Lens Review: Canon nFD 28mm f/2.8

The Canon nFD 28mm f/2.8 is a tiny, well-built, sharp, and cost-effective option for those looking for a vintage Canon FD wide angle lens. Wide-open it experiences significant sharpness dropoff in the corners, and vignetting is pretty apparent, but around f/8 through f/11 the lens is excellent.

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Gear Review: Kaiser Slimlite Plano

The Slimlite Plano offers two power modes: USB and battery powered. The light table end has a micro USB port which is plugged into a standard wall charging unit. The two modes are toggled by a switch on the upper left-hand side of the unit.

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First Steps: Deciding to Begin Large Format Photography

Had I realized that not only would I have to buy a new camera, lenses, and film, but also film holders, shutter release, dark cloth, developer, fixer, stop bath, a tank for developing, a new backpack, a sturdier tripod head, a magnifying loupe, a new collection of filters, associated step-up rings, filter holders, a way to store the negatives, a light table, and a way to scan the negatives, perhaps I would have reconsidered.

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