This blog is named for an old Zeiss trademark, because I like the lenses they produced for the Contax/Yashica system back in the 70s-90s. One of the main reasons I bought a Sony NEX-6 then A7r was to be able to use Zeiss lenses. I have the Sony/Zeiss FE35 & 55 and a couple of Contax… Continue reading Exciting News from Zeiss.
I've got a bit of catching up to do, so there will be quite a few posts over the next couple of days. This was a scene I saw a few days back, with a spotlight shining up into the clouds over London, somewhere neater the City. I grabbed my A7r and 85mm for a… Continue reading Spotlight
Just brought these out for the first time since moving flat at the turn of the year, they are from front to back; A Konica EYE half frame camera, an Olympus 35DC, and an Olympus Trip 35. The 35 RD is a storming little point and shoot, fully auto but with an amazing 40/1.7 F.… Continue reading 18.02.14 -> Chrome Age Classics
A new ornament in our house, I wasn't quite sure what to exect when my wife texted me the other day to say she'd bought a fairground horse… thankful it's not too large! Shot taken with the Zeiss 85/1.4. I love the bokehof this lens. This was at f/2 to give a bit of leeway… Continue reading 09.02.14 -> Horsey
Poor weather and a shortage of time yesterday, so here's a gear shot. While shooting the images for the Darkitecture II posts I managed to drop my 85/1.4 from about shoulder on to the paving slabs of Red Lion Square. It's the first time I've dropped a Zeiss lens, thankfully the build quality is such… Continue reading 28.01.14 -> Ouch
Getting right up to date with today's entry in to my 2014 Photo-a-day project. This is a workshop under the railway arches on Cambridge Heath Road. Walking past I've noticed that here always seems to be a Taxi sitting at the other side, but never the same one two days in a row. Shot with… Continue reading 15.01.14 -> Wilco
The sister shot to "Constellations" from the 3rd of January. This was taken on Oxford street last night. The Christmas decorations are now switched off and the interaction of these hanging balls and the lighting below is, for me, much more interesting than when they were illuminated! Taken with the Trusty NEX-6 and my Zeiss… Continue reading 09.01.14 -> Planets
An abstract shot of a Brutalist office Building in central Ghent, the play of light and shade between the building and the tree, I think, give quite a strong Architectural Abstract. Shot with the 85/1.4 Planar stopped down a little on the NEX-6. Interestingly, in this case, there is a little lack in of sharpness… Continue reading 05.01.14 -> Brutalism