Posts Tagged ‘Voigtländer’

In addition to Provia 400, Fujifilm recently announced the discontinuation of it’s Neopan 400 black and white film.  Fuji stopped production of my very favorite Neopan film — Neopan 1600 — some time ago, and now it looks like 100 speed film is all that remains in the Neopan range.  While there are lots of […]

When I got back into photography in the late 90s, the first two cameras that I purchased were a LOMO LC-A and a Voigtländer Bessa-L fitted with a 25mm Color-Skopar lens.  The Voigtländer range, sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s Leica,” is made in Japan by Cosina, despite the German-sounding name.  In fact, the […]

The Voigtländer Bessa-T is one of the earlier models in Cosina’s revivalist lineup of handsomely designed rangefinder cameras.  Produced soon after the Bessa-L and the Bessa-R, the T sported a slightly stronger retro-classic aesthetic than the other two models in addition to being the first of the modern Voigtländers to use the Leica M mount […]

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I had inordinately good luck with my Bessa-T and this roll of Kodak 400TMY when I was back in the U.S. this summer.  Lens effect fineness courtesy of Voigtlander’s massively wonderful 50mm Nokton.

Photo information, by order of appearance, including camera, lens, and film type: 1) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, uncertain film type. 2) LOMO LC-A+, Fujifilm Superia 400. 3) LOMO LC-A+, Kodak 400UC. 4) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 35mm Ultron, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 5) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fujifilm Natura 1600.

Photo information, by order of appearance, including camera, lens, and film type: 1) Voigtlander Bessa-T, 50mm Nokton, Kodak 400 Gold. 2) Voigtlander Bessa-T, 50mm Nokton, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 3) LOMO LC-A+, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 4) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 25mm Snapshot-Skopar, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 5) LOMO LC-A+, Fujifilm Natura 1600.

Enkoji temple (圓 光寺) is one of the nicer places to go for autumn maple-leaf viewing.  The temple was founded as a place for scholarship and learning in 1601 by Tokugawa Ieyasu.  It was originally in Fushimi, in the southern part of Kyoto, but in 1667 the temple was moved to its current location near […]