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

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Pentax ME Super Read the rest

El norte de España

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing El norte de Read the rest

Australian Adventure — I’m done!

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Aus­trali­an Adven­ture — Read the rest

Hiking around Flossenbürg with a Contax 139 Quartz

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Hik­ing around Read the rest

Hiking the Burgruine Weissenstein

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.… Con­tin­ue read­ing Hik­ing the Read the rest

Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Con­tax Aria and Read the rest