Tag legacylens

New Lens: Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm

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…

Asahi Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens

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…

Flares like the 70s

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…

Telephoto Test with Old Hanimex 200mm

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…

Sweeney

A couple of shots of our cat, Sweeney. Taken with the Asahi Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens – good for low-light photos, and does a great job of blurring out the background.

Reed Mace

Reed maces in the Grand Western Canal, near our home. These were both taken with a Chinon 135mm f/2.8 lens I picked up on eBay months ago, for less than £15 including postage. This is the first time I’ve really…

Dry Leaves (Kit Lens vs Asahi Takumar)

I took the same photo with the kit zoom that came with my Sony NEX-6, then the Asahi Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4. Sony kit lens first: Nice colours, but the background can’t be blurred out much. Next up, the Takumar:…

Blossom

Two pictures of blossom on the same tree, at Bickleigh Mill. That tree seems to be running a bit early. These were taken with my NEX-6, using the 40-year-old Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens. The focal length worked well…

Sony NEX with Legacy Lenses

I’ve already mentioned one unexpected side-effect of my recent acquisition of a Sony NEX-6 camera. It has set me off buying old lenses on eBay. Now, it’s time to introduce you to some of the needed parts, and to let…