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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,510
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's not important at all :) Still, I think some...

It's not important at all :)

Still, I think some of us are genuinely curious to know more about "what's under the hood" of the M-A. Not in a "which one is better" kind of way, but more of a "what is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,510
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks for that. That's the first time I've read...

Thanks for that. That's the first time I've read about those differences, although they make complete sense considering that the metering system no longer needs to be accommodated for. And I can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,510
Posted By jonmanjiro
From the linked blog: > Even the MP, which...

From the linked blog:

> Even the MP, which supposedly stands for Mechanical Perfection includes the slightly crappy plastic battery cover and ISO selecting dial similar to those found on the back...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By jonmanjiro
What country are you in? There are no export...

What country are you in? There are no export duties on items going out of Japan, but many countries do charge import duties on items arriving from overseas. If you're in the USA you've got nothing to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By jonmanjiro
Great news! You can't argue with "free". And...

Great news! You can't argue with "free".

And good to know that Fujifilm really is still servicing these excellent cameras.

The Klasse S and W are the pick of the high end film compacts IMO. It's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yes that is a huge clock on the middle guy's...

Yes that is a huge clock on the middle guy's backpack.
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By jonmanjiro
Does the focus screen frame have a red dot on it?...

Does the focus screen frame have a red dot on it? If not, its probably an early one. A lot of people swap out their early F3 screens for a later and brighter red dot screen or swap the glass from an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's not posted in the gallery but here's a shot...

It's not posted in the gallery but here's a shot I took with my Nokton 58mm F1.4. Very nice lens.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8755/16665109669_71050f64ca_b.jpg
Forum: Yashica RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By jonmanjiro
Possibly. Thanks! The battery in this camera...

Possibly. Thanks!



The battery in this camera actually slots in under the cover just to the left of the battery check button on the top plate. Thanks for the link!
Forum: Yashica RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yashica Electro CC - no response with new battery

I recently accidentally won this camera on the Yahoo Japan auctions. Not sure why I even bid on it but it seemed like a good idea at the time :o

Anyway, so the camera has almost no wear and looks...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yep, there's only one way to find out :) But I...

Yep, there's only one way to find out :)

But I suspect that it'll be as simple as popping the top and blowing some air in the right spot. I wouldn't want to mess with the RF mechanism as it comes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By jonmanjiro
If it appeared suddenly just a month ago, it...

If it appeared suddenly just a month ago, it probably really is just a speck of dust or crud that can easily be removed. Since its showing in the focus patch (assuming it stays in the patch as you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,813
Posted By jonmanjiro
I was just paraphrasing Nikon's own website,...

I was just paraphrasing Nikon's own website, Roland. More details in my subsequent comments (to the one you quoted) in this thread.
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 801
Views: 160,068
Posted By jonmanjiro
Oh I wouldn't be too concerned by that. So far,...

Oh I wouldn't be too concerned by that. So far, we've heard of a couple of cases of shutter curtain problems, which of course gets somewhat blown out of proportion to become quite famous as it echos...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By jonmanjiro
No idea regarding the legitimacy of the lens, but...

No idea regarding the legitimacy of the lens, but I can see a "2" marking in one of the photos, so the lens does seem to have aperture...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 16,972
Posted By jonmanjiro
A few more with the uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm...

A few more with the uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 and Nikon S2...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 256
Views: 39,454
Posted By jonmanjiro
The flip side...

The flip side :)
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/274/18113879674_113b74bcd2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tAEnmf)



I haven't shot any test charts, but no sign of any focus issues with my combo either. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,065
Posted By jonmanjiro
Kirk, it's just a regular Contax mount lens but...

Kirk, it's just a regular Contax mount lens but it seems to focus just fine on this particular S2. I've shot a few close up wide open pics and don't see any back focus in the photos at all (pics here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,065
Posted By jonmanjiro
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Yokohama so...

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Yokohama so we're heading out for the day soon. But my Leica Ms are staying in the dry cabinet, and I'm taking my Zeiss Nikon instead...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,739
Posted By jonmanjiro
Fujifilm, as in the actual mother ship of...

Fujifilm, as in the actual mother ship of Fujifilm in Japan and not one of the regional Fujifilm sales companies, has never published a discontinuation notice for Provia 400X, and Provia 400X is most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,131
Posted By jonmanjiro
Its possible (edit: after a bit of googling I'd...

Its possible (edit: after a bit of googling I'd say its a new type baseplate).

I guess the old style baseplate is meant to push on the silver pin on the cassette... but oddly enough, the new style...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,131
Posted By jonmanjiro
Different IXMOO cassette variations? :confused:

Different IXMOO cassette variations? :confused:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,131
Posted By jonmanjiro
With my M6 0.85 I am able to load the IXMOO...

With my M6 0.85 I am able to load the IXMOO cassette and shoot normally (advance and rewind the film), which I take to mean the IXMOO is working fine. Am I missing something?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,131
Posted By jonmanjiro
That's interesting. The M6 classic in the above...

That's interesting. The M6 classic in the above photo is an M6 0.85 from about 1999 and the IXMOO cassette I currently have on loan from Ben (I'll have to get that back to you soon, Ben!) fits...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,131
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a photo of an M6 classic and MP side by...

Here's a photo of an M6 classic and MP side by side. You can see the thicker piece down the inside of the MP where the film cassette slides in. That piece in the MP helps to hold a standard size film...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 6,397
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nope, not a test case at all. The cat is already...

Nope, not a test case at all. The cat is already well and truly out of the bag when it comes to in-camera correction. All the big name camera manufacturers have been doing it for some time. Even...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By jonmanjiro
Zeiss off-shoring manufacturing to Cosina in...

Zeiss off-shoring manufacturing to Cosina in Japan to keep costs low? Hmmm... the average Japanese wage is only marginally lower than the average German wage so I doubt there's much of a cost saving...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By jonmanjiro
Even an old dog can learn new tricks from the...

Even an old dog can learn new tricks from the young pups (and we know from lenses like the Nokton 35/1.2 and Apo-Lanthar 125/2.5 that there are some pretty clever young pups at Cosina). And anyway,...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By jonmanjiro
I was under the impression they bought the name....

I was under the impression they bought the name. Thanks for the correction.

I've heard Cosina also has a lot of design input into the Zeiss products as well.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By jonmanjiro
Cosina owns the "Voigtlander" brand so anything...

Cosina owns the "Voigtlander" brand so anything they sell that's branded as a Voigtlander product is designed and manufactured by them.
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,954
Posted By jonmanjiro
I don't think you would need to adjust 1 or 2 in...

I don't think you would need to adjust 1 or 2 in the photo. Instead, I suggest moving the actual slow speed governor a little backwards/forwards/left/right.
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,954
Posted By jonmanjiro
How'd you go? Did you manage to remove the top...

How'd you go? Did you manage to remove the top plate?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 16,972
Posted By jonmanjiro
Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on a Nikon...

Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on a Nikon S2
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Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,954
Posted By jonmanjiro
No special tools are required. To remove the...

No special tools are required.

To remove the shutter speed dials...
1. Pull up the top dial, rotate it until you see the small screw underneath, and then slightly loosen that screw with a 1 mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 801
Views: 160,068
Posted By jonmanjiro
This combo seems to be made for each other. I...

This combo seems to be made for each other. I know the Zeiss lens is supposed to back focus a little at closer distances on the Nikon body, but if it is I'm not seeing it in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By jonmanjiro
Thanks Dave! This was taken with a Summilux 50mm...

Thanks Dave! This was taken with a Summilux 50mm ASPH.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/487/17962649994_80c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/487/17962649994_80c374f2de_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 6,451
Posted By jonmanjiro
One of these just sold on the Yahoo Japan...

One of these just sold on the Yahoo Japan auctions for 352,000 yen (approx. $2800). Seems quite cheap for a camera that was purchased new just two months...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By jonmanjiro
What reason did they give you? Did your FE need...

What reason did they give you? Did your FE need replacement parts?

Nikon no longer has parts for a lot of cameras and will only accept those cameras they don't have parts for if its likely that no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By jonmanjiro
Hi Lynn, that's a beautiful set that a serious...

Hi Lynn, that's a beautiful set that a serious Nikon collector would love to own! It deserves to be CLA'd properly :)

If it was mine, I'd take it back to the mother ship, Nikon Japan, for servicing....
Forum: Provide your Feedback 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By jonmanjiro
Yes. If a seller chooses to, they can delete...

Yes. If a seller chooses to, they can delete their ad or mark it as "Sold" (in which case the ad is still in the system but is removed from the front page). Mods can delete ads or mark ads as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By jonmanjiro
Takeuchi Someone's surname. Interesting...

Takeuchi

Someone's surname.

Interesting that it's in hiragana rather than kanji. Guess those dymo tapes don't do kanji.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By jonmanjiro
I remember Tom A mentioning he had a problem with...

I remember Tom A mentioning he had a problem with his Super Elmar-M 21/3.4 where the retaining ring for the optical cell worked loose and the optical cell fell out onto the floor. I think he said he...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By jonmanjiro
Bump! The window of opportunity for getting a...

Bump! The window of opportunity for getting a Coolscan V serviced in Japan by Nikon has almost closed. If you're thinking about getting yours serviced, don't delay!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 714
Views: 85,898
Posted By jonmanjiro
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8890/18417261975_4d...

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Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 369
Views: 95,556
Posted By jonmanjiro
Here's a few test shots (which by nature must...

Here's a few test shots (which by nature must include bokeh and cat shots :D) taken with a Nikkor S.C. 5cm F1.4 and a recently acquired Nikon...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,656
Posted By jonmanjiro
Go for it. The ZI is a much nicer camera IMO. And...

Go for it. The ZI is a much nicer camera IMO. And the Bessa R2/3/4A is also discontinued now, anyway.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 801
Views: 160,068
Posted By jonmanjiro
Ahhh but this is no standard black dial S2, Bob!...

Ahhh but this is no standard black dial S2, Bob! It has indeed been slightly panda-ized. Can you spot where it differs from a standard black dial S2? ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 801
Views: 160,068
Posted By jonmanjiro
Nikon S2 Panda...

Nikon S2 Panda Edition
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8863/18218673780_fc6bfb0da6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tKVsZb)
Nikon S2 (https://flic.kr/p/tKVsZb) by Jon...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-31-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By jonmanjiro
Try bending it back into the correct shape.

Try bending it back into the correct shape.
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