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The Best of 2012


IT’S hard to say which of this year’s crop of photos are my best, particularly as I am usually most excited by what I have done most recently – and if my work is steadily improving, that is as it … Continue reading

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The Ensign Selfix 220


BRITAIN’s camera manufacturing industry has been all but dead for almost half a century, yet in its heyday it was inventive and often took a different path from its Continental rivals. The leading British brand in the mid-20th Century was … 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 TLR magic


MY FIRST close-up encounter with a twin lens reflex (TLR) camera was more than 30 years ago, when I embarked on my career as a reporter. The staff photographers were all lugging around Rolleiflexes (and large, heavy flash battery packs, … 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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