Some camerastuff!

Here are some pictures I took of some camera-gear some time ago.

The first pictures is of my Zeiss Ikoflex (1c, 886/16). Produced in the years 1956-1960, it's a twin lens reflex design with a 75mm f/3,5 (-f/16) Zeiss Novar-Anastigmat lens. Shutter speeds; 1-1/300sec with flash sync at all speeds. I think this is a lovely piece of photographic history. These pictures are taken by my Olympus E-3 with the excellent Zuiko Digital 50mm f/2 at f2 and f/2.2 (in order to get the background led-lights to be perfectly rounded). 50*50 softbox camera right at "minimum" setting. 20*90cm softbox camera left front at some distance at minimum setting. Blue and white LED lights at the back (in case of blindness....).

Zeiss Ikoflex 1c Zeiss Ikoflex 1c

Next up is my beautiful Leica D Summilux 25/1.4 for FourThirds mount. I really love the lens... both its looks and its performance. ... and speaking of performance; The equipment that's taken these next 3 pictures is my E-3 with an old OM Zuiko 50/1.8 from ... the 80's or something. Wide open at f/1.8 it's still pretty sharp, and produces nice pictures with a lovely bokeh! Same setup as the previous pictures, except for the softbox at camera left.

Leica D Summilux Leica D Summilux

Leica D Summilux

Finally..., the lens that's been taking the three pictures above; the OM Zuiko 50/1.8. It's a very compact lens..., almost as a pancake, but it performs very vell! ... and just to point out how much better the bokeh of a 30 year old lens is than a zoom lens..; this next picture is taken by the (very good) Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5 zoom lens. At 54mm wide open..., the bokeh looks like crap compared to the faster lenses like the 50/1.8 and the 50/2.

OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8