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Old 15-04-18, 07:21 PM   #5011
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Vaskar f4.5 75mm. It's basically the same as the one you serviced, only much tidier, I nearly missed it, it was tucked in a box mixed in with some projectors. The guy wanted another fiver for the hood and filter but I ran out of cash. It wasn't too bad in the end, the rf was totally bored as the whole thing is glass. It seems good in terms of calibration so I'll shoot with it at some point.

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Old 15-04-18, 08:09 PM   #5012
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How have you found working on the Kievs? Some day I'll need to tackle my Contax
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Old 15-04-18, 08:28 PM   #5013
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Easy, the Contax is pretty much the same. There was a guide I read earlier about the Contax and pretty much identical. If you are taking the shutter out you will need a soldering iron for the pc contact. I kept getting the flash wire wedged under the mech. What's up with yours?
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It's the one Jen got me for Christmas, the shutter is sticky, and the RF glass is so filthy you almost can't see the RF patch. I think the shutter works okay but needs cleaning up; the rest of it looks good, maybe that's only skin deep though! It has a Sonnar 50mm f2 lens with a little spot on it, maybe separation, but I used it for half a roll on my Kiev and you couldn't tell the difference.
Got the shutter from a Super Ikonta III but it won't go on my IV, too many small differences. Ah well, keep looking I guess.
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Old 16-04-18, 07:06 PM   #5015
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I think I got lucky doing mine, there is a pin that holds some of the gears and if it comes out then you have to resync everything. Seems to be working OK. I got a Pentax MG (later version of the MV) to use for spares, listed as locked up mirror and won't wind. I noticed the shutter wasn't down fully so I gently helped it along, bam the mirror flips down and it works! 3.95 inc post.
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Old 16-04-18, 07:36 PM   #5016
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Blimey! You the lucky one just now alright. I'm going to sell the Contessamatic and Ensign Selfix 820, been taking some pics. The latter will go for serious money but the Contessamatic I'm willing to give to someone on the org if they pay the postage. Here is an example of one (the E model, with rangefinder):
www.pacificrimcamera.com/pp/zicontessamatic.htm
Mine is all good except the meter is dead, and the case has a short strap. The strap is easy to sort, you get another strap, they were made to be able to take the long bit off and reattached the ends by a buckle.
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Old 16-04-18, 07:49 PM   #5017
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Oh, and I got a Canon AL-1 for 4.95 from the same seller. The battery catch is broken but nothing a bit of duct tape couldn't sort! I'll pass on the Contessamatic thanks, maybe the others might be interested?
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Perkeo anyone? 323211099338
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Old 18-04-18, 06:53 PM   #5019
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Poo, the rangefinder on the Kiev is well out at infinity. I will need to take the faceplate off at some point and adjust it. So what are you lot up to?
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Swimming lessons (me), and eyeball-deep in pedals that need regreasing. The Spawn has just changed bikes and I've got bikes coming out of my ears, most of them with rumbly pedals. Going to turn some of them back into cash though.
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