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Analogue Adventures – Part 10: Kodak Portra 160

Kodak portra 160 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om

Portra 160 is the “professional” grade average speed color film from Kodak. This one roll of Portra 160 cost me as much as a triple pack of Gold 200, so was it worth it?

Kodak portra 160 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/8.0 | Portra 160
Kodak portra 160 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/8.0 | Portra 160 | cropped
Kodak portra 160 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/4.0 | Portra 160
Kodak portra 160 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/8.0 | Portra 160

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Review: NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C

Introduction

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NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C on Sony A7rII

We rarely review APS-C lenses here, but I already reviewed the Laowa 9mm 2.8 APS-C lens so thought it might still be interesting to have a look at this NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C to be able to compare these two.

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
nisi 9mm 2.8 aps-c laowa resolution contrast flare sharpness a6500 crop mode review coma astro
Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
nisi 9mm 2.8 aps-c laowa resolution contrast flare sharpness a6500 crop mode review coma astro
Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/5.6
nisi 9mm 2.8 aps-c laowa resolution contrast flare sharpness a6500 crop mode review coma astro
Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
nisi 9mm 2.8 aps-c laowa resolution contrast flare sharpness a6500 crop mode review coma astro
Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/5.6

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Review: AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt

Introduction

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AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt on Sony A7rII

I am always interested in lenses from new manufacturers and this 50mm 1.4 Tilt from AstrHori is definitely a rather unique offering. But can this low priced fast 50mm tilt lens be taken seriously or is it more of a “fun” lens like the Lensbabies? Let’s find out in this review.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | untilted
astrhori rockstar rockster 50mm 1.4 review sharpness tilt conclusion bokeh sony a7riv a7riii a7riv 42mp 61mp bokeh ca vignetting
Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | untilted
astrhori rockstar rockster 50mm 1.4 review sharpness tilt conclusion bokeh sony a7riv a7riii a7riv 42mp 61mp bokeh ca vignetting
Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/2.8 | tilted
astrhori rockstar rockster 50mm 1.4 review sharpness tilt conclusion bokeh sony a7riv a7riii a7riv 42mp 61mp bokeh ca vignetting
Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | tilted
astrhori rockstar rockster 50mm 1.4 review sharpness tilt conclusion bokeh sony a7riv a7riii a7riv 42mp 61mp bokeh ca vignetting
Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/1.4 | untilted
astrhori rockstar rockster 50mm 1.4 review sharpness tilt conclusion bokeh sony a7riv a7riii a7riv 42mp 61mp bokeh ca vignetting
Sony A7III | AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt | f/5.6 | untilted

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Review: MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia

Introduction

ms-optics ms-optical apoqualia 35mm 1.4 fast noctilux angenieux leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia on Leica M10

I already reviewed a few of Miyazaki Sadayasu’s lenses but I had yet to get my hands on his MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia. Thanks to a reader from France I now got the chance and I am very curious what the pictures taken with it will look like and what its quirks are. Let’s discover together in this review.
Lens is being tested on 42mp Sony A7rII and 24mp Leica M10

Sample Images

ms-optics ms-optical apoqualia 35mm 1.4 fast noctilux angenieux leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0
ms-optics ms-optical apoqualia 35mm 1.4 fast noctilux angenieux leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0
ms-optics ms-optical apoqualia 35mm 1.4 fast noctilux angenieux leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0
ms-optics ms-optical apoqualia 35mm 1.4 fast noctilux angenieux leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0 | Gold 200

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Analogue Adventures – Part 9: Kodak Gold 200

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Kodak Gold 200

Kodak Gold 200 is something special these days. I don’t have the feeling it has ever been a highly praised 35mm film, but it is one of the few color films that is affordable and still widely available in 2022.

kodak gold 200
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/8.0 | Gold 200
kodak gold 200
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Gold 200
kodak gold 200
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Gold 200
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0 | Gold 200

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