Kodachrome II and vintage lenses make good friends, don’t you think? I got my first Helios 44 about two weeks ago and since then I had so much fun. It’s not a lens for every situation, that’s what I have learnt now. But from time to time a little portion of dreaminess does a lot for the subject.
I’m longing for spring to begin. In the meantime I seek inspiration through some old glass. Actually this is my beginner’s lens. I got it as a gift when I was twelve years old, and it came with my first real camera, an EXA 1A that once belonged to my grandfather. This lens is a Carl Zeiss Tessar 2.8/50mm clad in a fancy zebra-finish. See an example here. It’s pretty prone to stray light. Focus and contrast are hard to control too. But over all it’s character is really nice…
In the next weeks I will try some more vintage lenses, so stay tuned.
This is Ritchie Roesch’s wonderful „Jeff Davenport Night„-recipe. I’m deeply thankful for the leaps in creativity that come with all these recipes.