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Old 08-06-17, 08:51 PM   #3571
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Probably no point in saying this but... I thought you had a Werra already? Spent a bit of time looking at swapping the meter from Contessa to Contessamatic earlier. I think the "easiest" way would be to solder in the selenium bit, but I may have borked up the moving coil bit, I'm not sure. The top comes off easily, the meter and RF are linked to the barrel by levers, there are no sliding carbon tracks like in Copal shutters that can wear out. It should be possible to swap the entire top but one has an RF and not the other so it'd be a bit involved. Or I could sort out the shutter and sell it as working but no meter. Hmmm.
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Old 08-06-17, 09:06 PM   #3572
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No, I didn't have one in the collection. Saw one in Bournemouth but it was rough and 20! I have the meter pack from a Contina 2 if any parts are of use to you?
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Old 09-06-17, 07:34 PM   #3573
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One for Admin .... https://www.casualphotophile.com/201...ution-arrives/
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Old 09-06-17, 07:39 PM   #3574
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I picked up a 1950 copy of Popular Photographery in Bournemouth and I have been viewing the camera ads. A Leica iiic was $385 in 1950 which is now a tad under $4000. A Zeiss Super Ikonta A was $109.50 which is $1111.

I also saw an X700 with 50mm f1.7 for sale for 79.99

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Old 09-06-17, 08:04 PM   #3575
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In real terms, cameras were way more expensive back then. I can remember my OM2n with 50mm cost 250 in 1980 and the Vivitar series 1 70-210 to go with it was 189
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Old 10-06-17, 04:45 PM   #3576
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Went to a VW show today to buy some bits for the van. Came back with a tailgate, a 3 Halfords Pro tool box and a Polaroid 1000.... This one is different to my other Polaroid 1000 as it has a red button and not a green one.

I have also been rescanning some negs and found this from the Brownie Reflex 127:


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Old 10-06-17, 05:11 PM   #3577
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Thanks, that was a good read. The Minolta 7000 was first to go autofocus but sales stuttered when the 650 came out because it's AF was superior. Having said that it's noticeable slower than my 700d
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Old 10-06-17, 07:16 PM   #3578
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I found that article interesting too. I have a dynax/maxxum 300 Minolta autofocus somewhere, a bootsale buy, although I haven't used it yet.

It rained all day here so I spent most of the time with the Zeiss 50mm in pieces. A first for me as I've never fully disassembled a lens before. Luckily, there's lots of online help. Got all the elements and the blades out and cleaned them all up and cleaned all the focus threads, which were full of gummed up grease preventing the focus ring from moving smoothly. I've got it back together but it's in 2 halves; can't get the lens helicoil back into the focus ring. There's a trick to it I'm sure but I haven't found it yet. I've given up for the day and turned to drink.
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Old 10-06-17, 07:27 PM   #3579
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If it's one of those multi-start coarse threads then they're a pig on a good day. Are you able to re-engage it where it came out? Depends if you took a pic just as it came out. Sometimes you just have to keep going form one to the next. Check the ends carefully for any lumps or deformed thread ends, this makes a big difference. I almost didn't get the focus thread back together on my Certo (turned out I never needed to separate it), fortunately there was a ring on the other end and I managed to screw it all the way off the wrong end, which cleaned up the ends and it went back together again. I was wondering for a while if I was in the swanny.
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I have a lens in bits like that. Cannot figure out how to get it repaired. Shame I'm not closer 263023249720
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