Monday, May 31, 2021

Nokia Asha 300, Twilight Pending I

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Nokia Asha 300, Twilight Pending I

'Images on the go, five frames with the vintage Nokia Asha 300, an evening walkabout'


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Zuiko OM 28mm F3.5, Take I

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Olympus Pen E-P5, G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F3.5 #I

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Zuiko OM 28mm F3.5, Take I

'Vintage lens on mirrorless camera lens test, five frames with the G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F3.5, on the still and quiet of the children's play area'

My first few shots with the G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F3.5, with images of the children's play area of the small community park right across the road, literally meters away from where we live. Sad to see the area looking forlorn and dejected, as the pandemic constraint is still with us, while locals stay away from utilizing the facility.

THe G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F3.5 is a very affordable, compact, and excellent wide-angle lens first introduced for the Olympus OM-system. The lens was among the original batch of lenses introduced, but unlike most other lenses within the range, the 28mm F3.5 remains un-updated until it is discontinued and replaced with the Zuiko 28mm F2.8.

Olympus Pen E-P5, G.Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F3.5

The lens is a 7-elements in 7-groups construction, weighs 180 grams, and comes with a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 meters. Mounted on the E-P5 (2x crop-sensor) I was using, the lens is an equivalent to 56mm lens on the full-frame, almost to that of a standard prime, with sharpness and contrast that is legendary of a Zuiko lens.


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Monday, May 17, 2021

Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5, Handheld @ 400mm

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

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Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5, Handheld @ 400mm

'Vintage lens on mirrorless camera lens test, five frames with the Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm F4.5, @ 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 contrast to make the shoot a pleasing experience.


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Monday, May 10, 2021

HMD Nokia 3.1, And The Tree Came Crashing Down

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HMD Nokia 3.1, And The Tree Came Crashing Down

'Images on the go, five frames with the HMD Nokia 3.1, a freak accident, with 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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Monday, May 3, 2021

Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5, A M42 Variant

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

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Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5, A M42 Variant

'Vintage lens on mirrorless camera lens test, five frames with the Industar 50-2 50mm F3.5, an M42 variant of the M39 50mm F3.5'

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.

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. 


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