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02-25-2011, 10:13 PM   #4906
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Bought myself a new toy last week..... a Kiev 4A rangefinder with the Jupiter 53mm F/2 lens. Its a lot of hard work using it, what with metering using a handheld meter, not to mention holding and focusing the camera while trying not to block any of the rangefinder windows. I developed my first roll (Hp5+ in D-76) and discovered that the frames were not spaced correctly. Apparently this is a common problem and I might be able adjust this.

But.............. for all the problems, it takes some great images. The lens seems really sharp and despite not having used a rangefinder before, I didn't have any problems focusing it. All this for 24 UK pounds (about $38) Here are a few shots..




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nice stuff #1 is my fav but they are all good

i have a couple of FEDs, FSU cams are tough to beat for the price. at least no light leaks like my fed 5
look for a jupiter 12 variant (biogon 35 knockoff) that fits its an amazing lens and worth way more than the selling price IMHO

I have both the J-8M 50/2 and Helios 103 53/1.8 in Contax/Kiev mount and they are both real decent optics with the nod going to the Helios overall performance. (The focal length varied for the J-8 over the years with examples at both 50mm and 53mm.) Keep practicing with the "Contax" hold. With time it will be second nature when you pick up the camera.

The advice to find a Jupiter-12 35/2.8 is a good suggestion. Both it and the Jupiter-9 are excellent lenses in Kiev mount and are much more reasonably priced than the same designs in 39mm LTM. I don't have the J-9 for the Kiev, but am extremely pleased with my J-12.


Steve


BTW...My Jupiter-12 was made by LZOS in Russia ("C" in circle/triangle mark). Some of the Kiev mount versions were made by Arsenal in Ukraine (onion dome mark) and KMZ in Belarus (dove prism mark). I don't know if there are any differences in quality, but I have had good luck with my lenses from all three makers.)


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One portrait with ME-super and M-50mm f2. Think it was taken on agfa apx400. This one is scanned from home made print.
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Very nice Kris! I never have any luck with Kodak BW400CN, but your is excellent.

David
Thank you. I find that BW400CN works well slightly under-exposed (I set my ISO to 320) and with a good quality dev and scan. I found cheapo outlets tended to get muck all over the negs and a horrible colour cast on the scans.

Best wishes, Kris.

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I must admit I have not really went out shooting yet but...I did fool around on my school campus for about 20 mins, I rather liked this shot for some reason. Its on Acros 100 Film.

Attachment 84550

I had to remove about 50 specs of dust and a bunch of hair thanks to me leaving it in my school and it being taken and hung on a wall for 2 days

Forgot to whip dust off so guess its my fault also...haha....
creepy cool
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Pentax LX, Kodak BW400CN, not sure which lens, possibly my K50/1.2.

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creepy cool
You should add this to the "Surreal" thread...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/91825...otic-edge.html

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Will do so, looks like a rather awesome thread!

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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
Thank you. I find that BW400CN works well slightly under-exposed (I set my ISO to 320) and with a good quality dev and scan. I found cheapo outlets tended to get muck all over the negs and a horrible colour cast on the scans.

Best wishes, Kris.
Wait a minute...don't you mean "over-exposed"? Your telling the camera the film is less sensitive so it's going to call for more light (longer exposure). By all means, correct me if I'm wrong - pushing/pulling film makes my head hurt...

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Here's a couple more from the Yashica TL Electro. These are also from the test roll.
I think I solved the battery issue, I have an adpater coming the should allow me to use to LR44/357 batteries instead of the PX640. Hopefully it work and the extra .3v doesn't fry the meter.

Yashica TL Electro, Yashinon DS 50/1.9, expired Fujicolor Extra 400



Yashica TL Electro, Yashinon DS 50/1.9, expired Fujicolor Extra 400

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Wait a minute...don't you mean "over-exposed"? Your telling the camera the film is less sensitive so it's going to call for more light (longer exposure). By all means, correct me if I'm wrong - pushing/pulling film makes my head hurt...

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Kevin
Yes, sorry, over exposed. BW400CN is a chromogenic film and can be exposed anywhere between 200 and 800 ASA, even 1600 in fact. The lower you set the ASA the finer the grain but the lower the contrast, the higher you set the ISO the coarser the grain and the higher the contrast. I find it excellent for cameras where I do not trust the shutter speed (e.g., my Lubitel 2) but I quite like the film generally. I prefer Delta 100 if there is enough light.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Fujicolor Extra 400
Tried to pick up whatever fuji 400 neg. shop had other day Colton,goes fast
wound up walkin out with portra 160vc,ektar 100,why wife doesnt like me to shop.
What your doing with it impressive.

Yeats is knock 'em dead,as usual

Womble does some amazing things with 400cn,tried with couple of old B/W
filters(yellow,green),consumer grade processing has lot to be desired.
Womble sure makes it work.

Backing some stuff up,came across these from late last year.Both from LX & A400/5.6
1-100 ektar,Alton Ill. USA
2-portra 160nc,Northern Goshawk,very patient,tolerent of people,
I rushed it a little should of over-exposed bit more
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Womble does some amazing things with 400cn,tried with couple of old B/W
filters(yellow,green),consumer grade processing has lot to be desired.
Womble sure makes it work.
Thank you Bill, kind of you to say so.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I have both the J-8M 50/2 and Helios 103 53/1.8 in Contax/Kiev mount and they are both real decent optics with the nod going to the Helios overall performance. (The focal length varied for the J-8 over the years with examples at both 50mm and 53mm.) Keep practicing with the "Contax" hold. With time it will be second nature when you pick up the camera.

The advice to find a Jupiter-12 35/2.8 is a good suggestion. Both it and the Jupiter-9 are excellent lenses in Kiev mount and are much more reasonably priced than the same designs in 39mm LTM. I don't have the J-9 for the Kiev, but am extremely pleased with my J-12.


Steve

Thanks for the advice Steve. I had to google "Contax hold" but I'm now suitably enlightened and trying to master it. The Jupiter 12 seems to be a good option. I often find that 50mm is too long for street use. If I get the frame spacing issue sorted out, I may try and get hold of a J 12.
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