Sure, I don’t write here very often. That’s true. A week back though I had this piece published on a UK photography webpage/blog:
Author Archives: MikrokosmFotos
Upgrading my trusty tripod
OK, I’m talking about tripod heads. There are a few reasons why it matters to me and might be relevant to anyone else: Some classic lenses are really heavy (–> tripod) Some people use classic lenses to stitch panoramic landscapes together (–> tripod) I have a near classic set of tripod legs and it’s onlyContinue reading “Upgrading my trusty tripod”
In the process of relocating a bit further North …
I haven’t had much to say here recently, but that will change, soon. The weather is getting interesting again for landscape photography, and I’m about to move towns. #kynetonphotographer will soon be #castlemainephotographer …
An unexpected left turn
The Industar 50mm lens is a year older than me, and the Zorki-4 camera it’s attached to is a year younger. Inside, a roll of CineStill BWxx 250 film. Does that mean the photos are going to look like scenes from ‘Raging Bull’ or ‘Stranger Than Paradise’ – both shot on the parent Double-X cinematicContinue reading “An unexpected left turn”
Use a new lens for a change …
Just occasionally I need to be reminded of aspects of the 21st century that I generally ignore. For a change yesterday I used the auto focus zoom lens that is the native kit lens on my Micro Four Thirds camera. It’s light, the auto focus is a novelty, it makes quite presentable images. It alsoContinue reading “Use a new lens for a change …”
PS: The logo
That most excellent logo which currently graces my page is shamelessly looted from the now defunct Valdai Optical-Mechanical Factory in Russia. It along with various others produced many of the Zeiss lens clones that now have cult status amongst photographers like me who adapt them to modern mirrorless digital cameras. If you’re a fan of theContinue reading “PS: The logo”
Why am I here?
I’ve been making photographs for about 45 years now. I learnt my craft on old Pentax and Olympus 35mm film cameras. Ran a darkroom and scientific photography studio for a while. Took lots of travel and nature photos until about the year 2000. From there a bit of a non-photography period, taking family shots withContinue reading “Why am I here?”
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