The Importance of Light Seals

Let me begin by admitting that I’m sick and tired of film photographers telling other film photographers not to worry about their light seals because they’re not necessary.  This is complete and total bullshit and the inspiration for this post.  There’s nothing more infuriating in the world of film, for me, than the spread of misinformation. […]

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Add a Focus Knob to Any Lens!

Early Leica rangefinders were so small that focusing their tiny lenses with the conventional thumb and forefinger method was cumbersome.  So Leica came up with a simple, elegant solution, as Leica often does; a focus knob. Many classic rangefinder lenses have a focus knob to aid in speedy, accurate focusing. The focus knob allows for […]

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