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Analogue Adventures – Part 7: Cinestill 800T

Introduction

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Cinestill 800T

When looking for a higher ISO color film in 2022 – especially one for shooting under artifical light without the need for additional color correction filters – the Cinestill 800T is pretty much without competition. But there are a few things to be aware of, so let’s have a closer look.

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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4

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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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Review: 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M

Introduction

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7Artisans 28mm 5.6 Wen on Leica M10

Some lenses really come as a surprise and this 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 is definitely one of those. Not that long after the TTArtisan 28mm 5.6 hit the market we see another lens with the same specs – but a completely different optical and mechanical design. I don’t know about you, but I did not see this coming.
So let’s find out in this review who offers the better 28mm 5.6 lens.
The lens is being tested on 24mp Leica M10 and 42mp Sony A7rII.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/8.0
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Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/8.0
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Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/5.6
7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/11
7artisans ttartisan 28mm 5.6 m wen review leica m10 m11 42mp 24mp contrast resolution flare resistance compact
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 28mm 5.6 M | f/11

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Review: MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM

Introduction

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MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM on Leica M10

Miyazaki Sadayasu is known for making small and fast 50mm lenses. He started with a 50mm 1.3, followed by the famous 50mm 1.1 Sonnetar, the 50mm 1.5 Prasma and his latest (and fastest) creation is this MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM reviewed here.
Despite the staggering maximum aperture it is smaller and lighter than most of the other 50mm lenses, regardless of speed. But did Miyazaki go too far this time? Let’s have a closer look…
Lens is being tested on 42mp Sony A7rII and 24mp Leica M10
Last update: June 2022

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M6 | 200T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4

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Review: Voigtlander VM 28mm 2.0 Ultron Type I

Introduction

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Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 Ultron Type I on Leica M6

Even though most smartphone’s main camera features a 28mm equivalent lens, when it comes to fullframe lenses this focal length has been a bit neglected lately.
One of the few recent additions to the 28mm line up has been the updated Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 Ultron. The predecessor was the first lens I reviewed on this blog, so I am very curious about this updated version 6 years later.
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.8
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Leica M10 | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.0
Leica M6 | 500T | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Sony A7III | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.8

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