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Forum: Canon RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 13,178
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try micro-tools:

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

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 160
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. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,806
Views: 467,084
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 209
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 209
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 209
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 211
Views: 11,252
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. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 952
Views: 84,740
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 22,374
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,122
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 9,390
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 5,686
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 622
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 4,918
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 447
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,215
Views: 1,206,488
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. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 9,390
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 430
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 374
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: 3,988
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: 643
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: 665
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: 1
Views: 251
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: 3,938
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: 12,952
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: 553
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: 553
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: 553
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: 12,952
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: 664
Posted By Mackinaw
Works fine for me. Jim B.

Works fine for me.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 09-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
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: 1,702
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: 304
Views: 52,836
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: 304
Views: 52,836
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.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Mackinaw
Do you load your own film cartridges? Or are...

Do you load your own film cartridges? Or are these factory cassettes?

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-29-2014
Replies: 2,215
Views: 1,206,488
Posted By Mackinaw
Iím shooting an outdoor wedding tomorrow, and its...

Iím shooting an outdoor wedding tomorrow, and its supposed to rain. Iíve spent the entire day coming up with a Plan B in case weíre forced inside. The bride wants B&W, so Iíll be shooting all film...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By Mackinaw
Funny stuff! Jim B.

Funny stuff!

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,509
Posted By Mackinaw
Nope, it was the M4. The "cheapening" argument...

Nope, it was the M4. The "cheapening" argument was because of changes to some of the internal parts. Take off the top plate of the M4 and the internals look different from the M3 or M2. As I...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-21-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 6,823
Posted By Mackinaw
I like the traditional Leica script on the top...

I like the traditional Leica script on the top plate.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,509
Posted By Mackinaw
Year's ago, when I was on LUG, there were a few...

Year's ago, when I was on LUG, there were a few people who maintained that the M4 was the first of the "cost-cutting" M-cameras. Supposedly, if you look inside, you see signs where Leitz "cheapened"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try Micro-tools:

http://www.micro-tools.com/4.html

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Mackinaw
I faced the same situation a few years back. My...

I faced the same situation a few years back. My 90 year old father died and, on cleaning out his condo, we found many old negatives and prints that we never saw before. Some were 4X5 glass plate...
Forum: Canon RF 08-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Mackinaw
I have one, that I, at times, put on my Canon...

I have one, that I, at times, put on my Canon III-A. I like it. While it does make the camera bulkier, no doubt it greatly speeds up the film advance process. And honestly, the added bulk doesn't...
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