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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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Nikon F3 HP Film SLR Review: Why This Beauty Still Matters

Nikon F3 HP Film SLR Review: Why This Beauty Still Matters Camera Review Nikon F3 HP Film SLR Review: Why This Beauty Still Matters June 6, 2023 Nikon F3 HP with Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II As a longtime rangefinder shooter, the Nikon F3 HP has broken through my preferences and won me over. This 35mm film SLR offers a simple yet highly capable package at a reasonable price, allowing me to experiment with different focal lengths. The key […]

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Hundreds of Waterfalls in Milford Sound with Makina 67

Hundreds of Waterfalls in Milford Sound with Makina 67 Diary Hundreds of Waterfalls in Milford Sound with Makina 67 January 10, 2023 Camera: Makina 67 Film: Ilford HP5+ Developer: Rodinal 1+50 Milford Sound, New Zealand Milford Sound has an average of 182 rainy days per year, making it the wettest populated area in New Zealand and one of the most waterlogged areas on the planet. It was spring in New Zealand when we visited in early December with my medium […]

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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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Film Comparison: Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5+

Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5+ Film Comparison Side by Side Comparison Film Comparison: Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5+ June 20, 2021 11 years ago I started shooting black and white film, Kodak Tri-x 400 and Ilford HP5 were the top of my mind to try. Kodak changed its name from TX400 to 400TX in 2007 and extensively re-engineered the grain structure. At that time I remembered my shots with Kodak Tri-X were so grainy but with an interesting grey tone […]

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Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With

Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With Guides and Tips Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With November 15, 2020 Even today, there are still many nice black and white film available in the market. If you are new to black and white film and figuring out where to start and what are the characteristics of them, I have picked 5 of my favourite black and white films that gives you the flexibility to shoot indoor […]

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