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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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Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire Camera Review Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire May 9, 2023 Leica M240P Attached Summicron 35/2 IV Leica Camera AG introduced the M240 in August 2012. It was a full-frame digital rangefinder camera that succeeded the Leica M9-P. Notably, it was Leica’s first digital camera to use a CMOS sensor. Leica improved the M240 body with a “P” version in […]

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Leica M10-P Review: Leaving Sentimentality Behind with Ambivalence

Leica M10-P Review: Leaving Sentimentality Behind with Ambivalence Camera Review Leica M10-P Review: Leaving Sentimentality Behind with Ambivalence March 17, 2023 Leica M10-P shutter curtains Leica M10-P with Noctilux 50/1.2 ASPH (E49 reissue) (Front) Leica M10-P In 2017, I bought a Leica M10 hoping to replace my beloved Leica M9-P. I had spent quite some time with the M9 and M9-P and decided that I did not want to deal with, or even think about, the CCD corrosion issue. I […]

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Leica New M10-R in Black Paint!

New Leica M10-R Black Paint Diary New Black Paint Digital Rangefinder from Leica OMG! I have been waiting for this black paint Leica digital rangefinder M for so long. This is probably the first Leica M10 in black paint, I always love classic black paint M cameras but I had my Leica M10 before and changed it to Fujifilm Xpro2. Now I only have the M9-P because of the CCD Sensor. However, I am not sure if I need such […]

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Kodak Portra 400 Colour Negative Film

Kodak Portra 400 Colour Negative Film Analog Film Review Best Portrait Film Kodak Portra 400 Colour Negative Film April 22, 2021 Name: Kodak Portra ISO: 400 Film type: Colour Negative Character: Accurate skin tone, high sharpness Portra 400 Film Review Introducing you another essential film manufactured by Kodak and which is quite popular in the market with it’s well known character for natural skin tone and ideal for most lighting conditions. Kodak Portra is another popular stock film in everyone’s […]

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Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible Radioactive – Is It Just a Myth

Lens Review Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible Radioactive Is this Radioactive Lens a Myth? Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible Radioactive – Is It Just a Myth August 1, 2020 Construction of the Summicron 50mm f2 collapsible Summicron Collapsible started production in 1951 until 1957 with Leica screw and bayonet mount. It takes 39mm filter which is interchangeable with my Summicron 50mm or 35mm lenses. The aperture ring is smooth but the click-stop is not as precise as Summicron Rigid or later […]

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Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Film

Kodak Tri-X Professional Film Analog Film Review Classic Black and White Film by Kodak Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Film February 2, 2020 Sav, Kodak Tri-x 400 (red filter) 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 […]

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My Film Cameras and Gears Journey

Endless Gears Upgrade The shallow depth of field or the lack of “bokeh” was one of the main reasons for the change. From Canon 50mm f1.2 LTM to Noctilux 50mm f1.0, my later photography years were a period of endless gears upgrade as I focused heavily on the character of the different lenses. Trying the “King of Bokeh” Summicron 35/2 version 4 was not enough, I upgraded to Summicron 35mm f2 V1, “8 elements”, and this beast has a special […]

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8 Years 500+ rolls of films – Beginning of My Film Photography Journey

8 Years, 32 Film Cameras, 500+ rolls of films – Beginning of My Film Photography Journey 8 years ago in June 2010, I came across this Japanese drama called “Sunao ni Narenakute” talking about how social network brings people together. In the first scene of the first episode, the main character was staring at a camera displayed in a shop, and it looked absolutely beautiful. My head kept replaying that same scene over and over again, and at the end, […]

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