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    Kentwell Hall Tudor Day pictures

    As I have mentioned in a previous post we went to a Kentwell Hall Tudor day at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk in April this year and I’ve posted several pictures which I took that day, but I still have a large number which I wanted to publish so I’ve collected them all here in a large gallery. I can thoroughly recommend the Kentwell Hall tudor day if you are in the area or would consider travelling. It was the best...
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    Camdiox focal reducer real world examples

    I have had a few opportunities to take a few more pictures with my camdiox focal reducer or wide angle adapter, so as I said I would I have included them in a separate post. They are not specially interesting artistically, but they show the sort of technical image quality possible. I shall add more images to this post as I obtain them. All of the pictures below were taken with a takumar 28mm f/3.5 lens unless otherwise marked, and...
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    On holiday with the Takumars

    Ok – the title of this sounds like a BBC television comedy but in fact it’s a description of the kit I am taking with me on a family holiday in a couple of weeks time. This will be the first occasion when I use the Nex 6 in the primary role I purchased if for – namely as a light, portable camera on family holidays or trips out. When I bought it however I didn’t realise what a catalyst...
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    Brilliant Takumar 28mm f/3.5 wide angle M42 mount lens

    This is a post about a classic lens which I bought this week for use on my Pentax and Sony cameras – the Takumar 28mm f/3.5 wide angle M42 mount. Takumar 28mm f/3.5 Images As I hinted in my last post I bought this lens on eBay last Sunday evening for £34 plus £4 postage. I was amazed that I won the auction for only £34 because I’ve seen these lenses on ebay ‘buy it now’ offers for up to £70....

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