Category: Film photography

Contax / Yashica Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135 mm f/2.8 T* on film and digital

Zeiss Sonnar 135mm is a very good lens – not on digital, though.

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Some lenses are soft in the corners – 100F and the English sea

Dealing with lenses soft in the corners

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My take on focus-shift with the Nikkor AI-S 50mm f/1.2 and the Nikon FM2n camera

My empirical solution to Nikkor 50mm f/1.2’s focus-shift issue. How to use it?

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Fuji Neopan 400 CN was designed to solve technical issues

I find it interesting that while this film was born out of a specific technical problem, nowadays it still satisfies a very specific technicality albeit a very different one. At the time, B&W chemicals were not as readily available as the

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Circus, black and white and colour

Circo: fotografie a colori ed in bianco e nero!

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About tea and old lenses

A good old Sonnar is almost as good as a trusty cuppa!

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C/Y lenses on Canon EOS cameras

The use of obsolete Contax / Yashica lenses on Canon EOS bodies is relatively common, but some exotic combinations of lenses and bodies are little documented and their compatibility unknown. I have now had some experience adapting two C/Y lenses  on

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Fuji Pro160C

Differently from the Ektar 100, that produces fantastic colours without any intervention with Photoshop, I totally dislike the Fujifilm Pro160C – that I have used for this edited photo of the Fire Brigade station in Darlington. Yet, I have seen

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Ektar colour palette at the food fair in Durham

These photos (taken at the last Durham food fair) show, photographically speaking: that there is no substitute to Ektar to photograph food vividly and under plain light conditions that there is no substitute to the EF 70-200 IS f/4 to shoot

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It does make sense!

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