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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Mackinaw
In a tightly stoppered container, it appears to...

In a tightly stoppered container, it appears to last quite long. I've successfully used Xtol 12 - 14 months after it was mixed.

Jim B.
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,612
Posted By Mackinaw
My biggest surprise was build quality. The body...

My biggest surprise was build quality. The body shell is metal and very solid. You feel like you’re holding something substantial in your hands, not a plastic toy. It also helps that it takes good...
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Mackinaw
Youíll see no differences at all. The Serenar...

Youíll see no differences at all. The Serenar version of the 28/3.5 lens is optically identical to the Canon version. The only thing they changed was the name.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Mackinaw
Which version of the lens? All chrome? Or black...

Which version of the lens? All chrome? Or black and chrome?

Jim B.
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,612
Posted By Mackinaw
The EOS-M has become my all-purpose,...

The EOS-M has become my all-purpose, carry-everywhere, digital camera. The camera/22mm lens combo makes for a very compact package. It fits great in a daypack or in the large pocket of my winter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Mackinaw
Nothing defines the 1970's better than terrible...

Nothing defines the 1970's better than terrible fashion.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/404239-2/eddie.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,598
Posted By Mackinaw
As Groucho Marx once said, "Whatever it is, I'm...

As Groucho Marx once said, "Whatever it is, I'm against it."

Jim B.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mackinaw
A friend's family. Taken back in the...

A friend's family. Taken back in the mid-80's.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/403873-1/The+Finnerty_s_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Mackinaw
Look like air bells to me. Jim B.

Look like air bells to me.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,335
Posted By Mackinaw
People give me old film cameras. Over the past...

People give me old film cameras. Over the past few years, I’ve been given two Canon F-1’s, an Olympus OM-1, a Pentax Spotmatic with a 50/1.4 and 100 macro lens, a Canon AE-1 and several K-mount...
Forum: Canon RF 12-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Mackinaw
Sure does, see post #6. Jim B.

Sure does, see post #6.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By Mackinaw
Agreed. The hands holding back the backdrop make...

Agreed. The hands holding back the backdrop make the picture!

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By Mackinaw
From a 4X5 glass plate negative from about 1910. ...

From a 4X5 glass plate negative from about 1910. Not sure who the gents are, but they are distant relatives.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/171898-3/Dapper.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 11-30-2014
Replies: 326
Views: 57,129
Posted By Mackinaw
Kuuan----Now that's a nice picture. Good...

Kuuan----Now that's a nice picture. Good job!

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By Mackinaw
If you're shooting print film (either color or...

If you're shooting print film (either color or B&W) the higher voltage of the alkaline battery may not matter much. The great exposure latitude of any print film will make up for any exposure error....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-26-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,943
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't know about that. The discussion on the...

I don't know about that. The discussion on the L-Forum has been pretty inclusive (both good and bad comments). Plus you have the benefit that a Leica representative is contributing to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2014
Replies: 1,120
Views: 146,319
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon...

Canon F-1.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/402970-2/kara28+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Mackinaw
DD-X is a full speed developer and will work...

DD-X is a full speed developer and will work great with any fast B&W film.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Mackinaw
The ďEPĒ symbol means the camera was sold at...

The ďEPĒ symbol means the camera was sold at military post exchange (or PX). Itís not really all that unusual. Any Japanese camera/lens sold at a PX (from about 1950 - 1970) will have the ďEPĒ...
Forum: Canon RF 11-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Mackinaw
Try Stephen...

Try Stephen Gandy:

https://www.cameraquest.com/repairs.htm

Or KEH:

https://www.keh.com/repair

I believe DAG (Donald Goldberg) works on Canon rangefinders too.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-12-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mackinaw
I photographed a situation that you described...

I photographed a situation that you described back in late August, a wedding in a small room with marginal lighting. I used my Leica MP with a 35mm Summicron ASPH, with Tri-X rated at 800 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 3,672
Posted By Mackinaw
Several people have mentioned the OM-series. The...

Several people have mentioned the OM-series. The Canon A-series cameras may be worth a look. The Nikon FM/FE too. And if you like a slightly bigger, all-mechanical camera, consider an old...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP w/Canon...

Leica MP w/Canon 50/0.95.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/288732-1/bones.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 10-31-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,514
Posted By Mackinaw
You almost wonder how much longer Sony will be...

You almost wonder how much longer Sony will be around. They just released their 3rd quarter results today and they lost 1.2 billion USD dollars. They’ve also lost money six out of the past seven...
Forum: Canon RF 10-30-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 14,538
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try micro-tools:

http://www.micro-tools.com/

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 10-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Mackinaw
I have no experience with this lens, but, access...

I have no experience with this lens, but, access to the front group may be as simple as taking off the front trim ring. I’m guessing that once this is off you’ll find another ring, with spanner...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2014
Replies: 2,429
Views: 516,984
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP with Canon 25/3.5 LTM...

Leica MP with Canon 25/3.5 LTM lens:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/401155-1/Getting+a+Legg+Up.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Mackinaw
Good looking lens. I had a 50/1.9 lens, years...

Good looking lens. I had a 50/1.9 lens, years back (came with a Canon III-A I bought), but not a six-digit serial number version. A good lens. A bit soft wide-open, but sharpens up nicely at F2.8....
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Mackinaw
There are the lenses he found: 280380, 291140,...

There are the lenses he found: 280380, 291140, 367050, 369330, 389880, 476060, 479550, 479700, 554560. We can now add yours to the list.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Mackinaw
I have Peter’s book. In his research on Canon...

I have Peter’s book. In his research on Canon LTM lenses, he did find six 50/1.9 lenses that had an extra digit in the serial number. He lists the lenses he’s personally knows of and yours is not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 12,036
Posted By Mackinaw
Rangefinder - Leica MP with 35mm Summicron...

Rangefinder - Leica MP with 35mm Summicron asph.
medium format - Rolleiflex 6006 with 80/2.8.
35mm SLR - Canon F-1 with FD 55/1.2 aspherical.
digital - Olympus OM-D with 25/1.4 Summilix.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2014
Replies: 973
Views: 91,034
Posted By Mackinaw
How Clouds are...

How Clouds are Made.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/400831-1/how_clouds_are_made.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 10-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
Yep, itís normal for the lens to be slightly to...

Yep, itís normal for the lens to be slightly to the left of center when screwed all the way in. With the lens set to infinity and the lens screwed all the way in, the infinity mark of my 50/1.2 is...
Forum: Canon RF 10-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
If you feel up to it, this lens is easy to take...

If you feel up to it, this lens is easy to take apart and clean. You’ll need a lens spanner and that’s it. As mentioned before, the haze is usually on the element immediately behind the aperture,...
Forum: Canon RF 10-15-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 24,702
Posted By Mackinaw
Also, Igor Camera has a few in stock. Jim B.

Also, Igor Camera has a few in stock.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,586
Posted By Mackinaw
My take. Leica MP with Canon 50/1.2, wide-open,...

My take. Leica MP with Canon 50/1.2, wide-open, or near it.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/110950-1/Kid+Ballplayer.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 10-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
A shot of my grandson taken nine years ago. ...

A shot of my grandson taken nine years ago. Canon 50/1.2 at F1.6. Forgot the shutter speed. Delta 100 film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/70790-4/Maxwell.jpg
Forum: Canon RF 10-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
Mine came with a Canon L-1 I bought 25 years ago....

Mine came with a Canon L-1 I bought 25 years ago. Works well on that, a Canon 7s and a Leica M (with the right adaptors).

Check yours carefully for fogging. This particular lens seems...
Forum: Canon RF 10-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
Type 2 production ran from serial numbers 36000...

Type 2 production ran from serial numbers 36000 to 56440. The only difference between Type 2 and Type 1 is that there is different information engraved on the front trim ring. Other than that,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 10,795
Posted By Mackinaw
The question now is not whether they’ll hit their...

The question now is not whether they’ll hit their goal, but by how much they’ll go over. I think something north of $275,000 is a possibility.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 6,272
Posted By Mackinaw
This was probably when King Grant ran the place....

This was probably when King Grant ran the place.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 10-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon started to use a “1” prefix for their...

Canon started to use a “1” prefix for their serial numbers sometime in the 1950’s. Hence, the OP’s 18320 is actually the 8,320 50mm F1.2 lens made.

Your lens is the 7,743 Canon 50/1.2 made.

If you...
Forum: Canon RF 10-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mackinaw
You have the 8,320 50/1.2 which Canon made. ...

You have the 8,320 50/1.2 which Canon made. According to Kitchingman’s book, you have a “Type 1” lens which was produced from 4/1956 to 12/1960. About 25,640 lenses were made during this 4.5+ year...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 5,430
Posted By Mackinaw
All this fake-stuff being said, I like this...

All this fake-stuff being said, I like this camera. If I could pick it up for $700.00 USD, I buy it.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mackinaw
I purchased my black paint, 35/2.0 Summicron ASPH...

I purchased my black paint, 35/2.0 Summicron ASPH back in late 2004. It came with round lens hood 12452.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-04-2014
Replies: 2,253
Views: 1,336,311
Posted By Mackinaw
Itís a cold, blustery, dark-sky kind of day in...

Itís a cold, blustery, dark-sky kind of day in northern Michigan. Figured I take my MP, loaded with Tri-X, and head off to one of the last street fairs of the season in a small town about 30 minutes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,739
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/399114-2/frozen+f...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/399114-2/frozen+fall.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 10,795
Posted By Mackinaw
65% funding after only four days is...

65% funding after only four days is extraordinary. From what Iíve read, the great majority of Kickstarter projects become fully funded only during the last few days of the campaign. If their...
Forum: DIYS Forum 09-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Mackinaw
Year's ago, I cut up a leaf from an old-fashioned...

Year's ago, I cut up a leaf from an old-fashioned feeler gauge (for adjusting valves on a car) and used it as a shim. They come in varying thicknesses.

Jim B.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 09-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/359729-1/Thunders...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/359729-1/Thunderstorm+I_M.jpg

Jim B.
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