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Diffusion Filters – Are they useful?

Introduction

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K&F Concept Black Diffusion 1/2

Modern lenses are too good, free of most optical aberrations even at their maximum aperture. This led to a whole new market emerging offering all kind of accessories to make your pictures look worse: kaleidoscope filters, prisms, streak filters and black mist/diffusion filters, the latter being what we will have a look at today.

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Sony A7III | 28mm | Tiffen Glimmerglass1
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Sony A7III | Laowa 35mm 0.95 | f/0.95 | K&F Diffusion 1/2

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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.

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TTArtisan Leica M to E 6-bit Adapter – Product of the Year?

Introduction

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Voigtlander VM 75mm 1.5 via TTArtisan M->E 6-bit adapter on Sony A7rII

Since I bought my first E-mount camera seven years ago I have been using adapted M-mount lenses. Missing Exif data have always been a nuisance though and while the “Lens Compensation” camera app was a ray of hope, it didn’t exactly work all that well.
Now TTArtisan came up with a product which I have pitched to so many manufacturers before: a semi programmable Leica-M to Sony-E adapter. Let’s have a closer look!

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Hands-on: H&Y Revoring Swift Magnetic System

Introduction

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Laowa 15mm 2.0 with wide angle adapter ring, bridge ring and square filter holder attached

I have previously reviewed the H&Y Revoring (which I bought from Kickstarter back in the day) and already at that time I was thinking: “Combining this ring with a whole filter system would be a good idea, right?”
The engineers at H&Y did exactly that and combined the variable Revoring with their magnetic square filter holder system.
A dream come true for filter users? Let’s have a closer look.

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