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…

Common white butterfly

Macro photographs with my Nex 6

This morning I took my customary walk around the field near our house to see what insects I could find before the Sun warmed them to the point where I wouldn’t be able to catch them. I found quite a variety of insects as I walked around – butterflies, ladybirds and flies, and I also…