How to: Correcting Color Cast in Lightroom

Introduction

Color cast of Funleader 18mm 8.0 on Leica M10

Leica users where the first to discover that their old compact wide angle lenses with the rear element close to the film/sensor plane have some color cast issues on digital cameras. This is an issue that cannot fully be solved by the optical design – at least when following the quest to create compact lenses. But there is something we can do: fix this in post. How to do it? I will show you in this article.

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Review Highlights of 2022

Introduction

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Sony A7III | Laowa 35mm 0.95 | f/0.95

Having reviewed a lot of things this year I thought it might be a good idea to mention this year’s highlights, giving them some well deserved spotlight.

Unfortunately there was also a noticeable amount of junk I reviewed, so this list ended up being a bit short.

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Review: 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 Wen M

Introduction

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7Artisans 35mm 2.0 M Wen on Leica M10

35mm lenses just keep coming. Recently I reviewed the good performing but huge TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 AA, now I get to review this 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 from the Wen series, which is significantly more compact but also features a simpler optical design. Let’s find out in this review which is the more appealing lens at the end of the day.
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 M Wen | f/2.0
7artisans 35mm 2.0 M wen leica m10 m11 m10r m9 review sharpness contrast bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 M Wen | f/2.0
7artisans 35mm 2.0 M wen leica m10 m11 m10r m9 review sharpness contrast bokeh vignetting
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 M Wen | f/2.0 | Close Focus Adapter
7artisans 35mm 2.0 M wen leica m10 m11 m10r m9 review sharpness contrast bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 M Wen | f/2.0

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Review: Techart LM-EA9 Leica-M to Sony-E Autofocus Adapter

Introduction

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Techart LM-EA9

When the original Techart LM-EA7 adapter had been released it was a revelation: turning your manual focus lenses into autofocus lenses, how great is that? But there were also quirks to overcome, some reliability issues and incompatibilities with later camera models.
Now 5 years later there is a fully reworked, improved version. Does it solve all the issues we had with its predecessor? Let’s have a closer look at this new Techart LM-EA9.

Update November 2022:
These adapters have been backordered pretty much since I published this review. Now there is finally some stock available, e.g. on their official homepage (affiliate link).

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Review: MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar Slim

Introduction

MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar Slim on Leica M10

Who doesn’t like a fast, compact 50mm lens? Miyazaki surely does, as this is already his fifth – not even counting his 55mm and 57mm lenses. As I previously reviewed the famous 50mm 1.1 Sonnetar and the 50mm 1.0 ISM (which I still own and use) I kinda had to order this new 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar as well – even if it was only for reviewing it and then putting it on sale afterwards. But before that happens, let’s have a closer look what its qualities are and what quirks can be discovered this time.
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar | f/1.3
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.3 Sonnetar | f/5.6

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