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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, that basically covers it. The character some...

Yep, that basically covers it. The character some lenses stamp onto an image is certainly visible on a laptop screen. Here's two test shots below taken at the same aperture (f1.4), focus distance...
Forum: Optics Theory - 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jonmanjiro
I just did a quick flashlight inspection and...

I just did a quick flashlight inspection and couldn't see anything wrong with the lens, but it might be an idea to get it checked anyway.



I did have the option to include that lens, but its max....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By jonmanjiro
I suspect you're right re early rf lenses having...

I suspect you're right re early rf lenses having more character than early SLR lenses, Frank. Though I specifically posted in the SLR forum as I hoped to solicit suggestions in Nikon F-mount. After...
Forum: Optics Theory - 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'll also post some close focus shots (distance...

I'll also post some close focus shots (distance determined by the Pre-ASPH's minimum focus distance) and daylight infinity shots when I find the time.
Forum: Optics Theory - 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jonmanjiro
Comparisons of image center @...

Comparisons of image center

@ F1.4
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8625/16074137633_ebf629943d_b.jpg (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8625/16074137633_82d2d1b25c_o.png)

@...
Forum: Optics Theory - 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jonmanjiro
35/1.4 shootout take II

A while back I did this four way 35mm F1.4 lens shootout (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137366), but because I wasn't able to include a Summilux Pre-ASPH or Summilux ASPH in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By jonmanjiro
Good morning Dave! Rangefinder lenses have too...

Good morning Dave! Rangefinder lenses have too short a register (flange to film distance) and cannot be adapted for use on an SLR, so I just assumed Frank didn't read my initial post very closely...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jonmanjiro
Due to many requests from photo journalists etc.,...

Due to many requests from photo journalists etc., Nikon made a "reissue" batch of about 2,000 Nikon SPs in 1962 (serial numbers starting with 623xxxx and sometimes seen fitted with an "Olympic"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By jonmanjiro
The 5.8cm F1.4 is definitely a lens I'd like to...

The 5.8cm F1.4 is definitely a lens I'd like to try! Others must be thinking the same way as it are a to have gotten more expensive recently.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By jonmanjiro
What Nikon SLR lenses have "character"?

I'm not interested in lenses with low distortion, good edge to edge sharpness, or powder puff smooth bokeh. I'm looking for lenses with character! Swirly bokeh, loads of veiling flare at maximum...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By jonmanjiro
I purchased my Zeiss Ikon new in April 2009 and...

I purchased my Zeiss Ikon new in April 2009 and except for a couple of minor hiccups along the way its given me almost six years of absolutely reliable service. And I expect it will continue to do so...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's another one in Shintaro's flickr...

Here's another one in Shintaro's flickr photostream.

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6171/6143706657_641ff691df_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/amU6WR)
What I bought today. (https://flic.kr/p/amU6WR) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 683
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7444/13125649884_e2...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7444/13125649884_e28db9232e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kZSoqm)
that moment when your umbrella flips inside out (https://flic.kr/p/kZSoqm) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 683
Posted By jonmanjiro
This one is amazing, Lynn!

This one is amazing, Lynn!
Forum: Travel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 270
Views: 19,345
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks Helen! :) Maiku, -21C is ok if you're...

Thanks Helen! :)



Maiku, -21C is ok if you're dressed correctly. I was dressed for a 28-30C day, but was on a moving boat in the middle of Inle Lake before sunrise with the morning fog still...
Forum: Travel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 270
Views: 19,345
Posted By jonmanjiro
Inle Lake at sunrise. It was bloody...

Inle Lake at sunrise. It was bloody freezing.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8611/16484515868_c1d29d31d7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r7FsfQ)
Myanmar 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/r7FsfQ) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By jonmanjiro
I have a type L, which is basically a type A with...

I have a type L, which is basically a type A with diagonal split, coming tomorrow.



If the type L doesn't work out for me, the type J will be the next one I try.



Thanks. That's what I thought.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By jonmanjiro
Did someone say...

Did someone say feet?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/11220714934_3897df58c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i6x6Cj)
crossing in pairs (https://flic.kr/p/i6x6Cj) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By jonmanjiro
The focus indicator works regardless of the type...

The focus indicator works regardless of the type of focus screen installed though, right?



Yes, I adjusted the dioptric setting correctly.



Been there, done than, much prefer the F6.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By jonmanjiro
Third party suppliers... hmmm I'll look into...

Third party suppliers... hmmm I'll look into that.



It just doesn't snap into focus the way the F, F2, and F3 screens do.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon F6 focus screen for manual focusing. Which one?

I don't have anything wider than 28mm or longer than 105mm, and all my lenses are manual focus. The stock screen just doesn't cut it. What's my best option for a focusing screen for my F6 and why?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,475
Posted By jonmanjiro
And one more... these three were walking and...

And one more... these three were walking and texting in perfect sync with each other!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14416382131_7bd34f51d4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nXVJ9B)
Shanghai 上海...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,475
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15547079321_e3...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15547079321_e3189e9a02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pFQR2K)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pFQR2K) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/), on...
Forum: Travel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By jonmanjiro
So you're not living in Istanbul for the food,...

So you're not living in Istanbul for the food, then?

The best meals I had in Italy were probably in Agrigento, a smallish city of about 60,000 in southern Sicily. Good food, excellent service, and...
Forum: Travel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By jonmanjiro
With wife and kids in tow, I'd personally stay...

With wife and kids in tow, I'd personally stay with whats familiar, so Istanbul.



You've never been to Ciya Restaurant (http://www.ciya.com.tr/index_en.php) in Kadikoy on the Asian side of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By jonmanjiro
Bold indeed... but true :D

Bold indeed... but true :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon F6 is already 10 years old !!!

Its release doesn't feel like it was that long ago to me (where did the time go? :eek:), but yes the Nikon F6 has already turned 10 years old. It's 10th birthday was October 22nd, 2014, just over...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a couple from...

Here's a couple from Istanbul.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7232/7294861418_ea3425716e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/c7C59J)
Istanbul - street soccer (https://flic.kr/p/c7C59J) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: Film vs Digital 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By jonmanjiro
I just did. Loving it just like I loved my first...

I just did. Loving it just like I loved my first F6. So much camera for the money. I'm a happy camper :)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,475
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6867000693_fc5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6867000693_fc51bb99b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bsPb4F)
Reflecting (https://flic.kr/p/bsPb4F) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,254
Views: 2,552,485
Posted By jonmanjiro
A black paint MP 0.72 with Summilux 35mm...

A black paint MP 0.72 with Summilux 35mm Pre-ASPH, a black chrome M6 0.85 HM with Summarit 75mm, two rolls of Neopan 1600 to feed the cameras, and some delicious looking Chinese New Year snacks all...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 398
Views: 10,543
Posted By jonmanjiro
This extra ordinary photo is just a test photo to...

This extra ordinary photo is just a test photo to explore why some photos are displaying garbage links underneath them. Please ignore it :) ...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 398
Views: 10,543
Posted By jonmanjiro
Not sure if these photos qualify as...

Not sure if these photos qualify as extraordinary, but they do all have an element in them I didn't expect when lining up the shot.

I knew I had three N's in the frame, but don't consciously...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 407
Views: 10,229
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14390854944_2c...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14390854944_2c3c1e2591_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nVETNG)
Shinjuku 新宿 (https://flic.kr/p/nVETNG) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/), on...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By jonmanjiro
Congrats! One cool thing about the Olympic is its...

Congrats! One cool thing about the Olympic is its titanium shutter curtains. No need to worry about accidentally burning a hole in the curtains, unlike those silly film Leicas with their cloth...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By jonmanjiro
All the external mount lenses for S-mount that...

All the external mount lenses for S-mount that I've owned, including a 2.5cm F4 and 5cm F1.1, have disabled the infinity lock. Looking at the design of the external mount, I don't see how it would be...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By jonmanjiro
In Istanbul at the 2012 Euromeet I remember some...

In Istanbul at the 2012 Euromeet I remember some of the guys talking about a previous Euromeet in Berlin, so I'm guessing that's your blank for 2008.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By jonmanjiro
good to know :) i should have added "to me"...

good to know :)

i should have added "to me" (i.e. the guys at Kiitos recommended to me against reusing shutter curtains) in my earlier comment. kiitos just trying to drum up business i suppose...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By jonmanjiro
FWIW the repair guys at Kiitos recommend against...

FWIW the repair guys at Kiitos recommend against using titanium curtains from a donor camera because weaknesses can be created in the titanium during the removal and reinstall process which may...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 122
Views: 2,093
Posted By jonmanjiro
From what I've heard, Precision Equipment seems...

From what I've heard, Precision Equipment seems to be in a much tighter place than Imaging. I'd say there's very limited options for diversifying there.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 660
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/5043836492_c71...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/5043836492_c7122f6bbb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8FGYS9)
Vespa (https://flic.kr/p/8FGYS9) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/), on Flickr
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 52
Posted By jonmanjiro
Not sure how you missed him. He's right here...

Not sure how you missed him. He's right here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=6209).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, same lens different mount. Note that an...

Yep, same lens different mount. Note that an S-mount lens used on an Amedeo adapter will focus in the opposite direction from an LTM lens (and of course other LTM and M-mount lenses). Some users...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,585
Posted By jonmanjiro
Welcome back, Ned. Nice thread for the new forum...

Welcome back, Ned. Nice thread for the new forum and excellent photos! That market in photo 5 looks very familiar for some reason... was it taken in Ohrid, Macedonia?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
Posted By jonmanjiro
The ZM Sonnar is a far more refined and user...

The ZM Sonnar is a far more refined and user friendly lens IMO. I tried one of the very first pre focus tab Sonnetars, and it was ummm quirky to use. Still, interesting image quality. Here's some of...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 122
Views: 2,093
Posted By jonmanjiro
I saw F6 serial numbers in the 36xxx range around...

I saw F6 serial numbers in the 36xxx range around 3 or so years ago in Tokyo. I have yet to see an F6 serial number starting with 4xxxx, so I suspect that while the F6 is officially still in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By jonmanjiro
Lately its been this > A&A bag, ZI, 35mm FLE,...

Lately its been this > A&A bag, ZI, 35mm FLE, 50mm Elmar-M, Klasse W, Neopan 400, other stuff.

I took this kit with me to Thailand and Myanmar last November, and its with me now during an extended...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By jonmanjiro
Zeiss ikon every time !!! The viewfinder is...

Zeiss ikon every time !!! The viewfinder is glorious. I've owned several Bessa R2A's and I much prefer the Zeiss Ikon. It's just a much nicer camera to use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By jonmanjiro
This is worth considering, Gabor. Beats shipping...

This is worth considering, Gabor. Beats shipping the camera half way around the world. I know of another member here who got his M2 fully CLA'd by Takahashi-San at Lumiere recently for 33,000 yen,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By jonmanjiro
If you haven't already, try installing Nikon Scan...

If you haven't already, try installing Nikon Scan 4.0.3 64-bit for Vista...
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