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Old 07-04-18, 08:07 PM   #4971
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Unless anyone on here wants it? I have an aversion to selling stuff! I'll be keeping the Pen though. The Trip is still in bits, not sure if it needs graphite lube or not. Might pop over to the car boot tomorrow weather permitting. I might run a roll through the RC first before taking it apart.

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Old 07-04-18, 09:10 PM   #4972
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I would normally say don't lube the blades but some people do use graphite powder. The blades are fairly clunky compared to a normal leaf shutter though. I'd say do without unless it has problems. If the RC has haze then don't waste a film, it'll come out soft-looking. Won't it clean off?
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Old 08-04-18, 08:50 AM   #4973
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Yeah, they tend to make the easy stuff harder than it needs to be!

Looks reasonable:



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The Trip aperture is giving me grief, it sticks open from time to time so its back in the lighter fluid.

Unpinned the blades to get in to the nooks better and allow it to dry properly. Looks like an evil villain!


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Old 08-04-18, 09:49 AM   #4974
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Are you still using film Keith_d?
Apologies for the slow reply, I missed your post.

These days I'm pretty much all digital. If I shoot any more film it will be 6x6. I've got a bag full of Bronica SQA gear and it produces awesome slides if I can be bothered to lug it around.
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Old 08-04-18, 09:51 AM   #4975
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I think a lot of people avoid film because everyone is used to getting things NOW. Take a digital pic and you can see it straightaway. Focus off? Bin it and take another. Framing wrong, take another. I kinda like the not knowing sometimes.

This 273103963136 or this 273103968881 if I can get the focus right on the Trip?

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Old 08-04-18, 03:19 PM   #4976
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I have got the Trip back together and the focus checked at 1m as advised in a few guides. Just need to run a test film through at some point. I refitted it with a spare rear element and a new beauty ring as the other was marked. Hoping it works!
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Old 08-04-18, 08:51 PM   #4977
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Good work on the Trip. I think I prefer the black cover.
I see what you mean about the RC lens. Where is the haze? The front element comes off easily enough but I didn't dare go further than that.
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Old 09-04-18, 05:15 AM   #4978
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The haze appears to be behind the front element. Haven't looked into removing it yet, hoping that it will just be a case of it screwing out.

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Old 10-04-18, 07:41 PM   #4979
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Did you manage to cut down the mirror for your AL yet Johnny? I've had a clear out of my eBay list as I have bought way too much again, can't seem to help it but I REALLY need to reign it in (how many times have I said that!)
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Not yet, might have a go tomorrow. Might have found a replacement shutter, or at least a source of parts, for my Super Ikonta. Checking it out.
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