This was posted a month or so ago, on Patreon, but now I’ve closed that, it can go here… This isn’t my first Leica lens, but it’s the first that looks like a modern Leica. The first black one I’ve had. Previously, I’ve had two Elmars, from the 1960s. This is the Tele-Elmarit 90mm, the […]
My Sony NEX-6 has a couple of features that make it practical to attach old lenses to it. I bought a few old lenses on eBay, but one of them is really standing out for me – an Asahi Takumar from around 1971. It’s heavy, the lens elements have gone a bit yellow with age, […]
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana, flares like the 70s.
Old Russian Jupiter-8 lens. When wide open (at f/2) it flares like this whenever the sun is in front of it. We have a choice. We can complain about the poor quality of the optical coatings, or we can have rainbows magically inserted into our photos.
My choice? Rainbows, please!
The view from our steps with a 35mm lens: The white building in the middle distance is a school, on the other side of the canal from us. The closest white part has a window and a decorative pattern on it, and a diagonal roof sloping down to the right. The next photo is that […]