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Forum: back alley's In The Bag 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Mackinaw
I remember watching the very first Star Trek TV...

I remember watching the very first Star Trek TV episode when it debuted on NBC back in the fall of 1966. I was in high school at the time and picked up the TV guide some Thursday evening wondering...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Mackinaw
After reading the APUG thread, apparently this...

After reading the APUG thread, apparently this type of dual-layer construction is common. Tri-X is made this way.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,451
Posted By Mackinaw
The absurd way of changing focusing screens on a...

The absurd way of changing focusing screens on a Nikon F. I have to use my pocket knife (!) to press in the release button on the back of the camera, turn the camera upside down and shake, then hope...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 11,380
Posted By Mackinaw
On a M3. Efke 25 in Rodinal. F2.8, if I...

On a M3. Efke 25 in Rodinal. F2.8, if I remember correctly.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/405963-1/Petoskey+Babes3+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Mackinaw
You have a Type 7 50/1.8. Serial number range is...

You have a Type 7 50/1.8. Serial number range is from 292XXX to 344XXX. Production was from January, 1961 to December, 1970. Based on your serial number, I’m guessing your lens was built in the...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 5,043
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting and timely thread. I’m currently in...

Interesting and timely thread. I’m currently in the process of scanning hundreds of old B&W family negatives dating from 1910 (glass plate negatives) to the early 1950’s (120 and 35mm). Most were...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Mackinaw
Stephen Gandy’s repair tech did a great job on my...

Stephen Gandy’s repair tech did a great job on my Nikon M several year’s back. The camera was a basket case when I bought it, with a gummed-up shutter curtains and a lens that was so cloudy you...
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Mackinaw
There’s production data for each lens as well as...

There’s production data for each lens as well as each lens variation. You’re not going to find anything better than what is in this book. I suggest you contact Peter K. directly as to where to buy...
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Mackinaw
I suggest you pick up a copy of Peter...

I suggest you pick up a copy of Peter Kitchingman's book on Canon rangefinder lenses. There is no better reference on these lenses.

Jim B.
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By Mackinaw
Today's cheesecake pic. EOS-M...

Today's cheesecake pic. EOS-M w/22mm.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/405587-1/Pin+Up+Gal.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 56
Posted By Mackinaw
The F-1N has a hybrid shutter. Speeds from 1/90...

The F-1N has a hybrid shutter. Speeds from 1/90 to 1/2000 are mechanically controlled. Speeds slower than 1/90 are electronically controlled. Maybe the battery contact at the bottom of the battery...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mackinaw
The FP is a nice camera. I picked one up several...

The FP is a nice camera. I picked one up several year’s back for a pittance. Basically, it’s a Canon FTb with no meter. Very solid, with a silky-smooth film advance. I still use it, but not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mackinaw
As Raid pointed out, a Canon F-1 or F-1n. Or, a...

As Raid pointed out, a Canon F-1 or F-1n. Or, a Canon FTb. And, staying in the Canon family, if you want no electronics at all, find a Canon FP.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,128
Posted By Mackinaw
F-1, original. Jim B.

F-1, original.

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Mackinaw
By my dad’s notes. He was quite the photographer...

By my dad’s notes. He was quite the photographer when he was a teenager and processed his own film. He wrote the dates on the film canister as to when the roll was shot and developed. All of these...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Mackinaw
The picture was taken in 1938. Jim B.

The picture was taken in 1938.

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m aware of the dangers of nitrate-based film. ...

I’m aware of the dangers of nitrate-based film.

My dad processed these negatives back in 1938, rolled them up, and stuck them in film canisters where they’ve been these past 77 years. He died a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Mackinaw
What kind of TLR is this?

Anybody know what kind of camera this gal is holding? My dad took this pic in 1938 at a high school track meet. BTW, I don't know what kind of 35mm camera he used (I do know it wasn't a Leica) but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 199
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 01-23-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 6,987
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 01-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Mackinaw
You’ll see no differences at all. The Serenar...

You’ll 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 01-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 318
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 01-16-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 6,987
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. 01-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 635
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 12-30-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 3,995
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: 25
Views: 1,156
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: 497
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: 2,420
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: 981
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: 35
Views: 980
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: 35
Views: 980
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: 333
Views: 58,299
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: 529
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: 499
Views: 24,814
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: 1,148
Views: 148,389
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: 622
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: 485
Posted By Mackinaw
The “EP” symbol means the camera was sold at...

The “EP” symbol means the camera was sold at military post exchange (or PX). It’s not really all that unusual. Any Japanese camera/lens sold at a PX (from about 1950 - 1970) will have the “EP”...
Forum: Canon RF 11-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 485
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: 1,740
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: 3,765
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: 942
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: 2,563
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: 14,694
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try micro-tools:

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

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 10-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 424
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: 2,450
Views: 528,446
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: 473
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: 473
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: 473
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: 12,161
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: 982
Views: 92,368
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.
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