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Leica Q2 Camera Review: From Hesitation to Appreciation

Leica Q2 Camera Review: From Hesitation to Appreciation Camera Review Leica Q2 Camera Review: From Hesitation to Appreciation October 23, 2023 Leica Q2 Camera Leica Q2 Camera Leica Q2 Camera The Leica Q2 review was never originally in my plans. In fact, I’d convinced myself that I wouldn’t purchase this camera unless they introduced a 35mm variant as opposed to the existing 28mm. If you’ve read my post on the 28mm Summicron, you’d understand my hesitance to use the 28mm […]

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Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera

Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera Camera Review Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera October 7, 2023 Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar Rollei logo on the viewing hood Rolleiflex 2.8F My interest in the Rolleiflex 2.8F was sparked when I began searching for a medium format camera. Although I had previously owned a Hasselblad 500CM and 503CX, which are excellent for studio work, I found them difficult to carry around. I appreciated the modular system of […]

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The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67

The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67 Camera Review The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67 June 23, 2023 Plaubel Makina 67 with Nikkor 80mm f2.8 lens Plaubel Makina 67 (top with bellow extended) At first glance, the price of this Plaubel Makina 67 rangefinder camera may seem off-putting. As a novice photographer, I initially gravitated towards more budget-friendly options, gradually upgrading to higher-priced models to assess their value. However, my experience with medium […]

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Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire Camera Review Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire May 9, 2023 Leica M240P Attached Summicron 35/2 IV Leica Camera AG introduced the M240 in August 2012. It was a full-frame digital rangefinder camera that succeeded the Leica M9-P. Notably, it was Leica’s first digital camera to use a CMOS sensor. Leica improved the M240 body with a “P” version in […]

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Leica M3 Rangefinder Film Camera Review: The Epitome of Excellence

Leica M3 Rangefinder Film Camera Review: The Epitome of Excellence Camera Review Leica M3 Rangefinder Film Camera Review: The Epitome of Excellence April 25, 2023 Leica M3 Silver Chrome Leica M3 Black Repaint The Evergreen Leica M3 Rangefinder Camera I first encountered the Leica M3 in a Japanese drama where the main character inherited his father’s silver chrome camera. And that’s the legendary Leica M3 rangefinder camera. It looks a bit different from other Leica cameras, some said Leica invested […]

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Konica Hexar RF Review: A Forgotten Gem

Konica Hexar RF Rangefinder Camera Review: A Forgotten Gem Camera Review Konica Hexar RF Review: A Forgotten Gem April 19, 2023 Konica Hexar RF camera body Silberra Color 100, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid, Hong Kong A High-End Alternative to Leica M7 When I was researching for my first Leica camera, I briefly considered the Konica Hexar but ultimately found it to be too expensive compared to the Leica M6, which was priced around USD1100 to 1500 at the time. […]

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Leica M10-P Review: Leaving Sentimentality Behind with Ambivalence

Leica M10-P Review: Leaving Sentimentality Behind with Ambivalence Camera Review Leica M10-P Review: Leaving Sentimentality Behind with Ambivalence March 17, 2023 Leica M10-P shutter curtains Leica M10-P with Noctilux 50/1.2 ASPH (E49 reissue) (Front) Leica M10-P In 2017, I bought a Leica M10 hoping to replace my beloved Leica M9-P. I had spent quite some time with the M9 and M9-P and decided that I did not want to deal with, or even think about, the CCD corrosion issue. I […]

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Leica M9-P Review: The Classic Camera that Stands the Test of Time

Leica M9-P Review: The Classic Camera that Stands the Test of Time Camera Review Leica M9-P Review: The Classic Camera that Stands the Test of Time March 5, 2023 Front Leica M9-P Leica M9-P It’s hard to believe that 14 years have passed since Leica Camera AG introduced the Leica M9-P. As a photography enthusiast who has been interested in Leica cameras for years, I still remember the excitement surrounding the release of the M9. While technology has advanced rapidly […]

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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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