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June 17, 2019
Best Beginner 35mm SLR in 2020? Pentax K1000 Review

Outdated when released, the Pentax K1000 is a manual focus 35mm film SLR. It was sold from 1976 until 1997! That's more than 20 years. The camera sold well because it was popular for beginner film photography students. Instead of fancy features, it is simple to use and durable. Table of Contents Price & Where […]

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June 10, 2019
M42 to Nikon F-Mount Adapter

If you want to adapt an M42 lens to Nikon be careful. With an F-mount camera, you can potentially cause damage with some M42 screw mount lenses. With some lenses, the rear element can extend back into the mirror box of a camera. A handful of M42 lenses can extend far enough back and hit […]

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June 3, 2019
Nikon F Mount Lens & Camera Compatibility

Beginning in 1959, Nikon has been producing F-mount lenses. Over time changes have been made that affect lens and camera compatibility. Generally, lenses can be used, but some features may not work. The exception is Non-Ai lenses, which can cause damage to cameras. Damage Caused by Non-Ai Lenses These are the oldest Nikon F-Mount lenses. […]

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May 28, 2019
Fully Mechanical - Canon FT QL Camera Review

The Canon FT QL is a single-lens reflex camera (SLR) that was released in 1966 and sold through 1972. In 1971 the Canon FTb QL and F-1 were released as replacements for the FT QL. This is Canon's first camera body with TTL (Through the lens) metering. With this new feature, you can be confident […]

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May 26, 2019
Canon AE-1 Camera Review - Popular Since Released

Released in 1976, the Canon AE-1 camera was successful. Over one million units were sold by the time the camera was discontinued in 1984. The camera remains popular among analog photographers to this day. If you're looking to get into film photography, the AE-1 is going to be the most often recommended camera. Table of […]

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May 14, 2019
All the Settings You Need to Know to Adapted Lenses to the Sony A7

Navigating the Sony A7 menu can be difficult. The layout is poor and setting names are not clear on what they do. This is a list of settings the I use for adapted lenses on my Sony A7. They should also be similar to what you would find on a A7R. My favorite lenses to […]

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May 14, 2019
All of the Problems with the Sony A7

Glaringly obvious problems exist with the Sony A7. Reading reviews from when the camera was released 5 years ago don't mention any of the problems. After purchasing a used A7, I began to immediately notice problems I was not made aware of. The star eater problem is the only deal-breaker, and it only applies to […]

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May 11, 2019
It Has Tilt/Shift! Nikon PB-4 Bellows Review

The Nikon PB-4 is a professional quality bellows released in 1970. It's special because it is the only model with tilt/shift capabilities. By combining perspective control and a bellows lens the Scheimpflug principle can be applied. For macro photography, this provides an additional tool to focus stacking. Nikon’s F-mount is attractive because of how easily […]

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May 7, 2019
Nikon 28mm f/2.8 Series E Lens Review

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 Series E lens is the widest of all the Series E lenses. Introduced as a budget lens, it still fills that role today. It has an AI-S mount so it will work on most Nikon cameras. Table of Contents Used Prices & Where to BuyHistorical BackgroundBuild Quality & DesignUsageImage QualityConclusionComparable LensesNikon […]

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May 2, 2019
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E Pancake Lens Review

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E has remained a popular lens for more than 40 years. It was originally designed as a budget lens, but became popular with professionals. Often referred to as a pancake lens, the lens is short and light. With caps on the lens, it can easily fit into a jacket pocket. […]

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