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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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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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Going Wide: 6 Tips on How I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone with a 24mm Lens

Going Wide: 6 Tips on How I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone with a 24mm Lens Diary Join me on a photographic journey where I break through my usual boundaries, inspired by the legendary Alan Schaller and nudged by a friend’s enthusiasm for the Leica Summilux 24mm lens. Despite my initial skepticism after some unimpressive test shots in Singapore, my curiosity tingled, leading me to give this often overlooked focal length another shot. Now, after re-exploring and truly embracing […]

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Pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100: My 2-Stop (ISO400) Experiment and LR Tips

Pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100: My 2-Stop (ISO400) Experiment and LR Tips Analog Film Review Pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100: My 2-Stop (ISO400) Experiment and LR Tips January 21, 2024 Kodak Ektachrome E100 +2 Stop (400) Kodak Ektachrome E100 at 400, Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 E60 V4 I’ve been thinking about pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100 to 200 or 400 ISO. Kodak Ektachrome E100 is a positive colour transparency film, especially since Fujichrome Provia 400X got discontinued and there’s nothing quite like it. […]

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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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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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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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Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH (reissue) – Forced Love Does Not Last

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 Double Aspherical (reissue) Lens Review Forced Love Does Not Last Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH (reissue) – Forced Love Does Not Last April 18, 2022 Leica MP with Noctilux 50/1.2 ASPH “You cannot make yourself love something twice” I told myself the other day and that was the line before sending this lens for a better home. In 2010, I started with a Leica M6 Classic and a Summicron 35mm f2 IV (king of bokeh). I […]

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Zeiss ZM 35mm f1.4 Distagon – Almost Perfect

Zeiss ZM 35mm f1.4 Distagon – Almost Perfect Lens Review Zeiss ZM 35mm f1.4 Distagon – Almost Perfect October 14, 2021 Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH FLE was once my ultimate dream, floating elements with asph glasses together with the sexy square hood but I heard a lot about its rival – Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4. 9 out of 10 people that owned this have told me: “You must try it Anson”. They got me hooked onto this lens and made me more […]

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Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH – Original vs Reissue Comparison

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH – Original vs Reissue Comparison Lens Review Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH – Original vs Reissue Comparison September 4, 2021 My first impression of the Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH Original is that the price tag is too hard to reach, I knew from Leica history that the original version has two hand grind aspherical glass and the fail rate is so high led to its rarity. I have briefly tried this lens once only […]

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