Review: Leica 50mm F1.0 Noctilux

The Noctilux is simply one of the most interesting 50mm prime lens in the photography world since there are not many lens with a larger aperture or as unique of a bokeh. Ever since I first found out about this lens online I have been longing to get one someday but it just simply felt […]

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OlympusUser - Dear Ricky,
I saw your pictures on the ECPZ and know that you are using a Leica 50mm f1 V3. I love the characteristic and bokeh of this lens very much, so after searching for a few months, I got my Version 3 50mm f1. My question is if the lens can use a E60 filter and still the original hood can be put on the lens. As I put on a B+W E60 filter, the diameter of the hood is slightly smaller than the filter. So at this moment, I can only put on the filter without the hood or put on the hood without the filter. Would you tell me what brand of filter you are using and still can put on the hood at the same time.
Send my best wishes to you and family.

OlympusUser

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Review: Pentax 67ii & 105mm F2.4

I have been thinking of the Pentax 67ii ever since I saw some talented Japanese photographers putting them to great use with incredible results.  Yes much of a good photo has little to do with the equipment however the Pentax 67ii (which I will call 67ii below) just seem to give each photo it creates […]

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Carl - Hey Ricky – thanks for writing this up! I’m currently torn between the 67II and original. I prefer the more vintage look (and cheaper price tag) of the first 6×7, but with what I just read about the super accurate light meter I’m now having trouble deciding where to throw my money!

inzite - Hi Carl, thanks for dropping by may I ask you how you found my article? Anyhow, I think the real question is whether you will find alot of use for the excellent aperture priority mode on the 67ii. Since I use mine for a number of different situation, most namely to take pics of my daughter when she starts moving around and us going on trips I find the ease of shooting a 67ii indispensable. I guess if you shoot straight portraits an old 67 might be ok for your use. Do keep in mind that these pentax 67 are big bodies. :) let me know if you have further questions.

Carl - Hey Ricky, thanks for the reply! I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I believe I ran across your article from a Google search – I was looking for reviews on the 6×7 and 105mm 2.4. You make good points regarding the Av/Ap mode. I have yet to pull the trigger and purchase a 6×7 of 67II (still) and revisited your article to inform my decision once more. For me, I’m mainly looking for a portrait camera, so I’m leaning torwards the 6×7. It’s also closer to my shooting style, as 99% of the time on my 5D I’m on Manual mode. And, of course, the 6×7 is cheaper. My dilemma now is lens based. For portraits I’m shooting with narrow DOF, so the 105mm 2.4 seems perfect. However, I’m worried about it’s minimum focus distance of 1 meter, so now I’m debating between the 105 and the 90mm 2.8. I prefer wider lenses for my portrait shooting style. I appreciate your feedback! -Carl

inzite - Hi Carl, sorry for the late reply. I think the 106 and 90mm in terms of view angle is quite similar. If you are looking something wider for portrait perhaps you can try to hunt down a 75mm F2.8. If you are using M mostly on the 5D already then I guess a 6×7 would fit your use already. :)

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