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Old 22-03-18, 08:27 PM   #4881
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Let me know what you decide, if you're going to give it a miss I might go a bit higher if no one else sniffs. I never go above about half of what I think it could go for, but often they get away from me anyway.

Need to have a look again at the Minolta, the RF contrast is poor and it stops moving under about 5ft. I need to take the top off though and that means taking the film out to be able to lock and unscrew the rewind crank. Bggr.
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Old 22-03-18, 08:39 PM   #4882
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Can't you scale focus it until you finish the film?
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Old 23-03-18, 06:50 AM   #4883
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The highest bidder retracted their bid on the Kiev, so I am winning again. I'll have to see what happens before I decide on the Zeiss.
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Old 23-03-18, 12:07 PM   #4884
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Old 23-03-18, 06:26 PM   #4885
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Old 23-03-18, 09:05 PM   #4886
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Grrr. Investigated the Minolta, the RF wasn't fully moving because a part of the arm that holds the moving mirror was fetching up against the inside of the top cover. I fixed that, but while trying to improve the RF patch contrast, have ruined it. The half-silvered mirror was tarnished hence the poor contrast, but not I've ruined the silvering altogether. They're notoriously difficult to replace, so if someone wants this to use as a scale-focus camera then let me know. It's fully working, Minolta AL, focus is accurate, speeds are fine, meter is accurate and working well, comes with a lens cap but no case, and a roll of Poundland Agfa is still in there (only took one shot). At least it was cheap, and as it turns out, not really worth much more than I paid for it anyway, so I judged that side of it wrong!
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Old 23-03-18, 09:17 PM   #4887
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How about a bit of car mirror repair mirror? Or would that out the focus off?
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Old 23-03-18, 09:19 PM   #4888
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It's the half-silvered one so it has to both reflect the RF patch and allow the VF light to shine through it, so I don't think so. Do you want it? I'm not after any money for it
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Old 23-03-18, 09:29 PM   #4889
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Well if nobody else is interested then yeah. Yoko is the Minolta guy.

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Old 23-03-18, 09:44 PM   #4890
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Nooooo, I have enough Kenzie, you go for it.
Did you manage to fix the XD5?
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