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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mackinaw
I think they mean $$$$$$$$$. Jim B.

I think they mean $$$$$$$$$.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Mackinaw
The original F-1, or F-1n, do not use a bridge...

The original F-1, or F-1n, do not use a bridge circuit. If you use any batteries other than a 1.3V mercury, your meter readings won’t be accurate. This comes from Ken Oikawa, who is probably the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Mackinaw
Are you sure about this? The Canon EF has a...

Are you sure about this? The Canon EF has a bridge circuit, but I don't believe it's true for any of the F-1's.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Mackinaw
No, all varieties of the F-1 use one...

No, all varieties of the F-1 use one battery.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m still using 1.3V mercury batteries. I bought...

I’m still using 1.3V mercury batteries. I bought a small supply from a guy in Australia year’s back and store them in the fridge. 10 years+ and counting, and they’re still good.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Mackinaw
For me, it'd be my two Thoriums, the FD 35/2.0...

For me, it'd be my two Thoriums, the FD 35/2.0 chrome-nose, and my FD 55/1.2 aspherical.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes. Focusing screens between the original F-1,...

Yes. Focusing screens between the original F-1, and the F-1n (small "n") are interchangeable. The screens for the F-1N (capitol "N") are different.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Mackinaw
Very interesting. Anybody know what Kodak...

Very interesting.

Anybody know what Kodak “quick-finish panchromatic” film is?

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Mackinaw
I just tested my 35mm Summicron ASPH on my M240...

I just tested my 35mm Summicron ASPH on my M240 and it does have a a bit of slop before the rangefinder shows movement when I focus at the closest distance. I never take pics when focused at two...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Mackinaw
To respond back to the original question, I would...

To respond back to the original question, I would think that mirror foam does serve a purpose. The fact that many camera manufacturers use foam to dampen the mirror’s action probably means the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 4,254
Posted By Mackinaw
Nice one Roger, this made me laugh out loud. Jim...

Nice one Roger, this made me laugh out loud.

Jim B.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By Mackinaw
Not every year, but a personal favorite is Isle...

Not every year, but a personal favorite is Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. We go there whenever we can.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,428
Posted By Mackinaw
I personally don’t like C-41 B&W films, but...

I personally don’t like C-41 B&W films, but that’s just me.

As for B&W film, you can’t go wrong with Tri-X. And sniffing chemicals is no biggie, at least for me. The small tank I use and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 15,125
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ve been shooting a lot of 4X5 Tri-X recently. ...

I’ve been shooting a lot of 4X5 Tri-X recently. On an “area” basis, the twelve sheets of 4X5 Tri-X I shot this past Sunday is equal to about 4.5 rolls of 36 exposure 35mm film. The previous...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,751
Posted By Mackinaw
Can we use old stuff? Or only brand new...

Can we use old stuff? Or only brand new pics?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Mackinaw
Camera dimensions are on the Canon Museum...

Camera dimensions are on the Canon Museum website.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Mackinaw
I can vouch for the 50mm Summicron. I have one...

I can vouch for the 50mm Summicron. I have one for my old Leicaflex standard. Sharp with nice contrast, even wide-open.

Jim B.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mackinaw
We live in the country, miles from town. Gotta...

We live in the country, miles from town. Gotta have a vehicle, or, in our case, two. An old F-150 for truck stuff, and a car for the highway.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Mackinaw
Ken is one of the good guys. He modified a Canon...

Ken is one of the good guys. He modified a Canon 50/0.95 TV lens I had to Leica M-mount. The lens was partially disassembled when I bought it, so he had to custom make, and fit, parts to the mount...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Mackinaw
Years back, I used an old-fashioned "feeler...

Years back, I used an old-fashioned "feeler gauge" to make a shim for a lens. I found a leaf that was the proper thickness, then cut it up. Worked fine as I recall.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,136
Posted By Mackinaw
I dropped my membership to LHSA years ago, so,...

I dropped my membership to LHSA years ago, so, yeah, I'd be interested in what you're talking about.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,650
Views: 352,252
Posted By Mackinaw
Not exactly from the last roll of film I shot,...

Not exactly from the last roll of film I shot, but it is the last sheet of 4X5 film I shot in my Busch Pressman 4X5.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/429534-2/Mother+_amp_+Son.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Mackinaw
Both IP and Mint service/repair the SX-70. From...

Both IP and Mint service/repair the SX-70. From what I understand, both do top-notch work.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mackinaw
I send my E-6 transparencies to AgX Imaging in...

I send my E-6 transparencies to AgX Imaging in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Small lab that does top-notch work.

http://www.agximaging.com/

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By Mackinaw
An old girlfriend gave me a milk crate full of...

An old girlfriend gave me a milk crate full of old 78’s many years back. They’re still in the milk crate. Haven’t looked at them in years, but as I recall, most are old jazz, circa 1930/1940. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Mackinaw
My “new” Leicaflex Standard, a 50mm F2.0...

My “new” Leicaflex Standard, a 50mm F2.0 Summicron R, and a roll of Efke 25. I shot 27 exposures in less than two minutes of three teenage friends goofing off in their backyard. Tomorrow I process...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
The original Canonflex (I own one) had incredible...

The original Canonflex (I own one) had incredible potential and, to me, was a pro-level camera. Superb build quality, interchangeable finders, decent lens line, etc.. What doomed the camera was the...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Mackinaw
Mine hasn't either. Jim B.

Mine hasn't either.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mackinaw
I took this on Sunday. Heavy overcast, Busch...

I took this on Sunday. Heavy overcast, Busch Pressman 4X5. Tri-X.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/428811-2/TX6_1000+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415848-1/horse6_1...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415848-1/horse6_1000.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 5,356
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/406266-2/Flapper+...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/406266-2/Flapper+and+Gent+0_95.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-02-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 6,977
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, was there any mention of film cameras,...

Raid, was there any mention of film cameras, i.e., the MP and M7? Just curious.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-01-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, it is repairable. Looks like the aperture...

Yes, it is repairable. Looks like the aperture leaves have jumped out of place. If you know what you're doing, you can fix it yourself. If not, send it out to a qualified repair tech, like...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Mackinaw
I have an old Canon repair manual for the IV-S2...

I have an old Canon repair manual for the IV-S2 camera. I’m assuming the shutter mechanism on IV-S2 is similar to that of the Canon L-series.

To adjust the shutter, Canon recommends:

“Shutter...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Mackinaw
I think he's referring to a shutter speed...

I think he's referring to a shutter speed tester.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mackinaw
Detroit Institute of...

Detroit Institute of Arts

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/428451-2/Talking+Heads.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Mackinaw
Ilford Pan F reportedly has a short latency...

Ilford Pan F reportedly has a short latency period, meaning you should process the film soon after exposure. Ilford even makes mention of this on their website. Some folks say you should develop...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-30-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe because he's there? Jim B.

Maybe because he's there?

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
I bought into the Canon FD system way back in...

I bought into the Canon FD system way back in 1971. I still have, and use, an F-1 I bought in 1977.

Today, I primarily use Leica's (both film and digital) though I have quite an assortment of old...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon is a much, much bigger company. They do a...

Canon is a much, much bigger company. They do a lot more than make cameras. Look at their website for more info.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree with this. Using automobiles as an...

I agree with this.

Using automobiles as an example, there are “car guys,” or people who really love cars; and the rest of the population who view their vehicle as nothing more than an appliance. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,108
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/428287-1/mich36+_...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/428287-1/mich36+_1_.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 05-25-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 3,367
Posted By Mackinaw
This probably deserves its own thread, but it...

This probably deserves its own thread, but it looks like MINT is going to introduce a new instant camera next week. And looking at their website, this new camera will take both IP film as well as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 277
Views: 39,147
Posted By Mackinaw
I thought they were made in Ann Arbor? Jim B.

I thought they were made in Ann Arbor?

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By Mackinaw
I have neither the Olympus or Nikon 21mm lenses,...

I have neither the Olympus or Nikon 21mm lenses, but I do have a Leitz R 21mm I use on my Leica rangefinders.

I was in the same shoes you were, totally happy with a 28mm lens and didn’t see much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
Peter Dechert, in his Canon rangefinder book,...

Peter Dechert, in his Canon rangefinder book, touches on the connection between Seiki Kogaku (Canon) and Nippon Kogaku, in the 1930’s. As Dechert puts it, “….during 1935 - 1937 and in many respects...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
Roger, Awful? A matter of opinion I guess, but...

Roger,

Awful? A matter of opinion I guess, but there’s no denying the impact of the OM-1 on the 35mm camera industry. Almost all 35mm cameras downsized and became lighter because of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
The only camera that I can think if is the...

The only camera that I can think if is the Olympus OM-1. Anybody 35mm photographer taking pics back in 1973 will remember how the outrageously small and light OM-1 completely turned the camera word...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 215
Views: 8,671
Posted By Mackinaw
The Canonflex “R” mount, FL mount and FD mount...

The Canonflex “R” mount, FL mount and FD mount are physically 100% identical (a breechlock mount). You can use an FD lens on a Canonflex, or a Canonflex “R” lens on a FD body (like an F-1). The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mackinaw
It's always sad when a person passes on before...

It's always sad when a person passes on before their time. He had a good photo site. He will be missed.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 1,788
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably because they can't do it without a...

Probably because they can't do it without a thorough re-engineering of the chassis. In other words, it would cost too much for too little gained.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't own the Leica motor so I'm curious as to...

I don't own the Leica motor so I'm curious as to what you mean by recoil. What exactly is recoil?

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 05-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 3,367
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m interested in the new I-1, but will stick...

I’m interested in the new I-1, but will stick with my SX-70, at least for now. The folks on the “Instant Photography Podcast” reviewed the camera last week and they all liked it, especially the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 6,977
Posted By Mackinaw
Nice job Raid. Wish I could go. Take good notes...

Nice job Raid. Wish I could go. Take good notes and a lot of pics.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-17-2016
Replies: 310
Views: 81,585
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica M240 with Canon 50/1.4, at F2.0 (I...

Leica M240 with Canon 50/1.4, at F2.0 (I think).

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/427974-1/rec14_B_amp_W+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mackinaw
People seem to be attracted to unusual cameras. ...

People seem to be attracted to unusual cameras. Recently, I've taken to carrying around a Busch Pressman 4X5 camera and using that for street photography. I've had no problem finding people to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 56,323
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica M-240. 90mm...

Leica M-240. 90mm Elmarit-M.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/427839-1/GC21.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By Mackinaw
Ditto for the LTM Canon 50/1.4. Jim B.

Ditto for the LTM Canon 50/1.4.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 2,139
Posted By Mackinaw
Several 50’s. A Canon 50/1.4 (my standard 50mm),...

Several 50’s. A Canon 50/1.4 (my standard 50mm), a Canon 50/1.2 (portraits). Aa Canon 50/0.95 (special purpose lens….plus it only cost me $60.00), a Leitz M-mount 50mm collapsible Summicron, and a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mackinaw
I wondered where you’ve been. Best wishes, and I...

I wondered where you’ve been. Best wishes, and I hope you’re on the mend.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mackinaw
Funny. Brought a smile to my face. Jim B.

Funny. Brought a smile to my face.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mackinaw
Sorry, not going to bite. You want to argue for...

Sorry, not going to bite. You want to argue for the sake of arguing. I’m not going down that road.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 1,668
Posted By Mackinaw
I kind of like the new naming system. When I...

I kind of like the new naming system. When I tell fellow Leica users I have an M240, they know exactly what I mean.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mackinaw
You’ll have to load the bulk roll in total...

You’ll have to load the bulk roll in total darkness but, once that is done, you can load the individual film cassettes in subdued light. See this for more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2016
Replies: 102
Views: 4,022
Posted By Mackinaw
I have a Canon G2 I bought in 2001. A few years...

I have a Canon G2 I bought in 2001. A few years back, I removed the blue filter covering the sensor and made the G2 an IR-only camera. Work’s well.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mackinaw
New Company to make pacfilm for Polaroids

I just saw this on FB. A company called “CatLABS of JP” has decided to take on the task of making and selling pac film for older Polaroid cameras. More info...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-22-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ve been following Florian Kaps blog which...

I’ve been following Florian Kaps blog which details his quest to convince Fuji to keep producing FP-100C. He met with Fuji earlier and submitted several proposals with ideas on how to keep FP-100C...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 3,914
Posted By Mackinaw
Using a non-conventional camera helps. I picked...

Using a non-conventional camera helps. I picked up a Busch Pressman 4X5 camera awhile back and have been using it for street photography these past few weeks. People, of all ages, are fascinated by...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 18,588
Posted By Mackinaw
The accessory finder for the 7 is bulky and...

The accessory finder for the 7 is bulky and clumsy, but it does work. I have one, only being used when I put my 25mm on my 7.

I agree with Tom A. that the viewfinder of the 7 and 7s is very nice....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-12-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 18,588
Posted By Mackinaw
You set the shutter speed, and point the camera...

You set the shutter speed, and point the camera toward what you want to photograph. You then look at the meter readout on the top plate of the camera. It will show you the recommended aperture for...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-11-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,429
Posted By Mackinaw
There’s a big speed difference between 600-series...

There’s a big speed difference between 600-series and SX-70 film. 600-series is just that, ISO 600 film, while SX-70 comes in at ISO 160.

As for which is better, some folks think that 600-series...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 04-11-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,429
Posted By Mackinaw
Impossible Project debuts a brand new instant camera

Now, this is interesting.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-11/the-impossible-project-debuts-its-i-1-camera

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-10-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1. Forgot the...

Canon L1. Forgot the film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/426291-1/Canon7_35-2_8c_crop_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Mackinaw
Dry fire it at one second. Do you hear the...

Dry fire it at one second. Do you hear the “cough” when the first shutter curtain closes? Or the second?

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2016
Replies: 163
Views: 9,786
Posted By Mackinaw
I heard that Norman Goldberg (DAG’s father), who...

I heard that Norman Goldberg (DAG’s father), who did camera tests and strip down reports for Popular Photography in the 1970/80’s, was so impressed by the original Canon F-1 he bought one for his own...
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4,739
Posted By Mackinaw
A great story! Jim B.

A great story!

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Mackinaw
You may want to look at Mr. Gandy's write-up. ...

You may want to look at Mr. Gandy's write-up. Page down to the M4-2 and M4-P sections:

https://cameraquest.com/mguide.htm

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By Mackinaw
You’re right. The 50/1.2, when shot wide-open,...

You’re right. The 50/1.2, when shot wide-open, or near it, is sharpest in the center.

Here’s a pic of a rat-rod shot with the Canon 50/1.2 wide-open. Efke 25 film if I’m right. On my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By Mackinaw
I never noticed the distortion in either lens,...

I never noticed the distortion in either lens, though I mainly use these lenses for portraits and/or street photography. The Canon 50/1.4 is the standard lens on my M-240 and MP. The 50/1.2 is one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 10,432
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425935-1/finches+...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425935-1/finches+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2016
Replies: 4,065
Views: 303,043
Posted By Mackinaw
Rollei 6006 on Velvia...

Rollei 6006 on Velvia 50.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/419630-2/velvia1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,055
Posted By Mackinaw
Take a step back, things aren’t as bleak as they...

Take a step back, things aren’t as bleak as they seem. Several posts in this thread are hardly overwhelming evidence of a chronic haze problem. Honestly, many old lenses that I have had over the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,055
Posted By Mackinaw
Considering your lens is 40+ years old and has...

Considering your lens is 40+ years old and has yet to show haze, I think you’re OK.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mackinaw
You may want to try the “L-Forum” and check out...

You may want to try the “L-Forum” and check out their extensive FAQ section on the M240 and other digital Leica’s. Maybe you can find an answer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2016
Replies: 394
Views: 44,822
Posted By Mackinaw
All dressed up and no place to...

All dressed up and no place to go.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425842-1/Fundy+Boats+Low+Tide+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2016
Replies: 394
Views: 44,822
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/382685-1/Wilderne...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/382685-1/Wilderness+State+Park.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2016
Replies: 224
Views: 8,726
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425779-1/Blockhea...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425779-1/Blockheads.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2016
Replies: 224
Views: 8,726
Posted By Mackinaw
SX-70 with IP...

SX-70 with IP film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425769-1/britt_pola008.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2016
Replies: 224
Views: 8,726
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425768-2/Flapper+...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425768-2/Flapper+and+the+Gent+0_95.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2016
Replies: 224
Views: 8,726
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP with Canon...

Leica MP with Canon 50/1.2.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/417183-1/Salvation.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 03-18-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mackinaw
Don’t look to Impossible for any help. This is a...

Don’t look to Impossible for any help. This is a quote from PDN (Photo District News):

"We’ve spoke to Impossible Project CEO Oskar Smolokowski who informs us that while the company wishes Kaps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 56,323
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425641-1/Presque+...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425641-1/Presque+Isle_B_amp_W+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2016
Replies: 224
Views: 8,726
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica...

Leica M3

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425626-1/Tattooine.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 03-14-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mackinaw
Not quite. Florian Kaps, who will be talking to...

Not quite. Florian Kaps, who will be talking to Fuji, is no longer associated with IP.

Jim B.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-12-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,150
Posted By Mackinaw
FP-100C lasts a fairly long time if stored in the...

FP-100C lasts a fairly long time if stored in the frig. Early last year I used a few packs that were more than two years beyond their expiration date. Colors, contrast were just fine.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2016
Replies: 2,500
Views: 1,497,563
Posted By Mackinaw
You’re telling me. It took me about 20 minutes...

You’re telling me. It took me about 20 minutes to take my six pics. No doubt I need several more film holders.

On the plus side, the Busch Pressman 4X5 is a people magnet. Young or old, everybody...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2016
Replies: 2,500
Views: 1,497,563
Posted By Mackinaw
Spring has arrived (sort of) in northern...

Spring has arrived (sort of) in northern Michigan. I think I may try some street photography with my old 4X5 Busch Pressman. I only have three film holders so I'll be limited to six pics. Better...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-12-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,150
Posted By Mackinaw
My FP-100C that was back-ordered from B&H came in...

My FP-100C that was back-ordered from B&H came in on Wednesday. This stuff has an expiration date of 11/2017. I have some older FP-100C in the frig that I bought last June (or so) that has an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Mackinaw
Grand Sable...

Grand Sable Dunes

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425489-1/mars.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mackinaw
Stefan Daniel said in an 2013 interview that...

Stefan Daniel said in an 2013 interview that Leica was selling about 700 film cameras/year.

Jim B.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-07-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,150
Posted By Mackinaw
I ordered several packs of FP-100C from B&H one...

I ordered several packs of FP-100C from B&H one day after Fuji cancelled it. B&H told me it was on back order. I was notified earlier today that my order had shipped. I should get my film on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2016
Replies: 262
Views: 30,489
Posted By Mackinaw
Does Lake Michigan count as a...

Does Lake Michigan count as a seashore?

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/382685-1/Wilderness+State+Park.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2016
Replies: 2,500
Views: 1,497,563
Posted By Mackinaw
Hopefully finish off a roll of Kodak Double-X...

Hopefully finish off a roll of Kodak Double-X that’s in a Rollei 35 I’m thinking of buying. Amazing little camera.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 03-03-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mackinaw
Instax Wide is about 4" X 2.5". Jim B.

Instax Wide is about 4" X 2.5".

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By Mackinaw
Pretty impressive increase for Ilford. 50,000...

Pretty impressive increase for Ilford. 50,000 rolls of B&W in 2014, 72,000 rolls of B&W in 2015.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 03-01-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mackinaw
Fuji may have several thousands packs stored in...

Fuji may have several thousands packs stored in some warehouse. It may take several days for the film to make it from there to B&H.

Jim B.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 03-01-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 8,928
Posted By Mackinaw
Citation needed to prove your point. Jim B.

Citation needed to prove your point.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2016
Replies: 2,650
Views: 352,252
Posted By Mackinaw
Twisted...

Twisted Sister

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/425007-1/Leica_21mm_2_crop+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Mackinaw
I still have an old Canon FP which I bought many...

I still have an old Canon FP which I bought many years back. Basically, a Canon FX without a meter. Love the camera’s simplicity. It also has one of the silkiest film advance motions of any camera...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mackinaw
It’s a beauty. Probably not done by Canon. ...

It’s a beauty. Probably not done by Canon.

Dechert, in his 1985 book, knows of only black IV-Sb cameras. One belongs to Canon, another a collector in Tokyo. I wonder what the story is on this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mackinaw
Back in 1970, a buddy of mine took an out-west...

Back in 1970, a buddy of mine took an out-west trip with his brand-new Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR taking numerous rolls of 36 exposure, 35mm Kodachrome slides along the way. When he gets back home,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mackinaw
You may want to try Stephen Gandy's repair tech. ...

You may want to try Stephen Gandy's repair tech. He works on Canon rangefinders. Check out the Cameraquest website for more info.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By Mackinaw
What is "chunky" grain? Jim B.

What is "chunky" grain?

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mackinaw
For any lens that is not 6-bit coded, I manually...

For any lens that is not 6-bit coded, I manually select the lens I’m using from the menu (on my M-240).

Jim b.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mackinaw
Year's ago, when the gallery was truly random,...

Year's ago, when the gallery was truly random, I'd see the occasional pic that I took.

It seems that we've been stuck with several "favorites" since they changed software sometime back. I agree...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Mackinaw
I can’t. Only thing I can think of is that the...

I can’t. Only thing I can think of is that the front element is not properly positioned which would cause the focusing problem. But I don’t see how installing a “new” front element who’d solve this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,039
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 02-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
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 02-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
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 02-08-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 875
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 02-08-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 875
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 02-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 501
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 02-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By Mackinaw
Year’s back, Ken did have a supply of NOS parts. ...

Year’s back, Ken did have a supply of NOS parts. Not sure about now.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 983
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 01-29-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 610
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 01-29-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
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 01-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
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 01-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mackinaw
I’ve heard that some of the new formulations...

I’ve heard that some of the new formulations don’t have the longevity of the older stuff.

I have a bottle I purchased back in the 1980’s that I’ve never opened. I’ll probably open it and use it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 4,661
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 01-23-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
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 01-22-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 913
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 01-21-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
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 01-21-2016
Replies: 507
Views: 59,653
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 01-20-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,498
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 01-17-2016
Replies: 2,471
Views: 543,367
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 01-14-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,546
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 01-12-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
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 01-12-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 625
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: 1,724
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: 1,333
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: 956
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: 127
Views: 7,590
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: 1,983
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: 31,193
Posted By Mackinaw
Helen, the picture of the three Flappers, if it...

Helen, the picture of the three Flappers, if it wasn’t 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: 31,193
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: 2,792
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: 2,792
Posted By Mackinaw
I guess they’re all Gauss-type lenses, but the...

I guess they’re 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: 498
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: 26
Views: 2,123
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: 71
Views: 3,878
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: 71
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mackinaw
I don’t know why I was gifted a box of their...

I don’t 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: 71
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mackinaw
I didn’t contribute to the Kickstarter effort. I...

I didn’t 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 they’re selling, is a...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 4,689
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: 71
Views: 3,878
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: 817
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: 1,070
Posted By Mackinaw
I have two of these lenses. Both were on...

I have two of these lenses. Both were on Pellix’s that I bought for a song when eBay first came into it’s own so many years back. As someone pointed out before, they contain radioactive glass...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2015
Replies: 5,029
Views: 734,904
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: 5,029
Views: 734,904
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: 1,070
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: 586
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: 2,500
Views: 1,497,563
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: 10
Views: 1,171
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: 2,167
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: 927
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: 609
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: 609
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: 707
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: 499
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: 507
Views: 59,653
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: 1,947
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: 51
Views: 3,466
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: 666
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: 2,792
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: 686
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: 1,105
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: 2,792
Posted By Mackinaw
I have some Canon lens literature from the...

I have some Canon lens literature from the mid-50’s. When talking about the 50/1.2, the literature states“…very 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: 2,792
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: 535
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: 535
Posted By Mackinaw
NHS website

What’s happened to the Nikon Historical Society website? I’ve 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: 5,338
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: 897
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: 2,277
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: 507
Views: 59,653
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: 507
Views: 59,653
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: 507
Views: 59,653
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: 1,433
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: 897
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: 2,500
Views: 1,497,563
Posted By Mackinaw
A cold, gloomy day in northern Michigan. We’re...

A cold, gloomy day in northern Michigan. We’re heading over to the “big” city (60 miles away) to shop. I’m taking along my MP loaded with Kodak 5222 B&W film. We’ll see what I find.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
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: 4,065
Views: 303,043
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: 2,650
Views: 352,252
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: 497
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: 3,212
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: 129
Views: 14,786
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: 86
Views: 7,169
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: 129
Views: 14,786
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: 129
Views: 14,786
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: 830
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 RF 10-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 773
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...
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