The Minolta CLE: The bastard son of Leica

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Fathered outside of wedlock, it was not until the M7 came along that this camera was bettered This camera was the result of an unlikely alliance between Minolta and Leica, when Leica was going through a period of suffering from the release of the M5. Leica’s collaboration with Minolta resulted in the stunning CL, followed […]

The Canon 7 Black

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Some more camera-porn for you, this time from my own personal collection This is a little something that I picked up yesterday. I got a call from the always charming Mijonju, who said he was in need of a Summicron 50mm lens and wondered if I had one. Well, it just so happened that I […]

Why the Leica M is so unique

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Another great video from those lovely chaps over at DigitalRev. This time all about the Leica M system, possibly the greatest and most influential camera system ever produced. There are very few famous names in photography who haven’t had their name attached to Leica in some way during their career. Their cameras are sublime in […]

Konica Hexar Rangefinder Camera

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An outstanding rangefinder for less than you think What we have here is the wonderfully engineered Konica Hexar rangefinder. This particular one is the ‘limited’ version. Only 2001 pieces of this model were actually made, to celebrate the year 2001. Originally this one was sold as a set with the stunning 50mm f/1.2 lens. Though […]

The Nikon S2

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Look at this…Isn’t it pretty? Now why wouldn’t you want this?¬†Yesterday was a very fortunate day for me, as I was given this camera….YEAH!!!! Though to be fair, I wasn’t given it to keep. You see, one of the things that I love to do is clean cameras. I find it very therapeutic and it […]

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