woensdag 14 maart 2012

Spring time...

First real spring shot this year.
Taken with the new Vivitar 70-150mm 1:3.8 in the close focus range.

grts, Peter

zaterdag 10 maart 2012


Few weeks ago i was moving some photography gear. I opened one of the cases, the one that holds some lenses.
To my horror i noticed fungus growth in some...also my Vivitar 70-150 f3.8.....
No fun. Also my m42 Mamiya sekor 200mm f3.5 was a victim.

Today i received a package for a good deal i made. A new 70-150mm f3.8 Vivitar, Kiron made!
This time the 2 touch version. A short in house test revealed the ''Kiron feel and look''

Me happy again!


donderdag 8 maart 2012

Since last year i have been searching for 35mm film on mostly marktplaats, a dutch second hand site for consumers.
What you can see in these pictures is the film i bought from different sources.
Some is new, some is from the year 2000 and years in between. 
In my camera bag that i use with my Nikon F100 there are 5 more films.
More might be on the way!

Tonight i filled up my Nikon F601 with a roll of Fuji Superia 200. Expired 12-2005.
Fitted my Tokina 17mm 1:3.5 with the idea of going for a walk tomorrow.
It might be i change lens into my 28mm 1:2.8 or my 50 1.8d. Not sure yet.
Also my Ricoh XR-6 is filled with film, Kodak 200asa gold, expired 11-2006.

What i am planning is to shoot a lot of film this spring and summer, i didnt buy to start a museum ;)

  About the Ricoh. Had it for sale but no one wants it so googled some and found out thet the lens mount is Pentax K mount! It now mounts a Rikenon 50mm 1:2 L, i read thet there are 1.8 and 1.4 versions of that lens also, but K mount should provide some nice options.
But....i also notices a piece of rubber decomposing in the film compartment so the kodak film is more testing than serious shooting for this moment.
I am not selling it anymore.

Well enough for now!

grts, Peter