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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By davhill
Would you care to clarify that? Being as we're...

Would you care to clarify that? Being as we're sitting here in the Canon RF (rangefinder) camera forum, and talking about Canon RF cameras and RF lenses, how can you possibly say Canon was not good...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By davhill
If an affiliation with RIT Photo House means he...

If an affiliation with RIT Photo House means he schooled in Rochester NY, Youxin Ye (Canton MA, near Boston) is likely within range — and is a good choice.

http://yyecamera.com/
[email protected]
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By davhill
Cool Well damn. By those lights, I have a flared round...

Well damn. By those lights, I have a flared round metal thing that says "Series VI CANON LENS 50mm f:1.8 35mm f:2.8 35mm f:3.2". It must be a lens collection because it says so--three lenses in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By davhill
A wide range of 40mm filters are made today...

A wide range of 40mm filters are made today because the FUJI X10 series cameras use this size. Just search for ďFuji x10 filterĒ.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,917
Posted By davhill
Hah. Like some others here, I still use an X100...

Hah. Like some others here, I still use an X100 as a daily carry. When I need wider and feel like taking it from 'unobtrusive' to 'incredibly obvious' I have only to screw on my Wide converter lens....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,186
Posted By davhill
Deepest condolences, Helen. Death is a great...

Deepest condolences, Helen. Death is a great teacher, and life goes on. You will draw on your heart and your strength, and find peace to continue.

David Hill
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By davhill
In another repair thread this source of Canon...

In another repair thread this source of Canon Repair Manuals was noted. In that case it was a Canonette, but they have a wide range of manuals, including Canon P/L series, Canon 7. Also Canonette,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By davhill
My notes say T-50-2 is the proper hood for the...

My notes say T-50-2 is the proper hood for the 50/1.4, 85/1.9, 85/2, and 135/3.5.
But I canít validate this.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By davhill
You can get quite far from the rear of many of...

You can get quite far from the rear of many of these lenses. Once youíve got the focus block out (donít lose those shims!!), the rear elements may unscrew, then the middle pair of elements. Then...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By davhill
I concur: the visible notches are the filter. ...

I concur: the visible notches are the filter. Probably friction fit to unscrew the trim ring, and the same for the cone. It looks like a serrated rim on the lens element which may then pull the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By davhill
Hello, Doddle. I admit I'm a little skeptical....

Hello, Doddle.
I admit I'm a little skeptical. You say you're new to rangefinders, know little about them, but want to explore lots of focal lengths. So I'm going to toss out some warnings, which...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Hmm. There are references re C41 Stand and...

Hmm. There are references re C41 Stand and Semi-stand on photo.net and elsewhere. Much skepticism. One guy likes it but says itís better for scanning than it Is for darkroom printing as you can fix...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
These are excellent.. Such delicate colors. ...

These are excellent.. Such delicate colors.



Whoa. I'm terribly fond of Stand development for B/W (w Rodinal) but had no idea the technique is useful with C-41. Do you have a ready reference for...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 05-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,695
Posted By davhill
With a back-silvered mirror (as most glass...

With a back-silvered mirror (as most glass mirrors are) you can get a secondary reflection from the face of the glass, especially as the glass ages. I expect the shadow image is caused by this. I do...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By davhill
Mike Butkus sent a scan of his extremely tattered...

Mike Butkus sent a scan of his extremely tattered Baby 66 manual. And also provided the following links ...

BB66 Loading instructions from Petralka Classic Cameras .. which also has a wealth of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By davhill
So ... I've asked Mike if he might push that one...

So ... I've asked Mike if he might push that one into his workflow.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-07-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By davhill
Any chance you can send those Bessa 66...

Any chance you can send those Bessa 66 instructions to Mike Butkus? He might publish them in lieu of an actual manual ... and make them far more accessible than the happenstance of finding you on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
Oh, you'll find something! But it's very good to...

Oh, you'll find something! But it's very good to hear a positive reaction :0
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By davhill
Hmm. Pittsford. I grew up 15 miles south :). ...

Hmm. Pittsford. I grew up 15 miles south :). Thanks for this. I go back now and then .. I'll go visit some day.
-d
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By davhill
Iíve heard DAG is limiting himself to Leica work...

Iíve heard DAG is limiting himself to Leica work now.
Youxin Ye seems a good bet... even offered to let me watch while he CLAíd my Canon P.
Tell more about Vermont Camera... Iíve not heard of them...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,854
Posted By davhill
I think probably Series VII? The 50/1.5 has a...

I think probably Series VII? The 50/1.5 has a 40mm nose, but the dedicated hood for this lens is larger than that (maybe 50mm?). This would correspond to a Series VII holder.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,854
Posted By davhill
Larry, this is interesting but please donít...

Larry, this is interesting but please donít hijack a discussion by going off topic. Please create a new thread with this message.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By davhill
Those are .. really really fine.

Those are .. really really fine.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,854
Posted By davhill
Indeed. 1.2 and 0.95 are both 7/5 ??? 1.4 and...

Indeed.
1.2 and 0.95 are both 7/5 ???
1.4 and 1.8: double-gauss (Planar)
1.5: Sonnar
2.2: 5 element Gaussian
2.8 and 3.5: Tessar
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By davhill
Ok yes, B9 (benign?) is correct and Iíll accept...

Ok yes, B9 (benign?) is correct and Iíll accept his point ó ebay used to allow NoReturn but abolished that choice, and tilted the odds to the buyer.

Me, I always take ďdont know if it worksĒ as...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By davhill
Ok lissen .. he marked <Used> because, duh,...

Ok lissen .. he marked <Used> because, duh, someone obviously used it... without paying heed to the fine print (working etc) behind that tag. But because he qualified it by explicitly stating (As-is)...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-15-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
My notes on the 50/2.8 agree: ďCanon 50/2.8 ó 4/3...

My notes on the 50/2.8 agree: ďCanon 50/2.8 ó 4/3 Tessar, less well corrected than the [Planar] 50/1.8. Economy option late 50ís early 60sĒ.

The 50/2.2 is a 5-element Gaussian type.
The 50/1.8 is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-12-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
Well now... THAT's interesting. Granted, $2600 is...

Well now... THAT's interesting. Granted, $2600 is cheaper than a Leica Monochrom.

https://www.maxmax.com/maincamerapage/monochrome-cameras/fuji-monochrome
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-12-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By davhill
Cool Only the one lens? Tell me again why you need...

Only the one lens? Tell me again why you need interchangeable lenses?

<<ok, ok, stop hitting me>>
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
As an aside, Tony, why do you have the 50/2.8?...

As an aside, Tony, why do you have the 50/2.8? What do you like about that lens? What does the 2.8 bring to your table?
-dave
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-11-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
Hmm. Itís not like the concept is untried ó A...

Hmm. Itís not like the concept is untried ó A couple of film cameras come to mind (Nikon 35Ti and 28Ti, which fits the high-end consumer compact market segment of the X100 series; also the Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-10-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
To put it simply, I agree with you pretty much...

To put it simply, I agree with you pretty much across the board. But to get into specifics...

For my part, I've made use of others' suggestions, fiddled about and found a range of settings which...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-10-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
Helen-- While I agree with your assessment...

Helen--
While I agree with your assessment ("fantastic camera ..."), I quite frankly have no idea what you're begging about. There's been a few thoughts tossed about. Do you beg to differ that:

* A...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
To my eye, its that near-distance performance...

To my eye, its that near-distance performance which is a truly fine characteristic of this lens. Colton has shown us its a good landscape lens, but the punch and clarity and three-dimensionality at...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By davhill
.. or even a tight friction-fit, as SK Grimes...

.. or even a tight friction-fit, as SK Grimes does with their custom lens caps. SKG is 10 miles down the road from me. I could drop by and supervise, hahah :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By davhill
Ok then - youíre on the right path :). In looking...

Ok then - youíre on the right path :). In looking deeper, I find myself reading an old thread from some years ago when -you- were researching this very lens, and the point is made that Canon never...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By davhill
The cone angle of the shade isn't likely to be...

The cone angle of the shade isn't likely to be the culprit. Its the doubled-extension of filter ring plus shade-mount-ring that's impinging on your view. Try a step-up ring and a larger diameter...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
Monday updateóthe prognosis is improving...

Monday updateóthe prognosis is improving ...

Friday: the lens had lost internal condensation, so I plugged a battery in... and it popped to life. Time & date, and probably all my presets, are...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
At $890 it damned well ought to have a warranty,...

At $890 it damned well ought to have a warranty, but I dont know ó itís way past my range.
X100S at KEH, used, $550. Thatís a big step.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
"No Parts: No Service" This is interesting .. I...

"No Parts: No Service" This is interesting .. I spoke to Fuji-USA's repair center. They have no parts for the X100, so they won't even open it up for a Disassemble & Clean service. No Parts=No...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
Thank you all for all the expressions of hope and...

Thank you all for all the expressions of hope and sorrow :) Homeowners insurance? I hadn't thought of that: Value of an 8-year old X100 may not be enough to make that worthwhile, but still, it bears...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
Yeah, bag-o-rice is underway. Thanks for your...

Yeah, bag-o-rice is underway. Thanks for your condolences and the offer of some colorfully descriptive language. Frankly, my feelings sort of went beyond words, save one brief and expressive one. I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid...

Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid man.
Ok, I've said it. Nobody else has to point this out.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By davhill
Angry Boating with the X100

I've very cleverly dropped my X100 in the lake. Its very _clean_ water, but its also very _wet_. I immediately pulled the battery, but this is NOT a water-resistant camera, and water is dribbling...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 48,283
Posted By davhill
Peter - I took the liberty of browsing some of...

Peter - I took the liberty of browsing some of your other photos which use that combo (Leica M2 + Canon 35/2 + HP5). Oh my yes, that's lovely work. --david hill
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By davhill
“J-12 mounted on my L1-Santino ... It fits” — and...

“J-12 mounted on my L1-Santino ... It fits” — and his j12 has the metal ring around the rear element, which seem to be the troublesome versions.

There appear to be some variations in the J12 rear...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By davhill
Thank you also, Nathan. A new adventure begins 👀...

Thank you also, Nathan. A new adventure begins 👀 . Iíll report back if I screw this up too badly. Heh. Oh my. Letís not... -dave
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By davhill
Thank you, thank you. THAT manual! 6 months ago...

Thank you, thank you. THAT manual! 6 months ago I went in circles trying to locate this without getting my system hijacked or giving up a firstborn child. Finally gave up...
I am very much obliged...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By davhill
Dave, could you elaborate on the ďrepair infoĒ...

Dave, could you elaborate on the ďrepair infoĒ and sources youíve used for your P ó in particular that which helped you get the slow speeds back up to snuff.
Thanks

Dave
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
Cool Indeed I do keep an eye open.. and itís ever a...

Indeed I do keep an eye open.. and itís ever a play between price and condition and my present budget. Thereís been one listed recently which looks fine but for the :( fungus ...
-dave
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-08-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
Yeah, that works :). I still really want one for...

Yeah, that works :).
I still really want one for the close work, ok! If works this well at distance, so much the better.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-07-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
I had gotten the same impression [as that...

I had gotten the same impression [as that expressed on 35mmc] from images displayed on this forum, especially by Colton: the 50/2.2 appears uniquely suited for portraiture, less so for landscapes.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-07-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4,455
Posted By davhill
Its a good analysis. Its a shame that Hamish...

Its a good analysis. Its a shame that Hamish isn't active on this forum. He has a unique ability to discuss cameras and photography.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-28-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 48,283
Posted By davhill
This implies the damping grease in the focus...

This implies the damping grease in the focus helicoid has dried out.
This allows both wobble and some hitches in movement. CLA should solve that
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By davhill
Thatís the rare square-format model Ps

Thatís the rare square-format model Ps
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By davhill
Nice :) There’s also a nice set of 3 40mm walz...

Nice :)
There’s also a nice set of 3 40mm walz (Y1, Y2, R1) filters, but these are in Rolleiflex bayonet mount, NOT the screw mount we’re all seeking. But if you’ve got a Rollei...
--Another...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By davhill
If you have the Series VI hood, you have a Series...

If you have the Series VI hood, you have a Series VI adapter and can now use Series VI filters, which are somewhat more readily available than 40mm-fine filters.

Canon made both round and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By davhill
The (T-40-2?) hood for the 50/1.8, 35/2.8 would...

The (T-40-2?) hood for the 50/1.8, 35/2.8 would probably serve. These are Series VI hoods, with adapters for either 40mmx0.5 (fine pitch thread) or 42mm clamp-on styles, to fit Ý40 lenses.

For...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-11-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By davhill
You might have better luck with input on this...

You might have better luck with input on this issue in the [120/200 Film RF] group. You're in the [120 RF Film Folders] group, which includes the fixed-lens Mamiya-Six folder (circa 1950's), not the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Well.. I’ve been awhile getting back to this, but...

Well.. I’ve been awhile getting back to this, but it hasn’t improved with age. One thing I did discover sometime in the wee hours of an insomniac night is that you can remove the escapement from the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By davhill
Normal. To quote from a PHOTRIO posting by...

Normal. To quote from a PHOTRIO posting by “Trask” ...
“I've got a number of LTM cameras (Canon P, L1, 7s, Leica III), and a couple of 50mm lenses (Summarit, Elmar). While I can use the collapsible...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By davhill
Is the lens also out of spec, or is the issue...

Is the lens also out of spec, or is the issue completely in the 7? If you know someone nearby who also has a Canon 100, it'd be worth trying theirs on your 7 body to see if the issue remains. If the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
A lengthy Immersion in lighter fluid this time,...

A lengthy Immersion in lighter fluid this time, face down, with swishing and wishing. An improvement again but not yet ideal.

I wonder if an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner would be a useful tool...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Thanks. "Fraught", "How does this work?" and...

Thanks. "Fraught", "How does this work?" and "Don't ask me how I know." are my bywords, but I'll still avoid dismounting aperture blades if I can. The ring and diaphragm are moving smoothly, no issue...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Smile Oh dear god, save me from incomplete attempts....

Oh dear god, save me from incomplete attempts. First I'd like to thank you gentlemen for advice and support. Secondly to apologize for running you all down a rabbit hole. And third I'd like to say...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
<grin> Yea, I'm staggering through a confusing...

<grin> Yea, I'm staggering through a confusing field. This one (522/24) is the zone focus version (Ikonta 35, later renamed as Contina?), and has the Pronto shutter with 3-element Novar-Anastigmat...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
The issue is most definitely /inside/ the shutter...

The issue is most definitely /inside/ the shutter mechanism. In this model, cock and fire are separate actions. The cocking lever is on the shutter itself, and the "outside" actuator is restrained by...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Allright then, I dismounted the shutter. Easy,...

Allright then, I dismounted the shutter. Easy, really. The retaining ring is captive, and the shutter-to-interlock is simpleójust a prong from the body which moves, or doesnít move. Tomosy has a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Good lord, Hans, youíve got a wealth of data on...

Good lord, Hans, youíve got a wealth of data on flickr, donít you?!

Ok, so itís not just a Pronto shutter. Itís a particular little Pronto...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
A good point ó and yet, the shutter is *very*...

A good point ó and yet, the shutter is *very* solidly fixed. No rotation occurred.

BUT Iím making progress (oh fool that I am). Part of the interlock is tied to the *frame counter*, and I hadnít...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Hi Dan, and thanks for your input -- I'm also...

Hi Dan, and thanks for your input -- I'm also finding little help on this camera on the internet but you've given me some more avenues to explore. As for Bob -- I can't say much except to thank him...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By davhill
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 522/24 (35mm folder)

I knowóweíre in the 120 folder forum, but this is the closest match. The Ikonta 522/24 is closely akin to several other 120-size Zeiss folders. So Phoooey. Here I am.

The 522/24 is a 35mm zone...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-28-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,004
Posted By davhill
Personally, I'd keep both. They both have...

Personally, I'd keep both. They both have 'character' and there's enough difference in their characters that both are worthwhile.

I have a J12 and I like the lens quite a lot. It's soft wide...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-25-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Nice analysis, thank you. Iíll note you end by...

Nice analysis, thank you.
Iíll note you end by declaring your conclusion about the ďMinolta N-MD 50mm 1:1.4FĒ, which I presume is an edit error.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By davhill
Sure, like we all have one of those. The...

Sure, like we all have one of those. The practical way :) to measure thread pitch is to compare your filter threads to a common modern filter, like a Vivitar or whatever. Use magnifiers and bright...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-02-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
I believe the issue for many or even most people...

I believe the issue for many or even most people is Choice Without Guidance ó that there are so many interlocking choices and no guidance from the manual, no information about why one or the other...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-02-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
Luddite ...

Luddite ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-02-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,515
Posted By davhill
<The original x100 was my first and only digital...

<The original x100 was my first and only digital since 2012 until 2017 and always loved the Mojo perfection of its imperfection when I upgraded to x100f after...>

This is all kinda fascinating, and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By davhill
Iím very pleased with my P, though I donít have a...

Iím very pleased with my P, though I donít have a VI to compare.
The finder is big and bright, and I donít find the frame lines to be obtrusive at all. 50 is a comfortable majority part of the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,913
Posted By davhill
Ooooo. Oh my. Just noticed the Canon TC-DC58 tele...

Ooooo. Oh my. Just noticed the Canon TC-DC58 tele converter (at least as used on the X100) has rather severe pincushion distortion. And slight vignetting. I withdraw my suggestion and do not...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,913
Posted By davhill
As you're undoubtedly aware, the bare X100 lens...

As you're undoubtedly aware, the bare X100 lens barrel has a /male/ 49mm thread and the lens can focus past its rim. (I don't know if Fuji altered this odd arrangement for later models.) For the X100...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By davhill
Shame about the M3 :) Thatís a nice P set at a...

Shame about the M3 :)
Thatís a nice P set at a very decent price. If I didnít already have exactly that ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,542
Posted By davhill
You're correct: It takes a 1.35v Mercury (PX625)...

You're correct: It takes a 1.35v Mercury (PX625) cell, which are no longer available in the USA. Most cameras built for the mercury cell don't have the voltage regulators required for the wandering...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-20-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By davhill
Your lost Canonet manual is...

Your lost Canonet manual is here:
http://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canonet_g-iii_17.pdf
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,913
Posted By davhill
Thanks, Dogman. I do need to test the aux lenses...

Thanks, Dogman. I do need to test the aux lenses for *results*, not just functionality, and I haven't made enough use of the auxiliary lenses. I also have the Canon wide converter (WC-DC58B) (0.75x,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,913
Posted By davhill
Set to M (manual) focus mode. Touch AFL button to...

Set to M (manual) focus mode. Touch AFL button to AutoFocusLock on your initial subject. Youíre now locked in; shoot at will. Focus wonít change until you touch AFL again or touch the focus ring.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,913
Posted By davhill
I use a Canon TC-DC58 1.5x tele converter on my...

I use a Canon TC-DC58 1.5x tele converter on my Fuji X100. It’s far more compact than the Fuji converter, and can be found used for a tiny fraction of the Fuji price. 1.5x gives 50mm equivalent, and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
I found a Schneider-Kreuznach cap to fit - "B+W...

I found a Schneider-Kreuznach cap to fit - "B+W Schneider 58mm Slim Push On Lens Cap #305" (for use on 55mm filter). And it is indeed 58mm inside diameter, and fits perfectly. But "slim" is taken...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By davhill
I'd say "buy the best P you can", and pick a J12...

I'd say "buy the best P you can", and pick a J12 that fits. I'd avoid a J12 with the metal ring around the rear element, and otherwise be prepared to for some trial and error. You can resell the J12...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By davhill
My J12 is silver, 1960, and it clears (just!) in...

My J12 is silver, 1960, and it clears (just!) in my P. So I'm not sure year or color are good indicators.

How about factory? Some show the KMZ logo. Mine (1960) is marked with the LZOS logo (a KMZ...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-22-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Canon RF 50/1.8 Lens trials - with the Olympus...

Canon RF 50/1.8
Lens trials - with the Olympus Pen E-PL3 (m4/3). I'm liking this lens :)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/38949407495_c19ca596fa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22kPTSx)Back Bay, Jan...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-22-2018
Replies: 391
Views: 66,364
Posted By davhill
Because I don't feel like carrying a watering can...

Because I don't feel like carrying a watering can around?

OK.. let me explain that :)

A friend at work is a Russian immigrant, and she came to me one day recently to tell me that the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-21-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By davhill
Furthermore--You can destroy a modern camera real...

Furthermore--You can destroy a modern camera real quick in the cold--condensation in the electronics is a fast track to an expensive paperweight. Manual/mechanical cameras are best for this work....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-21-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By davhill
I used to shoot ski photography...

I used to shoot ski photography semi-professionally, mostly on race courses, with video and still gear -- most often 2 Olympus SLRs with motor drives -- with a 28, and a big zoom -- which saves...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,135
Posted By davhill
Mine has no part# inscribed, says simply "Canon...

Mine has no part# inscribed, says simply "Canon CAMERA HOLDER". Black enamel, felt lined base, 1/4" screws. Is there a way to ID which model it fits? I'd resell it if I could be confident of what I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
The hood is the Canon Series VI round hood...

The hood is the Canon Series VI round hood labeled 50/1.8, 35/2.8, 35/3.5. The end is unthreaded, and the outside diameter is 58mm. I challenge you to find me a cap that fits that. Canon had a "58mm"...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Brilliant. Thank you.

Brilliant. Thank you.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4765/38949413355_6a...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4765/38949413355_6a0bbccb15_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22kPVBz)Rainy window, Dec 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/22kPVBz) by David Hill (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davhill/),...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Canon 50/1.8 RF, Olympus m4/3 E-PL3

Scanner is down and I've not had any film processed, so here's some results from the new 50mm/1.8 on my little m4/3 digital Olympus Pen E-PL3. I'll admit the E-PL3 is no stellar performer, but its...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,135
Posted By davhill
I just acquired a very nice "Canon Camera Holder"...

I just acquired a very nice "Canon Camera Holder" which, as I shoulda known, doesn't fit my Canon P -- the holder is skinnier than the P and 7 series frame, and I assume this fits the older Canon IV...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-08-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 48,283
Posted By davhill
Thumbs up Helen, you keep coming up with these gorgeous...

Helen, you keep coming up with these gorgeous dark moody shots in B/W... here and in the 50/1.8 thread. Lovely. Marvelous.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Series VI hood 50/1.8 ... cap

Is there a lenscap that fits the Canon Series VI hood for the 50/1.8? The hood is 58mm outside diameter, but I believe "58mm" caps fit on a 58mm filter, which is ~60mm outside..

I'm making do with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By davhill
I've today ordered a Camdiox CPRO 40mm UV filter...

I've today ordered a Camdiox CPRO 40mm UV filter (for my 50/1.8). It's an ultra thin multi coated nano glass .. whatever that is .. touted for the Fuji X10/X20 digital camera series (which to our...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By davhill
Thumbs up I concur on Mr.Zhou cases - I have one for my...

I concur on Mr.Zhou cases - I have one for my Canon P - Strongest recommendation. Clean and tight, solid leather, perfect [contrast] stitching, finger and thumb bumps are perfectly placed. I'd sum up...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-08-2017
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
The lens arrived. Did I say "great condition"? ...

The lens arrived. Did I say "great condition"? Good lord, its impeccable. I was mistaken about the hood -- it's a threaded Series IV hood with a 40mm step ring.

Quick comparison with my 1958...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-04-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By davhill
Point of curiosity: Is this about a new Mamiya 6...

Point of curiosity: Is this about a new Mamiya 6 (interchangeable lenses) or the old Mamiya 6 (folding bellows lens with rear focus)?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2017
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
Heh. I don't know if it's kosher to talk prices...

Heh. I don't know if it's kosher to talk prices here, but the lens is silver & black, great condition, glass absolutely clean. And includes the proper clamp-on hood.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2017
Replies: 206
Views: 73,709
Posted By davhill
I've done it... bought a 50/1.8. I've screwed...

I've done it... bought a 50/1.8. I've screwed around long enough looking for a bargain and finding only junk. I've been eyeing a really nice one I can't afford, but I finally tallied up the pennies...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By davhill
Agreed - Don is top-notch for Leica and Minox,...

Agreed - Don is top-notch for Leica and Minox, but I wasn't certain he worked on Canon. Glad to hear that he does. Oddly enough his website only discusses Parts (which DOES include Canon RF parts, so...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By davhill
Two Canon rangefinder service shops.. * Mark...

Two Canon rangefinder service shops..
* Mark Hama (markhama.com), Marietta GA
* Youxin Ye (yyecamera.com), Canton MA
.. but there's certain to be other good shops
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By davhill
Ummm .. I'd prefer to hope your man in NYC is...

Ummm .. I'd prefer to hope your man in NYC is saying, "If it isn't demonstrating faults, its working ok.. for now. Come back when you see the shutter speeds slowing." Almost any camera of the age...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By davhill
Dan writes: Okay--I'll bite: So where DO you...

Dan writes:


Okay--I'll bite: So where DO you buy lenses if not on ebay? Its not like my local camera store actually carries LTM lenses. What's a decent source?

Dave
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,331
Posted By davhill
I've seen warnings about mounting the J12 on the...

I've seen warnings about mounting the J12 on the Canon P (Karen Nakamura comes to mind) -- but as noted, my (1960) J12 fits my P just fine. The issue is the diameter of the rear element vs baffles in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,331
Posted By davhill
When using eyeglasses with my Canon P, the 50mm...

When using eyeglasses with my Canon P, the 50mm frame lines almost perfectly match the visible view. Even without glasses, the 35mm area is never fully visible - I need to shift around a bit to see...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-01-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,503
Posted By davhill
My accumulated notes on 85-105 LTM lenses say the...

My accumulated notes on 85-105 LTM lenses say the following. Admittedly, these remarks aren't from my own experience, so feel free to disagree. For instance, images from the 85 Serenar given further...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-16-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By davhill
Cool Now I know this is contrary to the do-it-yourself...

Now I know this is contrary to the do-it-yourself attitude you've expressed, but comparing unknowns (misadjusted RF) against unknowns (potentially misadjusted lens) is a recipe for long term...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,423
Posted By davhill
Exclamation The MyLightMeter app does NOT "place a virtual...

The MyLightMeter app does NOT "place a virtual dome" for incident light readings. The screen image *shows* a dome to suggest you should use one!! You need a Luxi or similar dome to get a correctly...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By davhill
Or more generally, IID line has no flash...

Or more generally, IID line has no flash capability, and the IIF line can use bulb flash (there's no X-sync for electronic flash until the IIS.). The IID is slightly earlier, though production...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By davhill
The vendor said "Actually, we've never run into...

The vendor said "Actually, we've never run into this problem... Can you try it on another camera?" Now that's polite enough, but it certainly won't *solve* the issue :) I've informed them of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By davhill
Talking Thanks for the feedback. The button threading is...

Thanks for the feedback. The button threading is indeed too long. I filed increments from the tip until the release worked properly. The vendor had sent two buttons, so I was able to compare...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-01-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By davhill
Canon P, softie button locks rewind release

I've just put a 'softie' shutter release button on my Canon P. I had one frame remaining on the roll in the camera, so I shot that off (which felt lovely) and then the roll was done .. but the...
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