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Forum: Movies / Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 342
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 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 111
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: Philosophy of Photography 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,552
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: Zeiss Ikon ZM 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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: Zeiss Ikon ZM 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 554
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,054
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,018
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: Forum HELP ! 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 525
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: Optics Theory - 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Oops, yep that's right. I'm looking at the thread...

Oops, yep that's right. I'm looking at the thread on a smaller screen now and the images are indeed above/below each other (Summilux image above/Distagon image below). They should display side by...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
And lastly, another series of shots to show...

And lastly, another series of shots to show sharpness and flare resistance to bright light sources. The Distagon performed very well here. I also think my FLE is front focusing somewhat :bang:

Focus...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks guys! Good to know that someone finds this...

Thanks guys! Good to know that someone finds this kind of comparison useful.

Here's another series of bokeh shots that hopefully shows the differences a bit more clearly. Focus on the center of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 447
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...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,013
Posted By jonmanjiro
This temple, the Temple of Bel, was destroyed by...

This temple, the Temple of Bel, was destroyed by ISIS yesterday. I am lost for words... :mad::mad::mad:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Bel
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34103994
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,257
Views: 168,910
Posted By jonmanjiro
Taken with a very early Nikon F with matching...

Taken with a very early Nikon F with matching Nikkor-S 5cm...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,054
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yes indeed! Here's one of mine taken...

Yes indeed! Here's one of mine taken there.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7333010370_c0e650881a_b.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,054
Posted By jonmanjiro
Very colourful! Is this the Central Markets in...

Very colourful! Is this the Central Markets in Budapest?
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Agreed. Lens test style photos are useful for...

Agreed. Lens test style photos are useful for showing subtle differences between lenses, but whether those difference matter all that much in normal shooting is another question all together. In...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Agreed. I added shots taken at F2, F2.8, and F4...

Agreed. I added shots taken at F2, F2.8, and F4 above, and aligned them so that shots taken at the same aperture are side by side with the Summilux on the left and the Distagon on the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks Erik. I intend to shoot another roll or...

Thanks Erik. I intend to shoot another roll or two to see if I can extract any more differences between the lenses.



I forgot about the new Ultron. There's always one more lens... :eek:
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,054
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few colour pics snapped while commuting to/from...

A few colour pics snapped while commuting to/from my previous job.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7195/6942400781_28beccd286_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bztBTc)
A snowy morning in Kanto (29th Feb....
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 13,918
Posted By jonmanjiro
They've all sat there for 10 plus years.

They've all sat there for 10 plus years.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 13,918
Posted By jonmanjiro
Mike, the bicycle second from the left is ours....

Mike, the bicycle second from the left is ours. Its sat in the same position for over 10 years as a place holder. The Volvo isn't mine, but the owner would probably give it to me if I asked (no, I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a few test pics taken using a Zeiss Ikon...

Here's a few test pics taken using a Zeiss Ikon on a tripod for framing consistency and in manual mode for exposure consistency. The FLE image is on the left and the Distagon image is on the right in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jonmanjiro
Summilux 35mm F1.4 FLE vs Zeiss Distagon 35mm F1.4 ZM

The Zeiss Distagon 35mm F1.4 ZM was released in Japan on 11th August 2015, just over two weeks ago and a mere eight months after the rest of the world. An unusual situation considering that these...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 13,918
Posted By jonmanjiro
This lens has smoother OOF rendering than the...

This lens has smoother OOF rendering than the 35mm Summilux FLE, and is just as...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By jonmanjiro
Does Zeiss/Cosina or Scherer know the correct...

Does Zeiss/Cosina or Scherer know the correct Nikon S-mount specifications? My answer is I think Scherer must be smoking joints made from paper that is exactly 0.31 mm thick :D

Lovely lens! Often...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,054
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thank you, Frank!

Thank you, Frank!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 351
Views: 29,653
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5658/20834488256_62...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5658/20834488256_623d6c9047_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By jonmanjiro
... and 1949. From Rotoloni's book......

... and 1949.

From Rotoloni's book... collapsible screw mount lenses with 811xxxx serial numbers are seen as high as 8112979.

The first S-mount "hybrid" rigid lens have serial numbers between...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,054
Posted By jonmanjiro
At the train station on the way to...

At the train station on the way to work
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/11731330234_ce0fc66a37_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iSE8Lo)

Drinking party in the evening train home. These guys were well...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By jonmanjiro
There's no exact number in Rotoloni's Nikon RF...

There's no exact number in Rotoloni's Nikon RF book for the 811 batch, but the 806 batch was only a few hundred lenses, so the 811 batch is around 2,000 minus a few hundred lenses.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Tim, I recently tried to source a part for a...

Hi Tim, I recently tried to source a part for a Voigtlander LTM Skopar 28mm F3.5 lens directly from Cosina, and was told that the lens is too old and they no longer carry spare parts for it. Since...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 351
Views: 29,653
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/760/20815058516_6a3...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/760/20815058516_6a3f0321a8_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,387
Views: 207,134
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/572/20491607819_337...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/572/20491607819_3376fc7f26_b.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/660/20053343253_4c1bf73324_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 440
Views: 57,829
Posted By jonmanjiro
Kitahama Station in Hokkaido - apparently the...

Kitahama Station in Hokkaido - apparently the closest station to the ocean in Japan
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5787/20053347883_c9c3c10c16_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By jonmanjiro
A rare collapsible 50/2 lens! That's a very early...

A rare collapsible 50/2 lens! That's a very early lens from the fourth serial number batch. The first batch have serial numbers starting with 609 (means September 1946) and the second batch have...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By jonmanjiro
Cosina has a small office in Tokyo, but they...

Cosina has a small office in Tokyo, but they don't accept repairs there. And you'll most likely find that shops in Tokyo won't be very cooperative unless you purchased your Zeiss Ikon from them. So...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hey Vincent, I missed this post until now. I've...

Hey Vincent, I missed this post until now. I've never popped the top on an M7, but if its like an M6TTL the sticker on the M7 shutter speed dial will have to come off to allow access to the screw...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By jonmanjiro
Just grind off the metal to about 2mm inward and...

Just grind off the metal to about 2mm inward and downward on the outer edges of these two lips, and the problem is solved :D

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/558/19632635014_bb0a26b0af_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for posting. Its interesting to read your...

Thanks for posting. Its interesting to read your take on the YJ auctions!



The automatic 5 minute extension each time there's a bid within the last five minutes is a user selectable setting when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,015
Posted By jonmanjiro
It will be interesting to see your results,...

It will be interesting to see your results, Dante!

FWIW (and my apologies if I'm repeating something you're already familiar with) Nikon switched from the "Tokyo" engraving to the "Japan" engraving...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,015
Posted By jonmanjiro
If your "Japan" version lens had a serial number...

If your "Japan" version lens had a serial number around 328xxx to 329xxx (when the optical formula got tweaked to slightly larger diameter rear elements) or lower, it would render images ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-26-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,925
Posted By jonmanjiro
You probably realise this already, but hanging...

You probably realise this already, but hanging around this place is not gonna help at all!

I'm speaking from personal experience here... as I managed to resist the Leica magnetism for the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By jonmanjiro
You can't remove the flash connector on an MP. It...

You can't remove the flash connector on an MP. It stays in place when you lift the top plate.

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/repair/LeicaMP/LeicaMP.html
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By jonmanjiro
Photos or it didn't happen :D Here's my...

Photos or it didn't happen :D

Here's my favourite photo taken with an R-D1x and 28mm Elmarit ASPH.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/13874161323_791ac69536_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n91GMZ)
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 07-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By jonmanjiro
Welcome back! From Epson's Japanese language...

Welcome back!




From Epson's Japanese language website here (http://www.epson.jp/support/shuri/10_digital_camera.htm), the R-D1s will be accepted for servicing until September 30th, 2016 and the...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-17-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 3,098
Posted By jonmanjiro
I normally use ethyl alcohol, but many people...

I normally use ethyl alcohol, but many people seem to use lighter fluid.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-15-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 3,098
Posted By jonmanjiro
I'm glad the thread was helpful and there are two...

I'm glad the thread was helpful and there are two more Nikon S2s out there working as they should. Great stuff !!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,002
Posted By jonmanjiro
I heard that Fujifim's "film division" consists...

I heard that Fujifim's "film division" consists of two old guys sitting near the window waiting for retirement. I just made that up :D

Wait, no I didn't... ok I embellished somewhat with the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-13-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 18,140
Posted By jonmanjiro
Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on an Amedeo...

Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on an Amedeo adapter/Zeiss Ikon
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/383/19040496543_54905b9525_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v1xwga)
シーキャンドルにて (https://flic.kr/p/v1xwga) by Jon...
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