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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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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Old lenses on new cameras

While i am a specialized Pentax user, I also use other brand lenses with other kind of mounts. Especially M42 and PK* lenses. To do this, you need an adapter to convert M42 to K* mount ( * also referred as PK mount ) PK* lenses can be mounted without…

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The Classic Camera Project – How to buy a good classic camera

Who still buys old analog cameras ? Photography students, Lomographers, a few die hard real film lovers, and not to forget : camera collectors. These last one are a completely different buyers group, as for a collector other factors are important, like its state. A real user needs a camera…

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