Tag:Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH

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The Dance of Focal Lengths: Exploring Wide Angles and Telephotos

The Dance of Focal Lengths: Exploring Wide Angles and Telephotos Diary As a Nikon film SLR lover, I have always gravitated towards telephoto prime lenses like the 85mm, 105mm and 135mm. The optical viewfinder and focusing system of the Nikons allow me to compose and focus with precision at these longer focal lengths. The rangefinder focusing mechanism of my Leica MP, on the other hand, proves more challenging for telephotos and often requires an additional magnifier (i.e 1.25X or 1.4X) […]

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Santa RAE 1000 Black and White Negative Film 135

Santa RAE 1000 Black and White Negative Film 135 Analog Film Review Santa RAE 1000 Black and White Negative Film 135 April 27, 2023 Santa RAE 1000 Santa RAE 1000, Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE (with Tiffen Pro Black Mist 1/8), Hong Kong My Mixed Results with the New Santa RAE 1000 Film The Santa RAE 1000 is a new high-speed black and white negative film that was released in 2019. Marketed as an ISO 1000 film, made from […]

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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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Leica M9-P Review: The Classic Camera that Stands the Test of Time

Leica M9-P Review: The Classic Camera that Stands the Test of Time Camera Review Leica M9-P Review: The Classic Camera that Stands the Test of Time March 5, 2023 Front Leica M9-P Leica M9-P It’s hard to believe that 14 years have passed since Leica Camera AG introduced the Leica M9-P. As a photography enthusiast who has been interested in Leica cameras for years, I still remember the excitement surrounding the release of the M9. While technology has advanced rapidly […]

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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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Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own Lens Review Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own July 16, 2022 Leica M3 with Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH with hood extended Leica M3 with Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH probably has the best bokeh, and sometimes I mistake it with Noctilux 50mm f0.95. Having the same tone and contrast, some say the Noctilux 50mm f0.95 is just the enlarged version […]

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