Mudslide

I’m way behind on blogging. I know this. Recently it has been all about the reviews. They take a lot of time for me to write, so the personal blogging stuff gets pushed aside a bit. Today we spent some time with some dear friends, and we decided to go to a small farm-sale. Complete…

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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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Lars & Maria

I had the distinct pleasure of being the photographer at my childhood friend Lars’ wedding. It was a beatiful sunny day in Denmark, and visiting my hometown made it all the more nostalgic. Lars & Maria share the kind of love that genuinly makes you smile in joy. They have this profound respect for eachother,…

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Helios Turborized! – The Helios 44m-4 w/ Mitakon Lens Turbo Review

So this should be a fun one! I recently picked up a cheap M42 to MD mount ring adapter. I didn’t know that this was possible, so image my pleasant surprise when I found out that I could use my Mitakon Lens Turbo MD mount with my Takumars in M42 mount! I did a small…

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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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Vintage standard lens shootout

So, today I wanted to share a little something that I did last night. I have been collecting vintage prime lenses around the 50 mm FOV for a couple of months now. I’m really fond of each and every one of them. However they do render so differently. It is, by now, no secret that…

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Helios 44m-4 Portraits

A small post today. I took some portraits of kids in the rain a couple of days ago. This lens is really something. All shot wide open at f/2. on the X-Pro1. The images in black and white from this lens has such great clarity and contrast. A true favorite lens of mine.

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Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 review

UPDATE: Be sure to check out the new post on using the Helios with the Mitakon Lens HERE Review time! Todays blogpost is a review of the Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 lens. The lens was produced in the old Soviet Union by Jupiter among others from 1958 till 1992 and is one of most mass produced lenses in…

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