normally reliable repair man won't touch Russian equipment.

Best regards Tim

just arrived in my collection Fotohuis@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1466&REPLY_ID=16517 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:45:06 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466 Quote:

In the mean time testing in the Kodak 5222 Double-X film with this Kiev and stereo adapter. E.I. 100 and developed in Windisch W665 an ultra fine grain type developer based on ortho- Phenylene Diamine. Photos will follow. :)

"De enige beperking in je fotografie ben je zelf"
Big collection for sale Maslinka@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2927&REPLY_ID=16515 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:18:13 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2927 Quote:
The list was updated. Please, go to the message, if you're interested in - a.konsurova@yandex.ru, or you can see it here https://www.avito.ru/podolsk/fototehnika/kollektsiya_sovetskoy_i_ne_tolko_fototehniki_650447065]]>
Ireland Fotohuis@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2925&REPLY_ID=16514 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:14:40 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2925 Quote:
Great pictures!

"De enige beperking in je fotografie ben je zelf"
A new museum in Volgograd Zoom@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2924&REPLY_ID=16511 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:26:37 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2924 Quote:
Originally posted by Moxies

BTW, is there any feedback about KMZ museum somewhere?

You mean reviews about museum's cameras collection? As far as I know: no. Actually, almost nothing interesting there... Except one ZENIT from a pre-seria, an unique ZENIT-70 and some more cameras.
In addition, the museum currently is closed, in a fact.]]>
Fed-Arsenal altix@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2884&REPLY_ID=16510 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:30:55 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2884 Quote:
Dear Bill,

I think it is high time to postpone all discussions on the camera until new documents will appear. There exist some problems with taking permissions to copy the documents we are looking for. I am unsure about the outcome but I hope everything would be fine. I did not know previously but in Ukraine the documents with the seal secret should be kept 75 years under this seal. Anyway, if we will not succeed with the permission to copy in 5 or 6 years it will became possible. I hope to finish with the FED Arsenal ambiguity earlier [:)]

Of course we will miss your insights if you decide not to participate in those discussions as they occur

Thank you Bill, but I feel that I wrote in this thread too much that people would start to believe that I have a great passion for this camera or I can give some useful insight in discussions. In fact, I like Contax and Kiev cameras (Zeiss and early KMZ optics), even more to shoot with them as to discuss them [;)] And of course Carl Zeiss Jena history (and Arsenal history in a connection with this subject) is what fascinates me since the time I visited Optical museum in Jena for the first time.

I hope to appear here very soon with the new information.

with best regards, altix
ukraina movie camera Svetopisez@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2926&REPLY_ID=16484 Wiki Catalog and Resources Issues/Questions Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:41:04 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2926 Quote:
Hi, casteliano! You can't find the info about this camera because it's proper name is Kiev-16

FED-2 no 000004 zcetrt@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2703&REPLY_ID=16468 Collectors and Users Open Forum Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:30:44 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2703 Quote:
Hi again to all. It's been a while but I just took the FED-2 into my hands and realized what's wrong with the shutter knob. The screw under the flat spring wasn't original and didn't allow spring to press on the two shafts to allow shutter button to lift and to cock the shutter. After screw replacement the camera fires.

Previous owner told me he tried to repair the camera and he lost some screws but he really shouldn't dig into the camera... He obviously didn't know what he was doing and what was in his possession.

Here are some photos of the bottom with removed plate and one photo showing the rangefinder cam which I find a bit unusual as well. Please, share your thoughts with me.'



Solzjenitsyn? Fotohuis@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2923 Photo Gallery Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:25:50 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2923




Yes! That one .......

RPX-400 in Supergrain. Zorki-6 + J-8.
All objects made within 5 minutes around train station Ravenstein, the Netherlands.

"De enige beperking in je fotografie ben je zelf"
50mm lenses test Fotohuis@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2922&REPLY_ID=16450 Photo Gallery Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:31:28 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2922 Quote:

Instead of the L/D I tested the Zebra I-61 version.

And the last lens: I-50 (F/3,5-50mm)


"De enige beperking in je fotografie ben je zelf"