Beauty of a Camera Yashica TL Super

We were on a family visit at my father a few weeks back from now. As usual we had a great food and many things to talk about. Also as usual I have spotted something in his garden. A stack of beautify worn wooden boxes…

Grüner See

What would a photographer do if he  would suddenly need to carry an ever moving child on his back to every location he would take photos? Of course he would use the new situation in order to justify a new purchase of a lens for the sake…

M9 + Sonnar vs M2 + Planar

Two friends with the same passion to photography, both using rangefinder cameras almost indistinguishable from the distance. The cameras are matched with fast 50mm lenses from the same brand and color. Sounds like these photographers or at least their choice of gear are quite the same. While this…

Camera giveaway

  Thank you Everybody! All these things have found a new home in a remarkably short time. I am really pleased that how many different yet equally film photography enthusiastic people were interested in this little action of mine. This means that we have a…

Kiev 4 + Ilford HP5, Taken with Canon 450D, Canon 50mm 1.8II

Kiev 4 + Ilford HP5

If you followed the Camerajunky Facebook page you may have already read about my planned reunion with my beloved Kiev 4 camera after a longer period in which it was hidden in a box.  I really felt that I needed to use it again, and…

Nikon F3

  Introduction This classic camera was undoubtedly one of the biggest and most dividing celebrity of the 80’s. At least among professional 35mm SLR cameras of course. It  created quite significant waves in the world of professional photography because with it Nikon finally put the…

Exakta to EOS adapter

This post is a response to a comment asking me about my Exakta to Canon EOS adapter which I am using for my Trioplan 100mm lens. The reason I wanted to have this adapter is that I had got an Exakta Varex IIa with 2…

Meyer Optik Trioplan 100mm f/2.8

Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8

I have already wrote a few lines about this lens in my Exakta Varex IIa review where I have published some film shoots taken with it . Recently I have purchased an adapter which allows me to attach any EXA mount lens to my Canon DSLR so…

Jupiter 8

The Jupiter 8 is undoubtedly a magnificent piece of glass! To me it is more than a great lens it is a magical item like an exotic rare wand which can be really powerful in the hands of a trained wizard. What makes it so…

Exakta Varex IIa

“Woow!” This was the first thing came into my mind when I first saw an Exakta in a cabinet in a very small and messy shop of an old camera-repairman a couple of years ago. The second thing? Well I seriously considered to lick it…