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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,494
Posted By jamesmck
You may be getting an older version of the Flickr...

You may be getting an older version of the Flickr opening page. If using Windows, try a forced reset while at the homepage (CTRL+F5) and then try to sign in.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By jamesmck
I am very impressed with your plans, your...

I am very impressed with your plans, your writing, and the work shown on your website and on Flickr. Well done!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 46,308
Posted By jamesmck
W/NW Benches

Pentax ZX-5n, Takumar 28-80, f3.5-4.5
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33897224368_7047bfd866_c.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-20-2018
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,201
Posted By jamesmck
Nettar 517-16

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4677/39766562984_17e0a3f59e_c.jpg
Nettar 517-16
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,849
Posted By jamesmck
I am with you on this.

I am with you on this.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By jamesmck
I agree with Steve and Huss that exposure...

I agree with Steve and Huss that exposure compensation with the WYSWYG in the viewfinder lessens the need for multi-spot metering (or even messing with the histogram), though spot metering of one...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By jamesmck
multi-spot metering

I know that Olympus m4/3 cameras have highlight-spot and shadow-spot metering modes, but do any m4/3 cameras have multi-spot metering as on certain Canon DSLRs and the old Olympus OM-3 and OM-4 SLRs...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,368
Posted By jamesmck
Nikon ES-2 slide/negative copier

Does anyone know of a retailer that might have the new Nikon ES-2 slide/negative copier in stock? They are either back-ordered or "not yet available" everywhere I can think of (including the Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-05-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,045
Posted By jamesmck
Can you say more about the green backlight?

Can you say more about the green backlight?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-25-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,500
Posted By jamesmck
That is a superb photo, jsrockit!

That is a superb photo, jsrockit!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-29-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,727
Posted By jamesmck
Thank you. Just tried it on my X100T. Seems to...

Thank you. Just tried it on my X100T. Seems to lock only the Q button and the four-way selector. Better than nothing.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-29-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,727
Posted By jamesmck
Do you know if this holds for the X100t as well? ...

Do you know if this holds for the X100t as well? Would this lock everything, including the shutter button?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By jamesmck
Beautiful in every way!

Beautiful in every way!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks. I am aware that the DOF scale will...

Thanks. I am aware that the DOF scale will differ from that shown on the lens.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-29-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By jamesmck
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-29-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By jamesmck
Legacy lens distance scale on m4/3

In using a legacy lens (Leica thread mount) with distance markings on a m4/3 camera, I assume that the markings will not be accurate due to the thickness of the adapter. If this is so, might there...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 10-24-2016
Replies: 238
Views: 45,628
Posted By jamesmck
Leica IIIc, Industar-61 (Kodak Gold 100, I...

Leica IIIc, Industar-61 (Kodak Gold 100, I think). From Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2014
Replies: 677
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 241,862
Posted By jamesmck
Empty Waterfall

Empty Waterfall. Moskva 5, Arista.Edu. Ultra (Fomapan) 200, exposed at 100, D-76 1:2, 8-min rotary.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/13697031103_c70d5d08a3_c.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By jamesmck
Was that Scanner Pro?

Was that Scanner Pro?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-03-2014
Replies: 298
Views: 35,141
Posted By jamesmck
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/Mi...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/Misc-Nelsonfoto/20-700-2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 8,109
Posted By jamesmck
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/ru...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/rusty%20trucks/1841.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-03-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,859
Posted By jamesmck
Highlights & Shadows in the Olympus OM-D

I have two questions about adjusting highlights and shadows in the OM-D: (1) Is there any quick way to readjust these to the starting point, or do they have to be reset with the dials, and (2) Are...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,075
Posted By jamesmck
Too bad, it would be nice to leave it on until OK...

Too bad, it would be nice to leave it on until OK is pressed again.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-15-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,075
Posted By jamesmck
Since we seem to have a bunch of savvy OM-D users...

Since we seem to have a bunch of savvy OM-D users here, does anyone know if there is a way to get the SCP to stay visible a little longer? I'll get used to where the various items are after a while,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,075
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks to both of you. I was erroneously...

Thanks to both of you. I was erroneously expecting it to come up with the Menu button. I now get the SCP with a combination of the OK and Info buttons. Man, configuring this thing is a bear!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,075
Posted By jamesmck
Super Control Panel in Olympus OM-D

I cannot for the life of me get the Super Control Panel to display on my new OM-D. I have tried everything mentioned in scores of discussions of this on the web, but I am obviously missing...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By jamesmck
I am away from home and don't have mine with me. ...

I am away from home and don't have mine with me. I do remember the lines being slightly off. Did you simply pull hard to get it apart?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,893
Posted By jamesmck
I second this suggestion. The TC-X with the 40mm...

I second this suggestion. The TC-X with the 40mm pancake lens is a very compact and capable camera.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By jamesmck
Dick - You've got me by two years. I, too, bike...

Dick - You've got me by two years. I, too, bike a lot, and will appreciate the LX-5 for this. My EVF just arrived today, and I look forward to it. I also plan to use an optical 25mm finder on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By jamesmck
New Lumix LX-5 test shots

My LX-5 arrived yesterday, and I am very pleased. Have not yet configured it to my liking, but went out today to do a few shots in iA (Intelligent Auto) mode. I am impressed. These were on the DC...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-11-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,302
Posted By jamesmck
Hood and half-case for Lumix LX5

I eagerly await delivery of my Lumix LX5. Two questions. First, are there hood options that do not involve using the accessory tube? Second, I would like to get a well-fitting half-case. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2011
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,779
Posted By jamesmck
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/Ch...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/Chantilly%20cars%202011/268-sep-700-frame.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks, Robert. I have seen at least one comment...

Thanks, Robert. I have seen at least one comment on the web suggesting that the GF1 keeps the focus setting during "power save", but the G1 does not. I wonder if anyone can confirm this.

James
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By jamesmck
Keeping manual-focus setting, Lumix G1

With a Panasonic Lumix G1 and 1.7/20mm lens, will a manual-focus setting be kept when the camera goes into a "warm" shutdown (i.e., the shutdown after a period of non-use which is cancelled by...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 26,535
Posted By jamesmck
Ummm.... Anyone know why I don't see any of...

Ummm.... Anyone know why I don't see any of Peter's pictures (with either Firefox or Chrome)?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By jamesmck
I tried a 5mm wide strip of self-stick 'felt'...

I tried a 5mm wide strip of self-stick 'felt' (slightly fuzzy) from one of Jon's kits, and it works perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks for the good suggestions, everyone!

Thanks for the good suggestions, everyone!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By jamesmck
Snugness of push-on cap

Does anyone know of a source for that nice tape on the inside rim of the push-on lenscap for the Color-Skopar 35mm (it keeps the cap snug, and appears to be some sort of very thin foam)? Reason I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,189
Posted By jamesmck
Gerry - If you're lucky, you might be able to...

Gerry - If you're lucky, you might be able to find a Petri Color 35, which Stephen Gandy says is "the camera that the Rollei 35 should have been" (http://www.cameraquest.com/petri35.htm). Consider...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By jamesmck
Do you mean the Panasonic EVF add-on for the GF1?...

Do you mean the Panasonic EVF add-on for the GF1? Any idea how it compares with the native EVF on the G1?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-28-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,259
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks, Jim. The Jupiter-12 seems to be modeled...

Thanks, Jim. The Jupiter-12 seems to be modeled after the pre-war Biogon and has a far deeper rear element than the post-war Biogon, so safe mounting is probably not possible. Vick's suggestion...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks, Vick. I'll have to think hard about...

Thanks, Vick. I'll have to think hard about whether this much of an investment in adapters is worth it for an occasional use of the Biogon.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By jamesmck
Thank you, Vick. Bear with me here, as I am on...

Thank you, Vick. Bear with me here, as I am on shaky ground and want to understand. Is the reason that this adapter http://*******.com/3y9qmto will not focus to infinity with a 35mm lens because...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-27-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By jamesmck
Zeiss-Opton Biogon with m4/3?

Can anyone say if, with adapter, my Zeiss-Opton Biogon, 2.8/35mm (about 1953) will mount safely on a Panasonic G1? Has anyone here used this lens on an m4/3 camera? The adapter vendor warns "Focus...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,259
Posted By jamesmck
Zeiss-Opton Biogon 2.8/35 on Micro 4/3

I am having a great time trying old glass on a new Panasonic G1 Micro 4/3. Can anyone say if, with adapter, my Zeiss-Opton Biogon, 2.8/35mm (immediate postwar) will mount safely? In case not all...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By jamesmck
Well, I've thoroughly cleaned the lens threads,...

Well, I've thoroughly cleaned the lens threads, to no avail. I guess this particular I-50 is not meant to have the pleasure of working with this IIIc.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,710
Posted By jamesmck
For me, a nice viewfinder is an invaluable aid in...

For me, a nice viewfinder is an invaluable aid in composing and just 'getting into' what is about to be shot (apart from ease of focusing).

Ditto what Rover said about which Leicas are most fairly...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks, everyone. Looks like there's some split...

Thanks, everyone. Looks like there's some split here. I wonder if the variations are due to body or lens differences. Anyway, I now seem to be on both sides of this split. Last night I was...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By jamesmck
Summitar collapsible on Bessa R

I would appreciate hearing of your experience with mounting certain collapsible lenses on the Bessa R. With the Industar-50, I am able to mount on the Bessa R, but the lens will not safely collapse...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By jamesmck
Using my index-fingernail as a test instrument...

Using my index-fingernail as a test instrument (!), there don't seem to be any irregularities in the threads, other than a bit of dark gunk here and there in the bottom of the VVV. I'm going to try...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-09-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By jamesmck
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I examined...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I examined the camera (and lens) threads and flange carefully, and nothing seems amiss. I think I will just live with not using this lens on this camera.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By jamesmck
Brian: The threads appear good, and I just ran a...

Brian: The threads appear good, and I just ran a thumbnail through them and can feel no irregularities. As I mentioned, the lens mounts OK on a Fed-2 and Zorki-4. I just tried it on a Bessa, and it...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By jamesmck
Industar collapsible won't mount on Leica IIIc

I have a 1963 Industar-50 collapsible that will not screw in all the way on my Leica IIIc (whether extended or collapsed). There's about a mm space between the lens flange and camera body after it is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,547
Posted By jamesmck
A 1963 Industar-50 collapsible will not screw in...

A 1963 Industar-50 collapsible will not screw in all the way on my Leica IIIc (whether extended or collapsed). There's about a mm space between the lens flange and camera body after it is as tight...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By jamesmck
I haven't had response to an email query of about...

I haven't had response to an email query of about a week ago.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,377
Posted By jamesmck
Fits perfectly on my OM-2n. Thanks so much for...

Fits perfectly on my OM-2n. Thanks so much for the tip.

James
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-04-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By jamesmck
Dating Biogon & Sonnar Lenses

Would appreciate hints on how I might determine manufacturing dates for the following lenses:

Zeiss-Opton Sonnar, 1.5/50mm, #104xx55
Zeiss-Opton Biogon, 2.8/35mm, #113xx43

Thanks in advance.

James
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-02-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By jamesmck
Here's one from my 'new' Zeiss-Opton Sonnar...

Here's one from my 'new' Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 1.5/50 on XP2 (Eleanor Roosevelt sculpture at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/jamesmck/Contax/18-700.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,508
Posted By jamesmck
These wide-flange reels make loading 120 a snap. ...

These wide-flange reels make loading 120 a snap. Freestyle has the same one (http://www.freestylephoto.biz/55043-Arista-Premium-Plastic-Developing-Reel). They're manufactured by AP Photo in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By jamesmck
There is just one set of numbers on the dials --...

There is just one set of numbers on the dials -- no color coding, etc. I have a Micro-Leader (battery operated), for which I got a manual from Butkus, but he has nothing on the LC-2 (selenium). You...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By jamesmck
I've had it for years, but just dug it out as a...

I've had it for years, but just dug it out as a possible shoe-mount for a recently acquired Contax IIa. It works, and seems pretty accurate in sunlight. A few things about it puzzle me. For...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By jamesmck
I have one of these and have been searching for a...

I have one of these and have been searching for a manual. Do you know if one might be available online? Thanks.

James
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