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Leica M6 – Best Rangefinder to Begin Film Photography?

Leica M6 – Best Rangefinder to Begin Film Photography? Camera Review Leica M6 – Best Rangefinder to Begin Film Photography? November 1, 2022 Leica M6 with Summicron 28mm f2 ASPH Leica M6 – Leitz logo Leica M6 was the second longest-produced rangefinder camera. Before it was replaced by Leica M6 TTL. Leica M6 Classic was released as a fully mechanical masterpiece with a shutter speed from bulb mode, 1 second to the fastest speed of 1/1000, firing without batteries. It […]

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Leica M9 Monochrom (M9M) – World’s First Black and White Rangefinder Camera

Leica M9 Monochrom (M9M) – World’s First Black and White Rangefinder Camera Camera Review Leica M9 Monochrom (M9M) – World’s First Black and White Rangefinder Camera October 20, 2022 Leica M9M – with Summicron 35/2 V1 8 element Germany Leica M9M – black chrome, close up details I will share my thoughts after trying this camera since its announcement 12 years ago in this post. I must admit that I am not a total stranger to this Leica M9M camera […]

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Leica M2 Film Rangefinder Camera – My Best Companion

Leica M2 Film Rangefinder Camera – My Best Companion Camera Review Leica M2 Film Rangefinder Camera – My Best Companion October 16, 2022 Leica M2 – Front with lens attached Leica M2 – Back Foreword “Oh! You are using a film camera. Is it a Leica M2? Can you still get the film in Hong Kong?” my friend asked. That was roughly eight years ago. At that time, most people enjoyed having CMOS cameras and chunky DSLRs and getting keen […]

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Leica M11 Review – A Mesmerising Rangefinder Camera

Leica M11 Review – A Mesmerising Rangefinder Camera Camera Review Leica M11 Review – A Mesmerising Rangefinder Camera October 10, 2022 Leica M11 camera – front view Leica M11 camera – Logo and finishing Background – Leica M11 Before I flew to Singapore, I got a message from my friend asking me to try his Leica M11 rangefinder camera when I got there. I was excited and curious about this new Leica M11 because I wanted to know how different […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword September 4, 2022 Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.0 ASPH on Leica M3 Top view of Nokton 50mm f/1.0 ASPH Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.0 ASPH VM I have been online following all the news about Cosina’s Voigtlander 50mm f1.0 ASPH M mount lens. Since 2018 Voigtlander has been rolling out aggressive lens maps, upgrading its existing lineup […]

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Best Ultra-fast 50mm Lenses for Bokeh in 2022

Best Ultra-fast 50mm Lenses for Bokeh in 2022 Lens Review Best Ultra-fast 50mm Lenses for Bokeh in 2022 August 19, 2022 50mm Lenses Comparison I am always a big fan of 50mm ultra-fast lenses, especially Leica rangefinder M mount lenses. Faster the better? Fast lenses also mean more significant viewfinder blockage, but I have been learning to stick with that in the past decade. Learning these fast lenses can do some magic and pain in the ass to carry them […]

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Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype

Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype Lens Review Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype August 2, 2022 Leica MP and LLL Hologon 15/8 M LLL Hologon 15/8 M, Ilford Pan 400 pushed 1600, Kodak HC-110 Light Lens Lab Replica – Not a Wide-Angle Person The Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 in M mount is an ultra-wide and ultra-thin lens. It is so tiny that I would have mistaken it for a lens cap because of […]

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Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own Lens Review Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own July 16, 2022 Leica M3 with Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH with hood extended Leica M3 with Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH probably has the best bokeh, and sometimes I mistake it with Noctilux 50mm f0.95. Having the same tone and contrast, some say the Noctilux 50mm f0.95 is just the enlarged version […]

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Rollei Retro 80S Black and White Negative Film

Rollei Retro 80S Black and White Negative Film Analog Film Review Rollei Retro 80S Black and White Negative Film July 10, 2022 Rollei Retro 80S Rollei Retro 80S The Ilford photo is probably top of our minds when it comes to black and white film photography; it started around 143 years ago in 1879 in the United Kingdom. And the question that I often get asked is which black and white film you should try. It probably would be Kodak […]

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Reflx Lab 400D (Daylight) Film

Reflx Lab 400D (Daylight) Film Analog Film Review Reflx Lab 400D (Daylight) Film July 1, 2022 Reflx Lab 400D packaging C-41 process like Cinestill films I totally forgot to place my order for CineStill 400D. But in the market there is something similar to it so I decided to try and I like the results. Reflx Lab 400D is a cinema film with emulsion from Kodak Vision 3 5207 250D. The film is modified and suitable for C-41 processing. It […]

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