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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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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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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