Tag:Kodak Tri-X 400

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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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Light Lens Lab Summicron 35mm f2 Comparison – LLL vs Original

LLL vs Original Light Lens Lab Summicron Comparison Comparison between original Leica Summicron 35mm f2 V1 and Black paint V2LC and Brass version from Light Lens Lab Light Lens Lab Summicron 35mm f2 Comparison – LLL vs Original July 24, 2020 Versions of LLL and Original Summicron Light Lens Lab in Black paint and Brassed Version Two weeks ago, I borrowed 2 Light Lens Lab (周八枚) from my friend. Brassed version and Black paint version in amber coating. The brassed […]

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Dallmeyer Septac 50mm f1.5 (uncoated) – Legendary Cine Lens

Dallmeyer Anastigmat Septac 50mm f1.5 Lengendary Cine Lens Dallmeyer Septac 50mm f1.5 (uncoated) – Legendary Cine Lens July 19, 2020 Modified Cine lenses I have tried Alpa Kern Macro Switar 50/1.9 and Kinoptik 50mm f2 many years ago. I am not a big fan of modified lenses as I love leica lenses with their well constructed barrels and design on aperture rings. But in terms of mood and character sometimes Leica lenses can be dull or too ordinary, which is […]

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Canon 50mm f0.95 – A Lens has Emotional Character

A Lens has Emotional Character Canon 50mm f0.95 More than a dream lens to me Canon 50mm f0.95 – A Lens has Emotional Character July 18, 2020 History of this Dream Lens Fastest lens ever in the market at that period of time in 1961. It was also known as a “dream lens”, as it is four times faster than the human eye. The lens was constructed in Gauss type with 7 elements in 5 groups. Alright, time to share […]

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What is in my camera bag?

What is in my camera bag?     Bag: Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Sage/Chocolate Camera and lenses: Leica M10 with Noctilux 50mm f1.0 E58 and extra battery Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 2 with E39 yellow filter (Great for both colour and black and white film/digital) B+W 58mm MRC Nano ND0.9 3 stops (allow me to use noctilux at f1 wide open during the day) Sekonic Lightmeter L-558 (been using it for 9 years very reliable in spot, flash and […]

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Kodak Professional Tri-X 400

Legendary black and white film by Kodak Kodak Tri-x is known to be one of the most popular Black and White films in the market. Many famous photographers have used this film to create their own work. HCB, Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank…etc. As an amateur who wants to pick a film to try, this is my second black and white film I got (Kodak BW200CN was my first one, though it is C41 not truly a BW negative film). I […]

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