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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword September 4, 2022 Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.0 ASPH on Leica M3 Top view of Nokton 50mm f/1.0 ASPH Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.0 ASPH VM I have been online following all the news about Cosina’s Voigtlander 50mm f1.0 ASPH M mount lens. Since 2018 Voigtlander has been rolling out aggressive lens maps, upgrading its existing lineup […]

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Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype

Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype Lens Review Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype August 2, 2022 Leica MP and LLL Hologon 15/8 M LLL Hologon 15/8 M, Ilford Pan 400 pushed 1600, Kodak HC-110 Light Lens Lab Replica – Not a Wide-Angle Person The Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 in M mount is an ultra-wide and ultra-thin lens. It is so tiny that I would have mistaken it for a lens cap because of […]

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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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Nikkor-N 50mm f1.1 S Mount Nippon Kogaku Japan – Love at First Sight

Nikkor-N 50mm f1.1 S Mount Nippon Kogaku Japan Lens Review Love at First Sight Nikkor-N 50mm f1.1 S Mount Nippon Kogaku Japan – Love at First Sight April 27, 2022 Nikkor 50/1.1 external mount and NHS remake hood Nikkor 5cm f1.1 external (left) and internal mount (right) Nikkor 50mm f1.1 S mount lens, an ultra-fast lens that was designed for Nikon rangefinder cameras. I heard about this lens 10 years ago on a forum. At that point, I was hunting […]

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Alpa Kern Macro Switar AR 50mm f1.9 – Great Craftsmanship in Black Paint

Alpa Kern Macro Switar AR 50mm f1.9 Lens Review Great Craftsmanship in Black Paint Alpa Kern Macro Switar AR 50mm f1.9 – Great Craftsmanship in Black Paint December 12, 2021 Alpa 50/1.9 with Leica M2 My Alpa Journey It all began in summer 2011, I spent quite an amount of time drilling in the HKLFC forum and suddenly there was a black paint hype and almost everyone in that forum got themselves an Alpa lens. I took a closer look […]

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Zeiss ZM 35mm f1.4 Distagon – Almost Perfect

Zeiss ZM 35mm f1.4 Distagon – Almost Perfect Lens Review Zeiss ZM 35mm f1.4 Distagon – Almost Perfect October 14, 2021 Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH FLE was once my ultimate dream, floating elements with asph glasses together with the sexy square hood but I heard a lot about its rival – Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4. 9 out of 10 people that owned this have told me: “You must try it Anson”. They got me hooked onto this lens and made me more […]

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MS Optics ISM 50mm f1.0 M Mount – A Baroque Creamy Lens

MS Optics ISM 50mm f1.0 M Mount – A Baroque Creamy Lens Lens Review MS Optics ISM 50mm f1.0 M Mount – A Baroque Creamy Lens September 24, 2021 First time I heard about this MS Optics 50/1.0 M Mount lens was from an announcement in JCH’s post. The article was about Miyazaki san designing an ultra-fast f1.0 lens mentioned this 50mm is super compact equipped with thin and light high power glasses and I immediately got hooked on it. […]

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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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