Minolta X Fujifilm

It was almost like a revelation. Like something that I really didn’t think could ever be possible. I first got a whiff of what was coming on a facebook forum committed to all things Fujifilm GFX. There were a lot of first movers from Hong Kong that had access to fast luxury glass, and prototype…

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Life and the lens

It’s the same thing every year. Around this time I take a look at the blog and go – “Why have I not written any posts lately!?” – And the answer is just about the same as always. I. Have. Been. Insanely. Busy. With. Life. As is getting customary on this plain little writing-field of…

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Rikenon 55mm f/1.2 review

Vintage lens review time! Some weeks ago I was browsing the classifieds as I regularly do, in search of good ol’ photography gold. My search never really broadens enough to include the word “Ricoh” but on this particular day I wanted to see what the going rate for the Ricoh GR was. What popped up…

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X-vinTage1: My Fujifilm X-T1 review part two

Check out part one of the review here Using vintage glass is something that I really enjoy. Given the contents of this blog, it might not come as a huge surprise to some of you. I started shooting vintage glass on the X-Pro1 a couple of years ago when I got a cheap Fujinon 50mm…

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Spring in my garden. Macro with the X-Pro1

I tried some macro photography in my garden. I used the Minolta Rokkor MC 55mm f/1.7 with  50mm and 36mm extension tubes. This worked rather well. Not my usual style of photography, but fun none the less. 🙂

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Niece and Glass

Had a lot of fun taking some pictures of my youngest niece Lærke yesterday. Taken with the Minolta Rokkor 55mm f/1.7. Shot wide open on my X-Pro1 with the Mitakon Lens Turbo

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Full Frame X-Pro1? – The Mitakon Lens Turbo Review

As soon as I heard that the good folks at Mitakon were making a Metabones Speedbooster equivalent, I was part sceptical, part thrilled. I mean, this isn’t just your usual “tube” adapter. This actually has a piece of glass inside. So, no doubt would the chinese Lens Turbo be cheap, but would it also be…

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Vivian Maier’esque

Today I watched a new documentary portraying the extraordinary tale of the late photographer Vivian Maier (YouTube link). I learned about Maier and her work late last year, and I have since acquired some books with her photography. She used mainly a RolleiFlex. Her shots are all 1:1 cropped (since the Rollei is a  6×6…

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The tale of the Minolta 55mm f/1.7

Today I want to tell you a little tale. A tale of some glass and metal. Just as I had made my standard lens mini challenge and decided that I did not need anymore 50’ish mm lenses in my collection, I went down to my local thrift shop that specialises in old camera stuff. He…

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