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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 978
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe it depends on what you’re photographing? ...

Maybe it depends on what you’re photographing? No doubt I’m shooting more video than I did in the past, but mainly of things in motion, e.g. rapids, waterfalls, boating, etc. But for portraits,...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Mackinaw
Where are you at? Jim B.

Where are you at?

Jim B.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Mackinaw
They're still listed on the Schneider website. ...

They're still listed on the Schneider website. You can buy them there too.

https://www.schneideroptics.com/ecommerce/CatalogSubCategoryDisplay.aspx?CID=1110

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mackinaw
Great price Raid. Basically, you’re going to get...

Great price Raid. Basically, you’re going to get a brand new camera for $500.00. Not Bad.

Jim B,
Forum: Canon RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 46,227
Posted By Mackinaw
Wide-open on Efke 25 film. I focused on the gal...

Wide-open on Efke 25 film. I focused on the gal on the far right.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/395847-1/Flappers1_sepia.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By Mackinaw
I read someplace, year's back, that you can lose...

I read someplace, year's back, that you can lose a stop of speed when you develop film in Microdol-X. You may want to consider using that.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mackinaw
Well, you can ask $30,000, but it doesn’t mean...

Well, you can ask $30,000, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to get it. Still, there's no denying this is a rare and unusual camera.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Peter Dechert, all Canon S models...

According to Peter Dechert, all Canon S models (including this rare Japanese Navy version) came with a "J-flange with a Nippon Kogaku focusing unit."

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mackinaw
Imperial Japanese Navy Canon Model S

Saw this on APUG. Figured some folks would find this interesting:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390866626258

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mackinaw
I had a similar problem with my Canon 7. The...

I had a similar problem with my Canon 7. The dial that controls the viewfinder was so stiff to turn that the frame lines wouldn’t properly come up. Being somewhat handy, I decided to try and fix...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mackinaw
Agreed. I spent our long, cold winter scanning...

Agreed. I spent our long, cold winter scanning 35mm negs and slides I shot 40 years ago. Besides finding some pretty good pics that I had long forgotten, it was an incredible trip down memory lane....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mackinaw
Black. Jim B.

Black.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,664
Posted By Mackinaw
Back in my college days (early 1970’s), my...

Back in my college days (early 1970’s), my roommate was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. I had an interest in photojournalism back then and my roommate invited me to be a “stringer” for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mackinaw
Cameras, no, an oddball lens, yes. Some lens...

Cameras, no, an oddball lens, yes. Some lens that has a totally unique signature (like the Canon FL 58/1.2) can inspire me.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2014
Replies: 2,161
Views: 179,535
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP with 35mm Summicron ASPH. ...

Leica MP with 35mm Summicron ASPH.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/391184-2/Skit2_sepia.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Mackinaw
Wein makes something called a “safe-synch” which...

Wein makes something called a “safe-synch” which decreases the voltage of older flash units so they can be used on a modern camera. I use this for connecting my old Vivitar 283 to my Olympus OM-D...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-16-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 3,288
Posted By Mackinaw
While I usually can’t tell which 35mm camera I...

While I usually can’t tell which 35mm camera I use, the lens on the camera can often be a tip-off. I like shooting wide-open, or near it, so pics taken with my Canon 50/1.2 on my Leica MP are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mackinaw
Any chance you poured in the fixer first? Jim B.

Any chance you poured in the fixer first?

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mackinaw
See this for more on the Canon...

See this for more on the Canon Elmar:

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/lens/s/data/50-85/s_sere_50_35v1.html?p=1

They also made a 50/2.8 version.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Mackinaw
Is the scratch on the emulsion side or the...

Is the scratch on the emulsion side or the pressure plate side?

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mackinaw
If the camera is only going to get splashed, or...

If the camera is only going to get splashed, or handled with wet hands, I wouldn't worry about the O-rings.

And, to be clear, I have a Nikonos-V and a sea kayak (a Klepper). I spend a lot of time...
Forum: Canon RF 06-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Mackinaw
There's some discussion on the FD sub-forum at...

There's some discussion on the FD sub-forum at Photo.net about repairs and somebody mentioned that Ken serviced an old F-1 for him about six weeks ago.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mackinaw
While I usually take my Nikonos, I have, on...

While I usually take my Nikonos, I have, on occasion, taken my MP in my kayak when I go for a paddle. I’m always in the Great Lakes, so salt water isn’t an issue, so having my MP hang from my neck...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Mackinaw
I had the same problem with an old Canon FP I...

I had the same problem with an old Canon FP I have (same chassis as the FTb). This is from memory, but mine was stuck at frame #4, or something, and wouldn’t move, I took off the top plate and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Mackinaw
Like most lenses, my 35mm Summicron ASPH will...

Like most lenses, my 35mm Summicron ASPH will flare-out if the sun catches the front element at the right angle, but I've never seen anything like you show in your photo. Almost looks like a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mackinaw
It’s easy to be seduced by the 240. I had the...

It’s easy to be seduced by the 240. I had the chance to shoot one at a wedding a few weeks back (no, i’m not a wedding photographer, but a friend let me use his camera) and it complimented my MP...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 5,034
Posted By Mackinaw
SX-70 with IP...

SX-70 with IP film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/389061-2/shorts022.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 05-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m not sure about the chrome-on-brass Canon...

I’m not sure about the chrome-on-brass Canon 35/2.8, but on other lenses, the front trim ring will need to be removed before you can access the spanner slots for the front element group. Try using a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 5,593
Posted By Mackinaw
Dearborn,...

Dearborn, Michigan

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/109403-4/Ollie.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 05-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Mackinaw
Try Stephen Gandy's repair tech. Jim B.

Try Stephen Gandy's repair tech.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 05-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Mackinaw
Actually the Canon 50/1.4 is quite sharp...

Actually the Canon 50/1.4 is quite sharp wide-open. Maybe it needs to be shimmed? Mine is quite the stellar performer, at all apertures.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 05-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Mackinaw
I have Peter Kitchigman’s book and a quick look...

I have Peter Kitchigman’s book and a quick look shows that some early production 50/1.5, 50/2.0, 50/3.5 and 135/4.0 lenses were not coated. All of these were produced in the 1943 - 1947 time frame. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe post this on APUG. Simon Galley, who works...

Maybe post this on APUG. Simon Galley, who works for Ilford and is a frequent contributor, can maybe offer an explanation.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Mackinaw
You may want to consider Ken Oikawa. Ken’s a...

You may want to consider Ken Oikawa. Ken’s a retired Canon repair tech who still works on FD and FL cameras/lenses. He also has a bunch of NOS parts. Does absolutely top-notch work. He's in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 4,078
Posted By Mackinaw
I use APUG for one reason, I like reading...

I use APUG for one reason, I like reading anything from Ron Mowrey, who worked for Kodak, back during it's golden years. If you want to know the intricacies and difficulty of making film, this is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Mackinaw
The QL mechanism on these old Canons can...

The QL mechanism on these old Canons can sometimes mess up. Usually, it’s because the rubber “grab” pads on the take-up spool have lost their grip allowing the film to bunch up in the film chamber. ...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 04-23-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,998
Posted By Mackinaw
Whoa. Takes M-mount lenses with an adaptor? Now...

Whoa. Takes M-mount lenses with an adaptor? Now I’m interested.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Mackinaw
Sure you can run an F-1N without batteries. The...

Sure you can run an F-1N without batteries. The shutter is a hybrid electro/mechanical design with all speeds from 1/90 - 1/2000 (and B) being mechanical and will work with no battery being in the...
Forum: Canon RF 04-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mackinaw
Unusual, but but not scarce. Mint condition...

Unusual, but but not scarce. Mint condition G-III’s may fetch north of $200.00, but most models, with a bit of brassing, etc., seem to go in the $150.00 range. The black Canon used has a nice...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Mackinaw
I picked up a used Rollei 6006 for a pittance...

I picked up a used Rollei 6006 for a pittance several years back and use the camera whenever I feel like shooting medium format. A very well engineered camera system, top-notch in every way. And...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Mackinaw
Not really. People are throwing their digital...

Not really. People are throwing their digital cameras in the closet and are now using cell phones to take their pictures. A look at both of the graphs clearly shows that.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mackinaw
Back in the mid-1980’s, we spent three weeks...

Back in the mid-1980’s, we spent three weeks traveling through the American west. I took along my Hasselblad and a few lenses for “serious” pictures, and a Canon III-A rangefinder for casual shots. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Mackinaw
Whoa. From 136 million digital cameras sold in...

Whoa. From 136 million digital cameras sold in 2011 to an estimated 75 million in 2014. No joy in those numbers. The camera manufacturers must be pulling their hair out trying to figure out what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Mackinaw
Opens OK on Safari. Interesting cafe! Jim B.

Opens OK on Safari.

Interesting cafe!

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 04-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Mackinaw
You may want to post this question in the repair...

You may want to post this question in the repair sub-forum. Lot of knowledgeable folks there.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 04-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By Mackinaw
Agreed. If you want your Canon 50/1.2 to be...

Agreed. If you want your Canon 50/1.2 to be reasonably sharp wide-open, then proper lens calibration is a must.

I took this shot of my grandson several years back with the Canon 50/1.2 on my Leica...
Forum: Canon RF 04-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree with both uhoh and Chris. I own both of...

I agree with both uhoh and Chris. I own both of these lenses and while the 50/1.4 is my go-to lens for most occasions, the 50/1.2 has ton's of character. I would't think of selling either.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-31-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Mackinaw
Quality Light Metric, in Los Angeles, repairs all...

Quality Light Metric, in Los Angeles, repairs all sorts of light meters. They have a great reputation too. Google their address and phone number.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mackinaw
Too garish for my tastes, but it certainly stands...

Too garish for my tastes, but it certainly stands out.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By Mackinaw
My Nikkor 50/2.0 LTM is exactly like that shown...

My Nikkor 50/2.0 LTM is exactly like that shown in Dez’s picture.

Jim B.
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