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Summilux  Summilux 1.4/50 LEICA-R 
Ultron Color-Ultron 55mm f1.4 
Fujinon 35 Fujinon 35mm f1.9 M42
Minolta 21 Minolta 21mm f2.8 MD 
UC 80-200 Konica UC Hexanon 80-200 
Kodak Cine Kodak Anastigmat 63mm 
Color-Skopar Voigtlander Perkeo I 
Jupiter-3 Jupiter-3 5cm f1.5 

Polypan F50 Review

This is the cheapest film on the market by a large margin, but it's also probably the worst in quality. I shot several rolls using different cameras and lenses and developed them with various developers inclusing Rodinal, Fomadon LQN, Fomadon LQR, Paterson FX-39 and Kodak Microdol-X. The results were always sub-standard and ranged from awful (with Rodinal) to mediocre (with 1:3 Microdol-X). 

Nikon Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AIS Lens Review

What can I say about this lens superb ? Outstanding ? Perhaps these are the right words, I suppose every body expect phenomenal quality from a professional level Nikkor lens. You won't be disappointed! Exceptional good lens from every point of view , very well built mechanically and optically both. I didn't see any weakness of this lens, photography really a joy , easy to focusing , produce laser sharp superb colored images.Slightly better lens than other famous companies like Tamron SP 90 or Kiron 105mm f2.8. Sure this is very subjective opinion.


Agfa Isolette II 6x6 camera review

The Agfa Isolette II is the second rendition of a series of medium format folding cameras. It was produced during the 1950s, and usually came with an Apotar 85mm lens in a  Prontor-S or Compur-Rapid shutter. It is a nice looking, well made camera; however the bellows was of low quality, and after decades almost all of them have light leaks.

Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 135mm f4 Lens Review

People often think "100+ elements" produce better shoots and they are reject triplets, pretty wrong... this lens is sharp, lightweight and bokeh is nice, nice. To get maximum performance certainly need great daylight, in proper light lens is wonderful.

I like to use Triotars also as ultimate portrait lens. In shade where is contrast pretty weak this lens is  easily create hi-key feeling beautiful shoots.  Lens available in Exakta and M42 mount , with RED T marked and without that. Also may you find in export version AUS JENA or just T , due legal battle in past between eastern and western company of Zeiss.

 Focus can be very smooth or dry depend of actual stage of lens, if dry worth to re-lube it. Lenses are usually fine due construction , front lens is protected well, rear glass deep inside in lens tube. 


Kiron 105mm f/2.8 macro 1:1 Lens Review

The Kiron 105mm f/2.8 macro 1:1 is one of the finest macro lens ever made. It Looks like a pretty well built lens, I have never heard any negative feedback about this lens, I was so happy when I got it. It has legendary reputation and is quite rare.Anyone in their right mind would not sell it. It has excellent focusing mechanism, that finds correct focus easily. This lens renders razor sharp images with vivid colors and has a very nice bokeh.


Konica 21mm f4 Hexanon first version EE AR

Widest wide angle lens in Konica line-up.Image and built quality both are excellent. Due huge front element size, lens is a bit prone to flare.
Rare lens, not easy to find it, it has several versions. I know two of them , earliest with chrome nose and later one with all black metal finish.
Lens is sharp from edge to edge.

Canon FTB

CANON FTB review (by MFLenses member cooltouch)

I owned a couple of cameras before I bought an FTb, but it wasn't until I began to use my "new" FTb that I really started learning the craft of photography. All too soon thereafter, my modern, automatic-everything cameras lay forgotten, accumulating little more than dust. Why was this, you may be wondering. 

Helios 44 58mm f2 M42 MC lens review

A well known M42 mount lens from the former Soviet Union which performs very well optically. It has a reputation for excellent build quality, and is available in many variants. Models with an A/M switch make this lens easy to use on almost any camera. Many people have started to use manual focus lenses again because they've found a cheap Helios in a local shop or on the Internet, and its quality has amazed them.


Asahi Pentax SMC Takumar 85mm f/1.8 Lens Review

Well know lens, many people says the best lens in  Asahi  Pentax product line.color rendering, sharpness, "bokeh" just excellent. SMC Takumar 1.8/85mm very well built mechanically, real competitor of another famous lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 1.8/80mm. Perform well as close-up and portrait lens.This lens have full aperture meter coupling (for Spotmatic-F, ES full aperture metering system).It has a little tricky Auto-Manual switch you can switch to any position if lens mounted on right Asahi film camera.In any other situation to change mode need to push a little button on the mount surface.Almost every maker best lenses are in this focal length I have many of them like Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f1.5, Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80mm f1.8, Nikon-Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8, Helios-40 85mm f1.5.They have not much quality difference, but each lens has own personality. This Super-Multi-Coated Takumar has the best out focus background "bokeh" from all of them. Biotar 75mm f1.5 the best wide-open performer you can't see any visible difference lens is stopped down or not in sharpness. I have the latest version of Takumar 85mm f1.8 with K-bajonett also, M42 version is significantly better as the price shows on the market.
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