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Forum: Nikon RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jonmanjiro
Erik and Park, thanks! That's a big...

Erik and Park, thanks! That's a big help.

Nicolas, I didn't have any luck with changing the position where the slow speed escapement is screwed down, so I'll have to delve a little deeper when I...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yes I remember the quote. I have a repair book...

Yes I remember the quote.

I have a repair book that covers the S, SP, F, and F2, but none of these cameras appear to have gear 3. indicated in the first photo above and it also seems like I've...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jonmanjiro
I would have already done so if I had another S2...

I would have already done so if I had another S2 on hand, but unfortunately I don't.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon S2 slow speed escapement not working - help!

I have a Nikon S2 that is firing correctly (to my ear) from 1/50 through to 1/1000 and *was* firing intermittently at the slower speeds until I removed, cleaned, and reinstalled the slow speed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,267
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7782/17965104061_0b1...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7782/17965104061_0b190220fe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tnvRxt)
Palmyra December 2009 (https://flic.kr/p/tnvRxt) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By jonmanjiro
Already up for pre-order on Map Camera's...

Already up for pre-order on Map Camera's website!

https://www.mapcamera.com/item/4548182116684

Interestingly, Map has also just listed the limited edition black chrome Summilux 50mm ASPH and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting! When the LCD on my GR21 started to...

Interesting! When the LCD on my GR21 started to play up I took it to the Ricoh service center in Tokyo and spoke with the engineers there about it. They said that 9 times out of 10 the cause is a...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By jonmanjiro
A rear lens caps for the SC range of CV lenses?...

A rear lens caps for the SC range of CV lenses? That's what I use on a few of my external mount lenses. Cameraquest has them for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,796
Views: 353,687
Posted By jonmanjiro
Fake bag sellers in central Madrid Interesting to...

Fake bag sellers in central Madrid
Interesting to see they're holding ropes attached to the sheets on which the bags are placed so they can pull them up and bug out with their bags at a moment's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,666
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm more than happy with the colours from C200. I...

I'm more than happy with the colours from C200. I just wish I could find more of it...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 286
Views: 20,842
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hopefully Michael doesn't mind me posting a few...

Hopefully Michael doesn't mind me posting a few more photos to his excellent thread...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 411
Views: 35,732
Posted By jonmanjiro
Santa Justa Train Station,...

Santa Justa Train Station, Seville
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/17735882256_a67f9c14f5_b.jpg

Cafeteria car on train from Madrid to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By jonmanjiro
Neopan 400 Presto has been totally discontinued...

Neopan 400 Presto has been totally discontinued too, even in 35mm. It was announced on Fujifilm's Japanese language website on 28th February last year...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 1 Week Ago
Replies: 569
Views: 82,536
Posted By jonmanjiro
Klasse...

Klasse W
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7720/17044458533_883aa00497_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rYaiGH)
Tokyo September 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/rYaiGH) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,529
Views: 316,942
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5460/17476977428_edf...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5460/17476977428_edfb7629db_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sCo5v3)
Tokyo February 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/sCo5v3) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By jonmanjiro
"Reports of my deaths have been greatly...

"Reports of my deaths have been greatly exaggerated!" is the thought that comes to mind every time I read about Provia 400X having been discontinued :p

Fujifilm has never issued a Japanese language...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By jonmanjiro
2 x LR44 or SR44 batteries. Quite common. As for...

2 x LR44 or SR44 batteries. Quite common.

As for the red dot being replaced with a black dot, I changed it on my M6 0.85 because a black dot on a black camera seems a bit less conspicuous to me....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By jonmanjiro
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By jonmanjiro
The Contax Tix uses APS format film which is no...

The Contax Tix uses APS format film which is no longer manufactured. So there's not much point in buying one unless you intend to place it on a shelf as a decoration.

I don't know much about the TVS...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By jonmanjiro
In December 2013, I paid $153 for a new black...

In December 2013, I paid $153 for a new black paint MP advance lever purchased directly from Leica USA . The part number is 420-098-001-100. The guy I ordered the parts through at Leica USA is Dave...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 411
Views: 35,732
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2917/14249095870_e0f...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2917/14249095870_e0fe877c67_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nH9kLJ)
Yurakucho 有楽町 (https://flic.kr/p/nH9kLJ) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By jonmanjiro
Sure :) * The aperture shape is rounded on the...

Sure :)

* The aperture shape is rounded on the Klasse S/W at all apertures. On the Klasse, the aperture shape is like a triangle with warped sides - does the job but the OOF shapes can get a bit...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By jonmanjiro
FWIW the Klasse (Rollei 35AFM) and the Klasse S...

FWIW the Klasse (Rollei 35AFM) and the Klasse S are not the same camera. Same lens, but the Klasse S came later and has the same improved shutter, aperture mechanism, and controls as the Klasse W....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 28,453
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7084/7248545962_190d...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7084/7248545962_190d88c8f6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/c3wGbo)
Sarajevo (https://flic.kr/p/c3wGbo) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By jonmanjiro
Both these options are worth considering for 28mm...

Both these options are worth considering for 28mm IMO. I used to own an M6 TTL 0.58 and an MP 0.58, and found the ZI finder easier to use for 28mm lenses than these. Less finder distortion too (the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2015
Replies: 288
Views: 14,388
Posted By jonmanjiro
ND filter?

ND filter?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,257
Posted By jonmanjiro
The mind boggles Dave... why would you want an...

The mind boggles Dave... why would you want an F80 when you have an F6? :confused::confused::confused:

I hope you don't plan on making the F6 a pampered semi shelf queen! :p
Forum: Travel 04-18-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 7,821
Posted By jonmanjiro
Frank, reading through the comments in this...

Frank, reading through the comments in this thread it seems that most posters think you're planning to escape Canada to retire somewhere permanently. But you only want to escape the Canadian winter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 5,288
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7654/16792957329_0a...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7654/16792957329_0a45144b75_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rzWia4)
Tokyo March 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/rzWia4) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 5,288
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8804/16896704548_44...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8804/16896704548_44c247b067_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rK72Ad)
Sydney January 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/rK72Ad) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/),...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 7,821
Posted By jonmanjiro
Boris, he must think Malaysia is in South America...

Boris, he must think Malaysia is in South America :rolleyes:

How long are you in Penang for? I visited a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Would love to go back.
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 7,821
Posted By jonmanjiro
Have you ever been there? Malaysia is like...

Have you ever been there? Malaysia is like Singapore, but cheaper.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 12,498
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting indeed! Especially the comment about...

Interesting indeed! Especially the comment about the Summicron ASPH being smoother that the FLE. In comparisons I've done, the FLE and Summicron ASPH were very similar. Not quite to the point of...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 7,821
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thailand or Malaysia? English is widely spoken...

Thailand or Malaysia? English is widely spoken too, especially in Malaysia. Weather-wise, the winter months are quite nice, but unless you're ok with heat and humidity you'll want to head home before...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 12,498
Posted By jonmanjiro
The internet rumours are true! The Lux ASPH does...

The internet rumours are true! The Lux ASPH does focus shift, though less than some lenses and its quite predicable so fairly easy to compensate for. But good decision re keeping the FLE. Its...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 12,498
Posted By jonmanjiro
The FLE? I can't remember reading any comments...

The FLE? I can't remember reading any comments that gave it a bad wrap for its bokeh and highlight character.

FWIW in bokeh comparisons between it (the FLE) and the pre-FLE ASPH, I couldn't tell...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By jonmanjiro
I didn't really notice any focus shift with the...

I didn't really notice any focus shift with the Summilux Pre-ASPH. Its apparent DOF also seemed greater than other 35/1.4 lenses wide open.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's one of my test shots with filter attached....

Here's one of my test shots with filter attached. Looking at it now, the vignetting isn't as obvious as I remember it. At the time, I surmised it was mechanical vignetting because instead of going...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By jonmanjiro
Looks good! Have you checked whether it...

Looks good! Have you checked whether it vignettes? Hopefully not!

I made a filter adapter for my (now sold and yep I regret it) Klasse S using a spare lens hood that I ground down to the bare...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
It was certainly the case for this S-mount...

It was certainly the case for this S-mount W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8 2005 (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7585/16964997030_da9ffd71da_b.jpg)(converted to M-mount by MS Optical R&D) and this S-mount...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
You could try tightening the screws on the...

You could try tightening the screws on the aperture ring (there's one pictured just below the F2 engraving in your photo). No harm in that. But I think they are just for holding the aperture ring in...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've never worked on this particular RF Nikkor so...

I've never worked on this particular RF Nikkor so cannot help with specific instructions, but the RF Nikkors I have worked on have all been very straightforward to disassemble and repair. So if...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-13-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,462
Posted By jonmanjiro
The trick is to prevent the focus wheel on the...

The trick is to prevent the focus wheel on the camera from rotating using your shutter release finger (right hand) while you change the aperture with your left hand ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2015
Replies: 1,529
Views: 316,942
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8739/16473231264_60f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8739/16473231264_60fe8de027_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r6FBJG)
Tokyo February 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/r6FBJG) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 8,489
Posted By jonmanjiro
My Nikon F6 is by far the smoothest SLR I've ever...

My Nikon F6 is by far the smoothest SLR I've ever used. After owning one for a year about five years ago I recently got another one. When I started shooting it, the shutter speeds seemed longer than...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By jonmanjiro
underlord, I'm very interested to know how your...

underlord, I'm very interested to know how your repairman goes with the repair. Let us know how it works out.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 6,647
Posted By jonmanjiro
I got excited for a moment there because I...

I got excited for a moment there because I mistakenly thought this thread was titled Your Faves: Ridiculously Cheap Great Film! :o
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By jonmanjiro
Excellent explanation. Thanks!

Excellent explanation. Thanks!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-07-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By jonmanjiro
For the last nine years or so, my hometown is...

For the last nine years or so, my hometown is Yokohama. This spot below is a 4-5 minute walk from my apartment.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/17007801171_43ccdf0332_c.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By jonmanjiro
201013 is one of the first off the production...

201013 is one of the first off the production line! I suspect its the mount that's the problem and you just got lucky with the W-Nikkor you have now.

The collar is spring loaded and is meant to move...
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