Archive for June, 2018

Pentax ME Super … or another version of the never-ending hunt for the Holy Grail!

Friday, June 29th, 2018

In a galaxy far, far away … I’d like to tell the fairy-tale of a never-ending hunt for a Pentax ME Super, which took me more than a year and four attempts until getting one finally.

It was Jim Grey in his wonderful blog Down the Road who made me curious about this beautiful little SLR from Pentax. The Pentax … Read the rest

Leitz Summaron 3.5/35mm

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

This beautiful little lens just arrived and I placed it on the Sony A7R2 using a Fotodiox Pro M39 to NEX adapter.
Next stop will be the m4/3 test on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and then I’ll try a film in a Bessa R or the Zorki 4k.

The lens was built in 1958 and despite it’s age – 60 … Read the rest

El norte de España

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

In spring 2016 I travelled to Northern Spain, visiting the Basque Country, Cantabria, Aragon and Castile and Leon. Flying to Bilbao and heading to our first location in San Sebastian, we made a stopover in Zumaia. The little town is nice … but more famous is its rock formation – The Flysch. The landscape is stunning and so we stayed … Read the rest

Australian Adventure – I’m done!

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

These were the last images I posted in my Australian Adventure series, started long ago. They show two old classic Volkswagen in Fitzroy/Melbourne. It was our last day in Melbourne and Australia and so gives a good link to our next day flight back to Germany.

The complete series can be found here on my flickr page. The whole … Read the rest

Hiking around Flossenbürg with a Contax 139 Quartz

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

After dressing this beauty in new clothes, I was keen to see a first film in this 40 years old camera. So I mounted a Carl Zeiss Planar 1.7/50mm, loaded an Agfa Vista 200 and … enjoyed a photo walk;)

OK, this is not the 1.7/50mm lens attached 😉

… this is the right one 😉

Again we choose … Read the rest

Hiking the Burgruine Weissenstein

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Between the years we were hiking to the Burg Weissenstein in the Upper Palatinates Stonewood Forest. During a snowstorm, in a winter wonderland, we found the Burg covered by an ice shield. This area is one of my favorite hiking regions during all seasons.

All images were taken with the highly appreciated Ricoh GR II. The more I use this … Read the rest

Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

Monday, June 4th, 2018

A first film found its way into my Contax Aria – an Agfa Vista 400. As lens I used a Yashica ML 2.8/24mm. The Contax Aria is a beautiful piece of technology and one of the last SLR models from Contax.

Technical specs can be found here, so there’s no need to duplicate them.

And here comes the correct … Read the rest