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October 13, 2013

Quick look at: Kenlock 135mm f2.8 M42 lens

I've recently invested five euro on a second hand M42 Kenlock 135mm f2.8-f22 lens. Kenlock 135mm As always the question is; for five bucks, does the lens somehow manage to be so bad that it's still...

February 13, 2013

Quick look at: Meyer-Optik Görlitz Domiplan 50mm f/2.8

Here's a cool looking Meyer-Optik Görlitz Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 on the Sigma sd15 Meyer-Optik Görlitz Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 on the Sigma sd15 I can be quick...

December 2, 2012

Quick look at: Kenlock 85-205mm

The Kenlock 85-205mm is probably the weirdest lens I have Kenlock 85-205mm It's an m42...

August 21, 2012

Canon AE-1 and Sigma EX 15-30mm

I finally got the analog film developed on which I'd shot pictures with the Sigma 15-30mm. The sample images below were shot with the Canon AE-1 on 35mm film.

May 18, 2012

Macro with lens stacking

Macro jumping spider There is a very simple way to create a macro lens, by stacking two lenses on top of each other. Usually this is done by attaching a 50mm prime to the camera, and then attaching a 28mm prime facing the...

April 5, 2012

Quick look at: Lomo Smena 8m (update)

Lomo Smena 8m The Smena m8 is a little plastic Russian made 35mm film camera that was produced by Lomo between 1951 until as late as 1991. Back in the day, this camera was pretty popular in...

March 24, 2012

Quick look: Sigma SD14 with Takumar 50mm f1.4

Sigma sd14 - takumar 1.4

Sigma sd14 - takumar 1.4 The Sigma SD14 and the Takumar 50mm...

March 11, 2012

Sigma sd14 with Helios-44m

This is a followup to: Sony a200 with Helios 44m. Make sure to give that one a look too.

February 28, 2012

Review: Sigma sd14

I've been using the sd14 for over two years now, and writing a review on it is very interesting since this camera has so many great things going for it, but also suffers so many issues. So here I wanted to name the top 5 most impressive qualities of the sd14, along with the top 5 shortcomings.

February 19, 2012

Sony a200 with Helios 44m

The Helios 44m is a widely discussed lens, which is partially due there being...

February 11, 2012

Sigma sd14 with T43 Lomo Smena lens

This is a little hack of the Smena T43 lens mounted on a sd14. Sigma sd14 with t43 lens The basic concept is pretty simple. I stuck some Tesa strips on top of each other and put them on the lens itself. That gave me enough...

February 6, 2012

Quick look at: Vivitar 28mm f2.8 M42 lens

A little while ago I got this Vivitar 28mm f2.8 lens second hand. This is the M42 version, but apparently, there are over a dozen of different versions of it available. The lens is surprisingly high quality. For...

January 26, 2012

Review: Sigma 15-30mm

This is a short review of the Sigma EX 15-30mm f3.5-4.5. I've had the lens for about two years now, and wanted to share what I mostly liked/ disliked most while using it. Since it has been discontinued, this is one of the...