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By: James Rowbotham

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Thursday, 4-Aug-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

This was taken with a 1957 Kiev copy of a Contax III rangefinder. Everything went wrong after that. I accidently over-exposed the film, miscalculated the developing time and failed to keep an eye on the chemical temperatures. Interesting result, huh!?! This image has not been adjusted or manipulated in any way - just scanned and cropped.

Monday, 18-Apr-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

A new (old) macro lens has has got me with my face in flowers again. This is a weird piece of equipment - a 35mm Novaflex lens with a built-in "click out" four stage extension tube that enables focusing at true 1:1 Focusing is not easy at very close range and shallow depth of field makes it tough to get a crisp image (as can be seen by the examples here), but it looks a sharp lens and it's only a matter of time before I nail one.

Friday, 25-Feb-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark


Tuesday, 25-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
More macro...


Tuesday, 4-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

Here's some shots taken with a Russian Zenit E and 58mm Helios 44-2. This is the camera I take with me when I need to stick something under the back wheel of a 4WD to stop it from rolling downhill - a seriously heavy duty chunk of gear. Despite dropping it more than a few times the selenium meter still works. As for the Russian lenses, well, after the second world war the Russians "acquired" the Leitz and Zeiss designs in exchange for not killing everyone. That worked out pretty well for them.

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