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Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm F/4.5 Aspherical III – M and E Mount Lens Review

voigtlander 15mm F-4.5 Heliar lens review (7 of 17)

Super wide-angle lenses are unique. By their very nature, they’re specialized, uncommon, and expensive. So to go searching for a capable, versatile, and inexpensive super-wide seems like a fool’s errand indeed. But what if I told you that I spent the past month with just such a lens? You’d be interested, right? Good. Because B&H Photo recently loaned me both versions of Voigtlander’s most recent 15mm, the Super Wide Heliar 15mm F/4.5 Aspherical III, and I’ve been really putting it…

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Five Books Every Photo Geek Should Own

Documentarian and filmmaker Werner Herzog once said, “If you don’t read, you will never be a filmmaker.” The same is true for any aspiring creator, whether we’re making movies, music, or photographs. The knowledge gleaned from books can inspire…

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Minolta XK – Camera Review

It was after climbing 2,000 feet above sea level, with several hundred more to hike, that I decided to hate Minolta’s XK. I stood hunched and panting over a tangle of evergreen roots attempting to relieve for the hundredth…

Nikon FG Camera Review (1 of 8)

Nikon FG – Camera Review

In my last article, I mentioned a shiny, little Nikon FG. The FG happened to be my very first 35mm film camera and remains one of my favorites today. Compact, light, and quite capable, it carried me through my photographic…

Fujifilm Superia 400 Review (7 of 7)

Choosing Your First Film – Fujifilm Superia 400

[Editor’s Note : One of the most common questions I’m asked is one that’s very difficult to answer. People who’ve never shot film want to know where to start. To find the answer to this question demands that we ask…

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Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm F/2 – Lens Review

I shoot a lot of old cameras, archaic machines that in some cases recall a time when the United States was comprised of only forty-eight such distinct territories, and it’s not unusual to find a lens of similar vintage…

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What’s Selling Weekly No. 003 – Bargain Hunting Edition

It’s time again for What’s Selling Weekly, our weekly roundup of rare, interesting, and unique photo gear currently up for grabs on the internet. Since we’ve featured cameras and photographs fetching astronomical prices in the past couple of weeks,…