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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
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Posted By jonmanjiro
A member here reported he couldn't get his Klasse...

A member here reported he couldn't get his Klasse S repaired in his own country so posted it off to Fujifilm in Japan on a wing and a prayer. His repaired camera turned up on his doorstep several...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By jonmanjiro
Not that I know of, unfortunately.

Not that I know of, unfortunately.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By jonmanjiro
Fantastic lens. If you can spare the cash to buy...

Fantastic lens. If you can spare the cash to buy one, go for it! My favorite "classic" 35mm lens by far. It would be nice if it focused closer, but its not a deal breaker for me.

Miyazaki-san has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 977
Views: 179,033
Posted By jonmanjiro
Now that you mention it, I did go for a ride on...

Now that you mention it, I did go for a ride on the back of a very clean 1969 Ducati 450 single with the intention of buying it. It was probably that short ride that made me realise I was better...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By jonmanjiro
Looks like a standard S-mount 5cm F1.4 (rear...

Looks like a standard S-mount 5cm F1.4 (rear collar removed) stuck on one of Miyazaki-san's standard focus mounts. Total cost would probably be 40,000 - 45,000 yen for the conversion plus lens,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By jonmanjiro
These shots are Natura 1600 that went through...

These shots are Natura 1600 that went through about 12 hand carry luggage x-ray checks and one check-in luggage x-ray check by mistake. No doubt it was that mistaken check-in luggage x-ray check that...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By jonmanjiro
Lovely set, Vick! A body and lens made for each...

Lovely set, Vick! A body and lens made for each other :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 977
Views: 179,033
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks! I always wanted to own a Ducati 450...

Thanks! I always wanted to own a Ducati 450 single and one time almost bought one (I can't remember why I didn't now... :confused:). Very cool looking motorcycle!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 5 Days Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 9,981
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hmmm I don't see how the number of blades would...

Hmmm I don't see how the number of blades would make much, if any, difference, tbh. My Elmar-M 50/2.8 only has six aperture blades and its aperture scale does the same thing. My guess is that the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By jonmanjiro
You certainly go through your fair share of...

You certainly go through your fair share of lenses, Helen, so you must be suffering from something hehehe :D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 6 Days Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 9,981
Posted By jonmanjiro
A question for owners of the new lens - is the...

A question for owners of the new lens - is the aperture ring dampened enough to prevent it being moved easily by accident?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 977
Views: 179,033
Posted By jonmanjiro
My sister on my very modified Ducati Pantah 680...

My sister on my very modified Ducati Pantah 680 in Wollongong, Australia circa 1991. I loved that motorcycle but ended up crashing into a car on my way to university one morning and damaged it beyond...
Forum: Optics Theory - 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By jonmanjiro
Coma behaviour wide open is more of a factor for...

Coma behaviour wide open is more of a factor for me than corner sharpness, although corner sharpness is also very good with the Zeiss ZM 35/1.4. Here's another shot taken wide open at night (which is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By jonmanjiro
I used a matt black spray paint sprayed onto a...

I used a matt black spray paint sprayed onto a brush and then dabbed onto the lens element periphery. Any paint that will stick to and stay on the glass should be ok, I'd say.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its a common misconception (which will probably...

Its a common misconception (which will probably never be fully cleared up) that the S3 Olympic was manufactured for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, but that's not the case. The Japanese newspaper clipping...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By jonmanjiro
My experience with three Summars in various...

My experience with three Summars in various states of (dis)repair is that internal paint degradation can impact image quality quite a bit (see this thread...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By jonmanjiro
Fujifilm Compact Film Camera Repairs

If anyone is interested, Fujifilm is still repairing the following compact film cameras:

CLEAR SHOT M
Natura Classica White
Natura Classica N
Klasse W Silver/Black
Klasse S Black (there is no silver...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 9,981
Posted By jonmanjiro
Gosh... comments like this don't make it any...

Gosh... comments like this don't make it any easier to resist GAS for this lens :bang:

I hope they don't bring out a black paint version :eek:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By jonmanjiro
Good work! The front element looks very decent...

Good work! The front element looks very decent now. I had a Summar with similar gunk as well, but it was also scratched up quite a bit and had internal haze so didn't clean up anywhere near as well...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By jonmanjiro
For M digital? The Zeiss ZM 35/1.4, no doubt...

For M digital? The Zeiss ZM 35/1.4, no doubt about it. It's a better (> no focus shift vs a little focus shift, less wide open vignetting, sharper corners, less wide open coma) lens than the fabled...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 9,981
Posted By jonmanjiro
ehhh? :confused: The head bartender has the lens...

ehhh? :confused:

The head bartender has the lens for sale on his website with details and a price.

https://shop.cameraquest.com/lomography/lomography-50mm-f/1.5-jupiter-3/

50mm f/1.5 Jupiter 3+...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's trivial to shim a Jupiter 8 so why not give...

It's trivial to shim a Jupiter 8 so why not give it a try. If your Jupiter 8 is built the same as lynnb's Jupiter 8 (which I very recently CLA'd) you can unscrew the entire optical cell from the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By jonmanjiro
This shot below is an example of a photo where I...

This shot below is an example of a photo where I can certainly see that the corner performance is excellent. Whether or not its important to the image is entirely debatable though :)

Similar to...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By jonmanjiro
From the lenses I've seen personally, I've always...

From the lenses I've seen personally, I've always assumed that the transition point to slightly larger diameter rear optical group used in the Nikkor-S 5cm F1.4 happened around s/n 328xxx to 329xxx,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By jonmanjiro
Good point regarding the firmware. According to...

Good point regarding the firmware. According to the official announcement on Nikon's Japanese language website (link below), all cameras from s/n 0018754 left the factory with the current firmware...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,316
Posted By jonmanjiro
I for one am not impressed with the way Microsoft...

I for one am not impressed with the way Microsoft almost forces you to upgrade to Windows 10 with pop ups each time you start up your computer, so another "don't do it" here, Dave.

Windows 7 is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 3,799
Posted By jonmanjiro
Good idea for a thread. And we should have...

Good idea for a thread. And we should have another RFF meetup soon!

Here's a few taken in Shinjuku, Tokyo-to!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/10779634204_ff44fda705_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 2,901
Posted By jonmanjiro
Just found the data sheet for Superia 1600 on the...

Just found the data sheet for Superia 1600 on the Fujifilm USA website. If there's any difference in the data sheets, I'm not seeing it.

Superia 1600 (current version with 4 color layers)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 2,901
Posted By jonmanjiro
The comment quoted below (made on flickr here...

The comment quoted below (made on flickr here (https://www.flickr.com/groups/20643735@N00/discuss/72157602361418076/) by this Japanese flickr user (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8126605@N04/))...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 2,901
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, all still available (for now). Provia...

Yep, all still available (for now).



Provia 400X is gone, but Pro 400H is still available, as is Natura 1600 (which is just Superia 1600 renamed to match the Natura line of compact film cameras).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 2,901
Posted By jonmanjiro
I think this is a case of the Fujifilm price...

I think this is a case of the Fujifilm price rises that have already occurred in Japan finally being applied to the rest of the world.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 25,123
Posted By jonmanjiro
LTM version wide open and hand held at 1/8 or...

LTM version wide open and hand held at 1/8 or so.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1595/24533512955_c0594ee781_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DnWEEF)
Sydney December 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/DnWEEF) by Jon...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By jonmanjiro
:D:D:D I ended up removing the screw-in hood...

:D:D:D

I ended up removing the screw-in hood from my (now sold) Summilux 35mm FLE and went hoodless (with UV filter), because the stoopid thing invariably got twisted out of alignment each time the...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 25,123
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a few shots taken with an LTM version...

Here's a few shots taken with an LTM version during a recent trip to Kamakura for a belated hatsumode visit.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1456/24391114472_8c6cc0ee18_b.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ahhhh yes, very good point! Those early chrome...

Ahhhh yes, very good point! Those early chrome lenses weigh almost as much as boat anchors! I was subconsciously thinking of the late all black version because that's the only version I'd personally...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By jonmanjiro
Very lovely lens, Bar8barian! Nice find!! Hey...

Very lovely lens, Bar8barian! Nice find!!



Hey Bill! I'd love to shoot with a 5cm f1.5, but they are rare and highly prized here, so I've never had the opportunity unfortunately. Anyone want to...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By jonmanjiro
I was actually quoting Rotoloni (latest book)...

I was actually quoting Rotoloni (latest book) too, Roland :)

The 25,000 number is the approximate total of the quantities listed at the top of each section for Nikkor-P 8.5cm f2 variations from...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nope, but the early SLR 105mm F2.5 lenses share...

Nope, but the early SLR 105mm F2.5 lenses share the same sonnar formula as the rangefinder lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,883
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yesterday I dropped by Yamazaki Optics to deliver...

Yesterday I dropped by Yamazaki Optics to deliver a Summicron 35mm V1 and Summilux 35mm pre-ASPH for repair work. Really interesting place in the middle of a suburbia about a 10 minute walk from JR...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By jonmanjiro
Woah, you've got one too many zeros there! More...

Woah, you've got one too many zeros there! More like about 25,000 made in all mounts (S, C, LTM, maybe others?) and variations.

http://www.pacificrimcamera.com/pp/nikonrf85f2.htm
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By jonmanjiro
Simon! Man who walks through door sideways! Ok,...

Simon! Man who walks through door sideways! Ok, enuf of that, I'll just call yer laddie. So you think Bangkok is in the general neighbourhood and I can just swing my AUSSIEBUTT by from Yokohama eh?...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,650
Posted By jonmanjiro
The best experience I had was at the old Tehran...

The best experience I had was at the old Tehran airport before a flight to Shiraz. The security guys sat me down and gave me a cup of coffee while they hand checked my film!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 1,506
Posted By jonmanjiro
Reminds me of...

Reminds me of this:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/exposure/exposure.png
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By jonmanjiro
I remember reading somewhere that only the first...

I remember reading somewhere that only the first batch of 300 or so SPs which were distributed as test cameras left the factory in 1957. Regular production didn't hit its stride until 1958. According...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 33,695
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm sure I've got more pics of you somewhere,...

I'm sure I've got more pics of you somewhere, MikeL! Don't make me dig them up and upload them to this thead :p:D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 33,695
Posted By jonmanjiro
Lynn B knocks back a whisky at the swillhouse,...

Lynn B knocks back a whisky at the swillhouse, oops I mean The Baxter Inn, in Sydney.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1694/24401472226_5923559d29_b.jpg

...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 361
Views: 26,906
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1617/24046921149_174...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1617/24046921149_1749076a3b_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,318
Views: 139,213
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1516/24332269581_3a8...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1516/24332269581_3a80ab6b15_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,192
Views: 128,759
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1617/24046921149_174...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1617/24046921149_1749076a3b_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1516/24332269581_3a80ab6b15_b.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By jonmanjiro
If you did some hard looking via some heavy duty...

If you did some hard looking via some heavy duty pixel peeping (I'm thinking low ISO high resolution film, use of tripod when shooting, and drum scanning and then closely scrutinizing the results...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By jonmanjiro
Lovely portrait, Lynn. Judging from this photo,...

Lovely portrait, Lynn. Judging from this photo, Marj looks like she would be a real hoot to chat with :)

Here's a shot I took in the park just near the weird pyramid building (which you can just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ahhhh damn, perhaps only minor tweaks to existing...

Ahhhh damn, perhaps only minor tweaks to existing designs then... :confused:

I tried to find the new optical formulas on Leica's website, without any luck (not that I searched that hard though!)....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By jonmanjiro
Size is also an important factor as the rear...

Size is also an important factor as the rear element has to be large enough to produce an image circle that fully covers the sensor at all focus distances. The further the rear optical group is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By jonmanjiro
"optimized for digital" usually just means a more...

"optimized for digital" usually just means a more telecentric optical design > light rays exiting the rear of the lens reach the sensor (or film) at a less oblique angle.

The rear element group of...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 874
Views: 177,119
Posted By jonmanjiro
I guess you're right, Nicolas! The strange thing...

I guess you're right, Nicolas! The strange thing to my mind is that the <E.P.> marking appears to have been used earlier than the T marking, in parallel with the T marking, and also continued to be...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 874
Views: 177,119
Posted By jonmanjiro
Richard de Stoutz's comment on his website here...

Richard de Stoutz's comment on his website here (http://www.destoutz.ch/typ_rewind-knobs_engraved.html#t1) (T = tax free) matches what I've heard/been told in Japan. It's an uncommon engraving, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By jonmanjiro
I should be working on a translation job right...

I should be working on a translation job right now, but this topic piqued my interested so I just did a bit of googling for you. See below!

1) Yes, its solely an ISO100 B&W film and "SS" indicates...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By jonmanjiro
IIRC the S-mount Heliar sticks our further than...

IIRC the S-mount Heliar sticks our further than any of the S-mount 50mm Nikkors. If it was me I'd get a Nikkor 50/2 and just stick a UV filter on it and forget the hood. Hard to beat that for light...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,883
Posted By jonmanjiro
All of the information I've read on this suggests...

All of the information I've read on this suggests that with a Summar it's usually only the front element that needs repolishing. I'm not sure how many surfaces Yamazaki-san coats but it could only be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,883
Posted By jonmanjiro
I guess you mean Yamazaki-san. Polishing and...

I guess you mean Yamazaki-san. Polishing and coating the front element of a Summar is one of his specialties. He says in the article linked below that there is some tolerance built into optical...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-25-2015
Replies: 874
Views: 177,119
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ohhh man! Very nice :cool: Unfortunately not....

Ohhh man! Very nice :cool:



Unfortunately not. The S3 frame lines are etched onto the eye piece which is why all frame lines are visible at all times.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By jonmanjiro
With the Nikkor 5cm F1.4, you can access the...

With the Nikkor 5cm F1.4, you can access the blades from the front. The lens pictured below is an S-mount Nikkor-S 5cm F1.4 but all RF Nikkors are constructed similarly. The entire front optical...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,883
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting to read your comment about the...

Interesting to read your comment about the Summitar's pincushion distortion, Erik. I've noticed it myself, but never thought it was overly obvious, and even KR rates it as "very minor pincushion...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By jonmanjiro
Glad to hear that :) Many repair guys don't...

Glad to hear that :)



Many repair guys don't realize that the diagonal surface of the half mirror prism can be cleaned, so I'd recommend checking with Dave that he knows to clean it.



True...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By jonmanjiro
Happens when people post photos in comments to...

Happens when people post photos in comments to ads. Wouldn't be a problem if they posted the photos in the ad itself rather than in comments to the ad.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,679
Posted By jonmanjiro
I count five other lenses besides the OP's lens....

I count five other lenses besides the OP's lens. Hmmm...

http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/mkmc4leica/library/3E?sort=4&page=1



This is certainly possible on the Nikon rangefinder lenses I've...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon SP! Congrats...

Nikon SP! Congrats :)

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/rangefinder/sp.htm
https://www.cameraquest.com/nikonsp.htm
https://www.cameraquest.com/nrfblsp2005.htm
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By jonmanjiro
I thought this thread was fine in the Nikon RF...

I thought this thread was fine in the Nikon RF forum too. I probably wouldn't have seen it and thus not replied if it was initially posted in the Repair / Camera Care forum. Hmmm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
Meh, I'll pass :p I've already shot with enough...

Meh, I'll pass :p I've already shot with enough of Miyazaki-san's previous offerings to know I won't like the ergonomics. Let's not even get into corner sharpness and field curvature ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
Some more shots here...

Some more shots here Kay.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/apoqualia-g-35-14/pool/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-15-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By jonmanjiro
The thing that makes the *most* difference in...

The thing that makes the *most* difference in bringing a faded Nikon rangefinder focus patch back to life is cleaning the diagonal surface of the half mirror prism. I've cleaned that surface on a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 18,665
Posted By jonmanjiro
ZM Distagon 35/1.4 at F1.4. Coma is very well...

ZM Distagon 35/1.4 at F1.4. Coma is very well controlled.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5712/23711300596_64f3dc6ff7_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
Poor wording. Miyazaki-san assembles all the...

Poor wording. Miyazaki-san assembles all the lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By jonmanjiro
Oops, my misunderstanding. The "R" lever is...

Oops, my misunderstanding. The "R" lever is certainly interchangeable.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By jonmanjiro
Film rewind lever? Doable, but not a trivial task...

Film rewind lever? Doable, but not a trivial task at all. To install an MP style rewind lever (pull-up knob) on an M6 (sloped fold-out lever), you're going to have to switch top plates to an MP type...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,801
Posted By jonmanjiro
Are you saying its a fake, Fred? I don't know...

Are you saying its a fake, Fred? I don't know much about those 250 backs, so I'm curious to know what your take is.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,801
Posted By jonmanjiro
This rig has been sitting on the shelf at...

This rig has been sitting on the shelf at Lemonsha in Ginza, Tokyo for a while. No Micro-Nikkor with collar included, but you do get the 500 frame motor driven back! All for a mere...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By jonmanjiro
Probably due to Miyazaki-san's sense of service...

Probably due to Miyazaki-san's sense of service more than anything, I suspect. He's also repaired equipment for me at no charge long after I purchased it (not necessarily directly from him).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its easy to remove the rewind knob on an MP. You...

Its easy to remove the rewind knob on an MP. You just need to prevent the shaft from spinning (I use a piece of thick plastic placed between the forks on the underside of the shaft inside the camera)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-05-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 40,218
Posted By jonmanjiro
I recently read about this in ニコン物語...

I recently read about this in ニコン物語 (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%8B%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E7%89%A9%E8%AA%9E-1981%E5%B9%B4-%E8%8D%92%E5%B7%9D-%E9%BE%8D%E5%BD%A6/dp/B000J7XO0C) (Nikon Story) and 明るい暗箱...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By jonmanjiro
Michael, that's the hole that allows easy access...

Michael, that's the hole that allows easy access to the screw for adjusting the 1/1000 shutter speed. The black rubber plug that fits in there has gone missing. I doubt light would go in through the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
JCH has the scoop on this new lens here...

JCH has the scoop on this new lens here (http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/12/camera-geekery-the-new-ms-optics-apoqualia-35mm-1-4-f-mc/)!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-03-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 3,895
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5659/23209617830_05...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5659/23209617830_05f70735ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BmXmLE)
Sydney 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/BmXmLE) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By jonmanjiro
Possible due to corrosion in the thread. In which...

Possible due to corrosion in the thread. In which case, it's best left to the experts.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By jonmanjiro
Place a rubber band around the front rim of the...

Place a rubber band around the front rim of the lens so you can get a better grip, then rotate the lens to the position where its ready to be collapsed. Then grab the base of the lens with one hand...
Forum: Off Topic 12-01-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've posted a lot of stuff to different locations...

I've posted a lot of stuff to different locations in the US and have only experienced delivery delays twice, both times at Chicago customs, and both times it took about two weeks for the item (in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By jonmanjiro
To me it looks like the lens has gunk on the...

To me it looks like the lens has gunk on the front of the third element (third from the left in the diagram below). I recently tried to access that surface on the Summitar below to clean out some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/383/19040496543_549...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/383/19040496543_54905b9525_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v1xwga)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7654/16792957329_0a45144b75_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rzWia4)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By jonmanjiro
In case anyone is interested, here are some side...

In case anyone is interested, here are some side by side shots of a hacked converted-by-Miyazaki-san M-mount lens and an original S-mount lens. Both these lenses are the 2005 reissue 3.5cm F1.8. On...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By jonmanjiro
Miyazaki-san can convert it, but its an...

Miyazaki-san can convert it, but its an irreversible conversion. Once done, the lens is butchered for life. The quality of the work is very poor so not really recommended. One of the lenses he...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By jonmanjiro
1. With the 35mm f/1.8, the problem isn't the...

1. With the 35mm f/1.8, the problem isn't the adapter. Even if you can attach the lens to an adapter (the lens does attach to some Amedeo type adapters btw), the metal shroud around the rear element...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-25-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for posting the link. I'm not so sure...

Thanks for posting the link. I'm not so sure about the long term durability of using a paper material as the mask, but its a very interesting idea!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 5,551
Posted By jonmanjiro
Spotted in the back streets of Kamakura...

Spotted in the back streets of Kamakura City
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/733/22839766520_6fccc6590f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ANgLRW)
Abandoned (https://flic.kr/p/ANgLRW) by Jon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By jonmanjiro
With an LED flash light. But I did more than just...

With an LED flash light. But I did more than just inspect the glass. I partially disassembled both lens B and C and cleaned out some haze on the inside surface of the first element and the front...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By jonmanjiro
That's what I'm leaning towards as well....

That's what I'm leaning towards as well.



Thanks Mike! That confirms my suspicions.



I didn't use lens hoods on any of the lenses, so in that respect they were all on an even footing. Hoods may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By jonmanjiro
lol thanks Helen :D I suspected someone would...

lol thanks Helen :D



I suspected someone would say that, Vincent! I think even lens C has its uses ;)



Oh I've already done that. Even the files from lens C can be tweaked to a similar contrast...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By jonmanjiro
Are you kidding :eek: Lens A is the one I should...

Are you kidding :eek:

Lens A is the one I should have bought without messing around with Lens B and Lens C! I purchased them in the order C > B > A :bang:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By jonmanjiro
Three Leitz Summars - not quite the same...

... in how they render images. After reading in another thread about how good the IQ of a Leitz Summar 50/2 can be when in good condition, I did a bit of experimenting for myself. For those who may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,115
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, this is it. Yamazaki-san said the glass...

Yep, this is it. Yamazaki-san said the glass hazes due to whatever rare-earth compounds Canon added to the glass to achieve the desired refractive index. If it was just the coating, he could clean it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,115
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few years back, I asked Yamazaki-san of...

A few years back, I asked Yamazaki-san of Yamazaki Optics in Tokyo (not Miyazaki-san of MS Optical fame) about getting some hazy Canon lenses cleaned. Yamazaki-san is the go to guy in Tokyo (and...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By jonmanjiro
> A used Nikon 2.5/3.5cm W-Nikkor condition B/A...

> A used Nikon 2.5/3.5cm W-Nikkor condition B/A the one with the outer apperture ring and the coarsed focusing ring

FWIW this version of the W-Nikkor 3.5cm F2.5 is the final version, and is quite...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Deiter, Optically speaking, the SC-Skopar...

Hi Deiter,

Optically speaking, the SC-Skopar 35/2.5 is probably a better lens than the Nikkor 35/2.5 but the difference isn't that much, and the Nikkor is still a very decent lens. If you're going...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 3,271
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hehe that would be a cool camera to own...

Hehe that would be a cool camera to own :D

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4099/4818079503_a12176ff30_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8kKVbg)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By jonmanjiro
I experienced similar with some of the early ZM...

I experienced similar with some of the early ZM lenses, but Cosina/Zeiss have really gotten their act together in recent years and I'd say my ZM 35/1.4 is the smoothest focusing lens I've ever used....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By jonmanjiro
The ZM 35/1.4 really is an excellent lens. But it...

The ZM 35/1.4 really is an excellent lens. But it doesn't seem to be selling very well (locally at least) in a market already saturated with many new and used options, and there's so little...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hey Ko, I'm only a few years younger than you,...

Hey Ko, I'm only a few years younger than you, but I've never heard of "the voice" so exactly what "is the trap" means is still as clear as mud in a beer bottle to me. Never mind! Back to talking...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By jonmanjiro
Chess players in the corner of a central square...

Chess players in the corner of a central square in Sarajevo
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/7248546862_c109bbd122_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/c3wGrU)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hey Ray, sure I understand that much, though I'm...

Hey Ray, sure I understand that much, though I'm still a bit perplexed where the Skopar comes in to the equation... maybe the OP did some drug deals to pay for his lens?! :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-04-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By jonmanjiro
>http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/ico...

>http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif Skopar 35 2.5II is the trap!

I agree the Skopar 35/2.5 II is a great little lens - excellent value for the money! Though I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jonmanjiro
Exactly. Here's a chart taken from the...

Exactly. Here's a chart taken from the Voigtlander Bessa R2C/S manual. It shows, based on a circle of confusion of 33um, whether or not the image will be in focus at a specific aperture and distance...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jonmanjiro
Measuring the shims with a micrometer is an...

Measuring the shims with a micrometer is an excellent idea.

The OP's lens may indeed have been shimmed to focus accurately on a Nikon RF body at close distances. However, despite what Henry Scherer...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've seen a few Nikon S cameras with rotting...

I've seen a few Nikon S cameras with rotting shutter curtains as well as a few Nikon S cameras with replacement shutter curtains installed badly. The quality of the cloth material that Nikon used for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By jonmanjiro
I agree with Mudman. I'd say there's too many...

I agree with Mudman. I'd say there's too many shims in there, causing the lens to front focus.

The scotch tape on the film gate trick is a good idea, but I'd test with film to be sure. So I suggest...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,405
Posted By jonmanjiro
Reminds me of the flare I sometimes experienced...

Reminds me of the flare I sometimes experienced with my Millennium Nikkor-S 50/1.4 lens. With that lens, I found that going filterless (no UV or protector filter) helped a lot. So it might sound like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,158
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've had the privilege of seeing Lynn's lovely...

I've had the privilege of seeing Lynn's lovely early Nikon F in person (and even shooting a few rolls with it!), and it is indeed a "640" F, though not a "6400" F.

A serial number starting with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-31-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 18,665
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a couple of shots taken last night in...

Here's a couple of shots taken last night in Shinjuku.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/675/22614259066_6acd263f59_b.jpg...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By jonmanjiro
The ZM 35/1.4 is better at F/1.4 (less...

The ZM 35/1.4 is better at F/1.4 (less vignetting, sharper, no focus shift - the FLE focus shifts, albeit less than the pre-FLE, whereas the ZM 35/1.4 doesn't), and it still has an edge at F/2. So...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-29-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By jonmanjiro
Horrific photos. Should be compulsory viewing for...

Horrific photos. Should be compulsory viewing for everyone in Japan.

Thousands of those bags containing contaminated soil got washed away in recent flooding.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By jonmanjiro
1. Strong sunlight bled into the frame border and...

1. Strong sunlight bled into the frame border and next frame.
2. You had a hair or fiber inside the camera somewhere around the shutter frame that was protruding into the film gate.

Thankfully...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, agreed! By "falls short", I meant this ...

Yep, agreed!



By "falls short", I meant this first possibility which is what I understood the OP to mean with his comment "with most of my lenses I cannot get the rangefinder to reach infinity".
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By jonmanjiro
As mentioned earlier, that's back focus. An RF...

As mentioned earlier, that's back focus.



An RF patch that falls short of correctly overlapping at infinity will cause back focus. So assuming the rangefinders in your M8 and film M rangefinders...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 10-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By jonmanjiro
You're probably right, Stephen. During my nine...

You're probably right, Stephen. During my nine years working in a Nikon office I was constantly amazed at how little (most of) the staff knew about their company's history and original photographic...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 10-22-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By jonmanjiro
No new information from me... but I did drop by...

No new information from me... but I did drop by the newly opened Nikon museum in Tokyo last Saturday and spotted these two displays (the first is about glass making just after WWII and the second is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-21-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's not possible to link photos in some forums....

It's not possible to link photos in some forums. For example the polls forum. Guess the software is coded that way for whatever reason.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-20-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
You did a good job in post 3 in this thread of...

You did a good job in post 3 in this thread of translating some of Miyazaki-san's lens description! (hint hint ;))

Nine years as an in-house translator at Nikon and almost two years as a freelancer...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
It looks like this lens is Miyazaki-san's first...

It looks like this lens is Miyazaki-san's first double helicoid design. No rotating front end!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,335
Posted By jonmanjiro
Map Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo has posted this...

Map Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo has posted this lens (their special order of 100 units of this lens in platinum chrome named REIROAL) on their website! They've priced it at 143,800 JPY including tax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 2,477
Views: 312,307
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,781
Posted By jonmanjiro
The film was Fujifilm Fortia 50 SP. It was a...

The film was Fujifilm Fortia 50 SP. It was a limited production run film sold about eight years ago in Japan that was designed for shooting cherry blossoms (enhanced blues and purples). I really wish...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hey Ben, I'm not sure about your questions 1a and...

Hey Ben, I'm not sure about your questions 1a and 2 but I can answer question 1b. Unfortunately Ricoh in Japan doesn't service the GR1 series cameras anymore. I got a Ricoh GR1v and GR21 serviced by...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 10-15-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By jonmanjiro
True. You only have to read the story of the...

True. You only have to read the story of the Nikon SP rangefinder reissue to know how hard it is to make consecutive serial numbers.

Also, if Nikon really did manufacture as many lenses as suggested...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2015
Replies: 2,477
Views: 312,307
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5692/21567282083_81...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5692/21567282083_81a0628a7b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yRPXz6)
ななみ@横浜 (https://flic.kr/p/yRPXz6) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: Nikon RF 10-15-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 14,483
Posted By jonmanjiro
The rear cap shown in the photos above isn't a...

The rear cap shown in the photos above isn't a Hansa cap, its the Zeiss Sonnar rear cap from Cosina. I ordered and received several extras. The Hansa cap is not felt lined.

I didn't have a part...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2015
Replies: 189
Views: 14,751
Posted By jonmanjiro
This is Nanami performing near Yokohama Station...

This is Nanami performing near Yokohama Station last night. Buskers often play in the area, but Namami's singing/guitar playing was way better than the regulars so I ventured over for a closer look....
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 10-14-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By jonmanjiro
Bob Rotoloni's latest tome...

Bob Rotoloni's latest tome (http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Nikon-Rangefinder-System/dp/1874031770) indicates that less than 100 were made in S-mount. There's no mention of other mounts.



Barium...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,781
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Jan, not yet. I was occupied with other things...

Hi Jan, not yet. I was occupied with other things the few times I've been into central Tokyo recently. Hopefully soon!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By jonmanjiro
The Hansa caps are discontinued but there may be...

The Hansa caps are discontinued but there may be some floating about out there still.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 14,483
Posted By jonmanjiro
No idea about the nobbysparrow caps as I've never...

No idea about the nobbysparrow caps as I've never used any, but the Hansa cap works just fine. If you can find them. They're discontinued now.

I ordered some spares from Cosina of the rear cap...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By jonmanjiro
Also factor in free shipping regardless of the...

Also factor in free shipping regardless of the purchase amount. To give you an example, it boggles my mind that I can buy a 316 yen lens cap from Yodobashi and they'll deliver it by the next day at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm guessing he means these 10 packs...

I'm guessing he means these 10 packs...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By jonmanjiro
Your aperture blades most likely popped out of...

Your aperture blades most likely popped out of position because of the the oil on them. Old oil causes drag on the blades when you change the aperture, and if you change it too quickly... pop. I had...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-11-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,767
Posted By jonmanjiro
Decentering is one thing, and MS Optical lenses...

Decentering is one thing, and MS Optical lenses are certainly know for their individuality lol, but I was mainly thinking of problems like the mount not bringing up the correct frame line, parts...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ahhh I see you noticed the Fujifilm October 1st...

Ahhh I see you noticed the Fujifilm October 1st film price increases... Japan has gone from being film shooters heaven to the complete opposite in such a short amount of time. Quite shocking really...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-10-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,767
Posted By jonmanjiro
Is that a factory installed hair on the back of...

Is that a factory installed hair on the back of your lens there? :D

Miyazaki-san really needs to outsource assembly of his lenses to a proper factory IMO. Assembling them on his bench in his...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-10-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks! Yep you did see it up for sale a few...

Thanks! Yep you did see it up for sale a few months back. The camera went to new home in the UK but I ended up keeping the lens.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By jonmanjiro
Flares easily but sharpness is quite...

Flares easily but sharpness is quite...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By jonmanjiro
I suggest sending your camera to Cosina in Japan...

I suggest sending your camera to Cosina in Japan through a 3rd party such as Bellamy at www.japancamerahunter.com (http://www.japancamerahunter.com). Cosina still has spare parts for these cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 35,996
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm just a wee bit late in replying, but thanks...

I'm just a wee bit late in replying, but thanks :)

Here's a few recent shots taken with a Summilux...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its definitely possible. There's a few F36 to S36...

Its definitely possible. There's a few F36 to S36 conversions floating around the used camera shops in Japan. Some of them are made to look like real S36 motors right down to the engravings and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2015
Replies: 534
Views: 95,600
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks Erik! My Summitar is uncoated.

Thanks Erik! My Summitar is uncoated.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2015
Replies: 534
Views: 95,600
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/610/21343978113_8c17...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/610/21343978113_8c175b130f_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/637/21777244248_f8ef1cd85e_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5638/21777243638_817cefa8f6_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-05-2015
Replies: 1,151
Views: 99,764
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/610/21343978113_8c17...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/610/21343978113_8c175b130f_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,767
Posted By jonmanjiro
The 101 Building at the Nikon Nishi-Ohi Plant is...

The 101 Building at the Nikon Nishi-Ohi Plant is a wee bit bigger than a glorified garage.

I've visited Miyazaki-san at his basement workshop a few times. He's got piles of stuff cluttered in there,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-03-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 38,907
Posted By jonmanjiro
... and here's a couple taken with the very same...

... and here's a couple taken with the very same Summar which now resides in Japan :)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/749/21284961784_48382b50a7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yqSZzJ)
Summar night...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 8,586
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/661/21721103629_099...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/661/21721103629_0990fc8343_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z6qkmH)
Summar day (https://flic.kr/p/z6qkmH) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,767
Posted By jonmanjiro
AFAIK Borg is just Tomy's brand name for their...

AFAIK Borg is just Tomy's brand name for their telescopes and other optical equipment, and it covers a range of products at different price points, not necessarily all high end. Tomy sources...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,767
Posted By jonmanjiro
Miyazaki-san worked as a telescope designer at...

Miyazaki-san worked as a telescope designer at Tomy Toys (http://www.tomytec.co.jp/borg/) before retiring and starting MS Optical R&D. My understanding is that he orders components (both optics and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,458
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's one I snapped in Riga, Latvia...

Here's one I snapped in Riga, Latvia :)

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6155/6191242990_e153f4b72a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ar6JQN)
Dance of the newlyweds - Nikkor-S 50mm 1:1.4 Millennium...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By jonmanjiro
I once asked Yamazaki-san of Yamazaki Optics in...

I once asked Yamazaki-san of Yamazaki Optics in Tokyo about getting the haze cleaned out of some Canon LTM lenses, and his reply was don't waste your money as they'll just haze up again. He said the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-30-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,767
Posted By jonmanjiro
The Sonnetar I tried out was one of the very...

The Sonnetar I tried out was one of the very first off Miyazaki-San's one-man basement production line, and it was very soft and "glowy" wide open, and woeful to shoot with as Miyazaki-San hadn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,781
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thinking out loud here, but maybe that applies...

Thinking out loud here, but maybe that applies only to cameras that already had the new firmware from the factory and were not upgraded later :confused:



Thanks for the comment, dtcls100. That...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-24-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 5,238
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5682/21506200770_32f...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5682/21506200770_32f483ba8d_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/682/21506200750_b03df5b4d8_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5794/21506200730_05faa36a18_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By jonmanjiro
For quite a few years after the lens was...

For quite a few years after the lens was released, KR's 45mm Ai-P review was exactly this > "reviewing " it by typing up the mfg's specs and coming up with an (unfavourable) opinion. Thanks to your...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 15,444
Posted By jonmanjiro
Unfortunately not from me bucs, as I no longer...

Unfortunately not from me bucs, as I no longer own a Nikkor 50/1.1.



Erik, I already sold my lens about three years ago to an RFFer in HK. Hopefully he'll notice this thread and post some more...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-20-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 15,444
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6388885201_bf6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6388885201_bf6b7a0d9c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aJyGZ8)
Smokey - Nikkor-N 5cm 1:1.1 (https://flic.kr/p/aJyGZ8) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,211
Posted By jonmanjiro
Inle Lake,...

Inle Lake, Myanmar
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8611/16484515868_c065eb2924_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r7FsfQ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,211
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ferry to Sakurajima Island from Kagoshima...

Ferry to Sakurajima Island from Kagoshima City
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/12611654393_9aefd4846a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kds2t8)

Ferry back to Kagoshima City from Sakurajima...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,781
Posted By jonmanjiro
No updates of late. I'll try to drop by some of...

No updates of late. I'll try to drop by some of the camera stores next Wednesday when I'm in Tokyo.



All F6s starting from s/n 18754 left the factory with the new firmware. No doubt many earlier...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,781
Posted By jonmanjiro
IIRC there's nowhere to check the firmware...

IIRC there's nowhere to check the firmware version in the F6 menu. Also, I think there's officially only been one firmware update (but it wouldn't surprise me if Nikon has made other unannounced...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,781
Posted By jonmanjiro
I've gotten the firmware upgraded on several...

I've gotten the firmware upgraded on several Nikon F6s. Pre upgrade, they all showed the F6 Nikon logo (see 3rd image here (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/f6.htm)) on the LCD panel. Post upgrade,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By jonmanjiro
Never know. His day job might be researcher of...

Never know. His day job might be researcher of biological processes in light starved environments :)

Seriously though, I certainly don't think anyone here is contemplating buying an EM, and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the CMOS...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the CMOS sensor jello effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_shutter) yet :)

Depending on the application (I'm thinking flourescence microscopes for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2015
Replies: 163
Views: 10,671
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/20787842374_11...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/20787842374_11293cfcb1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xEX8iq)
横浜 (https://flic.kr/p/xEX8iq) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 22,578
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/20787842374_11...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/20787842374_11293cfcb1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xEX8iq)
横浜 (https://flic.kr/p/xEX8iq) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmanjiro/), on Flickr
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-14-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 6,754
Posted By jonmanjiro
I suspected this would be a familiar scene for...

I suspected this would be a familiar scene for you, Ben :D



Thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 1,368
Views: 190,831
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks! The film is Fuji Superia 400 X-TRA. Its...

Thanks! The film is Fuji Superia 400 X-TRA. Its the cheapest ISO 400 colour negative film I can find locally.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2015
Replies: 3,729
Views: 250,961
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/20787842374_11...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/20787842374_11293cfcb1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xEX8iq)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/569/21396858882_9b39b08f9e_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,617
Posted By jonmanjiro
Tim, very interesting! Could you give us some...

Tim, very interesting! Could you give us some details on how you built your shutter tester?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-13-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 18,665
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a few more pics snapped with a ZM Distagon...

Here's a few more pics snapped with a ZM Distagon 35/1.4 on a Zeiss Ikon (film!). All pics taken at F/1.4 to see how this lens behaved at its maximum aperture. If anyone is interested, all these pics...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By jonmanjiro
I suspect that a considerable portion of the bad...

I suspect that a considerable portion of the bad reputation the 85mm F2 has on internet forums comes from people parroting Bjorn Rorslett's review of it here ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,617
Posted By jonmanjiro
Vick, I would certainly hope that Nikon know what...

Vick, I would certainly hope that Nikon know what they're doing with an F2 :)

I recently had a chat with one of the repair guys at Kiitos Camera Repair (http://photo-kiitos.co.jp/), a specialist...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,617
Posted By jonmanjiro
That's a very minor shutter problem! I had a...

That's a very minor shutter problem! I had a similar problem (diagnosed as shutter bounce) with a Nikon F2 a few years back, and the Nikon Service Center in Tokyo adjusted the shutter and had my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2015
Replies: 513
Views: 76,897
Posted By jonmanjiro
High praise indeed. Thanks :) In retrospect, I...

High praise indeed. Thanks :)

In retrospect, I wish I'd pointed the camera down a bit more to get the entire reflection of the girl jumping over the puddle in the image :bang:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-08-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 18,665
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here’s a few more pics taken with a ZM Distagon...

Here’s a few more pics taken with a ZM Distagon 35/1.4. All on film at F/1.4 except for the third pic which I think was taken at F/2, scanned with a Coolscan 5000, and minimally post-processed (minor...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 3,895
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6199/6152041492_ef2...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6199/6152041492_ef2a2cdc24_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/anCPAU)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1125/5110710548_28bbc3cd6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8MBJc7)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 3,895
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/11220714934_38...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/11220714934_3897df58c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i6x6Cj)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 4,262
Posted By jonmanjiro
Congrats!!! Excellent stuff indeed. Would love to...

Congrats!!! Excellent stuff indeed. Would love to check it out some day. You've got way more photographs on the wall there than Nagune does :)
Forum: Nikon RF 09-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for the reply, David. I agree that an...

Thanks for the reply, David. I agree that an engraved "N" is a pretty clear indication that the lens is Nikon S-mount. Must be quite a rare lens you have there!

You're spot on about lenses below...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By jonmanjiro
All SLII lenses are chipped, so with these lenses...

All SLII lenses are chipped, so with these lenses you can only control the aperture on a DLSR by fully stopping down the aperture ring on the lens and then using the sub command wheel. You'll get an...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-05-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 6,606
Posted By jonmanjiro
The aunt living in Canada said the family fled...

The aunt living in Canada said the family fled from Kobane, Syria to Turkey some time after ISIS attacked and laid siege to the city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Koban%C3%AE). That siege...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-04-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 6,606
Posted By jonmanjiro
A very sad story. This boy and his family could...

A very sad story. This boy and his family could have gone to Canada as refugees if the Turkish government had recognised them as such. But unfortunately the Turkish government chooses not to...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting lens! Are you sure its Nikon S-mount...

Interesting lens! Are you sure its Nikon S-mount rather than Contax mount? With a slowish 35mm lens, I'm not sure how you could tell either way unless its marked/engraved on the lens.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-04-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,319
Posted By jonmanjiro
Embodied energy...

Embodied energy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embodied_energy)

One part of the answer is the energy embodied in these nuclear power plants and electric machines. They aren't built/manufactured...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By jonmanjiro
The first thing I would check is the register...

The first thing I would check is the register (flange to film plane distance) of the camera. If someone has messed this up, no amount of adjusting the rangefinder will fix your focus problems. You...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By jonmanjiro
I think CQ was for a short period very early on...

I think CQ was for a short period very early on (2007?) a Zeiss Ikon ZM dealer, and then suddenly they weren't. I recall reading somewhere (most likely here) that the change wasn't voluntary.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-03-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 6,754
Posted By jonmanjiro
A Japanese office at lunch...

A Japanese office at lunch time
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/630/20920759299_fc83c55c08_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,952
Posted By jonmanjiro
Dave, I just looked into my crystal ball and saw...

Dave, I just looked into my crystal ball and saw you trading (or was it selling :p) that totally useless terrible ergonomics Nikon F2 for an AF Nikkor 50mm F1.4 lens! ;)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By jonmanjiro
The poster who started the thread deleted his...

The poster who started the thread deleted his initial post. That takes the entire thread with it.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm not sure exactly when the Nikon Coolscan 8000...

I'm not sure exactly when the Nikon Coolscan 8000 was discontinued, but it must have been earlier than mid 2004 because that's when I started looking into buying a dedicated film scanner the Coolscan...
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