Monthly Archives: September 2011

Praktica 135mm f2.8

This is not the legendary Pentacon 135mm f2.8 which someone call “monster of bokeh” because of its 15-blade diaphragm. The Pentacon 135mm is made by Meyer in former GDR (East Germnay) but the lens in the photo above is made … Continue reading

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Pentacon Auto 50mm f1.8 MC

The Pentacon Auto 50mm f1.8 MC is the standard lens that comes with many of the late model L-series M42 mount Praktica SLRs. This particular model is the last of its own line before a sligltly revised version in the … Continue reading

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Blackbird, fly

“Blackbird, fly” (or BBF) is a 35mm TLR (twin lens reflex) designed by Japanese company Powershovel Ltd. which is also the distributor of Holga cameras in Japan. Unlike the Holga (the 120S) which was originally designed to be a highly … Continue reading

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