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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Berlin optics and Soviet camera equipment

The reason why i published two repair guides for vintage M42 lenses, is because i am going to write a series of articles about vintage DDR and Soviet lenses, cameras and other accessories. Repairing is something you will eventually will encounter, using vintage photographic equipment, and because there’s a lot…

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How to Strip and Clean a 29mm Pentacon M42 Lens (with Pictures)

Another repair guide for a Pentacon 29mm M42, which is actually a Meyer Optik Görlitz Orestegon 29mm f/2.8. thanks to http://www.wikihow.com/   Source: How to Strip and Clean a 29mm Pentacon M42 Lens (with Pictures)

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Tair-3 (300/4.5 part of the photosniper) repair guide

I found this repair guide for a Tair-3 300mm on the net. Not very detailed, but it should get you started. Tair-3 (300/4.5 part of the photosniper) repair guide Source: Tair-3 (300/4.5 part of the photosniper) repair guide

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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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Samsung NX3000, NX300, NX500 Camera Settings to use Vintage Manual 35mm Lenses

These are the most basic settings for your Samsung NX camera, to use vintage Manual 35mm lenses. The menu used here is from the NX3000, the menu of the NX300 and NX500 may slightly differ from this one. Also, the same settings can be used for any other brand of…

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Manual 35mm Prime Lenses and Mirrorless Cameras

Before I go further with writing about RawTherapee, command line and writing your own scripts, I would like to write something about vintage prime manual lenses, on mirrorless cameras. There are a lot of other articles written about this subject, that cover the pros and cons about using manual lenses.…

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