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Experience on Using Canon TS-E 17mm f4L

About a month ago, I got a photo assignment on doing interior shots which required a super wide-angle lens with perspective control. The only super wide tilt-and-shift within the Nikkor line is the PC-E 24mm f3.5 which is simply not … Continue reading

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Other than Rangefinders: The Leica Freedom Train

Photo was computer edited; original by Flachmaus and has been released into public domain; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steam_train_on_the_Albb%C3%A4hle_museum_line.jpg The name “Leica” is well known for quality cameras with sophisticated German craftmanship and lenses of legendary performance on a par with Carl Zeiss. So has … Continue reading

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Using Old Nikon Accessories on New Bodies

Not until recently, none of my cameras has eye-cups or another kind of eyepiece accessories on it, including those bodies that have their OEM eyepieces missing or damaged. It is because they are just relatively too expensive, pretty much like … Continue reading

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The Smallest 35mm Full-frame Camera?

Which is the smallest full-frame 35mm camera ever produced? While many of the compact 35mm (like the Ricoh 500G and the Olympus Trip 35 in the previous posts) made during the 1960’s and 1970’s are quite small, they are still larger … Continue reading

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Digital Retro-Photography

Above is one of the earliest photos in history and was taken in 1838. It took more than 10 minutes to properly expose the image because the sensitivity of the plate (not film! not yet invented) was so low. This … Continue reading

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The Best Camera?

I think many of you have heard that “The best camera is the one that is with you.” True, if I do not have my compact Fujifilm XP10 in my bag, I won’t be able to capture the beautiful sky … Continue reading

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Is the meter of my Nikon EM really not working?

Sometimes when I feel bored, I will “play” with my collection. One day, I took my EM and started looking through the viewfinder. Oops, the needle did not move when I half-pressed the shutter! What happened? Is the battery dead? … Continue reading

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