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Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By jonmanjiro
As optical formulas became more and more complex...

As optical formulas became more and more complex in the 1950s, thorium (among other things) was used in certain elements in the optical formulas to achieve more and more extreme glass refractive...
Forum: Forum HELP ! 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,327
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: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've owned three MPs (3976012 which is...

I've owned three MPs (3976012 which is coincidentally listed by its current owner in the classifieds here...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 609
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 238
Views: 46,007
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 609
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By jonmanjiro
2000 yen @...

2000 yen @ Lemonsha

http://www.lemonsha.com/category/899.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,793
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 201
Views: 27,556
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,180
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: 1,441
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: 843
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: 524
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: 537
Views: 69,387
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: 1,200
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: 8
Views: 724
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: 2,176
Views: 182,173
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
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2014
Replies: 1,623
Views: 156,378
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
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By jonmanjiro
Isn't it the exact same lens? My understanding...

Isn't it the exact same lens? My understanding has always been that the Rollei 35S lens was so good it was used in the Contax T2.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-14-2014
Replies: 297
Views: 18,260
Posted By jonmanjiro
These guys were walking in lockstep while...

These guys were walking in lockstep while checking their phones and didn't even notice me take their photo!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14416382131_7bd34f51d4_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2014
Replies: 1,163
Views: 193,181
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few shots from Shanghai taken with a Summicron...

A few shots from Shanghai taken with a Summicron ASPH

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14439913733_974b508a32_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o11kgT)
Shanghai 上海 (https://flic.kr/p/o11kgT) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-13-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,192
Posted By jonmanjiro
What in-thread max. image size do you want?

Images are currently automatically downsized and displayed in threads at 500 pixels wide. It's possible to click on a photo to display its original size, but I'd personally like to see a larger...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2014
Replies: 1,163
Views: 193,181
Posted By jonmanjiro
Cheers Helen :) Here's a few more shots from...

Cheers Helen :)

Here's a few more shots from Xian, again taken with a Summicron ASPH.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14409086505_a310be5ff9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nXhkpX)
Xian 西安...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By jonmanjiro
Wow, not cheap. I only paid about $45 for a CLA...

Wow, not cheap. I only paid about $45 for a CLA at Nikon Japan on a Nikkor Ai-S 50/1.4 with aperture blades so oily they were stuck. That's why I suggested Nikon Australia. If their prices are in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2014
Replies: 1,163
Views: 193,181
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few shots taken at the Grand Mosque in Xian,...

A few shots taken at the Grand Mosque in Xian, China
Summicron 35mm ASPH

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/14216413120_4f568c9b6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nEfQk3)
Xian 西安...
Forum: Forum HELP ! 06-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,200
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its 500 at the moment. Too small IMO.

Its 500 at the moment. Too small IMO.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By jonmanjiro
If it was me, I'd contact Nikon Australia and see...

If it was me, I'd contact Nikon Australia and see what they can do. I know Nikon in Japan still services Ai-S lenses (prices are very reasonable too) and I expect Nikon Australia can as...
Forum: DIYS Forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By jonmanjiro
The other member who experienced the same problem...

The other member who experienced the same problem has a chrome Nokton 35/1.2 as well. Maybe the problem is due to the extra weight of the chrome version compared to the black...
Forum: DIYS Forum 06-10-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By jonmanjiro
Another member here had that exact same problem...

Another member here had that exact same problem with his Nokton 35/1.2. His lens repair guy used the screws from an old Minolta lens (no idea which one) to repair the lens for about a 1/3 of the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 06-10-2014
Replies: 537
Views: 69,387
Posted By jonmanjiro
Klasse...

Klasse S
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14390854944_2c3c1e2591_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nVETNG)Shinjuku (https://flic.kr/p/nVETNG) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,521
Posted By jonmanjiro
The pancake version has a very short focus throw,...

The pancake version has a very short focus throw, but only focuses down to 0.90m instead of 0.70m like the classic version.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 06-09-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 27,133
Posted By jonmanjiro
Another vote here for the Klasse S (or W...

Another vote here for the Klasse S (or W depending on the focal length you want). I settled on a Klasse S after experimenting with a Contax T2, T3, GR1v, , several Konica Big Minis, and a Fuji...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By jonmanjiro
No need to get your knickers in a twist. It helps...

No need to get your knickers in a twist. It helps the conversation if we know what we're all talking about and it wasn't you who used those terms anyway ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By jonmanjiro
Coupler slot = guide slot? :confused: Here is a...

Coupler slot = guide slot? :confused:

Here is a photo of a W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8 2005 lens coupler sleeve. The edges I've marked with an arrow have to be straight so that the coupler slots into the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By jonmanjiro
Maybe we are talking about two different...

Maybe we are talking about two different things... can you post a photo?
Forum: Nikon RF 06-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By jonmanjiro
The tube is spring loaded to keep it pressed up...

The tube is spring loaded to keep it pressed up against the focus helicoid built into the body at all focus distances.



Curved coupler slot? Something doesn't sound right. Assuming you mean the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By jonmanjiro
Open the back of the camera and while looking at...

Open the back of the camera and while looking at the back of the lens, change the aperture setting. You should see a metal arm on the right side of the lens move up and down. That's the aperture...
Forum: RFF News 05-30-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,221
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hello B2! I've been wondering what became of you....

Hello B2! I've been wondering what became of you. Welcome back!
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 05-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,840
Posted By jonmanjiro
My experience was that if the sun is in the frame...

My experience was that if the sun is in the frame or just outside, you get the following kind of flare to varying degrees. This shot was taken with a Perar 28/4 with hood on but I experienced similar...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 05-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,840
Posted By jonmanjiro
The ergonomics of the MS Optical lenses is indeed...

The ergonomics of the MS Optical lenses is indeed quirky, but usable. And they're tiny lenses which is great. But IMO the multicoating is not really up to the standard of modern multicoatings from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2014
Replies: 265
Views: 12,147
Posted By jonmanjiro
What visa issues would they be? I cannot think of...

What visa issues would they be? I cannot think of a single southern European country that requires a visa. Assuming from your location in Durham, NC that you're an American citizen, they'll let you...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 05-26-2014
Replies: 537
Views: 69,387
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ricoh GR21 and cheapo Fujifilm...

Ricoh GR21 and cheapo Fujifilm C200

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14256332406_d6e78a3bf6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nHMqWA)Xian 西安 (https://flic.kr/p/nHMqWA) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,616
Posted By jonmanjiro
I dunno about you, but I read that comment by...

I dunno about you, but I read that comment by highway and instantly felt a little tug on my leg... like it was being gently pulled ;)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 05-24-2014
Replies: 537
Views: 69,387
Posted By jonmanjiro
Neopan 400, Ricoh...

Neopan 400, Ricoh GR21

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/14260632192_b9cbcc515d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nJat7Q)Xian 西安 (https://flic.kr/p/nJat7Q) by jonmanjiro...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By jonmanjiro
Backlash and backfocus are different things,...

Backlash and backfocus are different things, although backfocus can be caused by backlash. Backlash is caused by loose tolerances or slop in the RF mechanism.
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By jonmanjiro
I think the design of the Epson rangefinder...

I think the design of the Epson rangefinder mechanism makes a certain amount of backlash unavoidable. I can nail focus at large apertures pretty much every time by focusing from infinity to the point...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By jonmanjiro
www.cameraquest.com (http://www.cameraquest.com)...

www.cameraquest.com (http://www.cameraquest.com) maybe?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 05-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By jonmanjiro
30.5mm ND filters are fairly easy to find. I sold...

30.5mm ND filters are fairly easy to find. I sold a couple through the classifieds here recently. But yeah, as the previous poster said on the T3 metering is not TTL so you have to use exposure...
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