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Forum: RFF Polls 2 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 2,864
Posted By Mackinaw
To answer your poll question, I see RFF being for...

To answer your poll question, I see RFF being for amateurs.

As for me, maybe call me an enthusiastic amateur who occasionally gets paid to take pics.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 11,751
Posted By Mackinaw
The guy who runs the German-based, Leica-specific...

The guy who runs the German-based, Leica-specific L-Forum, says the MP and M7 will stay in production. I assume he talked to somebody at Photokina who's in the know.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Mackinaw
Spavinaw, did you read post #6 in this...

Spavinaw, did you read post #6 in this thread?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Mackinaw
I just tried it, and it works. The only caveat...

I just tried it, and it works. The only caveat is that you have to remove the index screw that you find on the lens-mount side of the FL-P 38mm. This index pin was deliberately made longer than...
Forum: Canon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Mackinaw
I have this lens. I bought from KEH a few years...

I have this lens. I bought from KEH a few years back for about $70.00. It's a Tessar design and is very compact. Nice and sharp too. I never thought about putting it on a rangefinder, but as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 11,751
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Andreas Jurgensen, administrator of...

According to Andreas Jurgensen, administrator of the L-Forum, Leica has no plans to discontinue the MP or M7.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Mackinaw
Works fine for me. Jim B.

Works fine for me.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mackinaw
For the original F-1, yes. I have several. They...

For the original F-1, yes. I have several. They measure about 17 - 18mm in diameter (a quick estimate with a ruler).

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mackinaw
Did yours readily screw off? Or did you have to...

Did yours readily screw off? Or did you have to use some sort of tool to turn the eyepiece ring? Mine won't budge, no matter how hard I turn it.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 292
Views: 50,823
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398084-1/kiddies....

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398084-1/kiddies.jpg
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 292
Views: 50,823
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398074-1/Tie.jpg ...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/398074-1/Tie.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By Mackinaw
Do you load your own film cartridges? Or are...

Do you load your own film cartridges? Or are these factory cassettes?

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,199
Views: 1,087,783
Posted By Mackinaw
Im shooting an outdoor wedding tomorrow, and its...

Im shooting an outdoor wedding tomorrow, and its supposed to rain. Ive spent the entire day coming up with a Plan B in case were forced inside. The bride wants B&W, so Ill be shooting all film...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mackinaw
Funny stuff! Jim B.

Funny stuff!

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mackinaw
Nope, it was the M4. The "cheapening" argument...

Nope, it was the M4. The "cheapening" argument was because of changes to some of the internal parts. Take off the top plate of the M4 and the internals look different from the M3 or M2. As I...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 6,270
Posted By Mackinaw
I like the traditional Leica script on the top...

I like the traditional Leica script on the top plate.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mackinaw
Year's ago, when I was on LUG, there were a few...

Year's ago, when I was on LUG, there were a few people who maintained that the M4 was the first of the "cost-cutting" M-cameras. Supposedly, if you look inside, you see signs where Leitz "cheapened"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try Micro-tools:

http://www.micro-tools.com/4.html

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Mackinaw
I faced the same situation a few years back. My...

I faced the same situation a few years back. My 90 year old father died and, on cleaning out his condo, we found many old negatives and prints that we never saw before. Some were 4X5 glass plate...
Forum: Canon RF 08-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mackinaw
I had the chance to buy a Canon VI-L many years...

I had the chance to buy a Canon VI-L many years back. It was in almost-mint condition too. I passed, because it looked "too big" to me. Of course, I was much younger and more foolish back then. I...
Forum: Canon RF 08-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon only made about 10,350 VI-L cameras so they...

Canon only made about 10,350 VI-L cameras so they are rare. Good luck on your search.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe consider a Canon VI-L or VI-T. Viewfinder...

Maybe consider a Canon VI-L or VI-T. Viewfinder magnification with the 35mm lens is 0.65X and for a 50mm lens is 1.0X.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mackinaw
From the Canon Museum writeup on the Vt (same as...

From the Canon Museum writeup on the Vt (same as L1): 0.4X magnification with a 35mm lens, 0.72 Magnification with a 50mm lens. ...
Forum: Canon RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mackinaw
At least on the L1, as you change between the 35...

At least on the L1, as you change between the 35 and 50mm focal length settings, the magnification changes at the same time. So when you set the finder to 35mm, you’re seeing the 35mm field of view....
Forum: Canon RF 08-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Mackinaw
I have one, that I, at times, put on my Canon...

I have one, that I, at times, put on my Canon III-A. I like it. While it does make the camera bulkier, no doubt it greatly speeds up the film advance process. And honestly, the added bulk doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Mackinaw
I think you figured it out. If the flash synch...

I think you figured it out. If the flash synch is set to M, Youre going to get just what you saw on your negs (nothing). And yes, I speak from experience.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Mackinaw
Do you see frame numbers along the edges of the...

Do you see frame numbers along the edges of the film? If not, you put the film in fixer first.

I’ve stored Xtol as long as a year, in a well sealed, air-tight container.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-08-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 4,453
Posted By Mackinaw
Color- all digital (Olympus OM-D and Canon...

Color- all digital (Olympus OM-D and Canon EOS-M)
B&W - All film cameras (Leica MP, Rolleiflex 6006, Canon F-1).

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Mackinaw
Is everything fixed to your satisfaction? Jim B.

Is everything fixed to your satisfaction?

Jim B.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Mackinaw
The color shot is great. Almost looks like a...

The color shot is great. Almost looks like a painting.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 08-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Mackinaw
I stand corrected, my Canon 7 does have light...

I stand corrected, my Canon 7 does have light seals.

As for the rewind fork, I have a bunch of old Canon SLR repair manuals, and Canon did use the same rewind fork on the 7, 7s, Canon FX, FP and...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 07-31-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Mackinaw
One does. He let me use it a few times. Great...

One does. He let me use it a few times. Great camera.

Jim B.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By Mackinaw
I read, year’s back, that the main danger...

I read, year’s back, that the main danger associated with Thorium was not in the radiation produced, but to the factory workers who made the lenses. The polishing step of making a lens produces a...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-30-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,475
Posted By Mackinaw
Take a gander at the Canon Museum and see if...

Take a gander at the Canon Museum and see if anything rings a bell.

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/film/chrono_1933-1955.html

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 07-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Mackinaw
Dechert wrote, in his Canon rangefinder book,...

Dechert wrote, in his Canon rangefinder book, that Canon did produce some experimental motorized Canon P’s for testing, but they never made it into final production.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,907
Posted By Mackinaw
My 1954...

My 1954 M3.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/396232-1/M3.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 07-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Mackinaw
There's a chance the prong you need can be taken...

There's a chance the prong you need can be taken from a Canon SLR of the same vintage. It wasn't unusual for Canon to share parts between SLR's and rangefinders at this time.

As for the light seal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,901
Posted By Mackinaw
My black MP (serial 289XXXX) has the script. Jim...

My black MP (serial 289XXXX) has the script.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 07-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Mackinaw
If you want to take the top cover off, look at...

If you want to take the top cover off, look at this:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/351929-2/Canon+7.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-22-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,422
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 07-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Mackinaw
Where are you at? Jim B.

Where are you at?

Jim B.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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 07-18-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 2,899
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 07-18-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 50,823
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 07-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 647
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 07-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
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 07-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
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 07-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
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 06-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
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 06-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
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....
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