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June 25, 2019
Canon EOS Rebel G Review - A Plastic & Fantastic 35mm Film Camera

Canon EOS Rebel G camera bodies are inexpensive. If you own Canon glass and are interested in analog photography, this is a great 35mm film camera.

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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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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 Canon 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 […]

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

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 one of the top recommended camera. Table […]

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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 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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April 22, 2019
Inexpensive Motorized Focus Stacking Rail - WeMacro Rail Review

If you want macro images with a greater depth of field, you're going to have to focus stack. Manually doing the process takes a long time. The WeMacro rail is a motorized macro rail and camera trigger. Once a shot is set up, you can hit start and walk away. When you come back, you'll […]

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April 21, 2019
Yashica 55mm f/2.8 ML Macro Lens Review

The Yashica 55mm f/2.8 ML macro lens is well constructed, sharp, and has little distortion. Compared to other vintage macro lenses, the only standout feature is that it is expensive. A 27mm extension tube is needed for 1:1 magnification. However, 90-105mm macro lenses are a better choice for 1:1 because they have larger working distances. […]

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