I’m going to go through my basic stripdown of the bayonet K-3 body in this post. The ideas is to show the steps in the removal of the main ‘baffle’ plate, the inner silver plate that you see when you open up the camera to load film etc. This is required to remove the ‘loop … More Krasnogorsk K-3 Bayonet Project Part 2: Strip Down
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’ve talked before before about the advantages of a ‘bayonet’ mount Krasnogorsk K-3. After having spotted a bayonet mount version on eBay, I thought I’d try my luck with the auction. Camera There’s plenty of talk of dubious ‘Eastern’ sellers, but my UK-based seller turned out to be, how shall we say … More Krasnogorsk Bayonet K-3 Project Part 1: Hell Yeah!
Today my plan is to pull together some info about the joyously interrelated subjects that combine together to expose our film, hopefully, the way we want.We will update the battery on the Internal LIGHTMETER on the K-3 with an inexpensive modern cell to test if the meter in your K-3 is dead or not and … More The Krasnogorsk K-3: Film, Shutter, Speed and Light (Meter)
After the improbably militaristic overtones of my first instalment, suddenly I’m back with bayonets and M42s. O.K., deep breaths, zen yourself out a little. Get in touch with your inner pitta-bread. Go slay a vegan. Whatever. You gotta get yourself tuned in to all this. Cos this was the COLD WAR man! Like, the real … More You’re Twisting My Melon Man! What K-3 do I Buy: Bayonet, M42, Super16 or Regular 16?