Category Archives: Rangefinders

MS Optical Sonnetar 25mm f1.1 Q mount

The MS Optical Sonnetar is available now
Miyazaki san has been busy, working his magic. And this time he has come up with what could be called a tiny gem. The Sonnetar type 25mm f/1.1 is specifically designed for the Pentax Q. So lets have a look…
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Medium format buyers guide Pt.3 – Rangefinders


Rangefinder and SLR type cameras
It has been a long time coming, but I have finally managed to put together the final section of the buyers guide for medium format cameras. So lets see what your options are…
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Leica Forum interview: Andreas Jürgensen

The L.Camera forum is a great resource for all things Leica
In another first JCH brings you an interview with the man behind the L.Camera forum, Mr. Andreas Jürgensen. Lets see what makes one of the most well known Leica websites tick…
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Fuji X-Pro1 – The first ‘real’ consumer ‘rangefinder’?

There are not many digital cameras that I would buy, but this camera has caught my eye
It could be said that this site has a bias towards film cameras, but that is not entirely true. I just don’t often find digital cameras that I like. Until now….
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MS Optical Japan

The remarkable MS Optical makes some incredible lenses
Out in the wilds of Chiba, Japan, in the middle of a non-descript suburban neighborhood there is a regular looking house. But don’t let appearances fool you, for in the basement of this house there is magic happening.
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The Tomioka Lausar

The Tomioka Lausar
This is about one of the rarest cameras I have ever had the opportunity to find, the Tomioka Kōgaku Kenkyūjo Lausar 3x4cm camera.
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The Leica MP Titanium

The Leica MP Titanium
Every now and again a very very special camera comes along, and they don’t really come much more special than this one, the understatedly beautiful Leica MP Titanium.
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The Leica CL – A Viable M-Series Replacement?

The Leica CL – A Viable M-Series Replacement?
A guest piece written by Daniel King. An interesting comparison of the Leica cameras.
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Canon 50mm f/0.95

The incredible Canon 50mm f/0.95

Just sometimes a very special lens comes along
And that lens is the Canon 50mm f/0.95. Despite popular belief, this is not a cine lens. It was originally developed by Canon for the 7 rangefinder system. And at the time it was the fastest prime lens available in the world, beating Leica to the punch…
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Leica Ginza

Last night I went to a party, a very special party
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Leica Ginza 新年会 party last night. For those of you who don’t read Japanese (i.e. most of the world) that says shinnenkai, which means new years party. And what a very interesting party it was too.
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