Dear Ken Rockwell, about Pentax…

Dear Ken, I hope you read this letter. I have always been a fan of your website, that is, until yesterday. I was looking on Google for a technical aspect of my Pentax K3, and your site came up, http://www.kenrockwell.com/pentax/k3-ii.htm I thought, lets take a look what Ken thinks of the…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras – Part III

In the first two chapters we learned the theory, now let’s bring it into practice. History and choices made by the brands have left a stamp on what’s possible today. If you want to make use of vintage lenses on a DSLR, the best choice is Pentax. Pentax is the…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras – Part II

Starting at the point where I wrote this : “FTF or Register is the distance between/from flange to film, or mount to film, and thus also flange/mount to sensor. This distance ensures that the focus of the lens falls on the right place. Otherwise told, you can assume that a…

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Berlin and Moscow – Optics and Cameras

I like working with film, but probably the thing that attracts me the most in analog photography, is working with beautiful made, late war ( WW II ) and cold war cameras and lenses. Don’t get me wrong, pre-war cameras and lenses are also beautiful to look at, but for…

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Chinon Auto MC 35mm f2.8 vs Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC

A While ago, I wrote an article about vintage manual lenses and using them on modern digital cameras. I myself also use these lenses, mostly on my Samsung NX. Beyond the fact that they are cheap, they mostly are very small comparing them to modern lenses, and that is a…

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