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Ripley – A Monochrome Drama You Must Watch

Ripley – A Monochrome Drama You Must Watch Diary Ripley – A Monochrome Drama You Must Watch July 20, 2024 Courtesy of Netflix Courtesy of Netflix “Ripley,” a black and white thriller series on Netflix, appeared on my home screen. Today marked my third time rewatching the show. I’m not sure what else tops the list, aside from famous Stanley Kubrick or Quentin Tarantino movies, or even “Band of Brothers,” which my wife and I enjoyed so much. Speaking of […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 ASPH VM – Why the Hood Steals the Show

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 ASPH VM – Why the Hood Steals the Show Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 ASPH VM – Why the Hood Steals the Show July 14, 2024 Kodak Vision 3 250D, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.5 ASPH VM, Himeji Japan Who would buy this Nokton 35mm f/1.5? That picky voice in my head questioned as I looked at the silver rim that didn’t quite match the vented circular hood. So I stuck with my Summilux 35mm and skipped […]

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Goodbye Leica Noctilux Reissue, Hello Light Lens Lab 50mm: A Lens Comparison

Goodbye Leica Noctilux Reissue, Hello Light Lens Lab 50mm: A Lens Comparison Lens Review Goodbye Leica Noctilux Reissue, Hello Light Lens Lab 50mm: A Lens Comparison June 30, 2024 Leica (left) and Light Lens Lab (right) Fujifilm Fuji Color 400, Leica Noctilux 50/1.2 ASPH Reissue When was the last time you repurchased a lens you had previously sold? I’ve done it plenty of times, but the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 ASPH reissue definitely tops the list. There’s something about this […]

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New Product: Air Clicker Soft Release Button

New Product: Air Clicker Soft Release Button Diary New Product: Air Clicker Soft Release Button June 25, 2024 Back in 2019, I had a vision for my own soft release button. I wanted a button that would sit perfectly on top of my Leica camera without needing an O-ring. Last year, this idea resurfaced, and I decided to turn it into reality. A soft release button isn’t just for decoration. When I first got my film camera, I learned how […]

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W-Nikkor C 3.5cm (35mm) f/1.8 – NK35-18 by Skyllaney

W-Nikkor C 3.5cm (35mm) f/1.8 – NK35-18 by Skyllaney Lens Review W-Nikkor C 3.5cm (35mm) f/1.8 – NK35-18 by Skyllaney June 9, 2024 Leica M10-P, W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 The W-Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 was the world’s first super-speed wide-angle lens and a premium choice for Nikon’s 1950s rangefinder cameras. While it’s easy to overlook this lens because of its f/1.8 aperture when faster lenses like the Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Pre-a or ASPH are available, it’s crucial to appreciate what it brought […]

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Film Photography Cheat Sheet: FAQ for Beginners

Film Photography Cheat Sheet: FAQ for Beginners Guides and Tips Film Photography Cheat Sheet: FAQ for Beginners May 26, 2024 I put together this cheat sheet for people who are interested in film photography and to help you get started without feeling too overwhelmed. It’s based on common questions and issues that many beginners face, emails that I have received asking me specific questions. Feel free to let me know any questions you come across that aren’t listed below. Also […]

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Exploring Japan’s ‘Jazz Kissa’ Cafe Culture: Vibes and Snaps

Exploring Japan’s ‘Jazz Kissa’ Cafe Culture: Vibes and Snaps Diary Exploring Japan’s ‘Jazz Kissa’ Cafe Culture: Vibes and Snaps May 7, 2024 純喫茶ラテン in Kyoto, Voigtlander Nokton 28mm f/1.5 ASPH VM, Reflx Lab 800 push to 1600 VINYL RECORD MUSIC BAR 『P.M.SOUNDS KYOTO』in Kyoto, Leica M10 Monochrom, Dallmeyer Kinematograph 2″ f/1.9 (50mm) Vinyl, high-end audio systems, and the environment—three key elements that created the unique and niche Jazz Kissa cafe culture in Japan. There are still some unique bars and […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 L39 and Prominent – Beyond the Swirly Bokeh

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 L39 and Prominent – Beyond the Swirly Bokeh Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 L39 and Prominent – Beyond the Swirly Bokeh April 14, 2024 Coating colour Leica M10-P, Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5 Prominent, Edinburgh, UK I have owned the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 L39 and Prominent version, also known as the Old Nokton, multiple times. With each iteration, I am learning about the different versions, adapter compatibility, its history, and its distinctive renderings. I’ve been meaning […]

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Blue Lotus Gallery Photo Exhibition HK: Yasuhiro Ogawa 小川康博 | Into The Silence

Blue Lotus Gallery Photo Exhibition HK: Yasuhiro Ogawa 小川康博 | Into The Silence Diary Blue Lotus Gallery Photo Exhibition HK: Yasuhiro Ogawa 小川康博 | Into The Silence March 20, 2024 Blue Lotus Gallery is one of the best places for everyone to view photographers’ work, including Greg Girard. It is a must-visit gallery if you are a photo enthusiast and curious about the top photographers out there. I think the best way to enjoy someone’s work is to have it […]

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