Pdexposures Podcast Episode 41 – CHOOSE ALL THE LENSES

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Pdexposures is back with a whole new argument amongst the team: what lens do you bolt on the front of your (insert camera system that we can't agree on here)? Zoom or prime? Super wide or nifty fifty? Do you bother with telephoto lenses or not? Are modern super-sharp multi-coated lenses really that much better than pre-war uncoated glass? And how do you define … [Read more...]

Camera review: The Canon 7

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As I'm sure anyone who listens to the Pdexposures Podcast will know, I am somewhat infatuated with my Leica IIIf. The reasons are many - compact size, high-magnification rangefinder, the way it fits into my hand - but whenever there is talk of rangefinders on Twitter, I appear to be in the minority. Most people go straight to the Leica M range, many opt for the Voigtlander … [Read more...]

Soviet Rangefinder Lenses, Redux

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Some of you may remember that last year I wrote a post detailing how Soviet LTM/M39 lenses (i.e. lenses built for the Fed and Zorki rangefinders) do not work correctly on Leica cameras. Well, I was never particularly happy with that post. Why? Because it was reliant on film scans, and I don't trust them. Or, more to the point, I don't trust my scanner. It produces an image … [Read more...]

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 26 – The inevitable onslaught of Leicas

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This was bound to happen eventually. Simon may have tried in vain to prevent it, but it's here; after two different episodes on Soviet rangefinders and half an episode where Nate and Tony rambled on about Leica accessories, we're finally dealing with Leica rangefinders. Join us as Tony espouses the virtues of his blessed IIIf with slightly worrying devotion, Nate crams a … [Read more...]

Buying a Leica (or The Cure for GAS)

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A while ago I wrote a long-winded and somewhat overly-researched article that you may or may not have seen (but I'm guessing at not). In it I discussed how the then newly-released brass La Sardina was one of the more ridiculous things you could possibly throw a huge lump of money at, and presented a range of similarly-priced alternatives which included a Pentax Spotmatic kit, 3 … [Read more...]