Monday, May 17, 2021

Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5

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Olympus Pen E-P5, Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5

Digital Moments:

Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5

'Five frames with the Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5, handheld @ 400mm equivalent focal length'

Just couldn't resist testing the lens, seen with a slight fungal infection and a fair amount of dust within the elements when it came in through the mail recently. On the Olympus E-P5, the lens is the equivalent of a 400mm tele, the focal length ideal for many field-based sports such as soccer (football) and rugby, or the minimum for quality bird photography, which, at this range, the bird has to be quite close for you to fill up the image frame.

Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5

I had neither of the location options mentioned above, so the test was off my front porch at the tree of the garden fence and one from my own garden shrub, with the shots done handheld with the aperture wide open. The shots turned out to be surprisingly sharp with enough to contrast to make the shoot a pleasing experience.


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Monday, May 10, 2021

And The Tree Came Crashing Down

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Nokia 3.1

Mobile Photography:

And The Tree Came Crashing Down

'Five frames with the Nokia 3.1, a freak accident, and the tree came crashing down across the front porch'

It has been a bad weather day, recently on May 5th, with the rain falling steadily over the whole afternoon, a few gusts of wind, and the tree right in front of our house came crashing down right over the fence, right across the front porch, and landed precariously over the roof of the porch, forming an archway of fallen branches and wet leaves just away from the car parked under the porch.

The whole incident was a bit of a freak as well. Aside from a few dislocated roof tiles, much of nothing else was in its path of the falling tree, and that includes the ute which was parked across the front gate with its front end butting the stump of the tree, and the chain-link fencing fronting the property.

Equally efficient was the Council, with an accident report team on the scene within half an hour, and the whole mess cleared by late evening. Looks like all is safe and well now, with only the clean-up left to be done.


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5

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Olympus Pen E-P5, Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5

Digital Moments:

Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5

'Five frames with the M42 Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5, an M42 variant of 50mm F3.5 lenses made by KMZ for their M39 mount rangefinders'

The Industar-50-2 was an M42 variant of the 50mm F3.5 lens made by KMZ which builds the lens mainly as Industar-50 M39 screw-mount standard lens for the Zorki rangefinder camera series. The series was first introduced n 1959 by KMZ. The lens, derived from Zeiss's Tessar 4-element lens, was nicknamed the 'Eagle's eye'. The brand name Industar was used for all similar 4-element/3-group lens constructions of the whole soviet photo-optical industry.

Olympus Pen E-P5, Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5

The lens, derived from Zeiss's Tessar 4-element lens, was nicknamed the 'Eagle's eye'. The brand name Industar was used for all similar 4-element/3-group lens constructions of the whole soviet photo-optical industry. Mounted on the E-P5 which I was using for the test, the lens is the equivalent of a 100mm F3.5 lens, good enough here for these close-ups in and around the front porch.


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Friday, April 30, 2021

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Monday, April 26, 2021

A Morning Walk #II

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Nokia Asha 300

Mobile Photography:

A Morning Walk #II

'Five frames with the Nokia Asha 300, out on a morning walk experiencing the new vicinity I was in'

Grabbed these shots while I was out on a morning walk recently, around the vicinity of a matured housing development and an overhead LRT station. The idea of the walk was to experience the new environment I was in, while also looking for street stalls with breakfast offerings.

Though the area was near enough to the LRT line which runs along the expressway bounding the development, the area was rather quiet with hardly any movement of people, which could very well be that we are still under pandemic movement restrictions.

Nokia Asha 300

The first image of the lone figure taking the crossing was a lucky shot as I was shooting right into the sun with nothing to control the camera setting, nor my vision as I held the diminutive candy bar phone at arm's length to take the shot.


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Catching Clouds

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Olympus E-P5, M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro

Digital Moments:

Catching Clouds

'Five frames with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, catching clouds'

Olympus E-P5, M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro


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Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Monday, April 12, 2021

A Bright and Sunny Day

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Nokia Asha 300

Mobile Photography:

A Bright and Sunny Day

'Five frames on a bright and sunny day with the Nokia Asha 300'

While the Covid 19 pandemic confinement is still with us and I am still keeping myself away from the crowd and the hustle and bustle of communal life, the sun does provide for glorious days of bright and beautiful sunshine to keep the spirit up and the physique going ...


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