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Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Mackinaw
The lens was a true rarity. From everything I...

The lens was a true rarity. From everything I read, Canon never made this lens in a Contax mount. For that matter, being that it was primarily an X-ray lens, most Serenar 50/1.5’s left the factory...
Forum: Travel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 228
Views: 6,692
Posted By Mackinaw
Southwest Colorado? Consider Ouray. A gem of a...

Southwest Colorado? Consider Ouray. A gem of a town.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Mackinaw
A Canon P with TTL Metering!

I stumbled across this by accident. i have no idea who this guy is, but he managed to install a home-made TTL meter into a Canon P. Interesting read, if...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Mackinaw
Sure looks like an X-ray lens. Looking at Peter...

Sure looks like an X-ray lens. Looking at Peter Kitchingman’s Canon Rangefinder lens book, early 50/1.5 X-ray lenses had the letter “R” in front of the word Serenar, that meant “Regno.” Most of...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,327
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica management regularly looks at the Leica...

Leica management regularly looks at the Leica forum. Stefan Daniel will comment on an issue too, on occasion.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,306
Views: 1,342,330
Posted By Mackinaw
This evening, I’ll be photographing an Arts...

This evening, I’ll be photographing an Arts benefit at a local pub. They’re paying me in food and beer. I’ll be using a couple of Polaroid cameras, an old Canon FTb with a FD 15mm fisheye lens (for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,785
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/408352-2/Old+Bug....

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

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 5,870
Posted By Mackinaw
A K-mount Ricoh. You can get them for next to...

A K-mount Ricoh. You can get them for next to nothing. A friend gave me several a few year’s ago and I was impressed by their performance. I’ve given several away to 20 year old’s who’ve expressed...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 3,086
Posted By Mackinaw
I deliberately kept around an old external hard...

I deliberately kept around an old external hard drive with OSX 10.6 installed just so I could run PhotoShop CS3. When I need it, I plug in the hard drive and Photoshop away. When I don’t need it, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,392
Posted By Mackinaw
With digital camera sales in a free-fall with no...

With digital camera sales in a free-fall with no bottom in site, why invest the money in something that few will buy?

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,111
Posted By Mackinaw
I keep a few dozen around just to store stuff in....

I keep a few dozen around just to store stuff in. The rest I recycle.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m really looking forward to trying this new...

I’m really looking forward to trying this new stuff. Just waiting now until it comes out for the SX-70 and Spectra.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,036
Posted By Mackinaw
I had a P year’s back, but sold it, because I...

I had a P year’s back, but sold it, because I didn’t like the viewfinder (mine was flary). But this thread has rekindled my interest. Maybe I’ll buy one with my tax refund.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 03-14-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,036
Posted By Mackinaw
The P is a great camera, but watch the...

The P is a great camera, but watch the viewfinder, which, on some cameras, can flare with age.

The Leica M’s main advantage is its excellent rangefinder/viewfinder. The rangefinder patch on a M3...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mackinaw
A bit of a setback. Bad weather, asbestos in...

A bit of a setback. Bad weather, asbestos in their old buildings, and some other stuff, has pushed back their schedule a bit. Kickstarter supporters, won’t see their complimentary rolls of new E-6...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 321
Views: 32,965
Posted By Mackinaw
MP and M3. The MP was bought new, in 2005. Jim...

MP and M3. The MP was bought new, in 2005.

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Mackinaw
Nikon M Shutter Question

Iíve heard that Nikon used ball-bearings on the shutter shafts of some of their rangefinder cameras. Did this apply to the Nikon M?

Jim B.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
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 02-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
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 02-22-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 2,871
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 02-19-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 11,958
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 02-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 405
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 02-15-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 5,765
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 02-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Mackinaw
Stephen Gandyís repair tech did a great job on my...

Stephen Gandyís repair tech did a great job on my Nikon M several yearís 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 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 405
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 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 405
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 02-08-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 3,951
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 02-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 142
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 02-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
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 yearís back for a pittance. Basically, itís a Canon FTb with no meter. Very solid, with a silky-smooth film advance. I still use it, but not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
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 02-01-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 2,226
Posted By Mackinaw
F-1, original. Jim B.

F-1, original.

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Mackinaw
By my dadís notes. He was quite the photographer...

By my dadís 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 02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 763
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 02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 763
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 02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 763
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 01-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 248
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: 7,595
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: 748
Posted By Mackinaw
Youíll see no differences at all. The Serenar...

Youíll 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: 5
Views: 489
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: 7,595
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: 762
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: 4,815
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: 1,436
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: 584
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: 2,509
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: 1,037
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: 43
Views: 1,426
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: 43
Views: 1,426
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: 336
Views: 60,104
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: 573
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....
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