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21.11.2018

First Impressions

Why did I get this chunky heavy camera in the first place? I bought some M42 lenses and used them (with adapter) on my M6 and a Ricoh GXR before I started to buy M and L39 lenses. Despite the fact that these lenses were cheap (a Porst 2.8 35mm, a Pors...

06.08.2017

I bought the Contax G1 recently. The Minolty X700 too but as I wrote in the first challenge blog article: The X700 was the first (serious) camera I used and the one I used longer than any other camera (may be except for the Hasselblad 500CM).

The challenge between the t...

First Impressions

The Minox 35 ML does not look like anything special. And it was not untill I had developed the first role of black and white film that I realized that I finaly found what I had been looking for during the past two years.

What I had been looking for was...

First Impressions

I loved her right away when I took her out of the box. She is nicely designed and feals well in your hand. She looks like a hybrid between a modern camera and a classical rangefinder. And that is what this camera actually is. My camera came with a fla...

First Impressions

I had read a lot about the quality of the lense and what great pictures it would take and that Terry Richardson would use them for fashion shootings. But I was still a bit disappointed when I held this piece of plastic in my hand after I got it of the...

First Impressions

I started to think about buying a Nikonos-V about five years ago. I am generally a bit rough with my equipment and from what I read this amphibious camera does not only work under water but seemed to be able to handle my way. It still took a while til...

First Impressions

The CLE  (Compact LEICA Electronic) is much smaller than I thought was one of the first thing that went through my mind when I held her in my hands for the first time. And she is definetly a child of the 80ies. A very boxy design that reminded me of t...

First Impressions

I think it was in 2000 that I used an XPan (and a rangefinder purposely) for the first time. I worked as Art Director during those days and Hasselblad Germany was my client. I used it on two occasions: for a small campaign with the Asian model (see th...

First Impressions

My wife does not even make a comment when a new old camera arrives. I guess she simply accepted my passion for it. And although "meeting" a new camera is like meeting a new person. They are all different. Some seem overrated, other are what you expect...

First Impressions

My very first contact with the Leica M6 was purely visual. When I was a teenager I went down town from time to time to wander through shops of all kinds. One of the shops I visited on a regular basis was Brinkmann at the Spitalerstr. in Hamburg. And o...

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