Tag Archive: Contax

A change of heart – adding iPad pictures and Instagram!

I’m back (after a long absence caused mainly by serious health problems) but not with the pictures I expected – black and whites on film taken either on the Olympus XA or XA4… Continue reading

Cee’s B&W challenge: Wheels. Contax AX, stand development

I’ve not been able to post anything for the past two of Cee’s B&W challenges but thought I’d use a determined effort to get back into photography on film, including developing the films,… Continue reading

Contax AX back in service (despite mirror slip), Zeiss Planar, Sonnar, Distagon & Yashica lenses; back-up, Yashica FX-3

My photography, and therefore posting on this blog, being severely limited over the past year by health problems, I’ve been thinking seriously about reducing my ‘user’ camera collection and concentrating on just a… Continue reading

Rain (Cee’s black and white challenge)

Rain An experiment: Olympus E-PL3 with manual Contax Zeiss Planar 50mm at f/1.4, 1/125 sec. Raw file desaturated and contrast manipulated using ‘curves’, etc in Gimp. I recently came across Cee’s challenges through… Continue reading

Back with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 legacy lens on Olympus digital to supplement film on classic cameras

I’m back, hopefully for a while, after a long absence. ¬†I owe my many friends and followers here an explanation so I’ll just pick up a para from¬†grumpytyke, on which I began to… Continue reading

Hidden places: Bradford 5. Contax AX, Vivitar 19mm

This is not so much a Bradford hidden place as a ‘hidden view’. On this superwide (Vivitar 19mm f/3.8) view at screen resolution the detail in the city centre is perhaps not very… Continue reading

Baby Belle – Olympus OM4 and Contax AX

I’ve taken a lot of family ‘snapshots’ over the years but photographs of people have never figured much in the more serious side of my photography hobby. Recently, mainly as a result of… Continue reading

Hidden Places: Bradford 4 – Contax AX, Vivitar 19mm f/3.8, Fuji Superia 200

This one is much more obviously ‘in view’ than the previous two, but you have to be in the right place to see it. I don’t know what function it has, if any,… Continue reading

Urban bee – Contax AX, Yashica 55mm f/3.5 macro, Superia 200

A lovely countryside scene, isn’t it? No. It is in Halford’s car park in the centre of the city of Bradford. An urban bee. For non-British readers I should explain that Halford’s is… Continue reading

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