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Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 2 Days Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 7,786
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,268
Views: 139,023
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon...

Canon F-1.

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

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 441
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 323
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 323
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 932
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,227
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. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 766
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,126
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 13,795
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try micro-tools:

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

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 10-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 283
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: 2,821
Views: 471,056
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: 290
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: 290
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: 290
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: 11,498
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: 961
Views: 87,716
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: 713
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: 713
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: 130
Views: 23,122
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: 3,317
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: 713
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: 713
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: 713
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: 10,082
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: 5,869
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: 713
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: 713
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: 5,065
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: 482
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: 2,228
Views: 1,262,012
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: 37
Views: 1,480
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: 10,082
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: 487
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: 442
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.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 09-25-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 4,422
Posted By Mackinaw
I remember these large camera shows well. SE...

I remember these large camera shows well. SE Michigan (Detroit area) was a hot bed for camera shows back in the 1980's. A chap named Sam Vinegar (Photorama) would set up several shows a year that...
Forum: Canon RF 09-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Mackinaw
A beautiful camera. The IIf2 has the improved...

A beautiful camera. The IIf2 has the improved viewfinder so it’s not quite as squinty as earlier bottom-loading Canon’s. $675.00 seems high, but, since not many were made, you’re probably paying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Mackinaw
Many 35mm rangefinders with selenium cell...

Many 35mm rangefinders with selenium cell metering used an outside metering window.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Mackinaw
I heard that DAG will service Canon rangefinders....

I heard that DAG will service Canon rangefinders. Ken Ruth (Photography on Bald Mountain) will too. Probably even KEH. You’ll have to ask them about the prism re-silvering though.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-19-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 4,396
Posted By Mackinaw
To answer your poll question, I see RFF being for...

To answer your poll question, I see RFF being for amateurs.

As for me, maybe call me an enthusiastic amateur who occasionally gets paid to take pics.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 181
Views: 13,358
Posted By Mackinaw
The guy who runs the German-based, Leica-specific...

The guy who runs the German-based, Leica-specific L-Forum, says the MP and M7 will stay in production. I assume he talked to somebody at Photokina who's in the know.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 09-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Mackinaw
Spavinaw, did you read post #6 in this...

Spavinaw, did you read post #6 in this thread?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 09-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Mackinaw
I just tried it, and it works. The only caveat...

I just tried it, and it works. The only caveat is that you have to remove the index screw that you find on the lens-mount side of the FL-P 38mm. This index pin was deliberately made longer than...
Forum: Canon RF 09-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Mackinaw
I have this lens. I bought from KEH a few years...

I have this lens. I bought from KEH a few years back for about $70.00. It's a Tessar design and is very compact. Nice and sharp too. I never thought about putting it on a rangefinder, but as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2014
Replies: 181
Views: 13,358
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Andreas Jurgensen, administrator of...

According to Andreas Jurgensen, administrator of the L-Forum, Leica has no plans to discontinue the MP or M7.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Mackinaw
Works fine for me. Jim B.

Works fine for me.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mackinaw
For the original F-1, yes. I have several. They...

For the original F-1, yes. I have several. They measure about 17 - 18mm in diameter (a quick estimate with a ruler).

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mackinaw
Did yours readily screw off? Or did you have to...

Did yours readily screw off? Or did you have to use some sort of tool to turn the eyepiece ring? Mine won't budge, no matter how hard I turn it.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 09-13-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 54,358
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398084-1/kiddies....

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398084-1/kiddies.jpg
Forum: Canon RF 09-13-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 54,358
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398074-1/Tie.jpg ...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398074-1/Tie.jpg

Jim B.
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