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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Mackinaw
I canít. Only thing I can think of is that the...

I canít. Only thing I can think of is that the front element is not properly positioned which would cause the focusing problem. But I donít see how installing a ďnewĒ front element whoíd solve this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mackinaw
A few weeks back there was a similar thread on...

A few weeks back there was a similar thread on this subject. One guy used a lightpad as his light source. Here's a link:

https://www.artograph.com/light-boxes/lightpad-series/

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By Mackinaw
Your observations mirror mine. I'll probably put...

Your observations mirror mine. I'll probably put my Nikkor 50/2.0 up for sale soon.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By Mackinaw
I currently own the Nikkor LTM 50/2.0 and the...

I currently own the Nikkor LTM 50/2.0 and the Canon 50/1.4. Several years back I owned the Canon 50/1.5, but have since sold it.

This past summer, the standard lens on my Canon L1 rangefinder was...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Mackinaw
This was easily ten years ago. My memory is that...

This was easily ten years ago. My memory is that the element went in smoothly, but, once reassembled, the aperture ring moved somewhat roughly when I turned it (which baffled me). After seeing the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Mackinaw
It is possible to assemble the Canon 50/1.2...

It is possible to assemble the Canon 50/1.2 incorrectly. I did so myself many years back while cleaning off some internal haze. It was an element behind the aperture blade. I took apart the lens,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Mackinaw
There are all sorts of variations of the P. ...

There are all sorts of variations of the P. Slightly different chrome finish, ASA dial differences, inner chassis differences, flash shoe differences, black trim differences, a special Canon 25th...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Mackinaw
Yearís back, Ken did have a supply of NOS parts. ...

Yearís back, Ken did have a supply of NOS parts. Not sure about now.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Mackinaw
I haven’t taken apart a Canon 7 in years now, but...

I haven’t taken apart a Canon 7 in years now, but to remove the bottom plate, all you have to do is to remove the retaining ring and the two screws on the other end and lift the plate off. That’s...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, your lens should be set to the close focus...

Yes, your lens should be set to the close focus mark when putting on the camera. Doing so will prevent the focusing cam on the lens from banging against the cam in the camera while you mount the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Mackinaw
It’s a tessar lens, just like the Elmar. I’ve...

It’s a tessar lens, just like the Elmar. I’ve never used one, but I imagine it’s performance, optically, would be quite similar to the Elmar.

Check out the “Canon 85mm Price” thread on the Canon...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Mackinaw
Just curious, but why is this? Focus shift? ...

Just curious, but why is this? Focus shift? Just hard to accurately focus wide-open?

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mackinaw
Iíve heard that some of the new formulations...

Iíve heard that some of the new formulations donít have the longevity of the older stuff.

I have a bottle I purchased back in the 1980ís that Iíve never opened. Iíll probably open it and use it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 3,185
Posted By Mackinaw
Actually Kodak’s film division broke even for...

Actually Kodak’s film division broke even for three quarters in 2015. Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke expects it to turn a profit in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By Mackinaw
Apples and oranges comparison. The Canon was...

Apples and oranges comparison. The Canon was designed to fill an image circle of about 43mm. A half-frame lens was designed to fill an image circle of about 29mm. Totally different optical...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Mackinaw
Correct, no frame lines with the VT series (or...

Correct, no frame lines with the VT series (or L-series). Reflected frame lines started with the Canon VI. Projected frame lines started with the Canon 7.

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mackinaw
C220. Nor sure which lens, probably the...

C220. Nor sure which lens, probably the 105mm.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/423323-1/green11S.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
The Fuji Instax-wide format will give an image...

The Fuji Instax-wide format will give an image area of about 2.5” X 4”. Fuji FP-100C, for Polaroid peel-apart cameras, gives an image size of 3.25” X 4.25”. Fuji Instax film is like IP film in that...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting. Maybe the perfect camera to put in...

Interesting. Maybe the perfect camera to put in my sea kayak.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,337
Views: 499,815
Posted By Mackinaw
Mamiya C220. Ilford Delta...

Mamiya C220. Ilford Delta 400.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/423323-1/green11S.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,560
Posted By Mackinaw
The current Summicron 35/2.0 ASPH was introduced...

The current Summicron 35/2.0 ASPH was introduced in 1997.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Mackinaw
I have a Peter Kitchingman's book. Yes, the rear...

I have a Peter Kitchingman's book. Yes, the rear group is a cemented pair.

Jim B.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Mackinaw
Welcome to RFF. I have used “The Darkroom” in...

Welcome to RFF.

I have used “The Darkroom” in the past but stopped when they lost my negatives.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mackinaw
Have at it. As much as I like digital, I can’t...

Have at it.

As much as I like digital, I can’t ever see myself giving up on B&W film. I love the “look” too much. And what happens inside the developing tank is, to me, magic.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By Mackinaw
Old news. Somebody started a thread on this...

Old news. Somebody started a thread on this yesterday.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By Mackinaw
From Kodak...

From Kodak itself:

http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Consumer/Products/Super8/default.htm

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 4,059
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, back in 2005. A camera store I used to...

Yes, back in 2005. A camera store I used to frequent was selling Leica gear for 10% less than dealer invoice. I bought a new MP, 35mm Summicron Asph and a 90/2.8 Elmarit-M.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mackinaw
To me, they look pretty much identical. If you...

To me, they look pretty much identical. If you were to mix them up and ask me what lens took which picture, I’d have no idea.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-03-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 28,218
Posted By Mackinaw
Helen, the picture of the three Flappers, if it...

Helen, the picture of the three Flappers, if it wasnít taken at F1.4, it was definitely taken between F1.4 and F2.0. On Efke 25 film. I do add a bit of sharpening when I scan with my Nikon V...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-03-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 28,218
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm surprised at the softness of your 50mm/1.4. ...

I'm surprised at the softness of your 50mm/1.4. Mine is quite sharp wide-open. Another pic taken at F1.4. I focused at the gal in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-01-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon LTM...

Canon LTM 50/1.2:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/422400-1/Canon+50_1_2.jpg

Canon FL58/1.2

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/422404-1/fl58mmf12optic+copy.jpg

Canon FL55/1.2
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mackinaw
I guess theyíre all Gauss-type lenses, but the...

I guess theyíre all Gauss-type lenses, but the optical formula for the LTM 50/1.2 looks to be quite different from the FL 58/1.2 and FL 55/1.2. Interestingly, the optical formula for the 55/1.2 and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Mackinaw
One of my favorite 50mm lenses. Love it's...

One of my favorite 50mm lenses. Love it's signature, especially wide-open, or near it. The black aperture ring is a rarity too. Enjoy.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mackinaw
There's a huge 48 page thread about shooting 5222...

There's a huge 48 page thread about shooting 5222 someplace in the film sub-forum. It's been ongoing for years. Find that and all your questions will be answered.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mackinaw
Not much I can say about that. Their blog on...

Not much I can say about that. Their blog on their website is a good place for info. They update it frequently. Maybe you can get answers to your questions there.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mackinaw
I donít know why I was gifted a box of their...

I donít know why I was gifted a box of their instant film. Purely a guess on my part, but on another forum I frequent, I defended the company and their efforts from a barrage of naysayers who seem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mackinaw
I didnít contribute to the Kickstarter effort. I...

I didnít contribute to the Kickstarter effort. I bought a box of their instant 4X5 film on a whim, curious as to what the print and neg would look like. Right now, what theyíre selling, is a...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,569
Posted By Mackinaw
Who says $4,000.00 is cheap? Jim B.

Who says $4,000.00 is cheap?

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mackinaw
A free box of New55 4X5 Instant film (plus...

A free box of New55 4X5 Instant film (plus negative). Normally costs $85.00 USD. For some reason, the company CEO gifted me a box.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Mackinaw
I've had oil on the aperture blades of an old LTM...

I've had oil on the aperture blades of an old LTM Canon 35/2.8 since I bought it back in 1977 (worse than shown in your pic). Never had it cleaned and it works just fine. No impact on image quality...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Mackinaw
I have two of these lenses. Both were on...

I have two of these lenses. Both were on Pellixís that I bought for a song when eBay first came into itís own so many years back. As someone pointed out before, they contain radioactive glass...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2015
Replies: 4,969
Views: 681,898
Posted By Mackinaw
The 50/1.4 is an excellent lens. The standard...

The 50/1.4 is an excellent lens. The standard 50mm I use on my MP.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2015
Replies: 4,969
Views: 681,898
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon LTM 50/1.4? Jim B.

Canon LTM 50/1.4?

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Mackinaw
The precursor to the Canon F-series of cameras. ...

The precursor to the Canon F-series of cameras. Following the FX was the FP, Pellix, FT, FTb, etc. All, are pretty much based on the FX “chassis.” I owned a FX years back but sold it and bought a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Mackinaw
Yep, the brightline, parallax-corrected...

Yep, the brightline, parallax-corrected viewfinders for the Canon VT cameras (and others) are top-notch. Much better than the older variety.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2015
Replies: 2,457
Views: 1,466,104
Posted By Mackinaw
Playing around with my old Busch Pressman 4X5...

Playing around with my old Busch Pressman 4X5 camera (Ilford FP4). Plus I’m testing out a Rollei 35 with a roll of Kodak XX-5222.

Jim B.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ve given up in this camera because of the...

I’ve given up in this camera because of the shutter noise. How they managed to make a leaf shutter sound like a gun shot is beyond me. Terribly loud.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mackinaw
Back in the "golden era" of camera shows, Igor...

Back in the "golden era" of camera shows, Igor frequently made it up to the Detroit-area. I met him there. Nice guy with a great collection of camera gear. Definitely can recommend him.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Mackinaw
An early version of the 100/3.5 hood? Maybe...

An early version of the 100/3.5 hood?

Maybe Peter Kitchingman will see this. I suspect he would know.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 12-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Mackinaw
The ISO varies per batch. Mine is 50, other...

The ISO varies per batch. Mine is 50, other batches they’ve run have been between 100 - 200.

Remember the stuff is “beta” and is hand-made. If New55 can pull this off (and, I gather, it’s not a...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 12-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Mackinaw
New55 Instant Film

I’m intrigued by instant photography and took delivery of a box of New55 instant film a few days back. This is a “Polaroid” 4X5 film that gives you a print and a negative. What New55 is attempting...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Mackinaw
Looks like it. I found an old Canon accessories...

Looks like it. I found an old Canon accessories brochure for the Vt and the handgrip looks to have an attachment screw (tripod socket) and a bracket and that's all.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Mackinaw
Doesn’t matter at all. Just set the shutter...

Doesn’t matter at all. Just set the shutter speed and fire away.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
My favorite model, striking a nonchalant pose. ...

My favorite model, striking a nonchalant pose. SX-70 with IP 2.0 B&W film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/420603-1/CD+Cover.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm placing my negs right on the glass of my old...

I'm placing my negs right on the glass of my old Epson 4490 scanner. I'm using a home-made cardboard negative "carrier" that goes over the negative. Not the most elegant solution, but it...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-25-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,461
Posted By Mackinaw
Just wait a few years. Somebody with a 3-D...

Just wait a few years. Somebody with a 3-D printer will come up with a new one and offer it for sale.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Mackinaw
Perfect lens for those who like the soft, fuzzy...

Perfect lens for those who like the soft, fuzzy look.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mackinaw
From July. Canon 50/1.2 on a Leica M-240. Shot...

From July. Canon 50/1.2 on a Leica M-240. Shot at F2.0 if I remember correctly.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/420205-1/mich48+_1_.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ve heard that some filters will make contact...

I’ve heard that some filters will make contact with the lens surface. I use both Tiffen and B + W filters on my 50/1.2 and have had no problems. But I also don’t tighten the filters all the way. ...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Mackinaw
It's not a scratch. Could be a flaw in the...

It's not a scratch. Could be a flaw in the coating or the beginnings of fungus.

These type of flaws are not unusual in any lens that is 50+ years old. Time takes its toll.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mackinaw
I have some Canon lens literature from the...

I have some Canon lens literature from the mid-50ís. When talking about the 50/1.2, the literature statesďÖvery new rare-earth compounds have been used to achieve added qualities of resolution and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mackinaw
Luckily, the haze you find in the Canon 50/1.2 is...

Luckily, the haze you find in the Canon 50/1.2 is easy to clean. On my lens, it occurs on the element directly behind the aperture. It takes me about ten minutes to take apart the lens, clean off...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Mackinaw
Thanks. I’ve been clicking on the link at the...

Thanks. I’ve been clicking on the link at the left bottom of the RFF site in the "cool links" section. I’ll use the link you provided.

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Mackinaw
NHS website

Whatís happened to the Nikon Historical Society website? Iíve been trying to access it for the past several days and am getting nothing but a generic Nikon-based webpage.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 4,151
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP and a Rolleiflex. Jim B.

Leica MP and a Rolleiflex.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Mackinaw
Speaking Canon FL optics, this is a Canon 500mm...

Speaking Canon FL optics, this is a Canon 500mm FL-F on a Leica M-240. Wide-open at F5.6. Heavily cropped.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415115-1/Sandhill1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ve had good luck processing E-6, years back...

I’ve had good luck processing E-6, years back when I shot more transparency film, but haven’t had much luck with C-41. The first roll always turns out OK, but subsequent rolls are often muddy with...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-10-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, just load the camera up with film and take...

Raid, just load the camera up with film and take some pics. I can guarantee you that seeing a finished print in a few minutes will put a smile on your face.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-10-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
My attempt at "art." This is actually a goof. I...

My attempt at "art." This is actually a goof. I just loaded a fresh pack of IP B&W 2.0 film in my SX-70 but failed to properly close the film door. Hence, the rollers didn't properly contact the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-10-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
A rare scenic, for me, taken with my SX-70 on IP...

A rare scenic, for me, taken with my SX-70 on IP B&W 2.0 film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/419798-1/polaroid001+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By Mackinaw
Long thread on APUG recently about this happening...

Long thread on APUG recently about this happening (numbers showing on the neg) with a Kodak 120 B&W film. I believe the poster sent the film off to Kodak to be evaluated. Don’t know what happened...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Mackinaw
Difficult question. Owning the 50/1.2 and...

Difficult question. Owning the 50/1.2 and 50/1.4, the 1.4 is definitely better than the 1.2 wide-open, but the 1.2 has much more character with it's crazy out-of-focus highlights. If you shoot a...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-07-2015
Replies: 2,457
Views: 1,466,104
Posted By Mackinaw
A cold, gloomy day in northern Michigan. Weíre...

A cold, gloomy day in northern Michigan. Weíre heading over to the ďbigĒ city (60 miles away) to shop. Iím taking along my MP loaded with Kodak 5222 B&W film. Weíll see what I find.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mackinaw
My dad passed away several years ago. Do old,...

My dad passed away several years ago. Do old, vintage pics qualify?

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 3,747
Views: 252,756
Posted By Mackinaw
Rolleiflex 6006, 150/4.0, on Velvia...

Rolleiflex 6006, 150/4.0, on Velvia 50.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/419643-1/velvia3.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 2,488
Views: 313,929
Posted By Mackinaw
Rolleiflex 6006 with 80/2.8. On Velvia...

Rolleiflex 6006 with 80/2.8. On Velvia 50.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/419628-1/velvia1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Mackinaw
I have a Polaroid 100. I use the 75 film speed...

I have a Polaroid 100. I use the 75 film speed setting, but if I want a properly exposed print, have to set the exposure-compensation dial to +1. I’m pretty sure the added exposure has nothing to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 2,662
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/288711-1/web-5.jp...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/288711-1/web-5.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 11,387
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1 (original), FD 35/2.0 (Thorium). On...

Canon F-1 (original), FD 35/2.0 (Thorium). On Tri-X.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/410206-1/chivy6.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-31-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,581
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/419345-1/Snow_Sta...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/419345-1/Snow_Stare.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 11,387
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1 (original) with FD 15mm fisheye. Ektar...

Canon F-1 (original) with FD 15mm fisheye. Ektar film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/273654-1/balloons2.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 11,387
Posted By Mackinaw
How about a Canonflex? With R...

How about a Canonflex? With R 50/1.8.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/416280-1/flower+truck_1000.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-29-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Mackinaw
There’s an instant photo podcast I listen to at...

There’s an instant photo podcast I listen to at times. Some of the people on the podcast still use expired Polaroid film. From what they report, results are unpredictable. Sometime you get an...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 10-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By Mackinaw
Looking at the picture above, it looks like the...

Looking at the picture above, it looks like the viewfinder window was to be used when a rangefinder lens (wide-angle?) was mounted on the camera.

It's interesting to see what Nikon was thinking...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Mackinaw
This may or may not help you with your problem,...

This may or may not help you with your problem, but several years back I bought an old Nikon M with a 50/2.0 Nikkor that was so cloudy you literally couldn’t see through the lens. I figured it was...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
Still experimenting with bleaching Fuji-FP 100C...

Still experimenting with bleaching Fuji-FP 100C negatives. My latest. I've encountered some problems. I tape my negatives to a a piece of glass, bleach and wash, then remove the tape and hang the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 8,642
Posted By Mackinaw
I much prefer taking fall color pics on a cloudy...

I much prefer taking fall color pics on a cloudy day, less contrast.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-21-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
Apparently Fuji put a white, semi-opaque layer...

Apparently Fuji put a white, semi-opaque layer directly behind the black layer in FP-3000B. The black layer can be removed with bleach, but the white layer will remain. You will end up with a...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-21-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
Luckily, Iíve been near my truck when Iíve been...

Luckily, Iíve been near my truck when Iíve been taking outdoor pics so I just throw the negatives on the floorboard where they can dry. So far, so good.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-20-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m starting to get the hang of scanning FP-100C...

I’m starting to get the hang of scanning FP-100C negatives. I took this a few days back, bleached-off the black coating, and scanned the negative. Contrary to C-41 process color negatives, these...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mackinaw
Shot my MP last February in -30F (-34C)...

Shot my MP last February in -30F (-34C) temperatures (Northern Michigan). Worked fine.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Mackinaw
Yeah, avoid the DarkRoom. They lost my...

Yeah, avoid the DarkRoom. They lost my negatives.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-15-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
We're smack dab in the middle of fall color...

We're smack dab in the middle of fall color season and everywhere you look you see colors. I took these test pics taken in our yard. Unfortunately, in another week, all these pretty leaves will be...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-15-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mackinaw
Bleaching Fuji FP-100C Instant Film Negs

A lot of folks don't know that Fuji FP-100C peel-apart film gives you a negative as well as a print. Being instant film, you keep the print and throw the other stuff in the trash. This other stuff...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 12,573
Posted By Mackinaw
Some Penny-Farthings at the Henry Ford, in...

Some Penny-Farthings at the Henry Ford, in Dearborn Michigan.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/418188-1/pennyfarthing4_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-12-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Mackinaw
SX-70 with IP 2.0 B&W...

SX-70 with IP 2.0 B&W film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/418106-2/Kayy015.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-12-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
We're at the peak of autumn color here in...

We're at the peak of autumn color here in northern Michigan. I took this a few hours ago with my Polaroid 100 Land Camera using Fuji FP-100C...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Mackinaw
My problem is that people give me stuff. About...

My problem is that people give me stuff.

About ten years back, a friend gave me a box of old 1920-era folding cameras. More recently, I was given a Pentax Spotmatic with a few lenses, an Olympus...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-10-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Mackinaw
Someplace on the Mint website they tell you how...

Someplace on the Mint website they tell you how to date an SX-70 by using the serial number. Mine was built on August 29, 1973.

I wasnít sure if the underexposure I saw was due to the flash or the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 10-10-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Mackinaw
I photographed a model last week and took a lot...

I photographed a model last week and took a lot of shots with my SX-70 loaded with IP 2.0 B&W film. Even though I have the Mint SX-70 flash, I wanted to use natural light. Since SX-70 film is slow,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2015
Replies: 3,747
Views: 252,756
Posted By Mackinaw
Autumn, Northern...

Autumn, Northern Michigan

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/418007-1/porkies.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,476
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/243853-1/station2...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/243853-1/station2+copy+3.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Mackinaw
Just checked my old 7. There’s a thin, maybe one...

Just checked my old 7. There’s a thin, maybe one millimeter wide light seal, where the “black meets the chrome.” Hard to see, because they’re sitting in a recess in the camera’s body.

A little...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Mackinaw
Just be aware that there’s no “hot shoe” on the...

Just be aware that there’s no “hot shoe” on the Canon 7 so there’s no way to put a accessory finder on the camera (unless you find the rare, and expensive, accessory bracket).

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 10-01-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 3,872
Posted By Mackinaw
The new format is OK with me. Maybe a bit...

The new format is OK with me. Maybe a bit confusing at first, but in a few weeks, we’ll all be used to it and the old format will be nothing more than a distant memory.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 2,420
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m torn. It would be either the Leica M-240...

I’m torn. It would be either the Leica M-240 with 50mm Summicron I’m borrowing, or my Rolleiflex 6006 with a 80/2.8 lens (and a roll of Tri-X).

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 3,747
Views: 252,756
Posted By Mackinaw
Not Photoshopped, these were a bunch of old cars...

Not Photoshopped, these were a bunch of old cars painted for an upcoming "demolition derby."

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/417674-1/colored+cars.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 3,319
Posted By Mackinaw
Take along your Polaroid 250 and some Fuji film. ...

Take along your Polaroid 250 and some Fuji film. Take several pics and give him a few. I’m sure he’d love that.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-26-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
Not a lot. From what Iíve read, Fujiís Instax...

Not a lot. From what Iíve read, Fujiís Instax film was based on Kodakís old instant film from the 1980ís. Itís sort of like current IP film, but exposed through the back, not through the front. ...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-26-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
I got to say the 670a is an interesting camera. ...

I got to say the 670a is an interesting camera. Yeah, $600+ dollars is pricey (at least to me), but the ability to use 600-type film in a refurbished, modernized SX-70 has its appeal. Weíll...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-25-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, your Model 250 uses Fuji peel-apart film...

Raid, your Model 250 uses Fuji peel-apart film while the SX-70 (and variants) uses Impossible Project integral film. Two different animals.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-25-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
So it’s a MINT-modified camera. I have an SX-70...

So it’s a MINT-modified camera. I have an SX-70 so know how good that lens is. I do like the idea of using 600-speed film in an SX-70 camera. Maybe someday.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-25-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
Glass lens or plastic lens on the SLR 670a? I...

Glass lens or plastic lens on the SLR 670a?

I recently picked up a 600-series One Step (plastic lens) just so i could use the faster 600-film. Love the extra speed but not exactly impressed with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By Mackinaw
Didn’t Raid do a test like this several years...

Didn’t Raid do a test like this several years back?

You may want to include a Nikkor 50/2.0.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-17-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
I really like the new IP 2.0 B&W films. Maybe a...

I really like the new IP 2.0 B&W films. Maybe a tad high in contrast, but a major improvement over their earlier stuff. I photographed a wedding back in June and shot a few packs of 2.0 B&W in my...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-17-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m on the fence regarding IP’s special effects...

I’m on the fence regarding IP’s special effects film (cyanograph and third man). Haven’t bought any yet and I’m not sure I will. I do love their new 2.0 stuff, be it B&W or color. I heard on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mackinaw
Too many Nikons in this...

Too many Nikons in this thread.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/416893-2/F-1Motor.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,643
Posted By Mackinaw
Just a guess, but different shutter brake...

Just a guess, but different shutter brake mechanism for slow and fast speeds vs. medium speeds?

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Mackinaw
I polished off the last of my APX-100 a few...

I polished off the last of my APX-100 a few months back. I’m now working on my last 100' bulk-roll of Plus-X. When that’s gone, I’m not quite sure what ISO 100 B&W film I’ll try.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mackinaw
For me, impeccable service. My go-to place for...

For me, impeccable service. My go-to place for photo stuff.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 2,194
Posted By Mackinaw
Depends on the lens I guess. With my Canon LTM...

Depends on the lens I guess. With my Canon LTM 50/1.2, almost all of the pics I take are between F1.2 and F2.0 because I like the “look” I get at those apertures. With my LTM Nikkor 50/2.0 or...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 08-30-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
I tried this for the first time on some FP-100C I...

I tried this for the first time on some FP-100C I shot earlier in the month. The process is not hard to do, but it is a bit messy. My results are OK, but not spectacular. The negs were kind of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree that photographing people is the most fun...

I agree that photographing people is the most fun (and challenging).

As for technique, I'm all over the place. I prefer B&W film, but will shoot whatever equipment I have that gives me the effect...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 08-30-2015
Replies: 496
Views: 52,150
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, be aware that film choices are limited for...

Raid, be aware that film choices are limited for Polaroid peel-apart films. Fuji has discontinued FP-3000B, their B&W film (though you can still buy it on eBay) but still makes FP-100C their color...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-29-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mackinaw
The L1 was produced from February, 1957 until...

The L1 was produced from February, 1957 until December, 1957; while the VL was produced from December, 1957 until December, 1958. I got to believe that there was some parts sharing going on between...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-28-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mackinaw
As discussed a few weeks back, the answer is most...

As discussed a few weeks back, the answer is most likely a simple one. Canon engraved too many L1 baseplates and, instead of throwing them into the scrap bin, used them on the VL1.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-28-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 08-26-2015
Replies: 2,488
Views: 313,929
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 08-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 493
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 08-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mackinaw
Very nice! Jim B.

Very nice!

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 923
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 08-23-2015
Replies: 2,457
Views: 1,466,104
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 08-16-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,137
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 08-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 852
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 08-15-2015
Replies: 2,488
Views: 313,929
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-15-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,993
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 08-14-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 5,844
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 08-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Mackinaw
From Northern Michigan. ...

From Northern Michigan.

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

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-13-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,993
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-13-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,993
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 08-12-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 5,844
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 08-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-12-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 08-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
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 08-10-2015
Replies: 2,488
Views: 313,929
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 08-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
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 08-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
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 08-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By Mackinaw
How about toilet paper? Jim B.

How about toilet paper?

Jim B.
Forum: Fuji X-A, X-E, X-M, X-T Series 08-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 754
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
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: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-02-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
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: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 08-02-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
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. 07-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 886
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 07-26-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-26-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,551
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 07-25-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 11,387
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 Lenses & Images 07-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
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: 881
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: 881
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: 5,105
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: 442
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 741
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: 2,497
Views: 311,346
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: 767
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: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 07-16-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,181
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: 2,141
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: 2,141
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: 14
Views: 1,452
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: 2,457
Views: 1,466,104
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 07-10-2015
Replies: 2,488
Views: 313,929
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 07-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
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 07-08-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 11,387
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 07-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
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 07-01-2015
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,057,624
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 06-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
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 06-26-2015
Replies: 2,457
Views: 1,466,104
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
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: 159
Views: 13,448
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: 23
Views: 4,116
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: 23
Views: 4,116
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: 2,488
Views: 313,929
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: 1,255
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: 26
Views: 1,860
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: 1,255
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: 1,068
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 Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,022
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: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 06-07-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 18,179
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: 128
Views: 11,387
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: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
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: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
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: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
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: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
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: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By Mackinaw
Are you talking about the 1.25X viewfinder...

Are you talking about the 1.25X viewfinder magnifier?

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 657
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...
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