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Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH – Original vs Reissue Comparison

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH – Original vs Reissue Comparison Lens Review Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH – Original vs Reissue Comparison September 4, 2021 My first impression of the Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.2 ASPH Original is that the price tag is too hard to reach, I knew from Leica history that the original version has two hand grind aspherical glass and the fail rate is so high led to its rarity. I have briefly tried this lens once only […]

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Zunow Teikoku Kogaku Japan 50mm f1.1 – The First Ultra Fast Lens

Zunow Teikoku Kogaku Japan 50mm f1.1 – The First Ultra Fast Lens Lens Review Zunow Teikoku Kogaku Japan 50mm f1.1 – The First Ultra Fast Lens August 14, 2021 Thanks to SH Cameras letting me try this precious lens to try and do some testing with it. I am always curiously trying out different Japanese fast lenses in the 50s or 60s since I own Canon 50mm f/0.95 and have always been a fan of the Canon 50mm f/1.2 LTM. […]

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Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical VM – Great All-Purpose Lens

Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical Lens Review A Great All Purpose Lens Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical VM – Great All-Purpose Lens May 23, 2021 In my last review I shared what I think about the Voigtlander 35mm f2 APO lens. This big brother 50mm APO with no exception is one of the best performing lenses from Voigtlander and they have been developing more and more user-friendly lenses such as the upcoming Vintage line 28mm f2 Aspherical. This 50mm was […]

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Voigtlander 35mm f2 Apo-Lanthar Aspherical – First Impression

Voigtlander 35mm f2 Apo-Lanthar Aspherical First Impression Voigtlander 35mm f2 Apo-Lanthar Aspherical – First Impression March 30, 2021 Voigtlander 35mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical VM Voigtlander 35mm f2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical VM – Front What does APO stand for? How is it different from normal lenses and how does it compare with Leica’s new Summicron 35mm f2 APO? There were so many questions in my head before I bought this lens. This Voigtlander 35mm f2 APO is my third APO lens, my […]

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Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 Pre-a V1 Steel Rim – The Signature Glow

Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 V1 Steel Rim – The Signature Glow Lens Review Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 Pre-a V1 Steel Rim – The Signature Glow January 22, 2021 Do you still remember the first Leica lens that you saw online or in the camera shops? And what makes them attractive to you? I still remember when I first browsed Leica lenses in different forums, people showing their lenses and cameras, the appearance of the Steel Rim and the hood was […]

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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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Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a – King of Bokeh

Lens Review Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a (King of Bokeh) Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a – King of Bokeh August 16, 2020 Most Popular 35mm in Leica Family I guess everyone who is within the Leica group or about to join this bottomless black hole must have heard about different keywords describing it as King of Bokeh or 7 elements or “ 七枚/七妹” in Chinese and the word creamy. And I think since 35mm is a focal length that […]

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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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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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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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