Thursday, 31 May 2012

NEX-F3 + NIKKOR 180 mm ED 1:2.8 - bokeh

Day two with NEX-F3 and so far so good. Performance and image quality is good to excellent.
I tried it with MF Nikkor 180 lens and it worked well. It was easy to focus even when the lens was wide opened.
NEX-F3 + NOKKOR 180 ED 2.8
What do you think about bokeh?

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sony NEX-F3 with Legacy Lenses (first impression)

I didn’t have much time to play with NEX-F3, I had only about one hour today to check if new Sony camera works with adapters and manual focus lenses. And then the battery asked for refill. I didn’t really check the camera or the kit lens for their performance and so I have no clue about burst rate, high ISO, etc.  I messed up settings several times while shooting, so don't judge the camera just by my pictures:) I need to spent some time with it to learn.
My first impression is good,  camera works well in both AF (with kit lens) and MF (with legacy glass) modes and images are excellent. Everything was shot in RAW @ 200 ISO, pp'ed in Lr 4.1

Sony NEX-F3 with kit lens

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gariz Half Case for Fuji X-Pro 1 (what's in the box)

Hi folks,
I've just received Cariz Half Case ( XS-CHXPRO1BK ) for Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera and have to say that I am blown away!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Billingham Hadley Pro Camera Bag

I was looking for a new bag for my trip to Italy. A compact, durable bag to carry DSLR with couple lenses, tickets, passports, iPad, etc. The bag that I can easy take on the airplane, train or subway. The bag that can withstand museum crowds, bad weather, protect the gear and is not standing in my way when I am taking pictures. I know, a lot of other bags can do this trick, but Billingham Hadley Pro caught my eye.
Official image

Monday, 21 May 2012

Still-life with retro camera

In picture, large format ICA A-G Dresden, circa 1912.

 Canon 5D MII : Canon 50 mm @ ISO 50

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Arsenal

Here it goes, my arsenal of cameras and lenses (just some of them). They all have their own character and signature. Most of them are still in great shape, fully functional and ready for photography,

Panasonic DMC-LX 5 @ ISO 400

and some are ready to become a subject of a fine art photography...

(in picture: Tele-photo Poco D, Rochester Optical & Camera Co, circa 1895)

All the best,

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Outing with film cameras

I am still shooting film. Last Sunday I picked up my two Nikons, couple old Nikkors, Ilford film and took a stroll around downtown Toronto. I really  like Pan F fine grain and tonality.

Nikon FE2: Nikkor 180 mm ED :  Ilford Pan F @ ISO 50
Few more here...


It all started around 1984 when I got my first camera, then I developed my first film, then I printed my first picture in the darkroom and ... my life had changed forever. Since then photography has become my biggest passion in life. I had and still have some great lenses and cameras, anything from old 4x5 view cameras to modern full frame DSLRs. I am brand agnostic and using whatever camera is available or feels right for the moment.

From '80s. ICA A-G DRESDEN (old German camera circa 1912), 9 x 12 cm glass plate. Inspired by Joseph Sudek.

And few more photos.

Hello world


I am a photography enthusiast for over 20 years and during these years I have acquired quite few cameras, lenses and various accessories. I am still using most of them, film and digital, 35mm and 4x5, Polaroid and iPad, whatever is available or suitable for the moment. Interestingly, I found that old and new technologies can complement each other very well. I put this blog site together to share my photography and observations using various cameras, films, lenses and software. It is not a scientific research, you can find plenty of charts and graphs on other sites. This blog is about my personal experience and opinion, what I do like and what I don't. I am not good at telling stories, so I let my pictures speak for themselves.

Thank you for visiting and I hope that you enjoyed your stay.