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