Posts Tagged ‘lens’

Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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Baubles

November 26, 2018

I’ve fallen into the fisheye trap. There is a long-standing fascination with these lenses.
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A Lens with Qualities

August 25, 2018
Diffraction stars at f/3.4. Wait, what?

Diffraction stars at f/3.4. Wait, what?

Uh-oh!

En route to a workshop in Neuss, I went by the Leitz-Park again.

En route to a workshop in Neuss, I went by the Leitz-Park again.

In the Leica Store on the premises, they had a used Summarit-M f/2.5 50 mm that I couldn’t resist buying. (more…)

Birding in the Kitchen Sink

May 31, 2018
A healthy bird population at the Lebrade ponds.

A healthy bird population at the Lebrade ponds.

I‘m on vacation (as if you couldn‘t tell from the increased rate of posting here) and today was a photographically successful day. Here‘s a photo diary (more…)

Fujilux

May 27, 2018

By the hood, you can see (more…)

All Wrong, But Fabulous*

May 12, 2012

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant


These are heady times for photo gear geeks like me. The day before yesterday, Leica announced (more…)

I’ll Take A Pancake With ぼけ* ( Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P Review )

November 29, 2010

A word of warning in advance: Using a small camera like the Nikon D7000 and a diminutive lens like the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P makes fat photographers look fat!

A word of warning in advance: Using a small camera like the Nikon D7000 and a diminutive lens like the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P makes fat photographers look fat!


Another weekend over, another lens review due. This time around, I’m discussing the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P pancake lens. (more…)

The Monster of Loch NAS ( Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II on Nikon D7000 )

November 21, 2010

The Camera as Lens Attachment: D7000 on Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II, tripod foot removed, Sun Sniper Strap attached to tripod socket

The Camera as Lens Attachment: D7000 on Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II, tripod foot removed, Sun Sniper Strap attached to tripod socket


26th November 2010: Updated: Added resolution at f/4.0 shots.
NAS* is a terrible disease. One visit to the Nikon demo booth on a photo fair, and you just have to own Nikon’s Pro Tele Zoom, the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II. I’ll have to auction off my Ebony SV45U2 large format camera in order to be able to afford it, but whatever. (more…)

A Wide Subject

November 20, 2010

At the Photo Fair (Nikon D7000, Walimex f/3,5 8mm, f/16, 1/60 sec., ISO 6400, diverse Nik Software filters)

At the Photo Fair (Nikon D7000, Walimex f/3,5 8mm, f/16, 1/60 sec., ISO 6400, diverse Nik Software filters)


There is no affordable super wide-angle lens for Nikon DX but this one: (more…)