Category Archives: Overview

Differences of medium format cameras Mamiya 645

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If you thought of a choice of medium camera, there is an option with Mamiya 645 one of the most attractive (if you already “outgrew” the Soviet cameras). Partly because Mamiya belongs to the PhaseOne companies, being at the moment the leader of…

Canon 5D mark II vs Canon 5D mark III (part 2, “noise” on high ISO)

Testing method All cameras were set on a tripod. The luminous heads connected to the studio Broncolor Grafit generator are a source of impulse light. It allows to regulate illuminance precisely (to reduce it on 1 step) and to avoid “stirrer”, “freezing” of…

Canon 5D mark II vs Canon 5D

The camera Canon 5D not strongly differs from the Canon 5D Mark II. I marked it with color circles: — yellow, the moved buttons — blue, the buttons which disappeared on new model — red, the buttons which appeared on new model which…

Canon 5D mark III vs Canon 5D mark II

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With the Canon 5D Mark II everything seems clear — the first revolutionary camera which allowed to be engaged for smaller money in professional activity. And what about Canon 5D mark III? Today, when I have this camera, I can speak with deep…

Walks with Mamiya DF + and a digital back Leaf Credo 40

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I did not show normal daily pictures from this camera, that readers of the blog could judge those advantages which can give the similar camera and I didn’t describe its restriction – where it is better to use the reflex or non-reflex camera.…

Comparing of sensors: Canon vs Sony

On Sony Nex6 there is the same sensor, as on Sony NEX 5R. So I compare Sony NEX 5R and the Canon 5D Mark II on high ISO. I provide the relevant data with DxO. From these data DxO we see that Sony…

Impressions of Sony A7

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This photo-camera wasn’t surveyed only by the lazy. Nevertheless I know what to add. It is a great camera, revolutionary. Full frame and whole 24 Mpx. From the top, you can see a castor of an exposure control (it can change with control…

A dandelion chip for adapters to manual lenses

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Just asked the question what chip is better and I decided to write the thoughts here that there was no speculation in information by sellers of chips. Vendors of dandelion chips 1. V. Lushnikov (Russia) 2. Big-Is (China) 3. optixpcb (Hong Kong?) The…

The test of adapters quality for manual (manual focus) lenses

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Today it will be a question of adapters quality for manual lenses (with manual focus). For the mini-test of adapters I even bought a micrometer. Not any Chinese, but real, Soviet, to within 0.01mm. adapter M42-Canon EOS (Chinese) At first we will test…

Bayonet joints and adapters

Bayonet joint “Б” (Pentacon Six) Lenses with a “B” bayonet joint of (Pentacon Six) can be delivered on the cameras Nikon by means of the Soviet KP-6 adapter or by means of Pentacon Six adapter – to Nikon Lenses with a bayonet joint…

Optical schemes: inexpensive analogs of the lenses Carl Zeiss and Leica

Contents 1.Tessar – Soviet analogs – Table of tessar 2.Tele-Tessar (old design) -Soviet analogs 3. Sonnar – Soviet analogs – Table of Sonnar 4.Ernostar -table of Ernostar – Soviet analogs of Ernostar 5.Planar – Soviet analogs 6.Unar -Unar examples Hello, dear readers! Recently,…

What is inside at the lens Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

I think, it will be interesting to look what is inside at the “white” Canon L-lenses series. Partly because they are made best of all, they have really many metal parts and they are the most expensive. Today there is a short digression…

Photo of the Soviet photo-technique

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In Soviet period when the grass was green… people did iron almost eternal lenses. They are great on a photo. Therefore I decided to create this page. I photographed all of them in studio. Except Helios 81H 50/2. At first I passed it,…

The manual how to choose the second-hand lens (which was in use)

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Here I will describe some moments to which it is worth to pay attention in case of a lens choice which was in use. In the following article I will write about photocameras, but for now… The choice of a manual (not autofocal)…

The best Canon lenses — how to determine them by the optical circuit

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From time to time, holding in hand a new lens with the plastic casing you ask yourself  —  what its prime cost? How to guess how the developers tried to develop it? What gives to this lens such a high price? There is…