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ORWO Wolfen NC500 Colour Negative Film 135

ORWO Wolfen NC500 Colour Negative Film Analog Film Review ORWO Wolfen NC500 Colour Negative Film 135 July 17, 2023 NC500 Colour Negative Film Orwo Wolfen NC500, Leica Summicron 50/2 Rigid, Hong Kong ORWO Wolfen NC500 I’d like to share a recent adventure I embarked on with a new type of film stock. If you’re like me and you love exploring new territories in the realm of film photography, then keep reading because this one’s for you. A while back, I […]

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The Charm of Leicavit and Akagivit: Rapid Winders for Leica Film Cameras

The Charm of Leicavit and Akagivit: Rapid Winders for Leica Film Cameras Diary The Charm of Leicavit and Akagivit: Rapid Winders for Leica Film Cameras May 16, 2023 Leicavit and Akagivit are rapid winders designed for specific Leica film cameras to help advance the film quicker. Although they add extra weight to the camera, they provide a balanced and stylish look. The original Leicavit MP winder is now a collector’s item and discontinued. I regret not purchasing a silver one […]

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Konica Hexar RF Review: A Forgotten Gem

Konica Hexar RF Rangefinder Camera Review: A Forgotten Gem Camera Review Konica Hexar RF Review: A Forgotten Gem April 19, 2023 Konica Hexar RF camera body Silberra Color 100, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid, Hong Kong A High-End Alternative to Leica M7 When I was researching for my first Leica camera, I briefly considered the Konica Hexar but ultimately found it to be too expensive compared to the Leica M6, which was priced around USD1100 to 1500 at the time. […]

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Reflx Lab 100D (Daylight) Colour Negative Film Review

Reflx Lab 100D (Daylight) Colour Negative Film Analog Film Review Reflx Lab 100D (Daylight) Film December 12, 2022 Reflx Lab 100D – Low ISO Fine Grain Film I had some unpleasant experiences with CineStill 50D a long time ago. So it made me hesitate to reshoot this film stock. I shot multiple rolls around 2014, and there were “blood stains” on my rolls, and they all looked like expired films to me. Later, I convinced myself to try the Kodak […]

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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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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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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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Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid – the most beautiful 50mm

Lens Review Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid The most beautiful 50mm Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid – the most beautiful 50mm August 8, 2020 Fujifilm Superia Premium 400, Rigid Type 1 Fujifilm Superia Premium 400, Rigid Type 1 Why is it called Rigid The Leica Summicron Rigid 50mm f2 produced from 1956 to 1968 mainly in bayonet M mount with some rare LTM mount ever made. It has 10 blades aperture opening, filter thread is inherited from its predecessor in […]

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