Just one image: Anno 1900

Located in the historical German city of Weimar – a classicistic gem – the cafe now named ‘Anno 1900’ was founded back in 1890. Image made with a Contax 167 MT, a Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/35mm attached and loaded with Kodak Ultramax 400. In case you’d like to comment, it’s appreciated … and maybe, you…… Continue reading Just one image: Anno 1900

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

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

The Beauty and the Beast III

From time to time I take a picture showing two cameras side by side where I think it’s worth it. The first and the second image can be found here, showing two Canon bodies (a Canon EOS 3 vis-a-vis a Canon EOS 5D) and two Contax bodies (a Contax Aria vis-a-vis a Contax AX). This…… Continue reading The Beauty and the Beast III

Contax 139 Quartz and … the rise of the Phoenix

I thought it might be a good idea, to tell the story of  a Contax 139 Quartz being dressed in a new leather cover. Here is how the hidden beauty – Contax 139 Quartz – looks like before treatment … And now let’s start with some beautification ;) There are some resources on the web…… Continue reading Contax 139 Quartz and … the rise of the Phoenix

Homeland – Amaryllis

That day the weather was cold but sunny – at least  in the morning. Sun was coming in through the large windows and gave some beautiful lighting. This Amaryllis is going on now since Christmas and it’s still not at it’s end. As I’m currently experimenting with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had…… Continue reading Homeland – Amaryllis

New Kids on the Contax/Yashica Block …

Some new kids arrived today to play with. First – and hopefully the last of the kids – is a Contax Aria. Second – trying to complete the C/Y lens lineup – are three Yashica ML kids. One is the Yashica ML 2.8/35mm – one of my favorite focal lenghts. Another one is the Yashica…… Continue reading New Kids on the Contax/Yashica Block …