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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5,468
Views: 484,137
Posted By Mackinaw
Ektachrome 100 (new). Canon F-1 FD 15mm...

Ektachrome 100 (new). Canon F-1 FD 15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473672-1/EK19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Mackinaw
You can ask the same question about any lens that...

You can ask the same question about any lens that is 40+ years old.

From what I can see in your photos, this is a non-event, with no or minimal impact on image quality. Enjoy your Canonet.

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Mackinaw
Most folks found SLR's easier to use than...

Most folks found SLR's easier to use than rangefinders.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 184
Views: 10,825
Posted By Mackinaw
Another off my test roll. Canon F-1 with FD15mm...

Another off my test roll. Canon F-1 with FD15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473711-1/EK1.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 511
Views: 140,919
Posted By Mackinaw
Ektachrome 100 (new), Canon F-1N with FD 15mm...

Ektachrome 100 (new), Canon F-1N with FD 15mm fisheye.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473672-1/EK19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 184
Views: 10,825
Posted By Mackinaw
My first roll. The reds just jump out at you. ...

My first roll. The reds just jump out at you. Great saturation. Not as fine grained as Velvia, but still excellent. First observations are all positive (excuse the bad...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 1,976
Posted By Mackinaw
We found a kitten wandering the streets of...

We found a kitten wandering the streets of Detroit many years ago. He was right on the edge of being feral. We cleaned him up, took him to the Vet, and eventually gave him to my parents who loved...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 568
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Views: 135,176
Posted By Mackinaw
A Kodachrome from...

A Kodachrome from 1975.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473610-1/past37.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 965
Posted By Mackinaw
Me? Probably the Rolleiflex. Jim B.

Me? Probably the Rolleiflex.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473536-1/Sleepy+T...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/473536-1/Sleepy+Time.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Mackinaw
Just looked at Peter K's Canon rangefinder book. ...

Just looked at Peter K's Canon rangefinder book. The 50/2.0 was "the third lens developed by Canon for commercial use." Introduced in February, 1947.
Probably discontinued in 1949. Gauss...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By Mackinaw
Good news for B&W film users. I'll try it. Now...

Good news for B&W film users. I'll try it. Now that my stash of Plus-X is gone, I'm looking for a new medium speed B&W film.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 703
Posted By Mackinaw
I purge periodically, but my problem is that I...

I purge periodically, but my problem is that I then buy new stuff to replace it.

Jim B.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mackinaw
Oh yeah. I know nothing about forum-hosting...

Oh yeah. I know nothing about forum-hosting software, but other forums Iím on (not just photo-related) seem to update their software every few years. Some of the changes can be substantial too. ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Mackinaw
With no rear element, no wonder the pictures are...

With no rear element, no wonder the pictures are blurry.

Here's the optical diagram. No idea what type of glass Canon used, or the curvature of the rear element. Good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Mackinaw
120 format Ektachrome 100 update

Apparently Kodak will coat a trial batch of 120 format Ektachrome 100 in late July.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KodakProFilmBiz/status/1134868973630214145

Jim B.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 1,976
Posted By Mackinaw
Beautiful kitty. Great story. Thanks for...

Beautiful kitty. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,162
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe for you, but not for me. And I really...

Maybe for you, but not for me. And I really don't understand "oveseeing the image." I don't know what this means.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,162
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't get this. To me, the large viewfinder...

I don't get this. To me, the large viewfinder image is an advantage.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,162
Posted By Mackinaw
I'm a 50mm guy. I prefer the M3. Jim B.

I'm a 50mm guy. I prefer the M3.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Mackinaw
Thanks for pointing this out. Some folks seem to...

Thanks for pointing this out. Some folks seem to think that CatLabs is coating this film in their back room. They're not. As you point out, they're repackaging Shanghai film and calling it their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Mackinaw
Lot of discussion over at Photrio (old APUG) on...

Lot of discussion over at Photrio (old APUG) on this film. CatLabs is being very coy, saying only that that the film is finished by a third party. They don't say who coated it, but the general...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 41,546
Posted By Mackinaw
Youxin doesn't work on the Canon 7 or 7s. Jim B.

Youxin doesn't work on the Canon 7 or 7s.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Mackinaw
To keep the Canon/Nikon rivalry going, how about...

To keep the Canon/Nikon rivalry going, how about a Canon mirrorless sub-forum to go along with the Nikon one?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 05-20-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 29,735
Posted By Mackinaw
Wrinkles, if minor, rarely impact shutter...

Wrinkles, if minor, rarely impact shutter performance. As to what causes them, Canon used very thin plastic-coated, stainless steel for the shutter curtains. Some say wrinkles come from...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mackinaw
Jim Lager has his own sub-forum on RFF. Look...

Jim Lager has his own sub-forum on RFF. Look over on the far left side of the RFF site and you'll see it.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mackinaw
I haven't used Woodward Camera for probably 10...

I haven't used Woodward Camera for probably 10 years. I live in Northern Michigan and, since my parents passed, rarely journey downstate. They did top-notch lab work when I did use them.

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mackinaw
For my film photography, I use an incident meter...

For my film photography, I use an incident meter almost exclusively. With digital, I rely on the in-camera meter.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mackinaw
Woodward Camera processes 120 C-41, but it means...

Woodward Camera processes 120 C-41, but it means driving to Birmingham. Unfortunately Huron Camera in Dexter closed down a few years back. They processed 120.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mackinaw
Aren't you in Ann Arbor? If so, what about...

Aren't you in Ann Arbor? If so, what about CameraMall? They do 35mm C-41.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mackinaw
I read the Canon article in the Nikkei. The...

I read the Canon article in the Nikkei. The current market for interchangeable lens cameras is about 10 million /year. Canon sees it dropping, but stabilizing, at about 5-6 million/year. In the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mackinaw
Not surprising. Back in January, Canon President...

Not surprising. Back in January, Canon President Fujio Mitarai said he sees the digital camera market decreasing by 50% over the next two years. That's what Canon is planning...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Mackinaw
In the U.S., Youxin Ye works on Canon VT's. DAG...

In the U.S., Youxin Ye works on Canon VT's. DAG (Donald Goldberg) does too. Kanto Camera, in Japan, has a good reputation for CLA's. There are others, too.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mackinaw
My friend, Michelle, showing off her new...

My friend, Michelle, showing off her new ink.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467081-1/exp49_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Mackinaw
We had a guy on this forum years back who used...

We had a guy on this forum years back who used copper tape to shim a lens.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mackinaw
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/472164-1/kara15.j...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/472164-1/kara15.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Mackinaw
Check the Fotoimpex website. Both CMS 20 II and...

Check the Fotoimpex website. Both CMS 20 II and HR-50 are available in bulk rolls.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mackinaw
We were there a few years back. The most used...

We were there a few years back. The most used lenses on my M240 were a 21mm and a 90mm.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Mackinaw
The person to talk to is Peter Kitchingman. He...

The person to talk to is Peter Kitchingman. He has a lot of info on obscure Canon rangefinder accessories. If you're on Facebook, consider joining the Canon Historical Society. He is a frequent...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-03-2019
Replies: 2,887
Views: 1,780,211
Posted By Mackinaw
Just got my mint condition Canon VI-T back from...

Just got my mint condition Canon VI-T back from Kanto Camera, where it got a stripdown and CLA. It's loaded with a roll of Eastman 5222-XX. Time to take some pics.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,952
Posted By Mackinaw
Not sure if I'm reading you right, but if the...

Not sure if I'm reading you right, but if the haze is on the element behind the aperture blades (rear element group) come in from behind. Very easy to remove the rear group.

Jim B.
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Mackinaw
I set up a folder on my Google Drive then invite...

I set up a folder on my Google Drive then invite the people I want to view (and maybe edit).

Jim B.
Forum: Travel 04-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mackinaw
For me, option #1. I would like the option of...

For me, option #1. I would like the option of mixing film and digital.

Jim B.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 153,766
Posted By Mackinaw
Crown Graphic, 135mm,...

Crown Graphic, 135mm, Tri-X.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/471902-1/amber6.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 28,649
Posted By Mackinaw
Had a photo shoot yesterday with a local model. ...

Had a photo shoot yesterday with a local model. I shot 22 sheets of 4x5 (Adox 100 and Tri-X), one 120 roll of Tri-X, two 36 exp rolls of 35mm Plus-X, and one 36 exposure roll of 35mm Tri-X.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,084
Posted By Mackinaw
I found a mint, black Spotmatic with a 50/1.4...

I found a mint, black Spotmatic with a 50/1.4 lens at a local antiques show a few years back. The meter works and the shutter doesn't cap. Only $35.00. Definitely a keeper.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2019
Replies: 2,887
Views: 1,780,211
Posted By Mackinaw
Instax Square Easter Sunday. We're spending it...

Instax Square Easter Sunday. We're spending it wth friends and their many babies. Perfect for instant photography.

Jim B.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By Mackinaw
Garry Winogrand On "American Masters" Tonight

For those who have access to America PBS, "American Masters" will feature Garry Winogrand tonight.

https://www.pbs.org/show/american-masters/

Jim B.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting. Let me look at my old stuff. You're...

Interesting. Let me look at my old stuff. You're in Michigan too (like me), which helps.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 1,719
Views: 319,692
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, very nice. Jim B.

Raid, very nice.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 10,825
Posted By Mackinaw
I bought several rolls, now I'm just waiting for...

I bought several rolls, now I'm just waiting for the snow to melt so I can use it.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mackinaw
The 50/1.8 was single coated too. Jim B.

The 50/1.8 was single coated too.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Mackinaw
The white dot is only one one curtain. If the...

The white dot is only one one curtain. If the film isn't advanced, you won't see the white dot.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 14,927
Posted By Mackinaw
So very sad. He will be missed. My condolences...

So very sad. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Mackinaw
Don't all metered film Leica's (outside of the M5...

Don't all metered film Leica's (outside of the M5 and CL) have the white dot? Don't they have to?

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree. I bought a box of 4X5 CHS 100 II a few...

I agree. I bought a box of 4X5 CHS 100 II a few weeks back and shot four sheets the other day. A very impressive film, fine-grained with very nice tones. It will probably replace FP4 as my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Mackinaw
No, the shutter speed dial should rest a bit...

No, the shutter speed dial should rest a bit higher when set to 1/1000. Many old 35mm rangefinders with a horizontal focal plane shutter are like this (don't ask me why).

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Mackinaw
Live view works fine on my M240. My Leitz...

Live view works fine on my M240. My Leitz adaptor has one half-circle cutout (5mm in diameter?) that sits at 12:00 when mounted on the camera. Hope this helps.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Mackinaw
I use an old Leitz LTM adaptor to mount my old...

I use an old Leitz LTM adaptor to mount my old Canon 100/3.5 on any of my Leica M's (film and digital). Works fine. The only thing I do different is to make sure the lens is set to the closet focus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Mackinaw
Adox has my support. I recently bought a box of...

Adox has my support. I recently bought a box of 4X5 CHS 100 II. Maybe today I'll shoot a few sheets.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 14,927
Posted By Mackinaw
So sad. Not the kind of news you want to hear. ...

So sad. Not the kind of news you want to hear. My thoughts to Roger and his family.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mackinaw
It'd be great to take along if you're working in...

It'd be great to take along if you're working in a safety zone.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mackinaw
Yow. Hurts my eyes just looking at it. Jim B.

Yow. Hurts my eyes just looking at it.

Jim B.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 941
Posted By Mackinaw
What great photography. And from a 17 year old. ...

What great photography. And from a 17 year old. Amazing.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 14,728
Posted By Mackinaw
Finally some news on Ferrania. I guess their...

Finally some news on Ferrania. I guess their factory has been (finally) upgraded. They're now doing some R&D, and have hired a new member to their...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,887
Views: 1,780,211
Posted By Mackinaw
Got a box of 4x5 Adox CHS 100 II from Freestyle...

Got a box of 4x5 Adox CHS 100 II from Freestyle earlier this week. I had planned to shoot a few test sheets, but got pulled into other projects. Maybe next week.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mackinaw
Very interesting. Adox has my support. I just...

Very interesting. Adox has my support. I just bought a box of 4x5 CHS 100 II. Look forward to using it, once the snow melts.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes Goldberg, what was I thinking? I had him CLA...

Yes Goldberg, what was I thinking? I had him CLA my old M3 years back. Apologies for the gaff.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,849
Posted By Mackinaw
With 3D printing, it's relatively easy to...

With 3D printing, it's relatively easy to reproduce new, mechanical parts. For that matter, it's already being done. Much easier for sure, than reproducing 1980 electronics.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Mackinaw
Youxin Ye works on bottom-load Canon...

Youxin Ye works on bottom-load Canon rangefinders. You can also try Donald Goldman (DAG) and Cameraquest. Kanto Camera in Japan, is another.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mackinaw
I pulled out my old EOS RT. Luv the pellicle...

I pulled out my old EOS RT. Luv the pellicle mirror. Think I'll shoot a roll of something this weekend.

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 03-14-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,705
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably because of their new CEO. Year's ago,...

Probably because of their new CEO. Year's ago, Microsoft's stock shot up, after Steve Balmer left.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Mackinaw
I haven't tried to take apart this particular...

I haven't tried to take apart this particular Canon rangefinder lens, but have taken apart several others in order to clean. Most are relatively easy to take apart and reassemble. For your haze...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By Mackinaw
I was in on the original Kickstarter campaign so...

I was in on the original Kickstarter campaign so many years back. Now, after having tried P30, I’m more interested in that, than any E6 product they may bring out.

After years of broken promises, I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,684
Posted By Mackinaw
I bought my M240 (used) back in 2014. It's...

I bought my M240 (used) back in 2014. It's worked flawlessly over the past five years. All kind of weather too, winter cold to summer heat. So, no complaints from me. It's my go-to digital...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Mackinaw
Serial numbers for the 6th batch range from 70550...

Serial numbers for the 6th batch range from 70550 to 7052770. No date or production numbers given. He also mentions that about 80-90% of production are LTM, with the remainder in Nikon mount.

Jim...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Mackinaw
Looking at Rotoloni's Nikon Rangefinder book and...

Looking at Rotoloni's Nikon Rangefinder book and your serial number, your lens is in the 6th batch made.

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Mackinaw
It's a Tessar, I can tell you that. Jim B.

It's a Tessar, I can tell you that.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By Mackinaw
I got one too. I didn't click on the link, but...

I got one too. I didn't click on the link, but did log into my account and looked in teh "notifications" section. You'll find the same request. What they're asking has to do with how they use your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-24-2019
Replies: 418
Views: 118,185
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon 50/1.4 on a Leica...

Canon 50/1.4 on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/469796-1/Corset1+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,882
Posted By Mackinaw
I like my Retina IIC Folder. Jim B.

I like my Retina IIC Folder.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Mackinaw
I just received a 5-pack of 120 Tri-X from B&H. ...

I just received a 5-pack of 120 Tri-X from B&H. Emulsion number: 1001 011 Exp 11/2020.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mackinaw
They sure do, but depending on what country you...

They sure do, but depending on what country you live in, service can range from good to bad (based on what you read here on RFF). Many folks opt for an independent technician for service, once the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By Mackinaw
Yeah, but I bet if Kodak did reintroduce Plus-X,...

Yeah, but I bet if Kodak did reintroduce Plus-X, you'd try it.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By Mackinaw
There is a Ektachrome thread in the film...

There is a Ektachrome thread in the film sub-forum. Some nice images there.

I haven't shot any yet, mainly because its mid-winter in northern Michigan, with the primary color being white (snow). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By Mackinaw
I discovered a 5-pack of 120 Plus-X in my freezer...

I discovered a 5-pack of 120 Plus-X in my freezer a few weeks back. I just shot it last week. Man, I do miss that film. Hope it makes it back into production.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 436
Views: 50,485
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon F-1, FD 35/2.0, TRi-X in Xtol...

Canon F-1, FD 35/2.0, TRi-X in Xtol 1:1.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/469608-1/can3.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Mackinaw
Older versions use 625 mercury batteries, later...

Older versions use 625 mercury batteries, later ones used type 76 silver oxide.

Jim B.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,807
Posted By Mackinaw
Try...

Try again.

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/canon-snatches-japanese-mirrorless-market-from-olympus-and-sony-thanks-to-canon-eos-r

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-09-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 29,023
Posted By Mackinaw
Just stumbled across this old thread. My...

Just stumbled across this old thread. My original black paint Canon P.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/454578-2/Black+P2+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, the RP. There was a thread on this a few...

Yes, the RP. There was a thread on this a few days back. Not sure what sub-forum it's in.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Mackinaw
I just pulled out Brian Long's book on the...

I just pulled out Brian Long's book on the history of Canon. He says that Kazuo Shimura was the gentleman who came up with the design of the Canon eagle. He also designed the Canon logo.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Mackinaw
Yes, it was duplicated. It looks like this one...

Yes, it was duplicated. It looks like this one has won out.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Mackinaw
Interesting question. Looking at Dechert's book,...

Interesting question. Looking at Dechert's book, the eagle looks to have first appeared on early Canon X-ray cameras in 1939. As for how long they used it, in 1962 Canon did use the eagle on a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mackinaw
You just need a lens spanner. Come in from the...

You just need a lens spanner. Come in from the back. Easy peasy.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Mackinaw
I have the same system you have, an M240 with a...

I have the same system you have, an M240 with a Canon FL 50/3.5 Macro lens. I use this combo along with a Canon Bellows FL, and the appropriate Canon adaptors, which I use to “scan” 35mm film. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mackinaw
Who painted the lens black? Jim B.

Who painted the lens black?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mackinaw
Maybe too easy. That's why mine has internal...

Maybe too easy. That's why mine has internal cleaning marks.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mackinaw
I picked up one, cheap, last year ($125.00 USD). ...

I picked up one, cheap, last year ($125.00 USD). The price was so low because the lens had interior cleaning marks. I bought it thinking I could clean it. Turns out I couldn’t remove the cleaning...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Mackinaw
The Darkroom, in California. Jim B.

The Darkroom, in California.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,251
Posted By Mackinaw
What we in Northern Michigan deal with from...

What we in Northern Michigan deal with from November to April.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,251
Posted By Mackinaw
My 25 year old...

My 25 year old F150.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468904-1/snowed+in.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mackinaw
My experience? Aspherical surface usually means...

My experience? Aspherical surface usually means a sharper, more contrasty image wide-open, especially with a high-speed lens. Comparing an ancient Canon FD 55/1.2mm with a FD 55/1.2 aspherical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By Mackinaw
Kodak Alaris For Sale?

Saw this on Photrio this morning.

https://www.insideimaging.com.au/2019/exclusive-kodak-up-for-sale/

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,686
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably the same folks which make their...

Probably the same folks which make their Microdol-X equivalent, which Kodak discontinued ages ago.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,686
Posted By Mackinaw
Freestyle offers a HC-110 equivalent. Jim B.

Freestyle offers a HC-110 equivalent.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Mackinaw
4X5 Ektachrome? Man I hope so, but 120 will be...

4X5 Ektachrome? Man I hope so, but 120 will be just fine, for now.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Mackinaw
Ektachrome 120 on the Way

Maybe in April:

https://kosmofoto.com/2019/01/ektachrome-120-could-be-released-by-april/?fbclid=IwAR30yGdhUNT6sQN5YQ-dfFII4jZ_h5btBkozqPnCbARq_L7QosHORUQ3Vg0

Jim B.
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mackinaw
Sounds like Canon understands their home market...

Sounds like Canon understands their home market better than we do.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mackinaw
Not for sale in the U.S. yet? You can buy the...

Not for sale in the U.S. yet? You can buy the 4x5 stuff, which interests me, at Fotoimpex.

Jim B.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,016
Posted By Mackinaw
Forget email, call him. Jim B.

Forget email, call him.

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,111
Posted By Mackinaw
Thatís an interesting idea. A modern, meter...

Thatís an interesting idea. A modern, meter prism that would fit onto an F. Iíd be interested.

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Mackinaw
He also wrote for the print magazine "Classic...

He also wrote for the print magazine "Classic Camera." I kept several for reference. My condolences to the family.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Mackinaw
I've been mixing Xtol in cheap plastic buckets...

I've been mixing Xtol in cheap plastic buckets for over 20 years. Never had a problem.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Mackinaw
Last one (for now). Canon FD 15mm on a Leica...

Last one (for now). Canon FD 15mm on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/413279-1/Sharonsmall.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Mackinaw
Another, same combo, Canon FD 15mm on a Leica...

Another, same combo, Canon FD 15mm on a Leica M240.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/415169-1/M38_LUG.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Mackinaw
I do on occasion. Here's a Canon FD 15mm on a...

I do on occasion. Here's a Canon FD 15mm on a Leica M240. Cropped a bit.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/430792-1/Fisheye+Fun_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Mackinaw
Wow. An all-black Canon 50/1.2. Nice. Jim B.

Wow. An all-black Canon 50/1.2. Nice.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 14,874
Posted By Mackinaw
50/1.4 on my black Spotmatic. Forgot the...

50/1.4 on my black Spotmatic. Forgot the film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468238-1/larryfine.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Mackinaw
To answer your question, my Canon 50/1.4 doesn't...

To answer your question, my Canon 50/1.4 doesn't interfere with the 50mm frameline on my 0.72X MP. Lot of space between the lens and the viewfinder frame.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-04-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 29,735
Posted By Mackinaw
The head bartender. Check out the Cameraquest...

The head bartender. Check out the Cameraquest website.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-01-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Mackinaw
I drifted away from my SX-70 and Polaroid...

I drifted away from my SX-70 and Polaroid Originals film this past year. While the film is light-years better than before, its variable quality can be maddening. I bought a Fuji Instax SQ6 in 2018...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-31-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Mackinaw
Processed in straight D-76, continuous agitation...

Processed in straight D-76, continuous agitation for 6'30" at 22C.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-31-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon IVSb2, Canon 35/2.8, Ferrania...

Canon IVSb2, Canon 35/2.8, Ferrania P30.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/460816-1/p30e_crop.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon L1 with Canon 25/3.5. ...

Canon L1 with Canon 25/3.5.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/412473-1/Canon+25-3_5s.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,341
Posted By Mackinaw
Probably this shot. A local actor at a...

Probably this shot. A local actor at a historical reenactment. I asked her if I could take her pic, and she obliged. I love her smile. Plus I love that I took this pic with my $15.00 Yashica Mat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mackinaw
Pretty much all Leica these past few weeks. I...

Pretty much all Leica these past few weeks. I photographed an artist friend with my M240, and another friend with my film MP.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Mackinaw
According to Anders (the recent Nova episode...

According to Anders (the recent Nova episode referred to above), he had no light meter. But maybe the passing of time dims oneís memory.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Mackinaw
Years back, I used a Rollei 6003 with a 70mm...

Years back, I used a Rollei 6003 with a 70mm back. We usually loaded between 60-70 exposures of Kodak Color Infrared film per back.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Mackinaw
I watched that program too. I liked how...

I watched that program too. I liked how astronaut Bill Anders said he didn't have a light meter so just bracketed like hell.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mackinaw
An absolutely mint, maybe unused, Canon VI-T...

An absolutely mint, maybe unused, Canon VI-T rangefinder. Get it in a few days.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 5,468
Views: 484,137
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica M240, 35mm Summicron...

Leica M240, 35mm Summicron ASPH.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467821-2/k95_mod.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Mackinaw
Great demand? I imagine Nikon sells less than...

Great demand? I imagine Nikon sells less than 1,000 F6 camera/year. Most likely they lose money on every one they sell. Kudos to them though, for keeping it in production.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mackinaw
The 4x5 stuff looks interesting. I'll probably...

The 4x5 stuff looks interesting. I'll probably buy a box once Freestyle has it in stock.

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2018
Replies: 2,984
Views: 476,588
Posted By Mackinaw
Playing around in PS, converting some color pics...

Playing around in PS, converting some color pics to B&W. Yeah, I know the highlights are overexposed, but I still like it. Leica M240 with Canon...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Mackinaw
I started doing C41 earlier this summer. Easy...

I started doing C41 earlier this summer. Easy peasy. The secret is a water bath to hold the developing temperature at 102F. Some folks use a “Souve” cooking heating element to hold the water bath...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,362
Posted By Mackinaw
Yashica Mat 124...

Yashica Mat 124 G.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467493-2/ektar19.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,362
Posted By Mackinaw
Leicaflex Standard, 50mm...

Leicaflex Standard, 50mm Summicron.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/459032-1/epson7.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,362
Posted By Mackinaw
I wanted to use up the few remaining shots on the...

I wanted to use up the few remaining shots on the roll, so took a few with my Rolleiflex 6006 and 80/2.8. Probably wide-open. A late evening shoot, just before...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Mackinaw
If you are on Facebook, consider joining the...

If you are on Facebook, consider joining the Canon Historical Society group and post your question there. Peter K. is a frequent contributor and perhaps can offer some insight into your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Mackinaw
Which model...

Which model M?

http://leica.nemeng.com/034b.shtml

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,362
Posted By Mackinaw
People say Ektar is too warm to use for...

People say Ektar is too warm to use for portraits, but I still like it. Probably my favorite C41 film.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467081-1/exp49_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,362
Posted By Mackinaw
Yashica Mat 124G. Ektar...

Yashica Mat 124G. Ektar 100.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/460104-2/ektar15.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Mackinaw
Your attached images say "content protected by...

Your attached images say "content protected by owner." They're not visible.

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 5,468
Views: 484,137
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP, 35mm Summicron ASPH, Portra...

Leica MP, 35mm Summicron ASPH, Portra 400.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467260-1/exp70.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2018
Replies: 4,558
Views: 1,300,467
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP, 35mm Summicron ASPH, Kodak Portra...

Leica MP, 35mm Summicron ASPH, Kodak Portra 400.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467260-1/exp70.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2018
Replies: 521
Views: 82,581
Posted By Mackinaw
My friend Michelle, showing off her new tattoo....

My friend Michelle, showing off her new tattoo. Canon F-1, FD100/2.8. Ektar 100.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/467081-1/exp49_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,728
Posted By Mackinaw
Of course it doesn't have detail, that part of...

Of course it doesn't have detail, that part of her top is pure white. What were you expecting to see? Threads?

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Mackinaw
As usual, great (and invaluable)...

As usual, great (and invaluable) information.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,728
Posted By Mackinaw
This is a remarkable film that does have a...

This is a remarkable film that does have a learning curve. I shoot it at E.I. of 50 and develop in D-76 with agitation, time and temps and recommended in their “best practices” PDF. Like many B&W...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m a big supporter of instant film, but not this...

I’m a big supporter of instant film, but not this stuff. Too expensive, with only mediocre quality, at best. No thanks, I’ll stay on the side lines.

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 3,719
Posted By Mackinaw
Looking at Peter K's Canon rangefinder lens book,...

Looking at Peter K's Canon rangefinder lens book, this lens was only made for six months, January to July, 1961. You're probably right as to why it was discontinued.

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mackinaw
Ptpdprinter, I like how you think. Jim B.

Ptpdprinter, I like how you think.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Mackinaw
I can vouch for AgX Imaging. Sault Ste. Marie is...

I can vouch for AgX Imaging. Sault Ste. Marie is less than a two hour drive from my house and I traveled up to Michael’s lab, a few years back, to drop off some Velvia, and to see his lab in person....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Mackinaw
Glad you and your family are OK. When my folks...

Glad you and your family are OK.

When my folks passed away, I grabbed everything photo-related I could find. I have literally hundreds of 1915 through 1960’s negatives and transparencies that...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-19-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Mackinaw
Or it could be toast. We are talking about...

Or it could be toast. We are talking about 1970's electronics. Age may have done its thing too.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 184
Views: 10,825
Posted By Mackinaw
Remember that all the pictures you're looking at...

Remember that all the pictures you're looking at in this thread have been scanned. Playing around with the histogram, adding/decreasing color saturation, etc., can greatly alter how a scan will...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Mackinaw
Not sure if this will help, but when I put my...

Not sure if this will help, but when I put my Canolite D flash on my old QL17 (not the GIII version), the aperture needle moves up and down in the viewfinder as I focus. It picks a small aperture at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Mackinaw
Try Cameraquest (Mr. Gandy). Jim B.

Try Cameraquest (Mr. Gandy).

Jim B.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-16-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 2,894
Posted By Mackinaw
Raid, have you thought about contacting Jim...

Raid, have you thought about contacting Jim Lager? I see he has his own sub-forum here in RFF. Maybe he can help answer your questions.

Jim B.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-16-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 153,766
Posted By Mackinaw
Busch Pressman, 135mm. Velvia...

Busch Pressman, 135mm. Velvia 100.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/466312-1/velvia5.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mackinaw
To answer the question posed in the title of this...

To answer the question posed in the title of this thread, no, I won't be buying this lens.

Jim B.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By Mackinaw
I experienced -40F when I lived in Michigan's...

I experienced -40F when I lived in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. At that temp, your vehicle will make the strangest noises for several minutes after (if) it starts.

To stay on topic, I've used my MP...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,804
Posted By Mackinaw
Canonflex with R50/1.8. Eastman 5222-XX in...

Canonflex with R50/1.8. Eastman 5222-XX in Xtol.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/466295-1/xx25.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,728
Posted By Mackinaw
Leica MP with 75mm Summilux. F1.6 at 1/250. ...

Leica MP with 75mm Summilux. F1.6 at 1/250. D-76 straight.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/466288-1/fer51_b_amp_w.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mackinaw
The Canon 50/1.4 is lighter than the Canon...

The Canon 50/1.4 is lighter than the Canon 50/1.5. 246 grams vs. 295 grams. The 1.4 is much better than the 1.5, wide-open.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mackinaw
I also have the Canon 50/1.5. Only reason I...

I also have the Canon 50/1.5. Only reason I bought it was because of its ridiculously low price (because of internal cleaning marks). Nice lens. Soft wide-open, but sharpens up at F2.0. The lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Mackinaw
You’re correct on that it’s not a IVSB2. It...

You’re correct on that it’s not a IVSB2. It doesn’t have the 60/125/250/500/1000 shutter speed sequence. I believe I see a flash bar along the left side of the camera, if so, you camera is probably...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-10-2018
Replies: 2,887
Views: 1,780,211
Posted By Mackinaw
We had our first big snow event of the season,...

We had our first big snow event of the season, with about four inches of snow falling last night. Too early for me to be dealing with snow, so I’ll spend most of the weekend inside processing the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 5,468
Views: 484,137
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't shoot transparency film much, but I just...

I don't shoot transparency film much, but I just ran a roll of Velvia 50 through my old Yashica Mat 124G. Love the colors.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/466118-1/velvia1_001.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mackinaw
Is it worth getting the light meter fixed? ...

Is it worth getting the light meter fixed? Probably not. It is an external CdS cell of questionable accuracy (depends on where your camera is pointing). If you do want to get it fixed, maybe try...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-01-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Mackinaw
Look at a white wall with both cameras. It’s...

Look at a white wall with both cameras. It’s subtle, but I do see a difference when I compare my 7sZ to my old Canon 7. The diopter on the 7sZ is different than on the 7 or 7s, so that’s one thing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Mackinaw
Powder or liquid? My guess is that they're still...

Powder or liquid? My guess is that they're still good. I've been doing my own C41 for the past few months with excellent results. Saving a bundle of money too.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,806
Posted By Mackinaw
I live in northern Michigan, smack dab in the...

I live in northern Michigan, smack dab in the middle of the Lake Michigan lake-effect snowbelt. When the snows starts, normally after Thanksgiving, I often take a break from my photography. I’ve...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,295
Posted By Mackinaw
Always glad to see a new instant camera, but too...

Always glad to see a new instant camera, but too bad it takes Instax Mini film, which is just too small for my tastes. I'd be more interested in an instant camera that took the square format Instax...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Mackinaw
Looks similar to the Sous Vide. I’ve never used...

Looks similar to the Sous Vide. I’ve never used one, but have read positive reviews from those who have. There are a few videos on YouTube showing how it works.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By Mackinaw
I’m not big on the Darkroom either. They did...

I’m not big on the Darkroom either. They did lose my negatives once, and some 4x5 C41 stuff I sent their way came back with a lot of water spots on the negatives. I now process all of my B&W and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-28-2018
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,831
Posted By Mackinaw
Canon 35mm TS lens on a Leica M240. Three shots,...

Canon 35mm TS lens on a Leica M240. Three shots, taken with the lens shifted from far left to far right, stitched together in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2018
Replies: 5,468
Views: 484,137
Posted By Mackinaw
Late autumn in Northern...

Late autumn in Northern Michigan.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/446705-1/OM-D_FL-F500mm4+copy.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2018
Replies: 5,468
Views: 484,137
Posted By Mackinaw
I don't like the bald sky, but the maple sure is...

I don't like the bald sky, but the maple sure is pretty. Yashica Mat 124G, Ektar 100.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/465557-1/fall9.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-28-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,723
Posted By Mackinaw
I was pleased when the residents of my small town...

I was pleased when the residents of my small town in Northern Michigan voted overwhelmingly in favor of a millage to greatly expand our library. Workís proceeding nicely and I look forward to using...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Mackinaw
$125.00 is what I pay at B&H. Jim B.

$125.00 is what I pay at B&H.

Jim B.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By Mackinaw
Oh yeah. If there are water droplets on the...

Oh yeah. If there are water droplets on the lens, they will show up on the image. I learned that the hard way (Nikonos V).

Jim B.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Mackinaw
Iím 100% happy with my Pixma Pro 100. A great...

Iím 100% happy with my Pixma Pro 100. A great color printer that does a good job with B&W too. Canon offers a nice selection of papers as do other third-party manufacturers like Moab, Red River,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Mackinaw
Adorama had a similar deal two or three years...

Adorama had a similar deal two or three years back when I bought my Pixma-Pro 100. If memory serves, the printer was marked down in price, and I also got a $250.00 VISA gift card along with the 50...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Mackinaw
One more. BTW, it's a...

One more. BTW, it's a Studebaker.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/461011-1/Old_Family26+_3_.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Mackinaw
Another. http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/306394-...

Another.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/306394-1/Mode+T_.jpg

Jim B.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Mackinaw
From a box of 4x5 glass plate negatives we found...

From a box of 4x5 glass plate negatives we found in our parent's basement. All were taken about 1915, probably by my dad's great uncle. All in the Detroit. Michigan...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 7,206
Posted By Mackinaw
Taken so many years ago, I can't remember the...

Taken so many years ago, I can't remember the details. Probably taken with a Canon F-1. Probably on Kodachrome. Definitely Lake...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By Mackinaw
I agree. Just do it. I'd be curious as to how...

I agree. Just do it. I'd be curious as to how it worked out.

Jim B.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-18-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Mackinaw
This is very interesting. Jim B.

This is very interesting.

Jim B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,292
Posted By Mackinaw
It may be a long wait. This is from Michael Raso...

It may be a long wait. This is from Michael Raso of FPP:

"Thank you for being part of this amazingly successful re-launch of Kodak Ektachome. Kodak is currently allocating film to Kodak partners...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 956
Posted By Mackinaw
This past year, my $15.00 Yashica Mat...

This past year, my $15.00 Yashica Mat 124G.

Edit: Oops, you said 35mm. Disregard.

Jim B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By Mackinaw
If youíre a professional who beats up your...

If youíre a professional who beats up your cameras maybe, but for a general carry-with-you-wherever-you-go camera, the compact size and light weight of the OM-1 is hard to beat.

And this comes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By Mackinaw
This really is a situation where it pays to try...

This really is a situation where it pays to try the cameras out before buying, The Nikon F3, Canon F-1 and Minolta XK are all excellent cameras, with each having their good points and bad points. ...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Mackinaw
If you are used to a Leica, Canon or Nikon...

If you are used to a Leica, Canon or Nikon rangefinder, itís hard to shoot with a Perfex. The controls are clunky, gritty and do not give the impression of quality. The viewfinder, on mine, is...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Mackinaw
Only if you can get the camera cheap. I have...

Only if you can get the camera cheap. I have Perfex 55 and it now spends all of its time sitting on my mantle. Just not an enjoyable camera to use.

Jim B.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Mackinaw
Hard to tell. Here's a nice article on the...

Hard to tell.

Here's a nice article on the Perfex by our own Mr. Gandy:

https://www.cameraquest.com/perfex.htm

Jim B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mackinaw
I process my B&W and C-41 stuff at home. This is...

I process my B&W and C-41 stuff at home. This is everything from 4x5 to 35mm. I send my E6 out. I mostly use a “hybrid darkroom," where I scan and print my work. I still use a wet darkroom on...
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