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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,413
Views: 986,677
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 631
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,336
Views: 1,349,876
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 RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 391
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 8,047
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 539
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 539
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,423
Views: 247,995
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 478
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 579
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 478
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 458
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 RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 12,892
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,239
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
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: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-21-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mackinaw
Are you talking about the 1.25X viewfinder...

Are you talking about the 1.25X viewfinder magnifier?

Jim B.
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 05-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 363
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...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mackinaw
Ilford Delta 3200 can be shot at 1600, though...

Ilford Delta 3200 can be shot at 1600, though It’s true E.I. is about 1000.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By Mackinaw
1972 I...

1972 I believe.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/410135-2/MSU+Riots5.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Rotoloni, the collapsible and rigid...

According to Rotoloni, the collapsible and rigid versions of the Nikkor 50/2.0 share the same optics (but I’m guessing there are coating differences). I own a rigid 50/2.0 and it’s a fine lens. I...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 05-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm very happy with the sharpness of the images I...

I'm very happy with the sharpness of the images I get from my M. I'm not a big fan on how the camera renders JPEGS (I know, shoot RAW), but image sharpness is excellent. Note, I only have the 22mm...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-02-2015
Replies: 2,336
Views: 1,349,876
Posted By Mackinaw
Going through a pack of the new 2.0 B&W...

Going through a pack of the new 2.0 B&W Impossible Project film in my SX-70. This new stuff is excellent!

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,929
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree with those who say the collapsible 50mm...

I agree with those who say the collapsible 50mm Summicron is a bit soft wide-open, and lacking contrast. It has its purpose though, but usually takes a back seat to my Canon 50/1.4 or Nikkor 50/2.0...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Mackinaw
See...

See this:

https://www.cameraquest.com/nrfm.htm

Jim B.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 556
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 04-19-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 8,786
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 04-19-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 574
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 04-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 556
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" 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 4,240
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 04-11-2015
Replies: 2,336
Views: 1,349,876
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. 04-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 3,721
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 04-08-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 6,978
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 04-06-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 3,786
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 04-03-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,810
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 03-31-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 2,584
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: 1,022
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: 50
Views: 3,498
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: 50
Views: 3,498
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: 15
Views: 1,970
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: 350
Views: 52,929
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: 3
Views: 427
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: 1,443
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: 1,507
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: 3,235
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: 12,544
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: 502
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...
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