Archive for September, 2017

Entering Soviet Territory …

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Today a new era has begun.

Besides the German and Japanese gear, I decided to make first small steps in Soviet Territory.

As I already own some M42 lenses, what would be better than a Zenit M42 camera – in my case a Zenit TTL was the winner.

 

For the pic I attached my Helios 44M-7 lens, which might be the first lens to be tested together with that camera.

As a second try I got a Zorki Rangefinder – here it was the Zorki 4K model with an Industar-61 L/D lens attached.
That Zorki based on the old Leica II(f) camera.

Let’s see what time will bring, when the first film is pushed through.

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New Kids on the Contax/Yashica Block …

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Some new kids arrived today to play with.

First – and hopefully the last of the kids – is a Contax Aria.

Second – trying to complete the C/Y lens lineup – are three Yashica ML kids. One is the Yashica ML 2.8/35mm – one of my favorite focal lenghts.

Yashica ML 2.8/35mm

Another one is the Yashica ML 2.8/24mm – a highly regardes lens.

Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

And the last one is a Yashica ML 3.5/21mm lens – the predecessor of the legendary and highly expensive Zeiss 21mm lens.

Yashica ML 3.5/21mm

Hope, that soon I’ll have time to push a roll of film through the Aria with each of the new kids.

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Firenze …

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Just came about an old album from a visit in Italy, when searching for some stuff.

In 2006 I spent an amazing week in the beautiful town of Firenze in the Toscana.

With me I had my good old Canon EOS 10D, which during all the years delivered really fine pics 😉

On our way down south we allways make a stop at an Autogrill having an Italian Cafe (aka Espresso).

Firenze

An overlook from the tower of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive cathedral built between 1296 and 1436.

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