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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 13,730
Posted By Mackinaw
Detroit Institute of Arts. Canon F-1, FD15mm...

Detroit Institute of Arts. Canon F-1, FD15mm fisheye. Tri-X.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413706-1/DIA1s.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,744
Posted By Mackinaw
From 2008. Forgot the camera, probably a Canon...

From 2008. Forgot the camera, probably a Canon F-1. Ilford HP5.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/484443-1/vamp.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,542
Views: 316,496
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP. APX...

Leica MP. APX 100.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/484246-1/warning.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,744
Posted By Mackinaw
Efke 25 in Rodinal. Canon F-1. 50mm...

Efke 25 in Rodinal. Canon F-1. 50mm lens.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/484181-1/Model+T+sepia.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 583
Posted By Mackinaw
Great set of images Raid, great stories too. I...

Great set of images Raid, great stories too. I love the American Southwest. My nephew got married in Nevada back in May, 2016, and after the wedding, we spent several days exploring Zion and the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 583
Posted By Mackinaw
Depends on what time of the year it is. ...

Depends on what time of the year it is. Off-season, no. Tourist season, yes.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mackinaw
A buck pole. Opening Day of firearm deer season....

A buck pole. Opening Day of firearm deer season. Mancelona, Michigan. Cell phone pic.

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

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mackinaw
A bunch of moose skulls. Isle Royale National...

A bunch of moose skulls. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/431394-1/IR31.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon 500mm FL-F lens on a Leica...

Canon 500mm FL-F lens on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415115-1/Sandhill1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon 500mm FL-F lens on a Leica...

Canon 500mm FL-F lens on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/399667-2/Bull+Elk.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Mackinaw
Looks like shutter capping, which is when one...

Looks like shutter capping, which is when one shutter curtain overtakes the other as they travel across the film plane. Not at all unusual with a horizontal focal plane shutter and an easy fix. ...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
Posted By Mackinaw
I'll probably hook up my trail cam, which I took...

I'll probably hook up my trail cam, which I took down last year once winter hit. Now that the snow is starting to melt, I suspect to see more wildlife in the back part of my property.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,744
Posted By Mackinaw
A figure drawing session this past Wednesday. ...

A figure drawing session this past Wednesday. The pooch stole the show. Canon F-1, Tri-X.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/483132-1/fig10+sepia.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Mackinaw
This may be of...

This may be of help.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/483108-1/Canon+7s.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Mackinaw
The wind mechanism is in the bottom of the...

The wind mechanism is in the bottom of the camera, so take off the bottom plate first and see what happens when you advance the film.

JIm B.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 5,076
Posted By Mackinaw
Nikonos V. Potra...

Nikonos V. Potra 800.

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

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mackinaw
Instax isn't dying, sales are booming. Fuji is...

Instax isn't dying, sales are booming. Fuji is selling one million Instax cameras/month. That's a lot of cameras, and a lot of...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-29-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,318
Posted By Mackinaw
Welcome to RFF! Jim B.

Welcome to RFF!

Jim B.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-28-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mackinaw
Great news. Always enjoyed reading Jason's stuff...

Great news. Always enjoyed reading Jason's stuff in Modern Photography.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-28-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Mackinaw
I was asked to scan a pic of the range/viewfinder...

I was asked to scan a pic of the range/viewfinder page. Here it is:

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/482582-1/VT+viewfinder.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Mackinaw
This may...

This may help.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/482566-1/VT.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Mackinaw
I have a repair manual for a Canon VT. The slow...

I have a repair manual for a Canon VT. The slow speed dial removal should be the same. I'll scan the appropriate page and post later.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Mackinaw
Things should pick up when folks start getting...

Things should pick up when folks start getting their income tax refunds (in the U.S.).

Jim B.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-21-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mackinaw
Very impressive. A compact 4x5 that is without...

Very impressive. A compact 4x5 that is without the bulk of my old Crown Graphic. Nice job!

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-20-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3,730
Posted By Mackinaw
Kanto Camera in Japan, can paint lenses black (or...

Kanto Camera in Japan, can paint lenses black (or other colors).

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2020
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,744
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP, Canon 25/3.5. Tmax 3200 at...

Leica MP, Canon 25/3.5. Tmax 3200 at 800.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/482341-1/draw19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mackinaw
Correct. Before IP became Polaroid Originals,...

Correct. Before IP became Polaroid Originals, they publicly said they couldn't make peel-apart instant film.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2020
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,744
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP, 35mm Summicron...

Leica MP, 35mm Summicron ASPH.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/50656-1/Smallest+Woman.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By Mackinaw
I have a roll of Efke 25 loaded in my M3 right...

I have a roll of Efke 25 loaded in my M3 right now.

Jim B.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-12-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Mackinaw
Nope. Personal preference. Jim B.

Nope. Personal preference.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,766
Posted By Mackinaw
Kanto Camera in Japan may repair the M5. Many of...

Kanto Camera in Japan may repair the M5. Many of their repair techs are Leica trained.

Jim b.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-07-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mackinaw
That was my observation too, 35mm E100 isn't...

That was my observation too, 35mm E100 isn't super sharp, but it does sharpen up nicely in PS. Fine grain though.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473615-1/EK8.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4,701
Posted By Mackinaw
I have the Canon 28/3.5, but in a Contax/Nikon...

I have the Canon 28/3.5, but in a Contax/Nikon mount. I shoot it on my Nikon M. Great little lens.

Jim B.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mackinaw
I have a V800 so can scan 4x5 directly. Before...

I have a V800 so can scan 4x5 directly. Before that I had a Epson 4490. It too, only scanned 35mm and medium format negs. I would scan the 4x5 neg twice, one half at a time, then stitch together...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mackinaw
Shameless plug. I'm selling it for $45.00/pack...

Shameless plug. I'm selling it for $45.00/pack over on Photrio.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mackinaw
They're still around, but under a different name....

They're still around, but under a different name. I tried their stuff, again, and was disappointed, again. I shot three sheets of the new 400 speed stuff which gave me a terrible negative and an...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mackinaw
FP-100C is like Kodachrome, dead and buried. ...

FP-100C is like Kodachrome, dead and buried. Forget it and move on.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
Posted By Mackinaw
Snow event today, so stuck indoors. I'll...

Snow event today, so stuck indoors. I'll probably do some PS work on a few cell phone pics I took for our local Arts Council's Instagram page. Probably pull out the snow blower too.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,667
Posted By Mackinaw
This is from a thread over on Photrio about how...

This is from a thread over on Photrio about how Kodak's movie films are also seeing large increases in sales:

- demand for 35mm film is up by 155% during the last four years
- demand for 16mm film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,667
Posted By Mackinaw
You're probably right, but I once read that the...

You're probably right, but I once read that the last car to be made will be a sports car, because it's car of passion. Likewise, there will probably always be somebody coating their own 4x5 glass...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,667
Posted By Mackinaw
Please don't make this a Kodachrome thread. We...

Please don't make this a Kodachrome thread. We should be celebrating the fact that film production is way up!

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,667
Posted By Mackinaw
Forget Kodachrome, ain't going to happen. But I...

Forget Kodachrome, ain't going to happen.

But I would like to see Plus-X brought back.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,667
Posted By Mackinaw
Kodak Film Production has Doubled from 2015 to 2019

This video has been making the rounds the past week. About 10 minutes long, it shows how some younger folks are now embracing film. At about the 6:40 mark, they interview Ed Hurley, of Kodak, who...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 787
Views: 181,625
Posted By Mackinaw
Wilderness State Park, Lake...

Wilderness State Park, Lake Michigan.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/478952-1/Wilderness_E-P1_small.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 787
Views: 181,625
Posted By Mackinaw
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Lake Superior....

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Lake Superior. Kodachrome.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/459407-1/PR1+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mackinaw
I took this about two weeks ago. I think I...

I took this about two weeks ago. I think I captured a special moment between the mother-to-be and her child-to-be. 4x5 Crown Graphic, 135mm lens,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2019
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,744
Posted By Mackinaw
A pregnancy shoot. 4x5 Crown Graphic, 135mm...

A pregnancy shoot. 4x5 Crown Graphic, 135mm lens, Tri-X in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/480974-2/mor45b_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-23-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 165,074
Posted By Mackinaw
From a pregnancy shoot yesterday. Crown Graphic,...

From a pregnancy shoot yesterday. Crown Graphic, 135mm Tessar, Kodak Tri-X in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/480901-1/mor45b_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Mackinaw
You got to wonder where the bottom is for the...

You got to wonder where the bottom is for the traditional camera manufacturers. Canon's results are similar to Nikon. Rumors are running rampant about Olympus exiting the camera business. Doom and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By Mackinaw
A bunch of artists painting a Van Gogh inspired...

A bunch of artists painting a Van Gogh inspired mural in my small town. Taken with my cell phone.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/480680-1/mur22.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By Mackinaw
Taken with my cell phone at a figure-drawing...

Taken with my cell phone at a figure-drawing session last week.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/480677-1/thegroup.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,809
Posted By Mackinaw
While my F2 is my favorite Nikon, it pretty much...

While my F2 is my favorite Nikon, it pretty much sits on the shelf these days. I much prefer a rangefinder to an SLR so end up grabbing my Leica MP or my Canon VI-T when I want take pics.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-15-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 31,807
Posted By Mackinaw
Generally yes. The gold-tinted viewfinder on my...

Generally yes. The gold-tinted viewfinder on my L1 seems better defined than that of my silver-coated VI-T. But I agree with Xayraa that it will probably vary depending on the camera. Every camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 458
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 12-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 458
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 12-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
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 12-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
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: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
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 12-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 447
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 12-05-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 480
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 12-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
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 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 592
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 12-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
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 11-30-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 17,968
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 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,456
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 11-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 685
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 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,619
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 11-20-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,583
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 11-17-2019
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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 11-17-2019
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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. 11-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
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. 11-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
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. 11-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
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. 11-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 606
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 11-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 708
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 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 855
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 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
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 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
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 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 721
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 11-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
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 11-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By Mackinaw
Freestyle. Jim B.

Freestyle.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 743
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: 2,615
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: 518
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: 2,102
Views: 313,541
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: 612
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: 115
Views: 6,033
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: 1,093
Views: 193,744
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: 4,441
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: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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: 2,102
Views: 313,541
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: 482
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: 482
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: 4,708
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: 4,441
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: 1,802
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 44,395
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: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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: 977
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: 497
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: 977
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: 977
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: 977
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: 977
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: 4,708
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: 4,708
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: 1,203
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: 606
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: 606
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: 890
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: 606
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: 584
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: 839
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: 2,636
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: 839
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: 8,136
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: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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: 56
Views: 3,669
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 2,102
Views: 313,541
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: 495
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: 495
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: 698
Views: 23,305
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: 1,408
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: 5,294
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: 698
Views: 23,305
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: 5,294
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: 382
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: 382
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: 1,963
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: 1,348
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: 264
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: 1,655
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: 2,223
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: 2,118
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: 1,818
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: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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: 924
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: 1,818
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: 588
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: 934
Views: 230,505
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: 753
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: 88
Views: 4,774
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: 753
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: 1,022
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: 929
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: 2,165
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: 2,165
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: 992
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 86,436
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: 730
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: 730
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: 730
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: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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: 1,079
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: 892
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: 892
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: 1,079
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: 1,079
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: 32
Views: 2,007
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: 32
Views: 2,007
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: 336
Views: 39,824
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: 1,093
Views: 193,744
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 2,064
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: 1,484
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: 778
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: 3,002
Views: 1,793,752
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: 1,276
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: 3,538
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: 1,276
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: 9,685
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: 2,425
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 1,724
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: 2,249
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: 2,249
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: 2,782
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: 5,736
Views: 520,608
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: 555
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: 1,441
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: 208
Views: 17,579
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: 1,093
Views: 193,744
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: 208
Views: 17,579
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: 207
Views: 10,715
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: 629
Red
Views: 140,577
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: 2,009
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: 60
Views: 2,137
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: 404
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: 118
Views: 8,619
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: 922
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: 2,384
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: 2,249
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: 691
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: 207
Views: 10,715
Posted By Mackinaw
Beautiful kitty. Great story. Thanks for...

Beautiful kitty. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Jim B.
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