Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


18 Good
  1. I'm sorry, I didn't even notice this post for this long. There's a shop here that imports film from Ilford and it's fairly cheap too, so that settled my dilemma. Ilford it is.
  2. I have added Speed Grip E to the system and although it's cumbersome now, ergonomics have improved. I have a feeling that I can drive nails into a plank with it.
  3. Hello ETR system has plenty of failsafes and is virtually foolproof. Since you got the shutter to fire its first frame, then I trust that you have the dark slide removed and shutter lock released. So let's move on. In order to advance film properly, the camera must "feel" the film back/magazine, for which purpose there's a pin on both - camera and back. I have circled the part on the image below: When you turn multi-exposure OFF, the film advancing gear extends from the camera to match the corresponding gear on the back. And when you advance the film, the aforementioned pin locks advance mechanism in an appropriate spot to make the second shot. My best guess is that either the pin is bent, or it requires cleaning. It happens sometimes. You mightn't happen to have a second back, to rule out the body damage?
  4. It has been a while. After selling my ETRC, acquiring TLR and a folder, I finally came right back where I started: assembled ETRS piece by piece, again. I don't think I'll be parting with this one anymore. I also found that with a little bit of trickery I can squeeze 16 frames on 120 film using 220 back, instead of standard 15.
  5. Well stored. Not as well as Kodachrome would do, but still quite impressive for a film as old as my dad.
  6. I'm sure film format has nothing to do with overall tone of image. It's more of a filter thing. But whether it is an optical filter, or instagram filter, is a different story. I'm rather skeptical when it comes to stuff posted via an application which has embedded filters for images.
  7. Are you from Georgia, by any chance? :rolleyes:
  8. I use a kitchen timer. You know, a lemon or apple shaped ticking thing. Before than I was using an app on my phone. Some things don't have to be complicated.
  9. The long black lever in the upper part of the photo (it's not completely shown) is under tension. It means you have to release the shutter before you do gear adjustment. OM2 requires the batteries to be operated but it can also be reset manually. Search this matter and do a reset before proceeding. You can't adjust the idler gear correctly otherwise. Also, where's the mirror? Is it up or down?
  10. Wait. If Vivi 2000 doesn't automatically set a shutter speed to X value and let's say OM-10 doesn't have a manual adapter, then how is the user supposed to make it fire at 1/60 speed?
  11. I'll chime in as well on this matter. My OM-1 had a dead circuit issue, which turned out to be 'just' corrosion of wire. I removed the bottom cover, cleaned everything, changed the wire and it worked again. OM-1 used to use same Mercury batteries as EC I believe, so before doing anything else it's indeed a good idea to check for the nasty greenish rust. As for the film, if I load it in the dark I can easily go 'way beyond' designated 24 and 36 frames, to 27 and 30 respectively. And if I load the film really carefully, I can even get 28 and 40. But of course it's a 'must' to check winding mechanism either as you've already been told, or doing the winding with already developed film and the camera back open, to see if everything works and film is being transported. Rangefinders are generally less sturdy than reflex cameras and even if not, it's always a good idea to service anything that's older than 30 years. Humans included.
  12. It's so frustrating to not have an off swith. Imagine how I felt when I got their flagship OM-4 and it had no 'off' position. It's like having a smart watch that doesn't tell the time! And now I carry spare batteries everywhere. Double pack for night shots.
  13. Yes, I parted out the camera, it looked quite pretty on the outside so had no problem finding a client. At a same time I'm surprised shutter worked at some unknown speed evrn without the batteries. Thought it was an electric shutter with no mechanical option.
  14. Something similar happened to our Canon point and shoot camera at work. I think it was H55 or something. First it was random and seldom but after around 100 shots almost each photo came out like that, with stripes. It's not a battery issue. And it's not a shutter (mechanical) issue. I believe there's something wrong with a sensor. We replaced the camera since it was cheaper than sending it for service. Would suggest the same to you.
  15. I wouldn't trust Instagram for assessing the image quality though.
  • Create New...