A Voigtländer Ultramatic hiking in Bavaria

Some time ago I was forwarded a pretty old camera by a friend. As it turns out, I now owned a Voigtländer Ultramatic from the 1960s, together with its set-lens, a Voigtländer Skopagon f/2.0 40mm. All this in a beautiful original camera case and a camera system bag with a couple of filters. There is…… Continue reading A Voigtländer Ultramatic hiking in Bavaria

Contax G2 with a Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm heading to Lake Constance

The Contax G2 – besides its sibling G1 – is named the culmination of rangefinder design.The Carl Zeiss Biogon is said to be one of the best lenses. I’d like to see how things work. Here is the body … the Contax G2 … and here is the lens … Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm This…… Continue reading Contax G2 with a Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm heading to Lake Constance

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

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…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 5)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 4)

Part 4 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. Leaving The Burren and Doolin (and the Cliffs of Moher, but that’s another … more digital … story) behind us, we headed north to touch Galway, the beautiful old town laying on our way to Connemara County. Galway … with some typical Irish pub…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 4)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 3)

Part 3 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. From the Dingle Peninsula we headed north to Doolin where we found loads of beautiful Cafes and Pubs. We found some old stuff … around Doolin. We found some very old stuff in the Burren – a carst region … … also hosting some…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 3)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 2)

Part 2 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. Arriving in Dublin, we immediately got our car and headed southeast. Dublin itself was planed as the Great Final of the tour. Some people (greetings to Jim) are recommending to hire a car as small as possible, as driving in Ireland can be challenging…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 2)

A Nikon F-301 travelling Ireland

Overture Mid 2017 we made a two week trip through Ireland. Motivated by Jim Grey from Down the Road who made several wonderful posts about his journey in 2016, I tried to get hands on an old analog Nikon F-301 camera with a 35mm lens attached. I packed five rolls of Agfa Vista 400 to…… Continue reading A Nikon F-301 travelling Ireland

Olympus OM-2n and H.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/24mm on Crete

As told in one of my previous posts, I was on a trip to Crete and this time an old Olympus OM-2n came with me. I decided to pick my Olympus H.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/24mm lens and loaded an Agfa Vista 200 film. The film is on its way to the lab and I’m keen getting…… Continue reading Olympus OM-2n and H.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/24mm on Crete