The words "soft" and "play" in the same sentence fill many a parent with dread. Visions of children getting lost, presumed dead - or at best graphically injured - in the bowels of a giant multi-coloured indoor castle/pirate ship/spaceship/jungle that's crawling with other hot, sweaty and not doubt germ laden children, with the ever present… Continue reading Soft Play For Grown Ups – With The Zenit MC Zenitar-M2s 50mm f/2
Recently I've found myself coming back to some older things I'm familiar with. Partly perhaps as a natural reaction to the endless stream of changes made necessary by 15 months and counting in some form of lockdown due to a global pandemic. And perhaps partly just because I really enjoy these things I've returned to.… Continue reading Coming Back To What You Know
Being a big fan of 55mm M42 lenses, about a year ago I came across an unusual Petri CC Auto 55mm f/1.8. I wrote then about how the Petri impressed me. With my little Samsung GX-1S back in action - incidentally the same camera I first used with the Petri last year - I decided… Continue reading Broken Yet Still Beautiful – An Old Petri M42 Lens
For July I embarked on another chapter of my ongoing One Month One Camera (OMOC) project. You can read the original premise here, or see all OMOC posts here. This time around I used my Samsung GX-1S, a Pentax K mount DSLR from 2006 with a 6MP sensor and nothing more than the essentials, not… Continue reading One Month One Camera – July 2020 (III) – The Perfect Balance?
It's fair to say that, in the full flow of using DSLRs with vintage manual lenses, bokeh is a prominent feature in my photographs. In fact, the out of focus background is often of greater importance to me than the subject in focus. When I think of bokeh, the first lens that comes to mind… Continue reading A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50