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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 26 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
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Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for posting. Its interesting to read your...

Thanks for posting. Its interesting to read your take on the YJ auctions!



The automatic 5 minute extension each time there's a bid within the last five minutes is a user selectable setting when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By jonmanjiro
It will be interesting to see your results,...

It will be interesting to see your results, Dante!

FWIW (and my apologies if I'm repeating something you're already familiar with) Nikon switched from the "Tokyo" engraving to the "Japan" engraving...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By jonmanjiro
If your "Japan" version lens had a serial number...

If your "Japan" version lens had a serial number around 329xxx (when the optical formula got tweaked to slightly larger diameter rear elements) or lower, it would render images identically to your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By jonmanjiro
A 50 year old camera with 20 year old film ......

A 50 year old camera with 20 year old film

... and a brand spanking new lens (sort of) :)

Interesting results! Did you do much post processing?

And one more question... is the lens RF coupled?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By jonmanjiro
You probably realise this already, but hanging...

You probably realise this already, but hanging around this place is not gonna help at all!

I'm speaking from personal experience here... as I managed to resist the Leica magnetism for the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By jonmanjiro
You can't remove the flash connector on an MP. It...

You can't remove the flash connector on an MP. It stays in place when you remove the top plate.

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/repair/LeicaMP/LeicaMP.html
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By jonmanjiro
Photos or it didn't happen :D Here's my...

Photos or it didn't happen :D

Here's my favourite photo taken with an R-D1x and 28mm Elmarit ASPH.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/13874161323_791ac69536_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n91GMZ)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 5,949
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm glad you sold it back to me, Rob! I'm putting...

I'm glad you sold it back to me, Rob! I'm putting it to good use since it arrived home from its summer vacation in Oregon, and it won't be going on any more vacations (summer or otherwise) unless I'm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By jonmanjiro
Mimi the cat. I'm trying to get some work done...

Mimi the cat. I'm trying to get some work done here, but that didn't stop Mimi.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/515/19938334881_0e2211d4cd_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By jonmanjiro
NYC based portrait photographer goes to Kurdistan (Rojava)

I don't think this has been posted before. Certainly not your typical photojournalist covering a war. Interesting viewing.

Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By jonmanjiro
Welcome back! From Epson's Japanese language...

Welcome back!




From Epson's Japanese language website here (http://www.epson.jp/support/shuri/10_digital_camera.htm), the R-D1s will be accepted for servicing until September 30th, 2016 and the...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,641
Posted By jonmanjiro
I normally use ethyl alcohol, but many people...

I normally use ethyl alcohol, but many people seem to use lighter fluid.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,641
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm glad the thread was helpful and there are two...

I'm glad the thread was helpful and there are two more Nikon S2s out there working as they should. Great stuff !!!
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm another one that didn't experience much...

I'm another one that didn't experience much difference between Japan and Korea as far as English support is concerned. In Korea I found that Japanese is definitely more useful and more widely spoken...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By jonmanjiro
I heard that Fujifim's "film division" consists...

I heard that Fujifim's "film division" consists of two old guys sitting near the window waiting for retirement. I just made that up :D

Wait, no I didn't... ok I embellished somewhat with the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 17,581
Posted By jonmanjiro
Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on an Amedeo...

Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on an Amedeo adapter/Zeiss Ikon
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/383/19040496543_54905b9525_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v1xwga)
シーキャンドルにて (https://flic.kr/p/v1xwga) by Jon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By jonmanjiro
Your memory is quite accurate. In FY2011,...

Your memory is quite accurate. In FY2011, photographic film sales (that thin sliver in the green part of the pie on the right) accounted for just 1% of total sales. Down from 19% of total sales in...
Forum: DIYS Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've heard this too, but subjected my...

I've heard this too, but subjected my photographic gear to low humidity dry boxes for years anyway...

But I finally caved a few years ago and got a Toyo Living Auto Dry Clean cabinet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By jonmanjiro
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=102554&stc=1&d=1436670556

Photo found here (https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%AF%8C%E5%A3%AB%E3%83%95%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%83%A0).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By jonmanjiro
... until yesterday. Fujifilm the mothership has...

... until yesterday. Fujifilm the mothership has finally announced that Provia 400X is discontinued, and remaining stocks should last until about December this year.

Announcement in Japanese...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yes good for EVF, but it would be just one of a...

Yes good for EVF, but it would be just one of a bunch of adapters for EVF cameras on the market that can focus Contax and Nikon lenses, and most can focus closer than 0.6 meters. The cool thing about...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thinking about this a bit more, I'm not so sure...

Thinking about this a bit more, I'm not so sure the 0.6 meter close focus is a good idea, Amedeo. Wouldn't it be better to stop at 0.7 meters so the rangefinder is coupled all the way from infinity...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By jonmanjiro
Wow, excellent idea for an adapter. Well done,...

Wow, excellent idea for an adapter. Well done, Amedeo! Any plans to make a Nikon - Leica version as well?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 10,993
Posted By jonmanjiro
You can set the ISO in 1/3 stop increments,...

You can set the ISO in 1/3 stop increments, Dave.

i.e. 100 > 125 > 160 > 200 > 250 > 320 > 400 etc.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 10,993
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting point regarding the difference...

Interesting point regarding the difference between the M6 and MP ISO dials. It's something I'd never paid close attention to previously. After comparing them just now, its hard to tell if there's any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 10,993
Posted By jonmanjiro
and then to in just a few more posts...

and then to



in just a few more posts :D:rolleyes::p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 10,993
Posted By jonmanjiro
From "plastic ISO dial" to "low quality plastic...

From "plastic ISO dial" to "low quality plastic ISO dial" in a few short posts... gotta love the internet :)

giganova, if you want a built-in light meter in your film Leica you're gonna have to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,694
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's not important at all :) Still, I think some...

It's not important at all :)

Still, I think some of us are genuinely curious to know more about "what's under the hood" of the M-A. Not in a "which one is better" kind of way, but more of a "what is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,694
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for that. That's the first time I've read...

Thanks for that. That's the first time I've read about those differences, although they make complete sense considering that the metering system no longer needs to be accommodated for. And I can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,694
Posted By jonmanjiro
From the linked blog: > Even the MP, which...

From the linked blog:

> Even the MP, which supposedly stands for Mechanical Perfection includes the slightly crappy plastic battery cover and ISO selecting dial similar to those found on the back...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By jonmanjiro
What country are you in? There are no export...

What country are you in? There are no export duties on items going out of Japan, but many countries do charge import duties on items arriving from overseas. If you're in the USA you've got nothing to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By jonmanjiro
Great news! You can't argue with "free". And...

Great news! You can't argue with "free".

And good to know that Fujifilm really is still servicing these excellent cameras.

The Klasse S and W are the pick of the high end film compacts IMO. It's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,314
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yes that is a huge clock on the middle guy's...

Yes that is a huge clock on the middle guy's backpack.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/273/19166253446_6c712b2968_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By jonmanjiro
Does the focus screen frame have a red dot on it?...

Does the focus screen frame have a red dot on it? If not, its probably an early one. A lot of people swap out their early F3 screens for a later and brighter red dot screen or swap the glass from an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,115
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's not posted in the gallery but here's a shot...

It's not posted in the gallery but here's a shot I took with my Nokton 58mm F1.4. Very nice lens.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8755/16665109669_71050f64ca_b.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, there's only one way to find out :) But I...

Yep, there's only one way to find out :)

But I suspect that it'll be as simple as popping the top and blowing some air in the right spot. I wouldn't want to mess with the RF mechanism as it comes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By jonmanjiro
If it appeared suddenly just a month ago, it...

If it appeared suddenly just a month ago, it probably really is just a speck of dust or crud that can easily be removed. Since its showing in the focus patch (assuming it stays in the patch as you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By jonmanjiro
I was just paraphrasing Nikon's own website,...

I was just paraphrasing Nikon's own website, Roland. More details in my subsequent comments (to the one you quoted) in this thread.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-22-2015
Replies: 796
Views: 161,437
Posted By jonmanjiro
Oh I wouldn't be too concerned by that. So far,...

Oh I wouldn't be too concerned by that. So far, we've heard of a couple of cases of shutter curtain problems, which of course gets somewhat blown out of proportion to become quite famous as it echos...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By jonmanjiro
No idea regarding the legitimacy of the lens, but...

No idea regarding the legitimacy of the lens, but I can see a "2" marking in one of the photos, so the lens does seem to have aperture...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-20-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 17,581
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few more with the uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm...

A few more with the uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 and Nikon S2...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-20-2015
Replies: 257
Views: 40,031
Posted By jonmanjiro
The flip side...

The flip side :)
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/274/18113879674_113b74bcd2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tAEnmf)



I haven't shot any test charts, but no sign of any focus issues with my combo either. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,333
Posted By jonmanjiro
Kirk, it's just a regular Contax mount lens but...

Kirk, it's just a regular Contax mount lens but it seems to focus just fine on this particular S2. I've shot a few close up wide open pics and don't see any back focus in the photos at all (pics here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,333
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Yokohama so...

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Yokohama so we're heading out for the day soon. But my Leica Ms are staying in the dry cabinet, and I'm taking my Zeiss Nikon instead...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By jonmanjiro
Fujifilm, as in the actual mother ship of...

Fujifilm, as in the actual mother ship of Fujifilm in Japan and not one of the regional Fujifilm sales companies, has never published a discontinuation notice for Provia 400X, and Provia 400X is most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its possible. Edit: nope, I have a new type...

Its possible.

Edit: nope, I have a new type baseplate. I guess the old type baseplate is meant to push on the silver pin on the cassette... but oddly enough, my new type baseplate seems to work......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By jonmanjiro
Different IXMOO cassette variations? :confused:

Different IXMOO cassette variations? :confused:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By jonmanjiro
With my M6 0.85 I am able to load the IXMOO...

With my M6 0.85 I am able to load the IXMOO cassette and shoot normally (advance and rewind the film), which I take to mean the IXMOO is working fine. Am I missing something?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By jonmanjiro
That's interesting. My M6 0.85 from about 1999...

That's interesting. My M6 0.85 from about 1999 seems to work fine with the IXMOO cassette I currently have on loan from Ben (I'll have to get that back to you soon, Ben!).
Forum: Leica Q 06-16-2015
Replies: 206
Views: 7,111
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nope, not a test case at all. The cat is already...

Nope, not a test case at all. The cat is already well and truly out of the bag when it comes to in-camera correction. All the big name camera manufacturers have been doing it for some time. Even...
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