Hiking the Haselstein and the Center of Central Europe

On this hike I carried with me three cameras – maybe I should stay at one per hike only, as weight is always an issue. The film one was a Contax G2 with its Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm attached. I loaded a Kodak Ultramax 400. After the second image the camera stopped working due to…… Continue reading Hiking the Haselstein and the Center of Central Europe

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

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

Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

A first film found its way into my Contax Aria – an Agfa Vista 400. As lens I used a Yashica ML 2.8/24mm. The Contax Aria is a beautiful piece of technology and one of the last SLR models from Contax. Technical specs can be found here, so there’s no need to duplicate them. And…… Continue reading Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

Hiking around Flossenbürg and Gaisweiher

The last day of the year A.D. 2017 we made a short trip to the Burg Flossenbürg. The small town is know for one of the KZ (Concentration Camp) during the darkest era in German history – the Nazi Era. This time however, we did not visit the KZ, but hiked down to the small…… Continue reading Hiking around Flossenbürg and Gaisweiher

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.