The Nikon NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2 Nippon Kogaku Non-AI Lens (Part 1 — I think I'm going to like this...)

 The Nikon NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2 Nippon Kogaku Non-AI Lens (Part 1 — I think I'm going to like this...)

The NIKKOR-S 5cm f/2 Nippon Kogaku (NPK) was released in 1959 with the original Nikon F SLR camera—arguably the camera that introduced the age of 35mm SLR photography.

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I Have A Dream... (So Do I.)

I Have A Dream... (So Do I.)

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

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Micro-Contrast and Other Nonsense

Micro-Contrast and Other Nonsense

I’ve found a whole world of vintage lenses that has opened up to me since getting my new camera and this is nice because a lot of older lenses tend to be cheaper than the new stuff. How does one go about sorting out good lenses from bad ones, though? As I’ve said, I don’t have tons of money so I’m constantly reading lens reviews so try to get an idea of their characteristics and performance… and so begins my rant.

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