Homer

A couple of months ago Stacey and I decided we’d do a photo shoot of her parents’ old dog. He’s really starting to show his age now, and the depressing thing is that it’s only going to be a matter of time until the old guy isn’t with us anymore. Anyway, at the time I …

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Pentacon 300mm 1:4

A few weeks ago I purchased a used Pentacon 6 mount 300mm 1:4 lens on eBay. This is a medium format lens built for the Pentacon 6 camera system, but comes with an adapter to M42 Pentax mount, which is then easily adapted onto EOS EF. This lens is huge. There really is no other …

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Black Kite

Stepped out the front door to go and get some lunch, and saw eight or nine of these things circling quite low over our front yard and the school oval over the road. Thought I’d try my hand shooting them. The problem is the longest lens I have at the moment is my Zeiss 135mm. …

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Some New Camera Gear

So we just got back from a week in Hervey Bay & Maryborough taking little Ivan to visit some of his great grandparents and some of my aunties. Whilst we were there, one of my aunties gave me a box of old cameras. A good percentage of them were old 35mm point and shoots, but …

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Helios 44M-4 58mm 1:2

As promised, here’s a post about one of the manual focus lenses other than the CZ 135mm. Anyway, enough shots of the lens… Since I was planning to run a test of a “new” lens, I decided the best option was to go for a walk through town looking for flowers. Flowers make good test …

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