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Leica M3 Review (Things You May Not Know)

Leica M3 Review (Things You May Not Know)

Intro The first Leica M3 was launched in 1954. In the following 12 years, over two hundred thousand units were made. It was a groundbreaking product with some remarkable features, the likes of which we’ve never seen before, such as the combination of viewfinder and rangefinder in one bright window, the rapid film advance lever, and a bayonet style lens mount, before which it was the screw mount being widely used, such as the M39 mount.  (M39 screw mount lens) Basically, the M3 inspired the development of many other rangefinders and SLR cameras. The importance of the Leica M3 to the camera...

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Can It Get Any Smaller? - A Review On The V102 Meter

Can It Get Any Smaller? - A Review On The V102 Meter

Copyright 2021 by Klaus Schörner / www.bonnescape.de The testing of the KEKS EM01 has sensitized me to the subject of clip-on light meters. And so it was probably only a matter of time before I came across the new exposure meter from CAMERACTIVE. The device with the designation V102 should - if you can believe the technical data - be even smaller, lighter and more powerful than the EM-01. In the meantime I have "examined" a test sample. V102 - First Impression With Instagram advertising, a YouTube channel and an online shop, the Chinese company CAMERACTIVE is presenting various articles for analog photography. I have not...

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2 Replacements For the Yashica Electro 35 Battery (PX32/HM-4N)

2 Replacements For the Yashica Electro 35 Battery (PX32/HM-4N)

Yashica Electro 35 camera is a great film camera, but unfortunately the battery it uses (5.6v PX32 battery, also known as HM-4N) is not being produced any more. Here are 2 practical solutions: 1. Use 1x CR123A+ 1x CR1/3N Both the CR123A and CR1/3N have 3V in voltage. When they are stacked together, they have pretty much the same size as the PX32. The voltage you will get from them is 6V, which is close enough to 5.6v.  But most CR123A and CR1/3N batteries are one-time use, and they are not cheap.    The total cost of using a CR123A...

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2 Replacements For 1.35v PX625 (PX-13) Battery

2 Replacements For 1.35v PX625 (PX-13) Battery


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