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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,612
Posted By jonmanjiro
A workaround is to set the lens to 0.7m on the...

A workaround is to set the lens to 0.7m on the distance scale and then rock your body backward/forward to bring the double image in the focus patch into alignment.

You could also do something...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 4,180
Posted By jonmanjiro
In the same vein... my kidneys! Though not...

In the same vein... my kidneys! Though not totally broken and still somewhat useable thank god.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
Now that is interesting! I just went and weighed...

Now that is interesting! I just went and weighed my now superseded Summarit 75/2.5. Its 324 grams sans front/rear lens caps and beauty ring. The quoted weight for the new Summarit 75/2.4... 325...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting. I certainly hope Suzuki-san is right...

Interesting. I certainly hope Suzuki-san is right and Andreas is wrong on this one. Though looking at the photo of the new Summarits at デジカメWatch, I'm not seeing any distance numbers on the 90mm lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
0.7m MFD for the 75mm Summarit 0.9m MFD for the...

0.7m MFD for the 75mm Summarit
0.9m MFD for the 90mm Summarit

Unless of course the information at the website linked by the OP is incorrect...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
Just checked my 75mm (which from memory has the...

Just checked my 75mm (which from memory has the same mfd as it's 90mm sibling). 0.9m on the old version, so that's a nice improvement with the new version.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 16,593
Posted By jonmanjiro
You're exaggerating just wee bit there :p The...

You're exaggerating just wee bit there :p

The new Zeiss 35/1.4 is 381 grams vs 470 grams for the Nokton 35/1.2 II ;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By jonmanjiro
Congratulations Keith! Really enjoyed the video :)

Congratulations Keith! Really enjoyed the video :)
Forum: Movies / Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting comment on the subtitling! As a...

Interesting comment on the subtitling! As a translator by trade I'm painfully aware that it can be a real art to accurately express in the target language the full meaning of the source language. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 9,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
I think the lack of replies to that question is...

I think the lack of replies to that question is your answer ;)
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,844
Posted By jonmanjiro
Well, it looks to me like the 東京都 ordinance...

Well, it looks to me like the 東京都 ordinance...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,844
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hmmm interesting case indeed, although the linked...

Hmmm interesting case indeed, although the linked article does not appear to be correct in stating that the nuisance law is to protect the safety and well being of women. I might have missed it, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 9,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
You could email Shintaro at the address shown...

You could email Shintaro at the address shown here (http://homepage2.nifty.com/Shintaro/top1.html) and ask him if he's still painting. If you get a reply, then you'll know. If you don't get a reply,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,865
Posted By jonmanjiro
FWIW when I asked Ricoh Japan about this problem,...

FWIW when I asked Ricoh Japan about this problem, they replied that 9 times out of 10 its caused by a bad circuit connection and is repairable in most cases without the need for a replacement LCD...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 759
Views: 143,584
Posted By jonmanjiro
http://nikonclassics-michalke.de/product_info.php?...

http://nikonclassics-michalke.de/product_info.php?language=en&gm_boosted_product=Nikon-AR-1-Softausl-ser&zubeh-r=Sonstiges&Nikon-AR-1-Softausl-ser_html=&products_id=409&
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 759
Views: 143,584
Posted By jonmanjiro
4) Most F-mount lenses don't work with it. All...

4) Most F-mount lenses don't work with it. All F-mount lens mount on the CV F-S adapter ok, but if the lens protrudes much out the back of the adapter (i.e most wide angle lenses), the adapter/lens...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 270
Views: 100,760
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've bought, tried, and sold a lot of Voigtlander...

I've bought, tried, and sold a lot of Voigtlander L and M mount lenses over the years, and my impression is that build and image quality control has definitely gotten better and more consistent in...
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 4,738
Posted By jonmanjiro
IIRC it (as in the Mamiya 7ii) was discontinued...

IIRC it (as in the Mamiya 7ii) was discontinued some time ago.
Forum: DIYS Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By jonmanjiro
For mine, I just used some cheap matt black spray...

For mine, I just used some cheap matt black spray paint purchased at Tokyu Hands (the branch just near Kawasaki Station actually). I first cleaned the adapter with alcohol to remove any oil etc. from...
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,379
Posted By jonmanjiro
201-500 (I just bought a̶n̶ ̶e̶x̶t̶r̶a̶ a bigger...

201-500 (I just bought a̶n̶ ̶e̶x̶t̶r̶a̶ a bigger fridge)

Edit: I thought I had about 470 rolls, but a quick check of my records showed that I actually have 533 rolls, most of which is Neopan 400...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,354
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Nicolas, I exposed the Neopan 1600 @ ISO 1000...

Hi Nicolas, I exposed the Neopan 1600 @ ISO 1000 and the Delta 3200 @ ISO1600. Not too far off your exposure ratings ;)

Perhaps my grainy results with Delta 3200 reflect the fact that I used...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 08-27-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,584
Posted By jonmanjiro
... and I still have that ZI to this day. The...

... and I still have that ZI to this day. The first thing I did when it came home was remove the original covering and replace it with super grippy Griptac. The Griptac makes holding the camera so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,354
Posted By jonmanjiro
Sarajevo on Neopan 1600 (oh how I miss that film...

Sarajevo on Neopan 1600 (oh how I miss that film now that its gone...)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7218125958_be3a84fbb8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bZQMny)Sarajevo (https://flic.kr/p/bZQMny)...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-17-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 2,273
Posted By jonmanjiro
I haven't owned a TV for about 10 years and don't...

I haven't owned a TV for about 10 years and don't miss it in the slightest. Its quite an easy achievement though, considering that most programs on Japanese TV are so incredibly bad.

As for the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for the confirmation on the batch scanning...

Thanks for the confirmation on the batch scanning with Vuescan, Gabor. I agree that Nikon Scan does a pretty good job generally, so now that I have ICE figured out I will stick with it rather than...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
That didn't work for me, unfortunately.

That didn't work for me, unfortunately.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
Well, after some more testing I confirmed that...

Well, after some more testing I confirmed that the multi-cores are not the cause of the problem.

I did manage to figure out a workaround anyway.

I first do a preview scan with ICE turned on, then...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hey Dirk, that thread was deleted by the OP,...

Hey Dirk, that thread was deleted by the OP, "LeicaTom". When the OP deletes their initial post, the whole thread gets deleted along with it. I don't know what his reasons for deleting it were.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Fernando, I did actually install and try...

Hi Fernando, I did actually install and try Vuescan but did indeed find the user interface difficult. I also could not figure out how to do batch scans, which is something I'd want to be able to do...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
So after some googling I found a comment on a...

So after some googling I found a comment on a Japanese blog that my problem might be caused by the Nikon Scan 4.0.3 software not working well with the multi-core CPUs in my two Windows 7...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By jonmanjiro
FWIW I remember a friend telling about how he...

FWIW I remember a friend telling about how he installed a slow speed governor from a Nikon F2 into a Nikon S and was surprised that it fitted and worked without any modifications. That leads me to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 28,906
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few shot on Natura...

A few shot on Natura 1600

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14789363221_4d345c9140_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/owTmr4)lanterns (https://flic.kr/p/owTmr4) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon Scan/Windows 7 - ICE not working...

I've used Nikon Scan with a Coolscan V then Coolscan 5000 for about 10 years on a notebook computer installed with Windows XP with very satisfactory results. But that computer is getting long in the...
Forum: Forum HELP ! 07-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By jonmanjiro
There is, but its a bit convoluted. See this...

There is, but its a bit convoluted. See this thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132558) (in particular post 4 by me) for details.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for the reminder about the Leica Kyoto...

Thanks for the reminder about the Leica Kyoto store, Sug! I'm visiting Kyoto in October, and just added dropping by the store for a peek to my list of things to do!
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By jonmanjiro
That's not so bad. You get two for that price!

That's not so bad. You get two for that price!
Forum: RFF News 07-24-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 48,924
Posted By jonmanjiro
This Aussie living in Japan doesn't count? :eek:

This Aussie living in Japan doesn't count? :eek:
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By jonmanjiro
Etsumi? http://www.etsumi.co.jp/html/products/det...

Etsumi?

http://www.etsumi.co.jp/html/products/detail.php?product_id=880
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By jonmanjiro
2000 yen @...

2000 yen @ Lemonsha

http://www.lemonsha.com/category/899.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 6,683
Posted By jonmanjiro
In Japan, summer means festivals. Here's a few...

In Japan, summer means festivals. Here's a few from the bon odori dancing festival held at Kawasaki Daishi last Sunday. The event didn't go quite according to plan, but was fun nonetheless.

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 28,906
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's some shots of the Obon dancing at Kawasaki...

Here's some shots of the Obon dancing at Kawasaki Daishi temple a few days ago, taken on Natura 1600 using Summilux FLE/Leica MP. The dancers danced until it started pouring down with rain and then a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By jonmanjiro
Matsui store does not have a website or a...

Matsui store does not have a website or a physical store in Japan, no local presence at all as far as I can tell, just a Japanese guy selling on ebay (http://stores.ebay.com/Matsuiyastore). But don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 3,542
Posted By jonmanjiro
Another "If you need the cash, sell 'em both!"...

Another "If you need the cash, sell 'em both!" here. They're just toys. If you must have a film camera, as others have already stated there are far cheaper options.
Forum: Provide your Feedback 06-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By jonmanjiro
It seems that the Classifieds settings have been...

It seems that the Classifieds settings have been changed. So when you send a message by selecting "Contact Seller" in an ad, you're actually sending an email instead of a PM. The PM system itself...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By jonmanjiro
With standard film (as apposed to bulk loaded...

With standard film (as apposed to bulk loaded film) I consistently get 39 frames with my MP and 40 frames with my Rollei 35, but I've never managed 41 frames. Something sounds amiss there...



If...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 06-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By jonmanjiro
The final series of LTM lenses fall within the...

The final series of LTM lenses fall within the s/n range No.396301 to No.404612, so your lens falls right in that range.

The lens glass looks a bit opaque in the photo. Is there haze in there?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 06-16-2014
Replies: 544
Views: 72,135
Posted By jonmanjiro
Klasse...

Klasse S
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2917/14249095870_e0fe877c67_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nH9kLJ)
Yurakucho 有楽町 (https://flic.kr/p/nH9kLJ) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Forum: Forum HELP ! 06-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By jonmanjiro
If this poll...

If this poll (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142949) is anything to go by, the main camp by far would prefer a default image display size of 800 pixels wide or 1024 pixels...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ok, now that I think about it, I think I got the...

Ok, now that I think about it, I think I got the lens in the Contax T2 confused with the Sonnar 40/2.8 LTM lens that was released for the Rollei 35 RF (basically a Bessa R2 in Rollei livery). The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2014
Replies: 2,196
Views: 192,376
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14241118028_fd...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14241118028_fdcdd5e26a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nGrseJ)
Shinjuku 新宿 (https://flic.kr/p/nGrseJ) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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