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A very nice camera…


THE OLD story has a photographer congratulated on his work by the hostess of a dinner party, who remarks: “You must have a very nice camera to take such photos.” As he leaves, the photographer compliments his hostess, saying: “You … Continue reading

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The Kodak 170 f/6.3 Anastigmat


KODAK’S 170mm (= 7ins) f6.3 Anastigmat lens seems to be a bit of a curiosity. At first I understood it to have been cannibalised from a 1920s or 30s Kodak Autographic 3A folder and pressed into service with my 1964 … Continue reading

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Mamiya Sekor 180/4.5 Super TLR lens


I HAVE a few quick observations about this lens, which has only just arrived. First, it is light. Very light. Well …. compared to the monstrous 180mm Sonnar for the Pentacon Six, anyway (which is the only other medium format … Continue reading

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Mamiya Sekor TLR lens speeds


Tested, reproducible shutter speeds from my three Sekor TLR lenses: 65mm (black version, blue dot) 1s = 1s; 1/2s = 1/2s; 1/4s = 1/4s; 1/8s = 1/8s; 1/15s = 1/16s; 1/30s = 1/29s; 1/60s = 1/58s; 1/125s = 1/118s; 1/250s … Continue reading

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Triplet vs Tessar


HERE IS the result of a quick test I carried out using an old East German Ludwig Meritar 50mm f2.9 triplet (three lenses in three groups) design and a Soviet era Industar 50mm f3.5 Tessar-design (four lenses in three groups). … Continue reading

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Big, bigger biggest…


Part of the magic of photography, almost from its beginning, has been the way it can reveal the tiniest details of the world around us. Huge enlargements of everyday objects always amaze, but many people are put off even attempting … Continue reading

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