Kentwell Hall close shot

Kentwell hall Tudor day pictures

As I have mentioned in a previous post we went to a tudor day at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk in April this year and I’ve posted several pictures which I took that day, but I still have a large number which I wanted to publish so I’ve collected them all here in a large gallery.…

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Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 lens on Nex

This is a short pictorial review of the Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 Multi Coated manual lens on the Sony Nex 6 camera. This is another M42 mount lens which represents incredible value for money if you are prepared to do a little more setup and manual intervention in your photography. You won’t get lots of automatic…

Lubitel 166b

Vintage camera collection – Lubitel 166b TLR

This is another camera which I inherited from my Father – a Lubitel 166b Twin Lens Reflex. This is the only twin lens reflex camera I own. It’s a very fragile looking, tin plate and plastic affair which looks pretty poor quality, although if I look on Flickr for example pictures taken with this model…

Helios 44M

Helios 44M focus thread cleanup

I recently acquired a couple of these lenses when I bought a Zenit EM and a Zenit 11 35mm SLR which had these fitted as standard lenses. They are very useful lenses to own for portrait work. They have a great reputation for producing wonderful swirly background bokeh  which can be very effective and considering the…

Canon T70

Vintage camera collection – Canon T70

This is a brief post about my Canon T70 35mm SLR, which I purchased from eBay UK for £11.50 about 9 months ago. Description This camera was the second in canon’s T series of manual focus 35mm SLR’s following on from the T50. It was introduced by Canon in about 1984 and was considered to…