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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By jonmanjiro
Lovely results! And no more double exposures it...

Lovely results! And no more double exposures it seems :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By jonmanjiro
For this lens, I'd pay the going rate for a mint...

For this lens, I'd pay the going rate for a mint lens minus the cost of getting Leica to replace the rear element. I'm not sure exactly how much that would cost, but I agree with Tom that $500...
Forum: Travel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 2,373
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 2,373
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 - 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 11,358
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 2,373
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 - 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 11,358
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 - 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 11,358
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: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By jonmanjiro
Neopan 400 developing problem - what causes this?

I've been developing Neopan 400 in Super Prodol for a while now, and generally get very decent results. But every now and then, I get a few frames like the image below with marks on them. Its got me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 337
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 337
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: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By jonmanjiro
No.33976 just got listed in MAP Camera's used...

No.33976 just got listed in MAP Camera's used stock for 94,700 yen (about US$791 at the current exchange rate). Complete with box and all the goodies, including an accessory eyecup. It'll go quick....
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 364
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 364
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 364
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6,207
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,522
Views: 312,141
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8739/16473231264_60...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8739/16473231264_60fe8de027_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r6FBJG)
Tokyo February 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/r6FBJG) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 8,057
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 578
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 4,493
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By jonmanjiro
Excellent explanation. Thanks!

Excellent explanation. Thanks!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 618
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 578
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...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By jonmanjiro
The conversion is not reversible and expensive...

The conversion is not reversible and expensive (50,000 yen). You're better off just buying the LTM version.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By jonmanjiro
It sounds like the coupling collar on the rear of...

It sounds like the coupling collar on the rear of the lens might not be linking properly with the lens mount. There is a spring loaded collar around the rear of the lens that fits into the mount (see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By jonmanjiro
You'd have to mill off the rear collar almost...

You'd have to mill off the rear collar almost entirely for enough clearance for the camera's focus cam, but then the spring loaded collar on the lens (part that slots into the mount on a Nikon RF)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its mission impossible. That's not true. The S...

Its mission impossible.



That's not true. The S and LTM versions are optically identical. Compare them side by side and you'll see. The only difference is that the LTM version does not have a thick...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By jonmanjiro
Woah that's quite a hodgepodge collection of...

Woah that's quite a hodgepodge collection of gear. If you like fondling (and there's nothing wrong with that), keep it all.

If you'd like a somewhat practical kit for taking photos, sell the Nikon...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By jonmanjiro
What is the last production number? I don't...

What is the last production number?

I don't doubt that some SPs got replacement top plates, but I've never seen an SP with a 623xxxx serial number that didn't also have entirely F style parts (self...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By jonmanjiro
Quote take from here:...

Quote take from here: https://www.cameraquest.com/nikonsp.htm

"Occasionally you will see SP's with serial numbers ranging in the 30,000 range or over. These are cameras with replacement top...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks Jon. Here's a couple of digital shots...

Thanks Jon. Here's a couple of digital shots taken earlier today. This spot is just a short walk from our apartment.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/17007801171_43ccdf0332_b.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its a paper catalogue, not something online. To...

Its a paper catalogue, not something online. To give you an idea what it looks like, here's a few quick iphone snaps of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yikes :eek: I was just looking through a...

Yikes :eek:

I was just looking through a Yodobashi Camera film and photographic paper catalogue from 2004... so cheap and so much choice :bang:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,574
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Gabor, yep I've seen you write this...

Hi Gabor, yep I've seen you write this previously, and the signs would seem to point towards Fuji pulling out of film in the future (though it baffles me why they bothered to redesign some of their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm a fan of the imprint feature too. If you scan...

I'm a fan of the imprint feature too. If you scan your film in one strip, the shooting data is right there.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4113/5043211141_9252b119c5_b.jpg...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By jonmanjiro
I changed the scores but cannot change the...

I changed the scores but cannot change the usernames for each score.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 780
Views: 153,845
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, a CV 21/25 metal finder. Really good...

Yep, a CV 21/25 metal finder. Really good finder!



What happened to the last three digits of the serial number?
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 178
Views: 6,017
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks. Both lenses are the same optical formula....

Thanks. Both lenses are the same optical formula. But there seems to be more vignetting in the F-mount Nikkor-O 2.1cm shots than I see with my lens. Which makes me wonder if the chunk of glass...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By jonmanjiro
the cherry blossoms are in full bloom today in...

the cherry blossoms are in full bloom today in Yokohama!
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/16985968942_fb34348cf7_b.jpg

plenty of people out enjoying the...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 780
Views: 153,845
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/16986890671_d9...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/16986890671_d999334998_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rT5fMn)
Nikkor-O 2.1cm F4 (https://flic.kr/p/rT5fMn) by jonmanjiro (https://www.flickr.com/people/98716602@N00/),...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 780
Views: 153,845
Posted By jonmanjiro
alfredian pretty much covered it. They're...

alfredian pretty much covered it. They're certainly tough cameras.



Thanks for those photos, Park. That's a very nice conversion job. And judging from the test shot the lens performs quite well too.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 14,443
Posted By jonmanjiro
the cherry blossoms are in full bloom today in...

the cherry blossoms are in full bloom today in Yokohama!
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/16985968942_fb34348cf7_b.jpg

plenty of people enjoying the...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 178
Views: 6,017
Posted By jonmanjiro
Last day of March and I managed to shoot a roll...

Last day of March and I managed to shoot a roll just in time! All shots taken with an SP 2005 and an S-mount Nikkor-O 2.1cm F4 (no adapters needed here :cool:).

the cherry blossoms are in full bloom...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,785
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ok, done !!

Ok, done !!
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's looking like I will be in Lisbon anyway on...

It's looking like I will be in Lisbon anyway on the weekend of May 2nd/3rd, so I'll certainly join if that's the final selection.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm running my Coolscan 5000 on Windows 7 using...

I'm running my Coolscan 5000 on Windows 7 using Nikon Scan. If I recall correctly, I installed the version for Vista that supports both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Nikon mentions somewhere on their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By jonmanjiro
Interesting! That would be this camera (photo...

Interesting! That would be this camera (photo found here...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,006
Views: 169,741
Posted By jonmanjiro
There were lots of people taking selfies in front...

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

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16345997833_df4fbb045a_b.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By jonmanjiro
I just tried reversing the characters, and while...

I just tried reversing the characters, and while they can be read either way, to my somewhat trained eye the angle of the strokes in the characters look more natural in this...
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