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Forum: Canon RF 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
Taking off the bottom plate is easy. Unscrew the...

Taking off the bottom plate is easy. Unscrew the black retaining ring (with a lens spanner) then take off the two screws on the other end. The bottom plate will then come right off.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,277
Views: 268,942
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1 with 50/2.0 Nikkor. Efke 25 in...

Canon L1 with 50/2.0 Nikkor. Efke 25 in Rodinal.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415848-1/horse6_1000.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Mackinaw
I have just one Spectra and the only problem I've...

I have just one Spectra and the only problem I've ever had that was like you describe was with a pack of old B&W film (more than two years old) that I stuck in the camera a few months back. The film...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Mackinaw
Very nice! Jim B.

Very nice!

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Mackinaw
Go to Amazon and search for "lens spanner." Jim...

Go to Amazon and search for "lens spanner."

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,356
Views: 1,382,709
Posted By Mackinaw
Grabbed my Canon L1, my Nikkor 50/2.0, and a few...

Grabbed my Canon L1, my Nikkor 50/2.0, and a few rolls of Efke 25 and headed off to a horse show yesterday. Iím not a horse person and had no idea what I would find. I ended up finding a bunch of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, a lot. A friend has lent me her Leica M-240...

Yes, a lot. A friend has lent me her Leica M-240 which I’ve used quite a bit the past few months. My film camera of choice since spring has been a Canon L1 rangefinder.

Jim B.
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Mackinaw
Shooting RAW would help, very easy to adjust the...

Shooting RAW would help, very easy to adjust the temperature of the scene and alter the overall coloration.

If you prefer shooting JPEG’s, in Photoshop, go into the color balance option and take...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,277
Views: 268,942
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1, LTM 50/2.0 Nikkor. Efke 25 in...

Canon L1, LTM 50/2.0 Nikkor. Efke 25 in Rodinal.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415318-1/1740+Gal_1000_cr.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,991
Posted By Mackinaw
An L1, my rangefinder camera of choice for the...

An L1, my rangefinder camera of choice for the summer of 2015. Fitted with a 50/2.0 Nikkor.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415315-1/Canon+L1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mackinaw
Yesterday evening, we walked through a classic...

Yesterday evening, we walked through a classic car show in a nearby town. As I was looking at the cars, a 30 year-old came walking around an old Mustang carrying a Leica M6. I stopped him and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Mackinaw
From Northern Michigan. ...

From Northern Michigan.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415238-2/New+Perseids.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,991
Posted By Mackinaw
My mistake, I misread your post. But I see that...

My mistake, I misread your post.

But I see that you and I exchanged comments on this lens back in 2014. Cool. I remember the thread.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,991
Posted By Mackinaw
Well thatís interesting, a six-digit L1. Wonder...

Well thatís interesting, a six-digit L1. Wonder what the story is on that? Another Canon L1 mystery, I guess.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mackinaw
Iím pretty sure I own the only Leica within 50...

Iím pretty sure I own the only Leica within 50 miles of my residence, so the odds of me seeing another Leica on the street are about nil.

But, years ago, while visiting the Detroit Institute of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Mackinaw
Want a wild and wacky guess? How about a stereo...

Want a wild and wacky guess? How about a stereo attachment for a TLR?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
Erratic, or just using up old parts, which wasn't...

Erratic, or just using up old parts, which wasn't an unusual practice for many camera manufacturers in the years following WW2.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Mackinaw
I've traveled with my radioactive (Thorium) Canon...

I've traveled with my radioactive (Thorium) Canon FD 35/2.0 lens with no problems.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
Do you have the camera in your possession? The...

Do you have the camera in your possession? The shutter looks like it's made of metal, and not cloth, like on my L1.

Of course, I'm looking at a picture on a monitor, not holding the camera in my...
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
I didnít take any measurements, I just lined up...

I didnít take any measurements, I just lined up my L1 and 7 and compared bodies. The top plate of the L1 is substantially lower than that of the 7. The width of the L1 is less than the 7, mainly...
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
Size is relative? The L1 is much smaller than a...

Size is relative? The L1 is much smaller than a Canon 7 and is moderately smaller than my Leica MP (narrower, lower, but longer).

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
Just a guess on my part, but the...

Just a guess on my part, but the parralax-corrected, multi-frame viewfinder is probably much more rare than single-focal length viewfinders (they probably didn't make as many because of cost, I'm...
Forum: Canon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mackinaw
For more info on the L1, buy Peter Dechert’s...

For more info on the L1, buy Peter Dechert’s Canon rangefinder book and take a look at the Canon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,277
Views: 268,942
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1 with 50/2 Nikkor in LTM. Efke 25 in...

Canon L1 with 50/2 Nikkor in LTM. Efke 25 in Rodinal.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415045-1/GrainTrain_crop_1000.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting. Did they happen to mention what the...

Interesting. Did they happen to mention what the new break-even point is?

I like IP films, especially the new 2.0 stuff, and really hope the company succeeds.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Mackinaw
I read someplace several months back (I believe...

I read someplace several months back (I believe APUG), that the break-even point for Impossible Project was selling one million packs of film per year. IP did this for the first time last year and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Mackinaw
How about toilet paper? Jim B.

How about toilet paper?

Jim B.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Mackinaw
Fuji’s been offering IR digital cameras for...

Fuji’s been offering IR digital cameras for years. My organization almost bought a “IS Pro” for natural resources photography back around 2007 or so.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mackinaw
As good a camera as the 7 is, that dorky-looking...

As good a camera as the 7 is, that dorky-looking selenium meter cell will always relegate the camera to second-class status. A pity too, because it really is an excellent camera.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Mackinaw
Also know that you will be pulling the film up...

Also know that you will be pulling the film up while rewinding. The film will be at a severe angle, but it will come off the take up spool with no harm to the camera.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Mackinaw
Something like this happened to me once with my...

Something like this happened to me once with my MP. I load my own B&W film and the tape I used to adhere the film to the spool gave way as I advanced the film to the last frame. I did what you did,...
Forum: Canon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mackinaw
Yeah, me, and the meter works just fine. ...

Yeah, me, and the meter works just fine. Accurate too. I have a supply of mercury 1.3 V batteries so finding a proper voltage power supply isnít a problem.

The 7sZ is a fine camera. Great...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mackinaw
A friend has lent me her M-240 for the past few...

A friend has lent me her M-240 for the past few months.

I donít use focus-peaking with any of my M-mount optics, but it has come in quite handy with some of my old Canon FD telephotos,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 489
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: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 640
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 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,443
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 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 5,832
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 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
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 07-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 585
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 07-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 585
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 07-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 4,552
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 07-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 265
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 07-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm guessing a IVSB. Jim B.

I'm guessing a IVSB.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2015
Replies: 2,381
Views: 265,156
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 07-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 427
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" 07-16-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,597
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 07-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,209
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 07-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,209
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 07-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 666
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 07-11-2015
Replies: 2,356
Views: 1,382,709
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.
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