Kyogle

Kyogle

Lives in Australia Melbourne & Scotland (UK), Australia
Works as a Secondary teacher (retired)
Has a website at www.northernsights.net
Joined on Jan 3, 2005

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  • Replied in Instax
    I  just checked X-E2 with the new v4 firmware and Connection to Instax Share is available.
  • The Adapted Lens forum is near-perfect for the likes of me. I enjoy researching, buying and trying old Soviet lenses on my X-T1.
  • Tom, thanks for your thoughts. I now realise that perhaps  I have gone about buying old Helios lenses with the wrong approach. I had been looking for near-pristine bodies and optics. Maybe I ...
  • Replied in USSR threads
    Thank you for your thoughtful reply. You could be right. My impression is that the M42 mount is too long and that were the mount an M39 LTM all would be well. Chances are that I will give up on ...
  • Thank you, Lightshow. The video you suggested makes it look simple enough if you have the correct tools but knowing me, i would never get the lens reassembled again. I will take the lens to a local ...
  • Thanks, Brian. The adapter is the correct one for lenses with M42 mount and is the correct length to allow my other M42 lenses to focus correctly. Maybe you are right about the possibility that the ...
  • Created discussion thread Helios: infinity focus issue.
    Yesterday my Helios 44M-4 in M42 mount arruved from Ukraine to use on  my Fuji X-T1 with an  M42-FX adapter. I was so happy as the lens looks as though it's never been used. There is only one ...
  • Another bump .... with a warning😉. I thought I had all the lenses I needed until I began to visit the Adapted Lens forum. Now I have ordered four 'new' lenses!
  • Helios 44-2 KMZ 1972 Helios 44M KMZ 1982 Helios 44M-4 KMZ 1992 When I have all three lenses I will post photos of identical subjects, all at f/2 if anyone is interested.
  • Appreciate your advice on avoiding M44 without the red mark. I have now ordered a Helios 44M and on your recommendation I will now look for a Helier 44-2 from KMZ. I do not mind buying a few ...
  • Replied in Thanks everyone
    I appreciate all the good suggestions. What I have decided is this: As there are so many Helios lenses available cheaply on eBay in UK I have decided to buy a Helios 44 M, a Helios 44-2 and if I ...
  • Created discussion thread Which Helios 44 for best swirly bokeh?
    I once owned a Helios 44-3 but   sold it before experimenting sufficiently with it. I would like to try  a Helios 44 again  to achieve swirly bokeh but I am confused by the number of  versions ...
  • Replied in Voigtlanders
    I use the following on my Fuji X-M1 for street photography: Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f /4.0 Voigtlander 25mm Snapshot-Skopar f/4 and am awaiting delivery on Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f /
  • I use nodal bracket all the time. It does balance the camera on  the tripod even though I acknowledge that is not its main purpose. If I wanted to I could slide the nodal rail to a point where the ...
  • No need for an L bracket.  I have a Benro ball head and the quick release plate is wide enough to slide the camera across to overcome the problem of off- centre tripod mounting screw. It has a ...
  • If you have an arca swiss ball head then I suggest you get one of these. You can slide the rail until you get perfect balance between camera body and lens. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SUND ...
  • That is absolutely not my experience and I have both lenses you mention.
  • Replied in For Rod
    Hi Rod i bought Nissin to take out of Australia duty free. After reading your post I decided to turn the flash on for the first time and test A and TTL modes on X-T1. When in A mode the flash ...
  • Hi Rod I really appreciate your reply, very detailed. I now know what I should be looking for on eBay. I am  back in Scotland and this will be the first time I will be using Fuji cameras ...
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