A Contax 167MT and a Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm in Porto

This time in Porto … some­thing went ter­ribly wrong. Get­ting back my films from the lab, they wrote that some images were under­ex­posed. See­ing the res­ults, around 1/3rd of the frames were near black and I’m still guess­ing what happened.

The Con­tax 167MT with its Carl Zeiss Dis­tagon 2.8/28mm worked quite well with the Kodak Ultramax 400 film and I … Read the rest

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 5)

Part 5 of our 2017 trip through Irleands South­w­est and West. Com­ing to the final (ana­log) part of our tour which leads us from Con­nemara back to Dublin.

Leav­ing won­der­ful Con­nemara and the County Galway …

… and enter­ing Dub­lin — what a contrast.

Hav­ing some nice food …

… and walk­ing over the Ha’­Penny Bridge.

Next post will cov­er the digit­al part … Read the rest

The Beauty and the Beast V

This time I’ll present two extraordin­ary lenses in my tiny series with a beauty and a beast. Well, guess who’s the beauty and who’s the beast.

On the left side of the ring there is the
Voigtländer Super-Wide-Heli­ar 4.5/15mm in M39 Mount
Optics: 8 ele­ments in 6 groups (incl. 1 aspher­ic­al element)
Aper­ture: f/4.5‑f/22
Min. focus­sing dis­tance: 0.3m
Weight: 105g
Length: 30.7mm… Read the rest