Camera Geekery: 7Artisans 35mm f/2 lens on film review

Camera Geekery: 7Artisans 35mm f/2 on film review There’s been a lot of chatter recently on the light and dark web about the so-called “China-cron”, aka the brand new sub-$300 7Artisans 35mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount. This is 7Artisans’ newest offering and their second in a line of lenses targeted towards the frugal […]

Infrared Film Shootout: JCH Streetpan vs. Rollei Infrared

, Infrared Film Shootout: JCH Streetpan vs. Rollei Infrared If you don’t know now you know, JCH Streetpan can do infrared. A bonafide infrared film it is not, but the phoenixed surveillance film is sensitive to IR waves up to 750nm. With that bit of knowledge in hand, I wondered how it would fare in […]

Camera Geekery: Konica C35 FD Review

Camera Geekery: Konica C35 FD Review A nice long guest review for you all to enjoy. Johan Van Huyssteen shares his experience with one of the great fixed lens rangefinders. Sit down with a nice drink and enjoy. It’s too heavy! My first 35mm film camera was a properly banged-up Fujica ST605N, paired with a surprisingly […]

Camera Geekery: Plaubel Makina 67

Camera Geekery: Plaubel Makina 67 It was the spring of 2008 and I was aimlessly exploring the grounds of Shinjuku Gardens when I spotted a round sunglasses wearing old man with a moustache and those distinctive tips in his hair. It was the legend himself Nobuyoshi Araki doing the same, albeit with a peculiar hunk […]

Camera Geekery: MS Optics Petz 57/2 FMC

Camera Geekery: MS Optics Petz 57/2 FMC The latest creation to spawn from the mind and hands of cult lens maker MS Optics has arrived. Miyazaki san is a man that needs no introduction and has kindly sent us first his latest addition to the Historical Series, the Petz 57/2 FMC. With cherry blossoms blooming […]

Camera Geekery: Nikon FM10 review

Camera Geekery: Nikon FM10 review The Nikon FM10 is often overlooked and sneered at by purists as not a ‘true’ Nikon. But regardless of its lineage the FM10 is everything you need it to be, as Chris Atwood explains. When I was 15 I was taking intro to photography in high school in Tempe, Arizona.  […]

Camera Geekery: Nikon F2 Titan review

Camera Geekery: Nikon F2 Titan review A very nice guest review for you to enjoy. The Nikon F2 Titan is an iconic camera that changed the market for SLR cameras. Renato Repetto gives us a bit of a history lesson and a nice little review. The Nikon F2 Titan is all about business. No bells […]

Lens Test: MS Optics Historio Prot 40mm 6.3 MC

Lens Test: MS Optics Historio Prot 40mm 6.3 MC Miyazaki is always up to something interesting. This time he has put together what could be classed as a ‘classic’ lens. Many inquiries have flooded in about this little lens so Michael Nguyen has put together some sample images from MS Optic’s new entry to the History Series of lenses, the […]

Eric’s Book Review: Footprints in Time

Eric’ Book Review – Footprints in Time by Tom Finke Today we have a special guest book reviewer, Eric J. Hessler, as he introduces us to a two book series by Tom Finke; one chronicling the streets of the U.S of A and it’s companion book featuring the land of the rising sun. Kind of a […]