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Analogue Adventures – Part 11: Kodak Tmax 3200

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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.

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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 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: 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 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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