Tag:Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X

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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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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review February 13, 2024 Leica M240-P Camera, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM As a fifty guy, I’ve always kept an eye on new and exciting lenses, especially those that can provide excellent value for money. When the rumors and videos about the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 ASPH VM lens started to circulate on YouTube, I was immediately intrigued. I had previously owned the Nokton […]

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Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2 ASPH VM – Perfect for Newcomers

Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2 ASPH VM – Perfect for Newcomers Lens Review Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2 ASPH VM – Perfect for Newcomers December 19, 2023 Leica M10, Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/2 ASPH, Sydney The Voigtländer Vintage Line Ultron 35mm f/2 ASPH lens for M mount was released in 2019. Initially, I had not planned to acquire one since I already possessed the Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 V1. So, why did I end up purchasing it? The simple answer is the […]

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A Black and White Film Adventure with Xtol 1+1 and Kodak Double-X in Taipei

A Black and White Film Adventure with Xtol 1+1 and Kodak Double-X in Taipei Diary A Black and White Film Adventure with Xtol 1+1 and Kodak Double-X in Taipei June 14, 2023 Leica Summilux 24/1.4 asph, Xtol 1+1, Kodak Double-X, Taipei Leica Summilux 35/1.4 asph 11874, Xtol 1+1, Kodak Double-X @400, China My journey with Xtol 1+1 began after discovering its potential for sharpness and economical use, as I had previously been using Kodak HC-110 as my go-to chemical. After […]

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Exploring the Tiffen Black Pro-Mist Filter for Black and White Photography

Exploring the Tiffen Black Pro-Mist Filter for Black and White Photography Guides and Tips Exploring the Tiffen Black Pro-Mist Filter for Black and White Photography April 27, 2023 Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f1.5 ASPH VM with 1/4 Black Pro Mist Filter Tiffen Black Pro Mist 1/4, Kodak Double-X @250, Bellini Eco Film (Xtol), Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f1.5 ASPH VM (Yellow Filter) In today’s digital age, it’s easy for images to appear overly sharp and sterile. To counteract this, many photographers are […]

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Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical VM – Great All-Purpose Lens

Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical Lens Review A Great All Purpose Lens Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical VM – Great All-Purpose Lens May 23, 2021 In my last review I shared what I think about the Voigtlander 35mm f2 APO lens. This big brother 50mm APO with no exception is one of the best performing lenses from Voigtlander and they have been developing more and more user-friendly lenses such as the upcoming Vintage line 28mm f2 Aspherical. This 50mm was […]

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Kodak Tri-X vs Double-X Black and White Film Comparison

Kodak Tri-X 400 vs Double-X 250 Guides and Tips Black and White Film Comparison Some say Kodak Tri-X 400 is the best in the world, it is a great journalistic style black and white film and also one of the easiest BW films to get in the market. Kodak Tri-X 400 uses classic grain structure, it is more coarse than T-grain  or Delta film. This classic grain structure feels more natural than tabular-grain film. Around 10 years ago, a friend […]

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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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Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 8 Element – Lord of Black and White

Lens Review Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 8 Element Lord of Black and White Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 8 Element – Lord of Black and White August 22, 2020 Background Summicron 35mm f2 V1 is the first standard wide angle lens with an ultra-fast aperture at F2 produced by Leica from 1958 to 1969. It was designed in 8 elements in 6 groups augmented classic symmetrical double-Gauss and used rare earth optical glass. During its production period, it was […]

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