Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tamron AF 28-200m f3.8-5.6 Aspherical XR (IF)

I am not a fan of all-in-one zooms because to me, most inexpensive/affordable all-in-one zooms are optically inferior and buying a good one will be like spending a lot of money just to buy convenience. It is because in most cases, … Continue reading

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Nikkor AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED (MK III)

This Nikkor AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED is actually n user item in my arsenal but its significant historical background makes me consider it as part of my collection. Confusing to many non-Nikonholic, Nikon has a total 5 different versions of … Continue reading

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Tamron Adaptall-2 28mm f2.5

The term “standard lens” had long been forgot since the time camera manufacturers started equipping their cameras with relatively slow (variable max. aperture f3.5-5.6) mid-range zooms like the 28-80mm (or 18-55mm for a APS-C format DSLR) instead of a much … Continue reading

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Tamron Adaptall-2 135mm f2.5 + SP 2X Teleconverter 01F

The Tamron Adaptall-2 135mm f2.5 is the first manual focus lens I bought since I started shooting with DSLRs. Before that, the only telephoto that I had is the Nikkor AF-D 80-200mm f2.8, bought second hand from a good friend … Continue reading

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Konica Revio Z2

The Konica Revio Z2 is a compact and nice looking point-and-shoot camera that uses APS film. APS is the shorthand of Advanced Photo System and is introduced in 1996. Unlike previous film formats, APS film cartridge (see photo below), with dimensions … Continue reading

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Kodak Instamatic 804

The Kodak Instamatic 804 is a rangefinder camera that uses 126 format film. It is one of the top-end models of the long Kodak Instamatic line. To ease the process of 35mm film loading, Kodak introduced the 126 film format in … Continue reading

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Olympus Trip 35

The Olympus Trip 35 is a 35mm viewfinder camera that provides fully automatic exposure without the need of battery. Its programmed exposure system, which automatically sets the appropriate aperture value and selects one of the two available shutter speeds (1/40, … Continue reading

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