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Leica M to Sony E Close Focus Adapters

Introduction

Sony A7s with Leica 90mm 2.0 Summicron M (pre Asph) and VM-E Close Focus Adapter

Classic rangefinder lenses usually spot less staggering minimum focus distances compared to (D)SLR and the latest lenses for mirrorless cameras because of how focusing with rangefinder cameras works. In 2022 several manufacturers are offering close focus adapters. These adapters have their own additional helicoid which allows you to focus your lenses much closer than you could with a conventional adapter. I have used several of these myself, so let’s see which ones are worth the asking price.

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII | 7artisans 28mm 1.4 | f/1.4 | Hawk’s Factory Close Focus Adapter
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Sony A7 | Voigtländer Ultron 2.0/28 | f/2.0 | Voigtländer VM-E Close Focus Adapter
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Sony A7rII | 7artisans 28mm 1.4 | f/1.4 | Hawk’s Factory Close Focus Adapter
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Sony A7rII | Leica Summicron 90mm 2.0 pre-Asph | f/2.0 | Voigtländer VM-E Close Focus Adapter

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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.
Processing and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.
The pictures you see in this article are from 2 rolls.

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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/2.0 | Cinestill 800T
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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 | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4 | Cinestill 800T
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | 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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Analogue Adventures – Part 6: Emulating Filmlook

Introduction

Sony A7rII | Sony FE 85mm 1.4 GM | Kodak Ektar 100 look

For many people shooting film is all about the grainy look and distinct colours, but do you really need to shoot film to get that? Let’s see what we can achieve with a few bucks for presets and a little effort in Lightroom.

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Analogue Adventures – Part 5: Silbersalz35 Films

Introduction

Silbersalz35 500T

A small company with the name of Silbersalz35 from Stuttgart is offering repacked Kodak Vision 3 cinema film to be used in ordinary still photography 35mm cameras. They offer four different films: 50D, 200T, 250D and 500T which I all tried. There are some quirks – but also a lot to like – so let’s have a closer look.
Processing and scanning was done at Silbersalz35 in Germany.
Update: in the end of 2022 Silbersalz35 changed their scanning procedure, now you get 10mp files with the option of getting 140mp files for additional money.

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Leica M6 | 200T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 200T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 500T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 50D | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2

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