Both as a photography nut and a regular guy, I'm a sucker for man-bags and backpacks. I currently have an F-Stop Loka UL with a couple of ICUs, two Peli cases, a Billingham Hadley Pro and a Contax/CCS Heritage bag on the photo side. For the manbag I also have a leather manbag from Billy Bags… Continue reading Bag Review: Trakke Assynt 17
A couple of years back I stumbled on a fun little camera at a car boot, a Konica Eye complete with it's funky logo which i couldn't resist. It turned out to be a half frame camera, which was something I'd never tried before so I thought, why not give it a shot. I put… Continue reading Half frame fun!
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.
A bonus upload for today. This was seen in hackney Wick last December. Made with the Contax G fit 90mm this shot really shows the sharpness and 'Pop' that the lens can deliver on the A7r in good light. I was lucky enough to spot this lens, in the rare black version, in Cash Converters for a… Continue reading Wyke Road (Contax G90mm Sample)
My Sony A7r has been repaired, at last. On Friday I'll be able to go and collect it to do some serious shooting at the weekend. Meanwhile I'm in a slightly crappy hotel room in the north of England and this is what I saw in the bathroom this morning... So I grabbed my iPhone… Continue reading Sunrise
Shot with my newest lens - a Contax G 90/2.8 Sonnar for the old Contax G1/G2 AF rangefinder style cameras. I was lucky enough to pick up a black one so it matches nicely with my A7r. I'd like to have tested it out a bit more - most of what I've been able to… Continue reading ->
I had a bit of a protracted and unsatisfactory purchase from an Oxfam shop via eBay recently, however it worked out OK in the end I got an RTS III with a 25/2.8 MMJ Distagon, in place of the 28/2.8 that was originally advertised, OK it was full of Fungus but in the end that… Continue reading New things – Contax RTS III, Zeiss 25mm & Zeiss 18mm
Note: This review still counts as WIP as I'm adding more as I continue to use the camera... Having enjoyed the NEX-6 as a platform for my Contax glass and for the compact body and good handling, I never quite got to liking the kit lens, although the power zoom implementation was very good. When… Continue reading Thoughts on the Sony A7r
I've been on Holiday in Rome. It was the first long trip I've done since going all in on the Sony A7r and ditching my Canon 1Dx. Mostly I ran with the Zeiss FE 35 & 55 lenses and I have to say it was an absolute joy to be out there shooting with a… Continue reading 29.04.14-07.05.14 -> Holiday in Rome (Blog Note)