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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Mackinaw
No kidding. My memory of the Serenar was that it...

No kidding. My memory of the Serenar was that it was soft wide-open (spherical aberration) but sharpened up nicely at F2.8. I'm surprised that the Summitar lacks contrast. Maybe that's why it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mackinaw
FPP is selling 24 exposure rolls of 5222-XX for...

FPP is selling 24 exposure rolls of 5222-XX for $7.00.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Mackinaw
I currently have a 50/2.0 Summicron collapsible...

I currently have a 50/2.0 Summicron collapsible and did own a Canon 50/1.9 collapsible at one time.

As for your pics, my guess, the first pic in each series is the Leica, the second is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 7,638
Posted By Mackinaw
Canonet QL 1.7, Kodak HIE, dark red...

Canonet QL 1.7, Kodak HIE, dark red filter.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/460715-1/HP1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
A bunch of artists are painting a mural on the...

A bunch of artists are painting a mural on the back wall of a barbershop in my small town. I've been documenting the entire process. I'll probably drop by later today to see the latest. Take some...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,598
Posted By Mackinaw
I just looked at the Kodak Alaris website. Looks...

I just looked at the Kodak Alaris website. Looks like old D-76 has been replaced by a new D-76. One gallon size only. The PDF is dated July 30, 2019.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
In a Walmart parking...

In a Walmart parking lot.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/476986-1/colors.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon VI-T rangefinder with Canon 25/3.5. F8 at...

Canon VI-T rangefinder with Canon 25/3.5. F8 at 1/125. Portra 160.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/476977-1/film19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,735
Views: 284,084
Posted By Mackinaw
The "Bullitt" Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in...

The "Bullitt" Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the 1968 movie "Bullitt." Long thought to be lost, it resurfaced a few years back. A pic on Ferrania P30. Canon...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Mackinaw
My mistake. The original onestep did take SX-70...

My mistake. The original onestep did take SX-70 film. Apologies.

I doubt the film was made in June, 2010. IP was renamed to Polaroid Originals maybe two years ago.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Mackinaw
Their film does have a production date on the...

Their film does have a production date on the package. I suspect the problem is with the camera. The batteries Polaroid Originals use are very reliable. Also, One Step cameras take 600-series...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By Mackinaw
Another pic taken with my $15.00 Yashica Mat...

Another pic taken with my $15.00 Yashica Mat 124G. Tri-X in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/461951-2/cem5_B_amp_W.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By Mackinaw
I have no experience with the Bessa, or Leica...

I have no experience with the Bessa, or Leica IIIf but can offer this about the Canon 7, The viewfinder is pretty good. Big, bright with projected frame lines. A nice added touch is that the focal...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 4,890
Posted By Mackinaw
Actually, I forgot to change the setting, so it...

Actually, I forgot to change the setting, so it was set for a 35mm Summicron ASPH.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By Mackinaw
Taken with my $15.00 Yashica Mat 124G. Tri-x in...

Taken with my $15.00 Yashica Mat 124G. Tri-x in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/475945-2/yas7.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 4,890
Posted By Mackinaw
I just took this. A stand of young white birch...

I just took this. A stand of young white birch in our backyard. M240 with the LTM Canon 25/3.5. ISO 1600.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/476790-1/Canon25.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Mackinaw
Forget about the screws. I'd remove the outer...

Forget about the screws. I'd remove the outer retaining ring first, then try and remove either an assembly, or an element. Next step would be to remove the inner ring.

Take it slow and don't be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Mackinaw
Is the fungus located in the front group (in...

Is the fungus located in the front group (in front of the aperture) or in the rear group? Canon rangefinder lenses are constructed "logically" and are easy to take apart and reassemble. Normally,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 869
Posted By Mackinaw
Virtually every other forum I'm on has a like...

Virtually every other forum I'm on has a like button. They work great. Why not RFF?

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Mackinaw
Yep, pick up an inexpensive TLR and go crazy. ...

Yep, pick up an inexpensive TLR and go crazy. Medium format is a lot of fun.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Mackinaw
It's not stuff on the fence? I don't see any...

It's not stuff on the fence? I don't see any dots in the shadows or on the leaves.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree, finding haze on a vintage camera lens...

I agree, finding haze on a vintage camera lens isn't unusual. The Nikkor 50/2 that came with my Nikon M was so cloudy you couldn't see through it. Ditto for a 75mm Zuiko that was on a Mamiya 6...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mackinaw
I use 4x5 for portraits and street photography. ...

I use 4x5 for portraits and street photography. I have no need for lens movements of any sort. I have a late-model Crown Graphic with a top mounted rangefinder that is 100% accurate. I admit that...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By Mackinaw
Go over to Photrio (old APUG). On the Ferrania...

Go over to Photrio (old APUG). On the Ferrania thread, Dave Bias, of Ferrania, is an active contributor and gives frequent updates as to what is happening.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mackinaw
I believe some of the early EF lenses were...

I believe some of the early EF lenses were optically the same as their FD counterparts. Not sure which ones though.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
Mother and young son shoot later today. Taking...

Mother and young son shoot later today. Taking along my new Canon EOS RP and a Yashicamat 124G, loaded with Tri-X.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/277054-2/big_flag...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/277054-2/big_flag3+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mackinaw
Only three. A 50/1.8, 85/1.8 and the pancake...

Only three. A 50/1.8, 85/1.8 and the pancake 40/2.8. Hands down favorite is the 40/2.8, though the 85/1.8 is a fine portrait lens.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Mackinaw
Try cleaning them. I have a bunch of negs from...

Try cleaning them. I have a bunch of negs from the 1970’s that have been poorly stored throughout the years. Many are covered with a light covering of fungus. I figured they were toast. I soaked...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 932
Views: 225,848
Posted By Mackinaw
Yashica Mat 124G, Tri-X in...

Yashica Mat 124G, Tri-X in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/475943-1/yas7.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Mackinaw
Looking at the diagram, the fungus I had on my...

Looking at the diagram, the fungus I had on my 25/3.5 was between the third and fourth elements. Canon uses a "go, no-go" type of assembly. The elements drop into preformed "wells." There's no...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,382
Posted By Mackinaw
Likewise. Whenever I take my Crown Graphic out...

Likewise. Whenever I take my Crown Graphic out in public, it draws a crowd. It seems the more unconventional the camera, the more people are interested.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Mackinaw
I had fungus in my Canon 25/3.5, but it was in...

I had fungus in my Canon 25/3.5, but it was in the rear group. I came in from behind to access. For you, looking at the front trim ring, I see notches for a lens spanner. It should easily loosen. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By Mackinaw
Again, not the U.S., but Kanto Camera in Japan...

Again, not the U.S., but Kanto Camera in Japan has a reputation for doing great work. See their English website.

Jim B.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Mackinaw
Take a look at the FPP store website. They sell...

Take a look at the FPP store website. They sell several types of 110 film.

https://filmphotographystore.com/collections/all/110-film

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mackinaw
I recently had the same thought. I have a 4/3rds...

I recently had the same thought. I have a 4/3rds Olympus OM-D that I'll soon be selling. Nice camera, but the small sensor just doesn't do it. I just bought a Canon EOS RP. Full-frame sensor and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mackinaw
For me, whatever is smaller and lighter. As I...

For me, whatever is smaller and lighter. As I age, I've discovered that I really hate hauling around largish, heavy cameras and lenses.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By Mackinaw
Can't help you. I guess I'm just the opposite. ...

Can't help you. I guess I'm just the opposite. I recently photographed our local summer street fair with Portra 160. The place was just bursting with color, so color film seemed to be a must. But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
Nikonos V, Portra...

Nikonos V, Portra 800.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/475483-1/am1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 572
Views: 84,433
Posted By Mackinaw
Me too. I thought I'd swore off the stuff, after...

Me too. I thought I'd swore off the stuff, after going though several packs of really lousy film, but I couldn't resist trying out this new beta 600-series B&W film, so bought three packs. Should...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, I have hiked by this cabin in past years. ...

Yes, I have hiked by this cabin in past years. It was built in 1947 and is pretty much the same now as you see in the photo. It can be rented, though you have to backpack in all of your stuff...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By Mackinaw
I didn’t take this picture. We found a box of...

I didn’t take this picture. We found a box of old Kodachrome slides from the 1940’s and 50’s in a box at work. I took them home and scanned. This is of a winter snowshoeing expedition into the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By Mackinaw
Three-sided shelter. Isle Royale National Park,...

Three-sided shelter. Isle Royale National Park, in Lake Superior.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/439122-1/Guess+what+campground_.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
If we get motivated, we'll head up to Sault Ste....

If we get motivated, we'll head up to Sault Ste. Marie for their "Rendevous" festival. Other than that, I have an underwater model shoot next week. I will definitely be preparing for that.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Mackinaw
Bleach and fixer, combined together. Jim B.

Bleach and fixer, combined together.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mackinaw
Two pictures, an authentic 25th anniversary Canon...

Two pictures, an authentic 25th anniversary Canon P, and a fake one. The first picture is the real one:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474847-1/authentic.jpg

The second picture is the fake one. ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mackinaw
If you are on Facebook, you should consider...

If you are on Facebook, you should consider joining the Canon Historical Society Group. Peter K., and others, belong to this group.

We had a real long discussion on the 25th anniversary Canon P, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Mackinaw
That's exactly what it is. Basically, you drop...

That's exactly what it is. Basically, you drop sealed packets of food into a hot water bath. The Sous Vide heater will maintain water at a set temperature. After cooking for a certain period of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Mackinaw
A Sous Vide heater works wonders for temperature...

A Sous Vide heater works wonders for temperature control. I started processing C-41 at home just last year and have good success. Saving a bundle of money too. As for the exploding Blix, I’ve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mackinaw
I gotta say, I've used scads of Tri-X 120 with...

I gotta say, I've used scads of Tri-X 120 with the new paper coating in my Yashica 124G and Rollei 6006 with no problems.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mackinaw
The folks over at FPP interviewed a Kodak rep...

The folks over at FPP interviewed a Kodak rep about the new 120 backing a few months back. As many recall, Kodak had a problem with numbers bleeding through the paper backing to the negative on some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2019
Replies: 308
Views: 36,915
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474341-1/heron.jp...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474341-1/heron.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2019
Replies: 597
Views: 147,003
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1, 50/1.4. Portra 160, converted to...

Canon F-1, 50/1.4. Portra 160, converted to B&W.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474751-1/party2.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2019
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474622-1/por7.jpg...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474622-1/por7.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,548
Posted By Mackinaw
Always glad to see a new film come to market, but...

Always glad to see a new film come to market, but no thanks, I'll pass.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mackinaw
Yep, the last Apollo flight was in 1972. Jim B.

Yep, the last Apollo flight was in 1972.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Mackinaw
I can't tell you what lens the hood is made for,...

I can't tell you what lens the hood is made for, but many lens attachment items of that era were made in "series" sizes. Series V, series VI, etc. I imagine that is what you have.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-12-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
Summertime (finally) means street fairs in...

Summertime (finally) means street fairs in northern Michigan. Tonight I walked around with my Nikon F2 and a few lenses. Tomorrow I'll bring along my Canon F-1. Sunday my Leicaflex. All film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mackinaw
Not every month, but maybe every six months when...

Not every month, but maybe every six months when the latest sales data comes out.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By Mackinaw
Make mine with a pellicle mirror. I bought a...

Make mine with a pellicle mirror. I bought a Canon EOS-RT from a fellow RFF member a few years back and have grown to really like this camera. Like a mirrorless digital, there's no mirror blackout,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mackinaw
Digital Camera Sales Continue to Decrease

I suppose by now, this is hardly shocking news, but digital camera sales continue to decrease. 2018 sales are 22% lower than what was recorded in 2017. And 2019 camera sales, through May, are...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,896
Posted By Mackinaw
I too, have finally given up on IP/Polaroid...

I too, have finally given up on IP/Polaroid Originals. I’ve been buying their stuff from the start, and readily admit their film has gotten much better throughout the years, but their inconsistent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mackinaw
Their phones may be a thing of the past, but...

Their phones may be a thing of the past, but their QNX software is widely used in the automotive industry for infotainment systems. Audi, BMW, Toyota, FCA, Ford etc. all use QNX.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474357-1/mexican+...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474357-1/mexican+wall.png

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474298-1/old3.jpg...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/474298-1/old3.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/360545-2/Copper+a...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/360545-2/Copper+and+Lady.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-28-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By Mackinaw
You should pick up a copy of Arthur Cox's book on...

You should pick up a copy of Arthur Cox's book on optics (mine is 1974). He writes about several of Canons high-speed rangefinder optics in his section on symmetrical lenses.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-28-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By Mackinaw
Which means it was designed in 1960. Dechert, in...

Which means it was designed in 1960. Dechert, in his Canon rangefinder book, says that rumors of the Canon 7 camera and 50/0.95 lens began, "more than a year before production began."

Jim B.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,185
Posted By Mackinaw
Just curious. Are you going to keep the card? ...

Just curious. Are you going to keep the card? Or discard it?

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2019
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By Mackinaw
Ektachrome 100 (new). Canon F-1 FD 15mm...

Ektachrome 100 (new). Canon F-1 FD 15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473672-1/EK19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Mackinaw
You can ask the same question about any lens that...

You can ask the same question about any lens that is 40+ years old.

From what I can see in your photos, this is a non-event, with no or minimal impact on image quality. Enjoy your Canonet.

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Mackinaw
Most folks found SLR's easier to use than...

Most folks found SLR's easier to use than rangefinders.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By Mackinaw
Another off my test roll. Canon F-1 with FD15mm...

Another off my test roll. Canon F-1 with FD15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473711-1/EK1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2019
Replies: 597
Views: 147,003
Posted By Mackinaw
Ektachrome 100 (new), Canon F-1N with FD 15mm...

Ektachrome 100 (new), Canon F-1N with FD 15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473672-1/EK19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By Mackinaw
My first roll. The reds just jump out at you. ...

My first roll. The reds just jump out at you. Great saturation. Not as fine grained as Velvia, but still excellent. First observations are all positive (excuse the bad...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By Mackinaw
We found a kitten wandering the streets of...

We found a kitten wandering the streets of Detroit many years ago. He was right on the edge of being feral. We cleaned him up, took him to the Vet, and eventually gave him to my parents who loved...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2019
Replies: 599
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Views: 137,003
Posted By Mackinaw
A Kodachrome from...

A Kodachrome from 1975.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473610-1/past37.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,709
Posted By Mackinaw
Me? Probably the Rolleiflex. Jim B.

Me? Probably the Rolleiflex.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473536-1/Sleepy+T...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473536-1/Sleepy+Time.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Mackinaw
Just looked at Peter K's Canon rangefinder book. ...

Just looked at Peter K's Canon rangefinder book. The 50/2.0 was "the third lens developed by Canon for commercial use." Introduced in February, 1947.
Probably discontinued in 1949. Gauss...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,097
Posted By Mackinaw
Good news for B&W film users. I'll try it. Now...

Good news for B&W film users. I'll try it. Now that my stash of Plus-X is gone, I'm looking for a new medium speed B&W film.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 798
Posted By Mackinaw
I purge periodically, but my problem is that I...

I purge periodically, but my problem is that I then buy new stuff to replace it.

Jim B.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,669
Posted By Mackinaw
Oh yeah. I know nothing about forum-hosting...

Oh yeah. I know nothing about forum-hosting software, but other forums Iím on (not just photo-related) seem to update their software every few years. Some of the changes can be substantial too. ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By Mackinaw
With no rear element, no wonder the pictures are...

With no rear element, no wonder the pictures are blurry.

Here's the optical diagram. No idea what type of glass Canon used, or the curvature of the rear element. Good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Mackinaw
120 format Ektachrome 100 update

Apparently Kodak will coat a trial batch of 120 format Ektachrome 100 in late July.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KodakProFilmBiz/status/1134868973630214145

Jim B.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By Mackinaw
Beautiful kitty. Great story. Thanks for...

Beautiful kitty. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,671
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe for you, but not for me. And I really...

Maybe for you, but not for me. And I really don't understand "oveseeing the image." I don't know what this means.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,671
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't get this. To me, the large viewfinder...

I don't get this. To me, the large viewfinder image is an advantage.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,671
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm a 50mm guy. I prefer the M3. Jim B.

I'm a 50mm guy. I prefer the M3.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mackinaw
Thanks for pointing this out. Some folks seem to...

Thanks for pointing this out. Some folks seem to think that CatLabs is coating this film in their back room. They're not. As you point out, they're repackaging Shanghai film and calling it their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mackinaw
Lot of discussion over at Photrio (old APUG) on...

Lot of discussion over at Photrio (old APUG) on this film. CatLabs is being very coy, saying only that that the film is finished by a third party. They don't say who coated it, but the general...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 41,985
Posted By Mackinaw
Youxin doesn't work on the Canon 7 or 7s. Jim B.

Youxin doesn't work on the Canon 7 or 7s.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Mackinaw
To keep the Canon/Nikon rivalry going, how about...

To keep the Canon/Nikon rivalry going, how about a Canon mirrorless sub-forum to go along with the Nikon one?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 05-20-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 30,039
Posted By Mackinaw
Wrinkles, if minor, rarely impact shutter...

Wrinkles, if minor, rarely impact shutter performance. As to what causes them, Canon used very thin plastic-coated, stainless steel for the shutter curtains. Some say wrinkles come from...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Mackinaw
Jim Lager has his own sub-forum on RFF. Look...

Jim Lager has his own sub-forum on RFF. Look over on the far left side of the RFF site and you'll see it.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,023
Posted By Mackinaw
I haven't used Woodward Camera for probably 10...

I haven't used Woodward Camera for probably 10 years. I live in Northern Michigan and, since my parents passed, rarely journey downstate. They did top-notch lab work when I did use them.

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By Mackinaw
For my film photography, I use an incident meter...

For my film photography, I use an incident meter almost exclusively. With digital, I rely on the in-camera meter.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,023
Posted By Mackinaw
Woodward Camera processes 120 C-41, but it means...

Woodward Camera processes 120 C-41, but it means driving to Birmingham. Unfortunately Huron Camera in Dexter closed down a few years back. They processed 120.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,023
Posted By Mackinaw
Aren't you in Ann Arbor? If so, what about...

Aren't you in Ann Arbor? If so, what about CameraMall? They do 35mm C-41.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,023
Posted By Mackinaw
I read the Canon article in the Nikkei. The...

I read the Canon article in the Nikkei. The current market for interchangeable lens cameras is about 10 million /year. Canon sees it dropping, but stabilizing, at about 5-6 million/year. In the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,023
Posted By Mackinaw
Not surprising. Back in January, Canon President...

Not surprising. Back in January, Canon President Fujio Mitarai said he sees the digital camera market decreasing by 50% over the next two years. That's what Canon is planning...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Mackinaw
In the U.S., Youxin Ye works on Canon VT's. DAG...

In the U.S., Youxin Ye works on Canon VT's. DAG (Donald Goldberg) does too. Kanto Camera, in Japan, has a good reputation for CLA's. There are others, too.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mackinaw
My friend, Michelle, showing off her new...

My friend, Michelle, showing off her new ink.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467081-1/exp49_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Mackinaw
We had a guy on this forum years back who used...

We had a guy on this forum years back who used copper tape to shim a lens.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/472164-1/kara15.j...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/472164-1/kara15.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Mackinaw
Check the Fotoimpex website. Both CMS 20 II and...

Check the Fotoimpex website. Both CMS 20 II and HR-50 are available in bulk rolls.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mackinaw
We were there a few years back. The most used...

We were there a few years back. The most used lenses on my M240 were a 21mm and a 90mm.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Mackinaw
The person to talk to is Peter Kitchingman. He...

The person to talk to is Peter Kitchingman. He has a lot of info on obscure Canon rangefinder accessories. If you're on Facebook, consider joining the Canon Historical Society. He is a frequent...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-03-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
Just got my mint condition Canon VI-T back from...

Just got my mint condition Canon VI-T back from Kanto Camera, where it got a stripdown and CLA. It's loaded with a roll of Eastman 5222-XX. Time to take some pics.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By Mackinaw
Not sure if I'm reading you right, but if the...

Not sure if I'm reading you right, but if the haze is on the element behind the aperture blades (rear element group) come in from behind. Very easy to remove the rear group.

Jim B.
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Mackinaw
I set up a folder on my Google Drive then invite...

I set up a folder on my Google Drive then invite the people I want to view (and maybe edit).

Jim B.
Forum: Travel 04-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,160
Posted By Mackinaw
For me, option #1. I would like the option of...

For me, option #1. I would like the option of mixing film and digital.

Jim B.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 156,025
Posted By Mackinaw
Crown Graphic, 135mm,...

Crown Graphic, 135mm, Tri-X.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/471902-1/amber6.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 28,814
Posted By Mackinaw
Had a photo shoot yesterday with a local model. ...

Had a photo shoot yesterday with a local model. I shot 22 sheets of 4x5 (Adox 100 and Tri-X), one 120 roll of Tri-X, two 36 exp rolls of 35mm Plus-X, and one 36 exposure roll of 35mm Tri-X.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mackinaw
I found a mint, black Spotmatic with a 50/1.4...

I found a mint, black Spotmatic with a 50/1.4 lens at a local antiques show a few years back. The meter works and the shutter doesn't cap. Only $35.00. Definitely a keeper.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
Instax Square Easter Sunday. We're spending it...

Instax Square Easter Sunday. We're spending it wth friends and their many babies. Perfect for instant photography.

Jim B.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mackinaw
Garry Winogrand On "American Masters" Tonight

For those who have access to America PBS, "American Masters" will feature Garry Winogrand tonight.

https://www.pbs.org/show/american-masters/

Jim B.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting. Let me look at my old stuff. You're...

Interesting. Let me look at my old stuff. You're in Michigan too (like me), which helps.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,728
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, very nice. Jim B.

Raid, very nice.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By Mackinaw
I bought several rolls, now I'm just waiting for...

I bought several rolls, now I'm just waiting for the snow to melt so I can use it.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mackinaw
The 50/1.8 was single coated too. Jim B.

The 50/1.8 was single coated too.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Mackinaw
The white dot is only one one curtain. If the...

The white dot is only one one curtain. If the film isn't advanced, you won't see the white dot.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,458
Posted By Mackinaw
So very sad. He will be missed. My condolences...

So very sad. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Mackinaw
Don't all metered film Leica's (outside of the M5...

Don't all metered film Leica's (outside of the M5 and CL) have the white dot? Don't they have to?

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree. I bought a box of 4X5 CHS 100 II a few...

I agree. I bought a box of 4X5 CHS 100 II a few weeks back and shot four sheets the other day. A very impressive film, fine-grained with very nice tones. It will probably replace FP4 as my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Mackinaw
No, the shutter speed dial should rest a bit...

No, the shutter speed dial should rest a bit higher when set to 1/1000. Many old 35mm rangefinders with a horizontal focal plane shutter are like this (don't ask me why).

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Mackinaw
Live view works fine on my M240. My Leitz...

Live view works fine on my M240. My Leitz adaptor has one half-circle cutout (5mm in diameter?) that sits at 12:00 when mounted on the camera. Hope this helps.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Mackinaw
I use an old Leitz LTM adaptor to mount my old...

I use an old Leitz LTM adaptor to mount my old Canon 100/3.5 on any of my Leica M's (film and digital). Works fine. The only thing I do different is to make sure the lens is set to the closet focus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Mackinaw
Adox has my support. I recently bought a box of...

Adox has my support. I recently bought a box of 4X5 CHS 100 II. Maybe today I'll shoot a few sheets.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,458
Posted By Mackinaw
So sad. Not the kind of news you want to hear. ...

So sad. Not the kind of news you want to hear. My thoughts to Roger and his family.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,226
Posted By Mackinaw
It'd be great to take along if you're working in...

It'd be great to take along if you're working in a safety zone.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,226
Posted By Mackinaw
Yow. Hurts my eyes just looking at it. Jim B.

Yow. Hurts my eyes just looking at it.

Jim B.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,602
Posted By Mackinaw
What great photography. And from a 17 year old. ...

What great photography. And from a 17 year old. Amazing.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 14,962
Posted By Mackinaw
Finally some news on Ferrania. I guess their...

Finally some news on Ferrania. I guess their factory has been (finally) upgraded. They're now doing some R&D, and have hired a new member to their...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,448
Posted By Mackinaw
Got a box of 4x5 Adox CHS 100 II from Freestyle...

Got a box of 4x5 Adox CHS 100 II from Freestyle earlier this week. I had planned to shoot a few test sheets, but got pulled into other projects. Maybe next week.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By Mackinaw
Very interesting. Adox has my support. I just...

Very interesting. Adox has my support. I just bought a box of 4x5 CHS 100 II. Look forward to using it, once the snow melts.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes Goldberg, what was I thinking? I had him CLA...

Yes Goldberg, what was I thinking? I had him CLA my old M3 years back. Apologies for the gaff.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,760
Posted By Mackinaw
With 3D printing, it's relatively easy to...

With 3D printing, it's relatively easy to reproduce new, mechanical parts. For that matter, it's already being done. Much easier for sure, than reproducing 1980 electronics.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By Mackinaw
Youxin Ye works on bottom-load Canon...

Youxin Ye works on bottom-load Canon rangefinders. You can also try Donald Goldberg (DAG) and Cameraquest. Kanto Camera in Japan, is another.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mackinaw
I pulled out my old EOS RT. Luv the pellicle...

I pulled out my old EOS RT. Luv the pellicle mirror. Think I'll shoot a roll of something this weekend.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 03-14-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,183
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably because of their new CEO. Year's ago,...

Probably because of their new CEO. Year's ago, Microsoft's stock shot up, after Steve Balmer left.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Mackinaw
I haven't tried to take apart this particular...

I haven't tried to take apart this particular Canon rangefinder lens, but have taken apart several others in order to clean. Most are relatively easy to take apart and reassemble. For your haze...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Mackinaw
I was in on the original Kickstarter campaign so...

I was in on the original Kickstarter campaign so many years back. Now, after having tried P30, I’m more interested in that, than any E6 product they may bring out.

After years of broken promises, I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mackinaw
I bought my M240 (used) back in 2014. It's...

I bought my M240 (used) back in 2014. It's worked flawlessly over the past five years. All kind of weather too, winter cold to summer heat. So, no complaints from me. It's my go-to digital...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Mackinaw
Serial numbers for the 6th batch range from 70550...

Serial numbers for the 6th batch range from 70550 to 7052770. No date or production numbers given. He also mentions that about 80-90% of production are LTM, with the remainder in Nikon mount.

Jim...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Mackinaw
Looking at Rotoloni's Nikon Rangefinder book and...

Looking at Rotoloni's Nikon Rangefinder book and your serial number, your lens is in the 6th batch made.

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Mackinaw
It's a Tessar, I can tell you that. Jim B.

It's a Tessar, I can tell you that.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By Mackinaw
I got one too. I didn't click on the link, but...

I got one too. I didn't click on the link, but did log into my account and looked in teh "notifications" section. You'll find the same request. What they're asking has to do with how they use your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-24-2019
Replies: 442
Views: 120,483
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon 50/1.4 on a Leica...

Canon 50/1.4 on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/469796-1/Corset1+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,419
Posted By Mackinaw
I like my Retina IIC Folder. Jim B.

I like my Retina IIC Folder.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Mackinaw
I just received a 5-pack of 120 Tri-X from B&H. ...

I just received a 5-pack of 120 Tri-X from B&H. Emulsion number: 1001 011 Exp 11/2020.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mackinaw
They sure do, but depending on what country you...

They sure do, but depending on what country you live in, service can range from good to bad (based on what you read here on RFF). Many folks opt for an independent technician for service, once the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,378
Posted By Mackinaw
Yeah, but I bet if Kodak did reintroduce Plus-X,...

Yeah, but I bet if Kodak did reintroduce Plus-X, you'd try it.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,378
Posted By Mackinaw
There is a Ektachrome thread in the film...

There is a Ektachrome thread in the film sub-forum. Some nice images there.

I haven't shot any yet, mainly because its mid-winter in northern Michigan, with the primary color being white (snow). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,378
Posted By Mackinaw
I discovered a 5-pack of 120 Plus-X in my freezer...

I discovered a 5-pack of 120 Plus-X in my freezer a few weeks back. I just shot it last week. Man, I do miss that film. Hope it makes it back into production.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 451
Views: 53,353
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1, FD 35/2.0, TRi-X in Xtol...

Canon F-1, FD 35/2.0, TRi-X in Xtol 1:1.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/469608-1/can3.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Mackinaw
Older versions use 625 mercury batteries, later...

Older versions use 625 mercury batteries, later ones used type 76 silver oxide.

Jim B.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,160
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try again.

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/canon-snatches-japanese-mirrorless-market-from-olympus-and-sony-thanks-to-canon-eos-r

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 29,769
Posted By Mackinaw
Just stumbled across this old thread. My...

Just stumbled across this old thread. My original black paint Canon P.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/454578-2/Black+P2+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, the RP. There was a thread on this a few...

Yes, the RP. There was a thread on this a few days back. Not sure what sub-forum it's in.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Mackinaw
I just pulled out Brian Long's book on the...

I just pulled out Brian Long's book on the history of Canon. He says that Kazuo Shimura was the gentleman who came up with the design of the Canon eagle. He also designed the Canon logo.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, it was duplicated. It looks like this one...

Yes, it was duplicated. It looks like this one has won out.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting question. Looking at Dechert's book,...

Interesting question. Looking at Dechert's book, the eagle looks to have first appeared on early Canon X-ray cameras in 1939. As for how long they used it, in 1962 Canon did use the eagle on a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mackinaw
You just need a lens spanner. Come in from the...

You just need a lens spanner. Come in from the back. Easy peasy.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Mackinaw
I have the same system you have, an M240 with a...

I have the same system you have, an M240 with a Canon FL 50/3.5 Macro lens. I use this combo along with a Canon Bellows FL, and the appropriate Canon adaptors, which I use to “scan” 35mm film. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mackinaw
Who painted the lens black? Jim B.

Who painted the lens black?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe too easy. That's why mine has internal...

Maybe too easy. That's why mine has internal cleaning marks.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mackinaw
I picked up one, cheap, last year ($125.00 USD). ...

I picked up one, cheap, last year ($125.00 USD). The price was so low because the lens had interior cleaning marks. I bought it thinking I could clean it. Turns out I couldn’t remove the cleaning...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Mackinaw
The Darkroom, in California. Jim B.

The Darkroom, in California.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,735
Views: 284,084
Posted By Mackinaw
What we in Northern Michigan deal with from...

What we in Northern Michigan deal with from November to April.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,735
Views: 284,084
Posted By Mackinaw
My 25 year old...

My 25 year old F150.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468904-1/snowed+in.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mackinaw
My experience? Aspherical surface usually means...

My experience? Aspherical surface usually means a sharper, more contrasty image wide-open, especially with a high-speed lens. Comparing an ancient Canon FD 55/1.2mm with a FD 55/1.2 aspherical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mackinaw
Kodak Alaris For Sale?

Saw this on Photrio this morning.

https://www.insideimaging.com.au/2019/exclusive-kodak-up-for-sale/

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,820
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably the same folks which make their...

Probably the same folks which make their Microdol-X equivalent, which Kodak discontinued ages ago.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,820
Posted By Mackinaw
Freestyle offers a HC-110 equivalent. Jim B.

Freestyle offers a HC-110 equivalent.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Mackinaw
4X5 Ektachrome? Man I hope so, but 120 will be...

4X5 Ektachrome? Man I hope so, but 120 will be just fine, for now.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Mackinaw
Ektachrome 120 on the Way

Maybe in April:

https://kosmofoto.com/2019/01/ektachrome-120-could-be-released-by-april/?fbclid=IwAR30yGdhUNT6sQN5YQ-dfFII4jZ_h5btBkozqPnCbARq_L7QosHORUQ3Vg0

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mackinaw
Sounds like Canon understands their home market...

Sounds like Canon understands their home market better than we do.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,588
Posted By Mackinaw
Not for sale in the U.S. yet? You can buy the...

Not for sale in the U.S. yet? You can buy the 4x5 stuff, which interests me, at Fotoimpex.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,195
Posted By Mackinaw
Forget email, call him. Jim B.

Forget email, call him.

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,387
Posted By Mackinaw
Thatís an interesting idea. A modern, meter...

Thatís an interesting idea. A modern, meter prism that would fit onto an F. Iíd be interested.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By Mackinaw
He also wrote for the print magazine "Classic...

He also wrote for the print magazine "Classic Camera." I kept several for reference. My condolences to the family.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Mackinaw
I've been mixing Xtol in cheap plastic buckets...

I've been mixing Xtol in cheap plastic buckets for over 20 years. Never had a problem.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Mackinaw
Last one (for now). Canon FD 15mm on a Leica...

Last one (for now). Canon FD 15mm on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413279-1/Sharonsmall.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Mackinaw
Another, same combo, Canon FD 15mm on a Leica...

Another, same combo, Canon FD 15mm on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415169-1/M38_LUG.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Mackinaw
I do on occasion. Here's a Canon FD 15mm on a...

I do on occasion. Here's a Canon FD 15mm on a Leica M240. Cropped a bit.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/430792-1/Fisheye+Fun_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Mackinaw
Wow. An all-black Canon 50/1.2. Nice. Jim B.

Wow. An all-black Canon 50/1.2. Nice.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 18,977
Posted By Mackinaw
50/1.4 on my black Spotmatic. Forgot the...

50/1.4 on my black Spotmatic. Forgot the film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468238-1/larryfine.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Mackinaw
To answer your question, my Canon 50/1.4 doesn't...

To answer your question, my Canon 50/1.4 doesn't interfere with the 50mm frameline on my 0.72X MP. Lot of space between the lens and the viewfinder frame.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-04-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 30,039
Posted By Mackinaw
The head bartender. Check out the Cameraquest...

The head bartender. Check out the Cameraquest website.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-01-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Mackinaw
I drifted away from my SX-70 and Polaroid...

I drifted away from my SX-70 and Polaroid Originals film this past year. While the film is light-years better than before, its variable quality can be maddening. I bought a Fuji Instax SQ6 in 2018...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-31-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mackinaw
Processed in straight D-76, continuous agitation...

Processed in straight D-76, continuous agitation for 6'30" at 22C.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-31-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon IVSb2, Canon 35/2.8, Ferrania...

Canon IVSb2, Canon 35/2.8, Ferrania P30.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/460816-1/p30e_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1 with Canon 25/3.5. ...

Canon L1 with Canon 25/3.5.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/412473-1/Canon+25-3_5s.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,533
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably this shot. A local actor at a...

Probably this shot. A local actor at a historical reenactment. I asked her if I could take her pic, and she obliged. I love her smile. Plus I love that I took this pic with my $15.00 Yashica Mat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mackinaw
Pretty much all Leica these past few weeks. I...

Pretty much all Leica these past few weeks. I photographed an artist friend with my M240, and another friend with my film MP.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Anders (the recent Nova episode...

According to Anders (the recent Nova episode referred to above), he had no light meter. But maybe the passing of time dims oneís memory.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Mackinaw
Years back, I used a Rollei 6003 with a 70mm...

Years back, I used a Rollei 6003 with a 70mm back. We usually loaded between 60-70 exposures of Kodak Color Infrared film per back.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Mackinaw
I watched that program too. I liked how...

I watched that program too. I liked how astronaut Bill Anders said he didn't have a light meter so just bracketed like hell.

Jim B.
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