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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try Micro-tools:

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

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 499
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 487
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 545
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,’ You’re going to get just what you saw on your negs (nothing). And yes, I speak from experience.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 545
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,201
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 785
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" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 736
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 512
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" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,289
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 - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 844
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 3,377
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 276
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,754
Posted By Mackinaw
My 1954...

My 1954 M3.

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

Jim B.
Forum: Canon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 512
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,835
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 302
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,232
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Mackinaw
Where are you at? Jim B.

Where are you at?

Jim B.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 454
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,697
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 279
Views: 48,592
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 595
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 1,125
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: 1,522
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 06-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mackinaw
Black. Jim B.

Black.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 2,905
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 06-22-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
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: 2,183
Views: 185,513
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: 359
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: 3,470
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: 1,251
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: 31
Views: 2,006
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: 780
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: 61
Views: 1,793
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: 433
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: 61
Views: 1,793
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: 566
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: 674
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: 1,727
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: 5,157
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: 346
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...
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