23 November, 2015

Minoltachen²

I'm not a big fan from Minolta, but in the 1960s they built very nice cameras.
In May my girlfriend and I found in the Oxfam store in Cologne a wonderful Minolta AL-F with the ready case and the manual for 25 Euro. Okay, the price was a little bit high, but sometimes it's okay to pay a little bit more.

In October we found in the same store two Soligor zooms with Minolta SR (MD) mount, the Soligor S/M 3.9-4.8/28-70 mm Macro MC and the Soligor C/D 4.5-5.6/70-210mm Macro MC. I bought both lenses because of the 70-210 zoom, which I wanted to use for macro photography. But for the 28-70 zoom I had no use.
Some days later I searched at Ebay for a Minolta SLR for little money. First I found a lot of XG-1 and XG-2, but I didn't want an electronic one. Then I found some good old SRT 101, a typical big solid mechanical metal SLR out of the 1960s. Although the seller wrote that the shutter and film transport are working, he offered it as defect because of the age of the camera. I like a lot the design of this era without the schnickschnack of the cameras of 1980s till today. They only need a battery for the TTL light meter, but of course they work without it, too. I have some Prakticas out of this time and they're working until today. I decided to buy this Minolta SRT 101, because she made a good impression on me and of course the reputation of the SRT 101 is very good. Okay, it was a risk to buy this camera, but sometimes it's okay to take a calculated risk.
picture from the ebay seller

I'm making it a typical perfectly working LOCOstgraphy style setup:

_Minolta SRT 101 - 19,23 € (incl. 3,90 postage) - Analog Lounge (Ebay)
_Soligor S/M 3.9-4.8/28-70 mm Macro MC - 6,50 € - Oxfam Köln-Südstadt
_WideAngle lens hood - 1,- € - Photo Dose Hannover
_Canon lens cap with Nikon sticker - 0,50 € (convolute) - Zeitreise Oldenburg (Ebay)
_Camera strap - 0,50 € (convolute) - Zeitreise Oldenburg (Ebay)
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Revue Tron C30S flash - 3,- € (convolute) - Kruschtlmarkt Durlach
_Hama HotShoe adapter - 0,- € -
ZKM (Kamuna), Karlsruhe
_Metz sync cable - 0,50 € (convolute) - Kruschtlmarkt Durlach
_Vintage camera bag - 3,- € - Kruschtlmarkt Durlach


Sum Total: 34,23 €

Pictures taken with these cameras will coming soon!

20 November, 2015

We love Kodak - The German Fräuleins!

We are still in love with Kodak!
And now we don't use just a simple pocket camera, but two of the most beautiful 35mm cameras Kodak ever made and which are in the collection of my girlfriend, who is specialized in German cameras of the 1950/60s. Both are German Kodaks, which always were very fine and beautiful cameras. The first camera is the Retinette 022 and the second camera is the Retina Ia.
Just the original leather ready cases are wonderful:
Retinette 022
Retinette 022
Retina Ia
Retina Ia

Both cameras have so beautiful design details:
Retinette 022
Retinette 022
Retinette 022
Retinette 022
Retinette 022
Retina Ia
Retina Ia
Retina Ia
Retina Ia
Retina Ia

Of course, I'll use Kodak films to photograph with both beautiful German Kodak Fräuleins. Pictures will coming soon...

09 November, 2015

My camerabag @ Japan Camera Hunter - part 2.

YEAH, once again Japan Camera Hunter shows one of  my camerabags!!! The first time it was the bag 1023 and you can see it here. Now my bag is number 1292!

It maybe a dreary autumn morning here, but this bag certainly brightens things up. What is it with you lot and knives though? Check out that Kodak though…very cool.


A few months ago I returned to Germany and therefore the very Brazilian and colourful bag had to give way to a more discreet bag. I travel a lot in Germany by bus and train and because of this I wanted a lightwight, simple, but reliable setup to shoot street and outdoor portraits. The simple army bag contains a classic street setup with a Leica III, a 35mm and a 50mm lens, but also a tiny Kodak pocket camera.
As you can see, I became more discrete. But I hope, that my pictures shot with both cameras won’t be discrete, but great and significant. Okay, let’s see if I really have talent ;)

Here the content of my bag:
_ Leica III
_ Summar 2/50mm
_ Leitz SBOOI Viewfinder
_ Jupiter 12 2.8/35mm
_ KMZ Turret Finder
_ Agfa Photo APX 100 + 400
_ Agfa Germany Portrait 160 + Vista 400
_Kodak pocket Instamatic 100
_Fuji Superia 200 (expired 2006)
_Swiss Army pocket knife + bag
_Lamy pen
_Little DIY bag made by my girlfriend
_Miltec army shoulder bag

Thanks for sharing your bag with us again, Fabricio. I have not seen anyone shoot an Instamatic ages.
 

03 November, 2015

28mm vs. 28mm

Well, this fight will be between the Kiron MC 2/28mm with OM mount and the Tokina 2.8/28mm with FD mount. The Kiron is adapted on the EOS with a normal OM-EOS adapter and the Tokina with a macro reverse adapter. Therefore it is not a test to find the best lens. It's just to show how you can use a lens in different manner.

shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Kiron MC 2/28 OM
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse
shot with Tokina 2.8/28mm FD reverse