A category which covers digital mirrorless cameras

Kodak Retina Ysarex f/2.8 50mm lens on Fuji X-T1

In this post I’m going to show some pictures I took on my Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera using a vintage Kodak Retina Ysarex f/2.8 50mm lens, made by Rodenstock, which was supplied as a standard lens on the Retina Reflex series of cameras. Of course, the Kodak Retina Ysarex won’t fit onto a Fuji X-T1 without an adapter, so to shoot these pictures I bought a cheap adapter from eBay to fit the lens on the camera. In fact, the […]

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Ricoh G600 ruggedised digital camera

This is my pictorial review of the Ricoh G600 a waterproof, dust proof, 10 Mp compact digital camera which was made by Ricoh in about 2008. Ricoh G600 camera Images My Ricoh G600 camera Normally I buy cameras to add to my collection rather than to actually use but this camera was a little different. For quite a while I’ve been interested in buying a ruggedised camera which I can take with me to use when we go on holiday. […]

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Topcon UV Topcor 28mm f/4 lens on Sony Nex

A couple of months ago I made myself a Topcon UV adapter for my Sony Nex camera and over the last couple of days I’ve been trying out one of my Topcor UV lenses with it – the Topcon UV Topcor 28mm f/4. The Topcon UV series are difficult to adapt to modern digital cameras because the aperture adjuster was fitted to the camera body rather than the lens – this is why I needed to make my own adapter […]

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Ricoh RDC-4200 digital camera

The subject of this post is the Ricoh RDC-4200, an early digital camera made by Ricoh in about 1999. Ricoh RDC-4200 Images and Sample pictures My Ricoh RDC-4200 Camera I bought this camera from eBay as a non working unit for a few pounds. The camera was complete in it’s original box with the software, cables, smart media card and carry case. Although it was described a non working, when I received it, fitted some fully charged Eneloop AA batteries […]

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Sigma Mini-Wide 28mm f/2.8 on Fuji X-T1

This post describes the Sigma Mini-Wide 28mm f/2.8 manual focus lens from the 1970’s and its use on a modern APS-C sensor, Fuji X-T1 camera. Sigma Mini-Wide 28mm f/2.8 sample images 28mm is a great focal length to use on a crop sensor camera like the X-T1 because with its equivalent focal length of 42mm it’s a cheap way to get a fast ‘std lens’ setup. This focal length lens is also generally readily available because there were lots made […]

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Samples from a Steinheil Munchen Cassar S prime lens

This post is one of the series of posts I’ve written which just gives a short description and a collection of sample pictures from a vintage  manual lens used on a modern digital camera. Other posts in this series covered the Pentax 50mm f/1.7 prime, the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 prime and the Meyer-Optik Domiplan and this post covers the Steinheil Munchen Cassar S lens. Steinheil Munchen Cassar S lens The lens was acquired by me as part of a purchase of a […]

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Ricoh GXR A12 28mm samples

I wrote recently about the new sensor units I bought from China for my Ricoh GXR camera body and followed it up with posts about the 50mm macro unit and the sensor only A12 unit. Well this short post completes the series by including some sample images from the other unit I bought – a Ricoh GXR A12 28mm equivalent APS-C sensor lens. As with the 50mm unit, the 28mm unit is not actually fitted with a 28mm lens but a […]

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A day trip to Bennington Lordship

Today we decided to take a trip to Bennington Lordship to see the Snowdrops. It wasn’t a planned trip – we just looked on the website to see when it was open and discovered that today was one of the days when it was open so we decided to go over and see what the snowdrops were like. It’s only about 3 miles away from our house and only takes about 10 minutes to get there, so once we knew […]

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Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire

Today we took a trip to the National Trust property Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire. It was a lovely day so we decided to visit Sudbury Hall since we were staying with Jan’s parents in Loughborough and it was only about 30 minutes drive away. As well as the hall itself, the National Childhood museum is also situated on the same site, so we thought there was a reasonable chance that James and Emma would also enjoy the trip. Obviously, it […]

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Centre Parcs – Woburn forest

This is a family holiday post with a few pictures from the new Woburn Forest Centre Parcs site where we went for a short break. I’ll update the post with more pictures as I get them processed. All these pictures were taken with my Takumar prime lens set and processed in Lightroom using my normal post-processing workflow from the raw files. Pictures from Woburn Forest Related Posts:Evaluation of ON1 Photo Raw as a Lightroom userMoving found film from multisite to […]

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Takumar 135mm f/3.5 on Nex

This is my short review of the Takumar 135mm f/3.5 M42 mount short telephoto lens on my Sony Nex 6 camera. Takumar 135mm f/3.5 Images Takumar 123mm f/3.5 Description This lens is an M42 mount lens made in about  1973. It has an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/22 and a closest focusing distance of about 1.5 meters, or 5 feet. The aperture ring is controlled by a small pin protruding from the bottom of the mount, and there is an […]

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