A Yashica T5 sailing the IJsselmeer

In sum­mer 2017 we chartered a boat, a 24m long tjalk, to sail the IJs­sel­meer and Mark­er­meer for a week. The Vrouw Dina — that’s the boat’s name — was com­manded  by two skip­pers — Simi and Daniel — and we acted as their ama­teur­ish part time crew. I choose my old Yash­ica T5 to…… Con­tin­ue read­ing A Yash­ica T5 sail­ing the IJsselmeer

Olympus OM-2n with H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm

Just leav­ing for a trip to Crete. Hav­ing the good old Olym­pus OM-2n with its H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm lens with me. The OM-2n has recently been for a CLA at the OM-Labor in Frank­furt, Ger­many. The 24mm lens has a nice repu­ta­tion and I’m keen to see how this combo fits. The cam­era will be…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Olym­pus OM-2n with H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm

Contax G1 with a Zeiss Planar 2/45mm

This time a beau­ti­ful Con­tax G1 found its way to me, accom­pan­ied by three legendary Zeiss lenses. All parts are in good shape, so let’s see what comes out when the first film is pushed through. On the one side, the Con­tax G‑System (i.e. the G1 and even more its sib­ling the G2) is said…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Con­tax G1 with a Zeiss Planar 2/45mm

Hiking the Lerautal with a Canon A‑1 and a FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C. — Part II

As prom­ised in the first part of this Can­on A‑1 attempt, I have fin­ished the first roll of film — it’s again an Agfa Vista 200 — and it’s back from the lab, so it’s time to show some images. A couple of images were made dur­ing a hike in the Lerautal — a val­ley…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Hik­ing the Lerautal with a Can­on A‑1 and a FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C. — Part II

Olympus OM-4Ti and Ricoh GR II

After hav­ing back the Olym­pus OM-4Ti from repair, I took it on a short trip to Frank­furt. Equipped with a Zuiko Auto‑T 2.8/100mm and loaded with an Agfa Vista 200, I was keen to see, if the prob­lem has been cured at the OM-Dok­t­or in Ham­burg.   … and here the right lens.   We…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Olym­pus OM-4Ti and Ricoh GR II

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 Flossen­bürg with a Con­tax 139 Quartz

Canon A‑1 with FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C.

On we go with a Can­on A‑1, a Can­on FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C. lens attached and an Agfa Vista 200 loaded. The next days hope­fully will bring a little bit sun­shine as it would make so much more fun. My first impres­sion while play­ing around with the A‑1 … sol­id … very sol­id. Some­how it reminds…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Can­on A‑1 with FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C.

Olympus OM‑2 spot/program with G.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/35mm

Hik­ing in South-Tir­ol for a week in May should bring some beau­ti­ful days with per­fect light and tons of amaz­ing scener­ies … so far was the plan. What came out was a quite cold and rainy week in the Dolo­mites, which led to the decision using the OM-2sp not in the moun­tains, but dur­ing the…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Olym­pus OM‑2 spot/program with G.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/35mm

Olympus OM-4Ti with Olympus G.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/35mm

Well, this time I planned tak­ing the Olym­pus OM-4Ti with me in on a hik­ing trip to South-Tir­ol — besides my work­horse, the Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1. Planned it and pre­pared it and … while test­ing if finally everything works fine … the OM-4Ti refused to fire.   Olym­pus OM-4Ti with G.Zuiko Auto‑S 1.4/50mm (yep, not…… Con­tin­ue read­ing Olym­pus OM-4Ti with Olym­pus G.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/35mm