en-us Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:07:09 +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 Fed Red Flag Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=2057&REPLY_ID=21105 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:22:00 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2057 Quote:

I have just bought one of these 0xxx lenses (in fact, the #0582), to compare with other Industar 10, when it is here...

Fed 1 Anniversary 1654-1954. Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=565&REPLY_ID=21104 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 05 Jun 2021 10:20:23 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=565 Quote:

If I compare a 1f-2nd series and an "anniversary", the logo and the factory are strictly at the same place.

So, the easiest way to fake an "anniversary" is to use a 1f, second series (with number, logo, and factory on cover), to erase the number, replace it by the red inscription, and add a correct serial number on the back of the cover.

Probably Fed used non-numbered 1f-second series covers to make the "anniversaries"...

Amitiés. Jacques.

just arrived in my collection schyter@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=1466&REPLY_ID=21103 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:07:12 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1466 Quote:
Almaz 103 / MC Zenitar 16mm[img]http://www.ussrphoto.com/resize/resize_image.aspx?ImgWd=800&IptFl=/UserContent2/462021_combo.jpeg[/img]


Only dead fish follow the stream ...]]>
My worst purchase! uwittehh@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3534&REPLY_ID=21097 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:00:52 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3534 Quote:
Guido, hehe. I think I know the guy you have bought your first russian camera from [:D]

My worst purchase was a Contax II. The pictures of the auction were blurry and small and it was sold as "not tested". It arrives a totally broken cameras which looks as if it has been under water since years... Rusty screws, viewfinder full of dirt, winding knob does not work. I believed that the seller has not tested it, because it couldn't be tested. I opened the camera, maybe there might be some useful parts, but everthing was broken. So I throwed the whole camera in the dust bin.

Another bad purchase was a Zorki 1 which smells terrible moldy. I unscrewed the lens and inside the camera where a lot of very small psocids running around... I also throwed it away.


1948 Moskva 2 Restoration wupdigoj@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3477&REPLY_ID=21088 Collectors and Users Open Forum Mon, 31 May 2021 06:53:13 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3477 Quote:
Thank you very much for sharing your amazing work and for the pictures, they are very very helpful!. This is my first post, just found this place while seeking for information about moskva cameras.I have restored a Moskva 5 bought "for parts", but I have not been able to remove the backslash in the rangefinder gears train. This is not a serious issue because if you move the focus from near to far the focus is accurate, not so from far to near.
It would be nice however to have no backslash (play) in the mechanism. I don't quite understand your explanation about the spring loaded gears. I have noticed the spring in the rangefinder, but in my camera it does no effect in removing the play. Any clues about that?. Thank you again

EDIT: OK I think the spring is there to remove the backslash in the movement of the two prisms, but not from the focus ring to the prisms]]>
Fed 2/50 lens: a coated one??? Jacques M.@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=813&REPLY_ID=21091 Collectors and Users Open Forum Sat, 29 May 2021 04:55:16 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=813 Quote:

I dig out this thread, years after...[:)]
At that time, I had no numerics to try this lens. I have just tested it on my Sony , and here is the result:

(opened at f/9)

I am really surprised and I wonder if this lens was made for a special purpose...

Amitiés. Jacques.

Contax II viewfinder patent paracampo luiz@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3533&REPLY_ID=21090 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 28 May 2021 07:26:32 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3533 Quote:
when you dismantle the body you will see that the inner exit prism window is much smaller then the outside camera frame.
I image how beautiful would be the rotating wheel made in a transparent green disc emoldurating the original camera field.
observe that this idea came in 1936 just after the first Contax II launch at least 19 years before the automatic frame finder limits of Leica M3 which was too much complicated.
Maizenbergs repair book - online PDF copy Vlad@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3529&REPLY_ID=21081 Collectors and Users Open Forum Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:37:51 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3529 Quote:
Luiz, the U.S. edition of this book is still under active american copyright. Leon Maizenberg has contacted me personally with a copyright claim to remove the book from digital distribution.

Best regards,
Hello! Looking for some community (also questions) SteveA@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3528&REPLY_ID=21078 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:02:35 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3528 Quote:
Hi, take a look at [Link removed based on copyright claim by Maizenberg estate] he has scanned in Maizenbergs book on repairing Russian cameras. I'd download it if I was you as I wonder about Copyright issues!
Be careful - its easy to turn a CLA into a major rebuild job...

GOI FS-3 F4.5/600MM paracampo luiz@oxle.com http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=3525&REPLY_ID=21076 Collectors and Users Open Forum Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:33:33 +0200 http://USSRPhoto.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3525 Quote:
Another picture of FS3-600 from Starii Fotoapparat

[img]http://www.ussrphoto.com/resize/resize_image.aspx?ImgWd=800&IptFl=/UserContent2/242021_FS3 600 4.5.png[/img]
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/242021_FS3 600 4.5.png