Equipment

Steve Huff & the Lomography Petzval Art Lens

I stumbled into Steve Huff several years ago when I noticed his gallery on Pbase.com, I remember that there were some beautiful photos taken with an EOS 5D and some fixed lens, then he began his prosperous adventure with the blog stevehuffphoto.com that I follow constantly because it’s full of really interesting reviews, especially regarded the Leica and Mirrorless worlds.

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Analog Camera Porn

Just a bunch of my favourite shots from Flickr.
Under each picture you can find a link to the original page ;)

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Audioklassiks.de – Photography & Vintage Audio

If you like the classic vintage audio’s equipment of the 60’s you must check this blog:

Audioklassiks.de

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CONTAX 35-135 MM VARIO SONNAR BY PEBBLEPLACE.COM

Hi, if you like old school lenses please check out this interesting review from one of my favourite blog:

CONTAX CARL ZEISS T* 35-135MM VARIO-SONNAR ZOOM LENS

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Canon EOS 6D Official Spec Leaked VS Nikon D600

It seems that the official technical specification of the Canon 6D has been leaked.
I hope that this camera will be announced very soon, probably today or tomorrow when the Photokina 2012 will start.

Here you can see a comparison table from the leaked tech spec of the Canon 6D and the

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Sony RX1 …. WoooWW!

The Photokina 2012 event is almost started and Sony unveils its new creation: a mirrorless like camera with a FULL FRAME 24MP sensor and a 35mm f/2 fixed lens.

This means that it is now possible to get ISO performance, dynamic

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Kodak Films Almost Dead

Bad news for the Kodak’s Film lovers, the giant has announced the sale of Personalised Imaging and Document Imaging divisions in order to concentrate his energies on the business market. Unfortunately the Personalised Imaging Unit includes the traditional print kiosks and the beloved consumer films.

If nobody will continue the production of consumer films

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Fujifilm X-Pro1

The evolution of the famous Fuji X100 is finally here, it has been called X-Pro1 and this is probably the advanced mirrorless camera available in the market.

At first glance it may seem a simple variant of the X100, which simply overcome the 35mm fixed lens limitation, but it has been improved in many other aspects.

The size of the body has been increased (and now it’s similar to an M9) and the controls has been improved while maintaining the traditional philosophy of the previous camera, but the real news comes from the new 16MP APS-C ‘X-Trans CMOS ‘ sensor.

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DIY Camera

Have you ever thought of building a camera? Probably will not be easy but in the next link you’ll find some great ideas regarding the home made camera construction.

There are many examples, from Folding to Large Format:
Camera Builders

*The one pictured on top is the 6×7 View Camera

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Lytro Light Field Camera

The Lytro company has announced a revolutionary camera able to capture a four dimensions scene by catching every light ray that flow into it. The end result is an image that, with the provided software, it can be refocused by choosing a different point of focus.

The sensor inside the camera is a 11 Megaray (they call it in this way) that is combined with a 35-280mm constant F2 lens and embedded into a completely new design for a camera.

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Nikon 1 System: The Anti Micro 4/3

Nikon has recently announced his new 1 System by introducing two new camera micro 4/3 like, the V1 and J1, the first designed for the photo enthusiasts and the second for consumer public.

The V1 and J1 are mirrorless camera (so small in size) powered by a 10MP sensor called “CX” (identical in both cameras) smaller than the classic micro 4/3 already developed by competitors.

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The iPhone SLR Mount

So you think you know everything about the iPhone mods and accessories?!
Probably you should check the latest creation from Photojojo.com: the SLR adapter that will let you use any Canon or Nikon lens on your iPhone!

*Please note the upside down image on the pictured iPhone, this is due to the lack of any lens or prism inside the adapter :D
249 US$ for the iPhone 4 version

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The Best Darkrooms Project

This post is dedicated to Richard Nicholson and his Darkroom’s Project: a portfolio of 22 shots from the fabulous Darkroom of some London’s photographers.

Here you can see a wonderful video regarding the project (it has been posted by the Guardian.co.uk)
Below you’ll find my favourites shots, for the entire set please check the website of Richard Nicholson → Analog – Last One Out

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Fujifilm X100 the “New” Old School Camera

So you don’t like the feel of the modern DSLR and do you find a better inspiration from a classic camera?
The Fujifilm Corp. has developed the product you’re looking for: they’ve called it X100.
An unusual camera with a real classic look dedicated to both Professionals and Enthusiasts photographers.

It combines a vintage magnesium body with black leather-like finish and an all brand new Hybrid Viewfinder.

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The Million Dollar Camera

Few months ago I had the opportunity of trying (unfortunately just for few minutes) the latest M camera of the famous German producer: the M9.

On the top of this post you can see a photo made with the 50mm ASPH (aspherical) lens.

I’ve always been fascinated from the Leica M series and the little test drive with the M9 has confirmed my expectations: I like the body design, the controls minimalism, the metal details and the materials used.
There’s a big difference between my 5D and the M9 even in the shutter sound: you almost can’t hear a M9, while the 5D-in comparison-seems a scammed door.

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Olympus OM-2S + Zuiko 55mm f/1.2

I’ve been shooting with an Olympus OM-2S (Spot/Program) film camera since about 4 months and now I think it’s time to spend few words about it.

I’ve chosen the OM-2S version of the OM series because (I admit it) I like a little bit of comfort and, despite all the contrasting opinions about this body and its reliability, I’ve preferred a modern revision of the acclaimed OM-1.
The 2S is the evolved version of the OM-2n, it inherits the same OM electronic body and adds some nice features like the spot metering, ASA 3200 and LCD indicators in the viewfinder.

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