All posts by Bigalid

It’s All About The Lens Baby – Kiev 19 Review Part 1

Usually when I review an SLR I tend to caveat my reviews by pointing out optical performance depends on the Lens glass and don’t focus on that side of things. But with this Ukrainian beast it really is all about the glass in the form of the Helios-81N ( гелиос-81н )50mm 1:2 lens.

But let’s not ignore the camera and we’ll begin there.

Continue reading It’s All About The Lens Baby – Kiev 19 Review Part 1
Advertisements

Is it Hip to be Square ? – Lomography Instant Square – first thoughts

I find myself weirdly reviewing genuinely brand new analogue film camera. It’s also an instant one (a first here !).  Lomography’s latest Diana series camera arrived yesterday. Whilst I haven’t been able to test it fully, I’m starting to get a feel for this Kickstarter shooter.

Continue reading Is it Hip to be Square ? – Lomography Instant Square – first thoughts

Battery Replacement in the Ricoh L-20/YF-20 Super Date

yup I got another of Ricoh’s YF-20 series. A full review will be coming for this later model that adds a distance focus but this one came with the Data back. Although you can see the standard manual online, I couldn’t find any info about the data back. Having almost wrecked the camera in trying to replace the battery, I click it was quite easy and hopefully this will be of help

Continue reading Battery Replacement in the Ricoh L-20/YF-20 Super Date