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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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Dallmeyer Septac 50mm f1.5 (uncoated) – Legendary Cine Lens

Dallmeyer Anastigmat Septac 50mm f1.5 Lengendary Cine Lens Dallmeyer Septac 50mm f1.5 (uncoated) – Legendary Cine Lens July 19, 2020 Modified Cine lenses I have tried Alpa Kern Macro Switar 50/1.9 and Kinoptik 50mm f2 many years ago. I am not a big fan of modified lenses as I love leica lenses with their well constructed barrels and design on aperture rings. But in terms of mood and character sometimes Leica lenses can be dull or too ordinary, which is […]

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Canon 50mm f0.95 – A Lens has Emotional Character

A Lens has Emotional Character Canon 50mm f0.95 More than a dream lens to me Canon 50mm f0.95 – A Lens has Emotional Character July 18, 2020 History of this Dream Lens Fastest lens ever in the market at that period of time in 1961. It was also known as a “dream lens”, as it is four times faster than the human eye. The lens was constructed in Gauss type with 7 elements in 5 groups. Alright, time to share […]

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Light Lens Lab – Summicron 35mm f2 8-Element from China

Light Lens Lab New Old Summicron 35mm f2 8-Element A summicron 35/2 v1 (8 elements replica) from China Test result with Kodak Tri-X 400 developed in HC110 Summicron 35mm f2 V1 (8-elemenet) I have a Summicron 35mm f2 V1 in silver but have always wanted to get a black painted Summicron 35mm f2 V1 but just couldn’t afford it. Now I finally have a chance to own this beautiful lens manufactured by Light Lens Lab in China. Since I didn’t […]

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Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 Pre-asph Infinity Lock: A Hidden Gem with Characters

The Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 Pre-asph Infinity Lock: A Hidden Gem with Characters A Lens Identical to Summilux first version aka Steel Rim There are many people who would dream of owning a copy of the first version Summilux 35mm because of its rarity, outlook and Leica “glow”. Its special outlook on both M2 and M3 version really made me fond of it, especially with that sexy OLLUX hood which is so unique in the entire Leica collection. It is […]

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Joy with Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.2

I spent a few week earlier to check out the new Nokton 40mm f1.2 Aspherical lens manufactured by Voigtlander. The bokeh and mood were the major factors for me to consider it to replace the Noctilux (at last I sold my Noctilux). I always believe you have to try different lenses on both film and with digital camera to consider whether you like or not. So I decided to get one to try. 40mm is truly something new to me. […]

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