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About dreamlenses

Amateur photographer, seeking for photo gear (no matter film or digital) that keeps me from flare and distortion!

Manhattan Bridge 4″x5″ shot

Well it’s been a while since I posted something, I was busy refining my “mirrorless” approach. Here is my latest “usable” SpeedGraphic shot, taken the morning before hurricane Sandy struck NY. I guess bringing spare FP4 sheet “just in case” … Continue reading

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Voigtländer (Nokton and Skopar) in contra light

In the former post I explained why I loved  the “cheap” Voigtländer lenses: they perform well in contra light and harsh light, which is a situation (in my humble opinion) where you can sort averages lenses from good ones. I … Continue reading

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Hong Kong debriefing (2/2)

Today’s post will focus on the lens adapter: “Hasselblad to Nikon” and “Leica M to Sony NEX” and the Voigtlander M mount 35mm f1.4 and 21mm f4. First, lets see the Voigtlander 21mm f4 I bought in Hong Kong (400 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong debriefing (1/2)

Where you’ll learn about my old school style when it comes to 4×5 composition, and discover an amazing tiny shop full of treasures… First off, here is the setup for my 4×5 shot followed by the result. I usually don’t … Continue reading

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Hong Kong trip debriefing (teaser)

I usually don’t like teaser when I’m a victim of it, especially since videogame industry uses this mind twisting method years before the release of what tends to be average products. The only reason why I do this is because … Continue reading

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Less is more (part 2/2)

I know a Leica is not exactly as “bare photography” as a pinhole, but it’s a lovely camera and fits in the “less is more” category for the following reasons: As his collegues full manual film SLR, there are no … Continue reading

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Less is more (part 1/2)

First of all, the “Less is more” philosophy, according to Wikipedia, comes from “Less is more”, a phrase from the 1855 poem “Andrea del Sarto” by Robert Brownin the phrase as adopted by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe … Continue reading

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