Chatsworth house pictures

It was a few months ago that we visited Chatsworth in Derbyshire, but I’ve only just been through the images I took and decided that these Chatsworth house pictures are the ones I like best. Just as when we visited Eyam a few days earlier, we were lucky with the weather and it was a brilliantly sunny and warm day so I took both my Pentax K5 DSLR and Pentax Z-1p film SLR with me on the trip. The sunny […]

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Olympus Trip 35 sample pictures.

Yesterday evening as I was sorting through my vintage camera collections and storing some models away, I found that my Olympus Trip 35 was loaded with a mostly exposed film which I must have started when I first obtained the camera. Rather than put the camera away with a part exposed film still in it, I took the last few exposures (about 4) around the house and developed the film. Since I have some stock ID11 developer made up, I […]

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Some pictures from Norwich

These pictures were a few which I took on a trip this weekend to the City of Norwich in Norfolk. Although I intended to take a lot more pictures, it turned out to be quite a wet and dull day and my camera stayed in my bag for the majority of the time. You can view the full sized pictures here. Each of these were taken with my Ricoh GXR fitted with the A12 28mm unit and have been post […]

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Pentax Z-1P sample pictures

Last week I received a test film back from development which I’d exposed in my Pentax Z-1P, and tonight I got time to scan them on my Epson v550 photo scanner. They suffer from the same basic problems which the negatives I scanned from the Pentax Z-1 suffered – namely poor resolution and very large grain structure, but I put it down to the cheap Agfa Vista+ 200 film I used. ┬áBasically I’m happy that the problems are not to […]

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm black & white pictures

I read an article a few days ago about setting up the Ricoh GXR as a Leica M Monochrom camera replacement and, because it was a dull, gloomy day today when I went for a walk I decided to try out the settings and shoot in black & white. In reality, setting the camera up to act like a Leica Monochrom was as simple as selecting high contrast black & white jpeg and switching to manual exposure mode but I […]

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Snowshill Manor National Trust pictures

When we stayed in Gloucestershire recently one of the places we visited was the Manor house at Snowshill, which is a national trust property and this post has a collection of photos which I took whilst we were there. I actually took two cameras with me on the visit to snowshill – my Pentax K5 DSLR, and a Minolta 505si super 35mm film camera fitted with a standard minolta 28 – 80 kit zoom. Each of the pictures shown here […]

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A few samples from a Schneider Edixa Xenar 50mm f/2.8 lens

It was a few months ago that I bought an Edixa-Mat Reflex B slr camera which came with a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar lens fitted and I thought I would try fitting it to my Ricoh GXR A12 module and get a few sample shots to see how it performs. The Xenar lens is an M42 mount unit but it has a somewhat non-standard auto/manual lever which fouls on the mount adapter, so in order to fit the lens it needs to […]

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Pentax MZ-30 sample images

I bought a Pentax MZ-30 a while ago to build up my vintage camera collection and to try to obtain a copy of each of the MZ series. Although I’ve subsequently found the series to be quite unreliable and not really suitable for regular use, I did put a roll of Agfa Vista Plus 200 through my copy so I’ve created this post to show the results I obtained. These pictures were mostly taken with the Pentax FA 35-80 zoom […]

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Galaxy S6 sample pictures

I’ve owned my Galaxy Note 2 for about 4 years now and have generally been very happy with the performance and features it offers, but over the last few months it has started to suffer with the normal mobile phone problem of getting slower and slower to do anything.┬áSo this week I did an upgrade and got myself a Galaxy S6 as a replacement. Obviously, being a photographer one of the most important aspects of a phone to me is […]

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Beningborough Hall near York

This post is simply to archive some family pictures I took at Beningborough Hall on our recent holiday in York. They were all taken with a Sony Nex 6 camera and the following manual focus lenses: Soligor C/D 28mm f/2.8 Takumar 28mm f/3.5 (some with Camdiox focal reducer) Takumar 55mm f/1.8 (some with Camdiox focal reducer) Tamron 10 – 24mm f/3.5 To view the pictures in full size use this link and navigate with the keyboard arrow keys or click […]

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Pentax MZ-50 samples

A couple of weeks ago I got a Pentax MZ-50 35mm slr as a new addition to my vintage camera collection and I was so impressed with it that I thought I would try a film in it to see how it performed. So I loaded a roll of Agfa color 200 film which I found in my drawer (which was actually slightly out of date), and took the camera to work one day so I could take some pictures […]

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Views around Westminster

I had to go into London today to visit the Symfony Live conference in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster so I took my Sony Nex 6 along fitted with my Takumar 28mm wide angle lens and my Camdiox focal reducer. As it happened I left a bit early and missed the final keynote because I had a headache from being in a darkened room all day, so while I walked around to get rid of it I […]

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London Zoo – 35mm slides from 1980 (part 3)

This is the third and final post in a series of pictures I took in about 1980 at London Zoo with either a Petri MF-1 camera, or an Olympus OM-20 on kodachrome 64 film. I recently re-discovered them in my late Father’s office. The other posts in this series are Part 1 and Part 2. For more information about the processing involved please refer to the other posts in the series. You can view the pictures in greater detail by […]

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Views around London from 1980

I said a couple of weeks ago that I had discovered a whole load of colour slides in my late father’s office and that I am working through scanning them. In fact, I’ve discovered that I can get much better results by duplicating them using a slide duplicator I’ve bought and I’ve also discovered that not all the slides were ones that he took – some are pictures my bother took when he was in the merchant navy, and some […]

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A few samples from a Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Domiplan

This post shares a few sample pictures and a video I took with my Sony Nex 6 camera fitted with an M42 mount Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 manual lens. I received this lens as part of a Praktica Nova 1B kit I bought from eBay last week and I’ve been interested in how the lens would perform. I may do a fuller review later, but for the moment I’m quite impressed with the quality of this lens, which was […]

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