In my quest to find a working Leica IIIF, I shared my thoughts on the Leica Summitar 5cm f2, and my decision on whether or not to keep it. I did end up keeping the lens because of the difficulty I had in finding one that wasn't in horrible condition, as well as the compact… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2
Category: Lens Review
3 Fuji XF Lenses You Should Try
I love film and film cameras, so my Fuji X-T4 is mainly used for my Youtube channel, but it is a beautiful machine and I would like to utilize it more. Recently, I have been on the hunt to get a prime lens, especially to use once our baby is here. Based on my findings,… Continue reading 3 Fuji XF Lenses You Should Try
Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 – A Macro Prime?
The first close focus Nikkor for the Nikon F was the 5.5cm f3.5 lens produced in 1961. It did not have an automatic diaphragm, meaning it did not automatically stop down the aperture when taking the photo. The lens I am reviewing is the Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 introduced in 1963. This is an… Continue reading Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 – A Macro Prime?
Summitar 50mm f2 – To Keep or Not to Keep
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I have been having quite the experience with a Leica IIIF I purchased from KEH. To get the whole story you can check out these articles here. In the meantime, I had purchased a Summitar 50mm f2 collapsible lens for the IIIF. At first, I… Continue reading Summitar 50mm f2 – To Keep or Not to Keep
5 Shots – Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm lens
In this Shots article I wanted to share 5 frames from a roll of Lomography CN 400 shot with my Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm f/4 lens. I haven't yet done a review for my Hasselblad or the 150mm lens because I'd like to use it more before I do that. So far though, this… Continue reading 5 Shots – Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm lens
the Nikon Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 Auto
This will be my first lens review. It's fitting that it would be a review for the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 because it is one of the first lenses I purchased when I started shooting again. Why is a Good Lens Important? When I first got back into shooting film I was really a noob when… Continue reading the Nikon Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 Auto
One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax
For this installment of One on One, I spent a week shooting with my Nikon F and the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 pre AI lens. It was loaded with Kodak Tmax 400 pushed to 1600. I have owned this lens for over a year and although I've used it countless times, I decided to make it… Continue reading One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax