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Forum: Travel 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By jonmanjiro
Ok, done !!

Ok, done !!
Forum: Travel 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By jonmanjiro
Ok, done !!

Ok, done !!
Forum: Travel 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's looking like I will be in Lisbon anyway on...

It's looking like I will be in Lisbon anyway on the weekend of May 2nd/3rd, so I'll certainly join if that's the final selection.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By jonmanjiro
They are both Sonnars, but not the same lens. I...

They are both Sonnars, but not the same lens. I guess you've realised by now that the T2 has a 38mm lens whereas the T3 has a true 35mm lens.

I'd be interested to know what that "something"...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm running my Coolscan 5000 on Windows 7 using...

I'm running my Coolscan 5000 on Windows 7 using Nikon Scan. If I recall correctly, I installed the version for Vista that supports both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Nikon mentions somewhere on their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By jonmanjiro
Just to clarify, I don't own the camera yet. It's...

Just to clarify, I don't own the camera yet. It's for sale in Japan, but not close by (otherwise I'd go and check it personally). I asked the seller for extra photos (the photos above) as I suspected...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By jonmanjiro
Even outside the tropics? ;) Just kidding. Yes,...

Even outside the tropics? ;)

Just kidding. Yes, I realise this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By jonmanjiro
Japan. Summer is hot and humid here, just like...

Japan. Summer is hot and humid here, just like the tropics, so fungus can be a problem.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By jonmanjiro
What's in this finder?

The seller is telling me that its just dust in there, but some of the spots, especially those in the lower left corner, look like condensation spots or the beginning of fungus to me. What say the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting! That would be this camera (photo...

Interesting! That would be this camera (photo found here...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,440
Views: 554,495
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16345997833_df...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16345997833_df4fbb045a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qUrvER)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,004
Views: 168,793
Posted By jonmanjiro
There were lots of people taking selfies in front...

There were lots of people taking selfies in front of Kaminari-mon gate today, so it was a bit of a turkey shoot :D

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16345997833_df4fbb045a_b.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By jonmanjiro
I just tried reversing the characters, and while...

I just tried reversing the characters, and while they can be read either way, to my somewhat trained eye the angle of the strokes in the characters look more natural in this...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yeah that baffles me a bit too, but the...

Yeah that baffles me a bit too, but the characters certainly look like 南京 (south capital) which is how Nanjing is written. Hopefully a Singapore local will chime in and help solve the mystery for us.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By jonmanjiro
The characters here would look pretty much the...

The characters here would look pretty much the same reversed as they do normally. The first two look like 南京 (Nanjing), the third is possibly 火 (fire), but I can't make out the next one. Taking a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
List now updated. Thanks everyone. It paints a...

List now updated. Thanks everyone. It paints a pretty clear picture I'd say. My guess is that there are no serial numbers below 0001001. I wonder if we'll reach...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hmmm my Nokton 58/1.4 II works fine on my F6 and...

Hmmm my Nokton 58/1.4 II works fine on my F6 and D700.

Dirty contacts maybe? Try cleaning them with a pencil eraser (both lens and camera side). I had a Nikkor 18-55m kit lens that had intermittent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's not something you can do yourself, so you'll...

It's not something you can do yourself, so you'll have to send your camera to Nikon. I took mine into the Nikon Service Center in Tokyo just a few weeks ago, and they did it for me in about 30...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 775
Views: 152,632
Posted By jonmanjiro
Very interesting lens, Park! Could you post some...

Very interesting lens, Park! Could you post some photos to show how its been modified to S-mount?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
I hope you're still feeding it film every now and...

I hope you're still feeding it film every now and then ;)



Maybe four or five months ago. I remember thinking that serial numbers were getting close to 0040000 but weren't quite there yet.
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 775
Views: 152,632
Posted By jonmanjiro
I finally broke out my Nikon SP for March Nikon...

I finally broke out my Nikon SP for March Nikon Rangefinder Month. Let's see... four days to go... that should be enough time to burn a roll or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
I had a bit of time to kill this afternoon...

I had a bit of time to kill this afternoon ;)



Yes, I'm sure of it. It was a new camera in a Tokyo camera store. I didn't think to make a note of it at the time, but will next time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks, I just added them to the list. A bit of...

Thanks, I just added them to the list.

A bit of browsing through eBay and local used camera shop websites dug up some more serial numbers which I've also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon F6 serial numbers - post yours!

Post your serial numbers folks. Lets see if we can get an idea of how many Nikon F6s are out there!

I've seen serial numbers as high as 0036xxx which would indicate only about 36,000 units have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,399
Views: 436,104
Posted By jonmanjiro
I hereby humbly predict that when Nikon...

I hereby humbly predict that when Nikon eventually announces the F6 is discontinued, used F6 prices will go...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting rare lens, and nice find! I saw one...

Interesting rare lens, and nice find! I saw one for sale locally on an S3 some years ago. I think it's actually made for Contax mount, but of course can be used on a Nikon RF because DOF covers the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By jonmanjiro
Should be a piece of cake, but... * Sometimes...

Should be a piece of cake, but...

* Sometimes the retaining ring is on so damn tight that the readily available clamp wrenches don't give you enough leverage to undo it.

* Black paint is easy to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By jonmanjiro
I have to confess that I agree with this. I don't...

I have to confess that I agree with this. I don't think the position of the aperture blades while the lens is in storage is going to make the slightest bit of difference.

No doubt there are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By jonmanjiro
I don't see how low humidity could cause oil to...

I don't see how low humidity could cause oil to migrate to the aperture blades. I expect excessive heat is more likely to be the culprit. Did you leave your lens anywhere where it could have been...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,983
Posted By jonmanjiro
Robert, I'm curious to know which lenses you plan...

Robert, I'm curious to know which lenses you plan to use on the adapter. The ideal ones would be the F-mount 12mm Heliar or 15mm Heliar, but they're hard to find these days and prices have...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jonmanjiro
FYI Mikio Kuno covers this in his "Everything...

FYI Mikio Kuno covers this in his "Everything About Nikon Rangefinders...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jonmanjiro
That article written by the owner of the website...

That article written by the owner of the website I linked states that the "Olympic Nikkor-S 50mm F1.4" was designed for the reissue SP, which was re-released because of demand from news organizations...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jonmanjiro
This is common knowledge in Japan. Though I...

This is common knowledge in Japan.

Though I personally haven't found any actual evidence that links either the 1962 (or 1964 depending on what you read) reissue SPs or 1965 reissue S3s to the Tokyo...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By jonmanjiro
Simon, I just dropped by and asked at Nikon's...

Simon, I just dropped by and asked at Nikon's service center in Ginza, Tokyo about Coolscan V repairs and they said that they can guarantee they have all the replacement parts needed to repair them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
I had an M3 a few years ago and it was a lovely...

I had an M3 a few years ago and it was a lovely camera, but that extra 20cm close focus coupling, the onboard meter, and the quicker film loading seal the deal in favour of the M6 0.85 for me. Just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
Robert beat me to it. Yep the M3 finder is the...

Robert beat me to it. Yep the M3 finder is the gold standard for no flare. Subsequent finder designs were simplified/made more cheaply.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
I had the opportunity to drop by Kanto Camera...

I had the opportunity to drop by Kanto Camera today so I asked them about their M6/M6TTL viewfinder anti flare modification.

They said a camera with their mod is no more sensitive to RF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
I don't remember the exact situations. I'll have...

I don't remember the exact situations. I'll have to pay closer attention from now on and report back. One situation I do remember was shooting an urban landscape scene in afternoon light with the sun...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
I already have that installed, Martin ;) Works...

I already have that installed, Martin ;)

Works well for the most part, but does make the frame lines almost invisible in some lighting situations...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
I was wondering the same thing, Gabor! They have...

I was wondering the same thing, Gabor! They have a demo in the store which prospective customers can check out so I might just drop by soon to have a chat with them about resistance to bumps and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By jonmanjiro
Kanto Camera's anti flare mod for M6/M6TTL finders - anyone tried it?

I have an M6 0.85 HM that I want to get modified and am currently tossing up between sending it to DAG to get the condenser installed or go with Kanto Cameras's self-developed finder modification ...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By jonmanjiro
I did that with a pair of SP 2005s for a while,...

I did that with a pair of SP 2005s for a while, but ended up putting the original levers back on because the plastic tipped levers kept getting hooked on my shirt when I had the camera on a strap...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By jonmanjiro
The early blooming cherry blossoms are starting...

The early blooming cherry blossoms are starting to bloom in Yokohama. The normal cherry blossoms won't be far behind.

Nokton 58mm F1.4 @ F1.4 on a Nikon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,536
Posted By jonmanjiro
Cheers Gabor! やっぱり今年の桜は平年より早いんだね。私もそんな気がしたよ。

Cheers Gabor!

やっぱり今年の桜は平年より早いんだね。私もそんな気がしたよ。
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,536
Posted By jonmanjiro
The early blooming cherry blossoms are starting...

The early blooming cherry blossoms are starting to bloom in Yokohama. The normal cherry blossoms won't be far behind.

Nokton 58mm F1.4 @ F1.4 on a Nikon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,069
Posted By jonmanjiro
According to this...

According to this (http://fujifilm.jp/information/20061002/) unfortunately tours are not offered at the Ashigara site any more.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By jonmanjiro
As of the 4th of March (date of the following...

As of the 4th of March (date of the following article) it hadn't even been officially announced in Japan.

http://m.dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20150304_691239.html
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By jonmanjiro
The Bessa M series for one. More details on...

The Bessa M series for one. More details on what's still in production at the link below.

http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt/english/index.html
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By jonmanjiro
I guess no one reads links in posts... Cosina...

I guess no one reads links in posts...

Cosina announced it on their website on 10th June, 2013 > [Notice of discontinuation] The Bessa A series has been discontinued.

Dealers may still have...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By jonmanjiro
Old news...

Old news (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134152) actually ;)
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