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Analogue Adventures – Part 11: Kodak Tmax 3200

Kodak tmax 3200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Kodak Tmax 3200

An ISO 3200 black and white film is pretty much the fastest film you can get these days. As I like to shoot in dimly lit environments of course I had to give it a try.
Processing and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.

Kodak tmax 3200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.8 | Tmax 3200 | 3-stop ND
Kodak tmax 3200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0 | Tmax 3200
Kodak tmax 3200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/8.0 | Tmax 3200 | 3-stop ND
Kodak tmax 3200 analogue leica m6 contax canon fd olympus om
Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/4.0 | Tmax 3200 | 3-stop ND

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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 January 2023:
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 17mm 4.5 Perar

Introduction

17mm 4.5 ms-optics ms-optical perar pancake smallest lens world's leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar on Leica M10

The MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar is Miyazaki’s widest M-mount lens so far and thanks to a reader I got the chance to have a closer look at it. I like very small lenses, I like ultra wide lenses, so nothing can go wrong here, right?
Lens is being tested on 42mp Sony A7rII and 24mp Leica M10

Sample Images

17mm 4.5 ms-optics ms-optical perar pancake smallest lens world's leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar | f/8.0
17mm 4.5 ms-optics ms-optical perar pancake smallest lens world's leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar | f/11
17mm 4.5 ms-optics ms-optical perar pancake smallest lens world's leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar | f/8.0
17mm 4.5 ms-optics ms-optical perar pancake smallest lens world's leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar | f/8.0
17mm 4.5 ms-optics ms-optical perar pancake smallest lens world's leica m10 24mp 42mp review sharpness bokeh vignetting
Leica M10 | MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar | f/8.0

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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?
Processing and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.

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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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.
Processing and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.

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

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