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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mackinaw
Sales start December 20th. But who knows how...

Sales start December 20th. But who knows how long it will take for the supply lines to fill.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mackinaw
Definitely good news. I like the 35mm stuff, 120...

Definitely good news. I like the 35mm stuff, 120 and 4x5 should be even better. Will be looking to buy some, in the coming months.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mackinaw
As I mentioned a few days back in a previous...

As I mentioned a few days back in a previous post, with P30, it all depends if you wet print or scan. This pic of a Halloween decoration (yes, we had snow on the ground) is a high contrast pic. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mackinaw
Chris, P30 seems to have two personalities. If...

Chris, P30 seems to have two personalities. If you wet print, the inherently high contrast of the film will be very challenging. If you scan, depending on your scanner and scanning software, you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,077
Posted By Mackinaw
Earlier this year I purchased a near-mint Canon...

Earlier this year I purchased a near-mint Canon VI-T rangefinder. The shutter speeds were all off and the lever advance was very rough and notchy. I was going to ask DAG for a cost and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mackinaw
I read about this yesterday. I was gifted some...

I read about this yesterday. I was gifted some Ferrania P30 awhile back so have a decent supply in my freezer. I'm just glad Ferrania seems to have overcome their production issues.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Mackinaw
I use my SF-20 flash on my M240 all the time. ...

I use my SF-20 flash on my M240 all the time. Works well with no issues at all.

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably would be a bit harder to advance the...

Probably would be a bit harder to advance the film. 220 film has no paper backing so setting the pressure plate to 220 will move it closer to the film rails. Theoretically, there should be more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mackinaw
Ferrania just published a video update on their...

Ferrania just published a video update on their website. It's about five minutes long. Very informative, and answers a lot of questions original Kickstarter supporters will...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon never made a M-mount lens. If your lens...

Canon never made a M-mount lens. If your lens doesn't have an adaptor, then it was modified by a camera tech sometime in the past. My Canon 50/0.95 lens is now in M-mount, thanks to Ken Ruth.

Jim...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Mackinaw
You don't have to use Kodak C-41 profiles, try...

You don't have to use Kodak C-41 profiles, try Fuji, Agfa, etc. And play round with the individual RGB curves in the histogram. You can make a film look anyway you want once you master those.

Jim...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 17,601
Posted By Mackinaw
Some old Motorola...

Some old Motorola Moto.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/480129-1/mancelona+buck+pole.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,255
Posted By Mackinaw
Mirko Boddecker, of Adox, has been saying for...

Mirko Boddecker, of Adox, has been saying for sometime now that film is too cheap with too little profit margin and that prices need to be a bit higher. So I'm not surprised that Kodak is raising...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Mackinaw
Black Friday plans? Driving several hundred...

Black Friday plans? Driving several hundred miles back to our residence.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,312
Posted By Mackinaw
Just a guess on my part, but perhaps Fuji’s...

Just a guess on my part, but perhaps Fuji’s plants are better suited for large production runs (color), while Ilford/Harman’s smaller, more nimble plant is best suited for smaller production runs...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,608
Posted By Mackinaw
Just saw this on...

Just saw this on FB:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/479711-1/xtol.png

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
Posted By Mackinaw
Myself, I don't hunt, but I live in a rural area...

Myself, I don't hunt, but I live in a rural area where hunting is part of the local culture. Schools will close on opening day of firearm deer season (November 15th) to allow high school kids a...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
Posted By Mackinaw
Firearm deer season in Northern Michigan, and I...

Firearm deer season in Northern Michigan, and I ended up photographing a "buck pole," which is where hunters hang their deer that they shot. I used a Canon VI-T rangefinder and 25/3.5 lens, On...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting. I know a few wildlife biologists. I...

Interesting. I know a few wildlife biologists. I pass this pic onto them.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
A young spike in...

A young spike in IR.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/479483-1/spike+ir.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
A tom turkey showing his stuff. Excuse the snow...

A tom turkey showing his stuff. Excuse the snow on the lens.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/479480-1/turkey2.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
Snow's been on the ground since Halloween. Some...

Snow's been on the ground since Halloween. Some does looking for something to eat.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/479477-1/November+6_+2019.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Mackinaw
It was my understanding that Leica designed them,...

It was my understanding that Leica designed them, and Panasonic built them. I have the 25mm F1.4 Summilux for my Olympus OM-D. A fine lens.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By Mackinaw
We had a Kodachrome thread a few years back. ...

We had a Kodachrome thread a few years back. Some wonderful images here.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165131

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mackinaw
They did, years ago. I took advantage and...

They did, years ago. I took advantage and stocked up on P30. Love the stuff and I eagerly await the 120 version.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,378
Posted By Mackinaw
The Return of Ferrania P30

From their FB page. A box of 35mm Ferrania P30 coated July, 2019. For now, only sold in Italy. Excuse the poor FB translation.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/479305-1/ferrania+P30.png

Jim b.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Mackinaw
There's the possibility that the light baffles of...

There's the possibility that the light baffles of the P may interfere with the lens as it's being collapsed. Hopefully someone who has the lenses in question can give you an answer.

Jim B.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Mackinaw
I read about this someplace else yesterday. ...

I read about this someplace else yesterday. Considering the sorry state of the camera industry at present, it wouldn't surprise me if this rumor was true.

Jim B.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Mackinaw
Freestyle. Jim B.

Freestyle.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Mackinaw
The variable viewfinder changed magnification and...

The variable viewfinder changed magnification and field of view. The VT-series cameras donít show frame lines in the viewfinder, but the VI-series cameras do (50 and 100mm frames, parallax corrected...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,912
Posted By Mackinaw
Small: Canon EOS-M, with the 22mm pancake...

Small: Canon EOS-M, with the 22mm pancake lens.
Big: 4x5 Crown Graphic

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Mackinaw
Not sure where you live, but Youxin Ye (U.S.)...

Not sure where you live, but Youxin Ye (U.S.) services Canon LTM lenses.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 1,885
Views: 294,330
Posted By Mackinaw
Beautiful 1961 Continental, and a hot-rod C3...

Beautiful 1961 Continental, and a hot-rod C3 Corvette. Cell phone pic.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/478697-1/61+Cont_68Vette.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-24-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Mackinaw
Using Lens Coatings to Enhance Bokeh

This is interesting. Canon has come up with a way to enhance bokeh through the use of lens coatings. From PetaPixel.

"Canon says Defocus Smoothing is a new vapor-deposited coating thatís added to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,550
Posted By Mackinaw
I never met Mr. Puts, but did enter into an email...

I never met Mr. Puts, but did enter into an email exchange with him many years back. He even bought a Canon F-1 from me. Sounds like he's not willing to accept that the photographic world he's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2019
Replies: 752
Views: 162,170
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon VI-T, Canon 25/3.5 lens. Ferrania P30 in...

Canon VI-T, Canon 25/3.5 lens. Ferrania P30 in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/478602-1/can10_sepia.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,181
Posted By Mackinaw
Old-Growth Hemlock,...

Old-Growth Hemlock, Michigan.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/312121-2/Old+Growth.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
Posted By Mackinaw
Just got back from a fall color tour. We needed...

Just got back from a fall color tour. We needed to shop in a nearby town so I took along my Canon VI-T rangefinder and some Ektar. Took the long way home. Stunning colors this year, but it's also...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 1,885
Views: 294,330
Posted By Mackinaw
Ford...

Ford Econoline.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/478173-1/Econoline.JPG

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Mackinaw
I love the mobile darkroom chase vehicle. Great...

I love the mobile darkroom chase vehicle. Great idea.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Mackinaw
Free Film USA Tour

Just saw this on Facebook. Apparently Ford has supplied photographers, in 18 communities, with 1500 rolls of 35mm film along with a F-150 mobile darkroom. Very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,262
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree. The odds of Ferrari introducing a new E6...

I agree. The odds of Ferrari introducing a new E6 film are zero.

Excuse the wise-a** answer, I couldn't resist. I suggest you go over to Photrio (old APUG) and read the long, long thread on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,181
Posted By Mackinaw
Old Growth White Pine, in...

Old Growth White Pine, in IR:

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

Jim B.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mackinaw
Epson V800, because I can scan my 4x5...

Epson V800, because I can scan my 4x5 negatives/transparencies.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 5,637
Views: 504,194
Posted By Mackinaw
We have a couple of apple trees on our property. ...

We have a couple of apple trees on our property. One has a ton of fruit. Canon 50/0.95 at 0.95. Canon RP body.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/477973-1/ap1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 43,602
Posted By Mackinaw
My current favorite camera. ...

My current favorite camera.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/477972-2/good+looking.JPG

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-04-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
Posted By Mackinaw
I'l be photographing a bunch of artist dressed up...

I'l be photographing a bunch of artist dressed up like Van Gogh this morning, using Ektar 100 in my Canon VI-T rangefinder. Fall color season is also upon us, so will pull out some sort of camera...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Mackinaw
I think you nailed it. They looked at what was...

I think you nailed it. They looked at what was happening with Spectra cameras and decided a fix (of whatever type) just wasn't worth it. I'll miss my Spectra (though I haven't used it in years) and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Mackinaw
Not sure when we're going downstate next, but...

Not sure when we're going downstate next, but will stop by his exhibit if we do.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Mackinaw
IP offered an elongated one, much larger than the...

IP offered an elongated one, much larger than the factory original. It worked well, totally covering the print, but really strained the motor.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Mackinaw
Who's going to make a new Spectra camera? Jim...

Who's going to make a new Spectra camera?

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Mackinaw
Spectra's didn't take kindly to frog tongues. I...

Spectra's didn't take kindly to frog tongues. I installed one a few years back. to shield the pic as it ejected, and learned to wait forever as the motor struggled to eject the print. The extra...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Mackinaw
This is too bad. My dad's old Spectra was my...

This is too bad. My dad's old Spectra was my introduction to IP films several years back. The rectangular format was always a plus. Time to put it on my mantle I guess.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,262
Posted By Mackinaw
I love the stuff. The most unique B&W film I've...

I love the stuff. The most unique B&W film I've ever shot. I'm looking forward to replenishing my supply. Plus they plan to make it in 120 too.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,262
Posted By Mackinaw
Dave Bias still gives updates on Photrio. They...

Dave Bias still gives updates on Photrio. They also have added new video updates to their website. Overpromising and under-delivering has burned them in the past, so they are staying quiet until...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't do it a lot, but for some portrait...

I don't do it a lot, but for some portrait sessions, I use my Leica MP and M240. B&W film in the MP, and I use the M240 for color. Having the same lens mount is a big plus.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
And a doe who is not shy in front of the...

And a doe who is not shy in front of the camera.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/477728-1/closeup_small.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
Just checked my trail cam. One giant buck...

Just checked my trail cam. One giant buck lurking in the area.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/477731-1/big+buck_small.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't know what it says on the Massive...

I don't know what it says on the Massive Developing Chart, but the Kodak data sheets for the old and new versions for TMX 3200 are the same.

You can get download the new data sheet from the Kodak...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Mackinaw
Trail-Cam Pics

We live in the country. I stuck a trail-cam in the back of our ownership. A young buck came by for a visit.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/477289-1/buck+small.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Mackinaw
I would think so, but you would probably have to...

I would think so, but you would probably have to extend fix time to compensate for the added dilution.

I use Ilford Rapid Fix at 1+4 for film.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 722
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 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,322
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 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 722
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. 09-14-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 8,011
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 09-14-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,336
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 09-12-2019
Replies: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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 09-11-2019
Replies: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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. 09-09-2019
Replies: 1,885
Views: 294,330
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 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 264
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 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 264
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. 09-08-2019
Replies: 650
Views: 18,896
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 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
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 09-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 5,046
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. 09-06-2019
Replies: 650
Views: 18,896
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 09-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 5,046
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 09-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 338
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 09-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 338
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 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,411
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 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
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 09-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 210
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 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
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 08-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,821
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 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,822
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 08-25-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
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 08-24-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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. 08-23-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 871
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 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
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 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 520
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 08-19-2019
Replies: 933
Views: 227,885
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 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 668
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 08-18-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
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 08-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 668
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 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
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 08-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 745
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 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,731
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: 1,731
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: 932
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: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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: 577
Views: 85,529
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: 673
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: 673
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: 673
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: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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: 984
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: 673
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: 673
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: 984
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: 984
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: 1,367
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: 1,367
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: 314
Views: 37,525
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: 752
Views: 162,170
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: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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: 1,867
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: 1,353
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: 559
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: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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: 1,210
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: 3,258
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: 1,210
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: 9,172
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: 2,352
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: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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: 1,659
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: 1,976
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: 1,976
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: 2,465
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: 5,637
Views: 504,194
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: 408
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: 1,197
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: 199
Views: 14,271
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: 752
Views: 162,170
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: 199
Views: 14,271
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: 173
Views: 6,789
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: 602
Red
Views: 138,117
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: 1,879
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: 1,710
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: 366
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: 98
Views: 6,312
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: 857
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: 1,933
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: 1,976
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: 644
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: 173
Views: 6,789
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: 4,187
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: 4,187
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: 4,187
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: 1,300
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: 1,300
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: 166
Views: 43,602
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: 1,057
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: 30,435
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: 1,328
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: 3,241
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: 2,204
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: 3,241
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: 3,241
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: 3,241
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: 3,241
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: 335
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: 1,895
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: 538
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: 1,895
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: 465
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: 1,525
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: 237
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: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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: 2,222
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: 489
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: 1,301
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: 395
Views: 160,076
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: 29,022
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: 1,260
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: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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: 1,214
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: 1,601
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: 1,745
Views: 325,540
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, very nice. Jim B.

Raid, very nice.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,271
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: 1,874
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: 409
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: 20,900
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: 409
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: 1,598
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: 390
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: 505
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: 505
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: 619
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: 20,900
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: 2,496
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: 2,496
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: 1,795
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: 15,340
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: 2,963
Views: 1,787,751
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: 1,598
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: 1,062
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: 8,372
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.
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