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How to: Correcting Color Cast in Lightroom

Introduction

Color cast of Funleader 18mm 8.0 on Leica M10

Leica users where the first to discover that their old compact wide angle lenses with the rear element close to the film/sensor plane have some color cast issues on digital cameras. This is an issue that cannot fully be solved by the optical design – at least when following the quest to create compact lenses. But there is something we can do: fix this in post. How to do it? I will show you in this article.

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Review: Cobalt Image Basic Profiles, Film and Digital Emulations

Introduction

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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 135mm 2.4 | f/2.4 | Cobalt Portra 400

I have already been talking about editing pictures with the help of profiles in the past in the articles How I edit my pictures and Emulating Filmlook. This time I will have a look at the Cobalt Image profiles.

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Sony A7III | VM 75mm 1.5 Nokton | f/2.8 | Cobalt Portra 800
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Sony A7III | 28mm | Cobalt Portra 160

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Diffusion Filters – Are they useful?

Introduction

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K&F Concept Black Diffusion 1/2

Modern lenses are too good, free of most optical aberrations even at their maximum aperture. This led to a whole new market emerging offering all kind of accessories to make your pictures look worse: kaleidoscope filters, prisms, streak filters and black mist/diffusion filters, the latter being what we will have a look at today.

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Sony A7III | 28mm | Tiffen Glimmerglass1
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Sony A7III | Laowa 35mm 0.95 | f/0.95 | K&F Diffusion 1/2

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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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