Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bokeh samples (Konica, Minolta and Nikon lenses)

I did simple bokeh testing with some of my favorite lenses.

Nikkor ED 180mm 1:2.8

Field flowers in B&W

Taken with Sony NEX-F3 and Minolta MC TELE ROKKOR-PF 135mm 1:2.8


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Black envelope and new filters

About 6 or 8 weeks ago I registered my X-PRO 1 with Fujifilm Canada and today I found black envelope in my mail box.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Some colours

X-PRO 1, shot mostly with Fujinon 35mm 1:1.4

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

X-PRO 1, black and white

Usual garden shots, somewhat abstract this time.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Conversation over the Qalyan

I was invited to a Persian celebration and, with all my great cameras and lenses that I left at home, I had only BlackBerry to capture the moment.

Two men smoking Qalyan and dancing party on the background.

Friday, 6 July 2012

NEX-F3 + Fujinon Aspherical 35mm 1:1.4

Just for fun folks. I attached Fujinon 35mm (came with X-PRO 1) to NEX-F3 body and took couple shots.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Gitzo 1542T + Kirk BH-3 Ball Head

The time has come to replace my old (and heavy) aluminum Manfrotto tripod which served me well for over 15 years.
I spent hours in researching internet and testing various tripods / ball heads in the stores. Finally, I have made up my mind and picked up Gitzo 1542T with Kirk BH-3 ball head.

You can find all technical details at Gitzo and Kirk web sites and read other reviews on the internet. But at $600 for legs and $275 for the head (plus taxes) the question is why did I choose those products over the others? For 5 simple reasons.

Monday, 2 July 2012

X-PRO 1 + MD ROKKOR-X 85mm 1:1.7 (part 2)

Just came back from the cottage. I had almost all my legacy lenses with me, but most of the time MD ROKKOR-X 85mm 1:1.7 was on the camera.