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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Mackinaw
Found this in the woods several years...

Found this in the woods several years back:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/408352-2/Old+Bug.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By Mackinaw
A 4,000,000 ISO Canon?

You read correctly, a 4,000,000 ISO camera. A Canon, that costs $30,000. More here:

http://www.popphoto.com/canons-new-30k-camera-shoots-iso-4000000?src=SOC&dom=tw
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Mackinaw
Try Stephen Gandy’s repair tech. He took my...

Try Stephen Gandy’s repair tech. He took my Nikon M with a stuck shutter, cloudy lens, messed up viewfinder, etc. and made it as good as new. Fairly quick turn-around too. Check the Cameraquest...
Forum: Canon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mackinaw
A beautiful set of Canon rangefinder lenses. I...

A beautiful set of Canon rangefinder lenses. I have a 25/3.5, 35/2.8 (chrome), 50/1.4, 50/1.2, 50/0.95 and a black & chrome 100/3.5.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,482
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1 (original). FD...

Canon F-1 (original). FD 100/2.8.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/349112-2/deps_amp_+nat+sepia.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By Mackinaw
I guess I don’t see what you’re seeing. To me,...

I guess I don’t see what you’re seeing. To me, this is just a tent set against a sky with some clouds. Nothing to write home about.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Mackinaw
With the 1.25X magnifier, some people find the...

With the 1.25X magnifier, some people find the viewfinder to be a bit darker, but that hasnít been my experience. I canít see any difference regarding brightness or contrast. Or, if there is one,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Mackinaw
Actually a 1.25X magnifier on a 0.72 finder will...

Actually a 1.25X magnifier on a 0.72 finder will give you a 0.90 view.

I have one and use it on my 0.72 MP whenever I'm shooting with my 50 and 75mm lenses. I find that the 50mm frame lines are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 4,484
Posted By Mackinaw
Years back (1980ís - 1990ís) most used camera...

Years back (1980ís - 1990ís) most used camera stores would offer you about 60% of a camera/lens true value. So if a camera body was worth $300.00, theyíd offer you $180.00. They, in turn, would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Mackinaw
The AT-1 is battery powered. If the battery is...

The AT-1 is battery powered. If the battery is dead, and the film has already been advanced, the camera won’t fire and will seem locked up. Check your battery or install a new one.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm guessing a IVSB. Jim B.

I'm guessing a IVSB.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,323
Views: 257,709
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica M-240 with Canon 50/1.2 lens. At...

Leica M-240 with Canon 50/1.2 lens. At F1.4.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/414343-1/mich47_APX25.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Mackinaw
I had a Canon 50/1.9 some years back, but sold...

I had a Canon 50/1.9 some years back, but sold it. It's a typical 1950's 50mm lens. Soft wide-open but sharpening up nicely by F2.8. Personally, I prefer my Nikkor 50/2.0 in LTM mount.

Jim B.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mackinaw
A friend has lent me her M-240 for awhile and I...

A friend has lent me her M-240 for awhile and I used it to photograph a model friend of mine this past weekend. I used a 50mm Summicron, a 50/1.2 Canon LTM, and 75 Summilux and a 90/2.8 Elmar-M. ...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Mackinaw
I had a slight warning when mine failed. My...

I had a slight warning when mine failed. My laptop was starting to freeze up and wouldn't always wake up from sleep mode, etc. I had to restart it by pressing "option" at startup and finding my...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Mackinaw
Plus, contrary to popular opinion, SSDís can die...

Plus, contrary to popular opinion, SSDís can die too. The SSD on my 2011 Macbook Air conked out after three years. I lost everything. Luckily my Air is my travel computer so nothing of importance...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Mackinaw
It's a Gauss-type lens. Same as used on Nikon's...

It's a Gauss-type lens. Same as used on Nikon's rangefinder cameras. Nice article on the lens here:

http://www.nikkor.com/story/0037/

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,353
Views: 1,363,698
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ll be photographing my favorite model tomorrow....

I’ll be photographing my favorite model tomorrow. Will be using a Leica M-240 (not mine, a friends) and probably a Polaroid SX-70 using the new Generation 2.0 Impossible Project film (beta).

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,214
Views: 258,218
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413153-2/Canon2+c...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413153-2/Canon2+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Mackinaw
A gal doing caricatures. SX-70 Color 2.0 beta. ...

A gal doing caricatures. SX-70 Color 2.0 beta. I ran it through PS to eliminate a slight yellowish cast the film seems to have.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413836-2/pola5_mod_small.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,482
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1 (original), FD 15/2.8 full-frame...

Canon F-1 (original), FD 15/2.8 full-frame fisheye. The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413766-1/DIA2s.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Mackinaw
Just got three packs of the new 2.0 stuff (SX-70)...

Just got three packs of the new 2.0 stuff (SX-70) in the mail yesterday. I should be trying it out this weekend. I'll be photographing a model in a red dress. i'm curious how the pics will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,453
Views: 995,980
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica M-240 with Canon FD 15mm...

Leica M-240 with Canon FD 15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413279-1/Sharonsmall.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m not that well-versed in Leica collectables,...

I’m not that well-versed in Leica collectables, but this is a very rare black “Swedish Three-Crown” IIIG. They only made a 100 or so. I’m sure that jacks the price way up.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,353
Views: 1,363,698
Posted By Mackinaw
Photographing a wedding tomorrow (family friend)....

Photographing a wedding tomorrow (family friend). Will be using a Leica M-240 I’m borrowing, my Leica MP, a SX-70 Polaroid using IP film, and a Canon G2 digital converted to IR-only. It will be a...
Forum: Canon RF 06-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Mackinaw
The main reason I sold my P years back was...

The main reason I sold my P years back was because of the viewfinder. Mine was flary, and annoying to use. I then picked up a Canon L1 with 50/1.2 which I still have and use. I agree with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 8,612
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm entirely dependent on the internet for my...

I'm entirely dependent on the internet for my film purchases. I live in a small northern Michigan town with no camera store. The nearest good camera store is about 100K away, and their supply is...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 06-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By Mackinaw
Of course youíre right, thatís the purpose of...

Of course youíre right, thatís the purpose of instant photography, but I also want to put some of the Polaroids I shoot on my website. You gotta scan to do that.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 06-21-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By Mackinaw
For my IP films, and Fuji FP-100C, I’m using an...

For my IP films, and Fuji FP-100C, I’m using an old Epson 4490 scanner. I scan using the Epson software, the pull it into Photoshop where I adjust brightness, contrast etc. I’m happy with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2015
Replies: 2,214
Views: 258,218
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1 with Canon...

Canon L1 with Canon 25/3.5.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/412473-1/Canon+25-3_5s.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Mackinaw
You might also try using the advance lever off a...

You might also try using the advance lever off a Canon 7. DAG is selling these for $6.00 a pop:

http://www.dagcamera.com/store/c9/Canon_Screwmount.html

Jim B.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By Mackinaw
I use aluminum foil to lightproof our laundry...

I use aluminum foil to lightproof our laundry room but have used heavy cardboard too. You can often pick up cardboard at an arts & craft store.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Mackinaw
Almost looks like the advance lever came off a...

Almost looks like the advance lever came off a F-1n.

If you can’t locate a P advance lever, I’m wondering if one from a 1960’s Canon SLR (FT, FP, FX, Pellix) would fit. They sure look...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Mackinaw
It's considered to be a "hazardous" material, so...

It's considered to be a "hazardous" material, so B&H has elected not to ship it. You can buy it at Freestyle, they will ship, but it will by ground and take several days before you get it.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 06-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,458
Posted By Mackinaw
Well, since somebody installed the lens at the...

Well, since somebody installed the lens at the factory one can assume you can take it off too.

Jim B.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-07-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 13,527
Posted By Mackinaw
I'll have a Type-240 for the next month or so and...

I'll have a Type-240 for the next month or so and took this pic yesterday at a local "splash-in." 35mm Summicron ASPH.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/411820-1/splash-in.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,482
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1 (original) with FD 50/1.4. APX...

Canon F-1 (original) with FD 50/1.4. APX 100.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/404166-2/kara15+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mackinaw
I need reading glasses for anything closer than...

I need reading glasses for anything closer than about three feet. From that point on, everything is tack-sharp and I don’t need glasses.

I have no problem focusing my MP without the 1.25X magnifier...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mackinaw
Reading glasses only, and I don’t use a diopter...

Reading glasses only, and I don’t use a diopter adjustment. I have and use the 1.25X and 1.4X magnifiers. Both look sharp when I look through them.

Jim B.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mackinaw
The middle ring of mine is where the strap...

The middle ring of mine is where the strap attaches (via a small lug) and rotates freely so as not to intefere with the camera or viewfinder. It has no affect on the diopter rating.

Jaapv suggests...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mackinaw
I can’t speak for the M9, but I find the...

I can’t speak for the M9, but I find the magnified view provided by the1.25X finder very helpful when focusing my MP. I use it with my 50mm lenses and my 75mm Summilux. It shouldn’t be blurry. No...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mackinaw
Are you talking about the 1.25X viewfinder...

Are you talking about the 1.25X viewfinder magnifier?

Jim B.
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 05-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Mackinaw
I have the 1.4X magnifier and tried what you...

I have the 1.4X magnifier and tried what you suggest on my cheap LG cellphone. It actually works, though I had some rather severe vignetting (the image is basically a round circle). Surprisingly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mackinaw
Ilford Delta 3200 can be shot at 1600, though...

Ilford Delta 3200 can be shot at 1600, though It’s true E.I. is about 1000.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,545
Posted By Mackinaw
1972 I...

1972 I believe.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/410135-2/MSU+Riots5.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-06-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Rotoloni, the collapsible and rigid...

According to Rotoloni, the collapsible and rigid versions of the Nikkor 50/2.0 share the same optics (but I’m guessing there are coating differences). I own a rigid 50/2.0 and it’s a fine lens. I...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 05-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm very happy with the sharpness of the images I...

I'm very happy with the sharpness of the images I get from my M. I'm not a big fan on how the camera renders JPEGS (I know, shoot RAW), but image sharpness is excellent. Note, I only have the 22mm...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-02-2015
Replies: 2,353
Views: 1,363,698
Posted By Mackinaw
Going through a pack of the new 2.0 B&W...

Going through a pack of the new 2.0 B&W Impossible Project film in my SX-70. This new stuff is excellent!

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,167
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree with those who say the collapsible 50mm...

I agree with those who say the collapsible 50mm Summicron is a bit soft wide-open, and lacking contrast. It has its purpose though, but usually takes a back seat to my Canon 50/1.4 or Nikkor 50/2.0...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Mackinaw
See...

See this:

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

Jim B.
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