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Teaching an Old Lens New Tricks

Note: Technical jargon has been removed in order to sound less nerdy. So, I’ve become interested in using manual lenses. Old ones. Since I was handed a cardboard box from my parents last year, which was comprised of a Minolta 35mm film camera, three different lenses and an assortment of filters and other knicknacks, I felt the beckoning of yesteryear to try something “new” in photography. 374 more words

Manual Focus Lenses

A cold walk 

The other day I was in the New Forest, now the New Forest is beautiful and I would of loved to used lots of film on the lovely landscape and wild animals but I only had one film with me so I was waiting for a specific walk to an old castle called Hurst Castle which is at the end of a 1.5 mile shingle spit. 103 more words


A funny first adventure

One of my first proper adventures out and not just test shots from the house, was to a building called Eastney Beam Engine House, this is an old Victorian pumping station that was used for sewage, and has been restored to working conditions. 77 more words


Sony Alpha 100

Brean Down from Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, 11:06am Sat 7th Nov 15 – Sony Alpha 100 + Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm F1.7

Now considerd to be a bit of a ‘poor relation’ in terms of photographic kit, though still takes a descent photo with a little care… I think anyway! 13 more words


Summer Stroll

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays. 49 more words