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  1. Welcome to the Jo Geier - Mint & Rare BLOG

    Welcome to the Jo Geier - Mint & Rare BLOG

     

    Hello and welcome to our blog.

    2020/2021 brought lockdowns, lots of closed business hours and no camera fairs. In these tough times we decided to create a brandnew platform to connect, interact and communicate with you - friends, collectors, camera lovers and photo enthusiasts.

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  2. Wetzlar Camera Auctions - Leica M3 Black Paint - October 09th 2021

    Wetzlar Camera Auctions - Leica M3 Black Paint - October 09th 2021   Leica M3 black paint, 1958 - one of the very early M3 cameras produced in black paint finish by Leitz Wetzlar on special order - only about 90 pieces were originally prepared like this, before the first official black paint Leica M3 batch - extremely scarce, with double stroke film winding mechanism and black frame counter - for sale at Read more...
  3. Wetzlar Camera Auctions - Canon EF 1200 mm f/5.6 L - October 09th 2021

    Wetzlar Camera Auctions - Canon EF 1200 mm f/5.6 L - October 09th 2021

    Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM, 1997

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  4. 7Artisans & TTArtisan 35 mm f 1.4 for Leica M Review - Christian Doffing

    7Artisans & TTArtisan 35 mm f 1.4 for Leica M Review - Christian Doffing

     

    In this review, I would like to compare the TTArtisan and the 7Artisans 35 mm f 1.4 with each other.
    The first thought that comes to mind is that the two must be very similar, because both companies have Artisan in their name and are supplied by DJ Optical. (More on this can be found in an earlier blog entry by Carsten Schouler.)

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  5. The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2/58mm - Michael Kukacka

    The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2/58mm - Michael Kukacka

     

    Vintage Optics Recycled

    A short report of the Biotar on a Canon EOS M6.

    The Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar (1) was built for 25 years, essentially optically unchanged, based on a design from 1938.

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  6. From another persepective… - Carsten Schouler

    From another persepective… - Carsten Schouler

     

    … the world looks different. Last summer Leica made it possible to shoot an Audi RS3 directly in front of the Leica main building. It’s an amazing location for photos like these. But what I’d like to show here is the different effects that a change in perspective caused by different focal lengths can cause.

     

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  7. With the Leitz Tele-Elmar 1:4/135mm on Safari - Lutz Müller

    With the Leitz Tele-Elmar 1:4/135mm on Safari - Lutz Müller

     

    My experiences with the Leitz Tele-Elmar 135mm f/4 on the Leica M10.

    After booking a safari to Uganda, I was faced with the question of which photo equipment I would take with me on the trip.

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  8. Yashica MAT-124 G - Jo Geier

    Yashica MAT-124 G - Jo Geier

     

    Winter. Lockdown. Perchtoldsdorf.

    What to do on a freezing Sunday in February.

    Get out the 6x6 TLR of choice, some films and get some images.

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  9. Just for fun ... - Carsten Schouler

    Just for fun ... - Carsten Schouler

    Why do photographers take photos? Some do, because they earn their living with it. It’s their job. Others, because they want to create art or memories. And then there are some who do it just for fun. I’m one of that last group. Of course, preserving memories is also important for me, especially since I’ve had kids.

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  10. About - Jo Geier - Mint & Rare

    About - Jo Geier - Mint & Rare

     

    More than 6 years have passed since we started our business on October 1st 2014 in Kaltenleutgeben, Austria.

    Our idea was to offer the best quality Mint and Rare cameras.

    Items and equipment you can't find anywhere else. Or at least have a very hard time hunting for them.

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