Category Archives: Cameras and lenses

A test of 135mm lenses

I was recently gifted a Pentax 135mm lens. That got me thinking! Back in analogue days once you had got used to using the standard lens that came with your 35mm camera the next lens choice was either a wide … Continue reading

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The Russian Experience

When I began my photographic journey (a good few years ago now!) My first real SLR camera was a Russian made Zenith, known as a Zenit B. This camera was the budget end of budget cameras, sporting a manual stop … Continue reading

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Yashica T4

This is my favourite ‘point and shoot’ film camera. It’s a compact camera, even smaller than my phone; it has the following specifications: Size – 116.5 x 63.5 x 37mm Weight – 170g Lens – Carl Zeiss Tessar 35mm f3.5 … Continue reading

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Meike 12mm lens

Some of you may know that among the cameras I use there is a Fuji XT-1 and a Protech Photographic Infra red converted Fuji XE-1. Ever eager to make them even more usable I have obtained a 3rd party wide … Continue reading

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Nikon F90x

Mark and I were having a chat the other day, we were discussing cameras (no surprise there!). ‘ So what is your favourite film camera’ asked Mark. That got me thinking for about 2 seconds. ‘The Nikon F90x coupled with … Continue reading

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DIY Shift Lens

I have always liked the idea of owning a shift lens and a recent webinar reignited my interest. Several considerations came to mind: price, availability, camera fitting and could I justify it? Firstly the price, they were expensive, second, not … Continue reading

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Andoer 25mm lens – Further notes

This post is a follow on from our previous review of two different 25mm lenses. In this article I am concentrating on the Andoer 25mm f1.8 lens. I will not bore you with all the technical specifications again. I purchased … Continue reading

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A look at two 25mm lenses

It seems quite a while since we last posted (ok, it has been a while!) During this time of lockdown, Mark and I have had long distance conversations about 25mm lenses for our Micro four thirds and APSC cameras. Subsequently … Continue reading

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The best lens for me

The best lens for Me, maybe you: or it could be depending upon your intended use Many photographers like to have a wide selection of kit that covers a range of situations. Others prefer to only carry two or three … Continue reading

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Using alternative lenses with an adapter

There are occasions when you possess a favourite lens but for one reason or another you have another camera system with a different lens mount and would like to use the lens on that camera. The solution is to use … Continue reading

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