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the days of the prime lens

Toronto. We are spoiled these days by the wonderfully sharp zoom lenses which allow us to be lazy and just adjust the lens focal length to crop the scene rather than change a prime lens and actually move to get … Continue reading

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Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens

Toronto. A Toronto Star ad by Len MacNeil sent me off to Scarborough in quest of Leica M lenses. When I arrived, Len had sold most of his lenses but he had a beautiful 28mm Elmarit left. This lens was … Continue reading

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A Wide View Vista

Toronto. The earliest camera lens designers were more concerned with plate coverage than aperture. Often a lens was described in terms of coverage – ¬†half plate, full plate, etc. Numerous strategies were used to allow a greater coverage – mechanical … Continue reading

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