Tag:Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 E58

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Lion Dance Kicks Off Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Lion Dance Kicks Off Chinese New Year in Hong Kong Diary Lion Dance Kicks Off Chinese New Year in Hong Kong January 25, 2023 Leica M10-P, Noctilux 50mm f/1 E58, ISO 3200 Leica M10-P, Noctilux 50mm f/1 E58, ISO 6400 Lion Dance Tradition Lion dance is a traditional Chinese performance art that is steeped in history and culture. It is a performance that is typically characterised by dancers dressed in lion costumes that mimic the movements and behaviours of the […]

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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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Leica M11 Review – A Mesmerising Rangefinder Camera

Leica M11 Review – A Mesmerising Rangefinder Camera Camera Review Leica M11 Review – A Mesmerising Rangefinder Camera October 10, 2022 Leica M11 camera – front view Leica M11 camera – Logo and finishing Background – Leica M11 Before I flew to Singapore, I got a message from my friend asking me to try his Leica M11 rangefinder camera when I got there. I was excited and curious about this new Leica M11 because I wanted to know how different […]

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Best Ultra-fast 50mm Lenses for Bokeh in 2022

Best Ultra-fast 50mm Lenses for Bokeh in 2022 Lens Review Best Ultra-fast 50mm Lenses for Bokeh in 2022 August 19, 2022 50mm Lenses Comparison I am always a big fan of 50mm ultra-fast lenses, especially Leica rangefinder M mount lenses. Faster the better? Fast lenses also mean more significant viewfinder blockage, but I have been learning to stick with that in the past decade. Learning these fast lenses can do some magic and pain in the ass to carry them […]

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Reflx Lab 800T (Tungsten) Film

Reflx Lab 800T (Tungsten) Film Analog Film Review Reflx Lab 800T (Tungsten) Film May 26, 2022 Reflx Lab 800T (Tungsten) Film Motion picture film available in C-41 process Reflx Lab 800T is a cinema film with emulsion from Kodak Vision 3 5219 500T. Still, the film is modified and suitable for C-41 processing. An extra layer is called “rem-jet” on the motion picture film. This film has already removed this layer to allow you to develop it directly in the […]

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50mm Rangefinder Lenses Bokeh Comparison – 12 Lenses

50mm Rangefinder Lenses Bokeh Comparison – 12 Lenses Lens Review 50mm Rangefinder Lenses Bokeh Comparison – 12 Lenses July 11, 2021 Since the pandemic, I was not able to travel to other countries for photos but instead, I turned to test some of the lenses at different apertures and would like to show you how different these lenses can be and which Bokeh do you like. In recent years, different new 50mm has come out from Voigtlander, to 7artisans. Cheaper […]

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Kodak Vision 3 5219 500T Colour Negative Film

Analog Film Review Kodak Vision 3 5219 500T Colour negative film (Motion Picture) Kodak Vision 3 5219 500T Colour Negative Film July 26, 2020 Background Kodak Vision 3 5219 is a high-speed tungsten-balanced film with fine grain structure, great tonality and wide dynamic range. It is flexible to push this film one or two stops over its normal sensitivity of 500 iso. Advanced Dye Layering Technology (DLT) is also used to reduce the appearance of grain in the shadows for […]

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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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The Leica Noctilux 50mm F1.0: A Unique Dream Lens

A Bulky Rangefinder Lens but will do you the magic In 2010, I got myself a Canon 50mm f1.2 LTM lens and had an intensively 6 months shooting experience with it with my Leica M8 and Leica film MP camera. It was dreamy with special spinning bokeh, during that time I thought I was having the best large aperture lens available for rangefinder cameras. But GAS continuously persuading me to look at other fast lenses. So there was this thread […]

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Hong Kong City Scanner 006

City: Hong Kong Location: North Point Camera: Leica M10 Lenses: Leica Elmarit 28/2.8 v3 and Noctilux 50/1 E58 I met with other Shutter Alliance members outside MTR station in North Point. After that we moved to the pier and look for photography opportunities. Then the weather changed and started to rain. We took a few snaps outside tram terminal and decided to board one of the tram and take pictures in it.      

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